11 Sep 2021

As Soft As Roses

As Soft As Roses on vickiarcher.com

I do love a rose.

Or two or two thousand.

Any colour and all their fragrances can transport me far and wide; to say roses are a mood enhancer is an understatement.

Garden roses are my particular passion – the old-style velvety petals in shades to dream of and perfumes to knock your socks off – and I can never get enough of them.

The English country garden is one of their favourite playgrounds and as I picked and played about with floral arrangements last weekend, I was inspired to click down a rabbit hole of “rose”. My thoughts turned to rose and what an inspiration it can be for our wardrobe and beauty choices.

Shades of rose work through all the seasons – whether a summer tee or a cosy cashmere. A rose fragrance spritzed all over or a dash of rose gold to accessorize can transform our essentials.


Do you wear rose pieces with black? I adore that combination and whether it’s sweats and cashmere or a silk shirt and a pair of tailored pants – it’s a win-win. The same can be said for charcoal grey or all the tones of cream and caramel. Not to mention denim.

And not that these “Christinas” have much to do with “rose” other than they would look fabulous with everything – these boots have grabbed my attention. I like them in natural skin but they are also good in the more conservative options. These boots were made for walking – and the rest.

If nothing else a little rose addition to the beauty routine?  xv

**Thinking of us all and how we and the world changed twenty years ago. No words will ever say what is in our hearts.**

As Soft As Roses

walk don’t run

pink adobe  ||  christina ||  ice-pink  ||  beauty pie infusion  ||  pink chintz

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Oh, one of my favorite skirts (from the 90s!) was a black skirt with roses! Yes Vicki, I agree that one cannot go wrong with roses any time of the year.


Love rose pink …. Works with all my navies and silver greys, winter whites and black. Just bought a new season cashmere hoodie in rose … Not my usual item of clothing but having taken early retirement from the “desk job” and now writing part time from home, I need less office attire and more relaxed attire. Time to experiment with my style!

Linda B

How I adore everything rose too, and have for as long as I can remember. There have been times when I wore pale rose colored garments, but not so recently. Somehow I go through phases of deeply needing to wear certain colors; I cycle through a small range of favorites over time (currently sage/olive green and terracotta.) But I love actual roses. . .and rose scent. . . ALWAYS!

I am going to have a serious think about whether a rose blouse or jumper would be a good idea; some of your suggestions really are quite tempting.

Mona Turner

Oh how I adore everything to do with roses! The scent truly is transportive to a place of softness, femininity, and utter bliss for me. I have been wearing Miss Dior “Rose N Roses” in my morning routine and a little after my evening bath to keep that feeling into the night. I like to take flower petals and put them inside a greeting card that I am sending to family or a special friend. After the roses have had their early days in the glass jars and vases where they look so elegant,velvety soft and youthful, they still remain to hold their beauty and grace when they are older and ruffled. I hope to age this same way!

Michelle à Détroit

Oh, I absolutely do wear rose with black. One of my favorite combinations is a pale rose cashmere crewneck pullover with a black pencil skirt or slim black pants.

The rose garden is what I miss the most about our old house. I’ve planted some Austins in our new garden, including a climber for the front. Most bushes will be confined to big pots though, as I find these easier to care for.


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