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)
jacket – Vintage
jeans – Primark
bag – lulu Guinness
top – DIY
shoes – Evans
earrings – Claire’s
Hi, long time no see.
Sorry about that, but anyway have you been watching Girl Boss on Netflix? It’s a loose story telling of the rise of Nasty Gal and I love it. The clothes are heaven and it’s really a captivating story. In true Girl Boss ( Sophia) spirit, myself and a few of my gal pals from university went charity shop hopping. The first shop we stumbled upon was a British Red Cross and I sniffed out this gorgeous tan leather peacoat within the first few seconds. I flung it on and twirled in front of the mirror then twirled to the cash desk and it was all mine, for £5. £5!!
The photos of this look were taken in the water fountains at Southampton’s new Watermark. I was getting splatted by all the water, hence the face pulling.
I controversially style the peacoat with black and I love the look. My trusted black boots that make my legs look miles long and my most precious mini dress. (It’s the dress I met my boy friend in and I wear it every anniversary) To tie in the tan a little more I dug out my ‘seen better days’ Dooney and Bourke bumble bee barrel bag. I think it got water damaged years ago so the black leather has gone grey but it’s mine and I could never replace it. To finish (the cherry on top) are my fan earrings, given to me by a family friend.
dress – H! Henry Holland | boots – Topshop | Jacket – Vintage | earrings – gifted | Bag – Dooney and Bourke
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This mosaic/ tile shirt reminds me of Hermes from the 70’s. I wanted to bring out the pink in the shirt by wearing my pink Dr Martens.
Long denim jackets are really on trend, I picked mine up a few years ago in Truro from Magpie and Fox. It’s a Baum und Pferdgarten piece. They have some amazing 70’s inspired pieces on their site.
I’ve been on the hunt for some new trousers, my skinny jeans have become an everyday item for me and it’s getting a little stagnant. It’s not warm enough to wear dresses quit yet.
Shirt – Matalan (old) some great alternatives
Jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten
Jeans – New Look
Shoes – Dr Martens
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3pm stroll around Southampton old town and Ocean Village. We hunted out Jane Austen monuments and tudor architecture.
Also this Zara Donald Duck jumper is toasty warm and, what’s life without a little whimsy? (name that quote) The uni uniform is jeans, denim jacket and interchangeable tops. The same jacket as before because it doesn’t help that I left my other coats back at home, so will have to brave the cold until my return. Southampton is right on the water so there is no protection from the wind.
Jacket – Baum und Pferdergarten
Jumper – Zara (similar)
Jeans – New Look
Shoes – Converse (similar)
Bag – Carara Designs UK
Necklace – here
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I met up with two girls from my class for a little ‘not quite’ Christmas lunch. I ended up in the new Watermark building in Southampton. Not everything is open yet so we went for something new, Thaikhun which is an awesome Thai street food place, with the nicest staff and the tastiest food. We went for a bucket of Full Moon cocktail.
The inside is bright and rustic with a clear view of the kitchen, wooden floors and walls created smaller eating areas for a cozy dining experience.
My Ka Nom Jeeb Moo & Gong (prawn and pork Dumplings) add the chilli sauce that is on your table, you won’t be disappointed.
Poppy went for the Por Pia Tord pak ( veg spring rolls)
Amy had the Goong Choop Pang Tord ( Tempura prawns)
We devoured our starters wanting to share but not being able to because of the veggie. We moved onto the main course.
I had the chicken and cashew curry with jasmine rice. The right amount of spice blended with the creamy nuts and sweet veg.
I think is the chicken with pepper and garlic.
Poppy went for the red Thai curry with tofu. She did find too spicy, but they were more then happy to make her a lighter version.
We chatted and laughed before getting the bill and heading into the night.
As we walked back along the wall we were greeted with a crescendo that made us jump as high as our full stomachs would allow. The Wall in southampton was ablaze. Images danced across the stones depicting the birth and rise of Southampton.
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Thank you Poppy and Amy for being the kindest and funniest girls i know, and for accepting that I will want to take photos of the food you are about to eat. See you in 2017
Love Amelia, XO
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. Selfies were taken in the changing room at Re:So, they have beautiful clothes and their changing room decor is too cute.
The bunny in a dress needs to be painted on my walls.
t shirt – Romwe
jeans – New Look
booties – Just fab (different colour)
shades – Romwe
Thank you for reading, XO.
I love restaurants that are home grown, where creating thoughtful menus of delicious food is a priority. The glorious people behind The Stable have done just that! I went with a group of friends and my boyfriend to try out their pizza and cider.
Stable are a Southern company from my childhood county of Dorset. Their Bournemouth location is a recent addition to the family and we sat at a long bench and chatted and eat and drank.
Their interior design is so Instagramable and still smells very new. Menus are on clip boards and you are given a number block when you order at the bar.
The cider taster board that my friends ordered. I’m a picky drinker so I don’t think I would have liked this but oh my, it looked good. I had the Devon red which was not as fruity as i would have lived but it was great.
The guy and I ordered The Lamb Roast and The King Crabber and switched half way so we could try each others. The King Crabber was amazing, the crab meat was light yet tasty and then I squeezed some of the lemon on the pizza and it could have seen fireworks for how delicious it was. From a solid 8 to a full 10 out of 10.
I can’t wait to go to my Southampton The Stable now I’ve fallen in love. Also they have a pretty big vegan menu.
Bournemouth | Southampton