Stoptober and Shaytober

Boots : ASOS
Hai internets,
This ginger fizz dress is new, it kind of makes me look frumpy (some dresses make me look long and slim, some make me look, well, like this), I think is the waist on the dress. It does not match the waist on the Corinne. I’ve got a long torso, you see. I still enjoy the dress, despite this. And I cannot wait to pair it with a warm, think, cardi for the autumn months.
Speaking of confessions (okay, we weren’t speaking of confessions but I didn’t really know how to bring this up), I haz one. 
A big one. 
I’M A SMOKER. Gosh. I know, I know, it is a horrible habit. It doesn’t suit me. It kills. Etc etc etc. I’m always embarrassed when people find out that I smoke. It’s dirty.
This is why I decided to part take in the annual ‘Stoptober’ campaign. It is basically a 28 day challenge which encourages you to not smoke during October. Apparently ,if you stop smoking for 28 days, you are 5 times more likely to stop altogether. So my housemates and I are giving it a go. Which is great because I’ve been wanting to stop for a while, but it’s hard when living with smokers.
I bought an electric cigerette in May but hardly used it. This is now my new best friend and will hopefully help me through the next few weeks. Today is day 4.
I’m also doing Shaytober, which is a healthy month of fitness, exercise, weight loss, being good to yourself (stopping smoking, for me) etc etc. It’s brought to us by ShayCarl of the Shaytards. He has really been into fitness since losing 100lbs and is using this month to really focus on his body and health, bringing his YouTube audience along for the ride with daily vidoes of his progress, along with workout videos and tips on his Shayloss channel.
Check out this motivation video from the man himself =)
Also, if you want to know who the Shaytards are, check out this short video:
I’ve been watching their daily vlogs every day for over 3 years, I’m borderline obsessed with them, ha!
I’m hoping the weather is going to be less wet though, as it’s stifling my biking and running! I had to go to the gym on Monday and work out in my room today, which is not as fun as being outdoors!
Do you have any health or fitness goals this month?
Corinne x










  1. Inês Paúl
    October 4, 2013 / 9:44 am

    Love that dress!
    Good luck on Shaytober and Stoptober 🙂 xx

    // Inês Paúl //

  2. Amanda Val
    October 4, 2013 / 12:37 pm

    That is such a gorgeous dress Corinne! and no, you don’t look frumpy in it!
    I applaud you for taking on these two health challenges at once! I don’t smoke, but my Dad’s been smoking since he was a teenager and he’s tried to quit several times since but has always failed. I appreciate how hard it is to kick the habit, and good for you for making a good effort 🙂 I don’t have any specific goals, but I have a dance performance in about two weeks. So excited for that! x

  3. Effe coco
    October 4, 2013 / 1:15 pm

    Nice pictures 🙂

  4. Holly
    October 4, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    lovely dress as usual, sweetie. I do wish I could raid your wardrobe for big date nights and job interviews. I’m useless at anything more sophisticated than jeans and a boob shirt.

    not joking.


  5. Lilli
    October 4, 2013 / 3:21 pm

    Hi Corinne! I think the dress is perfect on you, it doesnt make you frumpy at all! Seems you are going to have a busy months, good luck for all the goals dear, sure you can do both! I should work out more, recently I admit to have been more lazy! Kisses! xo

    October 4, 2013 / 7:45 pm

    Cute dress, I love the bodice of it, it has a really special cut. As for the health and fitness goals, I just want to keep on eating healthy and stay active 🙂

  7. Holly Gardiner
    October 4, 2013 / 8:26 pm

    You don’t look frumpy you silly muffin!!

    And good on you girl – tell them ciggies to ‘get on yer bikeee’ …literally, get on your bike and drive them to the nearest (or furthest) drain 🙂
    Good luck lovely!!

    Holly Mixtures

  8. Holly Gardiner
    October 4, 2013 / 8:27 pm

    You don’t look frumpy you silly muffin!!

    And good on you girl – tell them ciggies to ‘get on yer bikeee’ …literally, get on your bike and drive them to the nearest (or furthest) drain 🙂
    Good luck lovely!!

    Holly Mixtures

  9. Dressed with soul
    October 4, 2013 / 10:22 pm

    So I wish that you will be able to wear this dress soon with a cardi but without cigarettes, dear Corinne! I thinks it´s hard to stop smoking – some day I read that smokers always lit a cigarette if there is one thing which they won´t to see – and the smoke is the method to fogging it … don´t know if this is true?

    Wish you many success!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  10. Nicky mywishstyle
    October 4, 2013 / 11:33 pm

    Nice look babe!

  11. Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit
    October 5, 2013 / 12:10 am

    I quit smoking when I was 25 and I was a chimney. You can do it!

    • October 22, 2013 / 3:56 pm

      Thanks for having faith in me =)

  12. Jodie
    October 5, 2013 / 7:54 am

    Good luck with stoptober. My dad gave up with one if those, 10 months and no slip ups 🙂
    You look great but in can see what you mean about the waist, I get that too but it’s,because my boobs lift up waists and hem lines

    • October 22, 2013 / 4:01 pm

      Wow, good for him!

  13. Danny
    October 5, 2013 / 6:17 pm

    my fitness goals are none, shame on me :
    but I love your dress print, is amazing!

  14. Marta
    October 5, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    Hello from Spain: this dress is fabulous. You’re very trendy. I adore your purchases. Keep in touch

  15. TheMadTwins
    October 5, 2013 / 7:28 pm

    this is such a pretty dress! Good luck with your stoptocber 😀 I want to go sporting, but I’m always late at home :/ so it’s not really realizable.

  16. October 5, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    I love Shaycarl and his family they’re so inspiring! Okay maybe I should start trying to jog again… And the dress is gorgeous and you look lovely, not at all frumpy!!

    • October 22, 2013 / 4:18 pm

      They are great I love then!

  17. Birdie Liau
    October 6, 2013 / 4:28 am

    Lovely dress you’re so pretty (: haha the electronic cigarette thing seems really cool! I never know of something like that! (: x

  18. October 6, 2013 / 7:12 pm

    Hope you are able to achieve your target. It’s hard but possible and can be done, wish you all the best.

    Love your dress, there is just so much details, the design, the pattern and the print. Really beautiful dress

    Naaj Ronas Lifestyle

  19. October 6, 2013 / 11:35 pm

    good luck with both stoptober and shaytober! i really hope you can quit smoking:-) (and i know you can do it!) i was going to do “go sober for october”, but forgot about it before i even started, haha! xx

  20. Novarinna Tan
    October 7, 2013 / 8:35 am

    Cute and sweet dress.. love it

    Chic Swank

  21. Hena Tayeb
    October 7, 2013 / 3:53 pm

    Good for you and good luck!

  22. Caro *
    October 7, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    What a lovely dress, your outfit is beautiful sweetie 🙂

  23. Elizabeth Lore
    October 27, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    Hello dear, nice blog, great pics. 😉 Do you want to follow each other? Let me know, follow me and I will follow you back. 🙂

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