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:
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!
SEND HELP IMMEDIATELY!
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:
Dress: Lady Vintage London
Cardigan & Leggings: South (via Very)
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,