The City Jungle…

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Whenever the sun came out last year on the days when I wasn’t working, you could more than likely find me on the beach, or in the Pavilion gardens. Enjoying a picnic, the company of friends or a good book. Enjoying your picnic with folding picnic table!

It became a bit of an automatic response. Sun in the sky? Let’s head to the beach!
Now of course I’m not complaining, and obviously I will still venture to the beach this summer. Only, I want to explore more of this beautiful city too. There are so many gorgeous parks that are perfect for sunny day lazing!

Recently I have been enjoying Dyke Road park, which is a five minute walk from my home. There’s a huge field with a view of the city (and sea!) a bowls lawn, and huge overgrown flower beds, which are just amazing!
After shooting some film photos for my talented photographer friend Emma Speightin the morning, she kindly agreed to help me with some photos featuring this Warehouse Dress which I’ve been waiting to feature for a while.
I love the vibrant pink colour, and sumptuous baroque print. It’s a gorgeous pop of brightness that I don’t think I could have worn as well with my old hair! My love of being blonde/pink continues to grow!
My blonde hair also makes me feel so much more confident in going make-up free (or very minimal like these photos – a touch of foundation and a smudge of lipstick)
I think the lighter shade lifts my complexion, and stops me feeling so washed out, which is always nice!

To enhance the luscious deep pink of the dress I teamed it with a pair of Office red suede platforms I bought on eBay last year. They’re such a great retro design, surprisingly comfortable, and easy enough to walk in!
Emma suggested some photos in front of this sun-dappled door, which I love. During these shots we were terrorised by a very eager dog, and two young boys who were singing this song…I have to admit, their version was much cuter.

We definitely tried to create some photos that were a bit more ‘editorial’ than my usual content. The jungle-esque surroundings certainly helped make it easier!

I look forward to sharing the film photos that Emma and I did too – in the mean time, check out her website. It’s beautiful!

Also worth a mention is that I had a little wardrobe spring clean – items are all listed HERE and end on Sunday the 11th of May. Everything is listed for 99p so you can definitely grab a bargain! Overseas bidders welcome too!

Love Yours Truly, x



  1. Brightness in Brighton. If I cross the water this time soon, you’re to blame for 😉


  2. Helen Macdonald6 May 2014 at 06:52

    Great photos! Loving the editorial feel and that dress looks great against the greenery. Xx


  3. laura redburn6 May 2014 at 07:48

    you look fantastic! loving the colour combos in this post.


  4. Gorgeous photos! I love red and pink it’s such a wonderful colour combination!


  5. NICE dress, and looking lovely. Isn’t it wonderful to be surrounded by green again?? I went to Kew Gardens on the weekend and took lots of photos. I noticed the green when I was there, of course, but it particularly struck me when I got the pictures home and was looking through them at all the green, green, green, spring, spring, spring! Hurrah! Keep exploring those parks!


  6. Lulu Monema6 May 2014 at 11:48

    This dress is so beautiful, love stylish, loved your shoes, perfect outfit girl.
    Thanks for your comment.
    Come check my new post
    See you soon


  7. Simply stunning as always. Loving the green and pink contrast x


  8. Dressed to the Nines7 May 2014 at 09:30

    I had no idea this park existed! I am currently studying in Brighton this year and my friends and I have been making the most of the Pavilion gardens during our lunch break on the sunny days we had last week.
    Love the contrast between the pink and green in these photos, your dress is gorgeous.


  9. Inês Silva7 May 2014 at 15:10

    that dress is so amazing, it looks awesome on you ^^


  10. Tulip and Lily9 May 2014 at 10:07

    Very, very cool pictures! Love the constrast that your pink/red outfit (beautiful dress!!) forms to the green “jungle” in the background! 🙂

    All the best,


  11. Looking like an absolute babe!


  12. Some cool pics!


  13. Beautiful pictures. What a lovely little spot to find, it’s always nice to find a quiet spot in the city!


  14. What a beautiful dress
    And I really like the location of this shoot.
    So cool!

    Love from Canada


  15. Dreamy Gamine3 July 2014 at 18:37

    Beautiful dress… and you look stunning as usual!

    Love, xo


  16. Avellia Anwar13 July 2014 at 21:51

    pretty shots

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    Miss Aa


  17. You look stunning.