A January Life Update

Wow, January has been eventful so far! I’ve got so much to share with you this time around, and it’s all pretty exciting, so I wont waste too much time on an intro and will jump straight into it!

This month the music I am loving is ‘Lissie – Go Your Own Way‘ as I think that’s an amazing cover! Her voice is so raw and talented, I also love ‘The Midnight – Vampires‘ as I love a good saxophone! TV wise, Adam and I found an old show called ‘Last Man Standing’ with Tim Allen in it, which we are absolutely loving! Movie wise, I haven’t seen any this month, so I can’t comment, neither have I read any books, so nothing to report on that front, so lets get to the events and things I have been up to, as well as new purchases which I know you all love!

I’m still very much into belts at the moment and I picked up this western inspired one from ASOS for a bargain price! Can you believe it’s only £16 and it’s amazing. Huge fan of wearing it at the moment! I didn’t yet own any belt with a silver buckle, so this is great. Click here to buy it. Huge recommendation for this one!

A few other new pieces from Revolve here. I’m wearing the Lovers + Friends Ever Bodysuit in Gunmetal (buy it here), but it’s more like a gold, and I have the GRLFRND Karolina High Rise Skinny in Last Dance as well (buy them here). I’ve really been feeling vintage washes lately and even though these are 100% cotton and quite restrictive, I think they look and fit great, so you should be seeing these more often soon.

And I finally ventured into the Vinyl Leggings craze! I’d actually ordered 4 pairs before from various brands and none of them were any good, fitted terribly, and looked awful, but then I tried out the Commando Vinyl Leggings (buy them here) after some suggestions from people, and they’re literally amazing! They fit like a glove, but the only problem is they squeak when I walk, ha ha. Can’t wait to style them up though! Are you a fan of the vinyl leggings trend?

This week I have also spent time in London! The reason for the trip I will share just below, but to share some photos first, that was the view from our hotel on Trafalgar Square, then a shot of the classic red buses in Piccadilly Circus. Below those is the new room decor in Burberry on New Bond Street and it’s literally the prettiest thing I have ever seen! Floral blooms all over! I had to get photos, naturally, but they even had a pistachio room, and a graffiti room downstairs too, which you can see plenty more of on my story highlights on Instagram under ‘London’ (click here to see). At the bottom is a shot of me outside of Dior, after I’d looked at the Saddle bags I have fallen for, and then a sneaky peek at my Louis Vuitton carrier bag since I bought something I had wanted for months! Again, I shared this on my stories, so check that out!

Now getting to the reason why we went to London, I couldn’t be more proud! Adam was asked by Gillette to be their ambassador for the next 3-4 months! They have launched a new razor called SkinGuard Sensitive and he’s working with the brand – I’m so happy! We attended the launch event on Tuesday which was in London and that’s why we headed up there. It was really busy, Professor Green was performing, and I actually got to meet a few other bloggers I had followed for a while and those who follow me, which was pretty cool. It was a really tiring trip for me though, with a lot of walking, a lot of sleepless nights, and general pains all over, as well as an upset stomach, but I powered through it all and plan on taking this entire week to rest at home. For my outfit, since many of you asked on Instagram about it, the bodysuit is what I linked above from Lovers + Friends and I paired it with my Allsaints Randall Leather Jacket (click here for similar), my L’AGENCE Margot Jeans (click here to buy), my Allsaints Boots, and my Celine Mini Belt Bag in Clay.

Leading up to London, the week before, Adam and I stayed at the Apex Hotel in Bath and had the deluxe superior room, which even had a sofa in it, so we could shoot lots of video and photos, for the Gillette campaign, and for me. That was an exhausting stay too since it was a constant amount of work and no rest, but we managed to get a lot done and it was a success for sure. Two of my looks I have shared above, the mirror shot, and the leopard dress at the top of this post, and most of the items are from Pretty Little Thing. They were kind enough to send me up a gluten free brownie too, such generous staff, so I recommend it if you want to stay. Please do follow on Instagram as well since I post a lot of unique photos there that I don’t share here, especially outfits! Follow me here: @LornaRaindrops

I’ve also been doing more gluten free baking lately and these were the best thing I have made so far! I followed a Mary Berry recipe (which you can never go wrong with) and adjusted it to be gluten free. These are the milk chocolate cupcakes I made, right down to making the buttercream too. Everyone enjoyed them and said they were delicious, so I plan on making them again soon! If you want the recipe, click here. It’s super simple to make as I’m technically a baking novice.

And finally, I’m rounding this update off with a beautiful winter sunset! I was hoping to include some snow photos since it was meant to snow yesterday, but it hasn’t arrived yet. Anyway, that’s it for my January update so far, and I’m going to spend the most of this week working on my blog and staying in the warm to recover. I hope you’re all well! And yes, I will be sharing a review of my new Louis Vuitton purchase soon, if you’re interested, so just let me know! Lorna xx.

P.S. – If you missed my December Life Update, catch it here.

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  1. January 19, 2019 / 4:17 pm

    Wonderful photos Lorna, and congratulations to Adam for the Ambassador positition. 😎👍🏻🇬🇧

    • Lorna
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      January 20, 2019 / 4:57 pm

      Thank you, John 🙂 It’s really cool, isn’t it?

      • January 20, 2019 / 4:58 pm

        Very much! ☺️😍❤️

        • Lorna
          Author
          January 20, 2019 / 5:12 pm

          Yay! Happy Sunday!

  2. January 19, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    Sounds like you’ve been busy. That ASOS belt is really cute!

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 4:57 pm

      Glad you like it! It is cute!

  3. Rachel
    January 19, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    It will be interesting to hear how you get on with those vinyl leggings. I have always loved the idea but have never been brave enough to wear them. I think I would prefer a matt finish but I am now beyond an age where I could sensibly wear them anyway! I would have expected them to be way too hot a sweaty and maybe too stiff for comfort but I look forward to your experiences
    Rachel

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 4:56 pm

      They are quite warm, and can be hot for sure, but they aren’t too stiff actually as they are very much like leggings, so you can move around a lot in them!

  4. James
    January 20, 2019 / 9:14 am

    Hi Lorna

    Great update, looks like you had loads of fun and thanks for sharing. Plus a huge Wow!! to those vinyl leggings, they’re so hot!! I looked in the website and it looks like they’re import only from the US. Is that right or have I done something wrong on my ‘puter?

    James

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 4:56 pm

      Hi James! That is correct, I don’t believe you can buy them here in the UK as they’re a US brand, but I love Shopbop because you pay everything at the checkout, including any taxes/customs, so it’s just one fee and they arrive within 3 days. It’s a great place to buy from if you’re looking to get them!

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 2:52 pm

      Thanks, Amy! I will let him know!

  5. January 21, 2019 / 3:03 am

    Oh wow what a busy month! Great news for Adam and that sounds like such a fun trip, even if it was tiring !I’m loving your sequin bodysuit! 🙂

    Hope that you had a wonderful, relaxing weekend 🙂 Our summer heatwave is continuing so we spent a lot of it indoors in the aircon, haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you so much, Mica! It was!

  6. polarbearstyle
    January 21, 2019 / 5:06 am

    It sounds like you had a good month. Those cupcakes look amazing. How did you adjust them to be gluten free? I almost gave up on baked goods entirely since I found out I can’t have gluten.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you! And I buy a gluten free flour blend, you can pick it up easily in the supermarket, it’s usually a blend of rice and other flours which are gluten free, so I swap out the normal flour for that! Super easy!

      • polarbearstyle
        January 22, 2019 / 6:18 am

        Oh, I see. I thought the recipe wouldn’t work with gluten free flour in the same way. Thanks. I’m looking forward to some cupcakes in the near future 🙂

        Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

        • Lorna
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          January 22, 2019 / 12:42 pm

          Oh it does! The gluten free flour works the same as normal flour, so you can swap it out for pretty much all recipes, it’s what I do! 🙂

  7. January 21, 2019 / 10:45 am

    A big WOW, Lorna! You and Adam obviously had quite a busy week with lots of going on. Haven’t been in London for many years, must have changed a lot. Last time I flew to UK was about 4 years ago for a business trip to Darlington. Congratulations on Adam’s contract with Gillette, does it mean no more beard on his face though haha? I mean he looked great with his beard 🙂
    Anyway, hopefully his new work won’t mean too much stress for both of you аs I guess working with such a big brand may present some challenges in a personal aspect. What I really like most about this post though is how you share his excitement and are so happy and so zealous for his success. About the photos: those that you took in this (now comes the expert formulation haha) „purple room“ are awesome, very vivid colours and a very stylish background. Also the three photos with you and Adam on the top and the brand logo in the middle are very nice.
    Have a nice start of the week today with lots of warm tea!
    Steven

    • Lorna
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      January 21, 2019 / 2:58 pm

      Yes! It means he will be clean shaven for the next 3-4 months, ha ha. It’s taking some getting used to, but it’s a new look that I quite like and he does too. Maybe at the end of it, we might prefer without his beard, who knows! But yes, I’m super excited and happy for him, as well as extremely proud 🙂 The purple floral room was definitely gorgeous, I walked in and went ‘WOW’ and had to take loads of photos, ha ha!

      • January 27, 2019 / 1:06 pm

        I guess I know what you mean about the photos in the purple room, Lorna: sometimes something just catches our eyes so strongly that we feel like being mesmerized by it. By the way, the pillow fight video is so cute. A thought popped into my head while watching it „No pillows were harmed during the making of this video“ haha. Sorry, it came to me so spontaneously, couldn’t help it 🙂 🙂
        Steven

        • Lorna
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          January 27, 2019 / 6:34 pm

          Ha ha! That’s very funny! I should have had that as my caption! Very snappy!

  8. January 21, 2019 / 11:44 pm

    Wo that’s a lot to update us on!! I had no idea Vinyl pants had become a thing! Congrats to Adam for being a Gillette ambassador that is exciting.

    Deneale | Goldfields Girl
    http://www.goldfieldsgirl.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 11:51 pm

      Yes! They have! And I know, it’s super exciting! So pleased for him!

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 23, 2019 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you so much!

  9. January 23, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    Looks like you had such a fun trip! What a way to start the new years! I love your belts too! They tie the outfit together so nicely! xx

    https://www.crystalchiffon.com/

    • Lorna
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      January 24, 2019 / 2:28 am

      Thank you so much!

  10. January 24, 2019 / 11:16 am

    great post! Looks like you had such a fun trip! anyway the way you dress looks perfect. Even with a crazy schedule, you need to keep yourself healthy!

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    • Lorna
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you so much! Glad you like it!

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you so much!

  11. Jodie
    January 24, 2019 / 1:49 pm

    What a great trip into London. I bet that was SO fun!!
    I have so many belts, but hadn’t been wearing them much. I’ll have to pull them out now!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 1:56 pm

      Oh you should! I’m sure yours are lovely too!

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 3:06 pm

      Thank you very much!

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 1:26 am

      Yes! She’s my favourite too!

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 1:26 am

      Thank you!

  12. alimackin2013
    January 24, 2019 / 10:01 pm

    Wow looks like you had and amazing January so far. So much going on. I love the sequined jumper and the high jeans and leggings. And so cool to see Adam on the blog.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 1:26 am

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked it!

  13. January 25, 2019 / 12:53 am

    What a productive month for you dear! You have the cutest outfits. Those jeans looks fantastic on you.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 1:27 am

      Thank you so much!

  14. January 25, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    Wow, busy month for you Lorna! Congrats to your hubby! That’s really awesome news. Those vinyl pants look pretty interesting but how comfortable are they? I suppose thinking just vinyl, my mind can’t fathom that it’s soft! Love, love, love your Celine belt bag. Such a perfect classic purse.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • Lorna
      Author
      January 26, 2019 / 1:45 pm

      Thank you so much, Maureen! And surprisingly because they are leggings with a vinyl coating, they are comfy! Super stretchy actually too, just not as comfy as normal leggings, but definitely wearable!

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