Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SNUGGLY KNIT






JUMPER: SUPERDRY
JEANS: PULL & BEAR
JACKET: JOE BROWNS
BACKPACK: URBAN OUTFITTERS

Snuggly knitwear is my absolute favourite! This outfit was just something super simple and comfortable that I wore a couple of weekends ago to run some errands and hang out with friends. The jumper is from work and is one of my favourite pieces from there this season. The skinny jeans are from Pull & Bear and are one of the best pairs I've ever owned. They have plenty of stretch but still appear tight fitting and I have yet to notice any fading. There's nothing worse than black jeans that don't stay really black for long, so these are a winner considering I've had them for almost a year. I decided to throw on this old denim jacket since it wasn't quite cold enough for a big coat and I thought it needed some attention. I'm still not particularly fond of it and I'm currently on the hunt for the perfect winter denim jacket, with a borg collar and lining, to keep me snug in the cold!

Amy x


Saturday, 18 October 2014

PAISLEY AND CROCHET






DRESS: MINKPINK, VIA ASOS
CARDIGAN: FAT FACE
BOOTS: ASOS

This is one of my absolute favourite dresses, all year round. It was perfect in the summer as it's so lightweight, but I'm loving it now with tights or leggings and a thick cardigan. I'm sure I got this in an Asos sale a while back and was pretty chuffed since Minkpink have some really awesome pieces. I was unsure of this cardigan at first since it's so long and I'm so short, but it works quite well with shorter dresses or denim shorts. This was another sale find at the end of summer from Fat Face. I rarely buy clothes full price any more, but it seems so much more satisfying that way! Have you found any bargains lately?

Amy x



Tuesday, 14 October 2014

AUTUMNAL






TOP & SHORTS: RIVER ISLAND
COAT: ZARA, VIA EBAY
BOOTS: ASOS

The seasons are changing (yay!) so here is a recent autumnal outfit. The top and shorts were both purchased in the summer but are definitely versatile pieces that can be worn all year round. The time has come to start wearing tights again, so I love being able to continue wearing my denim shorts. I think the wrap around style of this top is super flattering and the mesh sleeves just make it a bit more edgy. The fabric is lovely and soft as well, and just feels like really nice quality. 

I mentioned this coat in my previous 'Things that made me happy this week' post. It's a recent eBay find and I am so looking forward to wrapping up in it once it gets chilly outside. I really love the classic, vintage feel of a wool coat, and I can see it being worn with loads of different outfits.

As for the boots, they haven't really left my feet much since I got them. They are ridiculously comfortable and I wish they came in other colours so I could have them all..


Amy x


Sunday, 12 October 2014

THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY THIS WEEK


* My new camera has made me pretty damn happy recently. Myself and George actually bought it a couple of weeks ago now, but I've got a tonne of use out of it already. We invested in one so that I could get the quality photos I need for my Etsy shop (which will be launching very soon, eek!) and it also means I can get back into blogging mode and take some 'proper' outfit photos! I was so fed up of using my camera phone, which is actually about the same quality as my little old Sony Cybershot, so it feels amazing to finally have the upgrade I've been longing for!

* The arrival of autumn is super exciting to me. It's been slowly drawing in this week and I'm loving being able to wear jumpers again. Knitwear is pretty much my favourite thing about this time of year and I find it so much easier to dress and feel comfortable in the colder months than in summer. There's also the most beautiful tree outside my flat, covered in bright red leaves, which I may just have to take a photo of the next time I pop to the shops. Autumn is just the best.

* It's pretty much essential to buy a new coat at this time of year right? ;) I found the cutest wool coat on eBay this week for a bargain price of £9! (sneak peek above). It's from Zara but I have no idea how old it is. It's pretty adorable and has a vintage feel, which I love. I'll be sharing more photos of it later in the week.

* Here in England we don't really make a huge fuss over Halloween, but this year my friends and I are getting together every week to watch horror movies, in what we're calling 'Shocktober'. It's just a fun excuse to hang out together, have some nibbles and drinks, and get a little scared. Friend time always make me happy :)


What has made you happy this week?

Amy x

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

PINSPIRATION #9

It's my dream to one day have my own sewing room in our house. A place which I can decorate and organise however I please, and where I can feel inspired and motivated to work every day. Me and George currently share the spare bedroom in our flat which we use as our office/ studio space, (half music/ half sewing room). Whilst it's enjoyable to have our own little hideaway up in the converted attic, where we can both be doing the things we enjoy together, I one day hope to be running my own little business full time, so having my own room to work in, as well as escape from when I need some down time, will be essential. Although this is a long way off, I'm constantly pinning and dreaming of my own studio. Here are some of my most recent loves.


One: Neutral colours, cutting table and rustic details.


Two: Bright and airy.


Three: Beautiful barn studio.


Four: Vintage furniture.


Five: Thread display.


Six: Bunny clock.


Seven: Mustard and grey.


Eight: Fun and creative decor.



Amy x