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Biltmore Hotel, Miami

Fred’s House

The man we bought our house from was called Fred. I mean, he wasn’t ACTUALLY called Fred, obviously. I’m going to call him that, though, to respect his privacy, and because Fred is a fine name, don’t you think? Anyway,…

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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 that my favourite colour is green, for instance. And my favourite season is most DEFINITELY summer…

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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 I have to admit that when I looked back at these photos, I got a big…

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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 from the first week of my vacation last month. I still have LOADS of holiday photos…

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Palm Beach, bringin’ the heat

If you have a very long memory, or are related to me, you might recall that the last time I visited Palm Beach, it was a bit of a washout. Literally I mean. It poured the whole time we we…

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Old Bahia Honda Bridge

So, it’s the summer I graduated from university: we go to Florida, and as a treat, my dad decides to hire a convertible. God, I loved that car. It was a Chrysler Sebring, in British Racing Green, with a soft…

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 the sea from Miami itself – but you get the message, I’m sure…)

See Naples and die

On Monday we took a short road trip to Naples, stopping en route at the Isles of Capri, where some of these photos were taken. I’d bought this little white dress in the Banana Republic sale the night before, so…

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 of July celebrations going on yesterday it would’ve been stupid not to join in, and you…

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No work, all play, OK…

(Photos by my mum) When I was packing for this trip, I optimistically included a pair of running shoes and some workout gear. I had this idea that I’d do a lot of running – maybe along South Beach at…

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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 house is haunted. (That makes me sound like one of those very tuned-in people who Feel…

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All Off-White on the Night

[Trousers and top: Zara // bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs c/o Shopbop // Shoes: Buffalo c/o Spartoo // Sunglasses: random gift shop in Orlando c/o my dad] Well, folks, it’s a big day here at the ol’ blawg, for today,…

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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 go and be freezing cold in the Icebar, which, as the name suggests (and as you…

High Tea at the Grand Floridian

Heart-Shaped Shoes at The Grand Floridian

[Dress: River Island (old) // Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa c/o Sarenza // Cardigan: H&M (new) // Sunglasses: Gucci c/o Shopbop] I’ve written about high tea at the Grand Floridia (or “Grand Tea at the High Floridian, as I just wrote….)…

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The Accidental Dress

[Dress: Stop Staring 'Boardwalk' dress // Shoes: Paris Hilton (yes, really) via TK Maxx] This dress is Stop Staring’s “Boardwalk” dress. And I wore it to… Walt Disney’s Boardwalk. Yes, I went there, with the matchy-matchy. Yes I did. My…

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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 Florida, folks. Not literally, obviously – just in the sense that I’m back to posting outfit…

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Every year for about the past five years now, Terry’s birthday (and my dad’s too, actually)  has fallen while we’ve been on holiday. Which just isn’t fair, is it? I’m currently campaigning to have my own birthday moved to June,…

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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 I wrote about in my last post, we stopped in at the little town of Dunedin*,…

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Baby, there’s a shark in the water…

The whole time she was at the coast, my mum (who is a worrier, like me) remained in a constant state of RED ALERT, perpetually scanning the horizon for the sight of the shark fins which she was convinced would…

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 belt! It’s a little crooked, it looks like it’s fastened in the wrong hole, and I…

Clearwater

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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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 no relevance for me whatsoever, I figured I’d show you this little red, white and blue…

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Clearwater Beach, June 2012

Well, folks, we’re back, as you can probably tell from the fact that my Instagram photos have abruptly switched from photos of sunsets (and, er, rubber ducks…) back to their usual programming of photos of Rubin. And rain. (OK, I…

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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…

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OK, let’s get this over with…

(I am never so happy as I am when I’m on holiday…) Whoops, by going on holiday, I’ve gone and lost all my readers again. For those of you still grimly hanging on in there a) thank you! and b)…

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Homecoming

Well, folks, I brought an unexpected souvenir back from Florida: a heavy cold, which arrived the day before we left and gleefully packed its bags and hopped along with me for the plane ride home this morning/yesterday/whenever the hell that…

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High Tea at the Grand Floridian

I’ve actually already posted some of these over at Shoeperwoman, but on the off-chance that there’s anyone still reading over here, too, here are some photos from our High Tea at the Grand Floridian, which is something I highly recommend doing…

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Palm Beach, pools and shoes

I know the US government won’t let me live here for more than a few weeks at a time (probably wise of them, all things considered), but if they ever want to change their minds on that, I now know…

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Coming Home

Well, folks, we made it. And having only been in the States for about five hours, I’d already bought myself a Zac Posen for Target dress, which I think has to be a personal best for me in the shopping…

The Way We Roll

I still have the post-holiday blues. Especially now that it’s rained on St. Swithins Day, which means 40 days of rain for us! (Not that we’ll really notice the difference here in Scotland, obviously…) Anyway, here, have a video, courtesy…

Holiday Shorts: Scotland? Where’s that?

Girl to me at the horse-riding-on-the-beach experience in Florida: So, where are you all from? Me: Scotland Her: Wow! How long of a drive is that?! I felt really bad having to explain that it’s actually on a whole other…

Nuthin’ mo’ betta

On the way back to the airport last week, we passed a restaurant that had the tag-line “Nuthin’ mo’ betta’.” No, seriously: it was written just like that. We didn’t stop there, unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) so I can’t confirm…

Homeward Bound

Well, we’re headed home tomorrow, assuming our plane doesn’t drop out of the sky – and recent events lead me to believe that this is a strong possibility – and I don’t think it would be possible for me to…

Horses, beaches and crustaceans

Yesterday we did something else I’ve wanted to do for years: went swimming on horseback, by which I mean the horses went swimming and we, er, sat on their backs. Or, in the case of Terry, the horse went swimming…

I don’t feel like blogging, blogging…

… because I’m just too busy relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. I am, however, still jumping: Just not as well as Terry is: (Taken in front of the Rock n Rollercoaster at Hollywood Studios). I still have another few days…

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Things I Bought: Christian Louboutin edition

So, Neiman Marcus had a sale on… Whoops. I also got a Sephora Loyalty Card. You’d think that would be absolutely useless to me given that I live in a country Sephora doesn’t ship to, but nope, I already qualified…

It’s good to be back…

This morning we got up early and watched the sun rise: Needless to say, I’m really, really happy to be back…

GLAST Off

Hello, loyal reader, who has bravely remained with this blog through all of the “What I did on my summer vacation” posts! As a reward for your loyalty, here is a picture of the GLAST (no, I don’t know what…

The state with the prettiest name…

So, I had intended to do a little update every day this holiday, but as time has gone on and the wireless network in the house has become dodgier, I’ve found myself thinking “to hell with that” and heading off…