Sunday, November 29, 2015

Briefs, Panties, Knickers: Talking All Things Pants

Following the announcement that next year the V&A museum here in London will be holding an exhibition about underwear, Simply Be recently posed the question 'Would you wear gender neutral pants?' on their blog this week. It got me thinking about pants in general. It's one of those items of clothing that most people have pretty strong feelings about. Pants are an integral part of most people's day.  We've all got our preferences, and our limits. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Serving Up 70s Realness: Pink Clove Gia Tie Neck Dress

Plus Size Tights - Primark
14 Hole Teal Dr Martens - eBay

I have been in love with this dress since I first saw it come down the runway at Curvy Fashion Fest in September. I love Pink Clove for their unusual prints (I adored the print of this Bardot dress I reviewed earlier this year) and their refreshing take on day dresses, as well as the way they interpret and restyle key trends each season for the plus size market. This 70s tribute dress is absolutely gorgeous, so I was so pleased when I was offered it to review.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Winning Best New Blog at the British Plus Size Awards with Panache and Dynasty

I am still buzzing from this weekend. I was wowed, awed, thrilled and overjoyed to win Best New Blog at the British Plus Size Awards on Saturday night, and I feel like I haven’t yet come down from cloud nine. The event was a black tie affair held in the beautiful ball room at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, and I got to enjoy an evening spent with some of the most inspiring and gorgeous women I know, all dressed to the nines and plied with bubbles – hello heaven!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Courageous Kali: Review of Purple Kali Babydoll from Panache

Sometimes you forget how far you have come on your own journey. When this gorgeous Kali Babydoll first arrived from the lovely team at Panache, I snapped a quick mirror selfie of it and popped it on my Instagram account. Doing that was a pretty big moment for me, and when I revealed this to a friend she said, "You just come across so fearless to me now I forget you are in fact human".  I still have hang ups, and posting images of myself in lingerie is still daunting, but when I look at these images now instead of being drawn to a collection of my flaws I am able to see the good things about my body. I have down days, and I don't think that will ever leave me completely, but the honest fact is I feel sexy in pieces like this and for a long time I didn't think that was possible unless my body changed. But what needed to change was my mindset. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Charisse the Sequined Showgirl: Review of the Charisse Full Cup Bra and Brief Set from Sculptresse by Panache

It's the season for sparkles and I am loving this Vegas inspired, sequin printed bra from Sculptresse by Panache. Since the great boob revolution, I have been exploring the world fuller bust lingerie, and I was thrilled when I learned about Sculptresse, who not only do bigger cup sizes but bigger back sizes so they really cater for the plus size market. And joy of joys, there designs range from fun, to pretty, to sexy.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas Lust List: Accessories Gift Guide

I don't very often talk about my deep and abiding love for accessories on my blog, but trust me - it's a love story for the ages. Here I have put together some of my favourite accessories on offer for Christmas this year. Get in my stocking! 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Christmas Lust List: Luxury Beauty Gift Guide

I don't know about you, but the best presents are always the things I want, not the things I need. So over the next few weeks I am going to be putting together a themed lust list every week.

Around Christmas time luxury beauty brands really show us their best work. Special collections, beautiful palettes, one offs and artfully created packaging. And this stuff sells out fast, which is why my first festive lust list is a collection of some of my favourite luxury beauty buys this festive season.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Colour Purple: Scarlett & Jo Purple Paisley 40s Dress and Launch of the New Website

It's no secret that I love Scarlett and Jo. Their blend of modern and vintage is right up my alley, and their tailoring is all done specifically with a curvy body in mind. They have recently branched out to work with other retailers (originally they were only sold in Evans), and perhaps most excitingly yesterday they launched their very own website. There is a gorgeous selection of pieces on there (some modelled by yours truly!) and this is one of the dresses I have had my eye on since we did the shoot. 
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