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

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