Monday, 14 April 2014

Rogers & Rogers for Matalan.

Top: c/o Rogers & Rogers for Matalan. Jeggings: Excite Clothing. Shoes: Topshop. Hair Piece: c/o Wonderland Wigs. Chronic Bitch Face: Yours Truly.

The Fab team over at Matalan were nice enough to offer me a chance to try out a garment from the refreshed collection on offer from there plus size range Rogers & Rogers. If you check out the collection the majority is trusty pieces you can wear time and time again and be reworked in your wardrobe for more than one season. Two of my favourite pieces along with the top I'm wearing and the dress in the same print (nothing beats a cute daisy print!) are This fab striped jumper and adorable floral kimono. At the moment
nothing in the range is over £20 so it's equally fabulous value. 

The main reason I choose this top is due to the print as I thought it would be perfect for Spring/Summer, had short sleeves so I wouldn't feel to uncomfortable with my arms being out too much and finally because it , looked long enough to cover my crotch meaning I could wear my beloved leggings as trousers! The only worry I had with this top that whether the cut of the hem would look good on me but I actually love it! I was also curious how the draped fabric which cascades down the front would look and whether it would be over powering but again I was impressed with the over all look! I finished the look with a coloured lip, which isn't red for once! My fab hair piece from Wonderland Wigs because it saves my life when my hairs at it's current awkward stage (read: hides my split ends) and my insanely awesome boots which I've hardly worn enough! 

I actually wore this outfit sans the hair piece and swapping my boots for converse for a day at the Safari Park for one of my best friends 21st's and I can vouch that this top is incredible easy to wear, comfortable and most importantly I still felt good in it!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Cause, Lipstick on your Collar Told a Tale on you, Boy.

Shoes and necklace: Topshop. Sunglasses: c/o Specspost. Outfit: MADE BY MY FAIR HANDS.

I did this shoot for a project I handed in at Uni a few days back and I thought I'd show you guys my fiercest model poses... big thanks to my rather fabulous boss who snapped these for me after work. Who'd have thought the stairs up to my office would be the perfect place for the photo shoot session! These were for a competition as well as so we'll see how that goes but everyone who entered was seriously amazing so I don't think I'll have much of a chance I'm afraid! 

I utterly adore this fabric, so much so that when I found it I bought 4 metres and I'm totally wishing I'd bought more! I'm hoping to whip up a circle skirt and crop top with what I have left if I can! I decided to go with a cute retro inspired look with modern accent, hence the amazing shoes and my statement necklace. I was sent this sunglasses as a lovely surprise from Specspost and I'm completely over the moon and have already been worn countless times, even inside! They've got my prescription in and they're just perfect to injecting some vintage glamour to my peepers!

My sewing skills still aren't top notch but I am getting better and as I'm slowly learning to make patterns in my size (this one for the competition was originally a size 6) thanks to my tutors help, I'm hoping my confidence will grow! I'll hopefully have another shoot for you soon with a jacket I designed and created myself, some of you may have seen it on my Instagram way back at the end of January when I finished that unit. I'm hoping to post more of my Uni things, so hopefully you like seeing what I design and make!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Spring Time Wellies.

Denim Jacket: M&Co. Dress: Dorothy Perkins. Wellies: c/o Jileon Wellies. Hair: Thanks to Nancy!

I don't know about you but I've never been a massive fan of wellies, probably because I couldn't get cute one that would fit around my calves or fit my wide feet. In fact I recall having some tops of wellies when I was younger being slit down the back so I could get my legs in! But in the last 2 years I've found the joy that is Jileon Wellies who sent me a pair to try in November 2012 (check that post out here) which I loved back then but they have come on leaps and bounds since then! They were lovely enough to offer me the opportunity to review there new style and I'm genuinely blown away! 

 The buckles are perfect they actually lock so they don't come undone as you walk which ones in the past have. On where the clasp is for the buckle and cord it can't fall out all together which is another well thought out feature, having them made our of fabric instead of the rubber of the wellie has worked out perfectly. They're also insanely comfortable because they actually fit my feet so I don't get aching soles after wearing them for a few hours. These are almost closed on me and they fit up to a 53cm calf so would be perfect for all manner of calves. So not only are these practical and fit wonderfully but they're also really pretty, I adore the ditsy print of the flowers and the fact it doesn't cover the whole boot makes it easier to match with clashing prints and this time I wore them with this cute polka dot get up, red lips (which I'm rarely without) and my lovely vintage hairstyle, which is thanks to the lovely Nancy and I'll be showing you more snaps from this soon! This was slept on hair as well, super impressed! Back to the Wellies, I'd recommend Jileon to anyone with wide calves, I love these so much that I'm seriously lusting over this second pair!

Jileon Wellies have been even more fabulous by offering my readers a fabulous 20% OFF! Just use the code ROSE20 at the check out, this will be active for 2 WHOLE weeks! Let me know if you order any I'd love to see what you chosen!