Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My Favourite Outfits from 2015: A Round Up

The year is very nearly out, and so I thought I would do a little round up of my favourite pieces of the year. So below are my eight favourite pieces from this year, from brands including Voodoo Vixen, Scarlett & Jo, Panache, Simply Be, Studio 8, Lady Voluptuous and Lindy Bop, and a little bit about why I love them so much. My Best of 2015...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

All the Excitement! I'm a Brand Ambassador for Scarlett & Jo

My favourite prom skirt, from a previous collection
Today I am absolutely delighted to announce that I am the newest brand ambassador for Scarlett & Jo! I am really excited to be associated with a body positive brand who prioritise listening to their customers, and engaging with the plus size community, rather than assuming what women might want from fashion.  So, I am pretty thrilled to be on board!

Friday, December 18, 2015

She Wore Blue Velvet... Blue Velvet Twist Front Dress from Simply Be

Along with the traditional reds, greens, golds and silvers, midnight blue always feels festive to me. Back in September I reviewed this dress in leopard print, so when I saw Simply Be had released it in midnight blue velvet for Christmas I was over the moon.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Me and My Body: Our Journey

I have been trying to write this post for almost a year. I have a notebook filled with ideas for posts that I want to write – little stubs of things that I never quite get round to doing. But top of that list has been to write a post about the journey my body and I have been on together. I am not the first person to do one of these posts. In fact most plus size bloggers will have written something along these lines at some point. What’s interesting about these stories is that although each one is different there are striking similarities between them all. There are themes. There are familiar situations, feelings, reactions repeated over and over again.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Santa Baby: Elomi Anushka Babydoll

This red and black number from Elomi is exactly the sort of thing I'd want to find in my Christmas stocking. (And I'm sure the wearing of it could be quite a gift for your significant other). When I first put it on I couldn't help singing some Santa Baby, and then, obviously laughing at myself. So when the team at Anushka said I could review something for them, I knew this was the one. Not only are the colours perfect for this time of year, but I got to add to my growing collection of babydolls - my new favourite type of lingerie.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Black and Gold: Christmas at Evans

A couple of weeks ago, Georgina (GG) from She Might Be Loved and I spent a day together in London. We lunched, we chatted, we browsed and we were hosted by the lovely team at Evans Marble Arch for an epic afternoon of shopping. The flagship store on Oxford Street was packed with glittering festive fashion and we had a ball trying on just about everything. There were loads of options for casual and work wear, but GG and I being the girls that we are we went straight for the sparkly gorgeousness. We simply could not get enough sequins! From the pieces I came home with I decided to create three looks to get you through the party season. (Make sure to check out GG's post about her haul too.)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Luxury, Velvet Curves: Scarlett & Jo Velvet Fishtail in Atonement Green

Back in October I spent the day with the team at Scarlett & Jo, along with some other plus size beauties, modelling the AW collection for the new Scarlett & Jo website. I wore so many beautiful dresses that day I started to lose count. But my absolute favorite was the Atonement Green velvet maxi dress. No doubt you've seen the below picture before if you follow me on any of my social media channels - I've posted it enough times! So I was absolutely delighted when a special version of this dress arrived for me from the team.