Thursday, July 18, 2019

Summer Look Book 2019 - Vol 1

Summer is here, and the fashion is bright and fabulous as always! Here's a little round up of what I've been wearing lately - both here in the UK and some of the outfits I wore in Turkey.

My blogging bestie George of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust wore this dress on her birthday earlier this year, and when I saw it I knew I had to have it! It reminds me of my beloved Lyra dress, and I love the fresh aqua colour. I got this in a size 22 (I am currently a size 22/24) because ths fit is roomy and the skirt is flared, and the skirt falls over my knee (I am 5'8). 

Come summer nothing beats a white cotton dress, and I just love ths broderie anglaise maxi from Marks and Spencer. The frill at the bottom is a cute little design quirk, and makes this dress feel extra prairie-like, while the straps are wide enough to easily cover a bra. I am wearing a size 24, which fits bang on for me. I think a 22 would have been a little snug.

Belt - really old, soz

I am currently absolutely obsessed with any and everything yellow. And I love a good stripe, so this maxi was a no brainer. It's a 22, and while the fit is good, I still find that dresses that button over the bust pretty much alway gape, no matter how they fit, every time you move. My mum is way better with a needle and thread than I am so she stitched from the empire waist seam upward with tiny little stiches, and it did the trick! I paired it with a tan belt for a little more waist definition. 

Black Vest - New Look (gifted) (AL)
Basket Bag - last season (similar here) (AL)

These shorts are my first in YEARS! I used to love shorts, but I struggled to find ones that fitted and didn't accentuate my belly. I went into the New Look flagship store on Oxford Street with George a little while ago, as the kind team there had invited us in to pick some gifted items. And this is where I miss shopping in store - because I just tried them on on a whim. I was pretty sure I wasn't going to like them. But hey! I totally loved them.I sized up to a 26 as that was the size they had and I wanted them really nice and loose and comfy, and I think the fit is perfect. I paired them here with an oversized black vest (also a size 26) and I have to be honest I just love this look! 

Tropical Skirt - ASOS Curve (sold out) (AL)

Last summer I started wearing crop tops and this summer I am totally hooked! This cute little broderie jersey crop top is a size 22 and fits perfectly. I am going to get A LOT of wear out of it this summer. The skirt is from ASOS (was part of a co-ord set and I am kinda regretting not getting the top too now) and is a tropicl jungle dream in a generous size 24.

These linen look dresses from New Look are absolutely perfect in hot sticky weather. The buttons are faux, so no worries about gaping, the fabric is super breathable, and the straps are a decent width for covering your bra. New Look have done them in a load of colours and prints in both the straight and plus size sections. I have three and I am pretty sure I am going to be wearing them loads this summer. The size 22 is spot on on me. 

Another New Look dream dress, this time in a pink, blue and lime check which is so bright and cheerful it makes me feel like a childrens TV presenter in the best possible way. Once again I am wearing a size 22, which is a great fit. 

One of my fave looks from my trip to Turkey, I love the pairing of this navy gingham skirt with the pale pink of the bardot broderie top. The skirt has pockets (yay!) and is super versatile as it goes with so many different things, and I also love the tie waist detail. I am wearing a size 22 in the pink top. The magnificent bag is from indi brand Guns and Posies, and is a wonderful floral rainbow of joy which also goes with everything, thanks to all the colours! 

Basket Bag - Lindex (gifted)

I adore a maxi and this statement red one is simple but fabulous.I wore it while George and I visited one of our Azure Bopo Babes, Hester, for a lovely weekend in Winchester and felt comfortable, cool and comfy. I accessorised with a basket bag - they're everywhere this summer and I love them - and a big statement elephant necklace (I've had it for years, some big earrings and big sunnies. Never knowingly understated...

Luxe Earrings - Wish
Gold Clutch - Dune (borrowed from lovely Hess)

While in Winchester we took a rather impromptu trip to Ladies Day at Salisbury Racecourse - our lovely hostess Hess suggested it just the day before, and all things considered I think I scrubbed up pretty well considering the 24 hours notice. Thank goodness George had some absolutely stunning CC Millinery Creations on loan that we could wear. Definitely upped the outfit game infinitely. It matched perfectly with my new (gifted) Lyra dress in Blush The Lyra comes up big so I am wearing a size 20. I added some luxury bitch looking earrings I got on Wish and a pair of pale pink ballerina pumps, and I was good to go.

We arrived late, which meant the fancy crowd was certainly rather worse for wear (always funny) and the entire event was closed with a set from a Little Mix cover band. And then on the way to the taxi rank after our relatively sober selves got to walk the drunken stagger of very fancily dressed ladies in heels, and gentlemen all suited and booted giving up and sitting on the grass.  So much unexpected last minute awesomeness and hilariousness!

So yeah, that's what I've been wearing lately. Which is your fave? Let me know in the comments...


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