Autumn Tag

I feel like every blogger everywhere loves autumn and Halloween, which I was blissfully unaware of until October came around and my twitter feed was full of tweets and gifs about autumn. I do love the colours of autumn and the clothing; the one thing that I hate though is the weather. I hate the cold, and of course with the colder months, comes colder weather, which I’m not best pleased about. Despite this I thought that I would jump on the band wagon and do a few autumnal blog posts, kick starting them with the I love Autumn Tag, which can be found HERE.



It has to be the leaves falling off the trees. Nothing says autumn like walking down a street with the pavements filled burnt orange and golden leaves.


I love love love the smell of cinnamon candles burning away during autumn. Its one of those very cosy smells, that makes you want to snuggle up, watch a movie and drink hot chocolate.


This is such a hard question as there are so many colours that I love throughout autumn, therefore I’m afraid I can’t pick one, so here are some of my favorite; burgundy, burnt oranges, golden browns and mustard are just a few of my go to colours throughout autumn.


I think every other blogger would probably say a pumpkin spice latte, but I hate coffee, so that’s a no go for me. Throughout autumn I love my hot chocolate, and also tea, but I’m not sure that counts, because I recon that’s my favorite drink all year round!


Unfortunately I don’t watch a lot of TV, as I don’t really get the time to. As much as I would love to watch a new series time is not on my side, so I tend to just re watch old box sets if ever I have a free evening. These normally consist of FRIENDS, Breaking Bad or Miranda.


Chunky knit jumpers, 100%. Am I wearing a bra? Who knows.


Carving pumpkins has to be up there with one of my favorite things to do when it comes to autumn, I normally do this with my younger brother. I also love going for walks and seeing the gradually changing colours.


Now, I don’t really wear a lot of make up, therefore my make up doesn’t really change with the seasons. But when autumn is well underway I sometimes venture out and trial a Berry or Red lip, I then decide that I’m too pale and don’t like it, but at leas I tried, right?

Feel free to copy and paste these questions and create your own autumnal tag, I have left a link to the original post at the top of this one for you to check out! I hope this has made you feel all autumnal if you weren’t already!

All my love,

Han xx

5 Running Truths


I’ve been running for edging on 2 years now, which is crazy. But over the past 2 years I have acquired a lot of knowledge about running and the general fitness industry, so I thought that I would share with you some of the running truths that I wish I had known before picking up the sport!


I have heard a lot of people say that running is more about your mentality and attitude than it is about your actual fitness, and I 100% agree with this! If you have a good mentality, and believe that you have the potential to be a good runner, then you will be!


It’s gross I know, but once you have been running for a while, you will eventually experience having horrible blistered feet. When I began running, I didn’t know that you had to buy trainers between 1-1.5 sizes bigger than your actual shoe size, thus resulting in me completely destroying my nail beds. It sounds gross, and it is, don’t let this put you off though.


Like anything in life, there will always be some one better than you, and the same goes for running. But don’t let this dishearten you. I’m a very competitive person, so when I joined my running club and wasn’t the fastest, instead of getting annoyed at myself, I used it to my advantage and used it to push myself to become a better and faster runner.


The only way you will run that extra mile or shave that extra minute off is if you work harder. Some people are all to keen to stop doing something when they don’t see the results they desire, most of the time this is because they aren’t pushing themselves. Once you get past the barrier of being uncomfortable, and you start pushing that extra bit harder, you will be amazed at the difference that it makes.


I have quite an obsessive personality, which is both a blessing and a curse. But one thing I get very hooked up upon is my training regime, if I miss a run or training session, I tend to get VERY grouchy and moody, because I think that I will have lost all of my fitness/stamina from missing that run; which we all know isn’t true. It’s important to not get too hooked up on your training and realise that its okay to miss a run, it wont make a difference.

I feel like my blog has recently taken a very different turn and I’ve been writing a lot about running, and fitness, I’m thoroughly enjoying it and I hope you are too! Running isn’t for everyone, and this post may not be for you, despite this, I think that all of these points can be applied to any sport or fitness program!

I hope to see you all in my next post!

All my love,

Han xx

Autumn Wishlist

I hold my hands up to it, I am a major shopaholic, I own more winter boots that I care to admit, coats for that matter also. But with autumn well and truly underway, surely thats an excuse to do some more shopping, right?

This autumn I have already been crushing on some incredibly beautiful pieces, I’m in awe of the colour scheme that most of the shops have opted for. Mustard, burgundy, and burnt oranges, are the colours that I currently drawing me in; I’m sure when autumn comes to an end, my wardrobe will be bursting with garments fitting in with this colour scheme.

  1. Superdry Puffle Jacket 

This is something very adventurous for me, as I tend to stick to quite smart, slim fitting duster coats during winter, but when I recently saw this in Superdry, I fell in love with it. Not only is it in one of my favourite colours, but it also looks super warm, perfect if you live in the UK!

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2. Vans 

Now, I know winter is the prime time for cute boots, but I have enough of them, my bank account really doesn’t need the burden of another pair of Doc Martens. I recently found out that Vans do a slip on shoe?! Apparently I’m the only one who didn’t know this, but I’ve fallen in love with the all black sliders – also think they would go really well with the puffle jacket!

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3. Faux Fur Coat

Another coat, I know, I’m sorry, but its an addiction that can’t be tamed. I never really had a thing for faux fur coats, that was until I saw this little number hanging up in New Look. Unlike some faux fur coats this one looks quite stylish, also in a very versatile colour.

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4. Embroidered Checkered Shirt 

Checkered shirts are so easy to layer up with during winter; what drew me into this one was the bottle green colour scheme, and also the lovely embroidered detail. I’m sure you’re all aware of the whole embroidery trend, and I won’t lie I was reluctant to jump on the bandwagon, but I’ve finally accepted it. This shirt adds the perfect girly touch to something sometimes seen as slightly manly.

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5. Velvet Burgundy Skirt

Velvet and burgundy, need I say no more? Perfect for the festive period, especially work christmas parties, or even just day trips out. Pairing it with either a nice blouse for a christmas party, or a high neck and a pair of docs for general day to day wear.

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6. Embroidered Mesh Shirt

For what feels live forever now, I have been looking for the perfect mesh shirt, every one that I have come across has always looked rather tacky, but when I saw this one, I was SO excited! Not only does it have an element of class to it, but it also looks as if you have really made an effort with your outfit, but in reality you haven’t. Also paired with the burgundy skirt; now that would be a perfect autumnal outfit!

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I’m sure you can expect another seasonal wishlist soon, as there are SO many lovely pieces flooding the shops at the moment. I do need to have some self restraint though, fellow university students will be able to relate, but my budget doesn’t cover the my shopping addiction!

I hope to see you all in my next post!

All my love,

Han xx

How To Be A More Productive You

I’m often so productive that I surprise myself sometimes, I frequently get asked how I manage to stay so productive and balance a busy lifestyle, and honestly there is no real secret, but I do have a few tips and tricks that allow me to get the most out of my days.



I’m a massive list lover; I literally make lists nearly every day. By setting myself a set of goals in the morning of things that I want to achieve that day, it allows me to constantly be doing something, and ticking something else off. When I’m not at university, my lists mainly consist of blogging/YouTube and social things that I need to get done, but when I am at university I find lists so helpful in helping me to organize all of the tasks that need doing throughout the day.


When I don’t have anything planned for my day, I’m guilty of just showing then getting straight back into my trackies and a cozy hoodie, and I can always guarantee that whenever I do this, I will have such an unproductive day. Some people find that they get a lot done when they are comfy and in their lounging clothes, but I am completely the opposite. I am 100 times more productive when I get my self properly dressed, and resist from putting on an oversized hoodie and trackies.


I find that having my phone switched on when I am doing university or even blogging work, to be such a distraction. Although I can normally restrain from picking it up and scrolling through social media, I still receive notifications, which I find to be quite a distraction, and often cause me to lose my train of thought, which is exactly why I turn off my phone when I am getting important things done, as it so much less of a distraction!


Find somewhere that you know will keep you productive. So for example I love to work in either my little room, or in the library as this is when I find I am most productive. Although I do find when working in my room I need to make sure I work at my desk, as I am a lot less productive if I resort to working on my bed.


I lead quite a healthy lifestyle, I eat well, I also very regularly partake in exercise, I found that when I changed my lifestyle to a much healthier one, I became so much more productive. I think this was due to me feeling a lot better in myself, leading me to get much more out of my days.

As much as we all need days to be unproductive and not move from the sofa, I much prefer the days where I am productive as possible!

All my love,

Han xx

What Freshers Week Taught Me

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while now, will know that I recently moved out to university, so of course being a first year, I had the whole freshers experience to come. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every minute of freshers, but it was far from what I expected. It taught me a lot about myself, which took me by surprise, so, I thought I would share with you these things that I learnt.



Freshers week is associated with a lot of drinking and a lot of going out, which I expected, and I wont lie, I thought I would be able to hack going out every night, oh how wrong I was. I’m not a massive drinker; I don’t enjoy the taste of alcohol, it also messes up my training, which is why I tend to steer clear of it. I arrived at university thinking this wouldn’t be a problem, only to find out that everyone looks so baffled when you tell them this. I’m quite a strong minded person, so this didn’t bother me too much, I didn’t let this pressure me into drinking, but for some people who may not be as strong willed, this probably would have been their worst nightmare.


Over the past year I’ve turned into someone who loves talking to everyone, which is another reason why I was so excited to start university. One of the most important pieces of advice I could give anyone starting freshers is to try and talk to everyone you can, whether that be people in your flat, on your course, or just people wandering around your block; it’s the best way to make friends, and also see who you’re going to be spending the next few years with.


I won’t lie; I think freshers may have been the quickest week of my life. I’m sat here writing this post 2 weeks after I moved in, which is mad. It feels like I’ve been here ages, but also just goes to show how quick time goes when you’re enjoying yourself. In order to make the most of my time at freshers, I found it so helpful to make lists of things that were going on that day, and different social activities that I had going on, it just helped me to stay organized and also get the most out of my freshers experience.


Societies are another brilliant way to make friends, and there is a society for everyone. Harry Potter fans, there’s one for that. Lover of cocktails? Then the cocktail society is for you! Or if you’re like me and into your sports and fitness, it’s a great way to find like-minded people. I signed up to the running society, as I am a runner, and it’s full of people that all have the same interests as me, meaning we all get along really well.


I was so excited about moving into university, that the prospect of homesickness didn’t really cross my mind, but when freshers flu hit me hard, and I was rather ill, tired and emotional, that’s when I began to get very homesick. I won’t lie, there were a few tears while I was on the phone to my Dad, but it was quickly overcome. I think it’s important to remember that its okay to feel like this, after all, moving out for the first time is incredibly daunting. In order to combat the homesickness, I just threw myself into university life, attending all the freshers day and evening events, preliminary lectures, and flat gatherings. These were the best ways to keep myself occupied and not miss home!

Freshers was a massive learning curve for me, and I am so glad that I got to experience it. It has allowed me to meet so many new people, make some life long friends, and also experience some pretty cool social opportunities!

I hope you have all enjoyed reading my first of many university posts, and I hope to see you all in my next post!

All my love,

Han xx

How To Organically Grow Your Following

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With more and more people joining social media everyday to promote themselves, it’s very easy to get lost within these platforms. Trying to organically grow your following is a very hard task, particularly with new algorithms, and social media users going up and up every day. I thought that I would share with you some of my top tips for organically growing your following. Admittedly it does take time and patience and I’m no where near my goals, but I’ve found some ways that really do work when it comes to developing your following.


One of the quickest and reliable ways to organically grow your following is to regularly post. People tend to follow other people if they are posting regular content to their social media platforms, and the more you put yourself out there, the quicker your following will grow.


When I started to engage and chat to my followers, my following across all social media platforms skyrocketed. It just goes to show that if you take the time to interact with the people within your community, that they will make the effort with you in return.


If you’re looking to use social media to promote yourself, whether that be for your own business, blogging or YouTube, you’re going to want to post on more than one platform. Also use your following to your advantage, for example if you have the most following on your twitter, use your twitter to direct people to your other social media platforms/websites, it’s a great way to push traffic towards your business or blog.


Find out what your followers interact with most, and what works best for you. For example I find that when I do more lifestyle orientated blog posts, those are the days when I receive the most traffic and interaction. Whereas for my Instagram, outfit posts and food posts gain me the most followers and interaction.


By setting yourself goals, you will work hard to achieve them, this is the perfect way for you to organically gain your following, as it is and incentive to post across your platforms and engage with your community.

Hopefully this has been a helpful post for those of you looking to promote yourself and grow your social media following. These tips have helped me to grow a social media following of over 4000 within 2 months, I hope they work for you to!

All my love,

Han xx