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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

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

Wishlist! What will happen when I have some money….

Essentially what will happen when I get money, is that I will spend it all. ALL of it. I think this is sensible.

Wishlists are dangerous. Any time I run out of money, buying new things all of a sudden becomes very important to me. And I get fully obsessed with ideas and plans for my new wardrobe! So I sit on Pinterest scheming how to sell my kidneys or my hair (it’s legit, I’ve looked it up, it might well happen). For example, this season it was this dress and check shirt combo that haunted me. Hence this instagram, and this pinterest board. I KNOW the dress existed, I saw it with my OWN EYEBALLS. And yet, it is now nowhere to be found. (If someone can find it for me, then I will pay you in cookies, many, many cookies).

My current wish list though, for some reason, has turned out fully black and blue. Never have I created ANYTHING with such little colour.. I’m quite surprised with myself. Nevertheless, I can’t wait to buy it all.

1. | 2. | 3. | 4. | 5. | 6. | 7. | 8. | 9. | 10.


Add a little more leather, more fur, purpley berry lips and a few times as many pretty dresses and you’re there.

I’m actually amazed some of these are still in stock. Particularly the check skirt and Topshop coat! The shoes are the big wants though. I need a new pair of boots, my old Topshop ones are so tatty, they seriously need replacing. I love the whole cut-out boot thing. But the contrast sole was not something I expected to like! I’m obsessed. The Forever 21 ones, which are totally gorgeous, might be the ones I get so that I have one chunky pair and one non-chunky pair, you know, just in case I’m feeling non-chunky… (you can see how I run out of money so quickly right?)

The leather/suedey skirt and the lingerie dress are the two others I’m really pining after. I love how weirdly interesting the skirt is! And I realised I probably don’t have that many skirts or dresses, so I think I should stock up. Patterned smocks are gonna be in there too.

Anyway, life with me has been unbelievably busy, interviews and spontaneous trips to Bournemouth (did you know it has a beach?!) have kept me away from the blog.. But some exciting updates and hopefully lots more outfit posts to come, so bare with me..

Happy weekend!

Katie x

Dinner with Daisy

I really love dressing for dinner on holiday. I think it’s the whole no make-up, no shoes and bikini in the daytime, running round on the beach with sand between your toes and drinking ice tea, then transforming into a real person at night-time.. it’s a fun process. Especially if you get to wear pretty things like skirts!

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defDenim shirt and sandals: ZARA // Skirt and earrings: Urban Outfitters // Rucksack: Market // Silver Chain: Azendi

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I’ve been running round the garden recently trying to find good places to take photos, this is definitely my new favourite spot. Not only because of the pretty steps, and the secret passage-way behind me, but if I get bored of taking photos I can just peek over the wall and this happens!

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Besos 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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