8.18.2017

forever drawing

Hello lovelies, I'm back again. I thought I would share with you my recent illustrations that I have been working on over the past few months. So, what can I say about recent work? I have drawn quite a few of my favourite sixties icons and I also started doing more fashion themed illustrations. I'm really enjoying adding bits of colour to my pencil drawings using Photoshop. I hope to do more fashion illustrations in the future because I love drawing clothes. 

Here are a few of the drawings I've done recently
Model wearing Dior A/W 2017 collection
One of my favourite fashion blogger Megan Ellaby
 Audrey Hepburn
Brigitte Bardot
 Jane Birkin
 Jean Shrimpton

 Sophia Rosemary Barrese 

I will do another post in another few months so I have plenty to share!

Thank you for reading!
Love from
Katie
xx

8.07.2017

New Looks New In Favourites August 2017

Hello lovelies, I'm today with my favourites from New Look's New In section of their online store. I'm not sure if people are interested in seeing my favourites but, I thought it might be helpful for anybody wanting new clothing for their wardrobe that has a similar style as me. I'm thinking of making this like a series of posts, of course with different shops.
I found quite a few gems when browsing New Look the other night so here are my favourites
I am slightly in love with this embroidered skirt that reminds me of a William Morris pattern.
The ruffle neck is a really nice detail on this pin stripe shirt. You could style it casually with a pair of jeans and converses or maybe wear it more smart with a pinafore over top.
Slogan t-shirts are still very popular at the moment this t-shirt with New York on the chest is an easy and subtle way of wearing the trend. I think that the little New York slogan is cute with an apple logo as the O in York. 
How amazing are the boots? *insert love heart eyes emoji*Now, I would be lying if I said I am pinks number one fan but, I really like dusky pink and very pale pink at the moment. There is just something about these velvet look boots that I love.
The white lace and mesh top looks lovely and delicate. As the top is sheer your could wear a nice bralet maybe nude or white OR you could maybe go for a pastel coloured one underneath the top. However, if you're not comfortable wearing a just a bralet underneath a vest top would be a good alternative, if you're lucky you might be able to find a lace trimmed vest. 
This bright red dress is the perfect summer dress, with it being 100% cotton and it having a casual fit. The material of the top section of the dress being shirred (gathered) it adds a nice little element to the piece. I think it would look nice either with converses or with espadrille sandals. 
I like the contrast of the white floral embroidery on the black bralet.  
Well it's seems I was loving New York slogan tees when I was browsing New Look. The design looks slightly retro which is always a plus for me!
The yellow bardot style top looks very flattering with it being off the shoulder and it having a high peplum hem. Yet again I like shirring of the top half and the ruffle of the neck. It's also an easy way of wearing the bell sleeve trend.
embroidered   mesh  scalloped sleeves
 I love the intricate floral embroidery that frames the sheer panel of the smock top. The key hole fastening at the back of the top and the scalloped edge sleeves are really nice details of the top.
I love how delicate the lace of the midi skirt looks, I feel like some lace can look tacky or cheap but, the lace of this New Look skirt look like it could be expensive. It would look nice with a pair of heeled boots or dressed down with trainers for casual occasion. My favourite thing about it is the actual colour of the piece.
As I said in the past I'm a big fan of gingham so it's no surprise to see this dress make its way to my favourites. I really like the sweet heart neck line and the tie front detail. I just think it would be the perfect summer dress worn with some white espadrilles.  
Again I really like the peplum  style ruffle bottom to the yellow top. The embroidery on this top is really lovely and a bit different to a lot of embroidered pieces in the shops at the moment. 
I think this dress gives a nice, casual bohemian look and I really like the slightly flared sleeves. I would wear this dress with my converses and my leather jacket.
I've been looking for a-line midi denim skirt just like this for a while. I think they would go perfectly with a band t-shirt or slogan t-shirt which ever you fancy tucked in and worn with a pair of converses.

I am a huge fan of this dress it's a combination of it being a Bardot style dress, frill trim to the neck line and it has pockets! POCKETS!! A dress with pockets is a rarity. Imagine the dress worn with some bright red lipstick? The dress also looks 
The Ditsy print of this playsuit is really cute.
This off the shoulder tops looks super comfy and I love the wine colour of it.



To check out New Look's New In clothing click here

Are there any of my favourites that you like?

Thank you for reading!
Love from
Katie
xx



7.04.2017

Go Gingham Crazy!

Hello lovelies, welcome to my first proper blog post after coming back.
     Gingham has been a very popular fashion trend since Spring, so this post is a little be late to the party. Here's a little bit of history on Gingham, the term was originally used to describe medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarn and was also striped. But, these days the word is uesd when talking about a lightweight plain-woven cotton cloth, typically checked in white and a bold colour. 
    I love the look of Gingham especially the traditional (Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz) blue & white, I think it looks really sweet. I have three pieces of gingham clothing (soon to be four) a top from Next, a skirt and trousers both from Topshop, I'm just a little bit of a fan it.

   You'll be hard not to find a single gingham piece on your favourite high street shops but, these are just a few of my favourite finds:

1. Kimchi Blue Gingham Picnic Gingham Midi Dress - Urban Outfitters - £52 //  2. Washed Gingham Flute Sleeve Top - Topshop - £15 (in the sale)  // 3. Just A Girl Pullover - Free People - £88 // 4. Checked Top - H&M - £17.99 // 5. Embroidered Gingham Tube - Free People - £108  // 6. Sleeveless Dress - H&M - £34.99

1. This is such a nice dress, the ruched bodice and the ruffle neckline and sleeves look very flattering. I think it would look lovely with either worn with black converses or some espadrilles.

2. The flared sleeves on this top are really cute especially with the tiny little ruffles towards the top.

3. I like how this top is a really casual pullover/shirt, that you could easily just throw on in the morning and go (with shoes of course). 

4. This is a lovely simple summer top with a twisted knot detail.

5. I love the intricate embroidery detailing and the cute little tassels attached to the hem. This top would be perfect for your holidays because it looks quite flowy! 

6. This dress looks super flattering especially with the square, frilly neckline, midi length and high waistband.


7. Gingham Shirt  with Pephem - ASOS - £28 // 8. New Look Gingham Bardot Playsuit -ASOS - £14.99 // 9. Midi Skirt in Gingham with Asymmetric Hem & Tie Waist - ASOS - £32 // 10. Bershka Gingham Printed Playsuit - ASOS - £25.99 // 11. River Island Mixed Gingham Mini Cami Dress - ASOS - £30

7. The ruffle hem is such a nice addition to this blouse and I like that it also has a high neck. 


8. This playsuit had to make the cut with it being red (my favourite colour) and off the shoulder style.


9. The colour of this midi skirt is so nice, the yellowy mustard makes a nice change from blue and white gingham.This would make a perfect Summer outfit worn with some espadrilles and straw basket.


10. I love this little playsuit that much my very very lovely boyfriend ever so kindly ordered it for me. It looks like it is made out of light weight material which is perfect for this time of year! My favourite parts of the playsuit are the tiny scalloped edging to the shorts and the tie wrap on the top.  


11. I really like the contrast of the large gingham pattern and the small gingham pattern. Also, the high waistband will help elongate your legs if that's something you wanted.




Are you a fan of Gingham?

Thank you for reading!
Love from 
Katie
xx

6.28.2017

I'm back, back again!

Hello lovelies, it's been a while hasn't it, I'm not really sure why I've not blogged in so long. I think it's a combination of lacking inspiration and motivation. 
I think I'm going to do a blog challenge to ease me back into writing again, I haven't chosen a certain one to take part in yet but, I hope it will be enjoyable for others to read. I also have some ideas for more blog posts maybe 
- my summer fashion essentials
- bedroom tour
- recent drawings
- my favourite Pinterest pins
- future goals
- Instagram diary
- my favourite fashion designers

Anyway, enough about me I hope you're all well!

Thank for reading this very, very brief post!
Love from

5.21.2017

Monki Clothing Wishlist

Hello lovelies, so the other week one of my favourite fashion bloggers What Olivia Did talked about her love for the clothing company Monki in her recent April Favourites YouTube video so of course shortly after I had to have a browse. I found so many amazing pieces which isn't good when you haven't the money to spend but, I thought I'd show the pieces I loved anyway.

Here are my favourite finds online:
((Warning: Heavily features denim of all washes))

 1. This t-shirt is perfect for me as I used to say to my friends 'You Go Girl' whenever they were successful at something and I also really like the 70's style to the top.
2. I'm in need for a plain A-line skirt and this is the perfect berry colour. It could be worn with blouses or for a more laid back look with a t-shirt tucked in.
3. These sunglasses remind me of Ray Bans
4. I think this baby pink frilly t-shirt would look so cute worn with some Mom jeans and Superga trainers or maybe some Vans.
5. When I have a bit more money I really need to invest in a denim skirt like this, it's such a a flattering style and length. 
6. This jumper looks so comfy and soft & I love the red edge to the sleeves. You could wear it over a little tea dress and converses when it gets cooler during the evening on Summer days. In the colder months it would look nice tucked into some black high waisted jeans and some boots.
8. I really like the contrast of the two denim panels I think it makes it look a bit more interesting than your usual denim skirt.
9. I love these rainbow socks!
10. I'm obsessed with cats these days and waiting for the day I can have my own so, this t-shirt is very appropriate.
11. I am a big fan of the colour of this t-shirt, as girl who where's a hella lot of black it's not often that I pick out a colourful t-shirt as a favourite. 
12. Ahh how cute are these jeans with cat faces on the knees??
13. I really like this oversized denim jacket, I think it would go with everything in my wardrobe.

14. I have some gingham trousers with a larger pattern and baggier in style but, I love the slim fit of these and I think they would look perfect with some healed boots, a blouse and a leather jacket.
15. I think this white tie strap top is cute and would be perfect for summer worn with short & espadrilles.
16. The only item of make up I put on my wishlist/favourites as I'm definitely more of a fashion lover than beauty. But, I love the shimmer of this creme highlight!
17. I thought these sparkly pink opaque socks would look nice worn with some platform (not that I ever wear them but, if I did I'd definitely wear that combo)
18. There's bloody pineapples on a pair of socks for goodness sake!
19. I'm a sucker for a good striped top and the use of colours would nicely brighten up an outfit.

20. This dungaree dress would look so nice with a band t-shirt and converses or a blouse and some flats. I really like the skater skirt style and I think it would be super flattering.
21. What I like about this dress is that it could easily be worn casually during the day or with some heeled boots for the evening.
22. I thought this jacket was a lovely, it's so different with the botanical floral print.
23. At the moment I am on the search for some black see-through socks that can be worn with the new shoes I have. 
24. This dress reminds me a bit of Fred Perry dresses with the striped collar and sleeves.

27. This denim would be great with a top layered underneath
28. What can I say it's a bloody rose gold bag?
29. The ruffles down the front of this play suit is such a lovely detail 
30. I love these Daisy socks!
31. Not my usual go to style of top but there something nice about the 
32. This t-shirt is so cute with the tiny love hearts on the chest!

I thought I would do a separate section for swimwear as I got a bit carried away

1. &2.  how cut are the little ruffles on each shoulder of both the bikini top and swimming costume.
3. I really like the triangle shape to the bikini top.
4. Gingham is such a popular pattern/trend right now and I have quite a bit of love for the ol' gingham, it being read is also in it's favour!
5. The style of this swimming costume/swimsuit looks super flattering with the cut out section and the way it is cut above your belly button if like me you aren't too fond of your belly.


6. This bikini seems like it would be very flattering with the high waisted bottoms and the balcony style bikini top.
7. Oh gingham again! I really like the contrast of the blue gingham pattern and the white bottom half.
8. I think this off the shoulder style of swimming costume is really nice and unique. 
9. I put the pink version of the off the shoulder swimming costume on here to because I like the colour.
10. I love the halter neck style of this swimming costume, something a little different to your usual styles.

Oh yeah I love socks, I have far too many for it considered a healthy amount of socks to own

What I learnt from this wishlist and exploring Monki online is that:
- I love denim
- I like some colour, not much but, some
- Monki do amazing swimwear 
- I need to go on holiday to wear said swimwear
- I need money for said holiday

If you got all the way through this post you're doing well!
Would you like to see me share my favourite swimming costumes in shops at the moment?

Thank you for reading!
Love from
Katie
xx

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