Monday, 29 December 2014

OOTD: Boy Bands Ruined My Life

Today it was time to get out of the house, run errands, get some fresh air and stop treating the chocolate orange as one of my five a day.

I received this banging t-shirt for Christmas from Mr FD and I totally love it although, to be fair, it's not entirely accurate; if anything boy bands have ruined his life, not mine! That said, I put this on, realised it had been TWENTY years since I first saw Take That and wept real, elderly tears.  

Love this bag. I picked it up when we were in Prague, but it's only H&M so might be available in stores here. All of the tassels! 

Finally I should give my nails a mention: they're Mosaic Flower nail wraps from Avon. I'm a big fan of nail wraps as they last a long time (I can't deal with chipped nail varnish) and I'm not talented enough to create any kind of nail art. These were another Christmas gift; I hadn't tried Avon before, but they seem to be holding up pretty well (Sally Hansen wraps last forever- would totally recommend). 

Boy Bands Ruined My Life tee (XL, prob a 20-22): Amazon
Pencil skirt: M&S
Jacket: Henry Holland (old)
Fringe bag: H&M (similar here)
Ankle boots: New Look

Monday, 22 December 2014

Simply Be and Look Magazine Layer Top Print Maxi Dress

A few weeks ago was my first Christmas party of the season. The theme was Great Gatsby, so obviously I completely ignored that and went as myself. I'd bought this Simply Be/Look Magazine collab dress the month before and was dying for somewhere to wear it.

I'm wearing this in an 18. I could have gone for a 20, but while it wouldn't have shown any VBO, it definitely would have been too loose on the sleeves. Blast this banging pear shape! Considering I'm not wearing any shapewear I think the VBO is fine. As REM once said, "everybody jiggles....sometimes."

Look at all the colours! So pretty.

Dress: Simply Be
Silver Bag: Marisota
Shoes: Evans (old)
Necklace: H&M (old)

Friday, 19 December 2014

OOTD: Shirts and Suspension Bridges

Freakum Dress is back online! Thank the Goddess Bey! Some nasties decided to hack my blog and infect people with malware so I had to shut it down, yo. But weeks later and with some new technical knowledge I've managed to sort it (now to get the other blog done *sigh*).

These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago now, on a trip to Bristol. We went to stay with our lovely friend Lolly, who treated us to lots of site seeing and THE BEST SANDWICH I'VE EVER EATEN. No photo of that though, I inhaled it too quickly for the flash.

On a day where I was going to be doing a fair amount of walking I wanted to be comfy, practical and, obviously, stylish (well you never know who you might bump into...) so I plumped for the treggings/boots/checked shirt and bling option. The shirt is from Next and is all soft and silky and lovely. I'm wearing a 20 here and kept it undone. I always have to size up with shirts and I think I'd need a 22 to comfortably do it up without any gaping or riding up. 

Shirt: Next (some here)
Strappy top: H&M
Treggings: M&S
Necklace: H&M (ollllld)