my birthday in Brighton




















Dress – Dolly Bow Bow*

Shoes – Converse

Bag – Louis Vuitton Speedy 35

The perfect way to Brighton up my day!

On Thursday Rob took me on a surprise trip to Brighton to celebrate my birthday. I think Brighton has to be one of my favourite places of all time. I love getting lost in the lanes, watching the world go by whilst pausing for coffee and dipping my toe in the sea, if I’m feeling brave. The whole day was just perfect, with the beaming sunshine, the food, the arcades, the company! The day was sandwiched by brunch at Bill’s in the morning, the most incredibly colourful place with sky high shelves of homemade condiments, and dinner at Terre a Terre in the evening, a delectable haven for a vegetarian. We explored the lanes and strolled to the end of the pier, triumphing in arcades by winning £5 on horse racing game. I wanted to bet again but the sensible one amongst us thought we should quit whilst we were ahead! The day was lost watching people being catapulted around in the funfair, eating, drinking and having splendid fun in the sun.

I wore my gorgeous floral dress from Dolly Bow Bow paired with my lilac converses for maximum comfort! The dress, with its cinched waist, vibrant pattern and winged back is simple lovely albeit a little troublesome when confronted with the cheeky coastal breeze. The skirt is loosely layered to give a pretty 50’s style to it which I absolutely love but with the wind in Brighton that day, it did provide me with a few Marilyn Monroe moments…much to the amusement of Brighton beachfront. I had such a lovely day and feel truly spoilt. My birthday celebrations are almost over now and its back to work and reality on Monday morning. Only 361 days to go until the next one…

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  1. 31st March 2012 / 7:26 pm

    Happy birthday Milly! πŸ™‚ xx

  2. 31st March 2012 / 7:35 pm

    Looks like a fabulous birthday break! Terre a Terre is one of my favourite restaurants, absolutely love it! x

  3. 31st March 2012 / 8:03 pm

    Happy belated birthday! πŸ™‚

  4. 31st March 2012 / 8:08 pm

    Happy Birthday! I really want to go take a minibreak to Brighton now….

  5. 31st March 2012 / 8:11 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely day! I also love Brighton and as a recent vegetarian I am intrigued by the restaurant- the food looks delicious! What did you order exactly?

    I am also lusting after your Converse- will be popping those on my wishlist!


  6. 31st March 2012 / 8:20 pm

    sounds like you had a lush birthday. love your dress xx

  7. 31st March 2012 / 8:27 pm

    Looks and sounds like you had a lovely birthday. I've never been to Brighton and now I want to go just to go to the place where you had brunch, it looks amazing πŸ™‚ xx

  8. 31st March 2012 / 8:36 pm

    The whole outfit is so cute, love the dress and the lilac converse (feeling them!). Love Brighton its just so British πŸ™‚

  9. 31st March 2012 / 8:46 pm

    glad you had a lovely time, and not going to lie, but both of you have incredibly nice hair! x

  10. 31st March 2012 / 8:47 pm

    Happy belated birthday lovely! Looks like you had such a fun day! Your outfit is gorgeous and all the food you ate looks so yummy! πŸ™‚


  11. 31st March 2012 / 8:48 pm

    Milly you look beautiful! Your dress is gorgeous and it looked like you had an amazing birthday πŸ™‚ x

  12. 31st March 2012 / 9:00 pm

    Hope you had a good birthday.. I love your dress, dolly bow bow it is. xx

  13. 31st March 2012 / 9:01 pm

    Happy belated birthday! I love your outfit, looks like you had a great time! xx

  14. 31st March 2012 / 9:06 pm

    Looks like such a lovely birthday treat! I've only ever been to Brighton once before and I too had brekkie in Bills-it's amazing! Hope you had a fantastic birthday hun xx

  15. 31st March 2012 / 9:16 pm

    Love the colour of those photos, so bright and vibrant πŸ™‚ Also loving those converse's with the dress, cute!

  16. 31st March 2012 / 9:22 pm

    hope you had a lovely birthday! this post has made me hungry, the food looks delicious X

  17. 31st March 2012 / 10:03 pm

    Aww, I'm glad you had a lovely day and you looked gorgeous too!

    Those blokes in the second to last picture are definitely checking you out!! πŸ™‚

  18. 31st March 2012 / 10:35 pm

    Congrats! This looked like such a wonderful day:) That place is sure amazing, Im definitely going there if I ever visit Brighton πŸ™‚

    YouΒ΄re a nice couple, and your dress is suuuupercute:)

  19. 31st March 2012 / 10:39 pm

    the dress is gorgeous! πŸ™‚ x

  20. 31st March 2012 / 11:29 pm

    I love Brighton, I went again in February, but it's definitely the place to be in the sunshine! All of your photo's are making me long to go back again now πŸ™‚ Glad you had a lovely birthday! The places you ate look so nice, mm! x

    sweet monday
    sweet monday shop

  21. 31st March 2012 / 11:33 pm

    Lovely photos, glad you had a lovely time! I love your Converse too X

  22. 1st April 2012 / 12:08 am

    You look lovely Milly, the dress is gorgeous, looks like you had a fab time! Gonna have to add Brighton to a list of places to visit πŸ™‚

  23. 1st April 2012 / 2:56 am

    Happy birthday!! What an adorable dress!! Great photos!

    Xx Kelly

  24. 1st April 2012 / 4:38 am

    What a lovely day you had, I love Brighton!

  25. 1st April 2012 / 8:41 am

    This dress looks amazing on you. Looks like you had such a good day.

    We have a Bills Cafe in covent garden and I LOVE it πŸ™‚


  26. 1st April 2012 / 8:58 am

    Happy Birthday! I hope you had the most amazing day πŸ™‚ <3

  27. 1st April 2012 / 9:14 am

    For a minute there I thought that first photo was taken in a Lush store. So…much…colour! I think I'll have to put Bill's on my list of places to visit when I venture over to the UK later this year.

    Happy Birthday by the way!

    x, Court
    Such A Beautiful Sight

  28. 1st April 2012 / 9:57 am

    WOW! Looks like you had the best birthday ever!!
    Delicious food, beautiful weather and a stroll through the lanes. Sounds perfect to us! πŸ™‚
    JS xx

  29. 1st April 2012 / 10:34 am

    Glad you had such a wonderful birthday! You look gorgeous in that dress and the food looks bloody amazing!! xx

  30. 1st April 2012 / 10:53 am

    I think this is possibly one of my favourites of all your outfits. Love the Converse with the gorgeous dress <3
    I was *convinced* there was going to be another announcement – that Rob, he's keeping us all guessing!
    Glad you had a lovely day though chick, looks like the perfect birthday to me xxx

  31. 1st April 2012 / 11:08 am

    Such gorgeous photos and a lovely outfit, everything looks perfect! So glad you had a nice day xoxo

  32. 1st April 2012 / 11:33 am

    Looks like a great trip! The food looks divine! Hope you had a lovely bday xxx

  33. 1st April 2012 / 12:04 pm looks like a fairytale!Happy belated birthday! xxx

  34. 1st April 2012 / 12:55 pm

    lovely photos πŸ™‚ you look like you had a lovely time, i love your dress so pretty!! x x

  35. 1st April 2012 / 2:14 pm

    Every time I see your hair, I just fall in love with it. I get serious hair envy! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    Mollie xo

  36. 1st April 2012 / 2:20 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely day… the dress xxx

  37. 1st April 2012 / 3:35 pm

    aw thank you for all your comments and happy birthday messages girls πŸ™‚

    @smaz – i ordered battered halloumi with mushy pea, chubby chips and homemade tartar sauce. it was amazing. and then for dessert, churros (mexican doughnut sticks) with dipping chocolate πŸ™‚ heaven!

  38. 1st April 2012 / 5:27 pm

    Looks like you had a fab time Milly, I love Brighton, especially when the weather is nice.
    Gorgeous dress. xx

  39. 1st April 2012 / 6:17 pm

    Have never wanted to go to a place so much in my life! You look so lovely πŸ™‚ Glad you had a wonderful weekend! x

  40. 1st April 2012 / 7:24 pm

    I'm glad you had a lovely birthday, Brighton looks lovely, I have always wanted to go.

    Jess x

  41. 1st April 2012 / 10:16 pm

    Gorgeous photos, I've never been to Brighton but it looks so lovely. You were so lucky with the weather!

  42. 2nd April 2012 / 10:14 am

    such pretty photos. i love love love them! the first one of the restaurant with all the handwritten stuff on it: wow
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

  43. 2nd April 2012 / 11:01 am

    Wow all the food in this post looks magnificent! I really must go to Bill's next time I pop down to Brighton. You look beautiful in that dress & I'm glad you had a lovely birthday πŸ™‚ xx

  44. 2nd April 2012 / 1:59 pm

    Happy Birthday. You looked wonderful for it. Looks and sounded like the perfect day. Xxxx

  45. 2nd April 2012 / 7:19 pm

    Such lovely pics Milly! Its making me wanna hop into the car & drive on down there, especially to that fab place you went to for brunch! Hope you had a wonderful birthday lovely!

    Love Aysh xoxo

  46. 2nd April 2012 / 9:30 pm

    You look lovely, I need to get my hands on some lilac converse! xx

  47. 2nd April 2012 / 9:45 pm

    I absolutely loved reading this post it was right up my street! such gorgeous pictures. You lucky lady with all that yummy food πŸ™‚

    Just to let you know i've given you a blogger award on my blog because i've enjoyed reading yours so much, look forward to your next post and happy belated birthday!


  48. 3rd April 2012 / 12:08 am

    Wow those photos are amazing! The place you was in looks amazing! SO quirky!!
    Lots of LOVE

  49. 4th April 2012 / 1:46 pm

    I LOVE halloumi and the churros look and sound delish…I will def be checking out the restaurant next time I'm in Brighton! x

  50. 8th April 2012 / 3:56 pm

    Gorge pics my dear. You had the same breakfast/brunch as Laura! Looks yummy! Glad you had the loveliest of Birthdays πŸ™‚ xxx

  51. 8th April 2012 / 3:56 pm

    Gorge pics my dear. You had the same breakfast/brunch as Laura! Looks yummy! Glad you had the loveliest of Birthdays πŸ™‚ xxx

  52. 8th April 2012 / 4:22 pm

    looks like amzing birthday and happy belated birthday to you!

  53. 4th May 2012 / 8:52 pm

    I love your photography. πŸ™‚ And the dress is gorgeous, doing a post on it at the moment!

    And I hope you had an amazing day! Happy (belated) birthday!

    ~Hannah xx