“Forever in Blue Jeans”

Now I am gonna start singing “Forever in Blue Jeans”.  I thought I would write a wee blog about the amazing array of brands and styles of jeans that we have in-store and online.

Denim began as a functioning hard wearing fabric complete with rivets for manual labour jobs in America.    However the trend has grown and grown and is now a staple item in nearly each and every one of our wardrobes.  Every decade brings with it new style, colours and fabrics.

Anyone else remember the stunning Levi, Wrangler and Lee posters of the 80’s.  Chest naked men in their denim jeans (oh pick me of the floor please- I remember plaguing the folks in Stinson’s menswear to get the posters-lol).  Or the double denim look – aaaaggghh.    Ladies you can thank me later – now show your appreciation for Mr Pitt in his Levis ad – I had to put this up for the purposes of the blog.

The 90’s brought us Kris Kross  the “backwards jeans”.  Over-sized, straight-legged jeans with extremely high, nipped in waists was the general style to be “fashionable”.  

The noughties brought us “Miss Sixty” along with lots more styles.  How I loved getting into Cuba to pick mine up.  The darker the blue the better and the bigger the kick flare leg style the  more you thought you were “God’s Gift”.   I so blooming wish I could still fit into mine as I am pretty sure that I still have them tucked away somewhere to wear as vintage.

Now we are in an era of most things go!!  Skinny, straight, boyfriend, mum jeans the styles go on and on.  And even better the colours go on and on too.

The most popular denim jeans in Ring O’Rosies are Levi’s – these are available from newborn to age 14 and come in a vast array of styles.

The most popular styles for boys are the 510 skinny look or the 519 super skinny.  Boys are definitely now embracing the skinny leg in jeans – I see such a difference in jean styles from when we opened.

The girls are mainly all in a skinny fit but we have various styles here also including the ever popular jeggings.  The Levi jeans are priced from £28 for a pair of jeans or £24 for jeggings.   everyone who has bought our Levi’s have all returned for more as they are a great fit and a great look jean.  And all have the cute little red tab at the back pocket.

We recently received the Mayoral jeans in and again these are available from baby to age 9 for boys and age 16 for girls.

These jeans need a standing ovation as they are soooo soft and comfy and are all great prices.

The older girls jeans are super trendy and funky – there is a range of “ripped look blue jeans”, worn effect black jeans, moleskin velvet look ones.  And lots more.

Boys are a trendy look blue jean which again are so soft and practical.

The baby jeans are a great buy and match in with lots of different brands.   The baby girls denim has lots of sparkle which add to the cuteness – we always like a bit of bling here @Ringorosies.

And with prices from £21.50 – £33.99- they are a great piece for any of your kideroos wardrobes.

Other super popular jeans for boys are from I Do – they have gotten very popular over the past few seasons and have a trendy edge to them all.  The I Do jeans are available for ages 12 months to 12 years.  These are very well priced from £25.

Timberland denims are also a popular choice with  their skinny legs and trendy look.  We have their denim in black and blue and again available from 12 months to 12 years and are priced from £45.

Finally we have Billieblush and Billybandit.  Their denims are always a step away from the rest.  They are so on trend and sooooo different.

The girls jeans have two tone denim – sparkly dark denim legs with a lighter denim at the waistband, one the pocket money pocket and trimmed on the back pocket.  Roll us the hems and there is Billieblush branding on them.

The younger Billieblush girls have the cutest little pair of jeans available from 6 months.  They are so soft and comfy and very girlie with their buttons and rivets in bright pink.

My youngest boy is a real Billybandit boy and these jeans are right up his street.  The Billybandit jeans are similar to the girls with the two tone denim look the legs are in a mid wash blue and the waistband and pocket money pocket is in a light denim.  On the back of the left leg the word “Awesome” is printed.

I hope this has given you a little insight into the World of denim in Ring O’Rosies.  There are so many styles to choose from so hopefully there will be something to suit your little one (most of our jeans have adjustable waists ensuring a perfect fit) and with a great variety of prices we hope that there is something to suit your purse strings too.

PS the pics shown are only a few examples-  Lots & lots more available……..

 

Check them all out online……………..

 

Have A Rosie Day!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Coat Picks ……………………

So as storm Ali creates general havoc around us, we are reminded that we are well and truly into the Winter season.  With Ali being the first of the storms of the season -blooming earlier than normal, we need to have a wee gander at all our Wardrobes to ensure our kideroos are well wrapped up against the cold, the rain, the snow and the wind.

I have decided to bring you a wee peek at some of our gorgeous coats.  Click the pics to get more info on each garment………………………

Our little babies rarely need coats and we sell pram jackets and snow suits the best for the bambinos such as this stunning pram suit from Babybol.

The little ladies who are toddling around will need a bit more warmth and waterproofing.

Our best sellers so far have included the pretty floral patterned coats from Babybol and the pink textured Agatha Ruiz coat.  And with prices starting at £39 they are a great buy for the Winter months.

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But my favourite in the age group 12 months to 36 months has to be the reversible blue coat from Catimini.  On one side it is a waterproof styling in a fun, colourful print on a blue background.

The older girls have loved our frilly Le Chic dusky pink coat, again some of the younger coats also go into older sizes.  The Catimini coat has also been very popular with its quirky print and A-Line shape it suits all kids.

My favourite though has to be the NoNo Reversible coat.  Again this is a reversible coat.  On one side it is waterproof in a dark green printed fabric and on the other side it has a grey fur fabric.  The coat has lots of cute little extras such as a funky zip.  I am seeing a trend in my favourites lol…….. The other side is a stunning dark fur – pure class!!!    

 

Another love of my life is the Mim-Pi coat,  it is pure lush in a teal colour-way with pretty pink stars on it…

On to the little men – Timberland is always our best seller.  We have the puffa jackets from 12 months to 12 years and have the younger sizes in red and the older in blue.

 

However the most popular coat from Timberland the past few years has to be their lightly padded jacket.   The padding is 100% polyamide (lightweight) making the coat very light but also extremely warm.  And it is in the colour of the season, Mustard!!

Levi’s also do a stunning coat in a mustard colourway – it is trimmed in grey and super trendy.  Perfect matched with their scarf and hat set.

For the younger boys we have a fantastic selection from Babybol at great prices.  There is an amazing 3 piece set of a yellow coat with matching trousers and long sleeved top and it is priced from £50.50 for ALL three pieces- WOW NO WAY!!  The navy quilted coat starts at £28.50 and is available in ages 12 months -8 years

 

If you are after lighter rain coats we have a lovely selection of these too.  My favs are from the Lighthouse ranges with their fun and colourful prints.

Now for something a little dressier – is it a wool coat or possibly a faux fur we have it all.  Nothing I like more than a little festivity…..  Our stunning red wool coat from Agatha Ruiz has a classic look with a quirky edge.  We have furs is cream, red, mustard, grey and lots and lots more still to come in so watch this space.

 

So call in and see what other coats or jackets that you might need for the impending Stormy weather.  Brave the cold and look fabulous whilst you are doing it……

 

Have a Rosie Day!!!!!!!

 

That Hard Age Group………..

 

OMG I have been sitting here for the past few hours trying to write this blog.  I have rewritten it numerous times.   Honestly, my mind is racing that much- I just cannot settle and get it together. Instead I have been up squeezing spots and drinking copious amounts of coffee which has had the opposite effect and now I am fidgeting like mad.

There are so many things that I want to tell you about but my head is spinning with it all.  There are a lot of changes in Ring O’Rosies but this blog is literally coming out like verbal diarrhoea.   The excitement yet the apprehension is dripping out of me.  I love change but I seriously freak out about it.

What I am going to chat today about is our older girl section, as in from age 8 and above!  For years we have sold occasional wear for this age group especially for Confirmation and it has always proved popular.  However we have constantly heard that it is a hard age to buy for and that there are very little shops that cater for this age group.

 

 

It wasn’t until my eldest reached this “tween” age that I realised how right my customers are.  I took her shopping to Rushmere shopping a few years ago and ventured into many High street stores and I was so taken aback.  I am no prude but the “sexualisation” of clothes for this age was awful.  It was either this or “Mini Me” clothes.  And I do not want my kids dressing like I do on a night out (a rare occasion these days).

So we started looking at appropriate brands available for girls 8 to 16 years.  We introduced Animal and Converse as more sports luxe brands and both have proven very popular.  They have a range of easy wearing tees and hoodies and can be easily mixed up together.  And with tees starting at £12 they are a great choice for gifts also.

Levi’s is one of the best known brands on the planet especially for its denim products.  Over the years that we have stocked Levi’s it has grown in strength for the older girls.  The older girls has an appealing look for the 8 year plus age group as it has the darker colours, still a bit of bling plus it is branded and the mums love it as it has a grown up look without being inappropriate and washes like a dream.

Our two new brands this season for older girls is Mayoral and NoNo.  For Mayoral think skinny jeans, printed tees, leather jackets, fur trimmed denim jackets and so much more.  It has tones of black/ grey, beige and cream.  This brand I feel will be popular as it is super stylish but also great priced (more so the mums will care about this bit).  Take a sweet skater dress and add a black leather jacket to give it a cutting edge look – very appealing to the older girls.  The NoNo is a quirkier look – think bomber jackets with matching tassel scarfs in brighter more original colours.  Lots of stunning printed trousers and drop-waist dresses.

 

As our older girls, always has a good sell through in these brands, we are still on the look-out for new brands.   For next SS19 we have a few more to add to the mix (please some one stop me buying aaaggghh).  The main one is DKNY, I have gotten the tween approval of this from my daughter and many of her friends.  This is definitely a very “street” brand and has a wonderful collection of retro shorts, sports leggings, funky hoodies and WOW tees.  We also checked out the Espirit range hoping it would suit that older girl.  We did get a few pieces- mainly skinny jeans and printed tees which are inexpensive but edgy and funky.  To be honest we were a bit disappointed in the older girl range.  However, as usual we go over-board in our buying, so we checked out the younger girl range and it is fab!!  It is a brand that would remind me of the Mexx range that we used to stock.  Very wearable, very good prices and bright, bright colours.  You will love it!

 

I hope that there is something to keep all those “tweens and teens” happy with our ranges.  I am super excited to receive all the brands in within the next few weeks and definitely feel that it will bring a new element to our shop.

Have a Rosie Day!!

Orlagh