Thursday, 22 September 2016

Style: Wide Calf Boots made easy!

Well it looks like Autumn is finally making an appearance, and it may be time to say goodbye to the flip flops and dig out your winter boots. One of the items I often find a lot of plus size women struggle to find are knee high boots. I know from personal experience, finding the right wide leg boot can be difficult. All too often retailers will often claim to stock wide leg boots, yet they don't have the specific leg measurements on the site, or they simply aren't wide enough. 

The Wide Calf Boot Store solve all your problems, with boots categorised by measurement, you can simply measure your calf at home, and start shopping! And that is just what I did. I have a 20 inch calf, so I was able to choose from a wide range of boots. Once you pop in your measurement, the site will tell you what size you are (XL/XXL/XXXL for example). 

I went for a classic tan, biker style boot, and low and behold, for the first time in my chubby calved life, these boots were actually loose on me... I KNOW!!

The boots are a soft tan leather, the foot itself is wide fit, along with the calf. There is an elasticated panel which will allow for even more stretch should you need it and there is a little bit of a heel, just for a bit of elevation. 

Can we once again congratulate my 6 year old on her fab photography skills! I don't know what I'd do without her, she even directs me, the bossy little pickle! 

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**These boots were sent to me for the purposes of review.  All words and opinions are my own**

Friday, 9 September 2016

Style: Sporty Chic with Simply Be

I've been on a bit of a sports luxe vibe lately. I can't get enough of trainers, trainers with everything! (Or sneakers for my lovely American pals). So when I got to chose a couple of plus size dresses from Simply Be, I was excited to pick this sporty number up. 

It's super simple, but the little detail to the neckline just makes it. The midi length is fantastic and the lightweight jersey is cool and comfortable. I of course managed to catch some pictures on the only day for the last couple of months that it rained haha! Oh well! 

As you can see I've just teamed mine with converse, and my biker jacket to keep the rain off. This would look awesome with a bomber jacket too. I'm wearing the 22 and found it completely true to size. Not too clingy, but fitted enough to show off my figure.  

Tomorrow I'm heading to Liverpool for the Curve Fashion Festival, if you're coming along, please stop me and say hi! Whatever you are doing, I hope you have a great weekend. 

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**This item was sent to me for the purposes of review. As always, my words and opinions are all my own**

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Style: ELVI - AW16 Box Top

The eagle eyed of you out there may have spotted I am no longer Mrs BeBe Blog - I know, it's the end of an era, but as I am no longer a 'Mrs' I thought it was time for a change. And what better way to kick off my new home than a bit of plus size fashion from the fabulous ELVI

I'm wearing the gorgeous grey box top from their new AW range. It is, at the name suggests, a box cut blouse with embellished collar detail and tie neck. As you can see, it is sheer so if you're looking to wear this causally or for work, you might want to wear a cami top under it. 

I've styled it for a more evening, night out kinda vibe with ripped jeans and lace up shoes. I absolutely love the cut and detail of this blouse, it's just a great piece. I went for the 24 but in all honesty I think I could have easily gone for my usual size 22. The cut is generous and loose, so it's really easy to wear. 

ELVI have some amazing AW pieces in and have just launched a collab with plus size model, Hayley Hasselhoff packed full of stylish and chic items, definitely worth checking out if you're looking for something fashion led, but grown-up. 

I hope the new home doesn't cause too many problems for you all! It's all the same kind of content, same me, just a new name! And as always, thank you for your support and love, you're all bloody fabulous!! 

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**this item was sent to me for the purposes of review. All words and opinions are my own**

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Style: Transitional Triumphs

Well, up here in glorious Lincolnshire the weather has taken a slight turn for the worse and although it's still relatively warm, it's a bit windy and wet, so I've been having to find outfits that I'm not going to boil to death in, but that are going to offer coverage. 

And to the rescue come the old kimonos and boots. 

This is my 70s prog rock groupie look haha! The kimono is from H&M it is from the accessories section and is basically just a big scarf. It's free size so will work for most folk and is great for layering over dresses and jumpsuits too. I'm wearing it with a plain black cami and ripped jeans. 

Mine are from Yours Clothing and they are the only ones I've found that work for me, I tried the Evans ones and ASOS ones that everyone raves about but they just don't sit right on me. Even these ones aren't perfect if I'm honest, but they are better than any others I've found.  

The boots are just Michael Hutchence, Mick Jagger sexiness. They speak to my very well hidden rock star, which in all fairness I am definitely not cool enough to pull off, but screw it. 

They are from JustFab, who are one of those online subscription service stores. You have to sign up to the site, and they have an amazing selection BUT you do need to remember to opt out every month other they will automatically charge you. But as long as you do that, it's a really cool place to pick up ace shoes and bags. 

All props to Pops again for being my little photographer superstar! I've got some great stuff coming up on the blog soon, I can't wait to share them with you! It's good to be back gang Xx

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Style: Summer brights with Elomi Lingerie

Hello! How are you all? I've been enjoying the sunshine and some much deserved time off with work with my little Pops. I've got a gorgeous plus size lingerie set to share with you today from Elomi. 

I just love the zingy colours and cute dotty pattern of this set. The fabric has a sheen to is and it quite silky to touch. The fit is really great too. I must apologise about the pics, but I had to get Poppy to do them, so they're not great I'm afraid!

The plunge style seems to suit my breast shape, and the lace section has a stretch to it so it moves with your shape and makes it super comfortable. I'm wearing my usual 38F and size 22 briefs, both of which are true to size. 

I have a gorgeous swimsuit to bring you from Elomi soon too, once I'm not covered in bruises from a very drunken fall... Which folks, is a story for another time haha! 

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**This set was sent to me for the purposes of review by Elomi.  Which I did truthfully and with all my on words, check me out!**

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Style: Curvy Kate Ladies Day

So, quite some months ago now, myself, Em, Elena and Kate were invited to spend a bit of an away day with the gorgeous Hannah and Chantelle from Curvy Kate. And of course, that's an offer you don't turn down! 

I love them SO SO much

Some of you might have caught some highlights from the day on my social media, but I thought I'd do a (VERY) retrospective recap on here and give you a peek of the gorgeous undies I received in the very generous goodie bag too. 

Basically there are shots of food and drink (the most important part obvs) and a bit of the V&A, unfortunately we were unable to take pictures of the actual exhibition, but it was so cool. I absolutely love fashion history, so to see so many garments and geek out over the way lingerie and fashion has evolved was amazing. 

Crabbers and Janet. Separated at birth.

After our fun day Em and I kidnapped Crabbers and took her back to our apartment where we plied her with prosecco and then took a lengthy march across Kensington to find a McDonalds. A very successful day and evening I'd say! 

So on to the undies... 

I'm wearing the smoothie prowl set, which colour-wise is way out of my comfort zone but gosh they're bloody lovely. I wore them all day on a day out with Pops which involved lots of messing about on the park and climbing into a very small kids roller coaster and the whole set was super comfy all day! 

I do love them them Curvy Kate gals, I hope they still love me after the inordinate amount of time it took me to write this blog post haha! But I did have the most glorious day and although I thanked them at the time, I just want to say thanks again, because stuff like that is once in a lifetime kinda stuff, making memories with your mates, seeing wonderful stuff and eating fabulous food. Dream come true innit?

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**I was gifted the set featured in this post, Which is awesome. Thanks Curvy Kate**