Sunday, 31 January 2021
Sunday, 24 January 2021
Hello hello, it is my birthday! Wooo. Today I turn 29 years of age and I must say I feel slightly old and honestly feel like my twenties has absolutely flown by. It is scary how time flies but I am blessed to be hear, healthy and happy and that is what life is all about right? As I'm getting older I realise how precious time actually is, and how valuable those lessons we learn the way really are. I am proud of my twenty nine years, and each year I feel a bit more like the person I'm supposed to be.
Today I wanted to share 29 things that you didn't know about me so lets get started..
1. I DON'T HAVE A MIDDLE NAME
Yes that is right, I do no not. I always wanted one because growing up everyone I knew had a middle name but looking back it's just a name and to be honest nobody really uses them. Although I would my children one day to have a middle name that is for sure.
2. MY NAME IS NOT LOTTIE'S LOTT
Just wanted to clear this up for anyone out there, my name is Charlotte. Charlotte Wharram.
3. I HATE HEIGHTS
I cannot cope with windy staircases or steep ones for that matter. I try to avoid them if I possibly can, they scare me and I hate going up and down feeling dizzy and feel like I'm going to fall. This of course includes roller-coasters.
4. I LOVE FRANK SINATRA
That is right my friends, I absolutely love Frank. His voice is something else, I love everything about him and do you know what it is all thanks to my Grandma and Grandad. My Grandad Tenny adored him and when I listen to Frank, it reminds me of those times that we used to listen to Sinatra together.. happy happy memories *insert love heart emoji here*
5. I USED TO COLLECT SNAILS
When I was growing up possibly from the age of 6/7 me and my sister loved collecting snails in the garden and we would put them in an old tin, made sure they had food, water and would look after them. I can understand why they weren't allowed in the house.
6. I AM A FOODIE
I love food, I always have. I love eating out at nice restaurants, going for brunch. I love trying new food and taking lil snaps of it. Oh, I miss those days.
7. MY MUSIC CHOICE WAS INFLUNCED BY MY FAMILY
My mum has always loved music, she was brought up with music in the home, my grandparents love Frank Sinatra, and my Uncle has always loved the Beatles so I grew up loving them as my mum is such a fan/
8. I AM NOT A ONLY CHILD
I have a sister who's called Fiona and there's about 18/19 months between us.
9. I DO NOT HAVE A PET
True, my dad had a cat growing up and he was around when I was a baby, then we had goldfish and had a few hamsters but always wanted a dog. I would LOVE a dog so much but would also like a kitten.
10. I STILL LIVE AT HOME
Oh I would love to move out and have a flat of my own.. I would love a house too but that will be a long old wild before that happens.
11. I LOVE FILMS
How can you not? I love films, my favourites are Casablanca, Some Like It Hot, Skyfall and Forest Gump. But I love so many.
12. I HAVE A PHOBIER OF RATS
Do I need to say anymore, I hate them.
13. I LOVE STRICTLY COME DANCING
14. I LOVE MAKEUP AND SKINCARE VIDEOS
True, I love listening to a good makeup artist or a great beauty/skincare youtuber.
15. CHARLOTTE TILBURY IS MY FAVOURITE LUXURY HIGH END MAKE UP BRAND
Absolutely! She does incredible skincare and I love her makeup, high quality but lasts a long time.
16. I AM TALL
I'm 5ft11, have been blessed with being tall, It has taken some confidence to say the least but happy being tall.
17. I WENT TO NEW YORK
Oh it was magical, it was a long old time ago. I was 17, I was on a college trip. Would love to again and see more of what I wanted to see though.
18. GAME OF THRONES IS MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE SHOW
I absolutely love it! I have the box set and every series minus the last episode is just amazing.
19. I WENT TO SEE ALL THE HARRY POTTER FILMS AT THE CINEMA
Yes I did! I was about 11/12 when it came out and I love them more now. Such a fan,
20. TOPSHOP IS MY FAVOURITE HIGHT STREET STORE.
I have always been a massive fan of Topshop and it is even better as it is British.
21. I WAS BORN IN YORK, North Yorkshire, UK
I was indeed, the city is beautiful and all my family are from York apart from my Grandad's parents they were from Newcastle.
22. I LOVE OLD FASHIONED CARS
Oh I adore them,, old mini's make my heart happy. Love them all
23. I WORK FOR THE NHS
I work at a GP surgery and even thought the job can be difficult it is very rewarding.
24. I DO NOT WEAR ALOT OF BLACK
Black is not my colour, I would never black on it's own. It's very dark and I'm very fair and it makes me look white. I love colour.
25. I LOVE DESSERTS
My favourite part of of a meal is a dessert. I love cheesecakes, sticky toffee pudding, crumble's, apple pies.
26. PASTA IS MY LEAST FAVOURITE FOOD TO EAT
Pasta is not my thing, it is the texture which I am not a fan of, I do not like creamy sauces with pasta. It just is not something that I enjoy.
27. I NEVER GO TO MCDONALDS
As a child, we rarely went to McDonalds, I remember loving the Flurry's but I was never bothered in their burgers.
28. FLARED JEANS ARE MY GO TOO
I find flared jeans so flattering and I do not wear skinny jeans anymore.
29. I WAS BORN 2 WEEKS EARLY
I was born on 24th January 1992 but was actually due in February.
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Bonjour and happy Wednesday you crazy lot, I hope you are having a good week. I am in the mood to create blog posts and I absolutely loving my little corner of the internet right down. so I'm rather happy about that right now and it is making me enjoy my time when I get home and I can just sit down and write. How are you all? I hope you are well and I would love to know how your week is going? Today I'm all about stripes, oversized shirts and a relaxed look but still keeping it cool and letting the shirt do the talkin' and yes guys and gals I'm all about that vibe right now.
This is shirt which I haven't mentioned on my blog in a really long time but if you have been following me for a while you will know that I have always loved a shirt. Shirts are a piece which I have always had in my wardrobe and I remember when I got this one for Christmas in 2016 I believe of my parents and I thought it was very unique and I loved how it had stripes on it. Something back then I didn't have a lot off and the fact that it was from Topshop made my heart very happy, I have always loved Topshop it is my favourite high street store and the fact that it is British says it all. I also love shirts that have pockets too which gives it a extra touch, I wore this shirt on my birthday in 2018 and I went to Bills with my friends and it was great, had a lovely day but I don't think I wore it much after that. I'm not sure really but it has always been a piece that brings back happy memories and I mentioned in my last post I had recently had a little wardrobe clear out but I could not get rid of the shirt and it made me realise how much I had forgotten I had it and how much I loved it. I love the colour, the style, the fit and how it works with absolutely everything and yet again you can wear it with a light jumper underneath and that is how I styled it at the weekend.
That is correct my friends, I wore this outfit last Saturday and I really liked it. I had a black jumper underneath, a thin one and then of course the shirt just to give me some extra warmth and just styled it with my jeans, converse and lastly a cap just to finish it off. It was simple, chic and classy but I felt good in it and do you know what, it was perfect when we are at home and no where to go.
I honestly feel like I will have this shirt in my wardrobe for a long time, it is a timeless classic piece and that is what I look for in clothes. I like good quality which I know will last for a while, I have always been a Topshop fan and pretty much all my clothes were from them before I came across & Other Stories in 2018 and then started buying a few things from Zara and then last year where I was late to the party with Saturday By Megan Ellaby but Topshop is one of the stores I will always love and you can always count on it. I just wish they made the York store so much better.
What clothes have you been loving recently? Are you a lover of stripes? I would love to know.
Sunday, 17 January 2021
Sunday, 3 January 2021
Hello my loves, how are you all doing? I truly hope you are all okay despite everything that is going on at the moment. I must say, I am looking forward to going back to work, I previously said in my latest post that I had about 8 days off just before Christmas and I must say it was absolutely great, I had such a wonderful break, I chilled out, lucky enough to spend it with my family and despite everything I had a blast. I went back to work on New Years Eve which actually was a rather nice shift, I thought it would have been busy but no it was not! Moving away from work, something that makes me happy is styling and wearing clothes which I utterly adore. I love colourful outfits and anything with a block of colour makes me heart happy. I love that retro feel and I am always drawn to that, definitely like to wear retro inspired clothes and that will forever be a part of me, Charlotte.
Red & Blue Striped T-shirt - Both from Saturday by Megan Ellaby The Agnes High Neck Top
What is great about this outfit is you can still it up and still it down, you can wear bright trousers with it, giving it all the colour or you can wear it with jeans, a skirt whatever you want. There is so much you can do with it and whenever we get a chance to go on holiday again I am 100% packing this Jerry Williams inspired blue and red striped t-shirt in my suitcase because it would look perfect with shorts and a tan.
So there we have it, after my waffle we finally go to it but I hope it gives you some inspiration and gets you excited about what items you have in your wardrobe.
Sending you lots of love,
Friday, 1 January 2021
Happy New Year to everyone one of you and welcome to 2021! I am thankful for saying goodbye to 2020, yes it brought with it the Coronavirus which unfortunately we are still living with and I am hopeful that by the end of the 2021 that we all should be vaccinated. I hope with 2021 that we can all stay healthy, happy and that we take each day as it comes. 2020 made me realise how many things I took for granted and how much I appreciate it everything now, yes we are still living with it but hopefully things will get better eventually. All I want to do is to be able to go to Leeds have a wander in the shops, get my brows and nails done and to start looking at new jobs within the NHS. That was my goal in 2020 but of course that did not happen due to the circumstances, I enjoy my job but I want to do something else with my career, it has been a rollercoaster of a journey to say the least but I want to progress as a women who will be 29 in January that is something I want to achieve, I want to learn new skills, possibly a little bit more money and get a little place on my own. I am also wanting to move my blog to WordPress as it is a lot better to use and I feel I cannot do an awful lot with Blogger such as wanting to create my own theme as there are so many cool themes for WordPress but all the ones for blogger are pretty much the same, I also feel like I will have more control on my space on what I want to do. In 2020, whilst I was working during lockdown my shifts were changed so I had a lot of time to create IGTV video's mainly consisted of make up tutorials which I loved doing and something I want to keep doing in 2021, I also started creating Instagram Reels as well which I love and I want to continue being creative that way as it is a great way to advertise things and also show your audience what things you love etc. I am definitely going to start looking into creating YouTube Video's, they will most likely be fashion and beauty based but I do want to keep doing videos about vinyls as I think it will be interesting to do. Something I want to achieve is to start reading again, I go through stages of reading books and normally happens during the Summer when I'm on holiday but of course that has not been possible at the moment.
As for New Years Eve I will be staying at home much like everyone in the UK really unless you are in Tier 1 which I don't think many people are. I guess we can dress up to stay at home right?
Sending you lots of love and good health to you all!