Thursday, 24 April 2014

Dye job

Me and my sister decided to do a temporary, partial wardrobe swap yesterday so I gave her a load of clothes I haven't worn for a while and she did the same for me. Then when she gets back from uni for the summer we evaluate what we want back and whatever we don't the other person can keep. This gorgeous dress is a product of that. My sister bought it off eBay for about £3 and I honestly love it. The way the tie dye is really dark (I promise I have more coloured stuff on the way) rather than the usual garish bright reds and purples which I'm too safe to try and pull off. It also fit so well with this 80's style jacket which I pull out every now and then if I am feeling more of a statement jacket.
The weather here is incredible at the moment and it is such a novelty to not even have to wear tights, although I am not getting to enjoy it fully as exams creep ever closer (I'll be free in two months today).

Katy xx

wearing: dress from sister, jacket from h&m

Saturday, 19 April 2014

On the wings of eagles

I've been meaning to photograph this outfit for ages as it is all I have really been wearing for the last four weeks but with revision and Easter holidays I have just not had the time. Here it is though and surprise surprise it is monochrome. I think someone might need to stage an intervention soon. Really though, who needs colour when you have black, it flatters everyone and coordinates with everything. It is definitely the lazy girls colour (so basically for me then). Anyway synthesis in organic chemistry calls.

Katy xx

wearing: crop top,skirt and shoes from tesco, denim jacket from boohoo, necklace from miss selfridge

Sunday, 6 April 2014

bad timing

These are some of the photos from a shoot I did with my best friend Hannah. We drove up to one of my favourite places in the world, bluebell wood, but alas we were too early and all the bluebells haven't started blooming yet. Despite that it is still such a beautiful place to be and so photographing here was awesome. I actually go there on my own a lot when I'm stressed out and I need a break. Walking around in tranquillity definitely calms me down and with my final ever school exams looming I really need some stress relief.

Katy xx

wearing: top from paris, jeans from topshop, shoes from new look, sunglasses from primark.

Friday, 14 March 2014


We interrupt this blog of monochrome to bring you the following announcement: I'm finally wearing colour! I think it is the perfect weather we have been having here in the UK that has induced a need for at least an effort at breaking my black and white rut (don't worry I will be back to my own ways soon enough). This top really reminded me of Moroccan (well all north African) carpets and tiles which I love as I think Arab artwork is some of the most interesting and intricate. Look at me pretending I know art. 

Katy xx

wearing: top and jeans from sainsburys, sunglasses from accessorize, shoes from charity shop, necklace is homemade.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014


The sun has finally come out of hibernation here in the UK so I took it as a sign that I should whip out my new sunglasses from french connection. They are huge so they cover up my study tired eyes and have the added bonus of making me look a bit like a crazy disguised celebrity. For some reason I still can't shake my love of all black everything so this outfit was a shoo-in to be a favourite of mine. As you can see in the first picture I wanted to pair it with this asos coat that I just love but it was way too warm for black sheepskin.

Katy xx

wearing top from primark, jeans and shoes from topshop, coat from asos, glasses from french connection.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

instamoment - pointe

One of my favourite things to do in my free time is dance so this is a perfect picture to start a new line of posts on my blog. I think instagram is a really fun way of sharing what I am doing when I'm not blogging and I wanted to bring some of that onto my blog. This photo was from a day when me and my best friend Hannah spent all day dancing around on our pointes to practice. I love this photo because it shows how molded to my feet my shoes are and the dirt makes me think of all the hard work I do in them.

Katy xx

Saturday, 22 February 2014


These are the pictures from the second day of my trip to visit my sister in Cardiff. We actually went into the museum this day and I spent a happy few hours wandering around the natural history exhibit. I even learnt that Alfred Wallace (the biologst) is buried in the cemetery near my house. Anyway, these photos were taken in a small park in the centre of Cardiff, surrounded by gorgeous white stone buildings. That is one thing I love about the city, it has so many gorgeous old, white buildings.
The coat I am wearing arrived from Asos just before I left for Cardiff and honestly it is the best thing I have ever owned. Black sheepskin lining and cracked, soft (fake) leather on the outside. Finally something I feel proud to wear when it is too cold to wear any of my clothes.
Currently I'm doing anything to avoid completing all the work I set myself to do over half term break. I have one day less and I doubt any of it will get done but hey I'm on holiday!

Katy xx

wearing: coat from asos, top from topshop, jeans from primark, shoes from new look.