Maiden of Wood

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Dress: Zara (similar here) | Belt: Warehouse | Boots: Topshop (similar here)

Hiya loves! 

This is going to be a super quick one, as I'm all packed and ready to head out the door... I'm only off to bladdy GLASTONBURY this morning!! I can't quite contain my excitement ...but imma try to hold it together for a few mins, as I wanted to get a new outfit post up before I head off to Worthy Farm (aka my spiritual home - you know the drill!). 

I've only gone and added yet another denim dress to my ever growing collection - oops! I'm a little bit in love with this Zara number I got my hands on a few weeks ago. It's definitely ticking all my boxes right now - 70's inspired, denim, form-fitting, easy to style - the list goes on! I styled it up with my fave Topshop leopard print booties, which I've had for years but only just rediscovered during a trip up North to my parents and my gorge new suede, plaited Warehouse belt.

I'll be spamming my Insta (@carmenmwood) with Glasto pics aplenty - give me a follow if you fancy a little nose! 

Lorra love,
Carms x

Thursday, 18 June 2015


So I'm off to Glastonbury in less than a week… can I get a whoop whoop?! I can’t even put into words how excited I am – I literally think about it at least once every three seconds – I’m spending my days virtually planning outfits, daydreaming about raving it up down The Rabbit Hole and I’ve got butterflies like a kid on Christmas Eve! I've said it before and I'll say it again - Worthy Farm is my spiritual home! I bladdy love the place <3

As I mentioned, I’ve been non-stop outfit planning for weeks and I’ve finally found the perfect festival ensemble – weather permitting of course – I have my fingers and toes crossed for a repeat of the Glasto ’13 heatwave! That would be the absolute dream!!

I’ve fallen in love with this suede jacket from Esprit and then basically based my whole outfit around that! I’m thinking of going pretty simple this time round – lots of suede, stripes, denim ...and of course my trusty, battered Chucks! I also plan on rocking a neckerchief or two whilst I’m there – the perfect Glasto attire!

Tee: Esprit | Jacket: Esprit | Vintage Levi's: Beyond Retro | Converse: Schuh | Bag: Esprit | Neckerchief: Urban Outfitters

I’m off to a very exciting Beyond Retro Blogger Brekkie next week, where the lovely Plum has promised to find me ‘my dream vintage dress’ – so exciting! Definitely going to use this as an opportunity to nail another Glasto outfit – yaasss!! Perfectly timed or whut?!

...then the rest of my time there will most probably be spent covered in glitter, feathers and dressed like a Unicorn :)

I’ll be documenting the whole thing over on my Instagram account (@carmenmwood), if you fancy a gander at what I'm getting up to whilst there. Be sure to check back for my Glasto OOTD posts – they’ll be coming your way v.soon!

Lorra love,
Carms x 

Sunday, 7 June 2015


Jacket: Monki (similar here) |  Top: Boohoo | Skirt: Warehouse | Hat: Warehouse | Boots: F&F (similar here)

So my obsession with anything and EVERYTHING lace-up / lattice continues to grow - I just cannot get enough! Thanks to Gucci, lace-up is a HUGE trend this Spring/Summer *insert person-raising-both-hands-in-celebration-emoji here* and in every highstreet store at the mo'. I got my latest lattice fix from Boohoo when I purchased both this little black number AND the cream version (I just couldn't help myself) ...I did manage to stop myself buying a third in the brick red colour though (pat on the back for me). They're so on trend, super easy to style and I've been wearing them non-stop ever since I bought them. I have a list as long as my arm of gorgeous 70's inspired lace-up pieces I want to get my hands on for Glastonbury, which by the way, is only a few weeks away eeekkkk!! I'll be taking my camera along with me to shoot festival OOTD's and to vlog it in it's entirety, but in the meantime why not check out my Glasto vlog from a couple of years back #shamelessplug #sorrynotsorry

Lorra love,
Carms x 

Wednesday, 27 May 2015


Denim Jacket Dress - Warehouse | Neckerchief - Beyond Retro (similar here) | Backpack - Warehouse | Sandals - Topshop

Ohh heeyyy!! How y'all doin'? Feeling the need to type in a Southern American accent to tie in with the Home-on-the-Range-esque look I went for at the weekend LOLz. I spent my Sat'dey at BeautyCon (a big ol' beauty convention full of MAJOR YouTuber playaaaz #IBreathedTheSameAirAsTylerOakley) with my baby gal Sian - so much fun!! ...and got to hang out with some of my internet / now IRL friends - namely two of the biggest babes EVER Mary & Grace. The four of us went for some food, a much needed glass of prosecz & a mooch around Westfield after the event, which was laaavly! Being at BeautyCon, surrounded by some of the biggest bloggers & vloggers in the business has made me massively want to step up my YouTube game, so stay tuned for more (hopefully better quality) content from moi v.soon!

Back to the outfit... I'm literally obsessed with this Warehouse denim duster-coat-come-dress atm - like SRSLY OBSESSED! I haven't had it off my back since I bought it around a month ago, although this was the first time wearing it buttoned up as a dress. I styled it up with some tan suede accessories (shock horror) and a vintage neckerchief, which I wore in my huuurr in my last post - totes versatile!

Happy hump day y'all, see you in my next post!

Lorra love,
Carms x

Monday, 18 May 2015






Jumper - Urban Outfitters (Similar Here) | Skirt -Warehouse | Head Scarf - Beyond Retro (Similar Here) | Bag - Warehouse | Shoes - New Look | Sunglasses - H&M (Similar Here)

 We've had us some gorgeous weather in London over the past few weeks, which has meant I've had to give my wardrobe a good ol' update and make some cute little Spring / Summer purchases. Which also means everything I'm wearing is in the shops atm and linked above where possible, if you wanna get your hands on any of it. I'm bang into denim button down skirts at the mo' and fell madly in love with this little midi number from Warehouse, who might I just add, have massively upped their game over the past few months! They're fast becoming my fave high-street store and you'll see a recurring Warehouse theme within my recent outfit posts. I decided to pair my WareStyle denim with this UHHMAZIN' Seventies-esque jumper from Urban Outfitters (another fab little Cooperative piece), completing the look with these New Look wooden block heels, some H&M sunnies and a cute little vintage head-scarf.

What's your go-to Summer outfit of the moment? 

Lorra love,
Carms x

Thursday, 14 May 2015


T-shirt - Urban Outfitters | Jacket - Vintage (Similar Here) | Jeans - Topshop | Belt - Primark | Sunglasses - H&M (Similar Here) | Converse - ASOS 

Hiya loves! It's been a while hasn't it (shock horror) but I won't get into the usual apologies and empty promises, as they just don't seem to work... all I will say is I've caught the fashion bug again - BIG TIME - which means I have lots of new items of clothing to photograph, and as a result, lots of new MoW content for you guys :) Myself and my lovely mate Abbie headed West to Notting Hill at the weekend and decided to get some outfit snaps in front of big-fancy-houses-with-pretty-multi-coloured-doors along the way. Getting back into the blogging game is a lot easier when you're surrounded by like-minded friends with mad photography skillz! #feelingblessed

So onto my outfit... I found this vintage gem of a jacket recently for the bargain price of... wait for it... £17.00 - crazy right! So I pretty much decided to base the rest of my outfit around that, opting for a super comfy-casj vibe. I'm absolutely loving the 'That 70's Show-esque' tee's by The Cooperative (Urban Outfitters Cooperative, not your local convenience store. LOLz) atm and they look so fab styled with an old battered pair of Chucks. 

Would love to know what you guys think of this ensemble? 

Lorra love, 
Carms x 
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