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Playsuit, Yumi, £10 //Sweater, New Look, £7 // Cat tights, Asos, £4.50 // Backpack, Fjallraven, £45? // Pandora bracelet, fish ring, $5, h&m necklace, £3

I have tens of outfits planned to shoot but the weather! Cold and rainy. And when we get the three minutes of sun a day it's always when there's no one around to shoot. So one morning a few days ago I braved up and went around the corner in my new cat tights I got from Asos. They are darling and I do love them, but sadly the quality isn't all that, the threads pull very easily and I feel like for their original price of £8 they really should have been made stronger. Even the £3 for 3 black Primark tights are better made. I also got some New Look flat shoes which somehow didn't make it to the pictures, but they're white and very pretty so I will be wearing them lots when it's above 10 degrees.
          The playsuit I'm wearing I got last year just before the summer, I can't remember what shop though, maybe Miss Selfridge? It was on offer and it's a great shape, the only thing that was wrong was that two of the seams at the front were loose because of a torn thread  but I fixed that in about 20 minutes with my mum's sewing machine. It's not a pattern I'd usually go for but I really do like it. I always thought I didn't have the right body shape for playsuits but all it takes is just to find the right one.
          Now let's take a minute and talk about my Fjallraven Kanken. I also got that last summer and spent a considerable amount of time choosing the colour. It was between ox red and graphite and forest green, frost green too. Oh and I also considered the bright yellow one, ocre I think. As a lot of the colours were out of stock, in the end it was really just between mud and sand - good names, eh? - and, as you can see I went for mud. I thought, this is a backpack that will last me years if not decades (or so they say it should) and my mum convinced me I'd get bored of the yellow one quickly, so I decided to go for the darker, dirtiest looking one. I kind of like that its colour is basically the colour of dirty water, plus it really goes with everything. Now that Ryanair has allowed two bags as cabin luggage I use it as the second, smaller bag, and though it's slightly bigger than the dimensions allowed I always get away with it. It's much more convenient having a backpack on your back and not worrying about a flying around handbag that's always in the way if you also have a suitcase to be mindful of.
           As I'm writing this I'm looking outside at the fine rain and really looking forward to spring. Though I'm a bit worried, is spring even a thing here in Manchester? Please tell me it is.

Text: Kat
Photos: Giorgio

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Hi, I'm Kat! A colourful wardrobe advocate and a capsule wardrobe graduate. Need any help finding your personal style and curating your closet? Advice on how to make most of the clothes you have? Or how to pack for an upcoming trip? I'm your girl!


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