ASOS red scuba midi skirt

Back to Basics

It occurred to me this morning that if I’d announced on January 1st that I was going do some kind of “Wear a Full…

F&F polka dot prom dress

The Birthday Dress

It was my birthday on Monday. I’m not a big fan of birthdays (Or, indeed, anything that reminds me that I’m getting older, and…

New Lanark phone box

A Sunday at New Lanark

Last Sunday, while the rest of the country was apparently basking in glorious spring sunshine, Terry, my parents and I all got wrapped up…

Forever Amber | Gone with the wind

Gone With the Wind

A few weeks after we moved into our new house last summer, I woke up one morning to discover that the bed was shaking…

green Chic Wish midi skirt

OUTFIT | Green and gold

“Is this too  green?” I asked Terry, standing before him on Monday morning. He stared at me blankly for several seconds. I could almost…

Prada baroque sunglasses

Baroque n’ Roll

We had our first snowfall of the winter last week. I’m not going to complain about it. I mean, obviously I WANT to complain…

treadmill

February is the New January

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like the entire month of January basically just passed by in a blur? I don’t…

cropped pants and jacket

Come Fly With Me

[♥ New Look jacket (old)   ♥  J Crew ‘Minnie’ pants   ♥   Zara top ♥   Boden slingbacks   ♥ Antler ‘Esme’ small shopper (c/o)…

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

To the Lighthouse

[La Redoute jacket // H&M faux-fur scarf // J Brand jeans // Guess ankle boots c/o Sarenza // Zac by Zac Posen handbag*] Last…

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Twenty Thirteen

It was a funny old year. And not always in the “LOLZ” sense, either. I’ll be honest: for the first six months of 2013,…

By Linlithgow Loch

Linlithgow Lunch

[Wearing: ♥ Primark coat (c/o VoucherCodes.co.uk) ♥  ASOS trousers ♥ Zara shoes ♥ Kate Spade '2 Park Ave Beau Satchel *] OMG, can you BELIEVE that…

gold river island sequin skirt

The Season of the Skirt

[Skirt: River Island; sweater: Vero Moda; shoes: Dune; sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs*] My in-laws are going to be spending Christmas at Terry’s brother’s…

Scottish fashion blog

Gran Caffè

Yes, it’s another photo-overload folks: sorry! This Sunday, my sister-in-law, Jolene, invited Terry and I to afternoon tea with her and Terry’s brother, John….

season's greetings

Paint It Black

♥ Coast ‘Luxe’ coat c/o Coast ♥ Topshop boots  ♥ New Look Belt ♥ vintage brooch (gift)  ♥ House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’ sunglasses So,…

winter-floral-dress

Winter Florals

[♥ Dress F&F c/o Tesco ♥ Shoes: Ted Baker 'Mayter' c/o Sarenza ♥ Clutch: Dune] Last week, the people at Tesco asked me to style…

november

100 Days of Snow

They’re predicting 100 days of snow, people. The worst winter in sixty years, apparently. And by “they”, I’m not referring to our doom-mongering neighbours…

Forever Amber UK fashion blog: retro autumn outfit

The Super Spy Dress

[Wearing: Heartbreaker Super Spy dress in blue c/o BettyLicious | New Look shoes and belt | Dune studded clutch bag] I really wish I had…

wall

Walls come tumbling down

“HEEEEERREEE’S TERRRRY!” Well, it happened, folks: and no, I don’t mean we went to another Halloween party, dressed as characters from The Shining. I…

misty morning

Three Months Later

Tomorrow is the three month anniversary of the day we moved into our new house (Yes, we’re still referring to it as a “new”…

cherry cardigan and red pencil skirt

Cherry cherry boom boom

These photos are a bit of a “Monet”: they look OK from a distance, but if you’d gotten up close you’d have clearly seen…

dark-and-stormy

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Happy Halloween, everyone! As I mentioned in my last post, Terry and I have our second costume party of the season to attend this…

winter-dancing-skirt

The Winter Dancing Skirt

Well, it rained all weekend. I mean, it’s rained all MONTH, to be totally honest. But it’s particularly annoying when it rains on the…

That Time of Year

TERRY: So, I’ve been thinking about my Halloween costume for this year, and what I thought was… ME: …that we could go as the…

I believe in pink

When the people at Zalando contacted me a couple of weeks ago, and asked me if I’d like to choose something from their website,…

garden makeover

You asked for it.

When I blogged about not having anything to blog about earlier this week, some of you were kind enough to say that you’re willing…

countryside in Autumn

Lately

Well, folks, it looks like that wardrobe crisis I keep mentioning (and which is still very much ongoing), has given birth to a small…

My new obsession…

… is with jelly ballet flats. Trust me when I tell you I’m every bit as surprised by this development as you probably are….

What Would Audrey Do?

Well, I’m still in the middle of my wardrobe crisis, as you can probably tell by the ever-present black trousers, which are basically all…

The September Issue

September always seems to prompt a clothing crisis for me. It’s not that I have nothing to wear. I mean, I think it’s pretty…

My Kingdom for a Horse

As I mentioned in one of my last posts, when we moved house, we also moved from a large town to a small village….

ASOS floral jacquard dress

The Waldorf Astoria

I don’t really have “favourites”. I mean, I have SOME favourites, obviously. It will come as no surprise to most of you to learn…

visiting Viscaya house, Miami

Vizcaya

All of the new-house excitement has meant that my usual Post-Holiday Blues haven’t been nearly as bad this year as they usually are, but…

green full skirt

The Biltmore

In a change to our scheduled “I Am The Only Person in the World Who Has Ever Moved House” programming, here are some photos…

Skeletons in the attic

Well, the packing has started and the shelves are bare. Actually, to be completely honest, my shoes are literally the ONLY things I’ve packed…

The Simple Things

Things have been pretty hectic around here lately, so fashion has been taking a bit of a back-seat. Because of that, I was particularly…

Third Time Lucky

(Champagne in the sunshine on Friday evening. Also pictured: tiny aircraft. Hai, tiny aircraft!) When I go on vacation, I always seem to come…

Goodnight Miami

(OK, so most of these photos were actually taken in Key Largo and Naples – you don’t get to see the sun sink into…

Independence Day

I guess it’s possibly a little strange for British people to be celebrating America’s independence from, well, US, but there were so many 4th…

Parisian hotel

Bienvenido a Miami

Well, we made it to Miami. I’m still functioning on UK time, our flight was full of Others, and I’m pretty sure our rental…

blue 50s style dress

Not in Kansas Any More

[Dress: ASOS (last year) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (ancient) | sunglasses: eBay] These aren’t the best photos of me ever taken, partly because direct…

Pretty Dress Company pencil dress

Summer in the City

[Dress: Pretty Dress Company (last year) | Shoes: River Island (old) | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs*] I feel like I have to apologise…

polka dot dress

Formulaic

[Dress: ASOS (last year) | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Belt: vintage | Sunglasses: House of Harlow] When I was putting this outfit together (Which…

stripe pencil skirt and red shoes

Post-Apocalyptic Stripes

[Skirt: Robert Rodriguez *  | Shoes: Zara (2010) | Top: ancient, no idea | Clutch: New Look | Sunglasses: House of Harlow] So, we’re in…

summer field

OMG-Day

We didn’t get it. The buyer decided to go with the other property she was considering (That makes it sound simpler than it actually…

shoes on shelves

Perfect Ten

Since the house has been on the market (Yes, it’s another one of those “I’m selling my house, and I’m going to talk about…

tweed jacket and hunter boots

Monarch of the Glen

Last time on “Amber Over-Dresses in a Slightly Different Location”, Terry and I had checked into Dunkeld House Hotel and were all ready to…

red Tibi skirt and white shirt

Highland Fling

[Skirt: Tibi*// Shirt: George Kids // Scarf: Primark // Sunglasses: eBay // Shoes: Studio TMLS c/o Sarenza // Backdrop: Dunkeld House Hotel c/o Hilton…

mint jeans and lemon cardigan

April Flowers

[Trousers and scarf: H&M (2012)  (this season's trousers here) // cardigan: Forever 21 (2011 - similar here) // Shoes: Christian Louboutin] Don’t worry, I haven’t…

personal style blog

The Saga of the H&M skirt

[H&M white flared skirt and sweater: both H&M // Belt: New Look // Shoes: Office c/o MyVoucherCodes.co.uk // Sunglasses: Gucci*] First of all, I…

Forever 21 polka dot pants

Polka dot pants

Trousers: Forever 21 (sold out but similar here) // Sweater: thrifted // shoes: Primark // Bag: vintage c/o my mum’s closet // Sunglasses: House…

green dress

What I Wish I Was Wearing

[Dress: Dorothy Perkins, 2010 // Shoes: New Look (ancient) // Sunglasses: House of Harlow] There are currently 58 unpublished posts sitting in the drafts…

Amber and Rubin

In the bag

[Jacket: New Look (old) // Trousers: H&M, 2012 // Shoes: Dune c/o Sarenza // Bag: City Shopper c/o Florian London // White fur coat: Rubin's own]…

Forever Amber | Beauty blog for redheads and pale skinned people

Hello, Dollface readers!

Well, folks, it looks like my house isn’t the only thing I’m (possibly, hopefully, maybe) leaving behind this year: last week I also made…