anklebiters ate up your personality (Brighton part 1)

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

 
Yesterday was bank holiday monday, which meant a day off school, so me and my parents decided to spend the weekend in Brighton. I haven't actually been before (that I can remember, anyway) but was desperate to go as I'd heard it was full of vintage and antique stores, and quirky, extravagant people a little like myself. I'm also quite interested in going to college/university there.
The North Laines are just as you'd imagine...gorgeous streets with pretty painted houses, bunting hanging from buildings, oodles of antique and curiousity shops, and loads of thrift and vintage stores. I felt like I'd died and gone to heaven...Brighton is my paradise, literally.
 
 

There was a huge vintage warehouse/emporium, as if Rookie had made a huge store like John Lewis/Selfridges/Macys. It had the cutest turnstile entrance and it was really awesome.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pretended to try on a dress so I could take a sneaky blog picture for you guys.
 
 
I wore my new office platforms, h&m tights, Levi shorts,a leopard shirt from a thrift store in Brick Lane (it's too small and pops open around my chest so I have to wear it under things) a sleeveless sweater from a kilo sale, random bracelets, gold chain, and my rolling stones necklace from Rock by Mail. My flower crown is handmade, and you can win one just like it in my giveaway here: http://roseandvintage.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/giveaway.html
 
 
 
 
 
 
 I made some moodboards that some up the sort of springtime feelings I'm having at the moment. I made them my taking screenshots of my tumblr archive.
 
I've got another post from Brighton with a photoshoot I did on the beach, and some awesome 70's vibes for you all coming later on this week, and don't forget to check out and enter my giveaway: http://roseandvintage.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/giveaway.html
and remember to follow me on bloglovin by clicking the icon in the sidebar! Thankyou so much :)
 
ellie xo
 

28 comments:

  1. looks like an interesting place! i'd love to go there some day~
    i love your moodboards - david bowie, enid, twiggy, pretty in pink - just purrrfect! <3

    [btw spring post at www.pigeongray.blogspot.com]

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    1. it is really awesome, I totally recommend it! Thankyou, I felt like they went with this post for some reason :) xx

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  2. cutie and beautiful pictures!

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  3. You are so pretty! I can't stand this pictures , urgg!
    And i really like your style- so brave and beautifull!
    Keep going on and writing!
    kisses,
    Emily,

    madeinlatvija.blogspot.com

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    1. thankyou so much! I will..I intend to keep this blog growing and getting better hopefully!xx

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  4. Wow, the vintage emporium looks awesome. All these photos make me want to visit Brighton. The dress you pretended to try on looks very cute Love the moodboards too x

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    1. Thankyou so much! You should go there, it's amazing! Xx

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  5. I really love your blog, so glad I discovered it! And now I so want to go to Brighton!

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    1. thankyou so much, so pleased to hear it! <3 x

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  6. Stunning photos, Brighton looks amazing! I'd love to go there. Your flower crown is beautiful! I also love the nod to paramore in your title, one of my favourite bands! <3

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    1. thankyou! same, I will always love that band! <3 xx

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  7. You always seem to have the coolest tights from H&M! I definitely have to go to Brighton someday :)x

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    1. Thankyou! And you should, it's lovely!x

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  8. this looks so cool! so jealous ahhh I wish I lived there.

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  9. I've been to that crazy junk store! Although I got a bit lost and couldn't find my way out. All these photos are making me determined to go back to Brighton this summer! <3

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    1. It's so rad isn't it?! Like a mixture of rookie and aladdin's cave :) xx

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  10. alright brighton sounds like my paradise, too- anything with vintage stores, huge coffee mugs, and quirky people is my kind of place. i think that turnstile entrance is so adorable! it must have been such a fun town to explore- going to college there would be funnnn

    xo Marlen
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    1. It really was so much fun, and I've barely seen half of it! I would love to spend more time there, you never know, maybe I'll try and get into uni there if I go to uni :) xx

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  11. Never been to Brighton but i'm sure I would love it... sadly they don't have the course i'm looking for at their uni but oh well! :( I love the sweater/shirt combo you look awesome :) x

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    1. Oh no that sucks! You should check it out though, it's really awesome :)
      And thankyou so much<3 xx

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  12. So nice outfit!!!! stylebruch.blogspot.de

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  13. Hi, Ellie! I envy you living so close to Brighton, a place where you can step back in time and sample the fascinating artifacts of the 20th century. You have an exciting blog and I decided to follow you. I noticed you paid tribute to three of my favorite classic American TV series, The Brady Bunch, Friends and Twin Peaks. Coincidentally, I mentioned Twin Peaks and David Lynch in my current post. I grew up in the 60s and my blog is a celebration of the best music and memories of the 1950s thru the 80s. If you are time-warped I think you'll enjoy my blog and I invite you to come over and take a look around. I'd love to have you join the fun and become a follower and a friend. Thank you, Ellie!

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    1. Thankyou so much for such a lovely comment..will check out your blog :) xx

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  14. Lovely pictures, I can see you had a great time. Your style is very cool, I especially love the headband (: I started following you immediately
    XOXO

    icantwearwhite.blogspot.com

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