C150 – Day 22 – 27

Heartfelt apologies, dear readers, for my lack of commitment. I have had a crazy couple of weeks, but I think I’ve got my shit together now. We’ll see. Anyway, you don’t want to hear about all that bobbins, you want to know what I’ve been wearing!

Day 22

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Outfit:

Top – DVF
Trousers – Gap
Shoes – Michael Kors

This top was a sample sale bargain and I just love it. I don’t wear it often enough really – must make more effort to give it the airing it deserves. The shoes are Michael Kors ‘Flex’ pumps and are just the comfiest ever. They pop up every season in different colours and frequently appear on the Outnet at great prices – highly recommend them!

Day 23

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Outfit:

Shirt – Equipment
Skirt – Gerard Darel
Shoes – Boden

You remember the saga of this shirt, don’t you? Well worth a very painful trip to acquire it with my newly operated on hand (you can expect the return of the grubby bandage soon as it needs redoing), as it makes me smile every time I catch sight of it!

Day 24

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Outfit:

Dress – LK Bennett
Shoes – Vince Camuto

A rare glimpse of business-appropriate Amber here – I very rarely do the ‘corporate’ thing, but I had a meeting where I needed to make an impact today, so it was required. I spent the whole day feeling like I was playing dress up, but the meeting had exactly the desired outcome, so it was worth it!

Day 25

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Outfit:

Scarf – Becksondergaard
T-shirt – Uniqlo
Jeans – Goldsign
Boots – Ash
Watch – Olivia Burton

The eagle eyed amongst you will notice a couple of new acquisitions here! More on those in a separate post, but I promise I haven’t broken the terms of my ban.

Day 26

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Outfit:

T-shirt – Gap
Jeans – Goldsign
Boots – Ash
Watch – Olivia Burton

Variations on a theme here – I’ve fallen back in love with my Ash Jalouse during the slightly cooler weather. They are so comfy and have that casual-cool thing going on. Another highly recommended footwear purchase if you’re in the market.

Day 27

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Outfit:

Shirt – Uniqlo
Jeans – J Brand
Boots – Boden
Watch – Olivia Burton

This was probably my favourite outfit of the week. I love a flannel shirt and this monochrome check one looks fab with my precious pink boots!

Back later with today’s outfit, and that handbag post I owe you…

Urban Jungle

You know by now that I like a statement skirt, and it doesn’t get much more statement-y than this little bad boy:

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I like this skirt because, essentially, I am a lazy dresser. Bold pattern with jewel embellishment? Stick on a black tee and a pair of kitten heels and I’m sorted. Easy. Life. It’s also 100% cotton, including the lining, which is nice in this balmy weather – nothing worse than polyester wrapping itself ’round your thighs while sweating on the tube.

It’s also now on sale here for a very reasonable £25. Can’t say fairer than that…

Outfit:

T-shirt – Uniqlo
Skirt – Next (c/o)
Shoes – Vince Camuto via TK Maxx
Bracelet – McQ

Collar me Beautiful

Oh, low-quality, poorly lit mirror shots, how I’ve missed thee.

20130430-132444.jpgI have been looking for a really great statement necklace for aaaages now, but the usual high street subjects couldn’t come up with the goods and the likes of Mawi and Lamprini were a bit over budget, so I turned to Etsy.

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This Mimic Design collar leapt out at me, so I ordered it for around £20, and I am just so thrilled with it! It is exactly what I was looking for! I’m off out tonight, so I’m planning to swap the skirt for boyfriend jeans and show off my new neckwear. You can look forward to the hangover shot tomorrow!

Outfit:

T-Shirt – Uniqlo
Skirt – Whistles
Necklace – Mimic Design
Shoes – Vince Camuto via TK Maxx

Pink to make the boys wink…

I often feel my accessories get a bit of a bum deal, as they don’t often make it into my shots. Today however, they’ve cranked to office air-con up to ‘Baltic’ so I’m sporting my much-love Isabel Marant Rivera scarf. I picked this up in the Harvey Nics sale and every time I put it on it lifts my spirits.

Talking of bargains, today I’m also sporting the second half of my TK Maxx haul, a lovely Diesel shirt. I love the vaguely tribal pattern on it, and also the fact that it will be great with jeans for casual wear too. I love a multi-tasker!

I’ve continued the pink theme with a snakeskin belt from Whistles and added rose gold accents with my necklace and watch. I like the way a flash of colour can lift a monochrome look.

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Outfit:
Shirt – Diesel via TK Maxx
Trousers – Gap Real Straight
Shoes – Vince Camuto via TK Maxx
Scarf – Isabel Marant
Belt – Whistles
Watch – Michael Kors
Necklace – Etsy

Cobalt from the blue

Apologies for later than average outfit post – have been mired in spread sheet hell, with no end in sight. Sigh.

Anyway, today was the debut of another of my Outnet clearance bargains, this Iris & Ink crepe dress. I wasn’t totally sure about this when it arrived, as it is a bit shorter than I normally wear for work as I have hatred of my chubby knees. However, I sought the wise counsel of my stylish friends and the vote was to keep. So here I am in it:20130319-182358.jpgIf you follow me on Twitter (which you can do by clicking the button to the right), you might have seen my tweet about the bits I picked up at TK Maxx yesterday. These shoes were among them. I have been looking for a pair of black kitten heels for a while, and as I’m loath to spend out on boring shoes this Vince Camuto pair were just the ticket – soft leather, padded insoles and just £28. Even better, having saved so much on the shoes, I was able to justify a cheeky Matches order. Watch this space!

I’ve also added a dragonfly necklace from Accessorize, which I never wear, though it’s quite pretty.20130319-182511.jpgI do think a simple dress like this needs a more statement-y necklace though, so I am officially on the hunt for some bling. If you see anything do drop me a line!

Outfit:
Dress – Iris & Ink
Tights – Falke
Shoes – Vince Camuto via TK Maxx
Necklace – Accessorize