Outfit Post: A December Day in the Lanes

On December 3rd, my parents, Lewis and I took a stroll through the lanes in Brighton.

Anyone who knows me will know that since moving to Brighton, the Lanes is one of my favourite place to be. It has such a charm and no matter how many times I go, I always find something new there.

We started off grabbing a bite to eat at Bread and Milk on Trafalger Street. We hadn’t been there before but passed it a few times. They had a lovely selection of Italian breads and sandwiches which the rest of my family went for (and greatly enjoyed!), although I went for a classic croissant with jam and butter. It was rather big and very tasty.

Luckily, it wasn’t too cold and we were able to sit outside. I love sitting outside little cafe’s and watching people walk by, I find it really fascinating and quite often a dog will pass by too and fill me with happiness! Lewis and I love to play ‘Rate the dog’ although we’ve never found any below an 8 because all dogs are wonderful.

Afterwards, we took a stroll through the famous lanes, wandering in and out of shops, picking up a few Christmas presents along the way. The only good thing about the sky getting dark so early, is the Christmas lights coming on while you’re still out and about. Little flashing snowflakes, glistening icicles… I’m not a lover of Christmas (bah-humbug!) but I must say I did feel a little flutter of Christmas joy!

On to my outfit, I really enjoyed wearing this one. It felt very chic and editorial but so easy to wear and effortless. The grey jumpsuit is from Zara which I bought a few years ago. It’s thick and warm, so perfect for this chilly December weather. I love the turtle neck detail (I swear I call it something different every time, roll neck, polo neck etc) and the culotte style trousers always look great. I paired it with my white

Marks & Spencer turtle neck

(I’ll stick with turtle neck) which I think looks so good underneath. It also works well as an extra layer of warmth plus creates sleeves! The white of the turtle neck also gets picked up by my brand new Nike Air Force 1 trainers. These were the hardest shoes to find, 5 shops later I finally succumbed to going in to JD sports and finally; they had them in a size 4… in the children’s section. I cut my losses and bought them there and then and I’m so glad I did. I love them to pieces! I’d been looking for a new pair of trainers for a while as I was loosing interest in my beloved Adidas Stan Smith’s. The Nike’s paired so well with this outfit, giving it a cool yet comfortable edge. To finish, I added my new H&M puffer jacket, so cool and so practical. And of course my Celine bag, my trusty side kick.

Add a sporty ponytail (because my hair wasn’t playing ball that morning) and there you have it!

We ended the day with a Sunday roast at Hove Place, a wonderful gourmet pub. The roast was truly delicious and the perfect end to a lovely Sunday.

Author: rayofstyle

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