Saturday, June 18, 2016

Wallis Petite

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WALLIS cropped leg jumpsuit | ASOS lace-up platforms | PINKO suede jacket | ASPINAL OF LONDON Marylebone bag

Well, hi! Hows it going? Today's post is another exciting one for you fellow small people (I hope it'll be exciting for non-petite people too but, please, let us have our moment to shine). That's right, it's another ruddy lovely petite piece from the Wallis short people collection*. You might remember my very white last post, and today's post just so happens to have gone down the opposite, very black road. The jumpsuit's actually been one of the most useful additions to my wardrobe in a good while - I don't need to tell you again how much I love easy-to-wear clothes (ok, I love them), but this jumpsuit has achieved that magical balance where it's both comfy and tailored. Plus it's made of he best material that hangs just right and doesn't crush any way; You could pull it off your floordrobe to wear the morning after and no one would know. I mean, I wouldn't, I'm just saying you could. They've got a whole sassy petite collection going on at the moment, so make sure and give that a little browse if you're a fellow munchkin who's on the lookout for food!

So there we have it! I'm still in America (I have one day left and I want to cry), but you can still keep up with what I'm up to on Snapchat and Instagram. And, I think I might have mentioned, I finally got snapchat!!!! You can find me at 'thelittlemagpie'.

Amy

*Not the official name

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Shakespeare in Heels

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TOPSHOP high waisted trousers | ASOS lace-up platforms (old, similar) | H&M frill neck blouse (similar) | ZARA suede bag

- Photos by the shamazing Amber Rose -

Ah... yes. That is another pair of those high-waisted trousers. Leave me alone. 
My shirt's a little summer take on the shirt I wore in this post here; because a little bit of sunshine's not about to stop me from dressing like Shakespeare. Not that Shakespeare would have worn a boater hat and platform heels, but if he did then this is definitely what it would have looked like. 

OH, and I finally got snapchat!!!! I've been going to town on it all week, I think I'm already bordering on a dangerous addiction. You can find me at 'thelittlemagpie'!

Amy

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Meli Melo Bebe

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TOPSHOP high waisted trousers | H&M cropped jumper (old) | SEREFIM gold ring | ASOS lace-up platforms | MELI MELO zip detail bag



Photos by the shamazing Amber Rose

Ello, ello! Here I am wearing yet another variation of those Toppers trousers.. I think I honestly must own about six pairs of them and I only feel a little bit dirty saying that. They're just so comfortable and they actually fit me in length and that just never happens. The jumper you'll probably recognise; it's been in my life/heart for a good four years and is still one of my favourite things ever.. Cropped jumpers are my favie and it really is very hard so find a good one, especially one with cropped sleeves. Don't worry, I'm very aware of how big a first world problem that sounds. I've just realised I'm wearing the shoes that I pretty much live in too... I do have a new bag though so it's not all old rags. It's from Meli Melo, who are a brand I hadn't heard of before but oh my I ruddy love them. This one was my favourites because of the colour combo (you know how much I like a bright colour palette) and the lovely zip detail, but they've also got a shamazing leopard print one and, really, just a whole selection of beautiful bag goodness. I've also got on some new ring bling actually, so at least my fingers are getting kitted out even if my body's not. The gold and black ring is from the amazing Serefim (check them out if you haven't already, their jewels are beautiful) and the big black one was a birthday gift from my Dad, a little slice of Murano glass from Venice (with love, bebe), snazzy huh? 



Well I'm now in LA doing TrekAmerica, so if you want to keep up with what we're doing then make sure and follow over on my Twitter and Instagram - one will be posting as much as one can! 

Amy

Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Maldives: A Trip to Banyan Tree

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And back to the Maldives we go (if only literally). We took a little speedboat across to the Banyan Tree hotel one evening for a tour and some food and, oh my, what a rush. It's an absolutely beautiful hotel; the rooms, the island, the restaurant, the sea... errrrrthang. They have this beautiful building at the back of the island that was set up for a dinner later that evening, so we had a little perv (mouth, as always, hanging wide open) and then sat there to watch yet another beautiful sunset. After a delicious dinner - complete with fresh coconut water - we headed back along the jetty to get our boat and I heard the biggest scream coming from ahead of me (I was hanging back to take 5 million pictures of the water because that's what I do).. turns out there was a big-ass shark swimming around the jetty. I tried to get a wee picture, as you can see above, but darn that thing was fast. All the sharks in the Maldives are vegetarian but they still make you wish you'd been wearing an adult nappy when you see them.

Oh, speaking of marine life, one of the highlights of visiting the island was seeing the little baby turtles - how cute are they? Seriously, my heart. Banyan Tree are one of the leading hotels when it comes to protecting the Indian Ocean's eco-system, and one of the programmes they run is a conservation for sea turtles where they can nest and breed safely in the area before being released into the wild, free willy style. They've released more than 400 since it began and, as a guest, you can go along and help monitor their growth as well as attending feeding sessions. Pretty amazing, huh? They truly the most adorable little things, for added fun I'd give them little voices like the turtles in Nemo (I know, there I go with Finding Nemo again).

If you missed out on my last Maldives post - it's a big 'un - you can catch up with it here.

Amy

Once again, thank you to Angsana Ihuru for such an incredible stay 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Festival Style With Topshop

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Photos by the shamazing Amber Rose

Hello, hello! £10 if you can guess what today's post is about.. you got it, festival dressing. As you know, I love a good bit of Toppers, it's one of the few stores I can go into and find a full head-to-toe outfit, and they just so happen to have an amazing festival collection in at le momento. For my festival outfit, I needed something stretchy because I like to jump around and - what is it the kids call it - get my groove on, so I went for this sassy little black mini dress (which comes in at a wonderful £18 - spill cider all over it? Doesn't matter. Fall in some mud? It's all good). I did pair it with a slightly more expensive piece, but I do think it'd look amazing with a kimono, cropped jumper or leather jacket thrown over. Anyway, the piece in question I went for is indeed the bomber of dreams. You might have seen it on Olivia Palermo - who was the one who initially got me interested in it - and then by the time I saw it was reversible I was already halfway to the till. REVERSIBLE, that's right. God I love multi-purpose. Plus if something's reversible it instantly halves the cost because it's like you're getting two items from it... right? Right. 

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I also picked up some little round sunnies which are an absolute doppleganger for the Ray Bans I wear all the time, but are a beautiful £16. Between my dopiness and my clumsiness, I try my best not to take expensive sunnies to a festival because, well, I don't trust myself. So these are the perfect alternative for me! Last but not least, I finished the look off with some gold tipped trainers which are pretty Kanye for me but I love 'um. Anything goes at a festival and all that. 

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So, I'll finish this up with a round-up of some of my favourite pieces from the festival collection - let me know which your favourites are too! I'm torn between the high necked floral dress (hello, Alexa) and these friggin beautiful sunglasses... and maybe the lace top too (sue me). As always, just click on the images below to be taken straight to the item!


Post in collaboration with the love of my life. I mean, with Topshop.