Sunday, 17 August 2014

Festival Fun

Long time no post ! Well, a lot has happened since my last blog post and I've been super busy - things are rarely this busy for me :P
Last weekend, a really amazing event took place : The Mad Hatters Music Festival.
I don't think i've mentioned this before but I love music and I love performing. I've been playing guitar, singing & writing my own songs since I was 12. It's my first love and kind of ties in with my love for writing. 
The Festival took place not far from where I live and I was given the chance to showcase my music. I did an acoustic set on both days and I absolutely loved it. Performing feels amazing and the adrenaline rush is insane, I love it.
My lovely friends - Summer & Holly - took some really nice pictures of me on stage so I thought i'd share them with you :) 
On a slightly soppier note, i'd like the thank everyone who came to see me, it really made me feel so happy. Kudos to my friends for showing up and supporting me I'd also like to say a very special thank you to my wonderful boyfriend who accompanied me on stage both days, thank you for being so patient with me.
Hope you enjoy the pictures !
Love, Kate xx

 Rehearsals !

Polaroid picture taken by Eloïse !

Monday, 4 August 2014

Down By The River

There's this really quaint little town I like to go to, it's so quiet and so beautiful. There's a small stream that runs through the village and these pictures were taken right by the river.
It's a really old medieval town on a hill surrounded by fields - it has yet to loose it's charm. Today was a casual day and I thought why not make the most of the trip out & take some pictures.  
My outfit is pretty simple,  I'm wearing some casual ripped skinny jeans from ASOS paired with a small printed crop top from Urban Outfitters. My shoes are my favorite pair (and only pair) of leather brogues by Clarks. They are incredibly comfy and I think it's fair to say they've lasted me a pretty long time !
I don't want to make this all about my outfit so I added a few pictures of the area. I hope you enjoy them :) x

Love, Kate x

Friday, 1 August 2014

HP Studio Tour

A little while back, I had the chance to attend the Harry Potter Studio Tour near London. I can't even begin to explain how extraordinary and purely magical it was.
You are given privileged access to all the sets & props used in the movies. You are free to roam around the vast area and your eyes are constantly looking at something, whether it be a huge set or a tiny - yet very special prop.
This place is a dream come true for all Potterheads. Whether you prefer the films or the books doesn't matter here, your imagination runs wild regardless. For me the best part of the whole experience is that you can take as many pictures as you like. They even encourage you to do so ! As you can probably imagine, I took an excessive amount of photos.. so I've picked my favorite ones and i'll be sharing them with you :)
I've also decided to limit the amount I show you because I really don't want to spoil your trip and give anything away. Enjoy the magic ! x
Disclaimer : I'm a BIG fangirl.. 

 Some of the most important characters costumes !

 Some of the iconic wands

Gryffindor common room !

 Turn to page 394..

 Yep, I opened the chamber of secrets.


 50 shades of pink 

 Butterbeer !

 & we also coincidently met Luke Friend !

What's your favorite HP movie ? :) 
Love, Kate x

Wednesday, 30 July 2014


If there's one thing i'm truly grateful for, it's having the friends I have. Here's another feeling filled post just for you readers ! I can't think of many ways to write this post and there are so many things I could say, but this is what I came up with. *queue soppy music* Granted, some friends stick around and others may be out of sight but that doesn't change anything. Just because we don't see or talk to each other as much it doesn't change the beautiful memories and the amazingly fun moments we all shared together.
We are so lucky to have photography and to have practically given to us. Photos capture these special moments and even though they can't replay them, no matter how much you which you could relive them, they remain memorable instants captured with a simple click of the camera. I'd like to share with you some of the special moments we shared as our dysfunctional - yet truly awesome "group" of friends. Enjoy x 

Summer & Myself

Holly & Rosie & Summer & Flora & Amanda

Holly & Myself

Holly, Rosie, Elijah, Summer, Naomie, Jake, Flora, John, Jordan

Thanks to Rosie & Summer for the photos. 

Monday, 28 July 2014

LBD & Blogging.

Where to start. I've been a really lousy blogger ever since I started this blog back in December. Seriously though, I need to get my act together and start updating it more.
Not just because I enjoy putting photos up, editing things, but because I really miss writing. I used to write all the time, from music to books (yes I once wrote a book but I doubt you'll ever read it unless I pluck up the courage to post it.. we'll see ! )
For me, writing is the perfect cleanser. It cleanses me from all the stuff I have going on, it's a way of getting everything off my mind without even having to open my mouth. So here I am, sat in my bedroom writing everything that comes into my mind - well almost everything. 
I suddenly feel incredibly motivated to express myself, it's almost like i'm having a mid-teen crisis where I have to pour out my feelings, my thoughts, my ideas before it's too late. Too late for what you'll ask ? I still have no idea but once I find out - i'll let you know.
Now that i've started this post on an extremely "philosophical" emotional note, I'm going to get on with the exciting things that I have in store for this blog !
I thought i'd kick off my new blogging chapter with my favorite Summer Dress. 
Who doesn't love a good Little Black Dress ? 

My dress is from Topshop. I don't know if you'll find it in many of their stores as I purchased mine from the ridiculously huge store on Oxford Street. I went there with Holly & Summer - if you haven't seen their blog, go check it out !
I love this dress way too much, I think it's fair to say I over wear it. I love how simple it is, yet so special with the lace detailing. It's very light to wear and makes the perfect beach cover-up. 

Summer & myself

Holly & myself

I hope you enjoyed my rambling & let me know - what's your summer essential ? 
Kate x