Posts Tagged ‘new look’

2 x OOTDs – Yes, Really!

June 14, 2010

…Because you miss my mug, right? These pics are special as they were taken by my lovely mum in our garden – so obviously I couldn’t get too Vogue. Apologies for the picture quality – you can click on the images to get the full size versions…


Lace overlay Dress: Simply Be
Shoes: New Look
Necklace: Wee Sparrow

I’ve been buying clothes from Simply Be since I was a teenager, so I was super excited when they contacted me – they sent me this gorgeous dress I’d been eyeing for ages, from their Frock’n’Frill range. Frock’n’Frill is my favourite range in Simply Be at the moment though they have collections by Mica Paris, Anna Scholz and Joe Browns. Unfortunately while the dress was the perfect length on Valerie and a smidgen too short on Dee, I had to lop a good few inches off the bottom! But I think it’s the perfect length now, and I love it so much. It fits like a dream! The shoes are also wonderful:

Vintage style courts from New Look’s Wide Fit section.

I recently won my first ever competition = $50 worth of jewellery from Wee Sparrow – I didn’t even realise I’d entered! But I chose some lovely necklaces and this is one of them.


Dress: ASOS Curve
Heels: Evans

Words cannot express how much I love this dress. I love the fact that ASOS Curve had the balls to make it in the first place – not only do you have the outrageous ruffle, but both the front and back are fully ruched -the detailing is incredible. And you know what? It’s made of thick jersey knit, making it one of the most comfortable dresses I own. I have no idea when I’ll get to wear it in public but I’ll make an occasion if I have to!

Also, on the subject of ASOS Curve you should definitely check out the lovely Vanessa‘s blog – she’s their fit model and has really opened my eyes to the laborious processes retailers go through. Though I feel she should be their actual model as well as the fit model, she’s stunning!

Totally in love with these shoes – again, not only do they look fab, they’re really comfortable! A++, ASOS Curve & Evans!

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Checking In

February 8, 2010

Hello my lovelies! Thank you for any new readers that were sent my way by Christina, Gabi or Shapely Prose! Hope you don’t think I’m too rubbish. I’ve unfortunately got too much of a headache and too little time to update properly, but I thought I’d share my recent purchases (My first since last year! Hooray for employment!) with you:

I saw this dress on Stephanie‘s blog and couldn’t believe it was from New Look’s Inspire range. They’re normally so drab, but this was so pretty! So shapely! So quietly detailed! I’ve ordered it and wow, if I was more arrogant I’d say it was designed for me (haha). It’s a total Lauren Dress, even more than the Lauren Dress I’ve been bought for my birthday but which I was supposed to have forgotten about, shhh!

This is also from New Look Inspire but looks plainer than in real life. I’m not normally one for hanky hems at all, but it looks really cool paired with edgier accessories. I will be doing an outfit post soon though, I promise!

Not pictured are the lace body and spot tights from Simply Be/Fashion World/JD Williams/Marisota/Whatever they’re calling it nowadays. Yay!

Although I feel a bit like an egomaniac asking you to become my “fans”, I went and got myself one of those Facebook page thingies, and it would be lovely for you to join! Link is here.

Lastly but NOT least, I’m SO excited by all the new blogs popping up and especially with more Brits on the scene! Here are some of my favourite new UK kids:

Buttons, Bows & Brogues
Messy Carla
Cupcakes Clothes
Embrace Your Curves
Fashion For Aliens
One Fabulous Thing After Another
Fat Nurse (Essex girls represent!)
Plus Size Beauty

Night night everyone. x

Outfit: florals and (fake) fur

January 30, 2010

Talk about being all dressed up with nowhere to go.

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Dress: Evans
Faux fur coat: thrifted (cost me £5!)
Belt and boots: New Look
Headband: Primark

Has everyone seen the lovely article on fat fashion blogs in the Guardian? Check it out here. Fat Girls Like Nice Clothes Too!, Young Fat & Fabulous, Musings of a Fatshionista, Forays in Fatshion, Fatshionable, The Manfattan Project, Fatshionista, and Frocks & Frou Frou are all featured, photographed and/or interviewed. It’s so great, well done ladies! I have to say I’m pretty jealous – I bloody LOVE Kira Cochrane!

It’s so cool that there are incredible fashionable, stylish plus sized blogs popping up all over the net now. I try and add them all to my links but can barely keep up! So if you have a blog and I’ve forgotten to link you then badger me and I’ll make sure to add you. You’re all completely inspirational. Kiss Kiss!

Outfit: Double Dress

January 16, 2010

Thanks so much for all your positive comments regarding the size debate bingo, and for retweeting and posting to your tumblrs! Hope it managed to help you not leave fashion forums with a bad taste in your mouths.

As some of you may be aware, it’s been quite cold in England of late. Like everyone else I cheerfully opened my wardrobe to grab some jumpers and was confronted with a summers’ worth of cotton dresses. Not good. My answer? I doubled up, using this jumper dress which is now a bit too short for me to wear alone:

Black jumper dress: Dorothy Perkins (18)
Cotton flower dress: Evans (20)
Shooties: New Look (6 EE)

silly pose

action shot!

Not included are my wellies, which are a bit gothtastic, embarrassingly.

Outfit: Happy new year!

January 3, 2010

Hello all, I hope you all had a great Christmas and new year! As 2009 had been a bit of a catastrophe for my family we decided to hold a party for us and our besties to end the year on a better note. Obviously I wanted to look nice and here was the result:

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Dress: Yours Clothing (only ten quid now!)
Cardigan: Evans
Shooties: New Look
Bow headband: Primark

I don’t have any real resolutions for the new year, although one thing I would like to do is support fledgling, independent plus size designers. I hope to be able to collect some pieces from people such as Carmakoma, Jibri and Monif C and hopefully help build up this burgeoning fashion forward plus industry!

What did you get up to on NYE? If you wore something spectacular send your pics to Tiffany of Fat Shopaholic and get featured on her awesome blog.

Also I’d like to wish a happy belated birthday to the delectable Amy of Wolf Whistle – hope you have a magical year, poppet!

Outfit: Russ Meyer’s secretary?

September 15, 2009

Just a quick outfit update. If you were wondering (I doubt you were), this outfit is a good example of what my daily style is like: polka dots? Check! Cardigan? Check! Pencil skirt? Check! Opaque black tights? Check!

However, the belt and large brooch? That’s fairly new territory, my friends! I’m only recently learning to accessorise. Honestly. I was always, always steered away from accessorising growing up because of my body – I was short and round, and accessories would – gasp! – make me look even shorter and fatter. Oh noes! It’s only in the past couple of years I’ve realised that actually, my fat is what makes me look fat, so it really doesn’t matter what I pile on on top, does it? I’m still fairly conservative when it comes to bracelets, though.

Polka dot cardigan: TU at Sainsbury’s
Purple skirt: Evans
Fluffly deco brooch: Mikey
Belt and heels: New Look