All I can say about this post is HAHAHAHA. Listen, guys, you honestly don't realise how much you can change in a year and some of the weird phases you go through. But anyway, I apologise in advance for some bad eye brows and poor photography. Here's my year..in outfits!










  • 12/30/2015

A Year In Outfits

All I can say about this post is HAHAHAHA. Listen, guys, you honestly don't realise how much you can change in a year and some of the weird phases you go through. But anyway, I apologise in advance for some bad eye brows and poor photography. Here's my year..in outfits!











Morning guys! Today I thought I'd share with my 'goals' for 2016, enjoy!

1. Continue Blogging
Of course I'm going to continue blogging in 2016, there is no doubt about that at all. I adore blogging and it basically helped saved my life, so I would never quit it. I want to continue posting fashion posts and OOTDs but also begin to share lots more advice posts and just keep you on track with my life. I like to let you all get to know me a bit better! I would love to up my photography game a little too, but to be honest, there isn't too much I want to change just yet - my little old blog seems to be doing pretty darn well as it is right now, yay!

2. Modelling
Ah modelling - I honestly love it! I really want to pursue modelling full time in the new year. I want to keep getting more and more experience and really build up my portfolio. I'm still so new to it all but I feel like I've found my calling right now and it's seriously something I've wanted to do for so so long and well, here we are! Hopefully, by this time next year it will have maybe taken of a little bit, who knows?!

3. Happiness and Laughter
I want to keep laughing in 2016. For about 50% of 2015, I didn't genuinely laugh and would fake it constantly. Now, I laugh lots. It's so great to just wee yourself at a joke your friend has made and just feel really happy - I love it!

4. Family Time
I want to spend more time with my family. This is something I really struggle with. At home, I tend to isolate myself a bit since for so long whilst I was ill, that's what I did. I kind of struggle to communicate with people and spend time with them at home because I just find myself fixated on doing my own thing and getting on with stuff. It will definitely take some work but I want to kind of fix that a little bit!

5. Friendships
In 2016, my friends will be off to Uni (even the thought of that has made me well up with tears). I always thought that when this moment came, I'd be going off to Uni too. But I'm not and that's okay. That's not what this is about. This is about wanting to stay in contact and treasuring every moment I have with my friends before and after they leave because honestly, they are the bestest friends I could ever ever have and I do not know how I will survive without them. (although, I very much doubt that we'll loose contact because we r 4eva)

On another note, I'd love to make some new friends in 2016. Some friends that I'll have nearby to hang out with and maybe some friends that have similar interests to me (maybe other bloggers or models!). I haven't made any new pals in a long time but I kind of need to because or else I'll be pretty lonely. But who knows! I just can't deal with being on my lonesome *pulls sad emoji face*

6. Treat My Parents
I really want to treat my parents in some way next year. Hopefully when I start to earn a bitta cash I'll be able to treat them to something nice, even if it is just a meal at a restaurant they like or something. I'd just love to be able to give back to them a little bit!

7. Make My Room Pretty
My room is my little hideaway and work space and I literally spend all my time in there. However, it has become a little bit neglected over the past few months. I spend so much time in there working, sleeping, dancing around to spotify...you know the usual... it would just be nice to make the perfect little space for me. It just really needs a little bit of TLC and organisation!

8. Party Party Party!
In 2016 I'll be turning 18! YAY! I want to celebrate my 18th birthday with a bang and have an amazing time. It will finally mean that all four of me and my friends will be 18. I want to just go out a lot more in general too. I'm young and love to have fun - I just want to live (and maybe get a little bit drunk)!

9. Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down
I've spent too much of my life letting shitty people get me down. Well, NO MORE! I don't care any more. I'm doing ME and you're doing YOU. So, so what if you think what I'm doing is daft?! Who cares?! I've got hella determination and no matter what I go through, I'm going to get somewhere in life.. I'll be making sure of it! *fist punch emoji*

10. Buy A Scratch Card
Ever since I turned 16, I've been meaning to buy a scratch card. However, I've never actually got round to it. There's something in me that just really feels like I might win something (lol I 99% won't but it's nice to dream). I'm owed some good luck this new year, so who knows!? maybe I could become a millionaire. (please let this happen lol)

11. Find A 'New Look'
You know me, I'm always chopping and changing what I look like. At the moment I feel like I need a bit of a change again. I'm a bit fed up with the drawn on brows and 'same length' hair and also miss my freckly fresh face. So, maybe it's time for a little make over...

12. Get Fit
I guess I already kind of started this mid 2015 but it still stands strong going into 2016. Since I lost A LOT of weight over the past few years, it's left me with a kind of 'empty bean bag' effect and I really just want to tone up. I in no way want to loose any more weight, but I would definitely love to look at least 10% like Kayla Itsines if possible please?! Gimme dem abs!

13. Get Out The House More
I am a hermit. I love sitting at home, in my room and chilling out but I often forget that it's nice to go outside too! I want to see more of the world but not necessarily in the sense of travelling from country to country but in the sense that I just want to walk down he street and appreciate how pretty a tree looks... or is that really sad? I don't know hahaha!

14. Watch Hella Lots Of Films
I love films. The one thing that I miss about College is studying Film because I absoloutley loved it. I love watching a movie and thinking 'Ooo i love the use of a POV shot there' or 'Ooo that's non-diegetic music' and just getting a bit nerdy with it. I also just miss broadening the range of films i've watched and I kind of just want to have watched everything haha. (If you have any good film recommendations, leave them below!)

10. Live
This might seem like a silly thing to put down because unless the world suddenly has a lack of supply of oxygen, then of course I should just keep being able to 'live'. However, what I mean by this is that I never for one moment next year, want to be in a position where I'm not living life to the fullest. I don't want to thinking about death till I'm at least 130, okay?! LIVE LIVE LIVE

Let me know what your goals are for 2016 and whether we have any in common!
  • 12/28/2015

Goals for 2016


Morning guys! Today I thought I'd share with my 'goals' for 2016, enjoy!

1. Continue Blogging
Of course I'm going to continue blogging in 2016, there is no doubt about that at all. I adore blogging and it basically helped saved my life, so I would never quit it. I want to continue posting fashion posts and OOTDs but also begin to share lots more advice posts and just keep you on track with my life. I like to let you all get to know me a bit better! I would love to up my photography game a little too, but to be honest, there isn't too much I want to change just yet - my little old blog seems to be doing pretty darn well as it is right now, yay!

2. Modelling
Ah modelling - I honestly love it! I really want to pursue modelling full time in the new year. I want to keep getting more and more experience and really build up my portfolio. I'm still so new to it all but I feel like I've found my calling right now and it's seriously something I've wanted to do for so so long and well, here we are! Hopefully, by this time next year it will have maybe taken of a little bit, who knows?!

3. Happiness and Laughter
I want to keep laughing in 2016. For about 50% of 2015, I didn't genuinely laugh and would fake it constantly. Now, I laugh lots. It's so great to just wee yourself at a joke your friend has made and just feel really happy - I love it!

4. Family Time
I want to spend more time with my family. This is something I really struggle with. At home, I tend to isolate myself a bit since for so long whilst I was ill, that's what I did. I kind of struggle to communicate with people and spend time with them at home because I just find myself fixated on doing my own thing and getting on with stuff. It will definitely take some work but I want to kind of fix that a little bit!

5. Friendships
In 2016, my friends will be off to Uni (even the thought of that has made me well up with tears). I always thought that when this moment came, I'd be going off to Uni too. But I'm not and that's okay. That's not what this is about. This is about wanting to stay in contact and treasuring every moment I have with my friends before and after they leave because honestly, they are the bestest friends I could ever ever have and I do not know how I will survive without them. (although, I very much doubt that we'll loose contact because we r 4eva)

On another note, I'd love to make some new friends in 2016. Some friends that I'll have nearby to hang out with and maybe some friends that have similar interests to me (maybe other bloggers or models!). I haven't made any new pals in a long time but I kind of need to because or else I'll be pretty lonely. But who knows! I just can't deal with being on my lonesome *pulls sad emoji face*

6. Treat My Parents
I really want to treat my parents in some way next year. Hopefully when I start to earn a bitta cash I'll be able to treat them to something nice, even if it is just a meal at a restaurant they like or something. I'd just love to be able to give back to them a little bit!

7. Make My Room Pretty
My room is my little hideaway and work space and I literally spend all my time in there. However, it has become a little bit neglected over the past few months. I spend so much time in there working, sleeping, dancing around to spotify...you know the usual... it would just be nice to make the perfect little space for me. It just really needs a little bit of TLC and organisation!

8. Party Party Party!
In 2016 I'll be turning 18! YAY! I want to celebrate my 18th birthday with a bang and have an amazing time. It will finally mean that all four of me and my friends will be 18. I want to just go out a lot more in general too. I'm young and love to have fun - I just want to live (and maybe get a little bit drunk)!

9. Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down
I've spent too much of my life letting shitty people get me down. Well, NO MORE! I don't care any more. I'm doing ME and you're doing YOU. So, so what if you think what I'm doing is daft?! Who cares?! I've got hella determination and no matter what I go through, I'm going to get somewhere in life.. I'll be making sure of it! *fist punch emoji*

10. Buy A Scratch Card
Ever since I turned 16, I've been meaning to buy a scratch card. However, I've never actually got round to it. There's something in me that just really feels like I might win something (lol I 99% won't but it's nice to dream). I'm owed some good luck this new year, so who knows!? maybe I could become a millionaire. (please let this happen lol)

11. Find A 'New Look'
You know me, I'm always chopping and changing what I look like. At the moment I feel like I need a bit of a change again. I'm a bit fed up with the drawn on brows and 'same length' hair and also miss my freckly fresh face. So, maybe it's time for a little make over...

12. Get Fit
I guess I already kind of started this mid 2015 but it still stands strong going into 2016. Since I lost A LOT of weight over the past few years, it's left me with a kind of 'empty bean bag' effect and I really just want to tone up. I in no way want to loose any more weight, but I would definitely love to look at least 10% like Kayla Itsines if possible please?! Gimme dem abs!

13. Get Out The House More
I am a hermit. I love sitting at home, in my room and chilling out but I often forget that it's nice to go outside too! I want to see more of the world but not necessarily in the sense of travelling from country to country but in the sense that I just want to walk down he street and appreciate how pretty a tree looks... or is that really sad? I don't know hahaha!

14. Watch Hella Lots Of Films
I love films. The one thing that I miss about College is studying Film because I absoloutley loved it. I love watching a movie and thinking 'Ooo i love the use of a POV shot there' or 'Ooo that's non-diegetic music' and just getting a bit nerdy with it. I also just miss broadening the range of films i've watched and I kind of just want to have watched everything haha. (If you have any good film recommendations, leave them below!)

10. Live
This might seem like a silly thing to put down because unless the world suddenly has a lack of supply of oxygen, then of course I should just keep being able to 'live'. However, what I mean by this is that I never for one moment next year, want to be in a position where I'm not living life to the fullest. I don't want to thinking about death till I'm at least 130, okay?! LIVE LIVE LIVE

Let me know what your goals are for 2016 and whether we have any in common!

Well, 2015 has been a hell of a year. This year I've grown so much as a person, so much more than I ever could and I know that probably sounds super mushy and stuff, but I really have.

I began the year still suffering from terrible mental illnesses, which had basically taken over control of my life. I never left the house, I felt guilty over eating a 68 calorie yoghurt and I was just completely lost. It was around the start of this year that I really threw myself into blogging. I did initially begin my blog back in June 2014 but I barely posted a thing until this year. My blog was originally on Wordpress and I used to write beauty posts (let me know if you were a reader then) even though I honestly barely know a thing about beauty haha. It was my new hobby, my new distraction and I loved it. Photographing things and writing and just concentrating on something other than all the dark emotions I was feeling was so nice.

I spent a long time writing reviews and 'haul' type posts but I guess that that wasn't really my blogging niche. I don't really remember what happened but one day I must have just thought 'No, I should be writing about fashion'. So, that's what I began to do. Off I went. I curled my hair, grabbed my all black outfit, whacked on some red lipstick and headed into my garden. At this point, no one on my blog had ever seen my face before and I was taking all of my photos on my mobile phone so I had to get my Mum to help me take the photos that were actually of me haha.

After a while of having my blog on Wordpress, I was starting to get a bit fed up with my layout and all that jazz and really wanted a change. So, I took a leap and moved over to Blogger which my blog is on now. This allowed me to buy my own domain name and official have 'www.hollylovesthesimplethings.co.uk' all to myself! I feel like this was such a big step in terms of blogging for me, because it just really showed my commitment to what I was doing.

In March 2015, I posted some of first outfit photos and well, you guys went crazy for them. At the time, I had just over 1,000 instagram followers and these photos were getting 300-400 likes. I was in complete shock aha!

Around the same time as this, I went to an event with one of my Mum's friends who's a make up artist (Natalie Robinson - check out her Facebook page here!) and weirdly found myself considering something I'd never really thought about before. I went with the initial intention of maybe becoming a make up artist, but I know now that that's not the right path for me... Anyway, she basically took me along with her so that I could watch what happens backstage. I remember being in awe of the models there. I was completely distracted from what I was meant to be doing and this thought just popped into my head saying 'I want to do that.' That might have seemed strange considering the illness I was dealing with, but honestly, I knew that I wanted to do it. I saw the confidence the girls had and I just thought 'I'm going to be that confident one day'. I wrote a post about the event the next day and was searching for which agency the models were from as I wanted to reference them. I found an agency and instantly became obsessed. They were so cool and edgy - I immediately followed them on Instagram and kind of one day hoped that I'd be able to apply there myself.

Now in about August, I shot an outfit post in a particular spot in my garden and people really seemed to like it. It's just a little spot in my garden that has now ended up being posted on the likes of Boohoo's instagram, as well as just receiving so many positive comments from you guys here on my blog. I've shot my outfits there ever since and I feel like it's kind of become a signature thing to Simple Things haha. Also, from that point on, I threw myself into fashion blogging and became primarily a Fashion Blogger. Fashion is definitely always going to be a part of what I do with my life and it's not that I don't still love beauty and make up and all that jazz, but I just know that fashion is my thing, it's what I'm passionate about.

In September I attended 2 very exciting events: London Fashion Weekend and The Bloggers Blog Awards. London Fashion Weekend was my very first Fashion Week experience and honestly I loved it. I loved everyone who adores fashion getting to celebrate it all in one place and well, I got to do it along with my Mum and bestie Annie. I remember there was a bizarre moment whilst we were there too, when all of these photographers started taking photos of me whilst Annie was shooting my blog pictures and I honestly felt like Kate Moss or something haha. It was so cool sitting front row on the catwalk and just feeling like I was somewhere where I fit in and it wouldn't be weird to drool over how gorgeous a pair of high heels were aha.

The Bloggers Blog awards were amazing too! It was so surreal to meet other bloggers in the flesh and not to mention the fact that I won Highly Commended Up & Coming Fashion Blogger...like say what?! I remember walking in there sooooo nervous with my legs shaking and then by the end of it I was sat giggling with Charlotte, Lauren and Jordan like we'd been friends for ages!

Soon after this was when I really began to feel like 'Me' again. I started to go out with my friends and just have fun and it literally was the most liberating thing to just laugh and get a little bit tipsy haha! I remember after one night out, I'd gotten a little too drunk and well... vommed a little (lol sorry for the TMI). But the next day, despite feeling incredibly rough and hungover, I just felt really 'free'. Like all I could think about was the fact that I was doing things normal teenagers do now and not having a care in the world!

In October, I got to collaborate with two super exciting brands, Clarks and We Are Cow. Clarks is a huge brand and for them to want to work with me had me in complete shock. I remember receiving the email at a time when my friend Sophie was working for them and it just felt really weird to think that a brand that has one of my best friends working in retail, wanted me to promote their stuff on my little ol blog! Then, We Are Cow is a brand that me and my friends love. We always pop into their store in Manchester and when they emailed me I got super emotional haha. Again, it was just crazy to me that a few years ago I stumbled into their Manchester store and thought 'ooo this place is so cool' and now I've bloody collaborated with them! October was a pretty exciting months in terms of collabs!

Then November just took me on whirlwind. At like the middle of November, I was looking on the J'adore Models website at the 'Become A Model' page and thinking, 'I need to get some photos taken and send off to them off soon'. You see, for a while i'd been getting a taste of the modelling world. I'd been to a casting in London, I'd been to an agency in London and I'd even done a little bit of work for a clothing brand, so I kind of finally felt ready to apply to the agency I'd been gushing over since March. At the exact moment of that thought, I got a freaking notification from them on my phone. WHAT?! They'd commented on one of my photos asking for my height and where I was based. I literally shouted 'NO WAY?!' and began typing back like a giddy child in a sweet shop. Basically, they asked me to come to a casting the next day and I was like YES YES YES.

At the casting, It was me and two other girls - both of whom were bloody gorgeous. I immediately thought, 'what am I doing here? they're not going to want me over these two'. I was sat there, head to toe in black, with no make up on and messy wavy hair whilst these two beautiful tanned girls sat either side of me. We each went in one by one. They just asked a few questions and took some photos and then we sat waiting to see what happened outside. They called the two girls in one at a time before me and they both came out like 'they said no' and I just kind of thought 'shit, it's a no for me then'. Although there was a little thought in the back of my head that thought 'save the best till last...they might want you!'.  Finally, I went in and kept myself ready and prepared for rejection. It completely had me in shock when they handed me a contract and asked me to do a job for them that Thursday. I HAD BEEN SIGNED TO A MODELLING AGENCY! I ran outside to my Mum who was waiting in her car and waved the contract at her through the window. I was so so giddy haha!

Now, it's December and this has been the craziest year of my life. Like what the hell? How have I been through so much? I actually feel like a super hero. It's weird to think of how i started this year and then the position that I'm ending it in. I'm incredibly excited and ready for 2016. There are so many things I want to do, so much I want to achieve and well... I'm gonna do it haha, just try and stop me!

I do, of course, just want to take a second to just say Thank you. Thank you to all of you who have read my blog and stood by me this year, you have honestly helped me more than you will ever know. And also, thank you to my Mum, Dad, brother and my friends for putting up with my annoying ups and downs but also for not getting embarrassed every time that I pop up on their instagram feed promoting something AGAIN haha.

I honestly love this blog and everything that goes with it with all my heart and can't wait to see where it can take me. And so, with nothing much else to add... I'm coming for ya 2016!
  • 12/27/2015

Reflecting on 2015


Well, 2015 has been a hell of a year. This year I've grown so much as a person, so much more than I ever could and I know that probably sounds super mushy and stuff, but I really have.

I began the year still suffering from terrible mental illnesses, which had basically taken over control of my life. I never left the house, I felt guilty over eating a 68 calorie yoghurt and I was just completely lost. It was around the start of this year that I really threw myself into blogging. I did initially begin my blog back in June 2014 but I barely posted a thing until this year. My blog was originally on Wordpress and I used to write beauty posts (let me know if you were a reader then) even though I honestly barely know a thing about beauty haha. It was my new hobby, my new distraction and I loved it. Photographing things and writing and just concentrating on something other than all the dark emotions I was feeling was so nice.

I spent a long time writing reviews and 'haul' type posts but I guess that that wasn't really my blogging niche. I don't really remember what happened but one day I must have just thought 'No, I should be writing about fashion'. So, that's what I began to do. Off I went. I curled my hair, grabbed my all black outfit, whacked on some red lipstick and headed into my garden. At this point, no one on my blog had ever seen my face before and I was taking all of my photos on my mobile phone so I had to get my Mum to help me take the photos that were actually of me haha.

After a while of having my blog on Wordpress, I was starting to get a bit fed up with my layout and all that jazz and really wanted a change. So, I took a leap and moved over to Blogger which my blog is on now. This allowed me to buy my own domain name and official have 'www.hollylovesthesimplethings.co.uk' all to myself! I feel like this was such a big step in terms of blogging for me, because it just really showed my commitment to what I was doing.

In March 2015, I posted some of first outfit photos and well, you guys went crazy for them. At the time, I had just over 1,000 instagram followers and these photos were getting 300-400 likes. I was in complete shock aha!

Around the same time as this, I went to an event with one of my Mum's friends who's a make up artist (Natalie Robinson - check out her Facebook page here!) and weirdly found myself considering something I'd never really thought about before. I went with the initial intention of maybe becoming a make up artist, but I know now that that's not the right path for me... Anyway, she basically took me along with her so that I could watch what happens backstage. I remember being in awe of the models there. I was completely distracted from what I was meant to be doing and this thought just popped into my head saying 'I want to do that.' That might have seemed strange considering the illness I was dealing with, but honestly, I knew that I wanted to do it. I saw the confidence the girls had and I just thought 'I'm going to be that confident one day'. I wrote a post about the event the next day and was searching for which agency the models were from as I wanted to reference them. I found an agency and instantly became obsessed. They were so cool and edgy - I immediately followed them on Instagram and kind of one day hoped that I'd be able to apply there myself.

Now in about August, I shot an outfit post in a particular spot in my garden and people really seemed to like it. It's just a little spot in my garden that has now ended up being posted on the likes of Boohoo's instagram, as well as just receiving so many positive comments from you guys here on my blog. I've shot my outfits there ever since and I feel like it's kind of become a signature thing to Simple Things haha. Also, from that point on, I threw myself into fashion blogging and became primarily a Fashion Blogger. Fashion is definitely always going to be a part of what I do with my life and it's not that I don't still love beauty and make up and all that jazz, but I just know that fashion is my thing, it's what I'm passionate about.

In September I attended 2 very exciting events: London Fashion Weekend and The Bloggers Blog Awards. London Fashion Weekend was my very first Fashion Week experience and honestly I loved it. I loved everyone who adores fashion getting to celebrate it all in one place and well, I got to do it along with my Mum and bestie Annie. I remember there was a bizarre moment whilst we were there too, when all of these photographers started taking photos of me whilst Annie was shooting my blog pictures and I honestly felt like Kate Moss or something haha. It was so cool sitting front row on the catwalk and just feeling like I was somewhere where I fit in and it wouldn't be weird to drool over how gorgeous a pair of high heels were aha.

The Bloggers Blog awards were amazing too! It was so surreal to meet other bloggers in the flesh and not to mention the fact that I won Highly Commended Up & Coming Fashion Blogger...like say what?! I remember walking in there sooooo nervous with my legs shaking and then by the end of it I was sat giggling with Charlotte, Lauren and Jordan like we'd been friends for ages!

Soon after this was when I really began to feel like 'Me' again. I started to go out with my friends and just have fun and it literally was the most liberating thing to just laugh and get a little bit tipsy haha! I remember after one night out, I'd gotten a little too drunk and well... vommed a little (lol sorry for the TMI). But the next day, despite feeling incredibly rough and hungover, I just felt really 'free'. Like all I could think about was the fact that I was doing things normal teenagers do now and not having a care in the world!

In October, I got to collaborate with two super exciting brands, Clarks and We Are Cow. Clarks is a huge brand and for them to want to work with me had me in complete shock. I remember receiving the email at a time when my friend Sophie was working for them and it just felt really weird to think that a brand that has one of my best friends working in retail, wanted me to promote their stuff on my little ol blog! Then, We Are Cow is a brand that me and my friends love. We always pop into their store in Manchester and when they emailed me I got super emotional haha. Again, it was just crazy to me that a few years ago I stumbled into their Manchester store and thought 'ooo this place is so cool' and now I've bloody collaborated with them! October was a pretty exciting months in terms of collabs!

Then November just took me on whirlwind. At like the middle of November, I was looking on the J'adore Models website at the 'Become A Model' page and thinking, 'I need to get some photos taken and send off to them off soon'. You see, for a while i'd been getting a taste of the modelling world. I'd been to a casting in London, I'd been to an agency in London and I'd even done a little bit of work for a clothing brand, so I kind of finally felt ready to apply to the agency I'd been gushing over since March. At the exact moment of that thought, I got a freaking notification from them on my phone. WHAT?! They'd commented on one of my photos asking for my height and where I was based. I literally shouted 'NO WAY?!' and began typing back like a giddy child in a sweet shop. Basically, they asked me to come to a casting the next day and I was like YES YES YES.

At the casting, It was me and two other girls - both of whom were bloody gorgeous. I immediately thought, 'what am I doing here? they're not going to want me over these two'. I was sat there, head to toe in black, with no make up on and messy wavy hair whilst these two beautiful tanned girls sat either side of me. We each went in one by one. They just asked a few questions and took some photos and then we sat waiting to see what happened outside. They called the two girls in one at a time before me and they both came out like 'they said no' and I just kind of thought 'shit, it's a no for me then'. Although there was a little thought in the back of my head that thought 'save the best till last...they might want you!'.  Finally, I went in and kept myself ready and prepared for rejection. It completely had me in shock when they handed me a contract and asked me to do a job for them that Thursday. I HAD BEEN SIGNED TO A MODELLING AGENCY! I ran outside to my Mum who was waiting in her car and waved the contract at her through the window. I was so so giddy haha!

Now, it's December and this has been the craziest year of my life. Like what the hell? How have I been through so much? I actually feel like a super hero. It's weird to think of how i started this year and then the position that I'm ending it in. I'm incredibly excited and ready for 2016. There are so many things I want to do, so much I want to achieve and well... I'm gonna do it haha, just try and stop me!

I do, of course, just want to take a second to just say Thank you. Thank you to all of you who have read my blog and stood by me this year, you have honestly helped me more than you will ever know. And also, thank you to my Mum, Dad, brother and my friends for putting up with my annoying ups and downs but also for not getting embarrassed every time that I pop up on their instagram feed promoting something AGAIN haha.

I honestly love this blog and everything that goes with it with all my heart and can't wait to see where it can take me. And so, with nothing much else to add... I'm coming for ya 2016!

Merry Christmas you gorgeous lot! I hope you all have a lovely day today and I'll be thinking of you all. Thank you for being my rocks this year and supporting everything that I do. I hope there a big things to come next year...I can kind of feel it in my gut (eeek)!

Let me know in the comments what Santa brought you this year, i'd love to know!

Now, of you go, go celebrate baby Jesus' bdayyyy ☺♥

Merry Christmas!
  • 12/25/2015

Merry Christmas 2015!


Merry Christmas you gorgeous lot! I hope you all have a lovely day today and I'll be thinking of you all. Thank you for being my rocks this year and supporting everything that I do. I hope there a big things to come next year...I can kind of feel it in my gut (eeek)!

Let me know in the comments what Santa brought you this year, i'd love to know!

Now, of you go, go celebrate baby Jesus' bdayyyy ☺♥

Merry Christmas!



Christmas really is my favourite time of year. Unfortunately, I'm not feeling at all festive yet (I'm writing this on the 14th) so, I've decided to remind myself what I love about Christmas and also share it all with you guys!

1. Everyone Coming Together
Christmas is definitely the best time of year in terms of 'family time'. I've never had a super close family who can all come together in one place without there probably being some kind of awkwardness or whatever haha, but what I do find is that it brings the four of us, my Mum, Dad, Brother and I, all together, which is lovely. Especially this year, my brother left for Uni in Nottingham so having him back home for Christmas is really nice! (my Mum will deff cry again when he leaves tho) Last year was a tough Christmas, filled with a lot of worry, so this year, it's going to be a lot better!

2. Food
FOOD YUM. Despite spending last year completely terrified of Christmas dinner, this year I couldn't be more excited. Christmas dinner has always been my favourite. It's nice to not be scared of it this year and to just think about how many sprouts I can eat (yes, I like sprouts, don't judge me).

3. Gift Giving
I love giving gifts. I like getting people little surprises and seeing their reactions when they open them up on Christmas morning. I especially try and get something sentimental for my Mum because I know she's a soppy git who will mostly likely cry and then be eternally touched by the gesture haha.

4. Festive Spirit
Oh gosh, I just love festive spirit. I find that everyone is so cheery at Christmas time (well, not if you're out Christmas shopping at 5pm on a Friday night) and that everyone just wants to enjoy the festivities, which is just lovely! I adore seeing twinkly lights outside everyone's houses and hearing Miriah Carey playing in cafes. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOUUUUUU

5. A Fresh Start and Reflection
I always use Christmas as a time to reflect on the past year and I think especially this year, this is incredibly important for me. I want to wave goodbye to all the bad stuff I've been through this year and say 'hello' to a brand new life in 2016. I feel like there is so much good to come next year and it would be a shame to keep dwelling on the bad things I've been through. All I want to use those for is to help others and show you the difference between me then and now! It's a new year, a new me (I'm so cheeeesy haha)

So, there you have it. There are a few reasons why I love Christmas and what this time of year means to me. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to be grateful for all the wonderful things in life this Christmas and have a cosy Christmas Eve, love you guys ♥


  • 12/24/2015

What Christmas Means To Me




Christmas really is my favourite time of year. Unfortunately, I'm not feeling at all festive yet (I'm writing this on the 14th) so, I've decided to remind myself what I love about Christmas and also share it all with you guys!

1. Everyone Coming Together
Christmas is definitely the best time of year in terms of 'family time'. I've never had a super close family who can all come together in one place without there probably being some kind of awkwardness or whatever haha, but what I do find is that it brings the four of us, my Mum, Dad, Brother and I, all together, which is lovely. Especially this year, my brother left for Uni in Nottingham so having him back home for Christmas is really nice! (my Mum will deff cry again when he leaves tho) Last year was a tough Christmas, filled with a lot of worry, so this year, it's going to be a lot better!

2. Food
FOOD YUM. Despite spending last year completely terrified of Christmas dinner, this year I couldn't be more excited. Christmas dinner has always been my favourite. It's nice to not be scared of it this year and to just think about how many sprouts I can eat (yes, I like sprouts, don't judge me).

3. Gift Giving
I love giving gifts. I like getting people little surprises and seeing their reactions when they open them up on Christmas morning. I especially try and get something sentimental for my Mum because I know she's a soppy git who will mostly likely cry and then be eternally touched by the gesture haha.

4. Festive Spirit
Oh gosh, I just love festive spirit. I find that everyone is so cheery at Christmas time (well, not if you're out Christmas shopping at 5pm on a Friday night) and that everyone just wants to enjoy the festivities, which is just lovely! I adore seeing twinkly lights outside everyone's houses and hearing Miriah Carey playing in cafes. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOUUUUUU

5. A Fresh Start and Reflection
I always use Christmas as a time to reflect on the past year and I think especially this year, this is incredibly important for me. I want to wave goodbye to all the bad stuff I've been through this year and say 'hello' to a brand new life in 2016. I feel like there is so much good to come next year and it would be a shame to keep dwelling on the bad things I've been through. All I want to use those for is to help others and show you the difference between me then and now! It's a new year, a new me (I'm so cheeeesy haha)

So, there you have it. There are a few reasons why I love Christmas and what this time of year means to me. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to be grateful for all the wonderful things in life this Christmas and have a cosy Christmas Eve, love you guys ♥







Hey hey hey! I got my last Love Me Beauty Box of the year and thought you'd like to take a look what's inside so here we gooooo!

Love Me Beauty Necklace
Something I've not yet received from Love Me Beauty is a piece a jewellery, so it was a lovely surprise to receive this lovely crystally necklace in my box. I love the gorgeous little stone and the contrast between the gold chain and the greeny blue is just lovely!

Neal & Wolf Intensive Care Shampoo
I'm rubbish at hair care and tend to just use any old shampoo on my hair because they all seem to do the same thing for me. However, that doesn't mean I don't enjoy testing new ones out. This shampoo is said to help repair damaged hair and provide a transformation in texture and appearance - hmmmm, let's see how this goes shall we!

Nails Inc Gel Effect in Old Burlington Street
I have wanted a navy blue nail polish for sooooooooooo long, you wouldn't even believe. I got so giddy when I saw this was in my box. I think I might even paint my nails this colour for Christmas hehehe!

Roques Oneil Therapie Himalya Detox Salts
I don't take baths if I'm totally honest, I'm a shower kind of gal, so I think I'll be giving these to my Mum to try out. These salts are said to help your body rebalance and release toxins on all levels whilst restoring a sense of inner balance. So, hey Mum, get ready to feel.. balanced? haha

Cailyn Gel Eye Shadow Pencil
Gel eyeshadow? Is this a thing? Why haven't heard of this before? It basically says to simply glide the pencil gently onto the lid and create your desired look! hmmmm, I'm intrigued.

Nuxe Hand and Nail Cream
Who doesn't need hand cream at this time of year? This little pocket size tube from Nuxe is going to be perfect for freezing cold days out where my hands feel like dehydrated prunes. It's said to repair, nourish and protect - let's hope it does!

Percy & Reed Dry Instant Volumising Spray
I've never tried something from Percy & Reed before, so this excites me! Plus, i love the sound of this. It's said to plump up your hair in a flash giving you a head-full of body, bounce and volume - love love LOVE!

So that's it! That's my last Love Me Beauty box of the year! Let me know what you'd like to try out of this box and which thing you think will be the best!
  • 12/23/2015

My Love Me Beauty Box December 2015






Hey hey hey! I got my last Love Me Beauty Box of the year and thought you'd like to take a look what's inside so here we gooooo!

Love Me Beauty Necklace
Something I've not yet received from Love Me Beauty is a piece a jewellery, so it was a lovely surprise to receive this lovely crystally necklace in my box. I love the gorgeous little stone and the contrast between the gold chain and the greeny blue is just lovely!

Neal & Wolf Intensive Care Shampoo
I'm rubbish at hair care and tend to just use any old shampoo on my hair because they all seem to do the same thing for me. However, that doesn't mean I don't enjoy testing new ones out. This shampoo is said to help repair damaged hair and provide a transformation in texture and appearance - hmmmm, let's see how this goes shall we!

Nails Inc Gel Effect in Old Burlington Street
I have wanted a navy blue nail polish for sooooooooooo long, you wouldn't even believe. I got so giddy when I saw this was in my box. I think I might even paint my nails this colour for Christmas hehehe!

Roques Oneil Therapie Himalya Detox Salts
I don't take baths if I'm totally honest, I'm a shower kind of gal, so I think I'll be giving these to my Mum to try out. These salts are said to help your body rebalance and release toxins on all levels whilst restoring a sense of inner balance. So, hey Mum, get ready to feel.. balanced? haha

Cailyn Gel Eye Shadow Pencil
Gel eyeshadow? Is this a thing? Why haven't heard of this before? It basically says to simply glide the pencil gently onto the lid and create your desired look! hmmmm, I'm intrigued.

Nuxe Hand and Nail Cream
Who doesn't need hand cream at this time of year? This little pocket size tube from Nuxe is going to be perfect for freezing cold days out where my hands feel like dehydrated prunes. It's said to repair, nourish and protect - let's hope it does!

Percy & Reed Dry Instant Volumising Spray
I've never tried something from Percy & Reed before, so this excites me! Plus, i love the sound of this. It's said to plump up your hair in a flash giving you a head-full of body, bounce and volume - love love LOVE!

So that's it! That's my last Love Me Beauty box of the year! Let me know what you'd like to try out of this box and which thing you think will be the best!






Hey hey hey! Today I have a lovely collab with She Inside for you!

As a minimalist, it's really hard to incorporate colour into my wardrobe. Something I've found works really well when trying to add a bight of brightness to my looks is colour blocking. This lovely dress from She Inside combines both my faves, black and white, along with a sort of dusty orange colour, which just helps to make this look 'pop'.

Here, I've styled this dress along with my black turtle neck from Asos, a pair of comfy leggings and my heeled Chelsea boots. Since it's absolutely freezing outside, I had to make this dress 'winter appropriate' and this is what I opted for.

I think the 'all black' look really helps the dress to stand out and I also think it goes really nicely with my hair! Let me know what you think of this look down in the comments!

You can get this dress by clicking here!
  • 12/21/2015

Colour Block with She Inside







Hey hey hey! Today I have a lovely collab with She Inside for you!

As a minimalist, it's really hard to incorporate colour into my wardrobe. Something I've found works really well when trying to add a bight of brightness to my looks is colour blocking. This lovely dress from She Inside combines both my faves, black and white, along with a sort of dusty orange colour, which just helps to make this look 'pop'.

Here, I've styled this dress along with my black turtle neck from Asos, a pair of comfy leggings and my heeled Chelsea boots. Since it's absolutely freezing outside, I had to make this dress 'winter appropriate' and this is what I opted for.

I think the 'all black' look really helps the dress to stand out and I also think it goes really nicely with my hair! Let me know what you think of this look down in the comments!

You can get this dress by clicking here!






There is a definite French vibe going on with this outfit, I mean... red lips, the navy stripes? I'm totally diggin it! I think there was something about these denim jeans that just made me want to grab for a bit of navy instead of my usual black tops.

Anywaayyyy...Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you these gorgeous jeans from Lily Lulu. Now if you've been reading my blog for a while then you might remember me mentioning how I've recently been converted from my Topshop Joni Jeans and have actually fallen in love with low and mid-rise jeans (shocker I KNOW). I have a pair of black jeans which I wear alllll the time but have been struggling to find a nice pair of denim jeans that fit me well, look good and are still super comfy. Luckily, Lily Lulu got in contact with me and asked me to pick something from their site. There were lots of lovely things on there (seriously go check them out) and one of the things that caught my eye were these Distressed Multi Ripped Skinny Fit Jeans. The ripped style just looked really cool and the colour was the kind of thing I'd been on the lookout for. They fit me really nicely, just sitting comfortably at my hips and I really like them with tops tucked in. I think they'd also look super cool with a black chunky belt!

Here, I simply styled them with my navy blue striped tee from Pull & Bear, my black ASOS heels and a red lip. I never intended on creating such a French look but I have to say, I did feel very Parisian!

If you want to treat yourself to something from the fabulous Lily Lulu website then I've got a handy little discount code you can use! Just enter my code HOLLY15 for 15% off and guys, I highly recommend these jeans - they're perffff!
  • 12/18/2015

French Vibes and Ripped Jeans with Lily Lulu







There is a definite French vibe going on with this outfit, I mean... red lips, the navy stripes? I'm totally diggin it! I think there was something about these denim jeans that just made me want to grab for a bit of navy instead of my usual black tops.

Anywaayyyy...Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you these gorgeous jeans from Lily Lulu. Now if you've been reading my blog for a while then you might remember me mentioning how I've recently been converted from my Topshop Joni Jeans and have actually fallen in love with low and mid-rise jeans (shocker I KNOW). I have a pair of black jeans which I wear alllll the time but have been struggling to find a nice pair of denim jeans that fit me well, look good and are still super comfy. Luckily, Lily Lulu got in contact with me and asked me to pick something from their site. There were lots of lovely things on there (seriously go check them out) and one of the things that caught my eye were these Distressed Multi Ripped Skinny Fit Jeans. The ripped style just looked really cool and the colour was the kind of thing I'd been on the lookout for. They fit me really nicely, just sitting comfortably at my hips and I really like them with tops tucked in. I think they'd also look super cool with a black chunky belt!

Here, I simply styled them with my navy blue striped tee from Pull & Bear, my black ASOS heels and a red lip. I never intended on creating such a French look but I have to say, I did feel very Parisian!

If you want to treat yourself to something from the fabulous Lily Lulu website then I've got a handy little discount code you can use! Just enter my code HOLLY15 for 15% off and guys, I highly recommend these jeans - they're perffff!



Morning all! Today I have for you a little bit of a hairy post. No no no, it's a lot less weird than I just made that sound haha. I'm actually going to be chatting to you about some hair products - something I haven't done in a very long time...

When my blog first started out, I only ever wrote about beauty, hair and all that jazzzz, now Simple Things is pretty much a predominantly fashion blog. However, I still love to share with you some products that I'm loving every now and again.

The other week I popped into my local hair dressers, Samuel Peter, to get my mop trimmed a little. I absoloutley love going there because 1. The staff there are all fabulous and 2. I adore their interior haha. After having my hair cut, they kindly sent me off with 3 products from TIGI to try out. Since I got a few little layers cut into my hair they suggested that I tried out the Oh Bee Hive! Matte Dry Shampoo, Salt Spray and Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray to help give my hair a little bit of texture.

I have absoloutley been loving using all three, especially the Oh Bee Hive! dry shampoo. I find that it gives my hair so much volume and makes my layers look super edgy, which I luuuurvvveee (don't judge me for typing that like an 11 year old haha). The Salt Spray is perfect for adding texture to my hair. I have quite thin and flat hair, so anything that can help my hair be a bit messier and more fun to play around with is perfect in my books. Lastly, the hairspray is brilliant for setting my style in place and I know for a fact that my Mum is actually obsessed with this stuff. It just gives your hair such a gorgeous finish and helps to hold it all in place!

If you're from near me (not giving you my postcode and address just in case there is a mass murderer amongst the 13K instagram followers...I mean... there must be at least one, right? *fears for life*) then I definitely recommend you pop into Samuel Peter and have a look at some of the great products they have for you there and they give you the best advice on how to use them too! Otherwise, I hope you enjoyed this post anyway  - maybe it gave you a little bit of a blast from the past (I'm looking at you guys who remember when I was www.hollylovesthesimplethings.wordpress.com lol)

Go grab some to try out ready for Christmas party time, go go go!
  • 12/16/2015

TIGI Hair from Samuel Peter




Morning all! Today I have for you a little bit of a hairy post. No no no, it's a lot less weird than I just made that sound haha. I'm actually going to be chatting to you about some hair products - something I haven't done in a very long time...

When my blog first started out, I only ever wrote about beauty, hair and all that jazzzz, now Simple Things is pretty much a predominantly fashion blog. However, I still love to share with you some products that I'm loving every now and again.

The other week I popped into my local hair dressers, Samuel Peter, to get my mop trimmed a little. I absoloutley love going there because 1. The staff there are all fabulous and 2. I adore their interior haha. After having my hair cut, they kindly sent me off with 3 products from TIGI to try out. Since I got a few little layers cut into my hair they suggested that I tried out the Oh Bee Hive! Matte Dry Shampoo, Salt Spray and Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray to help give my hair a little bit of texture.

I have absoloutley been loving using all three, especially the Oh Bee Hive! dry shampoo. I find that it gives my hair so much volume and makes my layers look super edgy, which I luuuurvvveee (don't judge me for typing that like an 11 year old haha). The Salt Spray is perfect for adding texture to my hair. I have quite thin and flat hair, so anything that can help my hair be a bit messier and more fun to play around with is perfect in my books. Lastly, the hairspray is brilliant for setting my style in place and I know for a fact that my Mum is actually obsessed with this stuff. It just gives your hair such a gorgeous finish and helps to hold it all in place!

If you're from near me (not giving you my postcode and address just in case there is a mass murderer amongst the 13K instagram followers...I mean... there must be at least one, right? *fears for life*) then I definitely recommend you pop into Samuel Peter and have a look at some of the great products they have for you there and they give you the best advice on how to use them too! Otherwise, I hope you enjoyed this post anyway  - maybe it gave you a little bit of a blast from the past (I'm looking at you guys who remember when I was www.hollylovesthesimplethings.wordpress.com lol)

Go grab some to try out ready for Christmas party time, go go go!








As I sit writing this, I keep scratching my head because I have a hair full of glitter (all will be revealed) and I literally feel like I'm spreading fairy dust where ever I go. Hey, just call me Tinkerbell! Now, If that doesn't make me feel like something from a fairytale then wearing this dress from Frock and Frill certainly did.

Frock and Frill recently got in contact with me and asked me to chose something from their site. I knew the kind of the thing I wanted to go for - black and sparkly. I'm not usually one to go for anything with colour in it, so I just planned to pick something that was covered in black sparkly beads and feel a bit like a disco ball. However, when I spotted this gorgeous Sia Embelished Maxi Dress, something just clicked. It reminded me of fairy tales and stories about mythical lands hidden deep in the depths of forests. And well, you know me, I love to get all artsy fartsy with my posts!

The Sia Embellished Maxi Dress is a beautiful black floor length dress with sheer sleeves and beautiful beading detail. The sleeves are my favourite part and I think that they make the dress that little bit 'different' and also a little more modernised. I also adore the way that the floral pattern is created with the pretty beads. I obviously opted for a red lip with this dress to match the lovely red detail on the dress - it kind of made me feel like a modern day Snow White or something! I also loved how well the dress worked in this setting - I look like I'm ready to summon my woodland creatures hahaha!

Tell me, are you getting Fairytale vibes with this post? I certainly am!

You can shop the fabulous Frock and Frill site by clicking here and check out their amazing pieces - they're perfect for the festive season!
  • 12/13/2015

Otherwordly with Frock and Frill









As I sit writing this, I keep scratching my head because I have a hair full of glitter (all will be revealed) and I literally feel like I'm spreading fairy dust where ever I go. Hey, just call me Tinkerbell! Now, If that doesn't make me feel like something from a fairytale then wearing this dress from Frock and Frill certainly did.

Frock and Frill recently got in contact with me and asked me to chose something from their site. I knew the kind of the thing I wanted to go for - black and sparkly. I'm not usually one to go for anything with colour in it, so I just planned to pick something that was covered in black sparkly beads and feel a bit like a disco ball. However, when I spotted this gorgeous Sia Embelished Maxi Dress, something just clicked. It reminded me of fairy tales and stories about mythical lands hidden deep in the depths of forests. And well, you know me, I love to get all artsy fartsy with my posts!

The Sia Embellished Maxi Dress is a beautiful black floor length dress with sheer sleeves and beautiful beading detail. The sleeves are my favourite part and I think that they make the dress that little bit 'different' and also a little more modernised. I also adore the way that the floral pattern is created with the pretty beads. I obviously opted for a red lip with this dress to match the lovely red detail on the dress - it kind of made me feel like a modern day Snow White or something! I also loved how well the dress worked in this setting - I look like I'm ready to summon my woodland creatures hahaha!

Tell me, are you getting Fairytale vibes with this post? I certainly am!

You can shop the fabulous Frock and Frill site by clicking here and check out their amazing pieces - they're perfect for the festive season!





JUMPER - ZARA // JEANS - BOOHOO // BOOTS - ASOS MARKETPLACE

Blueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Christmassssssssssssssssssssssss

Okay okay, this outfit is not in anyway at all festive, but I thought that I'd add a little bit of Christmas to this blog post somehow haha. ☺

Here's a very blue outfit for you all. I'm wearing my comfy navy Zara Basic jumper along with my Boohoo ripped mom jeans and well, you know, my black heeled Chelsea boots of course (which aren't blue lol)! There's something about wearing navy I find really tricky. I'm not too sure why, but it's a colour I love to buy but sometimes struggle to wear. I loved the idea of the navy blue against the light blue denim wash of the jeans and I found that the two together really made my eyes 'pop'. There's no other reason for me wearing my Chelsea boots, apart from the fact that I basically have no other shoes hahaha, but I think they look okay (ishhhh)...

I'm currently listening to Michael Buble - Blue Christmas whilst writing this and I'm actually starting to feel a little bit more festive. Let me know what your favourite Michael Buble Christmas song is..cause why not? hahaha

Blue Blue Blueeee
  • 12/08/2015

Blue Jumper Blue Jeans






JUMPER - ZARA // JEANS - BOOHOO // BOOTS - ASOS MARKETPLACE

Blueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Christmassssssssssssssssssssssss

Okay okay, this outfit is not in anyway at all festive, but I thought that I'd add a little bit of Christmas to this blog post somehow haha. ☺

Here's a very blue outfit for you all. I'm wearing my comfy navy Zara Basic jumper along with my Boohoo ripped mom jeans and well, you know, my black heeled Chelsea boots of course (which aren't blue lol)! There's something about wearing navy I find really tricky. I'm not too sure why, but it's a colour I love to buy but sometimes struggle to wear. I loved the idea of the navy blue against the light blue denim wash of the jeans and I found that the two together really made my eyes 'pop'. There's no other reason for me wearing my Chelsea boots, apart from the fact that I basically have no other shoes hahaha, but I think they look okay (ishhhh)...

I'm currently listening to Michael Buble - Blue Christmas whilst writing this and I'm actually starting to feel a little bit more festive. Let me know what your favourite Michael Buble Christmas song is..cause why not? hahaha

Blue Blue Blueeee
*having this amount of the colour red on my blog is paining me sooooo much #minimalistprobs*

The other day, Friday to exact, I received a mystery piece of blogger mail all wrapped up in red wrapping paper with a glittery red bow on top. I was all like 'oooo' and 'soooo prettyyyyy' and decided to give you guys a little look at it on my Snapchat (username: hollywhitee). So, if you have me on Snapchat, there's a chance that you've already seen a little sneak peak of all of this!

Claire's kindly sent me a little box of goodies all to get me in the Christmas spirit!

They have some amazing bits and bobs for pressies this festive season - especially for any girly girls you know - so here, take a look at some of that fab things they've got!





I love how everything in the box is so so festive!

The baubles are one of my favourite things from the box. I especially like the transparent ones with glitter inside. They're just a nice way to add a bit of fun to your Christmas tree and well, we all love a little bit of pretty calligraphy written on a pretty bauble don't we?

Something I thought was great for younger relatives/friends was the fun phone cases and ginger bread night mask. They're just something a bit daft and I can imagine young teens and especially younger girls, finding them really fun!

Last of all, I loved the little make up bag which was filled with some nice bits to try out over Christmas. I was instantly drawn to the eye shadow palette and red lipstick. Two things a girl can totally be down with at gift giving season! *heart eyes emoji*

Thanks Claire's for such a fun surprise! Remember to pop to a Claire's store if you're lacking in gift ideas this season - they're fabbbbb ☺
  • 12/06/2015

Getting Christmassy with Claire's

*having this amount of the colour red on my blog is paining me sooooo much #minimalistprobs*

The other day, Friday to exact, I received a mystery piece of blogger mail all wrapped up in red wrapping paper with a glittery red bow on top. I was all like 'oooo' and 'soooo prettyyyyy' and decided to give you guys a little look at it on my Snapchat (username: hollywhitee). So, if you have me on Snapchat, there's a chance that you've already seen a little sneak peak of all of this!

Claire's kindly sent me a little box of goodies all to get me in the Christmas spirit!

They have some amazing bits and bobs for pressies this festive season - especially for any girly girls you know - so here, take a look at some of that fab things they've got!





I love how everything in the box is so so festive!

The baubles are one of my favourite things from the box. I especially like the transparent ones with glitter inside. They're just a nice way to add a bit of fun to your Christmas tree and well, we all love a little bit of pretty calligraphy written on a pretty bauble don't we?

Something I thought was great for younger relatives/friends was the fun phone cases and ginger bread night mask. They're just something a bit daft and I can imagine young teens and especially younger girls, finding them really fun!

Last of all, I loved the little make up bag which was filled with some nice bits to try out over Christmas. I was instantly drawn to the eye shadow palette and red lipstick. Two things a girl can totally be down with at gift giving season! *heart eyes emoji*

Thanks Claire's for such a fun surprise! Remember to pop to a Claire's store if you're lacking in gift ideas this season - they're fabbbbb ☺

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