midi skirts & dresses

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 for the terrible case of Smugface I’m demonstrating in the first photo here. I have no…

gingham 50s style circle skirt

Cherries and gingham

[Skirt: ASOS (2012) | Cardigan: Zara | Cherry brooch: River Island | Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa | Sunglasses: eBay] I’ve not been doing a great job of keeping the ol’ blog updated recently. I say this, not by way…

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 is a really pretentious way of saying, “deciding which shoes to wear with this dress…”), I…

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 the car, just driving along, when suddenly Terry pulls up next to a derelict industrial site….

blue bird print tea dress

Twenty four little hours

[Dress: ASOS | Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti* | Belt: Primark - all bought last year] This is what I was wearing the day we started negotiations on the sale of our house.* Yes, folks, we got an offer. Yay! But it…

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 Hotels] This past weekend, Terry and I were lucky enough to be the guests of Hilton…

green and tan winter outfit

Home is where the heart is

[Dress and boots: both Zara, circa 2011 // Jacket: La Redoute, 2012 // Giant snow heart: c/o Terry] So, our house is probably going on the market soon. I’m not sure quite how soon, but … soon. Too soon for…

nail po

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 // Coat: in the car, waiting to be replaced once these photos were taken (although it was…

telephone box

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) // Gucci sunglasses Well so far it looks like 2013 is shaping up to be a long-sleeved…

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 Year’s Eve into the emotional ordeal it so often turns out to be for me. I…

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 like Mrs. Claus here. Trust me, it could have been – and almost WAS- so much…

Green polka dot midi dress

The tale of the green polka dot midi dress

Dress-worn-as-skirt: River Island (old) // turtleneck: Primark // Boots: Sam Edelman c/o Shopbop (old) // Bag: Marc Jacobs c/o Shopbop  You guys, there was a day without rain! I got to leave the house! And wear clothes that weren’t jeans!…

shop-the-look

Backwards

Dress: ASOS // Boots: Topshop Barley2 (old) // sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’ A few days after this dress appeared on the ASOS website, I started getting messages from people suggesting that I might want to check it out. It’s…

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 no idea what that weird green light on my stomach is in the very first photo….

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 at Zalando got in touch and asked me if I’d like to try out a couple…

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, Everyone’s Favourite Season has kinda made me lose the will to live blog. This weekend was…

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, that is, then I promise I’ll stop … until next summer, when this little “uniform” of…

Florida

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,…

summer

Women Who Love Polka Dots Too Much

[Dress: handmade by my mum // shoes: Buffalo 'Alisha' c/o Spartoo] The sun came out. And so did the polka dots. Actually, the polka dots come out regardless of whether it’s sunny or not. You all know this. But this…

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 up in the mornings and think, “Gosh, I wonder what the weather is like in Scotland…

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, Wednesday was to be the only vaguely sunny day of the week, so we took full…

Disney's Boardwalk

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…

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 1,000th post here at Forever Amber. I thought I would mark the occasion by writing 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 Florida, folks. Not literally, obviously – just in the sense that I’m back to posting outfit…

Blue dress and cardigan

What not to wear on a windy day

[Dress: River Island (old) // Cardigan: H&M (new, but couldn't find it on the website) // brooch: New Look (old) // Shoes: Carvela 'Australia' c/o Sarenza] Over the weekend, Terry and I noticed that we were starting to get some…

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

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…

SHOES

Hurricane Amber

DRESSEMBER, Day 7 Dress, ASOS; scarf, H&M; shoes, Kurt Geiger c/o Idealo.co.uk)  So, are you all suitably impressed that I haven’t complained about the weather yet? Even although the OMGSNOW came last week, and on day one, all everyone could…

polka dot dress red boots

A short rant about hemlines

You see this dress, readers? This dress is from the Topshop Tall collection. Yes, TALL. For women of 5″9 and above. I am not tall. In fact, I’m just a smidge under 5″4 (that “smidge” is important, by the way….

gold-nails

Dressember Day 9: All That Glitters

(Dress, Mango; Shoes, eBay) OK, so I may have banned any more Zara purchases, but no one said anything about Mango, did they? Yesterday we went for a walk around town (in absolutely glorious, hot sunshine, I might add), and…