6.15.2018

Feeling lost

Hello lovelies (anybody out there reading),
it's been three months since I last wrote anything on here (big shock) *disclaimer* the rest of this post is the ramblings from the inside of my head.
I've been really feeling very lost recently and struggling the worst I have in a while with a lack of confidence and feeling anxious about everything.
I feel with social media being so popular these days and everyone posting the highlights of their lives (I'll probably do a whole post on that) I find it difficult not to compare myself to strangers. I get this overwhelming feeling that I'm now 24 years old and should have my sh** together like so many people on my Instagram, people I know from high school either have their own, place, are married and have kids.

Job/Career wise I haven't a clue anymore! At the moment I'm currently looking for any job really just to get some money. The dream would be to buy and sell vintage clothes because I love clothes so much and think I would really enjoy looking for the individual pieces. But, I would also like to carry on with my illustrations and selling them. Hopefully I will figure it a

I'm not 100% sure where I'm going  this post if I'm being honest so I will just leave it short, I just wanted to get all my thoughts out.

Thank you so much for reading!
Love from 
Katie
xx

4.03.2018

My Favourite Bloggers

Hello lovelies, after going a bit incognito since February I thought I would start back with a post talking all about my favourite bloggers at the moment. Everyone featured in my favourites always have something interesting or helpful to share whether it be travel guides, important talks about confidence and health and fashion tips. I find each of them super inspiring not just style wise but, what they do with their blogs, their writing styles, photography but, also how they use their voices to talk about important topics
P.s. I swear it's just a coincidence that 60% of the people in this post are from or based in Manchester.

Liv, Megan, Alice, Sophia, Hayley and Grace if you are reading this, you are amazingly talented and I can't wait to see what you all do in the future!

So, here are my current favourites
Olivia is a long time favourite of mine, her blog and her style, I actually think she may be the first blog I ever read! She blogs about her amazing style and travels to various beautiful places, every post makes you feel as much like your there, as you can sat on your couch at home. I think I need to make a special mention to her and her fiance Joe's photography because I love it so much! Many of their photographs have a Wes Anderson feel to them. Her styling of outfits never fails to impress me too. 

If you love a good podcast you should definitely check out Liv's with the lovely Charlotte of Betty Magazine called The Fringe Of It!

A few of my favourite posts:
- Suite Like Jagger
- How To Spend: 12 Hours In Glasgow
- Spotty Skin Survivors
- Little Scalloped Jumper
- The Year Of Power Dressing

Check out Olivia's Youtube channel: What Olivia Did

Go and give Liv a follow on her social media pages 
Instagram:@livpurvis
Twitter: @livpurvis
Being someone who wears little to next no colour I love visiting Megan's blog to get inspiration and in hope that in the future I will take the plunge and wear more colour one day. I definitely need to take a leaf out of Megan's book and wear things that make me feel good not, what I think others expect me to wear.
You might have seen her not too long ago on your tv screens on some L'oreal hair adverts!

A few of my favourite posts: 
- Some Things You Didn't Know About Me
- The Pieces That Make Me Feel Powerful
- The Small Things In Life
- Pupdate | One Month In With Two Dachsund Puppies
- Dressing For You And Only You & Some Things I'm Loving RN
- A Change In Priorities

Check out Megan's Youtube channel: Megan Ellaby

Go and give Megan a follow on her social media pages

Instagram: @meganellaby
Twitter: @meganellaby
I love how Alice can dress up a pair of a jeans making them look Parisian style with a silk shirt and blazer or a lovely white Victoriana shirt. Whilst styling lovely outfits she writes about a range of topics from beauty to friendship, to confidence and to personal health, which is something I really like about her blog. Alice really reminds me so much of Anna Karina for some reason (I had to add that).

A few of my favourite posts:
- Glossier | My Top Picks
- Recognising Improvements
- Friendship In Your Twenties
- Pratical And Personal
- Healthy Dose Of Internet
- Some Things You Might Not Know
- Dressing For Other Women 
- Seven Things For Seven Years

Check out Alice's YouTube channel: Alice Catherine

Go and give Alice a follow on her social media pages
Instagram: @alicecatherine
Twitter: @aliceharan
I love Sophia's style so much and I definitely have a bit of hair envy (my face is too round for shoulder length hair and a fringe). I'm a big fan of the way she creates song names or lyric puns for the title of her blog posts, she's been doing it since she started, that's dedication! 

A few of my favourite posts:
- Tell That Mick (Jagger) He Just Made My List Of Things To Do Today
- You Should Have Racing Stripes
- So This Is New Year
- You Look Like You've Been For Breakfast At The Heartbreak Hotel
- International Womens Day - Show Me How Good You Are
- Out With Old In With The New? Vintage Made Easy!

Go and give Sophia a follow on her social media pages
Instagram: @sophia_rosemary
Twitter: @sophiarosemaryb

Hayley has a really sweet style, pairing white blouses with dungarees and striped t-shirt. I've been a big fan of her lookbook videos on YouTube for a few years now, they epitomize whichever season it was filmed in whether it be Autumn or Summer. I love having a nosey at her monthly playlists too, for new song recommendations. You should definitely go over to her Instagram to see more of her outfit blog posts. 

A few of my favourite posts:
- Sunday Girl
- January's Style Round Up
- The Monthly Playlist : February 
- "I Think We're Just Gonna Have To Be Secretly In Love With Each Other and Leave It At That, Ritchie"
- Everydaylifegoals: Ditching The Denim

Check out Hayley's YouTube channel: Hayley Margot

Go and give Hayley a follow on her social media pages
Instagram: @hayley.margot
Twitter: @hayley_margot
Grace has recently started getting back to blogging frequently which I have just started reading, not knowing she blogged. Grace and her sister Amelia have their own YouTube channel and also a vlog channel which I've been watching for a year or so, abit late to the party but, it's better late than never hey? I've really enjoyed reading her recent blog posts and I'm excited to see more posts from her in the future. 

A few of my favourite posts:
- Living Together With The Boyfriend For The First Time
- Double Denim Is The Way To Start
- It's Ok To Stand Out
- I Got A Puppy, Meet Juno
- Is Working From Home The Dream?

Check out the Mandeville's YouTube channels:
Mandeville Sisters
MandevilleVlogs 

Go and give Grace a follow on her social media pages 

Instagram: @gracemandeville 




Who are you favourite bloggers at the moment?


Thank you for so much for reading!
 Love from 
Katie
xx

2.26.2018

Saying Goodbye To January

Hello lovelies, after a long break from blogging I am back, a lot has happened since I last posted on my little blog.
January generally has a bad name for itself being the month everyone goes back to work and school after the festive period. But, I have a new disliking for it with my grandma passing away only two weeks into the month. I know everyone and their dog has said that it felt like January went on forever but, I'm definitely not exaggerating when I say it really did to me. 

I miss my grandma so much, the thing I struggle with the most is not being able to tell her things when I want to. I just felt like my life was starting (if that makes sense) especially, with my Etsy shop I'm just getting it going really. She was a huge part of my life as well as my grandad so I find it so difficult adjusting to life without them. I know with time it will get a little easier and I am so thankful of 23 years that I had with my grandparents. I will never forget memories of spending summer holidays and after school with my grandparents.

I have so many fond memories of both of them:
- when me and my Grandma were chased around a lake by ducks when we ran out of bread to feed them.
- the time when I was about 7 or 8 and I was a firm believer in fairies so my Grandma wrote these beautiful letters that were supposed to have been from a fairy that would visit my Grandmas house.
- once when we ended up on a dinosaur ride at Blackpool which terrified me and I then spent the entire ride hiding behind my Grandma
-just simple day to day things like going to do the Morrison's food shop 
- many holidays to York, a place called Ribby Hall and Northumberland
- when my Grandad said ' I like you because you act the goat' 
*if you don't know act the goat means being silly or daft*
- decorating my grandparents house for Christmas with my sister
- celebrating birthdays and christmas with both of them was the best & it will never feel the same.

If you've read this and you have grandparents please go and visit them or if you can't give them a call! You'd be surprised how much that can make their day!

Thank you so much for reading!
love from
Katie
xx

10.03.2017

Gilmore Girls tag

Hello lovely, I'm starting back with my blogging with a bit of a quick post answering the questions on this Gilmore Girls tag (I'm a little bit obsessed, okay?). I have got combined a few of the questions from a couple of different Gilmore Girls tags.

-What was your first introduction to Gilmore Girls?
November 2016, I saw everyone talking about the arrival of the revival (I'm a poet and I didn't know it) so I was like what's this 'Gilmore Girls people are going on about?' to which I googled it and thought hey I'll give it a watch! So with me often home alone towards the end of last year I found myself watching hours of it each day. 

-Who is your favourite character and why? 
Lorelei because she basically makes the whole show.

-Are you on Team Jess, Dean or Logan? Why? 
ahh you're starting something here but, I have to go with Jess every time!
What I like about Jess is he was the one who pushed Rory the most to aim high and had the most common interests with. Even years later when they weren't going out he still managed to get Rory thinking about returning to Yale and then in the revival where he planted the writing a book seed in Rory's head. 
Dean, at the start he was kind and cared about Rory a lot and even Lorelei liked him (not just for water tank changing services). But, he cheated on his wife with Rory.
I actually liked Logan but, the way he acted with Jess made me dislike him a bit, thinking he was better than him. Also, I don't feel like Rory was a particularly nice person when she was with him.

-How many of the books have you read from Rory's reading list? 
Surprisingly I've actually read 8 off her list of 339 book, I'm not much of a reader sadly (hoping to change that) but, I don't think that's too bad for me. 

-Would you rather; only be allowed to drink coffee, or never be able to eat Pop Tarts again? 
Sadly, I'm not a big fan of either if I'm being honest.

-Who is your least favourite character? 
Maybe Nicole and Strobe & Francine.

-Are you on Team Luke, or Team Christopher? 
Team Luke of course!

In a fight between Taylor and Mrs. Kim who would win?
Mrs. Kim every time! You definitely haven't watched Gilmore girls if you don't find Mrs Kim slightly scary.

How much do you dislike April?
I didn't dislike her but, she wasn't really a favourite character of mine as she could be annoying at times. I thought the whole 'Luke having a child' story line was a bit unnecessary really. 

- Dave or Zack?
Dave!

-If you went to Stars Hollow, where would you most like to visit? 
where wouldn't I? top of my list would definitely be Luke's Diner (I'll have a burger and fries please), Lorelei's house, the Dragonfly Inn and the Gazebo (just for how photogenic that thing is) & imagine sitting in there reading with a hot chocolate?

-What would you steal from the Gilmore Girls set? 
Lorelei's monkey lamp, probably a few of the outfits Lorelei wore.

-Finally, what did you think of the revival?
hmm I both like and dislike parts really. I wish there had been more on certain characters like Lane & Sookie. 

-What was your favourite part of the revival?
-Seeing Luke and Lorelei together
-When Emily quits the DAR
-Any part containing Rory and Jess moments


I hope you enjoyed reading my answers to my 
Thank you so much for reading!
Love from
Katie
xx

10.01.2017

Back to life, back to reality

Hello lovelies, guess who's back, back again? It's me! What better time to get back into blogging than October, something about this time of year makes me want to blog.
It's been a while hasn't it? I'm really hoping to make blogging a regular thing from now on.
So, where have I been well still in my usual spot but, I've been working very had on first proper illustration job! In my 'spare' time I have also been creating new prints to put in my Etsy shop for Autumn and posting off orders from my shop. 

Blog wise, I am hoping to give my layout/blog header a bit of an update soon because I'm not 100% happy with it at the moment. I want to start trying out some fashion posts and possibly an outfit post or two at some point. I hope to boost my confidence a little by doing them as I'm not a huge fan of having my photo taken. So, I thought maybe the more I have my photo taken the less it will bother me? I don't know it's just a thought.


Here are a few photographs from the past few months and a little bit about them



- the two window photos were from when I went for drive with my sister and mum & the view was pretty decent
- I went to Rudy's a little pizza place in Ancoats, Manchester with my lovely boyfriend a few weeks ago. The pizza was so tasty and the interior was Pinterest worthy.
- I was tagged in this photo one of my very nice customers posted on Instagram, it still feels crazy seeing my work up in someones home.
- I stayed at my boyfriends house for just over a week, which was really nice and involved a lot of stroking a cat *see photo. The cat isn't actually my boyfriends but, his neighbors cat that loves nothing more than sleeping in the conservatory at his house. I managed to get a lot of my work done whilst I was there in between cat stroking of course. 
- My last few days staying at my boyfriends house involved lots of tissues and a couple disturbed nights sleep thanks to my sister giving me her cold. But, with a lot of help from some Vicks and some Honey & Lemon Menthol Sweets it didn't last too long.
- I have been making and selling a few badges which I really enjoy making. 
- I've done a few personal drawings over the past months including this Haim drawing (this is a work in progress) photo. I will be doing a post soon on my recent illustrations.


Thank you so much for reading! 
Love from
Katie
xx

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