MOTIF TEES AND CROPPED FLARE JEANS

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Outfit Details: Top – Urban Outfitters, Coat – Topshop (similar), Jeans – Topshop, Shoes – c/o Cloggs, Hat – M&S; (similar)

Hello, my name is Amy and I quite clearly have a problem with leopard print clothing right now.

Following on from Friday’s post, there seems to be a little theme going on with my wardrobe at present and I can’t stop picking up printed pieces. This coat was actually a gift for Christmas after spotting it go on sale at a crazy price a few days prior. I’d been toying with the idea of getting one for a while and when I spotted this one I couldn’t resist – it’s swing coat shape is my absolute favourite cut. It’s not as warm as it looks (these photographs were taken when it was -1 outside with ice everywhere so things were a little chilly…) but needless to say it’ll take me happily into Spring. I thought it was going to be a tricky one to style, however, I love how it’s just slotted nicely into my existing wardrobe like it was meant to be.

I was kindly sent these Black Hi-Top Converse from the lovely people over at Cloggs a few weeks ago, and there’s been attached to my feet pretty much every day since. When I was 13/14 I was a little emo kid (P!ATD fan girl, forever) with skinny jeans, band tees and Converse being my uniform, so I’m totally smitten to have my hands on another pair. I’d forgotten just how comfy they are. I love wearing them with this pair of cropped kick flare jeans I picked up in Topshop sale on Christmas Eve. I’ve somehow managed to lose weight over Christmas so these fit me perfectly and nip me in in all of the right place and I’m already eyeing up the other colours. They seem to be in sale in some stores so keep an eye out! (And if you spot any blue ones, let me know)

Of course, I couldn’t help but go back to my emo roots and reach for my nearest motif tee, this A initial t-shirt was my first choice. I never thought a t-shirt could be flattering but I was so wrong, who knew!? This whole outfit in general takes me back to my gig days which hold some of the best memories (apart from the 12 hours spent queuing in the cold…). So the temptation to whack out the eyeliner is very real whenever I’m wearing it..! Of course it wouldn’t be an outfit of mine without a hat and I have a new one this time. Move over fedoras, I’m all about the berets at the moment. Admittedly it often takes me about 10 attempts just to get the hat on right, but you know, you just gotta do these things, right?

I’m super happy to be back photographing my outfits again, they’re one of my favourite posts to do but weather and anxiety haven’t been on my side the past few months or so making it really difficult for me to just leave the house some days. However, I have many more planned so hopefully they’ll be up very very soon!

So does anyone else have that piece of clothing that brings back lots of memories?

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LEOPARD PRINT SCARF

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Outfit Details: Leopard Print Scarf – c/o Laura Ashley, Jumper – Primark, Skirt – New Look, Hat – c/o Laura Ashley, Bag – Zara

As the darker nights are really starting to cut in, it’s that time of year where copious amounts of blankets scarves become a must have (I mean, it is Christmas next month after all..!). From silk scarves, to neckerchiefs, wooly scarves to fur snoods – I have a bit of thing for them and how they add that extra something something to an outfit. I’ve been incredibly lucky in the last few weeks to acquire quite a selection, all which I’ve really been enjoying styling up. I love their versatility and how many variations they come in, so when I spotted this leopard print wooly number (we all know that classic print is my fave) I had to snap it up.

I wear a lot of leopard print in my wardrobe, and although it’s often seen as being quite daunting, it’s really one of the easiest prints to incorporate into your outfit in my opinion. Whether you like to wear a more neutral colour palette, it always really complements autumnal shades such as camels, navys and burgundys (and reds, dusty pinks, bottle greens, the list goes on). Choosing to let this scarf be the main focal point, I decided to pair it with a fail-safe high neck black jumper and suede skirt combination which are both real outfit staples. And it goes without saying that this Berry coloured Fedora was the perfect addition to finish this outfit off. What can I say? This girl gotta have her hat #fivefingerforeheadproblems.

Ps – Fun fact, I shot these photographs on Halloween… it turns out the street I was shooting on was called All Hallows Lane. Spooky or what?!

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NEW IN: JEWELLERY & WATCHES FOR AW 2015

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I’ll happily admit to anyone, that I’m a bit rubbish when it comes to wearing jewellery and watches. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing other people wear them – but I tend to forget to wear them myself most days. When I cleared out my room earlier in the room, I had a massive jewellery sort out (turns out I still owned many necklaces from my emo/scene days…) and cut my collection down to very few pieces. Since then, I’ve been trying to make an effort to grow my stash and pick up some classic pieces which are going to complement my current style and see me through this autumn/winter. I’m on a real tight budget at the moment so buying new clothes is really out of the question – but thanks to end of season sales and some wonderful collaborations there’s a few pieces I thought I’d talk about.

One of my favourite places to pick up jewellery is the ASOS sale. For some reason, I’m really loving hexagons right now and from hexagon prints to design to shelving (yes, I caved into the hexagon shelf hype) I couldn’t help but pick up this ASOS Hexagon necklace when I spotted that it had went into sale. I’m actually wearing it in my latest post for an eagle-eyed reader out there, but I love how it complements my outfits right now when I’m wanting to dress up something a little casual. Another ASOS find is this 70s inspired necklaceI picked up last week at a total steal (£2 to be precise – I know right?!). Apart from it slotting nicely design-wise into my wardrobe – as we all know I’m a total sucker for 70s pieces right now – something about the fact that it’s detailing is dark brown caught my eye. It’s not really like anything I’ve seen before and it’s a great colour for this season, I’m already excited to get styling it up.

A few weeks ago, I was kindly invited along to the Tatty Devine #tattyontour jewellery making event at the Baltic. It was a little bloggers preview and a small group of us met the lovely team behind the brand to make ourselves a Bunting Necklace each. There was a huge choice of colours to go for, but with copper/rose gold and grey being my favourite colour combination of the moment – I stuck to this when picking out which bunting I’d like to create the necklace with. I love how it came out and I’ve worn it many times since as it’s such a versatile piece in my collection, plus I’ve never worn it out and not received compliments, so that has to be a good thing!

Watch-wise, I’m all about classic styles. I think watches are certainly more of an investment piece and one that you’re going to like throughout each season is the best idea. Daniel Wellington are one of my favourite brands, so when an email popped into my inbox asking if I’d like one of their watches to style on my blog – I jumped at the chance. Going for the Classy York in Silver, I love the dark brown crocodile leather band on this and how many of my pieces it pairs nicely with. I have quite small wrists so I tend to stay away from larger watch faces that often don’t fit right, but the smaller face on this is perfect for me.

What are your jewellery/watch essentials? Anything you think should be on my wishlist? I’d love to know!

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