Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Bright(on) Sunshine

Planning a trip to any UK seaside is always done with trepidation. You can open your curtains and see an absolute downpour or you could be real lucky and see nothing but blue skies and bright sunshine. The day we went to Brighton was beautiful and although it was way too hot for my liking, being by the sea meant that I was able to enjoy the breeze for the majority of the day.
 I never tire of this view

The first thing we did was eat (obvs), so we headed to one of my favourite places, Ed's Diner for burger and milkshake funtimes.
Brighton has always been my escape place whenever life in this crazy city gets too much, but it's funny, I have rarely explored, and instead often chose to sit on the pebbles, watch the sea and do a lot of writing; but on this occasion we walked pretty much everywhere. We weaved between all the little side roads and discovered so many cute little treasures along the way. The little hidden markets are full of weird but wonderful things, there are old fashioned sweet shops and souvenir stands that kept me fully entertained throughout the day. The old book shops made my heart sing as did the array of oh so pricey vintage shops. We also headed to the big wheel and I managed to capture some pretty views:
View from near the top

When I think about it I honestly can't remember a time I've been to Brighton and not worn polka dots, and this day was no exception. I wanted a quite traditional British colour scheme so wore my gorgeous  navy polka dot, Vivien of Holloway dress. It's dressy but because they're well made they are super comfy for a day of adventure, and the material isn't too heavy-set so I was able to take full advantage of the blissful sea breeze.
Cardigan: South (via Very)^
Belt: Simply Be^
Bag: Paperchase^
Sandals: Primark
Vintage-Style Sunglasses: Spitalfields Market

It was a lovely day and we had a blast. The only downside was that I completely forgot to grab a bag of my favourite warm, sugared doughnuts, but we were too tuckered out to walk back.

Brighton, I love you!

'til next time.

Love and hugs,

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