Friday, 4 January 2013

Chin Up, Head Down...

Like most people, I love the 'freshness' that a new year brings. The opportunity for a clean slate, new beginnings and adventures.
I already have a lot planned for this year, and some real hopes for where I might be able to take it. Holidays and little trips are starting to be considered, and I must start knuckling down with regard to my creative endeavours (more on that another time!)

Best thing of all though? I started my year in Brighton! After moving here late in the Summer of last year, it feels amazing to look where 2012 took me...Some of it certainly wasn't planned! I love this seaside city, and the energy and creativity that breeds within it.

With that in mind, here is one resolution for you - I'm going to work even harder on Yours Truly, x this year and try my best to make every post better!

So let us begin!

These photos were taken on a grey afternoon near Brighton train station. There are quite few murals left over from the recent Whale Fest in Brighton, and this is one of them. Isn't it lovely?

This hairstyle was a first for me. After creating my little beehive bump, I was at a bit of a loss with what to do with the remaining hair. Perhaps it was a Pattie Boyd influence, but the 60's style pigtails felt great!
I haven't worn pigtails in years...Who knows, maybe it'll be my favourite style of 2013?!

The peter pan dress with an eBay purchase over Christmas - I love the deep rusty colour. And it's such a thick fabric that it feels very retro...Despite being a reproduction! 

I let the dress do the talking, keeping it simple with a plain navy H&M cardigan, vintage Dior stockings and old Topshop white brogues.

Having your photos taken near work men was never going to be much fun! 

I hope you all had a great NYE - for those of you who follow me on instagram, you'll know I tried my best to bring it in style (Oh Cointreau! You are a tasty devil!)

Apologies for the short post, I have a few more bits to show and tell, but alas they're not quite ready yet!

In the mean time, enjoy your weekend and I'll be back soon!

Happy New Year!

Love Yours Truly, x


  1. That dress is amazing, I love the colour of it!
    Happy Belated New Year :)


  2. Happy New Year lovely, you look beautiful, the peter pan collar on that dress is so pretty! I've never been to Brighton but you make me want to get on a train there!

    Eda ♥

  3. i love your hair and dress! beautiful! xx

  4. Adding the pigtails was a cute touch! I hope this New Year brings you all the things you wish to accomplish and more!

  5. Your hair looks great! I wish I could pull off that style.

    The dress colour is perfect on you.


  6. You look so lovely! I adore the color of your dress and the peter pan color; I really need to find a good peter pan collar dress.
    And I'll have to try your hairstyle look! I've been wanting to figure out some good looks with pigtails; my husband loves them, but I always feel a bit childish with pigtails. The bump makes the look so much more grown up!
    Happy new year!

    1. I know exactly what you mean! Pigtails for me evokes memories of being 12 and riding my bicycle to the corner shop for hubba bubba gum! I'm glad the bump gave it a more of a grown up edge! Happy new year to you too! X

  7. Those bunches are so cute! I love bunches with a beehive!


  8. Your 60s style pigtails are SO cute! I've been wearing them lots lately too (minus the bump) - it's such a lovely way to put to use all of the leftover Christmas ribbon!

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  9. I love this hairstyle for my second-day hair because it's easier to get in a beehive and it's so simple! Looks great on you x

  10. You look so pretty - your hair is just fantastic!


  11. So pretty!!!
    Love your blog,


  12. Oh wow Kerry you look so STUNNING! The pictures are absolutely amazing with that back drop. I was also in awe of your NYE outift, You looked super hot. ;-). I hope you had a wonderful New Year and i'm so excited to see more of your creative endeavours xxx

  13. You're beautiful to a point where it's almost otherworldly! :D Seriously though, lovely post!!

  14. I love your dress. The color looks so nice on you.

    Happy new year!

  15. You are sooo beautiful and your style leaves me speechless:)x

  16. So pretty and coquette! Lovely 60's style, I really look forward for that hairstyle tutorial, it's so adorable!^^ x

  17. Great back drop—even better outfit. Your color palettes are always stunning <3

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  18. I almost didn't recognize you in this photo--pale lips, a serious expression and now... pigtails!


  19. I'm really happy to hear that one of your resolutions is to post more here! Seeing your outfits never fails to brighten my day <3

    Your hair is ADORABLE and that backdrop is stunning <3

  20. Happy new year! I love everything about this post, hairstyle, outfit, shoes, and the amazing mural in the background. I hope this new year brings you everything you wish for and more. =)

  21. Cute, cute, cute! I love the 60's style pigtails!


  22. I loooove this outfit/hair together!

  23. Cute outfit and nice background.

  24. looooove the shade of that dress. love it.