The only day of summer

london style french connection dress chelsea london french connection dressI am currently writing this post in my pyjamas (don’t worry it’s passed 5 o’clock which totally makes it acceptable) and in my fluffy gown…with the hood up. England, its June. What happened?

Even editing these summery pictures makes me want to cry inside but I took these on the weekend, when it actually felt like summer (come back!), on a stroll in Chelsea and a visit to The Good Life Eatery (review coming soon). A simple outfit, but I feel for the summer you don’t need to over complicate things. Just a simple, plain dress with flats and a string of pearls and you’re good to go.

chelsea london ashumi mulberry tilliefrench connection dressdress – French Connection | bag – Mulberry | shoes – Topshop | sunglasses – Miu Miu

Summer at the Seaside

topshop denim dress brighton beach brighton beachOh I do like to be beside the seaside…

It’s the 1st September today. This means, the beginning of autumn, it’s socially acceptable to finally turn on the heating and Hogwarts starts again (yes I’ve got my letter, haven’t you? Well that’s awkward!).

Therefore, to celebrate the last official day of summer, I headed to sunny Brighton to roam around the pier, beach and waste all of my money in the Arcade Penny Pusher machines (why so addictive?!) This was my second visit to Brighton, as my first was last year for my birthday, and both times I questioned why I don’t make the one hour trip more often. I love the typical British, holiday-by-the-seaside feel that reminds me of my childhood summers.

And obviously, I took some snaps. I wore my Topshop 90s denim dress, of which I used to own an exact copy of when I was about 11. My mum even thought I dug up the childhood dress and wore it, to which I responded “as if that would still fit mum, God Karen (not my mum’s name) you’re so stupid”. Ok, no I didn’t actually quote Mean Girls, but I did cry in the corner, whilst comforting myself with a doughnut. I just have a lot of feelings. I’ll stop with the Mean Girls quotes now, I promise!

How did I get onto this? Oh yeah…Brighton…it’s fab…I love it.

brighton pier 90s denim dress DSC_0865 fish and chips brightonComplete outfit (except bag, H&M) – Topshop (I may suffer from a slight Toppers obsession. Whoops!)

Summer Casuals

jigsaw boyfriend jeansSo summer’s drawing to an end and I have bitter/sweet feelings. Reasons?

Sweet: around a month before the end of every season, I always just want to jump to the next season. Right now, all I want to do is wear tights, coats and boots, take a walk in the woods and step on some crunchy leaves and spend evenings indoors with my fluffy dressing gown, (which I actually wear all year round! It’s soo fluffy I’m gonna die!) hot chocolate and the fire on. Sound nice? Plus, the arrival of autumn means that Christmas is coming!!

Bitter: I know will regret the above statement when it’s a depressing, dizzily day in November and gets dark at 4pm.

Nevertheless, it is still only August and my current choice of outfit for a lazy summer day is to dress down in my oh so comfortable boyfriend jeans, a tee and my “are they ugly or are they chic” Birkenstock-type shoes.

Does anyone else also suffer from this internal dilemma and love/hate relationship for autumn and the coming of winter?!

london church summer ootdtop – Jigsaw | jeans – ASOS | shoes – F&F | bag – Mulberry | sunnies – Miu Miu

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