PONCHO Next //
T SHIRT New Look //
JEANS Topshop //
I’m definitely a city girl – so adapting to life in the remote Welsh countryside didn’t come easy to me. But, as cliche as it sounds, there are some aspects of living here I’ve grown to love that can’t be replaced by city life.
Since moving to Nottingham I’ve been back in my element surrounded by the fast paced lifestyle and buzz of people, but it’s nice to escape to the countryside and enjoy some chilled time away from the hustle and bustle. I love that sound of nothingness you get from being in the middle of nowhere – sometimes we’re so consumed in conversation and noise we can’t hear ourselves think. I love how easy it is to get up and go for a walk without having an excuse to go somewhere: I just wander aimlessly and forget about what else I’ve got going on, just appreciating the beauty of the hills that are literally right on our doorstep. Some of my favourite ever places are in Wales, like the common where these photos were taken. And although I’ll never fully get used to the weather, I’ve made some great memories and friends under these rainy skies. I don’t always appreciate living in such a small town – it takes an hour to drive to decent shops in Cardiff; and most activities nearby do involve the outdoors which I’m not always a big fan of – but the Brecon Beacons are home to some pretty cool destinations. Waterfalls, mountains, caves – all good stuff if you’re an adventurous kinda person or want to try something new.
This post is dedicated to the great outdoors, and therefore festivals. My festival essential this year is this tassled wonder (above) from Next. Cardigan? Poncho? Who knows – but I know I’ll be wearing it to Reading Fest (as well as probably using it as a pillow or blanket if I run out of packing space).I love the effortless boho vibe it gives off and as well as contributing to the festival look I can use it as a cover up when the evenings get a bit chilly.