2.10.11

The Summer Send-off

I've just got home from one of the loveliest weekends I've had all year. After hearing that this weekend was going to be summer's sweltering swan song, and actually having the weekend off after 5 laborious days at work, Alex and I dusted off our summer outfits and headed to Bexhill, the pretty seaside town where our parents live. 

Saturday day: 



(Bikini - charity shop (don't judge me!), Shorts - Topshop, Sunnies - car boot sale)


Added a charity shop cardi to walk to mum's house and have a cuppa in the jardin. Sandals - H&M. 

Trying on my little sister Shannon's imitation Lita's! She got them on eBay for about £40 (waiting for her to send me the link!). 


Saturday night, we got a takeaway Italian to enjoy with X Factor. My Lasagne doesn't exactly have kerb appeal, but was delicious. 

Sunday morning: Pevensey car boot sale! I got a leather handbag, a weird little purse and a cat brooch. All for 75p.

Sunday afternoon: Went to the beach with Alex and my family (and an inflatable dolphin).

I took the dogs out on the lilo! Dexter loved it because he's a wuss and doesn't like the water, but his sister Lola swam off it to join the boys in playing catch with a tennis ball! 

No tennis for me, thx. Snoozing on a lilo is the way forward.

Love this pic my mum took of Alex and I on the lilo... Never knew my boyfriend was quite so flexible! 

Aaaaannnnd back to reality now. Five days in a row at work. Snow rumoured to be on the way. Eurgh (although slightly 'eee'!)... But what a way to enjoy the final and unexpected moments of summer!

Did you get to enjoy some sunshine this weekend? Either way, was it a fun one?

<3

38 comments:

  1. Looks a lovely weekend :)

    Those Boots are fab, would you share the link? x

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  2. Looks an awesome weekend :) The weather has been crazy and tricked me into buying summery clothes lol.. we can't seriously be having snow soon? Oh and those imitation lita's are amazing!

    The Deer Head

    x

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  3. Looks like a great weekend! Can't believe how warm it's been, I hope it doesn't snow yet! x

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  4. I've been loving the sun, even if all my summer clothes are back in Canterbury! Also, better not be snow - my moon boots are there too!

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  5. Looks like an amazing weekend all round!

    And I love your charity shop bikini, what a find!!

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  6. love your bikini chick! x

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  7. Looks like you've had a great time and your bikini is cute. Love the dolphin. ;)

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  8. Looks like you had a great time! Erm...and how hot do you look in that bikini?!

    I'd love to be on a lilo, floating around and listening to the waves - bliss!

    x

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  9. looks like you had a great time! i wish i had the chance to get to the beach this weekend. i think you should show us your car booty bits and pieces! x

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  10. i wanted to go to the beach so much but i had to work all weekend! was so sad:( you look like you had a lovely weekend
    margief
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  11. That looks like such an amazing weekend, can't believe you got to go in the sea, and it was October! Love the photo of the doggy on the lilo too. Car boot sales, takeaway Italian, X Factor and the seaside are four ingredients for a very, very good time!
    xxx

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  12. Oh, you look so 50s here, very nice :)
    And no, here in Russia we didn't enjoy sunshine at all, it was cold, rainy and windy we can't even dream of such a weekend on the seaside

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  13. definitely be getting myself some of these knock of litas! and that bikini is so cute (even if its from a chazza shop)
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    xx

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  14. Looks like such a beautiful weekend :) Wish I could've gone to the beach!

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  15. aww i love all these pics, make me smile! your totally rocking the 50's look!jealous!
    xx

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  16. Looks like you had a great weekend. Those imitation Lita's are brilliant! Wish we had had some of the sunny weather up here in Scotland :( xx

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  17. Looks lovely!
    Still can't get over the October sun!
    Glad you're making the most of it and posting about it! A lot of bloggers seem to be on haitus at the mo! :)
    Lots of love x x

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  18. I can't believe how nice the weather looks in England- swimming in the sea? In October?! Craziness!

    Looks like you had a great time :) xx

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  19. so jealous gem!! the weather here in n.ireland sucked at the weekend! no lush hot summer weather for me :( love that u tok ur dogs out on the lilo!!! :) x

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  20. This looks like SO much fun and you look gorgeous, I am in love with that bikini!

    Maria xxx

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  21. There must be something about this weekend, mine was perfect too.

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  22. Looks like you had a super weekend! I spent it all @ work, boo. :(

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    xx

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  23. It looks like you had a lovely weekend. I've loved the last bit of summer! x

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  24. While you were basking in the sunshine, it's been freezing, raining and windy in Scotland :(

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  25. I forbid the snow to come, I don't have any wainter boots yet!!
    So jealous of your beach times, I've been working 7 days in a row x

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  26. I don't normally comment on blog posts because I always feel a bit creepy but I had to pop in and say how adorable that last photo of you and Alex on the lilo is. It may be an innocent pap but it seems really romantic and intimate, in fact I'm probably blushing just from the sheer cuteness. :D

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  27. Your style is so adorable! I managed to get to the beach in this late summer weather but gosh, you're brave going in the sea! I got my feet in and decided it was far too cold haha xo

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  28. looks like the perfect weekend! cute photos :) think the sun just makes everything better hot or cold :D xx

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  29. Zomg, that boot sale is right near where my folks live! Went paddling on the beach this weekend but the sea was just too cold to get in fully! (I'm obvs more of a wuss than you. Haha)
    x

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  30. It was lovely this weekend, wasn't it? Glad you had a good weekend!

    Pip x

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  31. Those Shannon's are looking prrreeettyy cool!

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  32. Looks like you had a perfect weekend - these photos are great! I love your charity shop bikini, and your little dogs on the lilo are so cute! x

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  33. Love the beach pics!! :) Esp of the gorgeous lil pooches ♥ Altho that one of u & Alex on the lilo is soooo sweet! Like the happy, tropical ending Titanic should have had :)

    M x x

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  34. Bexhill & Pevensey... *sigh* how I miss that neck of the woods...

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  35. Love this post Gem - the pic of you in the (faux) Litas is great! Also, loving the dolphin. x

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  36. pshh girl, you can get thos knock off lita's from gojane.com....I got some in blue, they're gorge.

    warmest-
    racha of
    tripping-with-grace.blogspot.com

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  37. Love your lita's ! All the photos are beautiful x

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  38. Wow! Fantastic post. The photos looks incredible and awesome. It seems that you had a great week end. A lot of thanks for sharing.


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