Saturday, 21 March 2015

Two Babes & A Dress

How pretty and colourful is this AX Paris dress from Simply Be!? I loved it when I saw Tess Holliday wearing it at her recent meet in Australia. I spotted it on the Simply Be website And had to get it along with a couple other things that caught my eye in the sale.

It is a thick stretch material with slight texture. It will work in Winter due to the thickness and Summer thanks to the beautiful flower print. 

Having seen it on Tess Holliday I knew it would fit my arms and bust and decided to get the size 26 which fits perfect for me. The front comes up a bit but most things do thanks to my big bust. 

I added a belt to give it a bit of shape since I am wearing black leggings. The bling necklace and earrings are to help brighten up a rather dull day here in Sheffield. 

So much love for this dress and will get lots of wear out of it. Quite the bargain for £25! 

Dress - AX Paris Simply Be size 26 £25
Leggings - Asos Curve 
Shoes - Clarks outlet
Necklace - followrayonline
Earrings - Desperate Beatnik

Tess Holliday bringing the Bang! To Australia with her #effyourbeautystandards movement. 
I am like a fat sister cheering her on from the start line as she has reached further and further in her career and am so proud of what she has done. I have only love and respect for my sister from another mister and look forward to her blasting through all the walls that society has created. X

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Dice & Dots

I cannot pass up a good polka dot! When I spotted this cute skirt on Asos Curve I had to have it. I have a couple of the midi skirts form Asos Curve and love them so adding this to my skirt collection was a no brainer! It is a stretch cotton material and is quite thick and heavy with elasticated waist.  

I don't own many tops and love the collar on this old Asos Curve dress so decided to double up and wear it as top. The dice bag is also Asos and very me. The strap is very short so just a shoulder bag really but is easily removed for clutch style use. The necklace was super cheap from ebay for about £2 and I snapped up the shoes in the Clarks sale. 

Top - Old dress Asos Curve size 26
Skirt - Asos Curve size 26 £22
Bag - Asos £10.50
Shoes - Clarks
Necklace - ebay
Glasses - VintageEyeGlassesCat etsy 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day! I chose a bright Summer inspired combo to wear today. Another Modcloth dress which I have worn before but not blogged about. I loved the amazing print and it even has a heart shaped pair of sunglasses you can see peeking out from the cardi on the chest. 

This cardi was a cheapo from Primark which I have a few different colours and was a beautiful bright pink until I washed it with something blue and now it is dull. The shoes I bought yesterday as they reminded me of Jem & The Holograms

Being a Mother has been the most stressful and emotional thing I have ever experienced! Along with the bad there are the good of course. I can't even imagine my life with Franklin now. He bring so much joy to my heart and his little smile just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Being a Mother is a gift that not everyone gets and should be treasured. I try everyday to be the best mum I can be for my Son as he deserves the best Mother as do all Children. Sending love to all the Mothers and Children today. 

Leggings - Sainsburys size 22
Cardi - Primark size 20
Shoes - Clarks Outlet 
Brooch & Earrings - SummerBlueJewelry

Friday, 13 March 2015

Pink Panther

This top was purchase from Simply Be last month on my birthday shopping/dinner trip to Meadowhall with the family. It was £20 reduced for £25. I have the plant print version too and blogged about it here. 

I think this is the petite version as it is shorter and the sleeves are tighter at the top of the arms. It has pockets and I just loved the colour and print. These tops wash so well and are quick drying and a great everyday throw on item that you can ball up and they don't need ironing!

All my longer leggings were in the wash so was stuck with these shorter Asos Curve ones which look a little odd with the socks and shoes but it was all I had at the time and was only going to Asda shopping. I don't really do casual.

Shoes are again a Clarks sale purchase and this time a pointed toe but wide fit so are comfortable. 

Dress - Simply Be Swing dress size 26 £20
Leggings - Asos Curve
Shoes - Clarks 
Belt - Asos Curve (Pack of 3) £10
Glasses - iclickoptical 2153 $7.97

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Sheffield Fat Swap #3

In case you missed it, Saturday was the 3rd Sheffield Clothes Swap! Also known as Fat Swap. It was a so good to see so many people there after the first couple were not so well attended. Hopefully this is a sign of busy Swaps in the future. As always there was a mountain of clothes left over but everyone left happy with the things they had found. 

I spent most of my time catching up with people I had not seen in a while and actually only took two items home with me. I was just happy that the 3 giant bags of items I brought mostly got rehomed. 

You will probably see some familiar faces in the photos as lots of fatshion bloggers were in attendance. It was a lovely day as always and Franklin and Hubby even had a good time until baby tired himself out running all over the place. 

If you don't know how the swap works or you are worried about coming to one please don't worry! It is a very friendly and safe space. You bring as much or as little as you want and you put it out on the table suitable. eg. tops, skirt, dresses, accessories. Then take what you want. Again as much or as little as you want. Seriously though there is always heaps left over so take more if you want it!  

You can bring ladies clothes size 16+ and mens size L+ , shoes, bags, belts, hats, scarves, jewellery, make up, nail varnish etc. We just ask things be clean and in a usable condition. We would rather you bring fewer items than bring things that should be in the bin because we have to bag it and bin it later. 

The clothes that were left over were sorted and given to a womans prison as they really struggle to get plus size clothes for inmates and it is so easy for woman to put on weight while inside and their clothes not to fit anymore.

So I hope this puts your mind at ease and you will think about coming along to the next swap in Sheffield or Leeds. There are similar swaps in London and Nottingham. Keep an eye out for details on the Yorkshire Rad Fat Collective group on Facebook

Now for the photos. Some are stolen but credited.

I wore my new Voodoo Vixen Cardi from Simply Be with a modcloth dress.

Charlie, Rebs & I. Rebecca organised the Swap.

Swapping in full swing!

Swapping is hungry work!
L to R - Me, Debz, Lucia, Naomi, Gemma, Cynthia, Rebs, Fran 
Not pictured - Em, Bettie, Jen, Charlie

Charlie & Fran wearing some of the items I brought to Swap.

Me & Debz. So happy I finally got to spend some quality time with this lady and Lucia (not pictured) There needs to be more of this!

The lovely Naomi made a special stop to the Swap so she could hang out with all the fab fats! 
Thank you all for coming and making the day such a brilliant success. 

A super special thank you to Rebs for making the Swaps happen even when she is super ill and feeling crappy! Love you LOTS!!! x

Monday, 9 March 2015

Yours In The Fitting Room

At the weekend I went shopping with hubby to be and baby and I had a little try on session at Yours. These are the things that caught my eye and so thought I would share them and my findings with you all.

Loved the print and style. Fit well and is on my list to buy!

Tile Tunic - size 24
This was not something I would normally go for but thought I would try it on. The 24 was too tight around my belly but 26/28 should be fine. I liked the crochet hem detail and it comes in 3 colours! This makes it hard to choose which one to buy! Or two!

Again this is not my usual pick but I liked the print and longer length. The 24 was too small on my belly and the bust was also small. the 26 would probably work better for me.

Really lovely stretch fabric and zip up back but 24 was way too small for me. I would need to size up at least twice for this one to fit my bust. 

This is not in store yet but I will be ordering it! I am really struggling to find a swimsuit that has enough support and coverage on the bust. Hopefully this will be my answer. I will let you all know.

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Friday, 6 March 2015

Interviewed by Katie of Dress Profesh

This is Katie. She contacted me a year ago to interview me for research and since then she has created a facebook, tumblr and instagram group for Dress Profesh outfits. Take a look and add them to your reading lists! 

The interview I did is now on Katies website along with another 2 ladies if you fancy having a watch/listen.