Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Cracked









SHIRT: WAREHOUSE / SKINNY RIPPED JEANS: ASOS / *CHAIN ANKLE BOOTS: C/O SOLE AFFAIR / DENIM JACKET: BOOHOO

Introducing my favourite purchase of the month - the white and navy shirt. I tried to put myself on a little bit of a spending ban for this month but as soon as the words "okay lets not spend any more money" left my head, this beautiful creation caught my eye in Warehouse and I knew it was love. I love how chic it looks with a simple pair of jeans but equally I can't wait to wear it with my leather look shorts as soon as the weather picks up. Seriously once the weather has sorted itself out those babies are coming straight out of hiding (without black tights!) I also just had to add a bit of double denim into this outfit, something which I'm very wary of but I think the jacket and the jeans do kind of work well together! 

Amy x

Monday, 26 January 2015

The Pinstripe Two Piece











*MAYA PINSTRIPE BRALET AND *MAYA PINSTRIPE TROUSERS: C/O FOREVER MODO / BOYFRIEND SHIRT: ASOS / RUNNING TRAINERS: ZARA / TASSEL BACKPACK: H&M / *LEATHER BRACELET: C/O LOLA AND GRACE / NECKLACE: LILAC MOON / 

At this time of year, to say it's a bit nippy is an understatement and that's when layering becomes a girl's best friend. When this pinstripe co-ord from Forever Modo arrived on my doorstep last weekend I couldn't bring myself to keep it hidden away until the warmer months so I just had to layer it up and I think the end result is quite a good one! The two piece alone could be a rather dressy outfit but the addition of the classic white shirt and trainers combo, the whole tone of the outfit is changed and you get a completely different look - one which I personally love. 

Amy x

Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Sunday Post: The Undies


*UNDERWEAR SET: C/O CLARA OLIVIA

New underwear is my absolute favourite. It's one of those purchases that instantly makes you feel better after a bad day and I'm sure that almost every girl is the same. This set from Clara Olivia gives off a real vintage vibe with both the style and the subtle floral print and personally I love it. Plus I'm usually always drawn to black underwear so it's a real change for me to have a nude set in my collection but it's definitely well overdue. The high waisted pants are so flattering - I really want to get some bikinis in this style for my holidays this year (okay so maybe its a bit early to be thinking about bikinis when there's snow on the ground outside...).

Happy Sunday everyone!

Amy x

Friday, 23 January 2015

Uspicy Make Up Brushes





Every make up addict knows how important a good collection of make up brushes is and every make up addict knows just how expensive said brushes can be. I don't know about anyone else but I'm really reluctant to spend a lot of money on make up brushes. I know how essential they are but I just cannot bring myself to spend £20 on one brush! So bearing this in mind, you can imagine my delight at this bargain of a brush set from Uspicy. 

The set comes with 10 different brushes in a luxurious gift box and has every brush that you could want from the flat brush to the round brush to the precision eye shadow brush. The brushes are soft and apply make up easily to the face and in my opinion are just as good as the more expensive ones you can find in the high street stores. They're nice on the eye too which I know isn't essential but a pretty brush is always more appealing right?! Granted, they aren't as sturdy feeling as the Real Techniques brushes but that is not to say they're flimsy and they are still great quality and feel like they'll be long lasting. 

Also, if you're a bit clueless on the make up brush front (which is me down to a tee!), the brushes come with a little guide explaining what each brush is for along with a few tips on how to clean them. 

At the minute the brush set, which is usually £35.99, is a mere £16.99 with free delivery on Amazon so be sure to check them out if you're looking for some new brushes!

Amy x

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Ditsy Daisy










DITSY FLORAL TROUSERS: URBAN OUTFITTERS / KNITTED HIGH NECK JUMPER: ZARA / FEDORA: RIVER ISLAND / POINTED SHOES: ASOS / 

This year the Urban Outfitters sale has been absolutely on point and I've picked up some absolute bargains including these ditsy floral print trousers which I picked up for £22. Thinking back now I wish I'd also picked up the matching top and I can't help but think of the quote "we only regret the things we didn't buy" which is totally relevant to my life! Trousers like this are my favourite; this pair can be worn now in the freezing cold with knitted jumpers but will be equally as great to take on holiday with me in the summer. Is it bad that I'm thinking of summer weather in January?

Amy x

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Avenue 32 Wishlist


3.1 PHILLIP LIM STRIPED SHIRT
BLK DNM LEATHER RIBBED TROUSERS
SHRIMPS FAUX FUR CLUTCH
J.W. ANDERSON WOOL LEMON JUMPER
TOGA PULLA LEATHER SANDALS
KAREN WALKER GOLD ORBIT SUNGLASSES
ALEXANDER WANG BARCODE TOP
SUNO SILK DRESS

So guys it's that time of year again - the time where we all look at our wardrobes with despair, desperately wanting to inject it with all things new season and where better to start the search for SS15 clothing than Avenue 32.  (*sponsored post)

Avenue 32 is an online luxury clothing retailer stocking the latest trends and pieces from both established worldwide designers and up and coming ones so there really is a huge variety of stock, no matter what your style is. The biggest tip I try to keep in mind when shopping is "buy less, choose well" - sometimes it really is worth getting spendy and investing in key pieces that will last a lifetime. For me the key piece that my wardrobe would really benefit from here is the pair of  BLK DNM Leather Ribbed Knee Trousers - they are right up my street style wise but are so classic and a real staple piece that will easily take you through the decades. I also think I need the Suno Silk Dress in my life too - just look at that beautiful floral pattern *insert heart eye emoji*.

Plus if you're feeling in a bit of a buying rut and really don't know where you should be putting your money, the site has an e-book full of tips from bloggers and insiders, including MIC's Rosie Fortescue and I found it really helpful so if you'd like to check that out you can do so here.

Are any of you thinking of investing in any key pieces for your wardrobe or have you bought from Avenue 32 before?

Amy x

Monday, 19 January 2015

Two Pairs of Jeans, Two Different Ways

I think it's universally accepted by every single person out there that jeans are an absolute wardrobe essential. I mean, imagine a world without jeans *gasp* - you can't right? In this post I just thought I'd show you all how versatile jeans can be (not that you already didn't know but oh well!) and take two different styles of jeans each from Jailbird- skinny and bootcut - and style each pair in two different ways. Hope you enjoy it! 

p.s. Sorry about the boring indoor backdrop - I'm sure you all know about the 70mph winds that have been ruining everyone's weekends recently so even attempting photos outdoors was a no go!

STYLE ONE: *HIGH RISE SKINNY JEANS: C/O JAILBIRD
THE DAY TIME LOOK

Organic striped top: Zara / Waistcoat: Pretty Little Thing / Shoes: ASOS 




THE EVENING LOOK

Lace top: Topshop / Slogan clutch: Next / Glitter shoes: Urban Outfitters 




The classic pair of skinnies is probably the easiest to take from night to day. Team with some classic stripes and a casual jacket for a laid back chic look perfect for a day out shopping and then simply add some statement shoes, a smart top and a clutch and ouilla - you have successfully transformed the skinny jeans into a super fun outfit perfect for a night out.

STYLE TWO: *CASSIE BOOT CUT JEANS: C/O JAILBIRD
THE CASUAL SEVENTIES LOOK





THE LUNCHING OUT LOOK




Secondly, we have the bootcut style jeans. I'll admit I've always been a little bit wary of the bootcut - they look so scary on the hanger! But once I got these on I actually really liked them - the fit is so flattering and really elongate the leg. I really love how they look with the orange jumper - I don't know about anyone else but I think I kind of look like I've just walked out of a seventies sitcom?! In a good way of course! The second outfit is a little more modernised but still keeps a bit of a vintage vibe thanks to the good old bootcut! Plus seventies is set to be big this season so flares are essential!

What's your favourite style jeans?

Amy x

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