off-season.

It’s warm, huh? I’m taking advantage of this unseasonable weather to wear a dress I just acquired, since it probably won’t look right with tights and I want to get wear out of it this year! I saw this dress on Instagram and clicked through to the maker, and found Rosie Sweetpea. She (not actually called Rosie, in fact called Yasmin!) makes the same style of dress in different fabrics, and this particular fabric was one she no longer made, but when some of this fabric reappeared I pounced on it. The verdict’s in: I love this dress. It’s a perfect fit (I have it in a size 22) and an absolutely lovely shape, and honestly, for €40 for a handmade dress, I can’t really fault it at all!

All her designs are dependent on the fabric she has available at the time, so vary a lot, but the shape doesn’t. It’s well-documented that I’m self-conscious about things being too short on me, so I asked her to lengthen mine by 2 inches, which makes it the perfect length at 5ft 9.

Unfortunately, the dresses only come up to a UK size 22 at the moment but I messaged and asked if there were any plans to extend that, and her reply was that she’s looking into it for next year. So many apologies for people above a 22 who want one now!

I bought this dress with my own £££ because I wanted to support a small business, but I messaged Yasmin to ask if she had any codes coming up that I could share with you and she made ARCHEDEYEBROW for 15% off until the end of the year! As I said, the fabric rotates according to availability so there isn’t always a huge variety of products available but follow @Rosiesweetpea on Instagram to keep up to date with fabric!

Duster coat: Yoona at navabi  (I think the duster is sold out but lots of good stuff there)
Dress: Rosie Sweetpea
Shoes: Minorquines

On my lips is the absolutely lovely Anastasia Beverly Hills lipstick in Ruby. This isn’t one of their liquid mattes, it’s a regular solid lipstick, and I absolutely love it. In my opinion, ABH is one of the most consistently excellent beauty brands I’ve tried- I love their eyeshadow palettes, highlighter palettes, liquid lipsticks, solid lipsticks.

Oh, speaking of beauty- I think I’m going to do a post soon about Glossier makeup as they’re now shipping to the UK (and shipping is free over £25, and you get 10% off your first order through this very link!) – I’ve got a few items coming soon and Twitter seemed interested in an overall look at what I like and what I don’t, so I’ll get that up as soon as I’ve had a chance to try it all!