Off out to dinner with the girls for one of my best friends birthday dinner. I never get the opportunity to get dressed up, I’m normally sat on the train doing work to and from university, in the comfiest clothes I can find.
Dress – Vintage
Jacket* – LOTD.com (now in the sale)
Heels – Henry Holland (similar here, here)
Lipstick – Topshop Beguiled
Sunglasses – Romwe
Purple walls make the perfect backdrop for photos when you wear bright clothes.
This t-shirt speaks to me, the miss matched sleeves the stripes, the mustard yellow. I upped that anti and added more colour with my pink DM’s.
T-shirt – Zara
Jeans – New Look
Shoes – Dr Martens
Earrings – Topshop
Bag – Zara
Charm – Lulu Guinness
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I traveled home from university to send some time with my family over the Christmas holiday. I’ve really missed them while I’ve been at uni and haven’t really felt the Christmas spirit, that all changed with this beauty of a tree. Mum really out did herself this year. Normally we have a very clean looking tree with only matching baubles but this time was different we had butterflies, ribbons, crystal snowflakes, Disney macaroons and even a few ballerinas.
I sent my boyfriend off to work this morning, and have had a very low key Christmas without him. The rest of us had our dinner cooked by my dad. Mum, Grandma and myself washed everything up after. This year we went for a purple and white table decorations. Did you see last years post about our Christmas table here?
Crystals even made it onto the table, the best cranberry sauce I’ve even eaten was there too. Tesco finest with lingonberry, it’s super rich and full of flavour.
The red cabbage matched the place mats ! How perfect for a little flat lay. Dad per request made brussels with bacon and bread crumbs because that’s the only way I like them.
Then we lazed around in the lounge opening presents and listening to Christmas tunes.
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas day or what ever you decided to celebrate or not. I’m looking forward to bringing you a few other posts I have up my sleeve before the new year so stay tuned.
Love Amelia, XO.
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.
I think is the chicken with pepper and garlic.
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.
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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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
left to right
Bowls (large) Polish pottery (small) Cath Kidston | oven mitts – Ikea | cacti – Ikea | plates Boots Christmas gift set (sale) spoon – *Rice
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.
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.
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
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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.
Relaxed (lazy) style is my everything, picking everyday pieces that are comfortable mixed in with something a little special to create a workable, wearable outfit.
On lazy days balance is key, I don’t want to be wearing dresses that I have to have the best sitting posture in or the jeans that are to tight and show my knicker lines ( hello those 3 easter eggs) I also don’t want to be wearing my scruffy clothes with all the paint stains on.
This embellished jumper caught my eye from across the store, a bold statement from such a basic grey jumper. Paired with my trusty ripped jeans and cognac boots ( for some added hight ) Teamed with my beaded tassel earrings Zandra Rhodes bag and some much needed lipstick to complete my favourite relaxed look.
Jumper – Topshop (old)
Jeans – New Look
Bag – Zandra Rhodes
Earrings – Topshop
Boots – Just Fab
thanks for reading, please follow and have a lovely rest of your Easter break.
I went to my friends house party, she’s been away at uni and I really didn’t realise how much I missed her. Her friends and I gathered around her to celebrate her 22nd. These are two of the polaroids I was in from the night. I really want to buy a polaroid camera now, I love the instantaneous-ness of it. ( is that even a word)
Happy Easter Sunday everyone, I hope you spent it with family and eating lots of chocolate. I did!
Although I’m born in winter I do love the sun and am so excited that it’s now officially spring!! Things I’m looking forward to this spring are friend’s birthdays, my family’s birthdays, Easter, and putting away all my winter clothes and getting a tan.
Already spring has been amazing and we are on day 3. I cooked dinner for my bf for the first time and it went really well. I was so nervous about cooking for him. These are the Swarovski candles I lit at the table.
spring cleaning my room is something I’ve started to do. I’m no way near finished because lets face it, I’m a hoarder. But this little section looks pretty good so far. ( Kernow spa candle, Ikea beetle cushion, primary cushion, B&Q wall paper)
Getting some of my shades out.
TK-Maxx – Forever 21 – Ebay – Dorothy Perkins
I can’t wait to wear these sandals. I wore them least year. I put them away way to early. I’ve linked the white ones, they are just as gorgeous.
Thank you for reading. I hope you’re just as excited as I am about it being spring.
What are your plans for this summer?
Love, Amelia XO