Thursday, 8 October 2015

Vlogtober Days 4-7

So I am still trundling through Vlogtober and have now managed a week of daily vlogs!!!

The last few days have included a mixture of lakes, woods and even wheelie bins- who said my life was dull!!

Anyway if you want to catch up here are days 4-7

Day four and we are off to Earlswood lakes and woods.

Day five and much excitement in the house as our new wheelie bins have arrived!!

Day six and I am feeling a bit meh!!

Day seven sees me musing on life and what I have learnt over the last 40 years on this planet!

I hope you enjoy my ramblings again!!

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Vlogtober Day 1-3

I have decided this month to take part in Vlogtober as I want to grow my YouTube channel alongside the blog.

I have set myself the challenge of completing Vlogtober and so far I have days 1-3 under my belt and I am still going!!

I don't have much of a plan I am just going to take each day as it comes and share bits from each day!!

I thought I would pop days 1-3 on here for anyone who hasn't yet watched them and wants to take a peek!!

If you haven't already I would love you to subscribe to my YT channel as I hope to do more vlogs, hauls etc over the coming months.

Don't worry I shall still be blogging as well!!!

I hope you enjoy them!!!

Friday, 2 October 2015

Curve Fashion Festival OOTD

Hello and happy Friday I thought today I would share with you my OOTD from the Curve Fashion Festival, you can read about my day here.

I had planned to wear one of the dresses I already own but ended up panic buying a dress from New Look on the Friday after work! I decided I needed something comfortable to wear as I was travelling by train and I knew I would be on my feet a lot.

I spotted this t-shirt dress in New Look and loved it instantly I did size up as it is a shift style and I like a bit of room when I sit down. It is a lovely thick jersey and I felt really comfy all day. This is a slightly altered version of the outfit as on the day I wore tights and my New Balance trainers but it is warm today so I opted for leggings instead.

Taken at the Curve Fashion Festival 

It is unusual for me to wear black head to toe I normally like colourful outfits but I thought it made a change and I liked the sport luxe feel to it. I can see me getting loads of wear out of this over the coming months as it is thick enough to keep me warm through the colder months.

Outfit Details
Dress New Look
Leggings Aldi
Trainers Converse

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Curve Fashion Festival 2015

So last weekend I attended The Curve Fashion Festival in Manchester and it was a day filled with fabulous fashion and awesome babes.

My day started bright and early with a train from New Street Station to Manchester Picadilly where the lovely Steph from Seeing Spots met me and we trundled off to the venue. (Thank goodness she did as otherwise I would have been completely lost!!).
Obligatory Train Selfie 

We reached the venue and met up with all the other fabulous blogger babes and took photos with the #thisisplus sign (look on Instagram and you will see these pics), and then made our way in. 

My first port of call was the Scarlett and Jo sample sale where I bagged a dress for £20 and saw the lovely Georgina and Gifi. 

I must admit that I hit the clothing swap stand about five times and came home with more than I intended to including a Modcloth dress, in fact my bag broke due to the weight of the clothes!!

I spent most of the day with the awesome Sarah from Plus Size and Proud who really is the loveliest person you could ever hope to meet and we could be heard giggling for miles!! 
Sarah and me
My outfit of the day which was a last minute purchase from New Look!

There was a fantastic atmosphere and everyone seemed to really be enjoying themselves and the brands were fab at interacting. 

I watched one of the catwalk shows and you can find out my thoughts on it via my vlog and sadly I had to miss the seminars as I needed to get back to Picadilly to catch my train home. 

Tess Holliday during her meet and greet session

I totally failed in the photo department and took hardly any photos but I did vlog and below is my video highlights of the day!!

I hope everyone who went along had a fab time!

Friday, 25 September 2015

My First Scarlett and Jo OOTD

Hello and happy Friday I hope this week has been kind to you and if it hasn't then whack it with a stick and tell yourself it is nearly the weekend!!

So back in July I went to Style XL and whilst I was there I treated myself to a sample dress from Scarlett and Jo, because for £20 it would have been rude not to!!

I perused the rail and immediately spotted a prom style dress which I knew had to be mine, I didn't try it on I just grabbed it paid the money and hoped it would fit!!

Fit it does and in fact it fits like a dream (the sample sizes are mainly size 24) and has made me want to own more S&J dresses!!

So far I have managed to wear it to work dressed down with some brogues and I felt fantastic wafting round the office in it!!

I adore this dress the neckline follows the line of my bra beautifully and gives a subtle hint of cleavage without me feeling like I have too much on show. The dress comes with a built in petticoat but for extra fullness I added my net petticoat. I much prefer that this dress is lined as it lies better over my tights (my unlined dresses sometimes stick to my tights when I walk!!).

My mission now is to add some more Scarlett and Jo dresses to my collection as one is not enough!!

Don't forget I will be at the Curve Fashion Festival in Manchester this weekend if you coming please say hi!!

Outfit Details
Dress Scarlett and Jo via Sample Sale
Shoes Simply Be