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

Winter Leopard Coat and Men’s Shirt

You can tell it’s Autumn now, the mornings are bitterly cold. When I get up for uni my breath mists in the air in front of me, waiting for the train is torture. But it does mean I can bring out my more autumnal/winter pieces.


These amaze booties were from Primark years ago in the sale, and have lasted and lasted. The leopard coat is even older. I’ve probably had it over 10 years. OMG!

For someone who loves shopping as much as I do, you might not know that I’m reluctant to shop at the change of the season. I could buy something that won’t transition to next year or all us fashionistas will end up looking the same. There really is a fine balance.

Like my new tote bag? A massive Lulu Guinness bag for uni. Lulu Guinness is up there with my fave brands of all time. I’m a proper LG junkie. A friend of mine got to model for LG and I was so jealous and proud.

How are you preparing for Autumn and Winter? Anyone want to get a pumpkin/gingerbread latte with me?

Coat – Pussycat | Jeans – Primark | Shirt – Ralph Lauren (mens) | Boots – Primark  | Bag – Lulu Guinness | Sunglasses – Boohoo (old)

Pom Pom Jumper & Palm Dress

Squint and I’m at some cool garden party networking brunch, but in reality i’m in my grandma’s garden. She’s got such green fingers her garden looks amazing all year round.

I’m feeling this look so much, worn for my mums birthday to just communicate that she means more to me then me wearing my usual boring uniform. When your mum has a birthday, you pull the stops out you make an effort. Show your appreciation through your outfit choice. If you saw in my Insta stores I wore this look to Stewarts Garden Centre then Networking (it’s the outfit for every occasion) It’s the versatile outfit of the season, you saw it here first ( kidding).

This look was such a talking point at the networking even i went to,  that someone said I made their day by wearing it. When you are self employed you can wear what you like, you can break the mould of suits and corporate wear.

I wore

jumper – H&M || dress – Kaliko similar  || shoes* Converse || bag – Lulu Guinness || charm -Lulu Guinness

Statement Jacket and Flatforms

Blogger friends are truly great, they understand that you want cute photos taken of you infront of colourful walls. They know the angles to shoot you and how to make you look confident for your blog. Poppy is one of these friends, we met at university and got on like a house of fire and have taken photos for each others blogs before. We spent a good hour getting the right shots of our outfits. She’s really talented and the best because I love the photos.

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know that I love a good jacket. My mum actually got me this jacket from a charity shop, about 10 years ago (I know right this jacket is old).

I love bright and bold jackets and should be wearing this jacket more. The clashing colours next to my silk scarf shirt just makes the whole look so bold and statement. The faintest blues in the jacket are picked up with my Lulu Guinness bag, which is my pride and joy. Did I mention that it has fish on it?

Ofcourse I added bat earrings to the look, I love a bit of whimsy in an outfit. I was inspired by  Wednesday’s costume in The Addams Family musical which was why we were in Southampton. We went to see the show on opening night at The Mayflower. If you’ve not seen it yet, please do it’s great ( there will be a review on the blog soon)

 

I wore

jacket – Vintage

jeans – Primark

bag – lulu Guinness

top – DIY

shoes – Evans

earrings – Claire’s

 

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.

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

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

70’s Stripes

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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.  DSCN1651 DSCN1650 DSCN1649 DSCN1661 DSCN1666 DSCN1667

We stopped into my favourite shop Cherryade

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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

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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.

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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.

I wore

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.

Amelia, XO!

Thanks Hayden for the photos 😉

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

This is where I shot my outfit of the day. I mean how beautiful is it.DSCN1517

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