Valentines Outfit Ideas

VickiAmaya WInky Lux

It’s fast approaching, the day of love. The day to send flowers, chocolates, fluffy teddy bears and to get that fondue a bubblin’. Cupid’s been shooting his arrows, the shops are full of heart prints and Barry White’s greatest hits is stuck on repeat. I’m going to admit something to you all. I’m not that big on Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love spending time with my boyfriend (we’re nearly four years in)! But, I can’t help but feel this celebration has been massively commercialised.

In previous years I have spent Valentine’s Day sitting in my pyjamas, watching shitty B movies and eating my body weight in junk food (the simple things haha). In fact, me and Adam and have spent a few like this too (get a guy who can do both, am I right?!)! This year, we have agreed to do the same. Well, I say agreed… in reality its because I’m working and we’re too unbothered to book a restaurant. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t put together an amazing outfit for if I were going out.

Who says romance is dead!

The Outfit

I love pairing Red with White or Red with Black, so the simplicity of this denim skirt an t-shirt combo really ticks all of my boxes. Added in a long duster coat too for these cold winter days. Pair with vans during the day and then with a simple or statement heel to elevate it into suitable night time attire. The amazing thing about all of these pieces is that they’re not too hearted and sloganed up that you don’t have re-wearability. A factor that I hold with the highest of importance when purchasing clothes for an event or occasion. Also, how cute is the little polka dot bag?! Who could resist that for £12.00!

Single?

If it is that you’re finding yourself in Singlesville: Population You, this Valentine’s Day. Why don’t you get some of your other gal pals round and have a horror movie feast and pampering session (like I used to, way back when!). Or, even better… Treat yourself to some of those Valentine’s goodies because you deserve them and no one could ever love you as much as YOU love you!

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90’s Grunge Et Moi

An outfit for the 90’s grunge scene.

Hey Lovelies, how are you?

Some of you might not know this but I’m actually an oldie. I was born on the thirteenth December nineteen eighty nine, I’ll repeat that –  1989. I’m a child of the 80’s (kinda), which therefore means that I have a pretty good recollection of all things 90’s. I remember when Meredith Brooks released ‘Bitch’, The Dinosaurs was on TV, Freddos were actually 5 pence and when cassette tapes were no longer available in Virgin Megastores (yes, you heard right).

For me, grunge styling is a band t-shirt, oversized cardigans of varying colours, acid-wash baggy jeans, Doc Martens and a plethora of piercings. If you can’t picture that you can go and watch these music video’s:

The Man Who Sold The World – Nirvana
What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
Weak – Skunk Anansie
When I Come Around – Green Day

… And if you’re still not sure go and watch an MTV show called Daria and you’ll get the idea.

As a result, as much as I did back then, I now love this style. It was so relaxed but also such a statement at a time where the world was obsessing over the glitz and glamour (much like now). The grunge scene was a true focal point of music and people coming together in unity to celebrate all the unpopularities of the world. A real, go fuck yourself to everyone that was applauded for the mundane 9-5 routine (in my opinion, anyway).

So, this outfit is inspired by all of that good stuff, the memories of my childhood. My idols, the Dolores O’Riordans, the Linda Perrys, the Sheryl Crows and the Shirley Mansons. Thank you, for giving me the best soundtrack, fashion choices and crazy hair styles a girl could ask for.

 

Check out the items I’m wearing:

 

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A Little Catch Up

Hey Lovelies,

How are you?

I thought we would have a little bit of a catch up chat today as I’ve been doing a lot behind the scenes recently. You all play a HUGE part in my life and I really feel like we have a little family together. So, lets dive straight into it.

I’ll cut the bullshit. Working for yourself is hard work! You have to stay motivated, constantly push yourself further than you ever thought you could, dedicate long hours to the cause, learn new skills and strengthen your inner tolerance for not throwing in the towel. I am 100% committed to making all of my ideas a reality. The book, the fashion and beauty range, the charity and whatever other ideas come up along the way.

I do have some bills that need to be paid (I’m Human too) so I had the great idea to find the perfect part time job that would enhance my knowledge of the world of fashion and beauty. I saw that Allsaints were hiring, I handed in my CV and I got the job. I’m so happy now that I have the chance to work with a brand that directly influences my style. The people are great and its so exciting to be working officially as a stylist.

Don’t worry though, I’m still going to be working hard to post pictures five times a week (or more). I’m also going to be posting a new blog post each week, starting a newsletter, hosting giveaways and starting a YouTube channel. With plenty more exciting things to come.

I hope you’re all exciting to see the next part of this journey unfolding.

VickiAmaya

xo

P.s Welcome to my new website 😘

 



How I made my hair silver

Hey Lovelies,

How are you?

Recently I’ve received so many sweet compliments about my silver/grey hair and a lot of questions about the products I use and how I maintain it!

… so today I thought I would make an official post for you all explaining just that.

Before we get going i’d just like to point out that i’m not a hair professional; this is literally what I put together after a little online research and few trips to beauty stores – oh, and a huge thank you to Colour Freedom for the result.

You should ideally aim to have moderately healthy hair when you start this whole process. Yes, it will work either way, but the benefit from taking a few weeks or months to really prep your hair condition will make a huge difference in your result.

Step One. GET YOURSELF BLONDE

I was fortunate that my hair was a fairly natural ash blonde at the start of this process. I hadn’t dyed it in around six months and 70% of my hair colour was totally natural and grown straight from the root. I had previously bleached my hair a few years before but I really didn’t want to go down the powder bleach and mixing bowl route again. To get around it, I hunted for a lightening dye which would also bleach the hair. I found this lightener bleach by Garnier and it worked miracles.

My hair DID go the bright yellow you’ll see on the box, but for all of you hair colour veterans out there, you know this is to be expected. If you’re new to this/are coming from a dark natural hair colour, don’t freak out, it’s all part of the process.

No special treatment here during the application either – just use it like any other hair dye.

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All About Me


Hey L O V E L I E S

How are you?

I wanted to talk to you today about me, my life and the reason I started my Instagram Account and Blog! This will give you a little bit of an insight into who I am and what I’m about. I’m going to be brutally honest here, this is probably going to be a long one so grab a fluffy pillow and a nice warm drink and let’s take a trip through my trials and tribulations!

I like to believe that I’m the first person my friends would think of if they needed to ask for help. I feel that I’m a very loving and compassionate person. I put my heart and soul into everything that I do. I offer out as much support and empathy as my little body can possibly give. However, in May 2012, I was 22 and had recently split up with a long term partner. I was about to be made homeless again, I was jobless and I was in around £1000.00 worth of debt. I had distanced myself from almost every friend I had. I felt alone and worthless. I couldn’t see a way of resolving or healing the pain I had been carrying around with me so I swallowed a variety of over 100 painkilling and antibiotic tablets in a desperate attempt to end my life…

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