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
Did you ever wear bright coloured clips in your hair when you were younger? I know I did, I think I still have them. But I feel that 23 is just a little two old to be wearing glittery pink butterflies or dangly beads in my hair. I found the prefect alternative and wore them in my hair while out with my mum for the day.
We walked around Ashley Cross in Poole. Which looks like a little stars hollow and stopped for a piece of cake at The Dancing Moose
A tea and a coffee with millionaire shortbread to share
Back to the Clips –
I braided my hair like normal and pushed them into the twists and there you have it. They are still add that element of fun but with a little more sophistication. The different metals are so chic. To finish I added my Purple shades, I felt like i was giving off Anastacia vibes and I loved it.
Clips – Oliver Bonas || Purple shades – Romwe Available in pink and yellow
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Around Christmas time Dorset comes to life with fairs and events all over the county. Dorset Food and Drink came to Athelhampton House. We wandered the tents looking for Dorsetshire foods and drinks. All the stall holders were locals showing off their craftsmanship. We ate artisan marshmallows, sausage rolls, sampled some alcohol. We tried a “chimney cake” or Kürtőskalács, it was so delicious.
After fuelling up we headed into the gardens to explore.
Jeans – New Look
Boots – Deichmann
Top – old similar
Jacket – similar
Bag – here
Scarf – old similar
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.
Piled my hair on the top of my head added some flowers and I was beach ready!
Coverup – Pacha River Island
Flip flops – Gandys
Flowers – H&M
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)
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Love, Amelia xx.
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.
We stopped into my favourite shop Cherryade
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
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.
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.
shirt – H&M alternatives – here, here, here
jeans – New Look
shoes – Next (similar)
coat – Long Tall Sally (similar)
bag – Lulu Guinness
necklace- Kate Spade
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Thanks Hayden for the photos 😉
When a friend decides to take the plunge and start blogging, i think it’s only right to celebrate. One such friend is Blogger Luce, we used to go to school together and I can’t wait to see her blog expand and develop.
Our celebration took us to Camden Bar and Kitchen in Ashley Cross. They also hold an open mic night which is very popular, I’ve been to watch once of twice on a Monday. But we decided that brunch was the best option seeing as we are ‘grown ups’.
We headed for a window table ( natural light for all the photo taking) and a lovely waitress greeted us as soon as out bottoms hit the seats. I knew what I wanted pretty quickly (going out the night before will do that to you) Lucy nano seconds behind.
I went for Eggs florentine Lucy for Benedict, washed down with a coffee and a glass of orange for me.
I always thought I was more of an eggs Benedict girl, but the eggs florentine was so delicious, the lightly salty spinach with the creamy egg balanced out against the hollandaise.
After devouring our food we chatted about life, Lucy’s new camera, our futures….
We paid, chatted to the lovely waitress and headed out into the glorious sunshine to put Lucy’s new camera to use with outfit photos.
All the outfit photos were in my last post here.
There are two Camdens in the Poole area one in Ashley Cross and the other in Westbourne, If you’re not in the mood for brunch head over for a pulled pork wrap or a steak wrap ( they are so delicious) or head there for a night out and grab yourself a tea pot cocktail.
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This Easter mum, Soraya and I went bowling at Bowlplex in Tower Park. I can’t remember the last time I went, I’m pretty sure It was for a birthday party. We dashed over to the lanes and prepared to try and thrash each other with a game.
The best part of bowling for me is when it’s disco time and all the lights go down the music turns up and it’s bowling party time!! This is what we arrived to, I was so into it. I do love a black light.
Can we just take a moment to look at all the pretty colours and lights.
I know I’m not the best bowler, but I’m extremely competitive. Amazingly I won!
If you’re bored over Easter get on over to an alley and get your game on!! Also students are discounted if you have a valid NUS card. You’re really never to old for bowling.
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Love, Amelia XO
Double denim has come into my life and I want him (her) to stay. I’ve paired my Danish denim coat with my ripped knee grey jeans. The dark denims compliment each other with getting out of my comfort zone. Apparently curly hair is on trend so I left mine to air dry. I’m all for curly hair being on trend, it means I can stop damaging my locks so much trying to straighten it.
I spent the day over in Wimborne looking around the shops and stopped into Walford Mill. An old mill that’s been converted into an art gallery and gift shop. The last time I was here was to sketch the exhibit on show for my A-level exam, which was about 4 years ago!
This is the only photo I took inside, you’ll just have to see the creativity for yourself.
Walford have workshops and new exhibits on all the time, so get yourself down there and get cultured. 😉
Jeans – New Look (sale)
Coat – Baum und Pferdgarten
Scarf – ?
Bag- Lulu Guinness
Boots – Topshop (similar)
Jewellery – gift (similar)
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love Amelia, XO