Thursday, February 15, 2018

Generation Charm Club

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Bonjour, bonjour. It's Friday! Life is good. Today's post is one that I'm SO excited to share - it's some of my favourite photos me and my wee Kirsty have shot and it's featuring a range that I'm a v.much in love with. What more could a gal ask for? 

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THOMAS SABO Generation Charm Club jewellery | URBAN OUTFITTERS kick flare jeans | REFORMATION blouse | MANGO boots | TOPSHOP checked coat | ACNE scarf

So, as we may know, Thomas Sabo is a brand I absolutely love - in fact I wear my skull ring from their Rebel Heart collection almost every day (it's very chunky and badass and great for punching people who have wronged you.... Just kidding) - so was mega excited to find out about the redesign of their Generation Charm Club which launches, dun dun duuuun, today! When you hear 'charm bracelet' you kind of think of cutesie little things, right? Well, not here. The range is Cool with a capital C. Think baby skulls, horoscope signs and more - a little more grown up than your usual charms and ready to suit any age or style. They're completely interchangeable so you can build a bracelet or necklace (or both) to suit you and mix and match depending on your mood. For example, I'd started out in my head 100% sure that I wanted a little skull on my shorter necklace chain, but that ended up on my bracelet and the Pisces coin found its way onto the necklace! They're great for layering too, here I've done it with two of their gold necklaces, for that v.cool Sienna Miller boho look. Too retro a reference? I don't care, I still love her 2013 boho looks and I'm not ashamed to say it.


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THOMAS SABO Generation Charm Club jewellery | TOPSHOP red dress

And here they are in a little more detail for those of you who were wondering, shown on one of the new gold bracelets from the range. Not your average charms, huh? I genuinely already can't wait to add to mine (I can't promise I won't add more skulls).

Photos by Kirsty McLachlan 

Amy

Post is sponsored by the lovely Thomas Sabo, all fangirling my own

Monday, February 12, 2018

Elmo's in Edinburgh

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H&M faux fur coat | ALL SAINTS cream knit | URBAN OUTFITTERS burgundy cords | KAREN MILLEN black buckle bag | TOPSHOP platforms
Here we have photographic proof of one of my biggest mistakes to date. I stupidly, stupidly wore open toe shoes in Scotland in January and thought I'd be ok because I had fishnets on. What. A. Fool. Roughly half an hour after these snaps were taken I lost all feeling in 8/10 toes and had to take refuge in a local cafe where I briefly considered pouring boiling hot tea over my feet in order to revive them. Not a high point, I must say. Still, we live and learn and my top half was very warm in this big H&M fur. I spotted a woman at the airport wearing it but she looked stressed and was half-running half-walking to a gate so it didn't really seem like an appropriate time to shout, 'WHERE'S YOUR JACKET FROM'. But my prayers were answered when I spotted it in H&M the next week hanging there looking lovely (it was the last one left and it was my size and I absolutely love when that happens because I can pretend it's fate and that I'd be doing the universe a disservice by not buying it). 

Anyway, I apologise for going a little awol this week  - I was in New York until Friday and am off to London this morning for an exciting shoot so it's been aaall go. I've got a good few posts coming this week to make up for it though, promise. 

Amy

Friday, February 2, 2018

Got any Ketchup to go with all that mustard?

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Bonnnjour! How are we today? I'm tired. Perpetually Tired Amy (also the name of my upcoming debut album). I got one of the lumi alarm clocks from Santa (you know you're getting old when you ask for an alarm clock for Christmas) so I'm hoping that'll help a little. I've also been trying to eat a little bit better too to see if that helps but it's hard when A) January is such a bleak month anyway, sometimes you just need an Indian takeaway or three and B) you still have a mountain of Christmas chocolate left to eat. Plus every time I go into the supermarket now the creme eggs start calling my name. Really loudly, may I add. They're so invasive. 

Anyway, I realise it's now February (thank the lawd), but here's one of my favourite outfits from January! I've been trying to experiment a little more with colour to brighten things up and this green and mustard combo has been one of the ones I've enjoyed most so far. It was bloody cold that day so I did also have a big faux fur yeti coat on top! The trousers are a little Topshop number and are so incredibly flattering - they did also come with a matching jacket but sadly that sold out before you could say, 'Bob's your Uncle!' (why you would say Bob's your Uncle I don't know, but that's beside the point). And the jumper is something you've probably seen me wear many times before - in this post here for example - as it's one of my go-to's. It also comes in a few other colours if you fancy one for yourself but aren't too sure on the green (or if, like me, you just want it in every colour under the sun). 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A Stay At Eden Locke, Edinburgh

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Wearing Ted Baker knit and Topshop beret
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Photos are a mix of Kirsty McLachlan & myself

A-hello there! Today's post is brought to you from the lovely Eden Locke, one of my favourite places to stay in Edinburger. I often go into Hyde & Son - EL's cafe - but had the pleasure of staying in the actual hotel for the first time last month. I'd heard good things from friends who'd stayed there previously and was absolutely not disappointed! First up, the location is perfect. It's right on George Street, one of Edinburgh's best streets for shopping, and a two minute walk from Princes Street, another excellent shopping street (honestly, it's rude not to shop when you're there). It's also located very close to the castle! The suites themselves have everything you could ever need, from a Smart TV to a fully equipped kitchen - complete with sassy gold cocktail shaker - T2 teas, a big comfy sofa, plug sockets with USB ports and a very lovely colour scheme to boot. We loved it so much that we actually ended up booking a second night's stay, which we spent curled up on the sofa with a takeaway pizza and a blanket. It honestly is the perfect home from home! We didn't have any supplies in for breakfast so we picked up a cake from Hyde & Son (yes I had cake for breakfast, but it was December, it's allowed) and sat down there with a coffee and matcha latte. I'm the little wanker who drinks Matcha lattes if you're wondering. Another thing I should add is that the staff are the nicest people you'll meet! I go in there all the time and they haven't once told me they're fed up of me.

On our first night there we had dinner at the beautiful Baba, a new restaurant which has opened up literally right across the street from Eden Locke. It's a mezze, charcoal grill and cocktail bar and has a menu that's bursting with everything from multiple kinds of hummus to baba ganoush to monkfish to slow grilled pork. Most of the dishes are built for sharing which, as the world's most indecisive meal chooser, I loved. The staff had a really good knowledge of allergens too, so if you suffer from any intolerances then you're safe here! My Mum said to tell you - I didn't have the pleasure of trying one because I'd stuffed myself full of gluten free pitta bread and hummus throughout the meal - that the stuffed medjool date you get with your coffee or tea at the end is heaven. I don't think I'd even finished offering her mine before she'd swiped it. You could say they were... fa-Baba-ulous. Anyone?

Amy

Monday, January 29, 2018

Amy From the Past

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THE KOOPLES feather maxi dress & buckle boots | MAJE studded waist belt | RIVER ISLAND faux fur jacket (old)

Hey there pals! So, I made a silly. Me and Kirsty shot a few looks late last year and I put them away in a special little folder on my laptop to come back to and TOTALLY FORGOT TO SHARE THEM. What a silly wee sausage. Better late than never though, I hope! The Kooples is a brand I absolutely love (every time I browse through one of their stores I wish with my whole heart I was a rockstar, start to actually believe that maybe... maybe I could be a rockstar? Then catch sight of myself in the mirror and, oh, we're back to earth). Still, their pieces do make you feel that little more badass, don't they? I wore this dress for a shoot we did with Carnaby St last year and was desperate to take it out for a proper spin, so when we were presented with a beautiful, crisp day - which happens, oh, four times a year in Scotland, it came out from the depths of my wardrobe for a play. Because I'm so small it was a little too flowy on me, so I added a studded waist belt - my wrestling belt - to cinch it in a bit. On the feet were some Kooples boots which, I won't lie, took me 500 years and 567 walks around my flat with big fluffy socks on to break in, but we're finally friends now so it's ok. And a furry jacket because it's Scotland and it's Autumn and I'm not mental.

I'm off for some seafood tonight and it's all I've really thought about all day I'm so excited. Is that... normal? I JUST LOVE SCALLOPS.

Amy