Style Inspiration: Jacquard Flower

I've been reading Gemma's blog (Jacquard Flower) for quite a while now and seeing as I love her style she kindly agreed to be featured in the latest post of my style inspiration series. She's also let me use her images for this post so all the pictures in this post belong to her.

Blog Outtakes #2

So my first outtakes post (here if you need an extra laugh) seemed to go down pretty well so I thought I'd make a fool of myself again and do another one. I think this time round is actually way better than the first one - I guess I'm getting better at taking bad pictures!

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:

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.

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.

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!

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).

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).

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.

My Most Worn Summer Outfits

I'm not gonna lie, I own A LOT of clothes, but despite that I seem to gravitate towards the same few outfits depending on the weather and I've done just that over the summer months. I'd like to think I'll be able to wear these outfits for a while longer yet please British weather, but I thought I'd do a little round up now because, let's face it, it is British weather. 

A House Plant Lover's Wish List

If you didn't already know (you definitely WILL know if you follow me on Instagram @callmeamye because they make up half of my feed) I'm a bit obsessed with house plants. I have so many ideas for when the house is finished as to what I'm going to do plant-wise and I'm always looking for inspiration so I thought I'd share my wish list of tubs, hangers and the like on here for all you fellow house plant lovers (if I've got it all wrong and you all hate house plants then soz). All items are linked below (mainly so that once the house is done I know I can come back to this post and buy them all at once).

What Made Me Happy This Week

So today's planned post was another 'What I Wore This Week', but when it got to Wednesday and I realised I'd completely forgotten to take any photos for it so far (blogger fail) I decided nobody really wants to see a 'What I Wore at the End of This Week' so instead I decided to sit down and just write. Because I'm feeling pretty happy and grateful this week I thought that instead of writing about what I wore this week I'd write about what made me happy:

My Current Favourite Outfit

My current favourite outfit isn't exactly mind blowing - in fact it's pretty basic and kinda boring. But that's why it's my favourite - it's a fuss free outfit that I know I can rely on. It consists of this wrap body from New Look that I love because it's so good to wear with high waisted things and I find the shape really flattering. My high waisted Topshop mom jeans are a wardrobe staple anyway because they're so comfortable. And oh look, some white trainers! I've basically spent the summer in white trainers whenever I can and I'll be kinda gutted when it comes to autumn and I have to start wearing boots again. I think the neck tie is what makes this outfit just a tiny bit more interesting and ties it all together (haha geddit?) and I love the minty colour of this one. I usually wear my hair up with this outfit, but because I was a fool and didn't realise how windy it would be I wore it down and wore my Irresistible Me blake headband.