Katia Byrne | British Style Blogger

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Blogmas #24: Baker Boy hat

 Blogmas #24: Baker boy hat

It's Christmas Eve ... Already! It feel's like I've blinked and the whole of December has just vamooshed into existence. But here we are sat on a bench with a baker boy hat, just come back from last minute food shopping and ready to Christmas it up tomorrow. I can not wait for the roast dinner legitimately the best bit of Christmas. 

My Christmas eve look isn't the fanciest or the comfiest but the fur gilet is certainly cosy. 
ASOS High Crown Wool Baker Boy Hat - BlackShein Bow Tie Neck Curved Hem Shirt(XL)
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The best baker boy hats on the high street 
River Island Black Gold Buckle Baker Boy Hat - Black - HatsGlamorous Baker Boy Cap in Navy
Have an amazing Christmas eve whatever you may be doing and I should hopefully see you tomorrow
Katy Alicia  


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Blogmas #18: Styling the 40's coat

Blogmas #18: Styling the 40's coat 

Day 18 already! Today I strolled around the park and went on one hell of a walk involving me getting lost and stared at by dog walkers attempting to take pictures. Yes... I know what your thinking but no I have not been evacuated in the 1940's, I love this style of this long skater coat and thought for so long I couldn't pull off the length but I think its a really flattering shape especially at the waist. I'm really interested in expanding my coat collection and I believe I've attempted to begin this big coat stock up from the latter part of this year and I think I need to continue to find more statement coat pieces alike to this one. I posted a video on my Instagram to show you what the products like with no filter because as much as I love online shopping I feel you never really know what your buying until its done and dusted.
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Monday, 18 December 2017

Blogmas #17: David Daper Swiss made watches

 Blogmas #17: David Daper Swiss made watches

I've been using the same watch for about two years now so when David Daper contacted me to see if I was interested in their new range, I was curious to find a new distinct style. Before I owned a round silver metal strapped watch as my predominant everyday look. I was attracted to this particular watch "The time's square 01ST02N01' for its rectangular face and the interchangeable pink strap. I haven't ever owned a pink strapped watch that is so sleek. The lovely dial colour being black was more to my liking to an obvious white one which forms a more impressionable stylish appearance. The watch has a crystal sapphire face which is also water resistant up to 30 metres, which I find particularly amazing form m=being that person who always forgets to take theirs off in the shower. 

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 I also have a promo code for you of DD-S01-056 which gives you 20 % of your purchase on anything on their website.
Happy shopping!

Katy Alicia


Sunday, 17 December 2017

Blogmas #16: Looking through the window | Next years SS18 styles: A preview

Blogmas #16: Looking through the window | Next years SS18 styles: A preview 

A really dreary Sunday ensues today, I did attempt to go outside for pictures but by the time the rain had slowed the daylight had already vanished. Ah, the curse of the light ending at 4pm. I spent the day watching Jingle all the way (A Christmas film I could not remember and I think I know why... it just isn't good, sorry not a fan.) I actually also started drawing again, which I feel like haven't really attempted in a while not properly anyway. I'd really like more of my creativity to flow next year. Thinking on 2018 there's a lot I want to do. But I think unlike some years I will keep them to myself own personal goals you know. But I think I'm one to watch... I do have big plans. 
On the fashion scale for 2018 I've really enjoyed the deadlines of blogmas (all though shaky some days) I think I'd like to introduce a 2 to 3 personal style posts a week. 

So as we near the end of the year, I look forward not back. Looking into the window from this side of the year to the next we can Gage a preview. SS18 shows were shall we say not all to my taste. It's common for bloggers to focus on what they like but I have many negative feelings towards the trends for this spring/ summer. So let's start; the styles I like and don't like for the following year. 

Let's start with what I do not like in trends: Not a fan of 

Anything 80's 

Pictured Gucci spring 2018 | 
For me, not a lot of great styles came out of the 80's, colours and vibrancy sure but not much else. This year one of the biggest styles I have already begun to see whoop in edits for on the main clothing websites is the 80's. Short puffer coats make me want to cry. I do not like them, I can not pretend to no matter how many shades I see they're just not flattering. The big shoulder pads, long wide-legged trousers and patterns are back and I can assure none will feature here. 

Black and white polka dots 

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I don't know I really just do not like this pattern, not to this extent at all> I believe the worst item I saw with this print was another surprising trend next spring ... the bum bag/ fanny pack. At to that I literally have no words. Please... no. 

Plastic/ see through materials

An odd one really. See-through materials I love, I think I can see this being 'my' item this year but plastics can look oh so wrong. Cheaper stores copying this style will definitely be null. The plastic shirt or coat thing isn't anything new. I remember Topshop having one consistently always in the sale section for about two years. 

All in Pink 

Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2018 Ready-To-Wear
Yes! Pink just suits me, its pastel and it complements my skin so for me this is fantastic. The pure pink colour hasn't been around for a while so seeing the resurgence from the dusty pink or vibrant neon's is lovely. 

Art Prints


LOVE! This style I can completely get behind, so many different variety and styling that can be done with big bold extravagant prints. I hope these filter down to the high street just as well made as haute couture.  

So are you fed up with next years fashion or completely into it? Tell me below. These are all my own opinions of course. There are many trends I couldn't pull off but someone else could. I think style is completely personal so you do you. 

See you tomorrow 

Katy Alicia 

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Blogmas #15: New hair | Going Ginger

Blogmas #15: New hair | Going Ginger 

Yes! I finally did it I finally dyed my hair and it's not an awfully big change when I already had auburn times through it. But BAM I did and it's me... hello. I would like to introduce you to ginger Katy and a little outfit of the day whilst I'm lingering around here. I think I might test a couple of shampoos or products for hair in the next couple of weeks as I really want to know how to keep up this hair, any suggestions are welcome.
Image Classic Trench Coat La Redoute Collections
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