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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 horse when I was a child.) (Slightly disturbing fact: I had an imaginary horse when I…

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What I Wore to Go Kitchen Shopping

Now that we know the insurance company will be covering the tedious repairs to the blocked drain under our house  (Which we still don’t have a date for, by the way. There was some talk of the fire-breathing dragon perhaps being…

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A change is as good as a rest

So, this outfit is a bit of a departure for me, I know. And even although it’s really just a basic jeans/shirt/leather jacket combo, which is the kind of thing tons of people wear every day, I’m a bit nervous about posting…

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre and Tower

After our experience on The London Eye, I’m guessing it’ll come as no surprise to anyone to learn that, no, we absolutely did NOT go up the tower at the Glasgow Science Centre. Nuh-uh. (It’ll be even less of a…

South Queensferry, Scotland

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* (similar) What’s this? A causal outfit, and it’s not even Friday? I’m just showing off now,…

joules nautical stripe knit

Casual Friday | The Basic Breton

Yes, that’s right readers, it’s the return of Casual Friday, the series in which I wear casual clothes. On a Friday. God, HOW do I come up with these things? Actually, the main reason I started these posts was because…

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Casual Friday | Consignment Store 2: The Return

All the best stories have sequels, and it turns out all the worst ones do, too, because today I bring you the excitement-free conclusion to last week’s ‘Casual Friday‘ post. And you thought Good Friday was LAST week! (It’s just…

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Casual Friday

OK, so I actually wore this outfit on Wednesday, not Friday. And I really hate indoor photos, which is why I try my best to avoid them. I realised that I hardly ever post any of my more “casual” outfits…

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) ♥ Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses*] A couple of weeks ago, Antler (Who you may know…

straw hat and stripes

Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?

[Trousers and top: Zara | Hat: Topshop | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs*] It’s become a running joke in our house that the second I try to take outfit photos, the heavens will open up and…

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Blue jeans, white shirt…

[Jeans c/o 7 for All Mankind // Blazer: Zara // Breton top: Zara kids // Clutch: Dune // Shoes: Primark // Sunglasses: Gucci] I don’t often wear jeans here on the blog, but I DO actually wear them fairly often…

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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 about five times now, and every single time I’ve just scrapped it and started over again,…

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 boo hiss to that, I say!) but it was still September when these photos were taken…

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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 – or, indeed, questioned by the police – during the taking of these photos. That’s the good…

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 all of my winter clothes out of storage. And I don’t normally do that until the…

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The Pursuit of the Perfect Jeans

 [Jeans: J Brand c/o Shopbop // Jacket and collar: Zara // peplum top: Topshop // Shoes: Rocket Dog // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs c/o Shopbop // Sunglasses: Gucci]  For the past couple of years, I’ve been constantly in pursuit of the…

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The Lion, the Witch and the Transitional Wardrobe

[Jacket, top and trousers (sold out in mint, but other colours available here): H&M // shoes: Carvela 'Australia' c/o Sarenza // sunglasses: eBay // necklace: ancient, no idea] OK, before we go any further here, I’m just going to come…

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Playing hookey

[Capri pants: ASOS // tank top: River Island // shoes: gift from my parents // glasses: eBay // cardigan: shop in Orlando about 8 years ago // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs c/o Shopbop] Back in the days when I…

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Freshly squeezed Florida orange

(Shorts, H&M; tank, New Look; wedges, River Island) One of the things I love about Florida – and about holidays in general, actually – is the way an ordinary little café can suddenly feel like the Best! Place! Ever! just because…

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Fashion Blogger, jumping

(Blazer and shorts, H&M; top, Madewell; shoes, Zara) Hey, folks, remember me? I’m still in Florida, but we’ve been having a spell of rainy weather, so I’m taking advantage of the downtime (while my dad barbecues in the rain, wearing…

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 Jean Varon dress in a thrift store in Edinburgh. Now, I’m no fashion historian, but this…