Sunday, 23 February 2014

Mermaid Living on Land

Hello lovelies!

A few weeks ago I needed to escape so my lovely friend and I headed to Brighton to visit my friends sister, but also to hang out and leave all our troubles behind (ironically, I came back to more drama than when I left. How did that happen?!).

Brighton is one of my favourite places in the world and has been my place of solace for over 15 years. Whenever I feel like I need to clear my mind, Brighton is the place I go. Being by the coast always consoles me, it’s my tried and trusted friend, and as I liken myself to a mermaid living on land, the fact that the sea and sea air is only an hours train ride away makes it even better. As soon as we got there I almost ran to the pier just so I could shut my eyes and shut out the world and all its nastiness. The wind got stronger the nearer we got but we persisted and this was what welcomed us:
Instant calm

I don’t know what possessed me, but I thought I’d try and take some outfit pictures. The wind was literally blowing a gale and there were people on street level holding onto each-other, just to make sure they didn’t fall; but I thought it would be beautiful to have the sea “breeze” take over my body and my dress for some earthy pictures….I was wrong!
The only half decent one taken :/

Now, you’ll never find these kinds of pictures in vogue, but I don’t want my blog to be a magazine spread with perfectly manipulated pictures. I want it to be personal, I want it to be real and you don’t get that with gloss – it’s just not my style at all and if it were, I would be unable to embarrass myself by showing you these hilarious pictures!

The weekend was exactly what I needed and I’m thankful to have the kind of friends I do, who will drop everything in order to help me in my hour of need. We had a ball despite the wind and did so much walking to areas I hadn’t been to before, and exploring the nooks of Brighton brought us to this amazing artwork....
I think the E and D are missing here :/ 

....and the incredible 'Taj Mahal' of Brighton, The Pavilion:

Just before dinner in the evening, I wanted to take less manic outfit pictures so we headed back to the flat. The lighting isn’t great, but here’s the non wind assisted dress in all its glory:
Cardigan & Leggings: South (via Very)
Boots: Boohoo
A close-up of the incredible necklace by Jodie Loves (I now have an army of jewellery from this lovely lady <3)

I also have an outfit from our second day, but I don’t think inside pictures do the dress justice so may retake pictures outside.

Either way, ‘til next time.

Love and hugs,


  1. I love Brighton too. I love the coast. I grew up by the coast in Norway so I need to go to the seaside every now and then. Thankfully I only live 40 mins from the seaside so I can go down to my favourite beaches in Hayling Island and Bracklesham even after work. Love your dress again and that necklace is stunning. I think I will be shopping today!! :) xx

    1. Ooooh, I've never been to Hayling Island before so I think I'm going to make a trip when the weather gets a little warmer. I love being by the sea! Brighton is my favourite place to go to get away from it all, I always feel so much calmer when I'm near water. xx