Wednesday, 14 January 2015

100 Days Style Challenge Update One

As my 100 Day Spending Ban is going pretty well right now (helped by the fact I have NO MONEY), I wanted to bring an update on how I was feeling about my 100 Days, 100 Outfits challenge. 

In all honesty, I am really enjoying it! I'm liking that I'm having to think through outfit choices and whether I can wear a certain outfit today, if I might need it for later in the challenge. 

As I mentioned here, my first day was my favourite dress, and I'm not really regretting that decision, as I've loved every combination I've worn since - and it has taken it out of the running for the rest of the challenge!!

 Next up was my 'lady bird' outfit, as penned by the office as a whole (or so it seemed!)

Day 2:


Top was ASDA George, past season, and skirt is my trusty Collectif Liesel circle skirt.

Day 3


Already challenging myself, by opting for jeans, along with Bespoke tunic in leopard print!! Not just any jeans either, but FLARED JEANS!


Well, sort of!!

Day 4


Same jeans, but with a owl print tunic number

Day 5


Wears Wally! 

Or so I was called in the office, and yes, I've misspelled it on purpose!

Domino Dollhouse cardigan (past season), and basic black skater dress as a base. 


Day 6


Saturday called for weekend casual, as I was off to help my Grandma. Bespoke tunic and those flared jeans again!

Day 7


Daisy print dress (similar here) and leggings for a relaxed Sunday of naps and singing and tidying.

Day 8



Back to work, and so Welsh School Teacher was my look, and someone in the office even asked if that was my aim! I do love my team for noticing things like that!

Domino Dollhouse shirt (past season), Collectif Skirt and Blackheart Creatives commissioned Welsh Dragon necklace. I am a little said that I can't wear this combination again until the end of April, but can't wait to see what other pieces I put together!

Day 9


 Another outing for my Collectif skirt, along with my Simply Be lace effect top, and Look Magazine duster jacket

I've loved the idea of the duster jacket since it appeared on my radar about a year ago, and I finally picked this one up late on last year. This is a soft, thin material that I really see taking me into the summer months - it is not a function item! 

The print is a different take on the galaxy print, and my only wish is that it had pockets!!

Day 10


This was a very rushed outfit - I was running rather late and just lacked inspiration! So out popped my Excite Clothing dress from Plus North 2 in 2013. I call it my winter rose dress!


So, how do you think I'm doing? I'm feeling rather positive about the whole affair to be honest!!

Much love my lovelies, 

K x

Monday, 5 January 2015

100 Days of Outfits and a Shopping Ban

I've not come up with a fancy name for this challenge, but not only am I partaking in a 100 day spending ban, starting today (more information on the ban can be found here), I'm looking at not wearing the same outfit for 100 days. 

Although, to be honest, I do think that with wardrobes like these, it's not that much of a challenge!!

Tops, skirts and cardigans


Dresses

Rules

No repeats of dresses or tops, but skirts are okay to be repeated. Also this dress, as it's a basic basis to so many options!



Day One

I reckoned it called for something a little bit special, so my Modcloth dress of POCKETED dreams:


Along with these cute ballet pumps from George ASDA, bought pre-ban (promise!)






Let me know if you're joining in, but don't blog, in the comments. Also follow our progress on Instagram:

http://instagram.com/misskathryn84

And on the hashtag #100daysstylechallenge 

Much love my lovelies,

K

Monday, 22 December 2014

What I Wore to Wedding of the Decade

Oh I was flapping! I was in full on panic mode come Friday morning. I don't know if I thought the other outfits I'd put together worked better, or because I was trying it on with no instant feedback (i.e. in an empty house) - but I had made my wardrobe decisions and I had to live with it.

I had planned ahead, ordering this beaut of a dress back in April from Polka Dot Polly:


The perfect print, in my eyes, for a winter wedding - and as it was made to measure, I knew I would have no issues with fit!

When the gorgeous Rockin' Rockette shared a picture of a pair of shoes in the exact same print, I messaged her to see if she could work some magic for me and here we have the most perfect handbag:



My only concern was a cover up and my shoes. I fretted and fretted over what would match it, complement it, clash with it... 

And settled with this:


And felt comfortable, dressed up, and wedding appropriate. I wasn't pulling or adjusting anything other than the bra straps which kept slipping from my shoulders - but once Them Beatles started, I was too FanGirly to care!! :D

Everything, the whole day, was perfect day, and I can't believe I was so worried over this! Not when I was reading in Durham Cathedral - no biggie!


Much love my lovelies, 

K x

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Winter Wedding - MissGuided

                                            
Having played it a little safe with the Winter Wedding outfit in this post, I fancied putting together an alternative look, and where better to get my inspiration from, but from MissGuided.

Now, lets take a moment to say: Missguided did GOOD with their new Plus Size range. I've yet to try any thing, but if I did, it would be this tartan two piece!





I'd love to add a fancy hair piece, and brooch to the jacket to make it a little more Wedding appropriate (which MissGuided don't seem to do!), but with these dancing shoes, no one can question it's a special occasion kinda outfit!




A winter wedding just called for feathers and this clutch has the perfect muted tones for the tartan, as has the pom pom texture necklace.

What do you think? Too understated for a wedding?

Much love my lovelies, 

K x 


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Winter Weddings - Evans



I have the great pleasure to be attending a winter wedding next week, and, whilst I have had my dress since Easter, I am still open minded as to whether it will be my actual dress for the day! 


Here I opted for Scarlett & Jo Prom dress as my starting point, and as it's on the 19th December, a jacket is a MUST.

This crochet shrug has the potential to be lacklustre in real life, but the images on line give it a bit of something

Now, shoe wise, I know we'll be dancing all night, so went for these contrast loafers. Add these cute 3D Dot Design tights - for prettiness and smartness!

And finally, this snowflake look-a-like White Flower necklace to stand out against the black sheer neckline.

Cute combination, making me a little rueful that I've already made my outfit choices!! 

               

Much love my lovelies, 

K x

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Life Hacks

There is the click bait that you just roll your eyes at, and then there is the click bait that just have to click. 

For me, anything with the idea of #lifehack in it is BOUND to get me clicking - can I make my 'Living alone with all the house work to be done' life any easier?!

And frankly, I find them either very American, or unrealistic. I mean, who has left over coffee to freeze to make frozen coffee that doesn't get diluted? (Not me, but then I don't drink coffee anyway).

Who here has such a thing as left over wine as well?! I don't drink wine either, but if I did, no left overs here!

And so, I wanted to share with you some hacks I do - which may not be right, or ladylike but I certainly find them useful for my pocket, and my time!

  • I have been known to just add more cat litter to the tray if it needs changing - which I usually realise as I'm running out the door in the morning!
  • Buying the budget meal for a family of 4 and eating nothing else for the rest of the week (£6.50 for at least 3 portions of tea? SCORE)
  • Buying new knickers instead of putting a load of washing on - I had a fault with my washing machine - okay!!
  • Using hair straightners to iron a collar 
  • Charity bags (I swear I get 3 through the door a week) as a bin bag - I've saved a pretty penny on bin liners!
  • I clean the shower while I'm in the shower

I'd share more with you but I'm scared I may have lost any respect you may have had for me!

Much love my lovelies, 

K x


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Dare to go without?

This past year, my battle with the red hair dye shifted. 

It is no long a case of the colour had faded, or that my dirty blonde roots were coming through that had me grabbing a bottle of red. 

It was the battle with the white roots. Not the grey ones, no, I think I missed that step, but white. 

So this New Year, I'm actually have a resolution - the resolution to let the red fade, to let it grow out, and to see what shocking shades of grey / white lurk under the cherry red!

I might be 30, but that doesn't mean I can't be grey too!

My reward? 

I have a blue rinse waiting for me - not really, but I do have a box of lavender hair dye waiting for me!

Wish me luck!

Much love my lovelies, 

K x