Monday, 28 July 2014

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

DRESS C/O CHICWISH | HAT FROM H&M | SHOES FROM MARKS & SPENCER

What better way to brighten up a lazy summer day than by donning a pretty summer dress? This embroidered number from Chicwish is downright beautiful, and I fell it love with it the moment I first slipped it on. As a tall lady, I often struggle to find lovely summer dresses that don't fall at a slightly indecent length, but this one is just perfect. The shape is so flattering, and the embroidery is simply stunning. It's a refreshing change to the pastels that have been dominating my wardrobe recently, but equally pretty.

Tomorrow my younger sister has her very first modeling job, and I'm so excited for her! She couldn't have a better photographer for her first experience in the industry, and I'm sure she'll take to it like a natural. She's always been incredibly tall, slim and ethereal looking, so I'm sure the stylists and MUAs will be able to work wonders with her. I can't wait to see the final photos! Modeling is something I've had a little experience with myself over the past few years -although now I only tend to do it for friends or for photographers/brands I really love- and whilst it can be a bit daunting, and I have had the odd troubling encounter, on the whole it has given my confidence such a boost, and it's lovely having professional photos of yourself to look back on in years to come!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

My Little Pony.

MY LITTLE PONY JUMPER C/O TRUFFLE SHUFFLE | OBSCURE COUTURE SKIRT C/O SPOILED BRAT
HEART SHAPED SUNGLASSES FROM EBAY | SILVER SHOES FROM ASOS

I think we all had that toy that we desperately wanted as a child, and fought mercilessly to obtain. For me, it was My Little Ponies. Growing up in the nineties, I missed the original cartoons, but the toys were hugely popular. Despite my nagging, I was the last of my friends to get one (apparently an impressive collection of Polly Pockets, Sylvanian Families and Adoption Pets wasn't enough to pacify baby Megan...). I have fond memories of playing with them with my friends, especially since one of my closest friends owned a My Little Pony Garden that included swings, rivers and bridges, and even had sound effects!

So, naturally, this jumper makes me feel incredibly nostalgic. It reminds me of carefree childhood play, and the bright, punchy colours were a welcome addition to my summer wardrobe. I can imagine I'll also wear it layered under my pink coat when autumn/winter arrives! Today, I paired it with my favourite pink tutu skirt from Obscure Couture at Spoiled Brat. It had somehow been pushed to the back of my wardrobe here in Cornwall, but after winning tickets to the Blogcademy London Mixer(!!) this Thursday I had to dig it out.

Finally, a quick reminder that I've been shortlisted under Best Established Fashion Blog in the Cosmo Blog Awards. I'm over the moon to have been recognised by such a high profile publication, so if I somehow managed to win I'd most likely pop with excitement! Any votes would be truly appreciated - it doesn't take long and it only takes an email address. I'm also getting my sidebar ads back in action for August, so if you're interested in my prices pop an email over to thebriarroseblog@gmail.com. Places are already being snapped up!