Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Taking all the liquor straight, never chase that

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If you'd have said to me, three years ago, 'Amy you'll soon be rocking socks and sandals,' I probably would've scoffed at you. But, here I am in all my socks and sandals glory, and I think it works. The fact that these sandals are gunmental holographic cleated soled beauties probably helps, a lot. The sock, sandal combo was worn for a day around Brighton with the fam. I didn't get many outfit shots as it was very busy (awkward) and my camera is more or less on its last legs, and thus the focus is majorly playing up! 
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Jumper: River Island Via Depop
jeans: Primark
Shoes: Boohoo
Necklace: Primark
Bracelet: Pandora
I'd also like to apologise for the reappearance of the boyfriend jeans. Two outfit posts in a row.... that has got to be a fashion blogger cardinal sin! Sorry, they are just so darned comfortable. Speaking of comfortable I tweeted earlier that I'd hit 15,000 subscribers, feeling comfortable in the knowledge it was a sure thing (I had a screenshot and everything) and then 6 people unsubscribed. Major sad face. So if you fancy being a babe and subscribing to my channel, or tweeting my channel link out I would be very grateful!

If you enjoyed this post, then we are both in luck, as its that time of the year again, where Company Magazine opens its flood gates for hundreds of nominations for its Style Blogger Awards! Last year, with the help of you guys, I was shortlisted and this year, I aim to be shortlisted again. If you enjoy my blog, please nominate me here, under 'Best Personal Style Blog in Association with Missguided.' Thank you! 

Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin' here!

Amy x 

Monday, 21 April 2014

Pride & Prejudice: Inspiration For Modern Fashion

To be fair, the actresses who play the Bennet sisters in the 2005 version of Pride & Prejudice probably could have worn Lady Gaga's "meat dress" and somehow still looked absolutely gorgeous. But there are some looks throughout the film that even those of us who aren't featured on the front of magazines can wear and look downright stunning doing so.

The film that PictureBox accurately describes as "captivating" in their write-up was showered in praise and award nominations for makeup and costume. While wearing a nearly identical outfit from the movie may get you a few stares as you walk down the street (and not necessarily in a good way), using pieces of the style for some modern inspiration can give you a unique look that will turn heads.

Pastel Green
The Bennet sisters are frequently seen wearing this colour throughout the film. The perfect colour for spring, it's light and feminine, and can add a flirty hint to a bohemian sundress, while still seeming modest. Elle suggests it will be one of the most popular colours this season for fabrics, as well as nails.

Long Silhouettes
Formal and casual dresses throughout the film are usually cinched just below the bust, with ribbon or fabric just a few inches thick. From there, the dress flows down freely, extending past floor length to create a small train appearance behind the wearer as they walk. With a modern twist, the same look is expected to be very popular this season. Dresses will have long, straight hemlines from the shoulder to the bottom of the dress. The style gives you a taller, leaner look.

Award-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran was able to successfully give Elizabeth (Knightley) a sophisticated, feminine style using this particular look in the opening scene. While wearing her brown dress designed in this fashion, she had a romantic air to her that didn't overpower her character's tomboy side.

Floral Prints
The youngest of the Bennet sisters, Lydia and Kitty are frequently shown wearing floral print dresses. While at the time, this was seen as a style for younger girls, this spring, the Huffington Post suggests that the pattern can be worn by anyone without making you look like a young girl or a grandma. Instead of using neutral tones, patterns today are bold, using deep blacks, bright whites, cobalt blue, and neon pinks, greens, and oranges.

If it's been a while since you've seen the movie, take note of the hair and makeup throughout the film as well. There are plenty of styles shown that would complete your modern twist on this 1800s style.

Like I'm giving lessons in Physics

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First up let me state the obvious- I love me a good figure hugging outfit. Body con, skinny jeans and disco pants? Yep, send them my way. So, when I saw these boyfriend style jeans in Primark, and fell in love with them, I was shocked. They are one slouch away from a pair of joggers, comfort wise and I didn't think I could carry them off. But I ended up being unable to leave them in the shop and came home to find myself wearing them 24/7. To combine with my new slouchy look, I purchased this 'coatigan' an awkward hybrid of a coat/blazer and a cardigan. Soft tailoring at its best. I love it. Its totally laid back, but the pleather piping on the pockets and the executive striped detail of the fabric make it a bit more grown up and put together. 
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Coatigan: New Look
Jeans: Primark
Loafers: Primark
Tee: Forever 21
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This was my outfit for afternoon tea and Easter Sunday spent at my Grandparents house. We did an egg hunt in the garden, with my cousins, and ended up looking for a 9th egg, my Grandad INSISTED existed, we were sceptical and eventually (after a fruitless search for the missing egg), checked the packet all the egg hunt eggs had come in and it turned out there was only 8, after all. 

If you enjoyed this post, then we are both in luck, as its that time of the year again, where Company Magazine opens its flood gates for hundreds of nominations for its Style Blogger Awards! Last year, with the help of you guys, I was shortlisted and this year, I aim to be shortlisted again. If you enjoy my blog, please nominate me here, under 'Best Personal Style Blog in Association with Missguided.' Thank you! 

Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin' here!

Amy x 
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