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i caved


I caved.  I bought the cat print shorts.  It was the third time they’d called my name from the H&M shelf and I was powerless, ok?  (Humour me).  Seriously though, shorts with cats on!!!!  OK so they’re about the least serious item of clothing EVER so maybe seriously is a poor choice of word, but whatever.  Cat shorts.  Novelty factor hooked me.  Maybe I need to grow up.  They’re tailored cat shorts though with pleats and pockets and a well-fitting waist (also a novelty), so they’re grown up cat shorts, and that makes them a very wise, classic piece for my wardrobe.  Timeless.  Versatile.  Sophisticated.  [Please continue to humour me].  So yeah, if you hadn’t gathered, I’ve adorned my backside in cats and I’m very happy about it. 😀 😀 😀


Now for the far more boring topic – college tomorrow!  Mixed feels about this one.  Yay for seeing everybody that I’ve missed for the last 2 months (what happened to all those ‘we have to meet up over summer’s?), yay for new stationery and folders (I ain’t the only saddo out there!) and kinda yay for autumn cosy clothes but not really ’cause I’d wouldn’t mind an Indian Summer in September if it’s on offer.  Boo for shedloads of homework and dark mornings and cold and rain and running for the bus in the morning though.  You see, I would say I’ll make this The Year Of Not Running For Buses and say I’ve gotta stick to it because now it’s in writing, but that ain’t gonna happen.  Neither will The Year Of Being Organised.  It’s nearly 9pm and my bag is not packed, lunch is not made and hair is not washed, so that’s probably a good indicator of what’s to come.  Such is life!



shorts: H&M (direct link) | top: Primark



I’ll keep this one short (pun intended lol) ’cause I can’t be a disorganised hungry mess with greasy hair on the first day back can we.  Just a quick question before I go – I need you guys to help me come up with a title for a blog series!  I realised when looking back through my blog that I write a hell of a lot of those ‘random thoughts’ posts, and you guys seem to like them too, which never fails to surprise me!  Turns out they’re not so random though – once every couple of weeks I evidently have a mindblank and subsequent case of word vomit, so why not make a series of it?  (Don’t ask why it took so long for this to occur to me – I’m slightly lacking when it comes to common sense and spotting the obvious.  Please bear this in mind at ALL times when reading my blog.  ALL times).  Anyway, ‘Random Thoughts #22’ or ‘Word Vomit #36’ doesn’t quite do it for me, so help a girl out, would you?  We’re talking a mashup of what I’ve been up to, favourite things/people/places, observations and all that kinda thing.  You know what I mean.  Tweet me any suggestions. 😛

Lots of love!

lily kate x

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  • Reply
    6th September 2015 at 9:31 pm

    These shorts are so cute, definitely a good decision buying them!

    Infinity of fashion// Lucy Jane

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      lily kate
      12th September 2015 at 1:15 pm

      They’re adorable aren’t they! Everybody needs cat shorts in their life, no?

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    7th September 2015 at 12:48 am

    You need the shorts. They are total babe shorts. Shorts are casual wear and there is no such thing as serious shorts, so why not have cats? Besides, you can name your random thoughts series after the shorts. After all “Shorts” encompass those little one two sentence jottings you do. How about Cerebral, Acute, Timely Shorts? Or CAT Shorts?Clever, non? Now your purchase of the shorts is part of your master plan. A witty acronym is an idea. How about Perceptive Monthly Shorts, or PMS, just to give reader the idea that this series will recur monthly and last a few days each month.

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      lily kate
      12th September 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Max knows! Your comments make me smile so much 🙂 I DO need the shorts! I’m liking this master plan. 😀 CATPMS shorts it is!

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    7th September 2015 at 1:18 am

    River of thoughts? It flows and you’re never quite sure where the turns are.

    Chat Channelling?

    I know, I know. Both are pretty dorky!

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      lily kate
      12th September 2015 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks for your suggestions! River of thoughts sounds good 😀 I can’t think of anything that wouldn’t be dorky haha!

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    7th September 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Those grown up cat shorts are perfect! I love them! They are sooo cute! Eeeep! <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin’

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      lily kate
      12th September 2015 at 2:20 pm

      I’ll wear my cat shorts and you wear your kitty hat and we’re basically twins yayyyy! <3

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    8th September 2015 at 7:05 pm

    YAY! You finally bought the shorts. I legit did a mini happy dance for you. Though, I don’t think I’m quite at Ballroom dancing level though. The shorts are even perfect than you described! I’m actually a little bit jealous. I hope going back to college was too much of a shock to the system. Thinking up names for blog series (or even just a single post title!) are sooo hard. There’s just too much pressure on that one tiny line haha. Though, you’ve had some pretty good suggestions! The only one I could think of was ‘Serial Chatter’ bc it’s a Series of posts which just tend to be quite chatty….pretty self-explanatory really, oops!
    Tasmin | Grandiose Days

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      lily kate
      12th September 2015 at 2:33 pm

      Hahaha I’d gone on about them enough hadn’t it! Let’s go to the ballroom again and be like that couple that didn’t have a clue haha 😀
      Thinking of post titles is impossible isn’t it! How do people come up with good ones? I usually just settle for one word haha.
      Serial chatter is good one! Thank ya 😀

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