Getting ready for the festival season - What to wear inspiration!

After seeing countless photos from Coachella in LA I can not help but feel really excited about all of the great festivals that will be soon approaching all over the UK. This post is based around my top 5 accessory must haves for the festival season.

1) Floral Head Bands

2) Gold Tattoos - wear them everywhere and anywhere.

3) Jewellery

4) Face crystals

5) Easy non fuss hair styles for the festival season - (braids)


To Feature or not to feature.

ALLERT: This is yet another interior inspired post. 

Ever since I have moved into my own place I have developed an immense passion for interior design... I am by no means an interior designer but I find it far more interesting to scour Pinterest for home inspiration, creating hundreds of boards for different rooms and themes, than fashion or any other subject. There is something really satisfying about constantly updating your home and almost having that feeling of being never quite finished with your house. It feels to me almost like a continuos project which I massively enjoy as appose to it feeling like a chore, which is the normal feeling I associate with projects ( remembering those sleepless nights trying to complete course work).

This post is dedicated to feature walls. Personally I really love a feature wall. I feel as though it adds a special element to a room that makes it stand out. Obviously if you prefer the minimalistic neutral colour palette the idea of having a feature wall may lead your mind to think of bold prints and bright colours but that is not necessarily the case. A feature wall does not  need to involve those elements ( I do however love the idea of bold bright prints) it can be a really simple contrast to the rest of the room.

A feature wall can consist of printed wallpaper, a stencilled quote, shelves with ornate ornaments and books, framed pieces of art and the list goes on...

Frame feature wall

Printed Wallpaper

Mirrored feature wall

Shelved feature wall


Dreaming of the dream home ...

If you are in the process of moving home/decorating / re decorating I would highly recommend signing up to Pinterest for inspiration... however be warned that it becomes highly addictive and you may end up pinning away well past midnight. Shamefully I now have about 20 different boards for different rooms in the house despite the fact my home is pretty much fully decorated.  When I next move it is safe to say I  know exactly  what I want my new house to be like. 


I am back...Instagram THE TOP 10 #2


It has been so long since I last posted on here.. so long so that this is my first post of 2014 and it is not the month of July! Life has definitely got in the way and I have really neglected my blog. However, I am hoping to spend some time over the Summer posting various outfit of the days on here which I am really excited about.

Instagram: @Marisfashionnotes - Let me know if you are from my blog :)


Beautiful Hong Kong

 Hong Kong Peak - The highest peak in Hong Kong
 The Giant Buddha
A beautiful view of Hong Kong from the cable carts

All images are my own.


Floral kimono and snakeskin heels OOTD-

These photos were taken about a week ago when the weather here in London was still very hot. Since then we have seen the weather change and we have welcomed the cold and rain :( ! 

My favourite piece in this look is the floral kimono, it is such a fun bright piece that you can style in so many different ways. It would look great with a plain dress to add some colour or you could team it with a pair of jeans and a plain tee or you could clash prints and wear a patterned blouse with it. Whenever I purchase anything I always think of different ways I can wear it so when I saw this I not only fell in love with the print and style but also with the fact it is very versatile.

Outfit details
Watch: asos here
Florenzia statement necklace available from Lavand boutique ASOS Marketplace here 
Heels - Zara
Shorts - Vintage Levis
Kimono - from here
Mulberry Bag similar here