Saturday, 1 November 2014

The #DebsAWStyle Win

Urban Decay good karma crease brush / Korres conditioner for coloured hair / YSL touche eclat concealer / Urban Decay 24/7 lip pencil in ozone / Urban Decay naked foundation in 1.0 / Origins zero oil matte finish / Urban Decay naked palette / MAC eyeshadow in all that glitters / Aveda be curly enhancing spray / MAC lipstick in dare you / Urban Decay revolution lipstick in naked 2 / Henry Holland patent pink bag / Jasper Conran purse / Lavender and lime candle / Dandelion bedspread / Marc Jacobs Dot gift set 

You may remember my "Pastel Palette" entry to the Debenhams winter style competition a few weeks ago if you are one of my regular readers and I was absolutely over the moon to find out that Nicola from somethinglikenicola and I had won the competition, judged by Ben de Lissi, and had won £500 Debenhams vouchers each! It's safe to say that definitely brightened up a dull week and naturally Karl and I head straight for our local Debenhams to give it a good old spend and I just thought I'd do a quick post showing you all what I picked up with the voucher. Along with a lot of beauty bits I'd had my eye on for a while I picked a repurchase of my favourite perfume, the bag that I included in my competition entry and of course I had to do a little Christmas shopping! I haven't included those purchases for obvious reasons but I can tell you that Karl did manage to get himself a pair of Levis jeans out of me!

I'd just like to say a massive thank you to Debenhams for the opportunity to enter the competition and would definitely tell each and every one of you to enter these fabulous competitions - it's a bloody good day when you win!

Amy x

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Feminin et Masculin

*Feminin et masculine tee and *shopper bag: c/o SEZANE / Faux fur pink gilet: NEXT / Cigarette jeans: URBAN OUTFITTERS / Leopard print boots: SCHUH / *Anchors away necklace: c/o TINKER TAYLOR BOUTIQUE

I'm a sucker for a good old jeans and a t-shirt look and this casual chic slogan tee from Sezane is right up my street. Sezane is an ethical clothing store with amazing values, selling high quality, on trend pieces whilst also having an "essentials" collection, which includes wardrobe essentials for every season. Seriously, their pieces are so chic and classy I don't think there is a piece on their website that I don't like and that is a very rare thing! I decided to jazz up the simple jeans and tee look with the pink gilet, another one of the pieces which I got from the £200 Next vouchers which I won. Gilets are perfect for this time of year when it's not quite cold enough to get the three layers of socks and the parker back out (although it won't be long!) yet it's not warm enough to go it without any protection from the slightly chilly air so this outfit is an all round winner for me! 

Amy x

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


 Orange knitted jumper: NEXT / Cigarette style jeans: URBAN OUTFITTERS / *Black ankle chelsea boots: c/o GLAMOROUS

Orange has become one of my favourite colours recently; it's such a beautiful colour and I think it is so flattering, especially since dying my hair to a coppery brown colour. I almost picked this jumper up in Next a few weeks ago but I'm so glad I didn't as a couple of weeks ago I won the #NextLFWModel competition and won £200 of clothes from Next and a trip to London! Naturally I added this beauty straight to the list along with lots of other goodies which you can expect to see in the next few weeks; I was also thinking of doing a post featuring the haul from the competition along with details of another couple of competitions I won - is this something you would all be interested in reading? Let me know in the comments!

Amy x

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Sunday Post: The New Hair

If you have been following my blog for a while you will have undoubtedly have noticed my very blonde hair, which I have had since being 16. Before that I had dark purple/black hair and before that blonde again so I have never actually had brown hair since my natural colour (which was well over 10 years ago!! Damn am I that old?!) Anyway I had been getting sick of my hair for a good few months and wanted to do something drastic so out came the brown hair dye. At first, I'll admit I wasn't sure; the colour didn't take too well and I was left with a kind of mousy colour that was really no colour (everyone knows that dreaded shade all too well right?). So I enrolled Karl as chief hair dye-er as I'm waay too clumsy to even think about doing it myself and one Casting Creme Gloss from Loreal in the shade Chestnut Honey later (and lots of shouting and kerfuffle!) I love my new coppery brown shade, so much so that I wonder now why I didn't take the step sooner. The condition of my hair has improved already and I just feel a lot more comfortable with this new do. Granted, I still get a shock when I look in the mirror and I do look even paler than before if that is possible but I think that this shade will be sticking around for a while!

What do you all think of my new hair shade? Has anyone else recently had a massive hair change?

Don't forget to enter my giveaway where you could win a £50 Sugarhill Boutique voucher! Enter HERE 

Amy x

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Return of the Tartan

Check shirt dress: RIVER ISLAND / *Chelsea ankle boots: c/o GLAMOROUS / Amy watch: MARC BY MARC JACOBS / Necklace: TOPSHOP (old) 

You know it's getting close to the festive season when the red tartan checks come back and what better way to rediscover the print than with this simply gorgeous shirt dress from River Island. The style is so flattering and teamed with the black ankle boots and chunky jewellery, there is a kind of grunge vibe to the outfit which I personally love. I'm not a usually a massive fan of the casual checked shirt but I fell in love with this dress as soon as I laid eyes on it and I knew that it had to be mine; River Island you did goooood!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway where you could win a £50 Sugarhill Boutique voucher! Enter HERE 

Amy x

Friday, 24 October 2014


*Black white and blue checked pleated skirt: c/o GLAMOROUS / Thigh high wader boots: BOOHOO / High neck top: MISSGUIDED / Amy Watch: MARC BY MARC JACOBS / Pearl necklace: TOPSHOP 

Both pleats and checks are everywhere for A/W 14 so this skirt is right on the money for this season. I'm loving this "school girl" type skirt at the minute, despite refusing to wear them when I was a child and instead opting for those weird skirt over trouser combo (seriously what even was children's fashion in the 90s?!) so hopefully I like to think I've become a lot better dressed now that I'm 21!! The high neck top is another thing I'm loving at the minute. They're such an easy way to do casual chic without putting any effort at all in which is always good news for the rushed mornings before uni!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway where you could win a £50 Sugarhill Boutique voucher! Enter HERE 

Amy x

Thursday, 23 October 2014


*Kimberly dress: c/o CHI CHI / Sandals: NEW LOOK / *Anchors away necklace and *Galaxy nebula ring: c/o TINKER TAYLOR BOUTIQUE

Black lace has always been a favourite of mine; it's such a classic I don't really think you can go wrong with it. It's perfect for all occassions from casual to evening to cocktail - I even wore a long black dress to my school prom. This Kimberly dress from Chi Chi is no different. The detailing is absolutely beautiful, with the full skirt and all over lace design. Team it with a bit of red lipstick and it creates a vintage vampy look which for me is one of my favourite evening looks. The simple jewellery is just enough to set the dress off; sometimes over accessorising can ruin a look so I thought a few dainty pieces would be best for this.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway where you could win a £50 Sugarhill Boutique voucher! Enter HERE

Amy x