retro style cat eye glasses

Rose coloured glasses

Remember back in January, when I whined a bit about how much I hate wearing glasses, and how no one other than my immediate…

mustard yellow 50s skirt with pockets

In like a lion

Skirt: H&M 2012 | Sweater: Ralph Lauren (gift) | Shoes: Topshop, 2011 | Sunglasses: House of Harlow Well, who would’ve thought yellow, of all…

teal coat and tartan trousers

The Phantom of the Opera Singer

(Celebration, Florida, 2012. Has nothing to do with this post.) On Monday morning, Terry, Rubin and I were woken by the sound of an…

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Back to Black

[Dress: Karen Millen 2010 (competition prize) // Boots: Topshop 2010 // Gloves: gifted // Sunglasses: House of Harlow] Well, at least if I ever…

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Leather and lace

[Lace skirt: River Island // sweater: Ralph Lauren (gift) // faux fur scarf: ASOS // Boots: Sam Edelman* // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs*]…

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Cut-Price Pin-Up

Dress: Missguided c/o MoneySupermarket.com // Belt: New Look // Shoes: Office (c/o) // Sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’ // Nude fishnet tights: Accessorize //…

black and white dress

The Black and White Days

[Dress: River Island (2012) // Top: Primark // Boots: Topshop (2011) // Bag: vintage, c/o my mum’s closet // sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’…

poppy

365 Project 21- 29: Insanity

Yeah, I know, I know: it’s ANOTHER one of those stupid “photo-a-day” roundups. Right after the last one. With nothing in between them to…

winter outfit

Snowcialmedia Whiteout

Jacket: New Look (old) // sweater: Primark // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs c/o Shopbop // Pants: J Crew // Boots: Dune (bought with…

green 50s style dress

Yes, I was wearing a coat.

Dress: Dorothy Perkins (old) // Boots: Topshop Barley2 (old) // faux-fur scarf: eBay // petticoat: eBay // sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’ // gloves:…

studded shoes and bag

Investment Shopping

J Crew coat // Zara dress // House of Harlow sunglasses // Dune studded clutch bag (bought with gift card) // Christian Louboutin ‘Mad…

polka dot coat

Blowing the cobwebs away

Coat: Debenhams (Christmas gift from my parents) // jeans: 7 for All Mankind slim cigarette jeans  c/o Shopbop // shoes: Kurt Geiger Corso Como OK, I’m…

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New Year’s Day

Robert Rodriguez pencil dress c/o Shopbop // Sam Edelman boots c/o Shopbop // faux fur H&M scarf // leather bow gloves (gift from my parents)…

New Year's Eve

All that glitters

(Zara pencil dress // Schuh heels – both from 2011) Happy New Year, everyone! Every year, I try my best not to build New…

red Tibi taffeta skirt

Festive

Skirt: Tibi c/o Shopbop // turtleneck: Primark // Boots: Topshop // obi belt: New Look (I think) Yes, I know: I look a bit…

tan over-the-knee boots

The Melting

Coat: Primark c/o VoucherCodes.co.uk // Dress: ASOS // Boots: Zara Well, it snowed. Boo! And then it melted! Yay! And then… it snowed again….

trees in winter

A happy accident

ASOS skirt // Zara sweater // H&M scarf // Matalan shoes // gifted brooch // Gucci sunglasses c/o Shopbop // Accessorize nude fishnet tights…

polka dot midi dress

Backwards

Dress: ASOS // Boots: Topshop Barley2 (old) // sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’ A few days after this dress appeared on the ASOS website,…

Walk This Way

Dress: Zara // Boots: Topshop Barley2 (old) // clutch: vintage c/o my mum’s closet // suglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’ OK, first up, I have absolutely…

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The Understudy

Mint cords: H&M // mint sweater : H&M // jacket: New Look (old) // shoes: Buffalo ‘Beyza’ c/o Sarenza Gah. I’ve started this post…

Louche Leanna dress

In Uniform

Dress: Louche ‘Leanna’ dress c/o Zalando // Shoes: Office c/o Idealo.co.uk // Cardigan: Next Kids // Nude fishnet tights: Accessorize Last week the people…

yellow dress

And it was all yellow

Dress: Dorothy Perkins // Shoes: New Look // Petticoat: eBay // Coat: not shown, but definitely present I’ve been wearing mostly jeans and trousers…

high heeled boots

Under the Weather

Dress: Dorothy Perkins  // Boots: River Island // Sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’ // Cardigan: Star by Julien MacDonald // Clutch: vintage  Well, as predicted,…

Christian Louboutin shoes

Autumn Outfit, take 2

(New Look jacket // Zara turtleneck // H&M pants // Christian Louboutin shoes) Be not deceived, fair readers (sorry, I’ve been really into Jane…

Forever Amber: personal style blog

End of the line

(H&M trousers // New Look jacket // Ralph Lauren sweater // Topshop shoes // Vintage clutch // Gucci sunglasses c/o Shopbop) Folks, I’m having…

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Gingernut

I am out running. It’s a bright, sunny afternoon – one of those near-mythical crisp days which make me almost understand why people love…

Forever Amber: UK personal style blog

Pale September

 [Cord trousers and cable sweater: H&M // Shoes: Faith (old) //  Marc by Marc Jacobs  bag and Gucci cat-eye sunglasses (c/o Shopbop)] (OK, I know it’s October now (and…

heart print pants

Heart print and high heels

(Trousers, shoes and scarf: Primark // clutch: New Look // Top: Dorothy Perkins // Sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’) No one was arrested –…

red jeans and Rubin

Not Dark Yet

[Jeans: Next // sweater: Primark // Blazer: H&M // shoes: New Look] I don’t consider autumn to be officially under-way until the day I get…

perfect fit button

This week I…

  … broke my mouse. My computer mouse, I mean. Not an actual, real-life mouse. Because I don’t have an actual, real-life mouse. If…

H&M peplum top

In the Nude

[Trousers and peplum top: H&M // Shoes: Dune 'Olsen' // Sunglasses: House of Harlow 'Chelsea' // Hair bow: American Apparel // Bag: my mum's] Hello,…

pink polka dot and stripe shoes

One more for the road…

[Skirt: Topshop // T-shirt: Primark // Shoes: Menbur c/o Sarenza // Petticoat: eBay] …one more 50s-style skirt, worn with high heels and a bun,…

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Blogstory

[ASOS skirt // Forever 21 shirt // Casadei shoes] Last week, Sarah at Tumbleweed Twine wrote a wonderful post about her “blogstory”, i.e. the…

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Veruca Salt

[Skirt: River Island // top: Primark // shoes: New Look] On Friday morning, Terry and I were woken from our slumbers by the sound…

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The ’59 Sound

[Dress: ASOS (new, but sold out) // Shoes: Paul & Betty c/o Sarenza // Bag: New Look (ancient) // Petticoat: eBay] Not the best…

Icebar

Icebar Orlando

Because we don’t get to be freezing cold often enough here in the UK, when we were in Orlando this summer, we decided to…

Schuh 'Garda' red gingham wedges

In Praise of the Midi Dress

[Dress: ASOS // Shoes: Schuh 'Garda' wedges (old)] Hi everyone! It’s time for your regularly scheduled weather/outfit report. Because I just KNOW you all wake…

I propose to find a new path

Jupiter Artland

As I mentioned in my last post, Terry and I decided to take a couple of days off last week to try and take…

UK fashion & personal style blog

Surf n’ Turf

(Dress: Topshop (old) // Blazer: Zara (new) // shoes: River Island (old) ) Last week, as loyal readers (hi, mum and dad!) may recall,…

ASOS gingham pencil dress

One Thousand

[Dress: ASOS (sold out in gingham, but new versions available in block colours here , wallpaper print here, and OMGPOLKADOT here) // Shoes: Carvela 'Assemble'] This is my…

green polka dot skirt

Double Dotted

[Swimsuit: George at Asda (old) // Skirt: Forever 21 (new, but not online) // Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa (old)] Yup, we’re back in…

Ted Baker 'Keanah' pumps

If in doubt, wear green

Dress: Louche ‘Leigh’ spotty dress // Shoes: Ted Baker ‘Keanah’  After the extreme wordiness of my last post, I’m going to keep the talk to…

and they all lived happily ever after

The Ducks

OK, so, on the last episode of “Amber Recounts Her Holiday in Tedious Detail”, I was still in Clearwater, where I was wearing a…

Stop Staring dress

Polka Dots & Cherries

(Dress, Stop Staring; shoes, Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon ‘Cherries’) On our way back to the apartment after the trip to Tarpon Springs…

Florida sunset

Sand in my shoes

(Dress: Bettie Page ‘Jazmin’ dots; shoes, Zara; sunburnt nose, Amber’s own) Ladies and gentlemen, let’s have a warm Forever Amber welcome for this red…

Zara stripe tulip dress

Red, white and blue

(Zara dress; Christian Louboutin shoes; Gucci sunglasses) Today is the 4th of July (Happy 4th, American friends!), and even although that fact has absolutely…

Forever Amber

Carried Away

(Terry carries me back to his cave after Steven and Lindsay’s wedding this week…) Thanks to the wonders of scheduled posts, by the time…

Forever Amber: the story of clothes

The Story of Clothes

(Zara pants, La Redoute sweater, Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag and Gucci sunglasses (c/o Shopbop) A couple of years ago, I discovered a vintage…

Forever Amber

I Quit the Gym

(Primark trench, J Crew trousers, Next shoes.) I quit the gym. Yes, Others, YOU WIN, with your space-invading ways, your whistling and your general…

Forever Amber

Seven Things

( Miss Selfridge via eBay dress; Vivienne Westwood for Melissa shoes; mystery  cardigan, eBay sunglasses) Jenni tagged me to do one of those “Seven…

It Could Have Been Worse

Last Thursday morning, Terry and I had some errands to run. We set out early, and it was a bit of a stressful morning,…

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What March Looked Like

Kurt Geiger’s wall of shoes I had a whole other post planned out for today, but then I remembered it was Easter, and that…

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And then this happened

(Image fails to depict blizzard that was blowing at the time…) … which kind of explains why I was so happy about the sunshine…

red hair

Orange Crush

It’s… still kind of orange. I’ve been washing it faithfully with Head & Shoulders, and it’s faded quite a bit, but I still have…

vogue

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend

(The highlight of the weekend: a crisp (potato chip, Americans) with a heart. The only thing better would’ve been a crisp with a shoe….

green pencil skirt

Save Our Shoes

If you read any of my other blogs, or follow me on any of the approximately 1,763,345 social networks I’m currently part of, you…

Forever Amber

Season of Spots

You know how people have Advent calendars, to count down the days to Christmas? I think I want one of those for Spring. I…

mint green top

Saturday Morning Shopping

(I took this photo by mistake while scrabbling around on the floor, trying to find a sock I thought I’d lost while trying on…

march

February in Photos

February has always been my least favourite month of the year. It’s a dark and vicious little month, and for a long time, it…

Scooby Ru(bin)

Just in case any of you were worried that my recent silence is a sign that the ghost which switches our TV on and…