I've got to admit, I am a massive fan of the recent trend of 'creeper' shoes, the big built up soles and the lovely, nerdy feel they have to them. However, i wasn't brave enough to go all the way so I bought a happy medium - the gorgeous 'Chuck' brogues from Schuh. I loved them from the pictures - still having the great built up sole and being made out of suede just like original creepers, but with a bit more of a brogue feel to them. In reality they are even better - the quality of them is insane! The insides of them are squishy and lovely and comfortable - unlike some other flat shoes I own I could wear them all day, every day! I'm not sure if all Schuh shoes are as well made as this as these are my first pair, but I plan to check this out!

What do you think? :)



'Smart' Attire

Today I had to present my work for my current project to half of my year. I was SCARED - not stressed scared but shaky kneed, cold handed, words slurring scared. Actually though, it wasn't so bad and I made my way through my entire presentation running on nervous energy! To make myself feel a bit more confident this morning I wore two items that make me feel that way - a blouse and a tube skirt. I don't know what it is about tube skirts, but I always feel better when I'm wearing one! The blouse made me feel more smart and grown up too, and thats always a plus ^_^
I actually bought this skirt on the cardiff blogger meet, which I blogged about here and here!

Top: Internacionale
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Tights: Topshop
Shoes: Rocketdog



Rainy Blues

I hate rain. It's cold, wet and depressing. And i've managed to get caught in 3 rain showers over the last 3 days! However, I do like rain when I'm sat inside listening to it, as I find it quite theraputic to know I'm warm and dry while its cold and wet outside. As I'm writing this it's raining outside, but I have work to do so I'm staying in for the rest of today! I wore a comfy outfit today, including my old favourites the burgundy leggings which i dug out again, and haven't come out very burgundy in the pictures!

(check out my lovely wet feet!)

Dress (underneath), leggings and boots: Topshop
Top: Amplified



Winter Florals

Im loving the winter colours at the moment - rust, burgundy and navy seem to be all im wearing at the moment! I love all the things in this outfit, but especially the cardy - it reminds me of a hobo for some reason, but i love it ! I actually have to stop myself wearing it every day haha.

Top: Primark
Skirt: Topshop
Cardy: H&M
Tights: Sainsburys
Boots: Clarks



Mixing it up!

I've always been a fan of mixing prints (could you tell?!) but recently i've been a little less brave with it. This is my outfit from yesterday, and as you can see i've been mixing it up again! :D

(and yes that is my brand-spanking-new lip piercing! exciting stuff :D)

Top: Tesco
Skirt: Matalan
Tights: Sainsburys
Boots: Topshop



South Wales Blogger Meet Up Pt. 2!

So, after BB's muffins we did a teeny bit of shopping (I ended spending £70 in Urban Outfitters, whoops!) I bought a hat (the burgundy hat from my hair post!) a tube skirt, and a beautiful jumper.
We then headed to the management suite in the St. David's centre. I couldn't believe how many people turned up! We all signed in and made our way to the main room, which had been made up especially for us with samples from lots of different shops including Reiss, Mango, Monsoon, Kurt Geiger, Radley, La Senza, Boux Avenue, Paperchase, G Star Raw, New Look, Warehouse and a few others. We were also given a bag full of goodies by Gem and Chantelle containing lookbooks from various retailers, free samples, vouchers and other exciting things!
Emma from La Senza!
 The Paloma Faith Range (green and black!)

We were treated to talks from a few of the brands, including one from La Senza about the new Paloma Faith range which I'm eager to try! We were then talked through the new seasons of all the other brands. Then we got to have a look around ourselves! I particularly liked the Kurt Geiger shoes, the Monsoon dresses and the Gap knitwear.

Kurt! The spiky shoes at the back are my fave <3
Monsoon dresses - perfect prints for me!
Gap - Loving the belted cardigan on the left and the gorgeous scarf on the right!

After some free Krispy Kremes and a few chats with some of the people that had come to represent the brands (the girl from Boux Avenue and Emma from La Senza were particularly lovely!) we had some outfit shots taken and we also had a raffle! Then we were taken over to O'Neills who provided us with an AMAZING spread of food including chicken and chorizo skewers, honey and mustard sausages (amazing!) nachos, and lots of other amazing dishes! I managed to grab some photos of the people who made it to O'Neills too:

All in all, it was a fantastic day, kudos to Gem and Chantelle for organising it all! Everyone had lots of fun and it was great to meet other people that were into blogging too. 



Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow!

From the title, you would expect me to be bald or something haha. I can assure you I am not bald, and I have not had a haircut either! Instead, the title refers to the colour of my hair. The dark brown that has always been my colour (since I was tiny and a bit ginger!) has now been changed to red! I used two pots of Live Colour Luminance in Infra-Red and Rai's expert dying hands, and here are the results!

What do you think?



The Letter M

This outfit is actually from yesterday, but I loved it so I thought I'd share it with you! I bought this 'M' top recently online in the topshop sale and I've been calling it my Mike Tribute top haha. Its great for making a colour impact and can be layered under other things for winter :)

Top: Topshop
Shorts: New Look
Boots: Clarks
Tights: M&S
Necklace: Gift

aaaand here's the present Mike bought me for our anniversary! A gorgeous heart shaped ring :)




South Wales Blogger Meet Up Pt. 1!

Last wednesday, me and Rai (who lives in the room next to me in my uni house!) set off for Cardiff for the South Wales Blogger meet. I'd never been to a blogger meet before, so I was nervous and excited, and didn't know what to expect! Gem met us at the train station and instantly put me at ease, she's lovely and bubbly! We made our way to St. David's to BB's muffin's, where we met some other blogger's (check Gem's blog for a list of attendees!) We were also treated to a free muffin and drink by the lovely staff! The interior of BB's is beautiful, and my favourite part was the pink lights hanging from the ceiling, I need to get some of those for my room!

Yes, that is also a mirrored floor! It looked up to the sky (I think it was a fake sky but I'm not 100% haha.) I had an almond muffin and a hot chocolate (topped with cream and mini marshmellows!) Mine was lovely, as was the other girl's from what I heard!

It was lovely to speak to some blogger's whose blogs I have been reading for a while now, including Leanne and Kate, and also meet blogger's whose blogs I wasn't familiar with! Rai wore a cupcake dress which fitted in perfectly in the surroudings!

Later on we headed out to the St. David's management suite, which I'll do a post about soon! :)



3 Years!

Today it has been three years since me and my boyfriend Mike got together! We're celebrating by going to Cardiff for the day (and taking the opportunity to visit my beloved Ikea!) but I just though I'd say Happy Anniversary to Mike! (since I know he'll read this! ;])


Beauty UK 'Snob' and Leopard Print!

This is an outfit from a few days ago because i'm going to post my photographs from the South Wales blogger meet that I attended yesterday over the next couple of days! I love this entire outfit! The dress (underneath) is not something I would wear on it's own because it's too short/tight but it's great layered underneath things.

 Dress & Leggings: Topshop
Top: Select
Boots: Superdry
Cardigan: Matalan

This lipstick is called 'Snob' and is something i picked up from Internacionale. The brand is 'Beauty Uk' which is not a brand I'm familiar with, but I'm very happy with this lipstick. It's a pale pink/lavender and smells like mint, which is a bit odd at first but nice! It has a matte finish which I find good because to me it seems like most of my 'glossy' lipstick's slide straight off!


My Memories Suite Review and Giveaway!

I'm very happy to announce another giveaway on my blog, this time with an even better prize! I was asked last week to host a giveaway for My Memories Suite, a great digital scrapbooking programme that you can use to turn your photographs into scrapbook pages, filling them with your own memories! Of course I accepted, and I was also given a copy to review for all of you too! 
My Memories Suite can be used on either Mac or PC, which is great for me as a Mac user! I thought that it may be difficult to use, but when I opened the software I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to use. I was also surprised by how much was included - lots of embellishments, layout and other freebies!

I created the following scrapbook pages in less than 5 minutes - there is a drag/drop facility to add photographs on to each page, and it works similarly to photoshop with the use of layers. I chose to create pages using my recent holiday photographs.

As you can see, these are pretty simple, but it is also easy to create much more complex pages using added embellisments etc. 
I'm really happy with the software, and I hope one of you will be too!

However, for anyone who doesn't win, I also have a 10$ discount code to share with you all! Just go here and use discount code:
to claim your discount!
There are some rules, so here's what you have to do to enter my giveaway:

1. Be a follower of A Pocketful of Rosie via either GFC or Bloglovin'

2. Go to My Memories and pick your favourite kit/layout/template and post that in your comment.

3. Leave your email address or blog address so I can contact you if you win!

4. You can also have another entry if you follow My Memories on twitter AND tweet '@RoseanneAmy's having a giveaway of My Memories Suite! Head to http://tiny.cc/hiwu0!'

5. If you want to add the giveaway to your sidebar or do a post about it, that will also count as an extra entry!

7. The giveaway will be open for one month, closing on the 11th November!


I was given a free copy of the My Memories software, but this in no way affects the review I gave of it. I gave My Memories a fair and unbiased review.


Giveaway Winner!

I had lots and lots of entries to my 200 followers giveaway, so thank you all for entering! However, there can only be one winner, and using random.org I just found the winner of all these lovely goodies....

and the winner is.....

Danielle from A Blog from Blackpool!!
I'll be emailing you soon to get your address :)

To all of you who didn't win, fear not as I'll be hosting another giveaway soon! 


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