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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…

Forever 21 polka dot pants

Polka dot pants

Trousers: Forever 21 (sold out but similar here) // Sweater: thrifted // shoes: Primark // Bag: vintage c/o my mum’s closet // Sunglasses: House of Harlow There’s still some snow on the hills (And, OK, also on the dales, if…

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

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 just going to say it: I’m glad the “festive” season is finally over. I mean, don’t…

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, I started getting messages from people suggesting that I might want to check it out. It’s…

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…

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

Tantallon Castle

East Coast, represent

[Dress (worn as skirt): Miss Selfridge via ebay // top: ancient, no idea // shoes: gift from my parents] When I was just a few years old, my parents announced that we would be going on holiday to Spain: a…

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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…

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…

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 a minimum with this one, and merely note that these spots? Are pin dots, not polka…

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…

Clearwater Beach

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…

Forever Amber

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…

polka dot dress and red wedges

Fields of Gold

I have to admit, all these years I’ve been writing about Nigel, the International Man of Mystery Next Door, there’s been a little part of me which secretly hoped the mystery would never be solved, and that we would just…

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 get MUCH more excited about Spring than I ever do about Christmas. Even although there is…