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Lymington, easy jeans and gold postboxes

My boyfriend Tom has been away for the last week and came home last night, so today was just spent enjoying some quality time together.  I have actually felt quite stressed for the last few days, I used to absolutely love living on my own but it's a bit different when you have a dog and live in a house rather than a little flat.  I have no idea how single Mums or people with caring responsibilities do it, just keeping on top of the cleaning and tidying and getting up early to walk Bodhi in the mornings has knackered me out this week!

Saying that, I did take on some extra work this week.  Tom's bugbear in our house has always been the hall, which fills up with mountains of shoes and piles of unopened post.  With the help of my Mum on Wednesday we made a trip to Ikea, bought and built a wooden cabinet and now the shoes are neatly tidied away.  Of course I had to pick up some nautical knick-knacks to add to the newly tidy hall...


I was so excited for him to come home and see it, and luckily he loved it!

Today we went to Lymington, just to walk the dog and mooch around the shops.  Obligatory on the way out the door outfit photo...

cardigan: uniqlo, £19.90 | blouse: orla kiely for uniqlo, £19.90
jeans: american apparel easy jeans: bought in america | brogues: new look [old]
This was my first outing for my American Apparel Easy Jeans since I bought them in America, and to be honest it wasn't a great day for them! I found a strange green mark on the knee that must have been there when I bought them, and then Bodhi jumped up at me several times and covered them with muddy footprints so they're now off to the washing machine.  You can't stay mad at him for long though....


As well as walking around the harbour, the market was on in Lymington and I had a good nose around some of the little shops too.  Ooh and I saw my first gold postbox, there because sailing Gold medallist Ben Ainslie lives in Lymington.



Of course no trip to Lymington would be complete without a nose in Kiki's Boutique, my favourite of shops ever.  I usually visit the Christchurch one as that's nearer to where I live but I thought I'd have a quick look and ended up buying a Christmas present for someone who shall remain nameless! Their gift selection is amazing this year and you might find a little code if you scroll to the bottom of this page!

Kiki's Boutique
I also had a quick look in another little gift shop, Lulu's.  Don't you just wish this was your bedroom?

lulu's
I am eating very healthily at the moment but today is my 'treat day' where I eat whatever I want so we also popped to M&S so I could gorge myself on Percy Pigs in the car on the way home!

I hope you've all had as lovely Saturdays as me - this evening has involved a Christmas jumper, takeaway pizza and mulled cider and we're now settling down for movies and X Factor (even though I am not enjoying this series at all!)

By the way, have you entered my £100 Fat Face gift voucher competition yet? There's only been 7 entries so far so the odds are in your favour!


19 comments

  1. Those shops both look amazing...my kinda shops! :)
    I'm not enjoying this year's X Factor either - so much so, I've given up on it! Much to the boyfriend's delight!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend :) [you've got me craving veggie percies now!] x

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  2. Oh my god, I really do want Lulu's to be my bedroom! it looks amazing. I'm watching the X factor too, this series is horrendous! xx

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  3. I LOVE those jeans! Might have to invest in some! And that bedroom is to die for, so perfect! Oh and random fact of the day... all UK post boxes are made in the little town my boyfriend lives in, haha! ;) xx

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  4. Love your blouse Rosie and that shop Lulu's. Think I might have to take a trip there. Was the present for me?????
    xx

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  5. What a shame about the mark on your jeans! I do hope it washes out...and naughty Bodhi's paw prints!

    Your hall looks brilliant, good job you and Mummy :D

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  6. I LOVE all the nautical bits you used to accessorise your shoe storage. You have such a good eye for house things :)

    Those shops look amazing and yes, I'd like that bedroom please!

    x

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  7. So pretty! Whats lulu's and can I move in?

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  8. Aw, your hallway looks awesome :) You did a good job!
    Lovely photos, the shops look amazing xx

    Stephanie

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  9. Lovely post! Everything looks so pretty and you are stunning :)x

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  10. Loving the nautical décor & the print of your blouse is so lovely.

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  11. I love your dog and the blouse!! :) looking great :)
    LaceyLoves x

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  12. You know what, I really do wish that was my bedroom. So pretty! I know what you mean about being home alone too, I used to love it but now we have 3 pets i find it so stressful. Love the shoe cabinet, we need one of those bad boys xx

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  13. I love the colour of your hair, I wish I could get mine like this but I'm too scared in case it all goes wrong as I'm naturally dark, any tips?

    If you get any time spare, please come and visit my blog :)

    www.fragile-bird.blogspot.co.uk

    Helen

    x

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  14. Sounds lovely, more fun than unpacking, anyway! The jeans issue sounds annoying, my recommendation is a heavy dose of Vanish spray, then a big spoonful of vanish powder on as hot a wash as you dare with them. Has helped me out of no end of clothes staining disaster.

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  15. That's such a beautiful boutique!

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  16. The shops you visited look so cute xx

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  17. Lymington is such a gorgeous town! I love going there... xx

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  18. Wow, that Kiki's shop is just so cute. I love the dresser.

    xx

    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. I didn't enjoy X-factor either. I finally made my self stop watching it a couple of weeks ago. The only act I liked was Lyric145 and they got voted off way to soon. I hate it when I get sucked into shows I don't like.

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