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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

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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

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

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