Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Autumnal August

*Orange swirl trousers: c/o GLAMOROUS // White scallop tee, Flatform sandals, Cross chain: TOPSHOP // Black floppy hat: PRIMARK

As sad as I am to see the sun leave us I will admit I am looking forward to Autumn. It's my favourite season with crisp mornings, being able to drink a hot mug of tea without sweating to death, the colours of Autumn (and not to mention the fact that it's my birthday in October...) and not only all of that it means we can finally begin to stock our wardrobes with A/W goodies like this pair of trousers from Glamorous. Teamed with the floppy hat and sandals, this is the perfect transitional outfit but imagine them with boots and a fluffy black jumper (with a Christmas Starbucks cup in hand of course!)

Amy x

Monday, 25 August 2014

Rosy Posy

 *Pink scuba coat: GIRLS ON FILM c/o LITTLE MISTRESS
 Black cigarette trousers: MISSGUIDED 
Trainers: ZARA 
Printed shirt: ASOS

You'll have probably seen me team this shirt and coat together before but it's a combination that I cannot get enough of at the moment. I love the bright pinks mixed together especially with the subtly matching laser cut bag, which happens to be perfect for me going back to university in October with lots of different compartments and zippers that will (read as: hopefully should...?) help me get my life a bit organised! I'm loving slouchy fit outfits and considering everything I'm wearing here can be considered "slouchy" it is definitely one of the most comfortable yet stylish outfits I own!

Amy x

Sunday, 24 August 2014

The Sunday Post: Rhodes Photo Diary


As you'll probably know from all of my recent holiday themed post, Karl and I have just returned from Rhodes in Greece this week after an absolutely amazing week away, hence the rather photo heavy post which is my Holiday Photo Diary. We stayed in the resort of Kolymbia which is so beautiful with gorgeous mountain scenery and warm, clear seas with gorgeous hot weather in the high 30s or low 40s, it made for a perfect week away. Karl and I are the type who like to do a lot of activities on our trips away so we made the most of our week with hiring a quad, snorkelling, visiting the Butterfly Valley, Lindos and the ruins of the Acropolis, the Ostrich Farm, the Old Town and much, much more as well as relaxing on the beach and around our pool. It was such a beautiful holiday and I would highly recommend Rhodes and Kolymbia to anyone who is currently thinking about booking a holiday!

p.s. Sorry about my rather frightening make up free face in some of these snaps, I'm really not the type who sits around in the heat during the day with a full face of make up!

Amy x

Friday, 22 August 2014

The Holiday Lookbook

 Head chain: ASOS // White crop tee: TOPSHOP // *Sequin skirt: c/o LASULA BOUTIQUE // Sliders: PRIMARK

 Sunglasses: MISSGUIDED // *Necklace: c/o A WEATHERED PENNY // Lime cami and Aztec shorts: TOPSHOP // Clutch: ZARA // Sandals: NEW LOOK
Shift dress and Sliders: H&M // Clutch: ZARA // *Crystal cut necklace: c/o LOLA AND GRACE

*Ray-Ban Erikas: c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP // Jumpsuit: MISSGUIDED // Sliders: H&M // Watch: RIVER ISLAND

*Necklace: c/o A WEATHERED PENNY // Lycra crop: RIVER ISLAND // Palm shorts: MISSGUIDED // Sliders: H&M // Clutch: ZARA

Sorting through and editing these photos is definitely increasing my case of holiday blues - it's sinking in that I'm back in the very cold, very windy and very wet North East and I'm wondering where the summer has suddenly disappeared to; it feels like the middle of November! Anyway I thought you guys might like to see a few of the outfits I wore whilst away in Rhodes. I like to keep it simple whilst on holiday, mixing and matching pieces with subtle make up and a statement lip. No one likes too much hassle with uncomfortable, sweaty clothes and make up melting down your face do they?! 

p.s Please excuse the blue hotel band - damn those pesky all inclusive bracelets and their wrist tan lines!

Amy x

Thursday, 21 August 2014

The Holiday Beauty Edit

So I arrived back in the very sunny (I wish...) England this morning after an absolutely fantastic holiday in Rhodes with Karl (photo diary coming soon!) and I'm feeling very sad huddled up in my room - has the UK turned to the Arctic while I've been away?! Anyway this is just a quick little post to show you guys the products I've been loving whilst I've been away!

First of all the *Moroccanoil Travel Set from LookFantastic has been an absolute god send for my poor hair. We all know the feeling of holiday hair - dry from the sun, bushy from the humidity and generally it does the complete opposite of what you want it to do. The morocconoil treatment has been my favourite out of the products; I just applied a small amount through my hair before tying it up on a morning and it kept my hair silky and soft whilst the hair spray helped as much as possible with the bushy nature of my hair.

The Maybelline BB Cream has just the right amount of coverage for those holiday nights without leaving my skin like an oil slick (oh the woes of an oily t-zone...) whilst the Urban Decay De-Slick Powder kept the oil at bay throughout the nights and teamed with the *Kate Moss Mascara in Amethyst from TheHut.com it was easy to create a subtle yet effective holiday face. I was a bit dubious about the "amethyst" colour but I was really pleasantly surprised - the purple is very subtle and catches the light perfectly and I think it matches darker eyes like mine especially.

My final two saviours have been the Bumble & Bumble Undressing Creme and the *Bamboo Beach Texturising Spray from HQHair which helped me tame my mop after the nightmare that is using a hairdryer in 30 degree heat. A lot of people ask about my hair and the texture and if I had to recommend my top products it would almost certainly be these two!

Amy x