Friday, 12 June 2015

The Dress of Dreams

There have been many times in the past where i've rummaged through my wardrobe only to be left with deep disappointment. The dreaded thoughts of, "Nothing fits me anymore", "This makes me look fat", "My clothes are so boring".. But thankfully I have found a dress that makes me feel like a bohemian goddess! I recently purchased it from the lovely ladies over at Recession Rags Vintage and it fits like a dream. The busy print hides all my lumps and bumps, the soft orange and lemon colours warm up my skin tone and the huge sleeves make me feel like I have wings! 

I teamed the dress with a fur stole, minimal jewellery and my favourite 1960's GoGo Boots.

What do you guys think?

1970's Dress - Recession Rags Vintage 
1960's Gogo Boots - Department
Gold Bangle - Charity Shop 
Beaded Bag - Beyond Retro
Bindi - Brighton Flea Market

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Sunshine and Lollipops and Pretty Green Pastels

You know it's Spring-time when you're digging out your pastel wardrobe, only wearing two layers of clothing instead of about five and scrambling to find the only pair of sunglasses you didn't manage to break last Summer... 
With what seemed like a rare day off from singing, the boy and I decided to head down to the Bees Mouth Pub for their Monday Jazz Jam. Even though it seems like the smallest pub in Brighton, The Bee's Mouth is a real gem for music lovers. It's known for its quirky decor and incense burning and great live music from local Jazzers. 
Now Summer still feels quite far away so I decided to opt for a thin striped turtle neck, High waisted Joni Jeans and a statement Vintage Summer Coat teamed with my new Jean Pierre 60's Gogo Boots. and here you have it..

1960's Coat - Beyond Retro
Stripy Turtle Neck- Charity Shop
Joni Jeans - Topshop
GoGo Boots - Department
Bucket Bag - Beyond Retro
Floppy Fedora - Mad Hatters

Monday, 30 March 2015

ASOS Wish List - That Seventies Show

As the days go by I am becoming more and more obsessed with the Seventies. I just love everything about it! From crazy psychedelic prints, to bohemian florals, and of course huge statement flares. I'm kicking out the sequins and the shoulder pads from my wardrobe and bringing in the suede, fringe and crochet and what better place to revamp my closet with the ASOS 'That Seventies Show' Collection. Here are my favourite pieces that i'm definitely going to be saving for...


I just love how every piece of this collection is so versatile so you can mix and match with your current wardrobe, they're perfect for festival season and also great for layering up for the winter. 

You can shop the collection here now 

Which is your favourite piece from this collection?

English Rose


Thursday, 19 March 2015

Back from a Long Break! + New Garms from Beyond Retro!

Hello my Lovelies! 

It feels like forever since I've posted on my blog and I've definitely been having withdrawals from it! But I'm back now and have lots of big plans for 2015. 
These last few months I've been suffering from writers block and it's so difficult to keep the creativity flowing when you have no inspiration for what you're trying to write about and when there are so many other amazing bloggers out there, it can be very daunting! 
So I took a few months out to really think about what direction I wanted to take and now I feel much more clear headed and ready to get back into the swing of things! 

Yesterday my boyfriend and I went on a lovely stroll along the seafront and watched the sunset.. I know the kind of romance that makes you want to Vom a little! I thought it would be rude not to take a photo of my outfit as i'm debuting my amazing new suede coat! 

Beyond Retro has been my favourite Vintage Store in the South since I first ventured upon the Brighton store back in 2008. I still stand by that statement today because the possibilities of finding incredible one off pieces are endless! I have been searching for a coat like this for over seven years now and ever since I watched "Almost Famous" and clapped eyes on the amazing Penny Lane I have been constantly stalking eBay, Charity shops, Vintage stores to find one. I teamed it with a huge Floppy Hat, Psychedelic Print dress and to give the outfit more of a day look I added some simple Black Trainers.

Suede Coat - Beyond Retro
1960's Psychedelic Dress - Beyond Retro
Fedora - Mad Hatters
Sunglasses - Brighton Flea Market
Donnay Sport Trainers - Sports Direct

I'm so glad to be back on the blogging scene, it's been far too long. I'm also thinking about doing a 2015 Haul Video of all my amazing Vintage and second hand purchases and i'll be writing up a post on Vintage Treasure Hunting, what to look for when buying and how to find the hidden gems amongst the tat!

Hope you're enjoying the sunshine!

English Rose 
         x x 

Monday, 10 November 2014

OOTD FT Zara + River Island

Well i'm certainly not feeling the Monday Blues, as i've had a fabulous day spent with my two gorgeous friends in Brighton. We went for a spot of tea at the Blackbird Cafe, a lovely 1920's style tea room in the South Laines, followed by some window shopping at the newly opened Vintage store Drop Out Vintage.

I was feeling a little under the weather so I decided to dress comfortably in loose clothing, but still putting a glamorous twist to my outfit. 

I went for a Monochrome theme by teaming a Chunky White Knit with a quirky pair of Black Cat Leggings and finishing the outfit off with an Oversized Floppy Fedora- which I spent most of the day trying to keep on my head.. Living on the windy coast does have its downfalls!

Chunky Knit - Zara
Cat Leggings- Beyond Retro
Floppy Fedora - River Island
Boots - Charity Shop

I really love this outfit as it's so comfortable and easy to wear, the leggings add a fun twist to it and it's super cosy for those bitter wintery days. 

Hope you're all having a lovely Monday


Friday, 17 October 2014

OOTD - Back to the 60's

Leopard Print Coat - Beyond Retro 

Sweater Dress - BHS 

Necklace - Charity Shop 

Monday, 6 October 2014

Ootd - 90's vibes

Leather Jacket - Camden Market
Turtle Neck - Oxfam
A-line Skirt - Zara
Boots - Charity Shop
Beret - Beyond Retro
Sunglasses - Kensington Garden Stall
Jewellery - Miss Selfridge