Reflecting on May






Hello everyone, I have started this post so much earlier than usual as something very exciting has happened right now and I only found about it the other day (the beginning of May) and I cannot believe it. OKAY OKAY, I'll just say it.. I only just got a new job at a solictors in York as an Administrative Assistant and it is full time too! I cannot wait to start it sounds as though its going to be great and lots to learn. I am very excited about this new change that is happening soon.. I start in June which is not that long at all! Of course I will absolutely miss the lovely ladies at Priory Medical and I have loved my time there, It is crazy to think in August I would have been there for 2 years but unfortuntely some things have to change and you have to keep learning new things. I am looking forward to my new role and I cannot wait to start. In a way I am waiting for my last few weeks at the surgery to finish even though I will be so sad to leave, I have had the best nearly 2 years working there and met some lovely people but unfortunately there is not the opportunity to progress further and develop my career or skills. I feel at the age of 25 that is something I should be doing and working full time of course. So yes I am very excited to start a new chapter in my life. 

Now with the excitement of starting at the beginning of June I feel like the majority of my weekends will be writing blog posts for you guys. I want to still post as much as I can and I know things will be slightly different and at the start I might not be publishing new posts straight away but please be patient and I will try my very best to get some new content to the blog in June. I am sure you will and I really do appreciate that. As the end of the month is approaching I am starting to feel sad that I only have 2 days left at the surgery and then the following week I will start my new job. I am looking forward though to starting something new and exciting! I will miss the priory ladies so much, they have been wonderful! 

I wanted to share this in my blog post regarding the terrorist attack that happened in Manchester, lets pray for the families who lost loved ones, pray for manchester and pray for our country.

 So lets see what next month brings.. the new job month! Like I said earlier please bare with me on new blog posts, it all depends on how its going but I will try my best. Keep an eye out on my social media for anymore updates. 

Lottie x











Please note that all the photos featured in this blog post were sourced from Tumblr. They are not my own images,




Key Pieces For Your Summer Wardrobe Whatever The Weather




'Hey summer do you fancy staying around a little bit please?' I keep saying this BUT I know for a fact that really is not going to happen! How can it possibly be you might say, well its the british weather unfortunately. As you are problem wondering you have to enjoy the glorious sunshine as and when you can. So on this occassion it was that time to start unleashing the summer wardrobe of mine. Now this dress is simple but I love it and it is perfect with black sandals - actually the ones I have are two years old from Next with some jewells on the front but to be honest its one of those dresses that would go with any colour sandal. I only paired it up with black sandals because I wore my leather jacket with it as I wasn't sure if I would need it or not. It was only from Marks and Spencers but it was defintely worth buying, I love it and perfect for the summer! 



Now the next outfit was taken on the same day as this other one and only because I had to change as the weather started to get chilly so I popped this lovely shirt on which you guys would have defintely seen before. This shirt is from Zara and if you have been following on Instagram then you would have seen me wear this shirt a lot. It is the perfect shirt for Spring and even when the sun isn't so hot in the Summer and something I had to feature again on my blog. The best thing about this kind of weather is being able to wear my bright pink lipsticks and this one is called Chatterbox by Mac Cosemetics, This one isn't everyone's cup of tea as it is a barbie pink colour however when the sun is out how can you go wrong? 

Last up is something which I am absolutely in LOVE with and if you have been following my blog and Instagram for a while now you will know how much I love a 1960s band.. The Rolling Stones? Yes I do love them but no not as much as.. The Beatles! So, when my sister showed me a Beatles t shirt in Mango a couple of weeks I had to try it on and buy it! It is perfect to took into high wasted jeans or ever colourful cropped trousers. 



Yesterday I went for the casual look so my MOM jeans looked great with my Beatles tshirt and one of my chockers I recently bought from Primark. You cannot go wrong with four chockers for just £4 they are so pretty and look great with anything. However the other week I went to Berlin I went for the more dressy going out vibe and let me tell you the tshirt looked fabulous with my cropped trousers,, a true vintage feel I must say. Here is the proof... see I told you didn't I? 

Lottie x










Lets Have A Chat


If you have been following my blog since it began this year in February you will have known, one of my favourite icons is Marilyn Monroe. I adore her, I think she's such a extraordinary person. I just wished she would have had the life that she deserved. On twitter I talk a lot about my Instagram, It is my favourite app because I am able to share with you my love of vintage and you get to follow my space of things that I like to post such as Marilyn, Audrey and Lauren. Well since I became a marilynette I used to post 3//4 pictures of Marilyn every single day, I just could not help it. I would have some amazing pictures and wanted to share them with my followers/people who also loved her as much as I do. This also started an obsession of posting pictures of the wonderful Audrey Hepburn and Lauren Bacall. That was pretty much what my Instagram consisted with the odd images of Elvis Presley, James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Bettie Page and even The Beatles,



So as you can probably tell this meant I had a lot of posts on my feed and I loved it. My Instagram was different and it was something that I loved. I was pretty enjoying the way it was going and through that I started following a lovely girl called Poppy who also shared the same love for Marilyn as I did. Marilyn is Poppy's idol, inspiration and most importantly QUEEN and rightly too. I think all fans of Marilyn think this. This is the beauty of social media because you find people who love the same things you are interested in too. Its crazy to think how people post images of Marilyn and Audrey - two of the most well known icon Hollywood stars of the 1950's.



Recently I have not been posting pictures of Marilyn. This is because I feel I have posted the majority of photo's of her and believe me that is a lot! I have occasionally posted the same pictures and I have had to delete them. There is something about Marilyn Monroe who people still love and I believe she is looking down on all of the Marilynettes out there to keep her alive, who are showing other people how much of an amazing woman she was! That is like with any Old Hollywood Star, the same has happened to Audrey and Lauren where you can only post so much before you have posted their entire life. The other day I found a couple of rare images of Marilyn and had to post them. I love the day when you find new pictures of her! I love the images of her as she was known 'Norma Jeane'.

WHAT DO I POST NOW?


Vintage. That's what I love. The 1950's will always be my favourite. BUT I also found a new love of the 1960's. The music has always been my love because of The Beatles, They are my all time favourite band and I adore them. I never used to post a lot on The Beatles, an odd image of the boys together and Paul and John. I do not really know why but McCartney and Lennon were the ones for me. Why? I do not have an answer apart from they both wrote the songs. I was 16 when I thought that and I'm now 23 so in that time I have started thinking differently. Well I say that it has only taken this long to realise how handsome and most importantly a talented musician George Harrison was and I mean 5 weeks?! 5 weeks I saw some photo's of George and his first wife Pattie Boyd and thought wow they were the perfect couple. Since that day I have not been able to express how much I adore George Harrison and how talented he was. WAIT,, this does NOT mean I did not think he was talented because of course I did. I just did not know a lot about him! The Beatles would not be The Beatles without Ringo Starr, I could not forget about him.




Lottie x











May Favourites Photo Diary










Hello everyone! Today I am back with a favourites post and let me tell you it has been a month that I wanted to feature Old Hollywood and The Beatles pictures. After searching on Tumblr and Pinterest I found the perfect ones, but first can I just point out that this is not all of my favourite ones and how they are so many more but I chose a few from each. As you guys might already know by now is that I love both Old Hollywood and The Beatles - infact thats what my Instagram was based on. Yes I did have a theme but now that theme also is inspired by retro and fashion pictures too. It is bascially all the retro things that I love. Anyway enough of talking about Instagram.. theres only so much you can say about that! This is what happens I start to ramble occassionally and well that does not always go down well.  

Roger Moore - I had to mention this wonderful man and one of my favourite actors to play James Bond or shall we say 007! After a heartbreaking week with the horrendous attacks that happened in Manchester I could not believe that we had lost such an amazing man who will be loved forever. 
Lets #PrayForManchester 
Next up has to be one of the most beautiful ladies to ever exist on the planet and one of my favourite Old Hollywood Stars, the wonderful Jayne. Need I say anymore? This woman is just stunning.

My favourite beatle couple absolutely ever! Oh yes these two were perfect together. Don't get me I did love George and Olivia but Pattie and George, there was just something about those two that just blew me away. Now speaking of George and Pattie, can I just express my love for the picture featuring both of these two with Jenny Boyd and Ringo Starr.

The Beatles - you guys know that they are my favourite band ever! I have been a huge fan of them since I was 7 years old. I am now 25 so yes that is a long time.

The beautiful vintage picture that my lovely friend Esther send me as she said it reminded her of me with all my vinyls out. So true! Last but least I finish of with a gorgeous photo of a 1940s couple. So perfect and dreamy.

Lottie x



Step By Step








When I started this blog I had no idea how much I would generally love it and it something that has grown a lot in the two years. I am not bothered about making money from it, it has just been about a hobby that is completely different to my life and something that I created on my own. It is my little place of joy where I can just be me and share my love of Vintage, Fashion and Lifestyle with you. I also feel blessed and very grateful that so many of you read Lottie's Lott and still love it, so thank you from the bottom of my heart! As some of you will know my blog slightly changed a little bit and lately I have been overwhelmend on what kind of things to posts particuarly with Old Hollywood recently. I feel like the things I have done in the past I do not want to repeat and I want to make it interesting for you all. Step by step I will get there, I do not know why I feel like this, I mean I love Old Hollywood so so much but I feel like once I get back in to it everything is going to be fine. I have a few ideas and I am hoping to start working on them very soon. In the next few weeks things will be changing in my life as I will be starting my new job and I will be starting something new and exciting in my life however because I will be working full time the only time I will get to blog will be at the weekends however that will be the prefect time to blog and to be honest I quite often do that now anyway. Somethings on a night I will open my laptop and start typing away if I have something that I want to write about then I will do it or if an idea pops into my head then BANG!

I recently have been loving Pinterest and Tumblr recently and I find it so relaxing scrolling through on a night after work or even on a weekend. I like to try and find ones that I have not seen before because its always annoying when you realise you have posted before but sometimes you just cannot help it. It really is great how much inspiration I get from looking through Tumblr and Pinterest - it s such a fabulous thing.

Lottie x









The Gingham Blouse





Hey everyone! I hope you all doing well and having a lovely weekend. Today's post I wanted to share with you a blouse that I am constantly dreaming about it and absolutely fell in love with it. It has to be one of the most favourite patterns I have ever seen and it really does look great and you can see why everyone is going on about it so much! 

Gingham for myself has been something that I loved seeing in shops and reading other fashion blogs but seeing it on myself was totally different purely because all I could think about was how on earth I was going to style this. Then by magic I came across this one from Topshop and I was so drawn to it and just thought to myself 'wow, I love it'. I was looking to buy clothes when I went to Berlin and I thought this would be the perfect blouse to wear on an evening with my jeans however this would totally look great with colourful trousers too. Not only was attracted to the monochome blouse but the fact it had a retro-feel to it and not only that but the puff sleeves which gathers at the shoulder. It is finished with the cutest tie you will ever see and that is what I generally love the blouse so much! 

The only thing I would say about the blouse is when you are buying it it is called a tall gingham blouse which I didn't realise until I was looking at it online. Of course it is great for you any of you like myself who are tall because you can either tuck it in or simply just wear it loose.

Here is a photo of myself in Berlin with some German beer which I loved and sat having a lovely meal (almost a week ago) with one of my closest friends. 



Lottie x






The Quiet Beatle I George Harrison



Hello everyone, This post is all about my favourite Beatle ever. George Harrison. So, a couple of days ago I saw some photo's of George on Instagram and of his first wife Pattie and I began to question as why I have never taken much notice into him. I am a huge fan of The Beatles, I started to like them when I was 16 which is 7 years ago now. I've always been a McCartney and Lennon fan. I think it is because they wrote the songs, but do not get me wrong I always loved Ringo and George too. Without them they would not have been The Beatles right? The complete four, the best band to ever exist! Since I saw some coloured and black and white photo's of George Harrison I have been loving him and all my followers seem to be enjoying the fact I have started posting some photo's of him. I also love the 60's era too. I wanted to write a blog post on him but I had no idea what to right, no one wants to hear facts on The Beatles or facts on George Harrison because everyone knows who is and I am pretty sure the majority of people know something about the band. I know I do!

I have asked myself why I have not posted pictures of The Beatles before or done something on each one? I have not and this one on George is going to be my very first! I am pretty excited about it.

This post is going to consist a few facts and pictures. It's going to be a good way for me to learn about George as I do not know a lot about him. This makes me sad. 

                                                                

George's favourite colour was purple. He loved Formula One racing, egg sandwiches and watching Monty Python's Flying Circus on TV. His favourite movie was Mel Brook's The Producers (1967).


For most of his life and career, George thought his birthday February 25, 1943. (Hundreds of Beatle's book state this date) But near the end of his life, George changed his story and said his actual birthday was February 24, 1943. A family document revealed that he was actually born at 11.50pm on the 24th 

 George and Paul McCartney were the first two Beatles to meet. The two rode on the same school bus in 2954. Paul was 12; George 11. Before this, George and John Lennon had gone to the same primary school for three years but never met.

He officially joined The Beatles ("The Quarrymen") on February 6, 1958. He was only 14 at the time. George briefly changed his name to "Carl Harrison" in honour of his idol, Carl Perkins for an early tour of Scotland in 1960.

George's "first time" was with a German prostitute in Hamburg. He was 17. After the act was finished, the other three Beatles (John, Paul and then-drummer Pete Best) applauded heartily. George didn't know they were in the room.

George was the original Beatle composer. Although everyone knows John and Paul composed a great majority of the classic Beatles songs, George actually co-composed the first two Beatles songs on record. In 1958, at their very first recording session, the Beatles (then called "The Quarrymen" played the Paul McCartney-George Harrison song "In Spite of All the Danger". In their next early recording session in 1960, the band played a John Lennon-George Harrison instrumental called "Cry for a Shadow".

A versatile musician, George played 26 different instruments. Every Beatles fan knows George could play the guitar and sitar. But he was also well accomplished on the conga drum. the African drum, the xylophone. violin, harmonica, marimba and glockenspiel.


As we all know, George passed away from cancer in 2001. His mother, Louise had previously died of the disease in 1970. George wrote the song "Deep Blue" in her honour. His dad, Harry Harrison also died of cancer in 1978. The night of his fathers passing, both George and his wife Olivia in bed and viewed the same blue light. They both testified they saw a vision of Harry smiling at them.

Here are some of my favourite pictures of George.



                                                                 




Lottie x





Relfecting on April and My Trip To Berlin



Oh hello April, How fast have you come? As I am writing this post a week today I will be in Berlin and I cannot wait. Excitement is an understatement to how I feel to be honest, I have been waiting 2 months for it and it has come by so fast I just cannot quite believe it is a week today (28th April). I think this post will go up next Wednesday before I go and hoping to do a blog post photo diary when I get back. Keep your eyes peeled for that coming up in the second week of May! But back to the post I feel like this month has been a time where I have not been doing many blog posts compared to last month in March, I am not really sure why this is apart from the fact I need to start bringing in new ideas really. Something which I loved having was Easter and having a wonderful time off from work - it was a weekend of eating, walking and having fun with the family and I loved every minute of it. The weather was rubbish in York but that did not disapoint. However when Monday night arrived I did not want to go back to work. I must say I am rather lucky you know as I don't work in retail anumore so I do not work bank holiday weekends!! Oh my gosh, those were the days!

As a lot of you lovely people who follow me on my social media and my facebook page you might have seen that I have been in Berlin for the last 3 days and I have just got back. I went with my friend who turned 21 there.. that was so fabulous celebrating her birthday with her and we have so many amazing memories to look back on forever! So we went on Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May. We did lots of traveling and saw some amazing places









Lottie x



Please note the two pictures at the top of this post were sourced from Tumblr and the rest are my own.



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