Morris & Co X H&M

A quintessentially British designer global recognised, William Morris prints are all over the world from textiles to wallpaper, and now a H&M collection. The Victorian/arts and crafts style is perfect for this time of year. Morris & Co X H&M teams the most recognisable William Morris prints into a collection for the A/W and beyond. Click the link to be taken to the site, H&M. I knew I wanted a piece from this collection. Each piece has a luxury look at H&M prices. The first piece I picked was this dress shirt, it’s flowing hem and delicate cuffs made it the perfect choice.

The styling of the shoot of this collection is giving me major inspiration for styling for Autumn. Soft feminine skirts with thick sailor jumpers, turtlenecks under dresses. Heavenly.

JACKET – VINTAGE | BOOTS – JUSTFAB | JEANS – PRIMARK | TOTE BAG – LULU GUINNESS | SUNGLASSES – BOOHOO | SHIRT/DRESS – MORRIS &CO X H&M | EARRINGS – TOMMY HILFIGER

 

not spon – just love the collection

26-09-18 – Confidence

There is nothing like almost dying to make you love your body.

I don’t beat myself up over being heavier than my friends. Or eating ALOT of cake and then more cake. I’m excited to be alive.
Nothing more poignant then went my friends and I went to a water park. My gorgeous slender babes all in swimming costumes and me not giving an F in a bikini that made my tits look fantastic. If I do say so myself. note, it’s not to say my friends aren’t confident I just really don’t care what people think of me. So I wear what makes me happy.
Even though I was ill 10 years ago I’m still feeling grateful for all the Drs and nurses and powerful that my body (and their medicine) kept me alive.

Recently when trying on clothes I realised it wasn’t my shortcomings in the body department that was wrong it was the fashion industry that was. I see my body as beautiful and that clothes not fitting right was the fashion worlds problem, not mine. I will choose to shop in stores that understand that bodies are for living in and that what I’m doing with mine. I’ll leave behind stores that are unrealistic and don’t understand the form of the female body.
I’m wearing two pieces from high street stores that I love, They have really started to become my favourite places to shop.
This H&M dress is my favourite thing in my wardrobe. You’ve seen me talk about it in a recent post and still love it. Paired with New Look tartan trousers because it is winter. For years these two stores have been the places that I’ve never shopped in. I dreaded them, to be honest. Their sizing didn’t fit into my ideals, so I stayed away. To my delight, they’ve earned serious points for this season.
And these boots are heaven.hard to walk in because I’ve broken too many toes in my time but, Oh my I love that they make me about 6ft3.

Jacket – Vintage – Trousers – New Look | Dress – H&M (instore) | Boots – Just Fab ( OLD, Just Fab have loads of similar styles)

Monkey Print Shirt

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.

i wore

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 

70’s Ski Jumper

Après Ski anyone?

I loved last seasons sportswear trend and Pucci’s 70’s take, with their ski style. I’ve muted this trend to fit into my daily style,

This bold graphic ski jumper with heeled tan boots is just the subtle 70’s look I love. I added a silver peace necklace.

Also it’s my birthday today, i’m 23. These photos were taken at lunch with my parents.

I wore

Jumper – Next

Boots – Just Fab (similar)

 Jeans – New Look

Coat – Baum und Pferdgarten

bag – Zara  (in stores)

Thank you 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

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.

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

Jacket Dress

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Can you wear two dresses in one outfit? the answer is yes, yes you can.

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I’ve had this red dress in my wardrobe for about 4 months. I’ve never been able to find the right occasion or right accessorise to wear it. It’s a heavy suede and buttoned up it didn’t sit right on my frame. I wore it unbuttoned over my grey turtle ‘smock’ as a type of trench/short sleeved blazer. Adding my sky high boots that make me about 6ft 3 to complete the look.

I WORE

GREY DRESS – TESCO

( would you believe it and at £16, bargain!)

RED DRESS – ASOS sale!

BOOTS – JUST FAB

EARRINGS – Similar

thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed,

love Amelia, XO

Vintage Daisy Dress

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I truly love vintage dresses. I snapped this daisy dream up for £2!!

There is nothing I want more from a dress then a great skirt, the movement when I walk is something I just don’t really find anymore in a day dress. Added addition of boots and leather jacket make the feminine dress much harder and more my style. My inspiration was Beyoncé  when she stands on the cop car in her video for Formation.

I’ve been listening to it non stop.

I wore

Dress – Vintage

Leather Jacket – New Look

Boots – Just Fab

Sunglasses – ebay

Bag – Lulu Guinness (similar)

Septum – Etsy

thanks for reading!!

Love Amelia, XO

Chinese Winter Wonderland

Chinese new year is just around the corner and Bournemouth are in full celebration mode. Boscombe have put on Chinese winter wonderland. I headed over to sample some delicious food. There were events going on over both days but we got completely distracted by the food stalls. DSCN1339 DSCN1341DSCN1335-001

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 Chinese pork bun/Cha siu bao which was so delicious the puffy bun was light and the perfect bed for the sweet hot barbecue pork inside.

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I don’t remember what this is called but let me tell you it was so so delicious. Rise, boiled egg, star anise, beef. My little Nephew who’s a fussy eater loved this dish so much i couldn’t feed him fast enough.DSCN1327

These was a sort of asian omelette with squid in i think, coated in a generous amount of spice.

Followed very quickly by Korean glass noodles that weren’t my favourite but mum loved them. They were such a success that I wasn’t quick enough to get a snap of them.

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Washed down with Yobu’s mango bubble tea with lychee balls.

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None of us had ever had bubble tea before, now we are all huge fans. Some enjoyed it way more then others. Little man loved the lychee balls in the tea that you chew when you drink. All the food venders are restaurant owners in and around Bournemouth.

Don’t forget that Chinese new year is on 8th February and I hope you are all going to celebrate in some way.

I wore

Jeans – New Look

Boots – Just Fab

Jacket – Red Herring

Top – Zara

Bag – Lulu Guinness

Hat – (old) similar 

thank you for reading, as always have a great day.

Love, Amelia XO