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
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!
event space – breather.com
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.
Dungarees have been in every store these past few years. Each season brings a new twist to the game. I’m really into this trend but did’t want to look like every Bert and Harry walking down the street in dungarees so I scooped up this little gem from a vintage kilo sale.
A denim pinafore.
If you’ve not been to a kilo sale you have to go, you pay by the weight of the item and come away with something no one else has. They are the perfect way of sprucing your wardrobe without hitting the bank to hard.
I went full 90’s mixing the denim pinafore with a striped t-shirt, trainers and colourful sport socks. The a-line dress with the pockets is so 90’s and the little strap on the side.
Sunglasses – Steve Madden || Jacket – Vintage (alternative) || Pinafore – Vintage (alternative) || t-shirt – Zara || Trainers – Converse || Necklace Charms – Topshop
Photo : H
Taken in and around Bournemouth Gardens.
Have you guys been on the Bournemouth Wheel yet? the views are spectacular.
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.
70’s Knitted top – Tesco
Jacket – Vintage (alternatives)
Boots – Primark (great alternatives)
Jeans – New Look
Earrings – Vintage |Lou Lou’s Vintage fair (here)
Around Christmas time Dorset comes to life with fairs and events all over the county. Dorset Food and Drink came to Athelhampton House. We wandered the tents looking for Dorsetshire foods and drinks. All the stall holders were locals showing off their craftsmanship. We ate artisan marshmallows, sausage rolls, sampled some alcohol. We tried a “chimney cake” or Kürtőskalács, it was so delicious.
After fuelling up we headed into the gardens to explore.
Jeans – New Look
Boots – Deichmann
Top – old similar
Jacket – similar
Bag – here
Scarf – old similar
Undressed: Brief History of Underwear.
The V&A host so many exhibitions that I’d like to see. I chatted to mum for about 2 seconds before we booked our train tickets and headed into the capital.
First stop was Harrods where we had brunch in the Godiva Chocolate cafe.
the Godiva Milk Chocolate sin cake with a serving of hot pouring chocolate, a salmon and watercress sandwich. Both incredibly delicious and service was prompt considering we were 2nd through the door.
I love looking at and buying underwear and was so excited to go see the undressed exhibition. Of course we weren’t allowed to take photos, which was a real shame because I would have loved to have shown you some of my favourite pieces.
a vintage Jacket
Topshop – cami
New Look – Jeans ( turned up)
New Look – Tasseled loafers
Zandra Rhodes – bag
After we shopped around Liberty and looked at all their christmas Decorations then headed into Carnaby Street for dinner and a little shopping, before heading to the station to go home. We all fell asleep having officially conquered London for the day.
thanks for reading.
The Curly Haired Girl turned one of the 21st of April! Last year I wasn’t happy with the content I was creating on my old blog, I didn’t know what my next move was. How was I to move forward with my old content lurking around? I couldn’t, so I made the bold step to start again, from scratch!!
thecurlyhariedgirl.org.uk was launched and I started to think about what I wanted to share more seriously.
My plans for Year Two: Go to more blogger events and to start university in September, and get my hair sorted so that I’m happy with it.
Fortunately the 21st was also date night, so myself and the boy headed to 7Bone in Bournemouth I ordered the Shuffle to the Straight Time and he went for Prince Charles is overrated.
The money shot! ( a little on the cold side but it was packed so it’s ok) Of course I had the dirty fries, I want bottles and bottles of the stuff.
dress – Boohoo < almost identical
jacket- Vintage similar
bag- vintage Calvin Klein similar
thank you for reading for a whole year!!!!