Thursday, 4 October 2012

Back To Blogging...

Hello! My oh my it's been a while hasn't it? My little corner of the internet certainly has been quiet lately and I guess it's for a combination of reasons. 

First of all, the practicalities of moving and all the hassle that comes with it (packing, unpacking, re-arranging countless trinkets and books!) has been quite time-consuming! I also wanted to give myself a bit of break from the world of blogging, as I found it had started to become a bit of a chore, and I wasn't having as much fun with it as I had previously.

So before things turned sour, I took a short sabbatical of sorts, and now I'm back! Ready for Autumn (my favourite season) and all the lovely layering that comes with it!

So without further ado...Let's get back into the swing of things!

I put this outfit together around the red socks... I love it being just chilly enough to wear knee-highs again! The mustard cardigan and the shorts are from H&M, and the olive hat is from Absolute Vintage.

I recently picked up this old air hostess travel bag from a vintage shop in Brighton that was having a sale. I love how HUGE it is! I can everything I possibly need in it. It also has this amazing musty plastic-cy smell which I know I probably shouldn't love as much as I do!

The sweet little mac was a find on eBay - I love trapeze style coats!

Oh...and I suppose the hair should have a mention! I recently went through another 'Gargh bored with red hair' phase and dyed my locks a chocolatey brown - so far I like it! The red has started to peep through now too...

The lipstick I'm wearing was a fairly recent purchase from MAC - it's called 'Chilli' and although it's quite drying, the colour is lovely and matt and really vibrant.

So what have I been up to in my months absence? 
Well if you follow me on instagram you may have a fairly good idea, however for anyone else, I have revelled in enjoying days out, with no concern of documenting them (admittedly a few photos did sneak in here and there!)

Like this amazing view from a lunch date Joshua and I had at a beach front Italian restaurant!

It was a beautiful day and we really made the most of the weather, having our lunch, and then exploring nearby Hove for charity shop bargains...

I love these alternatively graffitied seagulls, they're made by cleaning the wall!

I've also been raiding flea markets and car boot sales to find adornments for my new abode (photos to come soon!)
Unfortunately this chap didn't make it home with me...He was a tad too scary!

Stupidly I didn't pick these up, but I am returning tomorrow in the hope they may still be there!

We've also been celebrating a couple of birthdays! Including this little lady turning one!

And Taylor turned four! Here we are at Legoland in the queue for quite possibly the most stomach turning 'children's' ride I've ever had the displeasure to experience! 

And finally, this has made me infinitely happy!

I bought a beautiful Raleigh Caprice bicycle on eBay and now happily spend my days zipping around the city, on my way to work or running errands (on this particular day we went to the garden centre - hence the TWEE flowers in my basket!)

I have to admit it took a bit of getting used to riding on the busy roads of Brighton, but there is nothing more liberating after a crappy day than to take a little cruise along the sea front as the sun goes down...Bliss!

So there we have it! I'm back!

I'm up to some very exciting adventures with the lovely Kelly Marie of A Harem of Peacocks tomorrow, so no doubt I shall be sharing that with you all soon.

Thank you for your patience!

Love Yours Truly, x


  1. You have the cutest smile and I love your face with that creepy doll.


  2. You're really cute with brown hair, girl! We've been missing you! :)

  3. I love the new hair colour, it looks beautiful with the olive green hat! I'm so jealous of your bike, too! xo.

  4. Ahhh, I have missed seeing your posts (though, like you, I've been pretty consumed with life too).. Your hair looks amazing and your outfit is perfect, as always. I don't think there's anything you cant pull off?

  5. welcome back! missed your cute self! New York is the worst place in the world for thrifting and antiquing , so your posts are like my little dreamland of if only's.

  6. Glad to see you're posting again:)

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  8. I am orginally from East Sussex (now I live in Australia) and I spent many a day in my teenage years in Brighton. Your pictures make me nostalagic and a little homesick but in a good way! Thank you xx

  9. Good to see you back! I've missed your adventurers :) xx

  10. i just die!! you are so cute! I LOOOOve this outfit! <3

  11. love your bike - it looks stunning with the flowers in! Love your hat and new hair colour... Your posts make me want to go to Brighton again hehe

  12. Happy to have you back! Looks like you've been having lots of fun while you were away from the computer :)

  13. Lovely to see you back. Amazing photos & lovely outfit (As always) x

  14. Amazing outfits. And you have such a sweet face!

    le fresne x

  15. How is it possible for you to be so adorable?

  16. Your bag is gorgeous! It looks like you're having a great time in Brighton! I'm so jealous!


  17. I love that hair color on you! It's amazing! Also, I'm a wee bit envious of your bike. So cute!


  18. Welcome back lovely lady. I'm glad you had yourself a little break I think it's important to do that every once in a while and just enjoy life.
    Your photo's are all beautiful as always and it really looks like you are living the dream in Brighton. After seeing you yesterday I can tell that it is true and you seem so happy there. Brighton really suits you. Ahhhh.
    I had such a lovely time yesterday, I feel a little guilty for not documenting it more but I was too busy enjoying myself. Can't wait to come up for our Boot sale daventure, I think i'll have to bring my dear friend the basket so I can get fit in as much stuff as possible. :-)
    Lotsa love xxxx

  19. Dear God, I have just discovered your blog and I am so in love with it!(also your hair color:)
    I can`t wait to see some more! And now, I`m going back to reading old posts :)

  20. Oh you make me miss Brighton even mooore! And a little break is useful anytime; it's great to have you back though. I am in love with your bike. I can just imagine you wandering around the city like a small vintage photo. The new hair looks lovely, I think you should keep it :) (And I've been lusting over the shorts for a while, it's a nice surprise to see them on you <3 They look better than I could even imagine to see on myself really. Lovely!)

  21. Ahh you make me want to try out knee socks! Love love love the colors you put together - your posts are always so inspiring xoxo

  22. i found your blog just now and it is so wonderful! you have your newest follower here and i'm excited for more updates!

    lindsey louise

  23. You are absolutely adorable, girl! So happy I stumbled across your corner of the Internet. Love your style, love your hair, and obsessed with your new bike.
    xo TJ

  24. These photos are so gorgeously happy! Your brown brogues are beautiful and I have fallen in love with that last picture. It's amazing.
    X Jane

  25. I really enjoy your makeup! and these are super cute photos :)