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You are enough

Glasses c/o - Rayban via Pret A Voir, Necklace - Daniella Draper, Jumpsuit c/o - ASOS
Photography - The GY Photographer

I am enough - just as I am. 
I've had to say this to myself repeatedly over the last few weeks. It's so easy to get into that cycle of 'if I just changed this, they'd like me more' but no more, I'm done!

I've been in a funk recently, second guessing myself and becoming anxious over the smallest of things. As a person I consider myself very loyal, if you are my friend I will do anything for you and (as selfish as it may sound) I kind of expect the same back. However this sometimes isn't the case, there's been a few times I've had to part ways with people, where the friendship had become one-sided and I didn't feel equally supported. At the time yes, it's horrible but I always ALWAYS feel better off for it. Just as great friendships can do wonders, toxic friendships can really take a toil on your overall happiness. So like a plaster sometimes it's better to just get it over with quickly. 

It’s all about gaining some perspective. It's always sad when this happens, when you truly connect with someone and then it just fizzles out. Sometimes it can just a blip, with life/jobs/relationships/stress getting in the way. That's ok, it happens to us all at some point and as a friend you have to be there to support them when they need it. It's just a tricky one to tackle, when is enough enough? 

This post isn't going to give you that answer (sorrrrrryyyy) It's simply here for me to rant about something that can have such a big effect on my mood and life in general, so I wanted to share it. The great thing is, after different people coming in and out of your life, there will be a few, a small few that will stick around. These are your best friends, the one's you share every moment with, the ones you don't need to see all the time but you know they are there. These are the important ones, so we shouldn't worry about about the rest. 

Although this blog mainly consists of fashion and styling outfits together, it was originally a place where I came to to vent - so I thought I use it for just that today.... I'll be back posting pretty posts soon I promise! But yes, that's that, a post not meant to inspire or provoke, just a post i needed to write. 


Kate x

Summer Lovin'

Shirt - Urban Outfitters, Skirt c/o - ASOS, Shoes c/o - ASOS, Choker c/o - ASOS
Photography - The GY Photographer 

Happy Sunday you lovely lot!
What a weekend it's been, I can only speak for the weather here in London but PHWOAR, it's been a corker! The sun hasn't stopped shining and the wine hasn't stopped pouring....perfection! It's weekends like this I bloomin' love, surrounded by friends and loved ones and having a wonderful old time. Mine highly consisted of wine, paella and a whole lotta music!

Anyhow, this is a look I sported this weekend for drinks at the pub with my pals. For me it was the perfect mix of smart/casual. This shirt - from Urban Outfitters is a god send for me. It's thin and flouncy so it keeps me cool, perfect for these sunny days and for me being a pale snail and being someone that burns VERY easily, it's great for keeping my shoulders covered. I teamed it with this gorgeous skirt from ASOS, I love the colour and pattern and I’m completely obsessed with the figure flattering silhouette it creates.

My accessory of choice was this simple black choker, bang on trend and adding some much needed 90's grunge to the outfit. Finishing it off with these shoes... I’d just like to say how FREAKING COMFORTABLE they are! Like seriously! The block heel is perfect for giving me that extra bit of height (needed when wearing a mini skirt) and also provides a steady base which makes moving around so much easier, especially after an afternoon at the pub. I have a funny feeling these babies will be gracing my feet a hell of a lot this season, thanks ASOS, you aced it!

Kate x

Reflection

Top c/o - Wolf & Whistle, Trousers c/o - NYDJ, Shoes - ASH, Bag - Chloé
Photography - Timothy Peacock

I cannot believe how fast this year has gone. August already? 
I seem to say this every year but honestly - time is just flying by! 
Reflection is something we usually do at the end of each year, looking back on what we've learnt and how we've grown and start to work out want we want to do, change, see and be for the year ahead. But for me recently, I've had such big changes going on in my life that it seems like a great time to just sit back and reflect.

This year so far has been a complete roller-coaster and the ride seems to still be going, full force. I've made some big decisions and have began to really get to know myself. 2015 was a rocky one for me and although 2016 has been a lot better, something still isn't quite right, I'm not sure what it is and I'm not sure when I'll figure it out, but it's definitely given me a reason to look at myself and my life and to start making changes.

I've recently realised, somewhat foolishly that no matter what changes I make in the outside world, they will make no difference to my overall happiness unless I'm happy myself, on my own, as I am. I've learnt to never put your happiness on hold for anyone else and never EVER change who you are just to please others. You can't please everyone and thats ok, your true friends will love you just the way you are, so screw the rest!

Besides all of that I've realised that my happiness and my life in general - whatever change I decide to make, it' all in my hands. I can decide to do, go and be - whatever, wherever and whomever I want.

As you can probably tell by this slightly unfocused post, I'm in a weird stage of my life right now and I'm hoping that in time everything will come together nicely and I'll be truly happy, but for now I'm going to continue trying different things and seeing what course I want my life to take.

Life is hard. It's supposed to be. If we didn't suffer, we'd never learn anything.

Kate x