Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Stepping into AW with Rogers + Rogers at Matalan.

Dress: c/o Matalan. Scarf: Vintage. Shoes: c/o Bait Footwear (from work) Belt: Matalan.

This is an outfit I wore for a day out to Manchester visiting a gallery for research and a cheeky bit of shopping with one of my girls from my degree the lovely Jess. Unfortunately I didn't snap any while we were out because we were having too much fun I forgot, bad blogger! Anyway as soon as I got home I decided to swap my comfy flats for these adorable shoes from Bait Footwear which I received from work for some upcoming events. Now they have the most adorable vintage style shoes but unfortunately for my wide feet I find there equivalent to a UK size 6 is a little snug on my flipper feet but as they say fashion is pain! 

What I really want to talk about is this lovely Animal print swing dress from the Rogers + Rogers range from Matalan which I was sent to review which is from the AW14 collection. This season they've really upped the game and there is so many pieces I long to have in my wardrobe but I finally settled on this adorable number as I knew it would be something that would work really well in my wardrobe. That and I just can't say no to a fabulous print! I have a major love for swing dresses, they're so comfortable, can be belted for a different look and just a style I really enjoy to wear and this one is no different! Here I'm wearing a UK20 and I always find the Rogers + Rogers range to be true to size. Another thing I'm loving about them is that the range goes from a UK18 to UK30 and I know a number of other plus size ranges within other stores can often stop at a UK24.

Here are a few other pieces from the range that I've got my eye on! 

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Have you seen any pieces from the latest selection you'd love to add to your wardrobe?

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!