CURTAIN CREATIONS

Last time I wore a curtain it had been sewn into a princess dress. I think I was about two and it was a pinky red curtain, I wore it all the time. I use to sing “princess” all the time while wearing it. My mum would phone her friends and hold to phone out to me and I’d sing  “Princess” down the phone. Endless amount of laughs from my mum and her pals. Fast forward 24ish years and here I an still playing around with curtains, keeping myself entertained during these strange times. And yes I’m still and princess.

CURTAIN – DKNY | T SHIRT – ZARA | BLACK JEANS – NEW LOOK (TALL) | LIPSTICK -BURBERRY

Shots taken with self timer at golden hour.

MEET BUNNY

Just Bunny and I laying in bed thinking about shit and getting philosophical together.

DRESS – H&M | BUNNY -TY

Meet Bunny, my childhood companion. I’ve never gendered Bunny so can’t really say “he” means a lot to me, or “she” got me through some interesting times. Bunny is just Bunny. Bunny used to have a voice (thanks mum) but over the years Bunny has become silent but in some ways has spoken to me more.

Inspired to be more creative inside as I try and keep myself (asthmatic) and my mother (parkinson’s) as safe as possible. I saw a photo on Instagram of a lady lying on the edge of the bed with a bear next to her. The concept really interested me and I wanted to recreate it with Bunny. I also wish in some way that Bunny was actually Hayden. I miss him so much at the moment. We are making efforts to keep everyone safe and reducing the amount of time we spend with each other. It’s hard. If we lived together right now it would be fine but keeping a distance from your love is difficult. I did see Hayden through the porch door this afternoon. Congratulating him on finishing his first placement.

 

 

Basket Toss

 

In uncertain days we are having as a planet, it’s important to stay by your loved ones. I’ve been spending a little more time at home than usual. Which normally would mean that I’m not that creatively motivated. But this time I am. As anybody does I needed to do my washing and decided to take 15 minutes while sorting my washing to get creative. using my clean washing a wash basket as my tripod to get these shots. I love being more creative with what I’m doing, anyone can take a mirror selfie but I want to try something more. Also I’ve added that hashtag #thegirlcreates so go take a look.

Cardigan knitted by my Nanny’s friend, tshirt is Zara and jeans are New Look Tall.

PINK SHIRT & SEQUIN BAG

Working in the rain did no favours for my hair, it was beautifully curled. But here we are with a less put together look posing in the rain, inbetween people going about their business. Hayden was a trooper getting these shots from me. Working against the rain really pushes me into trying different poses to work as quickly as possible so I can put my jumper back on and get inside.

This shirt is a bargain from H&M, I’ve featured it on the blog and my Instagram (@ameliaboswell) before and love it. It’s really a bright pink but the edit makes it look much more peach. A bold statement with it’s puffed sleeves.

Making the whole look even more statement. I added a sequined handbag that used to be my mums and the best flatform shoes from Marks & Spencer. It’s such a simple look really but upgraded with bolder choices.

JEANS – NEWLOOK (TALL) | SHIRT –H&M | BAG – VINTAGE | SHOES – MARKS & SPENCER

photographer – Hayden

Black, Brown and Cream

Style rules are odd aren’t they? People tell you how you should and shouldn’t wear colours together or crop tops if you have big boobs or mini skirts if you are over a certain age. The fashion rules that always used to confuse me are colour pairings. Pink and green shouldn’t go together. Who says? You can’t wait brown and black together. Well you can! wearing colours pairings the way you want really helps establish your personal style.

For walking in the woods I wore black, brown and cream together. They are all in the same tone but “shouldn’t go together” apparently. I love this outfit. Easy tones to match my surroundings. I had to add a little colour. A turquoise and pink eyeliner combination. Metalic turquoise pencil eyeliner from Gucci and a liquid bright pink from L’oreal. Using the Gucci pencil over the lid, as it’s the darker colour. Creating the look this way, make the whole makeup look less costume like.

JACKET – H&M (similar) | JEANS – NEW LOOK | T-SHIRT – HARD ROCK CAFE | SHOES – CONVERSE | SUNGLASSES – STELLA MCCARTNEY | HANDBAG – CALVIN KLEIN | EYELINER – GUCCI & L’OREAL

Location – Moors Valley

Photographer – Hayden

Green Drop Waist Dress

Sitting in my favourite tourist trap, Trafalgar Square. Sat by the mermaids and water babies. Mermaids are my thing. I collected statues of them for years, Ariel was my favourite film, I love to swim. So the sculptures are special.  The two tailed creatures with their hair flowing.

Green drop waist dress from H&M. 1920’s ish vibes with modern bright green. A cuffed long sleeve and an above knee hem. Possibly my new favourite dress. Black tights and black boots for leg lengthening. Topped with my warmest coat, because London was COLD! We explored the city by foot, dodging the wind.

DRESS – H&M | BOOTS -DEICHMANN | COAT – PRIMARK | TIGHTS – MARKS AND SPENCER

Grudges

 

How to hold a healthy grudge. I hold a grudge quicker then most. Second chances aren’t for me. If I feel like you’ve done me wrong. Then you have and there is no coming back for it. I see holding a grudge as more self preservation. I don’t have the time or will power to smile and wave, pretend like everything is ok, when it’s not. Why waste your time and mine. Undertanding what kind if life you want to lead is the most important thing. Do you want to allow yourself to be exposed to situations that make you uncomfortable or sad, no. Then don’t allow it to happen. A healthy grudge is just self preservation. Undertand that you are moving forward but don’t let the grudge fester. Don’t over think it. Don’t bring it up to fuel your fire of hatered. See how you felt in the moment and how you came to hold a grudge and LET IT GO. But don’t allow it to happen again. More forward, not backwards. Accept it and put it to rest. You have one life and you shouldn’t just live it you should lead it. You are in control.

JUMPER – H&M | LIPSTICK – BURBERRY BEAUTY

Photos taken during a power outage. Lighting is my Iphone light using the mirror in my bedroom and flowers Hayden bought me for Valentines Day.

 

SOFT NEON X GANNI

There is nothing quite like owning a piece from a designer that you’ve been a fan of longer than you can remember. Ganni is this designer for me. A fashion house that plays with style. Working with pattern and shaping to create something that’s both retro and modern. A timeless aesthetic that I’m obsessed with.

This neon seersucker cropped top went right into my basket. There is also a beige colourway. But I couldn’t get over the neon green. I can’t wait to wear this crop with shorts and with bare arms at the beach. The straps are tied in bows but could be tucked away for even more of a 90’s look.

Neon is apparently one of the key trends from Spring Summer 20. Neon is so hard to style without looking like you have just been to a rave. No glow bands here. Just a more 90’s punk/grunge nod to neon. Paired with silver eyeshadow. Super 90’s. A fluffy pink headband to balance the heavy looking outfit. Fishnet socks and flatform shoes.

Still available on Matches in both colourways in the sale. Higher markdown in the neon on Netaporter.com

SEERSUCKER TOP – GANNI | JEANS – NEW LOOK | TURTLE NECK – H&M | SHOES – MARKS AND SPENCER | BAG – ZARA | HEADBAND – TK-MAXX | SOCKS – TOPSHOP

Location – Upton Country House

Photographer – Hayden

QUEEN BEE – DOONEY AND BOURKE

A whole look of “old things” Long Tall Sally coat I’ve had about three years ago which I bought second hand. Simpley Bee dress From TK-Maxx from years ago. Newest addition are these boots I thrifted last month. Possibly the oldest and my most precious handbag. A bumble bee barrel from Dooney and Bourke, from about 14 years ago. I remember seeing Emma Roberts being the cover girl for Dooney  13 year old me was living for it.

I begged my auntie to source the bag for my birthday while she was in Manhatten.She bought The Holy Grail home, and it was mine. My auntie bought my the little matching coin purse too. The bag may be a little faded now, but honey, she’s staying for every. My pride and joy. I’d run into a burning house to get her out.

location – Weymouth Clock Tower

Photographer – Hayden

TWEED JACKET BURLEY MANOR

Wednesday is the day for coffee. If you call Wednesday ‘Hump Day’ or not, coffee midweek is needed. Spending the afternoon watching deer roam around a field while sipping a cup of jo really relaxes you. I spend the afternoon at Burley Manor. A stunning 4 star hotel in the New Forest. We sat in their lounge on comfy sofas chatting and relaxing, watching the deer in the park going about their day. Can you imagine how amazing it would be to stay at Burley Manor when it snows, or over Christmas? The cosiest aesthetic with plum colour walls, textured blinds, wood paneling, natural greens in the main lounge and bright, smart rooms to snooze in.

Wearing the comfiest ribbed turtle neck jumper from Marks & Spencer, with a little 80’s pop of a gold chain. layered over with a green tweed jacket. A Long Tall Sally jacket of dreams, with a little fluffy cuff for a little added drama.

JUMPER – MARKS & SPENCER | JEANS – NEW LOOK | NECKLACE – PRIMARK | JACKET – LONG TALL SALLY old

Location – Burely Manor

Photographer – Hayden