Monday, 28 October 2013

black damask

TOPSHOP JUMPER, JEANS AND NECKLACE // ASOS SHIRT, SOCKS AND SCARF // MOTEL ROCKS JACKET* // H&M BOOTS
Motel strikes again! I love this lil' textured number so much it hurts; it just adds that little bit extra to even the most basic of all-black ensembles, and despite not being the warmest cover-up, it's just so lovely that being a bit chilly is a small price to pay. 
Today has been a pretty productive day all round - I made a start on some coursework and had a major wardrobe clear-out that will definitely be resulting in an update of my blog sale later this week (see what's currently available by clicking here). Most of the things I'm going to be selling I still really love, but I just need to clear out some space! My wardrobe was so crammed full that the rail actually broke right off last week, so everything was just in a huge pile at the bottom! Hence the emergency clear-out session. It's actually so therapeutic though, like a kind of sartorial catharsis. Plus getting rid of a load of stuff means that when I hit Oxford Street on Friday, I won't feel so guilty when I buy a whole bunch of new stuff that I probably don't need. Now though, it's time for dinner before Made in Chelsea later - I'm hooked!

xoxo

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

fluffy

FRONT ROW SHOP JUMPER* // H&M SHIRT // MISSGUIDED SKIRT* // LYDC BAG* // DR MARTEN 1461's // CASIO WATCH // TOPSHOP NECKLACE
It was inevitable that a fluffy piece of knitwear would soon be making an appearance on my blog - they are everywhere at the minute and it was only really a matter of time before I hopped on the bandwagon! Having eyed up the Topshop and ASOS offerings I knew that my next knitwear purchased would involve a lil' bit of fluffiness, however when I spotted this beauty from Front Row Shop I knew it was the one I wanted. Unfortunately my over-exposed photos just don't do it the justice it deserves; in real life it's a lovely creamy pink colour with little flecks of silver running through it that remind me of snow, and not only this but it's fully lined so isn't itchy at all. Front Row Shop is new to me but I've already got my eye on so many pieces on there, such as this fluffy black jumper (are you spotting a theme?) and this pink cocoon coat. Yep, I'm hopping on the pink coat bandwagon too! Teamed with a bit of pleather courtesy of Missguided, my trusty Docs and my new go-to bag and I was ready to face the world, or just about! Now though, it's time to get back to my book; I'm reading Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar and I am absolutely engrossed. I'll let you know my thoughts once I've reached the end! Have any of you read it?

xoxo

Friday, 18 October 2013

tassles

AMERICAN APPAREL RIDING PANTS // URBAN OUTFITTERS GLITTERY CROP TOP // PERSUNMALL HALTER-NECK CROP TOP* // SO IN FASHION KIMONO* // H&M BOOTS // ASOS NECKLACE
A whole lotta black and a whole lotta layering going on in today's outfit! Say hello my fabulous new kimono courtesy of So in Fashion, and my new H&M boots that I refuse to take off of my feet (FYI the reason they look so dirty is because they got wet as I walked across the grass, damn). I bought them after seeing them on Frankie of Even Though I'm Skint, and boy am I glad I did. I wore them for an entire day at sixth form with no blisters or soreness - literally the comfiest things ever. And at only £29.99 they are an absolute steal! Almost a third of the price of the Vagabond boots of my dreams. They come up quite big so I would probably suggest going down a size - I vary between a 6 and a 7 and got these in a 6. As well as loving wearing these this week, I've also been enjoying layering anything and everything over this halter-neck crop top from Persunmall. I have so many new A/W bits and bobs to show you all that I'm super excited about, so hopefully I'll have my blogging game on this week and I'll actually get round to doing some more posts - so many clothes, so little time... #bloggerproblems

xoxo

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

holographic

TOPSHOP COAT // PERSUNMALL DRESS* // ACCESSORIZE NECKLACE // DR MARTEN 1461's // NEW LOOK CLUTCH BAG (ON SALE!)* // ICONEMESIS IPHONE CASE*
Metallic/hologram accessories are hands down my favourite trend at the moment; to be honest I don't even know if they're a trend, I just know that I am utterly obsessed with them! This New Look clutch was the first holographic item to enter my possession, and the fact that it's only £7 in the sale at the moment leaves you with no excuse not to nab yourself one! Other metallic masterpieces that I'm currently coveting include these Topshop heels that I've already mentioned in a previous post, this ASOS sweatshirt that is also on sale, and these iridescent brogues by Miista. My aim is to be able to put together an outfit that is head to toe iridescence by the end of the year, and the way things are going I will no doubt be successful. 

xoxo

Monday, 14 October 2013

dressing to impress

 
TOPSHOP DRESS
CHI CHI DRESS*
LITTLE MISTRESS DRESS*
I love any excuse to get a little bit dressed up, and with all of my friends turning 18 in quick succession there has been plenty of parties to go to that warranted a bit of extra effort in the wardrobe department. Bearing this in mind, I have somehow accumulated quite a collection of 'dressy' dresses recently, so I thought I would dedicate a post or two to these 'OOTN's' as they are known. I also thought it might make a nice change to see some dressy outfits on the blog, as I rarely wear this kind of thing in posts! The Topshop dress (skirt version here) is definitely one of my favourite things that I've bought recently - it's so flattering and made out of the most gorgeous sparkly fabric that just cannot be appreciated in a photo! I also love the Chi Chi dress; it is incredibly girly so I tried to toughen it up a little with the leather jacket and Jeffrey Campbells. It's such amazing quality and has a really nice v-shaped back which is a lovely detail. The Little Mistress dress is also so impressive quality-wise - I adore the sheer panels at the top, and it really sucks you in in all the right places! It's a little more formal than the other two I think, seeing as it's black, but they also do it in pale pink and it will be perfect for any family occasions! To make it even better, you can currently get 20% off of Little Mistress using the code BLOGGER1251.

In case anyone was wondering, the white heels are from eBay here!

What do you think of the post? A nice change from the usual or not so much?

xoxo


Monday, 7 October 2013

affordable heels with Spy Love Buy

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Although I rarely wear heels during the day, there's nothing I love more than having a browse and gazing longingly at a few, totally impractical, probably-over-my-budget pairs of leg lengthener's.  Having said that, the ones I've chosen to picture above are from a site called Spy Love Buy, which stocks an affordable range of delectable shoes. I've pictured a couple of pairs of stilettos which I sincerely wish I could pull off (unfortunately they just look wrong on me), as well as some chunky boots; I must say, those Lita look-a-likes with the metallic detailing are to die. I also love the heeled chelsea boots, and have been eyeing up this monochrome pair from Missguided too. I also really recommend Next2Nowt for high-street brand shoes at ridiculously low prices! Other favourites of mine in the heels department at the moment include these bad boys from the ASOS sale, the ASOS Pembroke platforms, the metallic Topshop Lawson's, and these River Island boots. What heels are you eyeing up for this A/W?

xoxo

Sunday, 6 October 2013

back to black

MISSGUIDED BACKLESS BODY AND TROUSERS* // H&M JACKET // TOPSHOP 'ADONIS2' BOOTS via NEXT2NOWT // CASIO WATCH
Nothing annoys me more than when people call things 'the new black'. In my opinion there is just no possible substitute/replacement/superior colour; nothing even comes close! These black tapered Missguided trousers are so versatile and are the perfect mixture of smart and casual, and I'm also a big big fan of this backless body. There's something about showing off a lil' bit of back that I think is so, dare I say it, sexy. In a really understated, I-didn't-try-very-hard kinda way. Especially for the not-so-well endowed among us (ahem), who need to think more creatively about what skin to bare!

xoxo

Thursday, 3 October 2013

velvet & denim

 
VINTAGE SHIRT (similar) // OASAP JEANS* // ASOS BAG // TOPSHOP NECKLACE // CONVERSE PLATFORM TRAINERS
I haven't got much to say about today's outfit to be honest, apart from that it is so unbelievably comfortable thanks to these elasticated-waist jeans from Oasap. I couldn't have asked for anything better at this current time, mainly due to the fact that Dairy Milk have recently bought out a Daim-infused chocolate bar that I can't stop chomping on every time I walk past the fridge (which is a hell of a lot, trust me), resulting in a belly resembling that of a heavily impregnated lady (photographic evidence of this addiction can be seen on my Instagram, @amymacee). So basically these jeans are a bit of of a godsend, and despite not being quite as tapered/high-waisted as I would have liked (lots of ankle rolling and folding was needed) they are uber comfy and I love the wash of the denim. Now, though, it's time to crash on the sofa in front of the Kardashians, as after a long day of slaving over every word of my personal statement in time for the rapidly approaching UCAS deadline I am well and truly ready to chillax. Now where is that Dairy Milk...

xoxo