Hauls

Autumn/Fall Haul 2020

Good evening friends,

What a wet and windy, yet wonderful autumn night.

Autumn/Fall for me is all about Comfort, your home and clothes become a little cosier, embracing the dark nights and chill in the air, and having some much needed downtime.

Here’s a few of my autumn essentials.

Home

Beanies Coffee 50ml £1.99 each (Lidl)

Until last year I never understood the hype of ‘Pumpkin Spiced Lattes’ – and then I got hooked.

I’m not really one for flavoured coffees, but they give that extra warmth this time of year.
Whilst in my local Lidl, I spotted the Beanies Pumpkin Spice instant coffee.

Oh my! It’s been just over a week and I’ve finished a jar. I went back to grab another jar, and picked up Cinder toffee, Caramel popcorn, Nutty hazelnut, Irish cream

Candles £3 each – Gingerbread Cookie and winter Spice (B&M)

I’m all about candles, each season brings a different scent. This year I hunted high and low for spiced candles. Finally I found them in B&M, and how cute are they? And yes, due to the many unsuccessful trips trying to find them, I picked up 3 of each.

Fashion

Charity shop
George cream short tench coat (New with tags) £5
BM Collection heavy blush pink coat £5

I, like many, love blacks, browns and deep reds for this season, I decided to mix up it up and look out for a few softer shades, and hit the jackpot.

The cream trench coat is a must, simple and chic, but the pink coat, she’s my favourite. Pairing it with a pink handbag, I’d be giving off Umbridge vibes, but I’m okay with that!

Charity shop – Next Knitwear £2 New with tags

I love a dusty Rose pink, especially with black jeans or LBD

Lily Morgan £5 (everything five pounds.com)
A simple black cotton jumper with glitter trim jumper, jazzes up the one of the must haves for this season. This jumper is so warm and fuzzy, it’s become a new favourite

Old Navy £5 (everything 5 pounds.com)

I bought this long cream jumper about 3 sizes to big. It is huge and just hangs off me, it’s so soft and just the right thickness. Not really one to wear out as it is so baggy, but at home with some fluffy socks is just perfect.

Pep&Co £12
This Hound tooth dress is perfect for winter. Possibly even a comfy Christmas day look?

Pep&Co £6
And once I saw the dress, I just had to buy the skirt!

Beauty

Vaseline Intensive care Cocoa Radiant
Body lotion 400ml £3.99

I have dry and sensitive skin, with eczema which flairs up more in the cooler months. This lotion helps to sooth and moisturize my skin without leaving it stinging or feeling greasy.

Poundland Lipscrub ‘Mint to be’ £1

Nothing worse that chapped lips, especially when rocking a dark lip. Pounlands Lipscrub smells, and tastes great, and works just as well as names brands.

NYX Midnight Muse £3.99

I picked up this lipstick thinking it was black, but it is actually a deep navy. Not a shade I’ve worn before but definalty one I’ll be trying this season.

Maybelline Vivid matte Liquid £7.99 (TK Maxx)
20 matte shades for £7.99, that equals 0.39p each. Bargain! Plus all the shades are beautiful, the bright purples and orange may be a little tricky to pull off but I’ll do my best!

Keep an eye out for my vivid matte Lip challenge later this month

What autumn goodies have you purchased recently? And what does Autumn/fall mean to you?

Kaya •

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Autumn Favourites

Good evening friends!

With the evening’s getting darker quicker, cold weather rolling in fast and having to add that extra layer before you leave the house, I wanted to share with you my Autumn Favourites.

Make up

Vegas Nay by Lamia – TK Maxx – £9.99

The beautiful box caught my eye, and the contents inside did not disappoint.

I hadn’t heard of this brand before. But £9.99 for these stunning products, I am hooked!

This eyeshadow palette is incredible!

I’ve used this almost every day for the past month to create looks that are subtle, smokey and saulty and a full on glamourous for a night out. Hopefully I’ll be able to find this pallette again in TK Maxx, as it can be so difficult to find just one pallette that has all the colours you need all in one.

Who doesn’t love a touch of sparkle this time of year?

This nude lipstick is a tad lighter shade than I’d normally go for, but the colour is beautiful. A perfect creamy blend that has a long stay and won’t dry out your lips.

Bathing

American cream sundae conditioner bar £8

I’m slowly making my way through bar shampoos, conditioners, and soaps to see which ones suit me best. this conditioner bar smells lovely, and for £8, the size has reduced really well considering I’ve been using it about 3 times a week of a month.

Bathbomb, Mindfully Made, £2.50

This white bathbomb is beautiful! Who wouldnt love a glittery snowball? Taking the bath bomb to the next level, I’m definitely going to have to stock up on these for winter!

Spearmint and Patchouli Soap, Mindfully Made £4

I’ve tried a few of the Shambolic Soaps, and this ones just gorgeous. With all of these soaps they leave you bathroom with the freshest scents. Like the others I’ve used, this is fantastic for dry and sensative skin, and leaves you feeling clean and refreshed.

Clothing

Camel check Skirt, Primark, £8

I love this preppy, ‘Clueless’/Gossip Girl inspired look. Perfect with thick black tights, and a and a snuggly jumper.

Hearts Jumper, Peacock £5.

How adorable is this jumper?
It was originally £18, which I would of paid for it as it’s cute and comfy for autumn/winter.

Stone Handbag, Mia £8

The Mia sale got me again (shocker). But £8 for this gorgeous light grey handbag, how could I walk away?

Mixed print dress, Yoyelle’s £10

Now, this dress is not me at all, and that’s kind of what I love about it!

When I first saw it on he hanger I thought, ‘man that alot going on!’ I had a closer look and realised I love the shape and the colours, just not crazy on the design. Whilst queuing to try it on, I met a lady in the line who complimebet my great taste (she was holding the same dress). It turned out she picked up a large, and I a Medium,so we swapped. The large fit perfectly round my chest, and hips, a little loose on the waist but that’s what belts are for!

I’m planning to par this with black knee high suede boots and a leather jacket.

Ribbed dress, Primark £8.

Simple, versatile and chic, perfect for all occasions and weather.

Home

Stitch hot water bottle, Primark £8

I saw this hot water bottle on the primark website and hunted high and low for one in store! He’s perfect for those cold autumn nights.

Food

Eat Real Hummus chips £0.89p per bag

How? How have I never seen these before? This woman LOVES hummus. Whilst at the till of my local green grocers I saw these out the corner of my eye. Yes I ate 2 bags in 1 day (the bags are only half full), and no I didnt feel guilty, although I did pack up a 3rd bag and stopped myself. These little shells of magic…where have you been all my snacking life?

Thank you for reading guys, what are some of your autumn favourites?

Kaya •

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OOTD October 9th

Good evening, I hope you’re all well and are cosy on this bitterly cold night.

I probably dressed a little warmer than I needed to today, but it’s been 3 weeks and I still have a chest infection and a cold (I have puffy eyes and a Rudolph nose, which is something you don’t need to see)

  • Slouchy knee high Grey boots : Brand Unknown
  • Burgundy jumper : Peacocks
  • Black and White patterned skirt : New Look

To complete my outfit, I wore my everyday, black Bessie London handbag, and a faux leather jacket.

A simple but cosy and chic outfit.

Kaya •

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Skirts for days

Good evening everyone and happy Saturday.

It’s a cold, wet and grey autumn day on The Isle of Wight today, which is perfect for what I wanted to write about.

I live in dresses and skirts in the Autumn and Winter months. Here are a few of my favourite new skirts that I’ll be rocking.

All of the skirts are affordable, good quality and unknowingly have a 90’s ‘Clueless’ vibe.

What more could you want?

I didn’t even realise until I had googled Cher and Dionne’s plaid skirts, and then scrolled on down on Google to see other similar items.

Iconic and timeless skirts.

Perhaps subconsciously, that’s why these skirts appealed to me.
As a 90’s baby I couldn’t even tell you how many times I’ve seen this film, so it’s no surprise that I have these outfits in mind.

Burgundy corduroy button down miniskirt
Primark £8
I have long but curvy legs so I love wearing skirts, thick tights and boots for the Autumn and Winter.
In the colder months, I’m not as keen on mixing pattern with patterns, so I opted from a plain but beautiful skirt with a rich colour.
This simple and stylish skirt will go with all autumn tones and patterns, and guarantee to make you look like a ‘Total Betty’

Monochrome Check Brushed Skirt
Peacocks £16
This preppy style skirt is a mix between Cher and Dionne’s Iconic plaid shirt suits.
This skirt comes up a little larger, so I went down a size. It’s smart and can be worn with flats or heels. If you’re brave enough, rock a mustard polo neck jumper or shirt to bring out the yellow stripes. Or some over the knee black socks?

Red tartan skater skirt
Primark £8
I didn’t intentionally look for this pattern as I’ve never been brave enough so wear tartan, but this was a find as I found it left amoungst other clothing, in my size. Fate!
I wore this to a birthday dinner with friends with a black 3/4 sleeved shirt, black tights and black wedged heels. This skirt is flowy, flirty,pretty, and also makes a statement.


Each skirt is so different from the other, even though I already had quite a few Autumn and winter skirts, these 3 are so different to anything I’ve owned.
Can a woman have too many skirts?

As if!

Kaya •

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The Ultimate Autumn Coat

Happy Sunday and good evening all.

From September through to February, I tend to wear alot of Reds, greens, brows, blacks and Navy’s. I have my favourite black winter coat which is warm and hooded, but I’ve been looking for something lighter in weight and colour.

There’s one staple piece for my autumn/winter wardrobe that I’ve been looking for since late July, one that’s been a key piece in fashion since 1850 in Britain, The Classic Trench Coat.

Image BBC

Earlier this week, whilst in Lymington, I fancied a mooch in the local charity shops. I had a little look in Marie Curie, and just as I was about to leave, I saw it.
The perfect size, colour and condition. The coat was squeezed in-between a dozen or so other coats. My belted cream trench coat.

I tried it on, and she fit like a glove.
The coat was barely worn, with all of i buttons, and food quality, from non other than Marks and Spencers. I purchased the coat immediately, for the bargain price of £12!

My coat was perfect for what I wanted as it has buttoned pockets, single breasted, a belted waist, sits just across my thighs, light but warm fabric, and iconic.

Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca (1942) Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Leighton Meester, Emma Stone, Margot Robbie.

This coat is a timesless classic. It is one of those pieces that can be worn as smart or casual, with dresses, jeans, flats or heels. This coat, when buttoned or tied can help to accentuate your Hour Glass figure, or to give you that silhouette. It can equally look just as stylish, worn open and untied.

Let me know what key pieces you have in your wardrobe for this Autumn and Winter.

Until next time lovely people.

Kaya •

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Mia’s End of Season Sale

Arriving at a sale as soon as the doors open, not to miss a good deal, isn’t really my bag.
Until today.

Mia is a boutique with beautiful clothes, shoes, handbags and jewellery, that are good quality and at an affordable price.

This morning they held a sale where all items were £10 or less.
Of course, you’d think, that’s insane, and that they’d have left over unwanted stock in all the wrong sizes that no-one wants. But this was not the case. There were some lovely pieces in the sale, but there was only one or two of each size of the item, this is something I realised quickly, and man, I got some absolute bargains!

The first item to catch my eye was this beautiful navy patterned halter neck dress. The dress is full length, so it’ll keep out a draft on breezier days, in the last few weeks of summer. And If I don’t get a chance to wear it, then it’ll be a new piece for next summers wardrobe.

The next item I found was one that I’ve seen many times, but never had the guts to wear.
Although it is a simple jumper with a shirt and collar, I would look at this item and instantly think ‘school girl’. And the fact that it has a detailed collar, is way out of my comfort zone. Another style that I’ve wanted to try but always looked too ‘preppy’. The beaded collar was pretty nd delicate, and s e elling point. I’m thrilled with my purchase and to try 2 new looks in 1.

A cardigan is my go to look for autumn and winter. I pair them with jeans, dresses, skirts, with boots, or heels, they’re the perfect go to item. I had a few colours to choose from, but thought I’d get the most wear out if a classic striped black, white and cream cardigan.

My last, and favourite piece is this Navy and white blazer. I’m a sucker for blazers. They’re smart, effortless and a key item for every wardrobe. I’ve never been brave enough to own one that isn’t just a block colour, but I thought this one was a beauty. When I was taking pictures, I did burst into laughter when it hits me that it reminded me of Bettlejuice.
(One of my favourite films, with one of my favorite actors, with an iconic suit… So is it really a bad thing?)
Anyway, I look forward to strutting in this for every occasion I can get away with.

The sale was well worth it, and the four items cost an amazing £36.00! What a steal!

Let me know what items are your weakness in a sale, and what you look for first.

Kaya •