Saturday, 24 January 2015

Ladylike Glamour with Scarlett & Jo.

Dress: c/o Scarlett and Jo. Bag: Vintage. Earrings: Dorothy Perkins.

This lovely dress the babes at Scarlett & Jo surprised me with just before Christmas is something I'd usually shy away from. I'm definitely a skater dress, A-line, circle skirt wearing girl at heart they're my safety nets. I'm pretty much comfortable with now having my arms on show and I have no problem with my legs but something that always puts the fear of god into me are wiggle dresses and pencil skirts. I don't know if it's just because I spent so much time hating my tummy or what but it's something I never really comfortable of having visible BUT this dress may have just changed my mind!

This Scarlett & Jo Purple Lace Powerfit Dress helps to hold me in a little so everything sits better on me. This is thanks to the Powerfit which is a layer under the address which is put in basic terms like magic pants that hold you in! Such a fabulous idea and it does indeed boost your confidence a little, I'm wearing a UK20 here and it fits me well and I know I'm always this size with the brand. The lace detailing on the back yoke is also lovely and would look fabulous with an up do or just as I've done pinning some hair up. I utterly adore pretty much everything Scarlett & Jo do as a fashion design student myself I can see they truly think about how the pieces look on a plus size figure (something that unfortunately sometimes doesn't seem to be thought about with other companies) My only problem is there dresses are pretty long on me but I'm only 5'2 and can easily take them up if I need to. I finished the look with some earrings I almost forgot I owned and a vintage bag I picked up from a charity shop a couple of years ago, I know it doesn't match but I do feel that it still works with the dress!

Do you have a favourite piece from Scarlett & Jo's current collection?

Friday, 23 January 2015

New Years Eve.

 Top and Skirt: Asos Curve. Necklace: c/o Daisy and Eve at Evans and Impulse Loves.

Well this is a New Years post better late than never I guess? As a group of friends we didn't go out anywhere conveniently someone had a free house so we all dressed up a little (I say all, mostly the girls...) and spent the night in good company! Now I don't drink but it probably looks like I was rather merry, which I was but just in a sober way, Hitting the hard stuff (lemonade) like there was no tomorrow! We rang in the new year with cheering in the back garden and watching all the neighbours fireworks then running back into the house and singing and dancing along to Queen!

I decided that I wanted to be comfortable for the evening and decided to wear me new bardot neckline top from Asos Curve. I'm currently having a love affair with off the shoulder pieces and I don't think this will die down any time soon! Of course I've always been addicted to stripes, ever since my wannabe emo days so I couldn't say no to this fabulous and really comfy top! I wore it with another Asos Curve piece I picked up in the summer, YES IT HAS POCKETS and I've been wearing it a lot over the past few weeks after I rediscovered it in the back of my wardrobe. I couldn't decided what necklace to wear with it but I knew it needed to be something quite bold and then I knew this fabulous Daisy and Eve necklace I was sent before Christmas from Evans would finish the look perfectly and you know what it did. Make up wise I thought I'd keep it to my usual lashing of red lipstick and a smidgen of mascara.

Do you have any New Years Resolutions? For once I don't really other than to keep being myself!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Regal Romance.

Cardigan: Primark. Babydoll: c/o Plus Size Lingerie Boutique.

It's time for another lingerie/nightwear review! I've always loved pretty pieces but never felt like I was able to wear them but now I accept myself for who I am there is nothing I love more than pretty lace to dance around my bedroom in to my favourite play list (I bet you can guess what's mostly on it!) The lovely girls over at Plus Size Lingerie Boutique dropped an email in my inbox asking if I'd like to review something from their site and what a choice there was! so many styles and different looks but the lovely details on the Regal Romance Babydoll just called my name.

The fabric is soft to the touch and isn't scratchy or irritating on the skin, something you can often find with pieces like this. My only real fault is I'm not sure on the sizing I got a 3x/4x which is a us 18/20 (a UK 20-22) and I could have easily have gotten the size below as the cups don't sit well on me but I did make it work okay in the end. The straps are also only partially adjustable which for a short arse like me means they're a little loose but as I'm a little sewing bee I can make them tighter myself. Other than that I feel super cute in this and wish I could wear it all the time! I finished the look with my make up done properly, a classic matte red lip and my curled slightly.

Have you see anything you like on Plus Size Lingerie Boutique website? I've now got my eye on this retro beauty and maybe a few other pieces too!