Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Style | The Gilet

Welcome to a new little feature on my blog! To focus on more of the fashion side of my blog, I thought I would start my own my style focus posts. I've done a few in the past like the New Look Backpack, The Cape and The Coatigan. I'm taking different items from different trends and styles that I'm loving and sharing them in style posts! I'm hoping to do these quite often; whether it be a particular trend I'm loving like capes or something more suited to my own style that I'm enjoying. 
Recently, I've fallen in love with my Gilet. I spotted it in Portugal when we visited there last Autumn. We had a stroll around the shops and naturally I found C&A and before I knew it, I had a basket full of things! One of those items was this beautiful gilet. I'd been on the hunt for one for ages and I just couldn't leave it behind. It was struggle fitting my new purchases in my suitcase but I pushed it in and for the last few months my pretty gilet has been sitting in my wardrobe!

It's the softest material ever. The style of it is already quite soft and fluffy unlike some of the other gilets I've seen, the fur is too nice, I know I'd just ruin it straight away. But with this one, it's soft but like a teddy bears fur opposed to synthetic fur. It's just like nothing I've seen in the UK's high-street and I'm so glad I found it! Admittedly, I haven't got much use of of it yet, but being honest it's still a little chilly to go out without my arms covered up! As soon as Spring hits I know I'll get so much use out of it and in the Autumn too. 

I loved wearing it over this cute outfit I wore on Sunday. I love how it looks over a tee and a bodycon skirt, but it goes with jeans, dresses, playsuits.. I can't wait to experiment and find some new outfit with it!

What's your favourite item to style right now? Check out all my other style posts under the label style!

A, ♥

Monday, 26 January 2015

What Amanda Wore | Dinosaur

Top: River Island | Skirt: Primark | Gilet: C&A | Bag: Primark | Boots: Primark | Necklace: New Look

Oh hello! Another Monday, another outfit post. I used to blog them religiously on Sunday nights, but with work so early on a Monday morning, sleep wins every time. I wore this cute ensemble yesterday and I LOVE it. New favourite outfit right here! I have so many new pieces I've got hiding in the wardrobe, I think it was about time I started wearing them so ta-da! A whole outfit made up of new clothes! Whoops, but I just had to wear my new gilet for the first time. I bought this back in Portugal, in C&A and I love it. Admittedly, I haven't yet worn it yet, but I plan on wearing this loads in Spring and Autumn. LOVE. I based my outfit around the gilet, so I pulled out my newest bodycon skirt in the most beautiful wine hue. It's perfect for date nights, Sunday wear and I'll definetely be taking this on holiday too. And for £3, you can't go wrong! A white graphic tee was a must, so I picked out my all time favourite. I bought this in River Island AGES ago. The Dior and Dinosaur graphic made me fall in love with it.. it's just perfect and so me! I'll definetely be wearing this outfit again! 

A, ♥

Friday, 23 January 2015

Things I Want #70 | The Charm Edit

Two years ago, my boyfriend bought me the most perfect charm bracelet for our second anniversary. I'd dreamed of owning a charm bracelet for so long, and was it the loveliest surprise. I never thought I would love it as much as I do and although already full of beautiful charms, I've eyed up a few more.

The charms I have already, have so much meaning behind them, and I want all of the charms to represent special memories. From the Scottish flag that means so much - to represent our best adventure yet to Scotland to see the Pandas, one of the highlights of my life to the Koala which was my boyfriend's first nickname for me. The scooter and the ice-cream are to remind me of our amazing week in Italy, the best ice-cream we've ever had and all the scooters we saw (and almost got run over by). The lighthouse is to make me think of Portland Bill and one of our favourite family holidays to Dorset which holds so many special memories. The cocktail glass to remind us of my eighteen birthday where we had the best time on cocktails and the Ram to represent our birthday months. Lastly, my favourite charm. The Globe to represent our love for travel and our sense of adventure. Visiting new places means so much to us and I would love this charm 

A, ♥