So as you all know- I love fashion. Not a new statement there. However, what I do love more, is being involved with fashion from local, Manchester and North West based brands. By that, I mean wearing outfits from retailers that have started out in my local area, and have set up a retail business based on their love for fashion, being able to introduce customers to a selection of fantastic brands and collections. I was recently made aware of Ruby and Daisy- a beautiful boutique specialising in ladieswear and footwear. They are based in Haslingden, near Rossendale, but if you don’t live anywhere near this area, then you’ll be pleased to know they also have a pretty little online shop!
So as you can see from below, I’m spending my Friday wearing a cute little playsuit from Ruby and Daisy – the Glamorous Abstract Print Playsuit, £30.
I’m a huge lover of graphical prints, however I sometimes shy away from them due to being quite small and petite. It’s easy to worry that the actual print and design is way too loud or ‘busy’ for small bodies, but if you play it right in terms of colour, fabric and print, it can work. This particular playsuit is from the Glamorous brand (which is also a local Manchester based brand – loving all this reference to my home city today!) and with it’s played down tonal combination of muted navy, grey, black and white, it actually works really effectively. It’s a cute little trendy style, and I’ll be wearing it tonight to a family party paired with tights, heels, and a black PU sleeve blazer jacket. The perfect Friday night outfit, taking me straight from the office to party mode. I do love a good long sleeve playsuit.
At Ruby and Daisy, they also have a great selection of accessories, including jewellery, bags and scarves. And so that I can show you how pretty some of the accessories are, I’m giving away this chunky silver wrap cuff bracelet, which looks super cool when stacked up with fine and delicate wristwear too, like in my styling-up photo below. For a chance to win this, enter the competition via Rafflecopter below. Competition ends March 8th, so you have a week to get your entries in!
Do you have a favourite local boutique? Do feel free to share it with me!