Love Is In The Air!!!!

HAPPY ROMANTIC COMMERCIALISATION DAY!!!

Last night I was wrecking my head what to write in a blog.   I was sending ideas to “My Two Beasts” (a joke from my Instastories)  and they were getting hit right back to me – too boring, Oh really!! What Crap!!  So I asked if they had any ideas and bah humbug, Beast 2, said write about the over commercialisation of Valentines Day, so it got my thinking.

I came down this morning to be greeted with a lovely bunch of roses, my favourite Lindor chocolates and a card.  I was a little surprised but by heck he would have been in trouble if there hadn’t been something to show his unrequited love for me.

As much as I would love to be whisked out for dinner, from past experience we don’t go out for Valentines Dinner.  Once, long before marriage, before kids, before stress- we headed out for a romantic meal.  We were greeted with glasses of Prosecco at the door, to be honest I think if I carbonated my own urine it would have tasted nicer.  The dinner cost a fortune and was slapped on the plate.  I was given a rose that had seen better days – all in all a most disappointing experience and needless to say 17 years later we have never went out on Valentines night again.

Last night the kids were so excited about this Special Day and wanted to go out for dinner tonight.  Could you imagine rocking up to an eatery on Valentines night with 4 weeuns in tow.  Could you imagine the brow beat look of the parents in the restaurant as we enter and the slow, continuous nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooo as they had gotten a night away from their Monsters only to spend it with mine.   So instead I have decided to cook a Valentines night for all the squad – complete with new red tablecloths and heart shaped napkins.  I have fully fell hook, line and sinker for this Commercial heaven (though the tablecloths were reduced to 25p so I even bought two).

Ok, ok I am completely off track.  Why do we need one day a year to declare our love and spoil each other, should we not express this on a more regular basis.  As much as it was lovely to receive the gifts this morning wouldn’t it be a nice surprise at a random time of the year.  Possibly when I am feeling down/ anxious/ stressed (ok john would argue I’m one of them nearly every week lol).  We should tell our loved ones that we love them more often and not just because the card companies think we should.

Another reason why we shouldn’t flood our Social Media with Valentines Loveys is there are many out there who can’t.  Someone could have lost a partner, maybe they work away from home, maybe they are lonely and these expressions of love can be a bit grating for them.  I was in a local shop today and the young man serving me told me that him and his fella divorced this year and that he was finding today quite hard already and this was before 9am, so I imagine him sitting eating a wee microwave dinner tonight listening to “All By Myself”.

I do think today is just a complete money spinner, however I do get quite absorbed as I hang my heart fans from the roof and throw chocolates and candles on the table for decorations but this year its for all of us together as a unit.

Don’t even get me started on Galentines day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

“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!!!!!!!