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.
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.
Victoria street is one of the places in Edinburgh we kept going back to. There are thousands of streets but this one was a little more magical and vibrant and had so many things to see. Apparently it’s the street that inspired Diagon Alley. How flipping cool, we also went to The Elephant House cafe where J K Rowling started to write Harry Potter. We didn’t pick Edinburgh for it’s connection to Harry Potter but loved seeing all the inspirations.Maison Bleue at night.
We stopped into Maison Bleue in the evening for mulled wine and a mince pie.
We stopped into The Red Door Gallery and picked some prints to hang when we move in together. I really loved that shop, there were so many prints that I wanted. We chose from Mr Peebles and And Smile and a little Edinburgh postcard to go with our Cornwall one.
At the bottom of Victoria Street you’ll find Hula. A perfectly decorated cafe with a huge healthy menu with lost of GF, vegan and veggie options. We never went past when we were in need of food but went in for a smoothie and a cold brew.
The Chia Fields smoothie for me and a cold brew for him.
Star shirt – TK-Maxx
Turtle neck – H&M
Jeans – Primark
Coat – Long Tall Sally
Gloves – Accessorize
Bag – Carara Designs on Etsy
Boots – Deichmann
Celine debuted a pair of silk trousers with a monkey pattern on them at their AW/17 runway show. They are total heaven and couldn’t get the print out if my head. H&M have reinterpreted the pattern and created a shirt dress ( pictured) and a skirt. H&M added adorable crowns to some of the monkeys. They remind me of Hanuman. Anyone else a real R.E buff at school?
It’s really starting to feel like Autumn, which means I can wear more earthy warm tones. My tan vintage leather jacket paired with my dark brown Osprey are perfect tones to work with the pattern of the blouse ( dress). The pussy bow collar is usually such a frumpy look but paired with a denim mini skirt makes the whole look a little less granny chic and more 70’s hun.
jacket – vintage ( alternatives here), dress (worn as blouse) – H&M, skirt -Next, boots – Just Fab, Hand bag – Osprey, earrings – H&M
and the trousers that sparked my obsession Celine
I’ve walked through these parks almost everyday and that it’s Autumn for all the lovely colours are perfect for outfit photos.
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.
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
Saying bye to my work friends started with dinner at Vesuvio, an Italian on the water front in Bournemouth. Last time i was there i had a pizza which was delicious but this time i had a lasagne dish. Which didn’t live up to how excited i was or how hungry i was. A little tasteless but their bellinis are lovely. And the lemon cheesecake was a smash hit.
Leather Skirt – New Look
peep toes – New Look
top – TK-Maxx
jewels – H&M
p.s. these photos were taken at 2am.
Thank you for reading, I’m moving to uni on the 15th ( eee!!)
thinking about making a little vlog of the day.
love Amelia, XO.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Piled my hair on the top of my head added some flowers and I was beach ready!
Coverup – Pacha River Island
Flip flops – Gandys
Flowers – H&M
My outfit looked so much better without my Long Tall Sally coat, but I knew that I needed it for walking around Poundbury. English weather is unpredictable to say the least. The last time I came to Poundbury there were half the building there are now, which is super odd.
We stopped into my favourite shop Cherryade
They are ‘purveyors of super lovely things’ which is exactly what the store is filled with. I want everything they have. The framed art and home-wear are my favourites. Find them online here
Trying to hide from the rain we ducked in and out of shops, and looking at all the pretty houses. We found a little cafe around the corner from Yard, called Bramble.
The 70’s shirt is a H&M find that has been on the blog before. I just love the colour and the flowing sleeves. This time I took of the belt as went for a relaxed look.
shirt – H&M alternatives – here, here, here
jeans – New Look
shoes – Next (similar)
coat – Long Tall Sally (similar)
bag – Lulu Guinness
necklace- Kate Spade
Thank you for reading.
Thanks Hayden for the photos 😉
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.
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.
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.
This is where I shot my outfit of the day. I mean how beautiful is it.
shirt – H&M
Culottes – St Michael ( old old M&S)
shoes – Similar
shopper – Lulu Guinness
Nails – Essie in Boom Boom Boom
sunglasses – Forever21
I spent the weekend in London with family celebrating Georgie and Tom’s engagement by attending their masquerade ball.
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.
Having danced to all the greats, it was only right to get some cake.
Before my feet fell off from dancing in my shoes all night, we jumped in a taxi and headed back to the hotel.
DRESS – Next
SHOES – New Look (similar)
MASK – H&M
LIPSTICK – Topshop beguiled
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love Amelia XO!