LA Confidential | OOTD & Message To You!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Hello!

I want to start this post by saying such a huge thanks to...you! My lovely readers, thanks to you guys during 2014 I achieved things I didn't even dream were possible, made some lifelong friends (Kenzie, Lauren, Josie, Anouska, Lucy, Sinéad and Catherine I'm looking at you in particular) and most of all..I've had so much fun!! Writing, photographing, learning about fashion/beauty, attending events and meeting new people are all things I seriously enjoy, and thanks to you my 2014 was filled with so many amazing memories that I will cherish forever. So thank you for being warm, welcoming, kind, friendly and encouraging!


Now enough of the gushing! For the "holidays" (as they like to call them in America) we hopped across the pond to spend Christmas abroad. This is something I would seriously recommend doing, or even going to a restaurant for Christmas lunch. It takes out so many of the boring bits of Christmas (washing up, stressing about cooking etc.) and allows you to really spend "quality time" (cheesy but true) with your loved ones.






For the first part of the trip, we flew to Las Vegas, then drove to LA where we stayed in my favourite hotel near Calabasas. This hotel feels like a second home to me, I instantly feel relaxed as soon as I walk through the doors, I've grown up staying there and it is so nice to see familiar faces greeting us when we return!





Looking back at these photos I can see why I felt relaxed! Their spa, pool and garden area are so serene. I kept this outfit super simple, can you believe this dress is from H&M? The quality is so incredible.


Dress | H&M
Sandals | Fit Flops


Thank you again and I can't wait to find out what 2015 will bring!

Happy New Year,


X Emma





31 comments :

  1. Oh you are such a doll, I'm so grateful to have met you this year too! Congrats on all you achieved last year with your blog, you totally deserve every bit of it. Looking forward to seeing where 2015 takes you, I'm sure it'll be even more fabulous!


    Also no WAY is that dress H&M - what a knockout!

    Sinéad
    xo
    fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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  2. Gorgeous OOTD! Well done on everything you achieved last year! I hope your 2015 is even better! x

    http://theperksofmeg.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Twittt twooo missy! You've definitely had one amazing year, and I hope 2015 will be just as fabulous!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  4. you look amazing! hope you have a great year

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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  5. Your dress is amazing - so jealous that you went to Vegas and LA, must have been amazing!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  6. You look gorgeous!?...I'm kind of jealous of how you spent your christmas, though I hope you had an amazing time!


    Sarah xo ||Time To See The Stars||

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  7. Sounds like you had an amazing Christmas! The garden area looks gorgeous and so does your dress :).


    Jess
    Philocalist.co.uk

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  8. Lovely dress! Sounds like a great trip- I love Las Vegas!

    She Likes to Shop

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  9. Love this dress, you look beaut! Also, asif your Christmas was spent here, mine was spent in rainy Brum and I can safely say it did not look like this haha. Happy new year xx

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  10. This place looks amazing!! We had snow on boxing day which was so nice as no one was expecting a white Christmas :)

    meimei xx
    www.meimeisays.co.uk

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  11. Amazing dress! Such a good H&M find!! I hope 2015 is a good one! :) xx

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  12. Beautiful pictures & your dress is lovely :)

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  13. That is a lovely dress! Sounds like you had a very nice holiday.

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  14. Great pictures!

    xx

    Coco

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  15. Happy new year hun! I spent christmas with my family this year and we went our for Christmas dinner. It definitely feels more relaxing! Beautiful photographs, you have the most gorg figure! xxx

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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  16. Beautiful background and the dress looks stunning on you, Happy New Year!
    xx Dani
    DreamingInSatin.com

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  17. You look insane in that dress! Figure envy!


    Sounds like you had a gorgeous time over 'the holidays' haha.


    Georgina
    foxonthehunt.com

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  18. Great pictures, I never would have guessed that's an H&M dress! You look stunning :) Did you get to spend any time in Vegas or did you just drive straight to LA?

    Z. | J. POTTER

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  19. What an amazing way to spend Christmas! You look fab in that dress x

    LovefromLouLou.com

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  20. you are SO pretty! love the photos, great styling!

    Emma xx
    http://iemmafashion.com/

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  21. You look superb. I love the way the dress hugs your curves.

    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  22. Beautiful photos, scenery, and look!!

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  23. You look so beautiful girl! I'm so jealous, it looks amazing!! xxx

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  24. Such a good idea, cooking dinner always flares up the arguments in my house! Love your dress, so flattering and I really like skirts and dresses this length x

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  25. Beautiful outfit - and sounds like you had a really wonderful year!
    I'm excited for this year too!

    xo

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  26. Randomly found your blog and can’t express how I like it!
    It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  27. Love the dress you're wearing here, so simple but classic, I imagine it would look great dressed up too :)


    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  28. This dress is so flattering on you and the setting for these photos is incredible :) I agree there are so, so many positive to blogging!




    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice



    x

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