Bigger boys and stolen sweethearts

Black felt fedora - From granddad (similar)
Quilted faux leather jacket - Zara (similar)
Tartan midi jersey dress - Boohoo
Black leather heeled ankle boots - Topshop (similar)

After having a sort through the cupboard looking for my Halloween outfit I came across this hat. It belonged to my granddad and when he passed away when I was 16 I nabbed it from my nans house. I still remember the day he bought it, we were up in Scotland and it started to rain so he walked into a shop in the village to buy something to keep the rain off his head. It's funny how certain memories stick in your head when you glance at something. I'd eyeing up a fedora lately for the winter months so this one has popped up at just the right time. Plus something with sentimental value is always more special isn't it? I saw this dress on Sarah's Wednesday Wants and as soon as payday rolled around last week I popped it in my basket and put my card details in before you could say tartan. WINTER20 helps you get 20% off your order.

I was hunting out a Halloween costume as  I'm off to Northern Ireland - Derry to be exact - on Wednesday to celebrate the holiday in style. We been told by my boyfriends family that it's kinda a big deal and we're in for a treat. It's only a flying visiting as we're visiting for just three days but I'm very much looking forward to it and it'll be nice to all catch up. I'm glad we fly back on a Friday so I have the weekend to recover  if the last trip was anything to go by. My liver is already weeping at the thought...


  1. I love that hat! So nice that it was your Grandads! Have a fab time in Ireland!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  2. Adore the Arctic Monkeys miss and I'm seriously digging your cute tartan mini with your grandads hat. Perfection for this current weather!


  3. That dress looks great - Such a bargain! Also helps that you're gorgeous.

    - Elodie

  4. This is such a cute look, it's something Is definitely wear myself. Love that hat!

    Tara xo

  5. N'wah you look like a dream Sophie, in love with your dress and that jacket! Have a lovely time in Ireland! x

  6. Gorgeous dress, I love it with the boots and hat <3 You gorgeous thing! xx

  7. such a cute dress! love the lengh of it! :) xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

  8. This is SUCH a gorgeous dress!

    Maria xxx

  9. You are such a babe, I love that dress! <3

  10. Love this dress - I'm obsessed with all things tartan at the moment. x

  11. that hat is so good! i wish i didn't look totally ridiculous in them haha

  12. Your fedora looks gorgeous with that checked dress :)
    Laura x

  13. Well don't you look super trendy! :D Look amazing love, you really suit a hat! Have a fab holiday <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

  14. I love your dress, it's so cute! Have a wonderful time in Ireland! <3

    Jennie xo |

  15. Love that dress gorgeous girl x

  16. THIS DRESS! Love it, you're such a babe! xx


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