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. 


                    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



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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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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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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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_River_Island_Missguided_ASOSTop: River Island // Trousers: Missguided // Shoes: ASOS // Necklace: H&M (similar here)

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Sorry for being AWOL on my blog for the last week and also my social channels too. I had a trip away with the girls and literally had not a spare minute to upload a single thing let alone get blog photos done and write one up. Back to usual service now though! Sometimes such simple pieces work so well together! I got this cute as a button super soft jumper (with hidden little side pockets) recently from River Island. It’s now in the sale FYI so get clicking! I also snapped up the deep maroon version too and they are just too snuggly. I paired the cosy knit up with a pair of sassy faux leather trousers for a tough rock edge to the look.

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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_Topshop_River_Island_ASOSJumper: River Island // Jeans: ASOS // Shoes: Topshop (similar here) // Bag: Primark (similar here)

Lace ups are everywhere right now and I have the standard bodysuits with long and short sleeves but then I spotted this cute lace up sweater and loved how the trend had gone into winter territory. I initially wanted the rust version but it sold out and much to my disappointment never got restocked *sob*. I did manage to get my hands on this gorgeous go-with-everything cream version though so all was not lost.

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