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Everyday Outfits | March 2017

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March is said to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, but I’ve always found the opposite to be true, and, as if to prove me right, this month started off with glorious, spring sunshine and blue skies, before dumping a ton of snow on us towards the end of the month. Thanks, March: hate you, too!

Because of that, this month’s outfits are a bit of a mixed bag, and, once again, I didn’t really take too many photos of them: partly because the events of the month made it hard for me to care much about what I was wearing, but also because I’m now so sick of winter clothes than I’m basically just wearing the same few outfits over and over again, while praying for spring to finally arrive. The usual, then. Here are some of the things I wore in March…

beige trench coat and olive jeans

Zara trench; Mango sweater; H&M trousers; Guess ankle boots

This was back at the start of the month, when I was pretending that it was totally warm enough to get away with just a trench coat and sweater, because, MARCH! Which is not February! I do this every single year without fail, but it’s the one area of my life that I ever show any optimism about, so just let me get on with it, yeah?
pink cable knit sweater and jeans

H&M sweater;   Mango jeans;   Cambridge Satchel Company Cloud bag;  *Belmondo shoes*

The optimism continues! In my defence, I think this was actually a fairly warm day (Er, I should really make notes on this stuff at the time, shouldn’t I?), hence the bare feet. Either that, or it was it a really cold day, and I just didn’t GAF. You decide…

green pleated skirt and leather biker jacket

H&M skirt and top;  River Island jacket;  Michael Kors mini Mercer tote*;  BCBGeneration shoes (similar)

Confession: I actually ended up getting changed out of this outfit right after this photo was taken, because I realised it was just too windy outside (and inside, if this photo is to be believed!) for such a floaty skirt. I normally only realise this when I’m walking out the door and my skirt’s suddenly wrapped around my head, so I was quite proud of myself here, even although I didn’t actually get to wear the outfit.

classic camel coat with black jeans

New Look coat; ASOS trousers; Topshop shell top; Michael Kors tote* ; Office shoes

This is what I wore instead, having had approximately two minutes to get changed. I think I was going for “sleek and elegant,” here (Although it could have been, “Crap, I need to get changed in a hurry, and I’ve absolutely no clue what to wear!”), but I was forgetting that the wind might not be able to blow my skirt around, but it COULD – and, indeed WOULD – still whip my hair into a tangled mess the second I set foot outside the house. And it did. Awesome.

Boden silk shirt with jeansBoden silk shirt; Mango jeans; Zara shoes

Just to prove that all a brand needs to do to get me to buy something from them is release it in a polka dot print, here I am wearing Boden silk shirt, which is not remotely like the Boden classic shirt in polka dot, which I also own. And, er, also not anything like the blue version of the same shirt I’m wearing in this photo, which, well, gottta catch ’em all, right?

Speaking of everyday outfits, I’ve also been making an effort to post some of those over on Instagram lately: I HAD actually intended to start doing an outfit of the day, every day, there, but unfortunately the art of the mirror selfie is one that has always defeated me (Seriously, how do people do it? Teach me your ways!), so I haven’t quite managed it yet: there should hopefully be at least a few every week, though, for those days when you wake up feeling like you just can’t get through another second without knowing what I’m wearing. Yes.


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  • I really like all your outfits this month! I usually hate the cold weather but I really envy you in the UK because it’s actually cold enough for trench coats. Wish I could style them here in hot Hong Kong myself.

    Charmaine Ng
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  • Bry Jaimea
    April 3, 2017

    A shame you were unable to wear the green outfit – fitted leather jackets and voluminous skirts are my go-to for Spring! And the green with the leopard print shoes aren’t a match I would have considered in the past, but it definitely works! Now at least I have an excuse to buy those leopard print heels I’ve always wanted… When I finish moving and decorating and can justify buying shoes again 🙁

  • Bianca
    April 3, 2017

    the outfits from march are beautiful and very stylish.
    Greets, Bianca

  • Jenny
    April 3, 2017

    It can be so hard to know what to wear when the weather changes all the time! Love the camel coloured coat with the all black – so chic x


  • Myra
    April 3, 2017

    As ever, fab outfits.

  • Brenda
    April 3, 2017

    I love the oyster-ish colour of that trench coat. It is nice and neutral, but not “dirty” looking, if you know what I mean. It is crisp and clean. I love all these outfits and the leopard shoes with the green skirt is bang on!!

  • Tracey
    April 3, 2017

    Hey Amber. I wasn’t sure where else to put this, but I know you have a lot of problems with copycats, and wondered if you’d seen this blog which seems to be, uh, very “inspired” by you?







    There are a lot more like this, but these were the ones that jumped out. Apologies if this isn’t appropriate, I just thought you should know.

    • Tracey
      April 3, 2017

      That’s strange, the title of the 2nd one has changed since I posted it! It originally said “Morning Coffee | The one with the….” exactly the same as yours. That was what made me notice it, actually, because it was such a unique title to see in two different sites! It has been changed now, though, so I feel a bit stupid now!

    • Amber
      April 3, 2017

      I do know about this, yes – I’ve had quite a few people mention it now! I actually spoke to Anna about it a few months ago, and she changed some content that had been directly copied and pasted from here, but insisted the rest was just co-incidence!

  • Nicole
    April 3, 2017

    I love the first outfit! I have a pair of olive/khaki pants that I’ve been struggling to wear because none of my tops quite go with them. I might have a cream sweater hiding somewhere in my closet though…

  • Rotem
    April 3, 2017

    Same here with the mirror selfie – I just can’t do it! I sometimes share outfit photos with my sister, and she says I always look depressed in them…
    I have to ask – how do you make one-colour outfits work? I can’t imagine trying to wear several items in the same colour, it will just look silly on me.

    • Amber
      April 3, 2017

      I’ve actually always found one-colour outfits the easiest to wear, so I don’t give them much thought, to be honest – I’m sure a lot of people would say it looks silly on me too, though! 😉

  • Alexandra Curean
    April 4, 2017

    Hi! I have the same green pleated H&M skirt and I love it, but when I ordered mine, it had some large horizontal creases from how it was folded that I didn’t come out with washing/steaming. The label says it shouldn’t be ironed, but my guess is that is due to the pleating, not the fabric. Your skirt looks fantastic, do you have any tips on how I could get those creases out?

    Thanks so much! Ale 🙂

    • Amber
      April 4, 2017

      I just hung it up as soon as it arrived and most of the creases dropped out – it’s not perfect when you see it up close, though!

  • Rachael Dickinson
    April 17, 2017

    Some absolutely stunning looks here! Love the leopard print mixing that look up. I wore leopard print the other day and it wa so weird how dressed up I felt in them!

    Rachael xox

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