Friday, 22 August 2014

Coats | I Don't Like Being Cold

Remember last week when I spoke about Summer-to-Autumn dressing and how much I was looking forward to Autumn and wearing sweaters, and walking through crunchy leaves, etc?

Well I totally am. But.


I don't like being cold.

I know no-one does really. But I really really don't.

Gary can run around in January with just a hoodie and no coat but I'm the girl that pulls her big ol' coat out of the wardrobe as soon as the mercury hits below 18 degrees.

Blame it on my sunny upbringing if you like (I do).

The only time I can truly enjoy a crisp chill in the Autumn air is when I'm bundled up in many layers and vaguely resemble the Michelin man.

Enter stage right: COATS.

Wool coats, padded coats, cape coats, boyfriend coats, cocoon coats, quilted coats, military coats, long-line coats, patterned coats, coloured coats, classic coats... So many coats. All the coats.

My whole style this Winter seems to be heading in a classic, simple and chic capsule-wardrobe direction: basic A-line dresses and skirts, good-fitting jeans, plain-coloured tops and classic shirts. All in beautiful neutral shades of blue, grey, white and black.

It's so different to my usual crazy-colour-and-pattern-clashing style, but I'm actually really loving it.

But me being me, I want to shake it up a bit and put my own quirky stamp on my look.

Coats are a great way to do this.

(So are handbags, but that's a whole other blogpost!)

Even though I already have several coats and jackets, I've had a trawl through the new A/W 14 Collections on line and currently have a neat little selection on my shopping radar...

Coats Autumn Winter 2014 A/W '14

Thursday, 21 August 2014

My Top 5 | Food from Greggs

Greggs Logo

Everyone's talking about poor old Greggs this week.

For any of you who don't know what Greggs is: it's a cheap, cheerful, British chain bakery that currently has more stores open in the UK than McDonalds does.

Some snob changed the wording on the Greggs logo on the Uncyclopedia website (parody of Wikipedia) and a lot of people are up in arms about it.

I won't post what was said, cos it contains swear-words and y'all know I like to keep it clean on here. Let's just say it wasn't very nice (and you can Google it if you're really that bothered!).

However Greggs took it both brilliantly and in, what I think, was a very British way.

Whoever's in charge of their social media account deserves a raise cos they really handled it like a (very funny) pro!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

London | Prostitutes, Prosecco and the Plague

Isn't that title lovely?

Alliteration is one of my very favourite things.

A couple of weeks ago I spotted a tweet from Best LDN Walks advertising a free, blogger, walking tour around London. That would have been interesting enough for me to sign up anyway but as an extra bonus, the tour they were on about is titled Naughty London - Sex, Drugs and Sausage Rolls*.


Yeah, so was I!

St Paul's Cathedral at sunset

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Lions and Tigers and Lemurs, Oh My!

Hello again!

So yesterday I told you that over the weekend I went up North to visit Shvonne (one of my best ladies from uni).

On Saturday we went to York and took some ridiculous selfies.

On Sunday we got up to walk the dogs (it was raining so no pictures I'm afraid!) and then headed off to Yorkshire Wildlife Park for the day.

Now y'all know I love zoos. I've waxed lyrical (isn't that a great line?) about Prague Zoo and Dublin Zoo multiple times.

So when Shiv's brother, Jamie (who works at YWP) kindly offered to guide us around on a VIP Tour* and show us some behind-the-scenes magic, you can imagine I was there with bells on!

Katy feeding the giraffes

Monday, 18 August 2014

City of York, Selfies and Snuggly Puppies

Hello Little'uns!

How are you all? Did you have a good weekend?

I'm back in London after a GORGEOUS time staying in Yorkshire with my best friend, Shvonne. Plenty of girly catchups, doggie snuggles and I'm pretty sure I cracked a rib from laughing so much.

Maybe it's cos we went through so many crazy, hilarious and downright mental things together at uni, but I swear I never laugh as hard with anyone as I do when I'm with my Chi ladies!

Shvonne lives quite near the city of York so, as I'd never been before, we popped down on Saturday to explore for a couple of hours...

York giant bear

Friday, 15 August 2014

My Top 5 | Rainy Day Chick Flicks

It's a horrid day outside at the moment isn't it?

Classic grey, rainy London weather.

And it looks like it's going to be hanging on like this for the rest of the weekend as well. Boo...

I don't like rain as a general thing. Growing up in sunny Spain makes it particularly hard for me to stomach!

I don't like getting my feet wet, I hate standing at bus stops and getting splashed top to toe in freezing cold water (this happens to me without fail at least once a year), I hate the grey, I hate the wind messing up my hair. Hate hate hate.

I just really don't like it.


There is one thing about rain that I do like. And I like it a lot.

My very favouritest thing to do, when it's grey and horrid and lashing with rain outside, is to snuggle up on the sofa in my comfiest PJs, with a massive mug of hot tea and some picky snacks.

Is there any better feeling than knowing you're warm and snuffly inside, and have absolutely no reason to go out in to the cold and rain?

The correct answer is no. No, there is not.

The only other thing needed to totally banish the grey and miserableness is a perfectly pink, girly, rom-com, chick-flick.

Am I right?

I'm right. (Obviously)

So to keep y'all entertained over the coming rainy weekend, here's a list of My Top 5 Chick Flicks!


Thursday, 14 August 2014

My Summer-to-Autumn Wardrobe

Autumn has always been my favourite season.

The smell of bonfires, the crisp chill in the air, Halloween, warm food, cosy nights, new stationary and that amazing feeling of new beginnings that comes with the opening of the school year. To me, September always feels much more like a time for New Resolutions than January does!

Plus it's my birthday in October and that always helps... (hinthint!)

I'm gonna level with you guys: I feel like Summer is over.

Don't hate me. You know it's true.

OK, so technically it is still Summer. Yeah, OK fine. I'm not gonna argue with that. But August always feels so tired, don't you think? It just doesn't have the same flavour and excitement that June and July always seem to bring with them.

Actually the only thing I reaaally like about August is that I can start building up my transitional wardrobe!

Summer to Autumn can be a tricky styling time, but I love pulling together items from all seasons to create that mismatch of colours and textures and layers that you just don't get at any other time of the year.

Summer always feels so lazy, I just throw on a light dress and some sandals and boom. No effort required. Winter is the same but opposite. Pile on as many layers as I can, cover up every inch of skin, and there's only so much I can do with it.

But Autumn?

Layering up carefully, adding scarves or cute knits and a lovely jacket that doesn't have to be buttoned up. Boots, ballet flats, tights and socks. Pastels from Spring and brights from Summer mingle with the jewel colours of Winter and I LOVE all of it!
Little Miss Katy Transitional Wardrobe - Summer to Autumn Outfits

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