October Favourites

It’s the end of October already! Halloween has been and gone and it’s nearly Christmas.DSCN0972

Some of these I bought at the end of September and have rediscovered and some are super recent purchases and a gift.

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Mint Fudge Candle – The most sickeningly sweet mint smell that I can’t wait to light over Christmas. Mint is one of my favourite flavours and I snapped with up right away. From Home Sense.

Oola Rose Gold Terrarium – I’ve always wanted a terrarium like this, ideally I want to put a succulent inside but until then I can keep my little collection of glass stones there. From Joy

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I’m sure you have seen this little necklace before but I just love wearing it. The gun metal colour the teeny tiny A, it’s just perfect for daily wear. From Fashionology

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How To Be Adored, Caroline Cox – Coffee table books are my favourite type, something to flick through when you have a spare 10 mins. This book is full of great notes and tips. From Joy.

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Chinese purse – I was very kindly given this from one of the Chinese girls in my class. I complimented her on her black floral version and when we came back after half term she presented me this gorgeous purse. The pattern is a famous Chinese painting if I remember correctly, red is a lucky colour in China and the knots that keep the purse closed are to protect your money. Never have  I received anything so thoughtful and beautiful, thank you so much sue.

I hope you enjoyed the things I’ve been loving this past month, October has truly been great. Halloween was the perfect end to the month and I really can’t wait to see what November and December have in store for me.

Have a truly great day, Amelia XO

Halloween 2015

Halloween is one of my favourite celebrations, I love being able to dress up and decorate the house. Every year my cousin comes over with her friends to a little spooky adventure. This year we did a treasure hunt in the garden, with a piñata spider at the end!!

I thought I’d share with you a few sneak peaks of the new kitchen and dining room, and show  you the Halloween decorations. DSCN0940 DSCN0941 DSCN0942 DSCN0945

I can’t wait to share with you some of my favourite A/W15  looks so stay tuned!

Amelia XO

Black and Green

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I think I’ve found the perfect black jumper for winter! (I know that’s a big statement) The fit is perfect, it’s warm ( no need to layer up) the little slits al the sides add a little detail the high neck. There is no frills  to this jumper, it does it’s job and it does it every well. I love pairing it with a bright shirt to make a statement.

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Jumper – H&M

Shirt – Monki

Jeans – New Look

Necklace – Kate Spade

Shoes – New Look

Bracelets – Forever21, H&M

Lipstick – Topshop in Motel

Hope you have a lovely Tuesday  XO

Autumn and Winter Scents

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All the weather gets colder and colder I find myself reaching for scents more and more. I love the smell of a fire when it’s freezing outside, the smell of hot chocolate in a coffee shop. These scents above have been my top 6 scents this A/W15.

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Daisy Marc Jacobs – The classic everyday perfume that I was gifted for Christmas. I get nostalgic when I wear this. Sweet and floral but not sickening.

Orange Grove – White Company – I picked this up last month and have been spritzing all over my room in the morning to freshen the air. A crisp light scent.

Yves Saint Laurent – Opium This miniature bottle is my Christmas part perfume, gone are the light florals of summer and day time. This perfume is more sophisticated and refined.

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Chloé – Another daily perfume not as light as Daisy, this is more of a lunch date perfume. The notes of this are hard to pin point, a little mysterious.

Ted Baker body spray. pink is a sickening sweet affair of mango, musk, patchouli and neroli. My favourite of course is the Mint green. A delicate blend of violet, cherry, vanilla, peach and amber.

Both are great stocking fillers and ideal the throw in you handbag also £2.50 a pop!

Hope you enjoyed looking thought my A/W15 scents, I’d love to know what your go to perfumes and smells are this year.

white vases – IKEA spray painted | fake peonies – Range

Till next time XO Amelia

Black Dress

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If all else fails wear an LBD you really can’t go wrong. I wore this skater to a friends birthday the other week and let me tell you, it’s the perfect transition from S/S to A/W.  Paired with nude heels to make my legs longer!

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Dress – Next similar, similar

Shoes – New Look similar

Earrings –H&M ( in the sale)

bag – Love Weaves

Summer Essential

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DSCN0536-001I think this is my ‘BBQ At a Friends’ uniform, no that I go to friends BBQ’s all the time. But if I did.

Any opportunity to wear heels and statement earrings. I’ve been lusting over tassel earrings for ages, after seeing other bloggers rock them, I took the plunge with these yellow beaded ones.

DSCN0540-001DSCN0541-001I want the pattern of this top on everything!! A loose cami top with fitted jeans are a staple for every girl, right? DSCN0549DSCN0550DSCN0551New look are really my favourite place to get shoes, where else can you buy affordable, brown suede, gladiator wedges. I mean really they are so on point with their shoes. DSCN0555Also couldn’t resist these flowers, they look really cute around a messy bun.

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 Cami – H&M

Jeans – Dorothy Perkins

Heels – New Look

Earrings – H&M

Sunglasses – New Look

Necklace – Kate Spade

Flowers – H&M

have a lovely summer -Amelia XO

Oranges

DSCN0421-001I love bright colours but never really liked to wear bright orange, that all changed when I saw these Topshop flats the other day. I posted a picture of me trying on the blue ones maybe 6 months ago, on Instagram, but never bought them. I wasn’t going to miss them second time around. They were in the sale too!!

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shoes – Topshop

Shirt – H&M

trousers – Similar

Bag – Lulu Guinness

Cami – Zara

bracelets and earrings – H&M

have a lovely day, Amelia XO.

Water and Ink

DSCN0346this quilted reversable jacket is a little vintage number my mum picked up. It’s to most light weight cosiest  jacket I’ve ever worn. DSCN0358

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 DSCN0352I got a little crazy and bought yet another handbag ( i really should be saving, i have adventures to go on) I couldn’t help myself. Nautical and tiny.DSCN0363 DSCN0366I can’t describe this pattern any other way then, water and ink. I LOVE this top the two layers, the slit in the back. The colours and everything, there are small hints of yellow.DSCN0367 DSCN0368I’ve been wearing my most recent monthly favourites shoes all the time. Brogues and turned up jeans!!

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Shoes – Asda!

Jeans – Dorothy Perkins

Water and Ink top – Delia (TK-Maxx)

Jacket – Vintage ( alternatives here, here )

Bag – Next

Have a nice day you here XO

July

A little July favourite time for you all. This month I was really feeling spending, but tried to keep it together.

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All the glitter!!

Shoes: Blue brogues// Asda would you believe, the most comfortable shoes!! Cinderella shoes//NewLook, they are my bridesmaids shoes for my dad’s wedding 🙂

DSCN0336 DSCN0335Hair products: The BEST thing for curly hair!! Living Proof, it’s really hair changing, my locks get to do what they want. Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime! after dying my hair blonde at the bottom my locks have been so dead, this omega repair is amazing! Also smells like the stuff salons use. Mmmmm!

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Lotions and Potions: Did I really need a mini set of perfumes? No! did I buy them the last time I was in duty free? yes, yes I did. I’m so glad I did YSL Opium is the understated scent that I wanted and needed in my life. #sexywomansmell //Elizabeth Arden mascara ( do I even need to explain?) // Paul and Joe nail polish in Siamese 22// no17 Lipstick  in Rule Breaker ( I wore a light cover on a recent date) DSCN0339Crocheted clothing is something i wish I could wear 24/7 totally comfortable and great for sunny days. I’d pair this little top with jeans for a BBQ or shorts for the beach. DSCN0343I love leather purses and when I was this Savile Row Company one I really hit the jack pot. The perfect colour, the gold log, great leather smell. Super understated and will go with all my bags. Score!!

Sequin Cushions: Primark

Thanks for reading XO

#HealthierHappierAmelia

this year I’m learning to fall in love, with my body. My lifestyle over the years has changed, moving out of my teens and into my twenties has seen me go into the working world. Which has meant that I’ve made some bad habits. I’d eat what I wanted and lazed around after work. I would say that at this point I really didn’t like the way I felt about myself, I thought I was hideous ( truthfully, I’d cry a lot thinking about all the clothes I loved that didn’t fit me, how everyone around me was thin and out loving life, going on dates, going in holiday) 18589_10206179991551509_3991621876773393782_n

Finally I thought enough is enough, I don’t have to cry everyday. What’s the use in crying, I’m not actually sad. Around this revelation stage I want to see my oldest, loveliest friend in the whole world. We went out with a a guy I’d met once and have a fun time giggling away to ourselves and basically being totally ourselves. I thought to myself the next day that I should be laughing every day, creating stories and memories that would shape my future. ( the guy thing, didn’t last. That crashed and burned most spectacularly)

Moving forward I made a pact with myself to be active, my friend has a personal trainer. I’m not one for the gym. so thought I’d go running around my village. I would run every other day for a month and then go from there. Well a month flew by and I loved running. the Nike+ app was an amazing motivator. During this time I also took a look at my diet. I was living off sugar and carbs ( comfort food) and nothing else really. So I starting buying my favourite fruits, salads and healthier snacks. I turned my diet from all browns in colour to a rainbow of healthier potions. 11018919_10206219501859242_7744715563831111833_n

So here I am sat watching the news typing away to you over a stone lighter a million times happier. I went to Topshop a couple of weeks ago and tried on some clothes and they fit!! I could have cried with happiness. I run maybe twice a week eat a rainbow of food colours and can’t see myself going back to my old habits.

The whole point of doing #HealthierHappierAmelia to fill my body with fuel not food. To give my body the energy to keep up with me, and if I lose a bit of weight in the process, great, but that’s not the goal.11079351_10206613203312650_9043280612015178561_n-2

If I want to drink wine, I’ll have wine, if I want chocolate cake I’ll have it. It’s not about punishment its about pride and power.

#HealthierHappierAmelia