Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Yours Clothing - Black & Cream Kimono Review

So all the giveaways are over, I wish I could have given you all a prize!! Sadly it just wasn't possible! 

With normal service now resumed I've got a gorgeous kimono style top to show you today. You might remember I mentioned I was lucky enough to have a few items from Yours Clothing sent to me for review, the first was this pink ombre effect shirt featured here... Today is the kimono top..


The top is really lightweight (I feel like a say this a lot on the blog, I think I must own a lot of light weight clothes!) the material is soft and quite silky, but not shiny. I love the diamond pattern with subtle hints of yellow to it. This particular top comes in dual sizes, so I went for the 22/24, its a really great fit and I think because of the lose style it doesn't suffer from dual sizing which can be a bit annoying in more fitted garments. 

The belt fits through slits in the top, but could be easily replaced with a belt of your choice. I'm wearing it with jeans and for my personal preference I'd say it wasn't quite long enough to wear with leggings, but that's totally your call!


I wore ... Kimono Top - Yours Clothing// Jeans - True @ F&F// Boots - Barratts// Bag - Clarks 

This is such a great top, the fit, quality and value for money (its £16) is great, I can honestly say it is going to be a firm favourite in my wardrobe!






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Aaaaaaaand the winner is............

Guys, its been a long month, its been fun and now I get to play fairy god mother to 30 of you lovely lot.....


Mavis Cruet the fat fairy - my childhood idol

The draws have now been drawn, the winners are displayed on each rafflecopter for the day and each winner will be contacted by email with instructions on how to claim their prize. 

Thank you every so, so much for entering, its really appreciated!!!






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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

One One Three!

So, I wasn't going to post these pics, because I look so rough, I was feeling really poorly when I went out and hastily grabbed these pics when I returned, but I wanted to share with you my super cute dress from independent Plus Size designers One One Three.

I've been eyeing up their stuff since they burst onto the scene last year. Their AW collection was stunning, amazing maxi dresses with stud and PU embellishments and a hot geometric body con dress were just some of my favourites. Amazing as they were I knew in my slightly dull life I wouldn't get the wear out of them necessary to justify the purchase (god I know, I'm soooo sensible).

Then along came the SS13 collection with its floral peplums, pretty baby dolls and cute bomber jackets, pieces I can easily work into my every day wardrobe!

The first item I've bought it this cute navy summer dress...




See what did I tell you rough as hell, but look at the pretty dress, focus on the dress!!! Its made from a really light weight silky material, I went for the 24 (mainly because that's all that was left) I might have got away with my usual size 22 but think it would have been a little tight in the waist. It has a zip fastening to the side, but I just popped it over my head with no worries. 

My only very minor criticism of this dress is that it is very flighty, the slightest gush of wind and it was over my head, exposing my peachy ass to all those who passed by...erm awkward... but I'm trying to think of ways to remedy this, maybe adding some kind of weight to the hem or buying a slip for modesty. Answers on a post card please!!!

I have another beauty to show you soon, here's a sneak peek!


P.S. What do you think of the blog, I've had a little tinker with the layout and graphics. Nothing major but just some prettifying!

  


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BeBe's BIG Birthday Giveaway - Day 30!!!!

Ah folks, its been a blast but today see's the end of the BIG birthday giveaway. 

"Whaaaat?! She said EVERYDAY! in July" Ok, ok, do me on the trade descriptions act, but I figured you'd need a day to actually enter the draw!

So the final day brings you the chance to win an item of your choice from the fab Miss Difusa. With their great selection of plus size tights, underwear and leggings you'll be spoilt for choice!!


Enter the rafflecopter (for the final time, sob, sob) for your chance to win!!





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Dotty for you...

My iPad is quite important to me. I'm not talking like in the same league as my child or husband for example but when it comes to blogging, social media and general googling of life I'd be lost without my iPad, but heavy usage means my case gets a lot of wear! 


So here I am with my new spotty dotty case of prettiness!! The iPad case is a hard wearing vinyl to the outside with a soft, velvet type lining. It has a tri-fold cover so it can be stood up when watching films or rested at an angle on your knee/desk/table etc. 



It's pretty simple but it has everything I'm looking for in a case and its really pretty!











*This case of prettiness was sent to me for review, but as with most things in life, all opinions are my own and completely honest*




Monday, 29 July 2013

BeBe's BIG Birthday Giveaway - Day 29

Day 29!!! It's been a busy, busy month, and we've had some amazing prizes. Not gonna lie, it's been exhausting from a blogging point of view, posting every day for the giveaway and then trying to blog normally at the same time, but I just know when the prizes are drawn and you all get something fab it'll totally be worth it!

So I digress, todays prize is something a little different. Fellow blogger and all round gorgeous babe Rebecca offered to send me a few bits for the giveaway from her etsy shop Clumsy Kisses.

Beautiful handmade envelopes

Rebecca's Zine

Cute handmade jewellery!

We have a selection of handmade envelopes, a copy of Rebecca's Zine and cute handmade jewellery pilfered from Barbies closet!! Rebecca has also very kindly offered to convert the earrings to clip-ons should anyone require that!


I love that each of these items are so personal and were crafted with time and care by the lovely Rebecca!! 

Get entering the rafllecopter for your chance to win these goodies!!



















A HUGE Thank you to those who nominated me for Best Blogger and Journalist category at the Plus Size Awards, I'd be overjoyed to win it so please get voting!! 
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Sunday, 28 July 2013

BeBe's BIG Birthday Giveaway - Day 28

A bit late today, I've been out and about enjoying the Air Show in Cleethorpes! Today's giveaway is from gorgeous glam brand Scarlett and Jo, who are Exclusively stocked at Evans.


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For your chance to win a dress of your choice from their fabulous collection, just follow the rafflecopter instructions below!!! 

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Saturday, 27 July 2013

BeBe's BIG Birthday Giveaway - Day 27

Hello! Calling all size 18 peeps for todays giveaway, I have a bundle of items from New Look for todays prize!


For your chance to win just do the rafflecopter below!!!






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A HUGE Thank you to those who nominated me for Best Blogger and Journalist category at the Plus Size Awards, I'd be overjoyed to win it so please get voting!! 
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Friday, 26 July 2013

BeBe's BIG Birthday Giveaway - Day 26

Good Morning!! It's Friday, the sun is shining and I'm having a case of the De Ja Vu's today as I've got another fab item from Excite Clothing to giveaway...

Today you can win one of these fab ruched bodycon dresses. As you might know I'm a huge fan of bodycon dresses but if you are a little concious of your lumps and bumps, regardless of size, they can be a little intimidating. That's what's great about this version though, the ruching to the waist just gives you a little bit of coverage where a normal body con might not. I particularly love the hibiscus tropical print, its got a really retro 50's tiki feel about it!



For your chance to win one of these gorgeous dresses in a print and size of your choice, enter the rafflecopter below.




PS I was alerted to the fact some of you don't have facebook or twitter, if this is the case, register with your email address on rafflecopter then enter a fake name into one of the twitter options, your entry will still show up then! This applies to all 25 previous draws too!



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A HUGE Thank you to those who nominated me for Best Blogger and Journalist category at the Plus Size Awards, I'd be overjoyed to win it so please get voting!! 
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Thursday, 25 July 2013

BeBe's BIG Birthday Giveaway - Day 25

Hello! Day 25 and we're back to clothes. I've had the pleasure of working with Excite Clothing both on my blog and for Plus North for about 18 months now, Claire and her family are such a great bunch and continue to provide fab plus size clothes at amazing prices. 




The first of two items I have to giveaway from Excite is one of the lovely vests in your choice of colour and size.


I have two of these vests myself and they are so comfy, really soft and lovely, I'll be popping the review up this week but in the mean time, here's me in my favourite one the crazy bright yellow/lime one which I love!!





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A HUGE Thank you to those who nominated me for Best Blogger and Journalist category at the Plus Size Awards, I'd be overjoyed to win it so please get voting!! 
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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

AX Paris - Monochrome Spot Print Maxi

To my shame I've had this dress about a month now, and have only just got round to blogging it. Bad BeBe. I thought this month for my AX Paris pick I'd go for a maxi, something I'm yet to try from them. 


The monochrome spot print maxi is a soft slinky material, I ordered the 22, and the fabric does have some stretch to it, but if you have a large bust it might be worth thinking about getting the bigger size. 

The print isn't dissimilar to a leopard print even though it isn't described as such, it feels really lovely on and I think it could easily be dressed up for an event or down for every day wear.



I really loved this dress, I felt all slinky and lovely in it! if you click on the AX Paris down the right hand side of the page there's an exclusive 20% discount too! Just enter the code on the advert at checkout!

Also don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a dress of your choice from AX Paris!! 







































A HUGE Thank you to those who nominated me for Best Blogger and Journalist category at the Plus Size Awards, I'd be overjoyed to win it so please get voting!! 
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BeBe's BIG Birthday Giveaway - Day 24

Today you can win a pair of tickets for Plus North. When I said I'd organise a small blogger meet in the north at the beginning of last year I never envisaged it would become the event it is now. In our second year Plus North has gown beyond my expectations and I could not be more proud. Along with the help of Toni and our lovely team we're so excited for this years event. 

With the high streets and webs biggest plus size brands, 5 catwalk shows, pamper experiences, the fabulous Might Boof photo booth back for a second year and new for this year a huge after party its set to be a fabulous day!!

This years event will take place in Manchester at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel situated in the heart of the city. For your chance to win two day and evening tickets priced at £13 each enter using the rafflecopter below!


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A HUGE Thank you to those who nominated me for Best Blogger and Journalist category at the Plus Size Awards, I'd be overjoyed to win it so please get voting!! 
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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

BeBe's BIG Birthday Giveaway - Day 23

Ok! so todays giveaway is this cute little piggy pendant from the lovely Sand at Little Fairy Cult, I think I nearly made Sand choke when I said "oh a piggy for a fatty like me how appropriate" so I hope you all see the good humour in it too! Or you might just really like pigs!!


To win todays prize, you know the score....





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Yours Clothing: Pink Ombré Shirt

Howdy gang, it's turned a bit inclement no? Well this ought to brighten your day up. I was contacted by Yours Clothing recently to see if I'd like to review a couple of bits from their New In section. I was really excited as I've worn a couple of bits from Yours on the blog in the past but never reviewed for them.


With this first piece I decided to go for something a little bit out of my comfort zone. I very rarely wear pink but when I saw this pintuck detail shirt, I was instantly drawn to it, so I thought, why not?!



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I ordered the 24 because I'm always weary with shirts that they will gape and pull if they're too small so I tend to size up, in hindsight, I actually don't think I needed to, it was a little too loose, so I'd day order your normal size as there was bags of room in the bust and hip/tummy region.



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The shirt also comes in a really pretty mint colour, the ombré effect with the fade out at the bottom is really pretty and the vest underneath is lightweight and soft against the skin.



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The shirt would also look great with jeans or some floral trousers for a really colourful look. It would also be nice with a plain column maxi skirt!



Overall I was really pleased with my first item from Yours and look forward to bringing you the other reviews in the coming weeks!

If you love Yours, why not enter my prize draw to win a £25 voucher to spend at Yours Clothing, click here for all the details...










Monday, 22 July 2013

OOTD: Kimono - oh, oh!

Whilst the giveaways are still going strong I'm trying to pop up as many outfit posts as I can, so although this is a quick OOTD, I just wanted to show you this cute vintage kimono I picked up from a fair last month.

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It was a full length kimono originally, but I asked my handy mum to take the bottom off and I think it works quite well! I've worn this outfit a couple of times in the last month for both evening and day, it's becoming a fast favourite!

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So far I've kept it pretty simple and worn it with a white vest and jeans, but I think it might look nice over a plain black maxi dress too. What would you wear it with?


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