Sunday, 27 March 2016

I've Moved!

I've Moved!


Hello, from the other side! So I have finally got myself a domain and taken the jump to Wordpress. I'm still learning, it is a little different. Tweet me if you have also made the move and have any tips for me too. 

But I would absolutely love it if you could follow me there. My new site is now up and running, although there are a few links I still need to mend. Oops! You can now find me at...


Love, 
Katherine xxx

Monday, 14 March 2016

Styling Stripes

Styling Stripes 


I really liked my outfit from yesterday, don't you love it when you find a new way to wear clothes you already own? And while I didn't get around to taking outfit photos I thought I would share it with you today. 

Despite the snow at the beginning of March it has really started to feel like Spring again. I'm even leaving he house now with sunglasses and without a coat! So this was a casual outfit for wondering around town on a Sunday. 


I will be the first to admit that I probably have a bit of a stripey top obsession. Click here if you are the same and want a bit of a chuckle. But this grey version is a nice change to the navy/black and white. It's also one of the only long sleeved tops that I own. 


It was the first time this year that I felt it was warm enough to wear my brown loafers. I love how classic and preppy these are but also the fact that they are actually comfy! I also wore my beautiful Zara scarf for an extra layer when it got a little colder in the late afternoon. 


I am in love with this faux shearling gilet and now that the weather is a little warmer I can't wait to pair it with everything. It's cool but classic, and very cosy. The pockets are big enough that you could easily go out without a bag and it's the perfect length. 

I love the subtle prints and the different textures of this look. Today was another lovely day weather wise and I am really excited for Spring style. 

Speak soon xx

Monday, 7 March 2016

My First KIKO Product

My first KIKO Product 

Katherine Penney Chic new beauty makeup eyeshadow cream KIKO review first impressions

It's crazy that I am obsessed with beauty and makeup yet this is the first time that I have ever tried anything from KIKO! It's a brand that I had heard so many good things about but is quite hard to get hold of unless you happen to be passing a KIKO store. And the other week I did, although I only had about 5 minutes before a meeting. But being the experienced shopping that I am I still managed to have a good old browse and pick something up! 

Katherine Penney Chic new beauty makeup eyeshadow cream KIKO review first impressions

The product that I just couldn't resist was this beautiful cream eyeshadow in the shade 05. I think this little pot has to be the most glittery shimmery eyeshadow that I own and I love it! The shade itself is quite a neutral bronzy colour, but it is packed with so much pigmented glitter that it just looks really special. It is also really easy to blend and to my surprise there wasn't any fall out.  I have been wearing this the most over a brown smokey eye for the evening for a bit of extra sparkle. 

My first impressions of KIKO are very positive and I just wish I had more time to look around the store. But I would love to hear in the comments below what your favourite products from KIKO are or if you can point me in the direction of any other blogposts. 

Speak soon xx

Saturday, 5 March 2016

New Things

New Things

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Haul Clothes Fashion Style Jumper

I haven't actually done a lot of shopping recently (for me!). But over the last few weeks I have picked up a few things here and there that I thought I would share with you. 

As I am still loving the whole minimal trend, one thing that I have wanted for ages is a slogan sweatshirt. I think with a pair of skinny jeans and slips-on they looks so effortless and cool. 

I saw this really simple one on Pinterest and then found it on eBay in loads of different colours. I was so tempted by the grey (obviously!) but last minute decide to switch things up and went for this lovely ice blue, which I really love. The sweatshirt says BIEN FAIT on the left which I know know means Well Done. Embarrassingly I didn't when I ordered it! It doesn't make a lot of sense but I still think this looks so cute and have been living in this recently. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Haul Clothes Fashion Style slip ons shoes snake print monochrome

While I was in Leeds a few weekends ago staying with my bestfriend we did a bit of shopping and I spotted these in the Topshop Sale. I love slip-ons, and already have a beige pair and a leopard print pair, but I couldn't resist these. I love the snake skin and monochrome and can see these working in so many different outfits. The only issue is the first time I wore them they really ripped up my feet! But now the blisters have finally healed and I am determined to wear these in. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Haul Clothes Fashion Style Zara black top new off the shoulders

This off the shoulder top was another sale find, but this time from Zara. I have really been loving this style of top ever since stealing my sisters and taking it back to uni with me! I love the lace overlay and lace sleeves of this one and think it looks really luxurious. I think off the shoulder tops are going to become a favourite of mine this Summer so I am keeping an eye out for some more pretty lace ones. 

I did actually pick up another sale bargain in Zara but I am saving that for a whole outfit post I think. It's very Blair Waldorf inspired so I'm super excited to share it with you! 

Speak soon xx


Friday, 4 March 2016

Friyay!

Friyay!

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Photography Inspiration Friday Weekend Pinterest Pretty Pictures

I am so excited for the weekend, and also taking procrastination to a new level! So I have put together some weekend inspiration and cute quotes. 

These pictures are all from WeHeartIt and Pinterest so you can click on the social media links to the right to follow me. 

Today is it snowing really heavily which is crazy as we are now in March and things should be starting to feel a bit more like Spring! This morning I ventured out into the cold for my lecture with my bobble hat and totally unsuitable shoes and came back soaked. So I am now tucked up in bed with a hot water bottle and my laptop and a cup of tea, which in my opinion is the perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon. xx

Thursday, 3 March 2016

February Favourites

February Favourites

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Monthly Favourites Pretty White Pastel February

It's March! And I am so ready for the weather to start getting warmer now. All the shops have started stocking all of their new summer stock and I can't wait for all the pretty dresses, lace and pastel colours. 

But for now lets talk about what I have been loving in the last month. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Monthly Favourites Pretty White Pastel February

Taking Polaroids
The first thing I have been loving is using my polaroid again. I took it to Durham and Jack and I took some really cute photos. I forgot how nice it was to be able to keep little memories like that. 

Nivea Hydro Care Lip Balm
Another old favourite, that is sadly coming to an end. But This is really such an amazing everyday lip balm. It's so hydrating, and when I'm out and about I like that this is in stick form so I don't have to stick my finger in it! 

Herbal Essences Clearly Naked Dry Shampoo
This is a new favourite for this month as my dry shampoo ran out and I needed to get a new one. I'm ashamed to say that is was actually the pretty white packaging that drew me to this one. But what I love is how it leaves my hair feeling really light and fresh and not like I have just applied a load of product. Also it smells lovely and fresh too! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Beauty Monthly Favourites Pretty White Pastel February

H&M Lipstick - Fareham Brick 
On days where I am looking a bit tired or my skin is playing up (or both!) I have been using this lovely red lipstick to detract from the rest of my face! This one is so easy to apply, so long lasting and I think the shade is just the perfect brick red. I've been wearing this with a striped breton top, my trench coat and lots of mascara 

Essie Grow Strong Base Coat
I bought this a while back and it actually lasted a really long time, but when it finally ran out last month I realised how much I loved it. I have been wearing this a lot to try and strengthen and grow my nails again. It's so easy to apply (Essie brushes really are the best) and even on its own leaves a subtle pretty pink. 

ZARA Floral Bouquet Perfume
I bought this earlier on in February and I really can't stop reaching for this one in the morning. It's definiely more of a Spring/Summer scent but it just smells so good right now! I actually did a full post on my first impressions of Zara perfumes here which you can have a read of. 

Hope you all had a lovely month and are as excited for Spring as I am! Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of my favourites and what you though of them, or what you have been loving over the last month. 
Speak soon xx






Monday, 29 February 2016

Sweet Snaps

Sweet Snaps

Katherine Penney Chic Food Drink Sweet Treats Coffee Iced Caramel Yummy

So on the last day of February I though I would take you though a few of my favourite food and drink discoveries this month!

My latest obsession (yes, it has got to that!) is making caramel iced coffees. I have a Nutribullet, which don't get me wrong, I do use for smoothies and healthy drinks. But they are also great for slightly less healthy drinks! I treated myself to the Starbucks caramel syrup this month too! So all I do is add some cold black coffee, milk, ice cream and some caramel syrup and a bit of ice, blend it all together and you are good to go. And so much cheaper than a real Starbucks!

Katherine Penney Chic Food Drink Yummy Sweet Treats Crepe Chocolate

This month I went to visit my bestfriend in Leeds and we went to an amazing dessert place just around the corner from her house. I honestly think this is one of the best crepes I have ever had. It was a Nutella crepe with banana, crumbled cookie, chocolate sauce, cream and kinder bueno ice cream. I also think this place might be a chain so defo one to check out! 

Katherine Penney Chic Ice Cream Yummy Sweet Treat Creme Egg

I spotted this on offer in Tesco and couldn't resist! creme eggs are my favourite Easter treat and this creme egg ice cream is so good! Perfect for chilling in bed with Netflix!

Katherine Penney Chic Vanilla Matcha Latte Green Hot Drink Yummy Sweet

And finally my favourite new hot drink. I'm a huge green tea drinker but I also love vanilla lattes so this combination of the two is perfect. It's very sweet but also filled with antioxidants and tastes amazing. I found this in a cafe in Durham when I was visiting for the weekend so I hope it catches on and other places start selling this too. 

Let me know if you have made any new food or drink discoveries recently in the comments below. Speak soon xx