Friday, 19 September 2014

Get your coat...

Guys, as you can imagine I get my fair share of press releases through my inbox. Most of which are trying to sell something. But now and then I get ones that are about something much more important. I just thought I'd share this fab charity event with you. It sounds like so much fun and combines fashion with raising money for a very worthy cause, and one that I'm sure most of you will have been affected by at some point... 
-------X-------
On Saturday 4th October, leading British fashion house Jacques Vert Group is hosting a charity walk around St James’s Park, London, followed by a VIP fashion catwalk, led by newsreader and TV presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, to showcase a range of new season coats from its collection of Elegant British Brands.




To join the ‘Coatwalk 2014’ tickets cost £27 which will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. £27 is enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for one whole hour and will make a real difference for people affected by cancer. 
 Spaces are limited for this exclusive day; only 300 tickets are available.
‘Coatwalk 2014’ will start around 12pm with a 3km walk in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, starting at One Great George Street, a stunning Grade II listed building off Parliament Square. The walk loops around St James’s Park taking in the stunning autumnal park views, with a photo opportunity for all participants with the celebrity event host.
After the 40-minute walk, participants will enjoy the ‘Coatwalk’ fashion show at One Great George Street. The high-energy ‘Coatwalk’ fashion show will feature Macmillan professionals and people who have benefited from their support, modelling outerwear, dresses and knitwear from the Elegant British Brands including: Windsmoor, Jacques Vert, Kaliko, Planet and Precis Petite.
Guests will enjoy afternoon tea refreshments as well as being able to pick out a new coat in a special shopping area. £10 from the sale of each coat sold at the event will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. 

                              To find out more details and to sign up, please visit www.coatwalk.com 

 photo signature_zpsdcc0d6e3.jpg

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Blown away!

Yesterday, for someone as fashion obsessed as I, was the kind of day you can only dream of. As a chubby kid I would beg my nanna to make me clothes so I could dress like my friends, as a teenager and into my twenties, I just wanted to be up to date with all the latest trends.

A lot has changed in the past ten years, the plus size industry has come on leaps and bounds, don't get me wrong, there are still leaps and bounds to be exercised, but things are definitely changing. Yesterday, for me, was a monumental moment in plus size fashion.



The Evans Collective SS15 show was nothing like I've ever seen in plus size fashion before, above are just a few of the wonderful designs showcased, you can see a full gallery on the Plus Model Magazine website.

I was completely blown away by the show to be honest, the colours, bold prints and textures were so amazing. 

I'll leave it there, and let the images do the talking. Safe to say, for me,  this is more of a gust of fresh than just a breath. 

So of course, what does one wear to an event of such excitement? Well, the lovely folks at Evans sent me a voucher to chose something from the site, I ordered a gorgeous lime kaftan style top, but then just before the event this gorgeous kimono jacket came back in to stock that I've had my eye on, so I went ahead and bought it for myself instead! I will of course blog the top in the next week or so, but here's what I did wear!


It was crazy hot in London, so I was glad of my outfit choice, I managed to stay shade less than fully melted thankfully. I'm wearing the Pinkclove jersey peg leg trousers, a crop top from the main ASOS range and the Evans longer length kimono











 photo signature_zpsdcc0d6e3.jpg

Sunday, 14 September 2014

OOTD: Check Mate...

As I mentioned the other day, I said I try and pop a few more day-to-day outfits on the blog. This one is from Friday, when I ran a few errands in town, picked Pops up from school and went to B&Q. I know my life is a none stop roller coaster of glamour.



I wore: Checked shirt - New Look Inspire// Leggings - Sainsburys// Bag - Fiorelli





The shirt is new, I ordered it from New Look last week (yes my student loans is in!). I sized up to a 24 because I know their shirts can come up a little small. I'm glad I did, I needed the boob room to be honest and I'm not even that chesty, so just something to bear in mind should you want to try it. I love the body shape though, I wanted quite a masculine look so I buttoned it al the way to the top and wore it with my cons. You could wear this open with a vest top, high waisted trousers and heels for a more smart casual look. The shirt is a soft, brushed cotton and has rolled sleeve detail. I think it will be a fab transitional piece going into autumn and will be great for layering up! 

 photo signature_zpsdcc0d6e3.jpg

Friday, 12 September 2014

OOTD: The long and short of it...

I'm going to apologise in advance. You might have noticed by now that when I like something, I kind of go to town on it and buy lots of variations. At the moment it's long line cardigans/kimonos and the like. I can't get enough of them. 

This particular one was picked up from Em's blogsale, it's actually a poolside kind of cover up I think, but I thought it would look great as a kimono, so that's what I did. 



I'm wearing it with my go-to base of black leggings (I recommend Sainsbury's or JUNAROSE) and a long line black top, this one is from New Look (via ASOS) trusty Converse (basically the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned) and my new love, my Fiorelli bag.  





I'm hoping to post a few more quick outfit posts, with my day-to-day wardrobe, in the hopes it might be a little bit of daily inspiration for you. They might not be the most stylish or jazzy outfits, but these are my genuine, school run, shopping, uni, post office run kinda get ups! 

 photo signature_zpsdcc0d6e3.jpg

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Love Bomb(er)

Much like the drop waist dress in last weeks post, the bomber jacket trend had escaped me until now, and for the same reasons. I just wasn't sure it would suit me, thought it might sit a bit funny on my waist. Thankfully I was very pleasantly surprised!



This is another gem from Pinkclove. I wanted the jacket to do the talking so I kept the outfit simple, sticking to monochrome and added my rose gold shoes as a bit of an accent. Of course for a every day look you could easily swap out the high heels for flats, or even trainers for a sporty look. For reference, I'm wearing the size 22 and found the fit to be true.



The jacket is really great for throwing on now it's getting a bit cooler, I think it would look really nice over a black maxi with biker boots.

 photo signature_zpsdcc0d6e3.jpg

Win with Ryvita

I have teamed up with Ryvita® and renowned fashion designer Ben de Lisi to offer my lovely followers the chance to win an amazing prize that will spruce up your kitchen!





One of you lucky followers will win a hamper packed full of delicious Ryvita® products. The hamper of great tasting Ryvita goodies also includes an exciting limited edition Ryvita® tin that has been created by Ben! Ben’s bright and bold tin design reflects the exciting new changes occurring at Ryvita® as the brand moves into a fresh and dynamic new era.



Ryvita® and Ben de Lisi have teamed up to create this stylish new limited edition tin this autumn to celebrate the endless tasty combinations you can enjoy with Ryvita® - anything goes!



To get your hands on your very own limited edition Ryvita® tin (£7.49 including postage and packaging) please visit https://www.ryvita.co.uk/shop/products/limited-edition-ben-de-lisi-tin 

For your chance to in please answer the below question:
What renowned fashion designer has Ryvita teamed up with to create a limited edition tin?
-       Matthew Williamson
-       Ben de Lisi
-       John Rocha  




Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Student Style: Wardrobe

It was my second day back at uni today, I'm exhausted but so excited for what year holds! It's been a really nice day here, but when I set off this morning it was still a bit chilly, so I thought I'd throw on some light layers.

I described this look (with tongue in cheek) to someone as boho goth, they quickly shot me down and said I looked like Cher, so yeh thanks uni pals!


Yeh, I don't know where they got Cher from either! Ha ha! So, okay, it's a plain black outfit, I know, but the lightweight jumpsuit is really comfy, I popped on my new longline jersey cardigan and the gorgeous bag is a new purchase too. Perfect for carrying my laptop, books and other assorted rubbish. 



 I wore: Jumpsuit - JUNAROSE// Longline Cardigan - ASOS Curve// Bag - Fiorelli 










I just had to give a little shoutout for this ring too. The lovely Em, not only did she organise a pre-plus north meal on the Friday, she very sweetly made us all goody bags and managed to get us all jewellery from the lovely folk at Emi Jewellery, I love a bit of chunky jewellery so was super pleased with my goodie bag!! Thanks Em and Emi!
 photo signature_zpsdcc0d6e3.jpg