Yours Truly, x: Roses In June…

I’m on holiday! Horaay!

For the next 9 days I shall be happily residing in Brighton with Joshua, getting up to all sorts of adventures, including the Vintage Nation event held at Brighton Racecourse next weekend (is anyone else going? I’m starting to get very excited!) but more on that in a little bit…

Yesterday Joshua and I wandered around Brighton in the muggy-heat running some (non-blog-worthy) errands and having a bit of a shop in Beyond Retro.

Now I did warn you that I’m a little obsessed with this vintage nightdress!

A cheeky little eBay find, I can’t stop wearing it!

I have been reading ‘The Virgin Suicides’ by Jeffrey Eugenides this week (which is not only a fantastic read, but it makes you realise how lovingly Sofia Coppola adapted the book for her also-fantastic film) 

The way in which the character Cecilia lives in her tatty old wedding dress made me think of how I’ve been living in this dress! Although I haven’t quite reached Miss Havisham territory just yet…

I wore my nightie with a vintage bottle green felt hat from ‘Absolute Vintage’ on Brick Lane, mustard socks from H&M, with some very 70’s sandals I picked up in Primark last week when the humidity reached its peak. 

The vintage vanity case was an eBay find, my necklace belonged to my Nanna, and my charm bracelet (which kept getting hooked on the dress!) was an eBay find, that I’ll have to show you in closer detail another day!

These roses were absolutely beautiful – SO fragrant! I’m currently drying this one out in Josh’s room…

The rose which Josh spied had been bashed about a bit, and was nearly snapped off (so we didn’t too feel bad picking it!)

Whilst roaming around Brighton we stumbled across these two very well dressed chaps, John and David, who kindly obliged for me to take their photo. Don’t they just look incredible? We had a really nice chat with them about their style and how they dressed like in their youth.

I’ve decided as a result of the photo above to take some ‘street style’ photos at the Vintage Nation event next week, and will no doubt come across some very stylish people to share with you all!

I also (before I pop off for a shower and some brunch!) wanted to show you these photos from a couple of weeks ago. I have recently had the pleasure of meeting some fellow bloggers who live in the London area.

They are (nearly in L-R order!) Aimee and Harriet from ‘Bright Young Twins’, Nicole from ‘Fashion Forestry’,  Kelly-Marie from ‘A Harem of Peacocks’,  and Dulcie from ‘The Human Sea’.

We went for a night out dancing in London which loads of fun! (Pictured here with our friend Anna and her amazing Bo-Peep hat!)

It’s obviously really lovely to meet new people, but it’s even lovelier to meet people who have common interests…Never mind the fact that they’re all incredibly sweet to boot!

So! Expect a bit more frequent blogging this week, as I intend to make the most of my precious time off in Brighton!

I also just wanted to mention the Cosmo Blog Awards banner on the side of the blog. If you wanted to nominate my little corner of the internet I would extremely thankful. I know this competition can really open doors, so I’d love the chance to try!

More very soon,

Love Yours Truly, x

Ps. Also! If you’re feeling like you’re in the voting sort of mood, Joshua and I (somehow?!) ended up in Glamour Magazines Best Dressed Couple Awards! If you would like to see these two ragamuffins win you can vote HERE.