Floral Festival Picnic Fun

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Hidden gems. Don’t you just love finding them. Like coming across a brand new coffee shop that is so instagrammble you can just visualise the multitude of glorious pictures on your camera roll ‘cos you know, in this day and age, the eyes eat first. Just as long as the luke warm coffee gives you the caffeine kick you need it doesn’t need to be hot, right?! 

Then there are the shops that aren’t on your daily radar but after a quick dating style intro you know a firm relationship could be on the cards.

{Them: Hi, fancy hosting a festival style picnic party? Us: Festival you say?! Picnic party you say? Er Yes pur~lease}

And so our date with Matalan started and let us tell you, we had a {pretty, pink, floral, embroidered, bright and colourful} ball.

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Ok, we know you are probably thinking Matalan, hardly a hidden gem girls, but to us as we hadn’t been into a store for a good while it was. Not sure why we hadn’t, call us creatures of habit if you will, but this season we did a double take and one look instore {or online} then your eyes may well be clocking up the insta~worthy outfit photos that are going to be sat in your camera roll like cherries on a fruit machine.

If you are looking for cute clothes to add into your Summer holiday wardrobe then Matalan is your {wo}man. We came across a sartorial sea of seriously sweet embroidered dresses and tunic tops that will be perfect at La Plage and really won’t break the bank. If you are looking for a colour injection like this hot pink embellished mini dress then look no further. The colour, embroidery and mini tassels make it a must have. Or if a white embroidered tunic dress is the one for you {and if you are reading this blog then we suspect that yes, it probably is} this one is fab and only Β£25, seriously! Where as we wouldn’t be the first to advocate a buy that is so event specific, at theses prices really can you go wrong. Wear both of these dresses on holiday or fingers crossed in your own back garden and hold your own festival style bash.

If the theory works when not wanting to break the bank for a fun fashion fix then when it comes to a party the feelings mutual. We want it to look good #obvs but don’t want to spend a small fortune on something that with Great Britain’s weather track record you may not use more than a handful of times. But we repeat, we still want it to look good.

We think you’ll agree.

Look at all these sweet pieces we picked out for our festival themed picnic. Cute AF rugs that are plastic backed so won’t get your embroidered mini dress soggy bottomed and accessories galore to host the best bash your friends will see this Summer. Those clever people at Matalan have even produced cushions which are shower proof. Seems so obvious when you think of it with the UK’s credentials for showering as soon as the BBQ is switched on.

Who’s needs Coachella?!

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

Belle & Bunty London for Matalan SS17 fashion bloggers festival party picnic Margarita Karenko

We’d love to see your picnic party’s this Summer so tag us into your photos on Instagram and follow #discovermatalan to see more from this hidden gem.

Alice wears dress, jacket, hat {similar here}, bag, sunglasses and shoes all by Matalan

Hannah wears dress, sunglasses, bag, scarf {similar here} and shoes all by Matalan

Homewear and picnic items all by Matalan ~ round patterned rug, stripe rug, pink throw, fruit glasses: pineapple and raspberry, picnic basket, jug, plates here and here, pineapple print, white bird cage lights, pink & turquoise string lights, cushions: here, here, here and here!

Photos by Margarita Karenko

This post is in collaboration with Matalan. All styling and words our own.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Christina 04/05/2017 at 8:05 pm

    This pics are amazing and make me crave for summer even more! So impressed with the collection!

    Christina xx

  • Reply Pam 04/05/2017 at 9:21 pm

    Wow! So many great picnic pieces!

  • Reply Rhiannon 06/05/2017 at 10:21 am

    I clearly want to be picnicking with you two! Love ALL of the above for ideas and colour inspiration <3

  • Reply Arianna 08/05/2017 at 11:35 am

    wow I had no idea they had such a cute collection! Such beautiful pics as always xxx

    • Reply Belle & Bunty 11/05/2017 at 10:17 am

      Its SO cute, great pieces and amazing prices! xx

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