Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Sometimes It's Okay / Reflecting on March

Welcome back to another monthly update, how has March nearly finished. I honestly cannot believe how fast 2019 has gone. It only seems 5 minutes since it was my birthday in January. March has felt like winter still and I am not a fan. I really am dreaming of Spring, the thought of sunshine excites me and the fact that I can wear light jackets and trainers is the best. I also cannot wait to change my make up around, start wearing lighter foundation, changing up eyeshadows and lip colours. The trouble living in England is that you cannot rely on not having jumpers in your wardrobe so of course you have to have a few in just incase it turns nasty.

March is a month where it is everyones birthday in the family. It is honestly such an expensive time and on top that there is always Mothers Day too. It comes round so fast and I really don't know how I manage to do it but it get done. I start my month as I would do any other month, the same old thing really, work and the gym. I guess you could say work isn't so great although I keep plodding on hoping that things will improve and get better. On the plus side we are interviewing for receptionists which is a massive YES! and hoping to get a different phone system that finally works. I try to be positive as I can be, have a smile on my face despite what is going on and don't let the negatives bring me down or get in the way with what is going on. Easier said that done but someone has to try?
The other week, one of the ladies brought in some cookies from the bakery and it was the best thing ever. It honestly cheered us up and we were all set for Friday afternoon.

Blogging has lacked a little this morning *insert sad face* however I have tried to make this months blog as exciting as I can and I hope you have enjoyed them. Make sure you look out for the next posts coming to Lottie's Lott very soon.

Putting yourself on social media can be so daunting and especially now that Instagram has taken over the world. Sometimes you need to need a break from it all as it can get very overwhelming and you have to take a step back and remember you are not everyone else and you shouldn't be comparing yourself to other people. I advise anyone who is a blogger, influncer etc who does use social media daily to take a break and just don't look at your phone for a day as something so small like that can honestly make a huge difference. I have definitely had to that and it really does make you worship life in a totally different way. YES YES YES to that.. everyone has to do it sometimes, we are human and there is nothing wrong in being human.

How has your month been? How is 2019 going? Leave a comment below as I would love to know.

Lottie x


Saturday, 16 March 2019

The Past Week On Film

Hello lovelies, today this post comes from a rainy Saturday in March but it's okay because I am happy to be inside now and feeling cosy as it's pouring down outside. What awful weather we have had in York and honestly I am dreaming of Spring and some sunshine. All the flowers are out and that does make me happy and I truly believe it brings out the best people in people (well it tries). I always feel better when I can see pretty flowers and the sun, don't you? I feel so much better in myself and I really love this time of the year. This week I have collected a wide variety of photos on film and it made me think that I wanted to create a blog post regarding it. I also realised how I haven't done one of those posts before (well I don't think so) and I like creating new content. Also these kind of posts really do come from the heart and I always think this when I read other people's blog posts or watch videos. I must say it is a real mixed bunch of photographs and I hope you enjoy looking over them.

I really don't think this picture does any justice of my nails but I am truly in love with these nails. I had them done today and I am so happy with them, they look fabulous and I love the crome glitter over the top.

I tried a new topping on my Greek yoghurt at the gym this morning and it was lovely. They have a new food menu so I was very excited to try it out. It was also my mum's birthday on Wednesday and we went for a curry after work. We had such a lovely evening and here are a  couple of photo's of all of us together.

Last but not least I have been cutting back this month on buying makeup and have been saving it for my holiday in August. Also I'm getting my hair done next weekend and I cannot wait but it is so expensive when you get your hair highlighted and cut so I really have had to save my pennies. I've also been taking a few little outfit photos and decided to take some showing my hair in different styles which I hope you like as I have never really done that before. I guess I just fancied a change.

Lottie x


Sunday, 10 March 2019

The Catch Up Edit

I have been excited to sit down and write  this post, infact I have been meaning to do it but here we are. One of the reasons why I love to blog is to do monthly updates on the things I have been posting or the things that I have been loving whether thats my outfits or just generally vintage inspiration. Today's post consists of a mixture of idols and my own fashion content which I wanted to share with you. I post rather a lot on my instagram and because of that it is nice to do these kind of posts to be able to look back on.

I begin with a outfit of the day taken a couple of weeks ago when the sun was out and it felt like Spring. It was a Saturday, I was Leeds and Alice was doing my nails for me. If you didn't know I get them done at John Lewis and they have a huge beauty/spa floor which is amazing and honestly one of the best things about the John Lewis store in Leeds. It is literally a girls dream. I went for a pale yellow colour with bits of glitter and I was a very happy Lottie.

I honestly feel like this post is going to be filled with my favourite things as the last couple of weekends I have brunching on a Saturday and it has been the best. So, last weekend myself and Aurelia tried Partisan in York as one of the doctors recommended it so we thought why not. The place itself is situated along Micklegate street and when you walk past it has the most retro vibes. The cute little table outside and when you walk in its filled with the most amazing cakes you ever did. It also does gluten free and vegan cakes too so you really cannot go wrong. Aurelia and I both had the same french toast with eggy and cream Bricoche slices with a seasonal compote, warm fresh fruit, honey and mascarpone with maple syrup and sugar. It was very tasty but there wasn't a lot there and so because we were both still hungry we shared a cinnamon bun together and oh my that was good! Both of us love Brew & Brownie and had french toast there and you get so much more.

Yesterday, I went to Brew and Brownie with my sister for breakfast had such a lovely time. We arrived and didn't have a long time to wait because we were wet through and cold and needed some hot food and coffee. I opted for the American pancakes with the fruit compot and because Fiona is now gluten free she had a breakfast with eggs, gluten free toast, sausages, beans and mushrooms (even though she hates them and forgot to not order them).

This what I wore yesterday without the sunglasses even though the sun came out later on which I was gutted about but then when I got home, I got changed and put something a little bit warmer and comfier on.

Last but not least I came across two of my favourite photos of Marianne Faithfull and David Bowie (both found on Tumblr) just looking amazing and David Bowie's outfit is just a dream with his hair of course.

Lottie x


Sunday, 3 March 2019

Reflecting on February

Hello you beautiful people, hope you all had a good February. I don't about you but it went so fast and honestly cannot believe we are in March. My month wasn't too bad, minus the chaos at work but what do you expect when you work in the NHS. Anyway despite that the team is great and love the people I work with, we even got ourselves a new GP who has been with us just over a month who is great and we have also had some really nice locum doctors too. The past week has just been half term and honestly was a tough old week but we managed/copied and the greatest thing that happened on Friday was when Helen showed up with some delicious cookie's from Cooplands and let me tell you they were truly the best thing ever. Here is Scarlett showing off hers..

Apart from work I have been trying to go the gym more, I have missed a couple of sessions recently due to getting my nails done and staying later at work but its okay I have made the time up. I had planned to sort out this blog post last weekend as the sunshine was GLORIOUS and I had bought myself a new pair of sunglasses from &OtherStories which I am obsessed with.

I am hands down in love with this dusty pink pinafore and I honestly cannot stop wearing it. I had my nails done last weekend all thanks to my nail/brown queen Alice. She is fabulous and also come out with the best glittery nails ever. You guys need to head to John Lewis Beauty in Leeds and go and see! So this time I went for a light yellow as I've had a bright yellow before but really was after a lovely Spring/pastel colour and could not resist a bit of glitter.

This year I'm saving up for an Macbook as I'm now ready for a new laptop and I'm also thinking about doing Instagram videos/Youtube so ideally I would prefer a Macbook but also after a good camera so I can start making good videos. What do you all think? Let me know in the comments.

Lottie x

Sunday, 17 February 2019

February Favourites

Welcome back to another monthly favourites and this time it is a mixture of lots of different things. I wanted to start with this photo above which I came across on Tumblr and I absolutely think it deserves a special place on this post. The words 'be yourself, only for yourself'' is such an important thing to remember. 

I absolutely love this Zebra jumper from Topshop and it is one of the best birthday presents I got this year. Thank you to my sister, she has good taste and just knows my style. I love how oversized it is and you honestly feel snug as bug in it. Perfect for the bad weather we have just had and a winter staple that you need in your wardrobe.

All the amazing food and cake on my birthday! I was very spoilt and had the best few days celebrating. This photo of Jennifer Aniston and her 'famous side part' is one of the best photo's ever. She is a icon and I adore her. I mean who doesn't love a photo of Rachel Green? 

Last but not least this absolute icon, Paloma Faith. I came across this photo on Tumblr and fell in love with it. So much inspiration and she seems to look great in anything.

Lottie x

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Self Love I Reflecting on February

Hello February, you are nearly over and what a month it has been. I must say work has got in the way of blogging these last few weeks which meant I barely wrote anything. I absolutely hate that feeling and always feel guility as that was one of the things when I began blogging I would not do. However back in 2015, I was working part time, it was very different and had lots of time to create blog posts. Now my days consist of working five days a week and the only time I get to write is after the gym on a Wednesday or a weekend. It can be hard going especially when you get home after a long day and all you want to do is watch Netflix whilst getting a bath. These last few weeks haven't been easy but I'm hoping for a better month in March where I dedicate some time to Lottie's Lott. However, February is my blogging month and that means on Thursday 14th February (Valentines Day) my blog celebrated four years! I actually wrote a blog post which you can have a little read about the fact I have been blogging siince 2015.

I didn't do an awful lot on Valentines Day purely because I was working and went to the gym after and I must say after a busy hectic day it was really nice to clear my head. However as I am writing this post it is Saturday which means I treated myself to a little shortbread biscuit with jam instead.. (yum yum) shaped as a loveheart of course. 

I then came home after looking at holidays and then decided to take a few little OOTD's with my fresh blow dried hair so it was wavy and I really liked it. 

Hope you all had a good February!

Lottie x


Thursday, 14 February 2019

4 Years Blogging #ValentinesDay

Today is an exciting day in the world of the internet as four years ago on this Valentines Day way back in 2015 I plucked up the courage and created my little space online and Lottie's Lott was born. I never felt so scared in my life as it was real but I was excited to see what was going to happen. I couldn't wait to start to create content that I loved and my instagram was just getting revamped with everything vintage, so it was the perfect opportunity. I remember writing my first ever blog post wondering what an earth I was doing, with barely anything on it just a lot of images of Marilyn and Audrey. That was what I loved and still do but since then I found so many other stars that I adore, Sophia Loren, Lauren Bacall and Rita Hayworth. The list goes on and over the last couple of years my blog has gone through a new lease of life all thanks to Pipdig. I must say that was the best decision I made and I wouldn't ever go back. I found two amazing blog layouts which I loved and honestly made Lottie's Lott 10 times better than what it ever did! Speaking of revamping, I have recently made a few little changes to the font on my blog and I am very pleased with it. It has made such a difference and added a little extra boost to Lottie's Lott and the perfect way to start the New Year!

It has taken 4 years to finally feel confident in what I post and what content I want to make. It really does take a while to get your head around it and you can loose sleep over it but once you are there it honestly is the greatest feeling. Of course it would be an amazing opportunity to collobrate with brands etc but that takes time and it is something else which comes with blogging.

As always, thank you to every single one of you that reads my blog. I am so grateful to you all. It means everything to me and I cannot thank you enough. You don't realise how amazing you are!

Here is to another year of blogging, always improving and making dreams come true.

Lottie x


Wednesday, 6 February 2019

My Belated Birthday Post

A week today it was my 27th birthday and it was such a fabulous day. I had a pretty chilled day but then went to the gym and then went out for tea to Pizza Express. It was the best, those pizza's are amazing. I opened my presents when we got home and I must say I was very lucky indeed, my parents and the help of my uncle and auntie had created the most PERFECT picture I'd ever seen of The Beatles. Well thank you Uncle John for finding the best photo of them when they first started and my Auntie Gill for getting the perfect frame for it. At the moment it is not up in my bedroom but as soon as it is, lots and lots of photo's will be taken so I can show you all what it's like. Ever since I had my bedroom redone back in the summer of last year I had wanted a picture of The Beatles in my room but I couldn't find any places where I could them and I just didn't want any old thing. I wanted something that was special and now I do and it is the best feeling ever. I believe the idea all started off with my dad as he was asking my uncle on his birthday just before New Year's Eve about the best places where you get pictures of The Beatles from. My uncle has always been a fan of The Beatles since he was a child, infact the whole of my mum's side of the family are beatlemania. 

Sticking with The Beatles, I opened another present which was actually from my auntie and uncle which included a Ben Sherman limited edition shirt that my cousin James used to wear with the Beatles on it. I mean you can imagine my face filled with happiness when I opened it. I literally could not believe it. I have been a fan of them since I was 7 years old and simply adore them. Let me tell you I'll be wearing the shirt when Spring/Summer arrives .. I've already got the outfit planned already.

My sister got me the warmest jumper I've ever worn. It is the Moving Zebra Print Jumper in monocrome. It is so soft and very oversized and Fiona got me a medium. I generally love it and perfect to wear with jeans or a skirt depending on how you want to style it with.

Lottie x

Thursday, 24 January 2019

January Favourites 2019

I am a sucker for all things pretty, I love pretty things and there is nothing I love better than to wear pretty things. Whether that is a flowery vintage shirt with 70s style collar or the prettiest pair of little earrings I have ever worn, it makes me me and there is something so great about that. I was born 27 years tomorrow and as I write this my birthday falls on Thursday, 24th January of course and as I here the number 27 it really does scare me. To think I have been alive for 27 years, that is maddness and I sound so old. I question my life and where it has led me, I question everything. I question why I haven't found a man in my life yet, I question why I haven't got a lot of friends and I question why the only guy that made my heart skipped a little beat was looking through a fancy shoe shop window with Bex in Covert Garden. Like my grandma used to say, nothing ever stays the same and my gosh wasn't she right about that?

So as today is my last day of being 26 I wanted to do a little blog post of some of my favourite 'pretty things'. So I start off with a photo of my idol who I have adored for some time now and have featured her in my blog lots and lots of times. My queen and inspiration in life, Marilyn Monroe. I love this woman and she gives me so much joy and happiness. This photo, I came across on a facebook page of Marilyn today, taken in 1953 I believe. I haven't seen this photo in truly a really long time and just wanted to share this on Lottie's Lott today.

I fell in love with & Other Stories a tiny bit more when I came across their Covert Garden store in London at the weekend. The store was huge and had some amazing things including all of this make up which I barely have seen in the Leeds store so hence why I had to take a photo but their make up just looked so classy and pretty I really just could not resist. Also I would love to know if anyone has tried their makeup?

I had to mention these little Cloud Paints, I won't say a lot on them as I have just done a Glossier blog review about their products but these cloud paints are perfect for when you just want to add a little bit of colour to your face and perhaps just having 'one of those days'. I love these little blush's and they are such a cool idea.

If you have followed me on here or my instagram for a while now you will know that I absolutely adore these two; Pattie Boyd and George Harrison. Firstly, George is my favourite beatle and well Pattie is just an inspiration and such a 60s icon. Both of these photos were taken on their honeymoon which are too die for. I will alway love these two, the cutest couple ever.

And last but not least my absolute favourite person. Ahhh, this little lady and I met way back last year in April. Within seconds of meeting her, we just clicked and has become the loveliest friend in the world. She is beautiful inside and out and has a heart of gold. Thank you for the most wonderful time in London with you and Kieran.

Lottie x

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