Spring outfits

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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….

red-pencil-skirt

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,…

pink ballerina skirt

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…

skirt-with-pockets

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…

50s-style-dress

Trixie.

  [Dress c/o Trashy Diva // Cardigan: Hell Bunny'Paloma' // Sunglasses: eBay // Shoes: Studio TMLS c/o Sarenza] I know: florals for spring. Revolutionary, right? Also: green. And a big skirt. But I’m getting ahead of myself here… I’ve been lucky…

polka dot pencil skirt and peep toes

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…

black and white 50s style skirt

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…

50s skirt and bardot top

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…

50s style pink gingham circle skirt

I told you I was obsessed.

It’s worse than I thought, people. It looks like I’m not JUST obsessed with gingham skirts: I’m also obsessed with wearing them with this ASOS top, almost as if there are no other clothes in the closet. There are, of…

gingham capri pants

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…

gingham

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…

Zara polka dot dress

So Good I Bought It Twice

You know when you see something you know you’ll wear to death, so you buy multiple versions of it, just to make sure you’ll ALWAYS have it? Er, please tell me it’s not just me who does that? I didn’t…

Boden Nancy dress in blue Riviera print

The Nancy Dress

I pre-ordered this dress so long ago that by the time it turned up, I’d almost forgotten about it, so it was a little bit like getting a free dress, only in a way that wasn’t even remotely like getting…

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…

Boden Bistro crop trousers

The First and Last Day of Spring

On Wednesday, March 13, in the year 2014, spring finally came to Scotland. On Thursday of the same week? Spring packed its bags and left. It was good while it lasted. Forget Wednesday and Thursday, though: let’s talk about Tuesday….

F&F polka dot prom dress

The Birthday Dress

It was my birthday on Monday. I’m not a big fan of birthdays (Or, indeed, anything that reminds me that I’m getting older, and yet no wiser. See also: New Year’s Eve), but I AM a big fan of dresses, and…

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 jeans white blazer and red shoes

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…

tweed jacket and hunter boots

Monarch of the Glen

Last time on “Amber Over-Dresses in a Slightly Different Location”, Terry and I had checked into Dunkeld House Hotel and were all ready to start relaxing. The hotel gives you lots of different ways in which to do this: there’s…

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…

mint jeans and lemon cardigan

April Flowers

[Trousers and scarf: H&M (2012)  (this season's trousers here) // cardigan: Forever 21 (2011 - similar here) // Shoes: Christian Louboutin] Don’t worry, I haven’t plumbed new depths in my quest for matchy-matchy accessories with this outfit – or not intentionally,…

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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…

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…

green dress

What I Wish I Was Wearing

[Dress: Dorothy Perkins, 2010 // Shoes: New Look (ancient) // Sunglasses: House of Harlow] There are currently 58 unpublished posts sitting in the drafts folder of this blog. Some of them are posts I started but never finished, for one…

mustard yellow 50s skirt with pockets

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…

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…

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

I Quit the Gym

(Primark trench, J Crew trousers, Next shoes.) I quit the gym. Yes, Others, YOU WIN, with your space-invading ways, your whistling and your general other-ness . You can have the gym, see if I care. Although, before you go feeling…

Forever Amber

What’s black and white and red all over?

(Dress, River Island; shoes, Office c/o Idealo; clutch, stolen from my mum) Thanks for all of your comments on my last post, everyone: I’m still feeling pretty craptastic about it all, to be honest, so here are some photos from…

tunnel vision

So little to say, so much time

It’s a sad fact of my life that when I’m actually, you know, doing stuff, I don’t have the time to write about it, and I usually forget to photograph it, too. I will never be one of those people…

Forever Amber

Fashion Blogger Clichés, Part 2

(Dress, River Island last year; Shoes, TK Maxx, about 6 years ago.) For some reason, sunny weather (Oh, hey, did I mention we’ve been having sunny weather recently? Did I? Because I feel like I haven’t gushed about it quite enough…

Forever Amber

A host of golden daffodils

So picture it: there I am wandering lonely as cloud. You know, like I do. When all of a sudden, what do I see? Only a crowd! A host! Of golden daffodils! That totally matched my outfit! “Quick, Terry,” I…