Thursday, 31 December 2015

Fashion - OOTD// Leather Jacket


Hey lovelies, so here it is my final outfit post of 2015, and I think it's a good one, Before Christmas I treated myself to this totally gorgeous leather jacket with detachable faux fur collar from Topshop I have been after a new leather jacket for ages and when I tried this one on, it was true love and it was reduced too, which sealed the deal for me and it had to be mine.


I was a lucky girl and received this amazing hand made leather satchel form Zatchels , the Daniel Wellington watch and the heart pandora ring from my family for Christmas and thought they would look perfect with this all black outfit.
Jacket- Topshop ( sold out )
Satchel - Zatchels 
Jeans - Topshop
Boots* - shoezone c/o
Ring - Pandora

If like me you love the satchel be sure to check out Zatchels website as they have a massive sale at the moment as do shoezone and these boots and loads of other stuff are reduced.
I hope you like this, last outfit of the year I must admit I love it, if you are a regular follower you will be seeing this jacket and bag again I gotta feeling they will be getting plenty of wear in the coming months.
Happy New Year 
Love 
Kate 
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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Lifestyle - What will 2016 bring




Hey lovelies It's that time of year again when we inevitably look to the future and make plans for the new year. I am not one for the big ' New year new me' resolution thing and making some outlandish statement like I'm gonna give up cake or something stupid like that, cause lets face it that just ain't gonna happen. and you have just set yourself up to fail.
I am more for setting realistic goals of things that can be achieved and will make me feel smugly pleased with myself instead of disappointed.
2016 for us all is still an unknown, and this for someone like me who is a control freak is tricky not knowing how things will turn out, and can make me incredibly anxious, so for me some planning helps me to cope. We all know of milestones that will be reached over the coming year and how we mark them can be something we can plan ahead for, for me I will be 'celebrating' a big birthday something which to be honest I am dreading, so I guess one of my plans for this year is to mark the birthday in an enjoyable fun way that will make it seem less daunting and get my head round that age is just a number and doesn't mean I will now be on the scrapheap!! 
More long term goals for me, are to work on my blog and social media, I want more people to read and enjoy my posts as I find blogging a valuable outlet that helps me to cope with the stresses of day to day life, for me to be able to take a couple of hours out to share with you my opinion on a great product I've tried or show you how I styled yet another pair of boots is priceless, I love it!!

So as we say goodbye to one year and welcome in a new one, I just wanna say whatever your goals and plans are for 2016, I hope its all you hoped for and you enjoy creating amazing memories.
See you in the New Year 
Lots of love 
Kate
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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Fashion - NYE Outfit Inspo


Hey lovelies I thought I would share with you a little New Years Eve outfit Inspiration from Topshop, for those of you who will actually be leaving their front room, unlike me who will be in my pj's on the couch watching that end of year show on TV hahah, if I was venturing out though this would be my dream outfit. I'm quite a casual kinda girl, my first choice for what to wear is pretty much always jeans, but I have chosen the faux fur jacket, gold clutch, skinny scarf and super high heels to really amp the glam up as it is NYE!!

earings Faux Fur Coat Skinny Scarf  Gold Clutch Plunge halter neck top  Rip Joni Jeans Heels


Have a great New Year whatever your doing, whether your out or staying in like me. 
Love
Kate
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Sunday, 27 December 2015

Lifestyle - What I got for Christmas 2015


Hey lovelies I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and are looking forward to New year, I can't believe the festivities are nearly all over again for another year. Today I thought I would share with you a few of the gifts I was lucky enough to receive this year, as I enjoy reading these posts cause I'm nosy and I'm guessing you are too, hahaha!!!

My friends and family know me well and my subtle hints didn't fall on deaf ears. My favourites are the gorgeous Daniel Wellington watch and the cute heart pandora ring.



I have wanted the watch for so long so was really happy when I opened it from my hubby, and the ring goes with my ever expanding pandora collection.



I also got a few makeup and beauty bits, you can't go wrong with soap n glory and lush and these 2 pretty palette's from makeup revolution and the balm are perfect. My friends know me well getting me Yankee candles and enough reeses chocolate to last me the year, well maybe not quite the year lol!!!
I was very lucky to receive such lovely thoughtful presents I hope you enjoyed this little post and you too got some fab presents, I look forward to reading everyone's posts over the coming days....

Love Kate
xxx
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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Fashion - OOTD// suede zip skirt



Hey lovelies last weekend my hubby and myself did a last bit of shopping and had a little breakfast date with friends. The weather was unseasonably mild so I thought I would actually wear a skirt for a change.
This suede effect zip skirt is lush and I love it with a roll neck and my studded ankle boots.



skirt - Primark
roll neck - Peacocks 
Boots - New look 


How cool is this restaurant? 



and the breakfast was pretty good to.

Have a great Christmas everyone, eat drink and be merry.


love Kate 
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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Lifestyle - The Christmas tag!


Hey lovelies today I bring you this Christmas tag, I thought this was a good opportunity to get in the Christmas spirit and get FESTIVE!!

1. What is your favourite Christmas film?

Mmmm this is a tricky one as I do love a Christmas movie. I love home alone, Love Actually, Polar Express, but my fav has to be the classic White Christmas!!

2. Have you ever had a White Christmas?

No I have never had a white Christmas, It would be magical though wouldn't it?

3. Where do you usually spend your Christmas?

We always spend the day at home, with just as four for dinner but family popping in for drinks and exchanging gifts throughout the day.

4. What is your favourite Christmas song?

I absolutely love festive songs and you gotta love a bit of Michael Buble at Christmas time but I do love classic's like Wham last Christmas and Mariah, All I want for Christmas is you !!

5. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?

No absolutely not!!

6. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Mmmm Rudolph of course, Dancer, Prancer, Blitzen & ........ nope, I don't know them all lol.

7. What is your favourite Christmas make-up and nail art look?

I usually go for a bit of sparkle at Christmas time with gold on my eyelids, and glitter on my nails. You can't have to much glitter can you?

8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

Real all the way I adore a real tree and love the whole tradition of choosing the tree and having it towed by dogs back to the car!

9. What is your all-time favourite Christmas food/sweet treat?

My favourite food has to be the main event, traditional Christmas dinner of turkey and all the trimmings, you just gotta love those pigs in blankets!

10. Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?

Being a parent I would have to say giving there is nothing like seeing the face of your child on Christmas morning.

11. What is at the top of your Christmas wish-list this year?

A watch is at the top of my list this year and I have a sneaky suspicion my hubby has bought me one, so all good lol.

12. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?

I have always wanted to go to New York, I know everyone says it but, it looks so magical at Christmas time.

13. Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?

I hate wrapping, my hubby does all the wrapping in our house, except his presents of course.

16. Do you make New Years resolutions? Do you stick to them?

No I never bother with resolutions as I would never stick to them.

17. What makes Christmas special for you?

Spending time with my family, having fun and relaxing.


I hope you enjoyed this little festive post, and I invite you all to join in, it makes you feel all Christmassy.

Have a lovely Christmas
Love Kate
xxx


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Friday, 18 December 2015

Lifestyle - Get to know me; beauty blogger tag


Hey lovelies last week I was nominated for the ' get to know me ' beauty blogger tag by Becca Marie why not pop over to her blog and check it out. along with her answers!

Question 1. Is Your Hair Naturally Striaght or Curly?

My hair is curly, I sometimes embrace the curls when I have time to tame them, if not I get the trusty ghd's out.

Question 2. Do You Dye it yourself, or go to a Salon? 

I'm pretty high maintenance when it comes to my hair and get my roots done in the salon every 5 weeks.


Question 3. Do You Wear The Same Style Everyday, Or Do You Change It?

I wear my hair different depending on time and what I'm doing sometimes curly sometimes straight. I'm a lover of the good old messy bun when all else fails.


Question 4. How Long Does It Take For You To Put Your Makeup On? 

It takes me maybe 10-15 minutes I prefer to be asleep then taking ages doing my make-up in the morning

Question 5. What Do You Do First? Eyes or Face? 

Face!

Question 6. Do You Collect Makeup, Or Just Buy As And When You Need It? 

I wouldn't say I collect it but defo have more then I need lol.

Question 7. How Often Do You Wear False Eyelashes? 

Never, they just not my thing.

Question 8. What Are Your Current Everyday Staples?

Skincare wise I use superdrug naturally radiant range, My make-up I tend to swap up quite a lot but couldn't live without collection concealer and some kind of mascara.

Question 9. Do You Wear Makeup When You're Home Alone, or With Family? 

No I put make-up on just before I go out and if I'm not going out then I don't bother.

Question 10. How Many High End Products Do You Have?

The most high end stuff I own is Mac and I have a few lipsticks and an eyeshadow palette.

Question 11. Do You Plan your OOTD The Night Before, or Decide When You're Getting Ready?

I always plan my outfit in advance, especially if I'm going out somewhere on a date or with the girls, but I even do for work if I'm honest lol.

Question 12. How Often Do You Change Your Handbag? 

Not as often as I used to I just rarely have time for that, although I do own a lot of handbags!!!

Question 13. How Often, Or When Do You Work Out? 

Never!!!

Question 14. Left Or Right Handed?  

Right.

Question 15. How Tall Are You?  

I'm a short arse... just 5ft 3

Question 16. Do You Speak Any Foreign Languages? 

I have enough trouble with English lol.

Question 17. Sweet Or Savoury? 

100% sweet.

Question 18. What's Your Favourite Perfume? 

Opium, love it.

Question 19. How Many Pets Do You Have?

I have a black Labrador who's 6 and called Ernie, a black cat called Sooty who we inherited from my late mother in law and he's 16, and two rabbits Jessica Rabbit and Roxy Rabbit.

Question 20. Do You Read Comments Posted On Blogs?

Yeah I do always read my comments.


Question 21. Do You Keep A List Of Other Products To Try When You See Other Posts? 

If I read a post about something I wanna try I usually save the post.


Question 22. How Did You Come Up With Your Blog Name? 

It was my friend Hayley's idea.


Question 23. What Kind Of Camera Do You Use For Your Photos?

Currently my hubby takes my outfit pic's with his I phone 6 but I have bought him a camera for Xmas.

Question 24. What's Your Favourite Colour?

Pink.

Question 25. Do You Swear? 

Yes probably more then is ladylike lol!!!


Question 26. What Are You Doing With The Rest Of Your Day?

Mmmm well I have already been to work, so probably chill for a bit, work is manic right now, and then find something to cook for dinner.


Thanks for sticking about until the end, I hope I didn't bore you all to sleep.
I nominate anyone who would like to do it!!


Love Kate
xxx

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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Fashion - OOTD// An all black affair


Hey lovelies this weeks outfit offering the 7th in my series is an all black affair. I love an all black outfit sometimes, as you can't beat black for looking put together even if you haven't tried too hard.


I love a big snuggly roll neck jumper when its cold to help keep you warm, and I love me a bit of faux leather and these leggings are just perfect for making a simple outfit look a bit edgy and of course no winter outfit of mine would be complete without a pair of ankle boots ( my true love) and these studded ones are very Chloe-esque and much cheaper lol!





I've kept this picture in cause I thought it was funny and couldn't stop laughing when I saw it !!


Jumper - peacocks
Faux leather leggings - boohoo(old)
Boots - Newlook(old)

What do you think to all black outfits?

Love Kate
xxx
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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

My Everyday Make-up


Hey lovelies, today I thought I would write a little beauty post as I haven't written much beauty wise lately and I thought its about time I did, so here its is my everyday make-up.............


My everyday work look as fairly natural with nothing to over the top, sticking to nude,brown shades and maybe a little bit of shimmer on the eyes, cause we all need a bit of shimmer every now and then.


I am currently using a new Kiko mascara which I received in my last Glossybox , you can see what else I got here . I am really enjoying using this and I find it makes my lashes look really full and super long. I would defiantly recommend giving Kiko mascara's a whirl if you haven't before. My lipstick of choice at the moment is good old Velvet teddy from Mac, what can I say we all know about Velvet teddy and I just love it.


One of my eyeshadow palettes I use on the daily is the MUA - undressed palette its got just the perfect everyday combination of pretty nudes right through to smouldering metallics so you can create numerous looks suitable for daytime right through to night.
The powder I always use to set my make-up is the maybelline matte maker. I have used this in forever because it works for me, simple as and its pretty cheap too which is a bonus.


Foundation and concealer wise I have been using these from Collection and everyone know's how good the concealer is but I recently started using the foundation too and I really like it, its a medium coverage that gives my skin a slightly dewy glow without looking shiny.


 For Primer I have been using the soap n glory one heck of a blot for a couple of months and I really like it and it really helps to keep shine at bay. 
Lastly blush and I like to use this essence silky touch in 70 kissable its a really pretty quite natural shade on me, perfect for an everyday look.
I hope you enjoyed this little insight to my everyday make-up, you can see plenty of pictures on my Instagram of me wearing these products. So check it out if you fancy it!!

Love Kate 
xxx
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Monday, 14 December 2015

She Who Dares - Dalliance, A new fragrance

Hey lovelies today I am sharing with you a new discovery of mine this gorgeous new fragrance Dalliance* from SheWhoDares who make unique and inspiring fragrance gifts for inspirational women who's ethos is "nothing is impossible" . The range is found exclusively from Jarrold, Jarrold.co.uk and SWDfashion.com
The Dalliance range is aimed at fun, flirty seductive women who thrive of the energy of others and live life to the full, which of course I am haha !!
The fragrance itself is a fruity floral scent with top notes of sweet jasmine, tuberose and crisp magnolia with luscious pears at the heart resting on a sensual musky base.
It really is a lovely fruity sweetish scent that is perfect for everyday wear that has staying power without being overpowering. I have been wearing it most days since I got it.
The range has bath and shower products as well as the Eau de parfum ranging from just £18.
So if you are looking to try something different fragrance wise for yourself or as a gift why not give Dalliance a go!!


Love Kate
xxx
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Sunday, 13 December 2015

December's Glossybox - The Rose Gold Edit


Hey lovelies its Glossybox time again, I've been really looking forward to this box since I new it was gonna be rose gold lol. cause who doesn't love a bit of rose gold?



Anyway here's what I received in this months box, firstly we got an extra bonus product a Starskin Bio-cellulose second skin mask, apparently this is ideal for party season either as a pep up before a party or as a rescue the morning after lol! I am looking forward to scaring my family with this one !!! £8.50
Another skincare item is trail size Darphin 8 flower nectar oil cream, this is a hybrid oil/cream to help your skin stay nourished and protected during the winter it contains an indulgent blend of 8 flower nectar, which uses aromatic essences from 280 petals. And I must say it smells lovely and when sticking my finger in the pot (hahaha) feels really luxurious. £65 (full size)
Sticking with your skin well under eye skin I got the etra belle Golden skin caviar eye roll on, I am looking forward to trying this little beauty as I find your eyes are the first place on your face to show you've been having late nights so anything that can help that is all good in my book! £30.66
Now on to the makeup products the first little beauty is the So Susan statement skin highlighter pencil. now I do love a highlight and this one is fab I used it on the tops of my cheek bones and it provides a really pretty dewy highlight to my face. I really like this product and will defo be using it on the regular. £15 
Next up the Kiko extra sculpt mascara, now mascara to me is one of those products I just couldn't live without so I am always excited to try something new. I've heard good things about Kiko but have never used them before and I must say I was not disappointed the hourglass brush with its square tip looks strange at first but really works at catching every single lash even those pesky little ones. In short I love this mascara ! £8.90
Lastly the essence liquid lipstick in show off, now this is not for the faint hearted as its pretty bright, but the formula feels nice and it smells pretty good too. £2.50

All in all I'm really happy with this months box and will use everything in at and the box is pretty too, so that's a bonus...


Love Kate
xxx
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Thursday, 10 December 2015

OOTD// An oversized shirt


Hey lovelies its time for the sixth outfit in the series, this year is just flying by, Anyway I love a bit of good old layering in the colder months as I'm sure I was a cold blooded reptile in a former life, cause I am pretty much always cold lol! 
Today I have gone for a brushed cotton oversized shirt, I love a shirt in the winter they are just perfect for layering I have 2 tops on underneath this shirt in these photo's to help keep me warm, but they also look lush with a chunky knit over the top.
I am also wearing my new black Joni jeans, I had the grey and loved them so much, I talked my hubby into buying me the black ones too haha!! If you haven't tried Topshop jeans I would highly recommend as I find the fit of these perfect.
Shirt - Newlook
Jeans - Topshop
Coat - Ebay
Boots - Public desire
Bag - Peacocks (old)

What do you think of this outfit? let me know in the comments.

Love Kate
xxx
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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Christmas home items from Asda





Hey lovelies now the big day is fast approaching many of us are Christmasfying our homes, with decorations, lights ect, but these days you can turn every room in your home into a Christmas winter wonderland with novelty homeware such as cushions and candles for the front room, to a good old pair of Christmas oven gloves in the kitchen and now to my delight it seems you can even Christmasfy your downstairs loo with a hand towel and Santa soap dispenser. so even visitor's so your smallest room in the house get a full on Christmas experience , hahaha  
I have found all these bits on the George Asda Christmas page  with all these items together coming in at just over £40, you can turn your house Festive without spending to much money,

What do you think, should even loo's be Christmassy ?

Love Kate
xxx
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Saturday, 5 December 2015

November Favourites



Hey lovelies today I have for you a little post sharing with you some of the things I have been loving In November, Now the weather has well and truly turned wintery I get to indulge in my passion for boots and these Asos beauties my hubby bought  me have become my firm fav's , of course it is now coat weather and this pale blue one I picked up for a fiver yes £5 from ebay is just devine, and I can't stop wearing it.
Now the nights have drawn in and the weather is cold I like nothing more then snuggling up on the couch with a hot drink. candles lit. watching some great TV! we all know winter is the time for all the best shows and at the moment I am loving BBC drama The Last Kingdom an epic set back in the 9th century when England was invaded by the Danes, it also coincidentally has a bit of eye candy too, what more can we won't an educational historical story that happens to have a hot leading man, hahah! 
What have you been loving in November ?

Love Kate 
xxx 
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Thursday, 3 December 2015

OOTD//An everyday Winter Outfit


Hey lovelies I thought that for today's outfit, the 5th in my series I would share with you a go to outfit for the Winter months.
I am finding myself drawn to muted shades this season of grey, blue, creams and natural colours, so when I saw this pale blue coat on Ebay I snapped it up for only a fiver and I'm so glad I did.
My 'uniform' just lately has been my grey Joni jeans, my grey snakeskin pointed boots and a muted tone knit of somekind and this coat.
This is such an easy outfit to throw on, that's warm and cosy with just that right amount of smartness coming from the pointed boots and boyfriend fit coat.

Boots- Asos 
Jeans- Topshop
Coat- Ebay
Bag- Dorothy Perkins (old)

I think this is a perfect everyday outfit for either work or a day in town. Sorry the photo's are a bit dark the weather is shocking for taking pic's at the mo, The genuine issues us fashion bloggers have, in the Summer months it's bright but the clothes are rubbish and in the Winter when we wear lovely boots and coats and all those cosy layers the light is crap....

Anyway hope you like this outfit ?

Love Kate
xxx
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