With the onset of December, it seems the weather has finally decided to drop in temperature. With Christmas just around the corner (two weeks away!), my attention is fully turned to the task of Christmas shopping. This year, I have actually completed most of my Christmas shopping online, from sites like Etsy, and other various small companies & independent artists. However, it is charmingly festive to wander the streets of Brighton and gaze at the decorations, the twinkling lights, and the unchanging pier which remains seemingly oblivious to the mania that December 25th incites.
I also decided to have a little peep at the Pier, or rather Piers, as Brighton has two – the West & the East pier. The East pier is the ‘main’ Pier, whilst the West is sadly disappearing before our eyes due to a fire & various storms over the years.
I managed to capture this shot of the West Pier from the East Pier, viewed through one of the stands on the pier. I love the pastel colours, so cheering!
Which brings me onto my outfit. The skirt is one I made from 100% cotton drill, I found the cardigan in a charity shop, it was super-cheap as it was missing all it’s buttons.. so I took that golden opportunity to spend an absurd amount of time staring at vintage buttons online. I found these lemon confetti Lucite buttons, which are original 1940’s – so pretty!
My rosette is by Jade Boylan – a WONDERFUL illustrator whose work I greatly admire. I have ordered a t-shirt from Jade with one of her adorable Candy Doll’s on, I am beyond excited for it to arrive! Rest assured you will see me prancing around in it right here at some point in the future.
Also, on the subject of Christmas, I posted my Chronically Vintage Secret Santa gift to it’s recipient today, I hope they love it! And; I have a confession to make.. I actually received my Secret Santa gifts a few days ago, but I want to wait until after Christmas day to tell you what they were! (I opened them by accident, which I know sounds completely phoney, but it’s true!) But, if you are reading this the wonderful person who picked out my gifts – you were spot on! I LOVE THEM.
Are you all prepared for Christmas?
Until next dears!