L’Occitane has come to Bournemouth.
L’Occitane En Provence
I am more then excited about it! I’ve read and seen a lot about L’Occitane but never had anything myself. I popped in the other day and came away with a couple things.
I loved the whole atmosphere of the bight orange/yellow store and wanted to get my hands on everything. I knew I wanted a new moisturiser to combat my oil prone skin in the summer.
Helped by the beautiful assistant who was more then helpful making sure there were no rose extracts in anything I liked and to guide me to making the right decision. I was given the option of Pivoine Sublime and something else, but I was drawn to PS from the off.
Pivoine Sublime – Perfecting Cream
For all skin types, made with peonies from the Drôme region of France. It smells amazing. It helps correct skin texture and colour, and hydrates my skin to no end. it’s quite a thick cream but sinks beautifully into the skin making it feel light and fresh. Peonies are one of my favourite flowers so, I’m in love.
I was so bold over by Pivoine Sublime that I got the Pivoine Flora shower gel! What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good smell.
I can’t wait to use the shower gel and feel like a true flower power girl. I was also given a few cheeky samples to try out which i am excited for.
I’m so excited to try some higher end skin care, and get into a more accomplished skin care routine.
What have you bought in L’Occitane? have you been to the Bournemouth Store?
I’ve kept this dress for a couple of years because it’s so breezy and easy to wear in the sun. Since Britain had decided that it is having summer this year I’ve dressed in another leg baring dress. Which for me is a huge step away from my normal hard dressing style.
The wind catches the handkerchief hem which keeps me cooler and it’s a gorgeous 70’s/80’s turquoise pattern too. yes, i have styled this dress with my gold loafers because they are gorgeous and will cry when they finally fall apart.
Because the dress is a couple years old I’ve looked for some great alternatives that I will put down in the ‘I wore’ section. x
I am so glad the sun had finally decided to stay and am loving being a little beach baby. Who else is loving then sun?
Dress – Apricot (here, here, here)
Sun glasses – Primark
shoes – Next
Love Amelia xx
My love for flowers came from my mum. Ever since I can remember she has had flowers in our house. decorating our coffee table, kitchen and fireplace with colourful blooms. We’ve both spent years giving and receiving flowers as gifts for our loved ones. They are personal and unique and have a lot of meaning.
I have an occasion to give the gift of flowers in my family because I’m going to be an aunty again. Im going to have a niece which makes me so overwhelmend with excitement, I’m so happy my family is growing. The lovely people at Prestige Flowers (voted #1 for next day flower delivery and Review Florist UK Editor’s Choice) kindly sent me one of the New Baby flower bouquets and a few little extras to give to my nieces’ mum.
They look so so beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with them. Unfortunately the daises did suffer a little in transit but all the other flowers look beautiful so you don’t really notice. In the bouquet you get bouvardia, peach roses, spray roses, stallion chrysamthemums, carnations and germinis and a little pink elephant. All very girlie and pink and perfect for a congratulations present. Also a little care note which tells you everything you need to know about looking after your flowers and how to preserve their longevity. Which for me is super handy because I’m more of a go with the flow kinda girl when it comes to my flower care.
When you order, you get the option of add ons which I of course got. A cute little grey penguin plushy a vase, a free box of chocolates and a little personalised note.
To find the bouquet go here. or you know copy and paste ( https://www.prestigeflowers.co.uk/new-baby-flowers?top_nav )
blouse (similar here and here )
jeans – Primark
p.s. bouquet was a gift from Prestige Flowers, I views are my own.
I challenged myself with every element of this outfit. Having so much bare leg on show, huge hoop earrings and a white lace dress. I’ve never felt more etherial then I do in this dress. The lace dress has been sitting in my wardrobe for over 2 years not doing anything. I loved it as soon as I saw it but never had the balls to wear it out.
A super summer statement with gold accents. My shoes are so perfect, I wish I bought more then one pair of from Next’s clearance and big gold hoops which i bought for a halloween costume and have since migrated to my everyday jewellery and a Bill Skinner cat ring.
dress- Topshop ( similar here)
Shoes – Next ( in blue)
Hoops – Claire’s
Ring – Bill Skinner
Sunglasses – Primark
I popped in to London this past weekend to spend some time with the Bloggers Who Brunch people run by the lovely Kirby.
I got the tube from Sloane Square to our event space in North(?) London, and had chats with Katie from LexiLife and Katherine McMorran who is an amazing photographer. We talked about what apps to edit photos on how to set up your camera to get a blur background and how to feel confident on You Tube. We mingled “networked” ate popcorn and learnt a little more about creating content for our channels and blogs.
The views from our event space were amazing, The Shard, St Pauls and the BT tower. 3 landmarks in one view!
event space – breather.com
Wood flooring, abstract artwork and pink L shaped sofas. That’s my kind of event space, with roof top view. I’d love to be able to live here.
I made friends with a few ladies and we all went for lunch at Meat Liquor in the North and it was an experience. I had the stranded burger and a root beer which were both delicious. The decor was everyday Saw 2 vibes. There were TV screens with mixed up images on, and cctv of the dining area and your food came on metal trays and your tables were metal. It was an immersive first time experience into Meat Liqour. I’d definitely go back and take my BF.
Story time: I nipped to the loo after lunch and get burst in on. Which of course made me scream. Yet the chap that did the bursting in on left me with the door open. I have the most nerve wracking pee of my life. Then i accidentally threw my oyster card in the bin and dropped my ring down the tube escalator. I mean could I have been any more of a mess? Find Meat Liqour here there are loads all over London.
It wouldn’t be The Curly Haired Girl without an outfit update post. There is a reason this space is a ‘style and life blog’, Style comes first. I of course wore my new favourite jacket. If you follow me on Instagram ( you all really should @ameliaboswell) you would have seen this look already, with the added extra of my Primark sunnies.
Jacket – Vintage || dress – Tesco || shoes – Next || Bag – Carara Designs || Sunglasses – Primark || Earrings where a gift
thanks to Natoya from Juanitalikes for the outfit shots.
Hi, long time no see.
Sorry about that, but anyway have you been watching Girl Boss on Netflix? It’s a loose story telling of the rise of Nasty Gal and I love it. The clothes are heaven and it’s really a captivating story. In true Girl Boss ( Sophia) spirit, myself and a few of my gal pals from university went charity shop hopping. The first shop we stumbled upon was a British Red Cross and I sniffed out this gorgeous tan leather peacoat within the first few seconds. I flung it on and twirled in front of the mirror then twirled to the cash desk and it was all mine, for £5. £5!!
The photos of this look were taken in the water fountains at Southampton’s new Watermark. I was getting splatted by all the water, hence the face pulling.
I controversially style the peacoat with black and I love the look. My trusted black boots that make my legs look miles long and my most precious mini dress. (It’s the dress I met my boy friend in and I wear it every anniversary) To tie in the tan a little more I dug out my ‘seen better days’ Dooney and Bourke bumble bee barrel bag. I think it got water damaged years ago so the black leather has gone grey but it’s mine and I could never replace it. To finish (the cherry on top) are my fan earrings, given to me by a family friend.
dress – H! Henry Holland | boots – Topshop | Jacket – Vintage | earrings – gifted | Bag – Dooney and Bourke
Thanks for reading, see you soon
Dungarees have been in every store these past few years. Each season brings a new twist to the game. I’m really into this trend but did’t want to look like every Bert and Harry walking down the street in dungarees so I scooped up this little gem from a vintage kilo sale.
A denim pinafore.
If you’ve not been to a kilo sale you have to go, you pay by the weight of the item and come away with something no one else has. They are the perfect way of sprucing your wardrobe without hitting the bank to hard.
I went full 90’s mixing the denim pinafore with a striped t-shirt, trainers and colourful sport socks. The a-line dress with the pockets is so 90’s and the little strap on the side.
Sunglasses – Steve Madden || Jacket – Vintage (alternative) || Pinafore – Vintage (alternative) || t-shirt – Zara || Trainers – Converse || Necklace Charms – Topshop
Photo : H
Taken in and around Bournemouth Gardens.
Have you guys been on the Bournemouth Wheel yet? the views are spectacular.
I love the yellow of my sunglasses mixed with the yellow of my top and finished off with my yellow gold shoes. A super yellow themed outfit. Yellow isn’t a colour I thought I could get away with, with my hair and skin tone but I absolutely love the combo.
I can’t take these shoes off, they are so beautiful, I think they spice up any outfit. I get the odd compliment when I wear them too, which is a bonus.
I made this silk holder top out of a vintage scarf when i was about 16 and love it. The vibrant yellow/green and the bold flower pattern are a needed statement to this outfit.
Top – Vintage DIY || Cami – Zara || Jeans – Primark || Shoes – Next || Jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten || Sunglasses – Steve Madden || Bag – Lulu Guinness || Choker – Gift
Photos taken in Bournemouth (photo credit: Julia)