Hello Autumn | Sunday Thoughts

Let’s get straight to the point. Autumn is my favourite season, my favourite time of year. Why? Because of the fiery leaves, Halloween and of course the cosiest of clothes.

I love to be dressed in copious amounts of layers. Bring on the chunky scarves and cute ankle boots. The burnt orange and warm red tones of not only the leaves, but the make up palettes too. The crisp mornings, the dark evenings. I also think baths are a little more acceptable in the dark evenings, I’m not sure why. But hey, that’s just me.

It seems to strange writing a Sunday Thoughts post again, it’s been months. But I feel like I’m ready again. I’ve had a tough few months, in a lot of different aspects of my life and unfortunately they have impacted my blog. Not because I didn’t want to write, I just didn’t know what to write. I have been scared as to forgetting where to draw the line when it comes to sharing personal things online. But I feel a hell of a lot better so here we are, again.

I’ve finally joined the gym, again. The Moneypenny stone (or two in my case) is definitely a thing, and I am not comfortable with that. So it’s time to get myself back to feeling good about my body image. I also got my other foot tattooed whilst I’ve been away, and being under the needle again felt soo good! I’ve missed being able to spend money on things I actually want rather than the bill monster eating at away at it. Nathan and I have also officially started saving, we actually have some sort of savings for the first time in our lives. Let me tell you coming to payday and still having X amount in your bank to fall back on for emergencies feels SO good. Things are on the up!

Anyway, enough about me. How have you guys been? I’m sorry to have been away for so long, but I’m back. I may not be posting as regularly as I used to but I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things as quickly as possible.

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Liverpool Shopping Adventure


Last week mumma and I took a little trip futher out than usual. Even though Liverpool is just on our doorstep, I haven’t been in months and mumma hasn’t been in years. So we thought it would be nice for a little change. With my birthday quickly approaching, she decided that she would like to take me shopping for some new clothes. So she suggested Liverpool. We were going to go the Saturday before my birthday but with my birthday being on a Sunday and Nathan’s birthday being the day before mine we decided against that. Not only because I would want to spend the day with Nathan but also, we decided we wanted to go and have a mumma-daughter day.

We planned our day a little earlier because as always, I usually spend the Saturday afternoon with her but the train journey to Liverpool is around about an hour. So, I got to mum’s around 10am and we got the 10:30 train from our local station. We had one change and only had to wait around 10-15 minutes for that and got to Liverpool just before 12pm. We headed to Liverpool one and straight into Topshop. I had a few things in mind which I wanted to pick up, which was a new bag because my trusty old Primark handbag is a little worse for wear. Although they’re great for the price, they don’t last so long – especially when you use it everyday. The others were a leather or leather-look jacket and some ripped mom jeans.

I picked up a few bits and bobs from Topshop and I decided I probably should try them on because I like so much just on the hangers but I am so fussy when it comes to how they look on me. I ended up taking about 6-7 things with me in the changing room but only coming out with 3 and although I loved everything I took in with me. I wasn’t too fussed when I tried them all on and I told myself I wanted to get the things that wowed me. Although I picked up a pair of ripped mom jeans (which were on my list) the size I picked up didn’t fit me and I couldn’t find the size up on the rails which sucked. I walked out of the store with a bardot style dress, a strappy skater dress and a t-shirt from the sale.

We planned on getting my boobs measured whilst we were in the city because my bra’s have gotten a little small on me lately. We headed to John Lewis for a nose around the beauty section and decided to take advantage of their Lingerie fitting service. Only to be told my boobs have grown 2 cup sizes – which totally shocked me and then obviously, I had to get some new bra’s. We picked a couple up from New Look along with a blush pink turtle neck jumper, which is majorly cosy. Great for a casual ‘I clearly can’t be bothered today’ kind of look. Nathan says it reminds him of something off Saved by the Bell.

We then headed to one of the pubs for some grub and a well deserved sit down. I had a chick and bacon burger with some fries whilst mum opted for a cheese and ham toastie. It was so nice to just chill, and plan the afternoon out a little. We decided that we’d head back to Liverpool one to to the rest of our shopping and stop at a few shops on the way, before walking back up to Liverpool Central and pop into Primark before catching the train home.

Obviously, I couldn’t wait to head to Urban Outfitters, although I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t love more things in there, I walked out with a cute pair of grey trousers which are going to look good for a smart-casual outfit in work. I want to get a nice pair of black sliders to pair with these because I think they will look cute.

I picked up my leather-look jacket from Zara, along with a cropped white box styled blouse in white to go with my trousers from UO, and a cute pink patterned t-shirt from their Autumn/Winter collection. Although I usually love Zara I’m a little unimpressed because when I got home and tried the white blouse on, one of the buttons broke. They are just so flimsy so I’m thinking I might pick up some more and replace all of them to save me worrying about the others breaking. We had a quick nose around a few other shops in Liverpool One, which included the Disney Store, Victoria’s Secret and HMV before heading out and back towards the train station.

Before heading to Primark, we quickly popped into River Island to nose at the bags. I’m so plain when it comes to hand bags, I always end up with the safe black coloured bag which is good to match with pretty much everything. What did I walk out with? A safe black handbag – as always. I need to be a little more adventurous when it comes to bags I think and step out of my comfort zone a little, maybe next time?

Primark saw me go crazy, everybody loves a bit of Primark don’t they? After snooting through the whole 3 floors I walked out with about 6 bra’s, some cute new pants, a pair of shoes, 2 tops, a shirt, a bomber jacket, a dress, pop socks and a few bits and bobs for my desk in work. As I say, I’m loving Primark lately. They have so many cute items, if I’d have spent more time in there I definitely could have added a few more thingsto my basket. But my feet were starting to hurt, and my mum was definitely getting a little bit tired and fed up of me what seemed to be dragging her around.

We then headed for the train and back home, where we stopped in mums favourite bar to have a quick breather and a well deserved alcoholic beverage before heading for a takeaway on the way home. All in all, I had an absolute ball of a day, mumma and I had such a laugh and it was super nice to have a change of scenery, and I think I did pretty well on the shopping side too.

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