Tuesday, 27 March 2012
English Riviera style
It seems it's summer, not just spring, in Blighty... the temperatures we're having are unheard of for March (22°C!). And what do the Brits do when there's the slightest glimmer of sunshine? They heard for the beach, of course: none of us are geographically any more than 70 miles from the coast so that's where we go for ice cream, dirty beaches* and rickety old piers. Mr. Summers and I had an impromptu day in Torquay, a.k.a. The English Riviera: the photo opportunities were endless, hence the huge number of pictures...!
*I'm joking... there are lots of lovely beaches of course
The coast is nearly always a little chilly, so I dressed for lots of walking and a cool breeze, making sure I brought a touch of warm colour in homage to the sun. And I tend to pile on more jewellery in warm weather - there's something about the jangling of arm candy that makes me feel more summery for some reason ;)
I've included a couple of photos taken just inland on the (country) walk back from the seafront to the car... couldn't resist posing by the gamekeeper's lodge and a little country cottage. I do apologise for how tired I look in these last two photos - we'd had a long day and I was desperate to get home for a cuppa ;)
And saving the best till last: I think this (unposed) photo of me on the pier is my favourite ever on my blog... normally I'm the unoffical art director and Mr. Summers the photographer (I didn't get that photography degree in order to keep quiet whilst having my picture taken!). However, this is all his own work; I was sitting enjoying the sun when he asked me to turn around and face the camera... what a beautiful photo Y
It seems that a lot of places [countries] are having unseasonally mild spring temperatures from what I read on other blogs. Or are you in the southern hemisphere and having a long autumn maybe....?
Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend, here's wishing you all a great week!
Denim jacket: ASOS similar, T-shirt: Topshop, Skirt: River Island similar, Sneakers: Freemans, Belt: ASOS, Collar: ASOS similar, Bag: Nine West, Sunglasses: Badgley Mischka, Watch: Fossil, Bracelets: Urban Outfitters / F+F / ASOS / New Look, Rings: New Look / Next / ASOS, Nails: Barry M Coral NP296
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