Monday, 25 August 2014

132. In the eye of the beholder

Hat, Top, Shorts & Boots: New Look  //  Scarf: & Blazer: Vintage

Hey sweets,

So what better way to get myself back into the blogging world than with a little 'ootd' for you all. Today the sun has decided to take a off and let the rain and gloom take over, but that's ok, there's something about Autumn/Winter fashion that I just love.

I opted for a pretty basic look with lots of added interest. Underneath the blazer, which is very lightweight so perfect for this type of weather when it is still quite warm, I am wearing a plain black, long-sleeved top tucked into a pair of my favourite teal shorts (which I bought from New Look many years ago!), black tights and my beloved Chelsea boots. I then added my sheer, floral scarf which I bought from a charity shop all those years ago, to lighten up the outfit and my fedora - perfect in the light rain (you know the rain I mean, the type that you can't feel until you walk inside and suddenly realise you're soaking wet!). Lastly, of course I am wearing a bright lipstick to make up for all those months I couldn't wear lipstick with my top brace on. This particular shade is from the Kate Moss range, number 12.

This weekend I have been attempting to vlog, it being a bank holiday weekend and all! And the fact that I can finally enjoy bank holiday weekends now that I no longer work in retail! Woo!! Haha! So today I went for lunch with my Mum and her partner which was lovely and now I am at home, cuddling with the kittens watching the rain through the french doors. There's just something so lovely about snuggling up inside when it raining outside.

Also, the kittens decided to join me for a little photobooth sesh, haha! How cute do they look!!

I promise a post will be coming on the kittens soon! Speak soon lovelies,

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Guess who's wearing lipstick?!

Hey sweets,

Look who's wearing lipstick again?! Anyone who has not read my blog before this will not seem like a big deal, but I have had braces on since February and haven't been able to wear lipstick as it rubs off onto the braces. It's never a pretty sight. But, incase you haven't seen by the pictures already, I got the top row of my braces off last Monday! Horray!! The bottom row will be kept on for around another 4 weeks as I wanted to keep them on a bit longer so that they have more of a chance of being perfectly straight (They're still facing in slightly so a little longer won't hurt!). Anyway, I did a whole video on it so feel free to take a look! Don't forget to subscribe and thumbs up my channel! I also completely forgot to mention on there what the whole experience was like getting them off, but I figure I'll put it all in the next update when I get the bottom row of. It's safe to say it didn't hurt one bit!

I hope you enjoy the video! As always, any questions you have then please leave a comment and I'll get back to you :)

Speak soon lovelies,

The secret is out...

Hello lovelies,

Long time no see, well, I guess there’s no change there then...

Well anyway, I have been in my new job for just over three months now and yesterday was the first time all of the girls in my team found out about my blog, the blogging world and my YouTube channel.

It all came about when we were talking about my future of creating my own business in clothing etc as some of the girls didn’t know about my fashion background. They asked me what the name of my company would be and then it all sort of unravelled from there really. There was no hesitation; they were all typing away coming over to my blog to have a good look, haha! It was a little nerve-wracking I must say but they were all so complimentary about my blog and videos and photos etc that it made me really proud of what I do and made me realise just how much I have let it all slip away just because I work more hours now. No one said having a full time job on top of a full time blog would be easy, but with everything that has gone on this year I guess my blog just sort of got pushed to the back of my mind and almost (not quite, but almost) dare I say it...forgotten about.

It’s quite ironic really as I planned to film a few video’s this weekend for my YouTube channel and the girls finding out about it all just made me realise how happy blogging makes me and how much of an escape it is for me. A place to share my thoughts, share my loves and sometimes vent a little too! I have missed it so much!! Even writing this rambly, out-of-touch post puts a smile on my face.

I’m not saying I’ll be blogging loads from now on, but atleast once a week to begin with until I plan my time a bit better with juggling my job and my blog. It just makes you realise how important it is to do what you love and never let go of it as it makes you who you are. Definitely something I've been reminded off this weekend J

Anyway, enough of the rambles. I just want to end this post by saying thank you to my work colleagues (if any of them are reading this!). Thank you for taking an interest in my blog and giving me a bit of spark and motivation back to blog again. And yes, you can all be in a vlog one day ;) haha! I am having a lot of fun working at my new job, they really are like one big family and I’m proud to say that I am now a part of that. Also, if you’re looking for life insurance then head on over to and get your life protected ;) (biggest plug non-related to my blog EVER!)

Speak soon sweets,

Sunday, 13 July 2014

The flat tour is finally here!

Hey sweets,

So I guess it seems inevitable that a tour of the flat is due, right?! I have been putting it off for weeks because there are still lots of bits and pieces we would like to buy for the flat, like a floor lamp hanging over the sofa for instance (one day!). However, yesterday I re-jigged the furniture in the living room as we wanted to make a little divide between the kitchen and living room to make it more cosy and not so open. I am so, so happy with the result that it instantly made me want to film a flat tour video and finally show off our flat to you guys! It is now live on my YouTube channel so check it out above or head over to my channel to thumbs up and subscribe!!

Before the living space was very open and to be honest pretty bland. The sofa was against the radiator with the coffee table infront and the TV stand on the opposite wall with the desk being shoved in the corner. Now it just looks so much more homely and welcoming! There are still a few pieces of furniture that we would like to get, like a draw cabinet in the bathroom and a bookcase for the living room (and not to mention my lamp!) but we'll slowly get there.

You may have also noticed 2 little kittens running around the flat. Yes, that's right, we couldn't go long without some pets running around and with the nod from our landlady we were over the moon the buy these little cuties to expand our family (that's right Jack, no baby for you just yet!! hehe). A video and blog post of the kittens will be coming shortly with a proper introduction, don't you worry!!

For now though, all that is left to say is me and Jack FINALLY got some internet and as of the 28th we should have it up and running in the flat. Goodness knows how we've gone so long without it! I miss blogging and filming soo much!! 

I hope you're all well, speak to you soon lovelies,

Sunday, 22 June 2014

131. Forest Florals

Top & Shorts: DIY/Self Made  //  Sunglasses, Bag & Shoes:  New Look

Hey sweets,

There is no other way to describe the weather recently than ‘lush’. And maybe the phrase ‘Golly gosh, I haven’t seen consecutive weather in Britain like this since I was 10!’. The glorious sun has been shinning down on us giving us all some much needed Vitamin D. This is the time when the British seize the chance at showing some skin (some a little more than others...) and usually succeed at the good old, unwanted, tan lines. Will we ever learn? Probably not...

I love this time of year as I think it puts everyone in a better mood when the sun has got his hat on (hip-hip-hip-horray!). The legs are out, the sunnies are on and Pimms is usually flowing. The smell of barbeque in the air and the sound of laughter is enough to put anyone in a good mood.

Today’s attire is a 2 piece that I made myself a little while ago. I have a couple like this now and they are just so easy to wear and accessorize, minimum effort is required. I actually bought this material in a charity shop and just fell in love with its deep floral pattern, great for any season. With the trim around the neck being black it was a no-brainer that I would accessorise today’s outfit with my black backpack and trusty black sunglasses. I was originally wearing my lower, pointy black sandals which are Limited Edition from New Look last year but after a little shopping with my darling friend, Tate, I came home with these beauties on my feet! What a perfect accompaniment with my outfit.

I also had my hair trimmed yesterday and thank goodness as I was finding it hard to see through my long fringe! If you fancy seeing how that turned out then just take a look at my lastest YouTube video, it says it all! One of my bestest friends, Becky, cuts my hair and I love the way she straightens it afterwards. I always feel like a new woman when I’ve had my hair done, like I can take on anything! Well, maybe not quite...

I hope you’re all having a lovely time enjoying the sunshine like I am! What have you lot been up to?

Speak soon sweets,

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Humble Abode

Hey beauts,

Another month passed that I haven’t written to you...where does the time go?! Me and Jack are settling into our flat really well. I almost cannot believe it’s been a month that we’ve been here already! I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun!

I feel so much happier these days. Before we moved into this flat I was miserable at my old job, my Dad was ill and soon to be having surgery, and on top of that Jack and Dad’s friendship wasn’t great. I was ‘stuck-in-the-mud’ (anyone else remember that game at school?!) and I just couldn’t seem to pull myself out. But I soon did. I took it upon myself to quit the job that was making me unhappy, despite not having another job lined up and me and Jack went to view a couple of flats. It’s the little steps, and risks, that we take that help you to move on in life. I’ve learnt that a lot over recent months. I am now in a job that I would never have dreamed of being in, and I’ll admit it’s not where I intend on staying, but for now it’s a little step towards my dreams. This job could potentially earn me the money I need to one day have my own business. Sometimes in life we need to take these gambles, and be in jobs we don’t necessarily want to be in, another thing in which myself, and Jack, have learnt.

My Dad is now on the road to recovery. You see, I never mentioned this before but he had bowel cancer and the tumour was pretty big. Fortunately the wonderful staff at Southampton General Hospital managed to operate and remove the tumour, which was the size of two fists. The consultation yesterday confirmed that they managed to remove all of the cancer. I’m welling up just thinking about it and how relieved we all are. The next step is to have more chemotherapy until Winter time and then check-ups for the next three years. I still get upset thinking about it because it almost doesn’t seem real. It’s like this isn’t my life and this didn’t happy to me or my family, because my Dad is a saint and managed to stay positive throughout the whole thing, sometimes you’d forget he was even ill! Me and my Dad are really close and I cannot be any prouder of him than I am now. I aspire to always be as positive as him, even in the darkest of times.

Anyway, today I wanted to show you one of my favourite places in (or out?) of our flat; our balcony.  That’s right, I’m not quite ready to show you inside yet ;) We sort of have our own little garden going on with two pots of pretty flowers and some chillies and peppers growing on the side, all thanks to my Dad for growing them in the first place. We can actually see some little buds on the chillies now so it’s all very exciting!! Today I took most of our cushions out onto the balcony and enjoyed a few hours in the sun, just relaxing. It’s so peaceful where we live, it’s a nice place to escape and just have some time to think and appreciate where I am in life. I thought it was a really pretty setting, especially with the flower garland surrounding me. This evening might bring a few candles, a glass of wine and a cuddle under the blanket with Jack, and it’ll be all the more pretty with my fairy lights around the top of our balcony shining in the night.

I say this all of the time, but I really do miss blogging. I have had some trouble with TalkTalk’s internet. If you ever want internet, do not go with them! Now to head to Dad’s to upload this and call BT to get some internet in our flat. I’m going out of my mind not having it!! A typical blogger, ey?

Speak to you soon lovelies,

P.s - I uploaded a new YouTube video yesterday showing you some of the little things me and Jack bought for the flat. Take a look at my channel here, and don’t forget to thumbs up and subscribe. I may not be around all the time but I’m still here!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Moving day!!

Hey beauts,

So yesterday me and Jack moved all (or most!) of our belongings into our new flat. It was such an emotional day with highs and lows (mainly highs of course!!). Anyone who has moved before will know just how stressful it is and how on earth do you have so much stuff crammed into just one room?! It baffles me. We did snap at each other quite a bit throughout the day, but to be honest me and Jack have been together so long now that our bickering is soon forgotten and we're all smiles again!

We had a few friends and family over in the evening for food and a few drinks (the wine was certainly flowing after eating barely anything all day!) which was lovely. It's so surreal being in our own place after dreaming about it for so long, especially when you've spent your whole life in one house! But we're super happy and cannot wait to settle in and have everything in it's own place.

We did a little vlog from the past two days and made it into a video for my YouTube channel so if you're nosey like me then have a little look, and don't worry a flat tour will soon follow! ;)

I am off to Ibiza for a hen doo tomorrow so I will be gone until Sunday (or longer if the internet isn't set up!). Have a great week and I will speak to you soon lovely :)