Friday, 30 December 2011

What I Wore

Jumper: New Look
Denim shirt: Charity shop
Skirt: New Look
Tights: Primark
Boots: Topshop
Bag: Coach 

Quick outfit post. Excuse the blanked out face, I was pulling THE MOST awkward winky face. The boyfriend snapped these, so I only had the one of this outfit too. I also had work in the evening hence the black bottom half. It makes getting ready mid-afternoon so much easier! The jumper was bought in the New Look sale for me by my Mum as a treat. It's so warm and a lovely mix of rusty reds. Denim shirt (worn underneath) was from a charity shop in Birmingham. Leather Coach bag courtesy of COW vintage! It always amazes me how cheap vintage leather bags are compared with new ones! I've bought good sized vintage leather bags for £2 before now, when for the same size brand new your look at least £40+. Craa-zy.
Hope you all had as lovely Christmas as I did! I got some really lovely things so I'll be doing a post on those soon. What made my Christmas however, was having all my family round on the same day and enjoying festive music, games and good food! :)

Friday, 23 December 2011

Weekend Wishlist

(From L-R) 

Okay so it's not quite the weekend yet, but here is my Weekend Wishlist anyway. I hope Father Christmas is kind and brings me some of these beauties (I have been a good girl this year, I promise)! Really loving the Penguin classics with the fabric bound covers at the moment. So beautiful. I particularly want the Alice in Wonderland edition as when I was in Primary school I played the lead role as Alice in a school play-still one of proudest moments to date! The Topshop clutch is gorgeous and as I am "clutchless" at the moment, would make a lovely addition to my wardrobe. I can dream, right?

Anyway, apologies, this week has been absolute madness and I've little time to sleep, let alone blog! Working in retail at this time of year is absolutely exhausting (as anyone who does can tell you). Especially as I was working till 10:15 one night and back in again for 8:30 in the morning the very next day! With 30-40 minutes travel either side I had around five hours sleep and was ready to collapse in a heap once I finally got home. However, with that said I am now home for the holidays, caught up on sleep, and looking forward to a cracking Christmas with the family.

I also want to thank everyone who has taken the time to comment and view my blog so far, I really appreciate it! ♥

Off now to wrap my gifts for the family whilst watching Home Alone 1 + 2 back to back. Bliss.

Friday, 16 December 2011

What I Wore

Top: Vintage
Jeans: Miss Selfridge Petite
Shoes: River Island
Coat: Topshop
Pocket Watch Necklace: Vintage 
Ring: Birthday present off my parents

First day off in forever and I'm out of uniform and into my new jeans-a recent aquasition when Selfridges were doing their Christmas Comes early promotion. They are super comfy and I'm just completely in love with the colour. The cheese cloth top is a purchase made a few years back at a vintage fair in Lincoln. Completely laid back-non effort today- as it should be on my only day off in 8 days! Looking forward to dressing up for work's Christmas do in the Mailbox on Sunday, however!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Brand New is going to be a weekly Monday post featuring one "new" something that I have discovered during the week. Anything goes! !

all images from Donna Wilson

This week on my hunt for Christmas gifts I came across Donna Wilson. This lovely lady creates beautiful knitted scarves, gloves, hats, home furnishings, creatures and prints from her London based studio.  Most of her knitted items come in several colour-ways too, so there is plenty of choice! I'm currently lusting after a pair of her magenta graph mittens and a rainy day large throw. Time to start saving some pennies!


My name is Katy, or Katy B. I am a twenty-two year old aspiring fashion designer, student and department shoppe worker hailing from Middle England.  I have a lovely boyfriend of four and a half years, and a penchant for design/art/fashion but not necessarily in that order.

Mieux is my pet project, primarily set up to give me something positive to focus my spare time and energy on. A fashion/lifestyle/culture blog I hope to provide original content on a daily basis, although I know with the abundence of fantastic fashion/lifestyle blogs out there that it might be an impossibility! I have lots of ideas, however, and I'm excited to make a start. 

As briefly mentioned, Mieux has been created to give me something positive to focus on. I hope that it will give me the outlet I need to feel more positive about my life in general. I want to share things that I love and like and feel inspired by and hope that you do too!