Russian Ushanka, Recap & Resolutions.

4 January 2012



I'm reaaally not sure how I feel about this hat. Not one bit. Apparently they're called Ushankas. Here's what goes through my head when I put it on...

Things I like:

It's soft. Like...oh wow kind of soft! Seriously, I want to sleep in it.
It's so warm and snuggly.
It's a bit unusual. 

Things I don't like:

I look like I'm going to Russia on a hunting trip.
It's a bit unusual.
Working the Russian Ushanka hat? Errr...no...not quite.

So go on....tell me what you think of my Ushanka? Love it....hate it? Would you wear one? It was a gift so you can be honest, I won't be offended! They don't read my blog either....don't worry!

In Other News

I've been a little MIA for the last few days. Do you ever go through spells where you have so much to do you end up doing NOTHING productive?!

I feel like my life's gone crazy. Not in a bad way. Just crazily busy. Not just for a few days but what feels like the last three weeks actually. Moving from Korea, blogging, Christmas shopping, blogging, getting engaged blogging, Christmas, blogging, New Year, blogging, catching up with friends and family I've not seen for the last two and a half years and a bit more blogging.


And...breathe.


It's been fun but the drawback is I've missed telling you about loads of bits. So I'll try to start filling in the gaps here and there. Firstly, because I'm most excited about it, I started planning my wedding. Yep, I know I still haven't told you the proposal story, it's on my 'to-do' list though! We've set a provisional date of March 2013, on a beach, somewhere warm, possibly Thailand! I'm hoping it's going to look something like this; 


I also took part in a Blogger's Secret Santa at Christmas. It was run by the lovely Melina. I received my gift few days ago, all the way from Australia! I got paired up with a very stylish lady who goes by the name of Professor Barbie. Here's the lovely girl herself in a beautiful outfit;


Ummm, how much do I wish the weather here right now was right for that outfit? 100 Mile an hour winds and pouring rain....A LOT! Got to love England! Anyway, she sent me a little parcel of goodies. All so cute and pretty, I will try to take photos to show you soon. She also wrote a cute message and filled the card with sparkly gold stars. You know that made me happy! Check out her fashion and beauty blog Professor Barbie in the Playground. 

So that's clued you in on a few bits and bobs that have been going on with me. What's been happening with you since New Year? Have you made any resolutions?

I have, they're horrible. Really horrible. Save money, diet and work harder. Fun huh?!

xxx

51 comments:

  1. I love the ushanka! Especially the really big and furry ones. I used to have one :D

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  2. lovely hat!

    aw must be very exciting planning a weeding ;-)

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    1. Same here, I love the hat. I will have to try it out next winter =)

      sprinkleofmetime.blogspot.com

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  3. so cute with the furry hat! Congrats on your wedding, they say the preparations are as exciting as the wedding, so have fun and enjoy! Happy 2012!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  4. I actually LOVE the hat!
    So exciting that you're getting to plan your wedding!

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  5. I LOVE your ushanka! looks so good on you. Can't wait to see some of your wedding planning.

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  6. I would so rock that hat! I've got a knit one that I wear when it gets cold here.

    Congrats on your wedding! Remember to take time for yourself through all of the festivities. Can't have the bride all stressed out on her big day!

    I've made a few resolutions, but my big timers are complete my last semester with a 4.0 GPA, start exercising more, and quit smoking. Quit smoking should probably be number one on that list!

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  7. I LOVE the hat! I have one and haven't really had a chance to wear it. Mine is more of the bomber style, but still. :) Wear it as much as you can!
    good luck with the wedding plans!

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  8. O M! The Ushanka looks great on you. I would die for cold weather just so I can sport one of those furry hats. Unfortunately, Hawaii is 365 days of sunshine, which brings me to say.... there's many beautiful beaches here, perfect for romantic weddings ;)

    Hearts,

    Lyn

    www.apassionforaffordablefashion.blogspot.com

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  9. I love that hat. You look so cute! I really want to give a hat ago. I can't get the wide brim floppy hats out of my head. I don't think I'd ever wear them in public but I just keep looking at them longlingly. Think I'm going to give in and get one in the sale, just to mess around with in front of the mirror. Sad, I know!! ;)You've reminded me I must post about my Secret Santa, I got such thoughtful goodies and such a lovely little note.

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  10. i love that hat. i already bought for my girls and they love their Ushankas

    http://excurlythoughts.blogspot.com

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  11. The hat is so cute! I'd love to get one myself.
    xxxxx
    http://lucylikesblogging.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love it, looks so snug and cosy. Really want one but its too warm here in Australia at the moment! I'll have to wait til I move home again! You have been really busy, planning a wedding must be so much fun!

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  13. Ohhh thank you for the mention gorgeous girl! I feel so honoured! I hope you liked the present. I am loving this blog of yours and am now your newest follower- I hope you'll follow me back?! Ps. that hat on you....FABULOUS! I love it and wish I could wear something similiar but sadly it is just not practical for the humid Queensland winters :( Kisses pretty, Professor B xxx

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  14. The hat is so pretty!!you should definitely still wear it ;)

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  15. I love those pictures of you. You look so lovely! Happy New Year!!!!

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  16. You have such a lovely blog! Following now :)

    xoxo, H
    http://givemeglamourplease.blogspot.com

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  17. I think you pull the hat of quite well... Happy New Year! Can't wait to hear about your wedding plans- how exciting!

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  18. awwwwwwwwwwwwwww you got
    professor barbie as your
    secret santa how cute!

    that girl is amazing and seriously
    you two made the perfect match

    both so stylish and have a lot
    of fashion in common :D


    can't wait to see your gift
    and hers ♥



    happy new years love!




    xoxo
    Melina ♥
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  19. I think you pull that hat off really well! You look super cute & stylish!

    I am also envious of that weather, Vancouver is freezing and it is literally pouring down rain right now. Awful!!



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo

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  20. heyy stopping by just to say hi and i'm following u back now! :)
    keep in touch love!

    xx,
    http://lalainlaland.blogspot.com

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  21. I think you look so cute in that hat, and it looks so warm and comfortable! Congratulations on your engagement! It must be so exciting :) Wow, a wedding in Thailand is gonna be nice!

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  22. hahah! oh my! I LOVE IT!

    It's so cute, and LOOKS soft! I'd definitly wear it. Don't let the judgement voice in you win, it's awesome!


    xoxox

    http://barbie-bombshell.blogspot.com

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  23. You look way too adorable in that hat. I loveloveloveloveloveeeeee that dress on you.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  24. Great blog, am a new follower :)

    My resolutions are the same every year, eat healthier and exercise more...a complete fail because I'm so lazy!

    You should join my givaway - http://ttimechatter.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaway-for-2012.html

    Talitha xx
    www.ttimechatter.com

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  25. Major congrats on your engagement babe! Love that coral dress! U look amazzzzing! And your hair is total perfection!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

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  26. Your photos are always so cute :) Can't wait to hear the proposal story!

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  27. You look gorgeous in that coral dress! Why can't summer can sooner?! Cheers to a new year:)

    Kristin
    www.dressedandfed.com

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  28. ahh good luck with the wedding planning! i'm starting mine too.. so far.. just got the venue down eeeps

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  29. i love the hat, i think theyre adorable.. im not brave enough to wear one myself though!

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  30. really nice shots! love your hat too =)

    http://tzeyien89.blogspot.com/ xxx

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  31. i LOVE the hat! keep it :) i'll se you in Korea with it!

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  32. Love your blog and just started following!! And I think you look great in the hat!

    I would really appreciate it if you could follow me back! I only just created my blog a few days ago.

    www.theblogphotog.blogspot.com

    Thank you!!
    Alice :)

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  33. Honey, congratulations on your engagement! I'm so happy for you! xoxox

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  34. A beach wedding in Thailand?! Amazing, good luck with the wedding plans.

    xo L.

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  35. you look so cute. love your outfit,dear!

    have a nice day <3

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  36. love love love the furry hat!!! and your hair is just gorgeous, dear!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  37. Hey dear,

    it would be a pleasure and a great help for me if you could answer my blogger-interview about the relation of fashion, blogs and journalism. It's anonym, but you can also name your blog if u like. It's to find on my blog!

    Thank you in forward,
    Alex

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  38. yes yes to the hat! I married into a russian family, so maybe that's why i'm all gung-ho for it:-) And it's darn cute on you! xoxo

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  39. Awww, you are so cute! Just discovered your blog and I love it (Nail-polish post is super hot! Go for white nails!).

    Check out mine as well if you want to:
    http://kiwipferdchen.de.vu

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  40. heyy love, i couldn't find you at my followers site .. just wanna make sure that you're following my blog :)
    i'm following you now! <3
    let me know how that goes :) sometimes blogger is giving a hard time in updating new followers :(

    xx,
    http://lalainlaland.blogspot.com

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  41. Lovely pictures!<3
    xoxo

    Would be really happy about a visit:)
    http://design-is-wonderful.blogspot.com/

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  42. love your hat xx

    my blog : http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    RavingBeautyx

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  43. 'I look like I'm going to Russia on a hunting trip' LOL. I bought one last year and looked like such an idiot, had to take it back, I did get a cream one though so it sort of blended in with my hair lol. It really suits you :) xxx

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  44. congrats on the wedding! great blog! i am now following! i would love if you followed back :)))

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  45. The hat is darling!!!! You really should wear it. Looks great on you. :)

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  46. The ushanka looks soo cute! I like it!

    Great blog! I'm following it :) You can follow me back if you'd like at dreamingindecember.blogspot.com

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