The 6 Goals I want To Achieve In 2021

2021 is my year 2020 pushed, pulled, and stretched me to the point of breaking, and like I mentioned in another blog post that I wrote, it’s actually made me not take things for granted as much. Usually I don’t do the things I want to do because I’m the one stopping myself, either from fear and anxiety, or because I just assume that I can do it at any other time, however, last year taught me a big lesson. Being stopped from doing all the things I would usually do, and all the things I wanted to do, frustrated me and made me realise that life can be short. It’s a privilege to be here on Earth and live the way we do, and I should stop letting the anxieties in my head hold me back. Things have taken a turn for the worse again, and we’ve gone back into a national lock down for 6 weeks, so I’m still being stopped from my goals, but I’m not taking anything for granted, and as soon as things open up properly, I’m not waiting. I’m going to push myself into starting my life properly, not coasting, opening myself up, and living the year that I have dreamed of. Here are 6 goals of mine that I am going to achieve this year: Remember my dream of going to the United States? It’s been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I have always been afraid of flying, so I’ve never been on a plane, but this is the year I am getting on a plane by…

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The Small Things I Was Thankful For This Year

It’s the little things in life… 2020 has been incredibly tough for everyone, with everything that has been going on. And I know I touched on it briefly in another post, but it’s been one of the hardest years of my entire life. I’m always honest with you here, and I feel lately I haven’t opened up as much as I used to and connected with you, and that’s purely because I have been in a very vulnerable and unhappy place for some time. I don’t think I have ever cried as much in my entire life put together, as I have this year. It’s been one hell of a journey, but I’m finally starting to feel like I’m in a better place at the moment. With this in mind, I thought I would do some writing/sharing therapy here and explain a little bit about my year, and then focus on the positives of what’s kept me going this year, and I’m extremely thankful for. As you know, in January, Adam and I broke up after being together around 12 years and engaged. I had known him for almost half of my lifetime, and he’d been my best friend for that duration of time. Things didn’t work out in the end, and even though we decided to remain friends and work together, that didn’t happen and unfortunately he has moved on in a different direction. This is really sad as he’s important to me, and I can only hope things change in the future. Then there’s another guy, one that I have been friends with since late last year, from…

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My Weight Gain And Weight Loss Story

My Weight Loss Journey So I know a lot of you asked me on Instagram to talk about my weight because I gained a lot and then lost a lot within the last year. Many of you had mentioned about the weight loss in comments or direct messages on my Instagram, but I actually wasn’t going to talk about it as I didn’t think it would be of much interest, until I then asked on my voting poll if it was an article you wanted, and sure enough, it was a 95% vote for yes, so here we are! It’s taken me a little while to put this post together, but it’s finally here and I’m sharing what happened with my journey. Last year, around October 2019, I started to gain weight. I originally weighed around 137 pound (which is 9 stone 7 or 62 kg) and around 135 pound in the summertime, but come the Autumn, things started to change. I’m not exactly 100% sure why I started to gain a few pound, but I can put it down to being quite unhappy at the time (you already know I was going through some relationship problems) and I started to eat more food, and just be less enthusiastic about things. I didn’t notice the weight creeping on at first as it was just a few pounds, but by the time it was March 2020, my weight had shot up to 156 pound (11 stone 1 or just over 70kg). That was like a 19 pound weight gain in the end, and I was really confused. I ended up having…

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Photo Updates & A Look At My New Hair!

I love this first picture above! It’s my first Autumn photo that I have been able to get and I’m cherishing it! I’ve not been out of the house a huge amount at all, I’m probably going out 1-2 times per week, as I’m still cautious and there’s not much to do, so getting regular Autumn photos hasn’t been a big thing this year. It’s kind of sad actually as I always love this time of year, especially at the parks, so hopefully I can get some more content soon! Anyway, here are some photos that I’ve taken this month! Some of them have been shared to my Instagram already, and some haven’t! Plus, you also get a look now at my new haircut and blonde babylights/balayage that I had! If you’re not a follower of mine on social media, please tell me what you think of it! I’m in love! The long hair was just too much. I asked my mum to snap this photo of me when we went out to lunch a few days ago. I was wearing a look that I was so excited to put together! I love nothing more than a casual Autumn combination, and this is the perfect one! These are my new Saint Laurent West Harness Boots in Nut, and I couldn’t wait to wear them! Seriously! I ended up getting the last pair in 39.5 in the UK, as they’re being discontinued. I’m obsessed with them though! Do you like the outfit? I had my L’AGENCE jeans on with these and my LV Mini Palm Springs Backpack. This is a new…

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A Brand New Q&A With Me!

It’s been quite a few years since I did a Q&A and answered some of the standard questions, as well as some of yours, so I thought I would update you with one! You can see all of my previous Q&A posts by clicking here, and if you do have a question for me, leave it in the comments below and I can answer! Lorna xx. How old are you? I’m 31! I will be 32 on August 3rd! What’s your height and weight and clothes size? I’m 5ft 4″ tall (I used to think I was 5ft 5″ and it turns out I measured wrong, ha ha!). I weigh approximately 145 pounds. My clothes size varies between a UK 8-10 (US 4-6) with a jeans size of around a 28 in premium denim. My shoe size is a 39/40! What colour are your eyes and natural hair colour? My eyes are a solid green, and my natural hair colour is dark blonde! Kind of mousy. Where do you live? I live in Bath, which is a beautiful historic, countryside city in the South West of England. What sort of music do you like? I have a very varied, eclectic taste in music. I love old 80’s rock, I like indie rock, I love country music, some pop music… I couldn’t really pinpoint it to a specific genre. I love Shawn Mendes though! What movies and TV shows do you like? I recently got into Seinfeld! I love that! But otherwise I love classic Netflix shows like Stranger Things, Altered Carbon etc. or I adore The Goldbergs, Doctor Who, Friends……

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2019

Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe that 2019 is officially over now? This year flew by and it’s been the year of so many changes and so much growth for me! I thought I would do my annual round up of the months, sharing things that happened and my favourite outfits from those months, to reflect and take a look back on the year as a whole. I’ve done a lot this year in regards to working on myself, and I know 2020 is going to be my year! A very big year for me! I feel it! JANUARY January was a very chilled month, but I attended the Gillette launch party as Adam was an ambassador for the brand for a few months. It was really cool! I know you guys probably remember it, but if you don’t, you can click here to read about it. FEBRUARY February was the month that I changed my blog theme around, started editing my photos differently, and stuck with a more classic, clean, simple approach that I’m still using now. I love it! It snowed too, which was incredible as we managed to get some amazing shots, but this month contained some of my favourite outfits entirely! MARCH Spring was approaching and I worked with Amazon on my body confidence post for the lingerie, and The Cambridge Satchel Company for their Emily tote! I remember looking around for ages trying to find blossom or purple flowers to complement the bag in photos! APRIL April was one of the best months for me in 2019! I finally attended my Shawn Mendes concert…

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A Leather Jacket And Knitted Dress

Isn’t Autumn just the most stunning time of year? I can never get enough! Luckily, we still have a few orange leaves left on the trees here, but these photos were taken in Bristol about 3 weeks ago now. Those rich, golden tones make me so happy when I look at them and breathe in the crisp air. For my outfit, as you know, I’m really feeling the Western rock inspired vibes, which is why I put this together. I opted to wear my Topshop Column Knitted Dress in Cream, and I layered my Allsaints Dalby Leather Jacket in Black over the top. For the boots, I went with my Topshop Western Boots, and then finished it all off with a Brixton Black Hat. I love how this combination turned out! It’s a style I feel very comfortable in and enjoy wearing. I went with the Allsaints Dalby (buy it here) purely because it’s cleaner and has a sleek silhouette to it, making it the perfect leather jacket to accompany a look like this. If I went with my Allsaints Elva Leather Jacket, I think it would have been too detailed and masculine, whereas the Dalby has a very feminine, sleek edge to it, which is perfect for adding a girly vibe. What do you think of this outfit? Lorna xx. *This post contains affiliate links to help keep this blog running.

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A Weekend In Bristol

Just over a week ago, Adam and I headed to Bristol to do a weekend of photoshoots for Autumn, and we stayed in a hotel. We picked the Mercure Holland House Bristol in Redcliffe and it was actually really nice! We managed to get a lot of work done, multiple outfits, which I can’t wait to share with you, so it was incredibly productive! I thought I would do a round up of our stay in Bristol though in this blog post so that you can see what we got up to, a preview of a couple of outfits, and some general scenery photography. If you’re wondering about my outfit above, I might not be doing a blog post on it as I didn’t take enough photos as it was kind of spur of the moment, but I was wearing my new Commando Patent Burgundy Leggings (see here), with a Zara knitted jumper, my Brixton hat, my Topshop Snake Boots and an ASOS Snake Bag to match. It’s not something I would usually wear, but I loved how it looked when I put it together! What do you think of this outfit above? You can also see an outfit I wore on the first day when we got there, the knitted maxi skirt, as I shared it last week! We had a suite, which you can see in the photos, and it had a lounge area, a huge bed, a beautiful bathroom, and was actually really quiet with a beautiful view of the church and looking out over Bristol. We spent most of our time in the hotel in the…

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