Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Whats Kimono Over Me

This is my second kimono this year. Yes I am late to the kimono party! This beauty is from Yours Clothing. I wanted an oversized look so sized up but I could have easily went for my usual size and still have had plenty room! 

I was happy to find that the material had stretch. The golden flower detail on the shoulders, sleeves and bottom is very pretty and even the black has a flower pattern to it. 

The top underneath is also from Yours Clothing. I sized up in this also and needed to as the smaller size was tight around my belly. Plenty room in the bust and has a turned up cuff on the short sleeve. I also purchased the green version! 

The fabric is matt satin not stretch but does not crease easily which is perfect for the non iron owner (like myself). It also has side splits and dips at the front and back! Most tops are too short at front as my boobs pull things up so this was brilliant! I wish more tops were like this! I kept this look simple with black leggings and gold belt and have achived a vintage 1930/40s style.

You can grab yourself a bargain tonight until midnight with £5 off online and instore with code PRESENT

Kimono - Yours Clothing Lace Kimono size 28/30 £25
Top - Yours Clothing Matt Satin Top size 30/32 £23
Leggings - Asos Curve
Shoes - Clarks
Belt - Matalan

These items were gifted for review. All opinions are my own. 

Everything Is Coming Up Rose Gold

Party season is in full swing and I was looking for something special to strut my stuff in and turn heads. I came across this stunning Rose Gold Sequin dress on the JD Williams website. It is part of the range being favoured by fellow Scot and TVs Lorraine Kelly. 

If you have not had a look recently at what JD Williams has to offer then I suggest you have a browse! There are some beautiful Party and Everyday pieces. 

It is hard to style something so ornate and beautiful! The dress speaks for itself and accessories are not really needed.

The sequin design is beautiful and the dress has some weight to it! The fabric has a slight stretch and no zip so it is just slipped on over the head. The body is lined with a flesh tone stretch fabric but the sleeves are unlined. I think this is a nice design touch.

The high neckline means no necklace is needed and again the dress shines on its own!

I am 5'3" and the dress sits knee length on me so would be shorter on a taller frame. I really love this dress and have nothing but praise for it. 

The dress is available HERE in size 10-30 and is priced £95-105 depending on size.

Check out the lovely Lorraine wearing the dress and other Party pieces from JD Williams HERE also get 20% off your first order online. 

This item was gifted for review. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Simply Be Sheffield

I had an exciting email last week informing me of a Simply Be/Jacamo Pop Up Shop in my local mall Meadowhall in Sheffield. I of course went straight there to check it out! It is upstairs and just along from the the Apple store. It was ever so lovely and had all the seasons essential party wear on show. So much sparkle and also lots of Winter warmers. 

There is a large range of footwear and an intimates and nightwear section too. The fitting rooms are very large and well lit for those much needed selfies when trying things on. The staff were lovely and helpful as always with Simply Be. 

I fell for this red leopard tunic/dress and have since ordered it as my size was I out of stock in store at the time. Waiting for it to arrive now. 

Sheffield really needs a Simply Be and I hope it sticks around. It is planned to be there until January so make the most of it while it's here incase or goes in the new year. 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Hello Sketchy

I found Hello Sketchy on Instagram and fell in love with her beautiful artwork that she draws onto old china. She also does cards and art prints to frame! She has many brilliant designs to choose from and customise but will also do requests. 

How cute are these cards! You could get a special card made for Christmas or a Birthday. 

When I saw these name plates I knew I wanted one for my nephew Benjamin. I asked if I could get it as an A4 print to frame and it was no problem at all. 

The communication was brilliant and I was asked every step of the way if it was looking like what I wanted. I was sent pictures of a sketch and then the final artwork to approve. I was over the moon with the sketch never mind the actual finished work.

These cups are just too adorable! I can see me placing another order soon!

These is so much to choose from! How beautiful would a set be! These are more for display than use. Special pieces to keep and treasure. 

If you want something different from the usual high street gifts please think about getting original work from artists like Hello Sketchy and support such talent! 

Follow @hello_sketchy on instagram to see more of her lovely art and to order something check out her Etsy or BigCartel stores! 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Roll The Dice

This dress is another Modcloth one. I have put off wearing it as it is a shell type material that I was not sure about. I wore it today and actually it is quite warm and lined. I actually don't know why I was put off by it to start with because it has been nice to wear.

These glasses are new from ebay. They wear sunglasses and I am not a label person but I loved the shape and colour plus the price was good. I had them reglazed by my go to company for reglazing Specs-by-post. I posted them Friday and received an ebay invoice Monday morning which I paid then an email in the afternoon saying they had been posted already! They arrived Tuesday! This is why I love Specs-by-post! They are super fast and cheap! it cost me £10 for prescription lenses and £5.15 recorded delivery.

I picked up these shoes on my Meadowhall trip last week when I met up with fellow fat blogger friends Rebs of Sullen_hearts and Claire of AMonkeyFatshionista. I have never had glitter shoes so was quite excited to get these!

Dress - Modcloth Just Roll With It size 4x $37.99
Leggings - Asos Curve
Shoes - New Look Wide Fit £12.99 
Bangle  - Vintage gift
Glasses - Moschino Sunglasses via ebay £27
Reglazed by Specs-by-post.com £15.15


Friday, 24 October 2014

Light Years

Sorry for the bad quality pictures! I thought with the light it would have been better than this but sadly no. I have many Modcloth dresses now but this one may be my favourite! With its longer sleeves and beautiful irregular polka dots it has a vintage look to it. 

With pockets and a good longer length on my 5'3'' frame it was perfect for my trip to Meadowhall this last weekend to meet some lovely ladies for shopping and food. I picked up some goodies that you will see soon! Keep an eye out for Modcloths free UK postage events and their amazing sales!!!! 

Leggings - ASOS Curve size 24
Glasses - Vintage Etsy VintageEyeGlassesCat
Earrings - Charcoal Designs
Brooch - KateRowland on etsy

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Bugs Life

This really is a Summer dress with it's Picnic cloth design and Ants! I am trying to get as much life out of my Summer dresses as possible plus it is nice to wear something so off season to remind you of those warm days. You may have guessed this is a Modcloth dress. They are brilliant for crazy and fun prints like this.

This one came with a belt and I have the same style in a few other prints. It had pockets and is fully lined. I love the Ants print and the cute Strawberry button detail down the shoulder. Leggings are now my everyday item since the weather has cooled and I don't like wearing tights. I have gone with some more New Charcoal Designs jewels! This amazing brooch and earrings are a perfect match for this dress.

Dress - Modcloth No Ifs, Ants, or Buts size 4x $37.99 (£23.58)
Leggings - Asos Curve
Shoes - Clarks
Ring - Vintage
Bangle  - New Look old