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 – email@example.com
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.
I just want to take a bit of time to show the appreciation for this beautiful dress. It has shot to the top of my wardrobe as my new fave dress and I am wishing the days away to be able to wear it on holiday soon. The bold blue print, the low cut v neck, the shift A-line shape; it all adds up to one hell of a beaut. I fell in love when I saw it online and don’t think I have completed an order as fast as I did with this dress.
Arm Bangle: Catriona Rose // Watch: Michael Kors
After going through a colour nightmare last year I unfortunately had to go an all over dark colour to fix the mess and have my healthy previously uncoloured long locks chopped off, it was traumatic to say the least. A year down the line and it is getting there on the growing front and is finally the bright blonde colour I want it to be thanks to an awesome hairdresser. I have had a couple of big chops last year and again this Jan/Feb (they were much needed after what my hair had been through) but now I am back to small trims as I want it back to it’s original long length again. It also has bleach in it now as I love it to be an ashy blonde which means I need to be extra careful with how I treat it. I got the chance to try out some amazing TIGI products thanks to the lovely people at ASOS (thank you Lindsey!). I am 100% sold on these products! They have made a world of difference to my hair after such a short amount of use.
These beautiful heels have had their debut on a recent night out with the girls for a birthday, they are just simply amazing. I love every detail about them and for me the best bit?…..they are called Gillian! As soon as I saw the product name was the same as my own I knew it was a clear cut sign I had to have them. The snake print is amazing and the lace up front just finishes them off perfectly.
Want to win a £200 Topshop gift card to spend on your perfect festival look?
Festival season is fast approaching so if you’re heading off to one this summer it’s time to get planning your outfit to wow the crowds. If you want to win £200 to spend at Topshop to nail your perfect festival look then read on (click ‘read more’ at the end to see the whole post). My festival style is all about comfort, you want to be able to bounce around to the music without worrying about anything other than which stage you’re going to head to next. I am pretty girly when it comes to my festival style, opting more for pieces with intricate detailing and layered jewellery. I love crochet and lace which I think is a festival staple for most people.
I got sent this cool top from the lovely people over at Vanilla Underground. It’s a really comfy vest that is quite fitting for the fast approaching festival season. A band slogan tee is one that never dates and you can pair it with almost anything. If you’re going to a festival and want to wear something comfy then a top liked this teamed with denim shorts layered jewellery and an absolute must……your wellies.