Saturday, 30 July 2016

Simply Be Midi Dress OOTD*

Hello I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and enjoying the sunshine (well that is if the sun is shining where you are!!).

As you all know I love my dresses and during the summer months they are my go to outfits to keep me cool and I am always on the lookout for new midi dresses as the length is perfect for me.

When I spotted this one from Simply Be I knew it would be perfect for work and casual wear.

If you are considering this dress then do be warned it has no stretch and if like me you are blessed in the boob area it would be a good idea to size up as it does come up on the small side. It has an elasticated neckline so you can wear it as a bardot style but due to my boobs pulling it up it tends to sit on my shoulders!

To finish off I have teamed it with some ghillie sandals (I love this style and I now own about three pairs in various styles!!) and a watermelon bag because who doesn't love watermelons!!

If like me you have wide feet then ghillie style is a good bet as they tend to be more generous across the foot even in standard fittings.

See you all soon!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The Story of Citrus Dress OOTD

A few months ago I once again took a chance on trying a dress from Modcloth in their latest Stylish Surprise. I paid my money and waited to see what would arrive (I think I am more excited by the element of surprise than the dress!).

This time I got The Story of Citrus Dress which I have since worn to work during the warmer weather.

It is a lovely thick and stretchy material with the cutest little puff sleeves and sweetheart neckline. I am also pleased to say it is fully lined so it doesn't go see through when the light shines on it!

Sadly it is now sold out in this colour but there is a lovely floral one still available.

If you haven't yet tried a Stylish Surprise from Modcloth I would definitely recommend it, as for a very reasonable price (and no custom charges if like me you just order one dress) it's a cheaper way to try out Modcloth!!

Just keep an eye on their website but do make sure you are quick as they sell out very quickly!!

Outfit Details
Dress Modcloth
Shoes New Look

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Feeling Hot Hot Hot OOTD

Hello my lovelies I hope you are managing to stay cool in the hot weather, not easy I know in this heat!

When the mercury rises I tend to reach for loose fitting clothing to keep me cool especially as the office I work in gets very hot and I have to endure bus journeys home from work!

As it was my birthday last month my mother in law very kindly gave me a voucher for Yours Clothing and I headed over to the Merry Hill store and treated myself to a new dress.

This dress consists of a floaty layer with a separate jersey longline cami underneath to stop it being see through.
What drew me to this dress was the zip detail on the front as I am a sucker for things like this that make an outfit a bit more unusual. I wore this dress to work yesterday and what was the hottest day of the year and I managed quite well but the bus journey home nearly killed me and I think even if I had travelled in a bikini I would still have been sweaty!!

If you are in the market for a new summer dress then do give this one a try as I think you may like it!!

Outfit details
Dress Yours Clothing
Sandals Evans

I hope you all enjoy the sunshine whilst it lasts!

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Plus 40 Fabulous July Edition

Hello and welcome to the July edition of Plus 40 Fabulous and the theme for this month is holidays!

I have wonderful childhood memories of the family holidays we used to go on which most years were spent at Holimarine in Hopton on Sea Norfolk. As a small child it felt like a magical adventure and the excitement at seeing the entrance gates to the park has stayed with me!

Our days would be spent swimming in the outdoor pool, trips to the beach, pony rides and sessions of crazy golf!! In the evenings we would head off to the club house for the entertainment and then it was a walk back to the chalet with some chips- this was a real treat!!

Since having Oliver I have been keen to make sure he has family holidays that he will remember for years to come and right from when he was about three months old we took him away.

Our first ever holiday as a family was to Torquay where we introduced him to the sea for the first time (although being a tiny baby at the time he had no idea what was going on!!).

Over the years we have spent several holidays at Burnham On Sea and I think we would all agree that this is our favourite holiday destination.

I love a good caravan holiday and for Oliver as long as there is a swimming pool and an arcade he is very happy!!

I do love the British seaside and the fact that us Brits sit on the beach no matter what the weather! Also fish n chips taste so much better by the sea and are a must on each holiday!!

Sadly this year I don't think we will manage a trip to Burnham as the prices for the park we love to stay at have risen quite sharply. We did however manage a sun holiday to Brean earlier in the year (you can see the vlog of our holiday over on my YouTube channel) which was ok but I don't think we we shall be in a hurry to return!

Of course if I had the money I would love to go to Florida and take him to the theme parks but I hope that like me he grows up with fond memories of caravans, fish n chips and fun at the seaside!!

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

Thursday, 14 July 2016

New Look Cold Shoulder Dress OOTD

Helllooooooooooooooo I'm back after a blogging break- did you miss me?!!!

To get things off to a good start I am collaborating on today's post with the awesome Leah from Just Me Leah.

One of the benefits of having blogger friends is being made aware of bargain sale finds in plus sizes and Leah seems to have a knack for finding some serious bargains which she very kindly shares (seriously she should be on commission!!).

A few months ago she posted a link to a dress that was reduced to £5.50 from New Look and there were quite a few sizes left in the sale so of course I nabbed one (because you know I don't already have enough dresses in my wardrobe!) and I love it!!

This is a pretty simple jersey dress which can be easily dressed up and down and is a good basic to keep in your wardrobe. I know some people aren't a fan of the cold shoulder look but I quite like the cut outs on the sleeve as it makes the dress a bit more interesting.

I decided to try it out with my sandals that I panic bought last year to wear to Style XL for £11 also in the sale at New Look and a necklace which my mum bought me for my birthday.

Don't forget to head over and see Leah to see how she styled hers!!

Outfit details
Dress New Look
Shoes New Look
Necklace Aspire Style