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Happy Birthday to my Blog!!!!!

As of June 13th my blog is now 1 year old!


I’m actually really excited about that, When I started my blog I wasn’t sure exactly how it was going to go or how long I would be blogging for but I am still really really enjoying it and enjoying the response I have been getting.
To share my excitement with you all I am going to be doing a giveaway on my blog next week just to celebrate making it to one year and not giving up lol

I haven’t been blogging all that much this last couple of weeks as I have just moved house and have been trying to get all that sorted, but that also means some exciting things for my blog as I have been getting really into shopping for home ware stuff and cute little decorations so over the next couple of weeks I have a ton of catching up to do.

 I haven’t been wearing anything of much interest the last couple weeks so in a day or too I may just do a post of they most interesting bits and bobs and just chuck em in one post.
I have really really missed keeping up to date with reading everyone’s blogs also so you can probably imagine how happy I am to be back up and running on the net.

I hope everyone is well and I will back with regular posts very soon, Thanks for bearing with me :-)

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Japaneasy Peasy in a kimono.

About 3 weeks ago I blogged about a pair of oversized trousers from yours clothing (you can read that here)
Today I have another item from Yours Clothing that I have sized up in, This is one of their Kimonos available up to a UK size 36. I am so glad that I sized up, it is so comfortable and light and on a hot day it’s nice to have a cover up that isn’t clinging to you.
I love the colours on this kimono, it has bright summery colours but the black background makes it a very versatile piece. I would wear this kimono all year round…In winter maybe over a thick roll neck jumper with jeans and boots.
I styled this kimono two ways, one more casual summer look and also an evening summer look. I love this kimono over a simply black maxi dress.

Looking at the Yours Clothing website I just want all the kimonos, they have a beautiful mint green one that is now on my wishlist.

A kimono is a perfect summer cover up especially for women who seek comfort in cardigans. It’s very light and fashionable layer that can be styled in so many ways.
I can’t wait to wear this kimono with a white tee, distressed boyfriend jeans and white converse trainers. I feel like the possibilities with this piece is endless and I can’t wait to add more kimonos to my ever growing wardrobe.

Are any of you guys loving kimonos as much as I am?

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Shopping my makeup stash.

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Hiya again guys, this post is a day late but hopefully not a quid short.
This is the second ‘Shop your stash’ in the challenge and I have gone for something a little different this month, If you are interested in reading my last months post, which was an outfit one you can read it Here
The challenge is basically about us all riffling through things we already have and breathing new life into them instead of always being on the hunt for something new. This challenge was thought up by the beautiful Hollie from Pretty Big Butterflies
This month I have one through some of my makeup looking for something I haven’t used for a long while and i stumbled across this palette by Sleek that I bought well over a year ago and had never used.
I created a really quick Peacocky look using 4 colours from the palette
I am a huge fan of matte eyeshadows and really like this palette, the colours are very pigmented and easy to work with.
I have done a really quick video so you can have a proper look x

This is before the harsh edges were blended out and they actually smoothed out really well considering some matt shadows take a bit of work to blend out.
On my lips I have MACs ‘Spirit’ Lipstick
I have MACs ‘Magnetic appeal’ as a cheek and brow highlight’
Foundation – Maybelline fit me in 320 Honey Beige
Lashes – Crème 120
I really like the finished look.
I am really loving this challenge as I really am rediscovering some old gems.
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Midnight Lace – I love a little something sexy!

I love sexy lingerie!!!!!!
I think all woman fat or thin should feel sexy and nothing makes me feel more sexy than a nice bit of lingerie.
I have quite a few pieces but I have never spoke about them on my blog purely because I was never sure how I could photograph them and really do them justice with showing the world my goodies lol
I recently discovered a new company through Twitter that do plus size lingerie from chemises and baby dolls to hosiery. The company is called ninexlingerie and they go up to a UK size 28

                             I had to put on a bra to review this piece as the item is completely see through, but it came in handy as the negligee does not offer much support, As a H cup I need as much support as I can get.

The fabric is very soft and stretchy and feels very sexy on. I have taken the full body pic with leggings on so you can get an idea of length and fit etc. without me being half naked.
  They sent me a beautiful blue negligee that is lace with a satin trim.
 The piece that I am wearing is available Here
 This piece is very sexy and I really like the colour as its not like any others that I have. This negligee was very well received by my other half, who told me to blog about how much he liked it lol.
 A pic with flash so you can see the true colour
 
Ninexlingerie have this item in a number of colours and it sells for only £12.99
They have so many other items including lingerie sets, hosiery and dressing gowns.
They go up to a UK 28 in some of their items and for the quality and price range I will definitely be looking for some more sexy bits and bobs.
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Wild Thing I Think I love You.

I bought this leopard print Alice and You swing dress from ASOS at the end of last year and I have no idea why I haven’t mentioned it til now.

Its such a lovely dress, Its my first ever swing dress and I wasn’t too sure at first because I have massive boobs and was a little worried that it might look funny but since I am such a fan of leopard print I had to have it and now i am really glad that i got it.

I wanted to write this post so all you big busted ladies who are unsure about swing dresses can see what it looks like on someone my size..

This will be a very picture heavy post as there is not all that much to say… just have a look and see what you think.

 I might actually prefer this dress with a belt around the middle to give it a bit more shape, but I was happy wearing it like this for the evening. 

 The bag is from the Zara basic range.
 I just have on a pair of black leggings and a pair of brown ankle boots from Evans
 I wore my old Evans stud detailed biker jacket.

 Yup!!! I prefer this dress when its given some shape… Defo think I will try it with a belt next time.

 Wow… looks like I have a waist lol
On my face I stuck to browns and black to tie in with the animal print in the dress. I kept my lips neutral as the eye makeup is the focus.  

A pic of me with X Factor’s ‘Brick City’ at an Art fund raising event

I hope people actually enjoy reading my posts or at least find them a little helpful xxxx

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Hamburger Queen Final OOTD

At the end of last month I attended the Hamburger Queen final
It was a little bitter sweet as this was the last Hamburger Queen competition ever :( I went  a couple of times last year and I loved it so I wasn’t going to miss this finals this year.
if you don’t know what Hamburger Queen is I wrote about it a few weeks ago and you can read about it HERE
I mainly wanted to write this post because of the awesome skirt I wore that night. I picked this skirt up from a fellow blogger at a clothes swap a couple of months ago. The skirt was made by another blogger on the scene. I love how clothes get to be passed around and loved like new.

Little Ladybug
I kept the rest of the outfit really really simple with a black form fitting top that I have had for years and a pair of black leggings. 
This skirt is amazing! I would love to have it in black and white too. Its falls like a full circle skirt, Its so floaty and feminine. There is so much movement when you are walking I felt like a ladybird princess.  

Before I left home I put on a skinny red belt that came with a YoursClothing dress that I have. 
I have on my Primark wide fit shoes that everyone is going crazy about. I love them sooo much, they are probably my most comfortable shoes!

 I kept the makeup really simple too. 
False lashes and my trusty red lippy (Ruby Woo by MAC)
 All of the jewellery I am wearing is costume pieces that I picked up Primark. 
Here I am pictured with the gorgeous and talented Ginger Johnson 
(had to get a pic with her again as I have a lovely pic with her from last year too) 
People suggest some awesome Drag events for me to go to!!!
I am in search of some fabulous Diva-ness

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Putting on my big girls pants.

A company that I love, that offer plus size women great quality and an extensive range of hosiery and under garments are The Big Bloomers Company.
They have pieces in their range that start at a size 12 and go all the way up to a size 42
Being at the larger end of plus size this is perfect for me.

A problem a lot of women have, not just plus size women, but also women with large thighs, is chafing. The big Bloomers Company sent me a pair of their Anti-Chafing Knickers to try out and I was pleasantly surprised. I chose the long leg version in black as I wanted something a little longer so I would be able to wear skirts without leggings and not worry so much about the wind showing everyone my secrets lol.

 I could argue these are more like an anti chafing cycling short as I wore them with knickers underneath.

The material is super stretchy and super comfortable, you could even size down if you wanted a little support.

not the best pic but you can get an idea of the length on me. (and they are pulled all the way up over my tummy)

I am a shorty, standing at a pint sized 5ft 2″ so these came up quite long on me but the fabric allows for manipulation so I ended pulling the legs up a bit and they were still totally comfortable.

I love that I can wear these under a skirt in the summer without them showing and still avoid ‘chub rub’ but i wont be embarrassed if the wind does blow up my floaty skirts and dresses.
These are going to come in so handy for the summer, the material is so comfortable between the thighs.
If you are a shorty like me I suggest getting the short legged version.
Have you tried any of their other products? Do you have any recommendations?
Thanks for reading guys xxx
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Its Hammer Time! Love these trousers.

Its Hammer Time!
I have been seeing a lot of people embracing the ‘Boyfriend’ style, jeans and blazers etc…
Being a size 30/32 its near impossible to have anything that is oversized and baggy, even items that are sold as ‘oversize’ are still just a tad close fitting when you are not able to size up at all.
I recently discovered that Yours Clothing have expanded their range and now have over 200 items available up to a size 36!
This have given me the opportunity to size up in items that I would like to have more room in.
Yours clothing have kindly gifted me a couple of items for me to share with you that I have sized up in to create looks that I would normally be unable to achieve.
The first item I want to show you is a pair of Cotton roll up crop trousers.
I chose these for a couple if reasons, Firstly I wanted to be able to wear a dressed up ‘Boyfriend’ look and also because summer if fast approaching and I like that these trousers are so light and airy.
 Here I wore them with a simple white camisole and a denim men’s shirt that I got on eBay a year ago and added silver collar tips to.
I love how big and baggy these trousers are, It feels a little like Hammer Time lol
 These trouser have a drawstring tie at the waist so I can have it secure on the waist and super loose everywhere else. These are a great trouser for people who are concerned about our good old VBO (Visible belly outline)
I am wearing my new white Lo Converse all stars.
I tied the shirt up to make the look a little more feminine but I really like it either way.
 
 I am showing two looks that I like with these trousers because I think they are so versatile, they really are a nice wardrobe staple that can be worn for any occasion.
I wanted to show that these casual trousers can also be dressed up and look amazing.
 I wanted to show that you create altogether new look, suitable for evening with the casual trousers and the same camisole but adding heels and a blazer.
I personally love this look and I think the laid back casualness of the trousers is what makes it. I love the whole ‘I just threw this on but still look great’ kinda look.
 I have on a pair of black suedette heels from New look and an oversized grey New look Inspire blazer. I changed the costume jewellery that I had on also and I really like the all together look.
I will definitely be getting a lot of wear out of these trousers this summer and another great thing is that they are only £15!
There are so many different ways that these trousers can be styled and i am definitely looking forward to playing around with them.
Thanks for reading guys!

 

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Pretty and Perfect Purples.

Pretty and Perfect Purples.  
This year I have been totally obsessed with purple lipsticks.
I know purple isn’t a lip colour for everyone so I thought I would take a few pics so people can see what they look like on.
I always like to see women that are a similar skin tone to myself wearing shades that I am consdering buying, so here are a few purples on me :)
These lipsticks in order are:
1. Mac – Heroine
2. Mac – Bold Spring
3. Wet n Wild – Mauve Outta here
4.Mac – RiRi Boy
5. Mac – Up the amp
6. LimeCrime – Airborne Unicorn
Heroine is a perfect and true purple and Airborne unicorn is a light lavender. The rest I would describe as pinky toned purples and are much easier to work with and more ‘acceptable’ as everyday colours. I however would wear any of these at anytime at all. I love them all and I think purple is such a nice colour on the lips and there are so many shades that I’m sure everyone could find their perfect purple.
Have any of you braved a purple lip?
If so what is your favourite?
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Set the birds free!!!

“Welcome to the Shop Your Stash Challenge. This is all about finding a gem in what you already own and creating a blog post on it. This is to let go a little of the stress that comes with being a blogger – even if it is just once a month. Rummage through your beauty products and climb through those clothes draws. You might surprise yourself!”
I had plans to go out to club Indulge last night and I hadn’t really thought about what I was going to wear so when I remembered that the Shop Your Stash post was due today I used that as an opportunity to find an outfit in some of the older items in my wardrobe.
I went for a ex Evans jersey shirt with bird print and a pair of old Evans jeans.
This handbag is one I picked up in Primark about a year or so ago and bought it with the shirt in mind. (the bags second ever outing) The shoes however are new, picked up last week in Primark.
I actually really like this outfit and thanks to the #shopyourstash challenge some old gems got to see a night out lol.
Kisses xx

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