AD // Interior Snapshots: My New Home

This post is in collaboration with LionsHome, but all opinions and photos are my own.

I had planned to start writing interiors posts again almost as soon as I moved into my new house, but time flies and rooms get messy and photos don't get taken and all of a sudden I've been living here for over three months and I'm only just getting round to writing my first one.

So without further ado, welcome to my new home! It's a very small two up two down house, which was actually marketed as a 'cottage' (I'm not sure why because it's actually terraced, but I assume it's just because it's quite cute).

I thought I'd start the interiors posts simple and just give you a few snapshots of the space, how I've styled it and a few new purchases (hello bright yellow sofa) I've made. So feast your eyes on my best attempts to make this small rented house my home...

L I V I N G  R O O M

I may as well call my living room the cats' bedroom because it's incredibly difficult to get a photograph of this room that doesn't include one of their many beds #spoilt.

There are some really interesting features in this room, such as the cute wooden door leading to my stairs and a handy built in shelf running along the top of the fireplace. It was a tricksy one to style because there isn't all that much wall space, which meant the positioning of my sofa (which was on offer from Argos here FYI) was pretty much decided for me, but it works and I love how it looks next to the mirror and big plant by my front door.

My other favourite thing in this room is my desk area, where I created a mini print wall and which is where I do most of my blogging (unless I'm being lazy and using my laptop in bed *ahem*).


I do adore this bedroom; absolutely stuffed to the brim with clothes anywhere I can put them (yes I have a problem), it gets loads of evening light and I have a lovely view of a church out of my window. All in all, very zen.

I started off with every intention of being very hippy cool and just having a mattress on the floor to sleep on; sure, it looked nice and it was alright for a bit, but in the end I decided that I needed a bed because getting up off the floor just ain't as easy as it used to be.

As much as I'd have loved a fancy metal bed frame like one of these from LionsHome, I opted for this one from IKEA, which despite deciding to build it on the hottest day of the year has been a very wise and comfortable investment.

I won't bore you with the bathroom or kitchen because we all know they're fairly bog standard in rented houses and in all honesty I've not done much to them in terms of putting a stamp on them, but there you have some snapshots of my new home (finally).

Amy x
Hull, UK

Call Me Monthly // AUGUST

Oh HELLO it's that time of the month where I bore you all with a round up of my life; hats off to me for actually managing to read a book this month and now that Love Island is over I've filled my evenings with much better quality telly.

Clothes-wise there hasn't really been a theme this month; I've dug out some old favourites and put together some pretty good outfits if I do say so myself.

And that's about it; enjoy folks (or don't, that's up to you really).

Liam Gallagher // Once

Bastille // Another Place

The White Stripes // Fell In Love With A Girl

The Maccabees // Toothpaste Kisses

The Beatles // Golden Slumbers

Liam Gallagher // Chinatown

Lana Del Rey // Doin' Time

Tilly and the Wall // Beat Control

Listen on Spotify

Line of Duty // After not exactly being blown away by series one we had a bit of a Line of Duty hiatus before starting series two, and already I'm so much more into it than I was the first series. Stick with it guys and gals.

Killing Eve // I finally finished the second series of Killing Eve and obviously bloomin' loved it. I know a lot of people said it wasn't as good as the first series and I have to say I do agree, but Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh are just my absolute favourite actresses. 

The Brighton Mermaid by Dorothy Koomson // I really got into this whenever I picked it up, but then seemed to be able to leave big gaps in between actually doing so. I also found the ending a little far fetched and disappointing (but at least I finally got to the end after about two months). 2.5/5

Amy x

Joanie Clothing // LOOKBOOK

This post contains gifted items, but all opinions and dodgy poses are my own.

I'm a long time lover of Joanie Clothing; aside from the fact they've done a collaboration with one of my main girl crushes Sophia Rosemary, their vintage-inspired, fab quality, unique styles have always grabbed my attention. 

So much so that here I am with a blog post dedicated to Joanie, featuring a couple of my favourites from their new in plus an oldie for good measure. Feast your eyes upon their vintage-y goodness (and just try to ignore my questionable poses and facial expressions).

Outfit One // Dress - Joanie (here) *gifted / Sandals - Asos (old) / Sunglasses - Primark

Outfit Two // Pinafore - Joanie (here) *gifted / Top - H&M (old) / Converse - Schuh (here) / Bag - TK Maxx / Sunglasses - Chinese Laundry / Bruise - model's own

Outfit Three // Dress - Joanie (old) *gifted / Shoes - Converse (here)

Amy x
Hull, UK

The Floral Co-ord // Then And Now

 Floral co-ord // Monki 

Let me tell you a (rather uninteresting to most of you I imagine) story about my fashion journey. My mum decided that at the ripe old age of seven I was old enough to choose myself an outfit. I went a bit go bold or go home and opted for a garish floral co-ord. Big bright pink and orange flowers printed on a matching white blouse and skirt combo.

Little did I know that come 2019 I'd be very in fashun and so I find myself in the position where I've essentially replicated my very first outfit over twenty years later.

Seven-year-old or twenty-eight-year-old, you simply cannot go wrong with a floral co-ord.

The new co-ord in question is slightly less garish with more muted colours and smaller flowers, but makes me feel every inch as sassy as I felt in the first one (which, as a seven-year-old girl very much into the Spice Girls was off the richter scale levels of sassy).

It's nice to take outfit photos and put them on my blog circa 2014 style and this post is nothing deeper than a little girl and a grown woman feeling sassy as hell.

Amy x

AD // Where To Visit With Your York Pass

I was gifted two York passes by Visit York for the creation of this post, but all opinions and scary photos are my own.

A couple of weeks ago myself and CallMeAmy'sOH popped along to York for the day; only an hour's drive from where we live in Hull and with a beautifully historic city centre it's a bloomin' lovely place for a day out.

We went armed with our York passes, intent on squeezing as much out of our time there as possible. The weather and our own poor timekeeping/preference for not rushing around like loonies meant we didn't achieve as much as we'd planned, but we still had a lovely day so here I am putting together a (v achievable) itinerary for a day out in York with a York pass.

Yep, I'm sure you could start earlier/cram if you like, but there's having a nice day being touristy then there's having a very tiring day dragging yourself round everywhere trying to do everything and not actually enjoying it. Trust me, you'll get your money's worth with your York pass anyway. 

11am // York Minster 

Pretty much the most famous landmark in York, the Minster is pretty spectacular. I do love me a good old church and it certainly doesn't disappoint. The standard pass gains you entry into the church, with the VIP pass also gaining you access to the tower. Very tired legs for the rest of the week, you have been warned. 

12pm // York's Chocolate Story

I have a confession here; we had planned to visit York's Chocolate Story, but we may have become a little sidetracked by the shops and each bought a pair of shoes instead (it would appear it's impossible for two clothes obsessed idiots to have a day out without buying something). However this was definitely on our list and involves free chocolate so what's not to like? 

1pm // The York Dungeon

By far our favourite attraction of the day, The York Dungeon is a must visit if you're in York. I jumped so badly I threw my umbrella at one of the actors and you're constantly that level of scared that also just makes you lol a lot. It's still one of my life goals to work there someday (hi boss of York Dungeon, if you're reading this give me a job please, thank you.)

3pm // ASK Italian

A perk I didn't expect to see on the list was a free meal (excluding drinks and limited to certain dishes) at ASK Italian. The restaurant it's valid for is in a ridiculously beautiful building and even if it wasn't, who's going to pass on free food?

As I said, I'm sure you could fit more in if you're more hardcore than us, so some other fab things to do on the list (that I've done previously so can recommend) are Clifford's Tower, JORVIK Viking Centre, York Castle Museum; we were also hoping to do a York City Cruise, but unfortunately it was absolutely chucking it down on the day we visited! 

Have you ever visited York?

Amy x

York, UK