Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Weekend threads

This weekend lots of lovely things happened: friends came to stay, I had a delicious Lebanese meal with my bridesmaids, I drank lots of tasty beer, ate sausages and played arcade games. It was the perfect weekend actually.

As the weather was so nice I also got to take some outfit pics too! I know I know, it's such a rare occurrence now, but it gets better: I HAVE TWO OUTFITS. For real. 

First up was this fab jumpsuit from George. I actually bought it for Christmas outings, but only got around to wearing it for the first time this weekend. Still, lots of compliments and I felt good in it. I particularly liked the wide leg which was extra swishy. I'm wearing a 20 here and there's lots of stretch, both in the arms and body.

I wore it with trainers as we were doing a bit of walking and I didn't want to look *too* dressed up, but I could easily pop a pair of heels on with this for an evening look. The obsession with jumpsuits continues.

On Sunday we popped into Peckham for some casual strolling and quaffing. I decided to wear my ASOS Curve Ridley jeans which, frankly, have changed my life. The first pair of jeans I've worn in years which actually fit my body, the only exception being that they're a bit long, but that's easily solved. 

I'm really enjoying wearing shirts at the moment, and this one is from Peacocks no less! It's not somewhere I'd usually shop, but the vibrant colours and dipped hem jumped out at me. I'm wearing an 18 here which is unusually large (no gaping buttons or tightness on the arms), so bear that in mind if you stumble across one. 

I'm also wearing my favourite Oliver Bonas necklace, which you totally can't see here (unless you properly zoom in), but is awesome. 

I hope your bank holidays were equally fabulous!

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Out in the Sunshine with LindyBop

Oh hi! It's been a while. eh? I sort of lost my blogging mojo. Actually I lost a bit of my dressing up mojo too. It's partially due to finding my dream denim and now wearing skinny jeans every weekend (unheard of), but also due to wedding planning and trying not to buy any new clothes. That said, I'm definitely going to talk about wedding dress shopping for the plus size woman (albeit on the smaller end of plus size) as I'm now a Pro. Honestly, never start watching Say Yes to the Dress: once you pop you can't stop. 

The sun came out on Friday so I got the legs out and put on a summer dress. This was a steal in the LindyBop Christmas sale (I can't remember now, but I'm sure it was around £8) and I finally got to take the tags off. It felt good to be in something bright and summery as I'm so often rocking the black at work.

Dress: LindyBop
Cardi: Red Herring
Sneakers: Simply Be

Hopefully this is the start of me posting a little more frequently on this blog. I'm also planning to head down to the Fat Positive Clothes Sale in London next Saturday, so do pop down if you're needing a fat shopping fix! I'm going to sign up as a seller and have a bit of a wardrobe clear out; goodness knows I need to!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Simply Be Sheer Maxi Shirt Dress

 Sometimes you put an outfit on and everything just falls into place. This was one of those times I was LIVING for myself. Messy bun, big hoops and THIS SHIRT DRESS. It's my new favourite thing. I wore it with a bodycon and sandals (lots of dancing required a flat shoe), but I'm looking forward to wearing it out during the day too. WATCH THIS SPACE. 

One of my besties did my hair. It was sort of an accident, but I think I turned it out. 

Shirt dress: Simply Be
Bodycon: ASOS Curve (old)
Gold hoops: gift
Necklace: H&M
Gladiator sandals: Goodness knows (I've had these since 2010!)

You know what, I don't think I ever told you guys that I got engaged! I am now in the throws of wedding planning and, in the midst of all that, finding a plus size wedding dress (mare). But more on that in the next post...

Monday, 24 August 2015

Plus Size Dresses with House of Fraser

When House of Fraser asked if I wanted to choose a dress from their plus size section, obviously I didn't have to think twice. And my goodness it took SUCH a long time to decide! It just shows how far we've come in terms of plus size fashion, that I (admittedly on the lower end of plus size) have this amount of choice. There's still some way to go for fats at the upper end, but we're getting there slowly. 

In the end I chose this Wednesday Addams number from Dorothy Perkins, which is strange in itself as I never think to shop there. I had decided it would be a good work outfit, but ended up taking it out for a spin in the Botanical Gardens of Inverness (as you do). So apologies for the dappled lighting, but I rather like it. 

Pumps: Simply Be
Cardi: Primark

Don't forget they house Biba too- only up to a 22, but my god I want to smother myself in glittery, floor skimming gowns and leopard print. 

Monday, 27 July 2015

OOTD: City Boho

I toyed with putting this outfit up because, on camera, it didn't turn out quite as I envisioned. I bought this ASOS Curve dress in a blog sale over a year ago now, but finally decided to take it out of the wardrobe last weekend. As we were going to a beer festival I popped on some ankle boots too (besides it wasn't that warm). I can't put my finger on it, but something just isn't....right. It could be the bag. It's probably the boots. 

Dress: ASOS Curve (old)
Boots: New Look
Bag: Yours (old)

Sunday, 19 July 2015

OOTD: I Dream of Dorothy

My sister bought me this tshirt for my birthday and it's my new favourite thing. I've seen every episode of Golden Girls at least twice and now I get to share that love with everyone!

Obviously in my head I'm Dorothy, all elegant and intelligent and quick witted. Ahem.

I felt good in this.this. Tshirts and enormous earrings are definitely the way forward. 

Saturday, 11 July 2015

OOTD: Peacocks Black Jersey Knot Dress

I bought this dress for work, but then thought 'sod that, I'm keeping this for me!' It's plain, but I like something I can dress up or down and the fabric is thin and light which was perfect for a sweltering day like today (well, it was in London anyway). I'm wearing a 20, but reckon I could have sized down in this (you know I like it obscenely tight). Peacocks go up to a 22- come on guys, you can do better than that!

We were going out for a casual birthday lunch so I popped on my trainers, swept my hair out of my face and I was good to go. 

Sometimes the simplest outfits make you feel the best, eh?

Dress: Peacocks 
Trainers: Aldo (old)
Alice band: Accessorize
Bag: Wallis W Collection (old)