Healthier Happier | My Fitness Pal

Healthier Happier Amelia.

I’m back with an update for you all. The motivation to be healthier is in full swing, call it New Years resolution hysteria. But I’m doing it.

I’ve started using My Fitness Pal, where you add info about yourself, height, weight, how much you want to lose. Then you add what you eat, drink and your exercise in a day. A little table at the bottom tells you the carbs you’ve used in your daily allowance,as well as your  Sodium, fat, protein and sugar in take. It calculates the calories you’ll need to loose weight at a steady healthy rate. It’s very interesting to see what I’m eating.

Once you’ve completed your day it calculates what weight you’ll be in 5 weeks if you ate the same and did the same exercise. I’m very competitive so i’ve marked what weight I’ll be in 5 weeks. I’ll be weighing myself to see if I’m lighter.

If you aren’t aware of what you’re eating in a day and need a reminder that you have 1,620 calories for the day so put the 200g or chocolate for breakfast down. This is the perfect place for you! Also i’m not afraid to lose weight because My Fitness Pall is here to help me. It’s just the motivation I need to exercise too.

Proof that I’m being more active. The photo that I look this evening while out for a walk. (40 mins)

If you don’t have it yet, you should really sign up and get going. I’ll do an update in 5 weeks to see if I hit my goal, so stay posted x

Donald Duck and Jane Austen

3pm stroll around Southampton old town and Ocean Village. We hunted out Jane Austen monuments and tudor architecture.

Also this Zara Donald Duck jumper is toasty warm and, what’s life without a little whimsy? (name that quote) The uni uniform is jeans, denim jacket and interchangeable tops. The same jacket as before because it doesn’t help that I left my other coats back at home, so will have to brave the cold until my return. Southampton is right on the water so there is no protection from the wind.

I wore

Jacket – Baum und Pferdergarten

Jumper – Zara (similar)

Jeans – New Look

Shoes – Converse (similar)

Bag – Carara Designs UK

Necklace – here

As always thanks for reading.

Five Guys and Pom Pom Hat

I’ve arrived back an uni and went for lunch with my boy friend. The Watermark has opened a few more places ( still no Wahaca though) Five Guys is one of the new ones. I’ve never been before, but the BF has so we ate there. I was a good burger but the fries are really great. I tracked how may calories the whole meal was and it was a lor-a-lot. I had the little cheese burger and little fries with a milk shake.

We took these photos on the run back to my flat. It was freezing cold.

I wore

Jeans – New Look

Coat – Baum und Pfterdgarten

Top – Zara (old)

Scarf – New Look (old)

Hat – New Look

Shoes – New Look

Amelia, XO

Embroidered Jumper

 Last year the sales weren’t for me, i didn’t find a single thing. But this year  The sales this year have been great this year, it hit me a little hard, but it was worth it.

Behold the mesh embroidered jumper of my dreams, and probably yours now. Worn with blue skinny jeans and my trusty long denim jacket.

This jumper would look great over a tight black dress for new years eve.

Photos taken around Westbourne, Dorset.

I wore

jumper  – Next (blouse) (dress)

cami – New Look

jeans – New Look

jacket – Baum und Pftergarten

boots – Just Fab

bag – Carara Designs UK

Christmas Tree and Table 16

I traveled home from university to send some time with my family over the Christmas holiday. I’ve really missed them while I’ve been at uni and haven’t really felt the Christmas  spirit, that all changed with this beauty of a tree. Mum really out did herself this year. Normally we have a very clean looking tree with only matching baubles but this time was different we had butterflies, ribbons, crystal snowflakes, Disney macaroons and even a few ballerinas.

I sent my boyfriend off to work this morning, and have had a very low key Christmas without him. The rest of us had our dinner cooked by my dad. Mum, Grandma and myself washed everything up after. This year we went for a purple and white table decorations. Did you see last years post about our Christmas table here?

Crystals even made it onto the table, the best cranberry sauce I’ve even eaten was there too. Tesco finest with lingonberry, it’s super rich and full of flavour.

The red cabbage matched the place mats ! How perfect for a little flat lay. Dad per request made brussels with bacon and bread crumbs because that’s the only way I like them.

Then we lazed around in the lounge opening presents and listening to Christmas tunes.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas day or what ever you decided to celebrate or not. I’m looking forward to bringing you a few other posts I have up my sleeve before the new year so stay tuned.

Love Amelia, XO.

Luminate Southampton and Thaikhun

I met up with two girls from my class for a little ‘not quite’ Christmas lunch. I ended up in the new Watermark building in Southampton. Not everything is open yet so we went for something new, Thaikhun which is an awesome  Thai street food place, with the nicest staff and the tastiest food. We went for a bucket of  Full Moon cocktail.

The inside is bright and rustic with a clear view of the kitchen, wooden floors and walls created smaller eating areas for a cozy dining experience.

My Ka Nom Jeeb Moo & Gong (prawn and pork Dumplings) add the chilli sauce that is on your table, you won’t be disappointed.

Poppy went for the Por Pia Tord pak ( veg spring rolls)

Amy had the Goong Choop Pang Tord ( Tempura prawns)

We devoured our starters wanting to share but not being able to because of the veggie. We moved onto the main course.

I had the chicken and cashew curry with jasmine rice. The right amount of spice blended with the creamy nuts and sweet veg.

I think is the chicken with pepper and garlic.

Poppy went for the red Thai curry with tofu. She did find too spicy, but they were more then happy to make her a lighter version.

We chatted and laughed before getting the bill and heading into the night.

As we walked back along the wall we were greeted with a crescendo that made us jump as high as our full stomachs would allow. The Wall in southampton was ablaze. Images danced across the stones depicting the birth and rise of Southampton.

Thank you for reading.

Thank you Poppy and Amy for being the kindest and funniest girls i know, and for accepting that I will want to take photos of the food you are about to eat. See you in 2017

Love Amelia, XO

Winter Ball

The Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce hosted a Winter Wonderland Ball. My parents have been to a few balls but this year i wanted to go, so we booked a table and started hunting for dresses.

The Winter Wonderland Ball was held at the Cumberland Hotel – Bournemouth 

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I forwent the traditional dessert of Christmas pudding and custard for a chili and chocolate cheesecake, which was delicious. Followed by a cheese board and coffee.dsc_0034 dsc_0035 dsc_0037 dsc_0038 dsc_0039 dsc_0040

I wore

Dress –  Dessy – Similar

Shoes – New Look ( Old)

Clutch – TK-Maxx ( Valentino )

Jewellery – Why Similar 

Thank you for reading,

Amelia, XO.

Vintage jacket in Athelhampton

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Around Christmas time Dorset comes to life with fairs and events all over the county. Dorset Food and Drink came to Athelhampton House. We wandered the tents looking for Dorsetshire foods and drinks. All the stall holders were locals showing off their craftsmanship. We ate artisan marshmallows, sausage rolls, sampled some alcohol. We tried a “chimney cake” or Kürtőskalács, it was so delicious.

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After fuelling up we headed into the gardens to explore.

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I wore

Jeans – New Look

Boots – Deichmann

Top – old similar 

Jacket – similar 

Bag – here

Scarf – old similar

Shirt and Boots in the Park

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The comfiest outfits are sometimes the best ones. This shirt and jumper combo is so A/W 16 granny chic without the glasses and cat slippers. Also cropped jeans are going to be in my wardrobe forever. The little bit of ankle showing ands a much needed detail to this look.

I wore

Jeans – New Look

Jumper/ shirt – Topshop

Denim jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten

Boots – Deichmann

Necklaces – Accessorize /  Fashionology

Lips – Topshop

Plaid Shirt in Perranporth

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I’ve been on a little Cornish get away with the boy, we stopped in Perranporth for a little look at the beach and the shops. Perranporth is my second favourite beach in the whole world. Last time I was here was in the summer but there is something much more beautiful about a moody winter beach.

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It looks like I live in this Long Tall Sally coat, but it’s just the warmest thing I took with me to Cornwall. I’ve been obsessed with with this plaid shirt from Zara it’s so oversized and baggy which suites my student lifestyle to a T. I’ve been wearing it with my trusty cropped jeans and my Ziggy boots from Primark. ( couldn’t wear fancy boots on the sand)

Also I dyed my hair, I’ve been wanting to get rid of my orange ends for a while and not having a spare moment to go to a salon I did it myself in my en suite. I just dyed over my orange with the Loreal Viking dye and i have this much more muted easier on the eye look.

shoes – here

jeans – here

coat – here

shirt – here

bag – here

More Cornish adventures to come, thanks for reading. XO.