Winter doesn't need to be all jeans and baggy jumper. I love a roll neck tucked into high waisted skirts, or mini skirts with otk boots. Here, my little white ones are doing the rounds, as is this gorgeous jumper that's now sadly sold out.

This skirt however is from Shein (gifted, code 947440). If you use code katiecouture15 you can save yourself some pretty pennies on this one! It's pink, the same shade as my car, and pleated, so what's not to love.
For the colder days, I'd pair this with my white River Island knee high boots and a white coat, so the pink peaks through. Other feminine touches include belted coats, pink scarfs and fedora hats. It's the little things that made the difference.

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It's the 15th of Jan. I've kept my new year's resolution of going vegi, and I've even got an interview lined up for a job. This year I'm using the whole "secret" thing- putting positive things into the universe, including numbers and dates, and putting them into being. So we shall see how that goes. 

I'm ready this year for a new start. Job wise, both full time and my internet kind. I have a new style too, casuled down a tad whilst still being over girly. If that even works.
I'm ready for the new year, and the new decade, and I'm so excited to think that in 10 years, I'll (hopefully) be married off and kidded up. Oh, and have a walk in wardrobe in my huge house. Obviously.

Skirt (936611) gifted by Shein. Click here. Use code Katiecouture15 for money off! #sheingals Aff link

Capes? A very big yes from me.
I've tried them before, but was never quite sold on the all in ne, coat/ blanket combination, until I found this dress like one. It's not a coat as such, I'd struggle to take it off within seconds, but it's a BEAUTY. Buttons down the left. Open arms. Belt around the middle. And that brown dogtooth print that the winter thrives on. 

It's from shein (click here and use katiecouture15 for money off) but see below for my winter cape edit.

I have a few (10+) teddy coats lying about the and do I intend to stop there? Absolutely not. I am in love with this one from Shein (click here) and have lined below a few of my fave from the high street so you can keep toasty and cosy in the ever colder months. Use Katiecouture15 for money off also x

The final in the Christmas gift series- the luxury bits for her. I realised once gathering the products (a new age cave woman if you will) that all the brands were highered, but not overly pricy as this expensive time of year.

Fragrance- a classic choice. I've gone for Marc Jacobs Daisy, a Marc Jacobs and a Petrol head travel mini box also. Sets with lotions are also good, and many stores now have sales on everything too.

Makeup- Mac lipsticks (can we ever have too many?) that come with sparkly bags, Dior Glow for the girl who pans her highlight on the regs, and the mini makeup sets from Kat Von D and Too Faced. I get a Too Face set every year and they never disappoint. Another Better Than Set mascara? Yes please x

Skincare- Dior products are high up on my list this year after trying my first one a few months ago. Luxurious creams and cleansing balms from Emma Hardie are a good choice too, because who doesn't love soft skin.

Jewelry- My favourite thing this year has been popping into Pandor at every chance I get. Buckley London also have beautiful festive pieces, as does Jewelry Box for presents under £10. This year I'm all about the rings. And braclets..

I've had a few people in my life move into their first (or second) homes this year, so decorations and bits and bobs are high up on the agenda for gifts (whilst I have an excuse). Here's a list of my top homeware bits:

Mugs- I mean they're perfect for decoration and hot chocolate (or tea or coffee) drinking when it gets chilly in the evenings. The bigger, the better as they say...

Candles- Not just any candles- Christmas candles. Because WHY NOT

Personalised tree decorations- for my boyfriend's brother and his new girlfriend, I bought a little bauble with 'first christmas' on and their names, and from Etsy, a painted bauble with their family's surname on, in the only two colours his mum has on their tree. Girlfriend points at the ready...

Big chunky blankets- this one from matalan is a bargain for £20 and I'll be keeping it and ordering another because I love it that much. Soz mum.


Since men really ARE the worst to buy for, here's a quick list of my top present ideas for this season. Jay if you're reading this, LOOK AWAY...

Watches- because have you ever met a man who's said "I have too many watches?" This Ben Sherman one does the trick too. 

Aftershave- the usual effort, however this year get something YOU fancy smelling everyday, so it becomes a gift for him and a treat for you too.

Walles-  I've gone to town this year with wallets, from Fossil to brands on Amazon. They last a year so a solid choice for Christmases to come.

Fleece pj bottoms- because men like fluffy things too.

Alcohol- there are LOADS of alcoholic gift sets, with bottles and their matching glasses on offer this year. Helps to reduce the pub theft if you know what I mean. 

Their fave brand- this year I've bought Jay a Fred Perry T-shirt because he loves the brand so much. It's not the cheapest either, so for once or twice a year I think I can spare the change.

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