Lifestyle // Reflecting on 2016

Skirt: Primark, Shoes: Primark, Jumper: Primark, Lipstick: Nars

2016 has been a year of change and excitement for me, an awful lot has happened but in a very good way. 

In January we realised that we wanted to make a huge commitment and the next big step in our life by joining the property ladder and getting ourselves a mortgage. Little did we know how tough the next six to seven months were going to be, I did not even realise how much solicitor's jargon I understood or should I say had to understand. 

The endless amount of paper work, phone calls, headaches and stress was all worth it when we were handed the keys and took our first steps into our brand new home. Suddenly becoming an adult actually hit me - but playing house is fun!! 

Little did we know that also in 2016 we would also be welcoming a little four legged cutie into our family. Lenny, the most adorable little pug who changed our lifestyle and made us a family of three. However, the small presents that are often left on the floor are not so much of a treat - oh the joys of puppy training.  

It has been a fantastic experience, some stages I don't ever want to experience for a long time but I am so proud of what we have been able to achieve, it hasn't come easy we have put a lot of hard work into it which has helped me grow so much as a person. 

Now onto blogging, I cannot believe it has been over three years now that I have had my space on the internet, it really is crazy how fast things fly. These past few months I have well and truly picked up the blogging bug and have a real passion for my photography and creating new posts. I cannot wait to continue the journey into the new year. 

After all, who would have thought I would have pushed myself out of my comfort zone and not only wear embellished/embroidered clothing, but I love wearing a midi length pleated skirt!! 

I hope 2016 has been a good year for you, I'd love to hear what you have achieved and are proud of!! I hope you all have a very happy and healthy new year!! 

Alice xxx


  1. You look so lovely in this outfit, sounds like you have had an interesting year.

    1. Thank you :) hope you had a great 2016 and have a wonderful 2017 too xx

  2. Buying a house can be so stressful, but so worth it and bet your glad you did it! Lenny the Pug sounds like awesome, we love to see him in your next post :)

    The Yorkshire Gentleman

    1. Thank you, I knew it was stressful but didn't realise how much!!! He will certainly be featuring in more of my posts whether he likes it or not haha. Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year