Happy New Year & A Little Life Update

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Happy New Year you filthy animals.

How was your festive break? Mine was so nice, I actually switched off a little, it was all about oodles of chocolates, trashy Christmas flicks, long puppy walks, and spending time with my loved ones. It was quiet and I loved it and now I look at my to-do list for the next month I’m grateful for a little time off, but I can tell you it has been hard getting back into work mode.

So like most people I always start a new year jotting down all my goals, dreams and plans, as well as reviewing the year just passed. I have, to be honest, I didn’t do so well with my goals last year, I’ve been feeling a little lost, but I can tell you I think I’ve found my drive again, to be me, not someone else and enjoy blogging again like I used to. So there will be a few changes on here, a few more regular features including interviews, introducing new designers that I love, more style features, a new interiors category as I’m in the process of moving house, as well as a new refreshed look. 

All these changes won’t happen overnight, the new design will be live by the end of the month, just as I celebrate 8 years of blogging, seriously how crazy is that. I’m really excited about all my plans and I can’t wait to share them and I really hope that you are going to love the new direction. For the past few years, I’ve been worrying about what others are doing, 2017 is going to be the year I think of me, what I want to do, what I enjoy doing, and what I like, and fingers crossed you guys will like it too.

2017 The Year Of Travelista Barbie

I also have another big project happening this year, the launch of Travelista Barbie, my sister travel site. Travel is something I’ve been doing a lot more of over here, you guys seem to like my travel section, it is actually one of my biggest traffic drivers, so I thought it deserved its own space. The idea is to have a website that will help inspire your next trip so I’m going to be asking a few of my favourite people to share their adventures as well to give you loads of places to dream and plan to visit.

I’m hoping that it will be ready in a couple of weeks, I’m just finding it hard to get everything I want on it, just right. When I started Fashionista Barbie it launched with just one post with a badly shot picture and loads of rambling from me, this time I’m trying to get lots of content ready so you will have loads to inspire you. 

There will be a little of everything – city breaks, luxury hotels, paradise getaways, dog-friendly holidays, basically, everything you can think of, well hopefully, and something for all budgets, as we can’t always afford five-star accommodation!!! I really can’t tell you how excited I am, as well as a little nervous, but I’m going to keep thinking of the positives. 

OK, enough rambling from me, I just really wanted to get a post up to let you know why I’ve been so quiet, and why you might be seeing a few changes over the next few weeks. So please stay with me while I make a few changes to Fashionista Barbie and introduce to you my new baby, Travelista Barbie. 

Happy New Year!!!

FYI: My look – Gap – Denim Skirt (picked up in the sale for a £10) // New Look – Coat // Ego Shoes – Velvet Boots – snag these quick as they are less than £10 // Primark – White Shirt // Asos – Bunny Ear Headband //