Monday, 27 February 2017

Style: Lost Ink Curve.

Howdy! So straight in with today's post! I discovered Lost Ink Curve while mooching on the House of Fraser website last year and I fell in love with several of their pieces! This frilly denim shirt being one. 

I think I've got about five denim shirts, but each one has it's own cute style and this one is no exception! I love the frill detail and the fabric has some stretch to it so the movement in it is lovely. Now I feel I must point out that due to my ongoing pain issues, I haven't been able to wear a proper bra for ages, let alone do one up, so my boobs probably don't look the best in a fitted shirt, but I'm past the point of caring now haha! I need to focus on what is comfortable for me!! 

I completed my outfit with this fab longline bomber from Pink Clove, treggings and chunky boots. And later on a beautiful chest full on sugar from the hot donuts I ate, classy. 

Have you discovered any new plus brands lately? Any of the regular ones really doing it for you? 

Lifestyle: The Importance of Self-Care

I'm going to let you into a little secret... I love mugs, like seriously. If I believed in guilty pleasures (which I don't) I'd say this, along with The Kardashians marathons were probably in my top five, but no-one got time to be guilty over the good stuff! Sitting down with a cuppa is probably one of my ultimate pleasures and I can't think of anything cuter than doing it with a personalised mug

Even as someone who is home-based, I very rarely afford myself any quality time to just relax, and do nothing, and I mean nothing, like put the phone away, close up the laptop and enjoy some time immersing myself in some quiet time. When I do though, I love to pull out some books, nothing intense, I like travel books and fashion books and of course, there's always room for a little bit of something sweet to go with the old cuppa. 

When I was asked to personalise my own mug by the guys at Mr Nutcase, I of course instantly thought of putting Pops on my mug. I chose these pics we took on one of our 'girls nights' because they're just so fun and cute and these are times I want to remember when I'm kicking back and enjoying a cuppa. And even on my worst day, I know, when I'm making a brew, I'll look at our silly faces and smile to myself. Instant happy! And that's what's so lovely about personalising items, little reminders of our loved ones, or favourite places. 

The mug itself is great quality, I like a chunky mug with a bit of weight to it, which this one certainly is, it's a stylish shape, not just your average builders mug style (although I do love a builders mug!). The transfer quality is lovely and even though our faces are a little squished, that's kind of expected due to the shape of the mug and the type of pic I chose. 

In such busy times, it's important to remember to look after ourselves, that way, we can enjoy the fun times even more.

Be kind to yourself <3 

**I was sent this item to review. All words are my own**

Sunday, 19 February 2017

4 Wardrobe Essentials that will Change your Life...

I suppose I could be accused of being a bit of a uniform dresser, and after six years of blogging, you'd think that would get pretty boring for you guys, BUT I hope I've managed to entertain and inspire best I can!

I thought I'd pick a few of my wardrobe essentials to share with you and how I style them to get the most milage out of them!

Biker Jacket...

I genuinely don't know what I'd do without my biker jacket, dressy, casual and everything in between,  I can't think of an outfit I can't wear it with. It adds instant cool to anything.

Pinafore Dress...

God do I love a pinafore, in its many forms, but for the purposes of this post I'm sicking to dresses. The main reason being, I know this style can bit pretty scary to tackle, dungarees in particular, there's camel toe issues, belly issues, bum crack issues... basically fabric in fold situations, by wearing the dress style, it still gives you that cute pinafore style without having the worry of possibly being uncomfortable.

Striped Top...

I mean, I feel like I shouldn't have to explain, but this is a mega huge classic, and, if for any bizarre reason you feel like fat chicks shouldn't wear horizontal stripes, then my beautiful chubby friend, I am here to tell you otherwise. And don't be afraid to experiment with them, I love print clashing, a stripe is an awesome tool for that and don't forget the classic navy stripe, camel combo. If you have a mac or camel coat, there is nothing more beautiful than a navy stripe breton and jeans. 


Converse have been a relative new addition to my wardrobe, it was probably about three years ago but I would be lost without them now. They're my go-to casual shoe, and so bloomin' comfy! But as you can see, I love wearing them with jeans, dresses, leggings, dungarees, the whole shebang!

And that kids, is my whistle stop tour of some of my wardrobe essentials. I hope that maybe by trying some out of these they might save you some weekend/school run/work dressing stress! 

Shop the Essentials:

L: New Look £34.99 // R: ASOS £90.00

L: ASOS £15.00 // R: Evans £42.00

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Trend: Embroidery

The embroidery trend was huge for AW16 and is definitely going to carry on into SS17. And while a few years ago, you could be waiting around at least six months for the latest trends to translate into plus size fashion, nowadays you can get the latest styles just as quick as our slimmer sisters (about fluffin' time to be honest). 

Boots: ASOS (Similar)// Jeans: ASOS (Similar)// Sweatshirt: New Look

Shirt: New Look

These two pieces in my (very grainy) instagram pics are both from New Look, they have some awesome takes on the embroidered trend. Some more of my fave picks are below:

New Look



Will you be embracing the embroidery trend?