See ya later 2013!

Apologies for the quiet week! Christmas was hectic between mine and the boyfriend’s families and then we had to pack for our winter holiday in the snow! You may have already seen from my instagram that we are snowboarding in Courchevel, the French Alps, along with my lovely mum and dad! Looking forward to spending New Years here too, makes a bit of a change! ;)

This brings me nicely into this post, which is a quick round up of my year in pictures. 2013 has been a good year and I’m hoping 2014 will be even better!

Travel wise, 2013 saw me taking the boyfriend to Prague, going on an amazing road trip around Florida in the summer, a work trip to Cologne that took about 9 months of blood, sweat and tears to plan and currently snowboarding in Courchevel! Not bad really!

This year marked a year of the boyfriend and I living together in our flat and we signed up for another year. It really has been amazing  (soppy alert) and I wouldn’t change a thing!

There’s been a lot of food, baking, coffee and prosecco along the way and good times with friends!

2013 also saw the start of Almost Apricot into what it is now, starting with a rebrand and name change. I’m looking forward to seeing where 2014 is going to take it!

So, my goals for 2014:

  • Definitely try to be healthier – maybe actually do some exercise rather than just talk about it!
  • Make time for projects I’ve wanted to do for a while.
  • Keep growing Almost Apricot, hopefully keeping you guys entertained and/or inspired!

It really does mean a lot that my tiny little corner of the internet is being read and I hope to bring you lots more throughout 2014!

Have a lovely New Years and see you in 2014!

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Happy Bonfire Night!

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Remember, remember, the fifth of November…

Just a quick post to wish you all a happy bonfire night and to share a couple of photos from the Alexandra Palace fireworks I went to on Saturday! If you want to check out a little video I took of the fireworks, you can here.

Hope you all have something nice planned, either a cosy night in or some spectacular fireworks display!

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Dusty Rose

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Last week, when the sun was shining, I decided on this split side dusty rose maxi skirt outfit. The skirt has quite a romantic feel (kinda reminds me of rose flavoured macaroons for some reason… just me!? …maybe because the first time I wore it was in Paris last summer, which brings back fond memories…) and I was floating about in it all day!

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IMG_0778River Island Split Side Maxi Skirt (old) .:. Primark Pocket Tee .:. ASOS Sandals .:. Topshop Studded Belt .:. Millie ‘n’ Mae Necklace .:. Elsie Belle Necklace

A little while ago, I came across a brand of jewellery called Elsie Belle where I found the necklace I am wearing – ‘All the fun of the fair’. It’s a vintage 50’s American amusement park token, which I absolutely fell in love with! It’s cute with a little story to tell and I’ve had a few comments on it already!

I kept the outfit quite minimal with black as I don’t think it needs much, you know, sometimes less is more! ;-)

On another note, since we’ve got our new camera, my boyfriend Paul has been wanting to try out his filming skills and guess who the guinea pig was?! I actually love it, although it being my first ever video debut, it is a little daunting and I was a little bit embarrassed ha so excuse some of my awkward faces! I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think!? :) If you want to look at any of Paul’s stuff, head on over to here.

Dusty Rose from The Green Door on Vimeo

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