Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Off to Neverland.

T SHIRT C/O ASOS | SKIRT FROM MATALAN | EARRINGS FROM RIVER ISLAND | HEELS C/O MISSGUIDED
 MARC BY MARC JACOBS SUNGLASSES C/O SUNGLASSES SHOP

Today's outfit is another we shot as part of my Spring 2014 Lookbook video. It's coming along so well, especially now that the wonderfully talented Bryony Foale has given me permission to use one of her songs as the soundtrack. We've only got a couple more looks to shoot now, and I can't wait to share the final result with you! Bryony's music is beautiful, and it fits the mood of the video perfectly.

Believe it or not, but this outfit began life as an attempt to dress 'casually'. 'I'll wear a plain white t shirt,' I thought to myself, 'and I'll stay away from OTT jewellery'. However, somewhere along the line, I put on a pair of statement earrings, and I decided to wear my powder blue heels. A hint of red lipstick later, and any intentions for this to be a 'casual' outfit went swiftly out the window. I think there's still a summery easiness to it, but casual it sure isn't! I tried, alright - don't I get points for that?

P.S. It's that time of year again! If you enjoy reading Briar Rose, I'd be over the moon if you'd consider nominating me for 'Best Personal Style Blog' in the Company Style Blogger Awards. Last year I made it onto the shortlist, but I didn't win, so this year I'm taking another crack at it! Company is a magazine that continually inspires me to work my hardest in ensuring that all of my content is the best it can be, so being recognised by them is about as good as it gets. Thank you so much!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Let's go fly a kite.

JUMPER FROM PRIMARK | SKIRT C/O CHICWISH | HAT FROM ASOS
SHOES FROM ASOS | NECKLACE FROM RIVER ISLAND

I'm back in Cornwall with my family for a couple of weeks over Easter, and the fresh surroundings seemed to have coaxed me out of the creative black hole I fell into a couple of weeks ago. I apologise for not posting as many outfits recently; my head simply hasn't been in the right place. However, over this weekend Grant and I are working on a lookbook video for my Youtube channel, which means shooting lots of new outfits! This is one of three outfits we shot today, along with a cute kite my mum gave me as a fun present at Christmas.

You're probably bored to death of this skirt by now, but I love it so much, and there's no harm in showing how an item can be reworked - right? I love how it's transferring quite well into spring. I was worried that I'd be packing away all of my heavier midi skirts come April/May, but they actually look really seasonally appropriate with bare legs, a boxy crop top or light jumper, and simple shoes - especially given Britain's somewhat chilly springtimes! This jumper is still one of my favourite Primark pieces to date; it's just so fun, yet really understated and wearable. I wear it with everything, but in particular I love how it makes red outfits pop.

get the look...