The simple things

My goodness it’s been a while. Once again, I’m terribly sorry for being such a bad blogger. It would seem spare time is a luxury I don’t currently have.

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Dress: H&M (similar, very similar) // Boots: ZARA // Rucksack: Spain // Sunglasses: Monki // Watch: Urban Outfitters // Rings: H&M and Dixi

But anyway! Pay cheque in the other day, I spent quite a lot of money. But I was careful not to spend lots of money on one or two items, but instead, to pack my wardrobe with the simple things that I desperately need. My serious lack of dresses needed to be fixed. So this outfit is one of those simple ones, consisting of a dress and boots, that can be mixed up with belts and jackets and jewellery.

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A jumper dress just seems perfect for this kind of weather, and I think I may be a little obsessed with navy stripes already. Spring makes it totally ok to dress up like sailors.. 🙂

Speak soon!

Katie x

Deep ocean

DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Any recent attempted blog shoots have been ruined by wind and rain and the odd patch of flooding. Luckily, this particular shoot was only almost ruined by wind. And no rain. Hurrah!

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Jumper: Fat Face // Skirt: ZARA // Boots: Deena and Ozzy at Urban Outfitters // Chunky Socks: Waitrose // Rucksack: Market

I’ve always known I have a penchant for men’s clothing, this lovely massive jumper from Fat Face, is absolutely no exception. Along with my new favourite skirt ever, and motorcycle boots, no wind can stop me!

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The leather mini-skirt story goes like this. My lovely friend Jas asks me what I consider to be the Winter equivalent to pretty summer dresses, comfy, and always look nice. I go shopping (for research purposes) and return like a triumphant hunter with a pretty piece of PU saying “mum! I’ve got it! Winter staple sorted!” absolutely confidant that my legs are comfy and pretty like a dress in summer. Mother laughs in my face. Apparently leather mini-skirts might get chilly (and if worn wrong could make you look like Julia Roberts as Pretty Woman) and therefore couldn’t possibly qualify. I am determined to prove her wrong.

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Typically, I can’t find the skirt on the ZARA website. But Missguided do some pretty good copies here and here which I’d like to share, since I honestly think every girl should own one 🙂

Also, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I know it’s belated, but I hope you all had a great Christmas and are enjoying the New Year!

Speak soon,

Katie x

Smockin it…

It has been AGES since I last posted. But it’s ok, I have reasons! I have a job (a fairly brilliant job) that makes me work very anti-social hours. I get free things (almost) and get to work with great people, BUT it means I’m almost never around at the same time as the sunshine to take outfit posts. Oops. Last day off however, me and the sunshine did manage a quick rendezvous in celebration of my new obsession: SMOCK DRESSES!

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This one is handmade, from a lovely little stall in the market that appears in my hometown on Saturdays. It’s made from daisy material and has a swingy little line across the chest. But isn’t it fun to put on a hat, some layers and a pair of boots and float around like you’re in the 60s? I think yes…

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And then for extras, a giant sheepskin coat that my father gave my mother in the 90s..

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Dress: market // Top underneath: Vero Moda // Coat: vintage! You’ll have to ask my Dad (Similar)// Boots: ZARA // Hat: Primark // Chunky and awesome boots socks: Waitrose

There are many, many pretty smock type dresses out there.. my one looks a bit like this. But I also love this, and this, and this and most definitely this. Happy shopping.

Also something exciting that I completely forgot to mention on here, I was nominated by the team at Inside Fruits for their November edition of Insider’s Tip, showcasing their favourite blogs! Competition is over now and December’s favourites should be popping up soon, so sorry for not mentioning and being rubbish at blogging, but thanks SO much to anyone who voted!! It’s also a pretty clever little blog so I reckon you should have a look 🙂

Goodnight lovely readers, speak very soon!
Katie x

Liquorice

TTop: H&M (old) // Jeans and Hat: Primark and DIY // Boots: Topshop // Khaki Jacket: ZARA

I said in my last outfit post that I’d been wearing a lot of black recently. I honestly could not tell you why, perhaps it’s the days getting darker, or because I’m a little obsessed with these jeans! But my mother is convinced I’m in mourning, or planning to re-visit my emo stage (another story…). Either way, all black is not something I’ve done before, except in school plays or waitressing, but I am definitely enjoying it, even if it does make me look/feel like a giant stick of liquorice.

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And if in doubt, add ZARA…CIMG9549I’m definitely having to make the most of spur-of-the-moment type outfit shoots too, what with these pesky short and rainy days, so sorry if these shots look a little odd! Off for a late Halloween party now, I’ve made an outfit out of a pile of make-up a litre of fake-blood and a pair of tights, some photos hopefully to follow…

Hope everyone enjoys the weekend 🙂
Katie x

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