Monday Morning's Motivation







This blog post is probably one day early but I couldn't help myself. These photos that I've found on Tumblr are really getting me into the whole Christmas spirit and I just had to share them with you!

It's nearly the 1st December I believe that this is the start of the whole festivities. It's day that the a lot of people put up their christmas decorations and start preparing for the 25th.

I've been going through my Tumblr this weekend and collecting as many photos as possible that have certainly got me in the mood for Christmas.

Don't forget to check out my Tumblr page: http://missbatesrobyn.tumblr.com

Links to my other social sites are on my homepage 

Love Robyn xxx

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Winter White Wardrobe







I've come to the conclusion that this year I need more than one coat. Last year, no matter what I wore, I always looked the same once I had my coat on. This winter, I'm determined to buy a few and this is one of a few that I've bought already.

I trust my Mum with all my clothes, she's like my own stylist & I love it. She always knows what will work well and what would suit me. It was her that actually picked up this faux fur coat for me in Topshop. Not to mention it was also in the sale!

I've learnt to take more risks in what I wear and being a bit out there. After all, it could be the best combination. My fur coat is a bit quirky but I love it and feel like I can wear it with most outfits because it's white. Who doesn't like wearing winter whites? The first outfit I tried my coat on with as a cropped t-shirt, sweatpants and trainers. A bit random. But it worked.

My blouse is similar to one I already have which can be found in my Fall into Autumn blog post. I love these tops because you can wear them either casual or dressy. I wouldn't say that these are seasonal blouses as I'll definitely be bringing them back out in the spring.

You can never go wrong with a denim shirt. When I was in my early teens, I lived and breathed in these wardrobe staples. They can be worn with everything, including denim ... and despite the cardinal rule, I love double denim. 

                                         Click on outfit details for links to the website:

                                                                  Faux Fur Coat

                                                              Floral Blouse

                                                                Denim Skirt

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My friend Eleanor Ratcliffe helped me to shoot this blog post. She's a very talented up and coming photographer who is willing to experience any new challenges you give her. Make sure you check out her portfolio:

Eleanor Ratcliffe Portfolio Box

Love Robyn xxx

Saturday's Essentials


Weekends are so precious to me as they're the only two days that I can let blogging completely take over. I work in retail Monday to Friday so when I leave for work it's dark. When I come home from work it's dark. So during the week I struggle to take good pictures with natural lighting. Especially with Black Friday, I have been so busy with work that I haven't had much chance to focus on my blog. So today is all about catching up and getting back on track with everything.

I've been looking forward to Saturday all week as I haven't made any plans what so ever and I'm looking forward to sitting on my Mac for most of the day. Myself and my friend Eleanor Ratcliffe went out last weekend to take a load of new photos for my blog. It's been soul destroying thinking about them all week and not having a spare minute to begin editing. So today I will be doing just that and creating a new blog post. 

Is anyone else very particular about the way they write in their Filofax? I certainly am and I always have been. Since a young age I've loved stationary, I know, strange. You could of given me a packet of sticky notes and I would of been over the moon, and still would be. My Filofax is just everything to me I love it! I colour coordinate everything in there by using highlighter stickers. For instance, if something is social, it's orange. If something is a reminder, it's green. So that when I look over at what I have in store for the week, I can just go by the colours. Not many people understand me for being like this, lol, but I love it. This week I haven't had much chance to jot anything down in there so today I will be catching up with it all. That's if I still remember everything ...

Last but no means least, my Swarovski pen. I've had this pen for years and it's just the best. I've featured this pen in my Relaxing Saturday Essentials post so make sure you check that one out to find out more.

Over the next week I'll have plenty more blog posts coming. I can't wait to start creating them for you.

Love Robyn xxx


Here are the links for the products I'm using:


Filofax
(one similar)



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Lifestyle | Monday Morning's Motivation










I believe that Monday's are all about preparing for the week ahead and getting back into your routine. 

I like to prepare my weekends early as they're so precious to me. Weekends are when I get a real chance to do my blogging as I'm still in full time work. I also love preparing what blog posts I'm going to write about. Whilst I'm working I can't help myself but think about all the topics I can get creative with. 

I love looking on my Tumblr for inspiration so I've just shared a few of my favourite photos from this week. 

Don't forget to check out my Tumblr page: http://missbatesrobyn.tumblr.com

Links to my other social sites are on my homepage 

Love Robyn xxx

DREAMING OF A WHITE COMPANY CHRISTMAS



I was so excited to share this blog post with you all as I have been so passionate and obsessed with The White Company recently. I never realised how much the simple things would make me happy.

For weeks my Mum has been asking me for a christmas list but I just haven't known where to start! 
I've had a little browse on The White Company's website and I've fallen in love with all of these little gifts. Although I'm pretty sure that I could find many more! 

So Mum, here is the START of my christmas list lol!

Love Robyn xxx

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Links to my other social sites are on my homepage 

Love Robyn xxx

Lifestyle | What is Blogging All About?





Since I've started blogging, I've had many people asking me what it is I'm doing and what the purpose for it is. I'm creating this post just to share with you what it is i'm trying to do and what blogging is all about.

What Is Blogging?
Simple. Blogging is about communicating, marketing and advertising products or services. Blogging has become very popular as it's a way of promoting which can relate well to a companies customers. People can become very fond of a particular blogger, find out that they relate well to their lives and then be interested in buying the products or services they may market about. 

Is Blogging About Vanity?
Some people may think blogging is about being vain and just posting a load of photos of yourself, but it is far from that. It's quite a brave thing to do especially if you're someone like me who can be quite insecure. Opening yourself up for ridicule is quite a big decision to make.

Is Blogging Considered as a Job?
Yes. However, near enough every blogger will start off creating their own blog posts for nothing. It can take quite some time before bloggers become noticed and start to earn money from their posts. Once a blogger is noticed by a company, they will earn money by promoting their products or services. This can then become a full-time job which you can earn a comfortable living from.
 But until then, I love what I'm doing and I'm going to keep working at it.

Who Reads Blogs?
A lot more people than you think. The other day, my Mum was looking for something on the internet. I scanned over her shoulder to see that she was on someone's blog (little did she know) reading up on something. Many people read blogs to be inspired by something. Not only this, they could be super obsessed with a particular blogger and may want to find out what they're getting up to.

Self Conscience : 'Who Will Read my Blog?'
The thought that was running through my head before hand. That afternoon I posted my first blog and I had well over 1000 views which I am exteremly grateful for. Every day I track my views which gives me such a confidence boost as it makes me realise that I'm not just waffling on and posting rubbish. But people are actually interested in what I write.

What Types of Blogging are there?
Loads! Fashion Blogging isn't the be all and end all. There is such a wide variety of blogging that would interest everyone. Here are some to name a few: Fashion, Beauty, Hair, Technology, Adventure, Travel and Food.

Posting My First Blog
The first time I posted a photo on my Instagram with the caption 'New Blog Post' absolutely scared the hell out of me! I sat here thinking .. Oh no, what is everyone thinking? do they think I want to be a model? are people laughing at me? But since then I haven't looked back and it's the best step I ever took. I've also been very surprised with the amount of positive feedback I have received since starting my blog.

To everyone who takes the time to read my blogs, I cannot thank you enough! Also a big thank you to  everyone that shares my posts and gets others involved. You're really helping me to start up my career and follow my dreams.


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Fashion | Balmain X H&M Wishlist




When I started studying fashion at The Fashion Retail Academy, I became much more aware of fashion designers and what unique look they have. Balmain quickly became one of my most favourites because of the sleek lines and shapes they create. Bringing Balmain to H&M has got to be the best thing ever!

To find out more, click on the links below that relate to this collaboration:

Balmain X H&M Collection (H&M Website)
Balmain Website
Balmain X H&M YouTube Video

Did you miss my last Fashion blog post? See it HERE

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Vlog | Suburb to London City


Me & my Boyfriend wanted to create a vlog of our day out walking around London.

I want to get into vlogging just as much as it's so fun and you can be so creative with it. It gives me a real chance to be myself and show people what I'm capable of doing.

Did you miss my last Vlog post? See it HERE.

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Lifestyle | Monday's Tumblr Motivation





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Lifestyle | Bicester Village










It's vary rare that you go to a shopping centre or village that has so much character. It was my first time at Bicester and I fell in love to say the least. For those who don't know, Bicester is a designer outlet located in the heart of Oxford. 

Bicester already have their Christmas decorations up which were so cute! I felt like the whole character and era really got me into an early Christmas spirit. 

Did you miss my last Lifestyle blog post? See it HERE.

Burberry
Celine
Dior

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Fashion | Denim Days







This denim dress is such a wardrobe staple that I absolutely love. It's so easy wearing & perfect for a casual outfit day. It's not seasonal which means I can wear it in so many ways!

I've combined my dress with tights for the winter and my essential Dr Marten boots. I bought these boots a while back now and they're the type of shoes that will never go out of season. I found them in the children's section (bargain) and I wear them with near enough everything! 

When it comes to the summer I can imagine combining this denim dress with some beige/nude strap heels. 

My fur gilet is from Zara & it's the best thing I have bought recently. It's crazy how it can be so warm when it doesn't have sleeves?! I love my gilet as I don't have to wear a jacket with everything I can alternatively wear this. 

Did you miss my last Fashion blog post? See it HERE

Click on outfit details for links to the website:

Dr Marten's Kids Jiffy Boots (These are now in the sale for £35!)
Long Furry Waistcoat Gilet


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My friend Eleanor Ratcliffe helped me to shoot this blog post. Make sure you check out her portfolio:

Eleanor Ratcliffe Portfolio Box

Love Robyn xxx
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