Outdoors Style in Styal

So we are virtually half way through February and we are just starting to see some longer spells of sunshine here in the UK. Its a great opportunity to get outside and explore the outdoors close to home. I often feel at this time of year that I’m just coming out of hibernation. The days are less gloomy and dark, and I’m out of my cave again enjoying the sun on my face. Now that my…

How to {rock} wear a Headscarf

I’ve been meaning to show you how I wear my headscarf. Since June actually, when I wore a vintage headscarf for Blogtacular and got asked a lot about it. That’s seven months ago! Sorry about the wait. My excuse is that I didn’t have the means to show you in the way I wanted to before now, as I was using my iPhone for all my photography. I got a DSLR for Christmas and I’m still in…

Interior Blog Awards 2015 Results!

This past week has been a complete whirlwind. With two visits to London in three days and the kids being off school, I’ve only had time to be on social channels rather than here on the blog. So if you follow me anywhere over there you’ll know that on Wednesday night it was the Amara Interior Blog Awards… I made it through {with your voting help} to the finalist stage, and I’m chuffed to tell you…

London Fashion Weekend 2015

Last Friday I was invited down to London Fashion Weekend on the Kings Road in Chelsea. London Fashion Weekend is what you’d call a fringe event post London Fashion Week. While LFW is all about the predictions and collections six months into the future, for example in September they’ll show trends for Spring/Summer the following year, LFWeekend is, on the otherhand about the current season. Taking over the spectacular Saatchi gallery like a huge pop up department…

Dressing up, to stay in…

You know sometimes no matter how hard you plan, things don’t work out how you wanted. Last week I was all set to attend an early evening event in Spinningfields, Manchester. It was something a bit different from what I normally write about and I was looking forward to going outside of my comfort zone a little. I’d even planned my outfit around a little white blazer by Luxemme. A combination of events occurred in the…

New shoes, new shoooooesss!

Hey gang! How are you? Today I’m sharing a quick outfit I wore last week to an event in Manchester at the Thunderegg shop. The event was hosted by Manchester WI and Thunderegg were offering 10% off on the evening. It was also to raise awareness and cash for the Womanchester statue campaign.  “The W♀Manchester Statue Project is about celebrating the significant role that women have played in the city. At present 16 out of the…

Wearing Boden on the Roof

Just recently I was invited to the Co-operative head office in Manchester. It’s a stunning building and I’ve wanted to visit since watching it being built in 2013. I was invited to take part in a blogger panel discussion all about how bloggers work with brands, so I wanted to wear something that was perhaps a little smarter than I would normally but still inhabited my personality and style. Seeing as it was late July I…

The tale of the Heirloom Blazer

We all have items of clothing that are special to us. Whether its that pair of designer shoes you finally treated yourself to or that vintage scarf your grandma gave you… There are things in your wardrobe that are precious and speak to you of a special time, person or moment. I like to call these my heirloom pieces- things I’ll pass down to my girls when they are older. I’ll tell them the story of…

Blogtacular Outfit

So this Saturday was a huge deal for me. The Blogtacular conference in London. My head is still buzzing with everything I learnt, everyone I chatted to and everything I experienced… So until I’m less tired and can make coherent sense of it all I shall share with you my outfit. I wore a bright red jumpsuit! It was actually something I’d bought with the intention of wearing it to Blogtacular, but I experienced a real…

Blogtacular planning

Well some of you might know there’s a big event (for me) happening this weekend- its Blogtacular! I’m so bloody excited I’m not sure I can bear it. I watched last years event via the internet and just loved the ethos and the creativity that this blogging conference seems to exude in masses. I wanted a piece of the pie for 2015 and bought an earlybird ticket as soon as they went on sale last year.…

Maxi Skirt from Asda #letsgetskirty

 I don’t know about you but going to the local supermarket isn’t just about going for the weekly shop. The fact that many of them do a clothes range means you can picks something up with your groceries- I often do. I was recently asked to choose a “Hero piece” from George at Asda and style it up three ways. Here are the results! I really enjoyed this challenge, in these photographs I’m wearing all Asda……

The brilliant Breton

I don’t know about you but I love Breton stripes. Breton tops in particular are a staple in my wardrobe. Stripes always look so clean and fresh, and strike that perfect balance of smart casual (I’m aware I sound a bit like Alan Partridge there!). Every wardrobe needs a Breton top as they go with anything and never go out of style. A true fashion classic. I’ve recently received a Joules Breton top to try, but…