New Years Eve in Liverpool

WOW, what an incredible year! We are celebrating the end of 2013 in Liverpool, England. The perfect way to end the most eventful year of my life. 2013 is marked by two huge events and life changes. First, I got married (pictures coming in January!) and then we moved to a new country! Along with other tid bits like living with the best housemates ever, being featured on Teen Vogue, representing Oregon in H&M's fashion campaign, having my work for both design and styling be featured in national and international magazines etc. I would say it was a pretty good year, the best yet! And to be honest, I need to make a whole new list of goals for 2014, because I accomplished all of my goals and then some for 2013! You can look forward to more travel posts, refined style posts, English adventures and handcrafted designs by yours truly. So excited to share everything with all of you!!!


Topshop x Pleather

Moving to a new place isn't easy, to a new country is even harder. So many new and exciting (daunting) things all around you, places are more beautiful, people more interesting but it's hard. We have now been in Leeds, England for over two months. I emotionally survived the Holidays away from my family and friends and have slowly stopped filling my hot mess of emotions with cookies and candies. I have embraced our new life out here and my new family. Just me and my hot (smart, funny, dorky) husband. I couldn't feel happier or more fulfilled. And even though they are just feelings and they will change and fade and morph over our lifetime, I had the most fun with my husband on Christmas. Being out here has been a blessing in disguise as we pretty much just have each other. He is literally the person I cry, laugh, and dance with and I've learned to appreciate every little detail and experience. I am thankful for the details, and thankful for the opportunity to be removed from the norm. 
And so lovely readers, as I share my outfit from Christmas and we welcome a new year full of new experiences and adventures, I want to thank you for following along on our journey, specifically in 2013. From our engagement to our wedding to our move, your words of encouragement and support have been that extra boost I've needed along the way. So, from my family to yours, Happy New Year loves!!! Thank you for following along the Jade Rose journey!


Parker New York Holiday Style

If you remember from this Instagram, I had a "Christmas Doo" to attend for work. I wore my wedding reception dress, the Hayden by Parker New York. It runs big in regards to sizing so I paired it with my favorite blazer to achieve a fitted look.
Dress // Blazer: H&M (c/o) // Heels: Carlos Santana (old) // Clutch: Banana Republic )old) // Lips" MAC Rebel


Shopping Silver

While searching for these rain boots, I found incredible silver equestrian boots!!! Which lead to shopping for more silver items, enjoy my curated oufit of shiny, sparkly, wearable items!!!


Ted Baker Wellies

These Ted Baker of London Wellingtons are the best English purchase I've made thus far. They fit like a dream and will go with everything in my wardrobe! The snake print detail is charming on a classic black rain boot. I waited patiently to buy myself wellingtons knowing they would need to last me as long as possible (years). I knew I needed a boot that would go with any coat and that was practical, being on a very strict budget and still having to convert every purchase to dollars meant lots and lots of research and waiting. It was worth it!! I got these boots brand new for half the price! They are incredible comfortable and come highly recommended from this American turned UK style blogger :)
Caught Vsco-gramming. ;)
Wellies: Ted Baker // Wool Skirt: Banana Republic (old) // Jacket: H&M (old) // Fur stole (Jade Rose) // Metallic Tights (purchased in Ukraine) // Eyeglasses: LaFont (c/o) // Lips: MAC 'So Chaud'


York in 24 Hours

As you know from here and here we started our first of many 24 hour trips in the UK. As we have breaks from Uni and work (and the funds) we will take mini vacations in 24 hours or less. York was our first stop as it is the closest to us in Leeds. The most quaint city that is completely enclosed in castle walls built hundreds of years ago, York was founded by the Romans in 71 AD!!!! It is the epitome of English quaint with cobble stone roads, buildings and architecture only out of fairy tales (like The Shambles I'm pictured in below), and friendly folk that love local farmers markets.  Our favorite experience was going to Friday night prayer at the York Minster, it was the most beautiful experience we've had since being in the UK.
 I present to you, 24 hours in York with pictures. 
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Plaid Trousers

I love the look of tartan plaid, especially in the Fall! Every Fall we see this trend on the runway with the likes of Tory Burch and Louis Vuitton. For as long as I can remember, I would start each school year with some plaid. This year I was treated to plaid trousers, a new "thing" for me, and a different direction from my typical plaid pencil skirt or scarf. I added my new heeled booties (or heels that are trying to be booties) and created the perfect outfit for an evening at the art gallery. These trousers, courtesy of H&M are being worn in a variety of ways out here in England. My favorite look is with a chunky knit sweater and heels. That will definitely be gracing the blog at some point. 
In other news, we are official residents of England(!) in a lovely and posh neighborhood full of young professionals and the national cupcake winner.... so excited about that! These pics were taken on our new street :) 

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