Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Modcloth Stylish Surprise


I love Modcloth so when it was announced that they were doing another Stylish Surprise I knew I had to try and see if I could get my hands on something!

The idea is you pay a set price which this time for a dress was $20 (there were other categories but I always go for dresses) choose your size and await to see what you will get!!

So this is what I got!!

This is a Doe & Rae dress which sadly is no longer online and when it first arrived I was unsure whether I like the style but after trying it on looking again at the photos its a keeper! 
I do like to think that I am channelling my inner Margot Meanie in this dress and I think she would totally rock this one! 

I think I may pop this away to wear later in the year as it has more of a autumn/winter feel to it.

Now I wasn't the only one who was lucky enough to bag a bargain from Modcloth, so make sure you head over and visit some other lovely ladies to see what they got!

Mookie - Mookie's Life

Monday, 20 April 2015

Plus Size Shopping with House of Fraser*

Now I must be honest when I think of places to shop for plus size clothing House of Fraser is not the first one that springs to mind, so when they contacted me to ask if I would like to review something I was keen to see what was on offer.

A quick peruse around the site and I was pleasantly surprised to see brands such as Evans and Samya on offer so after much deliberation I chose a shift dress from Samya.

I have never had anything from this brand before and I decided to size up as I am always mindful of boob room but I think I could have gotten away with my usual size as it is slightly big under my arms but I think a quick stitch could solve this. I took a chance with trying a cross over neckline as I tend to avoid them as they nearly always show too much bra but this one is spot on. It crosses over higher up so the centre of my bra doesn't show and I found the fit really generous across my bust.
Lengthwise it is ideal for me as it just sits on my knee but as always do remember I am 5'4" so if you are taller it may come up shorter.
The fabric is lovely and slinky and so comfortable to wear, I would be happy to wear this to work with sandals and a cardigan for a relaxed summer look.

I am now pleased to discover yet another retailer offering plus size clothing with this dress being offered in sizes 16-28 and priced in the sale at £24 so very purse friendly as well.

Have you tried anything from House of Fraser?

 *Denotes a gifted item but all opinions are my own

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Silent Sunday/My Sunday Photo


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Evans Ultra Stretch Skinny Jeans

I must admit that until recently if I was looking for skinny jeans I would have been unlikely to consider Evans. Something seems to have happened and suddenly they have set the blogging world alight with a rather good pair of jeans!

I'm sure I am not alone in struggling to find that one really good pair of jeans they seem to be rarer than unicorn poo, but this time it may have just happened!

I first came across these jeans when Evans had a flash £10 jeans event after Christmas but I couldn't get my hands on some. I had almost given up when by chance I wandered into Evans when I met up with some of my fellow bloggers in Brum. We discovered that the jeans were the Saturday steal and were on offer for a mere £18!! I think we all grabbed a pair to try and several of us bought them myself included.

So here they are as styled last Friday for work.

So I gave these jeans a good run wearing them to work on Friday and they are so comfortable, with  a good amount of stretch but still maintaining their shape. I can see why they have been so popular, for me they won when I realised I could sit down comfortably and not be stabbed in the stomach by the waistband!

I wore my new favourite t-shirt from ASOS Curve, primark cardigan and bargain £5 trainers from New Look to finish the look!!

These jeans are still online but only in the short fitting leg (which is the length I have) but they are back to the full price of £30 but if you have the funds these are well worth it.

Outfit details
Jeans Evans
T-shirt ASOS Curve
Cardigan Primark
Trainers New Look Similar
Necklace Primark

Monday, 13 April 2015

Plus Size International Wish List

We have a lot more choice of plus size retailers in the UK now but there are also some fantastic overseas retailers who we would all love to shop with but often find import duty and shipping costs can be off putting. With this in mind the lovely Debz from Wannabe Princess thought it would be fun if we all compiled a wishlist of items we would love to buy from overseas retailers.

I went on a good mooch round the internet to see what I could find and the options did not disappoint!

I started with Modcloth who to be fair I do have a couple of dresses from as I managed to grab them in the stylish surprise and they were cheap enough to not pay duty on. There are alot of dresses on their site that I would love to own but I know that the duty would be a problem and I don't have the funds!

Here is what I would buy from Modcloth

This is the Coach Tour Dress and I love the nautical theme to this dress and the neckline! If you like the look of this dress it retails for $59.99.

My next retailer is Nordstrom where again I found loads of choice but one dress in particular really called out to me.

I love the clashing prints on this Eliza J Dress but at £141 it is a bit out of my price range!! The one thing I did like was that Nordstrom have an option to display the prices in pounds and also an option to pay duty at order point although I would still worry that customs would charge me again upon delivery!

I then headed over to Macys to see what I could find and again I had the option to display the prices in pounds but shipping is not cheap at £17 plus again duty when it arrives!
Here is a dress that caught my eye!

This is the NY Collection maxi dress and is quite the steal at £21 in the sale but again once you add on shipping and duty it is not quite the same bargain!!

My final destination was Torrid where I found myself torn between two dresses but this one made the final cut!

I love the skull print on this dress as it gives it a quirky edge and it retails for $68.50.

So there you have it my international wishlist and I think if I had to choose one retailer who had a UK version it would have to be Modcloth!

Don't forget to check out the other ladies to see what is on their wishlists!!

Debz -
Katt -
Kelly -
Steph -
Kim -
Sharon -
Sarah -
Victoria -
Becky -
Leah -
Vicky -
Charli -
Mookie -
Filipa -