Midnight

Thank goodness for boyfriend jeans, thank goodness for ZARA, and thank goodness giant collar type necklaces you cut off old t-shirts.y

Top: ZARA (not in blue here 😦 but it is still in stores) // Jeans: Misbehaver at ASOS marketplace // Boots: Topshop // Necklace: cut off an old Topshop top // Belt: ASOS (similar)

Winter is upon us! Autumnal berry hues and earthy tones have turned into black and blue and purple. With silver and gold accessories and pints of blackcurrant and vanilla tea to match. So my joy when wandering round ZARA the other week, to come across this midnight blue long-sleeved, low back piece of sartorial genius, was incomparable! It’s soft and slinky, and surprisingly warming. Worn with suitably blue boyfriend jeans, or leather mini skirts, it won’t disappoint.

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Because the top is plain though, I thought it would best suit a heavy necklace like this one to go with. I first wore this about 2 years ago and since then, it’s always just felt like too much! But for some reason, with this, it just works! I think I like how it’s a charcoal grey instead of bright silver, makes it look less dressy? I like these similar ones from Topshop, some brand from America, ZARA and Urban Outfitters.
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Hope you are all having a happy December so far.. 🙂
Katie x

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Boyfriend

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I don’t have many curves. The ones I do have, I’ve spent so many stressful years trying to find ways to unleash, by means of tighter-than-is-healthy belts and size-down trousers etc, that the idea of a baggy pair of jeans, is just mental. High-waist and skin-tight, is my friend. Baggy…. can piss off. (‘scuse my French).
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My biggest fear in life (exaggeration) is that I’ll buy a pair of jeans and they’ll get all loose and unflattering and I’ll need to buy some more. However…
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Boyfriend jeans. I know, I’m late to the party. But to be honest, I’ve been trying to like them for months. So many times have I gone into Urban and tried on the BDBG pair, that seem to have lived on almost all of my wishlists, and every time thought EUGH! But then something magical happened.
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I don’t know if it’s because my body shape changed, or my eye sight got worse and I just need glasses (really quite possible), but I went in the other day and tried on the standard BDBG pair, and they looked…not eugh! And I started dancing round to the music and swishing my hair and trying on other cool things like more crop tops (damn you winter) and awesomely oversized check shirts, and I started feeling pretty awesome (dancing in the changing room always induces a certain feeling of awesomeness… no?)
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So, I went home (can’t afford the BDBG pair) and found these!!
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I love stomping around in the thick stiff denim. My mum thinks they’re “alternative” and pretty “out there”. Her exact words when I opened the package were “whaat…. whaatt??”. And now I feel so brave wearing slightly un-conventional denim! I think the rest of my quaint little home town is almost as unnerved as my mother.
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Top: Urban Outfitters // Mom jeans: Missbehaver at ASOS marketplace // Boots: ZARA (old) // Rucksack: Market in Spain // Tweed Coat: Topshop (Old)

But you know what, they’re NOT shapeless! They’re tight in all the right places, and baggy where they don’t need to be tight = comfy! Like skinny round the waist (I OWN A WAIST!) and baggy at the hips (I also own hips). I thought it would be impossible to wear them with anything but crop tops and heels, but no! You can mix it up and wear trainers and baggy jumpers. All things I thoroughly intend to do soon enough. I have a feeling they may become my Winter wardrobe staple.

Sorry these photos are a bit dodgy, I’m working on getting a new camera. Until then, you may just have to put up with it!

Hope you’re all having a good week!

Katie x

Urban Outfitters sale Wish list!

UOsaleWishlist1.aUOsaleWishlist1b1. Iridescent Necklace // 2. Floral Pinny // 3. Printed jacket // 4. Wildfox love & icecream // 5. Buckle satchel // 6. Teal crop top // 7. Boyfriend jeans // 8.  Tapestry watch // 9. Cheap Monday tassel shape necklace // 10. Tiny square ring // 11. Box ring

So the Urban sale is here! And I thought I’d share a few of the things I would buy if I had any money… A few because honestly, I’d probably buy it all if I could. I love number one; the picture doesn’t quite do it justice, but in real life it’s soo iridescent in a beautiful pale blue. It’s big enough to make a statement, but delicate enough to not look over the top.

I also am currently a little obsessed with bomber style jackets (as you will see soon) and pinafore dresses and delicate but interesting rings, which Urban seem to be expert in at the moment.

What do you think of the UO sale??

Katie x

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