I’ve gone right back to loving Primark.. Yep, there was a point back nearly 2 years ago where I turned snobby, I stopped shopping there, barely would wear any clothes I had of them.. not because I didn’t love them or want to, but out of prinicple that I had in my mind that more high end highstreet to designer items would 1. Make me feel better, 2. Make me look better, 3. Make me more popular, 4. Get my blog where I wanted – And which one of them did I achieve? Uh maybe the make me feel a bit better on the short term for a while, because hey I did feel great and “a million dollars” when I struted around in my Gap Jeans, Guess Handbag, Michael Kors purse, Vogue sunglasses and Lipsy tops & jackets. Yeah I did feel great, did it make my bank balance feel great or gain me friends? Nope, in fact my very closest friends right now wear Primark – Newlook clothes and for all they know all those designer items I once paraded around could be fake! (They really aren’t, most I bought at discounted price or when I went abroad and got taken in by the having extra euro’s left over)
I’m Michelle-Louise. I’m guest posting today here on Rose Above The Thorns’ blog. (Thanks for having me, Charlee!)
Coachella may have come and gone but it’s sparked the festival vibes and since Summer is just around the corner, today’s post naturally had to be festival themed.
If you are like me, have a full-time job or perhaps even a busy and demanding part-time one, we know how easy it can be to just fall onto the sofa and stay there for hours eating food and watching tv. Yes, the intention to blog there, but not much willpower to actually do it, and this becomes far too much of an easy ‘rut’ to break. Then there are the evenings when you think “I could really do with blogging tonight, but I have been asked to go out”, or just the, I really could do with a few hours from the house moments. We all get it from time to time, so I am going to tell you tips and ways on how you can get your blogger game together and still have a fun social life!
Robyn and I love nothing more than to go exploring, our kind of holiday is walking our feet off. Therefore we need good walking boots. My aim is to invest in a great pair this year but for now, I am showing you how I wore my cheap walking boots on our trip up to North Wales.
I have been excitedly looking through pages of Vogue and London fashion week online to find the highlights and trends. When I came up with the idea to share with you, the trends I think can be worn in everyday life, shopping on a high street budget too.
One of my tasks for myself this year is to support local welsh businesses or buy from British suppliers if possible, which to me also means supporting my fellow bloggers/Instagrammers and alike. So today I bring you a post with 8 of my favourite Instagrammers and their accounts. With a mixture of beauty, fashion, lifestyle and interior design.
Treat your mum to an outfit or some new pieces for her wardrobe this mother’s day or even make it a fun day out shopping together in Fforestfach Retail Parc. I give you a sneak peek of what shops are there, what bargains you can find and an insight into the fun girly challenge me and my mum got up to! Oh and not forgetting a £100 giveaway!
I want to feel confident in fashion! I’ve been told I have a quirky style mix between effortless casual chic and inner rock chick. But when I am in work, I nod to power dressing as well. But I have a fear of fashion trends, which I am trying to break! I mentioned a little bit in the #LaceinFashion post how much I fear it and how I am slowly starting to introduce ‘fashion pieces’ into my style. (The thought of colourful culottes trousers still scares me, though)
If you are a fashion student, blogger, inspired by or already in the fashion industry then I really think visiting Bath’s Fashion Museum and their new Lace in Fashion section is a great idea for you… There are so much history, gorgeous pieces and even recent celebrity dresses for you to look at and get inspired by.
You know that age old rule?: Legs or Boobs, not both out. Yeah, keep that one rule in mind for the work Christmas Party! Yeah, I know from my own experience that, that is very difficult to keep to and to stop yourself from flashing your pins and new push up bra in a dress. When you have a crush on a hot guy in a few offices up from you. But Seriously… girl leave something to the imagination.
Okay, so Christmas Parties is definitely when all the velvet, sparkly, tight, and over the top red dresses come out yes? I’ve been searching the internet (well basically just my favourite online shop ASOS) to find affordable dresses suitable for your work party or any really.
I’m not going to lie this outfit is sort of out of my comfort zone. But when I put it on I genuinely felt quite cool and comfortable in it. You see I am the type of person who will look at outfits in shops, think they look really cool but think no way will they look good on me. But so far the outfits I have daringly put together, I actually think they look pretty awesome. So this post is on how to rock the turtleneck trend with this amazing top from Primark! Yes, Primark!