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I am going to start this by saying that it is COLD today and this could be a long one, so I recommend that before you start this you boil the kettle and return with tea, lots of tea.

Today is my Mum's birthday so yesterday we loaded up the car with our overnight bags and a small fluffy white dog and headed over to their home near Portsmouth to celebrate.  Before I tell you about the day I thought I'd share with you my outfit, along with two of my most loved new possessions.  My first is this fluffy jumper from boohoo, which is so soft and warm I just want to sit and stroke it.  My second is this utterly gorgeous satchel which was very, very kindly send to me by Brand Village.  It is definitely the most expensive feeling bag I have ever owned and came in a dustbag inside another dustbag! The detailing on it is beautiful and it feels so well-made; I can't believe it's only £59.99 as it genuinely feels like it would cost at least twice that.

bag: brand village* £59.99 | hat: vintage
jumper: boohoo £20 | shirt: boohoo £12
trousers: primark [old] | brogues: new look [old]

Here it is again hanging on the back of the door in my parents' kitchen.  I wish I lived in a house as lovely as theirs where there are a million places you can photograph things! (#bloggerproblems).


When we arrived we sat down to an amazing breakfast and my Mum cooked one of her favourite new recipes, eggs baked with parma ham (you do them in a cake tin!)


We then went out to the cinema to see Skyfall (the new Bond film).  Although my parents were fairly nonplussed I actually thought it was excellent and really enjoyed it.  I actually really enjoy Daniel Craig as Bond; I love that he's a bit more 'rufty tufty' than some of the other Bonds and I do think he's pretty easy on the eye! Despite stuffing ourselves with popcorn (salt and sweet mixed together please!) we got home and had champagne and cakes (well it was a birthday after all!).  I bought a selection from the patisserie at our local Sainsbury's, which is really good.


Feeling suitably stuffed we went for a walk on the beach to blow away the cobwebs.  The sun was setting and there was a lovely rainbow.  


coat: new look - £59.99
This is Tom, Bodhi and me on the pier.  My coat is from New Look - I bought it after seeing Sarah wear it at the Leamington Spa Blog Meet (I know, copycat or what!) Again it feels really well made and I think I'll get a lot of wear out of it this winter.  The sun was going down as we walked and the sunset was really beautiful.


I've done some jiggery pokery with this next photo in Photoshop but we had to head back after a little while as some pretty mean looking storm clouds came overhead.  We didn't quite get back in time so we got home looking like drowned rats, changed into our pajamas (well, I did!) and ordered a Chinese takeaway...


We then settled in for the evening with glasses of wine and X Factor.  None of us were particularly enthused about X Factor but we watched it anyway as it feels like that's what you do on a Saturday night when X Factor is on! There are no contestants I particularly like in this series and I find the programme a bit too long (in fact I was in bed with my book before it finished!)  Oh, and my Mum was naughty and opened all her cards the night before her birthday! My card to her contained a voucher for her and I to go a spa in Fareham for a day at the spa and a two course dinner - I bought the voucher from Wahanda, which I hadn't used before but definitely will again.  I felt a bit sneaky buying her a present that I know we'll actually both really enjoy but it will be lovely for us both to have a relaxing day together (and some yummy food!)

This morning we got up early (well, kind of, thankyou to the extra hour in bed!) and decided to drive over to Gunwharf to visit Jack Wills and pick up the fleece-y hoodie I've been dreaming about for yonks.  Except for I neglected to realise it was the Great South Run on today and so instead we ended up stuck in traffic, driving round in circles and coming up against lots of closed roads for about an hour before giving up and coming home.  Bit of a waste of a morning (and a fair amount of petrol!)

After a hellish ten minutes in which I watched Tom destroy a McDonalds when I couldn't eat one (diet!) we headed back home where I am now settled in for an afternoon of blog reading, tea drinking and trying not to get frostbite.  What are your plans for this chilly Sunday afternoon?


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  1. Loved this post (and yes, I did read it all.. sadly, I had no tea! :) and LOVE your style! I want both the jumper and the coat! Ooooh and I just found out New Look ships to the Czech Republic, hallelujah! :) xxx

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    1. Oh no, no tea! Hope you managed to keep warm! :) Thankyou so much, glad you liked them, the coat is definitely a must have! xo

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  2. I love your bag! Sounds like you had a really nice time :) xx

    http://burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thankyou so much! It is such a gorgeous bag :) xo

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  3. That sounds like an excellent Saturday! I'm gonna watch Skyfall in the morning at work I think, someone told me it's better than Casino Royale and that's one of my fave films so think my hopes have been built up a bit much... ;)

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    1. Ooh, hope you enjoy it! I love Casino Royale too, I'd say it was on a par with it, it is really good! xo

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  4. Sounds like a lovely weekend! In agreement with you on so many things haha. Salty and sweet popcorn is a must, and I am totally bored of X Factor this year too - the Saturday show is so long and no one really stands out this year!
    I love that jumper, it just looks sooo sofy and cosy! Perfect for days like today, I'm trying to avoid frostbite too! Brrr xx

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    1. Yes! Sweet and salty popcorn is best! X Factor is definitely a snore this year, plus now Jade got booted out who was one of the few I actually liked! The jumper is so cosy, felt so warm when I first put it on! xo

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  5. Luckily I already had a cup of tea ready! Your outfits look so cosy. xx

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    1. Hooray! Tea is necessary when it's this cold! I am a big fan of cosy outfits in this time of year! xo

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  6. Looks like such a gorgeous day! Love the coat + the jumper!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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    1. It was such a beautiful day - before the rain at least! Thankyou! xo

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  7. Sounds like you've had such a perfect wekend Rosie!
    I love everything Sarah has too - I copied the gingerbread dress off her haha!
    Sophie
    x

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    1. It really was the perfect weekend! Can't beat champagne, cakes and popcorn! I want to own all of Sarah's wardrobe! xo

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  8. Sounds like a lovely weekend, I love your coat! I definitely agree with you about X Factor, there's only one or two contestants I actually like and even then, it's still not all that great.. yet I still end up watching it week after week! xx

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    1. Thankyou so much! It is such a lovely coat, I couldn't resist it after I saw a fellow blogger wearing it! I am exactly the same, and one of them was Jade and now she's been booted out! It just feels like a ritual on a Saturday night! xo

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  9. The jumper is so cute :) Love it

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  10. Looks like you've had such a lovely weekend - absolutely adore your outfit as well!

    I'm finding x factor quite boring this year, but I LOVE James Arthur, he's amazing! xx

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    1. Thankyou so much! Yes it was such a lovely weekend :) I really like James Arthur, although I was in bed before he performed this week, wish they'd put the good people on first ;) xo

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  11. Your outfit looks perfect for this weather, love your coat too!

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    1. Thankyou so much! I am all about the cosy outfits in this weather! xo

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  12. GAH! You got the bag, so so lovely. The jumper is super cute too, love it.
    Lovely photos, as always xo

    Stephanie

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    1. Thanks Steph, the bag is so gorgeous isn't it? I am in love with it! And the jumper too, so cosy! And thankyou on the photo front too <3 xo

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  13. love it love it love it. adorable jumper, fits great with a bag. really origin and smily look. I like your kitchen - dining room as well - full of colours. and I see U like rainbows as well. I cannot stop serching for them ;]

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    1. Thankyou so much! It's actually my parents' kitchen, and it's so gorgeous isn't it? I love being there! xo

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  14. I can't believe that jumper is Boohoo, it's fab!
    Have a lovely relaxing day with your mum =) x

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    1. Glad you like it! I think I'm going to get it in another colour too, I love it! xo

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  15. In love with your bag!
    I don't think I've ever seen a rainbow at sunset, beautiful!
    Kerry x

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    1. Me neither! Was such a lovely sunset before the rain came! xo

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    1. Thankyou, it's gorgeous isn't it? xo

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  17. Looks like you've had such a lovely weekend. That breakfast looks gorgeous and I love your mum's chairs! Such a cute set up.
    I've told Thomas I'll go and watch the newest Bond film with him despite never seeing a James Bond movie in my life, I think the idea of popcorn and sweets excites me more : )

    xx

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    1. Thanks lovely, it honestly was so perfect! My parents' house is lovely, I love being there! I think you will probably quite enjoy the Bond movie, it's very action packed and a good story! Plus lots of semi naked Daniel Craig if you like that sort of thing... xo

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  18. I am so impressed by your blog! The catchy name, the stunning layout, professional photography and just everything! Wow! I love your sense of style and you're definitely my new favourite blogger! Love your sense of style too :) I'm so happy I just stumbled across your blog, I love it! Definitely following you now!

    My blog: www.missiffa.com

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    1. Oh wow, that is so nice of you! Thankyou so much - means a lot!xo

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  19. I love that coat! Lovely photos... you were in my neck of the woods. Living in Southsea, I learnt from my mistakes last year and walked everywhere! The Great South run just causes mayhem on the roads! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend x

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    1. Thankyou! Oh my gosh I wish I had known it was on, it literally was total gridlock everywhere! Not a good time to choose to go to Gunwharf! xo

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  20. That's such a cute outfit, I love the photos on your blog!

    Lana, xo
    http://fashionfake.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Looks like a great weekend :)
    You look amazing in the first picture, the hat really suits you. x

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  22. Super cute outfit! I love the jumper :) x

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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  23. Liked your style! Follow each other on GFC?

    http://www.lookbookunlimited.com/

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  24. Sounds like a gorgeous weekend, despite the problems with your visit to Jack Wills.

    My Saturday... on call. Bet you don't miss that right. And Sunday was spent freezing my arse off, having not had a shower because our bathroom has been ripped out, and waiting around for T to finish work so I could crash and burn. All the fun of the fair hmmm?!

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  25. Lovely photos! That New Look coat is gorgeous, it really suits you. x

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  26. Love the 'jumper'. Glad you had a great day with your mum on her birthday.

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