From Catwalk to Kate

From Catwalk to Kate

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Bright Start

It's march and currently 20 degrees, for north England this is amazing so best to make use of this early summer were having now because any money by July it will be pissing it down. I was inspired to try the midi length dress by this photograph on the satorialist, as soon as I saw this I wanted to re-reate the effortless effect it had, yes this is August last year, by that time english summer was well over but I never forgot that look, and when I came across a topshop number I snapped it up.

It was still winter when I bought this dress so I paired not with opaque tights and black ankle boots. Now I can finally release its summer potential ;). I'm wearing it with my ugg trainers I snapped up in the summer sales last year, and the most versatile ( and favourite atm) piece in my wardrobe, my calvin klein trench coat/dress, a pure bargain I picked up from tkmaxx last year for £40 ( I considered it an investment that really has payed off!)

I love these trainers they are so cute ^.^

My full outfit
Sunglasses: ray ban from eBay
Dress: topshop
Belt: hairband from topshop
Trainers: ugg
Trench/dress: Calvin Klein
Bag: asos

Soon I will do a post wearing this as a dress to show you how magic it really is! It is really easy to layer up, so much so I have just bought another summer jacket like this, although this one has no arms at all.

Hope your all enjoying this lovely weather just as much as I am, finally we can enjoy the sun... BARE LEGS.  Summer dressings is one of my favourite parts of fashion, i love being able to wear clothes to there full potential and be comfortable (without not freezing to death)

How do you wear midi lengths?

Please leave your pretty blogs in comments!

(wow two posts in two consecutive days- go me)

Kate <3

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Black maxi

Weather is finally warming up, but this morning it was so foggy! I have been after a black maxi skirt for a while now, this is actually a dress, which is one sleeved, it was given to me by my ( very generous) friend! It's super tight and is made from nylon and getting dressed is basically like putting a pair of tights on all over your body!

I've layered it up here with a silk vintage shirt, given to me by my mam! I love the print on this shirt, it's like a really small leopard print and the colours go with anything summer or winter. It's buttons keep falling off so I usually fasten it to the top with my Vivienne Westwood pin badge.

The shoes you have seen before and the jacket is new from h&m and it's a lovely cropped little number for when you need to dress a bit cooler in the weather.

I just added a belt to give a bit of shape as the shirt is so loose and it ended up looking like an (unintentional) peplum top. Oh well, fine by me. I haven't tried the peplum trend yet and tbh I'm not sure if I will invest, have you?

My complete outfit
Dress as skirt: all saints
Shirt: vintage
Cropped blazer: hmm
Shoes: Melissa
Belt: asos

Let me know your thoughts on my look today, and if theres a different way you would wear something! As always leave your blogs as i will pay them a visit too!


Wednesday, 14 March 2012


So here it (finally) is! My versace dress...
It has to be my most beautiful dress I have ever purchased <3 The first time I saw it back in October 2011 in Vogue, I knew I had to have it, The goregous Japanese print, (the fan is my favourite!)
I saw Marni and I was not impressed ( not enough to queue at half 5 in the morning anyways) So I gave that one a miss, I still stand by Versace's collaboration being the most exciting with hnm so far.. but that is probably cause I'm print crazy. ( As we already know)

The silk is super thick and it actually is a really warm dress! It looks a lot better minus tights (why do tights spoil everything? come on summer). This photos pretty old so it's looking a little frosty here ( which it isn't now- yay!)

One of the nice details about this dress is the back, its cut open which is beautiful! I love backless things and I think if i got a tattoo anywhere it would be either here or on my arm. :D

Im pretty sure you have seen this clutch before ( I'm after a new one, a big big clutch can use during the day (day time clutchs ftw)

My outft:
Dress: Versace for H&M
Shoes: Carvela

Just a short one today!

I have A trip to London & Cannes in May, so much to look forward too, exciting times!

Please leave your lovely blogs on your comments - Would love to see your purchase, and any London shopping tips!