Thursday, 22 December 2016

Our Christmas Traditions

Each and every family have their own Christmas Traditions, whether it's watching a classic festive film the night before or leaving out Coco Pops for Rudolph and Father Christmas a glass of sherry and mince pie. My family have a set rules of Christmas and how we celebrate it every year, there are a few newer additions throughout the years (and as we all grow up!) but we still believe in the magic of Christmas...

- Putting up the Christmas tree to the Snowman and Father Christmas films in the background. This starts pre-Christmas and usually at the end of November, but it's always been a tradition to watch these films whilst putting the tree up. If you haven't seen these films, then add them to your Christmas Day list!!

- Our annual girls Christmas Trip. On the last weekend of November, my sister, mum and I take a four day trip to a festive market and this year it was our favourite, Bath. We've been to Germany and Belgium before, but the UK ones have proven to be the best of the bunch! It's where we start our Christmas shopping and end up coming home with a car full of presents.

- Christmas Carols and fish 'n' chips. On Christmas Eve, the family head to our local church for the nativity and carols then bring home a fish 'n' chips takeaway - as mum doesn't want to cook the night before Christmas Day! We've been doing this tradition for as long as I can remember and it signals the start of a relaxing and festive period for me.

- Christmas Day breakfast and lunch. Of course it would be Bucks Fizz and a full English to start the day, then onto Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. I'm the pro pigs in blankets wrapped and my cheesecake is known in West Sussex for being one of the best.

- Mini 'tree' presents after lunch. Usually we'll open our big presents after breakfast and keep back a few smaller gifts for after lunch, which we call 'tree' presents! They can be things like a Lush bath bomb, new pens or silly things like a pooping reindeer or stick on moustaches.

- Board games and films. Because everyone is so tired after Christmas lunch, it's usually time to stick on a Disney film and play a board game. The obvious choice is Monopoly, of which I play the neutral banker so I don't get caught up in all the cheating of how my family normally plays!

- Boxing Day chill and rest. After a busy Christmas Day, I'll be waking up in new pyjamas on Boxing Day and we'll be eating all the leftovers from yesterday and find places for all our new presents! A long walk is a must too after all the food we've eaten the day before.

- Christmas sales! Some people are totally against shopping the sales soon after Christmas Day and I always, without a doubt, hear my mum saying, "Back in my day, the sales didn't start until 1st January!". But who can resist a bargain from Zara or Marks & Spencer?

What are your Christmas traditions?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Tips For Staying Sane This Christmas

Christmas can make me go a little crazy at the best of times. The massive build up, the worry of getting all the right presents for my family and friends and making sure the day runs smoothly can make anyone go cuckoo!

Don't get me wrong, I love everything about Christmas and celebrating it with my family and friends, but it can be hard to stay sane throughout the time. So I thought I'd lend a hand to those feeling like I do and share my tips:

- Go for a walk. The big family walk after Christmas Day lunch is a tradition - and not one to be missed! Staying inside and cooped up all day isn't the best for you, so get some fresh air and a quick walk around the park will help.

- Stay busy! I like helping my mum with the cooking and laying the table, so staying busy with my hands is a massive tick for staying sane and not over thinking too much. I'm now the household pro at pigs in blankets FYI.

- Get into a routine. This is more for the period after Christmas as some will have a week spare before the New Year. I like to get into a routine of waking up, throwing on my running gear (if it's not too cold!), going for a quick run then coming back and setting out my plans for the day. Structure = a happy Rhiannon!

- Slow down and enjoy the day. After all, it only comes once a year! The run up to Christmas is fun, but there's nothing like Christmas Day with opening presents, delicious food and the annual Monopoly game, so just enjoy it.

- Remind yourself what it's all about. Christmas is about celebrating and spending time with those who you most love in the world, so keep that in mind when you're feeling yourself going a little Christmas Crazy!

What are your best tips for staying sane at Christmas?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Instagram Catch Up: Christmas, Enchanted Woodland and Work Party

It feels like ages since I've last sat down and properly updated you on everything! As always, it's been a busy few weeks but I've finally got all my Christmas present shopping done and just a few more days at work before Christmas. It's actually really nice to be in work before Christmas as it's super quiet, which means I get more work done and London is looking really festive now.

If you're not already, follow me on Instagram and Twitter to see what I'm up to day-to-day!

Instagram Catch Up: Christmas, Enchanted Woodland and Work Party, Brogan Tate, Youtube, Clothes Show Live, Blogger

At the beginning of the month, I headed to The Clothes Show Live in Birmingham and bumped into my favourite youtuber Brogan Tate! If you don't know what I do for a living, catch up with my post here, basically I work in Digital Marketing for a beauty and personal care company who had donated products for the VIP goody bags and for the main beauty sponsor, Betty. We went to the show to make sure everything was running smoothly and that all the VIP goody bags had the right products in! I've met and worked with Brogan for a few years now and can safely say she's the most lovely and bubbly person on Youtube and that the girl you see in her vlogs is exactly how she is. I 100% recommend giving her weekly vlogs a watch.

Instagram Catch Up: Christmas, Enchanted Woodland and Work Party, Syon Park, Enchanted Woodland

A few weeks ago I visited the Enchanted Woodland in Syon Park with my friend Emily. She was recommended it from another friend and we thought we'd give it a go! In a nutshell, we had a trail we followed around the park and along the way the trees were lit up with amazing displays. There was a disco ball, fairies in the trees and even a lochness monster in the pond. Tickets were £9 and we pre-booked online to beat the queues! It's closed now until next year, but it's a lovely experience to try.

Instagram Catch Up: Christmas, Enchanted Woodland and Work Party, Bucketlist, Bucket List, 2017, Plans

With 2016 coming to a close, I shared my tips on How To Write A Bucketlist. Some people only use bucketlists in the long term, but I like to create a new one each year and start planning new things to come! I'll share with you my bucketlist plans for 2017 next week, but I'm so so excited to start booking activities in and really get the new year off to a good start.

Instagram Catch Up: Christmas, Enchanted Woodland and Work Party, Christmas Party, Work Party, STK London, radio rooftop bar, London

I had my Christmas party! At my office, we're a very fast paced and small team so we don't often get time to sit down and eat together or chat, which means the Christmas party is always an event to remember. This year it was at STK on the Strand for a classic Christmas dinner and then Radio Rooftop Bar for drinks. The view was amazing from the bar, you could see from London Bridge all the way round to Big Ben and the London Eye - by far my favourite part of the evening. Plus I got to wear my new blue sequin dress, which everyone loved and commented on. 

Instagram Catch Up: Christmas, Enchanted Woodland and Work Party, Christmas Tree

There's just one week left to go on the Advent Calendar and time to wrap the presents and prepare all the food. I have a few Christmas themed blog posts going up this week, so make sure you check them out! And I'm going to sing Christmas carols tonight at my local church, so the countdown is officially on!

What's been your highlight this week? Are you excited for Christmas?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

My Current Favourite Nail Polish Look

Painting my nails is a real treat for me. Mainly because spending the time to wait for them to dry is too much staying still for me! But when I do, it's got to be done properly. Shaping and cleaning my nails first, applying the Nails inc Superfood NailKale Base Coat first, then a few layers of my choose colour, next a clear top coat and finally the OPI Drip Dry Drops - which is suppose to make your nails dry in 60 seconds but I'm not too sure!

My current favourite nail polish look is from Lottie London in shade Blogger Babe, which is a really lovely dusky pink mauve shade. The longevity isn't that great, probably chipping a few days after but the colour more than makes up for it. Because it's getting closer to Christmas, I added a metallic feature nail. The shade I choose was Silver Kisses from Seventeen, again the longevity is pretty rubbish but you can't complain when the colour payoff is this pretty. It's a very pale gold, almost silver metallic shade without any annoying glitter bits! 

What do you think of this nail polish look?

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Rhiannon x

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Sunday, 11 December 2016

How To Stay Motivated With Your Blog

Every once in a while I loose my blog motivation, sometimes it can be that I'm not in the mood to write and create posts and other times my de-motivated mood can last a lot longer. But there are some fail-safe ways that work every time to make me motivated again:

- Write ideas down and plan. Even if you're not sure that you'll even post that idea on your blog, it's so helpful to write down your ideas and get the creative ideas flowing! I wrote an organisation post as part of my Beginner's Blogging Series on how I plan my blog posts too, usually a few weeks in advance to make sure I stay motivated.

- Read other blogs. There's nothing more motivating than supporting your fellow bloggers by reading and commenting on their posts. I find I feel inspired by other bloggers and their blogs, they're a great source of ideas and general support network!

- Have a blog refresh. If you're feeling de-motivated, sometimes having a blog layout refresh can be the turning point for your inspiration. There's some great bloggers who design blog headers and even full on blog designs that doesn't cost the earth.

- Remember why you started blogging. Everyone has different reasons for starting their blog and remembering that can be the biggest motivation for you. 

- Speak to other bloggers! I don't think there is any other community quite like the bloggers community to compare to. Try looking on Twitter under the #lbloggers, #bbloggers etc. hashtags and talk to other bloggers to keep motivated. 

I hope these ideas helped! What do you do to stay motivated with your blog?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Thursday, 8 December 2016

OOTD: Star Shirt and Winter Coat

Shirt: Primark
Skirt and Shoes: H&M
Coat: Warehouse
Bag: Accessorize
Scarf: New Look

Stars will never replace my favourite stripes, but they're slowly making their way into my wardrobe. Now I have my eye on this Warehouse Star Print Dress - so I'm keeping an eye out for the sales! For now my Primark peplum shirt will do the job just fine, worn with high waisted jeans or a tube skirt for work.

My 2017 goal will be to branch out of my usual style and try a few new looks, without spending every week in Zara! Usually I plan my outfits the night before (with some questionable choices when choosing something to wear in the dark!) and always opt for the same look. Definitely need to start up on the Pinterest bandwagon...

What's your favourite print?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

How To Write A Bucketlist

I've started thinking about my 2017 goals and bucketlist, planning the next year ahead makes me so excited. Places to travel, new hobbies and career goals are all in my bucketlist, which I'll be sharing at around the end of the year. If you want to create your own bucketlist, I have a few tips and tricks to follow:

1. Do make them realistic. Adding too much or unrealistic goals can make you feel overwhelmed and under pressure, so make sure you pick things which you know you can achieve.

2. Write them down and make it official! There's nothing quite like putting pen to paper and writing out your bucketlist, I'm going one step further and sharing it on my blog too. 

3. Choose a few travel destinations. Whether it's travelling to Australia or to a new town or city where you haven't been before, add them to your bucketlist and start planning!

4. Pick up a new hobby. I think every bucketlist should include a new hobby that you haven't done before, make it something fun that you can do with your friends. Try a new sport, pick up a creative hobby - just make sure you stick to it!

5. Add some life goals. This is my favourite part, if your life goal is to change careers, move jobs or starting your own business, make your life goals achievable and set a plan to it. 

What is on your bucketlist?

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Rhiannon x

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

This Month I...

... am a little late to the party! I took a week off blogging last week, as I'd just come back from Christmas shopping in Bath and had no time to even check Twitter - it was that busy. But rewinding to November, it was another brilliant month with suprises, trips away and getting in the festive mood.

This Month I... ate a lot in preparation for the colder weather! I visited Bill's in Lewes (the original one, don't you know?!) and had the delicious Avocado and Poached Egg on Toast with extra Bacon. If this doesn't make you hungry then I don't know what will.

This Month I... bought majority of my Christmas presents! Usually I like to be prepared before December but this year I was running out of time to find gifts. Luckily my long weekend in Bath provided the perfect opportunity to shop until we couldn't fit anymore in the car. They're all wrapped and labelled underneath my tree now - so exciting!

This Month I... featured in Look Magazine! It's so weird seeing my face printed in a national magazine and seen by thousands of people, my mum was so proud haha. And you can never go wrong with a red lipstick.

This Month I... watched Coldplay at the London Palladium. I mentioned in my Instagram Catch Up post that Coldplay have been on my must-see-before-I-die list for ages and I won tickets to see them play at the London Palladium! It was an amazing experience to see them, not only do they sound great but they always put on an unforgettable experience.

This Month I.... went to Bath Christmas Markets! Every year my sister, mum and I visit a Christmas market in the UK or Europe and do all our present shopping. Bath is by far our favourite and this year was our third time returning. The markets are massive and have a great variety of gifts, food and handmade products, alongside the usual highstreet shops. 

What did you get up to in November?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

How can I get a job in digital marketing and what do I do for a living?

A few weeks ago I did a post on my Digital Marketing Diploma with Digital Marketing London and thought I would explain a bit more about what I do for a living! It's funny because my blog and experience in that and social media brought me to my current job, just proof that investment in digital marketing is no longer an option but a necessity for companies.

I handle the ecommerce and digital marketing for Brodie & Stone and its brands, which ranges from creating content for all the social channels, creating new websites and adding new features to managing our online PR and influencer campaigns. I've been at Brodie & Stone for over 2 years now, and it's definitely flown by! The company previously had no online strategy, so it was starting from scratch when I first began. 

So how did I get it?

A few of you long-term readers (hey!) may know that after taking my A-Levels at sixth form, that instead of going to uni I went to Brighton City College and studied Journalism. Unfortunately the course doesn't run anymore, but you can find loads of NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) accredited courses across the UK. Whilst I studied, I took up two internships at local magazines, writing content for their websites and in print and also handling their social media accounts. Once I had my journalism diploma, I applied for jobs left right and center, anything from journalism to PR to digital marketing. Brodie & Stone were offering an 8 month contract for a Digital Marketing Assistant and after 8 months, they saw the benefit in digital marketing and kept me on.

What qualifications do I have?

As already mentioned, I'm have a NCTJ Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism, which is the highest you can get. But in terms of digital marketing, I recently took part in the Digital Marketing Diploma with Digital Marketing London, which is DMI (Digital Marketing Institute) accredited, which you can take an exam afterwards to earn your diploma. I'll hopefully be taking my exam soon, so wish me luck! Because digital marketing is such an evolving subject, for example Snapchat has only been around for about 3 years and is still so new, it's hard for universities to teach the subject. 

What can you do to get a job in digital marketing?

There's no set formula, trust me, I had no idea two years ago that I would be working in the industry. It's extraordinary just how far it's come and changed over the years and how brands are now leveraging it. Actively using social media yourself and showing that you can grow a following and community is a big plus and demonstrating that you're creating and promoting your own content too. There are bootcamp courses in digital marketing, as well as online classes and resources which you can use to read up on. If you know a local community which could do with help with their digital marketing then offer your services and get extra experience! 

Are you interested in a career in digital marketing?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Thursday, 24 November 2016

OOTD: Mustard Roll-Neck and Smart Trousers

Coat: Warehouse
Roll-Neck: Primark
Trousers: ASOS
Shoes, Scarf and Belt: New Look
Bag: Accessorize

It's not often that you'll find my trouser choice not a pair of jeans, trousers always remind me of school and having to spend ages finding the perfect pair to go with your school uniform! I used to get these awful styles that really kicked flare out and were made of stretchy elastic that always used to loose it's stretch and all the elastic would then come out. Thankfully I have now moved on from those 2000's styles and opted for a slim-fit ASOS pair, which are my lazy-but-smart outfit because you can wear them with anything.

Roll-neck jumpers are a must-do when your office is like a fridge first thing in the morning. Primark have a really great and affordable selection of roll-neck jumpers at the moment. I either prefer thin knit and slim-fit styles which I can tuck into skirts or trousers or baggy and chunky styles that I can wear when it gets really cold! If there's ever a style of jumper which you can rely on each year, it's the roll-neck jumper.

What's your favourite winter jumper?

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Rhiannon x

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

How To Get Into The Christmassy Mood

For all those people who are yet to get into the Christmassy mood, this is the post for you! Now that Bonfire Night is over and Christmas parties are in the diary, I'm well on my way to getting into the Christmas spirit and here's a few of my favourite things to do this:

1. Music
If you can listen to Do They Know It's Christmas or Fairytale of New York without wanting to singalong, then I'm not even sure you should be reading this post! Specially reserved for this time of year, the list of Christmas themed songs are endless and one of the best ways to get in the festive mood.

2. Shopping
It can be stressful and hard work, but once you find the perfect gift for someone and can picture their face when unwrapping it on Christmas day then it's all worth it. There's so many guides and offers out there that you're spoilt for choice.

3. Films
We have a special tradition of watching the Snowman and Father Christmas on DVD, whilst putting up the Christmas tree every year. Home Alone is a classic film too, Elf always gets me every year but this year the classic films of It's A Wonderful Life and The Miracle on 34th Street are on my to-watch list too.

4. Food
Is there really any other time of year when you get eat pigs in blankets?! Turkey with all the trimmings, cranberry sauce, Bucks Fizz for Christmas morning breakfast and too much chocolate are enough to make you feel Christmassy. Even thinking about it is making me hungry!

5. Friends and Family
Planning the time over Christmas and the New Year to see your family and friends is a sure way to ensure you're festive ready. Whether it's shopping the sales or catching a coffee with a friend you haven't seen in a while, now is the time to start planning.

What makes you feel Christmassy?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Instagram: Coldplay, Blog Events and Christmas Windows

On reflection, 2016 is shaping up to be a much better year than 2015! A few weeks ago I entered a competition to win tickets to see Coldplay at the London Palladium. Just to note that Coldplay have been on my 'must-see-before-I-die' bucketlist since forever and I thought I had no chance of winning tickets... so you can guess what happened next! Coldplay were amazing and because it was in a small venue, it made the experience all the more memorable. Definitely in my top 10 musicians. 

I attended my first Thirty Plus Blogs event in collaboration with Caudalie. I've done a full post on 5 Tips For Attending Your First Blog Event, if you want to check that out! I'm getting more and more confident in attending events by myself, it's weird at first because I don't normally know anyone but it forces me to introduce myself to new people.

London is getting so Christmassy right now! All the Christmas lights are up and lit, everyone's doing their present shopping and Fortnum & Mason have open their window displays. I walk past them everyday and you can't help having a peek at them as you go past!

Speaking of Christmas lights, I went down to Brighton a few weekends ago to visit a friend and do some shopping. Brighton is still one of my favourite places to spend my spare time and when it's Christmas time it's the best! I can't wait to visit at night to see all the lights lit up.

You know that dress that's the perfect fit, super cosy and goes with everything you have? This is it. Primark came up trumps with this dress last year and it's been a firm favourite in my wardrobe ever since. Along with my new boots, I wore this in an Outfit Of The Day last week for my brother's 30th birthday party, so make sure you read that post too!

What's been your favourite Christmas moment so far?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

OOTD: Primark Knitted Dress and Clarks Boots

Dress: Primark
Boots: Clarks
Coat: Warehouse
Necklace; Accessorize
Scarf: New Look
Bag: Zara

I've been living in this dress for the past few weeks, mainly because it's been freezing cold in the mornings, but with the heating on full blast at work and on the train I end up way too hot by the afternoon. It's a very fine and thin knit in a swing dress style and high neck, so cosy but airy too! I'll pair it with a long necklace and smart black ankle boots, perfect outfit for Sunday afternoon walks too. 

I wore this exact outfit a few weeks ago to my brother's 30th birthday party at this house. Knowing that they'll be fireworks and the meal on offer is a slice or two of pizza, I knew a ball gown wouldn't be necessary. These boots are my new going-out boots and I love how comfortable they are, whilst still giving me the height a high heel pair would. You can always rely on Clarks for a quality and smart pair of boots, plus their wide fit and half-sizes are a god-send for my funny feet!

What do you think of this out? Do you love knit dresses too?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The Power Of Lipstick

I'm not your average and every day lipstick wearer. Nudes and tinted lip balms are reserved for working hours, then the weekends it'll be a bright pink and matte finish. But only people who wear lipstick on a regular basis will understand the power of it.

Rarely will I venture out from a nude-pink or a 'my lips but better' shade at work because I'm in my professional mode and a non-attention grabbing lip will keep me focused on my work. When I think about how long it takes me to apply my makeup during the week (about 10 minutes), I prefer to keep my look simple and easy. Lips are always the finishing part for me, but it's the last piece of the puzzle for my face that day.

My love for the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are well documented (see this post and this one!) and these are the bad boys that come out at the weekend. My lips aren't that big, so wearing and applying a bright colour is tricky and time-consuming, but the confidence boost afterwards is so worth it. Coco Chanel even said "if you're sad, add more lipstick and attack" proof that lipstick is a one-of-a-kind armour. But wearing lipstick does feel like warpaint and that you're never ready to go into battle (aka the queue at the bar) unless you have you favourite shade of red.

Lipstick can me so much more than simply a shade to match your outfit. It's a confidence boost. It's something to cheer you up. It's what makes you you. It's what brings out the best in you.

What does lipstick mean to you?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Sunday, 13 November 2016

5 Tips For Attending Your First Blog Event

Ever felt too shy or nervous to RSVP to a blog event? I know the feeling....

Blogging events are becoming more and more frequent, especially collaborating with brands to host special previews and evenings. I recently went to the Thirty Plus Blogs and Caudalie event in Covent Garden and thought I would share my tips for going to your first event and hopefully encourage you to attend yours. 

1. Introduce yourself to the host
Besides being polite, saying hello and leaving your details with your host is a great way to break the ice. They may also be able to introduce you to other bloggers at the event too if you've arrived by yourself and explain a more about the event too.

2. Network!
We all know the importance of networking on social media, but it's also crucial to network with other bloggers at events. Creating personal relationships with bloggers is a bonus to blogging and improves your networking skills too.

3. Take Business Cards
Events can get pretty busy and if you're meeting lots of people, it's hard to keep track of names and blog names! I always carry a few business cards in my purse, but keep a stack with you at events to share with people and say hello to those on Twitter afterwards.

4. Take Photos
With all the networking, you can forget to take photos! When I first get to an event and after saying hello to the host, I whip my phone out and take a few photos and remind myself to take more throughout the evening. And remember to share them on Twitter and Instagram as you go too!

5. Don't Be Afraid
Going to your first event can be a scary thing, but everyone is or has been in the same boat as you! Make sure you're prepared, know where the venue is, take business cards and if you want to meet up before with another blogger, send a tweet out with the event hashtag and ask who's around to meet up. I've worked on the other side of these events before and I can tell you that we're just as excited to talk and share our brand with you too! 

Thank you to Hayley from London Beauty Queen and Thirty Plus Blog Events and Caudalie for organising the event. It was great to network and meet so many other bloggers and talk all about beauty!

Have you been to a blogging event before? What would your tip be?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

OOTD: A Casual Autumn Outfit

Coat: Warehouse
Hat and Scarf: New Look
Top: Primark
Cardigan and Bag: Zara
Jeans: ASOS
Shoes: Topshop
Gloves: Marks & Spencer

There's nothing I like more than wearing a knitted hat, blanket-size scarf and cosy gloves when the leaves turn red and air grows cold. Cliche as it might be (and I'm pretty sure I say the same thing for every season!) but I love it when autumn arrives and I can start getting excited for all the things that come with it.

We've already had Halloween and Bonfire Night, next it's Christmas and celebrating with friends and family into the New Year. I've already ordered my work Christmas party dress, it's this sequin number from Lipsy. I didn't want anything too short or tight, but sequins was a must for me! Anything that sparkles makes me feel so feastive and Christmassy. Wearing wooly hats and massive scarves also makes me feel in the Christmas mood too. I got this scarf as a present from my friend last year and it's so massive that you could wrap yourself up in a blanket!

What outfit makes you feel autumnal?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Things That Have Made Me Happy Recently

I love reading and writing these posts - it really makes you appreciate everything you've got! As the year starts winding down, I do love a good reflection post and the past few weeks have made me so so happy.

The Wedding
My big sister got married! I'm sure she won't mind me sharing this picture of us with our mum, but it's a day that I'll always remember as a very happy one. I cried, laughed, danced and smiled until my face ached and I'll never forget it.

I've already taken a bunch of photos of my feet in leaves, but I can't help it! I was driving to Lewes last weekend and going past rows of red, brown and yellow trees with the sun shining and it made me so happy.

Seeing friends and family
Now that summer holidays are over, I've been planning my weekends to catch up with friends and family before the end of the year. I love spending time with old friends and colleagues, talking about the old days and new ones too. I'm smiling hard in this photo with my friend's son! 

I won't be singing Jingle Bells yet, but I will start my Christmas shopping! There's only 7 weeks left until Christmas, so there's only 7 weekends left of shopping to do. I've started making lists of what to get and have planned the secret santa for work too. Maybe it's not too early to start singing Christmas songs...

Getting back into routine
I'm a creature of comfort naturally, so getting back into a routine of work has made me very happy! I find my time is better spent when I'm fully in my routine and I'm more productive. Blogging is also part of my routine, so I'm aiming to get more reading and posts done over the next few weeks now!

What's made you happy recently?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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