Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Back to Basics


This year I've really been trying to up my blogging game and as a result haven't done a plain old outfit post in a while. Whenever I shoot an outfit I'm thinking about what kind of post I can write to go with it, what message I want to get across and if there's a story to tell. That's all good and well, but there's also something nice about the simplicity of putting an outfit together, photographing it and then just chatting about it, because that's how I started and I don't want to lose that little bit of simplicity. Post ideas don't have to be bold and grand, sometimes it's nice to just go back to basics.




So, with that in mind, here's my outfit. It's nothing spectacular, but it's the kind of thing I wear on a day to day basis and it's the shoes I really want to focus on because can we all just agree that they're beautiful? I'm not one to spend much money on shoes at all and when I say that I mean £20 max, partly because I'm not very good at looking after them and partly because I've got quite stingy in my old age really. So I knew I must really really like these when I paid - wait for it - a whole £35 on them. They're not really very serviceable because they're silky and they're beige, but I actually am going to be so careful with them (I think I can almost hear my mum saying 'yeah right').

I quite like matching my top to my shoes so I tried to do that here with this shirt, which is a really old one from H&M, but it's such an old favourite. I'm very into floaty things at the moment and because this is so long it makes me feel like the hippy I wish I was (I'm way too uptight in reality). It also hides any potential food baby and any item of clothing that does that is a winner in my eyes. I also love the neckline of this with the beaded detailing - I'm a big fan of a white (well, cream in this case) shirt and it's nice to have ones that are just that little bit different.

These faux leather trousers are a real staple of mine at the moment, ever since my black Joni jeans died a very sad death and I couldn't bear to part with £36 to replace them, which is ironic seeing as I just about paid that for these shoes. Although they're very tight fitting, they're so comfortable and feel almost like leggings. I'm all about comfort these days (as you may have noticed with the food baby reference) plus they go with everything.




This is exactly the kind of casual but not too casual outfit that I wear to work on a daily basis. It's comfortable, easy to wear and still looks like I've put in some sort of vague effort. Amen to that.

Shoes - Next (here) | Top - H&M (old) | Trousers - Asos (old)

Amy x
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  1. I really like the outfit, especially the shoes! They're awesome!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. They're definitely my favourite part! Thanks Rosanna, you too :) xx

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  2. Love this outfit Amy - I also have some faux leather trousers that I am loving at the moment, so much more comfortable than I was expecting. Wish I had your hair styling ability, and as always those shoes are just fantastic!
    Sophie xxx
    Sophar So Good

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    1. They're way more comfortable than you'd expect aren't they! Aw thanks hun xx

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  3. Those SHOES!!! they were worth every penny!

    Holly x
    www.hollysbeautybox.co.uk

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    1. They really are aren't they and I'll definitely get the wear out of them! xx

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  4. How cute is your hair in this? Also your shoes are stunning. I used to always try and put a message in outfit posts but then I ran out of ideas ha.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Aw thanks lovely! I know, I feel like there's only so much I have to say ahah! xx

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  5. Indeed Amen to vague effort haha. I love this outfit and your style in general (your hair is awesome too!!! very jealous) I know what you mean about shoes though, even my wedding shoes I winced at spending £30 on but these shoes are lovely... and they're silk so worth every penny.... you could just wear them indoors haha xxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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    1. Haha yes I'll wear them as pretty slippers! Thanks so much lovely xx

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  6. you pull off this outfit so well! Loving the shoes, deffo worth the splurge! x

    G | www.teawithgi.com

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, they were definitely worth the splurge! xx

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  7. I really love this outfit on you. It's simple but at the same time really pretty and it suits you!

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, I'm all about simplicity! xx

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  8. Basics are the best! Your shirt is so pretty and those shoes are the cutest ever (I know I've said it before on Instagram, but I couldn't resist saying it again), I instantly fell in love with them! And this hairstyle looks amazing on you, dear! xx

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    1. Haha just like I can't resist posting them again and again! Thanks so much lovely xx

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  9. Ooh I love your shoes!
    As a blogger, I totally know the feeling of, what the heck should I write about in these photos? Sometimes keeping it simple is the best :)
    Lyndi

    www.stylecalling.com

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    1. I definitely agree that keeping it simple is best sometimes! Thanks lovely :) xx

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  10. Pretty shirt, Nice shoes. Your hairstyle is amazing.
    Have a beautiful weekend! :)

    http://newbagonline.blogspot.com


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    1. Aw thank you so much, hope you have a great weekend!xx

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  11. Girl you always have such great outfits on xxxx

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    1. Thanks Tasha that's so lovely, have a great weekend! xx

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  12. I love everything about this outfit, Amy! Those shoes are incredible and I totally would've shelled out the money for them too, they're super eye catching but they still look really comfy! Your hair is gorgeous too, the plaits around your head really suit you! I have a pair of faux leather trousers too and I love 'em!

    Abbey 💓 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Abbey! They were definitely worth shelling out for I think :) xx

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  13. I love outfits like this that are easy to wear and still SO cute! xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.com

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    1. Yes same and are that super comfy too! xx

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  14. I am in love with your shoes!
    Easy put together outfits are amazing.

    Tania || www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com
    xxx

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    1. So am I! My favourite kind of outfit for sure :) xx

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  15. This outfit looks stunning and those shoes are gorgeous!

    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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    1. Thanks so much Steph! I'm in love with the shoes! xx

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  16. You look great. The shoes are lovely!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Gemma, I'm in love with the shoes! xx

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  17. Love the outfit! Those shoes really are gorgeous. And I agree with you about the basics of fashion posts. I don't post fashion posts, but I love to read them, and while its nice to read a fashion post with actual content, sometimes all I want to do is read about the clothes. (also, your hair is gorgeous!)

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, yeah it was refreshing to write one just about the clothes! xx

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  18. Ah this is gorgeous hun - loving the photos! :)

    Hope you're well!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, hope you're well too! xx

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  19. The shoes look so cute on you!

    www.lovefrommaira.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much, I'm obsessed with the shoes! xx

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  20. I think I'm as obsessed about these shoes as you are! Basics are basically all I own; they're just so mix and match! This whole outfit is so classy! You could wear this outfit on a night just by changing the shoes to some heels!

    Sian x
    www.theenglisheverygirl.com

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    1. Yeah so good to be able to mix and match anything isn't it! xx

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  21. You look stunning and I have to say I love how you've styled your basics and your hair looks absoltely gorgeous x

    Kayleigh Zara
    Www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, hope you have a great weekend xx

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