Thursday, 30 May 2013

Blue, Blue Electric Blue

Luckily the rain just about stayed at bay today, with only a few showers here and there. Which of course meant more time wandering along the sea front taking pictures (though not getting drenched this time), eating ice creams and playing in the arcade. I couldn't resist coordinating myself with the beach huts, this china print dress from Topshop just matched so perfectly! I teamed it again with my new brogues and little ankle socks, and this map print bag from Urban Outfitters. 
I may not have gone abroad, or anywhere particularly fancy but it sure did feel good to just relax and do not a lot for a few days!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Just your typical British holiday..

So we turned up to Bournemouth in torrential rain, yet it still seemed necessary to have a good walk along the seafront. As you can see I got VERY wet, perhaps a denim jacket was not the best choice in waterproof clothing... 

However saying that my new Asos brogues were excellent in keeping my feet dry! Aren't they lovely? I was also very glad of my wooly H&M jumper, a shirt dress alone is certainly not enough against those sea breezes (ahem gale force winds more like). 

It was worth the walk though, as we have rented a beach hut for the few days we are down, conveniently placed right next door to the world famous Harry Ramsdens fish and chip shop! We used to come here every summer when we were kids, and it still tasted as good as I remembered. I don't know why, but fish and chips are always so much tastier when you eat them at the seaside!

Monday, 27 May 2013

Off to the seaside!

I'm off on my jollies for the bank holiday! Of course the forecast is rain the whole time (typical English weather!) but I'm still looking forward to a few days by the sea. I've packed a few dresses, a pair of shorts, some tshirts and of course a nice thick jumper to layer up and help stay warm! Oh and there's an indoor pool and spa at our hotel, hence the bikini ;-) 
Keep an eye on my instagram for pictures whilst I'm there! 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Strawberries and Cream

Today was Mumma Izzard's birthday, and boy was it a scorcher! I popped on this patterned cotton dress that I got from Topshop last summer and my new heeled clogs, and we headed out for a stroll in the country. We also nipped in to the local garden centre for a spot of lemonade and picked up this freshly baked Victoria sponge for tea, it was so delicious I had to have two slices!

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Daisy Daydreams

Today was just the most beautifully gorgeous sunny Sunday, I decided to take a stroll into town to pick up some pretties from the florist. 

On the way back I stopped off in the woods to take some lovely photos with my brother, showing off my cutout shirt dress, with the flowers poking out of my vintage wooden handbag. At least they would have been lovely, if my brother knew how to work my camera, and alas they are all dark and fuzzy... hurrumph. 

We took the pictures above in the garden, and instead of being too dark this time it was too bright! So in nearly all of those I am squinting and looking extremely moody. Some days you just aren't meant to take pictures I think!

I thought I'd share my perfect summer day soundtrack though, Beirut, The Smiths and of course She & Him (I am so excited for the new album!). Enjoy!