From The Archive: 2013

With magazine placements on the side, 2013 was the last year I juggled blogging as a side gig. Things get a bit girlier in the style department too, with a lorra love for the sixties and a 'hive!

Style

Come with me my love, to the sea, the sea of love

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(Shirt: C/O Olive Clothing, Jeans: American Apparel, Shoes: Vintage, Sunglasses: C/O Jewellery By Jaymie ‘Olivia’ Shades, Bag: C/O Kanken at Olive)

When the sun first poked it’s head through the clouds a couple of weeks ago, my first thought was proposing a family visit to the Great British seaside- I mean come on, it seemed the only natural way to celebrate the arrival of Spring. After deliberating potential beachy destinations (pebbles vs sand, South coast vs Kent coast), where does the best fish and chips- and who homes the quaintest seaside shops- we settled on the beautiful, and equally as colourful Whitstable.

After enjoying a short car journey, filled with a chorus of ‘are we there yet’s’ and suitably seaside Spotify playlists (think Cat Power and She & Him)- we arrived, and guess what- the sun was still shining! We piled out of the car with Poppy the dog leading the way, and eventually wound up around the harbor and the vibrant beach houses.

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I guess it’s days like these that really make me appreciate how lucky I am to have such a wonderful close family- without sounding too soppy, my grandparents are some of the coolest cats in town and it’s always lovely to be able to spend a little quality time with them (whilst gobbling on some fish and chips of course!).

After strolling along the pebbled stones, admiring the windows of plenty beautiful boutiques (and an impeccably dressed couple in 1940s attire) and making a pit stop for some battered fish and vinegar soaked chips (not without a can of lemonade too) we headed back for the day- just in time for a soggy rain shower- this is England after all! To keep dry/stay cool I opted for this beautiful shirt and sunglasses combination- care of two of my favourite brands, Olive and the talented Miss Jaymie. I also sported this awesome Kanken bag– which is now my go to for pretty much anything (AND IT’S PINK). The lovely people at Olive have given you 15% off of any Kanken order you may make too, with the code ‘OLIVIAKANKEN15’- not bad eh? Enjoy!

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