Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Style: Tropical Looks with Yours Clothing

I've got some tropical vibes for you today. The trend has been around for a while now and I've kind of admired it from a far but not really dipped my toe, that was until I saw this skirt from Yours Clothing, so I took the plunge for mt holiday, because if you can't wear a bit of palm print on your holibobs then where can you?!

As you can see this tropical print skirt is perfect for popping over your bikini, or dressing up and down. A simple crop top and flip flops would do for the daytime, whereas heels and a strappy cami is going to elevate this look to evening. Size-wise, I'm wearing the 22 and I'd say it's bang on.  I've teamed the skirt with these fab shoes, also from Yours Clothing, they are wide fit mules with a really comfy block heal. 

The fabric is light weight and the waist is 3/4 elasticated, so there's a fabric band to the front and a thick elastic band the rest of the way round. It has a faux wrap detail and length-wise I'd say it's just about maxi on me (5'7") so if you're a bit taller, it would be more of a midi, and more of a maxi if you're on the smaller side. 

Have you tried the tropical print trend yet? Are you all about the palm print or are you afraid of a bit of foliage? 

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Style: Leopard Love with Evans

Hello! Hope you're all enjoying the weekend! I've got a great transitional piece for you today. The weather is a bit unpredictable at the mo, so this plus size shirt dress from Evans is a great piece for all situations.

It's been a while since I've rocked a bit of leopard print, it used to be an absolute wardrobe staple for me, but I seem to be seriously lacking in any animal print pieces, so I'm glad I now have this in  my wardrobe.

Size-wise I went for the 22 and it's *fine* but I think for my personal comfort levels I maybe should have gone for the 24, there's just a bit of snugness around the hip and thigh area I could have done without. But it is okay, it'll be better open over jeans for example. That's beauty of a shirt dress is it can also double up as a duster type jacket, you can wear it open over trousers or just as a dress. 

I absolutely adore the print though and its versatility. There will always be a place in my wardrobe for a shirt dress

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Style: Swimwear with Curvy Kate

Hello!!! How's it going gang? I'm bringing you the last batch of my holiday posts now, today we're talking swimwear with boob CHAMPIONS, Curvy Kate. If you're looking for large cup swimwear these are your guys! 

The galaxy set is out of this world... Wheyyyy love a good pun! Seriously though, it's a beauty, the vibrant print, awesome harness strapping, high waisted briefs. SO good. 

I'm wearing the 38F top and size 22 breifs. The bottoms are perfect, seriously good. The bra is very firm band-wise, but it does give after a few days. Obviously, sun bathing wise, the straps aren't a great idea, unless you're mega into a stripey chest, which is why its so fantastic that these are detachable! 

I've also seen loads of gorgeous peeps wear them in different formations too, so it's really versatile! 

Have you taken the plunge and worn a plus size bikini yet? How do they make you feel? I know it's taken me a couple of years to really embrace them, but I am LOVING them now! 

Love B x

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

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Style: Swimwear with Viva Voluptuous

It's sunny again, does that mean I can talk swimwear without depressing you all too much? Haha!! I've got relative new kids on the block Viva Voluptuous for you today. The brand started out with lingerie and have added a small but gorgeous selection of swimwear to their collection now and I'm majorly impressed. 

I'm wearing the gorgeous Antotella bikini with the full brief option, they also come in a mini brief option too if you prefer a, well, briefer option! It's a gorgeous deep pink colour, almost red, something completely out of my comfort zone colour-wise, but once I got it on, I fell in love! 

This was my first day as well, so I was decidedly pale, but I felt a million dollars in this bikini. The harness feature to the top was so gorgeous and although I don't have perky, full, stand-up boobs like the model on the website, I felt really supported and... dare I say it? Sexy? I know, I don't do sexy very often do I?

The briefs come up nice and high and can be adjusted by the strings on the side, so you can ruche them up how you like. The black contrast makes the pinky red really stand out and is great for mixing and matching with sarongs and kaftans. Price-wise these come in at £52 for the full set, which for a well constructed, underwired and supportive bikini set is really good I think. Especially a fashion forward, sexy bikini like this. The fabric is gorgeous and obviously of good quality. 

I found them true to size, if not a tiny bit generous, and size-wise they go from a  34D - 46H so there's lots of breadth to suit a range of sizes. The briefs go up to a 20-22 but are quite generous again, so you might be fine if you're a 24. 

I really loved this set. Comfortable, stylish and sexy. Win win!  

** I was sent to this set to review. All words and opinions are my own! Excellent **