Thursday, 30 July 2015

OMCZ Bare Arms/Cold Shoulders

Hello and welcome to this months OMCZ and the topic for today is arms/cold shoulders!

I think its fair to say that a lot of people still struggle with having their arms on show, rewind three years ago before I started blogging and I was one of those people!

I would always hide my arms away in cardigans or only choose tops with sleeves as I felt uncomfortable showing my upper arms. I look back now and wonder why I felt like this as whenever I leave the house in a dress or top with my arms on display the world doesn't end and no one seems to notice!

I apologise as due to awful weather here in the UK I have struggled to do outfit photos this week so I am cheating with some outfits that have been featured before.

So ladies get those arms out and enjoy feeling the sun on your skin this summer!

Don't forget to check the other beauts also taking part

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Style XL 2015

So last Saturday I was lucky enough to attend Style XL which is the only Midlands based plus size fashion event. It is organised by the lovely Leah from Leah XL and was a truly fantastic day.

Leah really had poured her heart and soul into this event and I was so happy to see how many people came along on the day and enjoyed themselves.

For me it meant the chance to catch up with lots of my fellow blogger babes and get the chance to finally meet others!!

There were plenty of brands in attendance and I did end up buying a dress for £20 from Scarlett and Jo as they were selling off designs that were either no longer being made or pieces that didn't get put into production.

The catwalks throughout the day were fantastic with the ladies and gents really going for it!

I also had a bra fitting courtesy of the lovely ladies at Curvy Kate and bagged a bra for £15!!!

Talking of boobs I also got to meet the gorgeous Caroline from Curvy Wordy and headed off to her room for a bra trying on session!! Needless to say new bras are going to be ordered soon!

Some pictures from the day....

Having fun with the Bon Prix speech bubble (I won a goodie bag for this).

Trying out my selfie stick with the gorgeous Becky from Does My Blog Make Me Look Fat!

Reunited with the awesome Kathryn from Miss Kathryn's Misstakes after two long years!!

Tanya from Secret Plus Size Goddess and her amazing cleavage!!!!

Kathryn and Kate at the after party!

Tanya, Becky and Caroline Curvy Wordy.

The after party on the Saturday night was also fab with entertainment and of course the final of Model XL. A huge well done to Sarah from Plus Size and Proud for winning two awards we are all so proud of you. 

Sadly I was so tired after Saturday that I didn't attend any of the workshops on the Sunday but I heard that they were very good. 

It just leaves me to say a few thank you's....

Leah, Claire and Leah's mum Rhona for all their hard work and dedication without which this event would never have happened. 

The brands for coming along and being so lovely and friendly especially the Curvy Kate ladies as they were very busy all day!!

The plus size blogging community which I am so proud to be a part of, it was lovely to see everyone and to be surrounded by so many awesome women! 

If you haven't already I have also done a YouTube video of the day which is below if you want to have a look.

I hope it won't be too long before I get to see everyone again as I miss you all already!

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Recent OOTD Round Up

Hello I'm finally back with some fashion on the blog today (I feel like just lately I seem to start each post with an apology). Unfortunately my day job has kept me very busy so blogging has had to take a back seat-boo!!

I what I have been trying to do is share more of my everyday outfits on Instagram and I thought it would be nice to do a quick round up of my recent ones.

Lady Vintage London Estella Dress

 Simply Be Smock Dress

Off duty in Twin Peaks Tee and Asda joggers!

 Topsy Curvy Neon Floral Dress

Yours Clothing Oversized tee and Simply Be Acid Wash Skinnies

 Modcloth Oslo Dress (my Style XL Daytime Dress)

 Simply Be Denim Smock Dress Adventure Time Wristbands

 Simply Be Blogger Dress

New Look Inspire Dress

ASOS Curve Oversized Tee and Simply Be Skinnies

Lovedrobe Dress and ASDA Cardigan

Evans Collection Dress

The final dress is the one I wore today for work after having a tantrum at my wardrobe!!!

I hope you have enjoyed a look at my latest outfits, I do have some bits and pieces in the pipeline to blog and make sure you head over and check out my latest youtube video about Style XL!!