Spotlight on a Stallholder – Ashley Rose

A Plus Market (Preston)

spotlight on a stall holderIn the online plus size fashion world us ladies are lucky to have a wide variety of fashion bloggers to draw our inspiration from. This A Plus Market we are very fortunate to be able to not only gain some inspiration but directly pillage one of my favourite’s,
Ashley Rose!

Ashley Rose, Pretty in Pink. Photo by Danimezza

Ashley Rose, Pretty in Pink

Ashley Rose has been brutally culling her wardrobe and will unleash it’s contents at the upcoming
A Plus Market in Preston!!!!!

To whet your appetite, Ashley has agreed to give us a little bit of info on herself, her fashion and what she will be selling on the day, plus some awesome fashion and shopping tips.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a Melbourne plus size fashion blogger who adores her city, I could not imagine living anywhere else in the world! I love thrifting and antique shopping, with a penchant for all things classic!

Why do you blog? Why do you think your blog resonates with so many women?

I blog because I love fashion, all fashion for all women that is. This is what I believe has turned my blog into much more than I ever dreamed. I believe what resonates with so many of my readers, is my undeniable love for fashion and combined with such a lack of physical plus size publications, many women are turning to online blogs for style inspiration.

Describe your fashion style?

Classic with a Modern Edge. I have a wardrobe of quality staple items, but like to mix it up with vintage and current trend pieces.

Where do find your fashion inspiration?

I read Vogue regularly and enjoy the challenge of trying to convey the runway trends into plus size fashion. I also browse Australian fashion blogs by Jessica Stein and Nicole Warne. However on a daily basis I check over curvy blogs like A Girl With Curves, GabiFresh, Nicolette Mason and gain the most inspiration from all the fabulous street style from the ladies I follow through Instagram (See who I follow here @thisisashrose)

Do you have a fashion rule that you impose on yourself?

I have absolutely no rules. My Style is ever evolving and I don’t wish to ever confine that.
However, when shopping I have three basic rules;

–          Can I wear it with three or more basics already in my wardrobe?

–          Is it a Basic or Fashion trend piece? (This will always determine who much I am willing to spend, due to cost per wear)

–          How many similar pieces do I already own? (More than two and ill put that item straight down!)

–          If I am Thrifting, I have no rules!

Fashion rule that you love to break?

All of them! Stripes, White, Denim on Denim.. the list is endless!

What do you think should be in every ladies wardrobe?

I have always believed that the basis of a good wardrobe comes from the level of well-cut basics it contains. These pieces should be a higher quality, with a good cost per wear ratio and able to be blended season to season with your cheaper fashion pieces.
Here are a few;

–           A plain black, well cut blazer.

–          A neutral blazer (Stone, Blush or White are good starting points)

–          A well-fitting pair of blue & black jeans.

–          At least two good quality Black and White T-shirts (I also like to steer clear of cotton as I find they age quicker, I look for woven fabrics!)

–          As above but sleeveless or singlets.

–          A fitted plain skirt.

–          Two collared shirts (One coloured and one neutral is good)

–          Two plain knitted pieces.

This list may not be for everyone, however I find that with these pieces and a handful of fashion pieces (usually printed or textured fabrics) I can make many many outfits!

What will you be selling at A Plus Market Preston? 

The question is really what am I not selling!
This is the biggest clear our of my wardrobe I have ever done!
Many of the pieces will either have been worn once or be brand new with tags and I will have sizes from 14 – 22, with a small collection of shoes and accessories.

Want to know more about Ashley Rose? or see sneak peeks of what she’ll have on offer come market day?
You can find her in the following places:

I’m sure you don’t need anymore convincing, be there or be square.
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My Ballarat Haul


Before I get too excited about the next A Plus Market (which is in Preston, only a few weeks away and I am already really really excited about) I thought I better share my Ballarat haul with you all.

This is only a small selection of what I picked up.

The bunting dress rom City Chic is brand new with tags and one I was coveting when it came out. So I am pretty chuffed to have picked it up at a fraction of the retail cost.
The floral dress (another City Chic), I absolutely love. It’s bright, will do well for winter with tights and a cardi and has really cute pockets – winning!

Finally, the green and black dress is something I wouldn’t normally try out, but in an effort to get me out of a bit of a fashion rut, I’m embracing it. I think it will end up being my go to smart casual option.

Excuse the hanger pics, I’ll endeavour to do some outfit shots as I wear them.

And I picked up some very cute little earrings from Bok Bok B’gerk, how could I resist? I think I’ll share these around a bit…..
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As I love shopping vicariously (it’s much cheaper!)
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Jewellery by Lisa Kennedy


A Plus Market isn’t all about bargains, there is also always a selection of extra special pieces
that are perfect for spoiling yourself with.
The upcoming Ballarat A Plus Market on Saturday May 3rd will be home for a day to local jeweller Lisa Kennedy.

Jewellery by Lisa Kennedy is a collection of high quality, handmade jewellery pieces. Lisa designs and hand makes all the pieces in her Maldon studio.

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Lisa’s resume is impressive having worked as a trade jeweller in London, specialised in pearls in Darwin and precious metals in Canterbury. Now based in Maldon, Lisa has total creative freedom,
using it to create unique and elegant jewellery pieces.

Jewellery by Lisa Kennedy is all hand made therefore rings can be any size.
Any ring that is in stock can be resized or remade if required free of charge.
This is fantastic news for ladies like me who have if you are larger than average (and also for those with or smaller), there’s no paying extra for that perfect fit.

The Jewellery by Lisa Kennedy stall at A Plus Market will be stocked with a range of larger rings and neck pieces, so there even more chance that the piece you fall in love with is going to fit straight away.

I have a real soft spot, some may even say addiction, to jewellery so I am looking forward to having a very up close and personal check out of this divine range.

Come along on Saturday May 3 and splurge on a gorgeous one off piece, made by a very talented local artist. Also don’t forget that Mother’s Day is just around the corner.

*Next Market Saturday 27th October, 2018


Next Market:
Saturday 27th October

10am – 3pm

Coburg Town Hall 90 Bell St, Coburg 3058

$2 entry for all adults

How to Get There:


Two minute walk from Bus Route 513 and others at the stop on Bell Street (200m)


Ten minute walk from Coburg train station on the Upfield train line (800m) Tram

Five minute walk from Sydney Rd Tram (500m)


Free public car park in Urquhart Street, behind Coburg Town Hall.

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Get involved and become a stallholder CLICK HERE