Last weekend I had a nice little night in planned with my good friend Debz, a Wannabe Princess.
I dressed super casual, no makeup, ready for evening of Chinese food, snacks a plenty and a couple of DVD’s…. Silly me!!!!
I should know better than anyone just how impulsive and up for a night of fun Debz is. This is a pic story of how I went from casual night in, to Oh God we are off on a night out and I have no clothes or makeup!!!!!!!
I recently went to the Plus London plus size market evening. I was really excited to be going as a seller and a bargain hunter. I was initially concerned that I wouldn’t find anything fat enough for me but fortunately I left with quite a few pieces that I will be sharing with you over the coming posts here.
This one I have to say I am the happiest with, it is such a versatile piece and I want to wear it all the time with everything and in my eyes that is reason enough to warrant a blog post all of its own.
However the best part is that I picked it up for only 50p.
I’m gonna say that one more time because even I still can’t believe it… I got this beautiful maroon oversized and deliciously comfy cardi FOR JUST 50p!!!!
It is a Jeffrey and Paula slouch cardigan that I bought from fellow blogger Chattermonkey (check out her blog here)
She initially showed it to me because it was one of her items that was roomy as I approached her table saying “Show me the mega fat stuff!”
I have to admit I bought it because it was big enough and because it was an absolute steal at fifty pence. However when I got it home and had a try on and a good look at the shape I was sooooooo excited. I love the slouchyness of it and how I am able to just throw it on with anything and I also love the colour.
I placed an order with Pink Clove around Christmas and one of the items I picked up was the Geo print wrap dress.
I thought about this item quite a lot before I ordered it as it’s not really my style, it’s very grown up and sophisticated but I really really like the colours in the dress for winter.
Thought I would do a quick OOTD post about this dress as it’s still only £10 in the pink clove sale!!!!
Last night I went to see Rent on stage at the Hackney Empire in My home town of London. I have been a massive (pun intended) fan of rent for a while now, I have the dvd of the Broadway play and the dvd movie. When I heard from a friend that Rent in concert was showing in London for 3 nights I nearly had a fit so we booked tickets for the next night. Every which way I have seen Rent my favourite character has always been ‘Angel’, A beautiful transvestite who I think just seems like so much fun and is funny as all hell. I love musicals but don’t really get to see shows as much as I would like. Rent was one that I HAD TO SEE! The songs in this show are fantastic and there is not a single one that I don’t like which is not something I never say even with regular albums there are usually a couple of dud tracks…not in Rent (I had to sing along to all the songs really quietly lol) one of my favorite songs is “I’ll cover you” a duet between characters Angel and Collins, it’s the loveliest this ever so obviously I was crying like a baby during the whole song, mostly because I knew what was coming.
Seeing this play was one of the best experiences in my personal theatre history. As soon as it finished I vowed that I am going to see it again. 12 hours later I already have plans to see Rent again for my birthday in July in Derby, unfortunately I believe it will be a different cast.
The voices in this production were absolutely sensational I was particularly impressed with Kerry Ellis playing ‘Mimi’ and Rory Taylor playing ‘Roger’, I have to say that Roger had never stood out vocally for me in the Broadway production or in the movie so I was very very pleasantly surprised to hear Rory Taylor’s voice last night.
Of course ‘Angel’ being my favourite character I was hoping to be wowed by his vocals… and boy was I. Angel did not disappoint at all which had me smiley like a damn Cheshire cat. After the play finished and I had dried my eyes I headed out to my bus stop with my friend and sister, my sister spotted Ian Stroughair (Angel Dumott Schunard) pop out for a fag…so what did I do??? Took off running through traffic of course!!!! Well worth it it turns out as I got to have a picture with actor Ian Stroughair (below)
It was definitely a night to remember and will not be my last outing to see Rent.
On Friday evening I went to the Plus London plus size market evening. I signed up to be a seller and initially I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t think there would be many people as big as I am buying or selling.
I was pleasantly surprised that there was plenty there for me and I made out like a bandit.
One item in particular I picked up before the event even started, I bought from fellow blogger naomi from diamonds ‘n’ pearls. A lovely beige cropped new look jumper for £3. The day after the event I was travelling up north for a couple days so I chucked the jumper and a scarf I picked up for 50p in with the rest of my luggage. I was sooo happy with the jumper I ended up wearing it all the time with everything. Kinda handy that it was freezing up in Derbyshire so I got to wear the hell out of the jumper. I’m surprised the jumper fit so well as its a size 24 and I’m not lol. I’m guessing it was made to be really oversized but I really like the way it fits!
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?
Baby Shower Oufit Of The Day
This dress is an ex ASOS item, This year I have been obsessed with the skater dress shape. ASOS has a huge range of skater dresses in their Curve department and I will forever be grateful for this
I believe this one was called the squiggle print, I may be wrong, Its white with black, blue and purple patterns, Its in jersey fabric and is so comfortable and roomy.
One this particular day I wore it with New Look leggings and my new New Look Camden Boots
I absolutely love these boots, they have a few variations of these but I personally preferred the black on black. They are called Camden boots and I would simply describe them as heeled workman boots.