Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Label Lab at House of Fraser.

Top: c/o Label Lab at House of Fraser. Leggings: Matalan. Shoes: Evans. Hair Flower: Claireabellas Closet. 

All I feel like I do is apologise for not blogging as much as I'd like to at the moment but I've been pulling extra hours at my new job as Christmas is always a crazy one! 

The lovely girls over at House of Fraser sent me this top and another in a similar style to try out and as I'm currently looking for comfortable but put together outfits for my job I knew these would be perfect for just that. So far in the colder months I've worn a long sleeved tee under these tops and either left them loose or usually with this confetti printed one I belt it. Here I'm wearing a UK22 which really I didn't need to size up at all as I'd say this one is very generous, I could have easily even sized down to a UK18. I do however still love the shape and style of this top particularly how it flows. Some of the detailing which I unfortunately struggled to photograph (but can be seen on my YouTube video!) are the exposed sections on the back which are similar to a key hole look on a garment, they'll lovely and I'm sure will be wonderful for keeping cooler in the summer months! 

I wanted the colours on the top to pop so kept the rest of my outfit muted. I however couldn't resist matching my lips to the deep rich purples on the print, I'm not sure if it works for me but make up is all about having fun anyway! The rose in my hair is also the newest edition to my hair flower collection and it's LOVE. I am a little unsure if I can fully pull it off for more than just special occasions as it's pretty huge but I don't care it's velvety and lovely! 

The other top they also sent me, which you'll see in a YouTube video very soon is also on sale! And what a bargain!? I've worn them so much already and they wash very well with no ironing or fussing, which for a lazy gal like myself is perfect. To see the full range of Plus Size at Label Lab click here.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Elomi Nina.

Nina Set: c/o Elomi Lingerie. Cardigan: Dorothy Perkins. Hair Flower: Claireabella's Closet.

Yes another lingerie post for you today and this one has been a long time coming! I took these photos what feels like forever ago but due to all sorts I've only just had chance to post about this darling set from Elomi. I also really wanted to get this up before The Plus Size Awards but I'm glad I didn't now as I'm happy to announce that they actually won best lingerie! Which was amazing and a huge celebration all round! I will be posting about the awards separately as soon as I can as it was amazing! 

Normally I'm not an unpadded bra kind of girl. I just don't trust them, maybe it's the pure fear of potentially having some form of a nip slip but with the Nina I do feel a little more comfortable with it as the fabric is thicker. It also still gives me good shape under my tops and dresses where sometimes I worry I won't feel supported in an unpadded bra, with this though I don't feel like that which is always a good thing! Here I'm wearing a 38DD which has always been my size with Elomi every time I've been fitted by their lovely ladies. Another thing I love about this set is the knickers and that they're pretty big! I feel well covered as I do love a big pair of Bridget Jone knickers and these are comfy enough for me to wear all day without getting annoyed at them, which for me is a rarity! 

I finished the look in a vintage style so hair flower, eyeliner and painted red lips which I think works well with the details on the underwear set (which initially I was worried may look a little mums but actually I love it now!) Over all a comfortable and cute set which I feel comfortable enough to wear most of the day, until I get in from work and run for my pjs! 

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

A more Wintery Wardrobe with Navabi.

Coat: c/o Navabi (now only available in grey.) Dress: Asos. Necklace: Black Heart Creatives. Shoes: New Look.

I feel like I start each blog post by apologising for not posting all that much but these last few months haven't been easy for me and unfortunately my blog has taken a hit, I do recall saying I'd post a video explaining all but I'm still trying to do so. Anyway I've been desperate to share this amazing coat with you which the lovely team over at Navabi sent me to style up! I actually took these photos n early November but unfortunately due to unexpected things in life I've only had chance to sit down and post them for you now. 

in one sentence I genuinely ADORE this coat. I feel like Cruella De Vil which I'm cool with if it means I get to swoosh around in this beauty. Here I'm wearing the 18/20 which is plenty big enough for me and I also have room in so I'd say it's very much true to size if not a little generous. It's comfortable and can be dressed up or down but I feel fabulously dramatic in it that I just have to put on a slick of lipstick and make effort in general! It's not a heavy coat so I don't overheat in it which is a rarity for me with my past winter coats as I usually end up way too warm and overheating! I also just have to mention how beautifully packaged this came to me, Navabi sure know how to make an impression! 

You can also see this look on my Youtube Channel here!