There's been a few bloggers covering their top investments for 2017 in blog posts and videos and I've been enjoying watching and reading them. I've found these posts really interesting as it gives an insight into how the person you follow online thinks and feels. I've seen people credit their family to really big investments like a house or something special for their home, that no one would have given them for free. There are so many versions of this kind of post but I've gone for a blog talking through why 2017 was actually a really good year for me.
It doesn't feel quite right calling Bernard an investment, he has been more of an addition to the family. He is well and truly in our lives and it's nearly been a year since we got the little fella. Getting a dog had been high on our list of things to do in our life. He is the most loving, cuddly dog ever and will do anything for treats. He lifts my spirits after a bad day at work with his piggy noises and his bum wiggles. He is literally one of the best things we have ever done. BUT ... it hasn't been all plain sailing. We have had to put in the time and effort to train our puppy - things like teaching him to go to the toilet outside, fetch, and even walk! Yes when we first took Bernard out he did not want to walk at all. Plus we read Frenchies dig their heels in whenever they don't want to do anything, they are very stubborn creatures. But after nearly a year of having him, our house wouldn't be the same without him!
Health & Fitness
For the last two years, I have made a real change with regards to my health and fitness. I've always enjoyed the gym but I lost my way for a while. So I decided to invest in a training plan with lots of different workouts to keep me focused. It has been one of the best things I've done for my health & fitness. I've tried and tested the LDNM Bikini Guide for weights but my favourite has to be Carly Rowena workout guide. The guide actually makes you want to work out, with easy to follow instructions plus Carly explains everything to you as if she's sat there with you. After starting this guide towards the end of 2017, I have re-started the guide this year from the beginning, documenting my progress fully and keeping a diary of my food. I'm already seeing progress!
Happiness is a hard one to define, it comes down to personal preference. 2017 had some amazing highlights and that was down to visiting festivals and going on holidays. Last year was the first time I really felt happy in myself. Don't get me wrong I have down days but on the whole, I was super happy. It was the first time I started to see the benefits of working hard on my blog and creating content can have. The content I create for you guys is the best part of my hobby. I always feel so inspired to create more content even after a bad day at work because it makes me happy. It was also the year I realised time spent with friends and family makes me the happiest. I work to live, not live to work.
You guys know by now I love ankle boots, just enough heel to give me some height but not too my feet are killing by the end of the day. This year I fell hook line and sinker for suede ankle boots. They are not the most practical fabric for the winter months but they are sure pretty in my eyes. In the first couple of months, I invested in a pair of very 'on trend' red suede boots from Topshop. I wore them so much I had to have the heel replaced. After this pair, it only cremated how much I love suede so I invested in another pair by Senso. Between the two styles, I wear them 4 days out of 7.
Jeans are always I top investment for me, I would say they are my number one piece I buy. They are my building blocks for most of my outfits and my go items when I don't know what to wear. As always, I say the high street has the best jeans, you only need to go into Topshop, Urban Outfitters and & Other Stories to find jeans in every style to fit any shape. I already have an idea for another pair I've had my eye on!
This investment is a new one and one that took me by surprise, to be honest. I admire dresses on other people but when I get them on I sometimes feel uncomfortable. Plus I'm not happy with my thighs, there is still some work to go with toning before I get them out in the summer. That's when I found this midi dress from H&M and fell in love with cool librarian look from the ruffles to the button up neckline. Plus the added bonus they easily cover my thighs until I'm ready to get my legs out.
Coats are always an expensive purchase even when you get one from the high street. After carefully planning my wardrobe I now can add a winter coat each year. Meaning I can splash out a little more than I have done in the past, knowing they will fit nicely into my wardrobe and with my style. This year I invested in my teddy bear coat. This coat will be worn for years to come, it's not as heavy as it looks but it keeps me toasty in these freezing months.
I hope this post has inspired you guys in some way and I love writing posts that you want to see from me. If you see anything on this list you would love to see more of simply comment below or message me!
MIDI DRESS - H&M
CARDIGAN - NEXT
HANDBAG - ALEXANDER WANG*