Saturday, 26 November 2016

Motel, Hotel, Cactus Crush Inn

So Palm Springs, when can I move in? I know the house I'd choose (along with every other blogger babe in this millennium), it's the one with the chocolate box pink door, say no more. I'd wear this outfit for my moving in moment, simply for sizzle and sass factor. As always Motel Rocks are kicking ass with their cactus cool vibe; this Kimmy high waisted skirt matches my cactus crop top, worn in this previous ootd post. The suede sand top had my heart hot, if you're into sandy shores like I then it's worth snatching up this Pitchu fringe crop top, also from Motel, for yo' self. As you know I often talk about escape, of sunnier climates. I'm guessing most fashion bloggers would agree this outfit was made for sunshine and good fun. Just you wait Palm Springs, one day you and me need a hot date! The contrast hat was a sure fire scoop from Missguided way back when. I wore it with this UFO dress and I think it's cool for cacti. 

As I explained earlier this week on Instagram, I'm definitely a free spirited soul. When I was 11 I had visions and notions of living somewhere much like a desert, all hot floors and sand dunes. White washed walls, aqua seas and tropical towns. Only now, I can see the dreams and manifestations of way back then seem to be crystal clear; all those never-ending stories in my head have formed into one: my first book. The daydreams of far out ideas and escapades now serve my fashion blog. And finally, those notions of tropical towns, aqua seas and palm trees: another dream yet to fulfil. 

Graham and I saw Pulp Fiction for the first time at a special screening this week. One of those films I've always wanted to see but never have done. I thought it was pretty good, although Tim Roth- not enough airtime, is it just me or do Pumpkin and Honey Bunny need their own sitcom? John Travolta - too much airtime, same for you, Uma Thurman. Graham and I often argue over who's more badass, he says Samuel L Jackson and I say Wesley Snipes, but I've got to give it up for SLJ being pretty damn funny in that movie. And of course, the bad motherfucker wallet thing kinda goes against my argument.... damn. 

What are you up to this weekend?
I hope you're having a BLAST! XO



  1. Sophie these outfit photos are gorgeous! I always love your outfit posts but these are really special! That poppy field is just incredible, it looks like you had such a fab time shooting these!

    Grace xxxx

  2. That cactus print is just awesome! I need to start drawing some more desert inspired illustrations! :) I adore the setting you've used for these photos - just stunning and vibrant! So dreamy :) <3 ♥♥♥ xxx

  3. Can you believe I've never seen Pulp Fiction? I've never been a fan of Tarantino, but perhaps I've never given him the chance. I really love the cactus pattern and how much you seem to love them Sophie! They really suit you somehow. Lovey pictures as always, you look like a Western princess. x

    Cristina, xo // My Cup of Tea

  4. Pulp Fictions was one of my favorite movies as a teen. I really did love all the characters in it, crazy, funny, good. Your skirt is so fun, I love your whole look. If you ever do go to Palm Springs I highly recommed going to the museum there. Great art to be seen!


  5. You always find the best places to take your photos, and it goes without saying I love the outfit! xx

  6. Oh wow! You look fantastic! Love the skirt girl, you always find the most awesome clothing!

  7. love these photos! been wanting something cactus print for ages so will have to check out motel!

  8. Love the scenery in the pics! Camel/nude colour clothes are my fave


  9. It's so good to hear about your hopes, dreams and goals! You go girlie!

    Absolutely love that Catcus skirt, this would make an awesome festival look too!

    Really looking forward to your book lovely, you've done so well with the short stories lately too :)

    Also this was a perfect photo shoot location!!

    Gem | xxx

  10. This is such a fun look, and you do seem like a free spirited soul. It makes sense!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  11. This outfit is so perfectly put together, I especially love that suede top, and it looks so amazing against the backdrop of the poppy field! I really cannot wait for a glimpse at your first book, I'm sure it's absolutely amazing!! :) xx

  12. LOVE this outfit girl, that skirt is so dreamy and the pictures are just stunning!

    Hayley xo

  13. These pictures are so beautiful, you can definitely get a free spirited vibe from them, I love your style :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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  14. Amazing images!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  15. These photos are so gorgeous, such a pretty place! Love your outfit too, the top with the hat is such a great combination.

    Have a lovely week! Xx

  16. Such a cool skirt and top! You look fabulous and I love these pictures!


  17. Hello gorgeous! <3 This is actually one of my favorite looks of yours <3 Beautiful outfit.
    I hope your December is going well.

  18. Beautiful pictures! I love the outfit and the pack round is breath taking x

    Pink Frenzy

  19. This is definitely my favourite shoot on your blog so far Sophie! The setting is so dreamy and like something out of a film :) The skirt's cactus print is super cute and giiiiiirl that cropped fringing!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  20. This is such a beautiful location! Love your photos and the cute skirt :)
    Nati xx

  21. You're rocking this look Sophie and I adore the poppy backdrop! You always create the coolest imagery. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  22. You found the perfect place for you photos!!! The flowers and greenery looks so nice behind you. And of course your outfit is too cute, love the cuteness of the skirt and the fringe on your top!!!

    Danielle | <3

  23. Style oasis if ever I saw one! I can totally see you driving down an open highway, the only trace is the tyre tracks in the sand, en route to a diamond beach scattered with palm trees. I know those dreams will soon become reality. You look a total babe as ever here Sophie, hoping you're well <3

    // xx

  24. You always have the best locations ever!
    I love your outfit. The hat is perfect and the skirt is so cool!
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

  25. Your free-spirited personality definitely shows in your blog! And perfect location for your outfit photos!

  26. Babe you are the ultimate free spirit and you could certainly get your fill of palm trees and blue oceans if you come to tropical Australia **hint hint**. This look is an absolute beachy boho dream! The cactus skirt really floats my boats and you are looking stunning as ever. Also, that poppy field is divine

    Rachel xx

  27. You are so beautiful in the wild. Nice outfit.

  28. You always find the most beautiful places to take blog pictures, Soph! Then again, you'd look beautiful even if wearing a burlap sack :)

    Thirteen Thoughts

  29. Lovely photos! That nature looks just amazing ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

    * How to be Parisian chic *

  30. That Pink Door is definitely the perfect photoshoot destination, isn't it? Heck, we should just move the hell in ;) I just love how things have worked out for you with your book, and hopefully 2017 will be time for it to shine! As for who's more badass, I couldn't even choose between them two! So instead I'm gonna say Bruce Willis since I saw Red 2 again last night and was yet again amazed at his moves! As always this shoot is amazing, and you should definitely use this location again! Such a stunning backdrop! <3 xx

    Yasmin Qureshi Photography

  31. Sophie, your outfit is killer!! I looove the skirt, top, shoes, everything. You look adorably smokin'! XOXO

    And what a gorgeous view, wow! It's perfect. I hope you had a happy Christmas, doll!!

  32. Really into Cactus' recently and i really love your skirt! you got some stunning shots with the poppys


  33. Yet again love your unique style, I can't wait until summer time now so I can wear more stuff like this! x

    Can't wait for your next blog post!

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

  34. Loving these photos! That place is so beautiful and I love your look!



  35. such beautiful photos and outfit!!
    Isabelle xx
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