Sunday, 25 September 2016

5 Blogs You Should Read

I love reading posts about other people's favourite bloggers because it's handy for finding new reads so I thought I'd do a run down of my own favourites. I actually did a similar post over a year ago, but it's safe to say my favourites have changed since then (and one of them doesn't even blog anymore) so here's an updated list of blogs I think you should be reading right now:

Smile, Snap, Sparkle | There is something about Matea's blog that is just so calming. I feel like that's a really weird thing to say, but her style of writing paired with her incredible photography help me to get lost in her blog rather than thinking about a million and one other things at the same time. It's also all down to her blog that Croatia is now up there on my to visit list (which unfortunately for my bank balance is pretty long!) as she just makes it look like the most beautiful place. She also has an amazing sense of style and is an absolutely lovely person. 

Hannah Gale | I feel like including Hannah is cheating, partly because she's the only one on this list that was also on my last list and also because she's kind of too successful for me to recommend because everyone probably already reads her blog. BUT I had to include her because she's just so insanely relatable and honest and reading one of her posts almost feels like you're having a conversation with her. Her outfit posts are also just incredible, both photography-wise and outfit-wise. The only downside to her blog is it makes me spend money whenever she does a wish list. 

113 Things to Say | Mira's blog fills me with wanderlust as she provides enough travel inspiration to last me years. Recently she's also been writing some really though-provoking posts about real issues, which are so well written and make for such an interesting read. Her blog is one of my favourites because it's such a mixture - a bit of fashion, a bit of travel and a bit of things she just wants to write about and I want to read!

Wildfire Charm | Pallavi's blog is one of my favourites because of her incredible photographs - her outfit pictures are just stunning - and her amazing style. She looks lovely in such a wide range of outfits and they're captured so beautifully on camera. If you're a fan of fashion photography then I would definitely recommend you give her blog a read!

The Elle Next Door | Again, I feel like I'm cheating you out of a recommendation because you more than likely already read Ellie's blog. But it IS one of my favourites so I had to include it. Firstly, Ellie herself is absolutely lovely - she still replies to blog/twitter/instagram comments even though she has so many followers it must take up a lot of her time! Her photography really is absolutely incredible and her blog is so well written and completely relatable. Her content is such a perfect mix of beauty, fashion and travel and hers is one of those blogs where you feel like you really get to know the person behind it simply through the writing. 

If you have any blog recommendations for me please leave them in the comments below so I can have a nosey. And make sure to check these five out if you haven't already!

Amy x

Friday, 23 September 2016

The Perfect Embroidered Jeans


I've had a watchful eye on the embroidered denim trend throughout summer and been pining after a pair of embroidered jeans for a while, but couldn't find a pair that were understated enough for my style and that were within my budget. In the end I've actually spent a bit more than I wanted (seriously I went into Topshop and I swear everything has suddenly got horribly expensive in there) but I found my perfect pair. I don't actually own any jeans from anywhere other than Topshop so I really should have thought to look there earlier.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Weekend Uniform

Weekends for me are about relaxing, drinking coffee and being comfortable (unless I'm at work and then they're about, well, working). I seem to have developed a go to weekend uniform of t-shirt and jeans and with that in mind I recently ordered some new t-shirts from Asos to add to my collection.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

What I Wore This Week #8

I massively failed a couple of weeks ago with one of these posts as I forgot to take the pictures (kind of the whole point!) so this is a bit later than I'd originally wanted, but here's what I wore this week. These are one of my favourite posts to do and I love hearing which outfit from the week is your favourite!

Friday, 16 September 2016

Am I The Same Person On and Offline?

I think it's inevitable that the self people portray online is slightly different from the real life self. Not purposefully, but on blogs, YouTube and Instagram there isn't really room for awkward silences, shyness or chat about the amazing night you had in front of the TV (unless your Twitter feed is as exciting as mine is - lol).

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

My Current Skincare Saviour

I haven't spoken about skincare for a very long time on this blog, but this mask is really worth the mention. I don't think I know a lot about skincare - I'm still working out what type of skin I have, let alone working out the products that will benefit it the most. One thing I do know is that I'm blemish prone (ugh) and for years attempted to combat that by vigorously scrubbing all sorts of harsh products on my face and was scared of moisturiser because I naively thought surely the last thing my skin needed was more moisture (what a fool). Turns I was wrong and since I've just started taking better care of my skin in general, it seems to be getting better (probably completely jinxed it now).

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Hull Bloggers at Liquid Jade

I've spent the whole of this week doing DIY, which despite helping me achieve the grey hair look I've been craving (unfortunately of the dust rather than dyed variety) I am so glad to be sat at my computer with an iced tea writing a blog post.

Last Sunday I attended my first Hull Bloggers meet, which I shouldn't have put off for so long (darn shyness) because it was so much fun and I met some lovely people who didn't even judge me when I stood up to get a flat lay of my tea and cake.