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Varsity top, Primark, £5 // Skirt and jacket, thrifted, £2 and £4 // Belt CZ / SK, Ľubica Segečová, gift // Trainers, Nike, £30 // Purse, Fiorelli, £15 // Sunglasses, Vogue, £16 // 
Necklace, h&m, £1.50 // Watch, vintage // Jewellery, gift

So what do you think about my pretty bicycle? I got this vintage Raleigh last week and it's just perfect! White, with tie dye lilac detail - it's exactly what I was looking for. I feel like all I need is a wooden basket and a bouquet of tulips and I may as well ride into some sort of a cool catalogue. And, let me tell you, despite the sarcastic tone, I don't think I'd mind that! 
We took a bike ride along the canal and stopped at Newton Heath to take these pictures. I can't believe it was warm enough for me to take my jacket off. I'm gonna play you a broken record and repeat what everyone's been saying for a good few weeks - I'm very much looking forward to spring. Even though it was only about 9 degrees, the sun was so warm that it almost felt like picnic weather. Can we have more of that? Soon? It's March next weekend.
I also hope you noticed my shiny white trainers. I've been looking for a good, affordable pair for a while and found these on sale on the Sports Direct website (and first I received a pair where one shoe was white and the other greyish, apparently manufacturer fault). Ideally, I'd wanted a pure white pair but this was good enough and I also got some white laces off ebay to brighten them up. I feel like they go with most outfits, I tried them on with a flowery dress in Primark and almost got it because I liked the combination so much. Then this morning I saw Lyzi of being little wearing a floral Primark dress of the same cut I tried on on her blog and now I really want to go get it and dress it down with these white shoes.
If you're somehow knowledgable at European geography, you must appreciate my CZ / SK belt. I got it as a gift from my mum, it's made by a young Slovakian designer (link to her page below the last photo). I don't wear it as often as I should, but the idea is priceless. A condensed history lesson: Slovakia and Czech Republic used to be one country, Czechoslovakia. It first became a sovereign state after WW1, then been split by the Nazis in WW2, and united again under the communist rule. The two periods are referred to as the first republic and the second republic, the latter peacefully dissolving into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in January 1993. When I get asked where I'm from and say Slovakia, a lot of old timers will still say 'aah Czechoslovakia' and I have to say no, not for the past twenty years... Anyway, back to the belt, it's quite a clever joke, isn't it?

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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