Friday, 17 November 2017

Style: Pink Clove in Lime

There's something to be said about the simplicity of a great statement dress and a biker jacket. It's classy but with an edge. It's a little bit sexy but understated. When this lime frill dress arrived from Pink Clove, I knew I wanted to let it do the talking and not overcomplicate the styling. 

Size-wise I'm wearing the 22, it's true to size and the fit is great, it hugs all the right places and sits just right length-wise. I love the beautiful colour and the frill detail too. It's a fairly thin jersey so you could pop a black polo neck underneath for extra warmth and layering.

Pink Clove has some awesome pieces in at the moment and as always they're so reasonably priced so you can treat yourself guilt free(ish). 

P.S. If you're interested in my plus size tights situation (I mean why wouldn't you be?) I'm wearing 'All Woman' from The Big Tights Company and they're fab! 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Style: Bras and Honey- Swimwear

Staying with the swimwear theme, I thought I'd share with you the second of the swimsuit beauties I took away with me. This one is an Elomi number from Bras and Honey

Now if you're a long term reader of the blog, you'll know I'm a big fan of both Elomi lingerie and swimwear and this Indie Swimsuit is no exception. I have the tankini version of this set and love it, so I was excited to try out the swimsuit, and it didn't disappoint. 

The sizing is spot on, the coverage and support is, as always, great. I just love the style of this one. The frilly flirty neckline and the crochet style detail to the central panel are just lovely. This is a real classy, grown up suit. 

Bras and Honey have an amazing selection of lingerie and swimwear from big brands like Elomi, Freya, Curvy Kate and Charnos just to mention a few. The website is easy to use and with worldwide shipping, it's accessible to all. 

Monday, 13 November 2017

Style: UK Swimwear

Now it might seem a bit odd to do a swimwear post this time of year, but I know a lot of you love a bit of winter sun, and of course a lot of you are avid swimmers too. So the lovely folk at UK swimwear contacted me before I went on my hols to see if I'd like to take one of their lovely suits with me! And the answer was of course, yes!

Now I'm a big fan of leopard print, so this one was a bit of a no brainer really. And Although I've favoured the bikini in recent years, it was nice to don a swimsuit once again, and it's especially useful when I'm running after Pops. No roll down pants, or boob slippage to worry about!  

UK Swimwear have a fantastic selection of swimsuits, bikinis and accessories including Plus Size swimwear and mastectomy swimwear. The site is easy to use and you can filter options, like size, colour etc so you can easily find what you're after.   

And hello free worldwide delivery making ordering is super easy too! 

If you head to the site for Black Friday you'll find 15% off everything and 10% on Cyber Monday! Bargain time!!!! 

Friday, 10 November 2017

Style: Navabi - The Style Collective

A few months back now I got a very exciting email from the folks at Navabi asking if I'd like to shoot with them... Not only did they want me to model, but I'd be doing it with my best mate Em, and the ever fabulous Chloe.

Photography: JKG Photography

Not that there has to be a reason, because, ya know, we're fit... but the reason we shot this particular campaign is for the launch of The Style Collective, Navabi's new contemporary design hub, it's your one stop shop for all of their fab trend-led brands. You'll find the likes of Lost Ink, Junarose, Mat, Jette and Miss Yoek. 

I not going to apologise for the photo spam because the team did an amazing job. And I just wanted to give a huge shout out to Jade of JKG Photography and Hannah Davies Makeup - never did I think I could look so good. So thanks you two!

I wore mainly dresses for the shoot, which took me completely out of my comfort zone, but I loved all the looks the team chose for me! It was great being back in Junarose after being their first UK brand ambassador all those years ago (granny blogger is me). I loved all the blue Manon Batiste too, it was dreamy. 

So there you have it. To say I'm proud is an understatement to be honest. I've worked long and hard at this blogger malarky so when the pay off is stuff like this, I couldn't be more chuffed. Thank you as always to you lot for reading, commenting, sharing and generally being fab! 

You can read my interview with Navabi here.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Style: Wide Calf Boots Store

Let's talk about boots baby, let's talk about you and me... Oh lordy, sorry about that. So yes, boots. As the proud owner of not one but two 20/21 inch calfs (IS IT CALFS or CALVES?!?!), I am always on the look out for Wide Calf Boots. And thankfully the lovely folk at the Wide Calf Boots Store got in touch and asked me to road test some of their fine offerings. 

So as you can see they're rather marvellous. A lovely brushed brown leather, flat but chunky heal and cute tie detail to the back. These boots are by JJ Footwear and are boots you're going to wear over and over again... let's be fair at over £200 you're going to want these to last realistically. 5 years plus. Rest assured, I have no doubt they will. They are sturdy, well made and of excellent quality. 

The Wide Calf Boots Store website is really easy to use, you pop your shoe size in, your calf measurement and it brings up all your options. Most of the options are around the £140 and upwards mark, so they are not cheap or fast fashion options. This is investment piece territory, which I know is not within everyones reach, I get that completely. But if you do want long-lasting, quality boots, I'm pretty sure this is your place. 

As a side note|: I spoke about this picture on instagram the other week. It's not what you would deem my most 'flattering'. I'm not wearing a proper bra, my tits look saggy, you can see my double belly outline, my back fat and my chubby knees. But you know what? It's me, it's my body and it's great. BUT it's taken me a long time to get to that place, and I'm not always in that place. Sometimes I lift my belly up in the mirror and imagine what it would be like to have a non-saggy belly with a higher belly button. But it's not going to happen so I buck the heck up and crack on. 

Anyway chaps, I have lots of fun stuff coming up on the blog so stay tuned!! Xx