Saturday, June 25, 2016

Living Life Luxe: The Elvi Prima Collection

Elvi's Prima collection is filled with elegant silhouettes and wonderful textures. Every season they create a capsule collection of glam, plus size occasion wear pieces, and for Summer it centres around neutrals and metallics.I have loads of events this summer so was excited to try out these pieces from the collection for some of the stuff I have coming up. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer Festival Vibes: River Island Plus Lace Bardot Dress

A few months ago the online plus size community was abuzz with the news that fast fashion high street giant River Island was finally introducing a plus size line. The growing power of plus size fashionistas is being noticed by the trendiest of the high street retailers, and our choices are growing. Plus size women are now offered a wider variety of fashion options and looks - a far cry from the tunics and cartoon printed hanky hem tees of ten years ago!  

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Day At The Races: Studio 8's Floral Estra Dress

You may have noticed. I rather love getting dressed up. I'm a big fan of putting on my best. So I was super excited when Studio 8 asked me to come with them to Ascot, as part of a series of posts I was doing for them on occasion wear - check out my previous summer event looks here and here.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Emerald Goddess Realness: Studio 8 Silk Neptune Maxi Dress

Every time the team at Studio 8 invite me to view their upcoming collections I fall in love with something. This time last year I went to see their upcoming AW pieces and fell head over heels for the Green Yvette Lace dress. Then just before Christmas I went to see what they would have in store for us in SS16. Despite it being a rainy, miserable day and me being bundled up in a coat and scarf, this silk maxi in brilliant green was a promise of summer glamour. I have pretty much obsessed about it since I saw it, and have bugged the team over at Studio 8 on a monthly basis to find out when it was hitting stores. As part of my series of posts about SS occasion wear I am going to show you how I would style this dress for a summery wedding. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Smart Summer Separates: Studio 8's Persia Skirt and Dita Top

This is the first of three posts I am doing with Studio 8, to show you some occasion wear looks for the upcoming season. Summer is always full to bursting with excuses to dress up. Days at the races, at my age every season sees a glut of weddings (I have four this year), regattas, garden parties, work functions. It’s a bit nonstop. Not only does my liver usually take a bit of pounding (you know what I’m talking about!), but my wardrobe works extra hard too. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Mermaid Dress of Dreams: Collectif Dolores Doll Mermaid Print Dress

How beautiful is it when do of your favourite things collide, to make a new super duper amazing thing? This Spring that happened when Collectif released their Mermaid Print Dolores Doll Dress. I let out actual squeals of delight when I saw it for the first time. The colours were right up my alley, I’ve had a mermaid obsession since Ariel, and Dolores is my perfect dress.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Tutu Much? Me And My Society Plus Tutu

I fell in love with this tutu when I first saw it at UK Plus Size Fashion Weekend last year. American brand Society Plus brought a selection of their pieces to the event, and the tutus just wowed me. So as soon as I could I ordered this blush beauty. It arrived in a flounce of tulle - just the ballerina dream I had wanted. And yet it sat in my cupboard for months without wear... 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

My Month In Outfits: What I Wore In May

May was a moody month. The weather was all over the place - from promises of a hot, heavy summer, to sudden cold snaps. It definitely kept me on my toes outfit wise! Check out what I wore below...