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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Why Is It Always So Cold?

So this is my first official outfit post of 2017! Yay! It feels so so so good to be posting something like this again. I know in my birthday post I talked about sharing different topics here, but outfit posts are where I started! Fashion, is, has been and always will be a staple topic on here! Its something that really is a huge and important part of who I am as a person... I love creating looks, especially ones to match my different moods. Just the way beauty gurus have more than one look, I'm the same with my outfits. Sometimes, I love the cute girly look with a lovely dress and some cute heels. Then other days i'm feeling nothing but rock n grungy vibes. I do feel I'll always channel that inner rock child though, its where i've always felt my most comfortable. Plus, I just love really edgy and cool clothes. Especially those with the grungy 90s vibe.

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I think wherever I am in my life, no matter what I'm doing, I think I will always express myself through clothes and dressing up. I enjoy being able to make myself different everyday and I enjoy too many styles and items of clothing to limit myself to just one strict box! In the next year I'm really looking forward to pushing myself style-wise as well as artistically. I'm also looking forward to what type of content I'm able to create for youtube this year. I think youtube really helps you to express or share yourself in ways that blogging can't. For one, straight off the bat I feel it's more personal. Just because its a live image of yourself.

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I was saying earlier tonight to my husband Chris, no matter where the whole online industry goes, I will always blog. I know many are saying that instagram & snapchat are where its going, but many of the online generation came from blogging. I doubt that it will be brushed aside that easily. Plus, they also say this about new forms of entertainment. When the t.v first came out that was to be the end of the radio generation. Yet we still turn it on every single day. Its the same for traditional tv, many are now flocking to online forms of video entertainment. Whether its youtube, twitch of even vevo. There is always going to be the next big new thing, but it doesn't always mean the end of something! Anyways, more outfit posts following soon! Already so much planned for this year.

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Jacket- Unif at Nasty Gal
Cardigan- H&M buy here
T-shirt- Was my Mums
Skirt- Primark
Shoes- Missguided
Bag- Skinny Dip same print in a Laptop Bag
Choker- Ebay similar here
Lipstick- Rimmel in 500- Take the Stage

Outfit Details
I wore this yesterday and wanted to keep it quit casual & comfy. As well as significantly warm and full of layers. We were off for our first weekly shop of the year, so I didn't need a huge jacket. When doing indoor things, I like to keep my jacket quite light with an extra layer like a cardigan on underneath. I didn't want to keep going for the slightly oversized black tee, so opted for this fun red one instead. I kept the colour of my lipstick within the same family. I thought the tight pencil skirt was a cute add to the oversized/casual look, plus I enjoyed pairing it with a more dressed down look. Since I'm always wearing this little black bag, I thought it would be rude not to use it again. Plus its great everyday bag fits the essentials!

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Happy Birthday 5ft Life

So today marks the day that I officially created this blog & started over. For any of you who has been here since the beginning, then you will know how I first started out. As a gawky 17-year-old, I created Addictions to Shopping, a fashion blog. The name was more about tongue & cheek, rather than a serious problem. My mum, who was still here at the time, used to always moan about how much I bought & how I had a problem. When in reality, I bought no more than the average girl at that age, with her first part-time job with her own money. All I wanted to do was take photos of my outfits, with the hopes of inspiring others. Hopefully give someone the confidence to wear what they wanted.

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As I got older, the blogging world changed, as did my hobbies & interests. I also decided to start creating videos and posting those online also. As I grew as a person I began to feel I had more than just style to share, not that there's anything wrong with that. Plus I wanted to influence people in other ways, share my views and continue to inspire people. Now I know I still haven't posted or shared as much as I've wanted too, but I'm not letting that phase me anymore. I blog when and where I can. Sometimes when it's busy at work, I'm pretty much working full time as well as having adult life to catch up with on the weekend. So this year, my focus will be more on planning and using my time more efficiently. I think it's great to have a schedule, but I don't want to fill up so much that I become overwhelmed and hide in a dark, dingy hole somewhere...

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Something else I want to focus on this year is the variety of content I am putting out there. I've mentioned many times how I'm a foodie, I enjoy trying new restaurants just as much as I enjoy throwing something together myself. So I want to share that with you guys, try to change it up just a little bit more than I am right now. I have to say, I am very excited about where this year is going to take me blogging/social media wise.  I've already seen my Instagram & youtube community growing more and attracting interest, so it just goes to show what a little bit of hard work can do! That's the great thing about all of this though, when I am creating & working on my blog pieces, it doesn't feel like work... I love all of this so much.

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Something else I want to focus on this year is the variety of content I am putting out there. I've mentioned many times how I'm a foodie, I enjoy trying new restaurants just as much as I enjoy throwing something together myself. So I want to share that with you guys, try to change it up just a little bit more than I am right now. I have to say, I am very excited about where this year is going to take me blogging/social media wise.  I've already seen my Instagram & youtube community growing more and attracting interest, so it just goes to show what a little bit of hard work can do! That's the great thing about all of this though, when I am creating & working on my blog pieces, it doesn't feel like work... I love all of this so much.

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It's just a short & sweet post today. I just wanted to highlight the day and re-introduce myself back into posting again. It's only been a few months but its nice to say Hi again! Some of these photos are favourite shots, favourite posts and some memorable memories. So heres to creating more, seeing new places, trying new restaurants/food & hotels as well as watching new films! Speak soon.

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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Huge Collective Haul! Find Christmas Inspiration

So here we are, another video posted on youtube! & I actually manage to get it posted way before midnight... I need to really learn to be organised and plan my time a bit better. Hopefully, this gets better over time! All links, as well as info, are below the video so if you go to youtube, you will find anything you need too. Enjoy!

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Monday, 31 October 2016

Birthday Wishlist 2016

It's coming up to my 23rd birthday in a few weeks, 26th of November to be exact. Just in case you want to make a note for your diary... I have some mixed feelings about it. It seems only yesterday that I was even leaving my teens behind, to be now heading directly into my 20s is a little crazy to me... I sometimes panic that I'm not going to have enough time to do everything I want to do! Even when I tell coworkers or people of an "older generation" that I'm getting old, they just laugh at me & say I've got my whole life ahead of me. I don't think it helps when my baby face is staring at them, talking about ageing. So I have to try and remind myself what I have seen and done so far, as well as realising people are living right up to their 90s nowadays. Not that I think I should ignore the fact that time is passing by significantly quicker than it used too... But It does make me more determined to conquer the world, to see & hear as much of it as possible. Because there is still so much more to be done!

So since it is coming up to my birthday, I thought it would be pretty cool to share what I'm currently eyeing up. As well as giving some hints to my nearest & dearest... I'm not expecting to receive everything here, some of these things I'm hoping to maybe catch in the Black Friday sale. It's actually fallen on the weekend of my birthday this year. I went crazy last black Friday, but I'm not planning to this year. If anything from this list has money off during black friday and I haven't gotten it as a present, then yes I will probably buy it myself to say Happy Birthday. I'm not embarrassed to treat myself just because I'm getting older, any excuse to get a little treat. This year I'm more interested in the boxing day sales. Just because there isn't anything I'm overly desperate to get, but it will be great to see what deals there are after Christmas. So if I get any money, I think I'm just going to save it this year.

Who knows, since it is coming up to that time of year. Maybe you'll take inspiration from this yourselves. Maybe you'll see something for a family member, or a close friend. Or maybe you'll even see something you would like for yourself! Let me know what you think in the comments below. I would love to hear what you're asking for this year. For your birthday or Christmas!

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A Casual Halloween In Autumun

I had a successful & unsuccessful day today. How is that possible I hear you ask? Well, very easily. When I got up I had full intentions to film the video I never managed to, for my weekly upload yesterday. I thought well if I can at least get it up today, then that isn't too bad, Is it? So I set everything up, my background, my tripod, my camera & I was even sitting in the chair all ready to go. Poor Chris had even been banished to the bedroom with his laptop & headphones in tow. The cats had even been locked away, so there were no surprise visits in the background. As soon as I hit record, I bottled it and couldn't speak. Most of, if not all, my recent videos have been filmed while Chris was out the house.

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So I now feel super nervous & weird doing it with him in the flat. I don't mind filming vlogs in public or even filming with him in public as I feel I'm capturing that for us and our memories. But since I haven't really been filming properly again until recently, I've completely lost my confidence to do it. I know I will need to just do it once or even twice, to get over the first hump and embarrassment of doing it. But It's pushing yourself to get over that first hurdle that's the hardest...

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So what was the successful part of today? Well, the fact I actually put on something nice & we took some time to photograph what I was wearing. Plus, I'm actually uploading it. Its been such a long time since we took outfit photos, & it's been even longer since I actually uploaded said photos to the blog. There's been a few times where we have managed to capture some photos, but they have either not been to the standard we wanted them to be to be able to share them (photography is one of those things you need to continually be doing or you can loose your touch a little).



 Sometimes it's because I've not edited the photos or worse case scenario I have edited them and just forget to upload them! I'm going to start hanging any outfits I've worn on my rail, then if we get a day when the weather is nice or we haven't much to do, we are going to go out and have a "photo-taking" day. Outfit posts used to be all I shared on this blog & it isn't something I want to stop sharing on the blog. Its the main core of this blog!



We decided to go the cinema today and see Docter Strange, we pondered over going to see it yesterday but we decided today would be better. Why we decided to go today rather than yesterday, I have no idea. I'm considering doing a review on it, so if that is something you would be interested in, then please let me know in the comments below! Afterwards, we had dinner at Chris' parents, as tradition. Tonight we had lasagne, as well as sundried tomato, parma ham & mozzarella bruschetta for the starter. Spoilt, I know. Check out Chris' Instagram for a photo for our main!

Coat- Unif
Dress- Asos
Halloween Shoes- H&M
Halloween Ring- H&M
Bag- Accessorize buy here
Scarf- Topshop
Necklace- Market
Choker- Ebay buy here

Outfit Details
I bagged this dress, from the petite range at Asos, last winter. At first, I fell in love with the oversized design & pattern. Then, when it arrived, I fell in love with the heavy weight material. Its perfect for a Scottish winter! As I knew I was going to be sitting for a long period of time, I wanted something pretty comfy & slouchy so this recycled outfit was perfect. I'd already worn something similar, so I just changed a few things like the coat & shoes, from what I had originally worn earlier this week. In the spirit of the spooky season, I decided to pair my Halloween themed ballet pumps & spider ring from H&M. Everything else kind of fell together perfectly, a nice thick scarf from Topshop, to help with the lightweight feel of my jacket as well adding some layers & texture to the look. It also helped that colours matched the jeweled tones of the dress perfectly!

What have you been wearing recently? How are you coping with the continously changing weather? Let me know in the comments below! Speak soon guys.
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