Thursday, 28 August 2014

Elvi Style

The lovely people over at Elvi sent me this gorgeous jacket to review but sadly my arms were to fat for it so I asked my beautiful non blogger friend Abbi if she would like to model for me and let me be stylist and photographer for the day. I think Abbi did a marvelous job and looks amazing!

The jacket is a waterfall front style with zip detail. It feels really good quality and is fully lined. This is a size 26 and I would say it is small made but if the sleeves had not been tight on me I would have worn it anyway. Abbie is a size 22 and 5'11'' tall.

Elvi have been around for a long time and is known for its quality and classy style. I have put together a selection of my favourite items for you to see at the end which includes accessories and summer sale items!

I chose to keep this outfit simple and it would be perfect for any Saturday night out or even a wedding! With the addition of a large bag and pumps and removing the headband this could also be an office look. This jacket really is such a great simple piece that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

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Jacket - Elvi Black Waterfall Jacket size 26 £55
Dress - Asos Curve size 22
Shoes - Clarks size 9
Hairband  - old

My Elvi Top Picks

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Thank you to Abbie for being a great model and Elvi for gifting me this item for review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Ahead Of The Curve

I am sad to say that Autumn has come early to the UK but it also means exciting new collections from our favourite fashion brands! The warm rich colours and chunky knits we all love to encase ourselves in when the its cold outside.

Given the chance to have a sneaky peek at the Asos Curve Autumn/Winter 2014 collection I thought I would share my favourite pieces and do my first Autumn outfit post of the season.

I love the vintage look to this midi dress which has a William Morris feel to it with the print. The colours go with my newly dyed hair and I feel rather grown up in this outfit. It is silly to say that since I am 34 and have a baby but I tend to dress like a child most of the time. I go for fun novelty prints and colours.

The back cutout detail is fun and the colours made this dress a must for my maybe too young wardrobe. It is a thin material with no stretch so sized up. the length is longer on me as I am a shortie but I like it. The sleeves are also a little longer but is a nice change. I can see me wearing this with a thick furry cardigan and boots on the colder days this winter and also breaking it out in the Summer months too.

Dress - Asos Curve Midi Wallpaper dress size 28 £35
Bag - ebay
Shoes - Clarks
Necklace - Vintage Gift
Glasses - Coastal - Derek Cardigan

ASOS Curve Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection

Now on to the fun bit! Some of my favorite pieces from the AW14 Collection! Sequins are a must for Winter parties. Tartan is in again which is perfect for this Scottish lass! Lace, reds, florals, chunky knits and long coats are all beautiful pieces to add to your Winter wardrobe and look fabulous this season!

What are your favourite pieces for Autumn?

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

Monday, 11 August 2014

Mod Dots

Another Modcloth dress for you all! Another sale item! I loved the look of this on the site but was not sure about the fabric. It is a woven fabric so is more suited to this Autumn rainy days we are having as it is quite thick and also has a little stretch to it. I really liked the polka dot detail at the bottom of the skirt. I have not seen anything like this in plus size before.

Due to my huge bust (42jj I got measured recently) the dress comes up under my bust but this is actually where I like things to sit on me. Just something to remember when ordering dresses I review.

The length is also good on me but my friend Abbie tried on a few of my Modcloth dresses and they all came up short on her. She is 6ft tall and I am a tiny 5'3''

I am finding Modcloth to be very random in sizing! As all their items are made by different brands and sold through Modcloth they all have different ideas on 4x. I will provide measurements for all my items reviewed from Modcloth to help.

I stuck with a navy theme and wore my EyeBuyDirect Cateye glasses, navy leggings as it was quite chilly and navy shoes.

(bust- 29" , waist- 25" , length- 41" )
Leggings - old tesco
Shoes - old New Look
Necklace - Custom from Betenoirejewellery
Glasses - Eye Buy Direct - Alondra £39

Friday, 8 August 2014

Turning Japanese

The Kimono has been around for hundreds of years as traditional Japanese dress but in recent times it has been made more wearable and fashionable. Everyone in the fashion magazines have one and it has been full embraced this summer by fashionista! I am a little late to the kimono party. I had looked at one last year and thought it was something I would have worn back when I was unhappy about my fat and only wore things to try to hide my lumps and bumps. Saying that I was looking for something light I could throw on in the summer evenings that would still be stylish and came to the conclusion that the kimono is the perfect item for this. (like i said, a little late to the party!)

I saw this one on Asos and loved that it had flowers and polka dots and was a stretch fabric rather than a blouse fabric. I then realised I have nothing to wear with it! I am a lady who has all the patterns and no plain tops so of course I had to get some of them too. What started my Asos haul was these leggings. They are supposed to be cropped but as I am tiny I figured these would be the perfect full length on me. They are the softest, most comfortable and stretchy leggings I have ever had on my body and honestly it feels like I am not wearing anything!

How cooool are these glasses!!! You saw my black ones in the previous post and got these ones as glasses rather than sunglasses. I am in love! They go perfectly with the colours in the kimono. They also come in purple, white and brown. You can have them with or without prescription lenses and are from the U.S company iclickoptical. Details below.

Kimono - Asos Curve Kimono Floral Spot Print size 28 £30 
Leggings - Asos Curve Cropped Leggings size 26 £8
Vest - Asos Curve Swing Vest size 26 £12
Shoes - Primark £5
Glasses - iclickoprical 2153 Gr Pink Sunglasses $7.95
Necklace - Mermaid Pearl necklace Charcoal Designs

Below are some other fabulous glasses and sunglasses available from iclickoptical!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Junk Food Dream Dress

This post is what I wore out on one of the hottest melty sweaty days last week! no make up as it would have slid off my face and sporting my new iclickoptical cateye prescription sunglasses. The are super retro and I loved them so much that I ordered them in pink too!

My feet have been swollen with all this heat and I can only get flip flops or birkenstocks on so here are my fat feet in Birks for your viewing pleasure! lol!!!

 I saw a skirt of this print a few years ago in a shop in Manchester and have hunted for a dress in my size ever since. When I saw Modcloth did a 4x I had to order is and see if it fit. This is what started my recent love affair with Modcloth as you will have seen from my last few posts.

I have included a blurry bathroom selfie of how I dressed up date night to see Transformers 4 a few weeks ago. (pre haircut) It is safe to say that this is my dream print dress and it has pockets!

(measurement guide - bust 26" across, waist 24", hips 33", length 40" from middle of shoulder)

Sandals - Primark £5
Cardi - Primark 
Sunglasses - iclickoptical $7.95

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

It Aint Love

This is a little Matalan purchase. I have to say that their plus range (size 24+) is pretty rubbish for the young and fashionable types. It is defo more basics and aimed at the older shopper. I was surprised to see this cute heart print dress onsale for £11 so snapped it up and although it is a great shape and style the fabric lets it down. After one wash it was bobbled pretty bad under the arms. Come on Matalan! Get with the programme! We fat people want cute, fun, affordable fatshion that is also good quality.

Anyways enough with the rant and on to the outfit. I love red and blue and thought this was a super cute look with the red skinny belt and my old Firmoo prescription sunglasses.

What are your experiences with Matalan?

Dress - Matalan Heart Print no longer available
Necklace - Custom from Betenoirejewellery
Belt - from another dress
Leggings - old Primark
Shoes - New Look 
Glasses - Firmoo