A Brief History of Underwear

Undressed:  Brief History of Underwear.

The V&A host so many exhibitions that I’d like to see. I chatted to mum for about 2 seconds before we booked our train tickets and headed into the capital.

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First stop was Harrods where we had brunch in the Godiva Chocolate cafeIMG_3147 IMG_3148 IMG_3151

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the Godiva Milk Chocolate sin cake with a serving of hot pouring chocolate, a salmon and watercress sandwich. Both incredibly delicious and service was prompt considering we were 2nd through the door. IMG_3160

I love looking at and buying underwear and was so excited to go see the undressed exhibition. Of course we weren’t allowed to take photos, which was a real shame because I would have loved to have shown you some of my favourite pieces.

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I wore

a vintage Jacket

Topshop – cami

New Look – Jeans ( turned up)

New Look – Tasseled loafers

Zandra Rhodes – bag

After we shopped around Liberty and looked at all their christmas Decorations then headed into Carnaby Street for dinner and a little shopping, before heading to the station to go home. We all fell asleep having officially conquered London for the day.

thanks for reading.

Dorset | The Libertine

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The Libertine – Westbourne

Westbourne is on route to Bournemouth from Poole, complete with beautiful arcade.

I love getting to know new places to eat. I first went to The Libertine on a double date with my boyfriend and his friends. We went on a Monday and had the buy one get one free pizza. They have a pizza oven I believe. It’s all very Instagramable, the milk churn (?) stools.

While wondering the shops with mum and my cousin we couldn’t decide where to eat, looking in on many different cafes, eateries and restaurants. I suggested The Libertine, so we ordered and sat down.

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Sharing the salami and peppadew pizza and the caramelised onion and garlic chicken pizza with sweet potato fries and salad. We agreed that it was totally delicious and well worth the wait ( 30 mins, not bothered)

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My disheveled look (I had a cold)

Top – H&M

Bag – Hope bay

If you haven’t been over to Westbourne you should give it a try with lots of independent shops and a fair few charity shops to find a previously loved gem.

More posts coming your way, thanks for reading.

 Amelia, XO.

Rowan Yarns 60th Magazine

If you know knitting you know Rowan, I was lucky enough to be invited along to take photos of the 60th magazine edition and have a talk by Kaffe Fassett, in the rose garden of the Royal National Rose Society.

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The celebration and talk was held in a rose garden decorated with the most beautiful quilts. I couldn’t pass the opportunity to have my ootd shots taken infront of them.

I wore

dress – River Island

shoes – New Look ( great in black too)

Hand bag – Lulu Guinness in black

necklace – Glenda Lopez

Sunglasses – Ebay

University Haul | so far 2016

So I’ve put the deposit on my room and have joined the halls Facebook chat so I thought it was time to give you a little look into what i’ve bought to take with me to uni.

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I didn’t really think i had a theme when it came to the things i collected to take to uni but i love the blue and green with the kitsch detail.  Nothing here cost over £10 because most of it was Ikea or second hand.

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Top shelf – left to right

Straws – Ikea | shot glasses – Primark | soup bowl – second hand | mug – similar on Etsy | cacti class – Ikea | room defuser in vanilla black – Bahoma | Eiffel towers – from Paris trips.

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left to right

cacti – from my boyfriend ( Ikea) | Cook book – DK | Shower wash – Original Source | Apple – ( from my Grandma – hipster kids glass – Jane Foster | Chopping board/work top protector – Home Bargains | Food pots – Paper chase | soap – Dove

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Bowls (large) Polish pottery (small) Cath Kidston | oven mitts – Ikea | cacti – Ikea | plates Boots Christmas gift set (sale) spoon – *Rice

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Rose gold box – Next | peg octopus – Ikea | spatula set – Ikea | tongs – Ikea | scissors/bottle opener – Ikea | straw – Disney store |mugs – Miss Etoile | Wooden shopping board – Ikea

I’ve still got to get lots more things like cutlery and more bathroom things, but I love my little collection so far. I’m really keen on not buying everything, and going to uni and spending time getting to know my environment before I decide to buy something i need. Nothing worse then moving all your stuff and not having places to put it all.

Mini Feel Unique Haul

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I got third place in a feel Unique competition, which is super exciting. The box finally arrived in the post today. I couldn’t not share because I love everything i got.

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Palette – Fleur De Force in Lunar Rose

Matte Lip Cream – NYX in Stockholm

(Really high lights the olive undertones in my skin)

Makeup Bag and brush – Moomooi Feel Unique

(Beautiful illustrations!! Check out Meredith Wing on Instagram)

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hair ties – Invisibobble

( I love these little pink spirals, they don’t get stuck in my hair and I’ve never had to cut one out unlike standard hairbands that weave into my hair and stay there)

Phone Case – Moomooi

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ID Wallet – Moomooi

Moisturiser – Steam Cream 

( I’ve been looking for a new moisturiser and this smells amazing, smells like it’s going to really nourish my skin and have quality ingredients)

Hand and Nail Cream – Elemis

( I love Elemis products and they smell amazing and work wonders. This British Botanicals hand cream smells like the best parts of the Eden Project or a flower show. With Lavender and camomile this will be great before bed)

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Thank you for reading, back to more style posts soon,

Amelia, XO

Pacha Coverup

Finally the summer is upon us, the sun has finally got his hat on! I’m going to celebrate the weather before it disappears!

After work I headed to Shore road for a little sea, sand and sun. I dug out my pacha cover up that was a random item in a River Island sale covered in amazing colours and a total bargain.

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Piled my hair on the top of my head added some flowers and I was beach ready!

I wore

Coverup – Pacha   River Island

Flip flops – Gandys

Flowers – H&M

Amelia, XO

Harry Paye Day 2016

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Harry Paye day is an annual event held on Poole Quay every year on the 18th June, but I’ve only been this year. You dress up as a pirate and have a laugh with your friends while you raise some money for local charities.

I pulled on my boots and bandana and dashed to meet my friend before everything finished. I made it just in time to watch the last band play and eat an ice-cream.

It’s amazing that you can pull a costume together with a tan belt, lose shirt, knee high boots and a bandana.

Bandana – Similar 

boots – similar 

jeans – New Look

coat – Long Tall Sally

belt – Similar and beautiful

shirt – Topshop  similar, similar 

bag – Calvin Klein  similar  (sale)

Thanks for reading The Curly Haired Girl!

Love, Amelia xx.

BBQ Mesh Overlay

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I can’t believe it’s June and I’ve only been to 1 BBQ, I love a BBQ. We hosted for some of my mums friends because of the work they did in the town here we live as a thank you.

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DSC_0013 DSC_0006It rained on and off so my outfit was a poor choice, but it’s super cute and the mesh overlay is my favourite. I threw on my New Look jacket which saved me from the cold.

I WORE

Mesh overlay – Topshop

jeans – New Look

Jacket – New Look

shoes – Next

 earrings – John Lewis

lippy – Topshop

Thank you for reading, apologies for the gap in posts ( my camera broke!!) Hopefully I can get  someone ( hint hint) to take my photos for me.

She Wore Blue: Get The Look

Blue eyeliner?!

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I’ve had a blue eyeliner revival. I never thought I’d be wearing blue eyeliner over the age of 15 but here I am at 22 rocking some turquoise.

Try this – A little liner goes along way. Don’t over line your eyes or you’ll look more like an extra from Blade Runner then normal human. Keep then lips low key, make your eyes the statement.

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Here are all the products I used of my face to create this look.

Stay Matte Powder, Kate Mascara, Stay Matte Foundation, BB Cream – Rimmel

ABC Gum eye shadow – Urban Decay

High Shine lip gloss – no7

brow brush in dark – 2 True Pro

Thanks for reading.

Life notes: I’ve created a short film with some people from college and it’s going up on youtube soon, which is going to me so exciting.

Star Wars Style

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A group of lovely chaps decided to help me with my outfit photos today. I did think they were a little short for storm troopers.

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I spent the day at a village fayre, filled with stalls, food and live music. Ofcourse I took some outfit of the day photos on the hay bails at the end.

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Have you seen the outfit I wore to the showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here.

I wore

top – M&S 

cardigan – similar, similar

jeans – New Look

trainers – Converse

sunglasses – Forever 21

earrings – similar

Thank you for reading,

Amelia, XO