Monday, 28 July 2014

That New Look Backpack




I have a lot of adventures happening this Summer. Days out, weekends away and trips planned that I have been on the look out for a new backpack. I love backpacks. I love the design of them, how much stuff you can squeeze into them and for a photographing fanatic like me, being hands free comes in handy, (excuse the pun). 
It's not easy finding the perfect backpack, I started hunting high and low for the perfect size and design.. but I couldn't find any I really liked until I found this one. I first spotted it on their website, then saw it creep up on Lily's blog and one of Becca's videos. I just had to have it too! I tried my local, my New Look in town, then I went further afield and tried the New Look's down Oxford Street.. they were either sold out, or the ones they did have were badly marked. I finally found it in London, the last one! I think it's reasonably priced at £19.99, especially for the design, quality and amount of things you can fit in. I took this to brighton with me and loved it. It comes in a range of colours too, black, black and pink, and metallic. I chose white because it's more versatile and easier to wear with my crazy wardrobe of neon colours and prints. I think I may invest in another backpack though. A more slouchy style, that's comfier and easier to wear on day trips with my boyfriend. You can never have too many backpacks!

What's your staple this summer? Do you have a summer backpack?

Sunday, 27 July 2014

What Amanda Wore: Ripped Jeans & Kimonos



Kimono: Primark
90's Crop: Miss Selfridge
Boyfriend Jeans: Primark
Skater Shoes: Topshop
Necklace: New Look
Bag: Primark

Hello! I hope you've all had a good week and weekend! Despite not having any plans I've been busy busy, which is why I've been MIA for the most part of this week. Sorry!
I've had a crazy busy week at work, with early mornings and late finishes I don't think I've ever worked so hard. With all the changes to the interiors and the window, it's been non stop chaos. Holiday please? That said, the week has gone so quick I didn't even realise when Friday came around! I've been trying to be more productive with my time in the evenings, like schedule posts and blog plan, in between all the surprise visits from my boyfriend (n'aww), date nights, and other things that needed to get done. Not only have I, but my boyfriend's been working extra hard this week too, so we treated ourselves and went out for a lovely date night on Saturday for pizza and bowling! Yum!

Today was spent at Lakeside shopping centre in Essex to spend our pennies on bits and piece for holiday. I love Lakeside, it's huge three floor Primark and the amazing food court! We spent lots, ate a bargain bucket between us and had a good day shopping! Boyfriend even bought his Playstation 3 round mine so we could have an evening of shooting Zombies! CoD World at War is the best. >.< 
For a casual day shopping, ripped jeans, and a kimono was spot on. I adore my ripped jeans, boyfriend style but comfy too. I wore my new 90's crop I am obsessed with and my turquoise kimono I picked up in Primark a few weeks back. Love love love. 

What's your shopping style? I'm all for comfort these days, jeans and skater shoes!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Things I Want #52: Nasty Gal Edit




Nasty Gal is an online store I have a look through every now and again. Sometimes I spot lots of statement pieces I really like, others I see the basics but in a more stylish way. I've gone for a mixture of both as there's so much I've got my eye on. Essentials wise, I am loving the simple denim shorts. Those acid wash ones and blue denims that are missing from my wardrobe. A summer staple for everyone, I need to invest in more denim shorts. From shorts to those cut out boyfriend jeans that I would wear with everything. I can imagine wearing them with my skater shoes and a graphic tee. The statement pieces I am smitten with is that playsuit. Omg. I adore the floral print and it's affordable too, payday treat please! I'm also obsessing over shirt dresses at the moment; I don't yet own one and am unsure whether I could pull it off, but I adore this blush pink shirt dress.. flattering and easy to wear, I'd throw on a bag and slip into some sandals... I'd love that to wander the streets of Rome in. I want it all!

Have you even bought something from Nasty Gal? What's on your wishlist this week?