lose yourself in the music

I have returned safe and well, albeit a little weary, croaky voiced and beer soaked, from another amazing weekend at the V festival in Chelmsford. I have to say this year was definitely the best I have been to – some awesome acts and some great friends to enjoy them with. Our spirits weren’t even dampened by the dismal downpour on Saturday; nothing a quick visit to Pincho Ponchos didn’t sort out! Bruno Mars soon made the sun shine again and my absolute highlight was Eminem last night, with appearances from Rihanna and D12. Just wow.
Anyway, I thought I would share with you my outfits over the two days.

tee – H&M
denim shorts – H&M (shortened by me)
scarf – vintage
oversized gothic cross necklace – This Charming Girl

dress – H&M
oversized gothic cross necklace – This Charming Girl

Both days I wore my gothic cross necklace which I received from This Charming Girl a few days before V festival. I instantly knew it would be perfect to wear over the weekend and I really love the length and detail of the piece.  
This Charming Girl is home to some lovely vintage and contemporary jewellery and for a limited time they are offering my readers a 15% discount on any purchases. Simply use the code PEARLSANDPOODLES at the checkout.

I hope you all had rocking weekends!

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  1. 22nd August 2011 / 8:00 pm

    really love the way you've worked that scarf!

    Lynz xx


  2. 22nd August 2011 / 8:03 pm

    You look lovely 🙂

    I went to V chelmo as well!
    Eminem was the highlight of my weekend, he was so amazing! xx

  3. 22nd August 2011 / 8:06 pm

    Ahh I went to chelmsford v festival too! Eminem was just amazing wasnt he?! great outfits! I really like the scarf around your waist idea! 🙂 xx

  4. 22nd August 2011 / 8:13 pm

    ahh i am in love with both outfits… and i love how you used the scarf as a belt… so cute =)

    ps: the cross is awesome


  5. 22nd August 2011 / 8:15 pm

    I love both outfits. I really like the second dress, so pretty.

  6. 22nd August 2011 / 8:15 pm

    i think you're absolutely gorgeous.
    and i love your dress too!

  7. 22nd August 2011 / 8:49 pm

    You look gorgeous! I absolutely love the dress, I'm so jealous you got to see eminem and rihanna perform! 🙁 xx

  8. 22nd August 2011 / 8:50 pm

    I love both outfits, you look stunning! Your skin looks really dewy and radiant too, gorgeous. x

  9. 22nd August 2011 / 8:58 pm

    these outfits are gorgeous! X

  10. 22nd August 2011 / 8:58 pm

    I've heard everyone raving about V festival this year! I'm jealous I didn't get to go to any this year.

    And yay, I'm actually going to get myself that necklace, thank you for the discount code!

  11. 22nd August 2011 / 9:07 pm

    You look stunning hun 🙂 Love both the outfits. The scarf over the shorts looks gorgeous.
    I adore the necklace, I'm in love with crosses at the moment, so may have to take a sneaky look at that when I get paid
    How good was Eminem? I'm not really a fan, at all, but he was bloody brilliant.

  12. 22nd August 2011 / 9:16 pm

    You look gorgeous! The dress is so pretty, my fave is the first outfit the scarf over shorts looks wicked! xxx

  13. 22nd August 2011 / 9:27 pm

    The cross is so cute, I want one! xxx

  14. 22nd August 2011 / 9:34 pm

    Fab outfits – especially the first. I love how simple yet stylish it is. x

  15. 22nd August 2011 / 9:52 pm

    Argh I am so in love with that H&M dress!!
    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth

  16. 22nd August 2011 / 10:09 pm

    Loving the lace dress & I love your pale pink lips 🙂


  17. 22nd August 2011 / 11:06 pm

    I love the vintage scarf through the belt hooks, the whole first outfit is gorgeous :)! Hope you had a wondeful time xxx

  18. 22nd August 2011 / 11:30 pm

    you could were that necklace with anything. I love it

  19. 22nd August 2011 / 11:34 pm

    I LOVE the lace dress! So pretty as always! xxx

  20. 22nd August 2011 / 11:36 pm

    Both very pretty, love the dress on you x

  21. 23rd August 2011 / 8:09 am

    that dress is beautiful milly!

    i'm so jealous that you got eminem, it's my life long dream haha 🙂 xx

  22. 23rd August 2011 / 8:16 am

    you look so wonderful is both outfits! sounds like such an amazing weekend, I love eminem, but rihanna as well eeeep! xxx

  23. 23rd August 2011 / 10:13 am

    I love both looks, the scarf around the shorts looks great, and the necklace is lush!


  24. 23rd August 2011 / 10:14 am

    Ahh I would have done literally anything to be a V this year! Love your outfits, esp. the H&M dress. Is it current season? I've been looking for something like it for ages! x

  25. 23rd August 2011 / 11:35 am

    I adore the second outfit!

  26. 23rd August 2011 / 12:40 pm

    LOVE it! XOXO

  27. 23rd August 2011 / 2:53 pm

    that dress and cross look amazing on you. the cross is so outfit appropriate and makes u look angelic!

    Breezeybee Blog

  28. 23rd August 2011 / 4:12 pm

    love the white dress and great necklace!
    Krissy xoxo

  29. 23rd August 2011 / 7:11 pm

    I love both outfits, and thik they're perfect festivals.

    Im going to Leeds Fest this weekend and currently packing outfits.


  30. 23rd August 2011 / 10:39 pm

    Both outfits are perfect festival outfits! Love the way you've worked that scarf in the first outfit! Glad to hear you had a good time at V festival, i really wanted to go! xx

  31. 23rd August 2011 / 10:39 pm

    Both outfits are perfect festival outfits! Love the way you've worked that scarf in the first outfit! Glad to hear you had a good time at V festival, i really wanted to go! xx

  32. 23rd August 2011 / 11:17 pm

    i'm a newbie to your blog! but your style is so fresh and effortless looking!

    i really adore this first look & might be stealing it to wear sometime soon!

    great photos, great blog!

    alissa b

  33. 24th August 2011 / 12:43 am

    The H&M dress is amazing, love the jewelry you paired it with!

    <3 Kelly

  34. 24th August 2011 / 2:46 am

    the lace dress is so pretty! did you get it recently?

  35. 24th August 2011 / 7:39 pm

    thank you all for your comments.
    A few have asked about the crotchet H&M dress. Unfortunately I got this about 6 months ago so don't think it is available anymore sadly. x

  36. 25th August 2011 / 11:40 am

    I went and loved eminem!! so amazing! love your festival outfits!


  37. 26th August 2011 / 8:12 pm

    wow bruno mars, eminem, rihanna! sure sounds rocking weekend!

  38. 27th August 2011 / 4:21 pm

    You are GORGEOUS & very nice outfits!

  39. 31st August 2011 / 11:17 pm

    love both outfits! <3