Monday, 28 April 2014

A day in the life of English Rose

I'm sorry I have been a little quiet this week, it's been one of those weeks where i've been a busy bee! Good news is I have sooo much to share with you all. **Deep Breath** I am happy to say I have just left my full-time office job and i'm working as a session singer part-time now. I'm eventually looking for a part-time job, but i'm just so happy that i've left a job i've been really unhappy in for the last 2 years, because now I will have more time for my blog and just creativity in general. I think we all get stuck in a rut and are so afraid of change incase it's the wrong decision to make, but I have definitely learnt that change is the most important thing to do if you're really unhappy. It opens so many doors for people and I have only started realising this now i'm living it.
So last week my gorgeous friend Abi and I went for Brunch at the lovely Dorset pub. They are renowned for their incredible burgers, but today we went for a Chicken Chorizo baguette with fries. It was mind-blowingly good! We also raided Abi's amazing wardrobe, she has got some incredible Vintage pieces and here are a few examples..

Then on Saturday we had a lovely day singing down the beach and because we had a successful day we decided to celebrate with Sushi! Moshi Moshi was literally the best Sushi I've ever had and I highly recommend it to any Sushi lover! 

Carrying on the celebrations we got super glammed up and hit the town and ended up at the Mucky Duck. It's such a lovely pub just off St James Street in Kemp Town, it's quite tucked away so not a lot of people know about it, but it is such a laugh on a Saturday night and the drinks prices are reasonable too. Great atmosphere, great people. What more could you ask for? 

What have you guys been up to this week?
x E-R x

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Missguided show stoppers!!

Ladies leave your men at home because Missguided's got us jumping jumping!! They have definitely pulled out all the stops this year and apart from Missguided seem to be one of the only place that sells decently fitted jumpsuits and playsuits and at a reasonable price too. My wishlist is coming along nicely and whilst i'm notorious for having a wardrobe that mostly consists of black and white garments I am branching out and going for a little bit more colour this summer! (I say this and then looking below there's a lot of monochrome going on shhh!) They seem to have jumpsuits and playsuits for every shape and size, from the busty curvaceous ladies and also the petite more athletic ladies too. Here are my favourites!

Liebster Awards!!!!!

                                                  Discover New Bloggers!

How exciting is this?! The lovely Beatriz Tempero from "Women Shenanigans" blog has nominated my blog for the Liebster Awards!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!! Check out her amazing blog at Women Shenanigans

It is so nice to see Awards like this for us freshman bloggers just starting out and I think it's a great way to network and get to know all you lovely lot!! 

So first up! 11 facts about me :)

1) I'm obsessed with all things gold!

2) I'm a singer and aspiring top line songwriter.

3) I can't go anywhere without my phone.

4) I'm addicted to Costa coffee! "Skinny medium Latte please!!" (Lord knows how much I spend on it every year)

5) I have the best friends a girl could ever ask for!

6) I have an obsession with charity shops and finding expensive looking items for super cheap!

7) I have a weird memory where I remember things I want to remember (What people are wearing) rather than things I should remember!! (where the hell are my keys?!!)

8) I haven't been on holiday in 12 years :(:(:(:(:( Somebody take me awayyyy!!!

9) I am a massive food lover, it just completes me and makes me very happy!!

10) I am known to my friends as a MASSIVE Drama Queen... I'd definitely agree with the Dramatic part, but I'm definitely no Queen! :)

11) I went two whole months without alcohol in January and raised £262 for Mental Health charity Rethink!

Now questions from Beatriz!

1. What do you do for living?

I work as a Customer Advisor for an Insurance company full-time and I am a session singer part-time.

2. What is your favorite quote?

"The secret to getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."- Mark Twain

3. Your top 3 most listened songs on Youtube

Snarky Puppy- Binky
Dirty Loops- Circus 
Bat for Lashes- Prescilla Live

4. What is you favorite color?


5. Most wonderful place you've ever visited

I don't get out much, so I would say Lewes!

6. What is your favorite color?

This one i've already answered, but if I had to choose another colour it would be Orange!

7. You can not live without...(fashion item)

My Fluffy Black Sequinned jumper from Topshop (I wear it most days!)

8. Do you have pets?

Not personally, but a family pet called Milly, she's a toy poodle and absolutely adorable!

9. Why did you start blogging?

Because I love documenting my life, I love to write and I love fashion and beauty!

10. How many languages can you speak?

English, I'm learning French though :)

11. City or countryside?

City!!!!! the country is too quiet and smelly for me! I do love the scenery, but put me in a quaint cafe in busy London with a Latte and my friends and I'm very very happy!

Now for the lovely bloggers who I think deserve the award!

 1) Glitter, Tea and Tartan  
 2) Flowers and Freckles     
           3) Womens Shenanigans              
  4) The Weekender Trender
5) Kimi and Me                 
         6) The Agoraphobic Fashionista
7) Stylingo                       
   8) Hidden Beauty               
    9) Porcelain Beauty            
  10) At Home with Mrs M       
11) Beauty Waterfall          

Question Time!

1) What's your favourite song on your Ipod?
2) Favourite Holiday destination.
3) Most embarrassing moment!
4) Beauty product you could never live without.
5) Favourite meal.
6) Celebrity crush.
7) Most inspirational person.
8) Guilty pleasure!
9) Fashion item you could never live without.
10) Biggest life ambition.
11) Why you started blogging?

Can't wait to see all the bloggers answers and posts!

Happy Easter All my blogging lovelies!

x E-R x

Please keep in mind that you are the one who choose to accept it, and if you do make sure you follow those rules:

 1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.

2. display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)
3. answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. provide 11 random facts about yourself.
5. nominate 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
6. create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
7. list these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

OOTD ft H&M and American Apparel

Floral Kimono - H&M
Disco Pants - American Apparel
High-neck Crop Top - Jane norman
Faux Fur Shawl - Charity Shop
Buckle Boots - Topshop
Cross Pendant - New Look
Bag - Primark
Fedora Hat - H&M
Sunglasses - Brighton Vintage Stall

Sunday, 13 April 2014

OOTD Sunny Sundays in Brighton Lanes!

Highneck Cropped Top - Jane Norman
Easy Jeans - American Apparel
Flatform Sandals - ASOS

Friday, 11 April 2014

OOTD- ft Sugarhill Boutique, H&M, ASOS and Primark


Digital Floral Jacket - Sugarhill Boutique sample 
Fluffy Top - H&M
Highwaisted Jeans - Primark
Silver Flatforms - ASOS
Sunglasses - Brighton Vintage Stall

Friday, 4 April 2014

ASOS Footwear Summer Essentials!

I am almost hyperventilating whilst browsing through ASOS's Spring and Summer Shoe Collection.
Ohhh myy godd they've done good this year! Of course I picked out my favourites to show to you, but also what's going to be bang on trend this summer! Think 90's fashion. It is all about chunky wooden sandals with frilly socks, jaw-dropping platforms teamed with Stockings, A-line plaid skirts and a sharp blazer and Jelly shoes worn with pastel T-shirt dresses, a cute leather backpack and a pair of statement sunglasses... I am in love!<3

Now not every girl follows the seasons of fashion and has the bank account to spend money on a new wardrobe every time the weather changes, I am definitely not one of those people! But if you hunt through the sales, trawl through eBay listings and get yourself round the charity shops/car boot sales for a good rummage, then you are definitely going to find some amazing pieces at a bargain price and look fabulous this summer! 

You don't have to follow the rules, as the KEY thing i've found is just being confident in whatever you wear and feel comfortable in. Be daring, buy something you wouldn't necessarily see yourself wearing and have fun with it! Other peoples opinions don't matter if YOU feel good then that's all that matters, after all it's your body and your life!

And a note to add, ASOS have currently got up to 70% off selected items, so what are you waiting for?

Have a lovely weekend! 


Maxfactor Elite Lipgloss review-coming soon!

I cannot get enough of this gorgeous Maxfactor Elixir Lip Gloss in shade Polished Fuchsia. Definitely going in my makeup bag for S/S'14! I'll be reviewing it in the coming months so stay tuned :)