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

Rowan Yarns 60th Magazine

If you know knitting you know Rowan, I was lucky enough to be invited along to take photos of the 60th magazine edition and have a talk by Kaffe Fassett, in the rose garden of the Royal National Rose Society.

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The celebration and talk was held in a rose garden decorated with the most beautiful quilts. I couldn’t pass the opportunity to have my ootd shots taken infront of them.

I wore

dress – River Island

shoes – New Look ( great in black too)

Hand bag – Lulu Guinness in black

necklace – Glenda Lopez

Sunglasses – Ebay

Behind The Scenes: Filming

I’ve been working with a few people from college to produce a short film for one of our assignments. There’s a lot more that goes into making a film then I first thought. Even this student film was totally crazy. The amount of prep and paper work that had to go on, before we even turned the camera on, was nuts. I appointed myself as wardrobe, and admin. I ended up doing so much more, I was roped into act ( I used to want to be an actress, but that dream died years ago) I played a character called Layla who got a little carried away on a first date.

I loved every single moment, the adrenaline I got during those two days could last me a week.

Here are the Behind The Scenes photos from the shoot.

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I could go into detail about all of these photos, but this post would be so much longer then it already is. I can’t wait to start editing this baby.

Thank you for reading, more posts coming your way soon.

Amelia, XO

Summer Dress at Cosy Club

I headed out to grab a bite with Lucy from Blogger Luce. We sat, ate, chatted and shopped, I just window shopped (nothing caught my attention, shocking I know) I love chatting with Lucy, I can talk about everything with her, but mainly about blogging today.

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The first sign of sun and I’m getting my legs out with this dress. I love this dress, an absolute bargain from Primark last year. DSCN1580

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My first ever designer bag got a runaround today. I don’t take her out really ever at all, she’s totally damaged but I’ve had her ages and I just love the pattern and the history. Sparkle ballet flats for all the window shopping.

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We ate at Cosy Club Bournemouth | First time I went I had a milk shake which really wasn’t that great. This time I had sweet potato fries and patatas bravas. I know I just ordered a plate of potato, what can I say, I love it. There are Cosy Clubs all over the UK.

I wore

dress – Primark

shoes – Next

bag – Dooney and Bourke

jewellery – Kate Spade

Jacket – New Look (black)

One Year of The Curly Haired Girl

The Curly Haired Girl turned one of the  21st of April! Last year I wasn’t happy with the content I was creating on my old blog, I didn’t know what my next move was. How was I to move forward with my old content lurking around? I couldn’t, so I made the bold step to start again, from scratch!!

thecurlyhariedgirl.org.uk was launched and I started to think about what I wanted to share more seriously.

My plans for Year Two: Go to more blogger events and to start university in September, and get my hair sorted so that I’m happy with it.

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Fortunately the 21st was also date night, so myself and the boy headed to 7Bone in Bournemouth I ordered the Shuffle to the Straight Time and he went for Prince Charles is overrated.

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The money shot! ( a little on the cold side but it was packed so it’s ok) Of course I had the dirty fries, I want bottles and bottles of the stuff.

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I wore

dress – Boohoo < almost identical

jacket- Vintage similar

bag- vintage Calvin Klein similar

thank you for reading for a whole year!!!!

Trying Trends: Culottes

One trend that I have never really liked was the culotte. It brings me back to my childhood of wearing skorts. Basically I don’t see the point of them.

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Having bigger hips then my waist makes culottes look so frumpy. It really accentuates my hips and I think I look wider then I actually am. But I would have never have known this if I hadn’t tried them out.

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I now know that they are not my style and I will never wear them again like this. TBH I look like a balloon!! Thank goodness these are my grandma’s and she can for sure have them back.DSCN1531

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I wore

shirt – H&M

Culottes – St Michael ( old old M&S)

shoes – Similar

shopper – Lulu Guinness

Nails – Essie in Boom Boom Boom

sunglasses – Forever21

Cherry Blossom Bath Time

I posted a photo of the Lush Cherry Blossom Bubble Bar on Instagram about two weeks ago and have finally gotten round to using it.

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I was very kindly given it for my birthday along with a chocolate duck and this beautiful cacti card ( i do love a cacti) by the ever so lovely Rianne.

I believe the Cherry Blossom Bubble Bar was released for their Oxford flag ship store, so there isn’t a link but i have tried the flamingo bubble bar and love it.

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( I took photos before I used the bar but didn’t check the memory card was set up right so all the footage got lost)

‘crumble one bar under running warm water to …. mounds of luscious indulgent film star bubbles in your bathing release the essential oils.’

I of course didn’t read this before taking my bath and just swished the end in the water as it was filling. It created less bubbles and i’m ok with that.

These little flowers are packed with oils and it smells delicious. It’s not a strong smell (thank god) but it’s definitely close to the smell of parma violets. It’s really a great surprise that i loved this bubble bar as I’m not a fan of parma violets.

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I’m looking forward to my next bath, I need to hot step it over to Lush Oxford Street to see what else they have in store.

Amelia, XO

Blogger Brunch Date

When a friend decides to take the plunge and start blogging, i think it’s only right to celebrate. One such friend is Blogger Luce, we used to go to school together and I can’t wait to see her blog expand and develop.

Our celebration took us to Camden Bar and Kitchen in Ashley Cross. They also hold an open mic night which is very popular, I’ve been to watch once of twice on a Monday. But we decided that brunch was the best option seeing as we are ‘grown ups’. DSCN1455

We headed for a window table ( natural light for all the photo taking) and a lovely waitress greeted us as soon as out bottoms hit the seats. I knew what I wanted pretty quickly (going out the night before will do that to you) Lucy nano seconds behind.

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I always thought I was more of an eggs Benedict girl, but the eggs florentine was so delicious, the lightly salty spinach with the creamy egg balanced out against the hollandaise. DSCN1454

After devouring our food we chatted about life, Lucy’s new camera, our futures….

We paid, chatted to the lovely waitress and headed out into the glorious sunshine to put Lucy’s new camera to use with outfit photos.

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All the outfit photos were in my last post here.

There are two Camdens in the Poole area one in Ashley Cross and the other in Westbourne, If you’re not in the mood for brunch head over for a pulled pork wrap or a steak wrap ( they are so delicious) or head there for a night out and grab yourself a tea pot cocktail.

Thank you for reading,

Amelia, XO

Suede Dress

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Mini dresses are my go to piece to wear when having an evening out. Is there any better opportunity to show off as much leg as you can. IMG_0171 (2)

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I wore this to watch Buffalo Go play at Sound Circus in Bournemouth.

I WORE

 dress – River Island Sale

boots – Topshop

jacket – Baum Und Pferdgarten

bag – old (amazing version)

shades – Forever 21

necklace – Lulu Guinness