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August 2, 2015

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On Saturday I was treated to the ultimate pampering session thanks to gorgeous ladies over at Blo, which is situated in the beautiful Covent Garden. Not only was I treated to a blow dry but also a manicure, they totally spoilt me right!?… and let me tell you, it was de-vine!

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Let’s talk blow dry’s – this is by far my favorite thing about getting my hair done, I always feel extra fabulous with bouncy hair!
They have a hair menu where you can choose from 7 runway-ready styles or you can go a la carte with something bespoke for you. I opted for the Red Carpet but with extra curls in the length giving me the full glamour I wished for.

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Thank you Blo for my pampering and luscious hair!

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Photos – Shooting Dave

Flying Fashionably…

July 29, 2015

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The holiday season is in full swing and with the school’s broken up for the summer it’s time to think about a trip abroad. I’ve been lucky enough to have two holidays already this year – a city break to NYC and the other a beach holiday to Salou – both very different types of holidays and both very different length flights.

I find planning and packing for a holiday to be great fun, the buzz of buying new swimsuits, buying holiday bits and bobs that can be mixed and matched to create new outfits. The thing that I find the most challenging is what does one wear to travel in? Do I opt for comfort or style, or both? I try and combine the two the best I can, I was challenged by Purple Parking to share with you my tips and some outfit ideas for flying fashionably.

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What I’m wearing –
Kimono & Bag c/o Simply Be
Booties c/o Just Fab
Jeans – Topshop
T-shirt – Warehouse
Hat – Urban Outfitters

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My Top Tips –

Airplanes can be cold think about layering up with a jumper and wooly socks, I often pack these in my hand luggage.
Beach holidays – pack a swimsuit in you’re hand luggage, heaven forbid you’re case doesn’t arrive with you; you can still enjoy your first day of holiday by the pool. This nearly happened to me while heading out to Salou, thanks to the check out guy being dopy and sent my case off down the conveyor belt without any flight tags or details on it! Now that was a nerve-racking flight, I was filled with relief when my case appeared along with the rest of the flights! Thankfully I had a very distinctive case and was easily identifiable with the airport staff.

Never get caught out and make sure you only take 100ml or less liquid on the plane with you – there is nothing worse than getting you’re favorite moisturizer or foundation confiscated off you as its over 100 ml!
Another tip I have is invest in a clear plastic make up bag, it means you can keep all you’re beauty products together and saves messing around with those plastic bags while in the security que.
If you’re in doubt about what you can take on the plane with you check this handy luggage restrictions here. Things I make sure I take with me are make-up wet wipes, lip balm, hairbrush, sleep mask and chewing gum.

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What are you’re top tips for traveling fashionably or do you opt for comfort?

Photos – Shooting Dave

What I Wore To LoveBox…

July 26, 2015

simplybe_superdryIMG_8507IMG_8530To create my festival look I opted for this long line kimono from Simply Be to layer over this super cute Superdry dress, and to give the look a little more edge I opted for these backless booties from Just Fab. No festival look is complete without fringing (well in my book) I picked up this bucket bag from Forever 21 with my Westfield Stratford Voucher. To add the finishing festival touch I donned my floral crown from my good friends at Mad Elizabeth.IMG_8493IMG_8851I’m really pleased with how my outfit came together, it was tricky picking the pieces separately and hoping they would all work together. I first picked the kimono from Simply Be – thinking this could work with dresses, skinny jeans or even a playsuit. This lay the foundations, next up was picking my Superdry item, sadly the day the Fashion Sept girls were heading to the flagship store on Regence street I was ill with a stomach bug, I had to pick online with this I opted to keep it safe and went for this white dress – I’m really pleased that I did as I think they went well perfectly! Onto my feet, these were made glam by Just Fab, I went for these backless booties as I felt they would go not only with this look but many more to come. They weren’t to high which is a plus when walking around a festival all day and I really liked the buckle details, they give the booties a little more toughness. My bag was more a grab before the Forever 21 store closed but boy am I pleased with it – I love a bit of fringing, not that I’ve ever owned any but have always wanted to. There are so many reasons I love this bag, fringing, stud details, plaited handle, bucket bag and it fits so much into it! Like I said lots of reasons to love it, plus the price it was only £19.99!! Bargain for sure!

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Kimono c/o Simply Be
Dress c/o Superdry
Booties c/o Just Fab
Bag c/o Forever 21 Via Westfield Stratford
Transfer Tattoos c/o Flash Tattoos
Floral Crown c/o Mad Elizabeth Vintage
Sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop

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LoveBox Music Festival…

July 23, 2015

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On Saturday I headed to LoveBox at London’s Victoria Park, along with the Fashion Sept girls, who I will introduce you to later ;-). The kind folks over at Superdry decked us out in some mighty fine gear, and not to be left out on the action the lovely’s over at Just Fab gave our feet some glamour with their huge range of shoes. I also did (along with Lois and Laura) a special instagram take over on Simply Be’s account, head over to their feed to see my snaps!

I met the girl’s outside the entrance, they had set up camp along with some prosecco and multiple bags of sweets and plenty of Flash Tattoo’s which were being applied, I joined in on the action and got my temporary tatts appiled (turned out they arent so temporary, lots of scrubbing to get them off the next day!). After hanging outside LoveBox for longer than we probably should have, we made our way to collect our photography passes and got inside. We soon got into work mode and split off into small groups to get our outfit photos in – the good thing about hanging with other fashion bloggers, we understand the whole stand and pose thing, plus we can take each others photos!

IMG_8655 love_box03IMG_8646IMG_8612IMG_8736love_box02IMG_8586IMG_8541IMG_8475IMG_8474IMG_8456IMG_8829After wandering around taking outfit photos for each other and seeing what LoveBox had to offer we got hungry. There was no question or doubt in which food vendor to head to, as soon as we saw Mac & Cheese we all got on it, and boy was it yummy! We were also lucky enough to have some amazing cup cakes courtesy of La Di Da Cupcakes… They were so tasty and look how cute they are too!! Defiantly check them out, your taste buds wont be disappointed believe me – also lets just ignore that I’m on a diet for one weekend ;-).IMG_8861IMG_8827fashion_septNow onto another important matter, Fashion Sept we are a collective of fashion bloggers – blogging about lifestyle, travel and fashion. The Fashion Sept ladies include Lois, Laura, Leigh, Clare, BethAnnie and myself. We all have such wide and varied fashion tastes and styles, it’s great to see how we’ve all styled items from the same brands but in such different ways.
Fashion Sept is the brainchild of Lois, who is a PR maven and hooded us up with the amazing goodies for LoveBox, we have lots of exciting things planned and look forward to sharing them with ya’ll soon. In the meantime wanna see more from us? Follow our instagram and twitterDSC_7343IMG_8695IMG_8739DSC_6983

Another amazing treat was these Fuji-film Instax Mini Polaroids courtesy of Currys. We had lots of fun taking instant snaps on these beautiful pastel coloured babies. We all picked our favorite colours – as there wasn’t a green option (my lucky colour) I opted for sunshine yellow.IMG_8731IMG_8730IMG_8648You can’t quite tell from this picture but is was quite literally the dustiest place I’d ever been too! It was like what I imagine a stand store to be like, well a mild stand storm. Our Just Fab shoe’s got covered but don’t they still look pretty!IMG_8840love_box01DSC_6981IMG_8619IMG_8735

All photos taken by me, expect the ones I’m in, photo credit Bunnipunch & Beth – Thanks ladies!

Shopping Trip With The Girls…

July 20, 2015

And Westfield Stratford!

westfields_03westfields_02westfield_04We were invited along to Westfield Stratford for a spot of shopping and to top up our Love Box outfits – more on that later ;-) Oh I’m such a tease! We hit up our favorite stores and got busy shopping, the lovely Beth raided Topshop and picked up this super cute oversized shirt and tan faux crock bag. After a good mooch in H&M, River Island and the mecca that is Primark, where Lois picked up a snazzy beaded clutch bag and some sunnies we dashed into Forever 21, just in the nick of time (they were closing). I found the bag of dreams. A fringe, tassel and studded bucket bag – now what a combo! It completed my Love Box outfit perfectly, giving it the perfect festival finishing touch!
It was such a fun evening shopping and chatting with the girls. Which stores are you’re favorite to visit on girly shopping trips?

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Festival Style…

July 15, 2015

festival_vibes_016festival_vibes_009festival_vibes_034With festival season in full swing its easy to get inspired by all the street style snaps floating about the web. This outfit is a nod towards the festival season and a little warmer up, ready for Love Box on Saturday – I can’t wait to share my outfit and see what my blogging friends are wearing. I’m also looking forward to watching Snoop Dog as he’s headlining the Saturday!

For this look I opted for a causal day vibe, with skinny jeans, printed tee and tan sandals. Now let’s talk about these sandals, you all loved the black version just as much as I did (I guess the proof is that I bought a second pair in tan!!) and I’m so pleased I did. They are super comfy and go with everything, I feel the tan are perfect for a more casual vibe. Now I’m a sucker for a good khaki jacket and this Superdry one will fit in nicely with my collection, it has enough different details to my many others to warrant being added to my vast collection of khaki based jackets (I guess its safe to say khaki is my favorite colour). I love that it nips in at the waist thanks to a cleaver draw string, giving it a feminine touch and it has about a million pockets, so many places to hide my oyster card and phone! To give the look that extra touch of bohemian I stacked on the rings and opted for my printed brim fedora hat. Are you going to any music festivals this summer and what will you be wearing?

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Jacket c/o Superdry
Top, Jeans & Sandals – Topshop
Bag – Vintage
Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters
Watch c/o Tallulah’s Threads
Turquise Ring c/o Mad Elizabeth
Silver Ring – Forever 21
Stacked Rings – Freedom, Topshop
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Modern Checks

July 12, 2015

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From time to time I put together an outfit that just ooze’s a classic vibe – to me this combination of monochrome trousers felt effortlessly cool and classic. When browsing the HOF site I spotted these gingham jeans and knew instantly how I’d style them, in fact I could think of a number of ways and thought, these are a must have! For their first outing I opted for all black. Teaming a simple t-shirt with my long line duster coat, my current favorite shoes and of course my beloved fedora and Tres Chic clutch bag.amyblog_004amyblog_020amyblog_023amyblog_009amyblog_034amyblog_042What I’m wearing –
French Connection Jeans c/o House Of Fraser
Fedora HatUrban Outfitters
Sandals & T-shirtTopshop
Clutch BagMiss Selfrdige
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