Megan Amey
Illustration & Photography

Vignette Journal

A lifestyle blog and photo journal by Megan Amey

Uniqlo U Fall/Winter 2019

Every season, I wait for the new Uniqlo U collections and always end up buying at least 1 item each time.

This year I had seen the preview and had my eye on the Shaggy Wide Sleeved Jumper in teal and green, and the Fleece Lined Short Coat in brown. The coat ended up going back pretty quickly after trying it on. It has those dropped shoulders that I never get on with. I’m small (5”2) and I have quite broad/square shoulders, so wearing things with dropped shoulders somehow manages to make them look even bigger!

I’ve read a couple of bad reviews on this jumper about fit and the fact that it leaves fuzz everywhere, but the only downside I can see is that it's dry-clean only (It’s a fuzzy alpaca jumper, of course it’s going to leave fuzz everywhere).

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I had just landed in Italy when the collection came out, so managed to scramble to get enough 3G to order, but the green jumper had sold out. I ended up liking it so much in teal, that I signed up for a back in stock notification and bought it as soon as it came back! I tend to buy things like this in a couple of colours every now and again, when I know that the item is something I’ll have and wear for years as part of my base “uniform”.

Does anyone else do that??

I have a pair of Clarks boots that I bought 6/7 years ago, I wear them religiously every autumn/winter, and I REALLY wish I bought 2 pairs because they’re falling apart now and I can’t find anything similar.

Its the same with this jacket, I’ve had it around 6 years now and it’s starting to look scruffy - it’s not falling apart like my boots, but I do think I need an update. It’s feeling a little outdated now, when put with other things in my wardrobe.

So I’m now on the hunt for a new pair of boots and a coat - To hopefully last me the next 6/7 years!

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Trip to Italy

After 5 years, we finally got to visit Italy again. I think we were both in need of just getting away for a little while and this did the trick! Already can’t wait for our next trip back.

We stayed in Harrys parents house, had the log burner on in the evenings, lay ins with coffee in the mornings and explored the surrounding areas and the village during the day. I think my favourite part was Lago Sinizzo, about a 20 mins drive from the house. A lake of perfect aqua mountain water - and because we went out of peak time, there were only 2 or 3 other people there! It was so relaxing to warm our bodies in the sun and dip in and out of the water for a few hours.

The First Little While in Our New Home

The first month or so of our new place!

Lots of fresh roses from the garden

My birthday

A regular cat visitor

Working from home

Dog friends

And Zissou, of course!

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A New Place

We’re moving back to Suffolk next week (aaaahhh, still so much to pack)!

Last weekend we went to visit our new house, in our new sleepy riverside town, to see how the renovations have been coming along. I’ve not even moved in and I’m in love with it - hope I’m not jinxing it by saying that. All of the renovations that had to take place before we moved in have been done to such a high standard, it made me forget it’s a rental!

I can’t wait to get in there and start taking photos, and making things in my shed studio in the garden (!!! dream come true alert)

speaking of dreams come true, there are ROSEBUSHES: