I see so many people asking on either Facebook or Twitter for names of online boutiques, help or advice on the best places for dresses or where to get a new years outfit from! There are of course the usuals ASOS, Riverisland, Missguided etc however I like helping people out with sites they wouldn't normally think of straight away!

So I have pulled together a short list of some of my favourite shops that I use when looking for a going out outfit, clothes for a holiday or just general fashion!


I literally discovered this shop yesterday which inspired me to write this post! I had a quick scan and fell in love with nearly everything on their site. I loved it that much that I ordered the first two items in the image below! Here are some of my best picks from their site...

Motel Rocks

Motel Rocks is a site which Im guessing a lot of us have heard about but i think we often forget when looking for a new outfit! The first place we all head is ASOS however I feel Motel Rocks has a unique site and is amazing for a party dress. My favourite picks from their site...

You can see the last dress on me in my post here


This site I discovered on Facebook! Its a small run business by two pretty girls however has grown quite a lot in the past year! I absolutely love most of their items especially their shoes! My best picks....


In The Style has become one of my favourite online boutiques too! Many bloggers have worked with this brand including my favourite Sarah Ashcroft! My favourite picks here....

You can see me in the second playsuit in my blog post here

Public Desire 

Public Desire is my absolute favourite online shop for shoes! Whether you are looking for some simple boots, lace ups, knee highs or heels this is the place to be! My favourite picks....

As you can see these are all alternatives to your main online retainers! They are also my person favourite however I may be missing some amazing ones too! Have you got a person favourite? Comment with yours below....

And please share this post to others looking for alternative online shops :)

Hello! So today I have put together a Top Christmas presents guide for those that are like me and yet to start their shopping! All of these can be ordered online- so I have made it easy for you for last minute order! Thank me later! I previously wrote a Christmas Gift Guide for home lovers which included candles, prints and lots of marble therefore this gift guide will be full of fashion, beauty and accessories.....

From left to right:
ASOS I wish PJ's £18  
Kim Kardashian Selfish Book £8.50 
No Selfie Control Phone Case £8.00 
White Platinum GHD's £165 
Eyelure Fake lashes £6.99 
Little Black Dress Missguided £35 
Cream Tassel Heels Missguided £30 
Coast Real Leather Pom Pom gloves £49 
Marc Jacobs NEW perfume Perfume Shop £49 

From Left to Right:
Victor and Rolf Flower Bomb perfume £71.10
Lace Triangle Bra Riverisland £16
Bombay Duck Letter Mug £12.95
Topshop sunglasses £30
Pull and Bear Camel Coat £59.99
Coast Rachel Ring £19
Willow Check Scarf Boohoo £15
Riverisland Black quilted weekend bag £65
Mac Capricious lipstick £15.50

Christmas jumper day falls on 18th December this year where people across the UK do their bit and wear a knit!

Christmas Jumper Day is organised by ITV's Text Santa where we are all encouraged to wear our Christmas jumpers and raise money for charity. This year they have partnered with Make a Wish, Save the Children and Macmillan Cancer. You can read more about it here .

Last year I wore a Next Christmas jumper which flashes and sings with a red tartan skirt, black tights and little black boots. You can read last years post here about what we got up to on the day and see what I wore. So I have put together a little post sharing my favourite Christmas Jumpers and how to wear them as full outfits.

This outfit is currently my favourite. The White tree jumper with green embroidery is perfect for the winter season. Matched with a red tartan skirt and a cute red hair bow!

Jumper ASOS £35
Tartan Skirt Newlook £19.99

This outfit is a bit more sassy and think it would be perfect for those at work that plan on going out afterwards too. This jumper would look great with an A line leather skirt and the hairstyle above would be the finishing touch to that sassy style!

Jumper ASOS £35
Skirt Boohoo £12 

 And lastly, this is a mixture between the both. Both sassy and cute and affordable. This Christmas jumper is a longline style which you can either wear on its own if you are daring, or tucked into a tartan skirt. The Jumper is from Missguided for £22 and again the skirt is from Newlook! Knee high boots would finish the look off and cover your legs or tights would work just as good with small ankle boots. These boots are from Riverisland . Also, one f my favourite winter accessories is this faux furr headband from Dorothy Perkins for £8.00. I literally lived in mine last year.. It kept me warm whilst walking around the Christmas markets!

I hope this post inspires you and helps when choosing a full outfit for the day!

Remember to donate to charity!

Are you a fan of these outfit choices for Christmas?

Remember to follow me on Instagram and Twitter at CarrieRosePR and see my pictures of my outfit this year!

This year the internet has gone crazy for personalised letters, white and copper interior, marble accessories and handmade prints. So in this Christmas Gift Guide I will be sharing some of the most loved items for the home and where you can buy them as presents for someone special (or yourself)!

(Left to Right) 
Personalised Letters: Amara Living £10
Copper Phone: Oliver Bonas £65
Rustic Blanket Ladder: Etsy £44.16
Map Personalised Candles: My friend makes these by hand! She adds any image, text, logo quote on the candles and delivers to you for up to £8 per candle. Order on Instagram via @wax_words
Gold Letters: Oliver Bonas £10  
Scratch Poster: Not on the High Street £18.95
Personalised Kitchen Woodboard: Not on the High Street £26
Personalised his and hers spooning spoons: Not on the High Street £5.50
Jo Malone Candle: Jo Malone £42 

Marble Mac Skin: Etsy £17.03
Christmas Candle: Amara Living £9.75
Hot Water Bottle: Asda George £7
Glass plant hanger: Not on the High Street £15
Vintage Light Bulb: Not on the High Street £9.99
His and Hers pillow cases: Etsy £12.96
Marble Note Book: Amara Living £11.00
Scratch Poster: Not on the High Street £18.95
Personalised Alphabet print designs: Katie Leamon £30

Personalised items are huge right now! Whether it be personalised cushions, letters or candles these are my favourite items for a good price. Gifts like this are something that everyone likes and here are some pictures of my very own items in my home!
Amara Living Letters

Christmas Candle from Amara Living

Marble notebook to go with my marble macbook skin cover Amara Living

Are you a fan of these homeware pieces too? Which items are your fave?

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So we all have a little black dress (or two) tucked away in our wardrobes for emergency situations and random unplanned nights. However, when it comes to nights out at Christmas we want something different, eye catching and of course festive too! I'm a huge fan of blood red at Christmas and this little piece is from Luxemme! 

The fact that the dress just touches the knee makes it the perfect dress for a Christmas party, showing just the right amount of leg but flattering at the same time. Whilst the cross feature is quite daring for me, it doesn't reveal too much therefore remains quite classy.

This dress was from their Limited Edition section and they have so many others to choose from! Their famous two-pieces are amazing too and I have my eye on one for my holiday in December! 

What do you think of my Luxemme night dress?
Be sure to check out Luxemme on instagram and twitter 
Carrie x
I can finally take you around my new home virtually starting with the living room!

My Living Room

I moved into my own house 4 months ago now with my boyfriend of 8 years! Of course, we have been very busy shopping for furniture, decorating and cleaning therefore haven't had chance to take some pictures and show off to you guys! However, today is the day where I will be sharing pics of my house starting with my living room as well as sharing my style inspirations too. We haven't exactly finished the living room as of yet, but I will explain our future plans in this post ....

So as soon as we bought the house the living room was a perfect blank canvas!! Perfect white walls, grey washed floorboards and a large open bay window (perfect for a Christmas tree)
Pinterest image of Christmas tree in window
Grey wash floor boards interior
Grey washed floor boards

It was a perfect space to get creative have a play on Pinterest to start to vision the finished room. 

My inspiration:

My vision was to create a fresh white open space with a hint of luxury but feelings of cosiness. There is nothing worse than entering a house and feeling like you cannot sit down and put your feet up and get snug, so this was something I heavily focused on for our home. You can probably tell from my other posts here and here that I do love White, therefore I decided to choose a white fluffy rug from IKEA and two large white/stone Chesterfield sofas!

(My living room)

 (My living room)

I once went on a tour around a luxurious mansion a couple of years ago and came across many luxury Chesterfield sofas and armchairs in most of the rooms. This is where I fell in love with this style and started to do my research. The Original Sofa Co. is one of the best places for a Chesterfield sofa as they have a wide range of textures, materials, colours and styles. I am a huge fan of a leather Chesterfield however we decided upon a material one for our living room simply for comfort and that cosiness I talked about earlier ;) Since buying both Chesterfields I have had nothing but compliments from friends and I know because of the luxury style of them, they hold their value really well.

As you can see here I have tried to add a touch of nature to the living room.
 (My living room)
 (My living room)
 (My living room)
(My living room)

I was passed down some of these lovely antique oak pieces of furniture from my dad when he passed and they are some of my favourite pieces of furniture. This luxury thick oak blanket box placed in the centre of the room adds a cottage feel to our living room. I also have this oak TV stand as I am not a fan of glass or plastic ones which matches too. 

(My living room)

(My living room)

These lamps are my absolute favourite and if I remember rightly they were both from IKEA too. The vintage style lamp shade surrounding was what caught my eye initially along with the pull string switch. As soon as I come home I sit in the living room, wrap myself in a blanket from the blanket box and switch on a side lamp! Its super cosy and I couldn't be happier with the furniture we chose. 

(My living room)

Additional to this, I wanted to add a touch of colour and nature using lily flowers, mini green bushes, large corner plant (Not sure what its called) and gold scatter cushions too. There are two reasons why I chose to add plants to my indoor interior... 1. to add colour to the room 2. to add a sense of freshness. I personally love indoor plants and you will find them everywhere from my kitchen to my bedroom which posts will be coming soon. 

And lastly, our log fire. Ok this isn't a real log fire it is just an electric one however it kicks out some amazing heat and looking cosy and cute. We have plans to build a surround around it and add a marble back just like this.... 

I ideally want it to look like this ready for our Christmas stockings and decorations however I think we will begin this project early next year. Id like to add a log feature as well and a stand out mirror on the wall above. 

I hope you like our living room style and make sure to check out my Pinterest board for full house inspiration. 

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A few months back I saw Sarah Ashcroft wearing this gorgeous playsuit from In The Style and fell in love! As you can see, she looks amazing so I knew I needed to get my hands on it! However, at the time, they didn't have any left in my size :(. Well just a few days ago somebody shared her image again reminding me how much I loved it, I went over to the site and finally there was one waiting for me and it was IN THE SALE!!!

I of course ordered it straight away using money saving tool Topcashback which I have talked about here. Lately when ordering things from other shops the sizes have been really unreliable therefore I was nervous when this arrived that it wouldn't fit right! However, I tried it on and it was perfect!

I know this playsuit is a little summery for the weather right now however it will be perfect for my tip my Barbados in just a months time! And I LOVE finding items to save for next year! I love the colour of this playsuit and the patterns on the material!

Have you been buying sale items lately?

Do you love Sarah Ashcrofts style too?

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