I had been looking for a while to add to my wardrobe a puffa jacket and I eventually found one, sale shopping which is even better! This ones from Zara and yes it is still in the sale if you hurry. Im wearing a size small. It does also have a hiddle hood which is useful and is very cozy, I also decided to go for a colour rather than my usual black and grey which is progress.
In addition to my camel coat that I bought earlier this month (see last blog post), I expanded my winter wardrobe further with the purchase of this longline coat from Newlook. I feel like this coat is a classic winter wardrobe staple, it can be styled smart or casually and therefore goes with a lot. Layering is very important in winter, I am definitley some one who feels the cold. So for me I like to layer and add accessories like hats and scarfs to keep cozy on those frosty winter days. I am loving the subtle feminine detail of my H&M frilled sleeve jumper, in fact I like it so much that I also got it in another colour way, a cream colour with black frill detail on the sleeves, they also offer a grey version if I remember correctly. I have dressed my outfit down by contrasting my strcutured coat with my comfy vans and round sunglasses. I had my eye on the round raybands but found these imitation ones from Zara for half the price.
I am in love with this Zara bag. When I saw it i had to have it, its so unique and just so cute, its just big enough to just about fit in the essentials. I wouldn't normally go for such a bold colour however I think the burgundy is the perfect colour for fall and finishes off this outfit perfectly.
As the seasons are changing, I am thinking about my winter wardrobe and more importantly that perfect winter coat. Last year I had my eye on a few camel coats but never committed to buying one. This year I have found a fantastic bargin from New Look, at the moment they are offering fall discounts on outerwear and knitwear which is where I found this coat. The added bonus for me, is the fact that they offer a Tall range, which is great for someone like me who is on the taller side and often struggle to find well fitting coats, especially in the arm length department. This coat is effortlessly stylish, comfortable and warm.
Fall is here and it is the season for jackets. I got this classic Camo jacket from Topshop. It is easy to just throw on now that its beginning to get a little more chilly, as we are approaching November. Autumn is one of my favourite times of year, everything is so beautiful as the trees begin to change colour to rich reds, oranges and yellows totally transforming the landscape. This Camo jacket stood out to me because of details such as the tortoiseshell buttons and oversized pockets, which a lot of the other Topshop camo jackets didnt have. I have kept the element of casual by pairing the jacket with ripped jeans and boots.
Similar Jacket: Topshop
I have always had a slight obsession with handbags i'm not going to lie but until recently I usually purchased my bags from high street stores such as Zara, Topshop or Riverisland however, after stumbling upon the Camelia Roma instagram whilst flicking through my feed I knew I had to buy one of their bags. I had been searching for a Chanel esque cross body bag with a chain strap and reptile skin detail for sometime but nothing had captured my interest until I began to scroll through Camelia Roma's website. I spotted a few bags immediately that were my taste and fitted the criteria. I was after a bag that was slightly more high end than those in the retail shops and I certainly found what I was looking for, Camelia Roma's beautifully crafted Italian bags looked so luxurious and sophisticated I knew I just had to have one. I spent sometime on the website trying to decided on exactly which bag I would chose (there were so many that I loved) but finally settled on the leather shoulder bag in black (it also comes in a brown/tan colour, which I am very tempted to get at a later date). I found delivery was prompt and the cherry on top was the packaging. The bag was packaged in a white box with a black ribbon tied into a large bow on the front with a flower placed in the centre of the bow. This extra little touch does make you feel like you have spent your money wisely and that the presentation shows a certain level of quality. I will definitely be returning to Camelia Roma in the future i'm positive!
I have styled this Missguided blazer with blue jeans, a layered camisole and loafers for a casual summer look. Generally I am not a frequent suit/blazer wearer however after finding this piece online I thought I would try it out. I got the blazer in a size six, it fits well, with structured shoulders and is not restricting in anyway. I feel like I have a lot of casual bomber jackets however, wanted a jacket that was a bit more sophisticated and smart. My style is mainly casual on a day to day basis but sometimes its nice to switch it up a bit and try out something different. This tailored monochrome blazer gives the impression of looking more expensive than it is, if your looking for something affordable I would recommend this one hundred percent. One of my favourite aspects of this piece is the contrasted lapel on the blazer. I have also been hunting for a pair of mirrored sunglasses for quite some time now and finally found this pair, which I picked up from Topshop.
Meandering through Mikonos I feel like I am on the set of Mamma Mia, crystal clear blue water, blues skies and white washed buildings. I love the architecture of Greece, the unique and recognisable characteristics of Cycladic architecture, the bright blue paint on the shutters and doors against the white washed buildings, which are designed to keep the heat at bay throughout the hot summer days. Flat roofs and cubic shapes of the houses, which so i've read help to protect against the sometimes strong winds that sweep across Mikonos, which on our last day in Greece we experienced first hand. The winds reaching up to the speeds of 23 miles per hour on that particular day. I was also pleasantly surprised by the amount of flowers in bloom throughout the town, brilliant bright colours and fragrances, that creep up walls and trellises.
As we were wandering around the town we came across an art exhibition. As we were looking at the sculpture in the photo above the artist who's exhibition it was happened to come out and introduced himself. He told us that the horse sculpture was made from materials he used to cook with from his restaurant, old pots and pans and appliances, which I thought was pretty cool. As we continued to walk through the town we came across a more open but busy area, where many restaurants and cafes were, the interior design of a lot of the places to eat we quirky and modern with contemporary twists like the photo below.
Yes we did squeeeeeze through the tiniest street I think i've ever walked down...
At around eight O' clock we walked back up to the hill that the windmills were on to sit and watch the sun set. I don't think Ive ever taken the time to sit and watch a full sun set completely disappear from view, at home im surrounded by houses or buildings and in day to day life, I never really take much notice of it. Its quite surreal and calming to behold and the Greek sunset was just stunningly beautiful.
Today Joe and I made plans to visit Mikonos town as I had my heart set on going to find the historic Mikonos Windmills and walk around the town and explore a little more. We spoke to the hotel staff and they gave us a lot of information on what we could do there and when was best to go, they recommended we wait until later in the day than the morning as we had initially planned. The staff explained it would be too hot to walk around the town in the mid day heat and we would most likely get burtn! Instead they suggested it would be better if we were to relax and stay by the pool or beach durning the day, so we took there advice and spent they day poolside of the funky sun loungers, then ventured into Mikonos around 4pm.
Day Three in Mykonos! We decided to explore Ornos a little bit more and grab some more supplies from the shop in town. I am wearing mostly all Asos today, i've kept it light weight and breezy in my all white outfit. I adore this scallop style cami top from Asos. Its such a simple but effective piece, the cami is made from polyester so was very affordable however, it gives the impression of being a much more expensive, it is a sheer material but is not see through as most cheaper white cami's can be I find. I have paired the cami with this cotton skirt again from Asos. The white skirt has a double layer, almost like a slip underneath so again makes the skirt less see through. I liked the way paired together they almost resemble more of a playsuit, co-ord or dress which is cute and works well. I love the tiered effect of the skirt, it makes a simple item a little different and gives a nice structure to the outfit. All in all its a nice crisp, clean outfit for a hot summers day, its floaty and keeps you cool, which is always important.
White Scallop Cami: http://www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6533422&CTAref=Saved+Items+Page
Tiered Skirt: http://www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6650924&CTAref=Saved+Items+Page
Its day two in the gloriously sunny and beautiful Mykonos and myself and my boyfriend spent the majority of the day chilling by the pool, soaking up the sun and fully getting into vacation mode. I threw on this casual and comfy romper as the sun was starting to go down from Free Girl, an online shop I ordered from for the first time before this trip. I was searching for some outfit ideas for Greece and came across them, I found them on instagram and and happy with my purchase. The romper/playsuit is really cute and easy to wear, it fits pretty well. I sometimes have issues when ordering online, as I find a lot of clothing comes up quite short on me, this romper was a decent length however the arms were slightly on the shorter side, but I do have rather long arms so all in all I was satisfied. I loved the tassel detailing on the ties, which allows you to chinch it around your waist, creating more shape.
Playsuit / Romper: http://www.freegirl.co.uk/
We have arrived in Mykonos! Our flight landed around 8pm local time on Wednesday evening and we got our airport transfer to our hotel, Corfos. It only took about 20 minutes to get from the airport to the hotel. We were greeted by helpful and welcoming staff and taken to the check in desk and shortly shown to our room. Our room is clean and spacious and in close proximity to the pool and restaurant area which is always a bonus. On our first day we mostly just relaxed by the pool and got used to our surroundings, which by the way were beautiful. The hotel has these cute sun loungers which I love and I have posted a photo of below so you can see them. They are super comfy! So, so far so good!
On the first day I just wanted to throw on something easy, so I chose my black shorts from H&M and my striped halter neck from Topshop. Both simple and easy to wear whilst exploring a new place, especially when its 28 degrees celsius. I am really impressed with the quality, fit and comfort of the H&M shorts. I haven't really bought denim shorts from there before and I am impressed. I find a lot of shorts come up rather short on me but these were a perfect length.
Later on I decided to make a bit more effort with my outfit and wear this RiverIsland playsuit, which I love! Its such a nice soft material and is easy to dress down or up depending on how you chose to style it. I have kept it quite casual here because of the heat I didn't want to go all out with heels, I wanted to be comfortable. I also think the tie belt is such a cute detail to the playsuit. Now the situation with my shoes... I managed to forget to pack my other choices of footwear... I was so annoyed when I realised this as I was unpacking my suitcase here. So I have had to make do with these suede sandals from Asos for the entire trip... The shoes I wore on the plane were my vans.
The stripe Topshop top is sold out however you can find similar on Forever 21:
RiverIsland Playsuit (I bought on Asos):
Asos Suede Sandals:
Topshop Fedora Hat:
Hi everyone, I have filmed my first Haul and Try on video, go check it out and let me know what you think. Most of the clothing items are from Zara and H&M.
I am going away in June and have put together a few items of clothing from Asos that are defiantly on my holiday wish list!
RiverIsland cold shoulder playsuit
Hey everyone, I have uploaded my second vlog on my channel, go check it out and let me know what you think!
I have recently been re-decorating my new bedroom which I moved into a month ago, in relation to my new career path, working with interiors and blinds I decided to document my progress so far, not only for myself but incase any of you wanted to gain some ideas and inspiration if you yourself are re-vamping or decorating your own spaces.
My first port of call was Pinterest I have to admit, I spent way to much of my time searching for inspiration and pinning potential design ideas for my new space! But I found it fun and helpful actually, It gave me and idea of what I liked and didn't as well as demonstrating how different spaces can be adapted an used in a productive way. If any of you are interested I will attach the link for my "Interiors" board below.
Having spent the last few years in smaller space I was keen to find ideas that I could use working with a larger room. I wanted to keep the original raw floorboards and make a minimalistic, fresh and bright space for myself. I know some might think this boring but after being in a smaller room I was keen to create space and not feel cluttered and keep it as basic as possible. So I began painting... keeping it simple I stuck with white paint and added a grey feature wall, where the headboard of my bed would eventually be. I am currently still furnishing my room but its getting there, I took a trip to IKEA last weekend and began purchasing some of the key pieces. Its getting there.. slowly but once I have gotten further with my project I will post so more pictures of how it turns out! For now have a look at some of the cute accessories I bought at IKEA. My favourite purchase has defiantly been my plants! Small Succulents and Cacti :)
Hi, my name is Kathleen. This blog is a collection of my thoughts, inspirations and interests as well as a place to share my fashion and beauty favourites!