23 July 2015

What blogging has taught me

10 things I have learnt since starting a blog 2

3 years ago I sat down and created my corner of the Internet, completely oblivious to the things it would teach me along the way- some good, some not so good. In all honesty, I didn't think the 'blogging thing' would last for more than 5 minutes; my track record for keeping up hobbies past the age of 17 (when I discovered alcohol and boys) was pretty pathetic. The fact that I gave up being a member of the university dance society because it clashed with my favourite student night says it all!

But, lo and behold, LOLA KATE is still going...here are a few things I have learnt along the way:
 

1. Camera envy is a thing. I don't even know how to properly use the one I have now but that doesn't mean I don't want all of the DSLR'S and lenses ever made, EVER
 

2. Make up counters fill me with fear. Going into Boots is like a mine field - I know more information about foundation and the 95 shades of the latest lipstick than my brain allows
 

3. There is no such thing as a spontaneous outfit post. I hate posing in public and I look a mess 99% of the time so it takes planning and preparation (usually on a Sunday afternoon much to my BF's annoyance)
 

4. Plants make for great props!!!! Every time I buy something for the house it goes through a rigorous 'can this be used for a blog photo' process
 

5. It is impossible for me to be away from a phone, laptop or Ipad for more than 10 minutes. You know...in case I miss something super important
 

6. The blogging community is made up of incredibly supportive, helpful and all round amazing human beings *tissue anyone*
 

7. I have developed a love for shoes, mainly for ones of  the heeled variety. 3 years ago my collection consisted of a few pairs of weathered Primark boots - it is now outgrowing my wardrobe
 

8. Instagram is a sanctuary of wonder and jealously in equal measures (and the addiction is real)
 

9. How to do winged liner. Hardly a huge life goal I know but after watching 967 tutorials on youtube, I think I have finally mastered a half decent flick (it only took me 10 years!!!)
 
 
10. All white everything

21 July 2015

Prints & Simplicity

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Shirt- Topshop
Skirt- Primark
Shoes- c/o Shoeaholics
 
I am a tight wad and I like to recycle my wardrobe, so some of you may have seen this skirt on my blog before. I bought it for next to nothing last year in Primark and when I saw palm prints were back in this summer I had to get it out again. I think it goes perfectly with these amazing Kurt Geiger beauties from Shoeaholics. I love shoes that have ankle straps, I find they really flatter my legs; I also have very narrow feet so anything that stops me slipping about like bambi gets a thumbs up from me.
 
I am equally delighted and annoyed about being introduced to the Shoeaholics website. Delighted at the fact they sell designer shoes starting from £9- no your eyes are not deceiving you- but frustrated at the fact that I want them ALL and I have no money!
 
Back to the outfit....I thought I would keep things simple so I threw on this white shirt from Topshop (this has also done its fair few rounds on the blog). You really can't go wrong with a good white shirt, it is one of those staple items that everyone should have in their wardrobe- preferably one that doesn't crease like a paper bag though which this one is guilty of (you all know about my ironing phobia)
 
*side note* I did notice whilst editing these pictures that I am practically wearing my skirt back to front, one should learn to look in the mirror before leaving the house!!

5 July 2015

Boohoo Playsuit- Festival Fashion

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Playsuit- Boohoo
Boots- c/o Ash Footwear
Hat- Primark
Necklace- Topshop
 
You may have noticed that something is missing in this post, and no, I am not talking about a bra! A few weeks back I took a trip to the hairdressers with the intent of getting a quick trim, but I ended up loosing about 8 inches and left with a 'lob'. I have no idea what came over me when I sat in the salon chair but now I have got the hang of how to style it, I absolutely love it. It feels so much healthier and is so much easier to manage, not to mention the fact it no longer gets trapped in my armpits whilst I am sleeping!!!
 
This amazing (albeit very revealing) playsuit was a spontaneous purchase inspired by Leanne Lim Walker. She posted a picture of her wearing it on her Instagram the other day and she looked an absolute babe. I had some credit for Boohoo so I went straight online and bought it. I am a little unsure as to how to wear it as the neckline practically grazes my belly button, but for now this statement necklace from Topshop does the job.
 
I hope you have all had a nice, sunny weekend. It feels so good to do an outfit post, I can't wait to get back into the swing of things - hopefully that will be soon