Pineapple dress - George at ASDA
Denim Jacket - Uniqulo
Trainers - Nike
Sunglasses - Tiger
Well hello there, it's been a long time since I've done an outfit post hasn't it? Steve and I went to Visions Festival yesterday and whilst we were in the queue to see Jens Lekman I asked him to snap a couple of photos. I had my camera with me as we'd popped into the delicious Som Saa for lunch plus I'd been meaning to show off this new dress for a while so it was a perfect opportunity.
My love of pineapples goes back a few years now and I definitely don't see the trend dying down any time soon. This summer dress was a bargain at £8 and it's so easy to wear as the shape is quite slouchy and casual. It's actaully sleeveless so I have to make sure my shoulders are covered as I burn easily, but teamed with a denim jacket it's the perfect way to stay cool in the heat without the risk of sun damage.
Visions was OK, it's a one day, multi venue music and arts festival across east London with tons of bands, craft beer and street food to keep you busy. We had to collect our wristbands at Oval Space earlier in the day (cue an hour or two chilling in London Fields and pottering around Broadway Market). Not only was the queue ridiculously long, we were told we couldn't bring our water bottles into the venue. Under normal circumstances I totally get this but considering we were JUST collecting our wristband and not actually going to see a band at Oval Space I was pretty pissed off about this lack of foresight on the organisers part. First impressions, not good!
The festival takes part in 6 different venues but we ended up staying at St John of Hackney Church all evening as there was a pretty decent line up consisting of Jens Lekman, The Antlers and Camera Obsecura. First of all, the venue doors didn't open until an hour after their scheduled time which made for huge queues around the church. Once we made it to the entrance we nearly didn't get in because my camera was too big (thanks Visions for not mentioning on your website that this would be an issue) but after begging with the doormen they let us on the condition I kept my camera away. I normally love seeing bands in churches as the acoustics are always spot on but the sound in here was really echoy and you could barely make out song lyrics. The bad sound coupled with the moronic doormen we came across that evening put a bit of a dampener on the experience and I won't be returning to the festival again.