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Forever Amber : UK Fashion blog

Outfit | Blooming Rose full midi skirt

Well, it took a week, but I’m finally back in ‘real’ shoes again, after my ordeal with the Blister from Hell. To celebrate my return to the land of the limping (because no, it’s still not totally back to normal,…

nautical inspired summer outfit

Amber’s Adventures | Inchmahome Island Adventure

♥ H&M skirt  (similar) ♥  F21 top  (similar) ♥  Target hat  ♥  Gucci sunglasses  ♥  Latinas shoes c/o Sarenza ast week we continued our bid to follow the sun around the country, almost as if the sun was some kind…

Forever Amber | A Happy Place

Happy Place

Last week, Terry and I were talking about how some people have a “happy place”. “Go to your happy place!” they’ll say, in moments of stress, and we’ll be all, “Huh? Whaddya mean, ya bunch of hippies?” (Well, OK, maybe…

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The Colour Purple

  As soon as this skirt arrived, I knew I wanted to wear it with these shoes: it was just a matter of waiting for it to be warm/dry enough for suede peep toe slingbacks. That was 14 weeks ago….

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Location, location, location

o and stand over there,” said Terry, pointing to a patch of daisies in the middle of a strip of grass. “I can’t stand THERE,” I said, aghast. “That’s GRASS. And I’m wearing HEELS. I can’t wear HEELS on GRASS,…

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Pass Plus

nother day, another H&M skirt… This particular skirt, especially when paired with black, makes me feel a bit like a ballerina, which, funnily enough, was one of my many short-lived childhood ambitions. I started ballet lessons purely because of my…

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A sunny day and a skirt with pockets

I don’t like talking too much about the weather here. Well, I mean, I DO like talking about the weather, obviously. I AM British, after all. I would actually start an entire blog dedicated to the weather, if I thought…

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Dotty

Oh, look,  I’m wearing a Bardot top again, what a surprise! You just never know what I’m going to come up with next, do you? I wish I could say this off-the-shoulder obsession will be ending sometime soon, but given…

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Sunshine and stripes

You see this skirt, you guys? This skirt that was once a whole lot longer than it is now? Totally took that hem up all by myself. Like a BOSS. And I mean, OK, to those of you who’ve made…

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Spring Gingham

I’m totally obsessed with gingham print right now. Like, OBSESSED. Even more obsessed than I was this time LAST year, in fact, and I was REALLY obsessed last year, too. Why the obsession with tiny little checks, I hear absolutely…

ASOS red scuba midi skirt

Back to Basics

It occurred to me this morning that if I’d announced on January 1st that I was going do some kind of “Wear a Full Midi Skirt Every Day for a Year” style challenge, I would currently be feeling much less…

Forever Amber | Gone with the wind

Gone With the Wind

A few weeks after we moved into our new house last summer, I woke up one morning to discover that the bed was shaking underneath me. Uh-oh. I lay as still as possible for a few minutes to assess the…

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OUTFIT | Green and gold

“Is this too  green?” I asked Terry, standing before him on Monday morning. He stared at me blankly for several seconds. I could almost see the cogs turning inside his brain. “I… have absolutely no idea what that question even…

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And so this is Christmas (Eve)

[Wearing: ♥ Tara Starlet skirt  ♥ H&M top ♥  Christian Louboutin shoes] The idea of hosting Christmas itself is the stuff of nightmares to me (Like, ACTUAL nightmares, of the wake-up-in-a-cold-sweat variety), but Christmas Eve is a slightly less scary…

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The Season of the Skirt

[Skirt: River Island; sweater: Vero Moda; shoes: Dune; sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs*] My in-laws are going to be spending Christmas at Terry’s brother’s place in Kent this year,  so because we won’t be seeing them on Christmas Day, Terry’s…

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Gran Caffè

Yes, it’s another photo-overload folks: sorry! This Sunday, my sister-in-law, Jolene, invited Terry and I to afternoon tea with her and Terry’s brother, John. Now, afternoon tea is one of our very favourite ways to spend a Sunday afternoon (Or,…

retro autumn outfit with full skirt, stripe top and red shoes

I like big skirts and I cannot lie

[Wearing: H&M skirt | Collectif sweater | Miss KG shoes (old) | Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses*] I feel like all I ever wear lately is some kind of big skirt, with heels and a sweater. Probably because that IS pretty much all I…

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Cherry cherry boom boom

These photos are a bit of a “Monet”: they look OK from a distance, but if you’d gotten up close you’d have clearly seen the terrible traces of last week’s cold written all over my face. Red nose. Flaky skin….

The (Black and) White Stripes

This weekend was the first time I’d worn “real” clothes (By which I mean “anything other than the scruffy old jeans and t-shirts I deemed suitable for hauling boxes around, stripping wallpaper and scrubbing floors in…”) in, ooh, about a…

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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 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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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…

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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….

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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…

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The Saga of the H&M skirt

[H&M white flared skirt and sweater: both H&M // Belt: New Look // Shoes: Office c/o MyVoucherCodes.co.uk // Sunglasses: Gucci*] First of all, I have to ask you to please excuse the state of my hair in these photos. One…

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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 things, would become my go-to colour this year? Not me, anyway. I’d have put my last…

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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*] Just a very quick post today, folks: I’m actually writing this on Sunday, and Terry and…

Christmas

Obligatory Christmas Day photo overload

Season’s greetings, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying a good Christmas/holiday season/Wednesday/delete as appropriate. *Goes to check that it is, in fact, Wednesday. Realises it’s actually Thursday. Panics slightly at the realisation that OMG, the time, it is passing her by….

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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…

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A happy accident

ASOS skirt // Zara sweater // H&M scarf // Matalan shoes // gifted brooch // Gucci sunglasses c/o Shopbop // Accessorize nude fishnet tights You know how my clothes have a tendency to meet with unfortunate accidents? Well, it turns…

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Here be pirates

[H&M skirt // Zara shoes (old) // thrifted sweater // House of Harlow 'Chelsea' sunglasses //  Accessorize nude fishnet tights // vintage bag c/o my mum] So, picture it: we’re on the way out to dinner. Despite having known all day that…

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A Person of Interest

(Skirt: ASOS // top: Zara: shoes: Primark ; clutch: New Look // sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’) This was going to be a totally different blog post from the one it’s ended up being. I WAS going to talk about…

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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…

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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 story of how she got into blogging. I always find this kind of thing fascinating anyway,…

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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 of a workman arriving at the house next door. Or, rather, we were woken by the…

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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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One gingham skirt short of a picnic

(ASOS skirt, Jasper Conran shoes, Primark tee, eBay sunglasses) If you’re a regular reader of this here blog, and you happen to be based in the UK, you’ve probably been expecting this post. “Oh great,” I can almost hear you…

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The Incident

(Coat, H&M; skirt, Topshop; sweater, Primark (c/o my parents); boots, Sam Edelman; watch Michael Kors (both c/o Shopbop)) On Friday 13th, I was woken in the early hours of the morning by the sound of Rubin barking. I opened one…

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Conversation Stopper

(Skirt, Primark; sweater, thrifted; shoes, Kurt Geiger c/o Idealo.co.uk) Yesterday I got my hair cut and… HOLD IT! STOP RIGHT THERE, you, with your finger poised upon the red cross at the top right of your browser. Yes, I see…