Dinner Date Dress

Hayden and I are celebrating our 2nd anniversary together tomorrow. We celebrated early with a dinner date at Dorset Burger Co in Weymouth. Weymouth is beautiful but it was freezing my eyes were watering it was so cold.

This Glamorous dress was meant to be for summer but I’m too impatient and wanted to wear it now. I wore tights, shorts ( you can see them) a thick cardigan and a denim jacket and out of shot you would have seen a back back with jeans in and an extra coat. I love when your sleeves poke through your jacket its such a nice detail to see. Did you see Claire from I AM CHOUQUETTE wear her cardigan on the outside of her denim jacket? That is what I am to achieve.

I WORE

Dress – Glamorous

Denim Jacket – Next

Jacket pins – Wish

Cardigan – hand knitted by a family friend

boots – New Look

Bag – Fiorucci

Kate Spade in Paris

Just arrived back from Paris and couldn’t wait to show you all the photos I took. This is the look I wore to Premiere Vision on Thursday. I spilt breakfast down my shirt 10 mins after putting it on, what are you going to do?

I wanted to dress smart because it was my professional day going to Premiere Vision so I picked a monochrome look and this Top Shop coat for the pop of colour and excitement. Hair was in Plaits because Paris was so windy and it was much easier to just tie it up. Tie the plaits together for a twist on the classic look.

There will be more Paris posts coming your way soon, so hold on for them. I can’t wait to go back. Hayden and I are thinking in Summer and go to Versailles too.

I WORE

Shirt – Kate Spade

Jeans – Primark

Coat – Topshop

Trainers – Converse*

Back – Calvin Klein

Necklace – Gift from Hayden

Photos taken by Hayden outside of L’Escargot

Converse from Footway

Do you guys know about footway yet?

I am so excited to talk about these Converse with you. Footway contacted me and asked if I wanted to be sent a pair of shoes to review. Of course I said yes. I had never heard of Footway before but I can see myself shopping on their site again.

Footway present the different types of shoes you can pick in a visual table. Black silhouetted shoes are lined in rows for ease of navigating to the shoes of your dreams.

I knew right away that I wanted trainers and looked through so many options. These mesh leather parchment Converse are a god send. It snowed the day before these photos were taken and I was worried my feet would get cold, but my feet wear toasty warm.

 

https://www.footway.co.uk/shoes/converse

 I wore

shoes – *Converse | Jeans – Primark | Bag – Mi-Pac | Shirt – Topshop | Jacket – Next | Socks – Topshop

Any products market with an * are gifted to me by brands in collaboration. All views and creative direction are my own.

 

Turquoise Dress in the Sun

I’ve kept this dress for a couple of years because it’s so breezy and easy to wear in the sun. Since Britain had decided that it is having summer this year I’ve dressed in another leg baring dress. Which for me is a huge step away from my normal hard dressing style.

The wind catches the handkerchief hem which keeps me cooler and it’s a gorgeous 70’s/80’s turquoise pattern too. yes, i have styled this dress with my gold loafers because they are gorgeous and will cry when they finally fall apart.

Because the dress is a couple years old I’ve looked for some great alternatives that I will put down in the ‘I wore’ section. x

I am so glad the sun had finally decided to stay and am loving being a little beach baby. Who else is loving then sun?

 

I wore

Dress – Apricot (here, here, here)

Sun glasses – Primark

shoes – Next

Love Amelia xx

Not a Gamer | Nintendo Switch

I’m not a gamer or someone who really looks to play games for hours, my boyfriend however is the opposite. So of course he pre ordered the Nintendo Switch and we waited at midnight to collect it. I believe that he has or had every Nintendo console and hand help (but I could be totally wrong)

I watched the boyfriend play Zelda Breath of the Wild and was really surprised at how good it was. The graphics are really great. The last time I really played a game was when Spiro Year of the Dragon first came out on Playstation 1, so there is a little context for you. I watched as he collected items and fought monsters. I was hooked, I kept stopping my work to just watch.  I thought it really did look like an interactive movie and really wanted to get my hands on it for myself.

But that hasn’t happened, yet. I have how ever played 1 2 Switch which hilarious it’s very much like the Wii Play games, with better graphics and more controller skill. Each little movement of the controller is recorded. I think this time around Nintendo have wanted create more of a party game. It really bring out my competitive side. Your are meant to stand face to face with your opponent and compete in different games.

Who will answer the phone first?

Safe Crack is one of the games that really shows off what the controllers can do. While holding the controller vertical you rotate, and stop when the vibrations feel different to crack the safe. I love it!

This is the adapted hand held controller. The black piece you can take off when you connect it back to the console. The black add on is so that it’s easier to use the other buttons when playing.

This is how big the Switch is compared to my hand, it’s so small and light weight. It has a little kick stand so you can prop it when out and about.

A game that was really hyped up to me by my boyfriend was Snipper Clips, It’s a puzzle game  and you have to work together to complete all the different puzzles. You jumper on each other or make shapes.  The little beings that you control make the cutest faces when you get cut out or crouch. 

To Round off, I really want to get a Switch for myself. I’ve enjoyed playing this console and want to play a lot more, and I want to get my hands on Zelda ( sort of because I want to beat my boyfriend into completing it, sort of because I think I’ll really enjoy playing it)

Thank you for reading my ‘Not a Gamer’ post on the Nintendo Switch.

Have you played it? what’s been your favourite game so far?

Weird Power

Purple walls make the perfect backdrop for photos when you wear bright clothes.

Weird Power

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.

I wore

T-shirt – Zara

Jeans – New Look

Shoes – Dr Martens

Earrings – Topshop

Bag – Zara

Charm – Lulu Guinness

Thanks for reading.

Christmas Tree and Table 16

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.

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.

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.

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

Shirt and Boots in the Park

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The comfiest outfits are sometimes the best ones. This shirt and jumper combo is so A/W 16 granny chic without the glasses and cat slippers. Also cropped jeans are going to be in my wardrobe forever. The little bit of ankle showing ands a much needed detail to this look.

I wore

Jeans – New Look

Jumper/ shirt – Topshop

Denim jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten

Boots – Deichmann

Necklaces – Accessorize /  Fashionology

Lips – Topshop

The Stable | Cider and Pizza

I love restaurants that are home grown, where creating thoughtful menus of delicious food is a priority. The glorious people behind The Stable have done just that! I went with a group of friends and my boyfriend to try out their pizza and cider.

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Stable are a Southern company from my childhood county of Dorset. Their Bournemouth location is a recent addition to the family and we sat at a long bench and chatted and eat and drank.

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Their interior design is so Instagramable and still smells very new. Menus are on clip boards and you are given a number block when you order at the bar.

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The cider taster board that my friends ordered. I’m a picky drinker so I don’t think I would have liked this but oh my, it looked good. I had the Devon red which was not as fruity as i would have lived but it was great.dsc_0031 dsc_0032

The guy and I ordered The Lamb Roast and The King Crabber and switched half way so we could try each others. The King Crabber was amazing, the crab meat was light yet tasty and then I squeezed some of the lemon on the pizza and it could have seen fireworks for how delicious it was. From a solid 8 to a full 10 out of 10.

I can’t wait to go to my Southampton The Stable now I’ve fallen in love. Also they have a pretty big vegan menu.

Bournemouth | Southampton