Sunday, 6 April 2014

Weekend Boohoo Chic

There are some trends that I love and know I can work. One of them is nineties. I mean, after all, my favourite song is Ride on Time.

Other trends I'm not so sure about: pastels, for example. I'm trying my hardest with it and I WANT to make it work, namely because I do tend to be cautious when it comes to colour. Sports Luxe is another one. I LOVE the concept of Sports Luxe and it's a style one of my blogging heroes, Gabi Fresh, pulls off very well. 

This weekend I popped along to Elena's clothes swap and decided to attempt Sports Luxe and try out the new dress I'd just bought from Boohoo. Boohoo Plus is one of the best collections of plus size clothes I have seen in a LONG time. They're on trend and they're essentially 'normal' clothes i.e. clothes that anyone could wear, plus or...minus?! It currently caters for a 16-24, but I do hope they extend that range soon so that women above a size 24 can also enjoy them. 

The dress is a 2 in 1; a sleeveless bodycon with an attached tshirt over the top. 

Dress: Boohoo Plus
Plimsolls: New Look
Handbag: Marks and Spencer Limited Edition
Earrings: New Look

To be honest, I don't think I pulled it off. I wanted the earrings and the bag to make it look glam, but the plimsolls to keep it fun and casual. I really like the dress, but I didn't realise how much it clung to my tum. Damn this photography! 

Here are a few more photos of the clothes swap. I took quite a few things along, but only came back with a couple which, frankly, was probably a good thing! Lots and lots and lots of cake though.