Thursday, 27 October 2016

FOLLOW | AUTUMNAL INSTAGRAMS


Is it me, or is it the best time of year for Instagram? The beginning of Autumn brings with it fallen leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and the first of the chunky knits... resulting in the dreamiest of Insta feeds. Although the summer brings with it endless pictures of the clear oceans and white sandy beaches of far away tropical islands, the array of oranges of the Autumnal months is alot closer to home - making me not fill to the brim with holiday envy, but with the excitement to get outside and go explore the leaf littered streets nearby.
Below I've shared just a few of these beautiful Autumnal Instagram feeds, go show them some love and feel free to send me any you've been loving too! Also, you know, if you fancy having a look at my Instagram too, search @roseandweston or click here!

Robert and Christina (@newdarlings)


Rosie Londoner (@rosielondoner)


Carrie Santana da Silva (@wishwishwish)


Chloe (@Chlhgn)


Sorry for the lack of outfit post this week! I've had a stinking cold and trying to recover and prepare for a Prosecco filled weekend for my friends Hen Do! Check back next week though, I'll make sure I get one up even if I have a week long hangover!

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

THE ONLY TROUSERS YOU'LL NEED TO BUY THIS SEASON





With my love of khaki made clear in my last post, the obsession continues with the purchase of these trousers. Although I tend to continuously shop for my next pair of navy or black trousers, this season I've been branching out around here, and I think I like it - alot. Okay, so to most people a pair of green coloured trousers may not seem like a gap in your wardrobe, but after wearing these at least twice a week since buying them, I'm now pretty sure everyone needs a pair.
They are an item that seem to go with everything, from the Autumnal colours from last weeks post, to blush pinks, and most importantly (for someone who's wardrobe is three quarters black) they look amazing with an otherwise all black outfit. To add to that, unlike a pair of khaki jeans, these can also easily be dressed up. The high waisted fit and turn up hems make the perfect partner to a part-tucked-in silk shirt and tan brogues... But then again, look just as good dressed with your comfiest trainers and trusty leather jacket (well, I clearly like that look anyway!)

Outfit:
Topshop Leather Biker Jacket (similar here), Topshop Black Tee, Primark Bag (similar here), ASOS Khaki Trousers, New Balance Trainers*






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Thursday, 13 October 2016

HOW TO DRESS FOR AUTUMN





Even though today's weather of grey skies and rain makes it feel like full on Winter, I wanted to talk about the in between season of Autumn. The not-quite-coat-but-need-more-than-a-jumper season. This year I've been saved by the trend of the "shacket" (yes I hate using that word as much as you!), and have been wearing my khaki version non stop! It's the perfect layer for the first crisp, cold mornings, but not so thick that you can't wear it if the sun decides to peak through in the afternoon. I actually picked mine up on a trip to The Netherlands before I knew they were cool (again, hate using that word!) from a second hand store for just €2! It makes me feel very smug when I see the prices of the high street versions!
To transition my shacket to Autumn, from wearing it in Summer with pretty white dresses and dainty camis, I've introduced fine knits and berry tones in the form of my all time favourite Topshop lipstick and this beauty of a bag from Kate Spade. I just love khaki and burgundy together, the perfect Autumnal colours, and what makes them even better is how easily you can pair the colours alongside ones already in your wardrobe from the summer months - in my case, pale denim and tan moccasins.

Outfit:
H&M Turtle Neck Jumper (similar here), Vintage Khaki Shacket (similar here and here), Kate Spade Bag (similar here), Topshop Jeans, Topshop Moccasins (now in sale!)









Do you have any tips for transitional Autumn dressing? Let me know in the comments!

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Thursday, 6 October 2016

WHY I STOPPED WEARING MONOCHROME*

(*some of the time!)




A long overdue HEY to you all! It's been a rather long time since I last posted on here, for reasons I'd rather not talk about just yet, but maybe one day. A LOT of things have changed since my last post too, not in terms of this blog but personally, with the highlight being that I've moved back to my home town of Norwich (... and maybe I'll even get to spot one of my fave bloggers Helen Anderson now I'm back too!)
Another change you may have guessed from the title (and photos!) is that I've stopped the constant flow of monochrome outfits. Although it may still be the majority of my wardrobe, I've decided that I shouldn't not buy something just because it's not monochrome. I would literally walk around the shops and be like OMG I love that... but then Naahhh, doesn't sit with my wardrobe. I mean what's the logic in that? My wardrobe was becoming limited, and to be honest a bit boring and bland. So when I spotted these jeans I knew something had to change. The single pink nose on the knee stitching was putting me off buying the jeans - yes a 1 x 1cm stitching of pink. But the crazy cat lady in my prevailed over my monochrome OCD and I just went for it, and from then on it's like something had just clicked and changed. I know it sounds kinda pathetic but it's like I needed that tiny little change to start noticing everything else. It was almost like my wardrobe had been reflecting my mood for the past year - kinda standard, not happy, not sad, kinda just floating in nothing. I didn't mean for this post to turn into an episode of Inside Laura's Brain, but I feel like the sudden pop of colour needed a little explanation. And now, well, I feel a little bit better. Whether that's just that I've moved home or that I'm occasionally wearing colour, I'm not sure. But one thing I am sure of is that I'm feeling a little less monochrome.

Outfit:
Topshop Bomber Jacket, Topshop T-shirt (similar here), Zara Satchel Rucksack (similar here and here), Monki Jeans, Converse Trainers













One last little thing to mention is that the blog name will be changing too, I've not decided on a name quite yet so bear with me! I hope you've enjoyed seeing a little colour around here, I know I have! Let me know in the comments what you think of the outfit and also if you've ever noticed your wardrobe reflecting your mood too.

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