Outfit of the Day: At the Funfair

She and Hem | At the FunfairShe and Hem | At the Funfair

She and Hem | At the Funfair

Over the glorious Bank Holiday Weekend I found myself at the Royal May Day Fair in Knutsford, an annual celebration that comes complete with a parade, Morris dancing, a maypole and, of course, a funfair!

She and Hem | At the Funfair

She and Hem | At the FunfairI’ll admit that I wasn’t actually planning on going anywhere near rides when I threw on this ensemble but it proved fortuitous as I don’t think my usual fit and flare style would have been fairground appropriate! Zara have been solely responsible for converting me into a trouser wearer, with this hounds-tooth pair being my current favourites. I teamed them with a classic black and white striped tee from Great Plains and a small lightning bolt necklace from Tatty Devine.

I’m basically obsessed with M&S at the moment and as soon as this blue vanity bag appeared on their website it went straight into my basket! They also purport to have it in lemon but I’ve yet to see it in stock. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t keeping an eye out! The sunglasses were thrown in simply to bump myself up to free delivery (yes, I’m that person) but I had a feeling they would be sticking around. I have a bit of a thing for white sunglasses.

She and Hem | At the FunfairShe and Hem | At the Funfair

I finished off my outfit with some new heeled jellys from Treds*. I’ve spotted these on a few people and love how fun and comfy they look! For this occasion, I was happy to have something which made quite a smart outfit (for me!) seem a little more care free! They were a big hit and perfect attire for mooching around the Fair.

Jx

Hem and Away: Manchester & Knutsford

This weekend the boy and I ventured North in order to see The Postal Service at Manchester Academy. I decided this was the perfect opportunity to break out my beloved Nishe hot air balloon dress from ASOS. I don’t really need much encouragement as it’s so much fun and I absolutely love wearing it.  There was no attempt at blending into the crowd for me as I teamed it with a bright yellow cardigan from Gap, spotty tights from M&S and my new Topshop shoes (yes I know, who wears new white shoes to a gig? I’m an idiot).

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On the Sunday we went to Knutsford for a family roast dinner. We were slightly early so decided to take this opportunity to have a little explore. Little did we know that we were about to discover the holy grail for penny-farthing enthusiasts in the form of The Courtyard Coffee House and Restaurant, also known as the home of the largest collection of penny-farthings. How could we resist such an opportunity? We didn’t have much time left but decided to take a seat in the courtyard and order a hot drink. It was very difficult to abstain from eating the many delicious cakes on offer but we knew our hosts wouldn’t be thrilled if we turned up with no appetite left!

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It was a jolly great and unexpected way to spend our Sunday morning! It was such a charming place and I absolutely cannot wait to go back and try out the menu properly. I wore my umbrella print blouse from Ever Ours and my jeans are from Topshop.

Roll on the Bank Holiday weekend!

Jx