Sunday, 13 April 2014

A DAY FOR LOVE (VALENTINES DAY)

Hiya guys! Oh. My. God. I know, i'm back! Where have i been i hear you all ask? Welllll to be perfectly honest i'm not really going to get too in depth about explaining my "internet-disappearance act" (unless you guys stalk me on Twitter & Instagram then you will have known i was alive), all you guys really need to know is; Yes i took a break and now IM BACK! And i really do promise that i am back for good :) (well, for now anyway...Just Kidding! Im back for GOOD!) I want to get straight back into blogging as much as possible again, i've really missed it! My little blog has really become such a huge part of my life now, i feel almost lost if i don't do anything with it... 

So i would have preferred to have been able to do my 20th birthday post before this one as i really like to do things in order, or it freaks me out. I know i'm weird but i've come to terms with that. BUT i have been having some issues with my SD card that i don't think would have be sorted for today and i was pretty set on doing a post today. So i thought, oh well just get on with it and do my other one for now. As i might not even be able to sort the problems myself and will have to go into a shop, so it could take days or weeks. I don't know! So i wasn't prepared to wait that long to get back on track. I've come to terms that the post may be waaay into the future :P

So i hope you are entertained & kept happy with this post for now!

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So Chris very kindly treated me this Valentines! Normally, we do go halfs on things like this, but he wanted to be a proper gentleman this year! What a lucky girl i am :D He took me to the hotel at which we had our meeting with our wedding caterer! So it was kind of extra special because of this, i will always know remember that i've had a wedding meeting & a valentines there. Its one of the most beautiful hotels i have ever had the pleasure to stay out! It was one of the Dakota Hotels, we actually went to the one in Glasgow (click here for the actual Glasgow site) but to be honest its not right in Glasgow i would say its on the other side of Glasgow compared to where we are (which is 15 mins away). I can still NOT get over the meal! Seriously one of the most amazing beautiful meals i have ever eaten! If you look at my instagram photos above you will see or just search for "addictionstoshoppingvalentines" on instagram. We also went to the cinema (cant remember what we seen) and the next day we went to frankie & bennys for breakfast. 


Look how big that pillow is! :O We didn't sleep with it though.





For some reason i look a little ginger here?










Cute little cookies in a little jar! Soo awesome :D (with a bite out of it...LOL)








Dress- 
Topshop
Cardigan- New Look
Jacket- Unif at Nasty Gal (half price)
Bag- Mistella buy here
Boots- Dr. Martens on Ebay (brand new for £50!!)
Tights- New Look

OUTFIT 1 DETAILS- DURING THE DAY
So i wanted something pretty casual for the day and because i was still obsessed with that brownish handbag, i thought i would go for a more neutral/burgundy kind of look. I really loved the outcome of the outfit it was still pretty & girly as well as being a little dark & grungy. I obviously had my Dr.Martens & my awesome unif leather jacket to help me feel not so girly! Which is obviously the COMPLETE OPPOSITE to my evening attire :P But what can i say? I always throw something in to be dark! 




Jacket- Minkpink at Asos (£120 to half price! Bargain)
Valentines Present T-shirt- House of Holland (wanted for ages)
Valentines Present Trousers- Asos (wanted for ages)
Heels- Topshop
Bag- Romwe (help add the dark to my outfit)
Headband- Crown & Glory
Lipstick- Topshop in Brighton Rock
Necklace- Primark

OUTFIT 2 DETAILS- Evening Wear
So i have this thing, where if i'm getting clothes/fashion kind of stuff as presents i always wear it that day/evening or for the event. Now as it wasn't really a birthday/christmas type of event i knew what i was getting (so did Chris he asked for a new keyboard & mouse for his gaming PC) as i'd asked specifically for these items which were the top & trousers. So i had planned in advance i wanted to do a kind of pink extravaganza with my items :P The top is a very light pale pink and because the pills on it are blue & pink i thought im just gonna have to do it! Although, rather than wearing my pink baroque heels i switched them for the navy blue ones to go with the top and for a bit of contrast. As everything was pretty much pink...


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

LONG AWAITED HOLIDAY VIDEO!

Hiya guys :P Please excuse my recent absence! Ill talk about that in more detail another time but, for now, here is a 20 minute video from my holiday last August with my family. They aren't in it just because they are all from a generation where they don't understand or get the internet... They are fairly shy and i'm going to respect the fact that they don't want to be online! Not everyone is accepting with showing their face to the world :P

I hope you enjoy it as much as i did going through all the clips & putting it together!



Also, here are all my insta-photos from the week, i didn't put them up with my holiday posts (which will all be linked down below) so i could pair them with the video!

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Holiday Posts

1st Post
2nd Post
3rd Post

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

HOW TO TAKE A SELFIE! TIPS FROM THE SUPERMODELS ;)

Hiya guys, i came across this video from youtube somehow and i thought it was too good not to share with you! Especially since the "selfie" is such a huge thing nowadays! So some tips from the girls who basically do it for the job shouldn't hurt ;) So if you do actually go on to take some selfies with the tips from this video, then PLEASE hashtag with ⌗addictionstoshoppingselfiehelp (i know its a long tag and not really help from me but oh well!) on instagram so i can have a look at all of your gorgeous selfies! :) 

I would honestly love to see your fiercest pose! So get selfing and hash tagging! 




I also promise that things will go back to normal around here soon :) If you are too impatient to wait, then follow me on twitter & instagram to keep up with my daily goings on!
Plus im having a bridesmaid day tomorrow (26th feb) so you might want to keep up with that ;)

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

CHRISTMAS HAUL PART 1!

Hey guys, i know this is long over-due but here it is! Please also pop along to my youtube and make sure you subscribe so you know straight away when a new video is up :) If you have any tips let me know, if you want to make a request for a video then also please let me know!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

JOURNEY TO OUR WEDDING VENUE

Hiya guys, like i promised heres a video to go along with todays post! I hope you enjoy it, if you have any suggestions on how i should do these types of videos in the future, then please let me know :) There will also be another post from today up tomorrow and maybe another video! ;)

ANOTHER TRIP TO OUR WEDING VENUE

Hiya everyone! How has your weekend been? I've had a great busy weekend! We went back to the wedding venue as we needed to just go over a few bits as well as showing my dad around! That was pretty exciting as it was his first time there, so i was looking forward to hearing what he thought about the place. He wasn't overly excited, he is a male i suppose, but he definitely showed interest and was talking about it. So im pretty sure that he was impressed :P I got some video footage of the journey again, i've not included the venue as we are keeping that a secret right now. I don't know if i'm going to announce where it is on twitter just before or if im going to wait until afterwards. Also, i'm not sure if i'm going to share the wedding photos or not. It is a personal private day and isn't just my day. It's Chris' as well so will have to talk to him and see what he thinks about it!

My dad treated us to some lunch afterwards, i hadnt seen him since christmas and i can't remember when Chris last saw him so it was nice to catch up! We actually went to a baxters restaurant... i know! Who knew they had places to eat?! Because we don't really know the area we had to ask someone to direct us somewhere and thats where they sent us! We all thought it was the name of the next village :P We weren't able to stop for photos at the borders ether, we were running a little late, it was raining loads and afterwards we just wanted to find a place to eat. Stopping for photos and photography wasn't really a priority. Also because we came out of the venue a different way than we usually go we were also focused on finding the right way home, the roads were treacherous as well as there was tonnes of snow! It was quite sludgy so Chris was pretty much making sure he had control of the car.

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Had a good ol'classic scottish dish of haggis neeps (turnip) & tattys! (potatoes) I love it :P

We got back pretty late and went for some dinner ourselves, so had to take photos in the dark!! Still getting used to it tbh! 











Coat- Vintage
Cardigan- Primark 
Dress- Can't remember!
Bag*- Mistella buy here (other colours available!)
Hat- Asos
Necklace*- Persunmall buy here
Lipstick- Limecrime in Glamour 101 buy here (in the uk)

OUTFIT DETAILS
I wanted something pretty smart and casual, plus the last time i went down i was pretty scruffy. I thought id pair this cute plaid dress with my tartan litas. Plus the tartans were a little different and i thought they werent pretty well together. Im wearing this cardigan constantly at the moment as its freezing here! I've also got a new obsession with this leather trench... i just think its so cool and i've not seen anyone in the blogosphere with one so i like that. I don't like to be the same as everyone :P

Also, don't forget to check back later ether here or on my youtube for a video of our journey/trip!






Thursday, 30 January 2014

TURTLES LOVE LEATHER

Hey everyone, looking forward to the weekend? You can start to wind down now, we're nearly there! I always kind of liked thursdays when i was younger, it meant that it was friday the next day and that you were so close to your freedom from school! Another thing as well, you don't realise how much free time you actually get at school. I mean lets be honest, no-one gave/gives their attention 100% all the time at school. Even if you enjoyed it and was one of the "good ones" there would of been the odd class you didn't enjoy so you'd chat to friends or get bored. As well, you finish earlier compared to jobs AND you always get your weekends. Depending on your work situation, you aren't always going to be fortunate enough to have your weekends to yourself. Not to even mention the holidays you get so many and the summer holidays are on average 6 weeks! Thats two more weeks than the average holiday time for a job over the WHOLE year. 

Needless to say, i am not looking forward to joining the working world. Don't get me wrong im sick of how much free time i have now and i feel useless. But you always miss what you don't have don't you? I know for a fact i will never get this much free time ever again in my life, but i also know that i will probably make more use of my free time when i'm working. Plus ill have the money then to actually leave my house... lol. It might be a bit different as i am planning (or trying to plan) to work for myself, i really want to set up my photography and start building my name up. I also have some exciting news for next year, but you will have to wait until then to find out! :P

This outfit is a bit similar to something i've worn before, but i don't really care if it is the same. We are allowed to re-use things in our wardrobes! Especially re-using outfits! I'm pretty certain that the blogging world paints a picture that we don't/can't re-use items or wear the same outfit again. As theres plenty of blogs where i know that i've seen an item never to be seen again (not judging anyone, i think its probably just because some people are lucky enough to have too many things in their wardrobe but we aren't all as lucky as that!). So i think this year i'm going to try my hardest to post more similar outfits, so that you can see how to re-style outfits/items and make them different to how you wore them before. I am on a bit of a spending ban, not because i spend too much, but because i want to have more use of my wardrobe. I want to really wear all the items and get as much use as i can out of them. As well as trying to show that you can do more with your wardrobe if you put your mind to it.

Today we went out to lunch with Chris' mum (we always pick her up after work and get a cheeky lunch) but i went for something quite light. Especially when i see the soup of the day was my favourite soup and it was one i liked! Tomatoe & basil soup with sauteed mushrooms, italian ham & mozerella on bruschetta. Ill be off cooking a lovely curry tonight! We have someone coming over for dinner so i need to show off my culinary skills ;)

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(excuse my goofy smile, this is me in reality a goofball)





Jacket- Vintage (from my uncle)
T-shirt- Hard Rock Cafe (cant remember which one)
Jeans- J.W.Anderson for Topshop on Ebay see here
Creepers- Underground on Viper London buy here
Bag- Misstella buy here (other colours available!)
Hat- Asos
Necklace- Persunmall buy here

OUTFIT DETAILS
I threw this together when i got up, as i was trying to rush out the door. I always opt for skinny jeans when i can't be bothered thinking. I decided to go for a black top instead of red. It was cold today so i paired it with my chunky cardigan and my huge leather trench for a darker twist. I love this jacket and i think it made the outfit look a bit more put together rather than thrown together. I always thought it actually made the outfit look a little more "chic" as well. I always want to add that i'm sorry i keep using this bag, but i'm so in love with it! Its so beautiful and i can't stop looking at it... LOL