Sunday, 2 August 2020

The Check Crop Top

This is probably one of my favourite tops that I ever owned and a piece in my wardrobe which I adore but most importantly is a versatile garment that can be wore for any occasion depending on how you want to style it. The Check Crop top is a very recent item that I have bought and I know it is something that I'm going to look forward wearing next year too, it is perfect for a Spring and Summer and I love the colour. Purple is a colour that I don't have in my wardrobe but it such a pretty colour that is in the shops right now, I absolutely needed it. As you may know I love clothes that are bright and colourful and that catch your eye when you walk into a shop. 


Top - ZARA
                                                  Cap - SATURDAY BY MEGAN ELLABY
                   Sunglasses (old) Mango







I don't usually buy crop tops as I'm not usually a fan of them but it was completely different as I love any tops that have a collared V-neck and have long sleeves and it has gorgeous smocked trim detail which made me want to buy it. Of course due to current circumstances I was not able to try it on but I was so happy with it when I got home and it was perfect to wear on Friday which was the hottest day in the UK.

Lottie x
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Sunday, 26 July 2020

Getting My Mojo Back And Styling Up A New Outfit.

I really hope you are well and looking after yourselves, I'm sorry it's been a while, I've been busy working everyday, feeling absolutely shattered and all I want to do is put Netflix on the telly and try to relax my mind again. I haven't felt so tired in a long time and I've been using my weekends to chill out. My shifts have been all over the place, doing long days and barely having time to breathe so unfortunately my little space on the corner of the internet has taken a step back however I'm determined to start getting back into things and recently I have been loving being creative with my style and I'm excited about my creative content, it brings me a whole lot of joy right now which is why I have been embracing it.

At the beginning of this year, I became utterly obsessed with the fashion blogger, insta queen and Youtuber Megan Ellaby. I watched an IGTV that she posted about her next launch of her collection line and oh my days, I honestly fell in love with it. To the point where I bought two of her pieces which I still love today, over time I've bought a few more of her Saturday pieces infact I am constantly wearing them when I'm not working and I always tag her clothing line in my photos on Instagram. Her brand is called Saturday By Megan Ellaby and I love it to the point where my sister is slightly obsessed too which in my books is always a win?

Now 2 weeks ago last Sunday Megan released 5 more pieces of her new clothing line and I wanted to introduce you too Hazel. She is a slim fit high neck top with the most gorgeous hand drawn leopard print, I love this combination so much, the pink and the red mixed together. The sizing for Saturday is very very slim and the size ranges aren't the best but this top is a size large and it fits great. I loved pairing with these old summer dress from last year from And Other Stories, it is also great just to wear with jeans too. You know the feeling that you get when you put a top on and you generally feel like the coolest person ever.. yes that is me in this outfit. If I saw this in a shop, this would be something I would love to wear, it's different, it's unique and it has such a retro feel to it plus it has so much colour it brightens up you and most importantly your wardrobe. 
 


I love tops like this which are different to what other people have and once they have gone that's it. I love buying anything that has a retro feel it as it makes a top like Hazel feel special. Everyone has their own personal style whatever that may be, being creative with my style is so important to me as it brings out my mojo and my personality.

Lottie x

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Sunday, 19 July 2020

A Weekly Catch Up I First Time Going Into Town For Tea And Saying Goodbye To Lockdown Hair I LIFESTYLE


Hello, hello, hello, you wonderful lot. I hope you all had a lovely week despite the fact the weather wasn't 100% but I guess you could say that's the British Summer. This week has been a long week and I always look forward to the weekends but they always go too fast especially when you are working non stop, my Grandma and Grandad are always said that weekends were precious and they truly are! Well something rather exciting happened on Saturday I finally said to goodbye to my lockdown hair, you know those split ends and roots that thankfully just blended in to my hair. It had no shape anymore and it was getting on my nerves so most weekends I just tied it up.



Here it is, shorter and blonder and I absolutely love it and loving the curls. I didn't want to go too blonde but this perfect and I know it won't too dry and brassy which is the worst nightmare about colouring your hair but thank you to Charlotte for making my hair look amazing. It was a miserable day on Saturday but I brightened up the day by wearing a new Saturday By Megan Ellaby top this one is called Margot and was released a week last Saturday with the cap a few other gorgeous pieces. I bought all four tops and the caps and are sharing them with my sister as we both loved them it made sense to get them all. So this gorgeous one which is a polo top with embroidered dagger collar and a zip fastening and I'm obsessed with it. Unfortunately it is sold however it has been announced they will be restocking and maybe bringing another out in a different colour and I love the Saturday cap, it is cute and it is the first accessory Megan has done. As you may know I'm a huge Megan Ellaby fan, she is such an icon! This blouse goes to well with the new hair and I'm not going to lie I kinda' felt like a model after I took these and then I realise my camera roll has too many photos but I like a mixture of different outfit photos.



I know quite a few people have gone back to work and I know some people who are still on furlough or perhaps have been working this whole time like myself. Well we are busier than ever, still working from home and lost two members of the reception team and have a new lady who joined us a couple of weeks ago but still recruiting. It is such a strange time and things aren't back to normal at all, although something that I absolutely loved doing was going out for tea on Wednesday with my sister at Marzano's restaurant which is Italian and we both loved it. We had some delicious pizza's and a meat platter to start and we were both so full. It was a busy evening and we were glad we booked at the restaurant and it was great to be able to go out of drinks and food despite everything that is going on. It was a mid week treat and it was truly fabulous.






I hope you have a good week and weekend!

Lottie x













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Saturday, 4 July 2020

What's Inspiring Me At The Moment


All photos in this blog post are from Pinterest.














Hello you wonderful lot, how are we all? In today's post I'm talking about inspiration that I absolutely love. Back in 2016 I started with a blog series and it was based on 'Style Inspiration' something that I am in love with and now more than ever I spend my days scrolling through Pinterest and it something that makes me feel content and I find it very calming and quite addictive. These photos are very simple, chic and classy and I love them. Lets start at the very beginning as it is a very good place to start, wouldn't you agree? These loafers, they are so gorgeous! I love these kind of shoes, I must say I don't own a pare of a loafers right now, I have funny feet and I have to get shoes that feel comfy as shoes just tend to rub my feet and it is the worst feeling in the world. Now, the next one is perfect if you are wanting to re vamp your home and get ideas and buy things that are similar or even cheaper and one day I would love my own place and the photo is giving me so much vibes, it is so light and fresh.
Self Care is super important and everybody has to look after themselves whether it is the most simple thing and pampering yourself on a weekend or during the week. Putting a face mask on, doing your skincare and getting a bath can me the most perfect thing to chill out and looking after yourself. Everyone's lockdown experience is so different but even though my time was spent working all hours the thing I enjoyed was taking my makeup over a long day at work, doing my skincare routine and watching a Netflix series or listening to music. That helps me chill out and also getting a good night's sleep, sometimes my body is craving an early night and that can make you feel 10 times better in yourself. Even putting a little bit of make up and putting on a nice outfit can also make a world of difference and that is what I love doing on a weekend even though there isn't an awful lot to do.

Alexa Chung is one of my favourite style icons and I absolutely love her. Her style is very unique, very retro and just cool. I recently watched a s show on Netflix (Next In Fashion) which she co stars in with Tan France. I love it and these two together are the best and absolute fashion queens of the world, I hope they do a second series.

This would not be a inspiration post without a beauty flatlay and it pretty much is filled with my favourite products. I am very much into a no make up vibe, I love fresh and natural products and this is why I love Glossier and Milk Makeup and I just find their products great to use and their packaging is just amazing. I'm always dreaming of big mirrors, gold jewellery and buying myself a new Chanel NO5 perfume, they are probably a few of my favourite things.

Lottie x 


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Sunday, 28 June 2020

A CHATTY JUNE MONTHLY FAVOURITES



Each time I sit down to write one of these posts I'm stunned that another month has come to and end, I haven't done a favourites post in a while purely because I didn't have lots to talk about and to be quite honest this month has been pretty much the same. Nevertheless, I wanted to document this as I think it is great to look back what happened and especially how lockdown has relaxed so much yet I'm still dreaming of the day when life will go back to normal. Things will change and 2020 has been a year of learning, educating ourselves and being able to spent more time with our loved ones without being actually able to do a lot. My lockdown experience has been me working non stop, the only time off I've had was May whit week which I had already booked off towards the end of last year as I was supposed to be off to Scotland but ended up taking that week off and I absolutely loved it. It was the best week of doing absolutely nothing but sitting out in the sunshine and going on little walks, I needed that week just to relax and take my mind of work. I even had to work the Easter Bank Holidays but ended up using my holiday to get them back which was lovely and then we didn't have to work the rest of the bank holidays which was incredible. June has flown by even though I haven't really done a lot apart from working all the time, spending my weekend's styling my outfits and purchasing some beauty products but not a lot. 


One of the things I have enjoyed this month is re watching Stranger Things the Netflix Series which I absolutely love and I ended up watching it with my parents as they haven't seen it. Even though they weren't too keen on it they do like it and cannot stop watching it. We have just started watching the most current series which came out last July and I do hope series 4 comes out soon, I know they realised the trailer at the beginning of 2020 but without that has been going on, some things have been delayed which is understandable. Something else which I love watching this month is Next in Fashion with Alexa Chung and Tan France, it really is so good and absolutely watching it. Seeing everyone's designs and then their creations right at the end, I hope they do a second series to be honest. My sister also got me into Queer Eye which truly is fabulous, also with Tan France and four other gay guys who make such a super team. I am obsessed and love them all! Something else that I have just started to watch is the very last series of 13 Reasons Why, I really enjoyed watching the first two seasons but don't seem to be feeling it so far with the end one but I'm going to stick it with and I will let you know what I think. Other than that, I have not been watching anything else apart from watching YouTube Videos, I love Anna Newton from The Anna Edit and Lily Pebbles she is great too and are very similar in the content they post. I also love watching the family vloggers The Saccone-Joly's (Anna, Jonathan, their 4 children and 6 dogs) They really do put a smile on my face and so easy to watch as well. 



DRESS - OLD SS19 NEXT

SUNGLASSES - TOPSHOP 


Last weekend I filmed another beauty IGTV, it was a no Foundation, Easy Glowy Makeup look and I absolutely loved creating it. I hadn't done one since I was off at the end of May and it was great. It is so much better when I have time to do it, I find it hard to film video's during the week when I'm working unless it is on a weekend or on a Wednesday afternoon. I suppose I need to make time but at the minute I've been such long full days by the time I get home its 6.30 and all I want to do is have tea, watch some telly and then go to bed. Regards to fashion and beauty it really has been the same things that I have been loving, I have done two blog posts which I talked about exploring my style and styling up a printed t shirt and beauty I have been loving the It Cosmetics CC Cream which I wear every single day, that is my go to product. I love mixing my base products on a weekend and I have been loving the Airbrush Flawless Foundation by Charlotte Tilbury, it is great to wear with the CC cream and it isn't too matte if you mix in it and I also don't put lots on as I love the natural skin look.

I hope you have a good month and hope you have some favourites of your own, I would love to know what they are in the comments. 


Lottie x






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Tuesday, 16 June 2020

NEW CLOTHES AND EXPLORING MY STYLE






Hello lovely people, I hope you are keeping well as I write this blog post I have been back at work for 2 weeks now and we already in the second week of June which is so frightening how fast time flies. I should have been going to Scotland when it was May bank holiday (Whit Week) but of course due to Covid-19 that could not happen however I still kept my week off and had the best time just enjoying the gorgeous weather and even got a little tan! This was the week I started feeling very creative with my style and exploring what I have in my wardrobe already as well as getting new purchases. Whilst I was off I was  thinking about doing a gallery wall in my room filled with vinyls - I am excited about that so much! I came across the idea whilst scrolling through Megan Ellaby's home instagram and I thought it was the coolest thing I've ever seen. I absolutely love Megan, she seems such a lovely person and I'm obsessed with her style and just everything about her.

If you haven't read my blog or haven't caught up on my recent posts then you won't know but I have been layering up my clothes, it wasn't something that ever crossed my mind and I really do not know why but it's all thanks to Megan. I started buying a few pieces from her clothing line Saturday By Megan Ellaby only at the beginning of this year and one of them is the gorgeous Ziggy inspired high neck top with all the stars on it and reminds me so much of David Bowie. I love layering it with a t shirt, or even a jumper as well. In these photos above you can see I'm pairing it with shorts and converse as it was warm but definitely not as hot as it has been! I have a jumpsuit that it is on its way from And Other Stories and I will be wearing it underneath that. What I love is all of her clothes are sixties and seventies inspired and that makes my heart very happy indeed, I also love these era's and inspired by so many icons out there and I totally adore anything that has a story to it and that is filled with colour and prints that you can only imagine of wearing. I have always been a fan of Twiggy and Pattie Boyd styles and everything about their look, the make up, the hair, the outfits .. some of them were really out there but that is the reason I love vintage shops and wish we had more in York. 




I loved styling this blouse with a pair of shorts as it was so simple but turned out very chic and classy but still giving me those summer vibes especially now as the weather has turned awful and it will not stop raining! I picked the best week off to be honest, this was a very hot day hence wearing my cap but I like it and compared to the day after I did not realise how warm it was going to be and I ended up having to change as it was too hot in a high neck top. 




This high neck top is from Saturday By Megan Ellaby but unfortunately it is sold out but I love the pattern, it is very retro indeed and it is something different in my wardrobe which I have never had before. I LOVE finding pieces that are different and quirky. 










BLOUSE - VINTAGE

JEANS - SIMILAR Flared Jeans

The last look is my newest knit and when I bought this jumper I just did not want to wear it on its own. I wanted to layer it or wear it underneath a jumpsuit and when I was looking through my wardrobe I came across this gorgeous pink vintage blouse and I tried it on and I was in love with it. It just adds something else to your outfit and I got the inspiration whilst looking through Megan Ellaby's Instagram! Of course I had to wear my flared jeans which finishes 
the whole outfit off. This kind of style I haven’t really explored before but as soon as I saw my vintage blouse I knew it would be perfect. 

And there we have the last of my new pieces and exploring my style even more. I love all of these garments and quite a lot of these are very much from the 1960s & 1970s which I adore. I would also love to know which one is your favourite? 
 
Lottie x





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