Monday, 18 August 2014

Electric Feel with New Look*

I was recently contacted by New Look and asked if I would like to style an outfit from their Inspire Range based on the Electric Feel trend which is tropical prints and neon colours. The one thing I have been looking at all summer is bright blazers and kimonos so here is what I went with.

Bargain £4 sale necklace!

I love this blazer* its bright, floral and cheerful what more could you want!! I teamed it with the cross back vest* which has a slight dipped hem at the back and a lovely cross over detail which makes it more interesting than just a plain vest top. To finish the outfit I chose my acid wash skinny jeans and pink sandals which I bought after my birthday with a voucher. The necklace I came across on Friday on the sale rail in New Look for a bargain £4 and I knew it would be perfect with this outfit.

Outfit details
Blazer* New Look
Vest* New Look
Jeans New Look 
Necklace New Look (no longer available online)
Sandals  New Look

For more inspiration on this trend here are some things that have also caught my eye!
Pink Doughnut Clutch Bag

Silver Caged Chunky Block heels

Neon Contrast Chain Bib Necklace

Inspire Floral Print Top

Inspire Neon Pink Pineapple Dress

Is this a trend you have tried yet?

*Items gifted for review but all opinions are my own

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Your Writing Process

I have been tagged to take part in a blog hop by the lovely Vicky from The Curved Opinion to answer some questions about how I write my blog.

1. What are you working on?

At the moment I am in the middle of Outfit August which has seen me posting an outfit every day this month (I failed today)! I also have some more challenge posts this month to do and I still need to take part in Becky's new linky challenge before the month ends!!

2. How does my work differ from others in the genre?

I don't think I am vastly different from most other plus size fashion bloggers, most of my posts are outfit orientated with occasional beauty and ranty posts thrown in!! I also do the odd Youtube video but these are far and few between!!

3. Why do I write what I do?

I think partly its because I like to have a creative outlet and I find it fun to put together outfits and say well here is what I wore today!!! I have always liked fashion and shopping and as a plus size woman I want to show people that there are no limits or rules we can all wear what we want. I have also found that through blogging my body confidence has vastly improved and I am much more experimental in what I will consider wearing. If just one person looks at my blog and thinks I could wear that then my job is done!

4. How does your writing process work?

I don't really have a set routine, for me I sit down as and when I can to fit in around work and my family life. Occasionally I make notes but a lot of the time it comes from an outfit that I think is blog worthy or for a challenge that is due! I take my photos upload and edit them and then sit down and write the post. I will admit that I don't put much forethought into what I type it tends to just spill out of my brain and onto the screen!!! I sometimes think this is better as hopefully my writing style reflects my personality and doesn't appear forced or contrived!

Anyway that is enough of me wittering on now it's time for me to nominate some peeps to carry this blog hop on! So I choose the lovely Natalie from A Wheelbarrow Full of Style  and Kitty from Miss Kitty Kaos.

If anyone else fancies having a go then please do!!!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Outfit August day 15

Hello and welcome to day 15 of Outfit August.

Today I spent the day with my son, niece and nephew so I wanted a comfortable outfit and I already knew the dress that I wanted to wear.

 My niece also wanted to get in on the blog photos so here she is!

She loves these red shoes and was pretending to be Dorothy from Wizard of Oz!

 About the dress- its from Simply Be and I have been looking at it for awhile but actually managed to get my hands on it via the lovely Sam as she was selling hers due to it being too big. It is very generous in size but you know me and my love of oversized things so it had to be mine!! If you are thinking of getting this dress then I would size down this is the 20-22 and it would easily fit 24+ dependent on boob size.

I was right it has served me very well today being both comfy and practical when dealing with three children who between them are a tornado of energy!!

Outfit Details
Dress Simply Be via Sam
Leggings Aldi
Trainers New Look
Necklace Black Heart Creatives

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

Vicky G
Sarah D
Vicky F

I Feel Good

So it's that time of the month again (no not that one) its I Feel Good time!!

The picture I have chosen this time was taken last week just before I went out to meet my hubby for  a coffee and I was having one of those days when my make up decided to behave itself and I just felt good!

Don't forget to check out the other ladies who are also feeling good this month!


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Outfit August Day 14

Hello and welcome to Day 14 of Outfit August!

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I attended Style XL a few weeks ago and I was lucky enough to keep the outfits that I modelled on the catwalk. So today I bring you an amazing dress from Yours Clothing.

When I first found out that this was the dress that Yours had chosen for me I did a little squeal and then I did an even bigger one when I found out I could take it home with me!!! I decided to go this in a 22 as it is a bodycon style, and the fit for me is spot on with enough boob room! It is made from a good stretchy material so it is comfortable to wear and move around in. The other thing I like is that the straps are adjustable which for me and my narrow shoulders is a god send! I often struggle with straps falling down or being too long so it leaves too much of my bra on show!

Thank you to Yours for choosing me to model for them at Style XL and thank you for letting me keep such an awesome dress!

Outfit details
Dress Yours Clothing
Cardigan George at Asda
Shoes New Look last year