So I’ve been home from my week-long adventure in Brighton and London for almost three weeks now, can you believe it?!
And, just as I was settling back into everyday home life and in the process of accepting that I won’t have more time off until September, guess what decides to strike… Only the stomach flu!
That’s right, I’ve been laid up in bed for the past four days. I’ve had to cancel social plans. I’ve had to tell freelance writing clients I’m unable to work. Heck, I’ve even had to cut phone calls short with my long-distance American boyfriend. All because I feel so terrible.
I haven’t felt this poorly in a while – probably since my tonsillitis episode during the last couple of days of Thailand. (Man ALIVE, did that suck.)
I’m crossing all fingers that I nip it in the bud sooner rather than later, as I really miss normality. I miss work. I miss my friends. I miss my three hour long FaceTime seshes with the boyf.
Anyway, I thought I’d cheer myself up by going through my Brighton photos. I’ll be doing a Brighton-based travel post shortly when I’ve kicked this illness’ ass, but firstly I just wanted to show you guys one of my purchases from when I was down there.
For me, I have to be comfortable when I’m travelling. If I’m out all day every day whilst exploring a new place, I have to choose something that’s fashionable yet functional.
Leggings, jeggings or stretchy jeans of some kind are a must, as are walking sandals during the summer months.
My walking sandals are from Teva and they’ve been with me ever since I did my first backpacking trip in 2014. Yes, we’re talking three years! Not only do they have staying power, but I can wear them 24/7 and they never rub me or hurt my footsies in any way. That’s what I call miracle workers!
Then there’s the top half of the outfit. If I’m wearing jeggings or leggings, I tend to choose a tunic over a top so that it covers my bum. Ain’t nobody that wants to see all the junk in my trunk.
This little beauty is from Pull & Bear. Chances are, you might have not even heard of this Spanish retailer that’s part of the Zara family. They have limited store locations in the UK at present, so I actually went into my first Pull & Bear during my trip to Singapore last October. However, Brighton has one. And gosh it’s good!
Everything Pull & Bear is really pretty but reasonably priced, like this dusty pink floral number. Not only does it have a choker piece, which anybody who knows me will know that I love, but its jersey fabric makes it so comfortable to wear!
Furthermore, the short sleeves and cut-out chest section makes it a perfect garment for a warm, sunny day (which it was in Brighton on that particular day).
I loved this tunic so much that I bought it in black too! (And that’s not like me. I usually find people who buy the same item of clothing in multiple colours a bit excessive. HELLO, walking contradiction!)
Teamed with a half up topknot and half down do, and my wayfarer Raybans, I was ready for a full day of exploring the beautiful southern seaside town.
Tunic – Pull & Bear
Jeggings – Topshop
Sandals – Teva
Handbag – Coach New York
Sunglasses – Rayban
Watch – Skagen
Ear Jackets – Matalan
Rings – Vintage
And explore, we did! Watch out for my upcoming post on what the American and I got up to during our time in Brighty.
And, in the mean time, wish me luck in defeating this stomach flu!
Thanks for reading, as always, you lovely lot.