New year new me (kind of thing)

As much as I want to share my styling of this super cute DVF wrap bodysuit, distressed denim and my current love for bralettes in today’s post, I’m instead spilling the scoop on what my hopes are for 2017!As always, I feel guilty for not being as active on the blog and on social media recently, but to shortly recap the last few months of 2016- I got the best job ever at local boutique, Atelerie, as store manager, I celebrated my 24th birthday in true grandma style with my pjs and online shopping, cup of tea by my side and then, Marcus, the gem that he is, treated me to a much needed spa day at Willowstream at the Southampton Princess, for a birthday treat! (Amazing!) Then wow, Christmas season in retail, I’m sure you can imagine- way to busy to even get a second for a blog post thought; but not getting a blog post out in a while made me want to get into a more active routine and was exactly what made me choose my first New Years resolution (every bloggers New Years resolution really): BLOG MORE! The first of my goals going into 2017 is to be more present. I’ve said it before, but prepare to get sick of me because I mean it this time! 

Well I guess the next goal goes along side the first- start of a new year, comes the wishes for the perfect new wardrobe to be able to share my love for and blog about! A girl can dream right! But seriously who doesn’t wish to build the “perfect” wardrobe!The year of long weekends- it’s the best time to travel this year! I would love to take better advantage of these long weekends and plan much further in advance so I can take a trip or two and just get traveling more often! As much as my goals should probably involve saving more I’m totally going with, I much rather travel more because the more you travel the more you see and that’s so important to me! Life is all about the experiences! 

DRINK MORE WATER! I know this doesn’t sound very exciting but there are so many health related benefits to drinking more water and recently I’ve realized I’ve not been drinking enough- which made me realize how important this one is! Drinking water keeps your skin feeling young and hydrated so it isn’t dry. Drinking lots of water can help to reduce wrinkles and cause a plumping effect for the skin- in the best way possible. This one sounds so easy to do but it’s amazing the how many people, including myself, who just don’t drink nearly enough water in a day! This next one I’m pretty good at anyway- washing my makeup filled face off every night! I would say at least 6 nights of the week I stick to my routine but if I could make it a perfect 7 would be ideal. I love waking up in the morning with a fresh face! Plus that’s one less thing you need to do in the morning and that time can be used more wisely on getting ready in the am and taking your time more. Healthier breakfasts- I can already think of two of my favorite people that are going to be so disappointed at my guilty confession of having a coffee roll almost every morning for breakfast but that’s okay I promise I’m already on a good start for 2017! So far it’s been all about the granola bowls and other much healthier options and my mornings are already starting to feel better! It’s crazy how something as small as making smarter choices about what you have for breakfast that can really change your mood and energy in the morning everyday and even throughout the day!

I’ve hit the gym! – New Year new me kind of thing (standard)! Nothing like realizing the belly you’ve acquired over the xmas period is really not cute and nothing like you wishing you had that 2016 body back (not that that was amazing either but you get the idea) to get you on that new year new me fitness hype! Yup that’s me right now! No denying it!

Enough of my rambling, but I just wanted to share some thoughts with you. I cannot thank you all enough for reading my blog for allowing me to share parts of my life with you- and with hopes to share even more this year. You guys are the best and I hope to be more present for those of you making me so present in your everyday lives! Thank you!

GOODBYE DECEMBER

The year is almost over but we still got some parties to go, YAY! 2015 was a pretty good year for me and I am wrapping it up with a OOTD on a beautiful December day in Bermuda!
    
   

Here I am wearing a plaid 80s inspired A-line New Look skirt, which had their highlighted moment this year, and I hope the 80s trends will still be a trend in 2016. I am surprisingly not over the 80s inspired fashion yet! Right now I am considerably obsessed with turtlenecks, so I chose to wear this cute grey one from Zara and some super comfy ankle boots both, as well as my favorite faux leather jacket, both from H & M.

    
  

This is what I looked like yesterday! I love my 50 shades of grey!

   

  

  


It is now time to wave goodbye to 2015. Can you imagine it? This year has flown by, I honestly feel like it was just yesterday that we started 2015 and all of a sudden its all over!

Wishing only the best for your 2016 year to come!

– Ci Ci xo

My 6 Winter Must Haves

It’s been a while since my last post, but there’s something so much better about blogging during the winter season and I’ve been so excited for everything about winter! I love winter time and all that comes with it! Cozy sweaters, warm drinks, feeding my boot obsession and so much more warm and cozy things winter brings. Of course winter fashion is my favorite of all seasons and I couldn’t live without, what I consider, a few of my winter essentials.

Plaid shirts: There is defiantly some thing undeniable about how well plaid and the winter season go together.plaid is a traditional yet comfortable print that can instantly give your outfit that fall/winter feeling. From classic girly looks like being paired with skater skirts to ’90s grunge oversized plaid shirts or tied round some super cute skinnies, plaid is versatile while always staying on trend.

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Faux suede: FAUX SUEDE EVERY THING! I’m loving this winters faux suede trends! I defiantly recommend investing in some suede styles this winter and start playing with some of the current suede styles, it’s a big theme this AW. There seems to be so many suede styles between faux suede bomber jackets, beautiful lace up suede heels, cute button up suede skirts and my personal fave, suede mixed with fringe! I absolutely love it! Not to mention how amazing these styles feel just complete your winter cozy cute looks. Nudes and khaki suede styles have been my personal faves, you can never over stature your winter wardrobe with nudes. Try some of these suede styles with some classic trainers for a street style look or dress them up with a printed heel or boot.

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Tartan scarf: Too perfect for pairing with your favorite winter coat and my personal faves are the oversized blanket tartan scarfs to keep you cozy and warm during the upcoming months. A tartan scarf is perfect for your casual Christmasy look to go Christmas shopping, lunch with the girls or to just add a pop of color or pattern to dress up am outfit for the day.

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Oversized sweaters: An oversized sweater is my go to for those chillier days. I love finding the perfect oversized sweaters to add to my winter wardrobe. Not all styles suit everyone and some people hate a turtle neck or are like me and just don’t seem to suit a v-neck sweater even on a good hair day, but find what sweater style suits you to complete your personal style. I’m a sucker for a chunky turtle neck or round neck oversized sweater! I’ll usually buy a size up or two just for the extra coziness and to pair them perfectly with some skinnies or leggings but don’t ever be afraid to paid a chunky knit back to a cute midi or even to rock with some dungarees.

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Fur vest: Fur vest are a perfect accessory for this winter. To either dress up a simpler outfit or to add some extra needed warmth, I would defiantly say they are a winter must have this season. There are so many cute styles either bomber styles for an edgier look or the classic waterfall or full fur vest for a more girly look.

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CAMBRIDGE OOTD PHOTO DIARY

OOTD Number One

So just thought I’d finally post a few photos of two of my favourite OOTD from being in Cambridge. Such a delay, I know, between starting my new job which I can not wait to show off the amazing things Atelerie (Womens Clothering Store Bermuda) has to offer on my blog, so definitely stay posted for that! The weather was so amazing, the best fall weather I could ask for! Was a little taste of fall before I had to head back home to the heat. Of course since it was going to be my last time being in Cambridge until ages, I thought I just had to be such a tourist and have a last few pictures out and about around Cambridge Uni campus. The buildings are beautiful and I was loving the bit of sunshine!

JDPGFJDPSShirt: Bank Fashion

Skirt: River Island

Boots: Forever 21

Jacket: H & M

Sunnies: Ray Ban Oversized Club Masters

OOTD Number two

I loved getting a little taste of fall and taking out some bits from my fall wardrobe! I literally can’t wait for Bermuda to start getting a little bit cooler, I’m so ready for a colder and cosier wardrobe and to start layering up! I can’t wait to start posting some more wintery OOTDs. Say bye to summer brights and pastels, as I always say you can’t really go wrong with some winter black and white staples so stock up on the classics for stunning fall and winter looks. It seams like I’m buying more and more  creams, whites and blacks for all my autumn/ winter essentials.

Jumper: Topshop

Fur Scarf: New Look

Jacket: H & M

Jeans: Topshop

Boots: Forever 21

 I’m literally loving everything faux fur for this winter as well! It’s not just scarfs, there’s bobble beanie hats, vest, jackets, jumpers and even some really cute side shoulder bags. But a faux fur scarf, I would definitely list as a winter essential, pieces like this are timeless! I can’t deny the furrier it is the cosier it is for this winter, just have my fingers crossed Bermuda’s winter lets me wear them as much as possible! I’ll be loving life in my furry things through all of winter!