A thing for navy

Proper autumnal post today! I wandered to the local park after work to get some pretty photos among the leaves. As much as I love autumn, I'll be sad when the evenings get darker and I won't be able to take any post-work outfit pics. Blogger nightmare! Plus I always feel way more antisocial when it's cold and dark, but hey, it's an excuse to stay in with Netflix, right? I'm currently obsessed with this dress from River Island, I love the Breton striped sleeves and fitted style, the length is perfect for work as it's not too short. It's also on sale right now GO GO GO (don't you just hate it when you buy something just before it goes on sale? WAH).

These navy suede boots are a new addition to my shoe collection. I have a thing for ankle boots and convinced myself I needed these and they happen to be super comfy which is always a bonus. I have to say I'm really impressed with M&S at the moment, especially their range of footwear. I now have two pairs of their boots, one of which has lasted me nearly 2 years so I'm hoping this pair will do the same! 

Katie x


AW15 F&F

AW15 F&F clothing

There's a huge part of me that's going to miss summer - beachy hair, strappy dresses, leaving the house without a jacket (definitely that). I'm really not a fan of the cold, but I do love autumn fashion; warm colours, chunky knits and lots of layers. And about five pairs of socks in my case. I was contacted by F&F with a preview of their AW15 range online...although it's taken me a few weeks to get this post up so it's not really a sneak peek now! 

I've picked out some of my favourite pieces from the autumn winter F&F range, mainly featuring lots of faux fur and suede. I love the A line skirts at the moment, especially in the rust and burgundy colours and paired with a roll neck jumper. I'm new to the roll neck club and still fear they make me look like I have no neck and a floating head...but I love the chic, preppy vibes they add. It's nice to see some bursts of teal in F&F's autumn range too, definitely a colour that needs to be around more in autumn/winter and not just summer. 

What do you think of my picks? Any autumn trends you have your eye on at the moment?

Katie x


Summer throwback

New Look crop top | New Look shorts.

Sat here snuggled up in my cosy jumper finding yet more outfit pics from my Portugal holiday, SO depressing! I would happily live in shorts and a tee all year long if I could. I'm big on comfort and simplicity so I loved this combination of the khaki shorts and the high-neck cream crop top for an evening on the beach. Khaki has become a staple for me at the moment but there is no way I can brave the cold in these shorts...I need to find some khaki jeans to replace them for autumn (any suggestions?)

These ripped denim shorts were a favourite of mine over the summer. I find it so hard to get shorts to fit right as my bum is a size 10 and my waist a size 8, so most high-waisted shorts look bloody ridiculous on me unless they're elasticated! Thankfully Topshop came through with this ripped pair which were pretty much the perfect fit. I'm a fan of the effortless lived-in look so paired my ripped shorts with tousled waves and this Boohoo halter neck crop top. I always love autumn but I'm getting serious holiday blues from this post. TAKE. ME. BACK. 

Katie x