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Scarlett & Jo have done it again.

11887865_1156253967721692_3130286126569420753_nI am very excited about some new items set to be released by Scarlett & Jo in the coming weeks as well as the launch of their own website soon.

I have blogged about quite a few of the S&J items that I have as I am a big fan (I still can’t get enough of my fit and flare tunic which is the first S&J item I ever bought)

I was gifted the below dress and Initially I wasn’t sure if it was very ‘me’ but when I tried it on I realised how perfect is is for me. I am a massive fan of standard skater dresses because I am usually a very casual girl and I love the comfy skater dress fit.

This navy kimono dress is like a grown up and elegant take on a classic casual skater dress and I love it.  I don’t often do chiffon type fabrics because I find them very dressy but this just works and I think its the perfect mix of the grown up and dressy fabric on a simple skater shape.

I have dressed it up as much as I personally every would with a delicate necklace and the highest heels I can comfortably walk in.

I got so many compliments on this outfit and the dress is super super comfortable which I love because I didn’t feel like I was dressed up. This dress is very flattering on the body and gives a really nice shape.

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Navy blue Kimono Dress

I styled the dress with a nude handbag from asos and nude heels from Primark.

 

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Tulle skirt around!

A few weeks ago this beautiful skirt was brought to my attention.

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I knew I wanted it immediately. I have never bought anything from the H&M plus size department before so I didn’t know much about their sizing but that wasn’t going to stop me. Between placing the order and the skirt actually arriving I heard from many people that H&M items come up really small so I started to get a little worried.  The only thing that was going for me was that the skirt had a a stretch waist band and also that the lining was a jersey fabric.

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The skirt took quite a while to be despatched and also took a bit of time to be delivered (which again is something H&M seem to be known for) but once the skirt arrived i was happy to forgive all sins because it was my dream skirt.

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The skirt is literally perfect for me. If it has a cotton lining it would likely be too tight and also if it has a non-stretch waistband it probably would not have fit. I wear a UK size 30/32 and I got this skirt in the largest size (3XL) and the skirt fit like a dream.

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Not only is it a stunning skirt I love the ribbon waist band it catches the light beautifully and adds that little something extra to the skirt.

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The skirt is so light and floaty and the movement is beautiful yet the jersey lining will always protect your modesty.

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I wore the skirt with the ASOS Curve cami with wrap front, this is what it looks like untucked from the skirt but I much prefer it tucked in.

My shoes are old Primark wide fit open toe flats in nide with a bow and they are super cute and comfortable. I think this skirt would look great with a pair of heeled sandals too but I personally would not be able to walk far in them lol.

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My Cardigan is an old Evans one that I tend to throw on, on a summers evening, Although it is farrrrr from summer at the moment I wanted to wear something light so as not to take away from this beautiful skirt.

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My clutch bag is this one from ASOS which I received as a gift from my Access All ASOS Secret Santa, and it came just in time to be paired with this skirt which was quite handy :-)

I think this skirt would look great as part of a more casual look also, which I plan to do very soon, which makes it a very versatile piece and I know I will get a lot of wear out of it. I think this skirt was a steal at £19.99 and if they had more colours I would be buying more for sure, Unfortunately this skirt is now out of stock in every size but I’m hoping they have seen just how popular it is and get more, LOTS MORE!

 

But first, let me take a CÉLFIE!

 

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But first, Let me take a Celfie

I have never really been a fan of having writing across my chest as I feel my boobs already draw the eye, but when Yours Clothing contacted me about this Celfie T-shirt I have to admit I was a little excited. I make a big deal about dressing out of societies comfort zone so I excited to spend my day with people reading my boobs and I discovered that I actually really like statement T-shirts and have already started looking for another one.

I am away in London for a week so my clothing options are limited so  pair this tee with my Scarlett & Jo prom skirt and use it as an opportunity to show the skirt really dressed down.

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This is just a really quick post to show off the T-shirt, I surprisingly really love it. The fit is really nice too, It has a dipped back and a slight puff sleeve.  Available here if you want a better look.

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I went to a plus size clothing swap in North London and then went to see my aunt to say Happy Birthday, drop off her present and of course for the abundance of food and cake! I then went on to meet some friends for drinks in town and stayed out til the wee hours and I got a lot of compliments on the outfit throughout the day.

My necklace was one that I picked up in the ASOS sale and this is the first time I’m wearing it but I really love that too.

 

 

 

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British Plus Size Awards feat. Estella

On Saturday night I was lucky enough to attend the British Plus Size Awards held in London because my best friend won two tickets, she was also a nominee for  best blogger WannabePrincess.

I wore a Beautiful Lady V London Dress. This is the Damask print Estella Dress Designed by the gorgeous George at Fuller Figure Fuller Bust I have this dress in three prints as I am in love with the style and think its a great dress for my shape.

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IMG-20141113-WA0002In the hotel lobby showing off this gorgeous dress.

My shoes, necklace and fluffy handbag are all from NewLook in the last two weeks and are all still available.

Overall it was a lovely evening, It was so nice to get all dressed up and have a really grown up sophisticated night, I’m more of a night out in a club type girl so this was a really nice change. We arrived to a champagne reception, which was lovely and it was so nice to see so many other bloggers in attendance. I’m usually really bad at taking pictures when I attend events so I made sure that I had my phone in hand at all times to snap a few pics.

The three course meal was really lovely, I had Pâté to start and then a beautiful beef roast dinner for main and had a citrus cheesecake for dessert.  It was so nice to see so many familiar faces in all their finery, I took a few pics with some fellow bloggers.

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Me with the stunning Kate from How Kate does Fashion and Mary of Channelling Liz

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Me with Beautiful plus size models Sarah Hadzipasic and Olivia Campbell.

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Me with the absolutely stunning and always flawless Georgina of She Might be Loved

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Me and the princess. (if you can’t tell, we love a good selfie) Saturday night was a great night for boobs and selfies lol

I think the nominees should have been given free tickets anyway if you ask me, it may have decreased the amount of ‘Unfortunately _______ was unable to attend to collect his/her award’ speeches. Aside from the lack of winners attendance it was a great evening with some really fun entertainment. I especially enjoyed the humour of presenter Matt Johnson. But I would have to say the highlight of the evening, performance wise, would definitely have to be by Ashleigh Owen. I have seen her perform before at the Hamburger Queen finals and she was amazing then too, a very well deserved standing ovation from our table.

Considering this is an event I wasn’t planning on going to I had a really nice time and got a chance to catch up a lot of people that I already know from various areas of my life, whether it be my makeup work, blogging or my general social nights out and I would definitely be up for going again should another ticket fall into my lap.

Lastly I would like to say a massive congratulations to all the winners and nominees on the night xx

 

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Still blossoming in Winter.

Since Scarlett & Jo became available in Evans they have been producing item after item that I have lusted over. I, like everyone else on the planet fell in love with the infamous prom dress but by the time I was able to buy it everyone and their cat already had it. Then the prom skirts came out and I knew I had to have one. A little late to the party (or prom lol) again I now have a beautiful Scarlett & Jo prom skirt. They are still available HERE on the Evans website on sale and in three colours.I chose the purple because with winter approaching I wanted something that was dark enough to wear throughout the colder season but with the vibrant flowers it still stands out beautifully.

The skirt has an elasticated waistband and is so comfortable, I have on a size 30 and it fits great so you could easily size down if need be. The skirt has a built in tulle underskirt and feels so girly and ‘flouncy’ to wear. It really feels like a luxury piece when you have it on. I know with all my extra padding I shouldn’t need the help of tulle to fill out the skirt but it just makes it so pretty.

This is just going to be a really picture heavy post as the skirt is so gorgeous!

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This is probably my favourite skirt at the moment and I can’t wait to see what Scarlett & Jo come out with next. They have some beautiful vintage jersey dresses in at the moment. Go check them out.

Thanks for reading x

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In ca’boots’ with JD WIlliams.

 

Something I discovered very recently is that more and more brands are stocking wide fitting shoes,  some are even starting to cater to us ladies with super chunky legs with their vast range of calf width fittings, one of those companies being JD Williams.

I got a pair of boots from the wide fit shoe section of their website and I wanted to try a pair of long legged boots just to see if their largest calf size would be suitable for me. If you read my post on wide calf wellies you will know how much I have struggled over the years to find boots to fit my huge calves. JD Williams have a whopping seven calf widths to choose from in a selection of their boot; Slim, Standard, Extra large, Curvy, Super curvy, Curvy plus and Super curvy plus. I went for the Suer curvy plus as I know my legs are really really big and I wasn’t even confident that these would fit.

When the boots came I was really excited because laying them out on the floor the calf looked massive. You can find this pair HERE!

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I love the boots and this is the closest I have ever come to having a pair of everyday knee high boots fit. As you can see from the last picture the boots are still a little tighter around my calf than it should, be but this is purely down to the fact that I have huge legs (which I accept and embrace lol). But to my surprise the boots go on easily and are not uncomfortable in the slightest. I wore these boots for a few hours and I love them, they are super comfortable and easy to walk around town in. I will show you the boots again as part of my outfit;

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I will be blogging this outfit in my next post which should be up in the next two days x

 *These boots were kindly gifted to me. However all views, positive and negative are my own*
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The Stellar Estella

This is the dress my dreams are made of.

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I have been on the hunt for a vintage style dress in my size for the longest time. I have come across a few but they have always been in a jersey fabric, which is fine when it comes to fast fashion but I wanted something that was going to last me years.

When I heard on the blogger grapevine that Lady V London were releasing a vintage dress in a number of prints in a size 30/32 I was over the moon.

The Estella Dresses are available here! and were designed by the gorgeous Georgina from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust

I bought the Estella in the black and white polkadot as I knew it would be very easy to style and I could wear it practically anywhere.

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When the cupcake print Estella was released on the website I was literally screaming “Oh my God, Oh my God” Two of my favourite things combined just for me… Surely a gift from the Angels!!! I went on the site and bought the cupcake dress without a second thought… just look at it… I had to!

 

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Love how I can still look fierce in a cupcake dress lol

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The Estella dresses are 97% Cotton and 3% Elastane,  the quality is so good and I feel like they are a total investment, I plan on taking really good care of the ones I have so they will last forever.  A problem I find being my size is that it is very difficult to find good quality clothes that are a good fit, I know the bigger I am the more my body will vary from someone else who wears the same dress size. The Estella Dress feels like it was made for my body, the little bit of elastane allows the dress to hug you in just the right places but still has enough structure to fit how it is meant to.

I am really hoping to see more of these dresses coming out and I would especially like to see the dress in some solid colours.

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My little bit on Plus North

Quick little post about Plus North.
Now that I live in the Midlands I am a lot closer to all the northern events, so as soon as the plus north tickets were released I got mine even though I was still living in London at the time I knew the event wasn’t til after my move.
Me at Derby station waiting for my train (don’t look all that excited but trust me I am! lol)
I was going straight to the event as we couldn’t check in that early so I was dressed for plus north and had my face on. I did really simple make up so I would find it easy to turn it into a night look without bringing too many items with me.
I don’t have any pictures of what I wore during the day at plus north, Here is a picture taken by Yours Clothing of Me and Debz from Wannabe Princess.
I wore a pair of jeans, a black Tee and a check shirt, probably the most comfortable outfit you can imagine but after weeks of debating on what to wear I woke up that morning and that was how i felt most comfortable.
I stuck with the monochrome check for my evening outfit too, I wore the Check Bandeau dress from Asos
Loving this bag at the moment, one I picked up from Chunky cat Cuddler at StyleXL
shoes are from Primark x
I didn’t take many pictures of the actual event, which I kinda regret now. I was more interested in having a good time, seeing friends and meeting new people that I had been interacting with online.
Absolutely love this girl… Hollie of Pretty Big Butterflies
After a few glasses of wine I went round taking selfies with some familiar faces lol
Lisa – http://www.lisaphilbin.co.uk/
Rachel – http://www.adressisforlife.com/
In the evening I kept my makeup the same I just added a touch of black eye shadow to make the eyes a little more smokey and I was good to go.
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After the evening event a whole bunch of us went out for a couple more drinks afterwards which I really enjoyed. I absolutely loved sitting and chatting with the other bloggers and can’t wait ti see everyone again at future events.
I had such a good time at Plus North and will 100% attend again, I really wish I went last year but I was really really new to blogging and didn’t know what to expect. I would now advise anyone who thinks they might enjoy it to come along as its such a great event and friendly atmosphere.
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Simply Be Style Challenge – Embellished Dress

I was recently contacted and asked if I would like to participate in a style challenge for Simply Be, so of course I jumped at the chance! Being right at the larger end of the plus size fashion size range, I thought it would be a brilliant opportunity to show how you can make certain items work for you at any size.
What I enjoyed most about doing the challenge was taking a piece that wasn’t my ‘usual style’ and make it something that I would actually wear just through the styling. I kept the outfit pretty simple going for something that I would feel comfortable in.
We were asked to style the dress for a specific occasion, I didn’t want to focus too much on the occasion until I had the outfit on. Once I was dressed I decided that the place I was most likely to wear this outfit would be out for cocktails with the girls.
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I wore a neon orange cami underneath and paired it with a neon green handbag. I am in love with little neon pops of colour this summer and love throwing them in everywhere.
I wore this with a pair of old jeans that I cut up and a pair of Primark shoes.
I really like the dress and I love the shape it gives my body, Its very feminine and a very versatile piece.
I got this gorgeous neon green clutch bag from chunkycatcuddler who had a stall at the StyleXL event this month. They had it in three colours and the bag is absolutely stunning.
A little look at the shoulder embellishment on the dress
When the dress arrived I noticed just how ‘grown up’ it is, and i immediately knew I would be dressing it down for the challenge, The embellishments on the shoulder and the chiffon material make it it seem very dressy and would be what I would describe as an occasion dress, I wanted to take away from that feel with some denim but still wanted it to be suitable for an evening out.
I cant wait to see what the other ladies involved have done for the style challenge.
Dress – Simply be – Embellished Dress
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Joe browns on the Town!

The perfect dress?
As the weather has gotten warmer one of my favourite dresses to wear has been the Joe Browns Colourful Coral 50s Dress *(very kindly gifted to me to review) I can sometimes struggle with the fit of the 50s style dresses but I found this one sat very well on my body.
I love that the dress has a structured feel when wearing it, it is 98% cotton and 2% elastane, There is enough stretch in it for it to hug me in the right places and I would say it is a perfect fit and I love the way it makes my boobs look, this is definitely a great dress for ladies with a large bust.
The material is a little thicker than most of the other dresses I have been wearing and I was worried that I would be way too hot in this dress but I haven’t been, I think that’s where the benefits of it being cotton come in.
This dress feels a bit like magic, its thick enough to give that structured authentic 50s feel but the fabric is very breathable so can comfortably be worn on a hot summers day.
After deciding that this dress would not have me sweltering I decided to give it a go on a night out in a club…
I love the big prints on this dress. This fat girl loves large prints!!!!
I don’t know what people were thinking saying big girls cant wear large prints, I think it looks fantastic! I love the coral in the dress and it’s such a welcome addition to my dress collection because I have nothing else like it.
I wore this dress on an evening out with a pair of leggings, nude shoes from Primark and a nude clutch from New Look
I’m a really big fan of this dress, I think it looks beautiful on and I think it is the perfect shape/material for a bigger girl who wants to flatter her shape.
I personally am not all that interested on flattering my body, I just wear whatever I feel good in, but I do understand that not everybody feels the same way I do. I feel very comfortable in this dress though and I feel that it looks good on my body so I will be wearing this again and again.
I think this is very close to being a perfect dress, It fits like a dream and is beautiful to look at.
Joe Browns… I am impressed!
*This dress was kindly gifted to me for review purposes, all opinions expressed here are true and my own* I really do LOVE this dress!