Thursday, 31 December 2015

NYE Outfit

NYE Outfit 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger NYE Fashion Dress Jack Wills Dark Green Formal

If you read my recent Wha I Got For Christmas blogpost then you will know that I actually left out a very important present from my parents. This absolutely gorgeous dress from Jack Wills. I fell in love with this dress at the end of Summer! I know, crazy! But it is honestly one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen.  However the price tag meant that I had to leave the dress behind, although I never stopped checking the website to see if it went down in price! But thanks to an amazing Black Friday deal my dream dress was waiting under the tree for me on Christmas Day! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger NYE Fashion Dress Jack Wills Dark Green Formal

Naturally I will be wearing this dress to a party I am going to tonight for NYE. I bought some little navy heels to go with it, which I think will be really useful as I have so many navy dresses. And then I have my sequin navy clutch which I bought in the Accessorize January sales a couple of years ago. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger NYE Fashion Dress Jack Wills Dark Green Formal

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger NYE Fashion Dress Jack Wills Dark Green Formal

For jewellery I will be picking up some of the colour in the print with some delicate gold pieces. I got this necklace a few days ago in the Accessorize sale and it is a cluster of very delicate gold stars. Very appropriate for NYE. I will also be wearing my gold watch, some little gold rings and my LINKS pearl earrings. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger NYE Fashion Dress Jack Wills Dark Green Formal

I have decided to try something a little different this time for makeup. I am going to attempt a glittery dark green smokey eye. I have this gorgeous shadow from The Body Shop and a matching eyeliner from The Natural Collection which I think will look really lovely. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger NYE Fashion Dress Jack Wills Dark Green Formal

I am also going to be wearing some individual false eyelashes for a more dramatic eye look and then keep my lipstick really natural. 

Whatever you are doing tonight I hope that you have a really lovely NYE! Stay safe, have fun and I will see you in the new year! xx

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Boots Bargains

Boots Bargains

Katherine Penney Chic Sale Boots Beauty Haul Gift Set Ted Baker French Connection Body Shower Bath Pretty Love

The other day I found myself in Boots (as I quite often do) just to pick up a few products that I had run out of. But like all shops at this time of year Boots have some amazing sales with half price on all of their Christmas gift sets. 
I really like little gifts sets as they are a cheaper was to try out some of the best products from different brands. You can also often get some very pretty wash bags! 

Katherine Penney Chic Sale Boots Beauty Haul Gift Set Ted Baker French Connection Body Shower Bath Pretty Love

I spotted this Ted Baker gift set and thought the bag was just beautiful. Ted Baker know how to do a beautiful print! I couldn't find a price on it as it was the only one left and there wasn't a tag on it either. It wasn't on the Boots website so in the end they let me have this with all the contents for only £5! How amazing is that?! 

Katherine Penney Chic Sale Boots Beauty Haul Gift Set Ted Baker French Connection Body Shower Bath Pretty Love

These products looks and smell so beautiful and I can't wait to use them all. 

Katherine Penney Chic Sale Boots Beauty Haul Gift Set Ted Baker French Connection Body Shower Bath Pretty Love

I have always wanted to try French Connection beauty as I love the brand and the packaging looks so chic. I picked this gift set up for only £6 and it comes with 4 mini body products including a shower gel, exfoliator, body butter and body spray. 

Katherine Penney Chic Sale Boots Beauty Haul Gift Set Ted Baker French Connection Body Shower Bath Pretty Love

I love the packaging of these, it just looks so pretty and minimal. They also smell great and I have been loving using them all together so the lovely scent lingers for even longer. 

Have you tried any of these or are there any other gift sets that you have got and recommend. Hope you liked this little post. Speak soon xx

Sunday, 27 December 2015

What I Got For Christmas 2015

What I Got For Christmas 2015 

I hope that everyone had a really lovely Christmas and a nice relaxing Boxing Day. I had a very chilled Christmas just at home with my family eating lots and lots of food. Just how Christmas should be. I was also lucky enough to receive some lovely gifts so I though I would share with you some of the things that I got. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Christmas 2015 gift presents new love family what I got for christmas

The present that I haven't actually included in this post is a beautiful dress that I got from my parents. I had wanted this dress since the end of Summer (I know!). It is the most beautiful piece of clothing that I now own and I am so excited to wear it this New Years Eve! So I am going to do a whole separate post featuring that in my NYE outfit.

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Christmas 2015 gift presents new love family what I got for christmas

I had a stocking to open in the morning with some really cute little things inside and then a few more presents that were under the tree. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Christmas 2015 gift presents new love family what I got for christmas pearl necklace luxury

One of the best surprises was this beautiful freshwater pearl necklace from my mum. I love pearls, I have some pearl earrings that I wear pretty much everyday that this will look stunning with. I think this is really unique but still very delicate. And I think to add a bit of detail to a monochrome outfit this would look lovely. 

I also got this stunning grey pouch that says "in the bag" on it which I think is so cute! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Christmas 2015 gift presents new love family what I got for christmas beauty

I also received some lovely beauty products. Including a The Body Shop shea butter shower set, which is my favourite scent. And then gift sets from two other brands that I have always wanted to try but never have. The Sanctuary set comes with a really pretty bag and the L'occitane product smell lovely. I can't wait to try all of these and let you know how I get on. Finally I also got this Nuxe Rev De Miel lip balm from my dad who recently went on a business trip to Paris and picked this up for me.  

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Christmas 2015 gift presents new love family what I got for christmas white hot chocolate mug

My sister got me this gorgeous grey and white snowflake mug which I love. I have a bit of a thing for pretty mugs. I don't even have my own kitchen and I already have a bit of a collection! This Whittard white hot chocolate is my favourite (if you haven't tried this you need to!) so I was very happy to find this in my stocking. And I also got some pretty white and gold star paper straws so I can make some Pinterest worthy drinks! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Christmas 2015 gift presents new love family what I got for christmas books reading

I got two books in my stocking as well. The first is The Dressmaker, which recently came out in the cinema but I didn't get to see it so I am very excited to read this. And the other is Spill Simmer Falter Wither which I will also let you know how I get on with. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Christmas 2015 gift presents new love family what I got for christmas cute elephant

Forever elephant obsessed. And my friends and family know it! It sounds sad but I am starting to get a bit of a collection of little elephant ornaments. I have a stone a metal and a glass one and this one will join them on the shelves in my bedroom. My boyfriend Jack got me this elephant that you heat up in the microwave. I love having a hot water bottle in the evening and this is just too cute! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Christmas 2015 gift presents new love family what I got for christmas homemade ideas

Jack actually made me a Winter Warming Box as my Christmas present this year which is just adorable. It was filled with so many lovely things for the perfect cosy evening in. Most of them grey as that is my favourite colour to wear! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Christmas 2015 gift presents new love family what I got for christmas homemade ideas

Inside my Winter Warming Box as well as the cute elephant I also got some little slippers (which I have lived in since), a travel mug with some hot chocolate, some nice green tea, some chocolate, a beautiful grey bobble hat and a scarf and mittens set. I think this is the cutest homemade present idea and so unique. Especially as he did it in my favourite colours with my favourite tea. 

Hope you gave and received some lovely presents this Christmas. I can't believe that the year is almost over but I am so ready for a fresh start and 2016. Got to start thinking about what my New Years Resolutions are going to be. Does anyone have any good ideas? xxx

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Feeling Christmassy

Feeling Christmassy 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger December Christmas Candles Pretty White Pastel

I am officially so excited for Christmas now! One more day left of university and two more days until I am home. 

I wanted to share with you some of my favourite Christmas things and show you some of the pretty decorations that I have up around my bedroom. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger December Christmas Candles Pretty White Pastel

My bedroom is very pastel (no surprises there) and so obviously my decorations could be no different! I have a lot of pretty blue and silver tinsel up around my room. My favourite place is with my fairy lights wrapped around my clothes rail. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger December Christmas Candles Pretty White Pastel

Christmas candles are my favourite. I usually light one every night before bed and it just makes my room feel so cosy. I found these both in Homesense, where they have the most amazing selection of candles. The snowflake one smells amazing. It reminds me of a Hollister scent or a really good aftershave, not overly Christmassy, but smells so good! It was the beautiful white and silver print on the other candle that really sold me, but this one is a much sweeter scent. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger December Christmas Candles Pretty White Pastel

Who can say no to a new pair of Christmas pyjamas! I picked this really pretty set with little polar bears on up from Primark. And it says "hold me tight...and kiss me goodnight" which I though was really cute! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger December Christmas Candles Pretty White Pastel

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger December Christmas Candles Pretty White Pastel

Lastly we did Secret Santa in my house and this was what I got. It is pretty well known in the house that I am a big fan of Nutella! I have always wanted a personalised Nutella so this was such an amazing present. Not sure how long the actual Nutella will last but I definitely want to try and keep the jar! I also got this really cute pair of elephant earrings because elephants are my favourite animal after all! 

Hope everyone is enjoying getting into the festive spirit. I finished all my coursework and submitted everything today! Feels like such a relief and is definitely something worth celebrating. 
Speak soon xx 

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Minimal

Minimal

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Outfit Minimal Simple Pretty Love Favourite Mango

I'm getting more and more into this minimal style that I seem to be seeing a lot of at the moment. Neutral colours, clean lines and nothing too fussy make this style simple, effortless and oh so chic. 

A recent minimal addition to my wardrobe has been this white slogan t-shirt from Mango. It says "MAKE IT HAPPEN" in block capitals, which I love as it my new "motivational" tee! It's so simple and cute, especially with my H&M bar gold necklace and gold watch. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Outfit Minimal Simple Pretty Love Favourite Mango

I love wearing this top with a pair of black skinny jeans, my black heeled boots and a grey cardigan. For going outside though I also wore my ASOS coat and a big grey wool scarf. I also curled my hair into loose waves this day and I'm wearing my new favourite lipstick. It has beautiful brown undertones which I really think makes brown eyes pop! 

Top - Mango 
Jeans - Zara 
Cardigan - Primark
Coat - ASOS
Necklace - H&M
Watch - Nixon
Bracelet - Pandora 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Fashion Style Outfit Minimal Simple Pretty Love Favourite Mango

For the last few days I have been in either pjs or lounge pants, sitting at my laptop trying to get all my coursework done for the end of term. I actually wore this outfit last weekend when my boyfriend Jack came to stay and we went ice skating, out for cocktails and dinner and then to a Kodaline concert. Kodaline is probably my favourite band and they were so incredible. Especially singing my favourite song Love Like This!

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. I feel like sadly I have had to say this a lot lately. I have a lot of coursework and deadlines for university at the moment. I love my blog and writing posts for you guys but right now work has to take priority. 

Speak soon lovelies xx


Sunday, 6 December 2015

November Favourites

November Favourites 

Katherine Penney Chic Beauty Makeup Blogger Bblogger Monthly Favourites November Shampoo Conditioner Hair Lipstick Nail polish


It's December! Which means it is time for November favourites. I tried explaining it to my dad the other day and it got so confused about why I would want to talk about things I loved last month! He suggested that I start a post series about things that I have planned or am looking forward to in the coming month which actually sounds like a nice idea to me. Anyway, here are some of the products I have been loving in November.

Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze Body Spray
My tan from Summer had completely faded and I just looked so ghostly. I am all for embracing your natural colour and I am really not a fan of that fake orange look. But the issue was that I didn't have any colour! I picked this up and used it once and noticed a subtle difference the next day. It's just a healthy natural bit of colour which I used every now and again when I am starting to feel a little pale. Although when the Christmas parties start happening and my legs have to come out of hibernation I might have to use a little more of this!

Soap and Glory Brow Archery
I won't say too much about this product as I have already written a whole post on how much I love this which you can read here. I am definitely no brow expert but this makes nice, well-groomed fuller brows so easy.

Herbal Essencses Moroccan Shine Shampoo and Conditioner
I love Aussie, don't get me wrong. But I was starting to get a lot of build up in my hair and it seemed to need washing a lot more often. My friend was telling me how every now and again it is actually good for your hair to change up your shampoo and conditioner. I picked these up as they sounded perfect for my dry and sometimes frizzy hair, but mostly because they smell so good! One think I haver really noticed since using these is that my hair feels really weightless and soft which I love. 

Revlon Nail Polish in Vixen
This has been on my nails most of this month. It is just that perfect winter berry shade that looks so classic and elegant. Revlon nail polishes have a really great formula that looks so lovely and glossy. I just which they had a slightly bigger brush like Essie nail polishes. 

Topshop Lipstick in Mink 
I think I have finally found my perfect lipstick shade! I bought this one a while back and have recently fallen in love with it again. It is a "your lips but better" shade with brown undertones that looks really natural. I have been wearing this pretty much everyday in November. I wear it over lip balm on days when I don't wear any makeup and I wear it in the evening to complement a smokey eye. The texture is silky and smooth, and isn't drying or sticky which are two of my pet hates with lip products. And the fact that this is less than £10 means that if you don't have it you need it, now! 

Hope everyone had a great November. But lets make the last month of the year the best! Speak soon xx




Tuesday, 1 December 2015

My Christmas To Do List

My Christmas To Do List

Katherine Penney Chic Pinterest Weheartit Christmas Pretty Inspo White
Eek! It is finally my favourite time of year! I am actually so excited for everything Christmassy, so I thought that I would make a bucket list of some of the festive things I want to do this Christmas. 

  • Start my advent calendar 
  • Go to the Christmas Markets
  • Have my first gingerbread latte 
  • Watch Christmas movies 
  • Christmas shopping for presents
  • Spend an evening snuggled in blankets by the fire 
  • Go ice-skating 
  • Use a Christmas bath bomb
  • Wear my Christmas Jumper 
  • Make a Christmas Playlist
  • Do some Christmas baking 
  • Drive to look at the Christmas lights
  • Build a snowman
  • Go sledging 
  • Secret Santa 
  • Wear some sequins 
  • Decorate the Christmas tree
  • Beautifully wrap Christmas presents 
  • Burn a Christmas candle 
  • Kiss under mistletoe 
  • Roast marshmallows 
  • Wear my Christmas pyjamas on Christmas Eve 
  • Bring some Christmas treats to work for everyone 
  • Keep wishing for a white Christmas...

Let me know what your plans are for December and if you have anything else to add to the Christmas Bucket List! Speak soon and Happy 1st of December! xx

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Clinique Nude Pop Mini Lipstick

Clinique Nude Pop Mini Lipstick 

Katherine Penney Chic Beauty Makeup Mini Glamour Magazine Freebie Clinique Lipstick Nude Natural

I have another amazing magazine mini to tell you about. This Clinique mini lipstick came with with the December issue of Glamour magazine with the beautiful Tanya Burr on the cover. I am a huge fan of Clinique makeup and beauty products so I was desperate to get my hands on this. 

Katherine Penney Chic Beauty Makeup Mini Glamour Magazine Freebie Clinique Lipstick Nude Natural

They are giving away four mini Clinique pieces with the magazine, a moisturiser, a mascara and 2 different shades of lipstick, a red and nude. While I love a bold lip for this time of year I still reach for my more natural lipsticks most often, and I really wanted to be able to add this mini one to my collection. 

The shade of this lipstick is Nude Pop and it's just a beautiful "your lips but better" shade. It's pinky with a hint of brown and has a moisturising glossy finish which I love. I think the packaging is really cute, but then I am a sucker for mini beauty products! 
Katherine Penney Chic Beauty Makeup Mini Glamour Magazine Freebie Clinique Lipstick Nude Natural

This lipstick is perfect handbag size and great for a top up without even needing a mirror. I really recommend this shade if you love nude lipsticks like I do. Please let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of the other minis with the magazine. Glamour is currently only £2 which is a total bargain for Clinique products. I'm seriously considering buying a few more just for all the freebies! Definitely one to get your hands on! xx

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Little Green Dress

Little Green Dress 

Katherine Penney Chic Winter Fashion Style Dress Shift Emerald Green Pretty Preppy Casual

I'm a neutrals girl through and through. But when it gets to this time of year even I can't resits the beautiful jewel tones that start coming into shops. For years berry has always been my favourite but I have also really been loving this emerald green shade. 

Katherine Penney Chic Winter Fashion Style Dress Shift Emerald Green Pretty Preppy Casual

This gorgeous green dress is from Mango which is quickly becoming one of my favourite stores. I love everything about this dress from the pretty V-neckline to the flattering 3/4 sleeves and the quality of the fabric. I also think this dress would be really versatile and could be worn for day and night. 

Katherine Penney Chic Winter Fashion Style Dress Shift Emerald Green Pretty Preppy Casual

During the day I would pair it with some cable knitted tight and my brown leather boots for a preppy style. I also think this would look great with my fur gilet or a little wool coat when it gets even colder. 

In the evening I could wear this with some pretty black heels, delicate jewellery and a loose low bun for effortless glamour. And the fact that this is a shift dress means that I won't have to worry about how much I eat at dinner! 

Katherine Penney Chic Winter Fashion Style Dress Shift Emerald Green Pretty Preppy Casual

Hope you like this little dress from Mango. They have so my beautiful things in store at the moment it is almost dangerous for me to go and have a browse! Speak soon xx

Saturday, 21 November 2015

ELLE December Issue Benefit Freebie

ELLE December Issue Benefit Freebie 

Katherine Penney Chic Elle Magazine Benefit Mascara Freebie Primer New

Recently there have been so many amazing freebies in some of my favourite magazines so I thought I would share another one with you. 

I'm not really a fan of those celebrity gossip magazines, most of the time I have no idea who the "celebrity" is. But I do love curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and reading a fashion magazine. I love finding out about all the knew upcoming trends, what's on the catwalk, inspiration of outfits I can put together and making a wishlist of trends and products I might want to buy into. 

ELLE Magazine has been one of my favourites for years, I'm actually a subscriber. And I get so excited whenever it comes in the post. But when they have samples of new products from brands like Benefit my excitement is just at a whole new level! Fashion and beauty - my two favourite things!

Katherine Penney Chic Elle Magazine Benefit Mascara Freebie Primer New

In this months ELLE, the December Issue you can find the new Benefit They're Real Mascara Primer. The idea of a mascara Primer is a whole new concept to me. But we prime out skin before makeup, and our eyelids before applying eyeshadow so I guess it does make sense if you want your mascara to work that bit harder. 

What I really lie about this product is that you can also wear it on it's own just as a really natural mascara. Recently I have been loving the "no makeup, makeup" look, mostly cus I have been a bit ill and feeling a little lazy when it comes to makeup. But this mascara looks so pretty and natural and I am actually quite a fan or brown mascaras.  

Katherine Penney Chic Elle Magazine Benefit Mascara Freebie Primer New

The brush of this product is really nice and able to coat all the lashes with the primer, even those little bottom lashes. The idea behind this is to wear it under a mascara for even more dramatic lashes. And for a night out it does work. it even claims you can apply your mascara on up to 6 hours after applying the primer. Although I really hate the idea of putting mascara on top of dry mascara, of makeup on top of old makeup. 

So while I'm probably not going to be using this for it's actual use as a mascara primer quite so much (apart from maybe nights out) I will be using ti as a more natural mascara for everyday. A very natural brown mascara was definitely something that was missing from my collection. 

So if you haven't already I really recommend treating yourself to the December ELLE. Not only will your be able to try the Benefit Mascara Primer before it is released but the magazine is great for a chill out evening by the fire. And it features Alexa Chung who is one of my all time favourite style icons! xx

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Pretty Rocks

Darbyshire Rocks 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Life White Rock England Peak District Love Fall Autumn

Please excuse the pun, I really couldn't help it! 

A couple of weeks ago I went to Darbyshire for a couple of days to see my family who were staying there for half term. I miss my family so much when I am at university so it was so lovely to go and see them just for a little bit. 

Darbshire is a beautiful place in the Peak District where I now have so many lovely memories. We did a lot of walking, even in the rain. We went out for lunch, wondered around the little town of Buxton (yes, where the water is from - took me a while!) and found some cute shops. One of my favourite things that we did was go into some caves where they have these beautiful blue and yellow rocks. The ones I have here aren't them, but they had a little gift shop and I thought that these were really pretty! 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Life White Rock England Peak District Love Fall Autumn

My brother and I spent ages looking in the gift shop at all the beautiful rocks. It was like we were kids again, when the gift shop is always the best part of an outing or school trip. In the end I think that my dad just felt sorry for us (or more likely embarrassed by us!) so he gave us each £5 to by some rocks and get out of there. In the end his plan backfired as we took even longer decided what to spend our money on. You really wouldn't believe I am going to be 20 next year!
Anyway, I chose these two in the end. I love the blue shades of them both and thought they would look so pretty in my bedroom and in the backdrop of photos. 

Katherine Penney Chic Blogger Life White Rock England Peak District Love Fall Autumn

Just a little collection of some of the pictures that I took while I was there. Autumn was in full swing and looking back through I my photos I was obviously very excited by all the pretty coloured leaves! There is also a photos of the beautiful gift shop that I found. It was white, cute and perfect, totally up my street. In the end I didn't by anything by I am pretty sure my mum snuck back there to get some presents for my sister and I for Christmas. She's not very subtle with things like that! 


Hope you enjoyed reading this more lifestyle post. Speak soon xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Blur

Blur 

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Blogger Style Outfit Pastel Neutrals Pretty Winter Scarf Blur

I need to apologise for the lack of posts this last week. It has been pretty busy with university and everything, but I handed my coursework in yesterday and it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Plus I am looking forward to getting back into posting again. 

So I thought that I would share with you the outfit that I wore yesterday (today has been more of a lounge pants and messy bun kind of day!). 

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Blogger Style Outfit Pastel Neutrals Pretty Winter Scarf Blur

My mum and I share a huge scarf collection. And when I say huge we are talking roughly 70+! She has always loved scarves as an accessory or a way to add colour or pattern to an outfit and I have just picked up that part of her style.

I only brought a few of my favourite scarves up with me to uni but the other day I was getting dressed and remembered that we had this scar and asked her to send it up to me. We got this one last year at the Christmas markets in London, after falling in love with the unique water marked print. I just love the colours in this and it looks perfect with navy or grey. 

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Blogger Style Outfit Pastel Neutrals Pretty Winter Scarf Blur

I wore the scarf with my favourite grey jumper from H&M, a silver heart necklace, my pearl earrings and a little bracelet. I kept everything pretty simple and elegant so that the scarf would be the focus of the look. 


Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Blogger Style Outfit Pastel Neutrals Pretty Winter Scarf Blur

I also wore some black jeans from Zara, to balance out all the neutrals! And my rose gold watch as I don't really see the harm in mixing gold and silver jewellery. Rules are made to be broken!

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Blogger Style Outfit Pastel Neutrals Pretty Winter Scarf Blur

One of my favourite nail polishes at the moment is this rose gold shade from ORLY. Thought that this would look perfect with the outfit. And I actually did a full review of this which you can have a read of here

Katherine Penney Chic Fashion Blogger Style Outfit Pastel Neutrals Pretty Winter Scarf Blur

Hope you are all well and liked this outfit post. I am sure scarves are going to become even more of a staple for me as the weather is now so cold. Although all the Christmas lights are up and everything looks so pretty so I can sort of deal with the chill! Speak soon xx