Sunday, 21 August 2016

Style: Transitional Triumphs

Well, up here in glorious Lincolnshire the weather has taken a slight turn for the worse and although it's still relatively warm, it's a bit windy and wet, so I've been having to find outfits that I'm not going to boil to death in, but that are going to offer coverage. 

And to the rescue come the old kimonos and boots. 

This is my 70s prog rock groupie look haha! The kimono is from H&M it is from the accessories section and is basically just a big scarf. It's free size so will work for most folk and is great for layering over dresses and jumpsuits too. I'm wearing it with a plain black cami and ripped jeans. 

Mine are from Yours Clothing and they are the only ones I've found that work for me, I tried the Evans ones and ASOS ones that everyone raves about but they just don't sit right on me. Even these ones aren't perfect if I'm honest, but they are better than any others I've found.  

The boots are just Michael Hutchence, Mick Jagger sexiness. They speak to my very well hidden rock star, which in all fairness I am definitely not cool enough to pull off, but screw it. 

They are from JustFab, who are one of those online subscription service stores. You have to sign up to the site, and they have an amazing selection BUT you do need to remember to opt out every month other they will automatically charge you. But as long as you do that, it's a really cool place to pick up ace shoes and bags. 

All props to Pops again for being my little photographer superstar! I've got some great stuff coming up on the blog soon, I can't wait to share them with you! It's good to be back gang Xx

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Style: Summer brights with Elomi Lingerie

Hello! How are you all? I've been enjoying the sunshine and some much deserved time off with work with my little Pops. I've got a gorgeous plus size lingerie set to share with you today from Elomi. 

I just love the zingy colours and cute dotty pattern of this set. The fabric has a sheen to is and it quite silky to touch. The fit is really great too. I must apologise about the pics, but I had to get Poppy to do them, so they're not great I'm afraid!

The plunge style seems to suit my breast shape, and the lace section has a stretch to it so it moves with your shape and makes it super comfortable. I'm wearing my usual 38F and size 22 briefs, both of which are true to size. 

I have a gorgeous swimsuit to bring you from Elomi soon too, once I'm not covered in bruises from a very drunken fall... Which folks, is a story for another time haha! 

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**This set was sent to me for the purposes of review by Elomi.  Which I did truthfully and with all my on words, check me out!**

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Style: Curvy Kate Ladies Day

So, quite some months ago now, myself, Em, Elena and Kate were invited to spend a bit of an away day with the gorgeous Hannah and Chantelle from Curvy Kate. And of course, that's an offer you don't turn down! 

I love them SO SO much

Some of you might have caught some highlights from the day on my social media, but I thought I'd do a (VERY) retrospective recap on here and give you a peek of the gorgeous undies I received in the very generous goodie bag too. 

Basically there are shots of food and drink (the most important part obvs) and a bit of the V&A, unfortunately we were unable to take pictures of the actual exhibition, but it was so cool. I absolutely love fashion history, so to see so many garments and geek out over the way lingerie and fashion has evolved was amazing. 

Crabbers and Janet. Separated at birth.

After our fun day Em and I kidnapped Crabbers and took her back to our apartment where we plied her with prosecco and then took a lengthy march across Kensington to find a McDonalds. A very successful day and evening I'd say! 

So on to the undies... 

I'm wearing the smoothie prowl set, which colour-wise is way out of my comfort zone but gosh they're bloody lovely. I wore them all day on a day out with Pops which involved lots of messing about on the park and climbing into a very small kids roller coaster and the whole set was super comfy all day! 

I do love them them Curvy Kate gals, I hope they still love me after the inordinate amount of time it took me to write this blog post haha! But I did have the most glorious day and although I thanked them at the time, I just want to say thanks again, because stuff like that is once in a lifetime kinda stuff, making memories with your mates, seeing wonderful stuff and eating fabulous food. Dream come true innit?

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**I was gifted the set featured in this post, Which is awesome. Thanks Curvy Kate**

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Food: Afternoon Tea with a Twist

Hello! How are you all? Have you been enjoying the weather? It's been glorious if not a little sticky hasn't it? So a couple of Saturdays ago we celebrated my mum's 60th birthday with the most delightful afternoon tea courtesy of the Comfy Duck in Lincolnshire

We enjoyed the Wimbledon themed afternoon tea, which of course has now ended, but you can still enjoy the summer themed one, and oh my goodness I recommend you do. 

The quality of the food was just wonderful, everything was just so tasty and well presented, and as you can see from the pictures below, it all looks just as good as the press pictures! 

I've reviewed the Comfy Duck before and one year on, I can truly say the quality is just as amazing. But more importantly, the service we have received every time has always been outstanding. 

The staff are always so friendly and down to earth, they make you feel welcome and at ease. Nothing was too much trouble, and this time having taken Poppy I was so impressed with how kind they were to her. 

Mum, me and Pops - my two fave gals <3 

The sandwiches were served on a traditional cake stand and we may or not have wolfed them down before I remembered to take some pictures (bad blogger alert). But oh my goodness we did get a picture of the gorgeous desserts. 

Thing is when you look at afternoon tea you think, pfft that's not going to fill me, but by the end of this we were all stuffed! 

I of course have to throw a little bit of fashion in for good measure, and for my outfit I wore this cute playsuit from New Look which was perfect for such a warm day! 

Just a quick note as well, the restaurant prides itself on its gluten free and vegetarian options and that applies to the afternoon teas too, so everyone is catered for, they even do children's options too! 

I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend, I've got some posts coming up including a bit of lingerie and summer fashion. Cheers guys! 

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**The meal was courtesy of the Comfy Duck, all words and opinions are my own**

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Style: Navabi Shirt Dress... of Dreams.

A couple of weeks ago now I was lucky enough to be invited to a blogger event at the Navabi offices in London. It was truly, truly glorious, just the most chilled, fun, lovely evening. I had so much fun catching up with old faces, meeting new ones and spending time with my patty sister Em. 

Did some trying on (the mustard number came home with me) and got the most amazing goody bags which included my amazing miu miu glasses (courtesy of the sunglasses shop) which I haven't shut up about ever since! 

I do though digress, we were very kindly given a voucher to spend on the Navabi collection, and I snapped up this fine fine plus size shirt dress which is just bloody great. 

First up though, Poppy took these pics! How cute is that? (or child labour if you look at it another way) but still! 

I don't what to say about this dress other than it's bloody brilliant, go and buy it. It is worth every penny, the fabric, the cut, the fit, the design, the whole shebang is glorious. I'm wearing the 24, it's an oversized style, but looks amazing with the belt. It's laid back, it's chic and everything I could wish for. 

Oh... And did I mention it has pockets?

Poppy started getting bossy and directed me into this amazing pose HAHA!! 

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**The dress featured was bought with a voucher gifted to me by Navabi**