Thursday, 29 January 2015

Snow Day OOTD

Well the snow has finally made it to my neck of the woods, although it is not as bad as some parts of the country!

This morning when I realised what the weather forecast was for today I threw on a warm and somewhat practical outfit for work today. (My first indication of the weather was that it was snowing on my phone!!)

Footwear is always my concern at this time of year as I have a 20 minute walk to work from the bus and back again at night and since I nearly fell over twice yesterday I knew I need to be able to stay upright today!

So here was my outfit of choice!

Caterpillar Boots, Russian Doll Jumper, New Look Inspire, Size 24 BBW, Blonde
It was so cold!!

I love this Russian Doll jumper which was a sale purchase about a year ago from New Look and it has appeared on the blog before. The shirt was one of my recent buys also from New Look in their sale (sadly it is no longer online), and the jeans are my trusty Dorothy Perkins superskinnies.

The boots I love they are  from Caterpillar and I bought them a few years ago in the sale and they have served me so well ideal for colder weather and I use them when we go wander round the Lickey Hills.

Outfit Details
Jumper New Look No longer available
Shirt New Look no longer online
Jeans Dorothy Perkins
Boots Caterpillar Similar Here

I hope you are all keeping safe and warm!

Monday, 26 January 2015

Valentines Day with ToxicFox*

I was recently contacted by the lovely people over at Toxic Fox and asked if I would like to review something for Valentines Day. I had no idea what I would receive so when a box turned up last week I eagerly opened it!

This is what I was sent.

I have to say this really tickled me as I love Rose Wine and I love handbags so this is right up my street!
Yes essentially this is like a box of wine but I can imagine how much fun this would be at a party or as a gift for someone. Rather than have bag will travel, its now have wine will travel!!!

The wine inside the bag is Vernissage Syrah Rose and you get 1.5 litres so the equivalent of two standard bottles (also known as a Magnum). In terms of taste because of course I had to sample some it is on the drier side but slips down easily and made a nice accompaniment to my food over the weekend! At 13% it is on the stronger side but as always alcohol should always be enjoyed responsibly.
If rose isn't your bag (see what I did there?!!) there are also white and red wine options. 

In terms of price it isn't the cheapest of options at £29.99 but if you were looking for a present to celebrate a special birthday or for the person who has everything then this is a quirky and fun idea- it certainly made me smile!!

If you are in need of something for Valentines Day I have a discount code which is valid until 15th February just enter TFLove at the checkout for 10% off (not valid on the 3 for 2 offer).

Thanks for reading!

*Item gifted for review- all opinions are my own.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Mini New Look Haul

Morning peeps, so I was lucky enough to be given a New Look Voucher as one of my Christmas presents and I finally got round to spending it last week!

I have filmed a quick YouTube video showing what I bought please have a look!

Hope you enjoy it!!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Casual Weekend OOTD

It's Saturday and for a change I decided to pop my jeans and see what outfit I could put together. I have a great love for dresses- my wardrobe is full of them but every so often I like to put my jeans back on!

I finally got my hands on a shirt in the sale at New Look which I had wanted for ages to go under a jumper I bought last year from Yours Clothing as I have always been a fan of the layered look. I wore it under my jumper yesterday but today I fancied a change and dug out a sweatshirt that I won from Pink Clove last year.

I love this sweatshirt as it is super comfy but I mainly wore it whilst lounging around in the house so I decided to use it for today's outfit.

Pink Clove, Primark, Dorothy Perkins, Size 24, BBW Blonde

For an impulsive outfit choice I am quite pleased with the way it turned out and for me this quite the departure from all the pretty dresses I have been wearing recently!

Outfit details
Sweatshirt Pink Clove
Shirt New Look no longer online
Jeans Dorothy Perkins old
Necklace Adorning Ava via FAB Event Goody Bag
Trainers Primark

Thanks for reading

Friday, 23 January 2015

Another Floral Friday OOTD

Morning campers, today I have the third and final dress from my Simply Be Christmas haul!

I almost didn't buy this one as I kept looking at in store and eventually on a whim decided to try it on (as did a few of the other ladies who I was with) and it was love at first try on!!

It is a scuba material which I have become quite the fan of as it hugs your body but without feeling too clingy if that makes sense. The floral print is vibrant and cheery- perfect for the dark and gloomy winter days that we have had just lately! Since buying this dress I have already worn it to work twice where it was very well received!!

So here it is!

Simply Be, Scuba, Floral, BBW Size 22 Blonde, fat

I went for a size 22 and I would say it is pretty spot on if a smidge generous so if you are looking at this dress then stick with your usual size. Despite the size of my boobs it doesn't pull across them or leave them feeling squashed. I have some vbo but as the material is stretchy it doesn't cling to every lump and bump instead it skims. (I would even dare to use the F word yes it is flattering!!).

At £50 it is not a cheap purchase but I went for it as I had a discount to use at the time and I know it is a dress that will be very much loved so I will get my moneys worth out of it!!

Outfit Details
Dress Simply Be
Tights Primark
Shoes Everything Five Pounds- last year