|Oh dear, am going to have to sort better lighting if this crappy weather continues!!|
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
|Oooops wrong George....|
Sunday, 26 August 2012
In all honesty I've been relaxing at home and spending time with Mr BeBe and the small one, so there's no outfit post as such as I've pretty much been in my pyjamas and loungy gear!
|Skirt - New Look|
Also on Thursday, Evans out up the Take Five blogger pics from the snake print skater dress challenge. You might remember my post a couple of weeks ago.. Well now you can vote, and I would love it if you could? *If* you like my look, click on the link here and give it the old thumbs up on Facebook. Thank you!!!!!
|You can "like" me here...|
On Thursday night I had a dream that my best friend who is pregnant had her baby, so on Friday I text her to see if she was OK, she said she felt weird, but no contractions as of yet, well later that day she went into labour and had a beautiful baby boy at 5.27am, Saturday morning. Neither me or my husband have brothers or sisters, so this is as close as I'm going to get to being an Aunty, I'm so excited and can't wait to head back to my old home town and visit them next weekend! So, well done Sara and Wayne on the arrival of baby Kobi! One very excited Aunty over here!!
So that's been the highlights of my week really, today I've been being MrBeBe with his current project. Some of you might know from twitter and instagram that my lovely husband is an illustrator in his spare time (we're oping it will be all the time one day) and he's just written his first comic. Well next week he takes his comic and associated merchandise to Norcon a comic convention in the oh so glamorous location of Norwich (so Norwich folk) he's also heading to Thought Bubble in Leeds in November so we're prepping everything at the moment...
|My misters creations|
Friday, 24 August 2012
|Beaded Dress £115|
|Dress - £95|
|Lace Dress with Collar Detail - £95|
|Print Detail Dress - £65|
|Silk Print Dress - £65|
|Red Silk Trousers - £75|
|Block Colour Dress - £TBC|
|Red Belt - £15|
|Black Belt - £15|
Thursday, 23 August 2012
I think this will be the final installment of our swimwear challenge, if you want to refresh your memory, previous posts can be seen here:
I hope in some way they've been useful!
I guess for the last one, I'm personally tackling the last frontier in fat blogging. The "fatkini" as it's been affectionately nicknamed hit the headlines a couple of months back when a few popular plus size bloggers decided showcase their fabulous selves in fabulous bikinis, it was, of course met with some criticism, much interest and started somewhat of a revolution. Chunky birds across the globe where posting pics of themselves in swimwear left right and centre.
So, I guess, here's my contribution, me in said "fatkini" in a rather less glamorous location than a lot of these girls!
|Its just me|
|This is my..."I wish I was round a pool" face|
|Yeh it's not the Bahamas|
Appearance - Plain and simple this Bikini is a stunning colour that looks great on. The tankini top is beautiful on. I was sure when I took it out of the packet, I thought the print might be a little mature, but when its on I think it looks great. 4/5
Fit - In hindsight I should have got a bigger cup size, but this was ordered before I had a boob tutorial with the lovely Caroline at Curvy Wordy. The briefs fit well overall but as with all high waist briefs on my body including control wear, they roll down on me, I don't know what it is they just do, so this is not a reflection on the garment itself, just my awkward body!The Tankini fit was great, although there was plenty of room, so if you prefer a snugger fit, size down on this one. 4/5
Comfort - The whole ensemble was comfortable over all apart from the slight roll issue 3/5
Performance - I haven't taken this swimming yet, and I do envisage it more as a holiday kinda ensemble. The bikini would be great for lounging, then I'd pop the Tankini over the top for swimming and as a cover up. The material itself is durable and of a high quality, and after a few star jumps and lunges, I still felt pretty secure 3/5
Value - The Bra and brief are priced individually at £38 each and the Tankini top was originally priced at £66 but is now £33. Lets be honest, it's not cheap and would be out of a lot of peoples price range. But what we have to remember is this is specialist swimwear. The style itself is a rarity in plus size and you are ordering the bra itself to fit your cup size and back size specifically. There's no denying the quality is beautiful and I think this would last a long time. But for me personally to pay nearly £80 for a bikini....? I just couldn't justify it. 2/5
I think my favourite from the whole challenge was the Evans Pindot suit, I just loved the polka dots, the fit and support it gave me, and I know from chatting on twitter that a few of you loved it too, and its one of my top search terms on the blog, so people are still looking for that suit!
I've had a blast doing this challenge and I hope its maybe pointed you in the direction of a style you like or a retailer you might not have thought to visit. I wish we could have done more, but its tough getting people on board. Maybe next year hey?
Don't forget to head on over to the other gorgeous swimwear panel members to see how they got on with their Elomi swimwear...
Coverage - The coverage was great, well as great as it can be in a bikini, but with the added Tankini it was excellent 5/5
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
|Windswept and interesting....|
|Put your hands on your hips.....|
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
|Clockwise... New Shoes, mums ring from the 70's, crusty bread for the soul, oh and new shoes again|
|It started out so well......|
|Do you think I'm sexy?|
|Rarrrr feel my wrath....|
|Runs away in shame......|
Sunday, 19 August 2012
|Who likes short shorts.....|
|Lots of raised eyebrows photos for some reason.....|
|Trying to be cool and failing miserably....|
Friday, 17 August 2012
So as a thank you from me and Clothing at Tesco, you can win a £25 voucher to spend online! Just use the fancy gizmo thing below that I am hoping will work, but this is me we're talking about, and last time I did a giveaway I used a Fez to draw the winners from, so lets just see how this goes.....
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Well ladies let me tell you it's a plus size shoppers dream. The are 3 New Looks each with a generous Inspire range, one of which is exclusively clearance only, bargainariffic! The H&M stocks the plus range, there are 2 Evans, a Yours and all 3 Dorothy Perkins always have plenty of 22's in stock. As if that wasn't enough, on the outskirts of the city there is a clearance shop called the X-Catalgue store who stock lots of ex JD Williams stock, from Simply Be to Marisota. The day before I'd been myself and picked up this lush RubyRocks dress for the bargain price of £6.99 - granted its a size 28, but because of the elastic aged waist and cross over style I think I got away with it!
I actually wore this to meet Chika, we had a great couple of hours looking round the shops and even stopped for lunch. I've been struggling to get out of the house of late, but when I have someone to meet or a purpose I find it a bit easier to get out. So thanks Chika, it was a blast!
Oh yeh... Couldn't resist getting another tattoo shot in....
Monday, 13 August 2012
|Guess the OPI shade.... No prizes though... OK maybe a booby flash|
|Yes Folks, this is Sunny Cleethorpes, not the Med.|
|She flies like a bird in the sky......|
|George at Asda - G21 Lips Dress £16.00|
|Check out my side chub!|
|George at Asda - Polka Dot Trousers £5.00|
Sunday, 12 August 2012
|Awkward posing as my mum was taking the pics|
|Little mummy shadow in the corner....|
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
|High-Low Hem Dress - Simply Be|
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Rebecca - The Plus Side of Me