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.