we've moved!

as you can tell i've been away for a few weeks [almost months]. it's been a crazy few months in our life, i've graduated and got a new job and blogging took a back seat to getting my life together post university. 

glen and i have recently decided to start our own family blog! we wanted somewhere we could we could post pictures from our adventures together and talk about life, plus somewhere for family to catch up on our lives. so if you want to go check out our lives hop over to thebarkerfam.co.uk for lots of pictures just like these 

as i loved the hosting site so much i've decided to have a fresh start for this blog over there! wahoo! so now you can find me at the aptly named katy-elizabeth.co.uk, i've even moved over some of my favourite posts! go check it out, i'll be posting a lot more over there as i've got a little more free time now, thank goodness. 

see you over there! 


capsule update

it's been two and a bit months of capsule wardrobe and i'm loving it. for the most part it's all the clothes that i would usually wear every day but because there is less to choose from i tend to be more creative and try things i wouldn't usually. 

get ready for a whole lot' a feet/outfit/shoe photos!

layers have become my best friend, along with a simple jeans a t shirt combination which is something i used to shy away from as it just felt too simple but i've been converted. 

i have introduced and said goodbye to a couple of things from my original capsule and swapped a these two long vest tops [1] [2]

and added these two pieces which just gave my wardrobe a little more colour. 

 red shirt - red top [similar] 

there are so many outfits i make up daily that aren't extremely interesting and i also spend half the week in all black for work which makes it a little more exciting when i can show you the more inventive outfits i manage to create. 

tomorrow is my graduation day [how has it been three years??] and i have the prettiest dress ready to pair with my lotta clogs so keep your eyes peeled for that post. if you want to keep up with glen and i's adventures go check out our family blog thebarerfam.co.uk for regular updates about all things us.  

love katy 

a capsule wardrobe

i've been considering a capsule wardrobe for a while after seeing hanna from thewayfamily talk about hers. and browsing un-fancy which has so much inspiration and helps me think i could actually do this. 

my style is usually a mash up of a lot of basics pieced together and i tend to wear the same items week by week. so i've just decided to just go for it and i've spent the last few weeks looking at my wardrobe and taking note of the things i wear daily. and i've finally chosen my 40 items and i'll be doing the wardrobe from may 1st to august 1st, then i'll take a look at my summer wardrobe and see if i want to switch things out and make it more summery. 

i've tried to source them all and if i can't find them i've posted something similar.

i also have one hat [similar] and two scarves [1 & 2] plus my handbag

i'm excited to mix and match my outfits, i'll be posting about my outfits and updating on how only having 40 items is going, watch this space!

katy x

birthday week

it was my birthday week last week! and i'm so excited, i've never felt like i was my age, i've always felt a good few years older than i am so telling people i'm 20 has never quite sounded right in my head, i'm finally hitting the big 21. so last weekend i got my present from G and we headed off on the train to York for the weekend! G was pretty good at keeping a secret as i literally had no idea what we were doing for my birthday until he told, which is pretty impressive i'm good at guessing surprises! i've never been to York before so it was exciting getting to visit a new place with G, we've been thinking about travelling so much more recently. our honeymoon plans are an insane road trip around south west america and grows overtime we think about it again. i want to take every opportunity to travel and make memories with my love so we're taking every opportunity to see the world no matter how close. York is only an hour away on the train so it's not too far from home but such a pretty place to visit. on saturday the weather was beautiful sunshine and we soaked it up in the park, it was definitely sandals weather and i've been whipping out my Saltwater sandals at every occasion. (they're super comfy and perfect- expect a review soon!). the museum gardens are b-e-a-utiful! and with all the sun I made them such a lovely place to sit for the afternoon. we also did some birthday shopping!! so exciting! i finally took the plunge and got some Levis i've been eyeing them up for ages and i'd tried them on a few months back, when we saw the shop i decided to pop in a try them on again and was tipped into buying them by the 20% student discount (yay). we browsed around a few more shops as well and got some little bits and pieces. i loved Gap and managed to get the perfect denim shirt in the sale, i've been hunting down one i liked for ages. we stayed the night at The Windmill, which is about 10 minutes drive from York city centre and was so cozy. plus i love having a cooked breakfast in the morning (and not having to cook it). sunday was a lot wetter and it was cold and drizzly all day, unfortunately i had only brought sandals with me as so my feet got a little wet. my inner crafter was intrigued by the quilt museum but thought that G might not appreciate it.

then this weekend after a few days of workin, we headed over to Carlisle to visit with my fam! lux came with us and loved her best friend Rommel, our families dog and she followed him round all weekend chasing him. my mama made the most incredible ombre layer cake which tasted so good and looked super cool! she never fails to surprise me in how generous and amazing she is. i have the cutest little cousins! they've both grown up so much since i saw them last and lead me around the whole house searching for cats to stroke. they're gonna be the sweetest and funnest girlies! i had the loveliest weekend catching up with all my sweet family and friends, i am so lucky and blessed to have such amazing people around and supporting me.