15 Maxi Dresses Under £100:

Maxi Dress, Boohoo (I didn't realise this was maternity when I purchased it - oops!)

So, let's chat maxi's. If there's one (workwear appropriate) garment that's help you take on the rising temperatures it's the maxi dress and goodness me we need it. 

This week has been absolutely mental. The weather is literally like nothing I've ever, ever experienced before. Especially in London travelling on the tube has been utterly gross. A gross sweaty mess would even be an understatement.

An effortless staple the maxi dress is super versatile and can be whatever you'd like it to be. You can go classic or all-out bold. From colourful striped styles to off-the-shoulder options there's everything you could ever want. I'm personally loving the delicate embroidered styles and think this M&S dress is the absolute dream. 

A go-to for every summer event and party from formal occasions to beach bbqs I've compiled a little edit of 15 of my favourites from my go-to high street stores:


River Island



6 Things To Do Before A Holiday:

So, as ever, I've left it a little late and am two sleeps away from going on a little trip to Marseille with Roxy and then immediately heading away on my own summer hols.

To say I have major pre-holiday anxiety would be such an understatement I can't even tell you. Last night I tried on (yes, in this absurd heat!) every single thing I'd optimistically purchased over the last few months ahead of both and was left feeling beyond flobby and wholly unprepared. So, I thought I'd pop together a little list on her, almost as a reminder to myself, of all the things I cannot and must not forget to do/pack/prepare.

For those of you who, like me, are rather leave-everything-until-the-last-minute-and-then-panic packers..,

This sounds pretty basic and rather obvious but changing rooms, the awful lighting and the huge queues that precede them are hideous and as such, I never ever try anything on in-store. This has long been my go-to and often failsafe option. But 90% of the pieces I tried on yesterday were bloody awful on me I now have no option but to brave Oxford Street in 30+ degree heat to return and exchange things. Yuppp I've learnt my lesson.

So once you've tried on your holiday clothes and made sure all your old favourites are freshly washed and good to go. Go old school and make a little list of key essentials that you know you couldn't make it through the week without. I generally tend to forget either my pjs or a toothbrush, both of which can easily be replaced. However, things like your beloved sunnies, the book you were desperate to read and  always prove to be a little difficult.

Whilst my pre-holiday organisation is pretty poor one thing I'm blooming proud of is my ability to pack a pretty solid hand luggage bag. I honestly thing they're more important than your hold luggage. There's nothing quite as lovely as having your chewing gum, fave pair of fluffy socks and sheet mask to hand. I don't get on a flight without a see-through handy pouch with lip balm, hand cream and a roll-on fragrance.

Your passport goes without saying but visa's and travel insurance (more below...) are absolute must-haves. SD cards, waterproof phone cases, CURRENCY - so, so important! Camera's, chargers, laptops. Any prescribed mediation, antihistamines, bite-creams and paracetamol. Also, always take a few plasters as you just know you'll be caught out by your new sandals.

Sometimes life just gets in the way and the mani-pedi you planned on getting just doesn't happen. Try not to stress over it and don't panic as you can always rely on the Boots at your airport for a nail file, polish or two and a last resort new-razor.

If you're lucky enough to travel quite often investing in something like annual travel insurance is a great idea, some options are only £20/5 per year and if you ever needed to use it it'd be worth every penny.


The Best Wedding Guest Dresses Under £200

Berkley Floral Midi Dress, Finery London; Bag, Me & Em; Shoes, Marks & Spencer

Wedding season is officially on us and next weekend I'll be attending my first wedding of the year! I always get quite overwhelmed with the idea of finding the perfect dress to wear to a summer wedding and thought I'd share an edit of the best styles I found on my search...

If you dare to bare this summer do so with a pastel or printed dress, balancing out the shoulder-showing style by opting for a midi or maxi length. The off-the-shoulder trend is hugee, yet again, this summer and I'd recommend embracing it wholeheartedly. Whilst a classic lace style always makes for a timeless choice. Make a sweet, but subtle statement in a pastel lace style - simply pair with tonal accessories and loose curls and your good to go!

Maxi Dresses

Lace Dresses

Floral Dresses
Button Bardot Dress, Flynn Skye; Lotus Floral Dress; Finery; Garden Floral Wrap Dress; Topshop; Floral Dress, Asos; Floral Maxi, Finery London

Wrap Around Shoes
Marrakech Block Heel, Topshop; Floral Sandals, Zara;  Mayfair Tie-Up Heels, Kurt Geiger London; Jostle Heels and Real Frill Sandals, both Topshop 



55 Summer Buys Under £55:

Jeans, Marks & Spencer; Bag, Me & Em; Shoes, Office

So, one of the lovely perks of my little job is getting to spend a little bit of time each day or so looking for the hottest pieces on the high street. I've spent quite a lot of time doing it today and thought I'd give you guys a little round up of the best bits I've seen... From H&M's dreamy earrings to Boden's swimsuits and Mango's statement tee's I've put together a lovely little edit of 55 pieces under £55 to get you summer ready - whether you're heading off on your hols home or away!

Shop, enjoy! And, let me know if you've purchased any key pieces that I'm missing...

Floral Shirt, Mango; Pink Mules, Topshop; Bikini Top and Bottoms, Next; Embroidered Bardot Top, Marks & Spencer; Earrings, H&M; Straw Bag, Gap; Embroidered Pearl Skirt, New Look; Dress, Marks & Spencer; Sisterhood Jumper, New Look; Espadrilles, Boden

Tie Front Dress, New Look; Palm Beach Tee, Mango; Ruffle Top, H&M; Embroidered Tunic Dress and Floral Skirt, both Marks & Spencer; Sun Hat, Boden; Striped Wrap Midi Skirt, Topshop; Woven Bag, White Stuff; Swimsuit, Boden; Sandals, Next

Wrap Around Top, Zara; Eh Oui Top, Whistles; Straw Hat, Ruffle Sandals and Blue Floral Dress all Marks & Spencer; Niki Bag, Oliver Bonas; Floral Dress, Mango; Denim Skirt, Topshop; Flute Sleeve Jumper, French Connection; Crab Bag, Zara

Yolander Embroidered Top, Joules; Shorts, Monki; Mules, Mango; Playsuit, Topshop; Swimsuit, New Look; Earrings, Marks & Spencer; Bikini Top and Bottoms, Joules; Skirt, H&M; Top, Warehouse; Floral Top, Joules

The Best Gingham Skirts Under £40

Jumper, Boden; Skirt, Urban Outfitters; Shoes, Next; Bag, Lulu Guinness

Gingham skirts have quickly become my go-to. Such an easy alternative to your everyday options a gingham style not only taps into one of the summers most popular trends.

Opt for styles with either an asymmetric hem or ruffled detailing to make a real statement, simply add a simple knit or tee to go from day-to-night with ease. Fresh, fun and a little flirty.

Here are 10 of the best on the high-street and the best bit is that they're all under £40!!

Best Gingham Mini Skirts:
Black Fill Mini, New Look; Gingham Wrap Around Skirt, Topshop; Asymmetric Frill Skirt, Urban Outfitters; Gingham Ruffle Skirt, Urban Outfitters; Ruffle Wrap Skirt, New Look

Best Gingham Maxi Skirts:

The Shacket:

Shacket, Tee and Clutch all Mango

Say hello to the shacket. As those of you who've been following my blog and/or my YouTube channel for a while will know I have a jacket obsession. I even filmed a video solely dedicate to my coat collection. So it should come as absolutely no surprise that when a slightly new style comes out I'm very keen to try it out (and almost inevitably end up purchasing two or three...). Right now it's the shacket. 

A shirt/jacket hybrid the shacket is the ultimate item for these weird few weeks/months where the weather's so undecided on what it's doing that a coat seems too heavy but leaving the house without some form of jacket is just too irresponsible. This is what's oh-so-great about the shacket you can throw it over literally everything from tees to camis and it's been so useful for weekends and after work drinks.

This forrest green Mango shacket was my first ever foray into the shacket world and its totally converted me. With a cute embellished detailing on the pocket and 3/4 fluted sleeves it ticks all of my boxes. There are some great options on the high street at the mo and I thought I'd share a little edit of a few that have caught my eye and are currently in my shopping baskets patiently waiting until payday.

Whether suede, denim or khaki there's something for everyone...


The 25 Gingham Pieces To Shop RN:

It should come as no surprise that trusty Toppers would take each of SS17's most popular trends and combine them into one to create this dreamy must-have top. You'll have probably seen it alllll over instagram already it's the sweetest. Gingham ✔️ Ruffles ✔️ Asymmetric ✔️ I'm obsessed.

You know me, I love a little monochrome and surprisingly my newest obsession isn't a failsafe stripe but rather a paired back update on a previously twee picnic check. Up to last summer I wasn't really into gingham as it was always on more vintage or super girly pieces that weren't really my vibe. So when more classic cuts and trend-led pieces started to come through I got really excited and then, inevitably oh so into it.

The paired back vibes of the new-in pieces, especially the ruffled skirt - but more on that one another day - are so up my street. I wore this tee tucked into my favourite Marks & Spencer jeans for dinner over the weekend. 

Shop my edit of the best gingham pieces in-store right now below…

Gingham Trousers

Gingham Swimwear

Gingham Jumpsuits

Gingham Tops

Gingham Dresses 


Top 5 Jumpsuits For Summer:

Jumpsuit, Monki; Mules, Marks and Spencer; Cross Body Bag, Marks & Spencer

So, despite what you might have seen on both here and my instagram (I'm @SarahRoseGoes if you're not already following me) I've been making a conscious effort to wear something other than jeans. I don't know when it happened but I suddenly changed from being a skirts and dresses girl to a jeans and a tee (and at the moment, a knit, a coat and a trench) kinda girl.

Since the weather's slowly, but surely improving it's becoming that little bit easier to opt for something other than my go-to M&S jeans and roster of tees. But, regardless of the weather and it's indecisive and unpredictable nature a jumpsuit can really get you through the day, from desk-to-dinner working with everything from sandals to mules and ankle boots. And, the best bit is there are so, so many gooduns that you can shop rn.

Topping my edit of the best jumpsuits available this spring are

1, Florals

2, Bardot / Strapless

3, Denim

4, Striped 


9 Of The Best Straw Bags You Need This Summer:

Shirt, Boohoo; Jeans, Topshop; Mules, New look; Woven Tote, Gap

It's official I am straw bag obsessed. Whether it's a wicker or woven style I'm sold. I am so into them, not only do they make a very everyday outfit feel that little more summery, which is so needed - especially given the rainy and grey summer we've had so far!

A weekend and vacation staple – whether you’re shopping in the city or sunbathing on the beach, a statement straw bag is a must.

Tote yours to a pool party, barbecue or even work through your holiday blues by carrying yours into the office – when the sun’s out everything’s possible. If you’re feeling bold look to ASOS and Sensi Studio’s playful options – all of which are spacious enough to double as an over-night bag.

Whilst I first fell in love with Nannacay's beyond cute styles back in December (their woven 'hello' bag and wicker pom pom styles are unsurprisingly two of my faves from their summer collection) I'm really thankful that the lovely high street has followed suit with some bloody great purse friendly options, so you don't feel too guilty buying a wicker and straw option to tote about on your summer holidays.

I’ve compiled an edit of the best holiday bags which have summer written (quite literally in some cases) all over them! Available in all shapes and styles, these these playful styles are perfect for packing in all your essentials: roomy enough to fit your beach towel, magazine and sunblock while abroad, or iPad, jacket and umbrella when at home.

Shop my favourites below…

Clockwise from top left: Seashell Straw Bag, Hat Attack; Donna Beach Bag, Boden; Straw Bag with Pom Pom Detail, Glamorous; Straw Cross Body Bag with Tassels and Pom Poms, Glamorous; Straw Clutch, H&M; Honey Summer Tassel Bag, White Stuff; Beach Tote Bag, Zara; Straw Beach Pom Pom Bag, Pitusa 

Feeling Inadequate?

In all honesty I feel utterly inadequate at least twice a week. Tending to flitter between feeling either personally inadequate, professionally inadequate or physically inadequate. I worry a lot (as you can probably tell...) and over questioning and over analysing things all the time certainly doesn't help.

So when I sat down to film a little haul a couple of months ago and just didn't feel quite up to it I thought I'd just have a little chat about my insecurities and my hang ups instead. It ended up being quite a ramble and it look so so so so long to edit it down into something that sort-of made sense. I was almost finished with it and unsure what to do when it was completed when I was reminded that this week is Mental Health Awareness Week. I'm so passionate about mental health and promoting awareness of and conversations around it that I thought it would be quite selfish not to post it. If it resonates with one of you then it will 100% be worth the hours and hours of editing.

This is something totally different to anything I've ever filmed before so do bear with me...


13 Of The Best Spring Shoes:

As you might have already guessed from my earlier post, wholly dedicated to slingbacks, I love a good shoe. Spring shoes are my favourites. Flats in particular and thankfully due to the continued catwalk trends of low-heeled styles - including the cute and very retro 80s inspired kitten heel mean that fail safe flats are here to stay.

There are so so so many great styles on the high street, I have a tonne in various saved baskets and I've bought a few pairs (or so...) over the last few weeks. Despite absolutely not having the money for them there's something quite nice (and almost equally slightly agonising about having a pair of spring shoes ready for when a lovely sunny spring day comes along. Plotting and planning outfits to wear with them and occasions too wear them to.

So here's my little spring shoe edit.
11 pairs of the best go-to styles that'll see you all the way through the summer. Whether you love a classic pastel mule - or a chic pointed mule (Toppers have typically got the dreamiest pairs) - the spring shoe comes in endless forms from cute crossover sandals and colour pop kitten heels to espadrilles there's something for everyone...

Clockwise from top left: Fran Crossover Sandals, Topshop; Red Lips Espadrilles, Sonia Rykiel at Zalando; Mayfair Tie Up Sandal, Kurt Geiger; Tassel Pointed Pumps, La Redoute; Floral Embroidered Gingham Mules, New Look; Floral Embroidered Block Heel Sandals, Marks & Spencer; Kara Pointed Bow Pumps, Topshop; Pearl Strappy Sandals, Zara; Khaki Mules, New Look; Palm Leaf Mules, Urban Outfitters; Jackie V-Cut Kitten Heels, Topshop; Mosco Mules, Dune

5 Things Instagram Made Me Buy:

Goodness me, when I started to think of the things that instagram has made me buy I was actually pretty surprised as I've (unsurprisingly) been inspired to shop on far too many occasions by the people and pieces that pop up in my feed.

I don't know about you but I doesn't take much to get me shopping. Whilst studying at university I maxed out my overdrafts and made full use of my loans in the worst way. Purchasing everything from the original Naked palette (that every blogger just had to have), to a Clarisonic Mia just because. Thankfully I'm a little more savvy and my sprees have been majorly curved but that hasn't stopped me wishing after 78% of the pieces that I scroll past on instagram.

Whether it's the perfect Panama hat or the pair of Gucci loafers I dream of nightly Instagram is a fresh place for outfit inspo and tried and tested beauty hacks. Here are five of the favourite things that instagram made me buy...

1, H&M's Moss Knit Blanket

This blanket buy was a super quick one for me. I'd spotted it on four or five instagram accounts over one weekend and popped instore over lunch the following Monday to buy one for myself. Its literally everything I could ever want in a blanket: it's grey ✔ it's super cosy ✔ it's textured ✔ it has tassels ✔ and it's oh-so instagrammable ✔✔✔

It's now available in light beigenatural white and millennial pink. I'd snap up one of each colourway in an instant if I was lucky enough to own my own home.

2, A Straw Hat

So, I have a little confession... I'm never not looking for the perfect hat. My quest for 'the' straw hat is so resolute that I welcome double negatives in abundance. I scour the high street each summer as well as every little shop I see when I'm away on my summer break but I never ever, ever manage to find the one. So whilst I see at least three straw hats a day (during the spring and summer months) on isntagram that appear to be the one they always look a little different IRL. I've purchased at least 7 straw hats simply off how great the gals I see in theirs look.

3, That M&S Jumper

Oh you know the one. Whether you opted for the pink or grey fluted sleeved style it was undoubtedly one of the most popular knits of the winter. I held off from purchasing it for a little bit as I was reluctant to own something every other person I knew also owned but after seeing a lone pink style in store whilst out on appointments I concluded that it'd be rude not to join in.

4, A Diptiyque Fragrance

Possibly the most innocuous and covetable brand on instagram, a harmless Diptyque candle or fragrance is sure to get alllll the likes each and every time. This little gem was so delish I picked up two as, during the long and miserable winter, nothing got me out of bed and set my head straight for the day quite like it. Anything Dipttque also makes for a dreamy flatlay.

5, Topshop's Red 'Maggie' Boots 

As those of you who've been reading my blog or following my instagram (I'm @SarahRoseGoes if you're not already following me) will know, I have a major thing for ankle boots. So it should come at no surprise that Topshop's Maggie boots very quickly became my new favourite thing. Whilst I immediately purchased the Maggie in blush pink, I was unusually cautious about splashing my cash on the insta-friendly pillar box red pair. I worried that I just wouldn't get enough wear out of them, but after seeing 101 ways to wear them on insta I added them straight into my basket and promptly checked out.


7 Slingbacks To Get You Through Spring:

Slingbacks are my ultimate summer shoe. I became a fast fan of the pointed style last spring after picking up a pair (similar to these) in an Office mid-season sale. Super versatile a pair of slingbacks easily elevate go-to everyday options like, jeans and a tee, whilst also working as a lovely alternative to heels for an evening event.

I barely took my pair off and was so excited to see so many lovely pairs on the high street again ahead of this summer. Marks & Spencer and Next have some of the cutest pairs. You'll have absolutely already seen a tonne of of your fave bloggers wearing this style on insta already. I was equally as obsessed, and wore mine everyday on my Italian Road Trip (more coming on this later this week!). So it should be no surprise that I ended up picking up the same style in black too. I also picked up this cute cream style from M&S as I loved how polished they look. They're under £50 and almost a little Céline esque which is a win-win in my book.

The resurgence of the slingback is mainly thanks to designers like Hermes and Marni whose slingback styles made such an impact on the SS17 catwalks. Whilst the 80s inspired kitten heel made a major mark,  a flat block heeled slingback is a lovely alternative: maintaining the flattering leg-lengthening low-v design whilst also tapping into the trend.

You can get so many styles in almost every height and with colours from grey to green there are endless options. These are just seven of the sweetest styles I'm currently loving the most atm...

Clockwise fromt top left: Fantasy Suede Slingbacks, Office; Flat Slingbacks with Beading, Zara; Gingham Slingbacks, Zara; Slingback Ballet Pumps, Love Moschino; Satin Slingbacks, Zara; Red Leather Slingbacks, Next


5 Things To Help Your Mental Health.


It’s been a very weird month (or so…) for me and, as a crystal healer I met at a press day today remarked, I’m quite fragile. Which I hate. I hate not feeling like ‘me.’ Whilst this is down to quite literally 101 things (that I absolutely won’t bore you with) that are mostly entirely out of my control I’ve been on a mission this week to give myself a little bit more self-care. Making time for me is something I’ve always struggled with; I try and have great intentions. But, something always, always, always crops up or gets in the way. 

So as I’ve been (actively) making time for me, I thought I’d share 5 little things that have been helping. Up to now they’d sadly been rather forgotten, but now I've cleared some time and prioritised them they’re certainly helping me to feel a little less stressed, anxious, uneasy and (yes!) ‘fragile.’

I really hope my little post encourages one of you to set some time aside for yourself this evening as your mental health is bloomin’ important! To quote a rather cliched quote, that I've become quite fond of, 'the relationship you have with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship that you have.' If you can't make time for yourself and put yourself at the top of your own to-do list then the likelihood is that others won't. Make time for you!

1, See proper pals
Making time to see pals who’ve known you at your best and your worst is always a good idea. Not only does it give you a little perspective, you can truly be honest with them. They’ll have context and know the back-story. It’s also quite lovely to have a chat where Internet things just don’t get bought up. Switching-off a over wired brain by getting nostalgic and chatting about hometown gossip is pretty great.

2, Pamper yourself
Whether that entails a trip to Cowshed, or simply popping on a sheet mask and painting your nails off-line activities instantly make me feel much, much better. I may actually write up a little post on my go-to pamper routine as thanks to this situ I’ve got it pretty much down to a tea.

The best thing about this is that you can go all-out and get a facial, massage and mani-pedi OR just simply indulge in a hair mask and take all your make up off. There’s something very satisfying about removing all your makeup and popping on a luxe facial oil.

3, Hot Water Bottles
Whilst it’s pretty pathetic to admit, sleeping alone for the last month has been so cold and dull that my trusty hot water bottle’s quickly become my best pal. Up to now I’d totally underappreciated mine and am honestly (still) quite astonished at how comforting they are, popping the kettle on and making one up’s become part of my night-time routine.

4, Tidy-room tidy-mind
Those of you who follow me on insta (I’m SarahRoseGoes) will have seen that I had a huge clear out last weekend. To say it was a long time coming would be such an understatement, getting on top of things and having a good clear out was so needed. There’s something incredibly soothing about going to bed in a tidy room and knowing that everything’s where you want it to be.

5, Making time for a hobby
The days where dance classes, swimming and gymnastics are, SO long gone for me. I seriously envy my little cousins who are able to go running 4 times a week and see their friends. After wanted to learn calligraphy for the past three years or so, I finally sat down this week and started practicing in my pjs. Sitting down and not looking at a screen of any kind for an evening felt so odd. But not constantly refreshing twitter or insta was quite a nice break.

If you can, get outdoors. Go for a walk, a run, even a picnic. Getting some fresh air works wonders for me.

Spring Primark Haul (April 2017):

Spring Primark Haul... dresses, sportswear, bags and tees!


Everywear by Marks & Spencer

Marks and Spencer have always been my go-to. As those of you who've been reading my blog for a while will know, M&S has long been an absolute favourite of mine. I rely on them alllll the time as they're guaranteed to have something for each and every occasion, from everyday to special events: it's a true high street gem for everywear.

And, whilst people throw around the term 'hero pieces,' especially in the industry I work in, like nobodies business it's a sure thing that noone does classic wardrobe staples quite like Marks & Sparks. They're the basis of my everyday looks, staples that take me through all seasons and help me put together anything from daily office options to date night.

So I thought I'd talk you through three of my favourite pieces from M&S' new season collection so you can see and shop these beloved pieces of mine before they're out of stock. Everywear,  for every day and every occasion.

The Classic Trench, £45

The quintessential spring coat, a classic trench will get you through these weird months when the weather's not quite sure what it's doing. Light-weight and super easy to wear it's my go-to option when the skies are looking a little treacherous and the sun's being a little sporadic.

With a tonne of options both instore and online, there's something for everyone's tastes. From macs complete with Stormwear tech (to ensure that you won't get drenched when you are, eventually, caught out by the weather), big buckles and standout details preventing your mac from ever looking a little meh.

I've got a lot of love for this crease resistant style, perfect for gals on-the-go who don't always have the option of hanging their coat up. This dreamy fitted style has also been treated to M&S's water repellent technology. All this, plus its super sweet details, and that it's well under £50 make it the ultimate button-up jacket

The Skinny Jean, £19.50

I can actually remember walking into town when I was in sixth form and seeing skinny jeans on mannequins and loling. Before wearing them the very next week and dating boys in the skinniest jeans from then on out (up to Tyler, you won't ever catch him in them...) It's been yearrrrrs and years now and the skinny jean is still going stronger than ever.

If you ask me, its unwavering popularity is down to they're versatility. You can pair a skinny jean with literally anything. Anything at all, especially a classic black skinny jean. You can throw a great pair with anything from a grey tee to a white shirt, or simply with a camisole and cardy. Although my favourite skinny jean combo will always be a Breton and a trench coat.

A great pair will take you from desk-to-dinner, and literally from weekend walks to airport runs and road trips. I think a skinny jean should be flattering, form-fitting (obvs) and help you get through getting dressed and out in the morning with ease and confidence.

The Everywear Mule, £19.95

Say hiiiii to my favourite shoe, the mule. I love them. Especially pink pairs. Mules are the ultimate summer shoe. They shout summer, celebrate summer and, when you're wearing them they give you the feeling of summer - even when it's (admittedly) not feeling too summery.

Whilst blush pink is the shade of the summer, M&S also have three lovely colourways available this season each with their dreamy Insolia technology. Making them a fashion forward, yet comfortable desk-to-dinner option. I'll be wearing mine with raw-hem jeans for now, switching to tunic dresses and skirts when it warms up that little bit more.

January 2017 Fashion Favourites:

Five of the things I've loved most this month...


February 2017 Primark Haul + Giveaway:

Just a few fitness, fashion and beauty bits I picked up from Primark this week!

All the T&C's within the YouTube link below - good luck :)

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