Saturday, 20 December 2014

Monochrome & nikes.

Jacket - ILWF
Jumper - New Look
Leather Trousers - River Island
Nikes - Get the Label

Whoever said black and white was boring seriously didn't know what they were talking about - I am all about the monochrome right now. I don't know if it's laziness or the rubbish weather (sorry about the windswept pics btw!) that prompted me to banish colour from my wardrobe but I am actually loving it. This outfit is one of my favourite go-to looks right now. The slogan jumper is spot on, the checked duster coat adds an edge to whatever you throw it over, and a pair of trusty nikes are my footwear of choice at the moment! These Nike Flex's from Get the Label have got to be my comfiest pair yet. Pretty sure they are designed for running, but they sure do make my daily power walk to work a lot quicker (and comfier) than usual!

What do you think of today's look? Are you loving monochrome as much as me?

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Last minute gift guide - for her.

(Clockwise from top left) 
Daniel Wellington Watch (15% off with code holidayrosie)

It can be difficult to find the perfect present when it comes to buying gifts for fashion girls. My friends are always telling me I'm impossible to buy for, which I find strange because I feel like I like everything! But when a girl has a lot of stuff it can be hard to figure out what she really might want (let alone need!) I decided to put together my top gifts this year, so hopefully these might inspire you when putting together a last minute Christmas list (or help out any wandering boyfriends/siblings/mothers who might have found themselves on this blog!)

A Daniel Wellington watch is the trademark of any fashion blogger worth her salt, and it's easy to see why. Elegant, standout, classy and timeless - it really is the perfect watch for any occasion. This monochrome beauty is top of my list, but the bands are interchangeable with plenty of options if you favour pastels, browns or stripes. Order before 22nd Dec to get it in time for Christmas Eve!

"A scented candle? Could you be any less original?" I hear you say. Well, clearly you haven't experienced a good scented candle before! When it comes to must-have soft furnishings, these are up there on my list, and this beauty really is worth the money. It's gorgeous scent will have your room smelling divine and it lasts for absolutely ages. Bath time will never be the same again!

My Christmas list is always chock-a-block with the latest coffee table books, and this year it was Art & Sole that caught my eye. Filled with fantasy shoes made out of materials you'd never have thought of, this is one for shoe lovers everywhere!

I like to have music around me at all times, and this speaker is perfect for making it happen. Connected by plug-in or bluetooth, it's super easy to hook up to your iPhone to play wherever you are. Small, lightweight and with incredible sound and volume for it's size, this one's a winner whether you're at home or in the office - you can even hook other people up to it via bluetooth when you get bored of your own playlists! And in the trendiest rose gold shade, what's not to love?


Jewellery is always a good idea, and this sparkly rose gold beauty from Swarovski is no exception. Classic but statement, it's the perfect addition to any girl's arm.

Who said the Christmas-present staples had to be boring? You might think you'd never get excited over a pair of slippers, but you'd be wrong! Once I'd tried out these sherpa-lined beauties from Ugg, they were never coming off my feet! Nothing says Christmas like cosy footwear.....

I hope you liked my gift guide! Follow the links below each item to purchase. What will you be asking for this Christmas?

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Monsters inc

Cardigan - MeeMee
Trousers - River Island
Necklaces - eBay
Boots - Ravel

There's a part of me that just can't resist a ridiculous fashion look from time to time. The rational part of my brain knows that this cardigan is just plain crazy, and looks like I've walked out of Monsters Inc, but the other part of me just loves to try out a ridiculous trend, and this is one that I just couldn't say no to! When I wore this outfit for the first time, I got so many comments about the cardigan it was ridiculous - and I couldn't tell if it was because people actually liked it or if it was because it was too zany to ignore! Well, whatever, I love it! It satisfies all my crazy tendencies and the 90s kid inside me just can't get enough. Plus it's super cosy! I wear so much black at the moment that it's nice to mix it up with a pop of colour from time to time. What do you think of this look? Would you dare?

Monday, 1 December 2014

After Dark in Manchester

Pictures - courtesy of Manchester Arndale
My dress - New Look

So last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to an "After Dark" event at Manchester's Arndale shopping centre. I remember the days (not that long ago) when blogger events in Manchester were virtually unheard of, so it's always nice to be invited along to something on my doorstep! Along with a bunch of other Manchester bloggers, I was given a shopping centre voucher and allocated a retailer (mine was New Look) to choose my perfect party dress from. The dresses were then shortlisted by judges from the MEN and the lovely Victoria from In the Frow - and mine made the final 10! I was very chuffed, especially as even though I loved my dress it only cost a very bargainous £19.99! I don't wear very much blue, but I loved the sparkly midnight colour and the retro 1920s style fit. It was super comfy as well, all in all my perfect party dress - a bit of sparkle but the kind of fit that makes you feel great too!

I had such a fun night and loved checking out all the dresses on show - thanks Manchester Arndale for a fab event!