FASHION: Resting Up.

Sorry for the absence on the blog over the past week or so, things have been very up and down!  I’ll explain more after these wonderful outfit pictures taken by my partner in crime Andrew.

So if you follow me over on Twitter you will have seen that last week I had pre-cancerous cells removed from my cervix after having multiple abnormal smear and biopsy results – a nasty ordeal which ended in myself AND Andrew fainting!  Luckily I also had my amazing mum there to hold my hand (I decided to have local anaesthetic instead of general which I now regret, which meant I was awake for the experience).  I’m thinking of filming a video all about my experience as I would have LOVED to have heard someone else talk about it openly whilst I was researching pre-treatment.

Anyway,  I’ve been resting up since and having to deal with the aftermath which is cramps and lots of bleeding (sorry for the TMI) and even worse is I can’t have a bath, go swimming or get intimate for 4-6 weeks until it’s all healed.  I should get results back in the next month to see if the treatment worked – please keep your fingers crossed for me!

I’ve had no excuse (other than that) for not blogging, I’ve just been preferring to wallow in self pity whilst eating chocolate and watching crappy films instead, but I’m back now with lots of time to write content.

I guess I should talk about the outfit in this post too, huh?  I’ve been loving monochrome at the moment, I just feel really effortlessly cool in black & white and have been trying to stop the urge to chuck out all colour from my wardrobe!  The T-shirt (link) is from H&M – I love deep v-necks on men so I wanted one for my cleavage and I.  The ripped jeans (link) are from New Look and I adore them – they fit my petite frame perfectly!  My jacket is from NEXT, shoes also from New Look but both last season and finally my brand new bag (link) which I’m obsessed with!  It was in the Debenhams sale and I couldn’t resist – I do love a bag with lots of compartments.  I’ll feature it properly in a video soon!

Anyway, I hope you all had a lovely Easter and I’ll be back soon!

Katie xxx



  1. April 16, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    Lovely outfit photos 🙂 I think doing a video on the subject would be such a great idea! Keeping my fingers crossed for you lovely xx

  2. April 16, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    I hope you feel much better soon! You poor thing!
    I do think it is amazing that you have been so open about this. There are so many girls out there who have no one to relate to.

    I had my first smear age 15, I was so scared. Thankfully everything was okay.

    Your hair looks amazing, really suits you!

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  3. April 16, 2015 / 5:19 pm

    That experience sounds horrible! I will definitely be getting anesthetic when I get mine done! Good luck You still look fab 🙂

  4. April 16, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    Katie, this is a wonderful post. I agree with you, I would have loved to see someone talk about it also when my friend went through it, it's scary for everyone.

    You take your time and get yourself better xx

    P.S – Love the outfit! So simple

  5. April 16, 2015 / 6:17 pm

    Would love if you could do a video/blog post on this subject. My sister was in what seems like the exact same situation as you, we had to do a lot of research ourselves to get info as there doesn't seem to be much first hand experience available. On a platform like this would be great.
    Hope your feeling better and the results come back ok. 🙂 xo.

  6. April 16, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    You look great Katie, and I'm glad to hear the operation went well – it's definitely an important topic we should explore more and I'd love to hear your views on your experience. Speedy recovery and hugs girl

    Lauren x
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  7. April 16, 2015 / 7:02 pm

    That background is epic!

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  8. April 16, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    Oh my goodness. What an ordeal. Glad to hear you're doing well & healing. Thanks for sharing your story. :]

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  9. April 16, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    Oh no! Poor you. I would say that's a pretty good excuse for not blogging. I have my fingers and toes crossed. : )

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  10. April 16, 2015 / 10:14 pm

    I hope you feel better soon! I had an operation last summer and afterwards I felt physically and mentally drained, it'll all take time to feel 'right' again but it's sometimes nice to just relax for a bit and just not be so rushed around!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

  11. April 17, 2015 / 12:15 am

    I'm thinking of you – I'm sure the whole experience has been horrible! Fingers crossed for clear results!

    Stephanie xxxx

  12. April 17, 2015 / 12:24 am

    Oh my gosh. I really hope the tests come back and that you're okay. The same thing happened to my sister (she was 23 at the time), and her tests came back she was fine. I really hope the same for you. It's so scary to think about… but at least it was caught early on. Good luck to you, dear.
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

  13. April 17, 2015 / 2:04 am

    Wishing you well. I had a friend who had this done and it was an ordeal for her, as I'm sure it was for you. Take it easy. xxx

  14. April 17, 2015 / 4:17 am

    I love this look! Simple, edgy outfits are my absolute favourites.

  15. April 17, 2015 / 4:36 am

    I really think you should make a video to help other people when they are researching it. Lovely outfit and I love the bag! Try look for the positive at your situation though, don't be to put down. <3

  16. April 17, 2015 / 8:33 am

    What an awesome backdrop for your little photoshoot 😀 Great snaps.

  17. Anonymous
    April 17, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    wishing you a quick recovery. I've been through this myself over the past 3 years. The internet has a lot of bad information, but the forum here is very good

  18. April 19, 2015 / 12:12 pm

    Great look und great location!!

  19. April 19, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    Sorry you had to go through that, hope you feel better soon.

    Great outfit (and hair!)

    Tara x

  20. April 20, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    Aw…Katie, I am so very sorry to hear this! I'll be thinking of you and please let us know when you find anything out. Love your makeup and outfit…and the background!

  21. April 21, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    Hope you feel better soon, sending you lots of hugs!
    Outfit is on point too, may i say haha x

  22. May 8, 2015 / 5:05 pm

    Ohhh. Love the wall art!!
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