It all feels like gold to me.

Zara coat (old): £30. Oasis ripped jeans: £28. Petit Bateau marinière: €42.50. Karen Millen boots: £25, sample sale. Tartan scarf: £3, charity shop. Bag: gift from Jazmine. Becca Cosmetics 'Hotel California' lip gloss.

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have noticed that I've spent the last few days in the Welsh capital, Cardiff. We popped over to visit my friend and drink to all things politics before getting home just gone nine last night, when I prioritised cooking pasta (I hadn't eaten for nine hours - that's pretty much a diet) rather than making sure a post was scheduled for today. So, apologies in advance if there are more mentions of the pug I saw at Cardiff Bay than chat about ripped jeans.

Leigh-on-Sea is one of my favourite places in Essex. When we were little, my brother and I knew it as the place we went to first before walking to Southend (photos of it here - my first "proper" outfit post!), claiming a cone of Rossi ice cream on the journey. It's not filled to the brim with clothes shops and bars, and it's distinctly lacking in sandy beaches, but it will always have a little place in my heart reserved for nostalgia, right next to sequinned dance costumes and the water fountains you could jump in at Victoria Park. My mum and I like to drive over there every few months for a browse of the gift shops, a walk along the seafront and some mandatory fish and chips - what could be more perfect?

Are there any places you always go back to, no matter how many years it's been? This isn't your classic "ask people a question at the end of your blog post, it'll drive engagement!!!" thing, I'm genuinely interested in which places people love, so please do comment with yours.


  1. Nice lippy Cohen! I love to visit Hever Castle, I can remember dragging my parents to take me to see the castle every summer and now Matt and I like to evoke our inner grannies and eat cake in the beautiful gardens, it's bliss! x I hope your fish n chips came with mushy peas!

  2. This is such a gorgeous outfit! I'm just completely in love with your boots, they're stunning! x

  3. Lovely outfit Rebecca! I love revisiting Brighton, no matter how many times I go there, I just always want to go back...think it's the seaside I love the most about it!


  4. love this!

  5. I love your bag,great outfit.You look stunning,beautiful photos <3

    Valentina from FASHION with VALENTINA.

  6. This brings me back to my childhood too. We used to drive to Clacton if we were pushing the boat out! Sometimes we just drives to leigh for some cockles and then drive home again!

  7. Lovely outfit! I really like Rochester, we used to have a caravan we'd go to at weekends and it was nearby. It's a shame now because lots of the quirky, independent shops that were there have closed down but I still love the cobblestoned high street x

    Josie’s Journal

  8. I love Cardiff! I always end up going to Cardiff for a day/weekend trip. These jeans are my fave ones from Oasis, so darn comfy!

    Tara x

  9. I just can't get enough of striped tops lately! Looks gorgeous on you :) xx

    lillies and lipbalm

  10. I always love Leigh - it is definitely the classier version of Southend (we all know that). And I would give my left hand for a plate of fish and chips right now. Sophie xxx

  11. Jersey will always be my happy place but Weston Super Mare is pretty awesome too!

    Maria xxx

  12. thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! love your outfit you look beautiful!

  13. That last pic is such a cute one of you. That scarf is such a gorgeous set of colours. And I love the stripey top x


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