Sugar Dumplin Caribbean // Surrey

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I recently got the opportunity to head along to The Atrium in Camberley, Surrey to try out their latest addition to the Rolodex of eateries they boast. This time round it was Sugar Dumplin – a Caribbean and rum restaurant. As we arrived and headed towards the sound of steel drums from inside I was instantly transported to warmer climates by this wonderful sound and the outside decor. It was light and colourful as soon as you approached the entrance, on walking inside you were hit with an aroma of what can only be described as home cooking that came from the heart. We were greeted by the happy, bubbly staff and shown to our seats and offered cocktails which we let them choose for us on recommendation of their personal favourites.

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Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium // London

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I was a very lucky girl last Christmas to receive an awesome gift from my sister and her husband, a visit to Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium! Now, if you don’t know me then you may wonder why this is especially awesome….if you do know me then you will totally understand. For all those not in the know, my name is Gillian and I am a crazy cat lady through and through. This magical feline Narnia is situated just off Brick Lane on Bethnal green Road and in passing looks like any other London cafe. However, once through the magic door at the back of the cafe you become surrounded in stuff cat dreams are made of!

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Summer Break

Hi everyone,

Firstly I should apologise for my absence. I am currently away in Greece all summer and I have decided to have a complete break from blogging while I am here, for a number of reasons. 

I don’t have Internet access in my apartment and I am out all day and night without my laptop. I also just wanted and needed some time out. Blogging takes a lot of time and dedication. I feel I have become stale in my blog posts of late and therefore don’t want to continue with the same content that I am not 100% happy with. I want to bring you fresh content and this is going to need dedicated time when I have it, I don’t want to just rush out poor quality posts in order to just have content available. Towards the end of summer, October time I will be back and using the opportunity of where I am to get some great photos and create a whole host of content for you guys.

I also want to add new content but not entirely sure on which way I want to take the blog yet. I also need some me time, after going through quite a lot last year and hitting some real low points I just need time to be selfish and focus on myself. I am learning new things everyday and sometimes ‘me time’ does you the world of good. I have never been happier than I am right now and I want to continue this fun journey. 

I am still posting all my outfits and pictures of when I’m out and about over on my Instagram – gillianleerose so follow me there to see what I’m up to. 

Thank you for being so understanding and above all patient and sticking around. 

xxx


                    Swimsuit : Missguided

Garment Quarter Wishlist

UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_Garment Quarter_wishlistAll Items: Garment Quarter

UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_Garment Quarter_wishlistSunglasses: Ross & Brown £90

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Bag: Paul Smith £142.50

I recently had a browse of all the new in gems at Garment Quarter and I had soon totted up a wishlist as long as my arm (easily done right?). Since there was so many items I was lusting after I decided to put together a wishlist of all the gorgeous SS16 pieces that I want for my summer get aways. I could have spent an absolute fortune so my days will now be spent narrowing it down on what to go for because unfortunately I don’t have a bank balance to rival the Kardashians…….*sob*Read More »

The Boyfriend Shirt

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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_Gant_Topshop_ASOSShirt: Gant* | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Topshop (similar)| Bra: ASOS

Every girl needs a boyfriend shirt in their catalogue of clothes. It is an essential staple item and something you can throw on and really never go wrong with. They are comfortable and stylish which makes for a winning combo in my books. This shirt is from the new Gant Rugged collection and it’s gone straight to the top of my favourites out of the many many striped shirts I own. It’s a really breathable material and the oversized fit gives you a cool boyish edge which I have given a girly twist here by wearing a lacey peach harness bra underneath.

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Outfit Recap 26.04.16

UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_outfit recapBody: Missguided | Trousers: Missguided | Shoes: ASOS (similar)| Bag: Missguided

UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_outfit recapJacket: Missguided | Shirt: ASOS | Jumper: H&M (similar) | Jeans: Topshop | Boots: Topshop (similar) | Bag: H&M (similar)

UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_outfit recapJumpsuit: Missguided | Shoes: ASOS (similar)

Another little outfit update from all my latest snaps and Insta pics. Follow me on there so you don’t miss out on any #ootd shots! All links included where possible or alternatives where the items are now sold out. Click read more to see more pics and all the relevant links. Have a lovely week everyone!

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Outfit Recap 23.04.16

UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_outfit recapJacket: Stradivarius (similar) | Top: ASOS | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Converse | Bag: Mulberry

UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_outfit recapJacket: Missguided | Top: Missguided | Shirt: Forever 21 | Jeans: Topshop (similar) | Shoes: Converse

UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_outfit recapTop: ASOS | Jeans: Missguided | Boots: ASOS | Necklace: Debenhams (similar)

Here’s a quick little run down of my latest Instagram outfit posts. As you know not all my looks make it to the blog due to only being able to shoot pics at weekends so I try to do a little round up of my latest outfits so if you don’t follow me on Instagram you can still see the looks but also shop the links here which Instagram doesn’t allow.

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15.04.16

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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_ASOS_Topshop_superga_RayBanTop: ASOS // Jeans: Topshop // Shoes: Superga* // Sunglasses: Ray Ban // Watch: ASOS (similar here)

Shop the whole look & alternative items * here *

Not to be totally British or anything but what is with this weather at the moment?! It’s so erratic which makes dressing to leave the house a bit of a guessing game. We have had a few pleasant days and digging out the sunnies has made me extremely happy and oh so ready for summer to get it’s butt here pronto. From someone that lived in Greece for 6 years and wearing them every day without fail I sure have missed them. I treated myself recently to this rose tinted pair of beauties from Ray Ban (via ASOS).

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Lounge Sundays

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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_Lounge UnderwearUnderwear set: Lounge Underwear

I recently got this really cute underwear set from the lovely people over at Lounge Underwear. It is the most comfortable set I have owned in forever! They are available in 3 colours; white, black and grey. You can also get the bottoms in either briefs or thong style. They are the perfect sets to laze about in on a Sunday spent in bed catching up on the week’s TV. I already mentioned it but they really are super comfy which makes them all the more appealing for lounging around in, hence the name. I will definitely be getting the other two sets as they are perfect for everyday wear and you can then mix and match the colours up too.
If you can’t fork out for the not so ‘purse friendly’ CK sets then these are the best alternative out there. The bra doesn’t have a clasp and just goes over your head, it has adjustable straps you can lengthen or shorten. The band is a soft stretch material which means it doesn’t dig in. The sizes come in S, M & L and the site gives you a helpful size chart to pick the best suited size for you. They also have a live chat available should you need any questions answered. Click read more to see more pics of the gorgeous set.

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24.03.16

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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_Missguided_ASOS_TopshopTop: ASOS // Bralet: Missguided // Trousers: Missguided // Shoes: Topshop (similar here)

shop the look and alternatives * here *

You will have probably seen harness bralets all over the high street lately. I have been looking for some cute ones but they seem to be constantly sold out! I did manage to nab this one though and it’s a winner. It’s a bit more 50 shades than most of the more simple versions I’ve seen around but sometimes you’ve just got to bring your inner prowess out. It is actually shown online as more of a top to wear with skirts, high waist jeans etc but unless I have abs like Jenna Dewan-Tatum in the next two months then that won’t be happening!

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