TRAVEL | Liverpool

What a fab weekend we’ve had!! (Beware, long blog ahead)

I’ve enjoyed every minute of being in Liverpool, it’s a vibrant city with lots to see, highly recommend!

I couldn’t actually believe how many ‘tourists’ were there. I mean I was worried about taking lots of pictures because believe it or not I actually get awkward and feel embarrassed taking loads of photos all the time haha but honestly everyone was doing the same thing! So that was nice.

So let’s start off with the Friday when we travelled down. Adam was driving of course, I love driving but never do the long distances because my FiFi (Fiat) isn’t the quickest especially with all the weight of luggage on top! The journey took the p**s not going to lie because the M6 has all the roadworks with the average speedchecks. I mean 50 on a motorway feels SO slow. So basically it took us about 2hr 45 and should have took just 2 really. But hey ho we had our Asda sausage rolls to keep us going!

We arrived at Liverpool about half two so not too bad. We decided to do shopping first and have a look around the centre. But when walking around we noticed the Albert Docks which was on our itinerary (so organised lol) so thought we would do this first. Not going to lie it was SO cold hence why I was wrapped up, the wind was a bit much lol!

Albert Docks

So many nice views around here, I’d love to come in the summer and have a few drinks in the bars/restaurants looking out to the docks.

Are you even a tourist if you don’t do a picture like this? This was so funny actually we were walking up here and saw these tourists doing a pic just like this, the girl was pointing her finger and the guy was crouching on the floor and all sorts getting the angles so of course I was like Adam we MUST do this haha. We waited for them to walk away so we could do it. It was very funny hence why I’m sort of laughing in the picture.

So to warm ourselves up after this we went and did some shopping! I say we, it was basically just me because Adam HATES shopping. The shopping centre is all outdoors basically on high streets so we were still cold really lol! We went to Schuh first because I was after some converse. I wanted some new black trainers because my vans were ace but never worn them enough so I sold them and decided to get some black high top converse. I do love them!! Also not too pricey at £55, they do a thicker sole version but they’re £70 so not worth it I don’t think.

Liverpool ONE shopping centre

Next we went to Topshop (of course) and oh my it was huge! Whilst I was looking around and picking things up, this staff member came up and asked me if I wanted to go up to personal shopping because I had SO many items hahah. She said there’s lots more room and can take as much in so of course I said yes! I’ve always wanted to do a personal shopping experience and it was fab! I mean it wasn’t the full experience because she didn’t pick anything out for me but to just go in the changing room was enough for me! I mean they even offer you prosecco?!

After I’d spent enough money (never) we decided to head back to the hotel. We stayed in a premier inn not too far away from everything, Liverpool North it was called I think. I’d say most things were 25-30 mins away in the car which is doable.

We got back and fixed ourselves up and headed out for a curry. It’s like our ritual now to always try a curry when in a new city. We went to a place called Barton Rouge and it was amazing! Adam had a chefs specialty Lamb dish and I had my usual chicken jalfrezi, yummy!

I could eat it all again rn.

So onto the Saturday! We got up, washed and dressed and headed out to the centre again to a place called The Baltic Triangle. This is a really cool place with some vintage shops, bars and The Baltic Market.

Baltic Triangle

The Baltic Market is amaze. If you know Digbeth Dining Club in Birmingham then this is basically the Liverpool version. Comparing the two I preferred Liverpool’s because it was indoors and they had loads of benches for people to sit. They even had a stage so I think when it gets later they must have live bands. There was so much choice of food but eventually we chose to eat from a company called Free State Kitchen. I had some buffalo wings and Adam had burger and chips! Then to finish I enjoyed a salted caramel brownie dessert, mmmm!

Baltic Market

After this we were booked in to the British Music Experience. We arrived a little early so had a look around. It was near the docks again but a different area. This part focused on the Beatles with a Beatles statue and cafe. So we stopped and had a little drink, the tea was perfect as I needed warming up!

Beatles Statue

So onto the British music experience. This is fab if you are into music and the history of it. There were loads of handwritten lyrics in the glass containers by each band/artist which I thought was interesting! The best part was when they had a holographic version of Boy George on the stage singing Karma Chameleon!! At the end of the museum there is an interactive section where you can have a go playing some instruments or copying dance moves in this studio section. It was £14pp which isn’t too bad and it took us about 40 mins to walk around!

British Music Experience

We came out of the museum and the sun was shining so stopped off to have a little ciggy whilst looking out to the water.

On the evening we went out to another part of Liverpool in the centre to Bella Italia for some lovely grub and then stopped off at the famous Cavern Club. It is £5 entry and drinks are reasonably priced. It’s really cool inside and they always have some live bands on. The band playing when we were there were just doing Beatles songs only so we didn’t stay for too long in all honesty! Defos worth a visit though especially if you’re with friends.

The Cavern Club

We headed back to the hotel watched role models and had a Maccy D’s.

Sunday, our final day. We got up and headed to Wirral (not far from Liverpool) for a Whetherspoons breakfast to set us up for the day. Our plan then was to go to the Wirral Transport Museum but once we got there it was closed due to weather conditions. I was so gutted! This museum is free and only open 1-5 on Saturdays and Sundays only. Maybe next time if we visit again!

So we decided to just head home. The journey back was quicker than heading there so that was good!

We’ve had such a good time and can’t recommend this city enough!

Until next time,

Becky x

FASHION | Shexy Shirts

Topshop have THE best blouses and shirts in my opinion. They make me want to just wear jeans and shirt every day. Imagine that, just having a diff shirt for every day. LOVE it.

Here are my fave shirts at the mo from TOPSHOP:

Animal Utility Shirt, £35

Rouleau Button Shirt, £35

Snake Print Mensy Shirt, £35

Horse Utility Shirt, £35

Leopard Long Sleeve Shirt, £35

Stripe Shirt (also comes in other colours), £35

Paisley Printed Shirt, £35

Houndstooth Shirt, £32

There are a few cheaper alternatives on new look if you don’t want to spend too much.

Hope you love these shirts as much as I do!

I’m back at work tomorrow ahhhh, it’s so hard going back isn’t it after Christmas break? Although I’ll be glad to get back into a routine to be honest and stop eating 24/7 whilst being at home haha!

Have a good week!

Until next time,

Becky x

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Happy new year my lovely readers!

I do and don’t love New Years.

I do because we get to focus on stuff we want to change or improve, it’s gives us the chance to start again almost.

But with the same token though I don’t like it because it’s the pressure to do this. It’s like just because it’s New Years doesn’t mean we HAVE to alter anything right?

But we should all have goals to aspire to and help us to keep going!

My goals of 2019

  • Fitness – get to where I want to be. I want to look in the mirror and feel great.
  • Debt – clear this completely (I have a very account and an overdraft that needs sorting)
  • Saving – whether this is for a mortgage or to go places.
  • Job – be content with my job. There’s moments in my life where I really feel I should be working in fashion not with children.
  • Lips – reduce the amount of times I go for fillers
  • Blog – write more? Easier said than done

Regarding my blog I will try writing more however I have had writers block for a while recently. Always feeling like I have nothing good to write about, forgetting what I was doing the blog for. It’s my escape from the real world and lets me release my enjoyment for fashion. Fashion is my hobby, I wish it was my job but it’s not. So for me my Instagram and blogging is the only way to show and express my love for clothing and all things Topshop lol.

So with my blog I’ve decided to separate my posts into 3 categories. TRAVEL, FASHION, LIFESTYLE.

With TRAVEL you can expect to see where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. Don’t get me wrong I won’t post things like going to Asda or going to meal with friends because there wouldn’t be much content. It will be more for city breaks and long stays. With FASHION you can expect my recent buys or my new fave items which I might do weekly tbf with Topshop especially (I need shares in Topshop I swear). Finally from LIFESTYLE you will get little blogs about things happening in my life, negative or positive, (little catch ups if you like).

Another goal I should have put on there is finding the balance. I have been very stressed the past couple of months (think thats why my acne has come back) because I felt overwhelemed with everything. With everything being my job – paperwork side to it and not having the time, my fitness – going either circuit training or gym, seeing friends, family and boyfriend – not being able to dedicate the time to them because of planning for work or gym. It was never ending and I was always upsetting someone or myself. It’s not a healthy lifestyle I now know so I’ve luckily made some changes.

With work I will now choose one day to do my planning for the whole month. With the gym and circuit I will do these every week but if there is a social/family event on then of course I will go and cancel gym/circuit and not feel bad about it! Its okay to miss out and won’t suddenly make me gain weight. Finally to myself I need to make sure I get some time out sometimes where I just chill. I will definitely be doing that this month due to being on the poorer side of life after Christmas!

God help adam, I’m a nightmare when I have to stay in hahaha

Until next time,

Becky x

Are clothes sizes getting smaller?

Honestly haven’t felt the urge to write anything in a while, my minds been elsewhere.

However I have today. I’m a bit miffed off ngl.

So it started when I ordered some Topshop straight leg jeans in blue (so nice). I’ve already got the size 12 you see and they’ve become a bit loose now and you know when you want jeans to be tight and give you a bit of a bum. Well these don’t do anything for me hence why they are now on my Depop!

So as anyone would think, I ordered the size down right? I ordered size 10. And oh my they would not button up!!! Like I genuinely don’t get it?

But what I have been noticing is the labels have all changed in Topshop haven’t they like they’ve had a refurb if you like. So comparing the two jeans together they are different in that sense. SO basically I’m wondering like is this new label meaning they have altered their designs and sizes?

Because can I just point out today I bought some corduroy black Joni jeans in a size 14!!! I mean nothing wrong with being this size however since I’ve lost weight I haven’t bought a size 14 in months! So again this has confused and annoyed me!

I know I’ve eaten a fair bit of crap this Christmas week but I’ve surely not gone up a size.

I’ve researched it and haven’t found anything but I wonder if anyone else is having the same problem?

Rant over. I love Topshop and will continue to shop there but it’s not a confidence boost really is it haha!

Until next time

Becky xx

The start of our AW wardrobe

Hey lovelies,

If you saw my previous blog post you will know that I have done a fairly big shop to begin my autumn winter wardrobe yay!

I hadn’t done a big shop in ages and I was so excited!!

But now I feel the pain of it by looking at my bank account, ooops!

Actually I didn’t spend as much as I wanted, like let’s be honest I think £300-£400 is ideal when you want to get a whole new wardrobe change right? But who can really afford that?!

So I decided to do a list of the basics:

– One decent coat (fur, teddy or puffa) you can always get another coat next payday

– Boots ( classy, flat, chunky? Your choice)

– 2-3 jumpers ( polo necks, knitted long sleeve tops, sweaters)

– Jeans (new season new jeans! Can’t go wrong with dark blue or black for A/W)

– Skirt (denim skirt to go with oversized jumpers, or find a nice corduroy one which is on trend rn)

– Autumnal accessories (I updated my bag collection and also bought a cute grey checkered scrunchie )

So once you’ve got the basic garments you can then elaborate your wardrobe and get some statement pieces such as dungarees or the perfect casual suit.

Here’s some outfit inspiration via Pinterest…

Happy Saturday!

Becky xx

Catch up!

Grab a cuppa, this is going to be a long one…

As if my last blog post was in May like that’s ages away!! I guess having a full time job and regularly going gym/circuit training I literally have 0 time spare.

Let’s start with my job! So in February I started my new job as a nursery nurse looking after preschool children (Ages 3-4) and in August they offered me a promotion to be Preschool Room Leader at one of their smaller settings! I was thrilled and said yes! I’m so glad I did take it because I genuinely love it here! I’m definitely working my hardest and it’s brill. I’m so happy to have slight pay rise too I mean when you shop at Topshop all the time there’s only so much you can buy before your money quickly runs out ha!

Which reminds me I’m so overdue a Topshop shopping spree! I love A/W clothing so I cannot wait to start getting some bits!! Bring on payday ha!

So onto me and my weight loss. I’m 5lbs away from 2 stone! I mean 2 stone sounds a lot doesn’t it and it is but like I didn’t even think I had that much to lose if you know what I mean! My goal is to fit into size 10 Jeans, I’m currently size 12 which is way better than my previous 16! I’m currently doing gym twice a week where I focus on running and then I do circuit training twice a week. I tend to eat fairly good mon-fri and then overload with crap on the weekends haha!

Lip fillers – Thought I may as-well update you! I have been having them done since March but they were not getting any bigger so just before my holiday in August I decided to try someone new and I’m so glad I did! It’s cheaper and more filler so win win. I did not have them done this month because I was trying to pay off some of my credit card (yes I have debts lol) and I feel like they have gone down slightly idk maybe it’s just me hah. I’m still not at the size I want so hopefully with this new woman I will get there quicker!

Me and Adam are still going strong, he does my nut in occasionally but that’s love right? 3 years in May since we’ve been together so I’ll expecting the engagement ring soon hahaha

We moved back to both our parents’ in December last year and was meant to save for a mortgage but we haven’t at all lol! We’ve just spent and spent so god knows when we will move out! At the moment it’s nice just seeing other a few times a week and going out (bit like the honeymoon period again kinda)

I think that’s it for now you know! My life in a nutshell really lol

Oh actually Shout out to my besties who have gone travelling for like 23 days and I miss them lots! So jealous xx

On payday I’ll be hitting the shops so I’ll more than likely do a post about my buys from Topshop for A/W, eeeek!!

Stay posted,

Becky xx

What I wore this weekend

Hey readers!

How fab has this weather been? And it looks like it sets to stay like this for the coming week and bank holiday weekend!! (Well hope I haven’t jinxed it now)

So this weekend has consisted of a family picnic on Sunday followed by a delightful curry on the night. Then Saturday was a beer garden and TGI’s yum yum.

My outfit for sat was this fab dress from ASDA at only £12.50!

I did get try get some proper pics of me with it on but I hated the photos! My hair was a mess and I hadn’t put any makeup on haha. I could have sized down in this dress actually as it isn’t as fitted as I’d hoped so bare that in mind if you do go buy it. But it is a lovely dress and so cheap.

Sunday’s outfit was better, my fave outfit so far this year I think. The ‘shacket’ from Topshop is just the best item in my wardrobe rn.

Outfit links:

Top – Roll Sleeve T-shirt

Jeans – MOTO Authentic Straight Leg Jeans

Bag – Sandra Stitch Shoulder Bag

Jacket – Raw Hem Crop Shacket

Shoes – Daphne Chunky Sandals

Sunglasses – sold out but some similar on Asos

Necklace sold out but here’s an alternative – Coin and Horn Multi Row Necklace

So there we have it guys!

Have a good week and enjoy the sun,

Becky xx