Dip in the pool

Holiday wardrobe

I’ve already had my summer holiday back in May, I went away for a week with the girls. It was devine, a week in the sunshine sipping cocktails by the pool. It was the kind of holiday where we just relaxed, sunbathed and didn’t do a lot else.

Leading up to my holiday I started to look around for swim suits, as we all know, you need a new swimsuit for your holiday. I’ve turned some of my favourites into illustrations. I love these swimsuits from New Look and this high waisted bikini from Shein. Now wishing I had another pool holiday planned so I have an excuse to buy the spotty bikini.

Swimsuits – new Look
Bikini – Shein
Sunglasses – ASOS
Straw Bag – Topshop
Sandals & Earring – Zara
Sliders & Scrunchy – Topshop
Phonecase – Skinny Dip
Lippie, Nail Varnish & Compact – Chanel
SPF Sun Block – Nivea

Illustrations – Amy Purfield-Clark

Girls Supporting Girls

Happy International Women’s Day!

Last year I wrote about how lucky I am to have a supportive and strong female friendship group. I’m happy to say I still have this, in-fact me and the girls have just booked a weeks getaway for early May, and I can’t wait!

I still stand but the words I shared last year – Sharing the love is the best, whether thats giving a fellow blogger a supportive comment, or linking Instagram snaps to a coffee date with a pal who’s feeling down. It’s great to see us being supportive and showing just how proud we are of each other.

I am proud to call myself a feminist, its such a shame that still to this day some people misunderstand, which is utter nonsense as it means seeking equality. The Oxford English Dictionary definition of feminism states – the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.

I’ve created some new illustrations in honour of International Women’s day. I’ve also created them as wallpapers for your phones, so if you fancy head over to @illustrating_amy to grab on for yourself! All these ladies are available!

Illustrations – Amy Purfield-Clark

On Wednesdays We wear pink

Pink to make you wink

With valentines day just around the corner, my minds gone into planning cute outfits. I love a good dose of red dressing and while searching the high street for some inspiration and saw so much lovely blush and Burgundy garms’ this sparked the idea to create some tonal looks.

This jumper is dreamy and I long to own it. this stripe tee is a wardrobe classic and these cropped jeans are Devine, I would like to own some, maybe in denim wash tho, as its more versatile but I do love this peachy colour oh so much! I really love these colours together and if I had endless budget I’d be snapping up every item in these illustrations. Alas, budget comes to play so for now I’ll continue my make believe outfits with illustrated versions 🙂

Some of my favourite beauty bits, which would complement these pink tonal looks perfectly. Featuring some lovely clothing bits from & Other Stories and Topshop. Plus some trainers I’m desperate to get my hands on but maybe in black, as you know, they will go with everything.

Illustrations by Amy Purfield-Clark

Little Orange Bag

What’s in my bag

I love creating these whats in my bag illustrations. I mean I love to be nosey and see what other people have in there bags and this is my fun take on the what’s in my bag style post. One of my New Years resolutions is to create more, create more illustrations and create more content. I’m trying to draw more regularly, making it a weekly occurrence. I mean I love doing it, it’s just finding the time and inspiration to create new art works.

In these illustrations I’ve included some of my most used daily essentials. For travelling across London my oyster card is a must, my iPhone keeps me entrained on the tube. I also never leave home without a lip stick and my compact, just for on the go touch ups.

At the bottom of my hand bag always has a couple of bobby pins and a hair bobble. I never know when my hairs going to get on my nerves and needs to be tide up. My daily perfume (and great for budgets) is Sheer Lovely by SJP. It’s great for daily use as its such good value and smells nice too! I’m not normally one for celebrity perfumes but this one is pretty darn good. If I’m feeling fancy, I wear either Marc Jacobs or Stella McCartney but I keep these for special occasions.

Illustrations by Amy Purfield-Clark