Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Bus Life and Campsite Style - Easter Weekend

I spend Easter weekend and a few extra days camping with our old VW camper van near Weston Super Mare. We were blessed with the most amazing weather for Easter (although it was still really cold at night). Looking stylish whilst camping can be a bit of a challenge but I was determined to make a bit of an effort and not just resort to a hoody and jeans although and I did invest in a hoody just in case and wore it a few times in the evening.

Top - Ben De Lisi at Debenhams
Cropped Jeans - Dorothy Perkins
Shoes - Pikiolinos (at Spartoo)
scarf- Alternative Fashion Week market (last year)

For the coldest of evenings thick hot chocolate with marsh mallows is the perfect way to keep warm.

Cutoff jeans - Dorothy Perkins
Top - Sainsburys (really old)
Bag - Accessorize

Tunic - Next
Cropped Leggings - Next

Cropped Jeans - Dorothy Perkins
Striped Top- Charity Shop
Green bolero jacket - Marks and Spencers
Wellies - Spartoo
Bib necklace - People Tree

Dress - Oasis
Leggings - People Tree
Shoes - Pikolinos
Flower- Dorothy Perkins

As above plus
Denim jacket - swapped on Posh Swaps
bag - Accessorize

If you have never been camping before, it is great fun. I am hoping to feature more campsite style posts over the summer and also try and add a few tips for anyone who is going camping for the first time or camping at a festival.

My tips from this trip are:

  1. Get to the showers as early as possible in the morning. I hot foot it over there as soon as I wake up. This usually means that less people have used them so they are much cleaner and you don't have to queue and can take ages, you are also more likely to get a hot shower.
  2. Invest in a pair of flip flops for the showers, trust me, it is well worth the few pounds you will spend.
  3. Take a few treats with you. This time I took a small bottle of Cowshed Knackered Cow body lotion which I got free with a magazine. Stuff like this just makes you feel a bit more human.
  4. Don't underestimate how cold,wet or sunny it will be. Always go prepared for any eventuality with layers, waterproofs, wellies, sunhat and sun cream.
Are you camping or going to any festivals this summer? do you have any good tips?

With warmest wishes

Ceri X



Style of a Fashionista said...

wow I would love to own a VW camper van esp when we have weather like we did for Easter what fun and you look very stylish great tips too. I have been camping (with a tent) a few times so I know what the shower blocks can be like eekk xoxo

LOVE JOICE said...

Hi Ceri like your outfit with the polka dot rain boots it's really stylish! and luv the VW van!

the nyanzi report said...

looks like you had a good time.

Cafe Fashionista said...

I have never been camping before; but ohmigosh I love your camping style. It is perfection! :)

Couture Carrie said...

So fun, darling!
Love that Oasis dress!


For Those About To Shop said...

Weston Super Mare brings back memories. My dad took us there when I was a kid and we were visiting relatives in London. The pier was delightfully tacky.
A camper van is my idea of a vacation! I'm Canadian so camping often doesn't include a vehicle: you canoe in and set up a tent, sling your food high so the bears don't eat it! True story.

Cherry Pullinger said...

Oh I'd love to have a camper van like that!

Style Eyes said...

FTATS: The Pier has just been rebuilt as there was a fire. It now looks amazing. although I cannot stand all the amusement arcades.

I am not so sure I would be so happy to go camping with bears around!