Monday, 12 October 2015

Central Park Princess: Plus Size Outfit: Chi Chi Curve

Loves! I've pretty much just got back from New York. I had a fabulous time, seeing the sights, eating all the yum food but most importantly being there to see one of my oldest friends get married to his beau. I'm sure I'll talk more about my trip soon but first of all I wanted to show you the beautiful Chi Chi Curve dress I wore to the big day in Central Park. 

I've never worn anything from Chi Chi before so when I originally tried their 'Kelsey' prom dress on in a Simply Be store I was wowed by how stunning their pieces are. I didn't end up purchasing the beautiful blue and white Kelsey dress but instead opted for a more demure black and gold number.

There isn't a huge amount to say about this dress as it completely speaks for itself. Paired with black strappy sandals, a simple black clutch and my sunnies (to hide the tears of joy) I felt like a Central Park Princess, there wasn't a more fabulous dress to flounce around Manhattan in.

Dress (Similar Here)
Strappy Sandals (Similar Here)
Black Clutch (Similar Here)
Sunglasses (old)

Unfortunately the same dress that I am wearing (which you can find here) is really limited in stock via Simply be now but above in the outfit details I have linked to one very similar on the Chi Chi London website which is available in their full UK 18-24 size range (yes I know their size range is limited and I wish they went larger but hopefully over time it will change). I am wearing this dress in a UK size 24 and it is a good fit, there is no stretch in this dress and a full side zip closure, so take this into account if you order and be sure to check your measurements. If you're looking for a beautiful show stopper dress for a big occasion then Chi Chi may work well for you, they bought me the dress of dreams, maybe they'll also have yours!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Transitional Autumn Knitwear: Curvissa Blogger Five Way Challenge

I really do love Autumn outfits, even more so when I can layer up with chunky knitwear, my favourite boots and get creative with my wardrobe which I'm trying to do a lot more these days. As I mentioned in my last post I so regularly get tunnel vision with certain items of clothing that I just can't ever think of ways to give them new leases of life as soon as I've worn them in a particular way.

When Curvissa asked me to take part in another Blogger Five Way Challenge for September centred all around knitwear and transitional outfits for the Autumn it was a perfect way for me to incorporate something that would work well in sprucing up my outfits to give them that Autumnal feel year after year and of course I went for yet another cardigan to add to my burgeoning cardy collection (I'm a sucker for them, seriously!). 

I pulled out one of my fave strappy summer midi-sundresses that I had picked up from H&M+ a few months ago, threw on my new chunky boots (they are so comfortable) and topped it all off with this lovely, snuggly grey cardigan. A summer dress being worked so easily for Autumn, It's a look I've probably never worn before but I really, really like it. I'm jetting off to New York very soon and this outfit is going to be perfect for traipsing through Central Park with the weather that they're having at the moment. 

Scarf (old Primark)
I'm wearing this cardigan in a size 26/28, I wanted it to have that really over-sized, relaxed look so I sized up from what I'd usually wear which works really well as there's tons of room in it, perfect for adding more layers underneath for when the weather gets colder. Teamed with this quite muted palette of colours I think this all pulls together really well so I'd definitely give this item 5 stars, it's one of those pieces I know will be with me for years to come. Well worth the spend.

What do you think?

Don't forget to check out how Kathryn, Nancy, Lucie and Steph styled their knitwear!

*Denotes gifted item