A whole look of “old things” Long Tall Sally coat I’ve had about three years ago which I bought second hand. Simpley Bee dress From TK-Maxx from years ago. Newest addition are these boots I thrifted last month. Possibly the oldest and my most precious handbag. A bumble bee barrel from Dooney and Bourke, from about 14 years ago. I remember seeing Emma Roberts being the cover girl for Dooney 13 year old me was living for it.
I begged my auntie to source the bag for my birthday while she was in Manhatten.She bought The Holy Grail home, and it was mine. My auntie bought my the little matching coin purse too. The bag may be a little faded now, but honey, she’s staying for every. My pride and joy. I’d run into a burning house to get her out.
location – Weymouth Clock Tower
Photographer – Hayden
Being able to run around a new city with someone you love is such a unique thing. Wanting to explore a new place with your love, is hilarious and exhausting and you really can’t wait to explore the next new place.
While we were in Edinburgh we drank Iron Bur till we were orange in the face, explored the Christmas market, woke up before sunrise to watch the sun come up over Arthur’s Seat from the Nelson Monument, went to cool bars, drank many cocktails and ate so much food.
Coat – Long Tall Sally
Jumper – & Other Stories
Jeans – Primark
Boots – Diechmann
Looking back at all the photos from this trip it really looks like I only wore black, white or red for four days. oops!
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
I’ve been on a little Cornish get away with the boy, we stopped in Perranporth for a little look at the beach and the shops. Perranporth is my second favourite beach in the whole world. Last time I was here was in the summer but there is something much more beautiful about a moody winter beach.
It looks like I live in this Long Tall Sally coat, but it’s just the warmest thing I took with me to Cornwall. I’ve been obsessed with with this plaid shirt from Zara it’s so oversized and baggy which suites my student lifestyle to a T. I’ve been wearing it with my trusty cropped jeans and my Ziggy boots from Primark. ( couldn’t wear fancy boots on the sand)
Also I dyed my hair, I’ve been wanting to get rid of my orange ends for a while and not having a spare moment to go to a salon I did it myself in my en suite. I just dyed over my orange with the Loreal Viking dye and i have this much more muted easier on the eye look.
shoes – here
jeans – here
coat – here
shirt – here
bag – here
More Cornish adventures to come, thanks for reading. XO.
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
Harry Paye day is an annual event held on Poole Quay every year on the 18th June, but I’ve only been this year. You dress up as a pirate and have a laugh with your friends while you raise some money for local charities.
I pulled on my boots and bandana and dashed to meet my friend before everything finished. I made it just in time to watch the last band play and eat an ice-cream.
It’s amazing that you can pull a costume together with a tan belt, lose shirt, knee high boots and a bandana.
Bandana – Similar
boots – similar
jeans – New Look
coat – Long Tall Sally
belt – Similar and beautiful
shirt – Topshop similar, similar
bag – Calvin Klein similar (sale)
Thanks for reading The Curly Haired Girl!
Love, Amelia xx.
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 😉
I’m a coat hoarder, I collect coats like they are going out of fashion (I hope not). This Long Tall Sally coat I scored in a charity shop is my latest addition. A mix between a pea coat and a trench and a gorgeous red pink. Slightly pinched at the waist to give me a little shape and the long sleeves. Being a tall girl means that sleeves are always short on me. but Long Tall Sally cater to the tall girl which is perfect for me as I’m 5 10.
The knitted texture kept me warm on my beach walk with Stacey.
JEANS – New Look
SHOES – George
COAT – Long Tall Sally
BAG – Lulu Guinness
EARRINGS – similar
I’m off to see Deadpool now so I’ll catch you later 😉
love Amelia, XO!