Flame And Heck

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Maxi Dress

Today I am wearing:
Maxi Dress - Topshop; Bracelet - A Market in Spain and Wedges - Topshop

I apologise, yet again, for being such a ruddy awful blogger. I have had a lot on my plate including my second driving test and my A Level results day! Fortunately everything has worked out, rather unexpectedly, quite well and so I have treated myself to a little Topshop spree which included this maxi ;) . Yesterday I passed my driving test which I had been so nervous about (I feel it is really down to luck and the whole thing felt rather impossible) and today I got into St. Andrews university (my first choice) having got an A* in my Biology A Level, A* in English Literature, A in Maths and A in History. Is anyone else going to university or had A/AS Level results today??

PS - My wedges got wrecked when I went out last week :( I need suede cleaner...

Friday, 6 August 2010

Double Denim

Today I am wearing:
Denim Shirt - Topshop; Shorts - DIY and Wedges - Topshop

I 'double-denimed' and I have to say I kind of like it!
Apologies for the lack of posts I am trying to fit as much socialising into my life as possible before results day, after which there is a great likelihood that I will have to remove myself from society in despair and shame.

Also, I got tagged by Amy from 'Forever Curiouser' (who is a wonderful, wonderful blogger who you can check out at http://www.ilovetobedazzled.blogspot.com/ ) to tag a further 15 blogs that I love. So asides from Amy (as I think I may be cheating to tag her back..), I love love love the following blogs:

PS - I am sorry if you already know of all these amazing bloggers, I am pretty new to the blogsphere and am unsure as to who is already on everyone's reading lists...

Monday, 2 August 2010

'Angel Dress' and a Freckle Face

Today I am wearing:
Blazer - H+M; 'Angel Dress' - Topshop; Belt - Urban Outfitters and Wedges - Topshop

The pleated and fluttering sleeves of this dress that I have attempted to exhibit in my last pose has earned this dress the title 'the Angel Dress' amongst myself and my friends and with such a heavenly title I felt it was worthy of a blog post. I apologise again for my complete absence over the past two weeks but I have allocated this afternoon to simply browsing all your beautiful blogs. Also, tonight I am finally going to see 'Eclipse'; will I shift from my current TEAM EDWARD position?? (oh the drama of this blog! haha)

On another note, look what I got instead of a tan...
I am not the biggest fan of freckles though don't mind them when I only have a sprinkling on my nose, however with this many sometimes I feel it makes my face look dirty. Personally I would much prefer to have a perfectly clear, porcelain complexion and rosebud cheeks (though wouldn't we all)

Friday, 16 July 2010

An Explanation

Dear Reader,
I am afraid I am going on holiday with 'the fam' for two weeks, will have no internet access and hence will be unable to post. I was planning producing several outfit posts and publishing them at intervals during my holiday; however I got up too late and had too many things to prepare before going away (excuses, excuses haha). Anyway, please continue to leave me comments and I look forward to replying to them all on my return.
Love Amy x

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Pussybow Blouse

Today I am wearing:
Pussybow Blouse - Topshop; Black Tunic (worn underneath) - Topshop; Tights - ?? and Boots - Topshop

Today has been a rather boring and lazy; I need to do more exciting things so I have something more interesting to write here! I have mainly pottered about the house due to the rain; however this wet weather will hopefully ease the hosepipe ban so my father can indulge once more in one of his favourite hobbies: gardening. This blouse and hair style makes me feel like a Victorian schoolgirl/character from 'Gossip Girl' haha; what do you think? Also, to keep you updated on the job search, I have been allocated one shift to work at Next over their sale. Has anyone else worked a sale shift at Next and if so, what are your experiences of it?

Monday, 12 July 2010

Socks and Sandals

Today I am wearing:
Tee - French Connection; Cardigan - Urban Outfitters; Shorts - Made by me; Necklace - Tiffany & Co; Socks - H&M and Wedges - Topshop

Yesterday I went out for drinks with friends in the evening and this is what I wore; I tried to keep my outfit as summery as possible, however the weather was not quite so summery (hence the cardigan) and even threatened with rain at a few points. Today I have been to Yorkshire to visit my mother's side of the family and my cousins have all grown so tall! I really want to see 'Eclipse' but I promised my best friend (who is wandering around Disneyworld at this very moment) that I would wait and see it with her; she just ruins everything haha. Tonight I am having a girls night in and watching 'Twilight' and 'New Moon' with some friends and a punnet of strawberries; you would never have guessed I was eighteen.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Body Con Dress

Today I am wearing:
Body con Dress - French Connection; Snake Ring - Ebay; Clutch Bag - Topshop and Boots - Topshop

I wore this outfit out to Manchester last night as we 'hit da clubs' for my friends' eighteenth. I bought this dress in the French Connection sale; it was reduced from £85 to £21 which i thought was quite the bargain! The material seems to be of good quality and it doesn't ride up (useful when you have had one too many). My only criticism would be that its long-sleeves make it not the best-adapted piece of clothing for dancing. On another note, has anyone tried the gel cushions designed to relieve the discomfort of wearing high heels (I haven't and the balls of my feet are still tingling from last night)?

P.S - I am really enjoying blogging and sending and receiving comments and would just like to thank all those who have written a comment and give a special thanks to all four of my followers!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Floral Print Tunic

Today I am wearing:
Floral Tunic - Urban Outfitters; Black Tunic (worn underneath) - Topshop; Tights - ?; Bracelet - Primark; Snake Ring - Ebay and Boots - Topshop

So much for summer; today in Manchester we are enduring drizzle! After getting soaked on my morning jog (which I in fact found quite refreshing haha), I have written my CV and am off job-hunting about town this afternoon. However, before then I am going to email my best friend who is 'chillaxing by the pool' in Florida; we agreed to be pen-pals before she went, but on second thoughts, this is just making me jealous :(

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Stripes and Shorts

Today I am wearing:
Top - Topshop; Denim Shorts - Topshop; Bracelet - Gift from a Friend and Wedges - Topshop

Today I went shopping with my Mother and purchased these cute black denim shorts. She also treated me to lunch at one of my favourite restaurants: Pesto (an Italian tapas style restaurant) - I highly recommend the asparagus! I am getting quite nervous about university now; especially missing my family and not being able to make friends. Is anyone else going to university in September, and if so, how do you feel about it?

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Hello Internet

Hello cyber friend, glad you could reach me.
Guess what... my A Levels exams have finished and in between enjoying a 'dazzling' social life and enduring the wait for results, I have decided that starting a blog might be a good idea.
My name is Amy and I am eighteen years old. I am hopefully (depending upon the aforementioned results) going to university in September to study biology but before then, I plan on having a very fun summer. I have an inquisitive character and a diverse collection of interests.
I am starting a blog because all the cool kids are doing it and I would like to share my outfits and see what you people think of them ;)
Speak to you soon, Amy x