7.04.2017

Go Gingham Crazy!

Hello lovelies, welcome to my first proper blog post after coming back.
     Gingham has been a very popular fashion trend since Spring, so this post is a little be late to the party. Here's a little bit of history on Gingham, the term was originally used to describe medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarn and was also striped. But, these days the word is uesd when talking about a lightweight plain-woven cotton cloth, typically checked in white and a bold colour. 
    I love the look of Gingham especially the traditional (Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz) blue & white, I think it looks really sweet. I have three pieces of gingham clothing (soon to be four) a top from Next, a skirt and trousers both from Topshop, I'm just a little bit of a fan it.

   You'll be hard not to find a single gingham piece on your favourite high street shops but, these are just a few of my favourite finds:

1. Kimchi Blue Gingham Picnic Gingham Midi Dress - Urban Outfitters - £52 //  2. Washed Gingham Flute Sleeve Top - Topshop - £15 (in the sale)  // 3. Just A Girl Pullover - Free People - £88 // 4. Checked Top - H&M - £17.99 // 5. Embroidered Gingham Tube - Free People - £108  // 6. Sleeveless Dress - H&M - £34.99

1. This is such a nice dress, the ruched bodice and the ruffle neckline and sleeves look very flattering. I think it would look lovely with either worn with black converses or some espadrilles.

2. The flared sleeves on this top are really cute especially with the tiny little ruffles towards the top.

3. I like how this top is a really casual pullover/shirt, that you could easily just throw on in the morning and go (with shoes of course). 

4. This is a lovely simple summer top with a twisted knot detail.

5. I love the intricate embroidery detailing and the cute little tassels attached to the hem. This top would be perfect for your holidays because it looks quite flowy! 

6. This dress looks super flattering especially with the square, frilly neckline, midi length and high waistband.


7. Gingham Shirt  with Pephem - ASOS - £28 // 8. New Look Gingham Bardot Playsuit -ASOS - £14.99 // 9. Midi Skirt in Gingham with Asymmetric Hem & Tie Waist - ASOS - £32 // 10. Bershka Gingham Printed Playsuit - ASOS - £25.99 // 11. River Island Mixed Gingham Mini Cami Dress - ASOS - £30

7. The ruffle hem is such a nice addition to this blouse and I like that it also has a high neck. 


8. This playsuit had to make the cut with it being red (my favourite colour) and off the shoulder style.


9. The colour of this midi skirt is so nice, the yellowy mustard makes a nice change from blue and white gingham.This would make a perfect Summer outfit worn with some espadrilles and straw basket.


10. I love this little playsuit that much my very very lovely boyfriend ever so kindly ordered it for me. It looks like it is made out of light weight material which is perfect for this time of year! My favourite parts of the playsuit are the tiny scalloped edging to the shorts and the tie wrap on the top.  


11. I really like the contrast of the large gingham pattern and the small gingham pattern. Also, the high waistband will help elongate your legs if that's something you wanted.




Are you a fan of Gingham?

Thank you for reading!
Love from 
Katie
xx

6.28.2017

I'm back, back again!

Hello lovelies, it's been a while hasn't it, I'm not really sure why I've not blogged in so long. I think it's a combination of lacking inspiration and motivation. 
I think I'm going to do a blog challenge to ease me back into writing again, I haven't chosen a certain one to take part in yet but, I hope it will be enjoyable for others to read. I also have some ideas for more blog posts maybe 
- my summer fashion essentials
- bedroom tour
- recent drawings
- my favourite Pinterest pins
- future goals
- Instagram diary
- my favourite fashion designers

Anyway, enough about me I hope you're all well!

Thank for reading this very, very brief post!
Love from

5.21.2017

Monki Clothing Wishlist

Hello lovelies, so the other week one of my favourite fashion bloggers What Olivia Did talked about her love for the clothing company Monki in her recent April Favourites YouTube video so of course shortly after I had to have a browse. I found so many amazing pieces which isn't good when you haven't the money to spend but, I thought I'd show the pieces I loved anyway.

Here are my favourite finds online:
((Warning: Heavily features denim of all washes))

 1. This t-shirt is perfect for me as I used to say to my friends 'You Go Girl' whenever they were successful at something and I also really like the 70's style to the top.
2. I'm in need for a plain A-line skirt and this is the perfect berry colour. It could be worn with blouses or for a more laid back look with a t-shirt tucked in.
3. These sunglasses remind me of Ray Bans
4. I think this baby pink frilly t-shirt would look so cute worn with some Mom jeans and Superga trainers or maybe some Vans.
5. When I have a bit more money I really need to invest in a denim skirt like this, it's such a a flattering style and length. 
6. This jumper looks so comfy and soft & I love the red edge to the sleeves. You could wear it over a little tea dress and converses when it gets cooler during the evening on Summer days. In the colder months it would look nice tucked into some black high waisted jeans and some boots.
8. I really like the contrast of the two denim panels I think it makes it look a bit more interesting than your usual denim skirt.
9. I love these rainbow socks!
10. I'm obsessed with cats these days and waiting for the day I can have my own so, this t-shirt is very appropriate.
11. I am a big fan of the colour of this t-shirt, as girl who where's a hella lot of black it's not often that I pick out a colourful t-shirt as a favourite. 
12. Ahh how cute are these jeans with cat faces on the knees??
13. I really like this oversized denim jacket, I think it would go with everything in my wardrobe.

14. I have some gingham trousers with a larger pattern and baggier in style but, I love the slim fit of these and I think they would look perfect with some healed boots, a blouse and a leather jacket.
15. I think this white tie strap top is cute and would be perfect for summer worn with short & espadrilles.
16. The only item of make up I put on my wishlist/favourites as I'm definitely more of a fashion lover than beauty. But, I love the shimmer of this creme highlight!
17. I thought these sparkly pink opaque socks would look nice worn with some platform (not that I ever wear them but, if I did I'd definitely wear that combo)
18. There's bloody pineapples on a pair of socks for goodness sake!
19. I'm a sucker for a good striped top and the use of colours would nicely brighten up an outfit.

20. This dungaree dress would look so nice with a band t-shirt and converses or a blouse and some flats. I really like the skater skirt style and I think it would be super flattering.
21. What I like about this dress is that it could easily be worn casually during the day or with some heeled boots for the evening.
22. I thought this jacket was a lovely, it's so different with the botanical floral print.
23. At the moment I am on the search for some black see-through socks that can be worn with the new shoes I have. 
24. This dress reminds me a bit of Fred Perry dresses with the striped collar and sleeves.

27. This denim would be great with a top layered underneath
28. What can I say it's a bloody rose gold bag?
29. The ruffles down the front of this play suit is such a lovely detail 
30. I love these Daisy socks!
31. Not my usual go to style of top but there something nice about the 
32. This t-shirt is so cute with the tiny love hearts on the chest!

I thought I would do a separate section for swimwear as I got a bit carried away

1. &2.  how cut are the little ruffles on each shoulder of both the bikini top and swimming costume.
3. I really like the triangle shape to the bikini top.
4. Gingham is such a popular pattern/trend right now and I have quite a bit of love for the ol' gingham, it being read is also in it's favour!
5. The style of this swimming costume/swimsuit looks super flattering with the cut out section and the way it is cut above your belly button if like me you aren't too fond of your belly.


6. This bikini seems like it would be very flattering with the high waisted bottoms and the balcony style bikini top.
7. Oh gingham again! I really like the contrast of the blue gingham pattern and the white bottom half.
8. I think this off the shoulder style of swimming costume is really nice and unique. 
9. I put the pink version of the off the shoulder swimming costume on here to because I like the colour.
10. I love the halter neck style of this swimming costume, something a little different to your usual styles.

Oh yeah I love socks, I have far too many for it considered a healthy amount of socks to own

What I learnt from this wishlist and exploring Monki online is that:
- I love denim
- I like some colour, not much but, some
- Monki do amazing swimwear 
- I need to go on holiday to wear said swimwear
- I need money for said holiday

If you got all the way through this post you're doing well!
Would you like to see me share my favourite swimming costumes in shops at the moment?

Thank you for reading!
Love from
Katie
xx

5.06.2017

Why I Blog?


Hello lovelies, so I thought I would have a little bit of a waffle (not the kind you eat basically me typing a lot) about why I blog and the future of my blog.

        Let's start from the beginning I started blogging back in 2012 so I could have my own little space where I could talk about anything and everything that I wanted to whenever I felt like it.

        So for a year now I've been overthinking and comparing myself to other bloggers which put me off blogging because I never thought my blog was good enough so I've posted less and less. Recently, I've come to realize that how many followers and likes isn't everything. Yes, if you want to earn a living from blogging then yes that is a very important factor but, my blog is purely to chat on about things I'm interested or about my life.

I've been thinking recently when I'm old and looking back on my life will I really think
- I wish I'd had more followers on Social Media
- I wish I had took more flat lays
- I wish I had took more photos of my food
And at the end of the day I highly doubt I will

         In the future I want to think less and continue to type what comes to mind because at the end of the day I'm no writer, as you can probably tell from my posts so far. I hope to finally pluck up the courage to start posting outfit posts again on my blog (I know I mention this every time I talk about my blog). I also hope to do some beauty posts (not that know anything about beauty at all), share my illustrations with you, of course more wishlists and just discuss any topic I fancy covering.


I'm not really sure where I'm going with this post anymore so, I shall leave it at that. If you have read all of this post thank you for putting up with my rambling!

Thank you for reading!
Love from
Katie
xx

4.06.2017

He Official Spring Clothing Wishlist

Hello lovelies, I'm finally back with a new blog post, we are now in Spring so have all your pastel colour clothes at the ready or black if you're like me. For me Spring fashion is all about little smock dresses and blouses making an appearance in my wardrobe.The other day I browsed on He, an online clothing shop that I discovered not too long ago, they always have so many lovely pieces in store that desperately wished that I owned.
What I like about all the pieces I selected for my wishlist is the fact they could easily be worn all year round with a few changes in styling. Like every wishlist blog post I do this is not sponsored or anything like that, it's just a post I felt like sharing. I'm not exaggerating I could have put every piece they sell on my wishlist but I thought I better keep it short for post, so here are a few I loved the look of.



 
I think this dress would look so cute teamed with a pair of converses.
I love this oversized denim shirt, it looks super comfy. For some reason I can imagine having a really chilled day drawing and painting.
I really like the embroidery detail on this top and the cute little tassel trim. 
What I love about this blouse is the flowy bohemian feel it has to it.
This top makes me think of Audrey Hepburn so much, it's definitely her style! It would be easy to style with a pair of black skinny jeans and some ballet flats.
This is such a cute top, I really love the ruffle detail half way down the top. I think it would look lovely worn with jeans or a tucked into a skirt or even under a pair of dungarees!
It would look nice with a nice white blouse like the Matilda Dolly Top underneath it. 
This has to be my favourite pieces that I saw online, I'd probably wear them with some mom jeans and oh yeah some converses.
There's something really nice about this dress and it definitely fits it's description 'delicate'. 
This top is a little similar to the Frill Check Top but, it has three quarter length sleeves and the fabric looks quite light which be perfect for the warmer months. Wearing the top with black cut off shorts with converses or espadrilles for the ultimate Alexa Chung style!
Another lovely blouse by He which from a distance looks some what like a light denim wash however it is actually a pin striped pattern.
It could be worn during the day with converses (of course) or some little flats and then worn in the evening with heels or some metallic ankle boots. This also reminds me a bit of the dress Adele wore in one of her music videos which can only be a good thing!



I hope to have some more posts up soon!
Thank you for reading!
Love from
Katie
xx

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