Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Promoting My Instagram Boyfriend


Yep, that's right, Nick does such a good job as my Instagram boyfriend that I've decided to promote him to my *spoiler* Instagram husband instead. I don't give him enough credit for what a good job he does with my outfit pictures/random pictures of me drinking coffee/*insert another Instagram cliche photo here* and the pictures in this post are some of my favourites he's taken. When I planned this outfit it was going to be for a post about holiday dressing on a budget, but I didn't want to post the pictures without telling the story behind them and, in my very biased opinion, it's a pretty good one.

Towards the end of our holiday in the South of France we walked the cap of Antibes and before we went Nick said he'd spied a really good spot for outfit pictures on Google Maps. Usually he needs some kind of bribe to take outfit photos so I should have guessed there was some sort of ulterior motive there, but I was just buzzing that he was so enthusiastic about it. I knew I wanted to write about holiday dressing on a budget so I wore my denim shorts that actually used to be really old jeans (because what's more budget than shorts that were essentially free?). Nick was adamant that we go at a particular time so by the time we'd finished the walk and got to the outfit picture spot it would be nearing sunset and we'd hopefully get some good snaps. Again, I was super impressed at his  newfound dedication to my outfit photos and didn't think his obsession with the time was odd (naive unsuspecting fool that I am).




We walked the cap, which was truly stunning and such a lovely thing to do in the evening (I can imagine it would have been pretty hot in the daytime) then we walked a little way further to the spot Nick had found for outfit pictures. We hit a snag in that because it was such a lovely spot there were quite a few people hanging around, having barbecues and drinks. Luckily we found a spot without any people in the background and Nick snapped the above three photos (and heaps more that didn't make it into the post obviously). If I'm honest, by this point we'd been walking for about two hours, I'd got my outfit pictures and I was ready to go back to the apartment and crash for the night. Nick on the other hand seemed determined to find a different spot for outfit pictures that was 'less busy' so I went along with it because I wanted to take full advantage of him being so nice about outfit pictures. We ended up at the below spot and by this time the sun was a bit lower, but Nick suggested we come back another night because it was cloudy so the sunset wasn't totally clear. Again, a blatant clue if you're at all intelligent, but I just laughed and asked why on earth we'd do the whole walk again just to see a better sunset?




We left the beach and walked a little along the road that would lead back to Antibes, Nick leading the way. Not far along the road was a little secluded cove. The sunset had just turned a rather stunning shade of red and as Nick turned to walk down the steps into the cove I immediately got my camera out again and demanded more outfit pictures (because surely that's why he was going down there right?!). He took the below photos and then we stood soaking in the view of the sunset and the perfectness of the evening. I'd just like to point out that we are possibly the least romantic couple you'll ever come across so the fact that this took place on a secluded beach at sunset is pretty unexpected and I guess that's why it took me by surprise so much (to the point where I actually asked him if he was joking). If you haven't guessed by now, WE GOT ENGAGED.

I'm not really going to talk about the outfit too much because I just wanted to tell the story behind the pictures, but I have to just stop and tell you all how much I adore this top, mainly because of the beaut patterned tie details at the back and I'm so happy I got the chance to wear it properly on holiday because in England it won't be getting worn without a top underneath because I'm so not up for going braless in England.



Hopefully this story wasn't too sickening (I asked Nick if I should write it up and his response was basically 'ew, no' haha) but these pictures mean more to me than just an outfit post so there you go.

Top - Asos (out of stock) | Shorts - Topshop (made from old jeans) | Trainers - Asos (old)

Amy x
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  1. Wow what a magical place! Seems like the perfect summer vacation spot.
    And I really like your Outfit, the Shirt btw. the cut out is amazing.
    totally love it.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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    1. It was such a beautiful holiday! Thanks lovely, I adore the back! xx

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  2. Ooooh my goooooooooooooodness Amy this is just the sweetest thing! Bless Nick too, that is such a lovely idea. I would have been in shock if Matt was so enthusiastic about blog snaps - next time he is, I am going to be V suspicious lol! Immy x

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    1. Haha looking back I don't know how I wasn't suspicious! Thanks lovely :) xx

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  3. Awwww Amy! Huge supermassive congratulations on your engagement! This story is utterly adorable - Nick knew exactly how to get you to the most picturesque spot with the lure of outfit photos haha! The first paragraph about him being promoted to Insta-Hubbie made me giggle too! I don't know what it is about being abroad but going braless just feels more ok there than back in the UK! 😂😂 Gorgeous outfit and a wonderful story!

    Abbey 🌸 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Abbey! His plan worked well haha! xx

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  4. Ahhh I've been hoping to hear more about this and see these pics! Absolutely loved reading, it is the most wonderful, cute story and made me laugh in places too...well done Nick, what a genius and sneaky plan! I'd be very surprised if Rob started being super dedicated to the look of my outfit pics but like you I'd probably just be so pleased he was that I wouldn't think to suspect anything else haha. Gorgeous setting, the top is an absolute winner, and I'm so happy for you - congratulations to you both! Sophie xxx

    www.sopharsogood.com

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    1. Haha exactly, I was just so pleased that I didn't suspect a thing! Turns out he's still not enthusiastic, it was just a ruse haha! Thanks lovely :) xx

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  5. Aw what a sweet story! And he's deffo right, what a perfect place for outfit photos too ;) Congrats to you both! xxx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. Definitely the perfect place for outfit pictures! Thank you lovely xx

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  6. Ahh congratulations! Such a lovely story and I'm so happy for you both.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Gemma, hope you're well! xx

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  7. Oh girlllllllllllll I LOVE this story - it's so magical, as it that sunset! I love the dedicated from Nick, what a babe! Wishing you all of the LOVE and happiness lovely lady, you truly deserve it!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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    1. Thank you so much babe, it was so beautiful! xx

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  8. Ahhhhhh Amy, Im so so happy for you! This is such a lovely story (We can now have our own beach proposal club haha). Congratulations to you both, your hubby to be sounds wonderful :D Cant wait to catch up and swap wedding planning tips lol !

    Alex xoxo

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    1. Haha yes what a great club to be in! Wedding chat and coffee definitely needs to happen! xx

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  9. Congrats on your engagement lovely!! Gorgeous pictures!!
    a life of a charlotte
    x

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    1. Thank you so much lovely, perfect setting for outfit pictures! xx

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  10. This is so sweet. I feel like I need to take the time to appreciate mine for being such a fab instagram boyfriend now!!

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    Ellie xx

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    1. Haha, I definitely need to give him more credit than I do! xx

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  11. OMG how sweet! He put so much thought into it, I can't believe you weren't suspicious immediately! When Simon proposed to me he left me upstairs and disappeared downstairs cos he had a "present for me" - whenever he talked about presents I had a standard joke where I'd always reply "it is a puppy, is it a kitten, is it an engagement ring" .. so I did that and then he just went very quiet and I thought to myself "Crap, it's an engagement ring and I've just completely ruined it!"

    HA HA!!!!

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    1. Haha that is the BEST engagement story I love it! I'm so naive to not be suspicious haha xx

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    2. LOL! That made me laugh!

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  12. love this post and your blog :)

    https://www.instagram.com/tijamomcilovic/
    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.rs/

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    1. Thank you so much lovely and thanks for reading :) xx

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  13. Your photos are stunning Amy! I love finding secluded picturesque spots for photos, Nick sounds like he knows his stuff. Hope you had a fab time in France, love the top too.
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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    1. Thank you lovely! I like secluded places too just so there's nobody watching haha! xx

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    1. Thanks so much, I'm glad I bit the bullet and wrote it in a post! xx

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  15. I was hoping to a happy ending at the end of the story and yes, it was what I expected!! Congrats!!! Great news and the place is so special and beautiful! :)

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy/

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    1. Thanks lovely! I'm sure most other people would have guessed the ending too but I didn't haha! xx

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  16. So lovely, and yes, he is really taking great pictures! Looking for the "better sunset" was so special and that was a big clue, I guess, but no, sometimes we just can't see what is in front of our eyes :) And the surprise is then much better! Congratulations! And yes, I also loved the top :)
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. The surprise was definitely much better, I'd have felt like I'd ruined it if I'd guessed! xx

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  17. Congratulations!! And such beautiful pictures too, what a great story!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thanks so much Rosanna, have a great weekend! xx

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  18. These really are a gorgeous set of photos. Well done Nick! (And I really love your top) xx

    rhymeandribbons.com

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    1. Thanks lovely! He's a goodun isn't he! xx

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  19. I've only just seen this post because I've been a bit MIA lately but it was truly the sweetest proposal and what a fab location to do it too! Lots of love to you two :)

    Pallavi
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    1. Thanks so much Pallavi, it was the best location :) xx

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  20. Not sickening at all, this story made me day when I read it on Instagram back then. You say you're not a romantic couple but getting engaged in such an incredibly romantic spot kinda speaks against that haha. I loved how he planned that proposal and I love how he also combined that with your hobby, that's so sweet. Again, congrats, I'm so so happy for you! And I love the outfit you're wearing, that top is amazing! xx

    113thingstosay.com

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    1. Haha this is the most romantic thing we've ever done (or he's ever done anyway!) Thanks Mira :) xx

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  21. OH MY GOSH, congratulations!! This story has literally just melted my heart. How adorable he kept trying to create the perfect moment - and it both looks and sounds as though he absolutely did. SO cute!!

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Thanks so much lovely, he definitely did :) xx

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  22. As soon as I started reading this I knew it was going to be way more than just a romantic holiday story, or just a few snaps, and I knew when you said he had planned it, it was engagement! This is SO exciting. Huge congratulations to you both. I'm sure the photos do mean everything to you, I know mine do from last year when we got engaged too. I'm so happy for you! There's so much deserving credit that goes into the photographers of our blogs! xx.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. I remember your engagement photos, they were so beautiful! I'm so glad I have these ones to remember it by (even though he's not in them haha!) xx

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  23. Seems like such a cool vacay spot! Loved the photos!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks lovely, it was such a great holiday destination :) xx

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  24. Congratulations on your engagement, what a gorgeous story!

    Lauren x Huggled

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    1. Thank you so much lovely, I love the story but I'm biased haha xx

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