Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Very Cherry with Dolly and Dotty





Dress: c/o Dolly & Dotty. Bag: Primark. Shoes: Evans.


I'm back with a new post today showing you one of the dresses adorable Vintage retro brand Dolly and Dotty sent me across to show you guys and I have to say I'm really impressed! I just wish my photos did it justice but my surroundings were against me when I snapped these!

One of the first things I love about Dolly and Dotty is how true to size the two dresses they sent me were with Vintage Reproduction brands generally speaking I've learnt to always size up so where possible I'll order a UK22 but here both dresses I was sent were UK20's and they fit really well in fact with this Evelyn Retro Swing Dress I find it quite generous particularly around my arms which makes it really comfortable! Another thing is that each dress came with a matching reversible headscarf which is such an adorable idea! Here I just tied it onto my clutch bag, another thing is that this dress came with 2 belts one in a matching print then this plain red one and for how reasonable the price of this is, these little extras are a complete surprise! The only downside for me really is that it's a little long in the body for me but this is something that often happens with me due to being pretty short!

I can't wait for warmer weather so I can wear this bare legged and show the fabulous print off! You can also see a video of the look over on my Youtube Channel here.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Elomi Anushka.





Anushka Set: c/o Elomi Lingerie. Kimono: c/o Yours Clothing (last season) 

Here I am with another lingerie post for you, aren't you all lucky? After Elomi won best Lingerie at The Plus Size Awards they sent me the Anushka Half cup padded Bra and briefs as I attended with them but due to how crazy Christmas was I'm only just having chance to post these up to show you. I've been putting it off as I was worried these photos may not come across all that well but it's a beautiful lacy dare I say even pretty sexy set and I wanted to show you guys! 

Half cup bra's are something I can't really say I've ever tried but I do love this one the padding is just right now so much I feel like it's just padding and no boob but not so little that I feel insecure about getting the dreaded nip on in this freezing weather! Here I'm wearing a 38DD and it fits well, I've never had an issue with sizing when it comes to Elomi and they were the first team to fit me so I knew what size my boobs actually were! (however my size does fluctuate depending on brand etc) what I particularly like about this set is that it feels grown up and snazzy to put on and flounce around in but it's also wearable, so I can actually wear this and it's comfortable! The full knickers aren't as high waisted as I normally like in a lingerie set but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked them on, here I'm wearing a UK20 in the briefs which I would say are true to size but don't have a lot of stretch in the fabric. As always the detailing with Elomi is also adorable, I decided to style this with rough/messy hair and a slick of ruby lipstick to match the underwear. I also went with the kimono to cover as I'm so pale I end up almost invisible with the white wall background! 

I can't wait to see some of Elomi's upcoming pieces in person which you can see here. Including this utterly lovely Raquel set which I think gives off a stunning vintage vibe and would look beautiful on! 

Monday, 4 January 2016

Winter Florals with Lavitta.





Top and Jacket: c/o Lavitta. Earmuffs: Primark. Jeggings: Matalan. Trainers: Converse. Glasses: Specsavers.

This is probably one of the more casual looks I've shown on my blog lately but I am certainly feeling it. With Christmas now being over (I'm genuinely gutted about it, I need more time I spent half of it tipsy or asleep!) I searching for comfortable clothes that I can still wear to work without looking like I've turned up in my Pyjamas and I think I've hit gold with this baseball style tunic from the team over at Lavitta sent across for me to style up. They also sent me this beautiful faux fur jacket which is so cosy without me feel massive and bundled up! I've actually worn the jacket with some of my dressier vintage inspired looks and it's so perfect. 

In the tunic I'm wearing a UK22 as I like them to be a little loose so I can wear them with leggings but I would have probably have been fine with my usual UK20 I love how this has the baseball style sleeves and the print is utterly lovely, initially I was a little worried that the pieces at Lavitta wouldn't suit me but I'm happy to say I love loads of their stuff! In the jacket I stayed with my usual size 20 as I don't like my jackets to be over sized as I feel if they're more fitted they'll sit on my figure better. I decided to style this up with some cute earmuffs which were an impulse buy from Primark and my glasses, which I never seem to wear on blog photos and I really should more as I need them all the time so I can actually see!