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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Staff Picks: SOPHIE B

Next up to share her Autumn/Winter picks is Sophie.

Sophie Bowden

Sophie is our lovely Fabric & Trade Assistant, and knows everything there is to know about Cabbages & Roses fabrics and interiors.


Sophie took me to nearby St. Luke's Gardens yesterday to show off her favourite pieces from this season; the Petunia Shirt Dress and the Navy Trench Coat. She says that the Petunia Shirt Dress is so easy to wear, yet looks elegant and stylish with minimal effort. The Navy Trench Coat served her well, as in true British style, it poured with rain the moment we stepped outside!

Shower proof, the Trench Coat is great for rainy days!

Swapping the Trench Coat for an umbrella, we managed to get a moment of sunshine through the drizzle. 

Sophie styles the Petunia Shirt Dress with thick black tights and shiny brogues. The contrast collar and cuffs on the Petunia Dress keeps it looking smart, whilst the loose fitted a-line shape means that it is one of those pieces you can just throw on in the morning without having to think too much about it.

Sophie's personal style is pretty and feminine. Most days she can be found wearing beautifully long dresses, tartan skirts or feminine blouses. The Petunia Dress is the perfect combination of femininity and smart tailoring. 

Windy Day!

If you would like more information on opening a trade account, or for assistance with a fabric order, Sophie is contactable by phone on +44 (0)203 696 1310 or email.

Thanks to lovely Sophie for enduring the wind and rain!
Click on the items below to shop Sophie's look - 

Navy Trench Coat
Petunia Shirt Dress

Christabel x 

Friday, 10 October 2014

HOW TO WEAR.. Summer pieces in Winter

Sometimes we forget that our favourite Summer pieces can be re-worked and re-styled to see us through the Winter months. Throw on a chunky knit and tights, and just about anything can be transformed into a cold-weather-friendly outfit. 

All of these summer pieces are in the Sale, at up to 60% off the original price (which justifies buying double the items.......right?)

-Click on the images to shop the items-


Full Circle Dress

The Long sleeves on the Full Circle Dress makes it very winter-friendly. Wear with thick black tights and brogues to keep your legs warm. For a smart look, why not try a collared shirt under the dress and have the collar poking out!


Long Danby Sweater

The Long Danby Sweater ticks all of the boxes as far as winter knits are concerned: A warm yet lightweight fabric? Check. Long Sleeves, perfect for wearing rolled up? Check. Loose, A-line shape for the days where only a comfy sweater will do? Check.


Check Morris Shirt Dress

The Morris Shirt Dress also comes in a Blackwatch for Winter (see here). 


Denim Large Vent Jacket

Autumn days call for a Denim Jacket, and this linen one is no exception. Loosely fitted, there is plenty of room to layer a sweater underneath. 


Red Tallulah Top

 Although the Tallulah Top is very summery, we are always on the lookout for a layering piece with a beautiful collar. No matter how many layers you pile on top, the collar is always visible and adds that touch of femininity to your outfit. 


Navy Wrap Panel Jacket

The Wrap Panel Jacket is one of our favourite transitional pieces. Extremely soft and light thanks to the linen and silk blend, we like to wear this as an evening jacket over a dress. It can be used as an outerwear piece for Autumn days, or layer under a heavy winter coat once the weather turns. 


Shop all the Sale pieces here.
Happy Shopping!

Christabel x 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Staff Picks: LAUREN

Next up to share her favourite Autumn/Winter pieces with us is Lauren.


As Cabbages & Roses' Digital Marketing Coordinator, Lauren is the brains behind our 
e-newsletter (sign up here). She is the go-to organizer of staff birthdays, days out and leaving presents (and yes, she is currently planning the Christmas Party!)

Lauren's favourite pieces from the Autumn/Winter collection are the Red A-line Shirt and the Hooded Work Coat.  Pictured here walking her dog Coco, Lauren says "this outfit is so comfortable and versatile that I would happily wear this to the office or for a dinner with friends (minus the wellies!)"

Lauren & Coco

     Paired with skinny blue jeans, Lauren shows off the shape of the A-line shirt perfectly. Layered under the Hooded Work Coat, the look is casual, chic and comfortable.

Thanks to Lauren (and Coco) for sharing!

To get Lauren's look, shop the items here - 

Hooded Work Coat

Red A-Line Shirt

PS. make sure to send us photos of how YOU style your C & R clothes, and you too could feature on our blog! (

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Staff Picks: HOLLY

At Cabbages & Roses HQ we have come to realise that the biggest fans of our brand are...well, ourselves. Perhaps it's because we develop an emotional attachment to the products having seen them through their development stages; from initial design to getting them on the shop floor. But there is nothing more exciting to us than a brand new delivery of new season pieces. It's fair to say that all of us who work here have managed to find a free corner of our wardrobes, irrespective of our individual styles, dedicated to the unique style that is Cabbages & Roses. 

That is why we have decided to share our favourite pieces from this season, and how we style them. 


First to show off her favourite pieces is Holly. 


She is the Head of Operations and all-round Cabbages enthusiast. Having worked at C&R for 5 years she is well versed in styling a-line knits, tartan shirts and woolly hats with her usual chic and simple style aesthetic. It comes as no surprise then that her favourite pieces are the Brown Square Sweater and the Brown Bobble Hat. 

Holly amused by a passer-by.

Styling her Square Sweater with simple straight-legged jeans, Holly shows off the beautiful shape of the Square Sweater. 

 Pairing the Square Sweater with the Bobble Hat in the same colour is a simple and easy way to get a whole new look for Autumn. The brown and black melange of colours keeps the two pieces from looking matchy-matchy. 

Thanks to Holly for sharing her look! 

To get Holly's style, shop the items here - 

Brown Bobble Hat

Brown Square Sweater

Christabel x