A week in Bude in Cornwall, lots of walking, lots of eating out, lots of family time. I din't pack very well, I was very stressed the day before we went and I spent all day faffing about trying to work out what I should take. Then we had a mini-heatwave (which was lovely of course) but I wish I had taken a few more summery bits. Oh well, I will get it right one day.
This dress was a last minute addition to my suitcase - does anyone else do that? Pack, panic and add more? Anyway very glad I did as our first day was very hot and we had a short walk and afternoon tea in a pretty garden. Dress is from Next and sandals are from Holster..
Here we were off for a walk on the beach and then cocktails on the terrace at The Beach so I needed to be warm and comfortable but smarter too. I bought this new jumper from Jack Wills a few days before we went (as I was in a panic about being warm and needed a new jumper)! I highly recommend these jumpers from Jack Wills! The scarf is from Mint Velvet and my small silver bag was just £15 from Accessorize.
Another beach walk - so good for stress! I have wondered if I'd like to live by the sea but then I thought I'd have nowhere to go when it is holiday time. Anyway I have two of these vest tops from Boden and they are absolute holiday staples. I am wearing a cashmere cardigan from Pure Collection around my shoulders.
On this day we had lunch and a walk at Boscastle. My westies wanted to get in on the photos too! I layered up as it was quite chilly. This is a pink top from the Whistles sale and then a navy jersey shirt and scarf from White Stuff. It worked well to leave the shirt undone as a jacket.
My featherweight jacket from Uniqlo is just so useful. I can fold it into a bag and put it in my bag or wear it around my waist but it is the perfect weight for autumn and spring (and summer)! I have two but I prefer my navy one as it has a hood. As I keep going on about these jackets I think they deserve a post all to themselves!
Haha not quite sure why I decided to wear white jeans to the beach! They thankfully weren't my expensive ones and you'll be pleased to know they survived! My Uniqlo jacket again and new North Face walking trainers.
This is the other Boden t-shirt (already mentioned above) worn with my Pure cashmere cardigan. This was the day we got asked to be in the Clovelly promotional video!
Donna at I Won't Wear Sludge Brown introduced me to Holster and what fab sandals they are - a little more costly than your basic flip flop but also so practical and comfortable. I wore these in the sand and then easily washed them under the tap and they are as good as new, plus I can walk reasonable distances in them without getting sore feet. And they add a bit of bling!
I'll leave you with a photo of Sandymouth Beach at Bude, just gorgeous and there is something very special about an evening walk on a British beach.
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