Friday, 5 September 2014

Lovely Lace - Ninex Lingerie Review.

 This is something in the past I'd shy away from because I don't own anything pretty to sleep or flounce around in (I don't think moomin bottoms and boyband tee count?) but when the lovely team at Ninex Lingerie contacted me to see if I'd like to review this adorable babydoll I just couldn't say no! I love anything with a pretty lace print and this is something else! I wish I could have gotten a nicer backdrop but this was the only place in the house I could find for now. 

It's wonderful to wear and really comfortable, I believe I sized up to a 22 (4xl) for this style and I'm glad I did as for nightwear I generally prefer it to skim over the body, which this does beautifully. As you can also see the bust and central lace panels are sheer so I popped on some minimal layers underneath, so there's no need to avert your eyes! Over all I utterly adore this piece and almost feel a little more grown up in this compared to my usual nightwear, so I decided to add some wave into my hair and a pretty flower and do a soft bronze smokey eye along with my usual red lip.

From shopping on the high street and taking a look online I know that pretty and well made (which with my sewing eye, I can see this is) is hard to come by and when you do finally hunt it down it can often cost a small fortune and particularly when you added plus sizes into the equation it is even more limited but this beautiful babydoll is only priced at £16.99 I couldn't quite believe how affordable everything on Ninex Lingerie is, I'm hoping I'll try a few more pieces in the future and I'm sure I'll be as impressed with them as I am with this lovely piece. :)

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!