Hello lovelies!!! So a couple days ago on my Instagram I teased a blog post about my French connection sample sale haul, and here it is! I really love the French connection sample sales, I always come away with some great bargains at ridiculously low prices. I did tell you I was the number bargain hunter out there didn’t I? 😉

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My mum and I have been going to the French connection sample sales for about 6 years now, it’s sort of become our own little tradition. We always make a day of it, wake up early so as to avoid the crowds, do our haul and then have a leisurely lunch afterwards, it’s so much fun and we get to spend some quality time together.

I almost always spend way more money than I intend to at these sales simply because everything is so good and I want it all, grrr! This time, I decided to be super disciplined and set a budget for myself before I even left my house. So the budget I set for myself was £100, I figured I’d probably maybe get a couple of nice pieces out of that. I was intending to follow through with that budget, so I withdrew exactly £100 and left my wallet at home so as not to get tempted and end up spending more again, my mum was going to have to buy me lunch;-) My shopping trip actually went a lot better than expected, and guess what? I even had change left over, woohoo yay me!!! So I spent a total of £95 with £5 left over to contribute towards lunch hahaha. I got a total of 11 pieces, 2 going out dresses, 2 tops, 2 pairs of pants, 2 shorts, a skirt, a bag and an iPad case. Not bad at all if I do say so myself.

I got home and decided to have a little fun amateur photoshoot with my slightly unwilling resident photographer, (my mum). Ok totally random thought here, to my fellow bloggers…who takes all your pictures? Do y’all just happen to have professional photographers who go everywhere with you? Lol, please do share I actually really wanna know. Right, back to the sample sale haul, here’s a little visual of what I bought, the pictures aren’t the best quality and I wasn’t exactly all “made up” and stuff, but you know what? Completion over perfection, I knew if I didn’t take these pics there and then I would probably dilly dally and end up not even writing this post, so I’m just gonna go for it!  View Full Post

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So yesterday really was a random sunshine and bright colours in London type of day, and if you live in the UK, then you definitely know how few and far between those are. The sun was shining, the birds were singing (ok so I didn’t actually hear them myself, but I’m sure they were singing though;-)).

I don’t know about you, but there’s just something about lovely weather that instantly kicks up my endorphin levels and makes feel all happy for no reason. Do you ever realise how much friendlier even people you bump into on the street, suddenly become when the Sun is shining? Considering how people in London don’t even make eye contact with each other, everyone is in a hurry to get somewhere, give them a little sun and its suddenly good mornings and let’s go to the pub:-). 

Anyway, I decided to make an effort to dress how I felt,I’m had a lunch date with my mum and a free afternoon to browse the shops for some new buys. During the sunnier days, I love nothing more than adding a pop of colour to my outfits, and that’s exactly what I did with this outfit. Anyone who knows me, k ones that I am actually quite good at bargain spotting, and as much as I like to dress and look good…I like saving money even more. View Full Post

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Recap

 

Hello lovelies, today is the best of Amanda Millie Week Three!! It’s been a very hectic last week, so I am literally playing catch up with myself at this point. I am probably about 4 days behind on the 30 day blogging challenge, but I’m not going to beat myself too much about it, I’m just going to sit my butt down and get blogging now that I have a minute. 

As for YOU…..Here’s what you’ve missed from Amanda Millie, so far. 

A Message for you! 

Sometimes all we need is for someone to remind us of how much we are valued and loved. We usually give so much of ourselves to their people we completely forget about self love. This post is a gentle message that I believe someone out there needs to read. 

10 Things I wish I could tell my 16 year old self! 

Do you ever looked back on your teenage years and think, ugh!,, I wish I’d known not to do that at the time. Here I shares one things I wish I could tell my 16 year old self if I could. Can someone invent a time machine already???

Restaurant Review: Breakfast at Andina London

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I have to agree as its my favourite meal. I am a sucker for a good porridge and my taste buds were certainly indulged when I ate at Andina London. Check out my review and see how I got on. 

What I wore: Banana Republic VIP Fashion event! 

I had so much fun working at this event, and I absolutely adore the new collection they currently have instore. Check out the post and find out what I wore and also a little bit about the dress for success charity that really does some amazing things to help women down on their luck. 

Well, that’s pretty much it from week three, and as we’re already in week four it’s probably best that I sign off here and get back to my catch up session:-). As always, stay beautiful and love the life you’re living! Xo 

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So last night I attended a Banana republic VIP fashion event that was both showcasing the new Spring/Summer collection and also raising money for the Dress for Success charity. 
Before I go any further about what I wore, I want to quickly talk about this awesome charity. These guys are quietly doing some amazing work helping women who are down on their luck, dress and look the part for their job interviews and consequently when they get the job. Check out their site if you get a chance, I’ve linked to it above. You can donate clothes, your time or money, it’s such a worthwhile cause. Ok I’ve done my little plug, back to the fashion:-)

Now, obviously I wasn’t there as a VIP guest (I wish)! Hmmmmn I’m kind of selling myself a little short here, I just realised. I mean, why wouldn’t I be there as a VIP guest? I can be vip too, if I want to right? Who gets to decide things anyway! Alas on this occasion I was in work mode, I got lost a little in all that vip talk, let me regroup and carry on, *deep breathe*. Phew, ok so I was on the clock, modelling the spring/summer collection for their VIPs. What usually happens, (to me anyway) on these kind of jobs, is that half the time I don’t like the clothes they make me wear so I literally just pretend that I look like a million bucks, whilst counting down till I can take it off and wear my own stuff;-). Oops, I guess I shouldn’t really say that should I? Maybe I should rephrase that to be a little more ‘PC’……..nah, on second thoughts maybe not. Moving right along…… View Full Post

Recap

I can’t believe it’s been a little over a week since I launched my blog. It’s always so nerve wracking to take that first step and put yourself out there, but it’s got to be done.
I definitely think taking part in the 30 day blogging challenge has given me the push up the backside I desperately needed. If you’re just tuning in, here’s a little recap of the best of Amanda Millie week one…….
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