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!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

By The Seaside, By The Beautiful Sea.

BLOUSE C/O TM LEWIN | BAG C/O LYDC | NECKLACE C/O LOVE HEARTS & CROSSES
SUNGLASSES C/O ADORNING AVA | SKIRT FROM TOPSHOP | SHOES FROM ASOS

Sometimes I wonder why I don't take more photos down on our local beach, but today I was reminded why as we precariously picked our way around families of tourists and sunbathers, all the while dealing with harsh sunlight. It was worth it in the end, but boy was it a mission! Today was stiflingly warm, even down here in Cornwall where the weather tends to be a few degrees cooler, and I must admit that I ended up switching this outfit for a breezy beach dress halfway through the day as it simply got too hot!

Nonetheless, I love this ensemble. It's one of my fail-safe combinations of late; a classic blouse and a nice midi skirt. This particular blouse is from TM Lewin, and whilst the ruffles may be a little much for some people's tastes, I think they're wonderful. It's such a beautiful staple, and no doubt I'll be wearing it with all my midi skirts! I've been eying up the skirt in Topshop for months, but couldn't justify it, so imagine my delight when I found it in the sales for an altogether reasonable £20. Naturally, I snapped it up in a heartbeat. Today was also the perfect excuse to debut my adorable mirror necklace from Love Hearts and Crosses - isn't it sweet?

How have you all been handling the hot weather today? Personally, I've been slathering on the SPF 50+ with reckless abandon!