Monday, 28 July 2014

Summer Style: country wedding chic

It's been a very busy time for the extended Green family, and on Saturday 26th July, my cousin Tom married lovely maths teacher Jess. It was a tremendously happy occasion, with the ceremony taking place in a little church in the Peak District, and the reception in a fabulously decked out barn down a long twisty track. The setting was relaxed, rather magical and perfectly English.

My sister and I have been particularly excited about the wedding, as it was the very first one we'd been invited to! Much deliberation went into our outfit choices, and the weather issue made it quite a challenge. However the day was hot and sunny and therefore no emergency pac a macs were required thankfully. In the end we both opted for floaty maxi dresses. They seemed like the right sort of thing to wear in a field, particularly as heels were a no-go due to the grass and sloped ground. Smaller Green went for a double layered, cornflower blue Zara number, whereas I picked out a fiery orange Topshop dress with a V neckline and a frilly sleeved affair.. not very well described.. see the photos! I also chose a floppy wide brimmed straw hat which I tied a vintage silk scarf around for an air of boho. Smaller Green found a really pretty white lace jacket, also from Zara which she wore to the church. It looked perfect with the dress, an excellent find.
As for the rest of the family, Mum wore black and white with a big hat (my only hat buddy!) and Dad proudly rocked a knitted tie which we all agreed was a great touch of subtle quirk. 

Needless to say, Tom and Jess both looked incredible and pulled off a spectacular event. It was a very memorable day, and I wish them both the happiest of honeymoons in Bali!  

(Photos taken on numerous different cameras and phones, sorry for the variation in quality!)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

En Vacances

A few snaps taken on a little disposable camera whilst holidaying in the glorious south of France with my good friend Von. 
Days were sun-soaked and chilled, evenings were spent catching up on all the goss from our respective years at uni, wine glass in hand. We rented a great little apartment in Nice for the duration of our trip, found on airbnb's website. It was in a quiet location, 10 mins from the beach and close to a little supermarket and plentiful boulangeries for the obligatory baguettes. Great value for money, especially seeing as we had a cute little kitchen which meant we didn't have to pay for meals out. See the apartment here. Nothing quite like taking a day trip to Monaco with a lunch box in your bag, we were both SUCH students. Von is my thriftspiration, an absolute eBay queen with a killer wardrobe. Check out her style at  THE GRAPEVINE. Was very sad to leave this beautiful part of the world, but thankfully all the sunbathing paid off and we both returned home with a hint of a Riviera glow.


Friday, 6 June 2014

Summer Style - the Green sisters

Over the next few months I am going to be blogging about the looks and trends that myself and my sibling (the smaller Green) will be channeling. Our styles do vary quite a lot, although we are constantly inspiring each other with new ideas for outfits. Smaller Green is still in sixth form, so a lot of her clothes verge towards the 'business wear' side of things, as is the school dress code, although she makes sure that she always puts her own quirky mark on looks. As for me, my life this year has been mostly a constant battle to try and stay warm trudging to lectures up in Edinburgh, while attempting to look nonchalantly cool in wide brimmed black fedoras and cut out heeled ankle boots. I haven't yet managed to make it all the way to uni without the hat flying off onto the windscreens of unsuspecting cars and garden hedges. Not quite the Chelsea Chic vibe I was going for.
Anyway, I'm back home in green green Oxfordshire for the summer, and today's looks were a matter of finding that balance between embracing the summer and getting our legs out, while remembering that it's actually still not quite pushed 20 degrees yet.. Classic Britain.

My outfit: playsuit- TRF Zara; sunglasses- New Look; sandals- Topshop; headscarf- vintage.
Smaller Green's outfit: pinafore dress- Topshop; grey top- not sure; cut-out boots- Marks and Spencer; sunglasses- stand at a festival.