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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Fashion: Floral Pink Women's Summer Shoes

Shoes Glorious Shoes

"If you have a shoe obsession then this is the post for you, featuring my favourite floral shoes of the moment, by Rosa Fairfield"


SHOP THE SHOES

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This is a sponsored post, what's more I hadn't even heard of this brand before I made this post. I debated if I should tell you this or not, in case I get any comments from people calling me a dishonest money-grabbing monster. Then again, that depends on how many people actually read what I write or just look at the pictures, which is what I sometimes do myself. 

Yes, this is a sponsored post but, when I was sent an email link to this company's website, I fell in love with their shoes and I wanted to share them with you. (No, I'm not just saying that because I'm being paid to, a little bit of cash doesn't suddenly make me abandon all my morals.) I love the fact that their shoes are both pretty and fun at the same time, which perfectly sums up my sense of style.

The flower shoes - 5 and 6 - are my favourite, I literally started to swoon when I saw them, shoes have that effect on me. They're actually wedding shoes, but I would happily wear them any day of the week. I love the 4 inch heelsstiletto heels sum up sophistication... I just wish I could wear the shoe style. Literally, I've owned quite a few pairs of stilettos over the years, but within a couple of days I'll break the heel. I'm not the most delicate of people. I tend only to bring them out for special occasions now so I don't destroy them. 

Also, oh my goodness, the company also have a shoe customisation service. It sounds so cool. I will be trying it out. You can either upload a picture of a pair of shoes you would like made or ask for a customisation of an existing pair. Seriously, I've been looking for something like this for so long; I've only either seen it for sneakers/trainers. 

They have a range of leopard print shoes - find them here. I like how they use it, designs with just the print on the heel or the body of the shoe. This creates something that's a little unusual and stops it from becoming overpowering.

On the website, they also have a great range of gladiator sandals. I really want a pair to create a cool boho look. Have you seen the ones with pompoms on... or should I go for a simple black pair... or how about some heeled ones? Help! I just can't decide, please leave your thoughts on this bellow, I need you. 

At the same time, I'm also loving ballet shoes, I was wearing ones I made myself long before they became popular. I also went through a faze of wearing actual ballet shoes outside. This is another debate I'm having... should I buy a pair, or should I buy a pair of flats and sew ribbon in myself, or should I go for the actual ballet shoes again?

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you managed to read this very long post, you get a round of applause from me. 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Fashion: Floral Zaful dress Funfair/amusement park photoshoot

Pleasure Seeker

"Funfairs, floral dresses and find out why my shoes are something a little out of the ordinary, by Rosa Fairfield"




















This was such a fun photoshoot to edit, I was dancing around my bedroom to the song Funplex, whilst doing it. I've always had a fascination with funfairs. On the one hand, they're these colourful places that make a great escape from reality. On the other, I've always thought they have this kind of sinister edge. Maybe that's because when I think funfair, I think Coney Island and then Love Never Dies. Which, once, I spent a whole day watching on repeat - I've always kinda liked the idea of wearing half a mask and living under the Paris Opera house before running of to America. 

Enough about funfairs, I must talk about shoes. I've never seen anything like these before. Instead of the normal buckle fastening, these have a clip, which you attach to the strap of the shoe. It's easier to use and stops the strap from wearing away. I showed them to my best friend the other day and she was just as amazed as I was.

The dress is too big on me on the top half of my body, so i'll have to get my sewing machine out to alter it.

This normally happens with me and clothing because I have a weirdly proportioned body. I love its festival vibe though, which was my inspiration for this photoshoot.

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Youtube Travel Vlog: Paris & Disneyland

Travel Vlog: Paris



This is both a travel and fashion vlog. Watch the highlights of my weekend in Paris and Disneyland. Not everything went to plan... in fact many things went wrong. I'm currently starting out on YouTube and will be posting, what I hope are entertaining, videos every week.




Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Fashion: 2017 Spring Ruffle Trend, StyleWe

A lot-a ruffles

"See my top picks from this seasons must-have trend, by Rosa Fairfield"


Ruffles are a big spring trend this season, seen on the catwalks. They come in all forms and add a playful, feminine twist to any outfit. Ruffles make statement pieces and work well with no accessories and pastel colours for Spring. You can also show off the ruffled design by wearing long hair in an up-do.

This style board features pieces from StyleWe. The floral pattern and the ruffles, of the above dresses, combine two of my favourite spring trends and offer something a little more elaborate. 

I particularly like the ruffled frill of the first top, the design looks slightly western but with a pretty feminine twist.  


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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Travel and Fashion: A Disaster in Paris after Brexit

A Disaster in Paris

PART 1

"How my trip went from a relaxing weekend in Paris to me crying in a police station"

Photographs/Words by Rosa Fairfield












Paris is my favourite European city. I've been there something like eight times now. Only... well... this trip turned into a complete disaster that ended with me crying in a police station. Before I get to that, I'm going to tell you all about my trip to La Vallee Village - the French shopping outlet by the same company that brings us Bicester Shopping Village in the UK.

I took the RER train A from Les Halles to Val d'Europe, walked up the street and through the Mall. I stopped at McDonalds to grab food along the way... and oh my goodness! I ended up paying the equivalent of £10 for a meal that would have cost me £5 in the UK. I'm clearly starting to feel the effects of the Brexit vote!

After that shock, I went to find the shopping outlet. When I exited the Mall I couldn't see it anywhere. I must have spent an hour walking around aimlessly searching for it. Okay... so... I did get distracted because I saw lots of pretty pink buildings to take pictures of. Only it was raining... and windy, which made taking pictures problematic, due to my hair blowing in my face and having to run after my umbrella every five seconds. After reaching a pretty high level of desperation and having my bag checked for the tenth time,  I finally made it to the village.

It's such a pretty place, with cute little shops that look like mini chateaus. I'm sure it would have been a good day out if it wasn't raining. There were lots of items that I would have loved to purchase but I encountered the same problem as I did in McDonalds, everything was now twice as expensive to buy as it was in the UK. (It was definitely still worth the visit though because they had a different range of designers than in Bicester.)

I guess the rain and the fall in value of the £ were making me feel a little 'blah' about my day, but it was the fact that my phone was stolen - on my way back to my hotel - which really deflated my mood. This turned out to cause more problems than I could have anticipated. To be continued...

... If you want to purchase my dress, it's the Fashion Union one bellow

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Fashion: Spring Floral Edit

Spring Floral Edit

"Update your spring closet with this season's florals in lovely pastel shades, by Rosa Fairfield."


We all know that with spring comes florals, as Miranda in The Devil Wears Prada says, "Florals? For Spring? Ground-breaking." Although nothing new, florals are a classic trend that will add a feminine touch to your spring closet. They work so well for the season in pale pastels, such as: lilac, blush, greige and light blue. FashionMia offer a wide range of pretty spring floral dresses for women. The blue one in the image above is one of my favourites; simple with a great combination of colours. The site also offers a range of women's bodycon dresses