Friday, 26 June 2015

Date Outfit.

So I was pondering how to create a winter date outfit that is warm, yet still cute and fun. It's hard in winter, often you have to rug up and feel your body be swallowed by layers upon layers of clothing which doesn't really make you feel very sexy or confident. I think there's mystery and allure in a woman that doesn't show off too much but also knows how to accentuate the natural form of her body. In this case I was trying to think of a sweet first date outfit for a winter afternoon that doesn't show off too much but also allows for some personality to show and also a little cheeky leg. I threw together the idea of teaming a long sleeved collared dress with a sneaky warm thermal knit underneath. To keep my legs warm I put on some sheer tights and some thick over the knee socks for that cute yet cosy and warm look. It isn't pictured here but I also threw a nice structured black coat over the top when walking around outside, you know, because it is still winter and you don't want to spend your date looking like you're about to fall into a state of hypothermia.

Dress // Sheinside

OOTK Socks and Tights // ASOS


Sunday, 7 June 2015

Coastal Scents Revealed Palette 2 Review

As some of you may know, I have a bit of an addiction to lipsticks and eyeshadows. Recently I picked up the Coastal Scents Revealed Palette 2 and was so blown away by the quality of the product I knew I had to do a review for you all. Note this review is not sponsored. 
The palette contains 20 shadows, 6 matte shades and 14 shimmers. For lovers of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes who don't want to spend 85 dollars, these palettes are a god-sent. This palette is not only a fantastic dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 and 3 but challenges the quality of them for half the price. Unfortunately the Coastal Scents website does not ship to Australia but I have found a great alternative of a website that ships from Brisbane. Not only was the shipping cheap but my order arrived in 36 hours. As an Australian you can pick this up from MYQTY for $39.99. 

There are a lot of warm-toned shades in this palette, which is completely on trend at the moment. People seem to be going crazy for matte taupes, cranberries and mauves so this palette is perfect for anyone wanting to experiment with the taupey-cranberry trend that seems to be all over Instagram, Youtube, Tumblr and Beauty Blogs right now. The pigmentation of the shades are comparable with much higher end products. There is little fallout which is fantastic, although a couple of the frostier, lighter shades can be a little harder to apply but it's certainly nothing really to complain about.

The shadows are extremely creamy, buttery and easy to blend. With a primer the shades will stay put all day with no creasing. This collection of colour is the ultimate palette for both day and night looks. There are so many different looks you can put together with this palette and I cannot pry my hands away from it. The amount of people who prefer this palette over the much more expensive Naked palettes is shocking. If you are a lover of the Urban Decay Palettes, warm toned shades or want to try some new eye looks that are bang on trend then give this palette a go!


Thursday, 4 June 2015

A short update and a new dress.

Last week I picked up this wonderful dress from Uniqlo. It was one of those glorious moments where you see something in the distance, run frantically towards it hoping no one gets to it before you, only to grab it with both hands and cling to it tightly in anticipation. The pattern, the fabric, the mandarin collar. Oh, I was in heaven. The second I tried it on I knew I had to buy it and here we are. A happy Amelia in a dress she never wants to ever take off.

When I was a young child my parents bought me a pair of yellow gumboots. I loved them so much I cried and wailed whenever my mum tried to remove them before bed. The end result was a happy three year old sleeping soundly with her feet covered in gumboots poking out the end of the bed. Some things never change. I've always found myself getting emotionally connected to a piece of clothing or jewellery. I feel like the clothes we put ourselves in do have the ability to make us feel a certain way and for me, all I want to feel is like myself. For me, fashion is an art form. A form of expression and creativity. The ability to put things together to create something pleasing has always been something that has driven me. Whether it be my first love, photography, my second, writing or my third fashion, they are all art forms in which I feel myself creating and feel myself being driven by some unknown force. Whatever that force is, I like it and I want to keep it constantly moving forward.

Because of this today I decided I AM to begin my Masters in Digital Communication, Marketing, Advertising and Media Managing in just less than two months. It's a massive decision, with a large financial sum at the end and a heck of a lot of upcoming stress but it's towards something that drives me and drives my enthusiasm and well, any amount of money is worth that. As someone who has struggled with depression on and off for 10 years finding motivation and a source of excitement is something to be treasured. I still remember the moment I realised photography was a form of medicine for me. A once unmotivated, gloomy girl was now throwing herself between electric fences, raging bulls, through storms and windy forests only to get a couple of photographs she could frame and admire. Photography has and always will be a love of mine, a form of medicine and a form of expression that I hadn't found elsewhere. That was until fashion styling came into the picture. I had always been a lover of fashion, by 16 I was posting my 'looks' on and doing work experience within magazine photo studios. I spent hours upon hours creating new looks and photographing them - something that took me out of whatever slump I was in and threw me into a whirlwind of creativity and excitement. Now, at almost 23 I find myself wanting to throw together those passions into something tangible and let myself feel that excitement again. I can't say i'm not both terrified and thrilled to be doing a masters and to be making 'big' decisions for myself about things that will affect me greatly in the future but it feels good to know that whatever happens I will be going after something that has driven me through even the darkest of times.
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