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Living Room Refresh | After(ish)

Last week, while fighting off a lurgy and freaking out ever-so-slightly at the state of the house, we finished painting the brown wall in our living…

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A Pop of Red

I feel like I’ve waited months to wear this coat… er, probably because I HAVE waited months to wear it, now I come to…

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Birchbox | October 2014

I’ve had my October Birchbox for well over a week now, but… There’s only so many times I can mention the chaos that is…

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Morning Coffee

Remember when I told you all about my lazy Saturday mornings, and how I love them? Well, last week I got a new computer,…

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Country Casual

“MORE horses, Amber?” I hear you say.  “What is this: ‘My Friend Flicka’ or something?” (Fun fact: ‘Flicka’ was the name of my imaginary…

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Inadvertently Ask Amber

 long, long time ago (I can still remember how that music used to make me smile), I used to run an occasional feature called…

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Window of Opportunity

  I liked this jacket so much I bought it in two colours: this bottle green and the tan version that’s still available. Yeah,…

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The Best Budget Eyeliner

The best budget eyeliner – in my opinion, at least – is Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner. I just re-purchased this in both…

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Sunshine and Showers

The curse hit again. It had been gloriously sunny all morning. Windy, true, but then again, it’s ALWAYS windy, and at least it was…

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Miss Cherry Pie

I think at this point we should probably all take a moment to stop whatever we’re doing and give September a standing ovation. September,…

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Blog Design Tips for Beginners

Want to see something funny? It’s my first-ever blog template (or a version of it, anyway: I couldn’t find the VERY first incarnation, but…

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A Whiter Shade of Pale

Well, guess which song YOU’RE going to have stuck in your head all day now, huh? My gift to you, people: you’re welcome. And…

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Another Gnome

So, my parents admitted to planting the three gnomes which mysteriously appeared in our garden last week. Not only did they deliver the gnomes, however,…

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In The Line of Duty

I really hope you enjoy these photos, fair readers, because you see that skirt? That huge, yellow skirt? That skirt is probably the biggest…

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The Trouble With Flats

  Remember when I said I’d never wear flats, like, EVER, EVER again? EVER? You all got that I was just kidding myself, didn’t…

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My Little Parisienne Box

Remember the French lifestyle box I showed you a few weeks ago? The company behind it, My Little Box, has now launched in the…

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Vote (X) Only Once

I’ve reached the point where it feels weird not to mention the Referendum. Actually, I’ll be honest: it’s felt weird for MONTHS now. The…

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There’s No Place Like Gnome

Remember the saga of The Ducks? For those of you who can’t be bothered clicking that link: a couple of years ago, while we…

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Autumn Outfits from the Archives

NEW LOOK JACKET // H&M TROUSERS // CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SHOES [Original post] Taking photos of your outfits is undoubtedly strange (Like, really, REALLY strange…

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Something Like Summertime

When I pulled this skirt out of the shipping bag, I immediately proclaimed it to be The Best Skirt I’d Ever Owned. “Isn’t it…

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Rainy Days and Mondays

First of all, can I just say how happy I am to finally have a legitimate excuse to use ‘Rainy Days and Mondays’ as…

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Coffee & Cake

I give you fair warning, readers: this post is basically just cake porn. There are worse things in the world, though, right? This week,…

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Reading / Trying / Watching / Buying

“Hey,  Amber! Where’s your monthly roundup, in which you routinely bore us with news of what you’ve been reading, trying, watching and buying?” I…

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10 Random Facts

I’ve been blogging for such a long time now that I don’t normally take part in any of the “list random facts about yourself”…

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Lazy Saturday Morning

  I know Sunday is many people’s official day of rest, but for me it’s all about the Saturday mornings. They’re one of my…

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Ready to Rhumble

♥  Green Choies skirt* ♥ Dune shoes and handbag  ♥  Hell Bunny cardigan  ♥  Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses*  A couple of months ago,…

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Sleep In Rollers | Review

Well, folks, it rained all weekend (and all of the week that preceded it, actually), so rather than the weekend outfit shots I normally…

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Blogging Tips for Beginners

Lately I’ve had a few people ask me for blogging tips for beginners, and as I get this question fairly often, I figured it…

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One year ago today…

… we moved into our new house! In some ways, I can’t believe it’s been a year already. The house hasn’t yet lost its…

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The Canterbury Tales

On our last day in Kent, Terry and I decided to make a pilgrimage to Canterbury, with a knight, a monk, a prioress, a…

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The London Eye

What do you do when you’re scared of heights, and you want to see as much of London as you can, in a very…

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A Day in Dungeness

On the south tip of England sits Britain’s only desert. Dungeness is one of Europe’s largest expanses of shingle, and home to an odd assortment…

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London Calling

♥  Topshop skirt (via eBay)  ♥  River Island top  ♥   River Island shoes Slightly different backdrop for the ol’ outfit photos this week, folks!…

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Some Recent Beauty Buys

♥ All products available at Boots used to be a bit of a beauty junkie. Back in my university days – and for quite…

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Gingham Again

♥ ASOS skirt (similar)   ♥  Zara shoes  ♥  Hell Bunny Cardigan  ♥  Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses* I was thinking this week about…

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Millport and Troon

♥ Primark gingham skirt [similar ] ♥ Ancient black crop top  ♥ F&F wedges  ♥ House of Harlow sunglasses hen I look back on…

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Gala Day

♥ ASOS ‘Debutant’ dress  ♥  Hell Bunny ‘Paloma’ cardigan ♥  Paris Hilton shoes ♥  Dune clutch  ♥  Miu Miu sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop ♥ Primark belt…

June Roundup

Reading/ Trying/ Watching/ Buying

When I posted my May Roundup, a couple of you said you hoped I’d continue with this little series. That’s really all the encouragement…

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On Brands and Blogging

 wasn’t going to publish this post. It’s been sitting in my drafts folder for weeks now: I hesitated to hit “publish” on it, because…

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Collection Colour Pout Lip Stain

y search for the perfect lip stain continues, and this month I’ve been trying out Collection 2000’s Colour Pout Lip Stain Marker in ‘Pout’, which is…

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A Sunday in South Queensferry

♥  Club Monaco ‘Renay’ crop pants  ♥ H&M denim jacket  (this season’s) ♥  Zara top  ♥  Ted Baker shoes (old)  ♥  RED Valentino bag*…

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Amber & Terry’s Day Off

♥ Boden ‘Nancy’ dress ♥  Latinas ‘Bertina’ flats c/o Sarenza Over the weekend, we started to hear strange and almost certainly untrue rumours that…

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Happy Place

Last week, Terry and I were talking about how some people have a “happy place”. “Go to your happy place!” they’ll say, in moments…

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This month I…

[Disclaimer: I actually meant to publish this post LAST month, obviously, but… I forgot. I will try to do this month’s version THIS month,…

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The Colour Purple

  As soon as this skirt arrived, I knew I wanted to wear it with these shoes: it was just a matter of waiting…

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Pass Plus

nother day, another H&M skirt… This particular skirt, especially when paired with black, makes me feel a bit like a ballerina, which, funnily enough,…

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The Usual.

This outfit is from last Saturday, and consists of, wait for it, a 50s-style skirt and, OMG, it’s a bardot-neck top! The Usual, in…

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Cat’s Eye

Houston, we have a problem. Of the “cat eye glasses” variety. (Which is the absolute WORST kind, isn’t it?) The problem is that there…

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The Kelpies

Kelpies are mythical Scottish water horses, said to be able to transform into beautiful women or handsome young men, who will lure you to…

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Trixie.

  [Dress c/o Trashy Diva // Cardigan: Hell Bunny'Paloma' // Sunglasses: eBay // Shoes: Studio TMLS c/o Sarenza] I know: florals for spring. Revolutionary, right?…

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Dotty

Oh, look,  I’m wearing a Bardot top again, what a surprise! You just never know what I’m going to come up with next, do…

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Sunshine and stripes

You see this skirt, you guys? This skirt that was once a whole lot longer than it is now? Totally took that hem up…

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I told you I was obsessed.

It’s worse than I thought, people. It looks like I’m not JUST obsessed with gingham skirts: I’m also obsessed with wearing them with this…

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Spring Gingham

I’m totally obsessed with gingham print right now. Like, OBSESSED. Even more obsessed than I was this time LAST year, in fact, and I…

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Spring Clean

When we moved to this house last year, one of the things I was most looking forward to was finally having enough storage space…

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The Nancy Dress

I pre-ordered this dress so long ago that by the time it turned up, I’d almost forgotten about it, so it was a little…