OUTFIT | Seaside Simplicity

Well, well, well! I appear to have finally got my act together after about 5 months sans blogging, hurrah! I'm not going to ramble on about who/ what/ why or when, and just going to get straight to the outfit. These shots were taken by my very talented little (but a few feet taller) Bro, while we were vacaying with Mother and the Toddler visiting my Nan down in North Devon this Summer. Specifically, they were taken at the cutest little fishing town called Appledore; it is one of my favourite ever places. I used to go down to Devon every Summer when I was little with my parents, so there are many little villages down there that I hold close to my heart as they are just filled with childhood memories. I love the fact that I am now able to take Theo down there and show him all the places I used to love as a child - and still do now! There's just something so refreshing and peaceful about visiting Devon. Everyone is always so friendly and life just seems to kind of slow down a few paces and things just feel simpler in a way. I would love to retire to somewhere like that one day and to be able to step outside my front door and smell the salty, sea breeze. I won't talk too much more about the trip as I think I'll do a separate post on it with some of the more lifestyle photos I took.

So this outfit was just a little nod to nautical - well, when visiting a little seaside town, what else would one wear!? I picked this top up in the Next sale the other month and it's fast becoming my new go to; it's just so easy to throw on and I love the oversizedness of it as it's just comfy and can be paired with trousers or half tucked into a skirt like I've done here. I am all about comfort these days! Ok so I did kind of wear heels...not so comfy, agreed, but I wanted to get some wear out of these espadrille sandals while the weather was being kind to us. Not much to say about the denim mini - you just can't go wrong, it works with pretty much everything and will never go out of style. The simple look was finished off with my favourite (although really rather impractically sized) moc croc chain shoulder bag from the Zara sale, blue mirrored aviator sunglasses and this dainty bird motif necklace. I go through phases of loving really chunky, statement necklaces and then completely going off it all and just wanting to wear minimal, dainty jewellery. I'm in the latter phase right now and really enjoying discovering all my old jewellery that I had once tossed to one side in favour of my more garish pieces.

Top: Next sale | Skirt: Primark | Sandals & sunglasses: River Island (old) | Necklace: Forever 21 (old) | Bag: Zara sale

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