Ah Brighton! Somehow I managed to make another trip down to the coast last weekend even though I was pretty much fresh off the plane from Berlin. Ever since my backpacking stint last year, I've become a master of the short trip, packing just enough combinations so that I have enough to play with and meticulously combing the hotel room before I have to leave. I'm even more convinced that I need to make my seaside visits more regular now, there's a few bloggers down there who know all of the places off the beaten track plus I'd love to venture a little further afield to Hove and the Marina. This town is ripe with locations so I decided to revisit the Pavilion wearing something far more summery than the last time I was there. It seems like such an otherworldly place in amongst the bunting and pastel houses but it's this eclectic mix that makes Brighton one of my favourite destinations outside of London. For some reason a seaside property still seems within reach in my head but who am I kidding, one of the beach huts is probably more realistic!
Top - Miss Selfridge
Skirt - Versace for H&M
Necklace - Tatty Devine
Jeffrey Campbell shoes - c/o Sarenza
Bag - Modalu
Don't you just love it when your skirt blends in with your surroundings? I haven't worn this Versace for H&M number in a while but now I've edited my wardrobe down a bit, it seems almost new again. If you're ever in doubt about wearing prints then my go-to combination is to pair them with a stripy top. Breton on the top, party on the bottom as I like to call it. These are my first pair of Jeffrey Campbells since the start of my obsession over four years ago. Some of the styles in the meantime have been a little too extreme even for me but these are the perfect sort of weird sandal hybrid I like. Not too high and just the right amount of ugly, although I am starting discover some other styles at the moment that are veering towards the more ladylike side of the spectrum. Watch this space.
So the main reason for my Brighton visit? On The Beach had organised a little get-together for a few bloggers and they'd seriously thought of everything. An Alan Partridge film on the beach (complete with the man himself), buffalo wings from Meat Liquor, even personalised bathrobes before a spot of pampering back in the hotel. I've managed to gather up even more exciting and unexpected things for my upcoming city guide but I may have to return to sample even more food. Funny that...Recreate: