Wednesday, 31 December 2014

For auld lang syne

Happy New Year's Eve everybody! I hope you are having a fabulous day so far and have all your arrangements made to welcome in the New Year. 2015! Gosh how fast did that come around? For me 2015 is going to be a year of change. I know, I know, how cliche Katie! But 2015 will mean the end of my education, (hopefully) obtaining a degree, getting a job and becoming (shock) a grown up! Although I have complained over and over about having to do four years of uni, I am glad that this is the path I have gone down as I needed 2014 to figure some things out. Looking back on this past year, I think this has been one of my most transitional periods. I have learnt a lot from the ups and downs, and I think that has made it ever more clearer what I want from life and who I want to be. Is this getting a bit too deep haha? Sorry let's move onto the lighter stuff!

I wanted to share with you guys my New Year's outfit. I am heading to a small gathering/party tonight that one of my childhood friends is hosting, so I wanted to go for something pretty but not like my usual 'over dressed' self. Yesterday I hit the sales. Yes, it happened. It happens every year. My family kept asking me 'when are you going to sales' and I replied with 'I'm trying to be responsible with my money'. Hah! Liar! So clothes were tried on, cards were flashed and money was handed over. Oopsy? In my defence I did try to be good, the intentions were there, I just can't resist a spot of shopping (more like a Tsunami of shopping but oh well). This exquisite lime-green/yellow coat was an absolute find for only £30!! They only had one left in my size so I assumed it had to be fate telling me it was meant to be mine. I also bought these decadent, glittery heels for £25; they are so beautiful, they make my feet look dazzling. And 'where from?' I hear you ask: River Island. I purchased a few other items yesterday but I thought that River Island was the best value for money in the sales. 

My newest hair obsession is dutch braids after a friend taught me how to master them. I have noticed that many bloggers, fashionistas and celebrities have been loving the halo braid at the moment, so I have been styling my hair in this way a lot recently. Yesterday I picked up this pretty headband from Primark for £3. I thought it would look so cute if it was delicately placed in with my halo braid hairstyle. The results can be seen in the photos above. I think it looks lovely; what do you guys think?

Coat & Heels: River Island
Dress & Headband: Primark

Have an amazing time tonight cherubs xxx

Monday, 29 December 2014

This year's for me and you

Hello all! I am so sorry that I have not written in a long, long time. It has been a chaotic, but nevertheless amazing, term at uni. I've been so busy with assignments, placement and my hockey team that I've not had much time for myself. Over the Christmas holidays I've become a bit of a recluse haha; I'd rather sit in my room and become immersed in a book than see other human beings. Anti-social I know, but I've spent the last term organising so many social events that I think I'm getting a social overload hah (any friends reading this, I still love you, I'm just becoming a bit of a crazy cat woman)! So it has been nice to have some time off to myself and actually indulge in some of my hobbies such as blogging!

This sounds extremely cliche, but this Christmas all I have been wearing is glitter or sequins! I think I was a magpie in a past life or something because if I walk past a shop and see a sparkly item, five minutes later I'm at the till buying it. But there is nothing more festive than wearing a gorgeous party dress. I have had a lot of compliments when I have been working this fabulous sequined dress from Ark. The first moment that I saw it my thoughts were 'it looks like glittery mulled wine, I MUST have it'. Evidently, it is my favourite dress of the moment and I wore on Christmas day, proving my adoration for this frock! Luckily, we have had some snow where I live so it was an ample opportunity to take some festive photos. The dress looks superb on the backdrop of shimmering snow!

Anyway I hope you enjoy the photos and I will try to update more often over the Christmas break. In the meantime you can see more fashion and beauty posts on my instagram which is @katiejean48