through it all I stood and stumbled,

Shirt: River Island      Vest: Ben Howard tour       Jeans: New Look

These photos are from a couple of days ago - Friday, to be precise. I went on a day out with the parents to Llanbedrog in North Wales. In true British style, it was gloriously sunny when we left home, but grey and dismal when we got to our destination. Still, I had a nice time. To start with, we had a look around an old stately home that had been turned into a gallery. Ever the tourist, I may have bought a couple of things from the gift shop, including a book on Welsh folk tales to add to my growing collection of coffee table books (still sans coffee table).

We then went for a lovely (read: cold and breezy) walk along a heather-topped cliff, and down to a very pretty beach. For those of you who know the area, it's apparently where Wakestock festival is held every year. Despite the gloomy nature of the day's weather, I decided to snap a few photos, which I later even managed to coax a bit of colour into (thanks to a lot of editing). You can see them towards the bottom of the post!

Since I knew we'd be doing a fair bit of walking (inevitable on a day out with my parents), I thought I'd better wear something casual and comfy. I really love this Ben Howard vest, which I picked up after his gig at our students' union last winter. The style and subtle design make it so much more wearable than other band tees! As for the shirt, well, it was still August on Friday, and therefore technically still summer, so I thought pastel pinstripes would be acceptable. This was actually the first time I'd worn it in ages - I'd almost forgotten how much I like it.

I was feeling silver jewellery for this ensemble, as you can see below.

Stacking rings: Primark      Swallow ring: RSC Theatre (see this post)      Necklace: Primark

Helen xx


  1. Love your shirt - very casual-cool. Llanbedrog seems lovely!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  2. Gorgeous snaps, I love all the little beach huts. I most certainly approve of all the bling! ;) <3

    Tara xo

  3. Gorgeous photos!

    Why do parents always love walking? My mum is exactly the same :)

    Hmm maybe...

  4. So cute! Love how the striped shirt makes that cool tee so chic! I'd love to take a stroll there!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  5. Love that top! I would LOVE for you to share this at "That's My Style" Link Party every Friday on my blog. Not comfortable sharing? Stop by anyway for beauty related post and fun DIY projects. I hope to see you there! :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

  6. beautiful photos!:) love your outfit!♥


  7. Beautiful pictures I love a good coastal walk! Love the outfit too, especially the shirt :)

  8. wow... amazing fotos and your look is so cool !!!
    with love, alex

  9. beautiful!

  10. nice look :)

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