What I Loved in January 2020

I think we can all agree that 2021 is not off to the best start and that this lockdown is defo ten times worse than the last two. In the UK right now, it’s dark, cold and the heavens are pissing down either snow or rain. Not good.

If you still have a job like I do, I know that we should be sincerely thankful and of course, we are… but when you’re working full time with nothing to do on the weekends and nothing to look forward to in the foreseeable future, it f*cking sucks.

So anyway, I’m trying my very best not to dwell on the negatives and to try and stay positive about things like good health and online shopping. Which brings me to the point of this blog – the things that I loved this month. My mantra at the moment is 7 Rings by Ariana Grande – “I want it I got it.”

These are all things that have kept me occupied and hopefully things that you might find enjoyable too.

TV & Online Video

In the quest to keep myself occupied, admittedly I have subscribed to almost every online streaming service that there is: Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+, Britbox, WWE and Discovery Plus. You can’t blame a girl for being desperate lol.

This month, my favourite thing to watch has been 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, available on Discovery Plus. My mum and I have been binge-watching it nonstop and we’ve absolutely loved it.

The original 90 Day Fiance, which is available on Discovery Plus too, is all about Americans who fall in love with someone who lives outside of the US. However, because obtaining a visa to live in the United States is extremely difficult to get, the easiest way for a non-American to live in the States is through a spousal visa. The spousal visa means that the two people involved have 90 days to get married, which really is no time at all.

The spin-off that my mum and I have been watching, is all about what happens before the 90 days, which involves the American visiting their boyfriend/girlfriend in their home country. I really recommend that you check it out because it is f*cking hilarious. American reality TV just hits different okay.

Over on YouTube, I’ve been binging a lot of true crime videos. I’ve always found true crime to be extremely interesting, especially the ones that are unsolved and have been for a long time. The two channels that I’ve been watching this month are Stephanie Harlowe and Christina Randall. I love watching Stephanie because she honestly must spend months researching each case before she creates a video on it. Christina Randall on the other hand, is someone who actually went to prison as a youngster and has turned her life around. Her opinion on cases and her personality is just brilliant and entertaining to me.

Hotel Chocolate Velvetiser

This is something that I never thought I needed until I had one. Luckily my boyfriend bought the velvetiser for my birthday and I’ve been in love with it ever since. I have the copper one that came with Hotel Chocolat’s hot chocolate selection pack and I must say that the salted caramel flavour is my all time fave.

However, the Hotel Chocolat’s own brand of hot chocolate is pretty expensive to keep buying which is why I’ve been using just regular hot chocolate that you can buy in any supermarket. You just add the powder and the milk and let the velvetiser do its thing. I’ve even chopped up my favourite chocolate bars like Kinder and Terry’s chocolate orange instead of hot chocolate powder too. ✨10/10✨

Bibbidi Bobbidi Candles

This was an Etsy find and I’m so glad that I found it. This brand creates cruelty free, vegan candles/reed diffusers inspired by the scents at Disney World. My favourite scent is the Smell of Main Street, which literally smells like Disney World. I’ve bought this scent in the candle and reed diffuser and will defo be buying more when they run out. I love this brand so much that I’ve gifted them to my friends and family at Christmas, who loved them too!

Night Light Projector

The final thing that I’ve loved this month, is this night light projector from Amazon. I’ve seen lots of people use these on social media, so decided to try one out myself. It projects different colour waves and stars all over your bedroom which is perfect for winding down in the evening. I find it so soothing! It even doubles up as a speaker, but I haven’t used it yet as I think Alexa will get jealous lol.

Sunday Roast | Volume 3

Argghhhh how embarrassing! I only managed to do the Sunday Roast consecutively for 2 weeks (typical Lotty). I hope you can forgive me because I’m back with an absolute banger this week 💔.

This week’s roast is Louis Vuitton. Now usually I love this brand for its beautifully timeless pieces and plan on treating myself to my first LV bag when I get my next promotion. However, this season = 🤮🤮🤮. I was absolutely shooketh when I checked out their latest drop, oh boy!

Firstly, I’d like to say a huge thank you to the designers of LV for providing me with the best content for this week’s Sunday Monday Roast. Now without further ado, let’s dive in.

So the first item on my list, is this gorgeous inflatable monogram canvas gilet. Yes, you heard me INFLATABLE.

Retailing at a reasonable £2510, this gilet is both stylish and a lifesaver. If you ever happen to board a plane/boat that goes down (touch wood it doesn’t), you can be sure to survive in style! However, if you’re a normal person and £2000+ is way over your budget, then perhaps a DIY with the packaging from your next Amazon delivery could suffice.

Ngl, if I saw someone wearing this on the tube, I’d happily “accidentally” pop it.

Next up, I have no words for this.

The designers at Louis Vuitton clearly need a cuddle as they’ve decided to sew teddy bears all over this bag. TEDDY BEARS. Now, these aren’t cute teddy bears made out of 100% cashmere, these are ones that resemble the free gift you get when you buy a packet of PG Tips.

This bag retails at £9400 and I’m struggling to see who the target audience is with this one. Anyone with a spare £10k for a bag that looks like they made it at arts and crafts class has to be a high earner in their 30s. Now if a man ever approached me with a teddy bear collection, I’d be straight out the door.

Finally, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this was a dressing gown, when in fact it is a coat. A CAMEL HAIR COAT. To think that there are people who will actually wear this outside, yet turn their nose up at others for going midnight shopping in pyjamas actually sends me off 😭.

Retailing at £4500, this “coat” is actually sold out and I can see why. Who wouldn’t want a snake dangling down like a penis and a flamingo breastfeeding on their chest?

Are there any brands or anything else in general that you’d like to be Sunday roasted? Let me know down below, as I thoroughly enjoyed this week!

Sunday Roast | Volume 2

Happy Sunday! I hope this week has been good to you, but with Miss Corona still on the rise, I highly doubt it. This week’s roast is a mixture of some interesting designer items, to say the least…

So, with the chicken roasting in the oven (thanks dad 😍) let’s dive in!

Whilst looking at some items on FarFetch, stop trying to make fetch happen it isn’t going to happen, I stumbled upon these beauties. My first thought was wow, Kim K must be glad she doesn’t have to prance around in this sh*t anymore, pretending it’s ✨fashun✨. My second thought was that if Kanye ever needs some more pennies, then rebranding crocs could be a good way to go.

Retailing at £1264, Kanye’s Foam RNNR “Arat” sneakers are giving me Ratchet from robots vibes. You know, the villain in one of the best kids movies ever?

The futuristic air holes are perfect for people with sweaty feet or those who want to show off their fancy socks for an even slicker vibe. If you have trouble tying laces, then say goodbye to velcro straps as these are slip-ons!

Still browsing FarFetch, this “bag” had me convinced they had started selling french pastries too. Retailing at a reasonable £758, this bag is perfect for those dabbling in French fashun.

Say goodbye to Louis Vuitton, YSL and Chanel because this bag is as French as you possibly could get. Luckily, this bag is made out of leather to avoid any flakiness. This bag is such an inspiration to me because I doubt this little cow could only dream of becoming a croissant when it grew up. See, dreams can come true!

Sticking on the theme of bags, I found some rather interesting ones from Bottega Veneta that made me question the brand’s muse…

This beauty retails at £1605 (right in my price budget!) and I can’t help but see the resemblance of a vagina, bum hole or a lifetime smoker’s lips (vogues of course)…

The last item, and another interesting design from Bottega, is the Leather Loops Clutch, retailing at a very reasonable £3700. Almost two month’s wages! I’d happily not eat for two months in order to buy this beauty that resembles my pubes after a month. ✨Dreamy✨

Made entirely out of lambskin (I think I’d prefer my lambs for Sunday roast or roaming fields tbh), this bag is complete with no inner lining. Perfect for carrying your spillables, or odd lipstick that always seems to lose its lid!

Are there any brands or anything else in general that you’d like to be Sunday roasted? Let me know down below, as I thoroughly enjoyed this week!

Sunday Roast | Series 1

Hello everyone! After a short hiatus and a few breakdowns about the direction of this blog, I’m back! I think we can all agree that 2020 was a sh*t year and had many of us questioning wtf we’re actually doing with our lives.

Anyways, I was recently doing some internet browsing when I came across the ugliest effing shoes I have ever seen in my life. When I thought that Balenciaga couldn’t get any worse, they did. Which is why I have decided to introduce a new weekly series called, ✨ Sunday Roast ✨

In the UK it’s a tradition (or at least it is in my family) to have a roast dinner every Sunday. Which got me thinking, why not make it a new weekly tradition on my blog, as I have a lot to roast about.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s dive in.

So, Balenciaga is a notorious brand for creating some of the most outrageous and in my opinion, the most hideous fashion pieces the world has ever seen. So when I stumbled across these “sneakers,” I couldn’t help but spit out my caramel latte in disgust. I really don’t think you’re ready for this…

Retailing at a reasonable £895, the High Toe sock sneakers are the perfect staple for your wardrobe! With the huge popularity of their sock sneakers (which I don’t hate too much), the designers at Balenciaga have decided that we’ve been missing a high-heeled sneaker in our collection.

These sneakers are the perfect balance of gym at 7pm, drinks at 9pm. The individual toe placements just scream comfort, whilst the high heels boast all of the right sexy vibes. They also come in a gorgeous shocking pink for my gals who were born to stand out!

For those of us with money, but want to remain discreet about it, the Balenciaga logo is subtly etched onto the sole of the shoe. They are nearly sold out on Net-a-Porter, so if you have FOMO, then I suggest buying these ASAP.

Not into the high-heeled sneaker trend? Then I have just the right pair of sneakers for you!

The Tyrex panelled faux-leather and mesh trainers, retailing at a reasonable £650, are the epitome of stunning.

The square toes give us all the vibes of the witches’ toe-less feet from Roald Dahl’s “The Witches.” This movie used to terrify me as a kid but if you don’t mind being mistaken for a witch, then more power to ya!

Unlike the first pair of “sneakers,” these have more of a discreet heel for my gals and guys who need a little bit of height, whilst remaining trendy. Sadly these sneakers are also nearly sold out and hopefully, they won’t be issuing a re-release anytime soon x

The last pair of shoes from Balenciaga that I’m Sunday roasting are these gorgeous wellies. Living in the UK, you can never be more prepared for the dramatic changes in weather, which is why these trendy wellies are sheer perfection.

Retailing at £695, these shoes are even labelled as “rainboot,” to avoid confusion with any of your other shoes. I don’t know about you, but I think all shoes should be labelled like this as I’m always mistaking my slippers with my sneakers. Absolutely genius!

The one thing that gets me though, is that the toe box comes to a point! Perfect for my gals and guys with extra-long middle toes. Inclusion at it’s finest right here. We love to see it 💖. Sadly, I won’t be able to hop onto this trend but I’m sure they’ll come out with something perfect for my tootsies soon.

Are there any brands or anything else in general that you’d like to be Sunday roasted? Let me know down below, as I thoroughly enjoyed this week!

So, you found my blog…

Wow!

In the big fat universe that is the internet, I can’t believe that you found me.

🤪🎉 *happy dance* ✌🏻💖

Now that I’ve calmed down… Hi, my name’s Lotty and this is my thought bubble. With a passion for writing and a brain full of random memes that have me randomly howling at 1am, I thought I’d share my thought bubble to the world (or at least to the one person that is reading this).

I’m not the best at introductions so I’ll give this my best shot and I’ll make it quick. I’m twenty one years old and I work in the glorious city of London in the marketing team of an advertising firm. I ditched the usual university route and chose to do an apprenticeship instead. Luckily for me, my boss wasn’t the devil (most of the time) and she certainly didn’t wear Prada.

Spending most of my time on overpriced trains and bopping around in the Big Smoke, I’ve definitely developed a major Netflix, shopping and happy hour addiction. But hey, the first step is being honest, am I right? As much as I love the city, I’m definitely a home girl. Nothing makes me happier than binging Desperate Housewives, playing Sims for ten hours and playing with my doggos.

So, if you like chick flicks, honest opinions or laughing at the life of a random girl online – stick around, you just might enjoy yourself!

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