Friday, December 31, 2010

A new years message

I did this last year, and I want to do it again this year. I know blogs are supposed to be full of pretty pictures and fashion but I just wanted a littlke post on a reflection of this year and what I hope for next year, I guess theres no place better to do this than on my blog!

This year was all in all quite boring compared to my other years. Yes there was drama and upsets, but in comparison to the previous years it is nowhere near as intense, and I've had an amazing group of friends (almost) all the way through 2010. I did have a time around 3 months before I started my job that I struggled, and I think everyone gets it. Where things just get hard, school was hard and I wasn't inspired and felt like it wasn't really worth trying hard in anything because I wasn't getting anything out of it.

Then my a level results came and you know what? I was damn proud of my B in history, and the fact that all the way through the year my teachers predicted me an E, definitely pushed me to prove them wrong. Although it wasn't nice being doubted all that time and it still hurts a little, I know I can slack sometimes but my god I'm not stupid!

I planned my gap year and even though the tuition fees have gone up, I've just stuck with my plans because at the end of the day, no stupid government is going to stop me doing what I want to do. Fees going up or not, I know by the end of 2011, I will figure out what I want, because right now, I'm really not sure.

I got my first job in 2010 and I'm going to be sad not having one in 2011. To be honest, I am going to be applying everywhere afterward just because I love the fact that I had money and was doing something with my time. It gave me a huge work ethic and I made some amazing friends out of it. I'm more confident to speak to strangers too, and if any of you bloggers have met me you will think I'm hugely confident.. it comes and goes. Infront of absolute complete strangers I'm nervous, and even picking up the phone at work was a challenge! But I'm so much more confident and I feel like a proper ADULT now. I've grown up.

I've been single throughout 2010 and damn straight I have, because god knows how I would have dealt with a boyfriend. I know the majority of bloggers have them, but I am ridiculously happy being single. I do get lonely from time to time, but noithing that spending time with my family or friends won't fix! I get annoyed when people think that because I've been single for 2 years (my god!) means I'm really pathetic or something.. but I just wont settle. If I wanted to go out and grab the nearest guy to have a relationship with, I maybe could do it.. but I don't want to settle. If I find someone amazing, then it will all fall into place. I'm not rushing into something false!

Blogging this year has pretty much gotten better. With having now reached 900 followers by the end of 2010, it makes me really happy to think people can relate to me and enjoy what I do and write about. I wish I could blog more, but everyone is so understanding about my sixth form and job, and I just want to say a huge thankyou. It doesn't even matter to me about how many of you read it, whether it's 10 or 900, I'm just grateful that you guys take the time to read it and I'm sorry I can't always come and check out everyones blogs. Alot of the time I do, but just don't comment, and I think I should o that more in 2011. And thankyou especially to all my regular readers, I know who you are that comment almost every post and I just want to say thankyou so much guys. You guys aren't just 'followers', you're blogger friends too, and to all the new friends I've made over chatting on twitter and such.. Just thankyou so so much. I hope I can keep it going smoothly in 2011!

New years resolutions :
1. Look after myself - After having this job I'm worn out, cranky, angry, emotional and downright tired. I need to look after me, and make sure I get enough sleep and have enough time for myself to just breathe.
2. See my friends more - I see them at sixth form, but I feel like this year I haven't seen them enough!
3. Go out more - Like to the cinema, clubbing, pubs, that kind of thing. I'm a homebody and I need to go out and let my hair down.
4. Declutter my life - With the people I don't need, the clothes that I DEFINITELY don't wear and the room that is always a mess.
5. Be an optimist, not a pessimist - This speaks for itself. I want to be a positive person start 2011, because lifes too short to be moody.
6. Be organised - Everyonen has this on their list, and I think this is the number 1 for me!
7. BLOG MORE! - Enough said!
8. Don't be afraid - Of what people think, and especially when it comes to fashion. I've played it safe alot this year and next year I just want to experiment.
9. Take more pictures - I have an amazing camera that I took months saving up form, and it is insured! So it's time to use it more!
10. Finally, just be happy. Because I have alot of people nad things that I am so lucky to have that some people don't, and I think I need to take the time to be more thankful for it. I know as a fashion blogger we can come across as materialistic, but I really am not. As long as I have my friends and family around me in 2011, everything will be alright (fingers crossed!)

Have a wonderful new year guys, I'll see you in 2011 :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

015 Share Sunday

{but not actually on a sunday because I forgot!}

1. Thats right, I literally just forgot! It's been christmas so I haven't really thought about my blog as much so it shocked me to look at yesterdays blog post and see it say monday and realise I'd miss my share sunday post! So it is a share tuesday (again!) Sorry about this. I'm so disorganised in life and when it comes to my blog it's no different haha

2. The picture is me with my pretty new moustache necklace haha, I love it! I recieved loads of necklaces off my mum for christmas in my stocking filler, and I can't wait to wear them all and add to my neverending collection of pretty trinkets.

3. For christmas I got lots of things, and you'll have seen some in the pictures in the previous post. It includes - Vera wang princess perfume, a SNUGGIE, A travel journal and passport holder and some various smellies. Lots of chocolate too! My main presents were a pair of wedges, but thats as much of a hint as I'm giving, and a NEW 22" LCD COMPUTER SCREEN. It's definitely a present I will use everyday and benefit from the most, I go on my computer all the time. I always watch my tv shows online too, and now on a big big screen! I previously had a 17"? I think and so it all looks so different, the dimensions are hard to get used to!

4. Work is good! I'm only a christmas temp and my placement is up on January 9th *sniff*. The work is quite hard and tiring, but I love love love everyone I work with, theres gonna be lots of tears!

5. I reached 900 followers last night when I got home from work and quickly popped onto the computer. All I can say is wow, and thankyou so much. You guys are so amazing and hello to all my new followers!

6. I'm still editing stuff on the new layout, but thankyou for such a positive response!

7. My christmas was amazing and you guys have left lovely comments, I'm sorry I haven't replied to all, I've had work (my number one excuse haha) and I have all the late shifts again, but I hope you all had a super duper amazing christmas, and I'll be posting about a few things I got in the boxing day sales (eeeee!)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas day.

I recieved some very special gifts, and my two big ones I'll talk about at a later date (including the most beautiful shoes in the whole wide world!) I had a lovely day with my family and am very thankful to recieve what I got :)

How was yours? Let me know what you got!

Friday, December 24, 2010

A Very Merry Christmas x

I was planning more christmas posts, but I'm not used to having so much spare time and have spent it trying to sort my life out, tidy my room, sort my finances etc. But This is my christmas post, because I doubt I'll have time to pop onto the computer tomorrow, well actually knowing me i'll sneakily be on twitter but other than that, this is my final christmas post.

{wrapping paper from paperchase}

{Pictures taken by me}

And I wish I could give each and every one of you a present over christmas, but will a new layout do? I tried my hardest on it and I love it so so much, it definitely feels like me. And it doesn't work so well in IE, so sorry if you aren't a firefox person, but IE is so hard when trying to do CSS, so there you go. Hope you like it! (but it is still being edited as we speak!)

Have a good one guys, and have fun at the boxing day sales. I won't be attending as I'm working :(:( but I'll try and get some things during the January sales as I need a birthday dress (eee!) and I'll post about all those finds asap.

Merry christmas my beautiful readers :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

014 Share Sunday.

Listening to - We R who we R - Ke$ha
Reading - Vogue January 2011 issue
Watching - Scrubs

1. This was a scheduled post because I've been busy the past two days but it never turned up on the sunday for some reason, so this is belated and is now a share tuesday? But it's still going to say it was sunday, I don't know its stupid and I hate blogger but I'll just update you with what I've been doing..

2. I still haven't done any christmas shopping but I've written my christmas list and I'm going on my day off tomorrow.. that being said, I still feel like crap :(

3. I was sent home from work within the first 10 minutes because I was ill, and I didn't even say anything, my colleagues could just tell I wasn't my usual happy self. I went in yesterday even though I was coughing and sneezing the whole time, so they just thought I needed a day off, which I did. So I'm spendng it drinking beechams cold and flu (which tastes disgusting btw) and listening to lots of relaxing music. Fingers crossed I'm better for tomorrows shopping!

4. My mum has said I'm allowed a house party for my birthday.. I'm really excited/scared. I've had 2 before that went abit shit really, so hopefully this one will be fine, fingers crossed! I'm tempted to do a theme like 90's or something, but not sure yet. And I'm not sure whether to have it on the 7th or 8th, the friday or saturday. SO EXCITED. Give me some advice anyway, could do with some tips as it's been ages since I had one! And my mums house is tiiiinyyyy, so I need advice on how many people to invite etc :D And anything else I can do for my birthday? It's a pretty special one!

5. Theres going to be a new layout and a complete blog makeover going on within the next few days before christmas, new year, new start and all that! I'm really happy with all my ideas and there are going to be a few more features on the blog, such as 'style crush' and 'wednesday wishes'.. so keep tuned for all that :D

6. I'm running a new years contest pretty soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that :)