Denim Trend X Pinafore

Dungarees have been in every store these past few years. Each season brings a new twist to the game. I’m really into this trend but did’t want to look like every Bert and Harry walking down the street in dungarees so I scooped up this little gem from a vintage kilo sale.

A denim pinafore.

If you’ve not been to a kilo sale you have to go, you pay by the weight of the item and come away with something no one else has. They are the perfect way of sprucing your wardrobe without hitting the bank to hard.

I went full 90’s mixing the denim pinafore with a striped t-shirt, trainers and colourful sport socks. The a-line dress with the pockets is so 90’s and the little strap on the side.

I WORE

Sunglasses – Steve Madden || Jacket – Vintage (alternative) || Pinafore – Vintage (alternative) || t-shirt – Zara || Trainers – Converse || Necklace Charms – Topshop

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Taken in and around Bournemouth Gardens.

Have you guys been on the Bournemouth Wheel yet? the views are spectacular.

Yellow Accents

I love the yellow of my sunglasses mixed with the yellow of my top and finished off with my yellow gold shoes. A super yellow themed outfit. Yellow isn’t a colour I thought I could get away with, with my hair and skin tone but I absolutely love the combo.

I can’t take these shoes off, they are so beautiful, I think they spice up any outfit.  I get the odd compliment when I wear them too, which is a bonus.

I made this silk holder top out of a vintage scarf when i was about 16 and love it. The vibrant yellow/green and the bold flower pattern are a needed statement to this outfit.

 

I WORE

Top – Vintage DIY || Cami – Zara || Jeans – Primark || Shoes – Next || Jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten || Sunglasses – Steve Madden || Bag – Lulu Guinness || Choker – Gift

Photos taken in Bournemouth (photo credit: Julia)

Trying Colour Blocking

I love colour clashes and seeing Victoria Beckham colour blocking really got me in the mood to go all out on colour.

Wearing a bright green shirt against a two toned blue jumper and my orange anorak. orange, blue and green and definitely my favourite colours and wearing them together just looks a little more adventurous then usual. I finally got my hands on my Lulu Guinness bag ( if you follow me on twitter, you’ll understand) A pair of cropped blue jeans to show off my fishnet socks and done.

I spend a couple of hour in Lymington ( where these photos were taken) and met up with my best and oldest friend. We’ve known each other since we both lived in Germany. Wandered around stepping in and out of shops. We had lunch at Oskubox which is a nordic cafe a complete world away from English countryside. Nordic themed dishes, different coffees and exposed woods.

Adding another tone to this colour blocking outfit, I painted my nails with Kiko’s melon polish and love how bright they are. I think it’s going to be the colour of my summer.

I WORE

Jeans – New Look || Jumper – Louche || Shirt – Monki || Socks – Topshop || Bag – Lulu Guinness || Nail Polish – Kiko (Melon) || Ring – Topshop (sale) || Coat – Cotton Traders

Thank you for reading.

Donald Duck and Jane Austen

3pm stroll around Southampton old town and Ocean Village. We hunted out Jane Austen monuments and tudor architecture.

Also this Zara Donald Duck jumper is toasty warm and, what’s life without a little whimsy? (name that quote) The uni uniform is jeans, denim jacket and interchangeable tops. The same jacket as before because it doesn’t help that I left my other coats back at home, so will have to brave the cold until my return. Southampton is right on the water so there is no protection from the wind.

I wore

Jacket – Baum und Pferdergarten

Jumper – Zara (similar)

Jeans – New Look

Shoes – Converse (similar)

Bag – Carara Designs UK

Necklace – here

As always thanks for reading.

Embroidered Jumper

 Last year the sales weren’t for me, i didn’t find a single thing. But this year  The sales this year have been great this year, it hit me a little hard, but it was worth it.

Behold the mesh embroidered jumper of my dreams, and probably yours now. Worn with blue skinny jeans and my trusty long denim jacket.

This jumper would look great over a tight black dress for new years eve.

Photos taken around Westbourne, Dorset.

I wore

jumper  – Next (blouse) (dress)

cami – New Look

jeans – New Look

jacket – Baum und Pftergarten

boots – Just Fab

bag – Carara Designs UK

Berry Tones in Autumn

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I’ve walked through these parks almost everyday and that it’s Autumn for all the lovely colours are perfect for outfit photos. dsc_0183 dsc_0184 dsc_0185 dsc_0191-001 dsc_0192 dsc_0198 dsc_0199

Do you ever have an outfit that you wear and you instantly feel so festive, this outfit does this for me. The cutest boots from Just Fab. They make any outfit a little more special and a burgundy mini skirt and you are away. I love all the different berry tones mixed with the brown of my shoes and the leaves.

I wore

shirt – Zara similar here

skirt – New Look

loafers – New Look

coat- Long Tall Sally similar here

Bag – Lulu Guinness similar, similar

scarf – Joules

earrings – H&M

photography by Poppy

Cacti

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I’m all over the cacti trend, i have a few plants myself and a blanket, but I want to grow my collection. But for now I have this lovely t shirt. I wore it the opening of The Shed yesterday did you read the post? Heeled booties and my new cropped skinny jeans. Nothing else was really needed. I’ve worn this shirt so much, I’m in love.dsc_0140 Selfies were taken in the changing room at Re:So, they have beautiful clothes and their changing room decor is too cute.dsc_0148 dsc_0147

The bunny in a dress needs to be painted on my walls.

I wore

t shirt – Romwe

jeans – New Look

booties – Just fab (different colour)

shades – Romwe

Thank you for reading, XO.

Re:So | The Shed Opening

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Re:So is a store in the heart of Southampton that is run by student of Southampton Solent. They have just launched their new vintage section called The Shed.

The Southampton bloggers were treated to a cat walk preview of what would be in store and a first hand look at the collection before it goes live to the public tomorrow.

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Vintage shopping is so exciting before there are nearly always gems that you can’t live without. If the cartoon jacket would have fit, it would have been mine ( it’s reversible to) I never see anything like that.

If you are ever in Southampton do go to Re:So it doesn’t house just vintage but independent designers.

SoundClash 2016

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Sound Clash 2016 – Somerley House Hampshire

Soundclash is the last event of freshers, I’m not really into the type of music that was played. But it was the last event of freshers so it seamed right to send freshers off with a bang.

Considering I’m not really a fan of club music I did watch a few sets and really enjoy them. I enjoyed Marvin Humes, Artful Dodger. I really came to see the Wilkinson set and Pendulum do a DJ set, they were the highlights for me.

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There was a retro/cheesy tunes tent which i flocked to after a while as did most people, there is only so much bass you ears can take at one time.

I WORE

shoes – Converse

jeans – New Look

space top – Zara

coat – Cotton Traders

bag – Next

Thank you for reading, I’m off to class now. More posts headed your way

Room Tour: Uni 2016

It’s odd to see all the things that occupy your room at home, taking up space in an new place. They look familiar and sort of comforting yet out of place.

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Welcome to my uni room. I’m in halls for first year, as are most people in the UK. I have 1 person to the left and the kitchen to the right. I think I have the room that gets all the noise. But I have made this little space my own and I’ve grown to love it.

bedding – TK-Maxx | grey throw – B&M | cacti throw – flying tiger | teddies – TY & Build a Bear | beetle cushion and cacti – Ikea

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Bed side table

The draws are to small the fit anything in. I’ve put pyjama in there for now.

lamp base – Wilko | lamp shade – B&Q | cacti glass – Ikea |blue tin – M&S

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Window sill

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orange room sent – White Company | reed defuser – Bahoma (vanilla black) | apples – vintage | frame – gift | lady bird frame – Past Times | cacti – Oliver Bonas  | frames – gifts | gold Eiffel Towers – from Paris |  taranium – Joy

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My desk is huge which is perfect because my course is very creative so i need a lot of space.

Ariel picture – Disney Store | jewellery box – TK-Maxx | drink picture – Fashionology | metal basket – Wilko | white and gold pot – Ikea | flower lights – Ikea.

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I have a small en suite, that has one small shelf for storage, so i keep a metal basket under my sink for backup stuff.

Towels – PrimarkIkea | hair products  – John Freda – Batiste – Got 2 – Vo5

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I’ve the biggest wardrobe out of my friends. The size is perfect for me. Along the top i keep hair products, nails varnishes and handbags. On the rails are my clothes and my larger bags and the back. One the floor are my shoes and in the white bin is my laundry, and extras.

black containers – Ikea | coat hangers – TK-Maxx | laundry bag – Primark | extras bag – Cath Kidston 

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My hooks hold my coats  and my bag. They are together so i can grab them just before i leave for classes.

I’ve worked really hard on making this space my own, i think I’ve successfully put my stamp on the place. I love all the little cacti details and how everything has it’s space. I found out that not all the rooms here have wood floor, some have carpet which is harder to clean. I’ve very lucky to have a bigger room then the ‘better’ halls too.

Thank you for reading my latest post, I’ll try and get some outfit photos taken soon.

love Amelia XO