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That Fall Feeling

October 10, 2015

richmond_park_020richmond_park_009richmond_park_029The weather on Sunday was just de-vine, I mean if I’d had known how warm it was going to be I’d of ditched my wooly jumper and even my tight! Alas I was caught out by the british weather – it’s a cunning little so and so!! We Headed to Richmond Park for a walk and were joined by our friends Bex & Lex (you’ll have seen them in our last Richmond Park post here). We also had a special guest Rocco the pug with us, he’s been keeping Coco company over the weekend while his Daddy’s were away. It’s been great fun having the little – errr, he’s bigger than Coco, so not so little – fella here. Although pugs snore, like really snore! I mean I was warned but man did Rocco keep us awake at night, he even snored with his eyes open, and he sheds hairs unlike Coco, that also took some getting used to (if you look closely, you’ll see them ALL OVER ME) even with the sleepless nights and the fawn coloured hairs all over my tights, he was the sweetest pup and it really makes me want a second dog, maybe just not a pug any more (I’m in need of some sleep!).

richmond_park_017richmond_park_007richmond_park_035richmond_park_003I picked this aztec monochrome skirt up with my work uniform discount, I’m really into printed skirts this season. Wooly jumpers are becoming a firm favorite too, this crew jumper is a bargain at a mere £26 – then I get the perks of staff discount on top :-) – How could I not get it and after all it’s in my much loved colour, burgundy!richmond_park_026richmond_park_039richmond_park_022richmond_park_043 richmond_park_011 richmond_park_005richmond_park_031richmond_park_027

What I’m wearing – Jumper & Skirt – Oasis Bag – Warehouse Shoes – Dr Martins Hat – Urban Outfitters Ring – Freedom, Topshop


Photos – Shooting Dave

Fancy winning a new set of frames?

October 6, 2015



I recently teamed up with Firmoo to pick a new set of frames – I picked these beauts – and now we’re giving you the chance to win a pair too!


To help you pick from the fabulous selection on offer, I’ve picked out some of my favorites –
The Classic
The Fashionista
The Cool-Cat
The Retro Lady


The little details:
One pair of Firmoo glasses with free shipping, choosing from this page.
Glasses include the frames, standard 1.50 index single vision lenses – you can upgrade you’re lenses and add-ons but will be charged for an extra fee or even have them as a fashion statement and no need for a prescription.
You have 7 days to scoop out you’re dream frames from this selection, just leave a comment below including the link to you’re favorite pair.
The giveaway ends on Tuesday 13th October.


Post in collaboration with Firmoo but all views and love of stylish glasses are my own.



And the winner is…

October 6, 2015

IMG_9055Thank ya’ll for entering my giveaway!

I’m pleased to announce that Judy Cozart is the winner – I’ll be in touch with you via email shortly, I hope you enjoy you’re copy of Cheap Chic :-)


I actually have another giveaway coming later this evening… keep you’re eyes peeled *hint* ;-)

Button Down

October 1, 2015

amy_blog_sun_018amy_blog_sun_032amy_blog_sun_025I’ve teamed up with Fat Face to share with you my AW denim picks – I used to love boyfriend jeans but over time have fallen for the skinny jean. I feel skinny jeans can be worn dressed up or causal, and for today’s look I opted for casual by rolling them up. Another must have for Autumn is a plaid shirt, now it’s no secret that I love a good plaid shirt & denim jeans combo (see herehere & here). The colours within this plaid shirt are my kind of colours, burgundy is my favorite colour – like you didn’t already know that ;-).
I have lots of plans for this shirt and can see it becoming a firm favorite throughout the cooler months, I’m thinking layered over dresses and under wooly jumpers.amy_blog_sun_029amy_blog_sun_033These little booties are perfect for transitional dressing. The colour and cut of them are just right for this season and by rolling up the bottoms of my jeans you can see the detail of the cut out and buckle perfectly, and the heel is just the right height for wandering around the common.amy_blog_sun_035amy_blog_sun_023The weather this September has been rather mild and delightful, again I’ve ditched my jacket. This outfit was perfect for our usual Sunday stroll in the common and this weekend we have a special house guest visiting… any pug fans stay tuned for my weekend post! Also I will announce the winner of my giveaway at the weekend, eek it’s exciting! :-)amy_blog_sun_028amy_blog_sun_003amy_blog_sun_020What I’m wearing –
Shirt & Jeans c/o Fat Face
Boots c/o Jones Bootmaker
Bag c/o Warehouse
HatWarehouseamy_blog_sun_021amy_blog_sun_030amy_blog_sun_005Photos – Shooting Dave


Dark & Stormy

September 27, 2015

amy_blog_063amy_blog_096amy_blog_097Time to mix things up a little, my last couple of looks have been heavily 70’s inspired. I fancied a change and opted for a nudge on the grungy side. This paisley print skirt is another work discount piece (it’s handy working in fashion and getting 75% off clothing you like). I didn’t want to go down the obvious way to style it, instead I went for a 90’s throwback with my beanie hat and Dr Martens (you know its fall when these are back on my feet!) my leather jacket felt like the right choice. To inject glamour into the look I went for my envelope rose gold clutch bag, and finally to add extra texture and warmth I layered up my faux fur stole. amy_blog_094amy_blog_066amy_blog_090amy_blog_086I was really pleased with how the look turned out, I wore this outfit for dinner with friends. It felt the perfect mix between casual and dressy – I think this skirt will see me right through to the party season. I’m thinking it can be worn in the day with simple t-shirts or large cosy knits and for the evening pairing it with heels.amy_blog_061amy_blog_080What I’m wearing –
T-shirt, Belt & Hat – Topshop
Skirt – Oasis
Shoes – Dr Martens
Jacket, Faux Fur Stole & Bag – Wallisamy_blog_095amy_blog_081amy_blog_079Thank you all for entering my giveaway and following me, I will announce the winner in Wednesday’s post… Not sure what I’m on about, then click here.amy_blog_093amy_blog_067amy_blog_088amy_blog_072Photos – Shooting Dave


Uptown 70’s

September 24, 2015

amy_blog_010amy_blog_006amy_blog_032London has been a buzz with fashionistas, you would mainly have seen them in the heart of Soho. Over the weekend I was invited down to Warehouse’s VIP suit in their flagship store on Oxford Street to have a mooch around, get a pampering by their amazing nail artist and get decked out in some new clobber to get me LFW ready.

While having a mooch around the store I spotted this printed collar dress- the print reminds me of William Morris, and the autumnal colours in the dress are my favorites it was a must. Now this bag is something I’ve been eyeing up for a while, and the boots, well I slipped them on and they were oh so comfy they just had to be mine, no doubt about it! To finish off the look I added my trusted fedora hat – I promise I don’t wear it every day, well I try not to. ;-)

amy_blog_001amy_blog_056amy_blog_021amy_blog_008amy_blog_019amy_blog_059amy_blog_023amy_blog_037amy_blog_028What I’m wearing –
Dress, Bag & Boots c/o Warehouse
Hat – Urban Outfitters
Socks (just seen) – Topshop
Rings – Shop in Salou & Topshop amy_blog_033amy_blog_049amy_blog_058amy_blog_011amy_blog_052

Photos – Shooting Dave

Wild And Free

September 19, 2015


I just have to take a moment and look at my weight loss progress – I was gifted this dress way back when and sadly at the time it didn’t fit me, I had intended to style a photo-shoot using it but all efforts fell through with lack of a model or it being rained off. The dress sat in my wardrobe looking sorry for it’s self, when this weekend with a mini Indian summer and plenty of warm sun (see no jacket in sight) I though why the heck not I’ll try it on, and to my amazement it fit and not only did it fit, it looked nice. I’m really pleased with myself and this has spurred me on to continue my journey and not get complacent.

About this look – when I picked this dress from Choices (way back when) I knew how I’d like to style it and these images are exactly what I had in mind, fedora hat check, ankle boots check, festival bag check, whimsical location double check. It all came together perfectly and what gorgeous weather we had for September now in typically British fashion it’s back to rain. London is gearing up for Fashion Week, I have some plans and looking to share my favorites from the abundance of street style and of course I will be illustrating it.

amy_blog_sat_077amy_blog_sat_081amy_blog_sat_070amy_blog_sat_082amy_blog_sat_068amy_blog_sat_091What I’m wearing –
Dress c/o Choices
Booties c/o  Just Fab
Belt – Topshop
Hat – Urban Outfitters
Bag c/o Forever 21 Via Westfield Stratford
Ring – Freedom, Topshop amy_blog_sat_084amy_blog_sat_092amy_blog_sat_061amy_blog_sat_079amy_blog_sat_086Also don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to with you’re own copy for Cheap Chic’s 40th anniversary edition! For all the details click here!

Photos – Shooting Dave


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