Trying Colour Blocking

I love colour clashes and seeing Victoria Beckham colour blocking really got me in the mood to go all out on colour.

Wearing a bright green shirt against a two toned blue jumper and my orange anorak. orange, blue and green and definitely my favourite colours and wearing them together just looks a little more adventurous then usual. I finally got my hands on my Lulu Guinness bag ( if you follow me on twitter, you’ll understand) A pair of cropped blue jeans to show off my fishnet socks and done.

I spend a couple of hour in Lymington ( where these photos were taken) and met up with my best and oldest friend. We’ve known each other since we both lived in Germany. Wandered around stepping in and out of shops. We had lunch at Oskubox which is a nordic cafe a complete world away from English countryside. Nordic themed dishes, different coffees and exposed woods.

Adding another tone to this colour blocking outfit, I painted my nails with Kiko’s melon polish and love how bright they are. I think it’s going to be the colour of my summer.

I WORE

Jeans – New Look || Jumper – Louche || Shirt – Monki || Socks – Topshop || Bag – Lulu Guinness || Nail Polish – Kiko (Melon) || Ring – Topshop (sale) || Coat – Cotton Traders

Thank you for reading.

Oversized Pink Shirt

I live so close to London and don’t venture in as much as I would like. But yesterday I spent the day in the big smoke and it was fantastic, Stomping around Bond street and Oxford Street. I went solo and met up with a few fellow bloggers so a little late lunch and a book swap.

(Photos not taken in London)

Think this is the first I’ve consciously bought something pink to wear. I love the dress style of this shirt and the band across the bottom adds a frill. It’s definitely one of the more girlie pieces in my wardrobe.

Also leopard print is everywhere at the moments, so I dug out this coat with it’s on trend tulle trimming. Adding accessorise like my mirrored sunglasses and my shoes make this look a little more special. I loving the fishnet trend and am so excited to wear it with everything again. I couldn’t get my hands on a black pair or fishnet socks so I got white. I think they add another element to the outfit.

I wore

Shirt – Zara (sale in store) || Coat – Old | Alternatives || Shoes – Next (sale) || Jeans – New Look ||Socks – Primark|| Sunglasses – Steve Madden

Valentines Day Burger | Bournemouth

Valentines day 17 burger lunch with Hayden at 7 Bone in Bournemouth. 7 Bone holds a special place for him and I. It’s one of our celebration places, I think the first Valentines with him is cause for celebration.

This sleeveless blouse is covered in palm leaves and it’s prefect. Paired with the usual black jeans and a hoodie, Bournemouth is COLD! More black with the patent loafers and made a little special with an ear cuff

The best type of valentines day ootd.

Blouse – Kaliko (dress)

Jeans – New Look

Hoodie – Hayden’s (Either Topshop or Burton)

Ear Cuff –  Topshop

Nail Polish – Re:So

Long Denim Jacket and Tile Shirt

This mosaic/ tile shirt reminds me of Hermes from the 70’s. I wanted to bring out the pink in the shirt by wearing my pink Dr Martens.

Long denim jackets are really on trend, I picked mine up a few years ago in Truro from Magpie and Fox. It’s a Baum und Pferdgarten piece. They have some amazing 70’s inspired pieces on their site.

I’ve been on the hunt for some new trousers, my skinny jeans have become an everyday item for me and it’s getting a little stagnant. It’s not warm enough to wear dresses quit yet.

I wore

Shirt – Matalan (old) some great alternatives

Jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten

Jeans – New Look

Shoes – Dr Martens

Thanks for reading

Amelia

Silver Boots and 70’s Jumper

Photo credit | Poppy

Mix and match vibrant colours in the photography studio at uni. Poppy and I stayed after class was over to take outfit photos. Most of this outfit is vintage, either from charity shops or vintage fairs. The little golf broach I’ve had for years.

My modern take on 60’s/70’s/80’s style.

I WORE

70’s Knitted top – Tesco

Jacket – Vintage (alternatives)

Boots – Primark (great alternatives)

Jeans – New Look

Earrings – Vintage |Lou Lou’s Vintage fair (here)

Weird Power

Purple walls make the perfect backdrop for photos when you wear bright clothes.

Weird Power

This t-shirt speaks to me, the miss matched sleeves the stripes, the mustard yellow. I upped that anti and added more colour with my pink DM’s.

I wore

T-shirt – Zara

Jeans – New Look

Shoes – Dr Martens

Earrings – Topshop

Bag – Zara

Charm – Lulu Guinness

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Birthday Bowling and Bonas

I always cherish the times I get to spend time with my friend Rianne. She’s moved back to London, so I see even less of her. But we did get to spend a couple of hours together and we celebrated my birthday. I thought I’d share what she every kindly gave me for my 23rd, because she has great taste and I think it’s kind of tradition here on The Curly Haired Girl. Remember this post?

We had lunch at Chiquito I had the Spicy Chicken Texan Torta, which as delicious with skin on fries. Rianne had a burrito. We drank tea ‘something’ cocktails, then a churro milkshake before we headed to bowling. I of course won because I’m to competitive.

Mini hair clips

The motivational quotes ever girl needs.

The chiquest knuckle duster you’ll ever see.

mango lip balm.

Delicate miss matched stud earrings.

When we were in primary school together I’m sure we first bonded over our joint love for rabbits.

Camelia necklace (love the name) I wore it as soon as I saw it. Rianne really knows my taste.

I love the marble decoration and the pomegranate bath marbles smell amazing, I can’t wait to try them.

I’ve been truly spoilt, thank you.

I think I might have to make Rianne my personal shopper, because I love everything here.

Thank you for reading, I’m off to uni today.

70’s Ski Jumper

Après Ski anyone?

I loved last seasons sportswear trend and Pucci’s 70’s take, with their ski style. I’ve muted this trend to fit into my daily style,

This bold graphic ski jumper with heeled tan boots is just the subtle 70’s look I love. I added a silver peace necklace.

Also it’s my birthday today, i’m 23. These photos were taken at lunch with my parents.

I wore

Jumper – Next

Boots – Just Fab (similar)

 Jeans – New Look

Coat – Baum und Pferdgarten

bag – Zara  (in stores)

Thank you for reading.

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.