31 Oct 2016


30 Oct 2016

Happy Sunday everyone! Seeing as this month my blog has been filled with Halloween content I thought I would step away from a spooky style posts this Sunday (Halloween is tomorrow so expect one last lookbook ooo) and share with you all some life stuff! As you can probably see from the images or if you have me over on social media OR have been watching my vlogtober, I took the plunge to dye my hair again a bright/funky colour! I've missed having colourful hair so much, since it being snapped off last year I couldn't wait till the day it was healthy enough again to have another go with the bleach.

My Current Favourite Things in October 2016

28 Oct 2016

Hello lovelies! I've tried to save money over the last two months but I don't think I was very successful, these items featuring in my favourites almost being proof of where my money went! With Autumn finally being here I've found myself putting away the summer products, reaching for warmer pieces of clothing and skincare which is going to keep my skin protected from the cold air. Luckily or perhaps more strangely the weather this October still hasn't been too bad, it is getting cold and we've had the odd spell of rain, but the cold breeze is barely there! With it being my favourite time of the year I have found some more cool Halloween bits to add to my collection and I've also worked with some cool brands I'm excited to share with you!

My Favourite Halloween Movies! #2

26 Oct 2016

I have been so excited to create this post right from when I started to plan content for October, Halloween films being dear to my heart despite the fact I watch them pretty much all year round! It's no surprise to find me sat in the middle of summer watching Hocus Pocus, it's the more...tamer Halloween films I love, I've never been a fan of horror or scary films, but ghosts, witches, talking cats, vampires are right up my street! I did do a Halloween themed film post last year if you want to check it out here, it's going to be really hard not to include those same movies because they are some of my favourites!


24 Oct 2016

Hello lovely people! Hope you're having the cosiest Sunday of your life, or like me you're enjoying the last of the sunshine before the cold breeze turns into icy wind. Winter is coming, but before that nightmare starts I'm trying to get out into the city as much as I can, slowly transitioning my clothing into warmer layers, with hot drink in hand! I sometimes think it's hard to find tea dresses or more so vintage styled pieces in the colder months, so when Stylewe got in contact with me I was thrilled because it was the end to my problem. I do love Autumn trends such as the mustards and deep reds, but realistically I sway towards black or white dresses. Black is a year round style for me but white is so tricky because I feel as if it's incredibly seasonable, so to find something when we're expected to be buying giant coats is excellent!

My Halloween Favourites! 2016

23 Oct 2016

I'm excited for this favourites post because it's going to be like non other that I've done so far here on heartshapedbones. It opens up the idea of themed favourites which will be perfect for around Christmas, and with Halloween basically being more dear to me than Christmas, I thought I would share with you all my favourite things I am loving this Halloween!

My Favourite Scary Movies

21 Oct 2016

I want to put something straight away right on the table. I am an absolute wuss and I hate horror films. Hm, maybe hate is a strong word and there's definitely a catch to what I mean by horror. I really dislike gory films, I hate feeling on edge like I can't relax in a film because it's non stop scary. I don't like feeling tense all the time, unable to look at the scream so maybe yeah, I don't like horror films. I tend to sway more towards thrillers, or classic horror films which atleast aren't gory and more than likely contain a serial killer on the lose. The Horror films I like predictably are from the 80s or 90s, so lets dive into my Horror picks! The handful of Horror films I can say I actually love.


19 Oct 2016

I think it's no secret how much I love Halloween and I'm sorry if you don't, but I have a lot of themed content planned this month...Sorry not sorry? The moment leaves started to fall this year I was already excited for Autumn and especially Halloween, on the first day of October I brought out of storage some of my favourite bits of décor, but in all honestly a lot of these pieces I keep out year round. To me a lot of them aren't overly Halloween themed, they're gothic, spooky, but if it's not a Jack 'O' Lantern or bright orange, I tend to wove them into my normal house décor. I've filmed a little Halloween Décor Tour video for my channel so I thought it would be cool to have a more in depth look at the bits I keep in my home!


17 Oct 2016

Greetings! Todays post is another in my Halloween Lookbook series and I'm incredibly excited because it so happens to be my favourite goth lady. I watched the Addams Family film series over and over when I was a child, I can quote both films and all my family tend to buy me film related gifts for my birthday! I got the DVDs from my brother last Christmas, Wednesday Addams clothing, my Dad often gives me Roses with the heads cut off, and I have a running joke about Debbie with my siblings. I hold Morticia close to my heart so I definitely had to include her in my Halloween Outfit of the Day series.


16 Oct 2016

I feel as if I haven't taken part in a weekly summary post in so long, in fact I think it was early Spring time when I last published a Sunday Summary of my Week! I have a love hate relationship with them, a lot of the time I have nothing to report on or I'd rather give you guys better content (in my eyes anyway) like a Lookbook or review on something. It's hard to blog about yourself and your life when sometimes the two things can seem so apart, I spend days working or blogging in my spare time, and you'll see that in scheduled posts, so I'm not going to include that in my week summary. Sometimes I love doing posts like this, sometimes I don't, and luckily a lot is going on at the moment so I thought it would be a great time to let you into my life a little more!


14 Oct 2016

Hello all of the fashion related title photographs this week! It's been a long time since I've done a fashion review type post, I constantly share with you how I style certain pieces in my Outfit of the days, but I don't think I've sat down to review a certain piece in ages. I really wanted to do a different type of post still focusing on fashion, but twisting my usual ways of just putting up a lookbook. Today I'm introducing the brand Punk Rave to my blog, an online store which offers Gothic and alternative clothing. They got in touch and so kindly set me a piece to style, this Gothic lacy, rose imprinted top* with flared bell sleeves soon becoming the love of my life!


12 Oct 2016

 So amongst the blogging community I've seen this tag going around and I thought it would be quite fun for you guys to get to know me a little bit more (mainly so I can see if I can actually come up with 26 things). I always find it so hard to think of facts about myself to tell people when asked, so I'm kind of challenging myself to just come up with information about myself on the spot as I haven't pre planned this post! The aim of it is to state something that relates to myself which begins with the first letter of each letter of the alphabet. So lets get to it!


10 Oct 2016

Hello lovely people, I am so excited for this post because it's the first to come of many this month because it just so happens to be my favourite time of the year! I take October very seriously for a number of reasons, but at the end of it all we get to dress up like horror characters because it's Halloween! I usually do a number of things leading up to it, decorate the house with Halloween décor, film Halloween looks for my channel, create Halloween art for my store and this year I'm also creating dolls to sell! Last year I dived straight into makeup tutorials and posted a number on my blog too, but I really don't think I can do them as good of quality as other bloggers/youtubers, so I thought I would stick to what I know best, and that's fashion. This year I will be posting a number of lookbooks inspired by our favourite Halloween ladies, almost like cosplay and hopefully it'll give you all some ides on what to dress up for on Halloween! The first look I've tackled is my FAVOURITE dark lady and it's Lydia Deetz from the film Beetlejuice.

OUTFIT OF THE DAY: The Versatile Blogger Award

9 Oct 2016

This time last week I was still in a complete buzz over attending the Blogger Blog Awards, so when the fabulous Sarah from Scarletstate nominated me for the tag 'The Versatile Blogger Award' I felt more than eager to jump on board. I rarely do tags on my blog (we'll ignore than on Wednesday I did just do the Autumn tag) so I thought it would be a nice change to let you guys get to know me better and spread some love by mentioning some of my favourite bloggers in the tag!

OUTFIT OF THE DAY: I Am So Ready For Autumn

5 Oct 2016

Autumn has to be my favourite season for a number of reasons and to say I love it, would be an understatement in itself because a cold breeze makes my heart literally flutter. I found myself smiling contently whilst walking down the street the other day as it was getting dark so early, leaves were falling and the nose of the chilly wind blowing just made me happy. Is that weird? I'm not a fan of the heat so summer is completely wasted on me, so when the weather starts to change to cardigan/jacket weather, I love it. It's the autumnal colours, leaves, pumpkins, flowers, fashion trends, hot drinks, scarfs, the perfect boots and my favourite tv shows whilst growing up seemed to always begin in Autumn when I was going back to school. That isn't without forgetting it's Halloween, my favourite time of the year because as a child my mum would go all out and decorate the kitchen as a witches den. Fancy dress, sweets, feeling spooky and the films! I'm in my element this season so expect alot of content which makes you feel warm and in need of Halloween town back to back. I thought to kick start things off this October I would finally do the Autumn tag, something I love to do each Autumn since I started my blog! 

The Bloggers Blog Awards! 2016

3 Oct 2016

Hello hello everyone! This weekend I attended an event that I had been excited for MONTHS about, and that's the Bloggers Blog Awards! If you haven't seen it being talked about pretty much of all 2016 the Blogger Blog Awards is an event created by a blogger, for bloggers, to nominate bloggers for their awesome blogs! I remember spamming my social media accounts, asking my followers to vote for my favourite bloggers, so to get to meet them in person was beyond awesome. Especially when there was a number of bloggers who I had voted for, up for an award! This definitely has to be the biggest blogging event that I've been to whilst running my blog Heartshapedbones, so I was too overly excited to wake up on Saturday morning knowing that I was getting read to head to Leeds for the big event! 

My Tips for Blogging Whilst Working Full Time

2 Oct 2016

So I'm having a little problem at the moment and I can't put my finger on whether it's because I'm just really busy in my free time after work, or if it's because I've taken on a new job where I am working full time hours. Nothing is new there because I've worked full time hours all of 2016, so why am I finding it hard to get posts scheduled and ready to go all of a sudden? For months now I've managed to find a working schedule which works for my blogging and it was kick ass, I felt so organised, always having posts ready to go on the same days, and I found it was so much easier for you guys to keep up with my blog because you knew when I would post! For months I've felt so on it with my blog, but all of a sudden these past couple of weeks that blogging schedule just hadn't been working for me at all. Like I said I thought it was because I had just been too busy in my free time to sit down and schedule posts, but I feel like it's more to do with work than my actual free time away from my day job! A typical work day for me is 10am to 6.30pm, I'm definitely not getting up early enough to post anything and some days I just feel exhausted or I have things to do with my evenings. It's a new work schedule that I'm only just starting to get used to, but it's left me feeling a little disorganized when (like today) I'm sat here thinking oh crap, I haven't had any time in daylight to set up some fancy flat lay, take some snaps, get an outfit post together outside and put together a blog post! I don't like it, I'm usually so good at managing a busy life schedule, but this time it's taking quite a long time for me to get used to it! I keep reminding myself of my usual blogging schedule to form some organisation here on heartshapedbones, and I thought I would share it with you lovely people!