Friday, 27 March 2015

OMCZ 2015 Theme Number One

I am pleased to say that the lovely Steph from Seeing Spots has reinstated the OMCZ challenge so here is the first one of 2015!

The theme is patterned legs!

I've recently bought my first pair of patterned leggings and had a few comments about being brave to wear them. It got me thinking about this challenge. For this challenge I'd like us to cover out legs in patterns. 

This could be tights, leggings, trousers, skirts, dresses, marker pens, Anything you like as long as your legs are in some way covered in a pattern. 

Show people patterns look great on the bottom half of our bodies. 

Now due to being struck down with a horrible virus this week I haven't been able to take any photos so I am cheating on this one and using some photos from previous posts!

These are all taken from last summer when I started to develop some love for loose patterned trousers!!

Don't forget to check out the other ladies also taking part


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Simply Be Denim Babydoll Dress*

Following on from my recent visit to the Simply Be store at Merry Hill to try out the Kelly Brook range (you can read about that here,) Simply Be very kindly offered to send me something from their current range. There was one dress that I have been lusting after for awhile and having seem some of my fellow bloggers in it I was even more sure it was the one for me!!

It arrived last week and I was disappointed, I wore it to work on Friday as we dress down, and I lived in it all weekend!!

We went out to Avoncroft Museum on Saturday Afternoon so I took the chance to get some photos of the dress.
I teamed it with a Primark cardigan and my Superdry trainers which I picked up in TK Maxx. I love this dress it is everything I hoped it would be and it has pockets, and I'm sure by now you all know how happy that makes me!! I did size up as there is pretty much no stretch and I need boob room, but I don't mind a looser fit as it is meant to be a smock style dress.
I think I am beginning to form a great deal of love for denim dresses and this one will be perfect for the warmer months as well.

Outfit details
Dress Simply Be*
Cardigan Primark
Trainers Superdry
Necklace Peacocks old

*Denotes a gifted item but all views are my own.

Monday, 23 March 2015

ASOS What I Would Have Spent

The lovely Debz from Wannabe Princess recently suggested it would be interesting to do a blog post looking at the ASOS Main range and showing what we would have bought if it came in size fat!!

Now don't get me wrong I am a huge fan of ASOS Curve, when it comes to plus size fashion they nearly always lead the way but compared to the main selection there is still less choice.

So with this in mind here are the things I would have bought if they came in my size!!

I love this t-shirt and and finding good slogan ones in plus sizes is few and far between!

I adore this dress, it has pockets for a start and just look at the cut of it!! Finding something like this in a plus size would be like finding unicorn poo!

Talking of Unicorns how about this cropped t-shirt- so cute!!

Having recently discovered the world of denim dresses this oversized one really appeals to me, and again finding good oversized items in the world of plus size fashion is no mean feat!!

So there you have it and yes these items do go up to a size 18 but that still sizes me out so it would be good to see more items like this in the Curve range.

Don't forget to check out the other ladies who are showing what they would have bought!


Friday, 20 March 2015

Curvissa Loose Fit Denim Dress Review*

Myself and some of my fellow bloggers were recently contacted by the lovely people at Curvissa and asked if we would like to style something from their new denim range  for a five way review.
I had a peruse of the new range and the Loose Fit Denim Dress totally called out to me as I don't have anything like this in my wardrobe at the moment.

It is a lovely soft and stretchy denim (for some reason I thought it would be stiffer with less stretch so this was a pleasant surprise) and comes with a tie belt. I now must admit I swapped the belt it came with for one I already have as I found it sat better on me.
I wore this dress for a family lunch last weekend and felt really comfortable all day even after spending the afternoon playing with my son, niece and nephew!!
 I also wore it to work and dressed it up with my brogues and one of the ladies I worked with said how lovely it looked!!

I took advantage of my mum's garden to get some photos!!

So lets talk about the fit, I went for a size 26 which is two sizes bigger than I normally wear but upon checking the size guide online this was the most appropriate size. You do need to bear this in mind when looking at this dress to check the sizing as you may need to size up. I would say that this fits more like a 22 than a 26.
I was worried about it gaping across my bust as is often the way with clothes that button up but my fears were unfounded as even with my padded push my boobs right out bra on it still didn't gape- yay!! I have a little bit of extra room at the waist but the adding my own belt nips me in and to be honest gives me space for my tummy and I avoid it being too clingy.

I love the fact that I have been able to wear this dress for both a casual weekend outing and also for work with smarter shoes so it makes it really versatile.

Overall I love this dress and as the weather hopefully gets warmer I shall pop it on over leggings for an easy weekend option.

If I had to give it a rating out of 5 stars then it would be five out of five for me!

Make sure you head over and check out the other lovely ladies to see what they chose!