Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Animal Empowerment: Plus Size Outfit

I wasn't going to post this outfit for a while yet as I thought I'd schedule it for a few days or weeks later, maybe closer to Valentines day, however I've had a bloody awful day and blogging cheers me up. This outfit makes me feel amazing, so pretty and empowered and I definitely need an injection of that right now...

I don't know what it is about leopard print and red lips (I've talked about my love of both of them combined many a time on this blog) but they're my ultimate confident boost when I'm not feeling too fantastic. The dress is by Scarlett & Jo which I picked up in the incredible Evans sale not too long ago. If you aren't familar with Scarlett & Jo make sure you check them out, they make some beautiful clothes and really truly believe in dressing the plus size figure to emphasise it rather than hide it (they also do some bloody amazing work with plus size bloggers, just check out all their recent shenanigans on their Instagram page). 

It's been difficult to buy clothes recently due losing a few lb's (I'm not gonna go on about boring diets) but I spotted this dress in the sale in a UK 26 and thought I'd risk giving it a try and I'm so glad I did because it fits me like a glove, it's been worn loads already in the few weeks that I've owned it. The little ankle boots with their cute gold trims are from Yours Clothing and I feel totally keep this outfit casual, cute and comfortable for Sunday night drinks but just give it a little bit of extra something (...oh and they're incredibly comfy especially for wide trotters like mine, I really love boots from Yours Clothing, have you checked them out?).

 Leopard Print Dress - Scarlett & Jo (no longer available - similar here)
Biker Jacket - Evans (old - similar here)

Most of the items I'm wearing are old or no longer available but I've linked to all very similar items if you fancy trying to recreate this look. A little bit of leopard print never goes out of style so a LLD (Little Leopard Dress) should be a staple in all of your wardrobes and a red lippy should live in your makeup bag! My other reason for this outfit is this....

I'm hoping it's scored me extra points for being accepted into Becky and Em's new girl gang ;) (jokin, but totes serious!).

Monday, 26 January 2015

Showing My Casual Colours: Plus Size Outfit

I'm really enjoying digging stuff up out my wardrobe that I haven't worn for ages, so when I spotted my Boohoo Plus jumper lingering in the bottom of a pile of unworn clothes I thought I'd mix it up with some other bright colours that I've got going on in my wardrobe at the moment. 

I was only popping into town for a bit of wandering and window shopping (still ending up spending monies! Typical!) but love all the colours going on in this casual look, especially this time of year just to brighten everything up a bit...

Floral Print 'Nicky' Sweater - Boohoo Plus (old)
Air Max 1 Essential's - Nike (Old, similar here)
Necklace - H&M(Old, similar Here)

I've had a couple of things now from Boohoo's plus size range and although they do only technically go up to a UK size 24 certain items are generously sized, especially their swing dresses, oversized tee's and anything in a jersey fabric that you can stretch. I'm roughly around a size 26/28 these days and can make quite a few of their items work for me but it's a shame that their range doesn't go higher to be a bit more inclusive, here's hoping it may change sometime, that being said for Missguided's plus size range too!!! Oh and as you can see, my Evans Ultra Stretch Skinnies making an appearance again because I'm pretty much living in them!