PROVE ME WRONG

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SUNGLASSES* // ZEROUV
NECKLACE* // WANDERLUST
CAMI* // MXCI
LEGGINGS* // IRON FIST
BACKPACK* // GRAFEA
BOOTS* // DR MARTENS VIA CLOGGS

PHOTOS // ALEX INKIN


So...oops, these photos were taken back in summer - bad blogger!  I so wish it was still warm enough to wear backless tops without having to worry about a layer - I am starting to feel a little festive but I'm not crazy about how cold it's getting!  Statement leggings are a staple for a lazy day outfit and these have evil pegasus on them, I mean it doesn't get cooler than that, right?  I thought I'd go with the dark vibe with my awesome pentagram cami and some purple docs, and voila - effortless and comfy!

PS. Pls ignore the creased top, didn't have time to iron!
AMY X

WANT: Jaded London Mermaid Bomber

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Ladies & gentlemen, I introduce to you THE JACKET OF DREAMS.  It's the perfect statement piece, and reminds me of the Filles a Papa sequin leather jacket I was lusting after for so long, without the ridiculous price tag!  I've been an avid follower of Jaded London since I discovered them through samples coming into the fashion cupboard while I was interning at Company Magazine back in April, and their stuff is insane.  Think rad all-over prints and affordable Ashish, definitely worth taking a peek.  Would you rock the urban mermaid look?
AMY X

A THOUSAND MILES AWAY FROM NOWHERE

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FEDORA // PRIMARK (SIMILAR)
JACKET* // OH MY LOVE
FISHNET TOP // LIP SERVICE (SIMILAR)
PLAYSUIT* // STYLEMOI
BOOTS // JEFFREY CAMPBELL (SIMILAR)

PHOTOS // ALEX INKIN


Now that my boyfriend lives in London, it means I get a chance to explore fun new locations to shoot outfits - unfortunately with it being winter it starts getting dull at 2pm, so despite the fact I lugged three fabulous outfits in my suitcase this weekend, I didn't get the chance to shoot even one of them, slightly soul-destroying.  Luckily I have these photos from the the other day that I can post instead!  

If you know anything about my style, you'll probably be able to tell that I don't believe in having a 'summer/winter' wardrobe - part of the fun of styling outfits is the challenge of how to make items weather appropriate, why shouldn't I be able to wear my pretty new playsuit when it's cold? I'm no layering queen, but I was pretty proud when I slung on my fishnet top and it looked half-decent, plus with my fave OML jacket I was super toasty for the harsh streets of London!  What do you do to winter-ify summer pieces? 
AMY X

Sunday Summary Week 183

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1/ New rings from Amelia May   2/ Surprise Monty in the post!
3/ Selfie with Tiger at #MotelRocksTheParty   4/ New Grafea baby (links)
5/ Oil slick & thigh boots   6/ Selfie in my Olive & Frank tee

Ending this week on a high because I got to see my boyfriend over the past couple of days, yay!  I've had so much going on the past couple of weeks and haven't got much coming up now which is slightly depressing, as I've had such a blast at the past few blogger events I've been to, but maybe it's for the best so that I can edit some videos and try to post more!  Anyway, I'm off to snuggle up and watch some PLL, happy sunday everyone!
AMY X

Fashion Favourites // October 2014

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Babes everywhere!! Bloggers are the ultimate people to get style inspiration from, and I'm loving how autumnal all the looks are getting, definitely going to have to whip out my fur coats!  As always, let me know your top picks, and your fave blogs below!
AMY X

OUR HEARTS MARCH TO THE SAME BEAT

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FEDORA // H&M (SIMILAR)
NECKLACE* // SHANTIQUE DESIGNS
JACKET* // MISSGUIDED
DRESS* // PRIMARK (SIMILAR)
BOOTS* // MISSGUIDED
CLUTCH* // MIGHTY PURSE
BRACELET* // ANNA LOU OF LONDON*
RINGS // ANNA LOU OF LONDON*, IDLE HANDS*, VINTAGE, MARKET, REGAL ROSE

PHOTOS: ALEX INKIN


This picturesque background and summery outfit may give it away, but these photos were taken a couple of months ago on my mini holiday to Amsterdam!  The weather was gorgeous, although I packed all skirts/dresses and we rented bikes every day, so had a bit of trouble!  This clutch was a lifesaver because I was able to just loop it on my handlebars, it contains a portable charger, and fit everything I needed, meaning I didn't have to lug around a heavy backpack with my cameras in (I left that to Alex, heheheh).  I also got a snazzy little keyring for it from a random guy at a market stall who asked where my necklace was from, so I gave him the website and he gave me it in return - I can't remember what the name is for it but it tells you the dates/days/months etc for every day up to 2040 (for example I can find out that my birthday will be on a Sunday in 2022 - pointless but pretty cool!).  I do have a couple more outfits from 'Dam as well as a vlog so stay tuned for that!
AMY X

Sunday Summary Week 182

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1/ Halloween take 2  2/ Lazy day in Cheer Up socks
3 & 4/ Blogger babes at the Boohoo #NightsBeforeXmas event
5/ Hangover cure at The Breakfast Club  6/ STAG AW14 launched!

I've been a bad blogger recently, especially as not too long ago I promised you guys that I would be posting regularly again!  A highlight of this week was definitely the Boohoo event, so lovely to hang out with all of my blogger friends again, and it was Christmas themed so the roast dinner definitely put me in a festive mood!  Are you guys feeling the spirit or is it still way too early?
AMY X

The Ultimate Rock Night Out - Alpha Newcastle

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PHOTOS: JAY DAWSON


Even the newest of you followers must know by now that I'm very into 'heavier' music - my socials and blog are surrounded by references, and if you take a look at many of my outfit post titles, they're lyrics to the likes of metal, post-hardcore and general rock, so when I was invited to Alpha at O2 Academy Newcastle, one of the biggest alternative nights out in the UK, I jumped at the chance, as the only thing remotely similar that I have around me is a sweaty community hall that plays a bit of Slipknot...and it really is dire.

On the sunny Saturday that was the 25th October I landed in Newcastle and Ayden (Little Blog of Horrors) and I headed down to the pub to find out exactly what Alpha was all about.  Anth, Chris, Ash and John are such awesome guys and were great to talk to, and it's incredible to see what actually goes into making such a big night happen.  These guys seriously put their everything into making Alpha into the best it can be, working ridiculous hours and often two jobs, and let me tell you now, it seriously pays off!

I'm going to be totally honest with you guys and come out with it now, I'm not built to party.  There's just something about splurging money on club entry and overpriced drinks that just does not impress me.  Similarly to Ayden, I'm usually starting to run on empty at around 1:30am and long for the comfort of my bed to escape the blaring trap music and awful remixed dance-pop that I don't even know anyway, so I'm sure you're as surprised as I was that we were both still dancing away even when the lights went up at 3:30am.  I don't know whether it was the fact I was able to sing my heart out to every song (with everyone else doing the same), the sheer enormity of the venue or the general atmosphere of the crowd, but we actually found ourselves struggling to leave the dance floor for the fear of missing out on a big hit!  I don't think I need to mention any more how great the music was, but I really like how they play three songs of a similar genre at a time - so if you're not too into Sleeping With Sirens or Pierce The Veil, it's over quickly and you can get on with dancing to some SOAD.  They also like to mix in some old classics like P!ATD, and even dance/pop tracks, my personal fave being the 'Turn Down For What?!' metal cover - much dancing was had.  The night we went was Alphaween part I and the theme was Dia De Muertos.  As I said before, Alpha don't do things in half measures, and they went all out, with themed banners, videos, blacklights and glowsticks galore, and to top it all off - two make-up artists that stood for hours, transforming faces into mexican masterpieces, totally free of charge to attendees.  Now that's getting your moneys worth.

I'm a big fan of dressing up, which is why the Halloween season excites me so much, and I find club nights are unenthusiastic about themes so no one gets into the spirit.  For the Alpha guys to emphasise that it's all about outrageous ideas and creating a night to remember, the overdresser in me was very impressed.  From Wrestlemania nights with arenas, to Adventure Time, to Pirate parties, complete with a giant ship, sand and paddling pools - they've even ordered a ton of pizzas for the pajama party before, I mean come on?!  Despite all this, I was extremely surprised to find out that Alpha asks for a measly £5 for entry and drinks are super affordable.  The aforementioned dingy hall where I'm from charged £10 for their Halloween night, as well as £5 for a simple mixer and I had a crap night - perhaps it was the lack of the famous Alpha fire bucket cocktails!

I can honestly say that my night out in Alpha was one of the best nights out I’ve had in my life, and it seriously depresses me how far I live from Newcastle, as you’d actually see me there every week if I wasn’t six hours away!  Hearing about how far they’ve come from the first Alpha in April 2013, to having their own set at Download Festival this year is pretty incredible, and I will definitely be going again if I’m ever remotely near!

Every week there is a photographer and videographer, so you can get a little insight to each night on the Alpha YouTube (Ayden & I make a little cameo in the latest one!), and definitely take a look at the O2 Academy TV for exclusive band interviews and sneak peeks, my personal favourite was the McBusted mockumentary; those guys are hilarious!  If you’re anything like me and are constantly scouting out new band tours (I feel like I spend too much of my life on TicketMaster) you can actually get access to gig tickets 48 hours before they’re released to the general public by texting ‘Priority’ to 2020 from an O2 mobile - perfect for avoiding those ‘sold out in 3 minutes’ situations - my best friend & dad are on O2 so I’ll definitely be keeping it in mind! 


Right, I think it’s time for me to calm down - can you tell I had a good time from the amount I’ve written?!  I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at O2 Academy Newcastle for sending me along, and of course to the guys from Alpha for making it an amazing experience!  Would any of you guys check out Alpha, or better yet, been before?

AMY X

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