A few months back I was absolutely itching to get away from anything urban !
I wanted to draw myself away from the City life and be completely isolated in a very rural, very quiet place.
So where did we decide to go This time ?
My boyfriend and I decided to head out to Wisemans !
A wrong turn here and there, loss of navigation and reception, the “SOS only” sign popping on your screen Could only mean one thing right ? FREAK-THE-HELLL-OUT-YOU-ARE-LOST in somewhere that APPLE-CAN’T-EVEN-FIND-YOU !!! hahaha… !!!!
Ten minutes of driving.. only GREEN, GREEN, FENCE, GREEN, OLD CEMETERY, MORE GREEN ! We finally get to a park/grounds entrance where dozens of tents and caravans were set-up !
Where the hell were we !? We were right in the middle of none other than the St.Albans Folk Festival !
We didn’t really get much involved with the festival, we were too determined to get away from crowds and loud noises.
So we walked through the old park and found a path leading to a very secret, very isolated location.
Completely at peace.
Such a beautiful place to be.
Fresh air, hardly any noise and a brilliant view.
NOW I could finally photograph my boho ensemble !
The funny thing was I blended in perfectly with the folk Festival.
Completely coincidental !
Brand of the day – SoulCal&Co !
If you haven’t heard of Soul Cal they are a UK lifestyle fashion brand designed for the very laid back male and female with California in their Soul.
It’s inspired by the carefree California way of life as well as keeping the sun,sea and surf at mind.
Their pieces reflect Californian culture through the use of their retro prints, and washed out colours, reminiscent of 70’s album covers and posters.
The piece I got my hands on has a very beautiful paisley print on it with colours of red, navy and deep turquoise blue.
As you can see in the image I’ve style it with the basic black and brown palette choice that works quite well with the boho-style vibe.
I picked a braided “vintage look” belt to tie at the waist. Something to style it up with I guess.
That particular belt came with one of my other dresses but in general, thin braided belts are quite easy to come across and are also quite cheap.
You can get a cheap one like the one below for $15 from Target if you get super desperate and don’t find anything.
The boots I’ve chosen have a very western, boho vibe.
They have tassels on them and look something like this.
However, Any scrunched ankle high/mid high boot with the western stitch detail and cut would be suitable.
It was quite a cold day so I was wearing leggings with this dress and also a Cardi.
I chose this cardigan in particular because it was very beachy with it’s loose knit open weave design.
They are the kinds of things I look at for detail when styling up garments for a particular subculture/trend.
If this paisley print tickled your fancy, you can take a look at Soul Cal’s range of clothing for men and women available at USC – simply Click here.
xxxx Much Love,