Wednesday, 31 December 2014

On Christmas Day In The Morning

Just before Christmas I was contacted by the lovely folk at Scarlett & Jo who sent me a stunning, beautifully festive swing dress that I knew I had to wear on Christmas Day as soon as I received it!

Dress - Scarlett & Jo, Tights - Evans, Boots - Evans.

Oh this dress, this dress! The short of it is - it is heaven! The material, the cut, the length, the added lace across the d├ęcolletage! Its just wonderful! The sizing is perfect and totally true to size - I got a 24 and it fits beautifully. The darting just under the bust means that although it is a swing dress, it has a great, super flattering shape that accentuates all the right places! The material feels fantastic against the skin, it's so soft, even the lace! 

This dress is available in black too but I thought as it is the festive season - red would be a good choice and I feel I was definitely right! People that say redheads can't wear red, are very wrong in my opinions! I've never owned anything from Scarlett & Jo before but since receiving this dress, I know that I'm going to become a regular customer. The quality is beautiful and the fit is fantastic! 

My beautiful man and I had a lovely Christmas Day with his family, enjoying lots of delicious food and drink, presents and fun! 

Unfortunately later that evening hip pain I had woken up with got so bad, I had to go to A&E and since then I have been in and out of hospital with a suspected hip joint infection. I am usually pretty hardy with pain and can get by and ride it out, but this is like nothing I have ever experienced before.

I am now back at home with lots of painkillers. I still can't walk more than a few steps without crutches and they still aren't 100% sure what's the matter with me but I am very, very slowly improving. So although this Christmas has been a slightly funny one it has made me extra thankful for the incredible people I have in my life. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year ya'll!

Lots Of Love,

Monday, 29 December 2014

Little Red Riding Kate

Recently I received a stunning top from Simply Be and I'm not sure why but every time I wear it, it reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood!

Top - Simply Be, Under Dress - Newlook Inspire, Tights - Evans, Boots - Evans. 

Now normally, as ya'll know, I'm much more of a dress girl than I am a top girl. But when I saw this top on my gorgeous friend Becky from The Ramblings Of Mrs BeBe, I knew I had to have it! It's a gorgeous light, silky material that falls beautifully and the soft peplum edging is so cute. I sized up because I wanted it to look oversized and I'm glad I did as I think my 'regular' size would have been a little snug in the boob area! Tartan is huge right now and I love the tartan they've used on this top - it's an unusual mix of blues and reds and its just lovely!

As I don't own a single pair of trousers, I decided to whack a simple slip dress under the top and team it with tights and boots! This slip dress from Newlook Inspire, came with a cute little white short sleeved top under it, very 90's The Craft, which I also love - but it's great having the option to wear the slip with other things too! 

I also love the dipped hem of this Sinply Be number! It lengths quite a lot at the back which adds a really great shape to the overall fall of the piece! The little sleeves are a perfect length too, to either wear under a coat or a cardigan as I get far too hot wearing long sleeves! 

I would totally recommend this top to anyone looking for something chic and classic to add to their daily wardrobe rotation. I've worn it out and I've worn it to work so it's super versatile and super on trend!

Lots Of Love,

Monday, 22 December 2014

Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under

Thanks to finally being off of work for the festive season, I have found the time to sit down and blog about the wonderful purchases I have made over the last few weeks. Possibly my favourite of these is the incredible pair of knee high boots I picked up at Evans in the sale!

Coat - Yours Clothing, Dress - Newlook Inspire, Leggings - Newlook Inspire, Boots - Evans.

I have lusted after knee high boots for so long but I never found quite the right pair, until I saw these in the Evans Christmas sale for just £30! I knew straight away that I had to have them! I'm wearing a size 8 EEE, which is extra wide. I don't normally buy wide fit shoes or boots but I can't deny the fact that they are unbelievably comfortable, both in the foot and calf regions. They are a little baggier at the ankle but compared to the rest of my legs, my ankles have always been weirdly sparrow-esque so this has nothing to do with the boots, it's simply the shape of my leg. The calf is perfectly fitted and tight enough that the boots stay up well but not too tight that they are uncomfortable or restricting.

I also love the half patent, half leather style of the boots. I adore patent but I think the plain leather back to the boots adds an extra pinch of class to them and makes them more wearable on a daily basis. The leather back panel also makes the boots a little stretchier around the calf for extra comfort. As I've said before, I am appalling in heals so the lovely little tiny heal on these is perfect - it makes me feel sassy but is also perfectly comfortable. These boots are available in a variety of width fittings, with EEE being the widest. 

I am so pleased that I found these as they are perfect for the winter weather and are a great, classic style meaning they will be wearable for years to come! 

Also, on a slightly different note, I just wanted to share with ya'll this absolutely incredible sketch of me a lady named Sam has done;

I could not love it anymore if I tried -it's so cute! I am going to get it printed and framed asap. Check her out on Instagram - samsillustration!

Lots Of Love,

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Goodnight, My Love

Now, I have to be honest with ya'll. As much as I absolutely adore clothes and fashion, there really is nothing I love more than coming home and getting in to my pyjamas. It genuinely is one of my favourite things and were it acceptable to live in pyjamas on a daily basis, I would totally roll with that haha. So when I saw a got these beauties from Simply Be - I knew I had to share them with you asap!

Pyjama set - Pretty Secrets at Simply Be.

These really is the cutest little pyjama set! It's a pack of two by Pretty Secrets. I love the simply patterns and the cute shorts as I don't know about you but when I'm actually in bed, I don't like to feel too restricted, so shorts are perfect for me! Now the sizing is quite small, I sized up two sizes because I wanted to make sure they were nice and comfy and slouchy, but as you can see they do fit more like my average size would, so I would definitely recommend being careful size wise. They are super comfortable and great value for money too as you get two pairs! 

Now, this next number, when I first saw it it was as if the world went into slow motion and choirs of heavenly Angels began singing to me, it could not be more glorious! 

Onesie - Pretty Secrets at Simply Be.

Anyone that knows me or follows my Instagram will know that i am without a doubt, a crazy dog lady. So when I saw this, I knew it had to be kind. It's made from Sherpa fleece, so not only is it super warm but it also feels as if your skin is being lovingly caressed every time you move. The sizing of this is great, I got it 2 sizes bigger and I would say it's pretty true to size. It's so cuddly, covered in Pugs/French Bulldogs and has a bone zip, so for real, what could be better?

Lots Of Love,
KLJ x 

Thursday, 18 December 2014

How Kate Does Fashion Does Curvy Kate

So this is something completely different for me! I was contacted by the lovely ladies at Curvy Kate and they asked to review one of their gorgeous bras. Now this isn't unusual but, the fact they asked me to do a Vlog review of it was! I have never Vlogged in my life and I was so nervous about it incase I waffled or forgot what I was meant to be talking about haha but I have bitten the bullet and created my first ever Vlog in order to review the stunning Dream Catcher bra in Black (I'm wearing a 42F) from Curvy Kate! I am now without a doubt, a full Curvy Kate convert!

This bra really is the most fantastic bra I have ever owned! Not only is it comfortable and supportive but it also makes me feel totally sexy and fabulous! Check out my Vlog review here or on my YouTube Channel - Katylondonjames. I must apologise though the bra is only available up to a 44G not a 44H!

Thank you so much for baring with me through my first ever Vlog and I can safely say it won't be my last!

Lots Of Love,