Sunday, February 1, 2015

'THAT' denim shirt dress

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MISS SELFRIDGE denim shirt dress | MISSGUIDED thigh high boots | WHISTLES cat eye sunglasses (sold out, similar and similar)

I, along with half of the female population I imagine, have been lusting after the entire Alexa x AG collection since it was released last week. Every. Single. Piece. Honestly, that woman can do no wrong. One of my particular favourites was the denim shirt dress, so when I came across this purse-friendly version in Miss Selfridge it was in my bag before you could say breathlessly, 'ILOVEYOUCHUNG'. It's been a while since I've nipped in there but I ended up picking up quite a few bits as well as this dress, this season's stock's looking tip-top.

Well, I best go - Rob's having his pals around to watch the football and I've put myself on nacho-making duty. To the untrained eye it looks simply like I'm being a fantastic girlfriend, but in reality I'm doing it so I can get dibs on the best ones before I take them through. 

Amy
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Friday, January 30, 2015

70s lookbook

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Hello dahleengs. I finally got round to shooting my second lookbook (check out the first one here) so here it is along with a few tasters of some of the outfits that are included in it. This time round I decided to focus on the 70s trend because, as you've probably noticed, I've pretty much dedicated myself entirely to it. It's just as odd as the last one, but my Mum has given it the seal of approval with, 'that's much better than your talking videos, Amy'. Ahem. Hopefully you'll like it too, and if you see anything that tickles your pickle then I've linked everything in the description box below the video!

Amy

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Circle of Life

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MISSGUIDED faux fur wrap & over the knee boots* | H&M oversized jumper | TOPSHOP distressed jeans | RIVER ISLAND scarf (worn as headband)

I've been finding it really hard to put outfits together recently, I think because of the cold weather, dark lighting and post-christmas belly bulge I've got going on it's been all to tempting to throw on jammie bottoms and an old jumper. I have to say though, these boots have given my wardrobe a new lease of life, suddenly the fog has lifted and I have a million and one outfits going through my head that I want to wear. Like I was saying a few posts back, I've been getting verrry into my headbands again too which is fun (I'd like to say I'm using the term fun loosely but I'm not. I live a very empty life), this one's an old silk scarf my Mum bought for me years ago which I've recently resurrected for hair-party purposes *queue Circle of Life music*

Amy
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Travel Resolutions Part II

Bonjour, bonjour and welcome to the second part of my resolutions post! As I was saying in my last post, my main New Year's Resolution of 2015 is to travel more, so I've been using my Microsoft tablet this past week to get a bit more prepared for things to come. The anal side of me is LOVING this. So, here's where I'm currently at:

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Generally a forward-planner I am not, but the past few times I've been on holiday I've made a point of going online beforehand and checking out the best places to eat/things to do so that we don't end up spending the whole fortnight on a sunbed. Ahem, ok, I have done that in the past and had a ball but now I prefer to explore and see what's what. Which I think might otherwise be known as getting old. The first thing I did was head to the travel section of the app store (it's very handily split up into categories like games, music & video, health & fitness, food & dining etc) and download some of my favourite apps. Now I'm sitting with an arsenal under my belt that includes TripAdvisor, Skyscanner, translator and booking.com and am equipped, quite literally, to take on the world. Browsing through TripAdvisor is one of my favourite pastimes; I'm generally greeted with a sigh from Rob's end when I pull out my phone before we go somewhere because he knows exactly what's coming, but the search for 'hotels/restaurants' etc near me feature is - in my opinion - one of technology's greatest achievements. Anyone else?...

We've got a few exciting trips coming up in the next couple of months (all will revealed soon, but for now I'll have to shroud myself in a cloud of mystery like some sort of non-committal fortune teller) so I've also been saving useful blog posts and articles I've found while browsing the interweb into the 'Reading List' app, which groups them all together for you to go back to at a later date. Handy pandy.

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I'm a truly terrible flyer (I think I've told you all that 5000 times now, you're welcome) so, as sad as it is, it genuinely makes me feel nice and warm inside that a game of solitaire is only a click away if I need to take my mind off of my potentially impending death. Yes, solitaire is my game of choice. There are many, many more in the x-box games app for the more adventurous person.
Other useful apps include maps (with a 'search and get directions' function which has saved me and my hopeless sense of direction many a time), the camera (if you don't fancy carrying a camera/phone as well as your tablet), London TubeMap (sad, I know, but I'm yet to get the hang of the tubes despite being in London at least twice a month), Skype for when you're missing home aaand the weather app - CRUCIAL for knowing how to dress appropriately for your trip ahead. I'm a little anal about this last one because I once got caught in two weeks of rain and storms (get your shit together, Gran Canaria) with a suitcase full of flimsy sundresses, sandals and not much else.

So, there we go - my favourite travel apps. I hope this comes in handy for some of you, and if there's any travel apps I've missed that you like then pleeeease tell me below, I'm always on the hunt for more to download!

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A modern day Picasso at work

- Check out my first post here if you missed it -

Amy


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ron Burgundy

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TOPSHOP foil print jacket (similar) | GOLDIE zip detail polo neck (similar) | ZARA burgundy velvet trousers (similar) | SENSO black ponyskin boots

I'd had my eye on this Topshop foil print jacket for ages, so when it went into the sale and I missed out on it I considered getting very drunk and smashing things up. Instead, I went down the route of waiting patiently for someone to return one in my size and THEY ACTUALLY DID. This almost never happens. These Zara trews were another recent sale buy (£7.99, winner) so I threw caution to the wind, wore them both at once - along with this polo Rob bought me last Christmas - and risked looking like Ribena personified. A big Ribena berry with hairy feet. I'm ok with it if you are.

Amy

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