Welcome to my Wardrobe: The Pleather Skirt

Pretend leather-or Pleather- can be seen all over the high street and catwalk. From a minimilistic pleather panel on a coat to a full leather look on a dress, you cannot escape the trend. Apart from my go-to leather jacket, I had never been interested in this trend that took over every shop. I was always worried in case the garnment looked too fake and cheap but Glamour Magazine recently changed my mind. 

After seeing Clare Danes in a leather skirt, I was determined I was going to get a pleather skirt in my wardrobe. 

From trusty H&M-literately the majority of my wardrobe is from H&M- I found my skirt. 

With a squint mirror, I show you my new skirt. After hastling the sales assistant to pull it off the mannaquin, I knew I had to get it. It had suede pannalling on the top corners where the zips are with gives the skirt such a lovely finishing. It's quite thin so I'm hoping I can get away with it in spring too. 

In the same week I purchased this bag for £20 from H&M. The boss at work has mentioned about wanting to restrain me from shopping on my lunch break. Whoops. But shopping is cardio and H&M is fairly cheap. 

I went out for dinner and teamed my new kirt and bag with a sheer white shirt from H&M (obvioulsy), a tailoured blazer from Glamourous.com and chunky cut out ankle boots. When it doubt, keep it simple. And then add lipstick. 

Little Katie 
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Catch up with a cuppa

When I think over the past year, I am quite surprised at how far I have come. This time last year I was auditioning for 3rd year Acting at university, trying to convince myself and my family it was what I wanted to do. Jump ahead a few months and I am crying down the phone to my nana and mum as I finally accept that I had it wrong. When you're in a dark place and feeling that everything is out of control, you can't help but tell yourself "to get your shit together." I kept telling myself that everyday for months, hoping some sort of guardian angel was going to appear and tell me what my future was going to be. 

Frenchie:" I just wish I had a guardian angel to tell me what to do"

I didn't need that Guardian Angel from Grease; slowly I managed to pick up the pieces, got a second job, started this blog and slowly got my shit together. I have realised that journalism is the path I want to go down. I have always emphasised that I want my voice heard but the stage isn't the place for that. A new chapter had begun. 

My Grandad told me to gain as much experience as possible with my year out. I am now a writer for an online theatre website (ayoungertheatre.com) and I have been invited to several events in conjunction to my blog. I have started reading again, appreciating the choice of words and the delicacy of the way flow. I'm getting a promotion at the shop, universities have received my application and it is now a waiting game. I have met new people, learnt from them and grown up.

I have accepted that change is good. If nothing changed, nothing would happen. We would all be sitting still in darkness. A change means progression and growth. If taken with a positive attitude, it will result in a positive outcome. 

Whatever happens in terms of university, I know that I will be able to cope and I am ready for the next chapter, whatever it may be. You just have to keep reading and don't close the book. 

Little Katie

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The Book Bag.*

This is not just a handbag. This is a book bag. 

A handbag designed as a book is the way forward. An original and unique accessory is something every girl wants and when it combines a love of fashion and reading, it is a winner.