Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Internet friends

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All accessories are from Accessorize (c/o)

Hallllo there! Today's post features a few wee extra snaps I wanted to share from a recent shoot with my little Megan Smellaby. As you may already know if you've been reading my diary, we were 'internet pals' (as my Mum liked to call us - 'hows your wee internet pal doing, Amy?') for maybe two years, then cranked it up to 'real life friends' and that's where we've been sat happily ever since. The internet's a mixed bag and can be responsible for many a terrible thing - way to bring the mood down, Amy - but one of the beautiful things about it is that it can unite you with someone you can't imagine not having in your life that you wouldn't have met otherwise. It also gave us the Dominos pizza tracker but that's a whole other kettle of fish. Really though; it's a pretty magical thing to make a friend or a partner through that big ole wide web. Myself and Megs have shot a few romantic things over the years (here's one of my faves here if you'd like a read) so it was a genuine wee joy to shoot a campaign together around National Best Friend's Day and with a brand that we both lurve.

Generally speaking, I'm quite a simple dresser (says the girl wearing zebra print trousers) and tend to prefer to jazz an outfit up with a nice bag/some sunnies/some jewellery/all of the above, so I picked out some lovely gold jewellery to layer up - which I think will look lush in summer with all those sassy green tones - and two very cute wee bags to finish the looks off. I think the sequins and bright colours are very synonymous with Accessorize (I've lost count of how many times I've popped in over the years before a wedding or a summer holiday to pick up some jazzy accessories. That's right I said jazzy) but I feel the gold pieces are a bit of a step in a new direction; they've got a very luxe, cool feel to them, but still have that purse-friendly price tag we know and love... Whatever accessory you need, they've got yo back.

And there we have it! To internet friends and sassy jewels x

The Little Magpie Accessorize Campaign Megan Ellaby

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Four Looks in One!

The Little Magpie Monica Vinader Atlantis Collection Four Ways to Wear
Hey pals! Today's post is a little multi-outfit one featuring the beautiful Monica Vinader Atlantis collection. Normally I tend to wear very plain, simple gold jewellery so the little splash of red in these pieces is something a wee bit different for me. Not a huge leap, I know, I know, but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed having that little splash of colour! The charms in the collection do come in a whole variety of different shapes and colours, from blue to a beautiful mother of pearl. So, for today's post I thought I'd style the collection in four different ways. Without further ado...

LOOK 1
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All clothing is, alas, very old. I did manage to find some similar trousers here, here and here though!

Possibly my favourite look of the four (although don't tell the others) as it's the kind of outfit I feel most comfortable in; good old high waisted trousers, a wee cropped tee and another of my favourite accessories.. a cuppa.

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& Other Stories dress | Superga trainers | Mulberry sunglasses

A look for a summer's day (this is very much me dressing for the weather I want not the weather I have) because you can't beat a wee white dress with some layered delicate jewels.

LOOK 3
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Topshop suit (old, similar here) | Superga trainersMulberry sunglasses

We had to get a suit in there somewhere, didn't we. I hadn't worn one in a wee while and forgot how good it feels; I was marching down the street shouting things like, 'get me Prada!' and 'move my afternoon meeting till 4, Joan!' whilst Rob slowly edged away from me. I really do love a wee blazer with nothing under apart from some layered jewels (and, of course, a bra - because no one needs to see my nungas without one).

LOOK 4
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Zoe Karssen t shirt (old) | Free People leopard skirt |  Mulberry sunglasses

Photos are a wee mix of Kirsty McLachlan and Roberto

And the last look! A very casual one and good for throwing on on days you're unsure of what to wear - a wee midi and a knotted or tucked in tee with some jewels to jazz it up. Olives optional.

And there we have it! I'll leave a little shop the link post below for ye:



Monday, June 3, 2019

Summer with H&M

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Hey pals! Hows thangs? 

Today's post is a wee quickie as I've got two big ones I'm trying to finish off simultaneously and there's only so long I can stay in this coffee shop before they have me ejected. You may or may not have spotted over on Instagram that I recently worked with H&M on their b-e-a-utiful new summer collection, but I wanted to share the full set of snaps on here as it's such a wee cracker of a collection. And because I have more photos than is socially acceptable to post on Instagram. The bikinis come in at around £15 for a set and come in animal print, neutral colours, bright colours and are SO GOOD for mix and matching - I've done it a couple of times in this post here and it's great; you can take three bikinis away and have enough to make a new bikini every day for a week. Just think of the Instagram possibilities! (I jest - more 'think of how many back up options you have when you accidentally spill cornetto down yourself').

There's lots of lovely paisley print pieces in the collection too; I went for the trousers as I wanted something I could wear dressed up in the evening and then throw on over a bikini during the day to go down to the beach. They're so lovely paired with the milkmaid style tops (which come in both cream and rust) which are a great go-to for popping on with trousers, denim shorts, tucked in skirts.. you name it. 

I shall finish with a 'shop the post' with all of my favourite pieces from the collection and a photo of me just after I got belted by a wave. It's only fair.



H&M summer collection The Little Magpie Zebra Bikini
Instagram post was part of the sponsored campaign, blog post is a wee extra I decided to do because I've got a crush on the collection. Clothing gifted. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Welcome to Glencoe: Part II

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SEZANE embroidered suit, round leather brown bag, black blazer & cream cardigan (c/o) | TOMMY HILFIGER baker boy cap (c/o) | REFORMATION high waisted trousers (old, similar here) | KAREN MILLEN black & white slingbacks (now in sale) | NEEDLE & THREAD blue maxi dress c/o (old but lots of lovely new styles in)

Photos by the glorious Kirsty McLachlan

Hey there pals! Happy humpert day. Today's post doesn't have many words to accompany it because I already warbled on about the shoot in my last post (catch part one here if you missed it!), but welcome to the second part of our day in Glencoe! I did warn you there'd be an especially extra dress, didn't I? You might remember it from this lookbook post here; I don't get to wear it as much as I'd like - for some reason I just don't think the local Tesco or my sofa are quite ready for it yet - so the next logical step was to take it up to the highlands to do a big fancy editorial style shot. Concerning many, many sensible hiking boot and duffle coat wearers along the way, may I add. The other two outfits feature some very beautiful pieces from Sezane, who've become one of my recent go-tos - their clothes are amazing quality and fit like a dream (which my fellow five footers will know goes a long way) and there's always something a little different to what's available on our high street on there that'll let you add a sprinkle of French chic to your outfit. 

Well, we've just arrived in Lisbon to the most horrendous weather (if you're picturing me typing that with gritted teeth and a throbbing forehead vein you wouldn't be wrong) so I'm off to google 'things to do inside' in Lisbon. Or we could just cafe hop and cake-eat for four days. 

Maybe this rain isn't such a bad thing after all..

Amy
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