I was really kindly offered a dress from Fashion Worlds dress selection and as I already had my eye on a beautiful sequin AX Paris Curve dress it wasn’t difficult for me to choose.
I was so excited when the dress came and I was not disappointed at all. Its such a beautiful piece. I like the fact that the sequins are not super shiny which means I don’t look like a disco ball and would be happy to wear it any time of the year.
The AX Paris Black Sequin Prom Dress is the perfect fun and flirty party dress.
I thought would team this review up with a ‘ways to wear’ post so I have styled this dress two different ways.
I first kept it really simple with sheer black tights and cute black kitten heels from yours.
I wouldn’t be able to wear this dress bare legged as it comes up quite short on me so I tried it on with a pair of sheer tights and I think it looked really cute.
I am very clumsy with tights especially since I have stiletto nails… the two don’t really work hand in hand together so I tend to stay away from tights.. this was confirmed a good idea when I laddered them putting them on
I personally prefer the ‘Rocked up’ version of this dress, I think it all depends on what you feel comfortable in but I do think there are many ways to wear this dress as its another take on a Little Black Dress and is a really nice addition to my wardrobe as I have nothing else like it.
What are you guys wearing this party season?
Ms Curvaceous UK 2013
On Sunday I attended Ms Curvaceous UK at the Camden Centre in Kings Cross.
This event was unlike any of the other fashion/bloggers events that I have been to recently, as soon as I walked in I was greeted with the smell of West Indian food and immediately thought of my childhood, I straight away bumped into some familiar faces which pleased me no end
Syreeta Badu fashion designer, Gemma Cruickshank fashion designer, Hollie Pretty Big Butterfies, and Debz Wannabe Princess
I wasn’t sure what to wear to the event so I ended up keeping the outfit really simple and focusing on the makeup. I wore an Evans skater dress, leggings and a pair of flat brown ankle boots again from Evans
The jacket/cape is from Topshop… and will feature in a future UCantWearThat Blog Post!
I enjoyed the whole night, the fashion, food and entertainment were all fantastic.
There were performances by Bashy, James Anderson, Che Lingo and Afro Beats artist Ezi Emela (who I really really enjoyed)
There were 18 beautiful finalists competing for the title of Ms Curvaceous and it was lovely to see them all walking the runway in some amazing fashions from Syreeta Badu, Dea London.
I was happy (as I always am) to see plus size women being celebrated, I would however have liked to see some even more curvy women in this competition , which I think has less to do with the event organisers and more to do with what the industry describe as plus size… but that’s a separate issue.
A new piece from a new (to the UK) brand.
Taking Shape, an Austrailian plus size fashion retailer that are currently trying to establish themselves in the UK, kindly offered me a piece from their range for review.
Initially I was a little worried as they stock sizes 14-26 and I wear a size 30, I went onto their website to have a look at what might fit me. The first thing I noticed about the brand was how grown up and sophisticated the majority of their pieces are, they also have some beautiful prints and fabrics, I was on the look out for something that had some stretch so I had a chance of it fitting. I don’t really do sophisticated and I was happy to find they have some younger more casual pieces. I wanted to make sure I chose something that I would actually want to wear over and over again, a wardrobe staple if you like. One piece in particular that I kept going back to was the Vera Cardigan, it looked so warm and perfect for the weather we are having here in the UK.
My cardigan came speedily and beautifully packaged and I’m so happy it fits like a dream.
This is yet another example of how many more options we have than we think in terms of what we should and shouldn’t be able to wear. I love trying out new brands and expanding on the places that are available for me to shop in.
This is a such a great item to have and I’m so glad I chose it, I will be reaching for this cardigan over and over again this winter, Its also great for me as I love layering and this fits comfortably under my biker jackets.
I wore this outfit out shopping in oxford street. I have on a black roll neck jumper from Evans, a tube skirt from New Look, a pair of leggings and my comfy Primark winter boots.
I got the Cardigan in a size XXL which I’m guessing is around a size 24/26, which again just shows that you are not to be fooled by sizing…. the only way to know is to try!
First time I’ve worn this dress and I love it!
Last week ASOS has a 50% off 50 items sale… I went on the site and was really pleased to see that the sale carried over into their ASOS Curve department too… One item in particular stood out to me and it was actually something that I had looked at before so when I saw that it was half price I had to snap it up!
Its the ‘ASOS CURVE Pinafore Dress In Paisley Print’ I absolutely love this dress, I wore it with a Simplybe bodysuit, and new look leggings underneath. This dress is now back up to its full price of £36.00
I am a massive fan of paisley print and I love earth tones in the winter. I wore this with a pair of brown ankle boots from Evans and a tan tassel bag from new look.
I wanted to try and dress the look up a little so I put on a pair of tan suede ankle boots with a Cuban heel but as soon as I saw the rain outside I went straight back to my Evans boots lol.
Hope everyone is having a good day x
Wasn’t made for me…but guess what…I’m wearing it!
Its pieces like this that made me want to start a blog in the first place. Me (a size 30) wearing a Primark (size 18/20) Jumper
This little gem is a jumper I picked up earlier this year from Primark… yes PRIMARK!!!! what is a UK size 30 doing shopping in primark, I hear you all wondering… well let me explain…
originally I started shopping in Primark for their costume jewellery, cute socks and handbags… the things a lot of plus size women buy from shops that don’t stock their size. Then I came across their knickers and as I went from knicker to knicker stretching them to within an inch of their life I decided that some of them would fit my chunky butt so I bought a couple and never looked back! They currently only go up to a size 18-20 in their knickers and the boxer short style and the thongs fit me just fine.. anyway back to the original point….
Gemma Cruickshank Collexions
Last week Tuesday I went down to Mary Janes Bar in the City of London for the official launch of Gemma’s clothing line
Not only did we get a preview of Gemma’s collection we were entertained by an amazing acoustic artist on the night. A wonderful evening was had by all and it was such a friendly environment with friends, family and a host of plus size bloggers coming together to show support.
Even though I look like a pregnant little person, I really like this picture of me and Gemma, She is an amazing girl and I will show support 100% she is definitely an asset to the plus size world of fashion <3
Talk soon ladies xxx
Hiya Guys x
A couple of weeks ago I went along to the Live Unlimited offices to have a look at their new collection.
All of us bloggers that attended the event were welcomed by the LU team who created a really friendly and relaxed environment, plus there were cupcakes which always helps lol
I myself don’t own any of the items from any of their previous collections as they go up to a size 28 and I never saw myself fitting into anything, but after trying on a couple of their sample pieces I am pleased to say that I am wrong. Just like with a lot of clothing brands they have some items that come up big, or have enough stretch that I, at a size 30/32 can comfortably wear.
I saw a few pieces that I completely fell in love with and I have some pics to share with you… The items I am featuring are my faves and luckily ones that will be able to fit me.
I have never really considered myself a fan of Gillets, but this one caught my eye as soon as I entered the LU office, Its such a nice piece and feels amazing to touch its so soft and I imagine myself just stroking it all day when wearing it. I would have this as a staple winter piece that I could dress up or down as I saw fit.
I absolutely love any kind of biker jacket but this one would have to be my fave from the collection, I like that its black so its versatile but what I love most is the material, I have a couple of faux leather biker jackets and I often have to take them off and carry them when I’m out shopping once in gone in to store from being outside because I get really warm. So I love the idea of a lighter weight jacket but still with the biker shape.
Personally I prefer the dress without the black overlay but however you look at it this is one stunning dress…and guess what?!?!?! IT STRETCHES!!! You must all know by now that I am not afraid of a tight dress, This dress will be perfect for Christmas parties or any other party for that matter. I would like the dress a little more without the overlay but that’s just a personal preference but the LU team did good with this dress!
I’ve been rubbish with blogging so far but I have had such good feedback so I really wanna do more. So expect some regular posts from me.
Hope everyone is well
I, along with a group of other plus size bloggers were invited to the launch of Pink Clove, a new plus size retailer based online with clothing up to a size 32.