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I Copied This Outfit from Pinterest

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stripe skirt and chambray skirt

All credit/blame for this outfit has to go to Pinterest. I was browsing the site with my morning coffee (as you do), and I noticed the same outfit kept coming up. Not EXACTLY the same outfit, you understand: there were quite a few different photos, but all of them seemed to involve chambray shirts, stripe pencil skirts, and sometimes a black/navy sweater. I dunno: I guess someone I follow on Pinterest was on a chambray shirt spree that morning? Who knows.

“Wait a minute!” I thought. “I have a chambray shirt! And I have a stripe pencil skirt! And if the people on Pinterest jumped off a cliff, I’d jump, too!”

So this outfit was born. I felt like SUCH a fashion blogger, seriously. I also felt a bit like I was going to work in an office or something, to be completely honest. And now I come to think of it, I guess most of those pins I was looking at were aimed at people with more traditional jobs than mine? Or something?

In other news, we finally got the green light from NHBC on our blocked drain repairs, after 12 days without adequate plumbing in the house, and a week’s worth of daily phonecalls chasing them up, and doing everything short of begging them to please let us fix our pipes, so I don’t have to go down three floors every time I want to use the bathroom in the night. Then we just flat-out begged. Anyway, the good news is that it WILL be getting fixed, and we won’t be having to pay for it. The not-so-good news is that we don’t have a date for that to happen yet, so in the meantime, it looks like there’s a whole lot more stair-climbing in store…

WEARING: Topshop shirt // Primark skirt // Boden slingbacks // Marc by Marc Jacobs bag* // Jane Norman sweater

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  • CiCi Marie
    October 3, 2014

    I think it might be more you were brainwashed by Pinterest… But who cares, it looks good! I’d wear this on a average day, to be honest. Glad your floors getting fixed… Sometime… Sounds a bit like my dodgy rotten window that I’ve been warned not to breathe on or it might fall out (true story). Two months wait and counting… But that’s renting for you!

  • Mana
    October 3, 2014

    Just think of what all that stair climbing will do for your legs and butt. Seriously.
    And I too have succumbed to the hypnotizing nature of Pinterest and have been brainwashed into copying an outfit. There’s actually an entire blog I follow called Pinterest Told Me To. So it must be a common issue. But I do like this outfit.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  • Beth
    October 4, 2014

    Wow, this is such a gorgeous business like style! You pull this look off so well!


  • Ellesworth
    October 6, 2014

    After an hour on Pinterest, I find myself convinced that I would look fantastic in the most amazing combinations of clothes – trying similar ones on in shops is always a trip back to reality. At least you look good in yours, Amber! 😉

AD | We’re spending a few days at @highlandheatherlodges in beautiful Perthshire, for what Terry is optimistically referring to as his ‘birthday week’. (I say ‘optimistically’ - we’re only here for three days, and his birthday was yesterday, but don’t stop believing, Terry!)⁣
There’s a hot tub for us and a playpark for Max, so needless to say, we’re having a fantastic time, and I’m already dreading having to leave. Today’s big question: can I pass as an under-12, so I qualify for a pony ride at the nearby wildlife centre? 🤔 (On second thoughts, don’t answer that one...)⁣
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AD | Time for a quick game of “Where’s Amber?”⁣
It’s another rainy Monday, so I’m throwing it back to our trip to @universalorlando ‘s amazing Volcano Bay water park last month. I’m a bit of a scaredy when it comes to water flumes, but this park had tons of stuff for pretty much everyone: plenty of rides for me, and an amazing splash pad for Max 👶In fact, I’d still be on The Fearless River right now if I possibly could be. Still, doing the laundry and turning the heating on will be just as good, right? Right?! 🌋 🏊‍♀️ .
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Good news! We took Max to hospital this morning, and saw two different surgeons, who agreed there was no need to go ahead with the surgery as his lip is healing really well on its own 😅  He’ll definitely have a scar, unfortunately, but that would’ve been the case whether he’d had the surgery or not, and if it turns out to be worse than anticipated, we’ll have the option to have it corrected under local anaesthetic when he’s older. ⁣
I’m still really upset that this happened in the first place, obviously, but so relieved that we don’t have to put him through a general anaesthetic, and just incredibly grateful that it wasn’t anything worse. I know some parents have to deal with much more serious stuff than this, and my heart goes out to you all: it’s been a rough couple of days, and I’m really grateful to everyone who took the time to comment on yesterday’s post - your stories were so comforting when I was panicking yesterday ❤️ ⁣
(Old photo, obviously: every time Max sees the selfie camera, he thinks it’s going to be one of those filters where you open your mouth and something happens 😂)⁣
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Good news! We took Max...

Totally unrelated photo, but we’ve just spent the morning in Accident & Emergency with Max, who fell on the path outside the house and split his lip open 😥 ⁣
They tried to stitch it up at A&E, but it was totally impossible with him awake, so they’ve booked him in to have it done under general anaesthetic tomorrow ... Max is absolutely fine: the bleeding stopped quickly, he doesn’t seem to be in pain, and is just his normal, happy little self. I, on the other hand, am a complete wreck: the plastic surgeon he saw today reckons if we don’t have it fixed, his lip will be crooked when it heals, but I’m absolutely *terrified* of the thought of my baby having to have a GA. ⁣
If you’re a long-time follower, you might know that I have a full-blown phobia of general anaesthetic (I literally had an elective c-section in order to eliminate the possibility of an emergency one, which might have had to be done under GA), so I just can’t get my head to accept that it’s safe and he’ll be fine 😥 ⁣
Positive stories and advice very welcome: I’m just so terrified, I can’t even imagine how to get through the next 24 hours 😥😥😥

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