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#blackouttuesday

Oh hello, June, where did you come from?  Seriously how is it June already? I'm going to try and make the most of summer this year - despite everything else being rubbish. I'm going to enjoy myself and have fun in the sun. Sound like a good plan, doesn't it? ⠀
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Oh hello, June, where did...

I must admit that I did get bored with balcony/mirror outfit pictures and wanted a more nature/organic photos backdrop. Well now summer is right around the corner, and the sun is indeed shining, and with news that lockdown resections are now easing, I now thought it was the perfect opportunity to go out into the wood and show you this floral Zara dress.⠀
I brought this dress at the very beginning of this year and was keen to show you guys this as I think it a lovely summer dress to wear, plus, I also thought it would go nicely with my red hat.⠀
For someone who has been cooped up, I must admit that it was nice to go into my local woodland and to walk around for an afternoon. I think it was also lovely for Richard, my husband, to pick up his camera again and to take some photos. The whole pandemic has put a pause on his professional photographer profession, and he hasn’t needed to use his camera much.⠀
It was lovely to put on a dress and to make myself look a little presentable. It got me out of my loungewear for an afternoon. The experience made me feel a little more like myself, and it put me in a good mood. As much as I like comfy loungewear, I’m still someone who wants to dress up.⠀
I’m hoping I can go out more this summer, of course still observing the social distancing rule, and doing more outdoor outfit photos. I’m also hoping this summer to wear more of my summer outfit and to feel more like myself.⠀
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I must admit that I...

Usually, when I do an outfit post or picture, I like to dress up and show you some pretty dress. But this time I thought I would show you a few of my casual wear and what I wear on a day to day basis. I must admit, as much as I love to dress up, I wouldn't exactly go to Tesco in them. So on a day to day basis, I'm usually in jeans and a top. ⠀
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Usually, when I do an...

If I were to describe my style, it would be summed up in two words: quirky and fun. I'm sure you realise by now I don't like boring black fashion – I do fun, bright, colourful style. Case in point is this Collectif watermelon dress. You can't get more quirky and fun fashion than this, can you?⠀
I like my clothes to reflect a lot of my personality, eternally youthful while also quirky and fun. Yup, that pretty much summed up me. The saying, you are who you are by the clothes you wear, really does hold up with me.⠀
I'm still that little girl who had a dressing up box as a child and would play dress-up; now I just have a wardrobe filled with more clothes than I could ever need as my dressing up box. I still like to have fun with my clothes, and I haven't lost that childhood wonder about clothes. And I don't think I ever will.⠀
Overall, what I'm saying is that this Collectif watermelon dress reflects who I am as a person and also my style. I also believe it represents how fashion shouldn't be all serious; it should be fun and should put a smile on a person's face.⠀
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If I were to describe...

* Stare at the computer screen completely blank, not sure what write*. Pretty summed up my week really - a blank space. Yup got writer block. ⠀
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A Day out at Brighton

When the weather warming up and with summer right around the corner. It only makes sense to have a day out at Brighton, right?

Richard and I have both been feeling over worked lately. I’ve been chained to my desk 24/7 and he has been going here there and everywhere due to his works (he’s a professional photographer). So we really haven’t had much time to be together to go out anywhere.

I mentioned to Richard about a week ago that I would like a day out at Brighton – or to be more precise I wanted to go down to Brighton to visit their Homesense store.

And yes, I did indeed go down to Brighton to visit a Homesense store.  As I have read so many blog posts and reviews of the Homesense stores I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Someone once told that a Homesense store is crossed between Laura Ashley and Homebase. So I wanted to see it for myself.

I know what you’re thinking, why go all the way down to Brighton to visit a home store? There is a nearer Homesense store to where I live– but it on a big industrial park which always make me nervous visiting and you can only get there by car. So overall it isn’t practical for me to visit my local store.

Anyway, where was I? – Oh yes a day out at Brighton. It not like I need a big excuse to visit one of my favorite UK seaside town. I could quite happily move down there as I bloody love it.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I always consider Brighton to be quite a youthful town. Despite it being a traditional old seaside town – it has quite a young vibe. That could be that it has a big university and a big LGBT culture.

Brighton is also more than a seaside place, it’s a shopping area with quirky shops and little old lanes that you can get lost.

Last week, I unchained myself from my desk and Richard finally had a free day so we took ourselves out to Brighton.

I think at this point the pictures will show you my perfect day out at Brighton.  Also we were really lucky that day as the weather was boiling. It felt more summer – than spring.

day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton

Let me show you the Homesense store. It was filled with loads of quirky and colourful home décor. Beautiful artificial flowers (that looked so real!), handpainted mugs and even a Buddha statue. I now can see why people seem to love Homesense so much and I really wished they did home delivery or there’s a more convenient store where I live.

There is one quirky shop you will find down the lane; a rubber duck shop. This sell nothing but rubber ducks. How cool is that! They do every single variation you can imagine. Love it.

day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton

These photos are the famous Brighton lane. A narrow street that has quirky little shops. Richard and I was saying to shame these kind of narrow lane street are dying out – they need to preserved somehow.

day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton

We did eventually get down to the front, it not all shopping. And you also cannot go all the way down there and not sit down on their stones beach. The weather was lovely and warm but the sea front has a cool breeze which was refreshing.

day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton

If you do have a day out at Brighton, you have to visit their famous pier. It a long pier that goes right out to the sea and it has everything. Amusements, rides, casino and restaurants. It just fun to walk around and to play on the amusements games.

day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton
day out at Brighton

So yes that was my day out at Brighton. It nice to get some sea air and to be unchained from my desk. If you want a day out, it well worth making the visit down.

29 Comments
  • Jattu
    May 13, 2017

    It looks so beautiful and the sea looks heavenly. Glad you had got to visit Brighton, it’s a beautiful place.

  • Megan
    May 13, 2017

    Oh wow! This looks amazing. Now I want to visit 🙂

  • Megan
    May 13, 2017

    Oh wow! This looks amazing. Now I want to visit 🙂

  • ejnets
    May 13, 2017

    Beautiful photos, I wish to there one day 🙂
    I love your blog.
    Ejnets in Lisboa

  • Rosemary
    May 13, 2017

    What a fun day out.

  • Rebekah
    May 13, 2017

    Sounds fun! Maybe someday I’ll make it to Europe and get to visit. I love that there’s a shop just for rubber ducks haha!

  • I haven’t heard about the Homesense stores and they look lovely. I will bookmark this for when I hopefully visit Brighton soon!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • hannah
    May 14, 2017

    Looks like you had a good day out, looks really fun too. I’ve never been to Brighton

  • Mummy Times Two
    May 14, 2017

    Oh it looks like you had such a wonderful day. I’ve never been to Brighton, but am a big fan of homesense.

  • Lea
    May 14, 2017

    Great article I feel like I’ve been there with you!!

  • Ritu
    May 14, 2017

    Been a long time since I ventured to Brighton!

  • Fiona Maclean
    May 14, 2017

    I love Brighton – I went to Sussex Uni, so I guess it is in my blood. Living vicariously through your post

  • StressedMum
    May 14, 2017

    I love Brighton, it is quite close to us by car although we do not visit often, I love the Lanes and looking at all the lovely little unique shops x

  • Hayley Warren
    May 14, 2017

    I’m going to Brighton for the first time in a couple of weeks and this has given me some ideas for it!

  • Janet Yarwood
    May 14, 2017

    Looks like a great day out. I’ve only ever been to Brighton for football so didn’t really get to see much of it. I’d love to visit but it’s just so far! That rubber duck shop looks amazing.

  • Elodie
    May 14, 2017

    You’re so right – Brighton does feel very young and fun despite being a traditional seaside town! One of my best friends lived there for a while and I always regret not visiting more, especially since it’s so close to London.

  • Natalie Benton
    May 15, 2017

    That store looks great!! I’d never heard of Homesense! I’ve never been to Brighton but it’s not to see what all is there! Hope y’all are feeling replenished after your day out.

  • Gareth Torrance
    May 15, 2017

    I still have yet to go to Brighton, but between this post and the Instagram photos my friend shared over the weekend for her birthday, I definitely want to.

  • Rhian Westbury
    May 15, 2017

    I’ve been meaning to have a day out in Brighton for ages especially as for me it really isn’t all that far away. Homesense is the best! x

  • Emily Leary
    May 15, 2017

    Lovely photos, what a wide array of ducks! I love Brighton for having so many unique items to suit so many tastes.

  • Healthy & Psyched
    May 15, 2017

    I never realised they have such a big Home Sense store. I will be sure to visit if I go to Brighton again. I really loved the Pier last time I wen- it reminds me of being a kid.

  • Kate
    May 16, 2017

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful and vivid pictures of Brighton. Being a huge fan of Homesense, I just literally love that place. xx
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  • Ashleigh
    May 16, 2017

    I absolutely love going to Brighton in the summer. Can’t beat fish and chips and big angry seagulls on the beach!!

  • Louise
    May 16, 2017

    I absolutely love Brighton and I am moving to Southsea which is about 1.5 hrs away so when I move down I can get to go 😊 I also fell in love with Southsea and felt it had a feeling of a mini Brighton. Lots of independents and a fabulous sea front and pier I just can’t wait to start my new life down there now. I love the selection of Rubber Ducks you found X

  • Becca Talbot
    May 16, 2017

    Glad you had a good day out! The rubber duck store looks unique!

  • Stephanie Cummings
    May 16, 2017

    Brighton looks lovely I’ve been looking at visiting but train fare from near me are so expensive and U blummin love homesence. I go in my local one weekly and I have to hold back buying all the things. I love all those ducks. Takes on a whole new meaning to get your ducks in a row

  • Alex
    May 17, 2017

    I love your pictures! Your post has made me want to visit Brighton! xx

  • Kira
    May 17, 2017

    I want to visit Brighton now! Those rubber ducks look so cute too. Great photographs as well, they do well to sell it as a destination to visit 😀 x

  • Britt
    May 21, 2017

    Looks like a great trip to take! I am IN LOVE with all the rubber duckies hahaha… that is SOOO much fun!

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