Saturday, 31 March 2012

my birthday in Brighton

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Dress - Dolly Bow Bow*
Shoes - Converse
Bag - Louis Vuitton Speedy 35

The perfect way to Brighton up my day!

On Thursday Rob took me on a surprise trip to Brighton to celebrate my birthday. I think Brighton has to be one of my favourite places of all time. I love getting lost in the lanes, watching the world go by whilst pausing for coffee and dipping my toe in the sea, if I'm feeling brave. The whole day was just perfect, with the beaming sunshine, the food, the arcades, the company! The day was sandwiched by brunch at Bill's in the morning, the most incredibly colourful place with sky high shelves of homemade condiments, and dinner at Terre a Terre in the evening, a delectable haven for a vegetarian. We explored the lanes and strolled to the end of the pier, triumphing in arcades by winning £5 on horse racing game. I wanted to bet again but the sensible one amongst us thought we should quit whilst we were ahead! The day was lost watching people being catapulted around in the funfair, eating, drinking and having splendid fun in the sun.

I wore my gorgeous floral dress from Dolly Bow Bow paired with my lilac converses for maximum comfort! The dress, with its cinched waist, vibrant pattern and winged back is simple lovely albeit a little troublesome when confronted with the cheeky coastal breeze. The skirt is loosely layered to give a pretty 50's style to it which I absolutely love but with the wind in Brighton that day, it did provide me with a few Marilyn Monroe moments...much to the amusement of Brighton beachfront. I had such a lovely day and feel truly spoilt. My birthday celebrations are almost over now and its back to work and reality on Monday morning. Only 361 days to go until the next one...

65 comments:

Farzana said...

Happy birthday Milly! :) xx

Josephine said...

Looks like a fabulous birthday break! Terre a Terre is one of my favourite restaurants, absolutely love it! x

Constanze said...

Happy belated birthday! :)

Smaz said...
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Tinyo said...

Happy Birthday! I really want to go take a minibreak to Brighton now....

Smaz said...
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Smaz said...

Looks like you had a lovely day! I also love Brighton and as a recent vegetarian I am intrigued by the restaurant- the food looks delicious! What did you order exactly?

I am also lusting after your Converse- will be popping those on my wishlist!

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Sarah

Miss LV said...

Happy Birthday!! xx


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Beth said...

sounds like you had a lush birthday. love your dress xx

Sadie said...

Looks and sounds like you had a lovely birthday. I've never been to Brighton and now I want to go just to go to the place where you had brunch, it looks amazing :) xx

UnevenLemming said...

The whole outfit is so cute, love the dress and the lilac converse (feeling them!). Love Brighton its just so British :)

Jenny said...

glad you had a lovely time, and not going to lie, but both of you have incredibly nice hair! x

sarahxo said...

Happy belated birthday lovely! Looks like you had such a fun day! Your outfit is gorgeous and all the food you ate looks so yummy! :)

xoxo

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Corrie♥ said...

Milly you look beautiful! Your dress is gorgeous and it looked like you had an amazing birthday :) x

Carrie said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! The food looks great. And you look so cute! Your dress is super pretty. It's girly meets sporty. haha.

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Emine Pasa said...

Hope you had a good birthday.. I love your dress, dolly bow bow it is. xx

Rachael said...

Happy belated birthday! I love your outfit, looks like you had a great time! xx

A Pocket full of Dreams said...

Looks like such a lovely birthday treat! I've only ever been to Brighton once before and I too had brekkie in Bills-it's amazing! Hope you had a fantastic birthday hun xx

Kellina's Thoughts said...

happy belated birthday !!

looks like you had an amazing day!

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Laura said...

Love the colour of those photos, so bright and vibrant :) Also loving those converse's with the dress, cute!

Char! said...

hope you had a lovely birthday! this post has made me hungry, the food looks delicious X

Sian Lacey said...

Aww, I'm glad you had a lovely day and you looked gorgeous too!

Those blokes in the second to last picture are definitely checking you out!! :)

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xx

Rachhh. said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday! I've always wanted to go to Brighton, your pictures are lovely and the food looks so yummy! xo

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Miss Delirium said...

Congrats! This looked like such a wonderful day:) That place is sure amazing, Im definitely going there if I ever visit Brighton :)

You´re a nice couple, and your dress is suuuupercute:)

Sarah and Annie said...

the dress is gorgeous! :) x

Sweet Monday said...

I love Brighton, I went again in February, but it's definitely the place to be in the sunshine! All of your photo's are making me long to go back again now :) Glad you had a lovely birthday! The places you ate look so nice, mm! x

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Charlotte said...

Lovely photos, glad you had a lovely time! I love your Converse too X

Ess-Jay24 said...

You look lovely Milly, the dress is gorgeous, looks like you had a fab time! Gonna have to add Brighton to a list of places to visit :)
xx

MessyDirtyHair said...

Happy birthday!! What an adorable dress!! Great photos!

Xx Kelly

jimmi lou said...

What a lovely day you had, I love Brighton!

Anna Elisabeth said...

These pictures were an absolute pleasure to watch! You seemed to have a really nice (and yummy) birthday. :)

Anna
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Marmalade said...

This dress looks amazing on you. Looks like you had such a good day.

We have a Bills Cafe in covent garden and I LOVE it :)

Mel www.mediamarmalade.com

Ana Sofia said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had the most amazing day :) <3

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Courtney said...

For a minute there I thought that first photo was taken in a Lush store. So...much...colour! I think I'll have to put Bill's on my list of places to visit when I venture over to the UK later this year.

Happy Birthday by the way!

x, Court
Such A Beautiful Sight

januarysublime said...

WOW! Looks like you had the best birthday ever!!
Delicious food, beautiful weather and a stroll through the lanes. Sounds perfect to us! :)
JS xx

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Georgina said...

Glad you had such a wonderful birthday! You look gorgeous in that dress and the food looks bloody amazing!! xx

girlinthelens said...

He picked the best time to take you! Gorgeous pictures and I love your purple shoes :)

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princesselfy said...

I think this is possibly one of my favourites of all your outfits. Love the Converse with the gorgeous dress <3
I was *convinced* there was going to be another announcement - that Rob, he's keeping us all guessing!
Glad you had a lovely day though chick, looks like the perfect birthday to me xxx

Beauxoxo said...

Such gorgeous photos and a lovely outfit, everything looks perfect! So glad you had a nice day xoxo

Bella Luna said...

Looks like a great trip! The food looks divine! Hope you had a lovely bday xxx

Claudia said...

Wow..it looks like a fairytale!Happy belated birthday! xxx

Kirsty said...

lovely photos :) you look like you had a lovely time, i love your dress so pretty!! x x

MissMollie said...

Every time I see your hair, I just fall in love with it. I get serious hair envy! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Mollie xo
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Tara Jones said...

Looks like you had a lovely day.....love the dress xxx

Milly said...

aw thank you for all your comments and happy birthday messages girls :)

@smaz - i ordered battered halloumi with mushy pea, chubby chips and homemade tartar sauce. it was amazing. and then for dessert, churros (mexican doughnut sticks) with dipping chocolate :) heaven!

Kelly said...

Looks like you had a fab time Milly, I love Brighton, especially when the weather is nice.
Gorgeous dress. xx

Julie said...

Have never wanted to go to a place so much in my life! You look so lovely :) Glad you had a wonderful weekend! x

Glittered feathers said...

I'm glad you had a lovely birthday, Brighton looks lovely, I have always wanted to go.

Jess x

helenlouise said...

Gorgeous photos, I've never been to Brighton but it looks so lovely. You were so lucky with the weather!

liloo said...

such pretty photos. i love love love them! the first one of the restaurant with all the handwritten stuff on it: wow
liloo/@tsunimee xx

Caroline said...

Wow all the food in this post looks magnificent! I really must go to Bill's next time I pop down to Brighton. You look beautiful in that dress & I'm glad you had a lovely birthday :) xx

Lea said...

What lovely food. I love those converse, I may buy some for summer. Happy Birthday hun <3 x

Lea x

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Fashionistable said...

Happy Birthday. You looked wonderful for it. Looks and sounded like the perfect day. Xxxx

Ellie said...

The picture of the pier reminds me of the Mulberry advert! Glad you had a wonderful birthday :)

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xxx

Megan said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! All the food pictures look so yum!

x

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Aysh said...

Such lovely pics Milly! Its making me wanna hop into the car & drive on down there, especially to that fab place you went to for brunch! Hope you had a wonderful birthday lovely!

Love Aysh xoxo

x natasha x said...

happy birthday! all those pictures look so pretty, and i love your dress!
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xxx

rubysoho said...

You look lovely, I need to get my hands on some lilac converse! xx

jessxloren said...

I absolutely loved reading this post it was right up my street! such gorgeous pictures. You lucky lady with all that yummy food :)

Just to let you know i've given you a blogger award on my blog because i've enjoyed reading yours so much, look forward to your next post and happy belated birthday!

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xxxx

amenfashion17 said...

Wow those photos are amazing! The place you was in looks amazing! SO quirky!!
Lots of LOVE
AmenFashion17

Smaz said...

I LOVE halloumi and the churros look and sound delish...I will def be checking out the restaurant next time I'm in Brighton! x

Claire said...

Gorge pics my dear. You had the same breakfast/brunch as Laura! Looks yummy! Glad you had the loveliest of Birthdays :) xxx

Claire said...

Gorge pics my dear. You had the same breakfast/brunch as Laura! Looks yummy! Glad you had the loveliest of Birthdays :) xxx

pinkyliciousvita said...

looks like amzing birthday and happy belated birthday to you!
x

Hannah WTMF said...

I love your photography. :) And the dress is gorgeous, doing a post on it at the moment!

And I hope you had an amazing day! Happy (belated) birthday!

~Hannah xx

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