Thursday, 10 January 2019

Top 3 Fashion Trends of 2019!

Love being right on the money when it comes to your outfits, but don't want to spend every last penny you have on your wardrobe? Well, you've come to the right place, because below no only do I identify the most prominent fashion trends of 2019, but come up with ways to achieve them that don't require you to win the lottery either. Read on for more.

Retro styling

Last year I loved 'all things 90’s, and 2019 will keep bringing back the past but with more of an 80's vibe! Think boxy silhouettes, shiny fabrics, and even bum bags! Of course, the shops will be packed full of these items, but if you want the look for less, which I always do! It's a good idea to go to stores that embrace fast fashion at a low price like Primark which is perfect for something you might not wear this time next year.

Layering Jewellery

When it comes jewellery in SS 2019 more is most definitely more. I have already started this, even getting my ears pierced again so I can wear even more! Layering chokers with longer necklaces, ear cuffs, hoops and studs and, of course a lot of stacked rings. There are endless possibilties, even with a casual outfit it adds that bit of style. Even try using retro styled pieces which combines two of the biggest trends.

Luckily,  you can get some pretty fancy gold tragus piercings, and other jewellery for a ridiculously low price, if you shop online. In fact, at such low cost you can afford to treat yourself to more than one item, and so kill that layered look dominating the spring-summer season in 2019.

Kitsch and camp

Lastly, as Vogue discusses here, The Met Gala theme this year is camp, and that means any clothing or accessory item that is retro will be in high demand, but a lot of these pieces come with a high price tag due to being unique. All you need to do is think bright, colourful and make a statement throughout the SS19 season!  


Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

As I sit here on New Year's Eve thinking of the year that has just passed I realised it has definitely been a year of two halves. The first 6 months to the last 6 months have felt like two completely different years - Both full of both great highs and terrible lows with nothing quite falling in the middle. 2018 most definitely will be a year I will remember.

2018 started with having a hell of a lot of determination as I was in a place where I really just wanted to sort my life out. This is why they feel like completely different years. From January - May I built up everything I felt I was missing. From passing my driving test, saving up money and gaining a lot of work experience. I also built my self-confidence through this and really grew as a person. Most of this was also down to the fact I really tried to overcome my anxiety and finally reached a point where I could say I was happier than I had been for a while.

The second half of the year, things fell into place. I got a new job, made incredible friends and experienced things I could only have dreamt of at the start of the year. However, not all was good. On  the 1st August 2018 my Grandad passed away, he'd been ill for a while but it was still sudden. It took me a while to come to terms with it all, not really believing what had happened.

2018 was the also the year of friends. The ones I already had I grew even closer too and met some  amazing people who I don't know what I did without.

So 2018 you were a year too remember. But here's to 2019. I'm leaving this an open book, no resolutions, no aims, no pressures. Just to do whatever I want, when it feels right.

Happy New Year! 


Wednesday, 17 October 2018

My Favourite Netflix Series'

I don't think I know anyone who doesn't love the occasional evening consisting of putting your feet up and watching the TV - whether it be binge-watching a series or just a film it's a great way to relax. Now we are approaching Autumn/ winter it means it's an even better time to do so. For times like these, Netflix is my go to as there is so much to choose from. It has really really upped its game if you ask me!

1. How To Get Away With Murder 
Hands down the best series on Netflix, I have been seriously hooked the whole way through and is the only series I have ever been able to properly binge watch. Every moment I had to spare I put this on as I watched American law students complete an internship with a defense attorney as they try to get other people off with murders and other crimes, however, the crimes appear to start to happen a little closer to home. Series 4 is coming very soon and I literally can't wait.

2. Girlboss 
It's been a long time since I watched this but it was one of the first that came into my head when I thought of writing this post. It's about how the online shop 'Nasty Gal' grew from selling vintage pieces. It really does show just how strong girl power is and gives the even more important message that you can do anything you put your mind too.

3. Vampire Diaries 
I have just finished the final series, which has seemed to taken me for ever and not because I haven't enjoyed it as I most definetly loved it! It has about 150+ episodes so definetly not one to watch quickly but is worth it. It's about a group of friends - some vampires, some werewolves and others somewhere in between. It's one of those series on Netflix everyone has watched and theres a reason for that!

4. The Sinner
I absolutely love a murder show, so this was right up my street (as weird as that sounds... I know) A woman stabs a man for what looks like no reason at all, and the series explains the reasons behind why it really happened. I recommend this if you love a psychological thriller but warning there is a lot of gore in parts!

5. Stranger Things 
Another one of those 'everyone and there moms' have watched this but it really is amazing, set in the 80's a boy in a group of friends goes missing and things get strange! It's a sci - fi so I didn't think it would be my cup of tea - not a fan of aliens and all that usually but its brilliant!

6. 13 Reasons Why
If you haven't heard of this, you must of been living under a rock. A girl commits suicide and she leaves 13 tapes telling the reasons for her death, it also explains the impact of her death on the people around her. It's a hard watch in places but I think thats a good thing as it shows what truly goes on in schools and society.

7. Marcella 
This was originally on ITV and then Netflix, two series' have been released but only the first is on Netflix. It is another great murder related show as Marcella is a police woman finding who the serial killer is. It's a much watch!

8. Skins
I rememeber watching this when it first came out so when I bought Netflix and realised I could watch it all over again I was so happy. I wouldn't say it would be in my list if I had not watched it when I was younger but it is about a group of teens and follows all the stuff that 'normal' teens get up to. It;s a great lighthearted but also hard hitting in places watch that makes you laugh, cry and get very emotionally invested in the show.

What's your favourite Netflix show?


Sunday, 7 October 2018

My Life Ambitions!

If you have read my blog for a while you will know I love setting goals and the idea of having dreams. I am also very ambitious with the mindset that nothing can stop me - some people may call it naivety but I call it determination. I have shared lists and lists of my short term dreams but these are all to reach one thing... or maybe eight... that are my life ambitions.

1. Raise a family
 This has always been my main aim in life and always will be, if I could only have one thing off this list it would most definitely be this. I can't think of anything better than my own family, a little set up of me, the man I love and children. 

2. Get Married 
I'm also the typical girl who's dreamt of the perfect white wedding, it's not as important to me as long as I have a life long partner. However, I have always wanted to get married, a long white dress, bridesmaids, flowers. I have seen it since I was little and I would love to see it become a reality.

3. Enjoy my job 
I feel like I have already achieved this in some ways but of course, we can always think of things that could be slightly better and I am not yet in the job I have always wanted so don't believe it is fully achieved. One of my life motto's is 'do the things you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.' Some days will be less enjoyable than others but overall I want to enjoy my work.

4. Live in a nice house in a nice area 
All I want to do at the minute is move out of my family home and start my own life. The only thing stopping me is that I have always wanted to move out with someone as then that would be the foundations to my new life with a new person and so on and so forth. I just can't wait to be able to live my own life plus buying new homeware bits is right up my street!

5. Have my Own Business 
This one has slightly changed over time of what kind of business I would want, but I have always known I would like my own business, I'm still not 100% sure what it would be but I'm sure over time it will develop. 

6. Be a Presenter 
My dream of all dreams is to present, on stage, on screen or just audio. I just love to present, it's something I work incredibly hard towards but is also very hard to achieve. My dreams have always been a radio breakfast show and then even more of a dream would be a Blue Peter - but that is never ever going to happen!

7. Have a Golden Retriever 
I really really really REALLY want a dog! I would literally have any dog but I particularly love golden retrievers. Just to have a little companion and they are so loving and easily trained it would be the perfect dog.

8. Own a Mini 
This is a slightly materialistic one but my dream car has always been a Red Mini Cooper S, so one day I will own the perfect one!

What are your life ambitions?


Wednesday, 3 October 2018

All Warm & Cosy OOTD

If you see me this winter I will 100% be wearing this.

It is officially Autumn, it is cold, my favourite kind of clothing have hit the shelves and I love it!

When the colder months do roll round I always have a look online and in stores to find a few pieces I can get all cosy in and this I think I will be wearing every single day. Its the thickest, cosiest, warmest jumper dress so it feels like a constant cuddle or as if I am wearing a blanket 24/7. There possibly isn't anything better. It is also super flattering due to the cut, with a slash neck and then I simply roll up the sleeves. Its from and available in about 5 colours - if it was acceptable I would so buy all of them! I then put on a pair of black Chelsea boots from ASOS and then as it gets colder I a simple black biker jacket would look great!