Keeping Productive and Organised

Ok, so it’s nearly mid January and well…this is where it all starts going downhill, isn’t it? Those early morning runs become tedious, the sheer volumes of low-fat yoghurt and berries you consume is bringing you down. Your New Year Resolutions seem even harder to achieve! So here are my tips for keeping that refreshed, productive New Year feeling, enjoy!

 

  1. Personal Notes in Your Diary

Basically, buy the cutest most colourful pens ever and doodle and write cute little quotes all over the pages of your diary. I’ve done Bible quotes, healthy eating quotes and just general YOU GO GIRL vibes to make my diary fun! I have this one from the Works, which was only £1.50! Fun fact, when taking this to the till there was no price ticket on it so the girl only charged me £1, but being the good person I am ( 😉 ) I checked the price and gave the extra 50p! Honesty for the win, bebz 🙂

Phone and Notebook Lots of Love Lottie

2. A New Font

Not gonna lie, fonts are my jam. Pretty handwritten ones, big block ones, all of them! I find using a fun font at the beginning of essays or revision time tables really inspires me to work hard. Here’s a screenshot of my biology timetable. Some of my favourites are Soymilk (sample in my biology table below), LillyBelle and Sweet Pea. DaFont and 1001fonts are great places to source those Pinterest-esque fonts.

New Font Lots of Love Lottie

3. Organise Your Drawers

That feeling of opening clean and tidy drawers is soooo satisfying. It’s also a great chance to donate unwanted clothes to charity, or sell on eBay or Depop. By the way, what does everyone think of Depop? So far I’ve heard good and bad about it!

T Shirt Lots of Love Lottie

4. “Streamline”

Now this is a new technique of mine. Streamlining, and by this I mean simplifying things. Us humans like to make errrrrrything way too complicated and hard work. Now I do believe in hard work, but the simple life does things not just for your mental health but physical too. For example, why do we need 12 makeup products just for school? Mascara. Lipbalm. Brows. Done! Takes less time, is less expensive, and there’s less chance of getting eyeliner smudges or lipstick rubbing off. Or, running with no music. No hassle of trying to reach the next button and skipping a track, or checking for texts every 5 minutes. Just you, your trainers and nature. Sounds good, right? I am in no way a therapist or life counseller or whatever, just a girl trying new things out.

And they are my tips! Hope you enjoyed! What are your favourite ways to keep productive and organised? Any secret tips?

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

Bloglovin Twitter Instagram Pinterest 

 

Autumn Accessories Wishlist

Oh my, it’s got chilly, hasn’t it? I’m gonna be real here and say I’m definitely a summer girl. Although, I do love those first few weeks of October where one is still able to go outside without freezing one’s toes off, and still take nice Instagram pics. Cute.

Today I have pulled together some GORGEOUS Autumn accessories for you! I am particularly loving that leaf bracelet, and it’s only 99p! Enjoy, sweeties.

lotsoflovelottie autumn accessories

H&M SCARF ¦ EBAY LEAF BANGLE ¦ SEKONDA WATCH ¦ NEW LOOK FLUFFY SOCKS ¦ KRISTINA AND COMPANY PEARL COIN NECKLACE

Which is your favourite item? What’s your favourite place to buy autumn accessories? Lemme know!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

Bloglovin Twitter Instagram Pinterest 

Styling a T-Shirt Dress

Oh, how I wish I’d discovered t-shirt dresses sooner. They’re so comfortable and so easy to wear. I got my striped one from H&M for only £7! Such a bargain! It’s the perfect length to not look like a sleep shirt as well. Today I’ll show you how I style it!

Lots of Love Ltotie Blog T Shirt Dress 1 Lots of Love Ltotie Blog T Shirt Dress 2 Lots of Love Ltotie Blog T Shirt Dress 3

These nautical stripes are so easy to pair with lots of different accessories. For me I find either sandals, Converse or dessert boots are comfy and chic shoe options. For my bag it’s got to be a tan tassel bag (which I wrote about here if you’d like to read about it!) It fits everything I need and isn’t the size of a suitcase! For jewellery I think you’ve either got to go small and dainty or a statement. I wore my Tiffany’s cross. I imagine this pearl pendant would look beautiful with it! And an optional piece is an army coloured jacket tied round your waist, but this evening was actually really warm (a rarity in itself!)

So that’s how I style a t-shirt dress! I will definitely have to buy more of these, can you imagine them in winter with a big parka and long knitted socks? I’M SO EXCITED.

How do you style a t-shirt dress? What’s your favourite place to buy them?

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

Bloglovin Twitter Instagram Pinterest 

What’s In My Bag

Yes, I’m jumping on the bandwagon. I’m really only doing this post because of this gorgeous new bag I got, how pretty is it? It was only £12 from Sainsbury’s and I believe it is now reduced to just £9! It has two compartments then two little zipper pockets with a tassel on one of them (very Rebecca Minkoff you know *posh laugh*). I can even fit my big camera in it, so taking this bag out for a day trip is perfect!

Lots of Love Lottie Blog BagLots of Love Lottie Blog Bag 2

Lots of Love Lottie Blog Bag 3

Lots of Love Lottie Blog Bag 4Lots of Love Lottie Blog Bag 6Lots of Love Lottie Blog Bag 5

And that’s what’s in my bag! Phone and earphones, for those times when you can’t bear listening to another 80’s classic on Heart in the car. Pinteresty notebook (post coming soon!) and brightly coloured pen for those times when you have a brilliant idea (or when you’re bored in a restaurant and decide to play Hangman).  Wallet (from TK Maxx) because…well, money, I guess. Glasses case because ain’t nobody got time for scratched bent glasses! SPF Lip Balm for chapped lips, also works on small cuts and moisturising cuticles. Hand sanisitiser because yes I am scared of public toilets.

That’s pretty much the basics in my bag. It varies a lot depending on what I’m doing, but these are my essentials!

What’s your favourite bag? Any essentials that you ALWAYS have around?

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

Bloglovin Twitter Instagram Pinterest 

Summer Fashion Wishlist

Lots of Love Lottie Blog Summer Fashion Wishlist

Hello beautiful people! Gahhh it’s so humid at the moment, I can’t wait til we have real summer days. It is Jue for goodness sake! But to get us in the mood for the (hopefully) sunny months ahead, I’ve put together some gorgeous pieces I found online. I especially love those sandals, may have to treat myself to them… Anywho, all items are listed, linked and priced below, just to make it easy for you guys 🙂

1. New Look Orange Embroidered Tote Bag – £19.99

2. H&M Pompom Shorts – £12.99

3. ASOS FOSTER Leather Flat Sandals – £22.00

4. Accessorize Friendship Bracelets x4 – £8.00

5. Hollister One Shoulder Bell Dress – £25.20

How beautiful are all these pieces? I’m loving the boho-festival feeeeel at the moment. Oooh and just to let you know Hollister is having a 50% off sale atm so check that out as there’s some really cute pieces! I know, shocking, Hollister is not just filled with overly expensive graohic tees. Wowza.

What is your favourite summer style? Where’s the best place to buy summer pieces? Let me know!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

Twitter Instagram Facebook Bloglovin – Spotify

One Outfit for £20?!

Hey guys! So today I’m doing something a little different. I’d like to thank Zoe London for this brilliant post idea. I was stumped for ideas on what to write about so, as you do, I googled lifestyle blog post ideas and her post came up! I’ve got to create a whole outfit, top to toe, for £20! Can I do it? Read on and you’ll find out…

Lots of Love Lottie Blog £20 OutfitI DID IT! *fireworks, champagne and cake fly everywhere* And, it’s not too shabby of an outfit, if I say so myself. I do have to admit something though, the blue pendant is actually just a pendant, no chain, but everyone has a spare necklace chain or you can just swap it in with another necklace. Here are the links to all the pieces:

Textured Top – H&M – £3.99<<click on product name

Slacks – H&M – £7

Black Slip On Espadrilles – New Look – £7.99

Opal Pendant – eBay – £1.01

I love the slacks, they’re so colourful and they look VERY comfy. I really enjoyed doing this, actually! If you try this challenge, send me the link to it so I can see what bargains you came up with!

What’s your favourite bargain piece in your wardrobe?

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

Twitter – Instagram lotsoflovelottie – Facebook – Bloglovin – Spotify

1 Tee: 3 Winter Outfits

It’s the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrrr…and you know what that means: ANOTHER TOPSHOP TEE POST! If you’re a newbie here (hello to you 🙂 ) you may not have heard about my Tee series. Basically, I have a Topshop Tee that I bought in the summer and the amount of ways you can incorporate it into an outfit is astonishing. ASTONISHING. And, it was a rare steal at £10! BarGAIN. With an extra GAIN. So this ‘edition’ is slightly more Christmassy…enjoy!

1. Nordic Knits

Lots of Love Lottie Blog Topshop Tee Winter 2014 1

Lots of Love Lottie Blog Topshop Tee Winter 2014 4

Lots of Love Lottie Blog Topshop Tee Winter 2014 2

Lots of Love Lottie Blog Topshop Tee Winter 2014 3

Top: Topshop – Cardigan: H&M (last year) – Leggins: Forever 21 – Shoes: H&M

2. Check Skirt

Lots of Love Lottie Blog Topshop Tee Winter 2014 5

Lots of Love Lottie Blog Topshop Tee Winter 2014 6

Top: Topshop – Skirt: Primark (last year) – Tights: Marks and Spencer – Shoes: Converse – Bag: Sainsbury’s

 Lots of Love Lottie Blog Topshop Tee Winter 2014 8

Lots of Love Lottie Blog Topshop Tee Winter 2014 9

Sister got her hands on the Xmas Decs ♥

Top: Topshop – Leggings: Primark

Hope you enjoyed! Sorry for the bad quality photos, I had such a busy week but I really wanted to get this post up for you!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

Twitter Facebook Bloglovin‘ – Spotify