21 April 2013

To the sea

Me and mum decided that we would go on a little adventure together to south-end not to far from london, anyone who knows me knows, how much i adore the sea-side, I really don't mind where it is as long as I can see the sea I am a happy bunny. We caught the train along the pier as we weren't really up for the mile walk to the end. It was crazy sunny yesterday, perfect pier walking weather. After doing my bit for charity ( cue lifeboat buying gifts) me and mum sat out of the wind watching a beautiful wedding ceremony on the pier and roasting ourselves in the sun. I stupidly forgot that I had a hole in my jeans at the knee and i now have one beautifully tanned knee.. pure genius! I tan in minutes so right  now I have various tan lines dotted about my person haha. Also to add another injury to my list that day, i managed to get 12 splitters in one finger, I probably shouldn't be allowed out..It was all good after a bit of poking and sucking the splinters came out ( sounded less rude in my head sorry!)

Yesterdays outfit, was a strange mix because one minute it was warm next minute it was cold...ok who am i kidding lets just call it british weather not "strange", I popped my £1 sandals from primark in my bag just hoping it would be sunny, I absolutely hate wearing shoes, hate, hate, hate, so when I don't have to wear them I jump at the chance. Everything I am wearing on my top half is from various charity shops, my jeans were from River Island and my trusty studded boots are from Topshop, the Black studded bag I am wearing was from TK Maxx and my large Doctors bag was a Car boot buy but Originally it would of been from Miss Selfridge. All my rings (bar the bands) are from Datter and my Bracelet was a cheap Purchase from Yesterday and my Buffalo necklace is from Zara

Its always lovely day tripping with my mum, as we are pretty similar when it comes to the things we like, cake, tea, sunshine, vintage shopping, jewellery and bargain hunting. The day was filled with pretty much all of those which is probably why it was one of my favourite. 

We scrambled off the pier after three hours of sun bathing and into town to grab some dinner which consisted of scampi and chips followed buy waffles with butterscotch sauce. Safe to say the train ride back into london was filled with slight moans and groans from me and mum that we shouldn't of eaten so much, but what the hell!



  1. This is beautiful!
    Some really beautiful photo's and hopefully some beautiful memories!

    Kelly || My blog: Day Dreams & Daisy Chains || <3

  2. Looks like you had a great day! The photos are lovely :) and I feel like I need a pair of those jeans in my life, after seeing them on you!


  3. I am exactly the same, I love the sea so much! Although I wish I was like you when it came to tanning, for some reason my skin decides it can only go out in factor 50 suncream or I frazzle. And of course, no tan... aha. Sounds like a lovely dayxx

  4. I adore your mums brooch, its stunning! Lovely pictures, looks like it was a great day! XX


  5. gorgeous. love living by the sea and just being able to smell the salt air always refreshes me. lovely pics xxx

  6. Can we just talk about how much I love this. I am obsessed with blogs that feature photos of travels. It reminds me a lot of Monterey or Santa Cruz California. So pretty. I've been meaning to get out to the beach, it's getting awfully hot.

    Your bag reminds me of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE one from Urban Outfitters. It broke in one month while on a trip to Chicago. It broke my heart. And it sort of still does, I keep it in the closet despite being completely useless.

    I've just followed and I cannot wait for more photo posts. This is definitely so pleasing to piddle through.

    Okay, rambling done. BYE

    Little Red Umbrellas

  7. Beautiful photos Ella!
    Fashion Ganache.

  8. Gorgeous! I miss the sunshine, and wish it was summer so I could go to the sea, jealousy xxx


  9. Beautiful pictures, looks like you had a wonderful day <3 I'm looking forward to some trips to the seaside when the weather gets warmer :D
    Kaz at Sunshine Days x

  10. stunning photos hope you and your mummy had a great day. I'm just like you too! I am obsessed with being by the seaside too!! x

  11. I love the seaside! It looks like you had an amazing time, you look so gorgeous!
    Nina from little nomad

  12. This looks so great, I can't wait for it to finally get warm here in Minneapolis so I can sun bathe and adventure. I'm jealous of you going to the seaside, with the pier and food shacks. It's so novel!

    I'd Rather Stay In Bed

  13. Southend is one of my favourite places in the world!! I love the amusements, and it's so lovely to have the opportunity to see the sea so close to London! What a lovely little escape day, thanks for sharing it with us :) xxx

  14. Aw, lovely photos Ella, what a fabulous day :) xx


  15. I went to the seaside yesterday as well, it was rainy and not that warm but it still managed to chase the sadness away..

  16. Is it possible to eat too much, Ella? I disagree! Although if you'd asked me immediately after my trip to nando's yesterday I may have to agree with you... Still, no regrets.
    I love Southend (I live pretty near it when I'm not at university), so it's great to see it portrayed in a light that isn't "did you go to mayhem on monday? I was so drunk!!" aha. Glad to hear you and your mum had a lovely time, get tanning the rest of ya now! xx

  17. hope you and your mom had a wonderful day..nice pic...

  18. Ive never been to Southend - I guess as I live on the coast already there's no need- but always hear lots about it. Looks like you had a lovely day :) I swear you're loosing weight still!x


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