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who knows what she’s gonna say

Yesterday was a great day of music, friends, a delayed visit from the sun and some nice, cold pints of cider. Forbidden Fruit festival took place in the amazing grounds of Kilmainham Hospital, home to the Irish Museum of Modern Art, right here in the heart of Dublin City. After a sun-drenched Saturday and complaints of not enough bars (90 minute queues, ouch) we headed out to the site under drizzly grey skies, but with bellies full of amazing brunch and mango bellinis.
My uniform for the day, which I failed to get photos of, consisted of wet-look leggings, a grey and white print Guess tunic that I bought in New York for something cheap and some silver glitter Converse, topped off with a khaki green lightweight parka jacket.
Highlight of the day was the sun coming out during Caribou’s set & subsequently playing an extended version of ‘Sun’.

Caribou

Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip

Carte Blanche (plus awesome dancers)
Other highlights were: Battles, Aphex Twin, the banter onstage between Dan le Sac and Scroobius Pip and the Trinity College orchestra playing Daft Punk to get things started (once they’d sorted out the sound issues). I was gutted to miss Amanda Blank and Spank Rock, but we’ll blame Bulmers for that. 
Today I just threw on whatever was to hand for a hangover brunch of roast turkey and homemade lemonade. You guys really don’t want to see the state of my hair and face after yesterday’s celebrations, so here’s the edited version!
Topshop pleather & jersey contrast skinnies, vintage silk cami, topshop kimono, Dunnes Stores pumps

Embroidery and button detail on silk cami

I love the contrast of the floaty feminine chiffon Kimono and the toughness of the pleather pants
Having been celebrating both mine & my boyfriends birthdays, aswell as the festival, i’ve been absent from the internet for about 4 days, so i’ve LOTS of blogs to catch up on. The perfect bank holiday Monday fodder! 

Festival Fashion – rain or shine!

Festival Fashion - rain or shine

Festival Fashion – rain or shine by KitCatKittyCat featuring red jewelry

I’m heading to Forbidden Fruit festival this weekend, right in the heart of Dublin city. I had planned for typical Irish weather, you know, cloudy with a bitta rain, but as of today and according to weather reports, it’s due to hit 33 degrees! Time to rethink that rainy day outfit….maybe! 

Coachella Style 2011

These photos have got me all excited for the summer – roll on the festivals!!
Here’s a pic of my fave outfits of Coachella 2011…and a surprise along the way.

Camilla Belle in Mulberry – keeping it girly but still festival fit. 
Nicole Richie, also in Mulberry – she’s a festival pro
Lindsay Lohan (love her camera)
Alessandra Ambrosio looking as only a model can
Vanessa Hudgens – not loving this look, feels a bit too contrived
Rihanna looking like she’d kill you
Katy Perry sticking to her girly kitsch schtick
Ashley Greene in a fairly normal, and achievable, outfit
Rachel Bilson looking cute
Whitney Port looking for a lost filling
What festival fashion piece would be complete without Kate Bosworth?
AND NOW, for the grand finale, I give you..
Kanye West in a Céline S/S 2011 BLOUSE ❤
via getty

Festival Playlists

I’m heading to a few music festivals this summer, some here in Ireland & some abroad, and aswell as having my wardrobe ready for the festivals, I like to set up my festival playlists on my ipod. Mixing in music that I know & love, with music that i’m new to, it’s a great way to gear up for a festival when it feels like you’ve got ages to wait. And let’s face it, on a rainy sunday when there’s not much more to do it’s good to feel like i’m achieving some sort of organisation!
So below are a few of my festival essentials for this year aswell as a few tracks that I know i’m going to be listening to loads in anticipation.

Stripe Denim Shorts – a-wear, €25

Have a listen to: Kele – Tenderoni

Eclectic Cotton Print Skirt, A-wear €20

Have a listen to: Foals – Blue Blood

Both worn with tights & knee-high socks for the colder festivals or on their own for the sun-guaranteed fests.

Dip Dye Dress, A-wear €40

Have a listen to: Major Lazer – Hold The Line

(Ok, i can see this is starting to look like an a-wear post, but their clothes are just so affordable & for a weekend with unpredictable weather it’s great to be able to buy cheap items to layer up with)

Truly Madly Deeper take a picture vest – Urban Outfitters

Have a listen to: LCD Soundsystme – All My Friends

Something Else midnight gem print tunic – Urban Outfitters

Have a listen to: Leftfield – Original

Yaya Nom De Plume Violette chiffon dot top – Urban Outfitters

Have a listen to: Two Door Cinema Club – Undercover Martyn (Passion Pit remix)

I’m a big fan of U.O. for individual tank tops & tshirts, they always have a great selection to choose from & can turn a pair of jeans or shorts into a totally different, laid back outfit. It’s also worth checking out Urban Outfitters for lots of different cardigans & sweatshirts for the cold nighttimes!

Denim shirts are another festival favourite & perfect for layering, I won’t link them here as there’s a plethora of them available from penneys to topshop and beyond!

Wellies are a pretty individual choice too i think, I prefer a neutral colour, black or green, so that they can be teamed with brighter clothes. But plenty of people prefer patterns or customised wellies & they can look great too! Obviously Hunter wellies would be the ultimate in festival fashion but they’re also available in pretty much every department store and shoe shop so there’s plenty of choice out there.

There’s actually loads more of festival essentials that i’d love to post….but i don’t want this being a MASSIVE blog post so i’ll save some for another time….plus it’ll give me something to do to count down the days until the next festival – YAY!

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