Styling the patchwork skirt

2019, Fashion, ootd, Outfit Post, Uncategorized, Zara

Hello all. It’s the start of the new year (I’m mean it’s already 20 days in but nevermind) so I decided I would try and find my blogging motivation. It may be a new year but it’s not a new me. I’m just as boring as I was before and just as unorganised!
I’ve recently really wanted to post on here but I’ve just felt like I was writing absolute crap, to be quite honest. Every time I’ve come to write a post I’ve ended up either crying or got in a mood because I can’t do it. I’m currently trying to block out that mood and write this post. I really want to get back into my blog so I’m using the new year as an excuse.

My plan is to primarily post fashion content; like outfit posts, the occasional haul, posts about catwalks and collections and all that jazz. But I thought I’d start this year off with a classic outfit post!

I first spotted this skirt when it first came on the Zara website and adored it. But for the £80 price tag it wasn’t going to happen. However as they say, patience is key and I treated myself to it in the boxing day sales, for only £30 which I was pretty chuffed with. I did have my doubts to if it would suit me as I do feel like a pregnant hippie mum when I wear it but at the same time I’m so in love with it.
Obviously it has an asymmetric hem, we can’t really expect anything other than that when it comes to me. And it has a floral patchwork design which I’m so obsessed with. It has orange, lilac and light yellow fabric with a detailed floral pattern on. The fabric is super light and flowy and because there is a lot of fabric, as it’s gathered at the waist, it drapes really nicely. This skirt will never be leaving my wardrobe, I’m so in love with it.

As I love the baggy vibes, I paired the skirt with a simple black knit jumper from Zara. I adore this jumper, it’s such good quality as it’s quite a thick knit. And it has a super loose fit which is best for me as I prefer a baggy fit! I just loosely tucked the front of the jumper into the skirt and left the rest of the jumper hanging loose. I love the plain jumper with the skirt as it makes the skirt the main focus of the outfit. This jumper was also a bargain from Zara, it was originally £30 but I copped it for £15. I wish I bought the cream one as well but I clearly had high self control levels that day compared to usual!
I do have a black turtle neck on underneath, which is from Primark, as I hate wearing a coat but as it’s a little bit cold at the moment, I had to layer underneath my jumper! And I do have nude tights on as well, I still was a tad cold but pain is gain…

And to carry on with the Zara streak, the bag I’m wearing is my all time favourite bag, from my all time favourite shop (zara!). I adore the colour green currently which is why I’m obsessed with this bag.  It’s the most gorgeous dark green shade which is so easy to style. The bag also brings out the green flowers on the skirt so they suit quite well. This bag was also bought when on sale as it was only £15. (From this post we can see that I like my sale items from Zara… Wasn’t intentional, just a coincidence!)

Then finally to switch things up, I’m wearing something that is not from Zara! On my feet are my usual shoe choice, my white one star Converse. I adore these shoes, I just throw them on with everything and anything. Pairing trainers with a long skirt makes your outfit so much more casual so perfect for day to day wear.

Hope you enjoyed reading and I hope I will be posting more often that I have been!

Kate Xx

Collective Spring Haul

2017, Beauty, Collective Haul, Fashion, Haul, LuxeKate, New Look, Primark, Superdrug, Zara

I’ve been trying to save money at the moment as well so going shopping probably wasn’t the best idea but I didn’t feel like I spent that much! I’ve never done a collective haul before but I always love reading them so I hope you enjoy seeing what I bought last weekend!


I’m sure we can all agree that Primark have had some amazing cheap pieces in at the moment, although I was highly disappointing with their lack of nice swimwear?! But anyway, I first found myself falling in love with all of their bold statement sweaters they had, I was desperate for the bold red crop jumper but I knew I would never be able to pull it off so I went for this Baby Blue Crop Raw Edge Sweater (£5) which I love as it’s fleece inside which is so cosy and the jumper is super soft on the front. You can never have too many sweaters and I feel like going back to get some more as you can wear a sweater with anything and perfect for jumper weather when it’s not sunny!
Moving onto my next two favourite purchases, firstly this gorgeous Red Cross Body Bag (£5) which I’m drop dead in love with. It caught my eye straight away and I knew I wasn’t leaving without it! It’s a simple bold red cross body bag with a pres-stud clasp and adjustable strap. And with little gold detailing on the front, I think it’s such a statement bag that will be perfect for summer and I think will complete so many outfits of mine.
My next favourite purchase are these Faux Suede Twist Strap Sliders (£6) which I got in the light grey shade and I’ve fallen head over heels for these. They remind me of the Fenty Bow Sliders in a way, which Primark did also do copies of for £8 in silk! I love the suede twist strap and it looks original and go with everything, I find them super comfy as well which is good! These shoes look so good on and are so easy just to slip on which is so effortless but they look so stylish at the same time. The sole is quite thick as well and is definitely good quality for Primark so I imagine these will last for a long time.
To finish off my Primark shop, I got a Pack Of Clear Elastic Bobbles (90p) which are not that interesting but a necessity as they’re so useful for when I braid my hair and I always seem to lose them so I always pick a pack up once in a while in Primark.

♡ New Look;
I was on the hunt for some black culottes as I have work experience coming up in school and I’ve always wanted culottes to wear casually. I previously bought some light pink wide leg culottes from New Look (which I should hopefully have a post on coming soon!!) and I was super happy when I found these gems hanging on the sale rail! So these are Black Wide Leg Culottes (£9) which are a plain black pair of culottes with a silver belt detail. I love these as they’re smart as the material is structured but they can also look casual with a t-shirt as they’re flowy and so so comfy. These were originally £27.99 but they were reduced to £9 which is such a bargain and I was so lucky to find these as they were the last in my size! 

♡ Superdug;
In Superdug I bought myself a new moisturiser which is the Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream (£2.99) as I have the SPF version of this (read more here) which I completely love so for such a cheap price I thought I’d give this one a go! I’m really liking it so far, it’s rich and creamy and works perfectly with my dry skin.
I also got the Collection Glam Crystal Gel Eyeliner in ‘Glitz 1’ (£2.99) as I have this in the gold shade and I absolutely love it. It’s great to use as eyeliner and also looks great on the lid as more of a glitter pigment so I thought I’d try out the silver as I absolutely love the gold one so I’m sure I’ll be just as impressed with this shade!

♡ Zara;
Of course I got dragged in by the Zara sale and I didn’t want to splurge all my money which could have been easily done! But I ended up getting this Black ‘Okayama Town’ T-shirt (£9) which has a slit and belt detail on the side. I actually got this in a size large as this was the only size left however it looks really nice slightly oversized and it isn’t that big on me anyway as I find Zara sizes are so small! I love the print as well, it’s simple but the tiger and flower design gives a pop of colour and detail. As well as the belt at the side adds detail and makes the top a bit more interesting than just a normal t-shirt!

♡ Wilko’s;
And best till last,I popped into Wilkinson’s for a couple of bits. Firstly I got a A4 Silver Photo Frame (£2.50) which has been on my shopping list for ages now! I bought an A4 print as month or so ago and I’ve needed a frame to hand it up in and I never found one online so I knew Wilko’s had really cheap homeware. And then of course I got drawn in by the rest of the homeware as Wilko’s has such good stationery and homeware and I found this cute little Gold Edged ‘Lovely Things’ Heart Jewellery Dish (£2). I love the gold edging on this and it will be perfect to use for my earrings and I’ll use it in blog photos as well! 
And lastly, I obviously couldn’t walk past the beauty section without having a little look could I? However I only picked up this Essence Satin Touch Blush in ‘Satin Love 20’ (£1) which was such a bargain and my perfect blush shade. It’s a pink shade with a nude undertone and when swatched it has a slight shimmer which I love. I’ve never tried Essence before but always heard good reviews and as it’s super cheap I definitely want to try some more. (If you have any favourites leave them in the comments below!!)

What’s one thing you’ve bought recently?
Kate Xx

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