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



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

3.15.2017

Dreaming of Dior Autumn/Winter 2017

Hello lovelies, the other week as I was doing a quick scroll through Facebook when I stumbled across some of the most beautiful clothes I've seen. Of course, I thought I must share it with everyone! Please don't expect a blog post using proper fashion lingo just me gushing about my love of a fashion collection. I think the pieces from the collection really show that fashion and clothing can be just as beautiful and artistic as an oil painting from the 17th Century. 
The whole collection appeals to me due to its blue palette and use of black accessories as most of my wardrobe is filled with clothes of those colours. There is a definite nod to the Seventies through out especially with the flowing fabric and the styling of the models hair in soft waves. 

The beret trend seems to be making it's way through to this years Autumn and Winter, which I'm not complaining about at all (not that I could pull it off) but, everybody I've seen wear them so far look so cool in them. In this case it no exception, the leather beret worn by all the models pulls the whole outfits and even the collection together. 
               
The lace sleeves/cape of this first dress are so beautiful. ahh it literally looks like water (probably makes no sense what so ever)
Ahh this dress, the embroidery on it looks so delicate
I'm not sure but, it looks like the embroidery could be moons? How does the second one some how look like it's made up of flower petals? I really like the square neck line of the dress too

The gold detail looks like it was hand painted on to the dress it looks magical maybe even worn to a ball in Hogwarts.
The top half of the dress is sweet with the delicate ruffles on both the sleeves and around the neck with little pin tucks on the chest.

The ruffles on the neckline of this dress is pretty. I love the layers of the cape on the dress to the right.

The sleeves of the first dress *insert heart eye emoji*, I really like the effect of the dark velvet material in contrast with the sheer material of the sleeves. 

The photographs used in this blog post were taken by Lillie Eiger back stage at the fashion show.  For the full article about the Dior AW17 written by Vanessa Hseih for Dazed and Confused you can read it here

I would love to do some illustrations of some of my favourite pieces from the collection.

I will be doing a post all about my favourite looks from all the Fashion Weeks soon which I'm really looking forward to doing, although it is a tad late.


Thank you for reading!

Love from 

Katie
xx

3.01.2017

My Top Blog Posts

Hello lovelies, today I thought to take a look back at my most popular blog posts so far.



Here are my blogs most read posts

Fundraising for Alzheimer's Society
 
First up and my most poplar blog post by far was me talking about fundraising for the Alzheimer's Society which I think is a very important charity which is very close to my heart.



Get Their Look - Alexa Chung
That blog post was one of my favourites to put together, looking for items that were perfect 
I would love to do some more of this kind of posts, maybe get their look for Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot and the like.


New Bedroom Wishlist
This was a wishlist that I created after getting inspiration for my newly decorated bedroom. I might do another one of these posts soon as I'm on the search for some prints to put up on wall. It will probably end up being a combination of photos of iconic people that I like and illustration prints.



CAMP Collection
This post is me chatting about my love for my newly discovered clothing brand CAMP Collection and yes I still love it! In the post I also share a little illustration that I did of one of their look book photographs.


Unique Valentines Day Gifts
In the post I talk about some interesting and cool new gift ideas for Valentines Day if you feel like giving something different to the usual chocolates and flowers. The post was compilation of my favourite unique gifts that could be found on Not On The High Street.



My Favourite Bloggers and Youtubers
I really enjoyed creating a list of my favourite bloggers and youtubers letting them know I appreciate the work that they create. If you are looking for more blogs and you tube channels to check out then head on over to this blog post of my favourites.

What's on My Bedside Table

I share all the beauty products that you will find on my bedside table in this post.
I really need to do an updated post on this topic.

Very Pinteresting
I love using Pinterest, I could browse through it for inspiration for hours. Whether it be fashion, food, art or interior design there's always something that interests me on that website. I will be doing an updated blog post on my recent 

Looking back at my posts from the past has made me realize how much I enjoy writing blog posts. 

Thank you for reading!
Love from
Katie
xx

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