Monday, 27 July 2015

Polly Grace - Tee Shirt Challenge.

Top and leggings: c/o Polly Grace. Clutch: birthday present. Shoes: Amazon. Sunglasses: Dorothy Perkins.

The lovely team over at Polly Grace popped me an email not so long ago asking if I'd like to take part in a little challenge by styling up a Top or tunic with a pair of leggings from their range. Now I love a good challenge and decided straight away that I'd have a go at dressing them up a little so it would be something that could work for a few drinks out in town and hopefully I think it does! 

Here I'm wearing this adorable pineapple printed tee in a UK 22/24 I wanted a relaxed fit so I could wear it with leggings but I think I would have been perfectly fine in my usual size. I was a little dubious as the next size down was an 18/20 and usually I'm more of a 20/22, I needn't have worried though! I paired it with the Polly Leggings but rolled them up once or twice as being 5'2 bottoms can often be too long on me! these are true to size in a UK20 and very comfortable to wear! Initially I wasn't sure what to accessorise this look with but once I put on my usual slick of red lipstick I knew I had to have my bag and shoes to match with it. My shoes are of the jelly variety and I also own them in black, I've since found them in an array of different colours so I may have to stock up as I seem to be able to wear these beauties for more than 10 minutes unlike how I am with 'normal' heels! 

Over all I'm pretty impressed with Polly Grace and I can't wait to see what they'll have for A/W! 
My lovely blogger friend Em over at Terrible Tumbles has also posted a style up challenge too and you can check that out here!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Vintage Glamour thanks to HMS Vintage.

Photos by HMS Vintage. Dress c/o Voodoo Vixen. Necklace: Black Heart Creatives. Hair Flower: Claireabella's Closet.

Now these photos were taken quite awhile ago now but unfortunately due to being a crazy busy bee I've only just had chance to show you all on my blog. I have however posted snaps up on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages! I was lucky enough to be offered the chance to have a little shoot with the Photographer Ian who runs HMS Vintage that is based in Manchester. I'd been desperate to do another shoot with him after taking part in one for my job at the back end of 2012! Now this shoot is different to others I've done in the past it's a little more sultry and dare I even say sexy? Normally I stick to the cute and fun look because I tend to think I'm not grown up enough for anything else but I was surprised at how sassy I kinda look! I think out of the final 3 my favourites are the hair flick an the accidental pinky! The make up was amazing and the girl who did it (whose name I can't remember because I'm awful!) was an absolute doll, I mean just look at those lashes! 

When Voodoo Vixen sent me the Emmie dress I knew I had to save it for this shoot! As I could tell that the tartan print would come out so well in black and white, You can see it below in full colour from a photo I put on Instagram on the day! I'm wearing a 2XL which is roughly a 20/22 and it fits me perfectly the fabric has a slight stretch so it just skims and hugs the body perfectly. Voodoo Vixen are quickly becoming my favourite place for plus size reproduction as they just fit so well and I don't fluctuate size wise in their range at all! I couldn't resist wearing one of my Black Heart Creative necklaces as they're my favourite indie jewellery designers and it was also a big hit from the team at HMS Vintage! 

From Instagram @aroselikethis (my make up had worn off a little!) 

Unfortunately HMS Vintage will be closing it doors for a short period of time at the end of the Month, so if you're based in the North West and fancy some snazzy photos and a Vintage Makeover I think you can still book in! I've also heard a whisper that they may be having a sample sale of the outfits they use for shoots, so if I find out more I'll of course let you know! I couldn't recommend Ian and the team enough I felt really comfortable and they event made me a brew! What more could you ask for?! 

Friday, 3 July 2015

Lifes a Beach(ball) with Swimsuits For All!

Bikini: c/o Swimsuits For All. Sandals: Simply Be. Sunglasses: Specsavers. Hair Orchid: Gypsy Rose Vintage.

I'm here again with even more swimmer, yes I'm completely embracing swimwear this summer on the blog because I've spent so many years hiding away when it started hotting up but NO LONGER! I love this so much I just want to wear it all the time but I'm not sure that would go down well in my hometown! Now at the (not so grand) age of 22 I've finally decided I'm going to fully embrace the body that I have as even though I have days where I question myself overall I'm comfortable with the skin I'm in. 

I've always LOVED Swimsuits For All but I've never been brave enough to take the plunge and order from them so when they popped me a message seeing if I'd like to try a few of their pieces I almost bit their hands off! I've always thought the collection were so flattering and I just knew I'd feel really confident in them, which of course I do! Here I'm wearing the Swim Sexy Isander Halter High Waist Bikini, for starters I adore the print and can't wait to feel a little pin up on the beach but over all its extremely comfortable and I adore the bottoms! I was initially worried about the fact it has no underwire's but I had no need to as I feel fine in this! (and it probably makes it more comfortable) For reason its in US sizing and I believe I got either a US 18 or 20 which is around a UK 20/22 depending.

I'm so in love with Swimsuits For All I can't wait to show you the other two pieces they sent me! You can check out their full selection of Bikini's and two pieces here.