Saturday, 19 April 2014

Goonies Are Good Enough

If you didn't know already, I am the biggest Goonie Fan EVER! With news this week that there IS going to be a Goonies 2 movie I sported my new tshirt with Goonie Pride! I always have a Goonie tshirt in my wardrobe but my last one died a few months ago and I got this one last month from HMV to fill the space again. I wore this cardi in my last post and knew I would get lots of wear out of a red cardi! The skirt is from ASOS curve which I blogged about HERE a while back.

The glasses are new from Etsy store VintageEyeGlassesCat in Australia. I actually bought another pair with this pair and got them reglazed with prescription last week so have been wearing the crap out of them all week. They are Vintage new old stock so have never been worn. I loved the almost hologram like stripes to the front and corner detailing. Check out the VintageEyeGlassesCat Etsy store for some amazing frames at great prices. Wonderful customer service and they were delivered to me in a week! I think Superman must have brought them to me.

Tshirt - HMV mens XL £14
Skirt - Asos Curve size
Cardi - Primark size 18 £6
Shoes - New Look
Brooch - ebay
Glasses - Etsy VintageEyeGlassesCat £40

Detailed images of these beautiful glasses below. I have shown with flash and without but the frames look so much better in person! Totally magical and I am in love!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Win With Yours Clothing!

This is my coat of dreams! I love Chevron print on anything so to get a coat was amazing! This is a thin soft fabric so not for Winter but lovely in Autumn and on chilly Summer nights. I bought it with a birthday voucher a while ago and have had so many compliments on it. It is now in the awesome SALE over at Your Clothing so go grab it HERE while you can or you could enter this Competition to win a voucher to help with the cost. Maybe you have your eye on something already! What would you buy if you win or will you buy on pay day?

Entry is super easy! Just follow the steps below! 
Good Luck and I wish you all could win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Open to UK residents only. By entering you agree to being contacted by Yours Clothing via email.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Daisy Baby

Strange name for a post you might think but this dress is actually from the maternity section of Primark! the swing dress shape fits most sizes and shapes and I have no problem wearing maternity items. Whatever I like I will try to make it work.

I missed out on the Evans Daisy dress so when I spotted this I had to give it a try and was over the moon when it fit. I was going out for a meal so wanted to be extra comfy but would add a belt to give it shape in future.

I have not bought any clothes other than leggings from Primark for a long time as I really struggle to find things to fit. I am happy to say the cardi is also Primark and the shoes!

Also check out my Zenni Optical glasses at the end.

Dress - Primark Maternity size 20 £10
Cardi - Primark size 18 £6
Leggings - ebay size 22
Shoes - Primark £8
Necklace - Custom Betenoirejewellery
Brooch - Gift

Monday, 7 April 2014

Roses & Violet

Ohh my goddd! Were the words that screamed in my head when I saw this dress on the Bonmarche website. I have been stalking the site since getting my two polka dot dresses from them. See the previous posts "Glamour Polka" HERE & "Bonnie Bon Bon" HERE. I love the fit, shape and fabric so have been on the look out for more prints from them and they did not disappoint!

With flowers, lace and leaf print this dress is BOLD and Beautiful! I tend to go for reds and blues rather than pinks and purples but this is so pretty and I had just bought this pair of Zenni Optical purple glasses so had to have something to wear them with.

The dress is lined and stretchy and comfortable. It is loose enough around my arms and does not hug my pits like some dresses. The length is great for me at 5'3'' and the neckline is lovely too. There is a ruched detail you can see in the close up pic that is nice.

If you have not had a look at the Bonmarche website then I urge you to now. It is not just for the more mature women. They are really trying to cater to the younger woman too. Like I said before, the quality is great and the price is good too.

Shoes - old New look

I love the purple/pink frame with milky inside and silver glitter corner inlays that catch the light!
Price is in dollars but is about a third less in pounds and postage is about £10. 
Delivery is about 3 weeks.

Please also check out Kathryn and Hanna wearing the same Bonmarche dress! 

Monday, 31 March 2014

Hello Sun!

Here is a bright bit of Sunshine! Ok so it is not much Sun but it is some Sun! This is the second of the dresses I got on the recent Rad Fat Doncaster Shopping Trip. It is from Simply Be and was in the sale. A few of the girls had this dress already and loved it. It is a light non stretch floaty material that is perfect for summer but can easily be made warmer with thick tights, leggings or a cardi. I opted for a cardi and when I went shopping later I also chucked on my denim jacket.

I am wearing these fabulous SpecsPost glasses thats are blue with red inside and a layer of white in the middle as you can see from the pictures below. I also have these glasses black. They have these frames in other colour options in the Ruby and Rose Collection. I have quite a small face and these are about as big as I can wear without looking like my face is all glasses. If you wear glasses then go have a nosey at the frames on offer. Prices are cheap in comparison to designer frames from opticians. They fit prescription lenses included in the price and these only cost me £29.99!

Dress - Simply Be Cutie Dress size 24 £25
Leggings - Ebay £3.50
Cardigan - Matalan size 18 via Plus Sized Clothes Swap
Trainers - New Look
Glasses - Ruby & Rose Victory SpecsPost £29.99

Monday, 24 March 2014

Glamour Polka

I recently did a review of a very similar peplum polka dot dress also from Bonmarche HERE and it a photo was used on their Facebook page along with 3 other blogger to show how the same dress looks on different sizes/shapes of bodies. As usual there were a few negative comments but some of these were really horrible. I was shocked at how horrid some people can be especially since it is was from a place where most of the followers are over 40 and really should know better. It seems like the younger generation actually have a better understanding of acceptance than the older generations. I am actually quite glad about this as it shows progress and learning from the previous generations misunderstandings and or ideas.

This is of course no fault of Bonmarche who are trying to expand their appeal and involving younger bloggers in their online presence which I for one think is brilliant! What fat person does not want another place to be able to buy quality clothes that fit?!

One of the comments mentioned about looking in the mirror side on before posting pictures of lumps and bumps. This person obviously has no idea what bloggers do or are about. I more than most am aware of what my body looks like 360 degrees form various photo shoots I have done on my journey of self love/acceptance and body positivity.

 I bought this dress because I loved the quality and fit of the one I had reviewed and cannot pass up a polka dot dress! This one has a wrap around effect top which is lined so no bra showing through and lovely side detail which my blurry pic has not picked up. Sorry about that! Longer sleeves on this one and a great length for my 5'4'' frame. I just love this dress! it is stretchy and comfortable and thick enough for these not so warm days. If you have not seen the Bonmarche range then head over now for a look HERE.

I am fat and proud and love my lumps and bumps which include my boobs, belly and bum and everything else. I feel glam as hell in this and think I look pretty damn good! Love yourself and what anyone else has to say about you and your body has very little to no difference in how you feel. Much love to all the body positive people who read this blog and support out Rad Fat Community.

Shoes - New Look
Necklace - Charcoal Designs