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.

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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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.

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

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.

Armour

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.

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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.

I wore

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.

Amelia, XO

Polaroids

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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!

What’s in My Bag: Party

I’m nosy, i’ll be the first to say it. I love looking though peoples stuff ( with their permission of course)  and knowing what they have/ collect/ hoard. I feel that’s why I love bloggers so much I get to look through their stuff. It’s only fair to return the favour.

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What’s in my bag: party edition.

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This little box clutch was from TK-Maxx by Love Weaves. It’s really quite small and doesn’t fit any of my normal  every day stuff inside.

When I got out I have to take only what I really really need while I’m out.

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This Lulu Guinness coin purse is perfect. Fits all the cards you need in a little internal side pocket and enough room for your change.

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After a few drinks that lipstick you spent ages getting right is going to come off. I always have lip products with me. I don’t like having my photo taken with half warn off lipstick, but who does?

Topshop – Beguiled 

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The tiniest of perfumes for the tiniest of bags. You always want to smell nice after dancing, especially is you dance like me you really need perfume with you on a night out.

YSL – Opium

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Save room and weight and take the smaller brush/comb you can. This is the comb from Mulan when I had the Disney costume.

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Finally and most obviously your phone.

Spring

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.

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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.

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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)

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Getting some of my shades out.

TK-Maxx – Forever 21 EbayDorothy Perkins

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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

LBD Masquerade

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I spent the weekend in London with family celebrating Georgie and Tom’s engagement by attending their masquerade ball.

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The whole family really got onboard with the masquerade theme and I think we do scrub up pretty well. I found it really hard to dance with a mask on so took it off to party the night away. Not before stopping by the photo booth the pose.

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Before my feet fell off from dancing in my shoes all night, we jumped in a taxi and headed back to the hotel.

I WORE

DRESS – Next

SHOES – New Look (similar)

MASK – H&M

LIPSTICK – Topshop beguiled 

Thanks for reading this late post, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @ameliaboswell

love Amelia XO!

Graphic Tee and Vintage

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I never know what to call this outfit of the day.

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Faux band shirt – Ralph Lauren ( mens) Denim and Supply

Vintage quilt jacket – Similar

Sunglasses – Forever 21

Jeans – New Look

Shoes – Converse

Septum – similar