Saturday, 11 June 2016

Going Pink in Whitstable

Now that I live back in Kent, I get to appreciate some of the nearby places that I didn't get to visit as much over the last four years when I was in Brighton. One of those places is Whitstable; a little seaside town about a half an hour drive away. 

One of my favourite things about Whitstable, apart from the sea, has to be the little shops you don't find anywhere else in the world, the smell of salt in the air and the feeling of being in a completely separate world for a few hours. 

My favourite building of the lot is obviously Wheeler's, one of the best seafood restaurants in the UK and the perfect shade of pastels, especially for an outfit post! The second part of that phrase is definitely something only a blogger would say...

Of course, I wore pink to match! 

Jumper - Jack Wills || Skirt - Marks & Spencer || Bag - Aldo || Shoes - Hush Puppies

If you haven't heard about Alexa Chung's new range for Marks & Spencer then you are missing out! Her new clothing line is absolutely gorgeous and I have to say it took a lot of restraint just to buy this skirt (which is exactly why I also bought a jumper too #norestraint). Her style is the perfect mix of old school, vintage ruffles and skirts like this one, which just remind me of Cher's style in Clueless perfectly! Who doesn't love a checkered skirt!? 

My Mary Poppins shoes (as I like to fondly refer to them as) are Hush Puppies, and have a dainty heel that adds leg length, but still is insanely comfortable. I wore a pair of heeled Hush Puppies all through my time at school and they never made my feet hurt once. The polka dot socks you see are from Kate Spade, but they were insanely expensive (I had a voucher that needed using up) so I'd definitely recommend any pair of polka dot socks. 

We headed down the beach for a little stroll, passing by the old shuttered houses that called out to the sea like lost lovers. 

My jumper is another little Jack Wills buy. Since my love of pink has only grown recently, it only felt appropriate to have a perfectly pastel pink number to wear on all occasions. 

It has the most beautiful lace detailing around the neckline that adds a little something different to an otherwise normal pink jumper. 

Of course, Whitstable is famous for its classic, seaside delicacies and while you're there you have to have a portion of oysters (if you're a fan!). For me, oysters are never something I've really been a fan of, but I know some big foodies are obsessed. My dad once ate fifteen in a row! 

Look, chips!

Not sure what's in those chips, dude...

If you walk past the centre of Whitstable, you'll find yourself at the castle and gardens, which are something I've never visited before in all my time! The flowers are currently in abundance, flourishing in all different colours and filling the grounds with joy. 

It's the most romantic place, and definitely the perfect setting for a wedding!

After a quick coffee break, we strolled back to the town, admiring the sweet little details of each delectable shop. 

The Sugar Boy is a must visit for all things sweet related, including a good old fashioned stick of rock. 

A new little place that's opened up is Wheeler's Alley, a little meandering corridor of a street that's just off the main road. One of the local ladies did it up, spreading oyster shells all over the walkway and lining the walls with little trinkets of art made by the local residents. 

It's honestly one of the cutest things I've ever seen in my life, and definitely a must visit if you're there. 

I really hope you enjoyed my little tour of Whitstable! If you're looking for a place to visit, whether for a day or for a weekend it really is the perfect little sunspot. It reminds me of a mini version of Brighton which is probably why I love it so much! 

I'm definitely looking to visit more places in the UK for a couple of days. There are so many amazing towns I have yet to explore, so let me know in the comments where I should go next!


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