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.

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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.

Re:So | The Shed Opening

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Re:So is a store in the heart of Southampton that is run by student of Southampton Solent. They have just launched their new vintage section called The Shed.

The Southampton bloggers were treated to a cat walk preview of what would be in store and a first hand look at the collection before it goes live to the public tomorrow.

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Vintage shopping is so exciting before there are nearly always gems that you can’t live without. If the cartoon jacket would have fit, it would have been mine ( it’s reversible to) I never see anything like that.

If you are ever in Southampton do go to Re:So it doesn’t house just vintage but independent designers.

Foam

 The first week of freshers is almost over and i thought I’d give you a little insight into what it’s like. Now i’m 22 and live in a little beautiful village and I love living there, hearing horses and cows when i wake up, or a church bell, so serene.

The university I chose is in a city, I live in halls on the ground floor. Something for nothing it’s very noisy, i can hear people cough in the next room, hear airplanes, cars, people. It’s a whole world apart from what i’m used to.

With a city comes more people and more clubs and as a fresher it’s a free for all deciding on what club to go to for the night. Every club competes for people. Oceana held a foam party which I had to go to. Canons of foam are sprayed over the crown and you all dance and mosh together to loud thumping music, you do feel like you are underwater (in a storm).

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Tips to survive a foam party.

Wear flat shoes (trainers) it’s so slippy

wear clothes you aren’t worried about getting ruined. Head to Primark and get some leggings and a top, that isn’t white.( I went to the new look sale and picked things up for £4)

girls your handbag should be cross body with a good closer. If you drop it in the foam it’s going to be hard to find it again.

take wipes with you for your makeup, because it will be down your face.

coat check a towel or something to get rid of the foam and something to keep you warm if you walk home with your friends. ( i did neither of these things and wish i had)

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the visibility in the foam

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the foam its hard to get off your legs and feet, your hair get soaked and feels slimy.

BUT!! it’s so much fun and I think i laughed from when the foam first started coming until I went to bed. You are with your friends having a laugh doing something you’ve never done before. But remember to not rub your eyes, they will sting!!

Thanks for reading, more freshers posts to follow.

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.

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

70’s Stripes

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My outfit looked so much better without my Long Tall Sally coat, but I knew that I needed it for walking around Poundbury. English weather is unpredictable to say the least. The last time I came to Poundbury there were half the building there are now, which is super odd.  DSCN1651 DSCN1650 DSCN1649 DSCN1661 DSCN1666 DSCN1667

We stopped into my favourite shop Cherryade

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They are ‘purveyors of super lovely things’ which is exactly what the store is filled with. I want everything they have. The framed art and home-wear are my favourites. Find them online here

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Trying to hide from the rain we ducked in and out of shops, and looking at all the pretty houses. We found a little cafe around the corner from Yard, called Bramble.

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The 70’s shirt is a H&M find that has been on the blog before. I just love the colour and the flowing sleeves. This time I took of the belt as went for a relaxed look.

I wore

shirt – H&M alternatives – here, here, here

jeans – New Look

shoes – Next (similar)

coat – Long Tall Sally (similar)

bag – Lulu Guinness

necklace- Kate Spade

Thank you for reading.

Amelia, XO!

Thanks Hayden for the photos 😉

Behind The Scenes: Filming

I’ve been working with a few people from college to produce a short film for one of our assignments. There’s a lot more that goes into making a film then I first thought. Even this student film was totally crazy. The amount of prep and paper work that had to go on, before we even turned the camera on, was nuts. I appointed myself as wardrobe, and admin. I ended up doing so much more, I was roped into act ( I used to want to be an actress, but that dream died years ago) I played a character called Layla who got a little carried away on a first date.

I loved every single moment, the adrenaline I got during those two days could last me a week.

Here are the Behind The Scenes photos from the shoot.

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I could go into detail about all of these photos, but this post would be so much longer then it already is. I can’t wait to start editing this baby.

Thank you for reading, more posts coming your way soon.

Amelia, XO

Summer Dress at Cosy Club

I headed out to grab a bite with Lucy from Blogger Luce. We sat, ate, chatted and shopped, I just window shopped (nothing caught my attention, shocking I know) I love chatting with Lucy, I can talk about everything with her, but mainly about blogging today.

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The first sign of sun and I’m getting my legs out with this dress. I love this dress, an absolute bargain from Primark last year. DSCN1580

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My first ever designer bag got a runaround today. I don’t take her out really ever at all, she’s totally damaged but I’ve had her ages and I just love the pattern and the history. Sparkle ballet flats for all the window shopping.

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We ate at Cosy Club Bournemouth | First time I went I had a milk shake which really wasn’t that great. This time I had sweet potato fries and patatas bravas. I know I just ordered a plate of potato, what can I say, I love it. There are Cosy Clubs all over the UK.

I wore

dress – Primark

shoes – Next

bag – Dooney and Bourke

jewellery – Kate Spade

Jacket – New Look (black)