Wednesday, 30 July 2014

OUTFIT: Glamorous Embellishment

Headchain: EBAY

Leopard heels: TOPSHOP

Clutch bag: NEW LOOK

As you bloggers have probably heard, Little Mistress and LOOK magazine have released a collaboration in the form of a collection of glamorous, eye-catching and simply beautiful dresses along with this jumpsuit. The collection is perfect for injecting a little elegance into your wardrobe, something which my clothing collection desperately needed. I teamed the navy, embellished jumpsuit with some leopard heels to add a bit of a grungy vibe along with the headchain and simple accessories; a piece which makes such a chic and glam statement needs little else. You can check out the collection here but be warned, it will make you want to spend your money...

Amy x

Monday, 28 July 2014

BassBuds: #YourColourYourStyle

*Classic headphones: c/o BASSBUDS

I have so many favourite colours depending on what it is I'm thinking about; my bedroom is a duck egg blue and cream, my favourite colour dress is black, my favourite lipstick is red... but when I think about my favourite colour in general it just has to be yellow. BassBuds, a luxury headphone brand which are made with Swarovski elements, are currently running a project with some of the UK's best known bloggers (such as SheWearsFashion and Sheree Milli) called "#YourColourYourStyle" where BassBuds will be featured in their personal style. The video is due for release soon so keep your eye on BassBuds website for it! I chose the yellow headphones as I think yellow is such a happy, cheerful colour; I love to incorporate it into my outfits through accessories and jewellery to add a pop of colour and brighten up the outfit. 

What's everyone else's favourite colour?

Amy x

Sunday, 27 July 2014

The Sunday Post: Oreo Brownies

First things first, I am the worst cook in the world and that is not an exaggeration. A vegetable stir fry or poached eggs on toast or a salad is about as complicated as it gets for me in the kitchen and if I'm being honest I really, really do not like cooking in the slightest. Now baking is another story; I LOVE to bake and that isn't just because I've got a huge sweet tooth (it is definitely because I've got a huge sweet tooth; eating left over cake mix from fairy cakes? YES PLEASE.) Last week my friend Courtney and I decided to bake Oreo brownies and if you looked at our last baking attempt then you would have expected these to be terrible but you would be wrong! They turned out amazing and I could have sat and ate the whole tray; I'm getting cravings just thinking about them. They were so good I just had to share them with you guys and help spread the yumminess. We followed this recipe on which was really easy and clear; if you like baking at all then this website is for you!

Amy x

Friday, 25 July 2014

BEAUTY: The Festival Hair

Okay I'll admit it; I suck at doing my hair in anything very complicated so entering this House of Fraser competition Hairstyles That Rock is quite new territory for me. By creating your own festival hairstyle and including a House of Fraser haircare product which would finish the look off, you are in with the chance of winning £100 worth of House of Fraser vouchers and lets be honest, who wouldn't be happy with that?!

I know this look is very simple but when you're at a festival you don't really want something that's overly complicated; lack of mirrors, showers, straighteners, hairdryers and every other at home essential can make this very tricky business! My look is my usual bed head style and messy fringe with a few fun twists including two simple but pretty skull plaits on each side and accessorised with this beautiful head piece from ASOS - perfect for sitting in a sunny field with a cup of cider and an ice cream! The haircare product from House of Fraser which I would choose to finish my look off would be the Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hairspray - an absolute essential for keeping those curls and the plaits in place whilst in festival mode!

Let me know what you think of my look!

Amy x

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Brand Spotlight: Lamb 1887

Like just about every other female out there, I have a huge obsession with bags (and shoes. and clothes in general.) and investing in a high quality, classic bag can make all of the difference to your collection as it will stay with you for years; a good classic bag is great for adding a little glamour to a daytime outfit or helping to just make that night time outfit all the better. Lamb 1887 is a company ran by Charlotte Lamb, which was originally established by her great-grandfather in 1887, and is dedicated to producing timeless, glamorous bags at realistic prices, including these beauties which I've picked out here. The bags have been sported by super stylish celebs such as Millie Mackintosh, who is a huge style icon of mine, (does she ever do anything wrong in the eyes of style?!) and Pippa Middleton - need I say more?!

Has anyone else discovered any brands recently which have some gorgeous pieces on offer?

Amy x

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

OUTFIT: Sunshine

*Statement necklace: c/o LOU & LACE

Neon bag: PRIMARK


Black leather look shorts: ASOS

Isn't it just a wonderful feeling when a new piece that you absolutely love arrives on your doorstep and you realise that it perfectly matches something that you already own? That's what happened with my necklace and bag here; seriously they match so well they could have been in a set! #easilypleased haha.

Anyway this absolutely stunning necklace is by a small brand called Lou & Lace which is a relatively new little business from my hometown. They stock so many gorgeous statement necklaces I found it so hard to choose between them, eventually settling on this yellow and crystal piece. It arrived in such cute lacey packaging (which I ripped off excitedly before getting a decent photo, bad blogger!) and the quality is great - dare I say better quality in fact than most of the high street stores in which I usually pick up my jewellery? So it would be great if all of you lovely people could check out Lou & Lace's Instagram page and Facebook page where you can place any orders.

Amy x

Monday, 21 July 2014

OUTFIT: Gridlock


Duster coat: TOPSHOP

Watch: ASOS

*Black crystal pendant: c/o LOLA AND GRACE

Okay so why is it when the rest of the country are having a heatwave of 30 degrees, the heavens open and we're stuck with awful wet, muggy weather here in the north?! These photos were taken in the absolute torrential downpour that occurred during one of the south's hottest days of the year last week and boy, was I annoyed ha! Typically the sun was shining brightly not even an hour after we were finished. 

Anyway enough complaining about the weather lets talk about the outfit. How pretty are the floral sandals? I was kindly sent these and the playsuit by Quiz Clothing and I must say they are so fabulous. Girly but edgy teamed with the monochrome playsuit - one of my favourite styles at the minute. The playsuit also comes with the little white belt; something which I have found

p.s I'm over the moon to be Company Magazine's Forum Blogger of the Week!! Check it out here

Amy x