Tuesday 22 April 2014

Back to the Island

new look top // primark jeans // boohoo parka* // primark loafers // topshop satchel* // topshop sunglasses* // barry m 'sugar apple' // mac 'morange'

#1 I'm sitting down to write this post after a wonderful Easter weekend back home with the family and the boy. I was actually rather hung over from a night out with the girls on Saturday and Sunday was too gloomy to do much apart from play board games and eat chocolate, but yesterday I managed to make the most of some chilly sunshine and head to the beach. By 'head to the beach' I mean walk down the road to the stoney sea front by my house... even though it might not exactly be postcard picturesque it is the best part about growing up on an Island and I have quite the soft spot for it.

#2 The outfit of choice was a casual jeans & tee combo with yellow satchel, sockless feet and retro sunnies to bring it into Spring. I ended up unintentionally nautical too which does work rather well with the setting, although I can assure you sea breezes are not the best environment for photo taking! There are a lot of items I love in this look, but I'm especially chuffed to have found a parka perfect for facing Spring and Summer in the UK. I also adore the colour of my new Barry M 'sugar apple' gelly paint, but sadly it seems to chip very easily on me- has anyone else found that?

#3 You may have noticed that my hair is creeping down to the mid-length category after taking the blunt bob chop back in January. I'm unsure if I want to get the collar bone grazing action back again or grow it out a bit more right now as I do love being able to do different things with it- this messy top knot with beachy bangs being a prime example. I'm such an impulsive creature when it comes to my barnet though so I'll probably turn up rocking my little pony pastels next week...

#4 I'm writing this post during a work day afternoon because I have a lovely bit of time booked off till next Monday. As much as I utterly adore my job it's so nice to have a bit of a break and Dave's come home for the week too. It feels like we've been long distance for so long now (five year anniversary this year!) because of uni and even though we are closer at the moment as I've moved near to London it's hard only spending every other weekend together, so I have many cheesy coupley things planned for the week. I'll also be working hard on the blog and have my first ever 'Get Ready With Me' video going up tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled that...

How did you spend your bank holiday weekend?


  1. Wow! It must be SO beautiful to live there! I love your hair, I don't think you should cut it...it's so nice to be able to do lots of different things with it, isn't it?!

    I blogged this weekend about Cute Easter Cupcakes and Yankee Candles!


  2. Looks like you had a lovely home being back home, adore your outfit! x

  3. Ooh, your outfit is beautiful! I am loving the yellow satchel. I would love to live so near to the sea and beach, it must be so refreshing to go for a stroll and grab some fresh, sea air.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  4. You look so cute! I love good old Sheppey beach!

    Claudia xxx

  5. your house is literally a two minute walk from my house, my favourite part about living on the island is the beach too!! especially chilling in the new beach huts in the warmer, summer months!!

  6. This looks like such a lovely trip!
    Followed you on bloglovin!
    lexi // thelittlebrunette

  7. I really adore your outfit :)
    Michela xx

  8. The Island may not be great but it's home! And the beach is the best part, we are very lucky to have it on our door step. Great outfit and pictures!


  9. Such cute photos! Love this casual-chic look!
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

  10. It's always so interesting to me that the beaches over in England are mostly rock and not sand. Being as I live in Los Angeles and sand beaches are all I've ever known, I think it would be neat to experience a beach over on the other side of the pond!

    Lovely photos-I do like the "Seaside Avenue" sign. And pretty nail polish. :)



  11. love the glasses!

  12. I love your style Meg!! Your hair colour is gorge too! xx

    My Parent & Lifestyle Blog // My Beauty Blog

  13. love your hair like that, would love if you could do a tutorial? :)

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

  14. Lovely photos, I really like the way you have styled your hair :)
    Hope you and the bf can get to spend some quality time together :D
    I spent my Bank holiday on a nightout with the girls from work as it was a nightout for 2 of them's joint birthday celebrations :)


  15. so adorable :) x

  16. I'm so obsessed with stripey tshirts at the moment, love how you've styled yours :) the coat looks perfect for the transitional weather :)
    Love Holly


  17. The topknot looks ADORABLE! You should do a tutorial on it! x


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