I had to get ready earlier on this evening as we were going to a cliff top bar that over looks the beach and is probably one of the best sunset spots on the island. It gets pretty busy and since it was Sunday too there would be a lot of the locals there for drinks. This is the reason for my poofy hair which I had no time to style at all, it had been up until right before I took these pics which meant I had to just grin and bear it that it looked a mess here…apologies! This skirt has been on the blog before when I wore it for LFW, in a much colder climate may I also add. I love leopard print in all forms whether its a skirt, top, shoes or phone case.
Saturday night was my girl Lauren’s birthday which called for a fab outfit. I managed to bag this unreal playsuit just before my holiday before it sold out. You will notice as my posts go on that I had a bit of a running theme with my outfits. Without realising, pretty much my whole suitcase consisted of low plunge front dresses and playsuits. This created a slight dilemma in that most of my bikinis were bandeau style, oops. Not wanting to get a big white strip tan line I had to wear only the few triangle style bikinis I packed. Sometimes being a girl is far too difficult! In August I am there for longer so I can alternate between the different styles. I’ve never worn such low front pieces before but I actually really like the style and have plenty more to wear on my next trip in 3 weeks.
I recently went to Greece for 10 days, the beautiful island of Corfu. This is the reason for my absence lately, I
wanted needed a complete break from blogging. I did however take some outfit pictures while I was there so I could share them with you all when I got home. This was my first night there, I didn’t have much of a tan yet so I opted for jeans. This pretty top is one of my latest purchases and the scattered beading detail makes it glisten in certain lights which I love.
As you probably saw from previous posts this jacket has become a firm favourite of mine, it’s such a nice alternative to a leather jacket which is not only thicker so not exactly ideal in this weather but mine is black which can sometimes look quite harsh. This tan suedette jacket brightens more muted outfits like I have on here and it’s super comfy and casual. It’s most definitely one of my more worn pieces at the moment.
Necklace: Sparkling Jewellery
I am really bad for buying things and never wearing them, a couple of years down the line they are still hanging in my wardrobe with their tags still firmly attached. It’s not just a bad habit but a very expensive one too! That’s where this top comes in, I got it so long ago but still yet to wear it I thought it was time I let it see the light of day beyond the wardrobe door opening everyday. It’s a nice lightweight chiffon material and the pleat hem really steps up its game. Pleats are the ultimate super girly detail and it just gives the whole look a cute twist.
A comfy smock dress should be part of everyone’s wardrobe, they are the go-to dresses when you are having one of those days when you’re not feeling anything tight or clingy. They are uber comfy and cool to wear when the weather is on the up too. I love a striped dress, well in fact, I love a striped anything. This dress has gone into the sale now too so grab yours before it sells out.
I am living in this Boohoo jacket lately. Since I got it I don’t think it’s left my body. I get so many compliments on it whenever I wear it and it goes with almost anything so it’s an absolute winner. The top I got ages ago from ASOS and it’s something else I seem to be living in. It’s so comfortable and the longer length back gives it a little quirk. I am a big fan of knitted tops, they always look so cool. I have quite a growing collection and in the summer they are fun to wear.
I just have a quick post to tell you guys that my blog name is changing. When I first started out and I initially set up the blog it was called Gillian Lee Rose until I had a name in mind that I wanted to use. For a long time now it has been Styled Rose which was appropriate as it was a style blog and my last name is Rose!
I have now decided to revert back to my original name of plain and simple Gillian Lee Rose (www.gillianleerose.com) as I will be branching out and posting about topics other than just outfit posts. I want to include more nail art tutorials, travel pieces, beauty, restaurant reviews and all sorts of other posts, so it seemed like the right way to go. It will still mainly be outfit posts as this is my first passion but I just found that other posts wouldn’t sit as well on a blog that had a name relating purely to fashion and styling. I wanted it to be my own little space for different things going on in my life that I wanted to share with all of you.
My old domain will still redirect to the blog so don’t worry if you type in my old URL by mistake you will make it here or if you email my old contact, I will still get it :-)
I’m excited to get blogging about other things and give you all some new material to read.
As always get in touch if you have any questions or comments – firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great week guys!
Outfit: All Boohoo*
I recently teamed up with Boohoo on a really fun collaboration along with some amazing bloggers from Paris. We were each paired up with a Parisian blogger and we had to pick an outfit from Boohoo for each other to style up and showcase on our blogs. I was paired with Melody from La Minute Fashion (she is awesome). She picked out some really cute pieces for me and I loved every single piece. This suedette jacket is to die for and I know that I will be living in it from now on. Tan suede is all over the place at the moment whether it’s a jacket, a-line skirt or lace up gladiator sandals.
The LBD doesn’t have to be limited to the colour black, blue is a nice soft alternative for Summer. This weather is probably going to be very short lived so I am making the most of being able to wear dresses while I can. I got this one 2 years ago and wore it to the Company magazine style blogger awards, its awful to admit but I havent worn it since due to having way way too many clothes. For the awards which was a more stylish and smart affair I wore ankle boots, a skinny waist belt and a white blazer. Here I have opted for a more laid back look.