Fashion Blogging on a Budget

I think it's a common misconception that to blog about fashion/style you have to spend a lot of money on clothes. I mean, if you're not already into clothes and you suddenly decide you want to start a fashion blog then yes, you're probably going to end up spending more money, but I think it's a safe assumption that if you start a blog about clothes it's because you already like them so you're probably already buying them. I haven't kept a tally chart or anything (although I wouldn't put it past me), but I'm pretty sure the amount of money I spend on clothes hasn't increased since starting my blog. Believe it or not, I don't actually spend a huge amount on clothes. It's all relative obviously, but seeing as I blog about fashion without actually spending all that much money (in my opinion), I thought I'd throw some ideas out there on how I manage that. 

Re-use clothes in multiple outfits | Every item of clothing I'm wearing in this post has featured on this blog before, they just haven't been worn together. These jeans in particular are probably one of my most worn items on this blog because, well, jeans go with a lot don't they? I try not to feature the same items too close together, but I've worn this blazer on here once a month since I bought it because it's so versatile and can be styled in such different ways. It's surprising how many different looks can actually be created using the same items and it's something I take advantage of in everyday life so naturally I document that on here too. 

Don't be afraid to wear old clothes | The reason I prefer to call myself a 'style' blogger is because I don't always keep up with the latest fashions and I'm a bit of a hoarder of clothes so I'll often wear things from years ago (i.e. so last last last last season). There's this unwritten pressure when blogging about clothes that everything you're wearing should be current, but it really doesn't matter and I'd much prefer to see what people actually wear on a daily basis. For me, that includes a lot of older clothes, which gives me more options when I'm styling outfits and also saves money. I've found that people really don't mind when I wear older clothes for outfit photos (why I ever thought they might I don't know) and I've actually had positive comments when I've worn certain items a lot (hello embroidered jeans). 

Focus on style, not fashion | As I said, I like to class myself as a style blogger rather than a fashion blogger. I don't necessarily keep up with the latest trends and I definitely don't know anything about designers and upcoming seasons etc, I just like talking about what I wear and why I like it. It was never a conscious decision for me to focus on style rather than fashion, it was just the natural option because of how I am, but it's been very helpful for saving money because I don't feel like I need the latest trends and I've been able to carry on enjoying clothes as I did before my blog. 

Blazer - Bershka | Jumper - New Look (old) | Jeans - Topshop | Boots - Missguided 

Do you blog on a budget?

Amy x

Sugar Free Breakfast Favourites

If you know me, you'll know I love breakfast. If you don't know me then let me tell you, I LOVE BREAKFAST. It's always been my favourite meal of the day and I used to be the biggest cereal fiend to the extent that I'd happily count it as an evening meal while I was at uni. It's a well known fact that most cereal is packed full of added sugar so when I gave up refined sugar I was a little worried that I was going to lose out on my favourite thing ever, but it's just meant I've had to get a little creative and put a bit more effort into breakfast, which is no bad thing at all. I thought I'd share my favourite refined sugar free breakfasts on here (but don't worry, there's plenty of the natural kind).

Homemade Granola | Granola has long been my favourite kind of cereal and I actually used to make my own long before I gave up sugar unless I was feeling particularly indulgent (or lazy). It's so easy to make and it actually tastes SO much better than the shop bought stuff I promise. I used to follow this Deliciously Ella recipe, but now I mix it up, adding different things or whatever needs using up in my cupboard. Because of that, my recipe varies every time, but the base of it tends to always be oats, flaxseed and ground almonds plus whatever nuts and seeds I have in the cupboard. Once I've mixed all that together I heat some coconut oil in a pan, mix in some maple syrup and cinnamon and pour that into the dry mixture to bind it all together. I don't measure anything, just throw it all in! Sometimes I'll add different spices (for my latest batch I added ground cloves so it's like CHRISTMAS granola) or I'll add some cacao powder to make chocolate granola. Sometimes I'll add dried fruit or coconut flakes after it's cooked, but whatever I do it's always bloomin' tasty. My favourite way to eat it is with natural yogurt and berries on the top.

Peanut Butter and Banana Porridge | I love having porridge at this time of year and however much I try to mix it up, this is the one I always come back to - peanut butter and banana. Tell me, is there a dreamier combination? I make my porridge in the microwave because this girl ain't got time for the hob when she's hungry. I just pop my oats, almond milk and broken up banana (this girl also ain't got time for chopping) in for two and a half minutes then stir in a (large) spoonful of peanut butter (crunchy OFC). Quick, easy and bloomin' lovely cause the banana goes all warm and mushy. 

Gingerbread Latte | I'm not a massive fan of Christmas coffee/hot drinks (shocker I know) because I just like straight up coffee, but back in my sugarful days I was partial to a gingerbread latte because they're not quite as sweet or gross as the others. Obviously they're out of the question for me because they are extremely sugary, but I made my own version that isn't too shabby that I have as an occasional weekend breakfast treat. We have a Nespresso machine so I do the coffee shot using that as normal then as well as the milk I add a bit of ground ginger and cinnamon (more cinnamon than ginger even though its a gingerbread latte because ginger can be pretty overpowering) and a dash of maple syrup into the milk frother, whizz it all up and add it to the coffee. Nom. Again, I don't measure anything so I'm sorry I can't give exact measurements if you want to make your own, but I kinda thing people would like different amounts of everything anyway!

These might not be the most revolutionary breakfast ideas ever, but I'm not someone who can spend ages making breakfast because I'm always so ready for it in the morning I want it there and then so simple is best for me!

What are your favourite things to have for breakfast?

Amy x

Is Getting Older Really So Bad?

Last week I turned 27. Twenty. Seven. I realise that is in no way old, but I do feel a little squirmy when I think about it too much. Have I achieved everything I wanted to by now? Am I on track to achieve everything I want to by the time I'm 30? Am I stocked up on anti-wrinkle cream? (The answer is no to all but the latter.) When I was 21, fresh out of uni with my whole life ahead of me, 27 seemed like a long way away. Then life just happened and where have those 6 years gone? What have I done with them? If I could take a snapshot of my life now and send it back to my 21-year-old self she would not be happy. My life now is not what 21-year-old Amy wanted for herself. But 27-year-old Amy is actually pretty darn happy. And although I'm the first one to join in with the 'OMG we're getting so OLD, isn't it AWFUL?!' conversations, I actually don't think it's all that bad.

We're conditioned from a young age that getting older is not a good thing. You should be upset when you no longer get ID'd and poke fun at your friends by buying them hilarious birthday cards pointing out how ancient they are. And there are some things about getting older that I don't like. I don't like the crow's feet that are there even when I'm not smiling. I don't like the feeling of pressure that comes with being a woman who wants a career and a family and feels like she's running out of time for both (which is probably a topic for a whole other blog post in itself). I don't like the fact that I seem to be getting older so quickly and I might just blink and miss my whole life.

But but BUT there are things that I do like very much. The older I get the more I accept myself for who I am, imperfections, character flaws and all. The older I get the more I also accept that said imperfections and character flaws are mainly my own insecurities and probably go unnoticed by everyone else. The older I get the more my self-confidence grows and the more I value my own worth. As someone who can look back at her early 20s and remember an insecure, awkward girl who was completely and utterly unsure of herself, I've come a long way and I think that's all to do with getting older and maturing. Make no mistake, I am still horrendously awkward, but aren't we all? For me, getting older has meant growing as a person and although I'll probably never like the physical changes that come with getting older, the mental ones are proving to be only positive so far.

So here's to being 27, which is hopefully going to be the best year of my life so far.

And on a completely different note, here's to my new winter coat. It's red and it's cosy and it was from Primark so it was cheap as. Happy Amy.

How do you feel about getting older?

Amy x

Recent Reads I'd Recommend

Growing up I was rarely seen without a book in my hand. And when I say that I mean I used to get up, pick up my book, read it walking down the stairs, while eating my breakfast, only putting it down to go to school to pick it back up again as soon as I got in and keep it in my hand right up until I went to bed. Reading is actually quite a big part of my life so it seems kind of odd that I've never written a post on my blog about books. The longer I have this blog the less I'm trying to fit into some sort of niche (which I think is probably why I haven't written about them in the past) and I've read quite a few books recently so thought I'd do a round up of three I'd recommend (FYI I don't think any of these books are necessarily new, I've just read them for the first time recently!):

After I've Gone by Linda Green | I picked this one up as part of the 2 for £7 deal in Tesco that I get so easily drawn in by and I wasn't actually expecting much simply because I'd not heard of it, but I was gripped. It's a kind of social media thriller (I'm sure that's becoming a genre) that focuses on a girl who keeps seeing Facebook posts from her future and whether she's able to change that future. It's one of those books where you're almost screaming at the main character to not be such an idiot, but they're the best ones aren't they? It was very easy to read and equally as difficult to put down.  

Lyrebird by Cecilia Ahern | This was another one I couldn't put down (well, all three of these are, hence them making it into this post). It's a difficult one to try to describe and the story line is kind of odd, but in a magical way. It's about a young girl who has lived alone and away from any civilisation for years before being discovered by a film crew who are captivated by the way she can mimic the sounds of nature (like a Lyrebird). As they begin making a documentary about her and her exposure to the 'real world' they start to fear that they're destroying her innocence and her happiness. I've seen a lot of people describe this book as 'twee' and 'boring', but personally I thought it was beautiful and such a unique idea for a plot.  

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes | Shockingly I'm probably the only person who has never read (or seen) Me Before You but I'll definitely be seeking that out after enjoying this one so much. The Girl You Left Behind (which, just to clarify is not a sequel to Me Before You) is written across two different time periods - the First World War and the present day - and tells the stories of two separate women linked together by the fact that Liv (present day) possesses a painting of Sophie (1917), which becomes the subject of a legal battle resulting in Liv discovering details about Sophie's life. It's one of those books that feels so real, particularly the wartime part, which made me pretty emotional because I'm sure countless similar things actually happened. I empathised SO MUCH with Liv and I do love to get emotionally involved in a book. 

Have you read any of these? What did you think? Let me know if you have any recommendations! 

Amy x

Online Validation and Self-Worth

I'm coming at you with this post after a week long blogging break, something that I should probably have done a long time ago, but I'm someone who enjoys order so I like the fact that I have two set days a week that I post and I love the fact that up until last week I've never missed a post. What I don't like is that this has led to me view blogging as more of a chore and something that I 'have to get done'. At a time when I'm really enjoying work and life in general, my blog was the one thing that I felt was bringing me down, which is odd because I love writing and I love this little space on the internet that I've created. So I took a step back, had a break and thought about why. Why is something I enjoy making me feel stressed and under pressure and generally a bit 'meh'? 

I love the moments of pride that come with blogging - the posts that get a lot of shares, the feeling that you've finally created something worth reading, the first time one of your Instagram pictures gets triple figure likes - it can be a very rewarding process. But with the ups come the downs and what I've come to realise is that I, along with many others I'm sure, had started to base my own self-worth solely on online validation. I only felt worthy if people who I've never met in real life made me feel so. Pretty dangerous no? 

It feels great to write a post that gets fifty comments; they're all positive, you're chuffed to the moon and back that this many people are engaging with your content and you get that little warm buzz that comes with knowing that people like what you're doing. That's all well and good, but what happens when you write a post that only gets four comments? In reality, you should probably just brush it off and think 'well hey, that obviously wasn't my best writing or the most interesting topic' and realise that it's not all about numbers. But instead of thinking about it in terms of the content decision you've made, you start to take it personally (I'm saying 'you' here and I'm not quite sure why because I'm talking about myself obvs). Instead of thinking 'my writing/photography in that post wasn't very good' you start thinking 'I'm not very good.'

Another big part of this is Instagram. Everyone and their neighbour's dog has had a fall in engagement on Instagram recently, but it's another thing that's easy to take personally when you've been basing your self-worth on it. I don't know when that starts, but I suppose when you've had growth in followers/engagement/likes for a while you start to crave it and rely on it to make you feel good about yourself. You start to see every like as someone liking you as a person rather than just liking that one picture. So when the likes begin to dwindle? When the followers start unfollowing? It's a blow to your ego because it makes you feel like people are starting to dislike you and that you're not worth anyone's time. 

All of the above is absolutely ridiculous and it's all come because I've fallen into the trap of online validation making me feel good about myself so when that validation doesn't come I feel bad, 'meh' and 'what's the point?' I think this has affected my content in a way - I'm writing things I think people will like instead of the things I want to write about, which come far easier to me and probably result in much better posts. So I'm going to make a change. I'm going to blog to seek validation from myself rather than other people online. I'm not going to publish a post unless I'm happy with it, not just when I think other people might like it. And I'm going to focus less on numbers, or at least try to (harder than it seems isn't it?) and throw myself back into blogging hopefully recharged, with renewed motivation and with less desperation for online validation.

Have you ever based your self-worth on online validation?

Amy x

A Love Affair With Primark

I'm aware the title of this post is a little bit overdramatic, but I couldn't exactly call it 'I quite like Primark at the moment' could I? Doesn't quite have the same ring to it. But that's what this post is basically about. I quite like Primark at the moment, well actually I bloomin' love it. It seems to have happened all of a sudden and I don't know if it's because I've just been going in more often or if the stuff is actually just reallllllly good right now. Maybe both. I have found myself wandering over there in my lunch break more times than I've needed to (what else is there to do on lunch breaks?) and usually I end up buying something because it's so cheap I can actually justify it for once and not feel all that guilty about spending money.

Thinking about it, maybe the title of this blog post is rather fitting because what I have with Primark is a bit of a love affair. When it first opened in Hull it was the place to shop because hey look I can get a pair of flowery leggings for a fiver and also some white platform heels for a tenner and aren't I just gonna look the bommmb at the next sixth form party? Fast forward a few years and I only really went there if I needed something cheap for a fancy dress party or if I needed work shoes that were going to get wrecked within weeks anyway. While I was at uni I stayed well clear of the Primark when I was shopping in central London because it was always so busy and overwhelming and I just didn't have the patience to look round it. So although I wouldn't say I ever hated it, I definitely fell out of love with it for a while.

Fast forward again to today and as I said, I'm, bloomin' loving it so I thought I'd share my favourite recent purchase on here, which is this jumpsuit. It's that check pattern that I love, which may or may not be called plaid? I'm not sure, definitely don't come to me for any fashion lingo, but I like it. It's also perfect for layering, in fact I imagine it's supposed to be layered and it's roomy enough to fit a jumper underneath if you wanted to. I actually didn't feel too cold braving a culotte jumpsuit at this time of year, but because this one goes so well with black I feel like it'd be fine with black tights worn underneath anyway so it should be wearable right into winter. I layered it underneath this black polo neck on this occasion, but I can imagine it looking great over a white tee too and possibly even layered over my fave orange jumper.

Are you a Primark fan?

Amy x

Little Corners of My Bedroom

I wasn't planning on doing another interiors post so soon after my last mammoth one about our renovation process so far, but I did one of those Instagram poll thangs and you guys said you'd rather see pictures of my house than pictures of me and, well, I don't blame you really. So, similar to this post I did about my favourite parts of our kitchen I decided to do one about my favourite little features in the bedroom. And just a word of warning, this is basically a post all about plants. Soz. 

Plant Ledge | When we first moved in I commented that the small ledge on top of our inbuilt wardrobe would make an excellent place to put plants and once the cats came we had to move most of the plants out of reach because some of them are poisonous and even if they're not one of our cats has a penchant for nibbling plants and then sicking them back up again (it's fun in our house),  but anyway it meant I finally got my wish of using the ledge as a plant ledge! As a self-confessed plant lady, it's definitely one of my favourite little touches in the bedroom. I love having plants where you don't necessarily expect to see them! 

Fireplace | I mean, obviously. I have done a whole post on our fireplace before, but it was such a long time ago that I think it's definitely justified to talk about it again. The fireplaces in the bedroom and the spare bedroom were the best finds in this house because we didn't actually know they were there when we bought the house as they'd both been boarded up so we were very lucky to find such beautiful ones with original tiling too! The fireplace needed cleaning up and repainting and although not all of the tiles came completely clean (trust me, after hours of scrubbing, it can't be done) it still looks beautiful. On the mantlepiece I've got some plants (obviously) and some pictures. One of the paintings was done by my grandad and was given to me by my grandma when he died so that's very special and the other is by my best friend and I'm sure it'll be worth millions one day. The mirror above the fireplace is still one of my favourite things in the whole house - it came from my grandparents' house (on the other side of the family as the painting) and I've seen similar ones in vintage shops for much moneys so we're lucky to have it. 

Dressing Table | I have a post on how I upcycled this table here (and when I say upcycled I mean I sanded it down and painted it...counts right?). Let's ignore the fact that I've also nicked these photos from that post because it got dark before I could get good ones of it now (probably a blessing in disguise because all that's changed is it's more cluttered and also slightly makeup stained). Anyway, I've always had this grand idea of having a beautiful dressing table in my house and I finally got one when we moved into this house. Yay to not having to sit on the floor by my full-length mirror to do my makeup anymore! It's quite small, but this was the only space we had for it to go and I'm not much of a makeup hoarder so I don't really need a big one. I sit at it every single day and its position means I get good lighting from each side, but I'm generally shielded from view of the neighbours. 

So there we have it, a few of my favourite parts of our bedroom. I might do this kind of post for every room in our house so let me know if that's something you'd be interested in seeing!

Amy x 

House Renovation | Two Years On

So tomorrow marks two years since we got the keys to our house. I'm not quite sure what was going through our heads when we bought this house - after six months of viewing houses and turning heaps down because 'it needs a new bathroom' or 'it was a bit tatty' we ended up buying one that was borderline unliveable in and needed absolutely everything doing to it. Aren't we silly? It's been extremely rewarding though and I would recommend renovating a house to anyone - not only does it mean you can put completely your own stamp on it but it also saves a lot of money (to put it into perspective, what we paid for our house and the renovations put together is still roughly £40k less than buying a house in the same area done up to the standard we're doing ours to). *Smug face*

When we moved in our goal was to have it finished within the two year mark. I'm sad to say we didn't achieve that, but when we're doing the majority of the work ourselves while both working full time and also trying to stay sane that was probably an unrealistic goal in the first place. Naturally we've slowed down, both for financial reasons and because we've got enough rooms finished now that there isn't the same urgency as when we first moved in to make spaces liveable. If you're interested in reading any of the transformation posts I did along the way I'll link them below in the order we did the rooms along with some current pictures of each one.

Bedroom | Transformation post here

We decided to work from the upstairs down for the simple practical reason that we didn't want to have to carry rubble or trample dust through downstairs if it was done nicely. We obviously chose to start with the bedroom so we'd have somewhere nice to sleep, which if you're a fellow DIY-er you'll know is an extremely important thing at the end of a long day's renovating. Because it was the first room we did we were still learning as we went along so it took us a good few months. We even started off stripping the four layers of wallpaper with hot water and a cloth until we realised it would probably be worth paying £20 for a steamer just so it didn't take a whole month to strip the walls. We also wasted some time stripping wallpaper off a wall that we then decided to take down to make it one big room instead of a bedroom and dressing room (forever bitter that I didn't get my dressing room, but it was 100% the right thing to do). Anyway I won't speak about it too much because all the nitty gritty detail is in the original post, but at some point soon I might do a post on my favourite parts of our bedroom and just generally an update - it's a lot more cluttered now than in the original photos!

Bathroom | Transformation post here

We kind of did the bathroom alongside the bedroom as most of the work in there was done by a plumber and tiler so they worked on the bathroom while we worked on the bedroom (although if we knew what we do now we would definitely do this ourselves). The bathroom was the main room that needed doing because there wasn't a shower and I felt a little weird about having a bath in a tub that had obviously been there since the 70s. Although the bathroom was pretty much done within a couple of months we had to wait what seemed like forever to paint it because we discovered a damp patch and we had to wait for it to dry out in what is the wettest room in the whole house. Although the bathroom is small I love it, plus it's my least favourite room to clean so the smaller the better.

Office | Transformation post here

Technically this is a little bedroom at the back of the house, but it's one of those awkward rooms that doesn't really have any logical place for a bed in it so we made it into a little office/study. Shockingly for a blogger, I didn't want to go all white and instead we went for a kind of 'old library' feel (just with absolutely no books whatsoever) so the walls are a browney beige colour and the rug and other accents in the room are all red. It's made it a really cosy room so it's very nice to light a candle and blog from (which is actually my current situation).

Temporary living room/spare bedroom | Transformation post here

This is the main reason we're taking so long to do anything to the actual living room - we have a temporary one with TV, sofa and all. It doubles up as a spare bedroom because our sofa is a sofa bed so technically we don't ever need to do up the living room right? This is actually possibly my favourite room in the house, to the point where when we change it into a full time spare bedroom I might want to sleep in it.

Kitchen | Transformation post here

And most recently of course, we finished our kitchen. I'll say pretty much nothing about this because I've spoken about it a fair amount on here already, but what I will say is that this room is proof that renovations always take longer than you think they will. 

So, watch this space for the living room transformation, but don't hold your breath for it anytime soon!

Would you ever renovate a house?

Amy x

Autumn Wardrobe Staples

I remember back when I said to myself that I'd do one of these seasonal staples post every, well, season, but it would appear I've not actually done one since last winter. My bad. But here I am with an autumn one because there are certain things I've been turning to more frequently since the weather turned a little colder so I thought I'd share them in a lil' outfit on here. I looked back at last year's autumn staples post and surprisingly this one doesn't consist of exactly the same outfit (although it's one I definitely still wear so it certainly could have done), but anyway as usual these are just my autumn wardrobe staples, not a post telling you all what you should be wearing cause we all know that ain't my style.

Oversized jumpers | I mean, obviously. It can't be just me that gets excited about knitwear and the bigger the better in my opinion. I got this jumper two years ago and I still love it. I bought it in a large purposefully so it was oversized which means it's super cosy. It's also cream so goes with everything and I plan to wear it a lot over the coming months along with the rest of my ever growing knitwear collection.

Checks | I am a big fan of checks at the moment. I don't exactly know what this specific check is called or if it has a name, but you know the kind of check I mean right? (If you don't, I mean the check that's on my trousers in this post, I'm sure you got that...) They're everywhere at the moment which I love. I've already picked up a check blazer, a check jumpsuit and these beaut check trousers that were such a bargain from Primark that when I tried them on at home and realised they were too big I couldn't be bothered to take them back and instead safety pin them together every time I wear them. Glam.

Ankle boots | OK so these boots were definitely in last year's autumn wardrobe staples post, although these are actually a newer pair (of almost the exact same boot that's true). As much as I'd love a pair of over the knee or even knee length boots, I really struggle to get some that are a) the correct length for my short legs but b) wide enough to actually go round my calves. Luckily though I do love a good ankle boot so these are a definite staple for me - to the point where I've worn them for every outfit post in October bar one. Note to self: must buy some new ankle boots so that I don't just wear these non stop until May.

Layers | I'm loving layering at the moment, not only because of the British weather not being able to make its mind up, but also aesthetically. I'm especially loving shirts under jumpers, more specifically a denim shirt under this cream jumper. I don't know what it is about this outfit because really it's quite oversized and shapeless, but it just makes me feel put together and sassy in a 'yeah I just threw this on' kinda way (even though I definitely didn't, I thought long and hard about putting it together).

What are your staples this autumn?

Amy x

Fast Fashion or Timeless?

I feel like it's a common misconception that there are only two types of fashion - fast or timeless. You can either be that cool Instagram girl rocking the latest Primark trends or the classic Pinterest one oozing effortless Parisian chic in her cashmere sweater she owns in five colours. Well I, for one, am neither of these. Maybe that's why I feel like I don't have a distinctive style identity, but I think it's also why I never get bored of getting dressed. My wardrobe isn't full of this season's latest trends, but it's also not filled solely with style classics I could wear over and over. It's a bit of both and that's the way I like it.

Another common misconception is that fast fashion is a waste of money so you should spend a bit more on the basics that will never go out of style because it'll be a better investment. I agree that good quality basics are an excellent investment for your wardrobe (to some degree - you're never going to find me spending double figures on a white t-shirt), but I also think that the amount of wear I'll get this year out of, for example, my cheap gingham top from Primark makes up for the fact that I might go off it next year (although it's also hard to imagine that I will). In short, I tend to wear my fast fashion items a lot in a short space of time, I won't wear my timeless classics as frequently, but will have them for much longer and keep going back to them. So basically, I support both sides of this common debate.

Another thing I find happens to me is that sometimes items I would have considered fast become timeless when I realise that instead of being a passing trend for me it's actually something I'm going to love for years to come even if it goes out of fashion. So maybe you clicked on this blog post because you wanted an answer to the question I posed in the title - fast fashion or timeless? Well, I'm here to tell you that I love both, you shouldn't have to choose and perhaps it doesn't have to be such a big debate after all.

I feel like I've got a mixture of the two in this outfit - stripes are always going to be a timeless classic aren't they? The check blazer though is very much a trend at the moment so it's probably something I will wear to death in the coming months, but less in the future. I love the slight print clash of the two together though so it's a combo I can see myself wearing a lot. When I first got dressed on the day I took this set of photos I popped on my red trousers before deciding that I looked a little too much like Charlie Chalk and changing into some denim instead. The red trousers were going to be my example of an item that's not necessarily seen as a 'classic staple', but one which I've had in my wardrobe for years and still wear, but you'll just have to take my word for it.

Blazer - Bershka (here| Jeans - Monki  | Top - Boohoo  | Shoes - TX Maxx (old)

Amy x