Thursday, 26 February 2015

Sweet Treats with Love This Sunday.





Body: c/o Love This Sunday. Necklace: Custom made, Black Heart Creatives. Skirt: Matalan. Clutch: New Look. Bomber Jacket: Asos. Shoes: Mellissa (via, Asos) 

I've always loved quirky swimsuits and body suits but thought they'd be something that I'd never really be able to wear and own as things like that can be few and far between when it comes to Plus Size but thanks to lovely little email from the babes over at Love This Sunday asking if I'd like to style up on of their pieces on the blog, I now know they go up to a 3XL which is what I'm wearing. However I could have easily sized down to a 2XL so its good to know these pieces are available in a similar size to a UK22/24. I eventually decided on this adorable Jelly Bean One Piece as they're one of my favourite sweets (though that list is longer than my arm!)

The Suit itself is a really soft fabric and when stretched it doesn't go white at all like so many do! Of course with it being scoop neck on the front and even lower at the back it doesn't really offer any bust support so I am wearing a bra under it in the photos (mostly because I didn't think an accidental nip slip wouldn't go down to well!) as it is still freezing here in the UK I decided to style it more of a bodysuit than a swimming costume so I decided to make the main focus the print and colour so kept the rest of my outfit black wearing a simple jersey skirt and cute bomber jacket. Then added my fabulous custom made "Chunky Yet Funky" necklace from Black Heat Creatives and Melissa Wedge Jellies to bring out the blues in the bodice and really make it pop. I couldn't resist adding my fun Milkshake Clutch from New Look which I picked up in their January sale to keep with the sweet treats theme! I can't wait to be able to style this up in the summer when the warmer weather arrives and wear it as a swimming costume as well! 

There is a few other pieces from Love This Sunday I'm still lusting over including this Gummy Bear number which reminds me of Katy Perry's California Girls video and this French Fries piece  
because who doesn't love chips?!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Pearls and Velvet.




Dress: c/o Pink Clove. Necklace: Collectif. Clutch: Next. Coat: Marisota (old)

The lovely team over at Pink Clove offered me the chance to choose an item from the website to show you guys how I'd style it up and initally I was drawn to a lovely animal print number, which no doubt you'll be seeing shortly on here as I bought it for myself after dreaming about it (that's when I know I NEED something!) but I ended up deciding up on this beautiful sweetheart neckline bardot velvet dress. Now I don't know about you but I utterly adore velvet during Autmn/Winter. It's warm but most importantly feels luxorious and adds that little bit of glamour to your life.

I decided to go pretty vintage with this look as I thought it would work really well with the dress particularly the neckline. When ordering things lately I've been sizing up now I'm not sure if it's that I've gained weight or sizing but with Pink Clove I fit the size 20 in their dresses perfectly and vast majority also have stretch so they certainly have some breathing room, to boot it's also a very comfortable dress so I could be in it all night without it irritating me. I haven't worn the coat pictured for nearly a year but I think it works really well with the rich colour of the dress and as it's still freezing it was definitely needed! Under the dress I popped on a petticoat to add a little more defiinition and shape to the skirt, added my reproduction pearls and cute playing card clutch bag I picked up in the Next sale and it's almost good to go. I finished with my usual simple face of mascara and a red lip to pull the outfit all together.

Prior to this dress I hadn't tried anything from Pink Clove but I've been so impressed that since then I've added 2 more pieces (via ASOS)  to my ever goaning wardrobe.
What have you tried from Pink Clove and loved?

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Curvissa Blogger Challenge.



Clutch Bag: c/o Curvissa. Top: Pink Clove via Asos Curve. Boots: Evans (old). Jeans: Asos Curve. Necklace: cheap jewellery shop on Albert Dock, Liverpool.

It's time for a little blogger challenge with 4 other bloggers, Courtesy of Curvissa with this sweet little Ostrich Textured Clutch Bag.
I decided to style this up with something I generally massively shy away from and that is the humble jean/trouser. I just find it so difficult to find ones that fit me with without being to big on the bum but too small on the waist or just fall down constantly! So far this pair from Asos Curve (supposed to be ankle grazers but who am I kidding at 5'2 they're full length on me!) are doing okay, high waisted so they control my tummy in a little but not tight so the button digs in. In hindsight I think I would have preferred this beautiful drop with a plain circle skirt to make it a little more dressy and girly. I thought the clutch bag worked really well with this top as it brings out the Burgundy colour in the back ground of the floral print. I simply adore anything off the shoulder and this top will be perfect for the summer too, I sized up to a 22 in this so it would be looser and a little longer. what surprised me is that under the long frill it's actually off the shoulder sleeves! 

I finished the look with this fabulous necklace I picked up at the weekend from a tacky and I mean that in the BEST WAY POSSIBLE jewellery shop which is in Albert Dock in Liverpool. They have so much bling and it's all covered in sparkles and big plastic jewels, I love it! I decided to pop my hair up (another rarity for me as I feel it can make my face look ever bigger) a size swept fringe and lashing of red lipstick and eyeliner to define my eyes.

Don't forget to take a look the 4 other lovelies posts to see how they styled the clutch bag!