Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Perfect 'Throw On' Dress

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Hello cheeky chappies! How do? Remember in my last post I was saying that I still had a few 'mild weather' outfits to share? Well here's another of them. To be fair I'd still wear this outfit now but just with a big chunky knit thrown on top (a la this look here). I was in Palma with my wee maw a few months back and picked up this midi dress in Mango and it's been so, so good as a 'throw on' dress, you know the kind when you can't be bothered to think about what to wear so you just grab something and hope for the best? It's nicely fitted and has a jazzy print so it looks like you've made a lot more effort than you actually have. I just went for quite a simple overall look with my All Saints biker (three years now and still going strong) and my Topshop sock boots. And, of course, Little Miss Amberley.

Also, thank you so much for all of your feedback on my last post! It seems we want to see more diary-style personal posts and more videos (heh. Will need to build up to that one) so I will get working on those! If there's anything else you'd like to see that I haven't mentioned then hit me up.

Also, I am now three days halloumi free. It's been awful.

Amy

Monday, October 16, 2017

Comfort Blankets

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Hello friends! First up, thank you for all your lovely comments on my latest posts, it really means a lot whenever someone takes the time to leave a little something so thank you so very much for that. Secondly. I've eaten so much halloumi this weekend that I'm minorly concerned I might actually turn into a block of halloumi. It's worrying. 

Anyway, on a more relavant note, here's a new outfit post for you! I know that Autumn has fully graced us with its presence but I still have one or two (or maybe three) posts left to share from when the weather was that slight bit warmer. Which wasn't actually as long ago as my heating bill would imply. As you very well know, a crop top or jumper and high waisted trousers is my go-to combination so there's nothing new here in that department, but I just find it's like a little comfort blanket to me. A midriff-baring comfort blanket but a comfort blanket all the same. The trousers you will have seen many a time on my Instagram but I think - correct me if I'm wrong - that this is the first time you're seeing them on here? It's possibly the first time you'll be seeing the crop top too but definitely not the last, I actually had in on again this weekend for a friend's welcome home party actually (where some of the aforementioned halloumi eating took place). It's a really beautiful shape and I absolutely love the scoop neckline but it's worth noting that it's itchy. It's so incredibly itchy. Not so much so that you'll want to take it off but just that you'll be a little aware of it from time to time. It's beautiful though and very flattering so I'm trying not to hold that against it too much.

Well, myself and Kirsty are off to shoot some more content today so you'll be seeing that soon along with some other stuff we shot last week! Whilst I'm on the topic, is there anything else you'd like to see more of on here? Beauty? Skincare? Diary-style posts? Videos? Nudity? Let me know.

Amy

P.S Excuse the slightly mad hair, I'm trying my very best to give my poor dry hair a rest by not using any straightners/curlers for a while. I give it a week before I crack.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Check Mate

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Photos by Kirsty McLachlan

A-hey-hey! Well... Autumn came around pretty fast, didn't it? We shot these last week when it was still relatively mild (I actually remember getting a little sweat on under this coat. Not that you needed to know that) and suddenly this week it's 6 degrees and I have a bobble hat on to go to Tesco. I don't know why I'm so shocked every year when Scotland crosses the border from mild into 'shit that's freezing' but it always catches me off guard. However, this coat is one addition to my wardrobe that's going to come in verrry handy this Winter as it's one of the warmest things I own. It's full lined and is so, so heavy and cosy. I also like the fact that it's blue as I own a lot of black and grey checked coats (which, yes, you'll be seeing a lot of in upcoming posts, I won't lie) so it's nice to have something that little bit different. The grey cropped jumper I love. I have one from H&M and its cost per wear must be down to about £0.0000017 I wore it that often (you might actually remember it from really old blog posts, it's this one here) but it's actually a very hard thing to find, a nice cropped jumper is - hence the wearing to death - so I'm glad to have found a replacement.

The rest of the outfit I think is all things you've seen before; my big slouchy Coach bag, stonewash GAP jeans and Senso fringed boots. I had a big clear out the other day and spotted these boots looking a little forlorn at the back of my wardrobe and so promised them I'd take them out for an adventure. I'm not proud of it but I did forget I had them.

Amy

Monday, October 9, 2017

A Stay At The Principal, Edinburgh

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Myself and my lovely wee maw recently had a night's stay at the beautiful Principal hotel in Edinburgh so I wanted to share some snaps from our time there! We've stayed at The Principal before for a couple of nights and absolutely loved it, so when we were invited back to review The Suite Splendour package it was an absolute no brainer. We arrived at the hotel to check in around 3pm and were greeted by the loveliest of lovely staff; every time I've been there the staff have been nothing short of wonderful. The room wasn't quite ready yet so we went for a wee tea and coffee at their cafe Burr & Co, which you need to visit even if you're not staying at the hotel. It's on George Street - where the hotel is, duh Amy - so is really well located and has both indoor and outdoor seating. We enjoyed a hot drink outside in the sun and had a catch up (we both live at opposite ends of the country so I think we talked about 500 miles a minute) and by the time we'd finished the room was ready to rumble.

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Included in the package is an overnight stay at one of the townhouse suites, a bottle of champagne on arrival, freshly cut flowers, a three course dinner and bottle of wine in the hotel's Printing Press Bar & Kitchen as well as a full Scottish breakfast so, as you can imagine, we were excited before we'd even seen the room. Disappoint the suite did not; it's an incredible size with both a lounge area and bedroom and is decorated quite traditionally without being too in-your-face Scottish. We were greeted with a beautiful little hamper filled with tasty goodies so we cracked open the champagne and sat down to enjoy some chocolates and another big catch-up and, before we knew it, it was time to head down for dinner.
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The Printing Press restaurant is beautifully decorated - think low-lighting and huge chandeliers - and the menu is so, so good. They staff were really helpful when it came to letting me know which options were gluten free and which could be made gluten free which is always a plus. Make sure and get yourself a cocktail - or three - when you're there as they're Delicious with a capital D.

After that we went straight back up to the room to get as much use out of it as we could and sat and talked the night away before falling into a slumber in the lovely marshmallow bed. Breakfast is held in the same room as dinner so we headed down the next morning and were greeted with the beautiful sight of rows and rows of food. In the end I opted for poached eggs on toast with smashed arrrrvocado and did not regret it one bit. And then, sadly, it was time to check out and we had to be dragged kicking and screaming from our beautiful room. If you're looking for somewhere in Edinburgh to stay for a special occasion and fancy splurging a little then this is the place to do it, my Mum and I still reminisce fondly on it weekly.

Amy

Thank you to The Principal for a wonderful stay

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A Beret Good Day To You

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Happy Sundaaaaaay! I apologise for there being more photos than normal in this outfit post; me and Kirsty kept finding cool locations and, before we knew it, things had gotten out of control and we'd taken 6732 photos. No I'm kidding, but we did take a lot and I thought it would be rude not to share them. You may already have seen a little sneaky peek of this outfit over in this Instagram post and I have been SO excited to share the full blog post. It's actually an outfit that's entirely from one shop - good old Toppers - which very rarely happens, but their A/W stuff has just hit and it's TOO GOOD. That's twice I've used capitals/shouted now in this post and I apologise, maybe put in earplugs in case I accidentally do it again. Everything I'm wearing comes up true to size apart from the skirt, if you're between sizes I'd say size up on that one. And the beret is a ...beret... good investment piece, I've been wearing it non-stop since I got it. I'm actually going to put in a wee edit below of my favourite Topshop pieces on site so you can see what I'm talking about!

Anyway, I shall dash. It's my Dad's wedding this weekend and I need to go pack. And practice my ceilidh dancing skills.

Amy

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