Pish to Posh

Photos: @gui_pinto_

HELLO WORLD!!!

This is it- I have hit the publish button- I have launched my blog- I am now living and breathing Pish to Posh.

For the last year or more I have been following some amazing women and men on social media and blogging websites and everyday I have been inspired- to be a better women, to live without fear (or try to), to be a better mom, to be a better wife, to be a better human.  Today I start the journey of inspiring others- Welcome to Pish to Posh.  This has been a long time coming and I have kept it a secret – at some point I hope to look back and wonder why- but for now it was to protect myself.  It was to shelter my heart for just a few more months, weeks or even days- it was to protect myself from the potential heartache this journey could case- it was to feel shielded from others opinions…. but what good are any of those things if I am living in fear.  Now, I am not talking about ghosts or goblins, or dark corners, or sketchy neighborhoods – I am talking about the heart racing fear of putting myself out there for the WORLD to see- for the WORLD to meet- for the WORLD to watch.  For years I have been afraid of what others may think if they knew the true me- what others may say if they knew the real me- how others may react…. I choose to not live that way anymore. I choose this.  I choose to live my dream- to share my world with you.  Most of Pish to Posh will be fashion related- how I style my everyday outfits- how I wear my favorite jeans- what shoes I am in love with- what sweaters are on repeat-what trends I love and which ones I love less- BUT it will also be about the Small Things that make life great- it will be about Declan, my ever active son, it will be about Brendan, the love my life and amazing husband and it will be about Rubble, my canine companion- it will be about my adventures of being an expat, of living in London- it will be about growing as a human.  As I continue along this journey of pursuing my passion and dream I hope you join me- I hope you get a glimpse of who I truly am-

My hope is that at the end of the day you find inspiration from Pish to Posh- whether it be in fashion, life or love.  My hope is that you feel empowered to be yourself.  My hope is that you find strength and happiness in your everyday world.  Each day the sun rises and each day the sun sets- and what happens in between is what makes up a our lives.  Live yours so that each rising sun gives you hope an each setting sun sees your accomplishments celebrated.

This shoot was a special one for me- it was the first.  I was a nervous disaster.  I had found this skirt at Zara and instantly feel in love with it- I wanted to pair it with something a little less formal given I am normally not a fancy gal- this basic tee from Zara was the perfect compliment.  My vision for this shoot was inspired, a bit, from the Sex in the City intro and I wanted to highlight the amazing scenery I see everyday in London.  The Prince Albert Bridge is not too far from our house and it is next Battersea Park, one of our favorites- I knew this would be the answer as it offers the big city views but gives the neighborhood feel of normalcy.  For weeks I had planned and calculated exactly how it would all go- exactly what I would wear- exactly how my hair would look- exactly where we would shoot – and then life happened. Nothing was exact.  In fact it was all un-exact.  Changing clothes in a park, trying to put on bright red lipstick without a mirror, navigating the cars and bicycles on the bridge, trying to combat the wind almost made me re-think the whole idea.  But in the end the day was amazing-  we captured the essence of Pish to Posh.

Shop the Look: Zara Frilly Tule Skirt // Zara Basic T-Shirt // Aldo Fanei Statement Necklace // <similar>Marc Jacobs Leather Wrislet Wallet // <similar> T-Strap Black Leather Heels // John Hardy Dot Gold Silver Chain Bracelet // Tiffany & Co. Bead Stud Earrings //

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5 thoughts on “Pish to Posh

  • Reply Kathy Campeau September 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Amanda at almost 53 you inspire me to be my true self. I look forward to reading your blog. I know that what you are doing is not easy it’s as if you are stripping off your clothes so to speak for all to see. I applaud you!!

  • Reply Ann adelman September 22, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Amanda
    I am your mother in law 1 st cousin.
    1. You look amazing
    2. You are doing it and just just thinking it. Good for you!’
    3. I so look forward to following your blog!

  • Reply Corinne Smith September 23, 2016 at 3:01 am

    I look forward to reading, great job

  • Reply Rachel September 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    The outfit and pictures of you are simply beautiful. Such a simple, yet chic and gorgeous outfit – I’m in love with the tule skirt, shoes, and statement necklace (I just bought one!). I truly appreciate the honesty and candidness with which you share your thoughts, experiences, and fashion. I cannot wait to follow your London fashion and life adventures through Pish to Posh.

    • Reply pishtoposh September 30, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Rachel!!! Missing you- Thank you for such wonderful support and positivity. You know me, I am certainly not shy of opinions- Ha. Glad you are enjoying it- hopefully I will continue to be as honest as I can.

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