Tuesday, 21 October 2014


This summer, 2 of my favourite bands from my teenage years joined forces to become a supergroup; McBusted!! This supergroup is made up of the 4 McFly boys plus Matt and James from Busted (don't pretend you forgotten being utterly heartbroken when they split 9 years ago...). I'm not ashamed to say I was a massive Busted fan, and I still love their music now! When it was announced the 2 bands would be combining and playing some live shows, well I just had to be there. I'm such a sucker for nostalgia, so imagine my delight when I heard that Backstreet Boys would be supporting McBusted's show in Hyde Park for the British Summer Time Festival.

I love the atmosphere at the British Summer Time Festival. There's plenty to see and do in between watching the live performances; from the big swings and food stalls, to the colourful carnival parade. My favourite bit has to be the Ben & Jerry's corner, where we were served free scoops of ice cream, played games to win prizes and even had a photo opportunity upon a velvet throne with props.

Of course I had a well prepared outfit for the day. As it was a British Summer Time Festival, we were expecting rain, and rain it did. My Busted tee is vintage, I guess. I bought it from their final tour before the split 10 years ago. Quite surprised it still fits me! I paired it with a strategically placed McFly badge (sorry Charlie), vintage daisy print shorts from Pop Boutique, navy Converse trainers and a navy hooded H&M jacket, for when the heavens opened. My striped rucksack is from Accessorize and triple triangle necklace is from New Look.

The boys put on a fantastic show, which started with Matt and James arriving on stage in a Delorean (I kid you not!). For anyone that missed McBusted on tour, or maybe you just want to relive it, Vue cinemas will exclusively be showing a documentary film with footage from their tour called 'Tourplay' on 28th October. There'll also be a brand new single from the boys, released 23rd November.

One last thing before I go; a big congrats to Row Bow who won the giveaway from my previous post! There's a big fat goodie bag headed your way.

Thanks for reading :) don't be shy, come and say hi!

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Saturday, 4 October 2014


Recently, my friend Joshi came to visit me here in London. You may remember from my previous post, we went to London Fashion Weekend during his first day. We then devoted the second day to finding Joshi his perfect bike to take back to Canterbury. He'd already carried out his own research on what make he wanted and we just needed to find a shop not too far away that stocked them, so to Highbury & Islington we headed!

Dress (worn as a top) // Choies     Jeans // Monsoon     Nike Air Trainers // eBay     Camera Bag // Asos     Sunglasses // Primark     Necklace // Present

I was sent this white dress from Choies to wear and review (read my full report here!). As you can see, it was pretty short to wear as a dress, so I decided to wear it as a long top. I wanted to show off my new Nike's and remembered I had these aquamarine jeans from Monsoon that matched with the vibrant colours perfectly.

I also took the chance to show off my new camera bag. It's so perfectly me in its navy and white stripes! It's by New Look but I bought it from Asos

So, back to our bicycle hunt in North East London. Joshi knew he wanted a Bobbin Bike, and we managed to find a Micycle shop in Islington that stocked this brand. From looking online, Joshi quite liked the Daytripper (anyone else just sing the Beatles song?), but after testing it plus others, he decided on the Kingfisher, and how very apt considering the colours of my outfit for the day! Whilst his new bike was being serviced, we popped to a lovely vegan cafe called Ez and Moss, where we had some delicious food and scrumptious carrot cake. After picking up Joshi's bike, we took a long and beautiful walk to Kings Cross, where we ended his visit along the canal.

Now, in my last post I hosted a London Fashion Weekend giveaway, but no one has entered yet, so I've decided to tempt you all a bit more by adding some extra goodies in to the bag! Here's what is already in the giveaway.

Hello Fashion magazine, Garnier cleansing wipes, Lavazza coffee, Maybelline Great Lash black mascara, Artelac Rebalance eye drops, Essie nail varnish, Label.m shine spray for hair and a £25 gift card for Hello Fresh, all inside an exclusive tote bag designed by Lulu Guinness for London Fashion Weekend. All this apparently wasn't enough to tempt anyone into entering. So here's what I've added.

Lee Stafford My Big Fattest Silky Smoother hairbrush and colour fade protection oil treatment, gold bejewelled cuff from Very, Oriflame triple core lipstick, Ecco leather purse, and Green People anti-ageing facial oil and hydrating firming serum.

All you need to do is leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. You don't even need to follow me, but if you'd like to then you can find me on Bloglovin, Twitter, Instgram and Facebook. Winner will be chosen next Sunday 12th October at 7pm BST.

Thanks for reading and good luck with your entry :)

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Captain Charley: October 2014

Captain Charley