Thursday, 26 November 2015

Style: Festive Sparkle with Yours Clothing.

Despite my strong resistance, the festive season is very much upon us. And although I'm not hugely into the whole christmas thing, I do love a bit of sparkle. 

Finding the right plus size party dress can still be a bit of a chore, but this black and gold metallic thread dress from Yours Clothing is a corker. 

This is the kind of dress that makes you feel all lady like, perfect for a date or dinner party, yet it's got enough glitz that you'd be ready to go out with the girls and cause some trouble in it! The draped back is SO sexy, I just want to go out and do some serious minxing in it!

I've worn it with bare legs here, but this is going to look great with opaque tights and shoes or even some vote ankle boots. Grab your clutch bag and hit the club! 

Don't forget to check out Yours Clothing this week too for some MEGA deals! Click on the pic below!

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OOTD: Winter Warmers and Tourist Haunts.

Not only did I attend the British Plus Size Awards in London over the weekend, but I packed the whole family up with me and on the Sunday we spent a lovely day doing lovely touristy type things. The highlight of which was taking Poppy to the Natural History Museum, which, I think even if you had a full week, you wouldn't be able to explore everything it has to offer, it is huge! Packed to the rafters with things to see, do and enjoy. 

It was a beautiful crisp but bitterly cold London day, so I wanted something that would keep me warm, but something I wouldn't feel weighed down in, so I went for a gorgeous Marina Rinaldi jumper dress from Navabi and my new favourite thing in the whole wide world, this furry collared jacket from Simply Be. 

Please excuse my massively hungover face and hair, let's just say I was a bit tipsy the night before haha!  The jumper dress is lightweight cotton/wool mix which means you don't get too warm in it. The black jewel detail against the beautiful midnight blue is just gorgeous and I love the pop of colour the collar of my jacket adds to the outfit. I may have felt rough, but this outfit definitely gave me a boost.

I wore: Marina Rinaldi Jumper Dress - Navabi// Fur Collar Biker Jacket - Simply Be// Leggings - Scarlett and Jo// Boots - Clarks

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** The dress and jacket in this post were  gifted to me**

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Style: Jumpsuit Styling with Elvi.

Oh what lovely weather we're having... So I apologise now if I have to start doing a few more indoor shots, but thankfully I have a delightful sofa, so I thought I'd stand near it haha! We all know my love for a jumpsuit is never-ending, and this beauty from plus size clothing brand Elvi is a great Autumn/Winter option. 

It's a heavy crepe so it will keep you warm enough on these chilly evenings. The rust colour is so classy and the d-ring detail to the waist is just fab. I found the leg a little awkward on me, it was neither flare or straight, so I might get my mum (sewing wizard) the take it in at the ankle so it sits more like a peg-leg on me. In terms of sizing, I'm in wearing the 24, which is snug, but given how it fits on my bum, well, it can be snug all it likes because check out my ass! haha! 

I love the wrap detail and although I've gone for a more glam look with the fur collar I think this would look great with a camel coat for example or even a biker jacket. The jumpsuit is also available in black 

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**This item was sent to me for the purposes of review**

Monday, 23 November 2015

Style: Award Winning Lingerie with Elomi.

I meant to get this post up before the weekend, but due to some major travel delays, I wasn't able to, but I'm actually glad in a way, because no sooner was I home late Friday night was I heading out again saturday morning to London for the British Plus Size Awards. I was lucky enough to be attending as a guest of, as it turns out, the winners of the best plus size lingerie brand Elomi, so I can now proclaim I'm wearing award winning undies! 

This lovely little number is the Nina from the AW collection, it's a beautiful zingy red shade with a really pretty and delicate floral print, it's the kind of lingerie set that you can wear every day but feels really special. 

Elomi aren't just made for the fuller bust, but they are cut specifically for the fuller figure which means the fit and support are perfect for the larger body. I wore this set all day Thursday and it was so comfortable!

I had so much fun at the awards with the Elomi gang and even got to go up on the stage when they collected the award! I'll be writing a post about my outfit very soon, but in the mean time, why not check out all the lovely items they have to offer! 

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**This set was  sent to me for the purposes of review**

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Style: Martine McCutcheon Collection at Fashion World.

You might remember that back in September I had the pleasure of venturing down to London for a very swanky breakfast and the chance to view the new Martine McCutcheon collection for Fashion World. My absolute favourite piece from the collection was this sheer black wrap top with gold spot detail which  I now have the pleasure of owning and am able to share with you today! 

I teamed it with the PU trousers also from the collection and these gorgeous cage shoes. I think what I loved about Martine's collection was the simplicity of it, it's very chic and understated and grown up. 

In terms of sizing I'm wearing the 24 in both top and leggings, I found the top to be a great fit, I'd say it is true to size, whereas the leggings just weren't that great on me. I have really chunky thighs and calves and there just wasn't enough stretch in them to make them work on me, I struggled to get them up properly and they didn't sit quite right. That's not to say they won't fit great if you have a less chunky leg situation, sadly they just didn't work on me. 

I do love this collection and I hope there's going to be another offering from Martine as I really do like that girls style! 

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**The items in this review were sent to me by Fashion World. All words and opinions are my own**

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Style: Lovely Lingerie with Panache Sculptresse.

I've got another gorgeous plus size lingerie set for you today courtesy of Panache. Sculptresse by Panache is a brand I'm sure you're now fully aware that I'm a huge fan of. I just find the fit fantastic and know exactly what to order every time. 

This particular set is the Kitty, which features a gorgeous star print and cute leopard print bow trim. The briefs are high waisted and sit very nicely. 

As if I need to remind you lot, but; I haven't got the perfect body, it is covered in scars and stretch marks, the lines of my life, my war wounds and my fatness. I love every single one of them. My tummy isn't flat, my thighs wobble and my arms jiggle. But just like every one of you out there, I deserve beautiful lingerie and I deserve to feel sexy. Don't wait for tomorrow, don't wait until you're thin. Wear all the beautiful things, right now. Dance in the moonlight and have sex with the lights on, you are bloody marvellous. 

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**This set was sent to me to feature on the blog. All words and opinions are indeed my very own**

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Style: Festive Sparkle with Lavitta.

As much as I'd like to run and hide behind the sofa, there is no getting away from the fact that the festive season is not very far away and as such it's time to don things all sparkly and spread a little bit of plus size style cheer. 

Lavitta are quite new to the plus size scene, and I'd say they're more of a classic brand, but as always that doesn't mean there won't be anything there for the younger customer, it just means finding pieces that work for you which you can style up. 

I went with this shimmery number as I loved the gold tone and thought I could maybe make it a little racier by wearing it without a cami underneath, and by teaming it with the leather skirt it gives it a little more edge. This gold sequin boat neck jumper would also look great with high waist trousers or maybe some palazzo pants for a more classic look. 

I'm wearing the 22, it's a great fit and the knit is lightweight and comfortable. This is also available in a silver tone which is really pretty.  

I've got lots more festive style posts coming up so stay tuned!

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**This item was sent to me for the purposes of review**