How to pack for a weekend in the mud...

I'd like to think over the last eight years I've become pretty well acquainted with the whole 'packing for a festival' malarky. Having braved the Benicassim heat in a tent for 7 days, plodded through the deepest mud in Glastonbury and battled the pouring rain for a main-stage afternoon set at Reading- I'm almost entirely confident in knowing what few items will carry me through a musical weekend, come rain or shine!

This year, Carrie and I are heading to Reading- one of my favourite British festivals, with Swarovski (one of my favourite jewellery brands), to indulge in a weekend of amazing artists (I refuse to miss Slaves and Wolf Alice) and some festival food too! Fortunately this time carrie and I are hitting up a nearby hotel (meaning a little more room to pack some special pieces), but having been pretty well versed in the festival packing department, thought I'd shed some light on my must-packs if you're heading yourself!


Dressing for the occasion...

When it comes to festival dressing, it's one of my favourite times to experiment with my style and channel my inner Florence Welch to the fullest. Although I don't take any favourite pieces in fear of damaging or staining them, I love taking second hand or old favourites for a spin- plus, with the amount of vintage stalls at festivals, you can really pick up some bargains whilst you're there too! If, like me, you're a little scared about ruining your best clothes- my top tip is to channel everything in to your accessorising, and adding a bit of sparkle to even the most simple outfit. I've picked out some Swarovski favourites to take with me this year, in the form of layering necklaces (which pair perfectly with simple blouses), stacking rings and a chunky bangle- so I can rest assured all of my looks have a special finishing touch (and without worrying about any mud not coming off in the wash)! On top of that, delicate accessories are the easiest thing to pack- space saving and sparkly? Don't mind if I do... Stay tuned for a follow up post and video on how I styled my pieces too!


Don't forget!

Rainmac (or waterproof) | Wellies | Cosy socks | A big sweatshirt | Some old, or vintage finds | Sunglasses | A bag with a zip | Some jewellery to glitz things up (I've gone for the Delta necklace, Domino bangle , Daphne set and Daphne necklace) | Back up layers | Nude and black tights | A hat/headband for bad hair days | Bandana


The bare necessities...

These are the things I wouldn't go without (bar a ticket and money, obvs). I'm pretty regimented when it comes to pre-planning at festivals, and refer to pre-published event planners to get an idea of who I want to see, who's clashing and when people are on. I'm also pretty good when it comes from detaching from the 'net when I'm away, so swear by taking a topped up old phone (if you can bear to be without Instagram, on this occasion I'll be documenting my adventure over on my account) and a disposable camera too (it makes coming home and getting everything developed so much fun too)!


Don't forget!

A preprinted gig planner and pen | Disposable camera | An old phone | Loo roll | Vapour rub (trust me on this, the loos will almost be bearable) | Dry snacks | A torch


The ace-of-face...

Travel minis were made for festivals, and this is where all those magazine-freebie perfume samples come in super handy too! I tend to stick to my normal make up for festivals (bar anything non-essential)- but find a bright lipstick and winged eyeliner are the perfect remedies if you're not feeling your best! I also swear (as do most girls) on a good dry shampoo for disguising any bad hair, as well as plenty of bobby pins- to finally master the heidi braid in the fields!


Don't forget!

Dry shampoo | Hand sanitiser | Face and baby wipes | Bright lipsticks | Deodrant and perfume (mini bottles are best) | Glitter (because it's socially acceptable at festivals) | Hairbands | Hairspray | Liquid Eyeliner


Post in collaboration with Swarvoski- join me over at Reading with Swarovski over at @livpurvis on Twitter and Instagram, and by following the hashtag, #SwarovskiSummer


x

How to pack for a weekend in the mud...

I'd like to think over the last eight years I've become pretty well acquainted with the whole 'packing for a festival' malarky. Having braved the Benicassim heat in a tent for 7 days, plodded through the deepest mud in Glastonbury and battled the pouring rain for a main-stage afternoon set at Reading- I'm almost entirely confident in knowing what few items will carry me through a musical weekend, come rain or shine!

This year, Carrie and I are heading to Reading- one of my favourite British festivals, with Swarovski (one of my favourite jewellery brands), to indulge in a weekend of amazing artists (I refuse to miss Slaves and Wolf Alice) and some festival food too! Fortunately this time carrie and I are hitting up a nearby hotel (meaning a little more room to pack some special pieces), but having been pretty well versed in the festival packing department, thought I'd shed some light on my must-packs if you're heading yourself!


Dressing for the occasion...

When it comes to festival dressing, it's one of my favourite times to experiment with my style and channel my inner Florence Welch to the fullest. Although I don't take any favourite pieces in fear of damaging or staining them, I love taking second hand or old favourites for a spin- plus, with the amount of vintage stalls at festivals, you can really pick up some bargains whilst you're there too! If, like me, you're a little scared about ruining your best clothes- my top tip is to channel everything in to your accessorising, and adding a bit of sparkle to even the most simple outfit. I've picked out some Swarovski favourites to take with me this year, in the form of layering necklaces (which pair perfectly with simple blouses), stacking rings and a chunky bangle- so I can rest assured all of my looks have a special finishing touch (and without worrying about any mud not coming off in the wash)! On top of that, delicate accessories are the easiest thing to pack- space saving and sparkly? Don't mind if I do... Stay tuned for a follow up post and video on how I styled my pieces too!


Don't forget!

Rainmac (or waterproof) | Wellies | Cosy socks | A big sweatshirt | Some old, or vintage finds | Sunglasses | A bag with a zip | Some jewellery to glitz things up (I've gone for the Delta necklace, Domino bangle , Daphne set and Daphne necklace) | Back up layers | Nude and black tights | A hat/headband for bad hair days | Bandana


The bare necessities...

These are the things I wouldn't go without (bar a ticket and money, obvs). I'm pretty regimented when it comes to pre-planning at festivals, and refer to pre-published event planners to get an idea of who I want to see, who's clashing and when people are on. I'm also pretty good when it comes from detaching from the 'net when I'm away, so swear by taking a topped up old phone (if you can bear to be without Instagram, on this occasion I'll be documenting my adventure over on my account) and a disposable camera too (it makes coming home and getting everything developed so much fun too)!


Don't forget!

A preprinted gig planner and pen | Disposable camera | An old phone | Loo roll | Vapour rub (trust me on this, the loos will almost be bearable) | Dry snacks | A torch


The ace-of-face...

Travel minis were made for festivals, and this is where all those magazine-freebie perfume samples come in super handy too! I tend to stick to my normal make up for festivals (bar anything non-essential)- but find a bright lipstick and winged eyeliner are the perfect remedies if you're not feeling your best! I also swear (as do most girls) on a good dry shampoo for disguising any bad hair, as well as plenty of bobby pins- to finally master the heidi braid in the fields!


Don't forget!

Dry shampoo | Hand sanitiser | Face and baby wipes | Bright lipsticks | Deodrant and perfume (mini bottles are best) | Glitter (because it's socially acceptable at festivals) | Hairbands | Hairspray | Liquid Eyeliner


Post in collaboration with Swarvoski- join me over at Reading with Swarovski over at @livpurvis on Twitter and Instagram, and by following the hashtag, #SwarovskiSummer


x

18 comments:

  1. Great tips, I'll keep this in mind for Leeds Fest this weekend!

    Anika | www.anikamay.co.uk

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  2. cool post! i love the old phone idea! x

    http://bscoutingblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. This is the perfect post as I'm off to Leeds on Saturday but only for the day! I can't wait for next year to try and face camping in the rain, mud and hopefully sunshine. At least I'll have my essentials!

    Infinity of fashion// Lucy Jane

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  4. Haha this is very useful. I've never been to a festival but when I go I'll keep this things in mind (:

    www.karolayncorzo.blogspot.com

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  5. I always forget the torch! Always. Great post though, maybe I'll have to use this as a tick-list next time! Have a lovely time at Reading!

    Laura xx
    www.aviewfromthebalcony.com

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  6. I'm going to my second music festival in a few weeks, and I think I'm going to go towards the highlighting accessories thing for my outfits! Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    dyannedavid.blogspot.com

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  7. Those jewellery pieces are stunning! Have a great trip! x

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  8. Oooh I love your choices! I've never been to a festival but would love to go one day :)

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  9. My brother headed out to Reading this morning at 6am! I'm very jealous! All your photos make me wish I was splashing around in the mud this weekend too, and the lineup looks ace! Alice xx

    www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk

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  10. The dainty jewellery is gorgeous, plus Wolf Alice are awesome!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  11. I completely agree! Festivals are the perfect time to experiment with your style and step out of your comfort zone :) X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  12. I'm so jealous you're off to Reading and doubly jealous you'll be seeing Wolf Alice! Have the most amazing time, you've definitely got your packing sorted out incredibly well!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  13. I've never been to a festival so I definitely need to refer back to this when I eventually go!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  14. Slaves and Wolf Alice will be AMAZING, I have serious festival envy right now!
    Bethany x

    bethanygraceo.blogspot.dk

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  15. Beaut post! I love how nicely you displayed all those items in photos :) Very festival'y.
    Plus, love all the "don't-forget" tips!
    Have fun at Reading!!
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Lovely tips!!! Really love how you've laid it out :)

    Millie xx
    Queenmillie.blogspot.com

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