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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04.01.16

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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_shein_ASOS_PrimarkDress: Shein* // Jacket: Forever 21 // Boots: ASOS // Hat: Primark

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Happy New Year my lovely readers!! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and lots of New Year celebrations with all your family and friends. I had the nicest break with my family, got some amazing prezzies, ate LOTS of food and caught up with my lovely friends over the festive period too.

I received this gorge dress from Shein a couple of weeks ago and have been waiting to get it up on the blog but the weather hasn’t been the most pleasant lately. How nice is the criss cross detail and low cut front? Something a bit different to a normal tunic dress. It’s probably a dress I will get so much more wear out of in the summer when I’m in my second home, Greece.

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Guess Smartwatch

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I was offered the chance to try out the new smartwatch from Guess, as a girl on the go with a busy lifestyle I thought this would be well worth it so I didn’t constantly need my phone in my hand. Updating my social channels constantly to keep up with my blog and answering tweets, comments and emails can be hard and things can easily be missed due to my phone being in my bag when I am out and about. This watch changed all that! It meant I could keep up with everything and stay on top of my workload. This watch does just about everything you would want a smart watch to do as well as keeping the watch element of it as the main aspect, these are fashionable as well as functional which you don’t really get with some of the other smart watches around.

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Gold Dust

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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_ASOS_missguided_H&MDress: Missguided // Jacket: H&M (similar) // Shoes: ASOS

Christmas is finally upon us! All the shopping is done, presents are wrapped and nestled nicely under the tree, all beauty preparation is complete and it’s now time to do one thing…..PARTY!! Whether you are out Christmas eve, Christmas day or saving it all till New Year’s Eve you will want to look your best. If there is one time of year you can wear as many sequins and sparkles as you can get your hands on, it’s December. This dress has such a wow factor with its bright gold hue and all over sequin detail, it is the one you need to be wearing over the festive period.

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Time To Sparkle

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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_topshop_missguidedJacket: Missguided // Top: Topshop (similar) // Jeans: Topshop // Shoes: Topshop (similar)

Christmas is all about sparkles and glitter and anything that remotely shimmers. Since I was feeling the Christmas spirit I dug out this top which is a golden oldie (dyu like what I did there?) but it’s one of my festive favourites. The gold sequins stand out no matter what, you can’t really be missed in this number but the back has an extra special touch with a low cut v. As you all know so well I adore a backless top and this isn’t just for the summer months. The top is quite out there and can be worn on a night out which I did recently with these jeans, peep toe lace up boots and a leather jacket. I wanted to show this doesn’t have to be just for more glam looks so I teamed it up with these amazing leopard faux pony hair flats and this gorgeous and toasty aviator jacket.

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Feeling Festive

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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_missguided_river_islandDress: Missguided (nude/khaki version) // Shoes: River Island (similar)

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen this dress already as I wore it in October when I was in Greece. It is such a festive dress due to its gorgeous deep berry burgundy shade. I love the faux suede material too, it’s just a little different and gives it such a luxe feel. The wrap over front is also a really nice detail and I like how they have added it not only to the neckline but also the hem of the dress too. I am not usually one to opt for long sleeves but nothing else would have really worked with this dress. It is really comfortable and keeps you nice and warm too, making it the perfect winter/festive dress.

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Wrap Up Warm

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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_missguided_topshop_asosCoat: Missguided // Top: ASOS // Jeans: Topshop // Shoes: ASOS

The days are getting colder and it’s definitely time to wrap up, this coat does just the job. It is lined with faux fur and it keeps me so toasty, it also means I don’t always have to wear a jumper as the fur inside provides the extra layer. It is the ultimate night out coat if, like I am here, you are wearing a small top or bare arms. I got this cute top in the ASOS black friday deals and nabbed 20% off. I think I will go ahead and get the white version too for summer. The shoes were also a black friday bargain and with the 20% off I got almost £10 off these beauties. I had been eyeing them up for a while so as soon as the deal started they were mine. They are soooo comfortable too which means if you are having a night out when you will be on your feet a lot they are spot on.

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Champagne Lifestyle

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UK_fashion_blog_gillianleerose_boohoo_bandage_dressDress: Honey Dolls Boutique* // Shoes: Boohoo* // Lipstick: Sleek Make Up

Looking for a dress for all your Christmas parties? Look no further! Honeydolls boutique is a newly set up online boutique stocking bandage dresses in a range of styles and colours, the best bit is they are about half the price of what other retailers charge for these style dresses. They are so figure hugging and such good quality that they really hold you in and keep it firm in all the right places. They also do a small range of tops and skirts so you can mix and match to find a combo you like.

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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 »