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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Holiday Style Diary: #9

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UK_fashion_blog_Missguided_PrimarkDress: Missguided // Shoes: Primark // Necklace: Sarah Chloe

Khaki and a tan goes hand in hand for summer dressing. The dark green shade really shows off even the slightest hint of colour and I think it looks good with blonde hair too. This lovely dress was wait for it…..another Missguided steal. I promise my holiday wasn’t sponsored by them but they have just been killing it lately. I don’t even want to think about how much I have spent over the last few weeks. What I love about this dress is the zips up either side, it makes it a little bit different and yes they really do unzip all the way up to the armpits. Thankfully no one was tempted to quickly whip them up and run away…phew!

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LBD – Little Blue Dress

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UK_fashion_blog_river island_chloe_primarkDress: River Island (old) // Bag: Yes Style // Shoes: Primark (similar here) // Lipstick: MUA

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.

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Bright Days Ahead

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UK_fashion_blog_HM_ASOS_PrimarkJacket: H&M (similar here) Dress: H&M (similar here) Boots: ASOS*

Hat: Primark (similar here) Belt: Primark (similar here)

On a sunny day I am one of those typical Brits that gets super excited at the first sign of sun and out come all the summer clothes. I was off out for lunch with my sisters and was feeling in a summery mood so decided to just go for it and wear a dress. You will have to excuse the lack of tan but at this time of year not much I can do, roll on holidays! The weather has taken a turn for the worse today but hopefully it isn’t the last we see of the sun and can start transitioning into our summer wardrobe and put our winter coats to rest for a good few months.

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The Shirt Dress

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UK_fashion_blog_ASOS_Warehouse_gillianleeroseShirt: ASOS* (others available here)

Belt: Primark (similar here)

Boots: ASOS (similar here)

Bag: ASOS*

Faux Fur Stole: Warehouse

This ASOS White shirt dress is one of my favourite wardrobe items at the moment, I can’t wait till its a lot warmer to get some real wear out of it more towards Spring/Summer. It’s silk which means it’s really light weight and floaty too. In the summer I will wear this with just a leather jacket to give it an edge, it would also look cool with a pair of converse for a casual twist on the look. I will also wear it, probably more so now in the Winter when it’s a lot cooler, with a jumper over the top for an alternative look. I think being able to see the collar and sleeves poking out and the bottom half looking more skirt like would look good and just gives you another way to wear this versatile shirt dress.

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Fairytale Dress

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Dress: Topshop

Shoes: Primark (similar here)

Bag: Mango (similar here)

Necklace: H&M (similar here)

Watch: Michael Kors (similar here)

Lipstick: Rimmel – Kate Moss ’20’

This fluffy hem dress is one of my favourite buys of 2014. I first spotted it about 6 months ago at the Topshop Autumn/Winter ’14 press day and then the wait began until it hit the stores. As soon as it landed in the new in section online I snapped it up and I am borderline obsessed with it. Fluff was everywhere this season and still is quite prominent on the high street. It gives everything a super girly and almost fairytale twist that is undeniably adorable.

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Dusky

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UK_high_street_fashion_blog_topshop_primark_ted_baker_gillianleerose_gillian_lee_roseJacket: Topshop (similar here)

Dress: Primark (similar here)

Shoes: Public Desire

Belt: Topshop (similar here)

Bag: Ted Baker* @ Repertoire Fashion

 I wore this outfit a little while ago for my beautiful little nieces christening. I have blogged this dress before a few months back when I was on holiday and a lot more tanned might I add, boo! I have had so much wear from this piece (and the navy version which I also have) and it was only, a very purse friendly, £9! I absolutely love bagging a bargain. I thought it was perfect for a christening and I love the all over texture, it makes it a little more interesting. I kept all my accessories gold as I think cream and gold complement each other so well.

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Baby Blue

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 Jacket: ASOS

Shorts: ASOS

Top: ASOS

Shoes: Primark (similar here)

Necklace: My Name Necklace

Watch: Michael Kors

 

I am beyond in love with this amazing blue ASOS shorts suit. I got it a few months back for a summer wedding option but I ended up wearing something different. I had to go to ASOS HQ a fewweeks ago so I thought this would be the perfect attire for the occasion. I love pastels still even going in to winter, the icy blue hue works just as well in the cooler months as it does for Spring & Summer. The pieces work just as well on their own too, you can add the blazer to a pair of skinny jeans and heels for an evening look or the shorts with a crop top during the summer or on holiday. I luckily took these pictures on a crisp bright sunny day which was lucky because it has since turned a bit dismal ,grey and rainy. Oh the joys of British weather.

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Gold Rush

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  UK_fashion_blogger_high_street_gillianleerose_Inthestyle_hm_river_islandJumpsuit: Topshop (other jumpsuits here)

Shoes: Primark (similar here)

Belt: ASOS (similar here)

Bag: Mango (similar here)

Watch: Michael Kors

 This sparkly number was an absolute steal in the Topshop sale, I managed to bag it for just £20! I love the glittery thread used so it gives off a glitzy metallic shine. I am usually not an avid jumpsuit wearer but I couldn’t resist this one as it was just too good a price and colour to pass up. I added my gold metal bar belt to pull in the waist slightly, the only size left in the jumpsuit is a size up from what I would have usually bought so the belt cinches it perfectly to make it a little more fitted in the middle.

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