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Style Inspiration #4

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All images via Pinterest It's getting to that awkward between the weirdo British summer and cold Autumn days and so I am in need of some inspiration. Now that I'm no longer revising my life away and haven't been since June, I have been pinning away and dreaming over outfits I don't have. This is what I've been loving recently. Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Uni Checklist #2: The Dreaded Clothes Sort Out - 4 helpful tips

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As the distance between me and going to uni shortens, the need to start sorting out my stuff is becoming more urgent. I have a lot of clothes and seeing as my room is going to be small, I wont have a lot of space so I really need to sort out my wardrobe before I go instead of taking crap I don't need. So here are some tips for sorting the tat. Source: Pinterest 1. How often you do actually wear it? It might be pretty and yes it may have been a bargain but do you wear it? If the answer is no then get rid. I saw a tip in a magazine to help with this. Hang it in your wardrobe with the hanger the wrong way and after so long see what things are still the wrong way round. That's the stuff you don't wear.   2. Weather Believe it or not but you might not need to take your favourite summer dress and all of the denim shorts you own for the winter term because you probably wont wear it (unless your crazy and like being cold). Leave summer stuff at home and this way there

Green Cashmere

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Vintage Cashmere Cardigan H&M Embellished Collar Shirt Topshop Joni Jeans Topshop All Sorts Boots Yup I have started to layer already and with knitwear too but I love this cashmere cardigan that I got from a vintage fair a while back for just £3. Bargain. However since it's not a subtle colour it's hard to match with stuff as I don't like wearing too many colours so I tend to stick with black (obvs) and on this occasion white. Who would of thought it, me wearing a colour other than black. It's a miracle. Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Topshop Wishlist

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1/2 / 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/ Oh Topshop how I love you so but your prices mean I can't buy all of these (or any atm) lovely things but I can dream can't I? I can see all the pretty outfits now that would look great whatever the weather. I particularly love the jeans and sweatshirt together. I really need to stop perusing on the Topshop website because it's giving me ideas on what I want to spend my student loan on and I haven't even got it yet. Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Top 5 Places To Buy Affordable Homeware

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Cactus, Milk Bottle and Flower - IKEA // Bowl and Lights - B&M // Bunny Lamp - Urban Outfitters As of recent I have been on a bit of a homeware high and I love looking for new pieces but sometimes it all gets a bit expensive and I am left just wishing. However there are a handful of places that do amazing homeware items for just a fraction of the price and cheap homeware is something I have been looking for since preparing for uni.   B&M I don't think B&M is a shop that everyone has heard of and if you haven't then you should find your nearest one as they sell everything from food and beauty products to furniture and DIY but all at discounted prices. They do the loveliest 'shabby chic' inspired pieces such as these heart fairy lights for only £3.99 . I have these arranged in a bowl also from B&M - a great combination.     Home Bargains This shop is very similar to B&M and they do the cutest vintage inspire pieces such as the bunny

Uni Checklist #1: Homeware & Where To Buy

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I've been really excited to start doing 'ready for uni' type posts but I didn't want to do them too early as I was convinced that I would jinx my results but now I know I am going to uni here it goes. When you go to uni there's loads of stuff you need to get, especially if you're moving out and even more so if you're self catered. I've already bought most of my uni stuff so I thought I would give you a quick homeware checklist and where to get stuff without spending tonnes of money. I have also included links to some stuff that I have bought to give you an idea.     Kitchen: Utensils (spoons, bottle openers, peelers etc) Pots and Pans  Plastic Tubs (17 for £3!) Chopping boards Knives and forks Sharp knives scissors Plates, bowls etc Mugs (35p) Glasses Tea towels Dishcloths Where to buy: IKEA, ASDA, Wilko, Poundshop, B&M     Bathroom: Towels Storage baskets Where to buy: ASDA, Matalan (cheap towel bundl

Stripes & Red Lip

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              Primark Jacket H&M Jumper (similar) Primark Mom Jeans H&M Sandals Matalan Earrings   Recently the weather has been both warm and cold at the same time hence the jacket and sandal combination. It also means that I have no idea what to wear so I just shove on anything I feel like. I am really loving stripes at the moment. Everybody loves a striped top or 20 and they look particularly fab with a red lip but everybody knows that.   Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Life Update: Results Day

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  *warning - kinda lengthy post*   Although I have been posting regularly I have actually been a bit MIA with blogging since Thursday which seems like a lifetime ago. If you somehow missed all the action on Twitter and the rest of social media/the world, Thursday was A-Level results day. I have been worrying about results day since about May before I even did my exams so you can imagine what I was like on the day. But I opened the envelope and was greeted by *intense pause* A*ABB (history, psychology, RS, EPQ) and I was honestly so surprised. I convinced myself that I wasn't going to get an A in any of my subjects so an A* was just insane. However my firm uni choice, which was Bristol University, hadn't responded and didn't do until yesterday at around 3 when they told me that I didn't get in because I didn't get AAA even though I got the A* in history which is what I'm studying. However I am now a proud soon-to-be student at the University of West En

Denim

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  Topshop Denim Dress Primark Statement Necklace H&M Sandals Finally I have people to take my pictures outside! It's really hard to take pictures inside, especially when none of the rooms in my house are that light and there are no decent backgrounds near windows. It's a hard life. Anyhow, I always forget how much I love this dress. I just shove it in my wardrobe and every now and again I put it on and fall in love all over again. I particularly like the how the bright blue goes with the pastels on my necklace which you can't see because it doesn't photograph well at all. I think this dress is going to stay with me for a long time.  Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

Changing Prescription Glasses into Sunglasses

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      I finally took my own advice, as mentioned in my 'pale girl's guide to summer' post, and got some prescription sunglasses. Everywhere I have looked prescription sunglasses are always out of my price range as they tend to be around the £45+ mark. Instead I have always bought sunglasses with non-prescription lenses but of course I can never see out of them all that well so tend not to wear them.   However I recently discovered that you can get an old pair of prescription glasses tinted and with UV filters. Initially I went to Specsavers but it turns out they only tint glasses that have been purchased at Specsavers. Since mine were not I looked at local, independent opticians and took them to a place called 'Phillip Pratt'. They simply sent them away where they were tinted and then sent back, taking around 4 days and costing £20 which is £8 more expensive than Specsavers but still not a ridiculous price.   All you have to bear in mind is that

Classic

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  Charity Shop Shirt New Look Jeans Matalan Shoes ( similar ) H&M Rings I never thought I'd say this but I've been missing my jeans quite a lot since the weather has been nice so as soon as it went a few degrees cooler I whipped them back out but kept a summer vibe with a shirt and my new peep toe sandal shoe boot things which were a mere £12 in the sale. As nice as they are they aren't the comfiest things in the world but don't they look great?  Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!

The Nude Lip

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    Collection Work The Colour Lip Butter in the Shade Vintage Rose - £2.99   whenever I wear lipstick I always opt for something extravagant be it orange or dark red. I love wearing lipstick and I thought that it was about time that I got myself a nude lip for everyday use. I have heard a lot of ranting and raving about different lip crayons including the Clinique chubby stick and Revlon colorburst lacquer balm  so when I saw this purse friendly option I thought why not give it a go.   When I first used it I realised that lip crayons are so much easier than lipstick because you can use it as you would a pen. I am forever making a mess of my lipstick so I need to invest in a few more crayons in loads of colours. The butter is really smooth and easy to apply and keeps your lips moisturised and doesn't dry them out as easily as other products. The colour doesn't really last all day so does need to be reapplied every now and again but generally it is pretty

Sold His Soul To Punk

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      H&M Sex Pistols Tee (old) Topshop Chiffon Midi Skirt Primark Sandals Bare Minerals Lipstick in Risk It All   Even though I have this tee for at least 3 years, it always manages to work its way into my summer wardrobe as it's so lightweight and comfy but still gives the whole 'band t-shirt' look. I think it helps make the skirt look less girly and formal giving a more relaxed vibe.  Don't forget to like my Facebook  page and follow me on bloglovin  and instagram: amyleehaynes!