It’s November and to say I’m super excited about Christmas would be quite the understatement. I love Christmas for so many reasons… the decorations, the food, the gift wrap… and of course it’s the perfect excuse to get a little dressed up! There’s nothing quite like making that extra special effort at Christmastime, getting a bit glammed up and really bringing that Christmas cheer. Seeing as I’m in such a Christmassy spirit, I thought it would be fun to do a little post with a few different outfits I plan to wear over the festive season.
Today’s post should probably have gone up before Halloween as all the photos are of pumpkins, but in my book it’s still O.K. to be Autumnal until Bonfire Night has passed. Also, this post isn’t really about pumpkins… it’s about TIME and how quickly it seems to be moving all of a sudden. I genuinely feel like it was still Summer basically a minute ago and now we’re plowing into November and Christmas is nearly upon us.
Last weekend I attended an event at the Jo Malone store in Chichester as part of the launch of their English Oak fragrance. The whole event was such a dream, I feel so lucky to have been invited and had such a wonderful afternoon with some lovely local bloggers.
After a smooth start with some bubbles, chocolates and a good natter there was an amazing presentation of the new scents. This is the first time English Oak has been used as part of a fragrance and I honestly can’t believe it hasn’t before. It’s such a British icon and the smell really takes me back to childhood memories of camping and woodland adventures with my family.
It’s been just over a year since I wrote my first blog post and flung it out into the world. In this time it’s become dearer to me than I ever could have imagined and I love the way me and my blog have grown together. I’ve discovered a whole world I had previously only scratched the surface of and my eyes have been well and truly opened. Recently, I’ve really wanted to up my Instagram game so after seeing this on basically every Instagram feed I follow, I used some of my ASOS A-LIST points to buy Capture Your Style, which promises to help you “transform your Instagram photos, showcase your life and build the ultimate platform”.
Over the past few months I’ve been trying to pay much more attention to what I’m eating and putting in my body. Now, don’t get me wrong… I’m still all about treats but am trying to take a more ‘everything in moderation approach’ so that I can enjoy these even more.
As you may know, I love a subscription box so when I found out about Ethical Kitchen, I couldn’t pass up the chance for coffee, chocolate and snacks delivered to my door.
I’ve been a bit slow in writing the next set of these posts, but don’t worry they’re on the way! Today I want to talk a bit of a weird technique I use to help stop me faffing and make sure I get at least some of my goals achieved. I like to think I’m ambitious, which is great, but I’m also quite indecisive which means I end up with lots of different grand plans. Plans to open an online shop, plans to improve my blog, plans to start doing more crafts… I have lots of plans.
Today I’ve really been pondering how it’s the simple things that make us happy and for me this is optimised by the simple notion of breakfast in bed. There’s no greater feeling than waking up to a perfect up of tea and toast smothered in your favourite raspberry jam.