Sunday, 29 May 2016

Event: Yours Clothing Sunderland Store Opening!

Well lookey here! It's been an inordinate amount time since I last blogged but I'm sure you'll all be pleased to know (or at least I hope you are) that I've finished my degree!!! It was mega tough towards the end, but it's done, and I'm exceptionally proud! So, what better way to celebrate then spend some time with my favourite person, Em, from Terrible Tumbles where we got to spend the day at the opening of the Sunderland Yours Clothing store! 

Look at how gorgeous all these ladies are?!! The team was amazing and welcomed Em and I so warmly! The day itself was wonderful and so many customers were thrilled to see the store, which had previously closed, open again. 

While there I got to play dress up in a couple of pieces from the in-store collection. 

So the outfit I had planned for the day sadly didn't work out, but thankfully I had a beauty of a dress from Yours Clothing I hadn't got round to blogging so I wore that for the day! 

When your best mate makes you laugh when you're trying to be serious...

I love this dress, it's just so wearable! It is comfortable, but a little bit sexy, but completely office worthy too. Add some heels and jewellery and it's good to go for a night out! 

I'm wearing the 22, it's true to size. It is fitted, and to be honest I wouldn't recommend sizing up because it's a body con, it is what it is. If you want a loser fit, I'd try a different style if I'm honest. The length is just on the knee on me (I'm 5'7").

It's good to be back gang! 

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**This post and visit was in partnership with Yours Clothing. All words and opinions are my own!**

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Style: #MyBoohooStyle

Hey everyone! Hope you're well? 

Great news! Boohoo Plus are extending their range! There's going to be lots more pieces hitting the website over the next few months, so I was very kindly given the chance to style my own Boohoo outfit. 

I'm wearing: Grey Biker Jacket// Wrap Dress// Lace Up Shoes

For fast fashion, plus size style, Boohoo are right up there for me. I love the sheer breath of style and the very affordable price point. 

And for those of you thinking Boohoo is for the under 30's only you'd be wrong, there's fashion to suit all tastes and ages. I've gone for a particularly classic style dress here, with a minimalist twist in the dove grey jacket, then finished it off with some on trend lace up shoes.

In terms of fit, I'm wearing the 24 in everything, I tend to size up in boohoo, but I might have got away with my usual 22 in these pieces to be fair. 

I'll be sharing #MyBoohooStyle across social media, and don't forget if you've got some boohoo pieces to show off, do the same! I love trawling hashtags from brands for inspiration. 

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**The items in this post were sent to me for the purposes of review . All words and opinions are my own**

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Style: Hoody Love.

As promised, here's the second of my Lagenluxe pieces for you today! And this my friends is amazing. If you're looking for the ultimate in throw it on, laid back style then this is the one for you. 

If I said the words "poncho hoody" to you, you'd probably think I'd turned a bit daft, but it really works. I just bloody love it! I've been searching for a big comfy hoody for ages but just couldn't find the right one, this really ticks all my boxes. Roomy, grey marl, pocket to the front, just bloomin' great. 

Imagine how great this is going to be for travelling? Just bang it on in the car or snuggling up on the plane. It's just so snuggly! As you can see from the pics, there is bags of room in this and I'd say it would easily fit up to a 26/28 depending on your boobs and belly, but definitely worth a try I'd say! 

Right it's back to the grindstone for me, I've still got a few last bits to tie up for uni and a big party for a certain little girl to sort out! Have a great weekend guys! 

Oh! And don't forget, if you fancy treating yourself to this or anything from Lagenluxe then use MRSBEBE at the checkout for £5 off

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**This item was sent to me for the purposes of review. All words and opinions are my own**

Friday, 25 March 2016

Style: Easy Weekend Style with Lagenluxe.

Hey! I hope most of you are getting the chance to enjoy the long weekend. If not, you have my comiserations, I will be prepping a presentation and working on my script tomorrow, so it's not all R&R round here either, but, today we did pop out for a mooch round town and a cheeky burger. 

My gorgeous gals at Lagenluxe sent me a couple of items from the new spring/summer range, so I road tested one of the pieces today. 

It was bloody glorious today, something I'm so grateful for, I moan about it year on year but I really do not like winter, the short days affect my mood and mental health chronically. So to get some sunshine and real warmth was a complete tonic!

I'm wearing the Beki tee in stripe. You might remember I have this in a gorgeous forest green too. The tshirt itself is cut into panels and has a poncho feel about it, but is infinitely more stylish. I love these drapey styles especially when the weather starts warming up. 

The top is free size, I usually take a 22/24 and this has bags of room, but it does come up quite high in the front and back, so personally I prefer to wear bottoms with a bit more coverage like a high waisted peg leg, jeans or ponte leggings like I'm wearing here. And on a  side note, I own loads of stuff from Lagenluxe and it washes SO well, I mean I worn them to death and they still come up looking new. 

I've got another piece form Lagenluxe to share with you and it is SO cool, trust me! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and to those of you who celebrate, a very happy easter. 

Get £5 off your order by entering code MRSBEBE

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**This item was sent to me for the purposes of review. All words and opinions are my own**

Monday, 21 March 2016

Style: Perfect Prints with Dear Curves.

Hello! Hope you're all well? I'm still hard at it with my uni work, I have my first completed draft and I'm now in the redrafting process ready for hand-in in a couple of weeks. It's been a hard slog, but I'm so proud!

Anyway, updates aside, I thought I'd post a quick outfit of the day, I'm in uni today and I managed to grab a couple of pics before I left.

This cracking bodysuit is from Dear Curves. The brainchild of Linda Idegwu, Linda's aim is to fuse african prints with western fashion. I actually won this along with the most stunning skirt as part of an instagram giveaway, but I really wanted to blog it, as I love what Dear Curves do. 

I've just teamed it with a simple longline cardigan and high waist peg leg jersey trousers, both from ASOS. 

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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Kids: Book Review - Hey Duggee, Cheer Up Pup!

Hey gang! I am down to the last month of my Final Major Project at uni, so I thought I'd let Poppy take the reigns today. We have recorded a review of the latest Hey Duggee book for you! So if you have little ones and you're looking for some new reading material, I hope you find this helpful! 

We've got a few books to share with you this month, so do stay tuned for more Poppyvids! 

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

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Style: I'm Your King Pin Honey...

Well, I have the cold from hell, seriously, it's a beast. But fear not, I did manage to get some snaps in this mega snazzy Lindy Bop dress

If you follow me on twitter, you might know I'm obsessed with Grease 2, in fact as I write this up, Poppy and I have it on, I have passed said obsession to the child too! One of the musical numbers is set in a bowling alley and when I saw this dress, I knew I had to get my Stephanie Zinone on and "shoot the ball, shoot the ball, shoot the ball!"

This Matessa Bowling Pin wiggle dress plays to all my 'not too girly but still a bit girly' aesthetics. I love the 50s diner, rockabilly vibes, neat pencil skirt and cute embroidered detail, I did however have to pop on my wingz sleeves as it is SO chilly, but this is going to be banging in the summer! 

Size wise I'm wearing the 24 which I find fits me well in the wiggle dress style from Lindy Bop. The dress itself is stretch as is the soft jersey feel lining. There is a zip to the side, but I just popped it over my head. The length is great, it sits on my knee (I'm 5'7"). 

Right as much as I'm enjoying all your company, I have dinner to cook, and a hot drink to sup! Catch you guys later! 

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** This dress was sent to me for the purposes of review, all opinions are my own  **