Thursday, 29 December 2016

WHAT TO WEAR // CHRISTMAS DAY


Presents were unwrapped, many glasses of bubbly were dunk,
and far too much food was eaten.

Which meant the skinny high rise jeans were resting on their laurels in the wardrobe,
while another pair of trousers had to be sourced that would allow me to eat my own bodyweight
in nibbles and stuffing.

Luckily these beauties were hanging in my wardrobe waiting for such an occurrence.

Comfy yet stylish and definitely fast becoming a regular fixture in my wardrobe.  


Tuesday, 20 December 2016

LOVING LATELY // SCRAP BOOKING


As a stationery lover it was only a matter of time before I really got into scrapbooking and all the extras it gives you an excuse to buy.

Monday, 19 December 2016

THE SELLOUT // PAUL BEATTY


How many times have I promised that this review will be arriving soon...well drumroll please: it is finally here!

Sunday, 18 December 2016

LOVING LATELY // VLOGMASES


There is a lot to love about Christmas: the food; the excuse to sit and just eat for days; fairy lights; gifts; bank holidays and vlogmas.

This time of year is my favourite as there is always something to watch on YouTube and they are vlogs which for a nosey person like me is perfect.

So here are my top five vlogmases (is that even a word? Is now!) to watch:

Saturday, 17 December 2016

HOME-BODY & BLOG PLANS


When I am in the mood I love to go out and paint the town red and firmly let my hair down but sometimes quite a lot of the time I love being at home and doing home-y things.

So rock 'n' roll, am I right?

Friday, 16 December 2016

CHRISTMAS ACCORDING TO A FOUR YEAR OLD


While Ava and I were colouring the other day I asked her a few questions to get her take on Christmas and this is whats she said. 

F.Y.I. I have spelt things how she said them.  I am not the best at spelling but its not that bad I promise.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

CHRISTMAS THINGS TO DO // THEATRE TRIPS


Having recently been to the theatre myself, it made me realise:
(a) I really should go more
and (b) I should do a post about what I would love to see.

Here goes:

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

CHRISTMAS-ITIS


So we are half way through December, Christmas is just what is in reality a blink of the eye away, and all the hard-to-buy for people are left to find gifts for (Hi Dad!). 

It is getting serious. 

Sunday, 11 December 2016

LIFE LATELY


Watching: lots and lots of vlogmases.  I just love watching what people get up to in their day: I am nosey like that.  there will be a blog up soon with my favourite blogs to watch at the moment.  

Reading: The Sellout by Paul Beatty.  This won the Man Booker Prize and I can see why.  It is a really clever satire but with a plot at the same time.  I am really enjoying it and want to finish it so I can write a review for you guys.

Listening: to festive tunes especially the classics.  Who doesn't love a bit of Wham or Mariah at this time of year?  I am also hoping it will get me into the festive spirit because I am not feeling that Christmas-y.

Eating: cheese and marmite toasties.  They are just good I love them.  

Thinking: about 2016 and looking forward to 2017.  2016 was rocky to say the least but I got through and survived and I will be happy to say goodbye to it.  And now I am thinking about next year and what my word for 2017 will be.  Have you chosen your word yet?

Up next: fitting in watching Elf while wearing my lovely festive Elf t-shirt with a hot chocolate in hand.  It wouldn't be Christmas if I didn't do this at some point.  

What have you been up to lately?

Saturday, 10 December 2016

D.I.Y. // CHRISTMAS WREATH


Last year I made my own Christmas wreath for the first time and I really enjoyed doing it and was rather proud of how it turned out.  So this year I started to make it a tradition and do it again.

Here is a quick D.I.Y. post of how to make a traditional foliage based wreath incase you fancy giving it a go.


Friday, 9 December 2016

LUSH HAUL // CHRISTMAS SPECIAL


I love a bath to relax in and nowhere does bath stuff like Lush, especially at Christmas.  So of course the other day when I just happened to be walking past I had to buy some things and here is what I got with a few other pearls of wisdom.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

MAKE-UP I AM LOVING HAVING ON MY FACE AT THE MOMENT





With the festive period basically here that means way more opportunities to go out and socialise which means the perfect excuse to spend way to long putting on my make-up.

Here is what I am loving wearing lately and there is glitter because if you can't wear glitter at Christmas when can you?


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

CHRISTMAS TREES


Would this really be #blogmas without a Christmas tree post?  I think not.

I would be a failure to the blogging community if I didn't mention Christmas trees during the Christmas period.  So here I am ticking that box but to be a different spin on it here is what the Christmas tree choosing has taught me this year:

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

WHY MEN LOVE BITCHES // SHERRY ARGOV & BAKU MAGASINE


Sometimes you need to read something that isn't winning literacy praise for its use of similes or deep symbolism but instead you need to read something that is rather tongue in cheek and was given to you because the title would make me laugh.


Monday, 5 December 2016

THE MAGICAL LANTERN FESTIVAL // BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS


After seeing the lantern festival unlit in Chiswick House gardens last year I knew that if I ever had the opportunity to see them lit in the dark I would have to take it.  And then as if by fate they appeared in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and it was a sign that I had to go.


Sunday, 4 December 2016

#OOTD // THE BOOTS I HAVE FALLEN HEAD OVER HEELS FOR


Sometimes you see something and your heart skips a beat.  That is the sign of love at first sight which totally exists despite what anyone says because I fell in love with these boots at first glance.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

CONVERSATIONS WITH A TWO YEAR OLD :: CHRISTMAS EDN


Some of the little things that Esme comes out with that make me laugh so much.  That kid has so much personality.  

Friday, 2 December 2016

BLOGMAS & GIFT GUIDES


This year I have decided to do blogmas which to me means having a new blog post up every day.

Now that doesn't sound that bad but as the person who has to come up with all the posts it now seems a bit overwhelming.

Hopefully though there will be something for everyone with fashion, beauty, lifestyle and a few more personal posts thrown in.

Some will be Christmas-y, some not, but hopefully it will give you a chance to get to know me better so please bookmark my blog or follow me on twitter to keep up to date with my posts.

And now on to the gift guide.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

NOVEMBER ACCORDING TO INSTAGRAM


I thought this could be a new regular feature where I choose some of my favourite photos from my instagram (follow my at @lottie_mvp) and just do a bit of a recap of the month focussing more on the lifestyle personal side of things that don't feature as heavily over here.

So here goes...