Seaside Splendour

The Story

Broadstairs Beach

On this rather windy, and may I add, chilly day (seriously where is Summer?), I took to Broadstairs Beach with Joanne, AKA Petite Side Of Style. I’d never actually managed to find Broadstairs Beach before, as like a lot of Kent’s coastline gems, it is tucked away. Fortunately for me, Joanne is Kent born and bred and is showing me all that Ramsgate and Broadstairs has to offer. Boy oh boy this location did not disappoint! It was absolutely perfect for this outfit, the coloured beach huts, on the perfect sandy beach, gave it a rather fifties feel, a vibe that this outfit gave me too. The outfit was fun, the beach huts were fun and I had lots of fun shooting it.

The Tara Starlet Romper

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I’ve been lusting after many items from Tara Starlet for quiet sometime now, I love the retro vibe that this clothing line has. Everything is colourful, individual and fun, which really is what I am all about. Some would say we’re a match made in heaven. The fabulousness doesn’t end there. Everything is made in England, their whole range is solely on their site and the likes of Paloma Faith enjoy a bit of Tara Starlet too. If it’s in Paloma’s wardrobe, I knew I had to get a bit of it myself too.

Out of everything on Tara Starlet’s site I had to have this Loveheart Romper, it is so so cute! For me the bubblegum pink colour steals the show, in my world, pink goes with everything so really it’s a win win situation. When it arrived (very swiftly FYI) the first thing I noticed was the quality, it was of such a high standard. The sort of garment that your Mum would say, “Oh yes this is worth every penny, it’s got weight to it.” The Romper is so well made and the cut is sublime. I love that it goes in at the waist but then the shorts are roomy, very flattering indeed. When I put it on I instantly felt like a Fifties pin up, it made me feel good. Top marks Tara Starlet, Perfect for Summer…….. I’ll let you know when it arrives!

JumpFromPaper Bag

JumpFromPaper bag

Okay now, lets just take a moment to talk about how much fun this bag is, could it be anymore perfect for the romper? JumpFromPaper create 3D accessories that look 2D, they mess with your mind but they are so quirky and cool, frankly I’m obsessed. I feel like I have a little bit of a cartoon world with me whenever this bag is by my side. Anybody else singing Witch Doctor right now? If not, you are now. This bag is not only a visual feast but it also holds my life in it, it is the perfect size. I’m talking make up bag, purse, iPad, phone charger, phone, the whole lot! Practical and exciting, who’d of thought it?

The Denim Espadrilles 

Denim Espadrilles

Last year I swerved the espadrille trend, I really don’t know why, I had no reasoning behind it, I just did. Why did no one have a stern word with me? I bloomin love them. They are so comfortable and go with everything. Not only that, they are a summer shoe but they don’t rely on you keeping your pedi appointments, bonanza or what? These beauties are from my beloved M&S. I eyed them up a number of months ago and knew as soon as that 20% off voucher came through my door, they would be mine. They were a bargain £29.50 and you’ll never guess what, THEY ARE IN THE SALE. They are now £15, yeah, just bought them in sand too, whoopsie.

The Jewellery 

Hot Diamonds Bracelet

My arm candy is currently on point thanks to Hot Diamonds and their sister company Emozioni. Hot Diamonds festival bracelets come in a number of different materials and colours, I’m currently having a love thang with rose gold so opted for that with pink…. can you see a theme here?  These bracelets have a real boho vibe to them, I would love to stack lots of them together for the coming festivals that I have planned. I may have to start a little collection, what do you think?

I paired this with an Emozioni spike bangle, again in rose gold. This bracelet is feminine with and edge, it can make an outfit. You can adjust its size which means you can wear it as a bangle (as seen here) or you can wear it further up your arm, a look  I have been supporting when I want my outfit to have a bit more a rock chick feel.

Esa Evans Seaweed necklace

I have been lucky enough to meet the designer behind this laser cut seaweed necklace and she is phenomenal. We just get each other, her jewellery designs are on point, right up my street and different (in a really good way). Esa Evans jewellery line is like nothing I have ever seen before, yet I think everyone I know would love it! Seriously who wouldn’t want a cat bangle or pineapple earrings? She has a new line coming out as we speak, all laser cut, all really great quality and I hate to say it again, but I’m going to, it’s weighty. There’s nothing worse than light jewellery. Esa Evans jewellery is fun and it quirks up any outfit, what more do you want? If you know me, expect to see a little bit of this greatness in your birthday presents to come.

Thomas Sabo Bracelet

You may have noticed that my jewellery game has been well and truly upped recently and it’s all thanks to Iconic Jewellers in Canterbury. They have introduced me to so many phenomenal jewellery brands. Whenever I visit them I am like Aladdin when he finds the jewelled filled cave. One of those brands is Thomas Sabo. These bracelets, from Thomas Sabo have added a pop of colour to this and many other outfits. The Love Bridge Bracelet in particular is a firm favourite of mine, it’s relaxed enough to wear it continuously and I love that you can get the metal engraved. The Love Bridge comes in a number of different metals and materials so you can have it to suit your individual style. Pair this with a classic charm bracelet that Thomas Sabo are so well know for and you are good to go!

Broadstairs beach

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Big Love,



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