Tunic: White Stuff | Satchel: Mallorca market | Jewelled Sandals: M&S
When life gets a little stressful my go-to place is the beach.
Things have been a bit hectic recently; this summer has been filled with social events that has made it one of the best summers to date but I also started a new job, and with our wedding only 5 months away there hasn’t been much down time.
So last week I took some well deserved time off work to relax, spending my days in the great outdoors (despite the rain… typical).
A place that has always been a haven for peace and tranquility is Hengistbury Head in Bournemouth. Just a few short miles from the bustling beaches of Bournemouth town centre, Hengistbury Head is a natural landscape of sand dunes, sea grass, cliff faces and wildlife. It’s a paradox to the Californian style stretch of beach down the road – there’s no Lifeguard huts or surf shacks here, just the sound of the waves and a quaint hiker’s cafe set back from the cliff.
Myself and K took a walk along the winding boardwalk and across the dunes one muggy morning while the rain held off and, armed with my camera, K captured some pictures for my blog which has been a bit neglected with all the wedding planning. The setting was perfect for a few look-book style snaps of my new White Stuff tunic.
It wasn’t long until the rain returned so we drove inland to the Urban Beach Bistro for some lunch (which I’ll do a review of next week in ‘Part 2’ of this post!).
It’s times like this when I feel so fortunate to live in Bournemouth, with so much to do on my doorstep. I can be in the New Forest in 10-15 minutes, take a walk into Bournemouth town centre for shopping, drinks or dinner, head to the coast for some sea air or sunbathing or visit one of the smaller towns or villages in the vicinity for their boutique shops and quirky coffee shops.
It’s safe to say Bournemouth will always be home for me!
Disclaimer: White Stuff kindly funded my day out at the seaside and sent me my beautiful new tunic. This is a brand I trust and respect and was excited to work with on this blog post. I hope it gives you some seaside style inspiration!