Tuesday

101 in 1001 Review

By coincidence, my second 101 in 1001 ended on December 31st, meaning I get to start the new year with a brand new challenge. Crazy to think I've been blogging for over 2000 days. In fact, this week was my sixth blog anniversary! When I finished my first set, I wrote a massive review post covering every single goal and whether I achieved it. It was a long ol' post but it was very well received so I'm going to do it again. Strap yourselves in!

Above the clouds

Monday

OOTD // Gold Sequin Dress

It wouldn't be the festive season without some sparkle, amiright? I actually bought this dress last Christmas and I've had absolutely no use for it until now. It's made for Christmas parties but since I had none of those to go to, I figured I'd just chuck it on for no specific reason in a look I'm calling: Chubby Disco Pigeon.

Plus size gold sequin dress

Dress: ASOS (similar here)
Tights: ASOS
Shoes: Peacocks (similar here)

Sunday

2018 goals

As I've mentioned over and over again, 2017 was a difficult year. The first half was great, if stressful. The second half was awful and still stressful. For 2018, I want to just relax and find my feet again. I've set just five goals for next year- three personal and two blogging- so I can live life a little more gently and recover from the last six months. 

2018 blog goals resolutions

Saturday

2017 in review

2017 was not the year I thought it was going to be. After quitting my job and starting my master's in 2016, I envisioned this year mainly spent travelling, blogging and a lot of hard work studying. In the end, it turned out to be one of the most challenging years I've had in a long time. A year ago, I could never have imagined the crazy turn my 2017 took this summer and it set me back a long way. Turns out sometimes the things you dream about should stay as dreams. Still, I'm (mostly) over that now and things seem to be back on track. Let's take a moment to reflect on my 2017 goals and see how I fared.

2017 blog and life goals reviewed

Sunday

OOTD // Gingham peplum top

I think I've shared two outfits with trousers in the entire almost-six years of this blog (I just went through my entire backlog of posts to find them and then discovered I'd used Photobucket to upload the photos and obviously they've now been removed so that was an epic waste of time!). I'm just not a fan of trousers. I like my legs to feel all free and unrestricted, and I find skater-style skirts so comfortable. But then I bought this cute top and it looked a bit weird with a full skirt so I decided to try it with a pair of trousers. You know what? I actually love them!

Schloss Leopoldskron Swing
Top: Simply Be (similar here)
Trousers: Simply Be (similar here)
Shoes: Primark (similar here)

Friday

Review // Lush Softy Foot Lotion

Last summer, when I went on my solo trip to Austria, I popped into the Vienna Lush and they offered me a sample of any product. Because my feet were a bit sore from all the exploring, I chose to try out a foot cream and went for Softy Foot Lotion based purely on the fact that it's lavender scented. I was pretty impressed so as soon as I finished my pot of Pied de Pepper, I went straight out and bought a full sized bottle.

Lush Softy Foot Lotion Review

Thursday

OOTD // White Crochet Dress

All the way back in June, I went to Salzburg for my birthday (because where else would I go?). I took OOTD photos every single day, but as soon as I got back to England, I got thrown into this big ol' ball of stress and didn't get the chance to post them. So now, as we approach Christmas, I'm going to start sharing all my cute summer outfits. Sorry not sorry. 

Plus size white crochet dress

Dress: Simply Be (similar here)
Leggings: Evans
Shoes: Primark (similar here)

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