Friday, 18 October 2013

No rest for the wicked...

Here's my life recently through the filtered lens of Instagram..
(Warning: contains an unhealthy amount of food porn)
1.) anyone who knows me knows that I'm obsessed with the Great British Bake-Off, so when I met my fave, Howard, with Cat, my heart wouldn't stop fluttering 
2.) indulging in a good, proper, greasy feast after my law exam...the first exam I've taken in four years... 
3.) in desperate need of a hair cut 
4.) any cocktails that come with flowers and Parma Violets is a thumbs up in my book 
5.) while the boys are away, the girls will play! Girls night out! 
6.) a trip back home always means stuffing myself full of Papa Lo's delicious cooking 
7.) Sunday afternoons in the Lo household means family congee & noodles 
8.) enjoying driving my lil' Cuffbert car back at home 
9.) rare occasion of being in possession of a £50 note 
10.) enjoying the fresh air and walk through the park after a good session at the gym 
11.) my Halloween alter-ego of a wols-attacked, bloody Little Red Riding Hood 
12.) flat fancy dress effort for Halloween 
13.) how has Kim not been part of my life until now?! 
14.) splurging out on some of y favourite food, sushi time! 
15.) these 2 beautiful ladies, Hannah and Iyesha, from my undergraduate uni course, came to visit and stay! 
16.) bacon and pancakes, the breakfast of champions! 
17.) ending the weekend in the most perfect way, spending Sunday in my favourite pub with a proper good roast with proper good company

I'm @amylo_92 on instagram, go and follow me or comment so I can check some of your instagrams out, as I'm always on the hunt for new ones to scroll through!

Hope you're all well,
Speak soon,

Saturday, 12 October 2013


Life's been a little but hectic since I've moved to Sheffield. A new city and new course has made time just absolutely fly by! The course is great too but just a lot of work, but thankfully, I've also got some new housemates and friends who are great and I get on with brilliantly :) So I'm sorry my blgging's been a bit on the quiet side! Instead if leaving it high and dry, here's a little update of late via my instagrammed life:
1.) went for a morning tea at Emma Bridgewater with my mum and this polka dot aga is now on my wishlist for my future dream home 
2.) fell head over heels in love for Christopher Bailey's SS'14 collection for Burberry 
3.) I got my craft on and added some sparkle to my Vans trainers 
4.) spots and stripes feeling like a liquorice all-sort
5.) crammed into the car ready to move up to Sheffield 
6.) spending some quality time with my gorgeous nephew 
7.) having some scrummy dim-sum with the family 
8.) settling into my new room with some pretty lights and photos of friends and family 
9.) falling in love with the city of Sheffield 
10.) a killer salad I made for dinner of bacon, chicken and avocado 
11.) unwinding after a day jam-packed of lectures with Breaking Bad, hoc late and a trusty cuppa 
12.) shorthand is taking over my life 
13.) being a fresher for the 4th time 
14.) having after-uni cocktails with Kim 
15.) flat 29C together for a night out for Imogen's birthday 
16.) loving the graffiti at my new local vintage shop

I'm hoping I'll get a bit more time to go back to regular blogging when everything settles down a little and I get a better grasp on my course.

Hope you're all well,
Speak soon, 

Monday, 7 October 2013

Get your gladrags on!

It's that time of the year again when Strictly is back on the telly! So pop on your slippers, grab yourself a y cozy hot chocolate, and plonk yourself down for a night filled with glitter and shazam!
There's nothing like some Cinderella-type romance of a waltz, or heating things up with a sexy salsa to warm up your cold and dark night in.
I love this show, and it's a bit of a love for my family, when I'm home from uni, I sit and watch it with my parents after dinenr and listen to all my dad's comments, my mum and I discussing whose dress we love, while my brother laughs at me swooning over some hot dancer.
It's a real old-fashioned, family tv show, and I know, it's camper than the site at a festival and is about as over the top and flamboyant you can get, but, that's kind the appeal of it...without it, it wouldn't be the same!
Like I said, I always love seeing the dresses on it. Being that they are usually covered in sparkle and layers that twirl around beautifully, or have cut-outs and tassels that hypnotise with every shimmy.
I wish i could wear stuff like this Not only that but i wish i could dance like that! Completely being serious, I would love to step into one of those celebrity's shoes and learn all these amazing dances in just as amazing outfits!

It's not just the dancers though, with Tess Daly presenting it, she always looks gorgeous and glamorous as well.
Whenevre these colder months come about, and it leds up to the festive period, my magpie senses tingle and I pick out all the shiny, shimmering and glizty things out of my wardrobe get ready.
If you want to just dip your toe in this glittery world, then there's some great stuff at a high-street and designer level, where it's black on black, which not only looks glamorous but also chic, with a bit of added sparkly magic!
Alice + Olivia
Victoria by Victoria Beckham
Miu Miu
Sources: BBC online, Netaporter, Asos

Is all this glitz and glamour right up your street, or a bit too much? And do you indulge in Stirctly?!

Hope you're all well, 
Speak soon,