Wednesday, 27 August 2014

I'm back!

Seaside chips, my folks, work girls at Twinwood and beach ice cream.
Skirts made by my own fair hands x2, Lindy Bop dress for work and Asos Curve sunflower dress.

Apologies about the accidental hiatus on the blog! After going on holiday and then plannings for Twinwood at work and spending a fair bit of time looking after my neighbour and his dog Benji (and of course a little uni work) I seem to have been away from A rose like this since the end of July and actually a whole month since today! I had a lovely holiday and Twinwood went very well though we had one day of virtually none stop rain, it is British weather after all! 

I've got lots of fabulous posts in the pipeline and I'm hoping to get one or two up before Plus North this weekend (who else is as excited as me?!) then I'll get lots more ready for the following week then I'm back to my foundation degree to finish my second year (and have to decide what my plan will be for the future, gulp!) I'm hoping to get my blogging mojo back in full force as I've also filmed a few, pretty awful videos to restart my love of youtube and vlogging so hopefully you'll be seeing me updating a little more in the coming months, all I can promise is that I'll try my best!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Almost Lady Like?

Dress: Simply Be. Jive Seamed Tights: c/o Pamela Mann. Bow Heels: M&Co. Head Piece: Charity Shop.

I don't think I'll ever be properly lady like but this has got to be close? I mean I've got a pretty head piece on and heels! (These were a pretty wonderful bargain only £5.00 the fact I can't walk in them for more than 10 minutes is irrelevant) The veil is something I actually forgot I owned, I'd packed it away at the bottom of my scarf draw for costumes or shoots in the future but I've actually decided that I'm going to have a go at wearing it out at some point (sans the bow on the side!) The dress is a firm favourite of mine during the cooler weather, the fabric in this heat isn't ideal I was soon boiling alive in it but I'm an overly warm person anyway!

Now onto the Jive Seamed Tights I was kindly sent these by the lovely people at Pamela Mann and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, I've read reviews in the past that haven't been overly positive but I actually really like the quality of these tights and how comfortable they were. There is one rather large problem with these though, I'm wearing a UK size 28 -32 in these tights which personally I have no problem sizing up but I know readers of my blog who are a UK size 24+ these tights could potentially disappoint primarily due to the sizing issue, for reference I'm generally a UK dress size 20. Other than this they were a joy to wear and I can't wait to style them up for some vintage events I'll be attending over the summer! I've never worn seamed tights before and though they were a little fiddly for me to get them straight (and I know they still aren't entirely straight in the photos) I love how they finish a look!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Your Lipstick Stain is a Work of Art.

Playsuit: Asos Curve. Hair Flower: Primark. Converse: Kurt Geiger. Satchel: Zatchels. Lipstick: Mac, Lady Danger.

I finally feel like I've gotten my blogging mojo back and I couldn't be happier in that respect! So here I am with another outfit post featuring an oldie but a goodie, I utterly love this playsuit but for some reason it only ever used to come out in the winter when I could wear it with tights but I've decided enough is enough and this summer I'm going to try and get more wear out of my playsuits sans tights! This last week I've been helping my old high school with their performance of Grease and I spent a whole say in a vest top with my arms out and nothing bad happened, so with this in mind I'm going try and get more flesh out (tastefully of course!) 

I decided to go a little retro with a matte red lip, which is my lesser worn Lady Danger, I prefer this for sunny days as it's brighter than my staple Ruby Woo. the newest edition to this which I only got a week ago is this amazing satchel from Zatchels, I'll hopefully do a proper post on this soon but I just couldn't wait to show you! I actually visited their factory and head office in Leicester last year and I've been obsessed ever since after seeing how much goes into making them! So when they had the huge flash sale last week I decided to make an investment. My dad was actually nice enough to (massively) help me out with this so I could have the back straps added. I can't wait to pair this with all my circle skirts and pretty dresses! I also went with my fab red converse to tie all the look together.
Apologies about the dire state of my hair! It needs cutting desperately and I'm itching for a change but after my traumatic fringe trim experience of November 2013... I've been avoiding the hairdressers like the plague!