Katia Byrne | British Style Blogger

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Blogmas #1: Dungaree Dress

25 outfits of Christmas
Blogmas day #1 Dungaree dress 

It is December 1st and I can finally allow myself to get 'Christmassy' whether that be cracking out the tinsel and cover the entirety of my body or mercifully rerunning elf. Whatever I'm doing from this point on it's going to feel celebratory. I must admit I have never participated in a blogmas before and the thought process of what I would actually do, it didn't span long. I've seen in previous years bloggers writing up posts on what to buy people etc. But honestly I have no clue, I'm the sort of person that struggles myself with gifts. However. I can attempt to put my own spin on blogmas and show you the 25 outfits of Christmas. It still retain's a Christmassy element but I don't pertain I'm a Christmas wizard who can magic up the knowledge others have. 
I've got some lovely outfits to show you so I'm very excited for it. 

A dungaree dress kind of makes me feel artier than it should do, the dress and the beret combo accidentally makes me feel like I'm spoofing an artist. I can assure you this was not the case.

Wingtip Brogue High Heel Aida brown
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I'm wearing a size xs which probably was a mistake I'm thinking I should have gone for a small or maybe even a medium for more room. I like the dungaree dresses to be slightly more tight fitting than oversized. However, this particular one only allows for thinner tops or jumpers. A chunky jumper over the top could have been a cosier option. 

Classic me has another beret on; this particular one can be found below, its a bit of an awkward pink to style as many pink outfits deviate from the original colour. 

Image result for asos pink beret
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The shoes, I have had for about two years now but they pop out every year as they're the perfect mix of autumn and winter. As the original isn't sold anymore I tried to find the nearest possible. The high heeled brogue style was popular about a year or two ago now but I think that it's a shoe that is interchangeable through the years. I actually like the look of the similar product as unlike to mine they're a block heel, meaning less sore feet. (A problem I struggle with immensely) 

Leave me a comment down below to tell me what you think. 

See you tomorrow, 
Happy Blogmas 

Katy Alicia

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Portrait Photography: La mode des années 60's

Portrait Photography: La mode des années 60's

The 1960's was the decade of Twiggy, Mary Quant and mini skirts, the 60's is my favourite era purely as the style suits me and reflects my personality entirely. I love how music and fashion stood hand in hand also. It was the era of French films becoming mainstream and the fashion world rapidly changing. 

Such cover girls as Jean Shrimpton & Patti Boyd were style icons of their time. I decided to take inspiration from them when attempting such portrait photography.
In this post, I will give you some styles of the 60's and how to replicate them and where to find them now.
 The French beret began a revival in the 1960's due to the interest in French new wave film. Here's three that you can buy currently.
ASOS Wool Beret - BlackIn Your Dreams Wool Beret
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 Amelie Tartan Dress with Detachable CollarAnnette - Black/tan Marie - Black
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The shift dress and baby doll dress are a style staple of the 60's despite the 60's being a heavily patterned era, darker colours in a modern context work just as well, 

 What I'm wearing:
Oasis Pretty mono check kilt (18)Accessorize Wool Beret Black One Size
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Monday, 6 November 2017

Autumn Blazer's

  A couple of shots of this outfit from a couple of weeks back, for a quick post. This has become my favourite blazer, I was wondering whether it was worth posting this blog post as I actually can not link the outfit. The pieces are either sold out or I'm having difficulty finding. The jacket is Liz lisa pendrie style however and they tend to rehash pieces every year, so if you're looking for something similar I would look there. 

 There is a blazer trend right now here's some affordable options to be on trend.

Victoria Check Blazer alternative imageDRESS BLAZER - Available in more coloursImage 1 of DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER WITH TEXTURED WEAVE from Zara
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