Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Styling Statement Knitwear

 As much as I love Autumn and Winter I'm not ready to dig my long winter coats just yet but I had too as the weather has changed massively which means the knitwear is back in my life and that is not something I'm complaining about. I love jumpers, anything cosy makes me happy. In York, we have said goodbye to the autumnal sunshine and we have been blessed by lots of rain which it is not much fun at all and that is probably one of the worst things I hate never mind the dark nights. I haven't had chance to buy any new knitwear recently as I haven't been going into shops as much as I would have been but this year is a totally different situation and shopping online for jumpers is not something I like doing. I love walking into shops and having a browse and then normally like to try on things but as we all know that is something we cannot do at the moment and who knows when we will be able to do that again!? So instead I've been bringing out the old knits which is not a bad thing because I absolutely love these kind of jumpers especially the  ones from & Other Stories which is this gorgeous knit I'm wearing in this blog post. It is such a fabulous colour and I love bringing it out every year. I've had this jumper two years but seems like yesterday when I bought it, it was an expensive piece but something I can see wearing for a long time and they last so long. 

I love oversized jumpers like this one and I have a few more which I absolutely love. I do have one from Topshop which I recently posted a photo of me wearing it the other day, it is another classic jumper and I still love it. 

What kind of jumpers do you love wearing this time of the year? I love oversized because you can style them however you want, tuck them into your jeans or even trousers and even layer them.

Lottie x


Thursday, 15 October 2020

Rocking A Wavy Stripe High Neck Top I All Those Retro Vibes


Hello you wonderful bunch! How are you all doing? I hope you all doing okay despite these uncertain and scary times. Happy October! I cannot believe it is 2 months too Christmas and what a year we have had. Who would of known at the beginning of the year we would be where we are now, I am grateful to be working and have a job but despite everything that is happening we have to keep wearing masks, keep washing our hands and being sensible otherwise things will get worse. Moving on, I'm happy to be back after a little needed break and that is not like me to not blog but somethings you have to stop what you are doing and have some time. For me that was working but I'm pretty excited to have some time off soon.

Over the last couple of weeks I have been posting a lot on Instagram and wanted to share a new favourite outfit with you all. Now for some people this could be a little too much but for me I love it/

The high neck top is by Saturday By Megan Ellaby and it is such a wonderful print. It so retro it's just the best and the colours are so bright, colourful and it makes me so happy to wear it. That is what I look for in clothes, you want wear something that makes you feel great in. At the end of the day it can be either a staple in your wardrobe or a statement piece either way whatever makes you feel good is the best feeling. 

You can wear these tops however you want, on their own or underneath a jumper, pinafore however you want to style it. They are so comfy and super cool. There are not many left sizes left of this one so if you fancy her make sure you grab it quick! 

Keep well and keep safe!

Lottie x


Saturday, 26 September 2020

My Favourite Netflix Shows To Watch During Lockdown

In today's post I wanted to share with my top five Netflix shoes that I have been binge watching during quarantine. My experience of lockdown was constantly working right through so when it was the weekend or I finished working during the day these were the shows that I watched and absolutely loved them all. I would highly recommend all five of these and are all highly-rated shows on Netflix and I absolutely loved them all and was hooked on them from the get go.

 Dead To Me (2 Seasons)

Dead to me, is a dark comedy that is about a friendship that blossoms between Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) following the loss of her husband who died during a hit and run murder. Jen learns a terrible secret that turns her world upside down.

This show came out last year and I absolutely loved it, it has very good reviews and I was so excited to watch it. I remember watching it over the weekend and I couldn't stop feeling so sorry for Jen as you follow her journey to find what happened to her husband but you go through all the emotions during it. Then season 2 came out May 8th 2020 during lock down and I couldn't have been happier, I thought it was even more brilliant that the first season. It is a lot darker than the first but very addictive as you learn more about the characters but their friendship is deeper and the traumas that bond loom larger. You go through all the emotions through both seasons as you learn of the struggles that they both face, the guilt, the forgiveness and most importantly grief. The plot twist keeps you gripped from start to end, I would 100% recommend this one. 

Stranger Things (3 Seasons)

Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As loved ones and the local police search for answers they witness the extraordinary mysteries and the supernatural forces. It is ranked 3rd best TV show of the year. They have done three seasons which get better and better.

I absolutely love Stranger Things, I watched the first season as soon as it came out and was obsessed with it, I love it is set in the 1980's, the characters are great and I love the weird and wonderful things that happen in it. I finished watching it last summer when the third season came out and we are still waiting for season four but started to re watch it during lockdown and made me realise how good it is. I am sure you would have seen it or at least heard about it, it is so popular and very well written. It is probably one of my favourite Netflix Originals shows. 

Locke and Key (One Season)

Locke and Key came out on Netflix at the beginning of February and it is an American horror that is based on a family who relocate  to Matheson, Massachusetts after a sudden death. It is an adaptation of a dark comic book series by the same name. 

It is based on a family trauma where the family move to a old house which turns out to be filled with demons and magical keys which are a very important part of the season. The story line is amazing, it has so many twists and turns and makes you want to keep watching it, the characters are all different and very interesting. Looking forward to when the second series comes out!

Next In Fashion (One Season)

Next In Fashion is hosted by the wonderful fashion icon Alexa Chung and Tan France from Queer Eye who I adore. Each episode has a different theme and it is filled with fashion designers who are all different to each other, at the beginning they are all work in pairs, they create and design together but as it gets towards the end and people unfortunately have to leave they end up working on their own. It is great and so easy to watch! It is filled with happiness and I absolutely would 100% recommend! You get to know the designers and you get to know their journey and it gets your creativity juices flowing!

Good Girls

I had been wanting to watch for a while and have just finished it and I absolutely loved it. It is all about three suburban Michigan mothers, two of whom are sisters, who are having a hard time trying to make ends meet. They are tired of everything taken away from then so they agree to carry out a local grocery store robbery. The three down-to-earth 'regular mums later find themselves fighting for their lives as they accidently butt-heads with the running's of a ruthless drug dealer. 

This is a dark comedy but so easy to watch and very attention grabbing. It makes you laugh and cry at the same time and you feel do fall in love with the characters and get to understand their struggles in life. It is a definite one to watch when you have a glass a wine in your hand and endless snacks is a must. 

I would love to know if you have any Netflix recommendations or what you are enjoying at the moment?

Lottie x


Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Acceptable in the 70's I FASHION

Fashion, turn to the left
Fashion, turn to the right
Ooh fashion
We are the goon squad and we're coming to town
Beep-beep, beep-beep

Hello you lovely lot, today is all about fashion from the 70s and thought it was appropriate to pop in one of my favourite songs from such an icon I had a little boogie in my room to Fashion by David Bowie and it made me feel so excited about creating this little blog post. I have two lots of different kind of 70's outfits I wanted to show you and both have a whole lot of colour, crazy prints and a little bit of glitter but what else would you expect? I must say the 1970's is a style I probably would not have dreamed about wearing but I'm slightly obsessed with cool prints that bring so much joy and colour to your style that these statement pieces were an absolute must from my wardrobe and something that was missing. These clothes may not be for you, but you can definitely get some inspiration from these.

Before I get into the outfits, I just wanted to say that fashion in the seventies was all about individuality, there was no rules in the fashion game. The glam rock and disco styles introduced platform shoes, bright colours, glitter and satin. 

Okay let's begin with outfit number one: 

First up we have the rainbow stripe high neck top, I absolutely love tops like these at the moment because they are super comfy to wear and look lovely tucked into jeans or for layering underneath. I always get a large in these, just because they are a slim fit and are designed to be figure flattering so would recommend to size up if you prefer a looser fit. Plus because I'm tall I prefer a top that is a slim flit to be longer in the arms and most importantly in the body as I find that it rides up throughout the day and it is very uncomfy. All of these clothes mentioned in today's post are designed by Megan Ellaby, the founder of her brand Saturday By Megan Ellaby

Her clothes are very retro and different to what you get on the high street, I'm really into stripes and clashing prints at the moment, just something exciting about them which makes my heart happy. I had bought the Saturday Graphie T-shirt that Megan had designed to go with the rainbow strip, I saw it on the website and wasn't so sure about that, I think it was because it was a dark colour but in the end I bought it and I could not be happier with it! It is perfect and it is ever so vintage inspired.. 

It is a boyfriend fit T-shirt with a washed black cotton, I love relaxed fit's like this as they are so soft to wear and they are even cuter when they have a multi-coloured glitter Saturday graphic on! I must say when it arrived last week, I was so happy with it. I tried it on and I loved it and the best feeling is when you try clothes on which you just love.

Outfit number two:

Last up is outfit number two which pretty much features the colours green and pink, pink and green whatever you want to say! Anyway like the first outfit, I am obsessed and two pieces which are great for layering underneath or wearing alone. Both have the coolest retro prints you ever did see and the reason I had to get them! I know they may not be to everyone's taste but I really like them and sometimes you need to add something different to your wardrobe, it could be that it is crying out for a bit of colour and possibly a fab print whether that is a leopard print or a flower mofit print which just gives me so much vibes.

All of these outfits are great for all seasons and I'm excited to start wearing them under jumpsuits especially as the weather is changing, Although as I'm writing this post in the UK we have just experienced an unexpected heatwave which was magical! 

Lottie x

Monday, 31 August 2020

Playing With Colour

 Hello you lovely bunch, I hope you all are having a wonderful bank holiday weekend! I know I am despite the change in weather. It definitely is a lot colder outside and feels very much how we are in Autumn. Don't know about you but York is feeling so much chiller and we've had lots of rainy days.

Despite it getting nippy I am still enjoying wearing Summer clothes to an extend which in true British fashion can mean layering but who doesn't love layering their clothes? It is one of the greatest things about styling your attire. I absolutely love colour, anything bright makes my heart happy, it just isn't in my DNA to wear black. Wearing colour can lift you so much and can make you feel so much better in yourself, it can boost your mood and you can feel like a new women. I always love seeing bright clothes, I love clashing prints and anything that is quirky and different. This is probably why I love vintage and I am always finding pieces that are unique and make my wardrobe an extra bit special. With this in mind, I recently was scrolling through Instagram and noticed on Saturday By Megan Ellaby that they were adding some new pieces to their collection and I was obsessed when I had a look. I must say half of my wardrobe is filled with Megan's clothes that she has designed but it is okay because they are all different and limited edition. But one of her newest additions was Evie, a gorgeous Rainbow Stripe High Neck top and she is the most prettiest thing garment I have ever seen. 

TROUSERS (old) Topshop

Evie is perfect for adding colour to your look, she is a fab lil piece to have in your wardrobe and I could not resist styling her yesterday when my Saturday order arrived. I paired her up with my favourite red trousers as I wanted to create a really bright colourful outfit but she would look amazing jeans or even underneath a jumpsuit. All Megan's pieces from her brand Saturday are all limited edition, she occasionally will restock an item if they are a best seller/sell out piece but majority of the time once they have gone that's it. 

Lottie x


Thursday, 27 August 2020

A Photo Diary Of My Trip To Scotland 2020


Over the last few days I have been in Scotland and finally with everything that has happened in 2020 we could finally go! We were supposed to go end of May but due to lockdown we obviously could not. Here are just a few photos from our trip, we visited my Uncle and Auntie who live in Blairmore, Dunoon. The photos in this post are from Blairmore Pier and Lock Eck. We went on Saturday 22nd August and came back on Tuesday 25th August. It was lovely, had a wonderful time and it was so good to get a way!

Lottie x
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