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8am Katie– “One aim for today: take photos of self wearing new hat, without looking like Boy George, before it rains….”

6pm Katie– “….fudge.”

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Well ok, I just about managed to avoid the rain…. just… But it was a tense moment! (esp for my camera)

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Hat and midi rings: Primark // Trousers: mum’s old (similar here, here and here) // Top: ZARA // Shoes: Ecote at Urban Outfitters // Lipstick: Sephora colour lip last no. 16

Well, rain or no rain, my head was nicely protected thanks to my new hat! Which I bought in Primark, on my recent trip to London along with a pile of other nice shiny things. I’m pretty late joining this particular bandwagon, but for £8, why not!

I’m clearly still clinging on to all my summery outfits though, I might need to stop wearing t-shirts soon. This t-shirt, which I still can’t find on the ZARA website (is Spanish ZARA just different?) I bought in Spain at the end of summer. Perhaps it’s just because you’re on holiday or maybe it’s just me, but abroad all the shops seem soo much more exciting! I could have easily spent all my money…

As for the trousers, I’ll be so sad to give them up when it gets too chilly. They’re so comfy, and seem to make quite normal outfits slightly more interesting. I love wearing them with jumpers and shirts too, or fully embracing the monochrome. Well almost, I can’t go without a bit of brightness! But there are loads of similar items on the high street, following the tartan and check trend for autumn/winter. ZARA are the champions when it comes to great printed trousers (I want these!!), so many different styles, and usually reasonably priced! I reckon they’re a great way to make a change from jeans when the winter months roll in too. To go androgynous with loafers or brogues, or lady-like with heels and a floaty top and slick coat..

Hope you’re all having a happy Monday!

Katie x

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Baiona…

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So as I mentioned, I’m in Spain now until September (lucky me eh)! We’ve rented out a huge and beautiful house overlooking the sea in Northern Spain, in Galicia. It’s still pretty chilly here, but mind-blowingly beautiful. I’ve already taken at least 300 photos, and I haven’t even left the house that much. The best ones I hope to show you in upcoming posts, if not they’ll all be on my flikr so have a look if you feel like you’re missing out…

On our second night here we decided to take ourselves down to the little town of Baiona. This is one of the first places in Spain to hear the news of Columbus’ discovery of the New World and is full of history, but at the same time glamorous and Ritzy. The walk along the harbour stretches from the Parador (old monastery-come-hotel type thing, below) to the edge of the town.

My Dad (who is for all intents and purposes, a Spanish hombre) says that this time of evening when the Golden Hour hits Spain, the glamorous inhabitants take to the street for “el Paseo“, where they walk along the promenade to show off, socialise, and perhaps take a drink or two before returning to their homes for dinner or into the city for a paella with friends…

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In honour of its glamorous reputation I decided trainers and Levi’s were not going to be acceptable in Baiona. I plaited my hair, threw on some interesting textures in simple colours and a pile of plain silver jewellery just in case… (mostly on my ears..)

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I bought this t-shirt in London the other day in a size 16 because I wanted to go for an oversized look. I feel I am forever searching for the perfect oversized tee.. This one is just the right length, but I might take the sleeves in a bit just to make it look more fitted. It has cool mesh-y bits which I love at the moment, and looks great with huge bright necklaces or with another load of pure white..

I also decided to employ my brother as photographer for this post, he kept making me or himself giggle so there’s now an unfortunate pile of totally unusable photos! I may have to do an out-take post. But check me out taking photos in public where people are! Bumble is going places people!!

All in all, we had a lovely evening, and happened to stumble across a pretty epic sunset on the way home..

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Buenas noches…
Katie x

Scoop crop and midi..

I reckon I have a slightly mixed up style. There are times where, to my mother’s dismay, baggy jeans a pony tail and my scruffy converses (the ones that have grown with me through my phases aplenty, inc purple haired emo phase) are what I end up throwing on…

There are also times where I want to actually dress like a girl and wear floaty things with flowers in my hair, and others where I just can’t decide. I think is one of those times.

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My Mum and I had fun taking these photos, she kept trying to get the garden in! Was definitely more impressed with her roses than my “interesting” outfit.

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….and Rodney couldn’t help trying to jump in the photo.. (I feel this may be a regular feature)

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I love adding flashes of bright to monochrome too!! Thanks, well-traveled parents for the electric blue necklace..

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Crop Top: Urban Outfitters // Skirt: Primark // Trainers: Asos // Turquoise necklace: Gift from Mexico!

It is a little girly, with the low back and tight skirt, but I just couldn’t keep away from my neon trainers.. 🙂

Katie x

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