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This is one of the best outfits i've chucked on for a long time,I've become so bored of my clothes,I own around eight pairs of jeans and only wear one pair,I have millions of t-shirts and stick to the same threadbare one all the time and I own enough shoes to fit hundreds of feet yet I stick to the same smelly trainers day in day out,does this make me a slob or am I not alone in this?
Anyway,I took it upon myself to do the mundane task of sorting out my wardrobe,in doing so I stumbled across some right gems and this is one of the outfits that was born.I love this leather jacket from Shores it's a perfect transitional piece which can be layered over a chunky knit for extra warmth,dressed up or dressed down,you can't go wrong with leather! 
Shores hit me up and supplied me with this gorgeous leather beauty along with some questions about my blog:
Who is Kate-Louise?
Kate-Louise is a 25year old girl working in retail who adores fashion,cooking,blogging and youtubing.
How did you get into fashion/blogging?
I started my blog years ago but have never really been in to it properly until the last couple of years.I remember my first ever post was about a River Island knuckle duster ring (looking back now it was bloody awful) but I felt I needed to tell the world about my new purchase and thats how it all started.
Who would you say your style icons are?
I draw inspiration from everything,other bloggers,magazines,street style etc Pinterest plays a huge part in where my inspiration comes from though,I'm so addicted to it.If I had to choose a "celebrity icon" then I adore the likes of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards,Alexa Chung,Kate Moss,all the good Brits.A lot of inspiration comes from American Rock bands too like zztop,guns n roses,Kid rock,Van Halen etc,I love how men dress more than women.
Which brands are you into at the moment (fashion and non-fashion related)?
ASOS will always be a firm favourite of mine,they stock such a variety of brands which means I can do all my shopping in one place.For non-fashion related it would be IKEA and independent record shops,I have an awesome one where I live,i'm constantly mooching through their collection for new music.
What fashion trends do you expect to see over the next year?
I expect to see the same as last winter if I'm completely honest,i'm not a huge follower of trends,I predict Fur,grunge,ox blood red,gothic,they tend to circulate every year and as for next summer it will be Florals haha.
Do you wish more people knew about you and your style?
Of course,No one ever creates a blog to gain 20 followers its all about numbers these days which is very sad,I try to avoid this by just using my blog as a hobby and not a job,as soon as it becomes your job you get caught up in the numbers and end up comparing yourself to other bloggers with millions of followers.We all want more of a following but i'm happy with how it's going for now and fully appreciate the people that read my blog.
What’s a typical day for you?
A typical day would be wake up,gorp at my phone for at least an hour,get up,get dressed and do make up,feed the dogs,have breakfast then head out to work.If it's my day off I tend to spend more time in bed and do my blog posts for the week.Epic life I lead ;)
Where do you see yourself in a year’s time?
This is a question I always struggle to answer.I would like to be in a higher position in my job and have some exciting things happening with the blog.
Two/three year’s time?
One of my goals in life is to open my own shop,so I think by then this will be happening if all goes to plan over the next few years.Wish me luck!!

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Its very rare that I splurge on designer items but theres no harm in having a perv from time to time and for me,this usually takes place as a new season unveils.I love having a nose at what's on the catwalk and who cares if i'll never be able to afford those Marni Boots or that Isabel Marant dress? theres no harm in looking right? (and constantly teasing myself by creating wish lists ).
As much as I loathe the winter there is nothing like wrapping up and layering everything you own in an attempt to keep warm,I would wear a vest and a long sleeve top under this gorgeous shirt dress from Farfetch followed by my favourite sheepskin aviator jacket for added cosiness.

What designer pieces are you lusting over this A/W?


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Ladies and Gentleman(thats if any gentleman read my blog),Autumn has officially arrived.
I Posed like a tosser in the wind and rain for these photos and all because I was digging my outfit that day,the lengths we go to for fashion ey?
Although the colder months are on their way I can't bring myself to put my ripped jeans aside,theres just something about these boyfriend jeans that I adore,they seem to make any outfit look cool and seeing as there is no way in hell that I can pull off white skinny jeans I'm stuck with these,yay!
I paired them with this faux sheepskin jacket which i'm currently living in,its lined with fur all the way through,even down the sleeves so its excellent at keeping the wind out and proves to be super toasty.

What will you be wearing this A/W?

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I don't think I have ever introduced my dogs on my blog,there has been a couple of photos here and there or they have appeared in outfit posts but they have never had a proper introduction and its about time they said hello,meet Betty and Burt aka "The Munsons" (mine and Paul's last names joined together...yup sad I know)

What more can I say than these two are the loves of my life,if you're not a doggy person you won't understand but the love I have for these two is ridiculous,they are what I look forward to seeing the most when I come home from work (and Paul of cause)For some people its babies/children,for me it's these too lovely lumps of fur,they are my everything <3 font="">



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Lets just take a moment to appreciate comfy trousers.....done it?

My legs spend their days strangled in skin tight jeans so today I gave them a break and slid into these gorgeous,rusty beauties,they are so god damn comfy and are an acceptable "comfy trouser" you can actually leave the house in without the risk of looking like a dirty slob,this happens quite frequently when I do the food shop in my trackies and hoodie(just envision Bianca Jackson from Eastenders).

I'm not 100% comfortable with the 70's trend,I love how it looks on other girls but because I dress like a man 9 times out of 10,I find it difficult to incorporate into my outfits,so for all you masculine lovers this is my spin on the trend that isn't going anywhere soon.

How do you wear the 70's trend?

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I've always been a huge fan of chic but this baby got lost in my record collection until a few weeks back when I stumbled across it,let me just say I have been dancing around like a loony to this album since finding it and the love for it is still there.If you are into uplifting disco/funk and you have never listened to Chic then get yourself on Amazon or iTunes and buy this album NOW,you won't regret it.

If you think a hip flask is something an old alcy carries around filled full of polish vodka then think again,hip flasks just got cool and I managed to bag myself this little beauty recently,I wouldn't say I carry it around on a daily basis,if that was the case I should probably get myself to an AA meeting however it will be perfect for my winter holiday to Cornwall this year filled with my favourite Gin or whisky,brilliant to warm the cockles on a chilly beach walk.

Now I've had the oil version of this and I have been in love with it for months,the only problem being IT BLOODY LEAKS EVERYWHERE!!! So I decided to nip into TBS recently and pick up the tin version instead,why didn't I get this before? the same amazing product in a less messy packaging and perfect for travelling with.

I'm a sucker for a good hand cream and here I have met my match,my hands were in desperate need of nourishment while I was shopping the other day so I popped into savers and picked this up for the bargainous price of £1, probably the best pound I have ever spent,it is extremely softening,smells divine and keeps your hands moisturised for hours.If you buy anything this week, buy this!!

They are everywhere,on the catwalks,on bloggers and in every magazine I flick through so when they came into stock in New Look I immediately bought two,this lovely navy shade and a small grey one which is waiting to go in my new car (I GET MY NEW CAR THIS WEEK, GOD DAMN I'M SO EXCITED)that aside I think these fluffy little balls of fun make the perfect accessory for A/W and I will be buying them in every shade they come in.

What are your current favourites?

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.1TSP Baking Powder
.1/2 TSP Sea Salt
.96G Plain Flour
.2 British Lion Eggs
.43g White Sugar
.1 TBSP Light Brown Sugar
.1 TBSP Honey
.2 TSP Finely Grated Lemon Zest
.6 TBSP Unsalted Melted Butter
.Sunflower Oil Or Spray Oil (To Grease Tray)
.Icing Sugar (To Dust)


1.Combine Salt,Baking Powder and Flour in a small bowl.Then in a bigger bowl whisk the Eggs,White Sugar,Brown Sugar,Honey and Lemon Zest until it reaches a smooth consistency.
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2. Add The dry Ingredients along with the melted Butter and stir until smooth.Cover with cling film and pop in the fridge for an hour to cool.
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3.Preheat the Oven to 180 (fan),lightly coat the madeleine tray with vegetable oil or spray and Dust with flour,tap out any excess.
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4.Using a teaspoon scoop the batter into the tray filling two thirds full.(don't over fill as they will be too big).Pop in the oven for 8-10 mins until the edges are golden brown and the centre springs back when gently pressed
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5.When cooked take out of the oven and allow to cool fully on a cooling rack.

6.When cooled dust with icing sugar and grate remaining lemon zest over the top.
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Serve with a cup of tea and enjoy

A tasty recipe with Egg nutrition included!!

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Yep...I did it,the blonde has gone,well sort of,I couldn't fully commit to dark hair all over so I opted for the "bronde"/Ombre trend,okay I admit I'm extremely late to jump on that bandwagon but I was too busy enjoying my white(most of the time yellow) locks to even consider going darker but it got to a point where my hair was falling out so I talked myself into trying to get my hair healthy again and i'm starting here.

That aside how beautiful is this two piece? we haven't exactly had the weather for shorts but I couldn't keep it stored in my wardrobe any longer.The fabric is so silky,soft and comfortable,i'm also a huge fan of navy blue so it ticks all of the boxes for me.

Also Burt wanted to say hello,he's growing so fast and turning into a right little terror!!

I hope you are all well,what have you been unto recently?

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