Hello Gorgeous!

Have you always wanted to live a life of luxury, but felt that it’s totally unobtainable?

Me too! Honestly, if I had a quid for every time I’ve slapped my phone down after scrolling through Instagram in frustration, I’d be bloody rich. It’s so easy to think that a life of glam getaways, champagne afternoon teas and classy clothes is impossible if you’re trying to save for ‘big things’ but I’m here to show you that it’s 100% possible.

If you love dressing gowns, face masks, scrumptious food, fancy shoes, beautiful bags and a rather large glass of red wine, you’ll feel right at home here. 

'by becca hodgson'

I started my blog at the very end of 2015, a few months after my ski season – it was originally called ‘The Après Gal’. My intention was to carry on writing about skiing and other lifestyle-type posts but real life got in the way and I stopped writing.

Fast forward to 2019 (after a wishy-washy couple of years) and enter ‘By Becca Hodgson’, the savvy girl’s guide to living luxuriously for less. I like to think of it as my ‘lens on life’, if you will.

I’ve always loved the classic, classy look, very much inspired by my classy af mum, Sophia Loren + other vintage babes but my teen goth heart always has a place for smudgy black eyeliner, leather jackets and black boots. Throw that together with a pinch of sarcasm, sparkle and spa days, and you start to get an idea of what I like.

Thing is, when you’ve gotta save for a house and pay a £4K travel ticket each year, you don’t always have the spare cash for expensive handbags, loads of new clothes and fancy trips and outings – you’ve got to get creative to live luxuriously. It’s 100% possible.

By Becca Hodgson is a place for me to share the things I love, whether that’s a hack I found to save money or time or some new makeup I bought that is THE TITS – and I probably got it with some sort of discount. The most important thing to me is that it’s a place where I can connect with likeminded women, and hopefully help them along the way!

more about me

I’m Becca, a 26 year old from London. Well, actually just outside of London but ‘from a tiny commuter town 20 minutes away’ doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.

I’m a makeup-collecting, book-reading, luxe-lusting kinda gal, enjoying my little corner of the internet. The rent is much cheaper here and I need to save every penny!

My philosophy is that looking and feeling glam and gorgeous doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult.

I quite like the motto ‘sassy, classy + a little bad-assy’, and I think it sums up the attitude of my blog (and me) pretty well! 

would i rather...

I thought this would be a little bit of fun and a good way to get to know me a bit better! (It’s also totally silly – but let me know yours as well 😘)

burger / pizza
red wine / white wine
winter / summer
marmite / jam
dressed up / pyjamas
salty / sweet
coffee / tea
heels / flats
unlimited time / unlimited money
understand animals / speak every language
read / watch telly
beauty / clothes


What do you do for work?
I’m currently a Social Media Assistant! (fitting, I know)

How tall are you?
I’m 5’3″ – not very tall!

Can you help me with something?
I mean, I’ll always try my best! Come chat to me on Insta or YouTube 💋

come + say hi!