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)

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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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10.01.16

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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_topshop_ASOSTop (bodysuit): Topshop // Jeans: Topshop // Shoes: ASOS

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As you would have seen from the high street, Christmas was made for glitter, sequins and anything sparkly. I headed out on Christmas eve with the girls for a few drinks to celebrate Christmas and have a catch up before the family festivities began and you didn’t leave the house for at least 48 hours. I wanted to dress up a bit as it was Christmas Eve and if you can’t get dolled up a bit more than normal to head to the pub then when can you? I got this amazing glitter thread plunge bodysuit a few days earlier after seeing it look fab in a picture of someone else wearing it and with the help of a friend (thanks Kneller) tracking it down. The photos don’t really do it justice, it has a small diamond pattern all over which is stitched in silver metallic thread.

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Purple/Lilac Hair – How To

 

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Hair Dye: La Riche Directions – Lilac (top) // La Riche Directions – Violet (bottom)

Since I have gone purple/lilac I have had a few requests and comments on how I did it and if I could blog it, so here you go! I will try my best to explain exactly how I achieved my colour but please bear in mind I am no expert, I have used trial and error but also done lots of research to get to the colour I want. I have a brilliant hairdresser that does the best job and totally saved me when I had a huge hair nightmare in early 2014. My hair has changed quite a bit since then – it went from down past my belly button to above my shoulders and from dark (I had to do this unfortunately due to the hair disaster I had) to a dirty blonde and gradually back to bright ashy blonde. If you want to learn about how I did my hair and got it this fab purple/lilac shade then click read more below.

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Sparkle

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UK_fashion_blog_ASOS_GillianleeroseDress: Red Velvet* // Boots: ASOS // Watch: Michael Kors

As Christmas is just around the corner, like mine, I am sure your social calendar will be filling up fast with parties and events. Whether it’s your office Christmas do, dinner parties or even just afterwork drinks with friends you will want to look your best. Everyone makes that extra special effort at Christmas time and theres always a whole lot of sparkle during the month of December. This dress is an absolute gem….literally! It has beautiful neck detail and the best bit is there is no need for any accessorising. The dress does all the work so it is the best option when you are in a hurry and need to throw something on without thinking about all the extras to go with it.Read More »

Keep It Monochrome

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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_ASOS_Topshop_Joy_MissguidedCoat: Missguided // Jumper: Joy* // Skirt: Topshop // Boots: ASOS (similar)

Hat: Primark (similar) // Watch: Michael Kors

Monochrome never fails to date. It always looks simple but chic and you can rely on monochrome when you’re having one of those days, we’ve all had time and time again, when absolutely everything you try on looks hideous. Monochrome comes and goes in the fashion world and as a trend will continue to do so for the long foreseeable future. Items like black boots and fedoras just finish off a look so well in the winter. Boots mean that you can brave it and bare your legs but still keep toasty with warm socks and a pair of go-with-everything ankle boots. This cosy teddy coat is one of the warmest coats I’ve bought in a while. Missguided have really stepped up their coat game this year and that is where I have bought the majority of mine so far. It really does keep you super toasty and the colour goes with so much too.

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Pinny Dress

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UK_fashion_blog_ASOS_TopshopDress: Topshop // Shirt: ASOS (similar) // Boots: ASOS (similar) // Bag: Primark (similar)

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Hands up if you love a pinny? I borrowed this cute denim dress from my best friend for a trip to Italy and then I was flying straight to Greece after. We were out shopping and I saw this dress in Topshop and was about to buy it when my friend Erin said she had it so to borrow hers instead. While I was wearing it in Italy I decided I liked it too much and needed it as a new addition to my wardrobe. So sat in a little Italian cafe watching the world go by I logged on and bought it. It was like a little present waiting for me on my arrival home. The only thing that bugged me a bit when I got mine was I ordered a size down from the one I borrowed but it was so much shorter than my friends. As I was away over a month I couldn’t return it. If I could buy it again I would get the tall version as that would be about the right length, the standard one is more like petite. Never mind, I can wear this with flat sandals in the summer and this also looks fab with tights so it will be taking me through the winter months too.

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Shades Of Berry

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UK_fashion_blog_missguidedDress: Missguided (similar here) // Shoes: Accessorize // Tattoo: Harmonie Store*

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This is such a simple dress but it’s just gorgeous. I seem to have gravitated towards all kinds of burgundy pieces over the last few weeks and it’s fast becoming my winter shade but it’s also a great colour for the summer too as the golden glow sets it off perfectly. I love cami style dresses for summer anyway as they are so easy to wear, comfotable as well as chic but this one has the extra added detail of a low cut v back with a frill overlay. I didn’t wear a necklace beacause I had a little flash tattoo which you can see pictured below. I felt a necklace would have looked too much and the little gold lotus tattoo was a nice alternative.

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Striped Nights

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UK_fashion_blog_In The Style_Topshop_YSL_accessorizeDress: In The Style // Belt: Topshop (similar here) // Bag: YSL // Shoes: Accessorize

Just a quick one today, I wanted to show you guys this cute little dress from In The Style. I got it as I saw it on another blogger and thought it was a simple dress just to quickly throw on in the evening with a little waist belt and some sandals. The back of the dress is gorgeous as it has a really low cut to it which makes it even more summer perfect. I love the double strap detail, with one being halterneck and the other two straps cami style, it’s something a little bit different. The dress is really floaty and comfortable, it has an A line shape which is why I added the belt to pull it in at the waist and create more shape.

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Sorrento, Amalfi Coast – Italy

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This is going to be more photo heavy than usual – apologies in advance! I recently visited the beautiful city of Sorrento for the wedding of one of my oldest school friends. I fell head over heels in love with the place, it was impossible not to with the stunning scenery, fantastic food and warm welcoming Italian people. I have wanted to see some of Italy for a long time now so it didn’t take me very long to get my RSVP back to her with a big hell yes I’m attending! I wouldn’t have missed it of course, no matter where in the world it was. I asked my best friend and travel buddy if she would like to be my plus one and as I thought there was no hesitation in her answering. We got it all booked up and the countdown began. Read on to hear about my favourite places and the amazing food I had!

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