Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Outfits In Bloom

The restrictions have changed recently in the UK which means that we can eat and drink outdoors and the shops have opened which means outfit planning right? I have so many clothes I want to wear to a garden brunch, drinks outside and I wanted to put together a few outfits that I am absolutely loving wearing now that the weather is getting better. It feels impossible to plan for the months ahead and things will eventually get better but for now I'm taking every day as it comes and I am going to make the most of wearing my clothes out when I feel comfortable going out, it does make me feel anxious about going out and seeing lots of people in shops so that is something I won't be doing straight away but I absolutely love going into shops and trying clothes on. I have missed doing that especially as the changing rooms have been shut during the pandemic. 

It feels impossible to plan anything for the Summer and travel isn't really an option. I know people are desperate for a holiday but I'm waiting for next year, hopefully things will be a lot better in the world. I'm hoping to go Scotland for a little break in August so that will be good. This means with everything going on at the moment the majority of my Spring/Summer wardrobe is pretty much from last year and 2019 as I was trying so hard to not buy a lot of clothes back in 2020. Of course you have to buy some pieces and I wanted to show some outfits that I am loving right now, some are new and others are old. 

First up is this gorgeous Zara knit, such a pretty colour. I love the colour peach it works so well with my skin tone, I was after a knit vest so I could wear high neck tops and t-shirts when the weather gets warmer. It is not cropped which I love and super easy to tuck it to anything too and it is finished off with the most wonderful buttons ever. I'm wearing the Ziggy Star Print High Neck Top from Saturday by Megan Ellaby - she is an absolute favourite and she was restocked for the fourth time! An absolute sell out, if you fancy her grab whilst you can! 

If you have been following me for some time you may know I absolute love old fashioned cars, they make me heart happy. I have an old soul and this blouse I love, it is from Topshop, an oldie but goldie piece I cannot get rid off. I think she has at least 4/5 years old, and still looks brand new. I paired her up with a retro inspired motif t-shirt, I love the pink and purple together. I think it is a very cool outfit. 

This is a smart casual look and an outfit I wore on my first day of my new job 3 weeks ago, as I am writing this I'm currently on my third week which has flown by and finally having access to the majority of things I can actually do things rather than watching others. I am loving it, it's slowly coming together and overall so far so good. Because I'm in an office, I can wear whatever I want as long as its smart/casual and this is one of the outfits I have been wearing.. what do you all think? Both the Dress and the jumper are from Next. The jumper was in the sale a few weeks ago when I bought them but you will properly be able to get something similar in an different colour/design. I'm currently wearing the dress layered with the jumper and tights as it's far too cold yet to wear bare legs but this would look great with sandals! 

The last outfit is all about the beautiful Anthropologie blue velvet jumpsuit, this was bought by my sister in the January sale for my birthday. This was a pricey but absolutely adore this and unfortunately it is not on the website but they are some gorgeous other ones. I paired the jumpsuit with a pretty floral high neck, another Saturday one and guys as I'm writing this she has been restocked for the first time so if you like her grab her whilst you can! You can wear her with anything, layer her up with your favourite t-shirts and jumpers. Her name is Flora and I adore her! She is perfect to wear in the Spring and Summer.

Big love to you all for reading and for following me for so long!

Lottie x


Sunday, 25 April 2021

A Little Life Update: Thoughts Lately

 Hello all, I really hope you have all been well, it has been a while since I last did a blog post, back in March actually but it was good to take a long break. I needed to take some time away from this little part of the internet which I love so much, but the last few months haven't been the best and I haven't had a lot to post. I got a new job in the middle of March but I was awaiting a start date and that took ages due to working in a hospital and had go through all the ID procedures but I was lucky enough to get a call from my manager just after Easter and I started last Monday, 19th April. It has been a good week but I am unable to use the system that the hospital use which is so frustrating considering I had do two hours of IT training on Thursday and then found out I couldn't access anything I needed. It all takes time for the service desk to do it and hopefully (fingers crossed) I will access this week! I'm a clerical officer, working with the Colorectal Cancer nurses and it is so interesting, I really cannot wait till I can actually do things rather than just watching. I have decent hours 8-4 and it is only 30 hours which is okay, it isn't ideal I would have preferred full time but unfortunately that was not possible and my last job at the surgery I did 37 but it is nice way to get into the York Hospital and it is nice to have Wednesdays off. 

Here is a photo of my outfit that I wore on my first day, a week ago tomorrow.

Last Sunday I went shopping with mum to get some clothes for work, the great thing about the job is I can wear whatever I want, as long as it's smart and casual they really don't mind. I popped into Next and came out with some lovely bits, one being this gorgeous dress which is perfect for all types of weather and this jumper. I love the sleeves on it and it is just nice to wear what I like rather than having to wear a 'work uniform' and being stuck wearing certain colours. If you have been following me for some time either on here or on my instagram @lottieslott then you will know that I love colourful clothes, I love colour. Colour makes me happy and gives me that boost and it makes a world of a difference if you can wear whatever you like to work. 

I am so looking forward to being able to make my new workspace my own, I have bought my own stationary, a mug and a coaster and when I get going a place that I enjoy working in. I do not have drawers which is slightly annoying.. but I'm going to get a desk tidy so I can store things in it. I enjoyed my time at the surgery however I was ready to move on, I wanted to learn new skills, develop myself and I was not able to do that. I have wanted to work in the hospital for a while now and now I'm in it feels amazing, there is courses I can do and they are so supportive in career progression, that is something they push and some of the admin girls that I have met have worked in different departments. 

Something that has been exciting is that the shops have opened and you can eat and drink outside which is really nice and it feels great to be able to go outside and do things that normally you would take for granted. I have been into a few shops but I wouldn't go shopping in town on a Saturday afternoon right now as it would be crazy and you would spend half your time queuing which is not enjoyable at all. At the end of the day, we still have to be careful but is great to be able to do things again. I have been loving getting back to the gym and it made me realise how unfit I am with it being shut for so long but it is good to see people enjoying it and making the most of it. People's wellbeing is so important and I certainly feel a change in myself just being back and able to use the gym and swim again. 

2021 is looking up, I may not be going abroad this year but I can wait, as much as I would love to be jet off on a plane in the summer I won't. I'm hoping that I can go in 2022 and things are better but for now I hope in the UK we do get some lovely weather this summer like last year because it makes such a difference! 

Sending you all lots of love,

Lottie x


Monday, 22 March 2021

Big Old Catch Up

Hello everyone, apologies regarding my absence over here, I haven't felt like blogging in the past few weeks but something exciting has happened and I cannot wait to share it with you however before we get into that I wanted to do a big old catch up with you all, I wanted to ask how are you all doing? I truly hope you are well and enjoying the gorgeous Spring weather that we have been getting recently. I mean about time don't you think? Life in lockdown is an interesting one, however restrictions are lifting a little bit in the next week as I am writing this and shops open on April 12th YAY which means so do hairdressers!! I cannot tell you how excited I am to get my hair cut, I was supposed to have an appointment end of February but of course that was cancelled. I also have had my second COVID-19 vaccination and I am so happy, I had the Pfizer injection again on Thursday. I must say my arm was really sore and it felt very heavy, I also felt very headachey but when I woke up the following day, I just had a sore arm and feel absolutely fine now. I am just glad to have had it done now and can look forward to some normal things again once more.

If you have been following me on Instagram you may have seen some of my favourite outfit posts I have been posting recently, well this outfit I am about to show you is an outfit I loved for a while, I love being able to shop my wardrobe and this entire look is me shopping my wardrobe. It is great being able to re wear the clothes you love, you really do not need to keep buying new clothes all the time and this one is bright, colourful and has some gorgeous pastel colours which is perfect for Spring. 

This outfit is based on a top that is all the colours of the rainbow and I bought it last Summer from Saturday By Megan Ellaby - unfortunately you cannot buy this one anymore but Megan has created some gorgeous pieces which I think you will truly love. Her brand is for people who love colour and just want to add something cool and funky to their wardrobe, I absolutely love them. Moving on to my favourite and the only red trousers a girl could ever want, these Topshop beauties are from 2017 and they are super retro and they just make everything look so cool. I then wore my white converse, I then wanted to change it up a bit so I remembered some trousers that I got from Primark also a couple of years ago and wanted to try it out with the rainbow high neck and I really liked it.  What do you think? It is different for me but even wearing a shirt over the top creates another level of layering which I love. You know me, I love a layering piece and to be honest you can layer anything really. Shirts and T-shirts are my thing and just completely change your outfit. 

I personally love it but of course the top is perfect just with jeans for more of a casual look but this is an outfit I am super excited to wear out of the house!! I have been spending a bit more time at home recently and I am missing the gym so much so I started doing Workout the Wright Way with Mark Wright of course and I really like them, he has been doing them for 6 weeks and I believe he finished them a couple of weeks ago but I love doing them, if you head to BBC I player they are all there and you can do whichever one you want too. They do not last that long so I like to do too but he does some great workouts and I would recommend. 

Thank you as always to everyone who is so supportive by reading this little space on the internet. 

I will be back soon with a new blog post.

Lottie x


Saturday, 27 February 2021

My Blog Anniversary And A Good Old Catch Up

Hello all, sorry about the lack of blog posts this month. February hasn't been the greatest time for me but in a better head space than I have been and it has made such a difference. I needed that time away to focus on myself as things got in the way and wasn't in the mood to blog. On Valentines Day it was the anniversary of me creating my little corner of the internet - Lottie's Lott, can you believe it. I started this back in 2015 as place for me to share my love of Old Hollywood and my favourite era at the time 1950s. I absolutely love the 50s clothes so much, in fact I am obsessed with everything related to the fifties such as the style, the makeup, what they did, the challenges they faced and what things are like now compared to then. But as I started my vintage journey I came across the 1960s style, the sixties is an era I adore, I always have loved music from that era. My favourite band of all time started back in the 60s, if you have been following me on here for a while you will know that my favourite band of all time is The Beatles. My mum's side of the family love the Beatles and I started listening to them back when I was 7 years old and that is where the obsession began, now as a 29 year old women I appreciate their music on a whole different level and who wouldn't have wanted to see them live.. that would have been incredible. I remember a story that my grandparents told me of my mum's older brother, he was 4 years old when A Hard Day's Night came out at the cinema and my grandad took him to watch it and said that he was so excited to see the film he couldn't keep still! That was me when I bought the DVD in 2016 and watched A Hard Day's Night for the first time, it still brings me so much joy. 

Sticking with the sixties my favourite models from that era are Twiggy, Pattie and Jenny Boyd and Jean Shrimpton.. I mean of course there are so many more but these ladies are the ones that I love. Their style that inspires me to where colour, crazy makeup and wear the funkiest pieces on earth I mean you only live once right? I would say now my wardrobe is filled with 1960s prints and 1970s vibes and possibly a few 1980s garments however that is not to say that I do not love clothes from Topshop now apart of ASOS (gutted that all of the stores have closed as Topshop will not be the same but so happy they are a part of ASOS and you can still buy their clothes!) Zara, And Other Stories and Mango. I also love small business such as Saturday By Megan Ellaby - her designs are the best. 

To finish this blog post off, I want to thank you all for supporting me on here by reading my blog, now Lottie's Lott isn't just about Old Hollywood Styles, its about fashion, wearing colours, icons, make up and skincare and just things that I love.

Lottie x

Monday, 1 February 2021

A Coat Edit I The Kind Of Outfit That Makes Me Feel Great!

TOP: Saturday By Megan Ellaby COAT: Zara EARRINGS: July Child Jewellery

Hello all, I hope you are all doing well, safe and trying to be positive I hope. Lockdown is going so slow and quite a lot of the UK have had flooding and lots of Snow. York, hasn't had a lot of snow but flooding yes we have. The River Ouse always bursts when we get too much rain and to cheer everyone up I wanted to share my new favourite coat, I was lucky enough that my parents bought me a new coat last Sunday when I turned 29.. still cannot believe that! Anyway I had no idea what I was getting so it was a massive surprise when it turned to be a coat. Not just any old coat too my friends.. and it is a coat which makes me feel great, actually this entire look makes me feel oh so wonderful and I cannot wait to share it. So without further or do, lets get into it.

Where shall we start, so the top I have mentioned it on here recently but it is a must in my wardrobe and is giving me all the retro vibes a girl could possibly ever ask for. Her name is Agnes and the colours represents my brownie uniform as a child and I'm digging it, it is honestly nothing such a funky top. But we have come here to talk about the double breasted faux fur coat and I adore it!!

The coat itself is such a gorgeous chocolate brown, it is ridiculously soft and one of the reasons why I love faux fur. I believe it was a pricey coat, I didn't buy it as it was a birthday present but it is in the Zara sale for £19.99 which is amazing!! It is double breasted and has black buttons and a lapel collar which I adore. Big collars are the best and bring another level to the garment don't you think? It is a thin coat but you can wear jumpers, hoodies underneath it and you can even wear it in Spring too! It is a must have for me and I just love it so much.

This outfit just brings me so much joy, it gives me all the most retro vibes anyone could possibly ever want. The coat is a timeless piece and I can see me wearing this next year too, I am very blessed to have this faux fur beauty in my life.

Sending loads of love to you all.

Lottie x


Sunday, 31 January 2021

Happy 29th Lockdown Birthday To Me I Photo Diary From Last Sunday

Hello hello hello! Happy Sunday to you all. A week last Sunday it was my 29th birthday and despite having my first ever lockdown birthday it was pretty great! I was very lucky and got some wonderful things and my mum made me a red velvet cake for my birthday which was so delicious and finished off the day having an Indian takeaway which was just the best.

Lottie x
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