Beach Days…

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Brighton has become Barbados. Ok, perhaps not quite, but we certainly are experiencing one hell of a heatwave!
So like most of this seaside towns residents – when the sun hit, we descended to the beach!
Picnics, books and sun-screen in tow, we have happily wasted many an afternoon recently, some of which feature below! (Let’s take a folding picnic table bench to enjoy the picnic with friends and family!)
 
I finally got round to wearing a vintage Jamaican print shirt which I bought a couple of years ago, with the intention of using it as a beach cover up – however I thought it worked so well with my favourite summer shorts it made sense to wear it all day!
Not only do I completely adore the print (who couldn’t!) but it’s also very light and billowy – perfect for catching the odd fleeting breeze!
The shorts were an eBay find which I have worn every summer since I got them. High waisted and no bottom on show? Perfect!
My little straw cloche was from a vintage market in Henley – it’s perfect for keeping the sun off my face!
We also did the greatest of British challenges – and braved the icy waters of the English Channel! I am certain that no matter how hot it gets…This water never warms up to anything more than ‘heart-attack-inducing-freezing!’
 
The first few minutes are always horrible, but once you get used to it, and have taken the dreaded ‘plunge’ (immersing yourself up to your neck very quickly!) you soon find yourself swimming around as happy as a clam!
Becca and I having a wade to cool off…
However any notions of looking even remotely glamorous (in my new topshop bikini!)were quickly diminished when…
The wave struck! Ladies and gentlemen, my reaction to cold water… 
Perfect beach snacking…
And drying off before the onset of pneumonia strikes!
I’ve also been documenting my beach days on my instagram account. From emulating scenes from Titanic on a beach mat, crabbing in Rottingdean and the maddening dilemma of choosing the right bathing suit, it’s been fun to capture this Summer and share it!
So there we have it! If you want to find me, you know where to head!
 
Also I’m having a little eBay sale which ends in a couple of days, the two dresses featured below are both available! So click on the link and go have a look!
 
 
And finally, thank you to everyone who entered the Betty Magazine giveaway in my previous post – I loved reading your stories!
 
The winner is Kailey!
 
Please email me with your postal address and your copy of Betty magazine will be winging its way to you shortly!
 
More soon,
 
Love Yours Truly, x

 

25 COMMENTS:

  1. Dress your life.20 July 2013 at 06:27

    You look so adorable in that outfit! I love your pictures, always so beautiful πŸ™‚
    Naomi, x

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  2. Eeep that Topshop swimsuit looks absolutely perfect on you! I really love reading about your day at the beach too – you are such a talented writer, I always feel like you’re telling me your stories one on one!

    Meanwhile, I am positively over the moon – I truly cannot wait to receive my first ever issue of Betty and pour over it – thank you so, so much! I’m off to pop you an email! β™‘β™‘β™‘

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  3. Alexandra Marie20 July 2013 at 08:48

    SO adorable! Perfect day at the beach <3 Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  4. love your shirt & bikini! xx

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  5. Elliementary, My Dear20 July 2013 at 11:34

    From these pictures, Brighton looks like an absolutely lovely place to be on a warm summer day and your outfit and bathing suit are just perfect πŸ™‚

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  6. Love that your shorts are high waisted and a little longer on the bottom, not like the ones that can usually be found on stores right now πŸ˜‰ The swimsuit is perfect, great purchase, you look lovely!

    Damaris
    The cat, you and us

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  7. Ester DurΓ£es20 July 2013 at 11:56

    aww such a lovely outfit! I love both your bikini and your top, such a great print! πŸ™‚

    Ester from Drawing Dreaming

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  8. Is It Secret, Is It Safe20 July 2013 at 21:50

    Love the outfit! It’s so cute and summery. Also, finding high waisted shorts that work is quite the accomplishment! Mine always make me look like I’m wearing diapers!

    -Katie

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  9. laura redburn21 July 2013 at 02:15

    those shorts! i’ve been looking for the perfect pair of shorts for the longest time and can’t seem to find any that i like. that hat is the cutest too!

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  10. Aw you look adorable! Is there no sand on your beach?

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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  11. Photostorming21 July 2013 at 08:41

    I really wanna swim right now! I adore your pictures, and outfits!

    Btw, if you someone like lace, feel free to enter to my giveaway featured with lace garments, today is the last day!

    http://photostorms.blogspot.com/2013/07/my-first-giveaway.html

    Hugs!

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  12. terribleideas21 July 2013 at 09:01

    I absolutely adore Brighton. I wish I could travel down there more. I would love to live a lot closer, if not actually there, one day.

    Those shorts are perfect. I cringe seeing fourteen/fifteen year old girls walking round in ‘shorts’ that cover more of their stomachs than bottoms.

    May your sunny beach days continue πŸ™‚

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  13. I’m with Photostorming. Your pics are making me wanna go to the beach. (And what an adorable bikini!) Anyway fun post as usual and glad you’re having fun.

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  14. Elizabeth Daisy.21 July 2013 at 14:52

    How fabulous is that 50’s style bikini – I absolutely love it – beach beautiful for sure!

    Elizabeth x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  15. VioletDaffodils21 July 2013 at 15:33

    wow such adorable photos! you have such a wonderful clothing style πŸ˜€
    hope you enjoyed your day, looks like you did πŸ˜€ xx

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  16. Eccentric Owl21 July 2013 at 18:44

    Your bikini is adorable, and I LOVE the print on that shirt!!

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  17. Love your hat! And am a bit envious you like near the shore. (That’s the only – well, ok, one of the – downsides to living in the Czech Republic – we have no seas or oceans and thus no shores.)

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  18. Beautiful photos. Love the vintage vibe of the first outfit.

    xoxo
    Ivy

    Facing the Truth and Consequences of Car Accidents

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  19. Allyson Hillerby25 July 2013 at 09:11

    That long black dress is to die for!

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  20. You and Becca are so cute! Glad you braved the dip too. Once we got over the initial shock factor it actually started to feel really warm, and we couldn’t stay away. Not so much now the storms have set in. πŸ™
    Um Kerry you still look totally gorgeous in your bikini! Hope the ebay auctions went well. xxx

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  21. fun:) I have such a hard time with cold water! those crabs are so cuuute!

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  22. This post is absolutely amazing! Where did you buy your bikini and bathing suit?
    Love, Cute Little Tailor

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  23. shelovestowrite4 August 2013 at 18:18

    I love the brown sandals… Where are they from? πŸ˜€

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  24. some absolutely gorgeous outfits, i LOVE the shirt xx

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  25. – Woooouaaaw I really like your style ! It’s very amazing univers πŸ™‚
    xx

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