Review Of 2014

Wow, I can’t believe we are already in 2015! 2014 went super quick and soo much happened. I went a week without technology, had & threw up afternoon tea at The Ritz, saw a fashion show at London Fashion Week, Milked A Cow, went on a road trip to Ohio, went to a Rodeo in Ohio (in a maxi dress!), had a photo shoot with my mum, went on a spa weekend with Hayley and finally made my own Christmas cards!

As well as all of that I had 2 holidays, brought a new car, broke my foot, went to the grand national, reunited with old friends, lost new friends and caught lightening bugs in America. To say it has been a quiet year would be a bit of an understatement. However, for some reason whenever anyone says to me “oh what have you been up to?” I never seem have much to report back, which in actual fact is a LIE!

I cant really say what my favourite thing of 2014 was as I have a lot of happy memories and ones that I will treasure forever. There have been some sad times as well, Matt & I know people that have ended relationships, lost family members and experienced a lot of sadness this year.

I am really excited to see what 2015 has in store for me, I know that one thing is for sure I am fly to VEGAS in April! I cannot wait, I am sooo excited! I have also started number 24 – its a bit hard to find something to take a picture of everyday, but I am excited to look back on them in a years time! There are 2 more things that I would like to cross of this year, but I am going to keep them for myself and surprise you all when I announce them! People often ask each other, what New Year’s resolutions they are making; I cant help but feel that you are setting yourself up for failure, especially if they are diet or fitness related. I have made 3 resolutions for this year, but these are things I started doing at the beginning of December:

Be Kinder To Myself – dont put too much pressure on myself to hit certain goals, just enjoy life

Make More Effort With Those That Make The Effort With Me – I am not great at texting people back or calling people, but I am concious that I dont want to lose friendships that I have, so I am going to make the effort more, especially with those that always make an effort to reach out to me.

Save At Least 12k By The End Of The Year – I already have about a 3rd of this saved, so its a reasonable goal, but one that I want to achieve to get my own home!

Have you made any resolutions for the new year? what were your favourite things of 2014?

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Happy 1 Year!

It is 1 year ago today that Learning To Fly was created and I started on this wild adventure that is my Bucket List!

So in the past year here are some of the things I have achieved!

Brought A Designer Pair Of Sunglasses
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Grew A Sunflower
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Went To A Horse Race
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Gave Blood
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Had Afternoon Tea At The Ritz
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Saw A Fashion Show

Such A Great Day!

Such A Great Day!

Oh and not forgetting….went 1 week without technology!!

So here is to another year of achieving new life experiences and learning to fly!

Thank you for reading over the last year – I hope you stay and continue this journey with me!

London Fashion Weekend

Today I am recovering from a looooooong, fun day in London! As you all might know if you have read my previous post https://butterflybucketlist.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/santa-actually-came you will know that my wonderful boyfriend brought me a ticket to London Fashion Weekend and invited my friends Steph and Hayley along with me so we could have a properly girly day out!

So here is what I finally decided on wearing – nothing that I posted I would – well apart from my Black Skinnys and Leather Jacket!

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Unfortunately Hayley had injured her back and wasn’t able to join us, so me and Steph headed up to London on the 8.40 train – non stop talking and catching up on things the whole journey there. We stopped off at Starbucks when we arrived at Waterloo and had a quick drink and some yummy breakfast. I had a gorgeous Vanilla Spice Latte – I love the flavour, but think it is only a special for now so I will need to find a new favourite! It was also the first time I have properly had my name on a Starbucks Cup – I was very happy!

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So we headed off and made the short walk to Somerset House over Waterloo Bridge, I was so glad it wasn’t raining and as long as it wasn’t windy and despite how grey London is, I think it always looks a bit prettier when the skies are blue and the sun is shining!

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Somerset House

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The Big Smoke

So when we got into Somerset House we were given our lanyards and guides and our goodie bags! I found out that because I was on Vodafone network I was also entitled to a free Maybelline Nail Polish. Here is a list of what goodies I got!

Lavazza Qualita Oro
Beauty Bar – Cereal Cubes, Coconut, Almonds & Honey
Label M. Hairspray
Maybelline Baby Lips – Hydrate
Essie Nail Polish – Naughty Nautical

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We were booked into 2 fashion shows, one trend and one designer. The trend show was put on by The Outnet.com, they put on 4 separate sections: Precious Metals, Flower Power, Lace Embrace, Good Sport. My favourite section was probably either Flower Power and Good Sport, it was nice to see different bits on the catwalk and take some inspiration for when I am shopping.

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Our designer show was Julien McDonald, I have to admit I was a little disappointed as the Catwalk Show itself only lasted 10 minutes, however the clothes were phenomenal – here is a few snippets that I took!

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We had a look round the pop up shops they had and whilst the accessories were quite nice, there was nothing really that caught my eye. Whilst I really enjoyed my experience of London Fashion Weekend, I don’t feel that I am that into high end fashion as others that were there, but I definitely enjoyed my day!

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We left Somerset House at about 3pm and mooched for a bit around Covent Garden and ended up in Byron Burger for something to eat before deciding to head back to Waterloo and catch the train home…..we then found out there was a LUSH store at Waterloo and just had to go in……

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I ended up buying some really nice smelling goodies and I just cannot wait to have a nice relaxing bath!

All in all my experience of a fashion show was a really great one and I really did enjoy myself, however I don’t think I would go again as I’m not a high end fashion bunny.

Count down to my next bucket list adventure!

here is a trailer for Steph’s YouTube Channel – it is definitely worth a visit

Fashion Problems For Fashion Week!

Ok, so this is a blog for the Ladies! I need your help!

I am heading to London Fashion Weekend on Saturday and I literally cannot wait! but I have a dilemma……

what do I wear?!

I am not a high fashion follower, I do follow the trends but I wear what I am comfortable in and what I think suits me. So I have decided I am wearing my black skinny jeans, these are always in fashion and they make me look skinny hahaha!

My hair I am planning on loose curling one side, make up will be natural and nothing too drastic, I am not a big fan of really doing up my face unless I am on a night out, so will probably just opt for foundation, powder, bronzer, eye liner and mascara. I will probably wear my Armani Diamonds Perfume too..

Nails I have been hunting and I am probably going to do one of the 3 designs

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The next issue is what top to wear…my first option is a black tank top and my new pink jumper I got from h&m with a gold statement necklace. I thought its casual and I will still look ok, my only problem is that the jumper is bright and I will literally stand out wherever we are!

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2nd option is a plain grey tee with a statement necklace and my faux leather jacket from New Look and maybe black heeled boots?!

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3rd option is my safety choice….trademark leopard print top with a necklace and my faux leather blazer with either heels, pumps or flat boots….

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I have honestly no clue what to wear! I want to look presentable but not smart and not too casual!

Have you been to fashion week? What did you wear? Or what would you wear if you were going?

Please help!

Fashion Countdown

Can’t wait for next Saturday! Me, Steph & Hayley will be sat like this watching Julien Macdonald’s SS14 Fashion Show at LONDON FASHION WEEKEND!!!

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Can’t Flipping wait!

On a separate note the new Kardashian Kollection is released at Lipsy tomorrow, I hope I can find something for the grand national! Also how hot does Khloe look? Would love her figure!

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Night

Xxx