Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Outfits of 2015

The last few years I've done a yearly round up of my outfits and as you can see this year is no different. I love being able to see how my style is evolving or what trend I've really loved this year, but also seeing how my photography is improving! 

I'd love to know what you're favourite outfit is?


Wednesday, 23 December 2015

The Christmas Tag

1. What is your favorite Christmas film?Definitely either Home Alone 2 or Arthur Christmas or The Santa Clause films with Tim Allen in.
2. Have you ever had a White Christmas?Nope

3. Where do you usually spend your holiday?

At home, I'm not a going away for Christmas kinda gal. 

4. What is your favourite Christmas song?

Fairytale of New York or Santa Clause is coming to town, but honestly any Christmas song I can scream/sing along too I'm down with. 

5. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?

We always have fresh pyjamas that we open up on Christmas eve, ya gotta be in them new pjs for Santa. 

6. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

 Rudolph, Donnar? Blitzen ... We'll take that as a no. 

7. What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year?

Going to the panto at the Mayflower is definitely one of my favourite Christmas traditions. We've been going for almost 10 years now! 

8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

Fake, My brother and I were allowed to decorate the tree this year and we done a fab job if I say so myself. My Mum didn't go round rearrange behind us, so that's a plus!

9. What is your all-time favorite holiday food/sweet treat?

Quality street Toffee fingers, lets be honest you can't beat them!

10. Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?

I find receiving and giving presents embarrassing, I'm an awkward mess. 

11. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?

I would love to go to Lapland and do the whole santa, reindeer and snow dog experience!

12. Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?

I've somehow ended up doing most of the wrapping for my mum now, so I'm going with pro

13. Most memorable Holiday moment?Dinner?

14. What made you realize the truth about Santa?

Probably when I was about 7 or 8

15. Do you make New Years resolutions? Do you stick to them?

By make do you mean coming up with ideas you know you're going to forget about by the end of the week?!

Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and a damn good roast!


Wednesday, 9 December 2015


"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."
Desiderata - Max Ehrmann
So this is a pretty unusual post for me, I've expressed my love of books but I've never really go on about poetry and that's because honestly its not something I'm all that interested in. Saying that doesn't mean I can't appreciate one when I come across it, I remember having a children's poetry book and being obsessed with it. 

Me and my uncle have a thing where when we see each other we swap names of musicians we're loving at that moment or someone we've recently discovered on YouTube. This poem was one of the ones he told me about, you can listen to it here
I love it! I'm a big quote saver, my phone is filled with them, this is a poem you can almost live by, it's full of lessons and aspirations it's about positivity and living!

 I just enjoyed it so much I wanted to share it with you guys on my blog, I'd love to know your thoughts?!


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The problems fussy eaters have to face:

Hello I'm Courtney Reid and I'm a fussy eater. Anyway I thought it would be fun to create a little post about the things I have to suffer through. You really can find inspiration everywhere. 

1. The YOU DON'T LIKE (insert said food here) outrage "You don't like PIZZA?! How can you not like pizza?!" "WHO DOESN'T LIKE PIZZA?"

2. The 'well if you haven't tried it, how do you know you don't like it?' lecture For me, personally, I don't think people understand how hard I find it to try things. It's not as simple as you think. 

3. Having to be on guard at all times from the imposters Parents like to try and replace foods you like with foods you don't like and hope you don't notice. I know what bread I like, GODDAMNIT! I'm 20 and they still try to do this to me.

4. Trying food to please others and having to spit it out

5. Trying food finding out you like it and having to suffer the I TOLD YOU SO speech Let's be honest there is nothing more annoying then a smug face.

6. Trying to not look ungrateful when eating round a friends house Eating out is just hard work.

7. Having to be the only one in a conversation saying you don't like Chinese/Itailian/etc and having to change restaurant choice. Just give me a menu with steak and chips, it's not hard. But really it's horrible being that awkward one.

8. The gag reflex comes into play! Let's just not go there...

Damn the last one, I couldn't find an appropriate Harry Potter gif for it!

Hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

OOTD - Casual boho

Top - Asda // Jeans - Topshop // Shoes - UGG
Here's a small outfit, I honestly just wanted to feature this gorgeous top! It's got this amazing boho flowing vibes with the bellowing sleeves, the drop waist and the lace up detail and that's not including the fab print and colour pallet. Asda never fail to surprise me with the gems you can find in there!

I kept it simple pairing with my trusty jeans and my moccasins, to stick to the boho vibes this top gives off but keeping it casual as well. You could easily pair this with a gorgeous furry coats which are so on trend at the moment, to make it perfect for our autumn/winter weather!