Saturday, 20 December 2014

Pretty Relaxed



At this time of year there are lots of fashion blogs featuring either party wear or cute snugly jumpers. There isn't very much though about putting together outfits which are pretty enough to signal that an event is taking place (a  dinner party, drinks with friends) but don't feel too overdressed for what is essentially eating M and S party food in your own kitchen.

An outfit that's perfect for home entertaining
This outfit for me is so perfect for at home entertaining.Its fancy but also slouchy. Sparkly but also slightly faded.
Its no surprise this skirt has been  a bloggers favourite

I spied this Tulle skirt £19.99 at H and M a few weeks ago and decided it was perfect for this time of year. Since then it has become an instant classic among my other plus size blogger babes and I have seen it featured at least once a day on my facebook feed. Usually everyone having an item instantly turns me off it but I just haven't seen a bad photo of this skirt. It looks amazing on everyone and I am not going to argue with the numbers.



As you can see its a pale shell pink, with layers of tulle and a ballerina style waistband.It makes me want to swirl around to a Stevie Nicks track, its that good.
I have sprouted antlers-a festive photo bomb-awesome

I've worn it with a sequined sweater from Matalan (last season) and my new silver glitter pimps from primark. Despite looking very floaty and ethereal this is actually a wonderfully comfortable outfit and it survived a very busy Christmas crafts party for my daughter. 
Stop eating my skirt Mister Truffles

It may not survive the fact that Mister truffles the pug loves chewing on the hem-naughty pug!




*I never lie to you dear readers I was gifted this frock-the opinions however are my own*

Photos by Nicky Rockets




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Friday, 19 December 2014

Tell Me About It..Stud



Some brands just seem to do certain styles really well. Pink Clove who I have long been a fan of (fast affordable UK made fashion, there is a lot to love) always create some of the seasons prettiest skater dresses and today's outfit illustrates this beautifully.

The Ava Angel Dress
How the dress looks on the website


The Ava Angel Gold Studded Skater Dress £20 is just so simple and yet also really glitzy. I adore it.
The stud design isn't metal its actually an embossed print delicately woven into the dress but the effect is one part motorcycle chic to two part's delicate gold polka dot. Its feminine but with an edge, chic but also playful.
Chic but playful-like me

The style is classic skater dress but details like the slim patent belt and well placed sleeves definitely take it out of the realm of something you would chuck on to wear to work.
I'm off out today for drinks with my bestie Lilly and we plan on going to a host of restaurants and bars so this outfit is perfect.




I have worn my Melissa flats and my arm candy is my Juicy Tiger handbag. My tiger necklace is from Topshop last season. I've picked out the frocks gold accents and although its not showing up on these pictures even have gold flecked eyeliner on. Well it is nearly Christmas.





*I never lie to you dear readers I was gifted this frock-the opinions however are my own*

Photos by Nicky Rockets




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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

#Simplybereal


Perfection is dull-lets celebrate not always getting it right
A few weeks ago I was approached by Simply be to be involved in their ongoing campaign #SimplyBeReal
It’s a bit of fun to remind us all that fashion doesn't always to go as planned,and its fine not to be perfect.
I really like this sentiment. I am as susceptible as the next person to the constant pressure to feel that unless I'm not looking amazing, eating instagram worthy food next to a vase of peonies I'm not winning at life. Its always heartening to hear that other people suffer the same kind of egg down the front of their new jumper mishaps as I do.
A few bloggers have already taken part and each have had their story illustrated by a different artist.Check out the hashtag #Simplybereal to see them all.
When the Simply Be team asked me about a recent fashion mishap I knew immediately which one I should tell them about.
 
It's a new lipstick shade. I'm calling it "undead chic"
Illustration by Estelle Morris

People often assume that fashion bloggers lead perfect candy coloured lives,endlessly slurping fizz at press events and swanning around in this seasons latest finery, and some of that is true. Unfortunately when it comes to the perfection stakes I have never quite mastered the ability to be  instagram perfect all the time. 
The reason for this is because I am ridiculously clumsy and also quite short sighted which leads to many a comedy moment. 
A good example of this was recently I was about to take my pug Mister Truffles out for a walk, it was dark in my hall and I only had one hand as I had the dog on his lead in the other. 
I rummaged around my handbag for my lipstick and as I have years of practise applying lippy didn't use  a mirror and instead just liberally wiped on some of my fave bright pink colour.
I walked the dog through the park, stopping to chat to people along the way feeling impossibly glamorous in my leopard print coat with my cute pug.
I stopped at my favourite cafe for a chai latte sitting outside smiling at passer bys, I even nipped to the green grocers to buy a bunch of flowers.
Striding home, flowers under my arm, Mister Truffles trotting beside me I felt like something from a french film.
Tres Chic
When I got home my husband Nicky Rockets was back from work and the first thing he said was "ooh that's an exciting lipstick" confused I checked myself in the mirror and rather than apply pink lipstick to my mouth I had used a concealer stick so had white lips which were cracking and looked totally bizarre. What made me laugh the most was that no one had batted an eyelid and obviously thought I was either trying out  a new trend or was completely bonkers (or both and its a fair cop)

Nothing in life is ever perfect so embrace the imperfections-except Pugs, pugs are perfection personified
Too often we make ourselves miserable trying to uphold unrealistic standards of perfection in our lives. Lets all vow that from today we all give ourselves a break and embrace our beautiful imperfections (although I will be checking what make up I'm using next time I get ready in the dark)
Thank you Simply be for involving me in this and of course huge thanks to Estelle Morris for making my mishap come to life. 

Woof!

Mister Truffles is loving his likeness-doesn't he look handsome!








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Monday, 15 December 2014

Fashiola-The Fat Fashion Finder



Whilst its great there is so much more choice for plus size hotties sometimes wading through twenty websites looking for that one frock can be time consuming. I love the idea of portal websites which do the hard work for you so was intrigued to check out Fashiola which claims to be a "fashion finder" site with a plus size clothing section.
Checking out fashiola
The layout of the site is easy to navigate and the plus size range whilst not being vast is fairly decent.
The search engine asks you to put in what you are looking for (for example "Size 18 pink dress" and it offers you items from various sellers with links direct to the site.
My search for the perfect pink frock

Its a great way to quickly find stuff and the choice of accessories in addition to the clothes is brilliant.
As well as affordable brands there are some truly beautiful designer clothes to drool over. My wish list items included a midnight blue frock by Viveinne Westwood, a handbag print shift by Mochino and a Frida Karloesque dress by D and G.Be still my beating heart.
Vivienne Westwood loveliness
This dress by D and G is just so good



I need this in my life

I particularly enjoyed putting together my own Lookbooks which you can save and share.Unsurprisingly my Lookbooks favoured animal prints and cat designs. What can I tell you, the heart wants what the heart wants.

The site offers price bands so if you have £30 to spend and are after a size 22 pair of black trousers it will find whats available within those parameters,quite nifty.
The only downside is that the  plus size options are frustratingly only up to a size 18 for some items but do go up to a size 26 on dresses and tops.
The brands on offer include Asos Curve and some I hadn't heard of before such as Carmakoma,Chi Chi and Lipstick boutique so its a good place to find brands you might not see otherwise.
Overall I loved using this site. Its helpful, fun and you can seriously lose hours creating your own look books.

Its so easy to create your own looks

I went for  a leopard print shift dress by ClubL with a sleeping cat bag by Asos Curve. 
Miaow


I was lusting over the Kitty Studd flats by Charlotte Olympia too but at £689 may have to save up.


Why couldn't I have been born rich instead of clever-sob!





*I never lie to you dear readers I was gifted a Fashiola voucher-the opinions however are my own*

Photos by Nicky Rockets




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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Low key sparkle for Christmas Chic




I really enjoy indulging my love of party frocks at Christmas but I know for lots of people the idea of wearing a sequined frock or floor length gown is just too fussy, too OTT.
I'm also aware that for many of my readers the opportunity to splash out on tons of new clothes at what is already an expensive time of year just isn't there.
However with just a few accessories or a new  jacket you can easily create a fab festive look with items you already have in your wardrobe.
With that in mind I thought I would show you today's outfit which I am wearing out to a Christmas lunch. 


A last season jumpsuit is suddenly the perfect Christmas party outfit

Its a low key affair, just a few drinks and a pizza at lunchtime so I have put together something which is suitably chic without being too much like the fairy on top of the Christmas tree.
My Felicity jumpsuit £19.20  is from last season and by Pink Clove, its still available and in their sale. This is such an easy piece to dress up and so comfortable.

I have teamed it with this beautiful lace jacket  £40 by Pagopago which is an absolutely lovely shape. Its the perfect item if an outfit requires something slightly more special than a cardigan but a shrug or shawl would be too fussy.The combination of lace and sequins sounds gaudy but is surprisingly delicate.
I am loving this jacket-bling yes, but also wearable

My silver glitter Graceland shoes £19.99 are by Deichmann and I have worn them so much this season.
If you struggle with heels these are great. Really comfortable, don't push your feet forward with a high enough heel to give you a bit of height and elegance but you wont fall off them.
Sparkly shoes which won't send you A over T

My necklace is from the Millie Mackintosh collection for Dorothy Perkins. There are some lovely pieces from her and they are quite affordable. This necklace is only £16.I used to be quite snooty about celebrity collaborations with fashion brands but have seen too many nice items come from them to make the mistake of ignoring them. I may not be a massive fan of Made in Chelsea but I am a fan of this bling.
This amazing necklace was from Dotty P's

My Vampire lip clutch  £20 was a Halloween purchase from Asos which I haven't had much opportunity to use so today seemed a good day to dig it out and it adds a nice irreverence to what is quite a classic outfit.
Novelty Clutch adds a touch of humour o quite a low key outfit

If you are having a panic about what to wear to your office party or your annual meal out with the girls see what you already have in your closet. Re purposing clothes is clever, thrifty and if its an item that you know you feel great in one less thing to worry about.



*I never lie to you dear readers the jacket was gifted for review*

Photos by Nicky Rockets




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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Bat For (3D) Lashes

Look created using Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Anyone who knows me will testify that big lashes is my thing. I probably wear false eyelashes six days out of seven and for that one day of rest will use any mascara product which offers to thicken and lengthen. 
As a qualified make up artist applying false eyelashes takes me a matter of seconds but I know that over the years readers and clients have told me how they struggle to apply them and often give up. Frustrated that they can't achieve the false lash look without going to a salon.
So when Sally Turk from Younique offered to send me her new product Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes £23 to trial I was definitely intrigued. 
This two step fiber building mascara promises to give you false eyelash thickness and length without using glue or worrying that your lash will end up on your cheek halfway through the night.
When the product arrived I was very impressed by its packaging. Its in what looks to be a black sunglasses case. Its very sleek, very professional looking and as its that time of year would make an ideal Christmas gift.

Inside the case there are two products. A transplanting gel and and the 3d Fiber wand. 




Step One
The instructions were pretty simple. First things first I removed my existing mascara and false eyelashes-I feel really naked.

No mascara, No falsies-Bald. Also please ignore my post dog walking in the rain fringe

I then applied the transplanting gel. This was just like a slightly wetter mascara The instructions said to apply the 3D fiber product before the transplanting gel dried so you have to be quite quick. 
In subsequent applications I did the two steps on each eye one after the other.

First coat of gel
Step Two
I then used the 3D fiber product which looks a bit like a mascara wand which has been dropped on  carpet. 
As your lashes are wet with the transplanting gel you gently stroke the fibers onto them and they instantly look longer. I did this very carefully as some of the product pictures I had seen looked clumpy and I wanted to avoid this. 
You can create a daytime look but I wanted my lashes to look really va va voom. To this end once my first application had dried I did dab on a bit more transplanting gel and built the lashes up further. This isn't how you are told to do it but it worked for me.
The Two step wands
The Result
I thought this product really works. Its offers a fullness and length that's quite difficult to achieve with normal mascara alone and to the naked eye I did look to have false lashes on.
You do need to try this a few times to work how how much to apply but it only takes as long as applying a few coat of normal mascara. 
As Ive mentioned I did essentially apply two coats of fibers as I like quite drag queen inspired lashes. 
I had been worried as I'm a contact lens wearer that the fibers would irritate my eyes but I didn't find this was the case at all.
My top tip would be to use this products before you do your foundation though as I did find some of the fibers fell onto my face as I used it and I had to remove them with a clean make up brush.I also used an eyelash comb to slightly separate the lashes after the first coat.
For the price point if you are someone who really struggles with applying false lashes these are great.


Before
After



The finished look
Overall this is a great product and I will definitely be using it on my one day a week where I forgo the lash glue and falsies. you can purchase this product here





*I never lie to you dear readers this item was gifted for review. The opinions are my own*

Photos by Nicky Rockets




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