Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Budget Plus Size Party Pieces: Outfit Inspiration

So if you're the total opposite to me, you've been a good girl and done all of your Christmas shopping, wrapped those perfect pressies for all your loved ones and have then realised you've got a last minute 'do' to go to and you've forgotten to grab an outfit for yourself. The pennies are low as you've put every last one into all those pretty things for your friends and family and you need a party ready dress on a budget. 

Never fear! It can be done! Grab a piece for under £20 and style it up with all the accessories you already own. Your perfect party outfit can absolutely be done on a budget, who needs to spend a million dollars to feel like a million dollars aye? Here are my top 5 budget party pieces...

Even though all of the George dresses only go up to a size 24, they all contain elastane and given a try will fit a larger sized girly; the bardot cut floral dress especially! Not fancying a dress? Give the playsuit a go! Whack on your fave heels and off you go! The Matalan Maxi dress, already embellished with a necklace so no need to spend on extra jewellery! So, what are you waiting for? Go grab something and get ready for party time!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Fat Frou Frou: Plus Size Outfit

My second Chrimbo party resulted in my favourite Christmas party outfit. 

I blogged an inspiration outfit collage post with this H&M+ tulle skirt a few weeks ago and I'd been desperate to get mine out and wear it finally. 

I felt like the fat sugar plum fairy in this, but the very glam version, god damn I love me a tulle skirt!

Tulle Skirt - H&M+ (Similar here)
Feather Trim Clutch Bag - Dorothy Perkins (Similar here)
Necklace - George at Asda (Similar here)
Buckle Ankle Strap Shoes - New Look (similar here)

A lot of the items in this post that I'm wearing are either old or no longer available online but that doesn't mean you won't find them in your nearest store (apart from the New Look heels as I've had them for years), which brings me on to my next point; the tulle skirt from H&M+ has completely sold out. It probably breaks a lot of 'fashion rules' that fat girls are told, it's pink, it's puffy, it's all frou frou but it's sold out! Why? Because fat girls love fashion and want the same things our straight size friends have had for years! Yes, the tutu, frou frou skirt has been knocking about in straight sizes for ages (well at least since SJP was spotted hanging around on New York Streets in hers in SATC) but it's only been the last couple of years we've seen them trickle into plus size, especially in larger plus sizes, but we love them and when they do appear we're snapping them up super quickly, so retailers LISTEN!

Years ago, being able to wear an outfit like this would've been impossible but with plus size retailers really trying to nail mainstream trends now the impossible is becoming more and more attainable. I'm not going to lie, we all know that in larger plus sizes (UK size 26 and above) it's still very difficult but I honestly believe we're slowly but surely getting there.

I can't wait to style this skirt up in some other ways, it's timeless, classic and absolutely beautiful and will be making many more outfit posts in the future!