Fishnets & Florals

After what feels like a long winter, Spring has finally sprung, which means freshening up the wardrobe and beginning to trade in jumpers and coats for something a bit lighter and more exciting.

It’s not always the easiest thing dressing for the new season. The weather is rarely predictable (particularly up North), so it’s good to have some more transitional pieces for those in-between days.

I picked up this lovely dress about a month ago while looking for something to wear for a night out, though I have since realised just how versatile it is.


It is long sleeved, which makes it perfect for breezier days, but the fabric is a light cotton which makes it light and airy for when the sun shines.

It also has a dropped waist, which I never really go for as they tend to make me look out of proportion being small, however, on this dress it is more graduated giving it a fuller, floatier skirt and more of a dolly kind of vibe. The only thing I’d say is it’s not great for is windy weather, which I quickly learned when I inadvertently flashed the majority of the toon the other day.


For some reason this frock really gave me Dolce and Gabbana vibes, maybe it was the rose embroidery detail, which I thought gave it a bit of a classically regal feel. To keep this transitional piece current, I added fishnets and a distressed denim jacket with rolled up sleeves to make it more grungey. It’s also great for adding a layer of warmth for those colder days.


Bottle blue loafers and a red ribbon choker were added to add a pop of colour for the new season and to keep in with the Italian chic side of the outfit.


The look is quite dark but I added little pops of colour in the accessories to match the embroidery as a gradual submersion back in to brighter hues, rather than charging full force in to bright colours as the weather is still changeable.  As for mid-spring, it would also look really cool with no tights and some mules or knotted pool sliders.


I don’t know about you but i’m super excited for the brighter weather, and can’t wait to wear brighter clothes and pretty shoes again, and to have a play around with the new seasons trends!

Kate xx


Featured clothes

.Dress, Primark.

.Denim jacket, thrifted, brand- Diesel.

.Loafers, Zara.

.Fishnets, Primark.

.Ribbon for choker, Paperchase.

Prints in the Pouring Rain

Well, it’s been a pretty lousy week for weather here in the North East but a great week for bargains (which isn’t great for the bank balance but you only live once).

I’ve picked up a few pieces this week, a lot of them staples too, so that’s my excuse… they’ll never go out of fashion.

One of my favourite buys was this adorable kitsch cactus print playsuit I picked up from Zara. Although generally associated with warmer seasons I thought it would look great layered up on chillier days too.

Yesterday (29th Jan) I met up with one of my best girl friends Rebecca for an impromptu little shoot/natter/food date in Newcastle. Rebecca has always been my partner in crime for many a shoot I’ve done in the past and for some reason we are always cursed with bad weather.

Yesterday was no different and so I decided to pair my playsuit with black tights and a crisp white 1900’s style blouse. I really like to mix my styles, and because the playsuit is quite modern and bold I decided to clash it with something clean and polished, which gave it more of a preppy feel. If I’m being honest it didn’t keep me awfully warm on its own so thank god for big boyfriend coats. Alternatively, if it’s freezing I’d maybe wear it with a little turtle-neck top underneath to give it a bit more of a Parisian vibe too.

I accessorized the look with a cute pastel backpack which has become something of a signature look for me and my beautiful new pastel pink mules, which I also picked up this week, along with a black pair as they’re just great to pop on with any outfit at any time of the year.

I missed out on a pair in Office about a year ago and have regretted it ever since but what I love about these ones is the smaller heel as they give me a little height but are sill super comfy and wearable.

I then added my new favourite beret in a useless attempt to tame my incredibly wild hair which was growing in size by the minute with the damp air. I instead ended up looking like a stressed Hermione over her cauldron trying to make love potions.

If you’re interested in picking up this cute little printed number you can get it in Zara at the moment for an ah-ma-zing £5.99!!! 😮 You can also find the rest of the outfit credits at the bottom of this page!

Happy reading!

P.s excuse the tired eyes…it’s been a long week.

Kate xx

Playsuit, Zara, £5.99

Edwardian style blouse, H&M

Beret, Warehouse, £5

Shoes, Primark, £10

Backpack, Topshop, £26