Thursday, 20 March 2014

Fly Away

denim jacket: levis, skirt: h&m, shoes; dr martens

I bought a new camera a couple of days ago, I was excited to start using a dslr as there's really only so far you can go with a bridge, I'm not yet quite sure how to use it,  and I had to spend about half an hour working out how to switch the view from lens to screen. The lighting was pretty poor this morning, and the wind was just obnoxious - so it wasn't really ideal for trying out my camera. But I still wanted to see what it could do, so far I'm impressed with the clarity of the photos - I'm sure they'll improve as I learn how to properly use the camera. I had to save up for ages, it's a really good feeling buying something you've worked really hard for and you can just look at it and be like 'Yeahh, I earned that!' I'm looking forward to Easter when I'll have more time to experiment with effects and the like.


Thursday, 6 March 2014

Summer Shoe Edit

1 & 2: Miista, 3: River Island, 4: too be announced, 5: Topshop, 6&7: Zara, 8: New Look

This year I refuse to wear trainers all through summer, that was the biggest mistake of summer 2013. I think part of the reason (the whole reason) was that I didn't have much money to spend on sandals, and the money I did have went on ice cream not shoes, sorry feet. But I now have a job waitressing, and at the end of every shift my feet hurt, so to say thanks to my feet, I'll clad them in a variety of pretty sandals throughout summer. Invest in your feet.

1 & 2 - Miista:

I swear Miista have some kind of sixth sense as to what kind of shoes I want, they know before I do. The whole summer collection is fab. I don't have any white shoes, but hell are they hot. I really like the mint green/white mix seen on Amber, also probably a better option for me considering the extra strap at the back, I'm quite clumsy and shoes ideally need to be glued to my feet.

3 - River Island:

I'd fallen for a pair of electric blue Marni sandals for £370, but my bank balance had other ideas. These ones are a similar shape, and still have the whole ugly shoe thing going on but for £50.

4 - To Be Announced:

Oil slick shoes? yes please. Very bored of gladiator-esque sandals now, but TBA has taken them too another level and made them cool again. Cheers guys.

5 - Topshop:

I have three pairs of Topshop shoes and all of them annoy me in some way shape or form, I feel like Topshop spend a lot of time making sure they look amazing, but spend about 10 minutes making sure they are actually ok to wear. I always get tricked and sucked in by the prettiness of the shoe, so I'd probably have to try these on a few times before I bought them.

6 & 7 - Zara:

Espadrilles? Aka that shoe my mum gets at the French supermarkets every year. Well, Zara made them cooler, soz Mum. Also how cute are the black tassle sandals?!

8 - New Look:

I think New Look have undergone a fair bit of rebranding recently, I hadn't been in New Look for years, it had just gotten too neon and Ibiza club inspired for my liking. I walked in a few weeks back, I'd seen some really nice things featured in a couple of press previews and was curious. I really like these sandals, and I like them even more because there £25. Also for that price I'd be tempted to do some experimenting with them.

Rose xo


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Triangl Bikini


Bikini c/o Triangl

Triangl were kind enough to send me one of there fab bikinis a couple of days ago. I had such a hard time choosing which one to get, but as always my magpie instincts got the better of me, and I went for 'Billie Firefly'. Triangl have taken the next step forward in the evolution of everyday swimwear, the bikini is made from neoprene, yes that is what wetsuits are made from! They actually feel better than normal swimsuit material, it's less clingy and stays in the same place. All there bikinis come with a drawstring bag made from the same colour neoprene, which is very nice upgrade from my usual Tesco carrier bag. I already have my eye on 'New York Noir' for when I go on holiday to Corfu this year.

Rose xo


Sunday, 2 March 2014

OOTD: House Of Hackney Dungarees

Dungarees: House of Hackney, shoes: Dr Martens, top: charity shop
House Of Hackney is my idea of heaven, each collection is packed full of beautiful bold prints in velvet and silk (a.k.a all that I wear). After being really impressed with one of the shirts from the HoH x Asos collection (see here), I decided to take the plunge and purchase these amazing dungarees. I'd had my eye on them for a while, and I was  pleased when Urban Outfitters offered a 20% discount on all sale items.
I love the bright Indian carpet print, I have quite a few carpets in my house that look similar, mostly bought from carboots and auctions, I feel like I should lie down on them and camouflage myself, like in the House of Hackney campaign images. I decided to pair it with a Indian top which I scored in a charity shop for £2! 
P.S: It would be super amazing if you could like my Facebook page, and all the other social doodahs.
 Rose x

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