10.03.2017

Gilmore Girls tag

Hello lovely, I'm starting back with my blogging with a bit of a quick post answering the questions on this Gilmore Girls tag (I'm a little bit obsessed, okay?). I have got combined a few of the questions from a couple of different Gilmore Girls tags.

-What was your first introduction to Gilmore Girls?
November 2016, I saw everyone talking about the arrival of the revival (I'm a poet and I didn't know it) so I was like what's this 'Gilmore Girls people are going on about?' to which I googled it and thought hey I'll give it a watch! So with me often home alone towards the end of last year I found myself watching hours of it each day. 

-Who is your favourite character and why? 
Lorelei because she basically makes the whole show.

-Are you on Team Jess, Dean or Logan? Why? 
ahh you're starting something here but, I have to go with Jess every time!
What I like about Jess is he was the one who pushed Rory the most to aim high and had the most common interests with. Even years later when they weren't going out he still managed to get Rory thinking about returning to Yale and then in the revival where he planted the writing a book seed in Rory's head. 
Dean, at the start he was kind and cared about Rory a lot and even Lorelei liked him (not just for water tank changing services). But, he cheated on his wife with Rory.
I actually liked Logan but, the way he acted with Jess made me dislike him a bit, thinking he was better than him. Also, I don't feel like Rory was a particularly nice person when she was with him.

-How many of the books have you read from Rory's reading list? 
Surprisingly I've actually read 8 off her list of 339 book, I'm not much of a reader sadly (hoping to change that) but, I don't think that's too bad for me. 

-Would you rather; only be allowed to drink coffee, or never be able to eat Pop Tarts again? 
Sadly, I'm not a big fan of either if I'm being honest.

-Who is your least favourite character? 
Maybe Nicole and Strobe & Francine.

-Are you on Team Luke, or Team Christopher? 
Team Luke of course!

In a fight between Taylor and Mrs. Kim who would win?
Mrs. Kim every time! You definitely haven't watched Gilmore girls if you don't find Mrs Kim slightly scary.

How much do you dislike April?
I didn't dislike her but, she wasn't really a favourite character of mine as she could be annoying at times. I thought the whole 'Luke having a child' story line was a bit unnecessary really. 

- Dave or Zack?
Dave!

-If you went to Stars Hollow, where would you most like to visit? 
where wouldn't I? top of my list would definitely be Luke's Diner (I'll have a burger and fries please), Lorelei's house, the Dragonfly Inn and the Gazebo (just for how photogenic that thing is) & imagine sitting in there reading with a hot chocolate?

-What would you steal from the Gilmore Girls set? 
Lorelei's monkey lamp, probably a few of the outfits Lorelei wore.

-Finally, what did you think of the revival?
hmm I both like and dislike parts really. I wish there had been more on certain characters like Lane & Sookie. 

-What was your favourite part of the revival?
-Seeing Luke and Lorelei together
-When Emily quits the DAR
-Any part containing Rory and Jess moments


I hope you enjoyed reading my answers to my 
Thank you so much for reading!
Love from
Katie
xx

10.01.2017

Back to life, back to reality

Hello lovelies, guess who's back, back again? It's me! What better time to get back into blogging than October, something about this time of year makes me want to blog.
It's been a while hasn't it? I'm really hoping to make blogging a regular thing from now on.
So, where have I been well still in my usual spot but, I've been working very had on first proper illustration job! In my 'spare' time I have also been creating new prints to put in my Etsy shop for Autumn and posting off orders from my shop. 

Blog wise, I am hoping to give my layout/blog header a bit of an update soon because I'm not 100% happy with it at the moment. I want to start trying out some fashion posts and possibly an outfit post or two at some point. I hope to boost my confidence a little by doing them as I'm not a huge fan of having my photo taken. So, I thought maybe the more I have my photo taken the less it will bother me? I don't know it's just a thought.


Here are a few photographs from the past few months and a little bit about them



- the two window photos were from when I went for drive with my sister and mum & the view was pretty decent
- I went to Rudy's a little pizza place in Ancoats, Manchester with my lovely boyfriend a few weeks ago. The pizza was so tasty and the interior was Pinterest worthy.
- I was tagged in this photo one of my very nice customers posted on Instagram, it still feels crazy seeing my work up in someones home.
- I stayed at my boyfriends house for just over a week, which was really nice and involved a lot of stroking a cat *see photo. The cat isn't actually my boyfriends but, his neighbors cat that loves nothing more than sleeping in the conservatory at his house. I managed to get a lot of my work done whilst I was there in between cat stroking of course. 
- My last few days staying at my boyfriends house involved lots of tissues and a couple disturbed nights sleep thanks to my sister giving me her cold. But, with a lot of help from some Vicks and some Honey & Lemon Menthol Sweets it didn't last too long.
- I have been making and selling a few badges which I really enjoy making. 
- I've done a few personal drawings over the past months including this Haim drawing (this is a work in progress) photo. I will be doing a post soon on my recent illustrations.


Thank you so much for reading! 
Love from
Katie
xx

9.05.2017

Nobodies Child New In Favourites

Hello lovelies, sorry I haven't posted recently I've been a bit busy with illustration work but, I'm back with another New In Favourites post this time coming from one of my favourite shops to browse Nobodies Child. I say to browse because since to discovering the shop that sells endless pieces that fall in love with I haven't actually had much money to spend on new clothes. I'm not sure if all these pieces are still in their New-In section as I started this post well over a week ago.

1. I think theses orange ditsy floral print shorts are so sweet with the flippy sort of skirt style to them. Also, them being high waisted means they are extra flattering.
2. This boxy style blue shirt looks so cute with the addition of a ruffle on the hem and sleeves.
3. Ruffles, ruffles everywhere! You could maybe wear this top with some patterned trousers or if your feeling jazzy a pair of flared pants with heeled boots. 
4. Yes, this is another piece with ruffle on it. I love the colour red, so it's no surprise that this dress ended up in my favourites.This would be perfect for last few weeks we left of summer worn with with converses or tights & ankle boots with a leather jacket in the colder months to come.
5. okay so I think I may have a ruffle problem but, this time they are small ruffles on the straps of the gingham crop top.
 6. I love this dress! It would be perfect with my converses or doc martens. I think you could also wear in the autumn worn over a turtle neck long sleeved top.
7. The two bows on the back of this dress adds a really nice element to the dress. I also think the dress looks quite vintage because of the shade of orange used on the fabric (I hope that makes some sense).
8. I really like this sheer polka dot top which would be worn with a cute bralet. I would also probably wear this with a black denim midi skirt and some heeled boots. 
9. another sheer shirt red ruffled sleeves (again with the ruffles Katie)
10. These patterned trousers would be so easy to wear with anything, with a bold slogan t-shirt or a blouse! I'm not sure but I think it is leopard print (my eyesight is terrible sorry).
11. If your like me your love wearing an oversized checkered shirt then this is the dress for you! It looks so comfy which is always a bonus! checkered shirt with tie front
12.  I just thought there was something sweet about this pink button up crop top, I think it's the style of it with it's slightly flared sleeves and how it just skims your waist which I think would make a flattering top to wear.
13. I love ditsy print and style of midi skirt with the two slits up the front. You could easily wear this outfit either casually or formally with different footwear. Some heals or heeled boots during the evening and maybe a pair of trainers for the day time.
15. This ginham A-line dress looks very 90's style to me and very flattering with it's high waistline, it's a really nice could be smart and casual dress.
16. How is cute this floral patterned turtle neck top? I might have to get this, I think it would be ideal for this time of you as we approach Autumn.
17. I really like this tie top although I'm not sure if I have the confidence to wear a top that shoes off that much tummy.
18. star patterned sheer top which once again could be worn with a black bralet or if you don't have the confidence how about cami vest top (one with lace detail would look so nice). Another way you could wear the sheer top would be by tucking it into a pair of high waisted black wash jeans and some heels.
19. gingham skirt you could either wear it with the matching gingham crop top as a co-ord or maybe tuck a t-shirt in with it for a more casual outfit.
20. blouse crop top either worn with your favourite pair of jeans or maybe a midi length denim skirt.
21. I really like the way wrap tops and dresses look really nice. I think that the pattern is the same as the turtle neck top that I mentioned before (no.16).




From this post I think we have all learnt that I need help with ruffle obsession.
Thank you for reading!
love from
Katie

8.18.2017

forever drawing

Hello lovelies, I'm back again. I thought I would share with you my recent illustrations that I have been working on over the past few months. So, what can I say about recent work? I have drawn quite a few of my favourite sixties icons and I also started doing more fashion themed illustrations. I'm really enjoying adding bits of colour to my pencil drawings using Photoshop. I hope to do more fashion illustrations in the future because I love drawing clothes. 

Here are a few of the drawings I've done recently
Model wearing Dior A/W 2017 collection
One of my favourite fashion blogger Megan Ellaby
 Audrey Hepburn
Brigitte Bardot
 Jane Birkin
 Jean Shrimpton

 Sophia Rosemary Barrese 

I will do another post in another few months so I have plenty to share!

Thank you for reading!
Love from
Katie
xx

8.07.2017

New Looks New In Favourites August 2017

Hello lovelies, I'm today with my favourites from New Look's New In section of their online store. I'm not sure if people are interested in seeing my favourites but, I thought it might be helpful for anybody wanting new clothing for their wardrobe that has a similar style as me. I'm thinking of making this like a series of posts, of course with different shops.
I found quite a few gems when browsing New Look the other night so here are my favourites
I am slightly in love with this embroidered skirt that reminds me of a William Morris pattern.
The ruffle neck is a really nice detail on this pin stripe shirt. You could style it casually with a pair of jeans and converses or maybe wear it more smart with a pinafore over top.
Slogan t-shirts are still very popular at the moment this t-shirt with New York on the chest is an easy and subtle way of wearing the trend. I think that the little New York slogan is cute with an apple logo as the O in York. 
How amazing are the boots? *insert love heart eyes emoji*Now, I would be lying if I said I am pinks number one fan but, I really like dusky pink and very pale pink at the moment. There is just something about these velvet look boots that I love.
The white lace and mesh top looks lovely and delicate. As the top is sheer your could wear a nice bralet maybe nude or white OR you could maybe go for a pastel coloured one underneath the top. However, if you're not comfortable wearing a just a bralet underneath a vest top would be a good alternative, if you're lucky you might be able to find a lace trimmed vest. 
This bright red dress is the perfect summer dress, with it being 100% cotton and it having a casual fit. The material of the top section of the dress being shirred (gathered) it adds a nice little element to the piece. I think it would look nice either with converses or with espadrille sandals. 
I like the contrast of the white floral embroidery on the black bralet.  
Well it's seems I was loving New York slogan tees when I was browsing New Look. The design looks slightly retro which is always a plus for me!
The yellow bardot style top looks very flattering with it being off the shoulder and it having a high peplum hem. Yet again I like shirring of the top half and the ruffle of the neck. It's also an easy way of wearing the bell sleeve trend.
embroidered   mesh  scalloped sleeves
 I love the intricate floral embroidery that frames the sheer panel of the smock top. The key hole fastening at the back of the top and the scalloped edge sleeves are really nice details of the top.
I love how delicate the lace of the midi skirt looks, I feel like some lace can look tacky or cheap but, the lace of this New Look skirt look like it could be expensive. It would look nice with a pair of heeled boots or dressed down with trainers for casual occasion. My favourite thing about it is the actual colour of the piece.
As I said in the past I'm a big fan of gingham so it's no surprise to see this dress make its way to my favourites. I really like the sweet heart neck line and the tie front detail. I just think it would be the perfect summer dress worn with some white espadrilles.  
Again I really like the peplum  style ruffle bottom to the yellow top. The embroidery on this top is really lovely and a bit different to a lot of embroidered pieces in the shops at the moment. 
I think this dress gives a nice, casual bohemian look and I really like the slightly flared sleeves. I would wear this dress with my converses and my leather jacket.
I've been looking for a-line midi denim skirt just like this for a while. I think they would go perfectly with a band t-shirt or slogan t-shirt which ever you fancy tucked in and worn with a pair of converses.

I am a huge fan of this dress it's a combination of it being a Bardot style dress, frill trim to the neck line and it has pockets! POCKETS!! A dress with pockets is a rarity. Imagine the dress worn with some bright red lipstick? The dress also looks 
The Ditsy print of this playsuit is really cute.
This off the shoulder tops looks super comfy and I love the wine colour of it.



To check out New Look's New In clothing click here

Are there any of my favourites that you like?

Thank you for reading!
Love from
Katie
xx



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