Just 20,000 people standing in a field.

Kimono, top, skirt, sandals, purse and hat: c/o New Look.

When the average temperature raises to some point above uncomfortably chilly, it becomes what I like to refer to as "festival season". So far this year I've been to one British festival (in case you've already forgotten, it was last month's Parklife festival), and Isle of Summer in Munich, with hopefully one more coming up at the end of the summer. You could say that I'm going through mud withdrawal symptoms right about now. So when New Look got in touch to ask whether I was interested in styling up a festival inspired look, it didn't take much effort on my part to put it all together - it's almost second nature by now! This is, admittedly, more of a luxe festival look (am I really wearing heels? Try that in mud up to your knees), but I still think there are definite late-afternoon-in-the-comedy-tent vibes down to my lovely longline kimono, which only the coolest cats like Millie Mackintosh and Daisy Lowe can pull off well into day four. I ended up wearing this to pop into town and then to the pub quiz, but I would gladly have worn this in front of the Pyramid stage, had I been given the chance. For now, the field next to my house will have to do!

Brazil is here.

Blue and white Bardot dress: c/o Quiz clothing. Urban Outfitters fedora hat: £26. Red heart bag: c/o LYDC. Black strappy sandals: c/o New Look. Rotary watch. Topshop "Really Ruby" lipstick. Models Own "Sophie's Pink" nail varnish and Essie "Lapiz of Luxury" nail varnish.
Photos by Megan - she's running a New Look giveaway, so definitely check out her blog!

When I heard that there was a beach in Covent Garden, I couldn't help but be intrigued and pop along after work to find out just how they'd managed to transport a little bit of Brazil to the British Isles. Ipanema are a Brazilian footwear brand who wanted to help make London a little bit less grey by setting up a beach shack BBQ and beach right next to the covered markets at Covent Garden. After a hot (and not in the good way) tube journey, I met up with Megan to take some outfit photos before heading to meet the other girls. Trying to find somewhere that isn't entirely overrun with people is pretty tricky when you're at tourist hotspot Covent Garden, but we managed to find a little break in the constant foot traffic right next to the pretty pastel Primrose Bakery, and I'm more than happy with how these photos have turned out, which isn't a very common occurrence! We then headed over to meet Amy, before Kim (the lovely lady behind the blogger network at etail pr) introduced herself, and we sampled the caipirinhas. It was so lovely to meet some new ladies, and spent most of my time chatting to Paulina and Emily before I had to head home. I've felt a little out of the blogging loop since I've moved back from Germany as I'm constantly doing real life stuff (I know, it exists!), so it was lovely to put a pretty frock on for an evening of cocktails and chat. Just one big thank you to etail, ipanema and Cabana for inviting me along, and further confirming that caipirinhas are fast becoming my favourite cocktail.

Don't tell me listen to your song because it isn't the same.

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Urban Outfitters smock dress: £58. Laura Ashley trench coat. Dolcis pink loafers: c/o Brantano. Topshop lace trim socks: £3.50. Luella clutch bag: £67, via ebay. Rotary watch: gift. Brandy Melville "thug life" necklace: €6. Michael Kors sunglasses.

As I put this outfit on, it kind of felt like I was dressing as myself a few years ago. Considering I used to wear it all the time, it's surprising that this Urban Outfitters dress has only once made it into a blog post. When I received these dusky pink loafers in the post I immediately thought of this dress, and had a quick browse through Charlie's archives for a little bit of rainy day outfit inspiration - certainly beats the lazy jeans and stripy tee combination I was initially planning on, doesn't it?* My style has developed into something of a uniform recently, reflecting the early starts and late nights perhaps a little too much, perhaps. Appreciate the cheeky #tbt (...w) to my Chung lovin' days, and don't expect to see so much pink again for a long, long time.

Seeing as I haven't talked about ~life for a bit on here, I guess we're due a catch-up. I'm currently interning at Oasis (think social media, copywriting, creating online content, etc.), so please do tweet me your blog posts if you've worn their stuff and I'll get pinning! Other than that, it's been a bit quiet as I haven't planned any last minute trips to the other end of the country. Instead I've been meeting up with blogging babes Jazmine and Megan, as well as getting myself a little bit too acquainted with Winchester cocktails on a Saturday night. However, I did book hotels for my friend's hen party and wedding on Monday night, so I'm looking forward to exploring a few more northern cities at the end of the Summer. Until then, I'm staying in the South East, and I'm going to just have to deal with staying in one place for more than a few weeks at a time (send help).

*A result of me having lost my jeans. I'm going to have to admit my floordrobe's got a little out of hand...

Hello, I'm Rebecca: social media exec, new-ish coffee drinker and loafer-wearer.
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