Snakeskin Stylin’

2018, Fashion, Outfit Post, Uncategorized

Hey lovelies! Another week, another outfit! I’ve actually been some-what organised (makes a change) and I have a couple of posts ready to post.
For today’s outfit post, I thought I’d share an outfit wear I’m wearing a super unique print… snakeskin! It isn’t in a lot of shops so you may struggle to get your hands on it…

Seriously though, you currently cannot escape the animal print. It is everywhere! I can’t really complain because I do love animal print. However there is literally nothing else. I walked into Zara and was swallowed up by the leopard print. So I had to jump on the trend and buy myself something snake print.
I went for a simple snakeskin cami from Bershka which was a £10 bargain. It’s super simple with a v neckline and back. And it’s really light material which makes it really easy to layer.

So any opportunity to layer, I’ll take it. Layering is always the way to go. I wore my black turtle neck which is from Primark and I’ve had this top for years. Maybe too long as I’ve had to sew the seams back together but it’s a necessity in my wardrobe. I live in turtle necks as they’re so easy to style and to just throw on. And they make the perfect top to layer with. I adore wearing a cami over a turtle neck.

Sticking with the layering; on top of my turtleneck I’m wearing my new favourite necklaces. Which are my 3 gold necklaces from H&M. I love these as I’m obsessed with the coin-like necklaces that are around at the moment. And I’m much preferring gold jewellery to silver currently.
I wore jeans with this outfit just to keep it simple. And I kept it basic with my trusty Reserved Boyfriend Jeans. Which are the comfiest pair of jeans to walk to earth. I always feel a bit plain when I wear jeans but with wearing trousers in sixth form, I feel like my trousers are just for school now.

And talking about school wear, I wore my fave Zara Faux Suede Yellow Jacket which is my school jacket! However I felt like a pop of colour and I adore this jacket. I bought this a couple years back for only £15 and it’s lasting me so well. The snakeskin print is really easy to wear with different colours which I love as I always like a pop of colour.

And I was really mixing things up in this outfit as I’ve broke out of my habit of wearing my Converse 24/7. On my feet are my new obsessions, my Dr. Martens. I was wearing them in my last post as well as they’re the best especially in this season! I’m still unsure if I like them with this outfit as I’m so used to the trainer vibe but I do love wearing them.

What animal print have you all be loving?

Kate Xx

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Styling the Winter Florals

2018, Fashion, Outfit Post, Uncategorized

I always look forward to autumn as I love the fashion. But I’ve underestimated how cold the weather is. These photos may seem like I am comfortable but just remember that looks are deceiving. I’d spent 10 minutes out in the cold and I’d already caught hypothermia by that point…!
I really liked this outfit. It’s nothing special, nothing I wear ever is but I thought I’d share. I’m planning some different fashion content that should hopefully appear on here soon. As I feel like my outfit posts are of a dreadful quality as I’ve lost the ability to write well…

I’m wearing my all time favourite midi skirt which is from H&M. This was a £5 steal from the sale when it should have been £27 and it’s one of my greatest achievements in life. (yes I’m not talented so finding things in the sale is how I like to congratulate myself in life). I feel like H&M can be very hit or miss however it’s a great place for wardrobe staples. This floral wrap skirt is my most loved skirt as it’s so easy to style and throw on. It has a frill hem which is super cute and the yellow flowers on the black is such a beaut pattern.
(I am also wearing skin coloured tights as well before you all think I’m mad going out in bare legs).

Florals are obviously most suited for summer but I much prefer the winter floral vibe. So I wore this basic Dark Grey Sweater from Zara. This is the most perfect top. When buying basic tee’s or jumpers, I’m super picky so I have to find the most perfect basics. (I’m still searching for that perfect black t-shirt. I know there is one out there I just need to find it.) But Zara nail their basics. This sweater is such fab quality and has a loose fit which I love. As the sleeves are loose but not baggy, it’s just perfect. So I’ll be wearing this all the time and for £12 I had to buy the black one as well! And this dark grey is my favourite colour. The dark grey paired with the florals makes the skirt more suited for the season.
I did also throw on a Primark Grey Turtleneck underneath for some added warmth. However it’s basically the same colour as my sweater hence why they look like they’re joined!

Onto my new purchase and my current obsession. Is my bag. My new baby. It is the Embossed Square Crossbody bag from Zara. And was only £15.99 so I couldn’t say no because I unfortunately have no self control when it comes to shopping. I’d been wanting a green bag for a while but was waiting for the right one to find me. And I literally ran up to this bag when I saw it in Zara. (Imagine seeing your friend after not seeing them in a while. Yep that was me with this bag…) It’s a dark green so perfectly suited for the winter season. And it has an embossed croc style finish as well as a silver clasp. Everything about it is so gorgeous. The bag is also sold in black as well which I was very tempted by but I was good and just stuck to the one…!

On my feet, shock horror, I’m not wearing my trusty Converse for a change. But I’m wearing my Dr Martens which I adore with this outfit. These are actually my shoes that I primarily bought for school however I quite like them for out of school as well. They really go well with midi skirts in winter, you can’t go wrong with a simple black shoe. I’m well and truly Dr Marten converted now. These were definitely worth the money as they’re such good quality and I just love them.

And for this outfit to top it all off, I brought back my Black Baker Boy hat from Pretty Little Thing. I bought this last year so it’s not sold anymore. I wore this in a blog post last year which I’m not linking as I look like a shit show to put in nicely. But I always looked back on that and decided that I would never put this hat back on my head. However I quite liked it with this outfit, I felt quite good in myself which makes a change. I don’t think it suits me that well, I’m not a hat person really. I’ll always be greatly jealous of the people in this world who can pull off a beret as it is unfortunately not myself.

Hope you enjoyed reading. I shall be back soon with some more fashion posts. (I always say this and I always take my time to post again but this time I mean it…)

Kate Xx

Styling The Spotty Trousers

2018, Fashion, Outfit Post, Outifts, Uncategorized

You may have read my recent post on how I’m trying to be ethical in my fashion choices. So here is me wearing my new trousers from Asos, a key brand contributing to fast fashion!! (woohoo go me)! I am trying to make a positive impact but I’m so far struggling to stay away from my high-street favourites. And with the new brand ‘Collusion’ hitting ASOS, I couldn’t help myself. However my new rule is to buy less, wear more. So I feel a little less guilty…
My Dad also took these pics so thanks John, a true legend…

These trousers are the Collusion Spot Print Trousers. I’d seen Collusion on social media a lot so only went for a little browse to see the style of everything. I had no intention of buying anything however I have zero self control and here we are. These trousers caught my eye straight away as I love the spotty print on them. The print is like an unorganised polka dot print. I love a bold print however these trousers are super easy to style and wear as they’re black and white.
From online I thought they would be quite structured however they literally feel like pj’s. They have a super loose fit, the only place where they are tight against my body is at the waist. Which I love as I’ve formed a deep hate for tight trousers!

I wanted a simple outfit so just paired the spots with my Red Oversized Sweater from Pretty Little Thing. I love the red against the black and white. A super simple and easy outfit to throw on however I love my bold colours so it floats my boat!
I also paired my simple black chain bum bag with this outfit and wore it cross body. It’s super simple and my favourite thing from Pull&Bear! And of course on my feet are my trusty One Star Converse. These are my favourite shoes, they’re pretty basic so are perfect to throw on.

I wore my layered gold necklaces from H&M which are gold coins and a simple chain. I’m slowly becoming a gold jewellery person. And layering necklaces looks so gorgeous on! My jewellery addiction is becoming worse at the moment. You can never have too much jewellery and I need so much more!

Kate Xx

Thoughts On Ethical Fashion

2018, ethical fashion, Fashion, Uncategorized

Hey gals, this post is slightly different to my usual posts. But I’m feeling motivated to make a positive impact on the fashion industry and really wanted to write some posts on it over here.
I have definitely been slacking on the blog posts as I want to make my blog primarily fashion so I was struggling to get good content. As I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity. However I never really write posts talking about fashion issues or general chatty fashion posts. So that’s what I’ve decided I’d like to include more of.
I’ve decided to become more ethical in my fashion choices which I’ll get onto later. But I thought I’d make a little ‘series’ if you like, on my blog. I’ve realised how important it is and I don’t make any thoughtful choices when it comes to my clothes now. So I thought I’d track how I’m becoming more ethical over on here. Basically come read about my journey on going ethical. (Have never been good at getting my point across…)

All this passion towards becoming more ethical has spiralled from watching Stacey Dooley’s documentary on a BBC channel the other day. (It’s still currently on Iplayer so I would 100% recommend watching it, if you haven’t already). First of all, I just bloody love Stacey. She’s so cool and I adore her style and her earrings. And she’s my personal fave on Strictly this year so I would just love to be her right now. But anyway, I’m here to talk about being ethical not my WCW.
On the show, it showed the horrendous consequences of the fashion industry and really shocked me. Fast fashion is a huge problem and we live in a world where people are selfish and just throw away clothes. And I’m sure we all buy clothes for the sake of it, I can hold my hand up high for that. The fashion industry is the second biggest polluter in the world which is so shocking as we are causing it by our desire to keep up with the trends.
I always thought cotton was fabulous. With it being a natural fibre and being sustainable however it turns out you can’t trust any fibre these days. Cotton uses a RIDICULOUS amount of water  and pesticides. And cotton is actually the most catastrophic.

At the end of the day, is wearing the same outfit again okay? Is living in the same pair of jeans perfectly fine? Will you still be liked if you don’t jump on the new trend that will probably last for a month? The answer to all them questions is the same answer you get to the question ‘is Harry Styles the best human in the world?’.
YES!!! Fast fashion is such a problem that I’m now going to try my best to be conscious of and stop buying clothes for the sake of it.

When it comes to changing to help a certain issue or trying to raise awareness and make a change, I feel like many people don’t because they don’t think they’ll make a difference. But I feel like that’s not the right attitude. Yes obviously by me not shopping in Primark anymore doesn’t mean Primark will have to close down due to a decrease in sales. But I know it will make me feel better in myself and at the end of the day little actions do overall help. And if everyone does their little bit to help then it does build up.

I’m not an ethical shopper. I’m not that bad but I shop freely, with my only criteria for the clothes I buy to look nice. I do buy some clothes for the sake of it but I checked my wardrobe literally 3 minutes ago and I only have a couple of tops that I’ve never worn before. I do also buy and wear lots of second hand clothes which I guess is good. Depop has my heart and I’ve found some steals from my local charity shops. My mum’s wardrobe has also been coming in handy recently. I found a cute floral dress in there and bag the other day which now have a new owner, sorry mum…!

I’m really focused to become more conscious of my choices when it comes to buying clothes in the future. So I thought I’d start posting on here of my ways of becoming more ethical. Because before this I haven’t really made any decisions based on how ethical the garments I’m buying are. And the only blogger I follow who I religiously read her ethical content is Eleanor Claudie. (If you don’t read her blog and follow her then you need to do so!!) So I thought I’d start sharing posts about my favourite ethical bloggers and where I’m shopping.

Being honest I don’t think I’ll be able to become completely ethical in what I purchase. I still love my highstreet stores and I think it will take a long time for me to move away from them. However I know I can reduce my spending and wear my clothes more!

If anyone has any tips or wants to talk ethical then leave a comment or find me on my socials!
(Why talk dirty when you can talk ethical?) yep I’m going…

Kate Xx

Bringing Out The Autumn Knit

2018, Fashion, Outfit Post, Uncategorized

 I swear I open every single blog post with ‘long time no see’. But to say that again would be correct. I apologise for not posting, my talent is being unorganised and lazy. I’m back at school now which is truly riveting… I’m thinking of maybe posting some easy sixth form looks on here but then got scared that people from school would judge me. (As we can see, being in school makes me overthink everything. However in terms of mental health I’m doing good. But that’s more for another day.)
But instead of me rambling on giving a life update. I’m here to share my new favourite jumper with you lovely bunch. Because clothes are the most important thing! My sister also took some of these pics on my film camera too and I’m actually quite pleased with how they look. Not the best focus but hey ho, least it makes my face a bit blurrier…!

You may recognise the jumper I’m wearing if you saw it on my twitter. (Follow me over @luxekate or I’ll come for you whilst you’re sleeping xo). As I put a poll on there whether or not the jumper was worth buying. My indecisive arse can’t decide by itself. (And yes most of the time I put polls on so I have an excuse to buy something.) The majority of votes was yes which I’m very pleased about as I’m IN LOVE with this jumper. I get slight grandma vibes from it, my Nan did say she was a big fan of it which I don’t think I’ve ever heard her say that to me before..!

This beauty of a jumper is from Urban Outfitters (shop here) and was a bargain for me. It’s sold for £48 but I bought for £30 as I had a £10 off voucher, student discount and the remains of a gift card. Which I was pretty chuffed with as I’ve been very good at spending too much money recently… It’s primarily a mustard knitted jumper but there is many colours knitted in as well. And I’m just so obsessed. It’s fab quality and so warm and I shall literally be living in this.

I paired my knitted jumper of dreams with my Topshop White Wide Leg jeans. I adore the shape and fit of these jeans. The waist is tight fitting and then the legs are a wide fit. I love how they aren’t tight fitting on the legs but still have fabulous shape. And I love the white against the jumper. I’m slowly becoming to prefer my white jeans over my blue. Although I’m such a clumsy idiot so I’m sure it won’t be long until I have spilt something on these jeans by the next time I wear them. (If you want to see more of these jeans then you can see how I styled them here.)
And of course I wore my black belt with a chunky gold buckle which is my mums from the 80’s. My all time fave belt. I will literally pass this onto my children because it is the best belt to exist. My family heirloom shall be a belt…

And as usual I wore my Old Skool Vans and my fave Guess One Shoulder Rucksack. (I give this bag a different name every time I mention it). This Guess bag is such a staple for me. It was my mums from many many years ago, just like the belt. She gave me this Guess bag years ago when I used to like to dress up as a child. But I would never dream of wearing it out because I thought it was a weird bag. Now I can’t take it off!! It’s actually super practical as well as it fits my camera in unlike my other bags!

I’m so in love with this outfit. Super simple I know but sometimes less is more! And I shall be back with some more fashion posts. I’m feeling inspired at the moment and really want to do some cools things. So look out for that.

Kate Xx