Sunday, 31 December 2017

A Change Is Gonna Come








So much has changed recently and I have always been that kind of person to expect change and embrace the challenges and the exciting times ahead that you might have. That is honestly the best way to look at change, it can be such a crazy thing but with the support of loved ones you can do it. The world that we live in today is always changing and it is hard for people expecially elderly people which I totally can understand their fustration as to why so many things change. Change is something I have been dealing with for a while in my personal and work life, as some of you might know if you have been reading my blog for a while my grandparents were the most important people in my life apart from my parents and sister of course. Now I won't go in to a lot of detail on this matters my friends however my grandad died last year and his 1 year anniversary was in October 2017. Then out of the blue my grandma became poorly in the summer and we got her to the doctors etc, she went into hospital knowing that her cancer had come back after 7 years!! and then blow us it spread so quick to the point that at 86 as she was when she sadly passed away her body couldn't take the kemo and she went up to heaven to join my grandad. She wasn't even ready to go!! Anyway I will move on from that but trying to live without them is so hard especially when you spent 25 years with them, it is heartbreaking. At the moment work has been ridiciously busy and as I work long days and full time it has been so hard to put posts together and I have been craving a day where I could just get back to my laptop and begin more and more posts for you guys.

Something else that has been changing and something that has had a massive effect on my social media platform is Instagram. As you guys will already know by now I have always loved the app Instagram. It has been my favourite app ever but seen they changed the layout a while ago, the posts always seem to be getting missed because sometimes you see things from 2 days a go rather than something has just been posted. It is very annoying and I do not get bothered about likes because I am not obessed with it but it irrates me when I post something great and not a lot of people love it.

Sometimes you just have to expect change no matter what is going on.

Lottie x




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Goals For 2018

As 2017s drawing to a close I thought I would share with you some of my goals for the new year. I cannot believe we will be in 2018 very soon it is beyond scary to even think about it. I have nearly really been that kind of person to do a New Years Resolution but last year I did a post about my goals for this year so I wanted to do it again and why not, I guess these things that I am going to discuss with you are what I want to achieve in 2018. So fingers crossed! Lets begin..

The Blog
This year my blog hit its two year anniversary which was insane and I also made Lottie's Lott even better than it was. I want to keep improving and making the best content for you all. Also wouldn't it be great if I could go to Blogger events and make some blogger friends? Yes please wouldn't that be fabulous!


Friendships
2017 told me lots about people and how I would love to meet new people in 2018 and go on another holiday or so? Perhaps even doing online dating... and even move out!


Enjoy Every Moment
Make everything thing last as long as possible, I lost my Grandma in September this year and it was the worst time of my life. Enjoy and treasure everything because once its gone you can never bring it back. 

Career
I always want to make things better and keep improving! I am loving being full time and its the best thing I did. 2018 is a chance for developing and making things even better.


I hope 2018  is good for all of us.

Lottie x

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

All The Details



I wanted to share I post with some of my favourite all time outfits whatever kind of season it is. I love all the different seasons in their own way and I shall start with an outfit that brings me joy, happiness and style. Now this type of outfit is perfect for Summer and actually taken this year in October when I went to Cyprus with my family. So firstly we have a Bowie T shirt which I got from Topshop in January last year as well as the skirt too. It is such a flattering outfit and defintely something I loved wearing on holiday. The whole outfit was from Topshop.




Next has to be one of my favourite jumpers I have ever bought! It is the prettiest and its all thanks to And Other Stories which can I say I absolutely love that shop, it is a shame there isn't one in York and whenever I go to Leeds the first place I want to go is there!! Now as much as I love this store it is very expensive and I was lucky enough to get this jumper for £30 instead of £60! I was very impressed but this a shop you need to go too! 




Last but not least is a navy blue jumpsuit with the tiniest flowers you would ever see. This jumpsuit is two years old but one of the greatest things I adore about this is the pattern and how it fits. As soon as I saw it in Zara I knew I had to try it on. It also looks so pretty with pearls, all three of this pictures have come out so well when I was away in Cyprus.

I hope you have enjoyed this post just as much as I loved writing it for you.

Lottie x





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Friday, 15 December 2017

It Is Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas I Part Two





'It is beginning to look like Christmas everywhere you go', I love that song and now we are finally in December we can finally sing Christmas songs! This Christmas it is going to be so different for my family as neither my Grandma or Grandad will be with us. I say with us, I know they are but it is the not the same. I know they will be having a sherry and whisky with us, sending us all the love and wishing they were with us. Last year it was our first Christmas without my Grandad and that didn't seem right one bit but we someone got through it and remembered how much he would want us to enjoy it and somewhere in heaven he was there. Nobody realised that we would have lost my Grandma this September and here are pictures of our last Christmas with her last year. I am looking forward to Christmas but it will not be the same, we just have to remember the Christnas's we have had with both of them and realise how lucky we were to have for such a long time. Christmas makes everyone happy and I am looking forward to putting our tree up this year, we haven't got up but as from the 15th of December our tree will be up. Christmas is such a magical time of the year especially for children, I used to get so excited on Christmas Eve and could never sleep. I always would look out of my bedroom window to see if I could see Father Christmas coming.. happy times.
Christmas of course changes as you get older and you appreciate spending time with your family and friends rather than presents. It is a happy time of the year but it goes so fast, people spend months preparing for Christmas and it just goes like that but oh its fabulous.

Tiz' the season to be jolly right? I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas!

Lottie x






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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Reflecting on November







Did someone say November was nearly over? I am sat writing this post and I honestly cannot believe where this month has gone. So I came back off holiday which feels like it was a life time ago not nearly a month and everything has just flown by. Also it is so scary to think Christmas is weeks away.. I really need to get my Christmas shopping sorted, someone come and help me please? This month I have been thinking this is the month to change the layout of my blog and do you know what I have done it and I love it. As I am writing this I must say it is not finished yet but when the post goes up it will be! I cannot wait, it looks so much better than my other Pipdig theme and this time round when I asked them to install it for me (which is free) they did everything and it was amazing! Even all my social media.. so I am very grateful to them and I would defintely check them out if you are wanting to add a little bit of spice to your blog! I spent my money well and this is the only brand Ihave known that have decent and professional themes. I feel like my blog looks even better and I am so proud of how it looks and cannot wait to show you!

Lots of new posts have happened recently on the blog and I cannot wait to show you. I have not posted much this month which I don't like doing but I have been ever so busy with work and unfortuntely things got in the way. However I am back and lets get the December posts going...



I wanted to add this photo in of my sister as this was taken last sunday at my grandparents house and Fiona was spinning in the room and I was trying to get a boomerang which I finally got. Baring in mind this photo was taken just after we had eaten a lovely sunday lunch. This month was filled with me watching Stranger Things 2 and I absolutely loved it, it was so much darker than the first one and I was obsessed with it.. I also think Natalia Dyer is amzing who plays Nancy Wheeler. I mean this photo shoot is the best thing ever..




If you are following me over on Instagram then you would know how fabulous I think Natalia is. Something else I absolutely love is the new Peaky Blinders series, now all I will say on that is how amazing and intense and heartbreaking is it so far! 

Lottie x
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Q&A






I wanted to do to something a little bit diferent today. I sometimes think when writing that you feel like everyone knows you, and knows things about you. So I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to answer some questions that perhaps I have not spoken about before. Also I would love to know your answers in the comments below so I can get to know more about you too!

What is my real name?
I thought I would start with this one as you may or not have guess but Lottie is not my name. I love the name Lottie but its short for Charlotte. Funny enough, all my friends call my Charlotte or Charl for short which I never really liked it is just something I have got used too. My family call me Charlottie which I love and when I started my blog I chose the name Lottie from my name and Lott just seemed to go well so I stuck with it.

How did I get into vintage?

I got into vintage because I have always loved quirky clothes, I loved clothes that looked like they told a story, something different and unique. I also was loved old music and films, one memory I have of being a young teen was staying over my grandparents house and they would put on Agatha Christie's Poirot and since then I became hooked, I loved it! Everything about it and still do. I would defintely say my grandparents, they made me get into vintage so much and I would thank them every day for watching pictures that my Grandad would watch, listening to the radio and putting on some fab tunes from my Grandad's music collection. Last but not least looking at pictres of them in their youth and thought 'wow I would love to dress like a women from the 1950s'.

Why I never shop online?

This is very strange one but I find it so so hard to shop online because of how tall I am. It is truely impossible for me to browse through websites thinking 'I love this dress, but I am 99% sure its going to be too short or those pair of jeans look fab but how I am supposed to know if they are going to look baggy around my legs.' I hate it and why I choose not too, it is so much easier just to go into Topshop or Zara and actually trying something and go 'yes this is great'. 

Summer or Winter?

I love both for different reasons, summer because you can go outside and hopefully wear a summer dress and everyone just seems happy because people are going away and the sun is trying to get out. Winter because its nearly Christmas and my birthday! 

What are my wardrobe staples?

A good pair of comfy jeans that fit perfectly and either a nice jumper or shirt. I love any types of shirts and tend to usually tucked into them in with jeans, depending on what type of style the shirt is. Shirts and mom jeans are such a great combination too! 

I hope by doing this Q&A you guys will know just a little bit about me and don't forget to answer yours down below too!

Lottie x




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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Let The Good Times Roll






All pictures above were sourced from Tumblr
I often think what would Grandma and Grandad say if I told them I had a blog, I think my grandma knew I had one but did not really know what one really was and how I would show her my Instagram feed and Grandad would be watching a picture that he had seen about 10 million times but still loved it or he would be moaning as we would be talking and telling us to be quiet. So Grandma would just wink and me and I would laugh and then I would look and Grandad and say "please forgive me Grandad" and would give me a hug. I miss those days so much, I loved fridays they were the best days ever and we would have a blast till last summer when Grandad's dementia got worse and we couldn't leave him for a few hours. I often think what Grandma would say to me if I told her about my new job which I started just after she got really poorly she would say something positive and then say 'nothing stays the same'. She would be so pleased that I was enjoying my job, I remember when I told her I got the job and it was the best news she'd heard all day and couldn't wait till everyone about it. I often think what Grandad would say if he knew Fiona and got her own car, he'd be over the moon and would want to hear all about my sisters car and what colour he was. Then he would say something like 'mind what your doing on the roads' infact Grandma would say the same too. I often think how Grandma would have loved to have heard about our holiday to Cyprus and had a few of the photos framed and put in the house. I often think how hard life is when you loose people who you love more than anything in the world. You have to remember they are always in your hearts and forever looking down on you.

I love these kind of posts that are no planned, you just start typing away and you seem to bring out the best. Also a credit to some of my favourite vintage photos that were sourced on Tumblr.

Lets make a toast, to my Grandma Betty and Grandad Tenny.
Also known as Mr and Mrs Tennyson Hall who we love dearly and forever with us till death do us part.

Love Charlottie x 

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

A Cyprus Adventure I Summer In October




Hello lovely people, I am offically back in York however my heart is in Cyprus. I got back on Saturday after having a super week in the sun with the family. It was a year since my grandad had passed away on Saturday 28th October (the day we were going away) so that was not easy and we raised a toast to him then of course my Grandma died nearly 2 months ago unexpectedly so we have not had the best of times so it was really good to get away and enjoy ourselves. I must say we were very lucky with the weather and it turned out to be pretty good. Now its back to work, christmas is on its away and to be quite honest I really aren't in the christmas mood yet, this year will be very strange without not just Grandad but Grandma too! I guess we just have to think of the happy times we all had celebrating Christmas and last year Grandma came to us and that was our first Christnas without Grandad. So we'll just have to see how that plans out but back to  the blog and most importantly this post. This post will be a photo diary of a few of my favourite photos of my holiday in Pathos, Cyrpus.
















Here are just a few holiday pictures from Cyprus, hope you enjoyed this short photo diary.

Lottie x
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