Wednesday, 25 May 2016

31 Dresses of May Days Twenty Three, Twenty Four and Twenty Five

Time to start yet another post with an apology as I have missed the last two days due to a combination of tiredness and getting home late from work!
What that does mean is you get three for the price of one in today's post!!

Day Twenty Three

I decided to try out a Lindybop dress that I bought in the sale after Christmas but haven't worn or blogged about yet. It is the Daria Dress and I love the scallop detail on the neckline and again the belt that comes with the dress actually fits!! I think one of the reasons I haven't yet worn this one is that it needs a bit of adjusting as the shoulders are too large for me. I am quite narrow on the shoulders so this is quite often a problem I have with dresses. You can see in the photos it wants to fall off my shoulders so I think I am going to try altering it.

As with most of the dresses from Lindybop it has a lovely full swishy skirt and for added oomph I popped my Lady V petticoat underneath.

Outfit Details
Dress Lindybop
Jacket Primark
Trainers Converse

Day Twenty Four

So the green version of this dress has already been featured earlier in the month but this was the original one I bought from Ebay and a year on and I still love this dress.

I love that these dresses have a drawstring waist under the bust so I can cinch it in and still be comfortable and it allows room for my boobs.

Outfit Details
Dress Ebay (last year)
Trainers New Look (last year)

Day Twenty Five

It is the return of an old Modcloth favourite the Oslo dress which I bought from the lovely Sarah over at Plus and Proud last year. If you saw me at Style XL last year this was the dress I was wearing. I still adore this dress it is a lovely thick cotton and so well made.

I don't think I shall ever tire of wearing this dress!!

Outfit details
Dress Modcloth via Sarah's blog sale
Jacket Primark
Trainers New Look

Monday, 23 May 2016

31 Dresses of May Day Twenty Two*

Hello and welcome to day twenty two of 31 Dresses of May and today I am featuring a rather lovely maxi dress from House of Fraser.

When the lovely people at House of Fraser got in touch to ask if I would like to review something from their plus size range I had a good peruse of the site and decided to try a dress from Samya.

I love a good maxi dress and this one really appealed to me, because if the long range weather forecasts are to be believed we are predicted to enjoy some warm weather next month. For the summer months I like my clothes to be cool and loose as I tend to get hot and bothered. This dress has a drawstring neckline and ties on the shoulders so you can adjust the fit to suit you. This is ideal for me as it means I can cover my bra and not have gaping arm holes. The print is so pretty and brings out the hippier side of my personality. One thing to be aware of this dress isn't lined so it is very see through but I have a slip which I bought last year from Ebay that I popped underneath. If you are planning on going abroad this would be a great dress to take with you as it would also be ideal for a beach cover up over a bikini or swimsuit.

I was impressed with the plus size selection from House of Fraser and it means somewhere else I can shop- yay!!

Outfit details
Dress Samya via House of Fraser*
Sandals Evans

*Denotes gifted item but all opinions are my own.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

31 Dresses of May Day Twenty One

Apologies as I am running a day behind which means it is time to see which dress I chose for Day 21!

Due to the weather being rather on the wet side yesterday I decided to go with an old Simply Be dress which I have had for about two years. It is quite thin so I don't overheat in the ever changing weather we are having at the moment!

As usual my leggings are my £3 Primark ones and I chose to wear my Converse which are still going strong.

Outfit details
Dress Simply Be
Denim Jacket Primark (last year)
Leggings Primark
Trainers Converse
Necklace Peacocks (old)

Saturday, 21 May 2016

31 Dresses of May Day Nineteen and Twenty

It's time to see what dresses made the cut for Days 19 and 20 (and I am pleased to say that the end is in sight!).

Day 19
I went with my denim pinafore dress from New Look which I bought from ASOS Curve last month as were doing denim for dementia at work. The t-shirt underneath is an old one again from ASOS Curve and has been a great basic of my wardrobe.

As you can see my cat decided to join me again for a bit of photobombing!!!

Outfit Details
Dress New Look Via ASOS Curve
T-shirt ASOS Curve
Leggings Primark
Trainers Blog Sale
Cat my own!!

Day 20

I have the second dress that I bought in the Lovedrobe sale and this one I got for £10.00 and it was totally worth breaking my spending ban for!! I have admired other bloggers in this dress so when I saw it reduced and with the discount code I knew it was meant to be!!

It is the most beautiful pink and the material is thick with some stretch so lovely and comfortable to wear. The details make this dress with the box pleats that make the skirt fuller and the heart cut out on the back which is so cute. I also love that this dress is fully lined so it is soft against your skin and won't be see through in the sun!!!

Outfit details
Dress Lovedrobe
Cardigan Primark
Shoes New Look Wide fit.

Friday, 20 May 2016

31 Dresses of May Days Seventeen and Eighteen

Yet again I am starting off with an apology as I have fallen behind due to a combination of the weather and having a not so great week.

My mental health is suffering at the moment which has led me to hitting rock bottom this week and meant that I have had to take a break from posting but I am trying to get back on track slowly but surely.

Anyway on with the outfits and Day 17 saw me dig an old Pink Clove dress out of my wardrobe which I have had for about two years and dust it off!

I wasn't going to include this last photo but as I haven't had much to make me smile this week I felt it was good to see a picture with me laughing! (I was laughing at Oliver although I now can't remember what he was doing to make me laugh so much!!).

This dress is a stretchy scuba material and ever so comfy to wear, the cardigan is an old one from Primark and the shoes are about two years old from Peacocks (I found them in the bottom of my wardrobe all forgotten about!).

Moving onto Day 18 and I have a confession to make I broke my spending ban!! I found out the Lovedrobe were doing a 50% off sale which included items already reduced so I ended up bagging two dresses for £16.00 but to be fair I had sold a load of stuff on Ebay so I felt it all balanced!!

I managed to get this dress for a huge £6.00 and I love the detailing on it with the pleated front and chiffon sleeves. This is maybe more of an autumnal dress due to the colours but for the price I thought get it and pop it away for later in the year. As you can see yet again I got photobombed by the cat!!

Outfit details
Dress Lovedrobe
Shoes Peacocks