Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Balcony

I'm finally back from all my holidays and the post sun blues are setting in as much as I'm glad to lie in my bed as up until this point I have been in England for four days in July. I'm currently curled up in a cocoon of cushions and blankets after getting home from Lanzarote late last night. 
This outfit was photographed in Tenerife and these trousers have pretty much been my favourite thing for the last couple of months. My best friend Laura bought them for me just before she went away to America for 3 months this summer (it's only 6 weeks until she gets back!!). They are the perfect shape as they taper down to the ankle but hang fairly loose from the body so they were an evening staple in the Canary Islands.

Katy xx





wearing: tshirt and hat from primark, trousers from river island.

Friday, 11 July 2014

France photo diary

So I'm been MIA for ages but I've been at completing exams, having a prom, lazing in a French chateau and partying in Tenerife with some of my best friends. I am also jetting of to Lanzarote with a different set of friends on Sunday morning so I thought I needed to get some blogging done in the interim time.
France was so much fun as I spent most of the time exploring cute little towns and villages, all setting up their decorations in preparation for July which encompasses Bastille Day next week. We stayed at the Chateau De Saint Gervais in Normandy and visited Honfleur, Cormeilles and Deauville. I've never visited that part of France before and with  the sun shining everything was absolutely gorgeous.















Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Another Love

This dress is honestly one of my favourite things I have ever bought. It is so comfortable that I just never want to take it off and I'm pretty sure I won't in Tenerife and Lanzarote as it is perfect to slip over a bikini at the beach or when walking around town. All I'm saying is that I really want another one in a different colour (adventurous shopping 101 by Fashionably Unknown).

Katy xx



wearing: dress from zara, sandals from primark.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Flared up

It is such a nice day today that I decided to go for a little walk in the woods and just enjoy the sunshine while I can. I took my camera and tripod so I could get a few shots of my outfit for you (yeah self timer sucks but it is the best I have until my sister gets home from uni).
I am absolutely in love with these bell bottoms from Forever 21 (if you haven't already guessed from my instagram) and I really think everyone should own a pair. Not only are they super comfy but they look amazing on as they fit perfectly on your hips and thighs and then flare around the knee so you stay nice and cool. I already want five more pairs. Also a new addition to my wardrobe is this hat from Primark. It was originally a fedora but they do not suit me at all so I just pulled it lower on my head to make a floppy hat sort of thing. I really can't wait to wear it in Tenerife and Lanzarote this year.
Exams are going well so far although I still have seven left to go in the next three weeks so maybe I shouldn't speak too soon as it is so hard to stay in and revise when I could go walk on the beach or something equally as fun.

Katy xx




wearing: trousers from forever 21, tshirt from new look, hat and sandals from primark.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Lavish Alice

I love discovering new brands as I feel I need to widen my wardrobe from Toshop, Primark and Boohoo. I found Lavish Alice over twitter and what can I say I think I may have to buy the entire collection. Everything they sell is so well cut and so falls perfectly on the body (I have stalked so many bloggers who are wearing them to decide this fact). I decided to do a post of some of my favourite pieces for you guys to check out as surprisingly not that many people have heard of them.

Skimlinks Test


Monday, 2 June 2014

Mid-year review


So it's June which mean we are almost half way through the year. I know technically the end of June is the middle of the year but with the new season upon us I thought it was a good time to do this post (inspiration from Daisy Butter here).

At the beginning of 2014 I privately set myself some goals to achieve by the time the year was out and some of them I have achieved already while others I am still working on:

Posting more frequently on my blog 
I feel like this one I have achieved but I need to continue doing for the rest of the year. Before 2014 blogging was just something I did every now and then without really putting much thought into it but realising how much I enjoyed I set myself the target of really putting some effort it. I have posted more frequently and I think my content is of a much higher standard. I would really like to post more outfits with better backdrops but this will have to wait until I'm not at school (3 weeks to go).

Getting more involved in the blogger community 
Before this year I was totally a passive member and my biggest input was occasionally commenting on someone else's blog but recently I have started making friends across the world whose blogs I love and have read for a long time. I also discovered a community of bloggers right here in Bournemouth. I hope to continue meeting new bloggers when I move to Brighton in September.

Live a healthier lifestyle
This sounds like such a cliche resolution that everyone makes but I was determined to make it work. I wanted to completely overhaul my outlook on food as most of my life I haven't really cared what I was putting in my body. I have started to cook healthier meals for lunch (before would be toast and chocolate) and I've even bought and used several healthy cookbooks. I have also begun to regularly workout as before I would go to ballet twice a week and that would be it. I feel so much brighter and more energised than I ever before and I've even gained quite a lot of muscle and lost the baby fat I have been harbouring for the last 18 years.

Say yes to more things/Do more new things
I'm a lazy person by nature and I used to spend most of my days lying around my house scrolling tumblr for hours on end (I still do that sometimes). I've made a conscious effort to not do this and just get outside and do things, the more spontaneous the better. So instead of watching another episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians I have hopped in my car and just driven to the beach (it is atrocious that I live 15 minutes away but only went once last summer) so I could walk or head to a restaurant in my area I've never been to before. I can safely say this has made me so much more excited for life in general and given me a much more positive outlook.

Discover more stuff
This may sound vague but I think there is so much out there in the world that I haven't heard of yet. 2013 was the year of the gig for me as I managed to go to Reading Festival and over the year I saw 34 different bands/artists that I love. 2014 is going to be the year of finding loads of new music so I can go to even more gigs (I'm on 6 acts so far this year). This summer I'm heading to three new places I have never been: Normandy, Tenerife and Lanzarote so I'm going to try and see as much of each place as I can while I'm there because I've paid to go there so I want to get the most out of it.

More things to achieve by 2015:
-Move out
- Reach 1000 blog followers
- Save money
- Be more generous
- See the sunrise
- Eat in a new restaurant every month
- Spend more time with family and friends
- Take time to breathe

Katy xx

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Escapology

You know you are using self timer when you take 50+ photos and when you look at them there are only three that are even remotely usable. Where are my sisters when I need them!
Anyway, I saw Jeline from sartorialust.net do an outfit post on her tshirt that is the same as this one except a different colour and it inspired me to style mine. I went for quite an unusual pairing as I wore it with these beautiful ditzy floral print shorts which I absolutely love and I seriously can't wait to wear on holiday in about a months time (it is getting so close ah). I love how the two prints clash but are the same colour scheme so it isn't too overwhelming.
The exam season is in full swing now and I have officially left school forever...just 8 exams to complete until freedom! 

Katy xx



wearing: tshirt from topshop, shorts from new look.