Wednesday, 2 August 2017

SUMMER SUNSHINE


Jumpsuit - Urban outfitters | Belt - Vintages rags (similar) | Denim Jacket - Vintage | Necklace - Topshop | Vans - Asos | Sunnys - River island


How's everyone’s summer going so far?? And how are we already into August?! Summers go by way TOO fast, how crazy fast has this one gone by already? and I'm so not ready for it to be over anytime soon! 

Anyway, enough moaning. Moving on to this fabulous jumpsuit - I mean need I say anymore? it’s just a DREAM! When I first saw this beauty hung up in urban outfitters I was automatically drawn to this dreamy orange colour, a little bit more pricey than I would have liked to have paid but it was literally love at first sight (ok, so I may not actually believe in love at first sight when it comes to guy, well at least not yet anyways but clothes... when it comes to clothes I’m definitely a believer!) I just think it’s so unique and like nothing I’ve previously owned, so of course I simply couldn't resist (I couldn't help it... I’m weak ok hah!) However, fast forward a few weeks and I have no regrets! Its became such a huge staple in my wardrobe and I have so many different ideas of how to style this up! (I'm thinking of doing a '4 different ways to style a jumpsuit' post soon so keep an eye out for this beauty again!)

So yes this was a pretty hot day, one of only a few we've seen this year (pros of living in England right -.-😑 ) so I just styled this baby up pretty simple and popped on my vans to add a relaxed chilled feel to this look.

Ohh and then drank endless amounts of cocktails in the sun... what a great day!


xo

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

One walk... Two very different outfits


Trousers - Zara (sold out.. similar here) | Swimsuit - Asos | Shirt - Dog & Bone Vintage | Vans - Asos | Bag - Gran-Canaria | Necklace - Topshop | Sunny's - River Island


So these trousers have been a favourite of mine for a while now. I love the fact that you can dress them up with a little crop top and some platforms or dress them down (in my case here) with a funky body and a shirt.. suitable for any occasion! So I actually wore this outfit to go for a lovely summers day walk in with my bestie, and you can clearly see from the bottom picture that we both have very different ideas of 'let's go for a walk' outfits haha! I also apparently can't get enough of this swimsuit, yup I wear it with just about everything! (clearly still not over the holiday) 

xo


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

T O M M Y H I L F I G E R

Top - Tommy Hilfiger (sold out.. similar in light blue) | Skirt - Asos | Shag Jacket - Lovers & Drifters Club | Shoes - Asos (similar) | Necklace - Topshop 

Sorry its just a quick post today as I'm super busy.. But how fabulous is this top?? (If only it was mine - yup it's the brothers.. all the clothes without the price tag is ok with me haha!) So I didn't actually plan on this outfit being so YELLOW but I think it works really well and it is summer after all.. even if England doesn't know it! 

xo

Friday, 14 July 2017

HOLIDAY NIGHT VS HOLIDAY DAY outfit

Skirt - Asos | Top - Asos (similar) | Shoes - Asos (similar) | Belt - Vintages rags (similar) |

Okay back to the holiday outfits and for this post I thought I'd add in a quick little snap of what I wore during the day too! So I'm really loving a yellow/black combination atm as I just think it's such a hot colour combo, perfect to rock throughout this summer... Oh and did I mention it looks fabulous with a tan? Win win! Also, for those of you guys who picture black and yellow and instantly think bumble bee.. put those images aside and rock this look with confidence because honestly it's such an easy combination to pull off and will have you loooooking fierce through summer!! 

xo


Monday, 10 July 2017

Fly Away / Airport style

Trousers - Charity shop (Similar here) | Tee - Zara (sold out but find here) | Vans - Asos | Necklace - Topshop | Sunnys - River Island | Bag - Gran Canaria 

Ok, so let's forget for a minute that I'm actually incapable of planing my holiday outfits from beginning to end in a fairly chronological order, and rewind to the beginning of the holiday.. THE AIRPORT - I mean everybody loves a good airport outfit, right? And who doesn't love the airport? (on the way there that is) .. cocktails before you fly, a good nosey around duty free, your whole holiday ahead of you to look forward too, it's great! (The way back, not so great) So yeah, I mean you've got to think your outfit through, you want to be comfy - MAIN GOAL -while still looking stylish and rocking that whole Victoria Beckham chić look! So for me, these trousers were the perfect match and ticked all the right boxes. Next, pair with a comfy vintage looking tee (that's actually from zara) whack an over the top pair of sunnys on (because who doesn't like to look a bit extra in the airport? Haha! .. I mean It's your perfect opportunity to go all out Kardashian) Then lastly, finish off the look with some comfy shoes and a bag (that you battle with all day) big enough to fit in all that unnecessary crap you couldn't fit in your suitcase because you're already overweight.. (because a girl (or guy) can never have too much stuff right?) Thus a perfect airport outfit is born! 


xo

Friday, 7 July 2017

The perfect HOLIDAY dress

Another day, another HOLIDAY outfit...

Dress - Asos | Belt - Princess Polly | Bag - Zante | Sandals - Asos (similar) | Necklace - Topshop

So this probably has to be my favourite outfit of the holiday.. and if you know me you know I'm not really a pretty dress kind of person but this dress TICKS ALL THE BOXES!! && is UNDER £25 :o:o I know right? Get buying girls..  (I'm so tempted to get it in black also.. maybe.. who am I kidding probably!) 

Fun fact - I actually cut this dress :o not a massive surprise as I'd say I cut/ alter about 70% of my wardrobe. Anyway let me explain this one, (so mam if your reading, forget the part were I said I cut 70% of my clothes haha (no i'm joking she's cool ) .. okay so you know when you order a dress and your so excited to try it on and then it arrives and you put it on and your like mehhhhh:/ I mean don't get me wrong it was pretty, it just wasn't really doing anything for me (you know the feeling) so I had a vision (you know when you just picture an outfit in your head, accessories, hair style, glitter and all and your just like YASSSSS!! oh maybe that's just me?! aha) so had a vision, didn't hold back... Fast forward 5 minutes and I'm stood in front of the mirror.. dress on, minus a few inches, plus a western belt, space bunzzz in my hair and glitter on my face (the rest all over the floor)... HALLELUJAH  "We have a holiday outfit" - SUCCESS!!  


xo 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

BOAT PARTAAAAY

So who doesn't love to party? Pair that with a boat trip in the Greek sunshine around a beautiful island and what a combination! So yes the most amazing day, BUT.... what to wear???? I love a good swimsuit on holiday, there's just so many fabulous styles out this summer I struggled to choose just one (so obviously I bought 3, I can't even apologise.. story of my life). However I'm so glad I wore this groovy pink number, I mean its sassy, pulls you in in all the right places (which I definitely needed after countless alcoholic beverages) and it's got that 90's vibe going, which is always a winner for me! 

So first step.. grooovy swimsuit - CHECK ✔

Second step.. JAZZZ it up by adding a western belt, my fave black crochet cardi, some platform sandals of course (taking you from pool wear to party wear) and lastly over the top sunnys (a must). - CHECK ✔

Third step.. GLITZZ it up thanks to my beautiful bestie who transformed my hair - CHECK ✔

Last step.. Good music, even better company, beautiful weather and endless cocktails - CHECK CHECK CHECK ✔✔✔

Swimsuit - Asos | Cardigan - Rat&boa (discontinued) | Shoes - Asos (similar options.. 1, 2, 3 )  | Belt - Princess Polly | Sunnys - RI 

xo

Sunday, 2 July 2017

HOLIDAY

ENGLAND SUCKKKKKKSSSS

Okay so if you follow my Instagram (@amyhallimond) you'll know I've spent the last week in Zante with my gals having the BEST time of my life (hence the lack of blog posts) and I unfortunately touched back down in England a few days ago :(:( ... HOWEVER only to find out that I have graduated from Newcastle university with a 2:1 in physiological sciences and I couldn't be HAPPIER!! As you can imagine I haven't stopped celebrating since, definitely a great way to get over the old holiday blues! So yes, after a crazy few weeks I finally have a moment to myself and I'm excited to dive straight back into my blog and get some good content up for you guys!! 

Even though I'm home and I really need to face reality, I've been on such a high since returning that I'm not quite ready to let the whole holiday feeeelin' go just yet, (it's just a little bit too soon). So I thought why not do a blog post on each holiday outfit.. I mean it is summer and I'd happily wear these outfits out and about or on any nights out at home. Plus if it gives any one any holiday Inspo then I'm HAPPY!!

Ok, so first night, first holiday outfit..... 

Skirt - Urban outfitters (similar) | Fishnets - Primark (cut them into shorts) | Calvin Klein - Urban outfitters | Belt - Vintageous rags (similar) | Shoes - Asos (similar) | Sunnys - eBay | Necklace - Topshop 

I wasn't quite ready to bust out the bright yellow denim just yet (yellow required a tan) so I went for pink denim, one of my fave skirts! Oh and I couldn't resist busting out the fish nets - a must to spice up any outfit.. definitely my fave accessory go to! I finished this outfit off with some cool blue sunnys to add a fun/holiday vibe to the outfit, platform sandals and the trusty Calvin Klein's! (Oh and I've threw in a few other holiday pictures to get the holiday vibes going.)

..... Next outfit - BOAT PARTAAAAAYYYY


xo

Friday, 16 June 2017

Funky Shirtzzzz

Shirt - Vintages rags | Trousers - Zara | Vans - Asos | Necklace - Charity shop (very similar here)

If you know me well you know how much I LOOOOVEE my funky shirts.. I mean bright, bold, crazy patterns, weird patterns, all kinds of patterns, stripes, stars.. you name it I'll wear it! I just think a good statement shirt is such a good staple piece to have in your wardrobe to spritz up any old outfit.. especially in these warmer months (pray for England sunshine) to add some fun to any outfit. Oh and how A-MAZING are these trousers, my fave thing to wear right now - as in I eat, sleep and basically live in them! 

So yeah this outfit is perfect for a nice meal out, chilled drinks with the girls, spontaneous night out (which is a pretty frequent occurrence in my life) or you can even dress it up by unbuttoning the shirt, throwing on a pretty bralet and some platform shoes &&& you've got yourself a daytime to nighttime transformation just like that!

xo

Monday, 12 June 2017


Jeans - Newlook (similar here) | Top - Topshop (similar) | Shirt - Topman (similar) | Trainers - Office


So just a really simple outfit today but I think the combination of the 70's flares and the silver vest really works.. simple, yet still makes a statement! (Especially for a last minute bit of fun in the sun, and who doesn't love that right people?) .. Ah what is it about the sun that just a makes life a good time? I also apologise for the fact most of the items tagged are 'similar' but what can I say, uni's hit me hard on the money front and I just can't afford buy as many clothes as I used too:( but I hope my outfits give you inspiration to maybe give some of them ago with your own clothes or find charity shop/thrifted alternatives >> my life lol. Anyway, I've tried to find as many similar items as I can for around the same price as I paid too and will continue to do so for anything thats not still available. 

Have a fabulous day :):)
(who am I kidding its monday and all you can do on a monday is pray friday hurrys the **** up.. Oh and did I mention its my grad ball tonight EEEKKK, stay tuned for an outfit post and I guess it is a pretty fabulous Monday for me after all)

xo

Friday, 9 June 2017

I'M BACK


Trousers - Charity shop (similar here) | Top - urban outfitters (sold out, similar here) | ck's - urban outfitters | Hat - Primark (similar here) | Vans - Asos


ALERT ALERT ALERT ...  I'm currently the worst blogger.. 

Ok so somewhere along the line I lost the love I once had for my blog .. I mean what started as a platform for me to share my love of fashion and express my personal style became a constant need to always have perfect pictures, scrutinising every detail with the need to edit every picture in a constant search to further perfect every post. Don't get me wrong I still want to put good quality blog posts out there but with a more relaxed view and approach to the term 'quality'.

Whilst it's easy to keep telling yourself 'you do you girl' I think most people would struggle to admit that they haven't compared themselves to at least one person or another at some point - I mean it's natural! If I wasn't stressing over my lack of photography skills and how great of a picture I could actually get using my trusty iPhone, I was wondering why no bugger reads the post that I'd spent time travelling to fancy locations and worked for hours on, yet loved the one I'd whacked out sat on a bus to the town.

One of the main things I’ve realized is that you don't have to have crazy quality high fashion images, a photographer, breathtaking backdrops to have a good blog. If your passionate about it and want it as much as the biggest of bloggers out there then it's already special. Whether you reach thousands of people or impact the life of just one person.. thats success! While don't get me wrong I applaud those bloggers but I'm just saying it's not for everyone. I'm equally as interested in an outfit shot in someone's bedroom or a mirror selfie as I am if they were posing on some fancy streets in London, both are equally fab! 
So I'm taking all the pressure off myself in a hope to fall back in love with blogging again.. so expect a wide variety of posts, some with a few paragraphs on my tragic yet pretty entertaining life.. ('I'm naturally funny because my life is a joke' yup we've all heard it before but summed up in a quote that's me! .. blabbing absolute nonsense and going completely off topic - also me! ) short and sweet posts with all outfits linked, hair posts, makeup posts, jewellery posts (because sometimes it's all about the accessories) more lifestyle style posts, monthly favourites.. you name it! 

So basically what I'm saying is that I just needed to take time out, put blogging on a backseat for a while, focus on university (which by the way I have just recently COMPLETED... EEKKK!)  and hopefully fall back in love with blogging again.

xo