Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Colour Your Ways

Top: 304 Clothing   Shorts: American Apparel    Bowler Hat: Topshop     Boots: Dr Martens

Happy Mid-Week!

I want to introduce you (if you haven't already heard) to 304 Clothing. Think eye-catching summertime tees and chill-out hoodies that are oh-so comfy. I've been spying this brand all over the place recently, so couldn't wait to get my hands on this cheeky play on words vest. I noticed 304 were a popular look at Glastonbury and Sonar this year, the designs are perfect for the festival season or over a bikini by the pool! 

 Spread the 304 love and check out their website here - I wanna know your favourites!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

Happy Sunday lovely bloggers! 

Here is a typical day outfit I thought I'd share with you guys. I'm wearing my denim jacket to absolute death at the moment, having picked it up for just £3 in one of my local charity shops. £3! Not bad aye? It's frustrating to see fellow shoppers spending £30+ on denim jackets in the high street stores, when really you can find absolute treasures - at a snippet of the price - in any decent charity shop! Go on, start rummaging :) Here's where the rest of my outfit is from;

Denim Jacket: Charity Shop
Striped Crop Top: Beyond Retro (Brighton)
Necklace: Primark
High Waisted Jeans: Topshop 'Jonis'
Satchel: Camden Market (Take a closer look at my satchel here)
Trainers: New Balance 

What have you all been upto? I've just come back from Off Sonar in Barcelona, which was an amazing holiday. I met some lovely people and can't wait to go back again next year! I'm now preparing myself for GLASTONBURY. I'm so excited. Pictures of the crazy trip to follow xox

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Silver Linings

How beautiful is this weather at the moment? I love English summers (-when the sun is out-) it's so damn pretty. It also means us gals can get our legs out and feel okay about it right?

I wore this outfit out for drinks not so long ago. The American Apparel shorts were snapped up when they had that cheeky 20% discount online. I wouldn't have paid full price for them as let's be honest, you can find black shorts anywhere, however I do love the good quality. I wear them all the time too as they go with anything! The black/silver crop top was from Primark at a measly £6 - nothing like a bargain. My favourite item from this outfit has to be my new summer sandal/heel/wedges - whatever you'd like to call them. I got them from one of those cheapy shoe shops (I'm sure your town has one!) and just love 'em. I've been meaning to buy some strappy heels for a while and these fit the bill, I think they will funk up any pretty summer dress and they go well with skinny jeans too. Giant pink bag alert is from ASOS and comes out of the cupboard when an outfit needs a splash of colour - handy!

What have you all been upto? I've just finished my second year of uni and have some very exciting times ahead, starting with Parklife this weekend in Manchester - yay to the start of festival season! 

Link me to some of your summer outfits I'd love to take a look. Amy xox 

Monday, 22 April 2013

Candyfloss Martini

Are you going away anywhere nice this year? I've just booked a holiday to Barcelona and thought what better way to get excited than buying your first couple of summer pieces! I've been eyeing up this  bikini online for quite some time, so when I saw it looking all cute and candy like in Topshop today I had to have it. I love the pink and powder blue combination! 

I thought my new sunglasses from Urban Outfitters would suit it perfectly. U.O have such a good range of different shapes and styles of glasses, definitely worth checking out. I love the colour and gold detailing on the frame of these. I hope the sunshine that's been coming out to play recently is here to stay! 

Have any of you guys purchased any summery items recently?

Amy xo

Monday, 25 March 2013

Beach Waves: Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray Review

''Sexy, salty, sun-dried, wind-swept styles - whenever wherever'' 
Bumble and Bumble 
Winner: InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2013

Hello beauties! I wanted to share with you today my new found must-have product - the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. I have a natural wave to my hair which can be fun, however if I wash and leave it without any product it tends to end up looking like frizz central - not cool.  So, in order to tame my mane I have found sea salt spray to be the absolute best. I have tried and tested a number of these sprays over the past few years, mainly high street brands - from Toni & Guy to Lee Stafford. It has to be said, none of these compare to this gem of a product. 

I spritz to wet hair, give it a blast with a hair dryer so it's partly dry and then leave the rest to dry naturally. I'll add a few extra sprays if I'm going out and want a more 'voluminous' look. It can be used on any type of hair - for me personally I would recommend it to you wavy types, it gives your hair  messy curls without having to do a thing. It's so easy and hassle free - and we all enjoy the beach look right! 

Check out the Bumble and Bumble website for more products...there's so many I want to get my hands on. They also showcase some really great tutorials for a range of different looks and types. Happy hair styling x

[A Small P.S....]

We don't want to lose each other in this upcoming changeover huh! My Bloglovin is here. 
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Have a gorgeous week!


Sunday, 3 March 2013

Cross my heart & hope to fly

Happy Sunday everyone! First of all I'm sending apologies as I haven't blogged in a while. February was such a busy month for me; I turned 21 (not sure how I feel about that), had a whole load of uni work on and have been to numerous gigs and nights out which has quite frankly worn me the F out! This is all whilst trying to sort out my career; applying for internships, preparing for interviews blablabla. I'm back though and raring to go! I wanted to share with you my newly purchased item - my DMs - I love them. I've been eyeing them up for ages and have finally got round to handing over the cash. I can't wait to wear these throughout the summer - I'm thinking pretty dresses, ripped shorts, at festivals etc etc. I teamed them with my crochet shorts and pink blouse from Topshop. I really love these shorts, they also look great with black tights when it's a little chilly. I'm sure you all know where my black studded bag is from..Zara of course. It's perfect for me as I can chuck everything and anything in it. We all love a good kitchen sink bag right!

Soo....what is up? Whats the 411? What has everybody been up to? What's the hot gossip? 

(Mean Girls)

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Jeff Campbell: Tiara Pumps

Do you like my pretty new shoes? 

As I'm sure you are all aware, the fierce Jeffrey Campbell heels (or brilliant replicas!) have dominated many a girls shoe collection for quite some time. Incorporating both catwalk and street styles, temptation from the statement  beauties cannot be resisted.

I'd now like to turn your attention to Mr Campbell's flats. I came across this lovely little pair when checking out the Office January sale. At £45 down from £90 - I simply had to. They have now become my favourite shoe - I can't wait for warmer weather to arrive so I can team these up with a cute tea dress. If you're interested, check them out here. Office are also offering them at the discounted price in cream too. They fit like a dream and are such good quality that I think they will last me right through to the end of summer (I plan to wear them a lot!). 

So if you love JC designs, but don't love the 6-inch heel - these flats are your answer. Killer spikes (beware!), eye-catching colours and studs galore, they will add personality to any outfit. 

Here are my some of my top picks.  


'Captive Loafer'

What do you all think? Are you having a ♥ affair with a pair of shoes at the moment? 

Amy x