Tuesday 24 March 2015

The Lake

I'm beginning to explore my new surroundings. Near my new home is this beautiful lake - the perfect place to take the air on a warm and sunny afternoon.

Of course when I went, it was freezing.


The Lake

If truth be told, I tend to get a bit impatient around this time of year. Lighter evenings and blossoming trees seem to hold the promise of Spring, yet the temperatures are stuck in single figures. I am bored with all my heavy Winter jumpers, but when I put on something lighter and fresher, I freeze to death. First world problems, eh?

Ducks on the Lake

Despite the cold, I really enjoyed wearing this striped top and ripped jeans from River Island. No doubt I will get loads of wear out of this outfit once the weather improves. This is also my first pair of jeans with slashes across the knees. Very late on the bandwagon, I know, but I love them. I think they add a certain interest to an otherwise very plain outfit. As for the top, well, you can't go wrong with stripes, can you?

OOTD River Island

Jeans, top - River Island, jacket - Warehouse, bag - Zara, shoes - H&M, sunglasses - Chanel

OOTD River Island Striped Top

OOTD River Island Ripped Jeans

These H&M plimsolls are super comfortable. I can't find this particular style any more, but there are loads of cute alternatives here. Let's not even mention the trainer sock fail going on in this picture. Let's just skip right past it and look at a nice photo of some trees.


This is a really lovely spot. I can imagine coming here to walk quite a lot through the summer. It's totally man made, but I kind of love that. It reassures me to know that places like this get built, as well as just more shops, restaurants and houses all the time. I think the local wildlife agrees.

Ducks and Swans

Ducks and Swans

Local Wildlife

Who else is getting impatient for warmer weather, or has it already arrived where you are? And how do you like to style ripped jeans?

See you next time!

Casual OOTD

Kate x


  1. Such a stunning location for a relaxing walk! I love your casual outfit - skinny jeans & a striped tee are just my sort of thing :)

    Style Sunrise ☀


    1. Thanks Karen! I guess it's always going to be a winning combo - they are classics for a reason! x

  2. The lake is so gorgeous <3 I love the viewsss & your outfit is amazing, love the biker jacket & striped top!

    Serene xoxo


  3. I feel the same this time of the year, you just couldn't describe it better! And I don't only feel the same, but dress the same when the first sunshine is out, and then I feel the same as you do..I freeze to death, haha :)
    Anyway, loving your outfit a lot! Nothing beats a good pair of jeans combined with some stripes and leather jacket!

    Love, Edina

    Printed or Plain

    1. Glad it's not just me Edina! Let's hope it warms up properly soon! x

  4. Wonderful photos :D


  5. You look gorgeous - love your style! I've been on the prowl for a leather jacket for probably two years. I can't find one that doesn't make me look like a butch biker.

    And I'm loving the warmer weather. I'm only wearing one t-shirt under my jumper under my coat and it feels like freedom! :)

    1. Thank you so much! You sound just like me - I can just about handle three layers at the moment too! x

  6. Beautiful pics! Lovely outfit aswell, got to love stripes :) XX

  7. Okay, that does not look cold! It looks beautiful and springy :)

  8. I love the ripped jean trend, it adds an edgy twist to an outfit, and it's not unwearable like if the rips were high up near the thighs or something! You found a lovely little nature spot there btw, and I agree that it's good that we're not constantly just building houses and shops!

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

  9. Your photos are so wonderful- they makes me want to go take a walk around my local lake! Also, the striped top+ leather jacket + ripped jeans combo is awesome- edgy, fun and trendy. You rock it!


  10. Such stunning photography Kate! Absolutely beautiful shots that showcase your new surroundings in such a pretty way. The lake looks really beautiful and tranquil, and you rocked the perfect ootd to set the scene. Love the ripped jeans, such a pretty colour for spring. I know just what you mean about the weather this time of year, summer needs to hurry the hell up ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  11. I love the outfit, it looks gorgeous and comfortable too!
    And that place is just so beautiful!! :O I live in Venezuela, so it's like it's summer all year round... Sadly I can't just go outside and walk around like that, it's a dangerous place :(

    Lipstick and Mocha

  12. I love your shoes and the bag, your outfit is perfect for a casual stroll in the park!


  13. Such beautiful pictures, I'd like to be there right now :)

  14. So pretty! great look


  15. I like to dress my ripped jeans up, with a nice blouse and some heels or go completely casual with a tee or oversized sweater.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  16. I'm all for a stripe tee and leather jacket! Looking gorgeous.

    Casey - ATopsyTurvyBlog

  17. Wow, you're living in such a beautiful place. If only there's something like this in where I live, I'll not have a problem in taking outfit shots because every corner is just picture perfect! Pretty <3

    I'm now following you on bloglovin'. Hope you'll do the same!

    Looking forward to see more of your posts :)

    Have a nice day, Kate!


  18. These picture are so pretty! That lake looks amazing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com


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