New Month: New Term

I don’t really know how I am feeling today. It’s 1st September which typically marks the start of winding down temperatures, darker nights, darker mornings… but as I write this, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the day is displaying more of what I would expect from the first day of Spring than the first day of September!

 I hate the short days in the winter & absolutely despise being cold, but September is my exception (alongside Halloween, Bonfire Night & Christmas – of course!) September marks the start of a new term. For many, in the literal sense – starting a new term of school. Myself, starting my new set of studies at university. 

But I am a strong believer that we should always treat September as a new term regardless of what we might physically be starting; September is an opportunity to re-invest in yourself. No “new year, new me” style promises – just a fresh start at a time where the year hasn’t yet ended, so if it hasn’t been a great year, there is still time left to fix it.

My new term promises? 


When I went on holiday last week (a post will surely follow..) I realised that I had stopped wearing makeup again, stopped doing my hair. I always go through phases where my mood has a sudden crash and I stop caring about how I look, which isn’t in itself all that bad a thing. But it is a bad thing when you’re getting more and more down because now you also look like a disaster. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I hate my skin – and recently it has been particularly bad. So when I started feeling sad about it, I simply stopped trying to cover it up, which in turn, made me see my bad skin every single day, making every single day a pain to look in the mirror. Yikes. Instead, I realise that you shouldn’t give up on these things; re-visit the doctor, try a new face wash, do something rather than give up on it!

On holiday, I made an effort every day. I felt superb. My makeup would be cute each night & my hair felt under control. I felt like me again!

Since I’ve been back in Blighty, I have made a conscious effort again – a little bit of makeup for work. Taking the time after a shower to style my hair ready for the next day. Wearing that brand new jacket I felt too fat to wear even though it actually looks really cute and it was all in my head. 

I have also promised myself a nice new coat & work wardrobe. I want to start dressing to impress again – not others, but myself. I am fed up of wearing baggy clothes that in turn, make me look baggy! I convince myself that I don’t feel comfortable but realise that I am my own worst enemy – You actually look okay in a dress Kate, stop hiding in your jeans and a hoodie.

I’ve realised that if I dress myself lazy every day, I feel lazy. Yes I have lazy days but September is the start of me taking a little more time for myself and making that smidge more effort so that I can feel comfortable in my own skin again. I already feel 10x better after just a few weeks of my love myself regime; I can’t wait to see how winter goes!

And finally, new stationery. *Shivers* I god damn LOVE stationery. A new pen set, a new pad. A folder or two. Stationery lets me feel organised and I love feeling on top of things. I start my studies towards the end of September so I have plenty of time to sort myself out… I love stationery.

So let’s treat September like our new term, a time to re-invest in yourself. It isn’t a reinventing exercise like the new year so typically becomes; it’s a new term, a fresh start – a time to improve where we might have slipped up in 2017.

Enjoy your 1st September!

Katy xx

Lipsy Dipsy Daisy

Oh lipsy, how I do love you. Have you ever noticed how a lipsy dress always seems to flatter you in all the right places? You walk around wearing it, feeling like a complete and utter sass-queen. But have you ever brought a lipsy dress… in the sale?!

Oh how much more exciting it is to wear that £65 dress that you brought for just £32. Especially with a handsome, suited & booted guy like Ben on your arm!

We had a wonderful time at our friend’s wedding recently – I adore having an occasion to dress up for. This embroidery lipsy dress was a last minute purchase after a tonne of panic shopping, and I am so glad I found it in the sale! The blue really stood out and was just absolutely perfect for the occasion.

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Katy xx

Bye Bye Winter!

Springtime weather is definitely on its way and I am totally ready for everything that spring has to offer! But as the dark, cold winter days draw to an end, wouldn’t it be nice to take advantage of a few last minute treats that only winter really offers?  The cold season really isn’t all that bad… so here’s a list of things to do to make the most of the last few weeks of the cold weather!

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  1. Cosy Movie Day

You can have a movie day anytime of the year, but isn’t it just all the more cosy when the rain is falling outside your window, whilst you are safely cocooned in a duvet with your favourite film playing and a box of chocolates within arm’s length? Let’s grab our duvets and dedicate a day to our favourite films and worship the art of cosiness. Thank you winter for teaching me to be cosy!

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  1. A Walk in the Park

Ironically, a walk in the park is not the easiest thing to do in winter (it’ll be a walk in the park…haha I’m hilarious.) But, there is something just a little more magical about the outdoors in the winter months. The crunch of the leaves, the fresh cool air and the peaceful sound of people hiding inside (they’re probably having a Cosy Movie Day…) Parks get so much busier when it starts getting warmer, so lets take our gorgeous winter boots and coat down the park for a little piece of tranquillity. Besides, your winter style deserves to be shared!
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  1. Grab yourself a Coffee

A personal winter favourite of mine – sitting in the window of a coffee shop of your choice, watching the world go by. The big selling point to this one is that you a) get a hot drink and b) get to be cosy whilst having a front row seat to the town centre  – people watching at it’s finest.

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  1. Pamper Day

If you really are too scared to venture into the cold, why not make the most of your home comforts? Give yourself a pamper with a face masking, nail painting, blow-drying evening at home! After all, what better way to get over the winter blues than treating yours truly to a little bit of TLC…

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  1. Plan your summer

They say summer bodies are made in the winter, but so are summer plans! Book a holiday, book a festival – start planning your summer fun! From the wardrobe you’re going to slay, to the day to day adventures that you want to enjoy… Summer is made for adventure.

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