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 

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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

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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