Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Uncertain Times But Trying To Be As Positive As I Can

I'll be honest, I have been thinking what to write, I feel like I have been quiet and haven't been myself. 2020 has greeted us with a new arrival the Coronavirus which is putting life on hold for people all over the world, to the point where trips have been cancelled, people have been told to stay indoors and now we have been informed that we are in lock down, it is very scary but unfortunately some people are not listening and this is why this has happened. Work has been an absolute nightmare and no one really knows what is going, we go from doing one thing to then being  in different rooms. Our workload is another level and even though we don't have a lot of staff we are doing the best we possible can. If you didn't know I work for the NHS at a GP surgery, you can imagine how extremely busy we are which is why I am rather happy that our extended hours has stopped at the moment which means finishing every day at 6:15pm. I hope you are all keeping safe as it is the most important thing right now and somehow we can get through this. I wish things were back to normal, I hate it, I have felt so much anxiety recently and that is not like me at all! But I am trying to think of positive thoughts and trying to stay calm as I feel that is what you can only do.

Before we went into lock down and when we were informed to self isolate/social distance I went to the gym for the very last time and then on Friday 20th March we were informed that David Lloyd's Gym was shut due to the government and that our memberships were put on freeze until they reopened, it is so weird being at home and knowing you cannot go anywhere. I am definitely going to use my free time on a weekend to read more, tidy my room, do a spring clean and even clean my makeup brushes.

Something that I have learnt during this uncertain time is to take breaks, it really is that simple. At the moment I'm constantly looking at my computer screen and it really isn't good for you. Go grab a drink, go for a little walk if you can and perhaps have something to eat. It really makes you feel better in yourself and even if you are working home this is a must! You need time away from your work space and once you have returned you feel like a new person. I would also say another important one is connecting with loved ones, neighbours and just seeing if they are okay whether that is a simple call, FaceTime and just making yourself known to them. We have to help everyone and we are all in this together.

Lottie x

Sunday, 8 March 2020

February Favourites I Fashion, Lifestyle And Old Hollywood

Hello you wonderful brunch and welcome to a February Favourites which I am rather excited to share as I have SO much things to go through. February has come round super quick and cannot believe it is pretty much over.. where on earth has the time gone!

I thought I'd kick start things off with a fashion blogger called Megan Ellaby who created another collection for her clothing line Saturday By Megan Ellaby and I watched the IGTV that Megan herself did the day before she launched her new pieces. I was pretty much obsessed with this gorgeous top, introducing FloydThe Floyd High Neck Top. It is a long sleeved cotton top with a psychedelic waves in blue, green and white. I just love the print and it is ever so retro and very unique and I was drawn to it straight away. I was very impressed with the delivery as well and didn't take that long to arrive. I've had Floyd, for a few weeks now since it was launched and it is something that I don't want to wear all the time as it is just so nice but I recently have been finding new ways to style it and I love it so much.


Next up, is an oldie but goldie and I love it. It has to be one of my FAVOURITE knit's to wear over the winter as it is just so warm and cosy. You can dress it up however you want too whether that is keeping it classy or just wearing it simple with jeans! I always love to wear my chunky 1960s inspired hoops with this jumper which I got from Topshop. This jumper was also from Topshop but you can get similar ones!

If you didn't know I LOVE American Pancakes and Brew And Brownie in York where I live do the very best and today I ate these gorgeous banana, honeycomb and all the chocolate sauce it was amazing. 

Bettie Page is one of my absolute favourite icons, she was a pin up model in the 1950's and back in my early days of blogging I did do a post about this beautiful women. She is know for her bangs, #bettiebangs that is where they come from!

This lady Francoise Hardy is a sixties queen and I love her Parsian style so much. She was so beautiful, naturally beautiful and just love her classic style.

Lottie x


Sunday, 1 March 2020

Reflecting On February

Hello February, how are you nearly over and how has this month been filled out with so much wintery horrendous weather. Wait, hang on it is still winter but why are we getting so much heavy rain and terrible storms.. no no no !! just keep me inside till it all blows over, I wish. But apart from the glorious British weather, I have been filled with so much inspiration, in fact it has made me feel so much different about what other content I want to create. If you haven't seen my recent post called On Wednesdays I Wear Pink I talked about my catch up with one of my friends who I met through work, Leanne and she is also a content creator and we talked so much about different platforms such as Pinterest as that is another way to create amazing posts. I have definitely been really enjoying blogging and it all I can think about on a daily basis, if I'm not posting on Instagram then you will find me scrolling on Pinterest. I just find it is such a relaxing way and if you have finished binge watching series on Netflix and you fancy a break then Pinterest is the way. I have been absolutely loving Locke and Key which is an original series which is so good, its a thriller and I could not stop watching it. It has ten episodes and I am hoping they will do a second series very soon.. I hope! Other than I haven't been watching anything else on Netflix but on ITV I have been loving Liar on catch up. I would recommend both of these, I am quite tempted to re watch Suits as I haven't seen the last two series and gutted it came to an end last summer. 

I have been absolutely loving the 1950's inspiration especially when this gorgeous retro cars appear whilst scrolling down and I am in love with them. Could you imagine going on a date and then seeing them turn up in a car like that.. your night would have been made! This is why I love watching old pictures.. and listening to music like Frank Sinatra and Matt Monro. 

Lottie x

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