Thursday, 3 September 2015

Bugger Off


Yep I'm in love with a t-shirt. If there was a t-shirt that could sum me up this would be it. Stripes? Check. Obnoxious yet sassy quote? Check. Red detailing? Check. What more could I want? Tucked into yet another a-line Topshop skirt, this outfit is probably my favourite at the minute. I just think Topshop skirts like this are so flattering and to make things even better it cost only £30, which I think is such a reasonable price for a high quality, really flattering and super stylish skirt like this one.

I can't stop filling my wardrobe with A/W goodness and this whole outfit is no excpetion, especially the simply stunning boots from Jones Bootmakers. They make a nice change for me as I usually favour boots with a little bit of a heel but I actually really love these. They're chic, classic and comfortable. They'll be a wardrobe staple come this next time next month and I think you should prepare yourself for seeing a lot of these in A/W outfit posts to come. Jones Bootmakers have such a huge range of ladies boots like this pair and more including the good old heeled ankle boots and over the knee boots, both of which I'm in desperate need for, for when the cold(er) weather hits us!

Amy x

p.s Remember to enter my giveaway to win £172 of rose gold jewellery from Buckley London! Enter here

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

VIDEO: Egypt Time!

Hey everyone! Well it's that time again and Karl and I are off to Egypt today woop! I'm so excited as I've never been to Egypt before and we have a few excursions booked and things planned so I'm hoping it'll be a lovely lil' break before we get back to reality with university starting again. I will be filming while I'm there so watch out for a couple of YouTube videos when I'm back and I'll be doing a few blog posts about it so there'll be lots of content coming your way! Make sure you're following me on Instagram and Twitter too to keep up with what I'm up to (if there's wifi!). Anyway my little video is about what's going in my suitcase to come with me so give it a watch and I hope you enjoy it! 

Amy x

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

GIVEAWAY: Win Buckley London's Rose Gold Capri Collection Worth £172!


So today's post is a super exciting giveaway for you guys where you could win Buckley London's rose gold Capri collection, worth over £170! The collection is absolutely stunning, including a pair of earrings, a necklace, ring and gorgeous bangle all in rose gold. I personally love rose gold as it's such a flattering colour and has such a luxurious feel to it with a bit of a feminine twist. Beautiful!

The Capri collection features beautifully warm rose gold hues, finished off with crystals, creating subtly glamorous jewellery, perfect for glamming up a day time outfut or finishing off an evening look. Personally my favourite piece from the collection is the necklace; I absolutely adore the rose gold quartz that's embedded into the necklace as it makes it just a little bit different and creates a really feminine and eye catching piece.

Simply enter via the Rafflecopter below and I'll announce the winner on my Twitter the day after the competition has closed. Good luck!! 

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Monday, 31 August 2015

Dusty Pink


This is a very new colour scheme for me, I'll admit. Pink is not a colour I wear a lot of and when I do I almost never wear it with white, preferring to grunge it up a little bit with blacks or darker colours. However, I absolutely adore the colour of these shorts and couldn't resist them! They're not the typical "girly" pink that you think of when you hear the word and are more of a darker, dusty colour. I did have a bit of trouble deciding what to wear with them as I wanted to switch it up a bit and make the most of what summer we've got left with some light colours so in the end I decided to go with double white. You may have seen the white Topshop jacket in my recent haul video on YouTube (if you didn't you can check that out here) - can you believe I got it for just £20?!

At the minute I'm trying to make the most of being able to take outfit photos at any time of the day - I can't wait for A/W fashion and being able to enjoy a steaming hot cup of tea but as someone who mainly blogs outfits I am dreading the dark cold nights!

Amy x

Sunday, 30 August 2015

The Sunday Post: Nominate Salt and Chic For A North East Blogger Award!

Hey everyone! As you're all probably aware by now, this is the time of year the nominations open for all of the different blog awards! I'm not quite sure what happened to the Cosmo Blog Awards this year but the nominations have all been announced for the #BloggersBlogAwards which was set up by Tea Party Beauty so congratulations to anyone who has been nominated for one! There are some absolutely fantastic bloggers nominated and I found it so hard to choose which blogs to vote for - there are some absolute mega babes in there and every single one of them deserves an award. 

Anyway, following on from that, the nominations for the North East Blogger Awards are open and I need your help to try and get nominated! I work so hard on Salt and Chic and I'm absolutely over the moon with how far my little blog has come over the past two years. Never did I think I'd get to go to so many places, meet so many people and take part in so many amazing projects when I started this blog as Salted Roses back in 2013 - sometimes I have to remind myself it's all real! I put so much of my time into this blog and it can be really difficult to keep up with while studying for a law degree and working two jobs so I would absolutely love for my hard work to get a little bit of recognition and it would mean so much to me if I could be shortlisted.

If you do enjoy reading my blog (and I really hope you do!) I would love you forever and ever and ever if you could take a second of your day to nominate Salt and Chic for a North East Blogger Award in the category best Instablogger. I use Instagram daily and it really helps me to be creative, promote my blog and also keep in touch and up to date with so many of my favourite bloggers - Salt and Chic would be nothing without it!

Click HERE to nominate me for BEST INSTABLOGGER, filling in my Twitter handle as @a_daawg and my blog URL as along with your email address and your favourite post of mine. 

Thank you so much if you nominate me (*sending many virtual hugs and kisses*) and again, good luck to everyone nominated in the #BloggersBlogAwards and any other awards!

Amy x

Friday, 28 August 2015

Being Savvy In The Sales

Sale shopping. The two words that us shoppers both love and loathe. Say hello to hectic and unorganised rails and being pushed and shoved every which way so that people can get their hands on that item (let's face it that is not fun) but also say hello to a bit of a healthier bank account and lots of savings and we all want that don't we?! Think Money's Basic Bank Account challenged me to spend £50 in the sales this year in the most savvy way I could and tot up the total to see just how much I saved. I'm a big fan of sale shopping to be honest but I never really sit back and think just how much I've saved so I was really looking forward to seeing just how much I could live up to my bargain hunter reputation!!


Of course I decided to head straight to the Topshop website to spend in the sales - I love how much they knock off their prices toward the end of the season and I think if you're prepared to really search through the pages upon pages of products you can find some real gems among there. First up I picked up this simply beautiful swimsuit for my jollies next week. I'm not usually a fan of peplum but I think this style is actually really flattering - get me on the beach now! I was actually planning to buy one of the Topshop swimwear pieces a few weeks ago but thought they were a bit expensive so it just proves that if you wait until the end of the season, similar products may go into the sale. Obviously this isn't ideal if you're going on holiday at the beginning of the season and need your gorgeous swimsuit there and then but if you're going a bit later like me it's definitely a good idea to wait! 


Next up we have some good ol' stripes. Now this isn't the usual type of stripe I would go for with the fluro pinks and blues but I think the colours in these actually look brilliant together. Not only will they be fantastic for my holidays (yep, I certainly had holiday on the brain when purchasing these) they'll also look fab with a high necked jumper and tights in the winter which is a bonus. 


Yep, you just read that right. I got these jeans for five pounds. FIVE. POUNDS. A fiver! Can you believe it because I just cannot get my head around it. Who knew there was such a thing as Topshop jeans for as little as £5? These were definitely my best bargain find as they'll take me right through winter and I would have undoubtedly spent the full £40 on them had I come across them prior to the sale. My mum's friend once told me that the way to actually save money in the sale is to only buy things that you would have spent the full amount on and I've found this actually works. Instead of ending up with a load of stuff you only bought because of how cheap they were, you end up with a few real key and stylish pieces that you've wanted for a while. Definitely a tip to keep in mind!


This was another piece I picked up for the transitional period between Summer and Autumn. I'll admit I wasn't a fan of white denim until earlier in the year when I picked up my white denim a-line skirt but now I cannot get enough of it. I'll be wearing this in monochrome outfits with my trusty black jeans for casual days at uni later in Autumn or with patterned dresses for a smarter look - watch out for an outfit post soon!

Now onto the fun part... totting it all up, how much did I save? A grand total of..... a massive £88!! How amazing is that!? I think I've definitely proved here just how much can be gained from being a bit savvier in the sales (£88 to be precise!) so instead of being one of those frantic sale shoppers who pick everything up they can see, it definitely pays off to take your time and really think about what you're buying.

What have you picked up in the sales recently?

Amy x
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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The Seventies Two Piece


You know that feeling of joy when you finally get your hands on something you've had your eye on for absolutely ages? Yep I felt that when I opened my ASOS parcel to this gorgeous two piece. It had been in my saved items for so long but it was one of those things I never got round to buying (I have way too many of those....) You may remember a few weeks ago I was asking you all to like and share a photo of me on the Unidays Facebook page to win the best festival look and I won it so thank you so much for that guys, you're all amazing! I won £100 of ASOS vouchers so what did I go and do? Order the two piece of course! I'm so pleased I finally got my hands on it as it's made a perfect addition to my A/W wardrobe and I'm looking forward to pairing the blazer with a pair of black skinnies as well for a more casual look. Let's all just have a moment of appreciation for ASOS and all of their seventies goodness...

With full on patterned looks like this I like to keep the accessories simple so I just teamed the look with the ice cream necklace from Tallulah's Threads. I mean, c'mon how cute is it?! It's so dainty, cute and quirky meaning it's right up my street but then again I love literally all of the necklaces from Tallulah's Threads so it's no surprise I've hardly had this off since I got it is it?!

Amy x