Bloggers Who Brunch Networking

I popped in to London this past weekend to spend some time with the Bloggers Who Brunch people run by the lovely Kirby.

I got the tube from Sloane Square  to our event space in North(?) London, and had chats with Katie from LexiLife and Katherine McMorran who is an amazing photographer. We talked about what apps to edit photos on how to set up your camera to get a blur background and how to feel confident on You Tube. We mingled “networked” ate popcorn and learnt a little more about creating content for our channels and blogs.

The views from our event space were amazing, The Shard, St Pauls and the BT  tower. 3 landmarks in one view!

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Wood flooring, abstract artwork and pink L shaped sofas. That’s my kind of event space, with roof top view. I’d love to be able to live here.

I made friends with a few ladies and we all went for lunch at Meat Liquor in the North and it was an experience. I had the stranded burger and a root beer which were both delicious. The decor was everyday Saw 2 vibes. There were TV screens with mixed up images on, and cctv of the dining area and your food came on metal trays and your tables were metal. It was an immersive first time experience into Meat Liqour. I’d definitely go back and take my BF.

Story time: I nipped to the loo after lunch and get burst in on. Which of course made me scream. Yet the chap that did the bursting in on left me with the door open. I have the most nerve wracking pee of my life. Then i accidentally threw my oyster card in the bin and dropped my ring down the tube escalator. I mean could I have been any more of a mess? Find Meat Liqour here there are loads all over London.

It wouldn’t be The Curly Haired Girl without an outfit update post. There is a reason this space is a ‘style and life blog’, Style comes first. I of course wore my new favourite jacket. If you follow me on Instagram ( you all really should @ameliaboswell) you would have seen this look already, with the added extra of my Primark sunnies.

Jacket – Vintage || dress – Tesco || shoes – Next || Bag – Carara Designs || Sunglasses – Primark || Earrings where a gift

thanks to Natoya from Juanitalikes for the outfit shots.

Burgundy Beret

There are so many different ways to wear a beret, believe me I’ve tried them all. A jaunty angle looked best for this outfit. I love mixing pinks and reds, I’ve styled them before in this post. This time I went for a mens red plaid shirt with some black straight leg jeans. I took my jacket, but it was for to hot to wear it even to take photos.

I feel like this look is as grunge as I go. I just submitted an essay at university about punk and have been looking at people dressed like I am today for weeks. I pulled out my 10 year old Converse that I got in Florida while visiting Disney, They are all faded and tattered. To me they are such a statement piece.

I wore

Beret – Vintage || Mens Shirt – Vintage || Jeans – Primark || Shoes – Converse || Bag – & Other Stories || Sunglasses – Steve Madden

p.s. Happy Mothers Day xx

Oversized Pink Shirt

I live so close to London and don’t venture in as much as I would like. But yesterday I spent the day in the big smoke and it was fantastic, Stomping around Bond street and Oxford Street. I went solo and met up with a few fellow bloggers so a little late lunch and a book swap.

(Photos not taken in London)

Think this is the first I’ve consciously bought something pink to wear. I love the dress style of this shirt and the band across the bottom adds a frill. It’s definitely one of the more girlie pieces in my wardrobe.

Also leopard print is everywhere at the moments, so I dug out this coat with it’s on trend tulle trimming. Adding accessorise like my mirrored sunglasses and my shoes make this look a little more special. I loving the fishnet trend and am so excited to wear it with everything again. I couldn’t get my hands on a black pair or fishnet socks so I got white. I think they add another element to the outfit.

I wore

Shirt – Zara (sale in store) || Coat – Old | Alternatives || Shoes – Next (sale) || Jeans – New Look ||Socks – Primark|| Sunglasses – Steve Madden

Silver Boots and 70’s Jumper

Photo credit | Poppy

Mix and match vibrant colours in the photography studio at uni. Poppy and I stayed after class was over to take outfit photos. Most of this outfit is vintage, either from charity shops or vintage fairs. The little golf broach I’ve had for years.

My modern take on 60’s/70’s/80’s style.

I WORE

70’s Knitted top – Tesco

Jacket – Vintage (alternatives)

Boots – Primark (great alternatives)

Jeans – New Look

Earrings – Vintage |Lou Lou’s Vintage fair (here)

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

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)

July

A little July favourite time for you all. This month I was really feeling spending, but tried to keep it together.

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All the glitter!!

Shoes: Blue brogues// Asda would you believe, the most comfortable shoes!! Cinderella shoes//NewLook, they are my bridesmaids shoes for my dad’s wedding 🙂

DSCN0336 DSCN0335Hair products: The BEST thing for curly hair!! Living Proof, it’s really hair changing, my locks get to do what they want. Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime! after dying my hair blonde at the bottom my locks have been so dead, this omega repair is amazing! Also smells like the stuff salons use. Mmmmm!

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Lotions and Potions: Did I really need a mini set of perfumes? No! did I buy them the last time I was in duty free? yes, yes I did. I’m so glad I did YSL Opium is the understated scent that I wanted and needed in my life. #sexywomansmell //Elizabeth Arden mascara ( do I even need to explain?) // Paul and Joe nail polish in Siamese 22// no17 Lipstick  in Rule Breaker ( I wore a light cover on a recent date) DSCN0339Crocheted clothing is something i wish I could wear 24/7 totally comfortable and great for sunny days. I’d pair this little top with jeans for a BBQ or shorts for the beach. DSCN0343I love leather purses and when I was this Savile Row Company one I really hit the jack pot. The perfect colour, the gold log, great leather smell. Super understated and will go with all my bags. Score!!

Sequin Cushions: Primark

Thanks for reading XO

Flora and Fauna

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I love wearing white shirts, but can i get a photo of them with out them looking like a ghost. No, no I can’t!

Any was I decided to be confident today and wear shorts in public, I’m a very conscious person and over thing everything, showing off a feature of my body that i’m not totally comfortable with is very daunting. DSCN0277Having not been blessed in the butt department and given more them my share in legs, shorts always fit a little oddly, but I LOVE this little blue number. The cheapest pair of shorts in the whole world.

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I wore

shirt – Zara

Shorts – Super market find ( Asda)

shoes – Next

bag – Lulu Guinness

sunglasses – New Look

rings – Volcano/Bill Skinner

Earrings – Gift

lace toe covers – Primark

May Favourites

DSCN0081My May favourites.

These are the things that I’ve been loving to use this month, they do spill over into last month and I’m sure I’ll be using them in June.

DSCN0082Percy and Reed: No Oil Oil hair Oil ( how many times can I say oil)

I’ve used this for over an week and have noticed such a difference, I’m hair is so much smoother and thicker. I don’t event get knots when it’s curly. ( This sample pot came with Elle)

Rose Gold Hoops.

I’ve always been totally jealous of girl who can pull off hoops, I think I look totally ridiculous. But I shan’t give up. I’ll find a way to style these hoops so that I feel confident wearing them. From John Lewis.

Bahoma – London, Vanilla Black

Recently I’ve falling in love with the whole Vanilla scent, I prefer the heavier smell. I’m really not one for sweet vanilla scents. Every time this is burning in the Lounge it’s my favourite place to be. The smell is so calming. DSCN0083

Silver Moon Boots

I’m a total magpie and spotted these boots from the other and of the store. I love wearing them so much. I think I’d be able to wear them with dresses too. They look cute with blue skinny jeans. From Primark.

DSCN0084Safari Bag

I had such a hard time picking this bag out, all the bags there were so beautiful and impeccably made. The perfect for summer bag, Palm tree, flamingos, pom moms and a pop of pink = everything I’d want out if a bag. This bag really goes with everything. Brings an outfit together. From Carara Designs.

Silver Boots

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Silver boots should be worn at all times.

As soon as i saw these boots i know they had to be mine, even if they were a size smaller then what I usually go for. Didn’t hurt that they were just £1.

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I WORE

JUMPER – ZARA

JEANS – DOROTHY PERKINS

BOOTS – PRIMARK

SHADES – NEWLOOK

RING – TK-MAXX

BRACELET – NOMINATION

BAG – LULU GUINNESS

EARRINGS – ACCESSORIZE