A Morning in Southport OOTD #24

Who knows how this happened, but I’m currently 4 people away from 1,000 followers!? For a while it seemed to be an unattainable goal and now I’m so close, its difficult to get my head around it. I also have no idea how to celebrate it? So if you have any ideas, please let me know.

In the meantime, I thought I’d share my morning with you. After moving house its all about finding where things are again, the shops, where to walk the dog and todays task; the beach. I was excited to see what Southport beach was like and to see Alfie’s response to an unfamiliar setting.

1Alfie’s response to the beach did not disappoint, he was inquisitive with everything. It always makes me so happy to see him happily exploring and also trying to drag me into the water with him.

 

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It is extremely difficult to get both of us looking at the camera at the same time.

This pink jacket was a recent purchase and I can honestly say I’m obsessed. It literally goes with every outfit. Hopefully I’ll be going into more detail soon, in a post about key pieces in my wardrobe.

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Outfit details:

Top* – Miss Selfridge

Trousers*- New Look

Shoes*- Topshop

Jacket: Topshop

*- I bought the items a while ago, so no longer on site.

65I don’t know how my Dad managed to capture such an image of Alfie but I’m so glad he did. I can’t decide whether its the funniest or weirdly the cutest picture and even though I look absolutely tragic, you can bet its never getting deleted from my camera roll.

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Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend.

Have you read my last OOTD? You can here.

Lots of Love,

           Sophie


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Empty House Tour

Wowwww it’s taken me a while to get round to writing this post. I want to say its because I’ve been trying to adjust being in a new house but also its because life has been an absolute whirlwind. Anyways, I had in mind to show you both the old and new house but the old house looked a state. So its a few old house pictures and majority new house, enjoyyy.

 

Starting off with the old house, this was the front and back. I’m not too sure what you’re supposed to say with house tour posts. However, one thing I loved about this house was the garden space and I loved the long (ish) drive up to the house.

 

I think Alfie was very spoilt to have so much space in the back garden to play and run around.

 

Something I probably miss about the old house is the big windows that let in the best light. Come the ‘golden hour’ the house was always had the BEST natural light shining in.

6Here is evidence that if I had shown you inside of the house, all the images were just going to be of furniture filled rooms. Example, my bedroom.

New House

 

Onto the new house, the day we moved in, Alfie had no clue what to do with himself. He just went from room to room and it took him a while to settle.

 

11An exciting thing about this house is that I get my own study. Its the perfect space to be able to sew, blog or just watch tv. It’s crazy how different this room looks now and I can’t wait to get the last few pieces to finish it off.

 

Main bathroom, downstairs toilet.

 

I love the living and dining room, its definitely the cosy place of the house. I’m so excited to see what it looks like during Christmas.

 

 

Another exciting place in the house is my bedroom. This is because I have my own en suite, its actually so nice to have my own bathroom and it just gives me a bit more privacy. Anyways, I’m so excited to do a bedroom post but again I have a couple more things I want to get before its properly finished.

I think that wraps up my post. Hoping it wasn’t one of my more boring posts to read, I know I like reading/watching house tours.

Lots of Love,

                                                                                Sophie


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September Favourites 2018

We’re 6 days into October and I still can’t get my head around it. Summer is well and truly over, whilst Autumn is in full swing. As I write this; its raining; the air is colder and the fog is coming in. Could it BE anymore autumnal?! Obviously typed that out in Chandlers voice… Anyways, if that friends reference went straight over your head, here’s what I loved during September.

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Starting with a social media sensation; Mrs Hinch. If you haven’t heard of her then you probably don’t have instagram. @mrshinchhome_x_ has got to be the fastest growing account I’ve ever witnessed and I can see why as she seems lovely. Her cleaning stories are genuinely so addictive to watch, not only funny but satisfying too. I liked cleaning to begin with but after following Mrs Hinch, I’m definitely more obsessed with it, who wouldn’t be when you get so many tips and tricks?! I am tempted to buy a ‘minkeh‘ when they come back in stock but I’m thinking that’s maybe a step too far with the obsession.

Following quite nicely on from the cleaning favourite is Zoflora, which enables the majority of cleaning. I probably started using Zoflora a little time before finding Mrs Hinch but had also heard about it from Lydia Millen. I flippin’ LOVE this stuff. It just makes everything smell so much better for absolutely ages. I couldn’t imagine using anything else to mop the floors with now. Favourite scent is ‘Linen Fresh’ but currently out of that so I have ‘Bouquet’ which smells good too.

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Its a usual occurrence on this blog to have a slightly odd monthly favourite. This time its Sudocrem. Since moving to a new area, my skin really broke out. Whether this was down to the stress of moving or even the change in water, I’m not sure. However, I am sure I was trying everything to calm my skin down. Then one night, in a last attempt, I applied Sudocrem before sleeping. Honestly, anyone would think I had used some expensive skincare product because my skin was 10x better in the morning. Hence Sudocrem had to be featured in a favourites because its really worked as a short term solution to my breakout.

During September, the good, cosy shows were starting to appear on T.V. and obviously I was there for it. In particular, Vanity Fair started and when it did, I just watched to see what it was like (it had been advertised a lot). Looking on Twitter, there was definitely mixed reviews but personally, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I haven’t read the book but if I had that could have changed my opinion on the adaptation. As its progressed, I’m surprised I like it because usually I like to have the main character as someone I warm to and want to do well. However, Becky Sharpe (the main character in Vanity Fair) is unbelievably manipulative. Having said all that, that’s probably why its so addictive to watch, because its different to other period dramas. Anyways, if you want to watch/catch up I think you can on the ITV hub. Cannot believe there’s only one episode left.

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September was the month that life became busier and I needed to integrate some organisation into my life. How? Lists of course. I strayed from using the ‘Reminders’ app on my phone and felt the need to actually write the jobs down. This is where Sticky Notes came in handy and on days when I wasn’t at University, I would use them to write down everything I needed to get done. Even though I’m starting to get used to this new timetable of events, I still feel the need to use sticky notes as reminders. I also think its much more satisfying being able to cross things off your list using a pen than just tapping it off on your phone.

My last favourite of September is ‘The Circle’, a new reality T.V. show where contestants are playing for popularity, using a uniquely designed social media platform ‘The Circle‘.  Players don’t actually meet each other, they’re all in separate apartments so you could pretend to be someone you’re not because you think with that profile you would be more popular. I started watching it because I’d never heard of anything like it but thought it was a genius idea. Both my Mum and I have been watching every episode and we agree its so bad its good and in turn its just very addictive to watch. If you have been watching it, my opinion on the contestants are; Dan to win (he is going to be heartbroken when he finds out about Kate) and (unpopular opinion) whilst Freddie isn’t a favourite, I do find some of the things he says funny and the show wouldn’t have been as entertaining if he wasn’t in it.

What did you love throughout September?

September Favourites 2017

September Favourites 2016

September Favourites 2015

Lots of Love,

                                                                                Sophie


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