Saturday, 31 March 2012

The one where we had a taste of Summer.

You've got the love the British "Summertime" it disappears as quickly as it arrives and leaves us all reaching back into our wardrobes for jeans and jumpers. I had a sort through some clothes last week when the sun arrived, piling my knit jumpers and tights to the back of the wardrobe thinking I wouldn't need to see them again for a while - how wrong I was.

I've said before I absolutely hate getting my legs out. They are just one of many part of me I'm overly conscious of, but sometimes you've just got to go with the flow and not worry. So here's me embracing them this week during the heatwave. This skirt isn't even short so I'm not sure why I was so paranoid. This was another ASOS purchase I made a month or so ago and is one of the absolute favourites. I did actually wear it with tights the first time but it didn't feel quite right as it did with bare legs. I love the shades and bright neons along with the lace. There is an under skirt but this is SO short and barely covers my bum so I've added a longer one to it. The denim jacket is something I found amongst the rails of vintage clothing at The East End Thirft Store in Stephny Green for £15! (Bargain). Some of the studs are missing on it but I just think that adds more character. I've hardly taken this off since I wore it as there's just something about light wash denim.

T-shirt: Gap
Skirt: ASOS
Jacket: East End Thirft Store
Trainers: Converse
Necklace: Accessorize
Rings: Alexander McQueen, Forever 21, Primark

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Swan. Clements Ribeiro for Evans

On Monday afternoon I was invited to the Evans showroom along with some other fabulous bloggers to view the new Clements Ribeiro Swan collection. I'm not really sure what I was expecting to be honest but I was excited by the fact that high end designers would be creating a range for a plus size retailer (which I don't think has ever been done before?).

The prints in this collection are stunning. On arrival (and after knocking over a glass whilst saying hi to the lovely LaCara) I flicked through the rails to see what was on offer. Whilst some of the clothing wasn't to my personal taste, I can imagine every item is going to sell out quickly. It's so refreshing to plus sized clothing in bright, bold and beautiful prints and steering away from the dark and dismal (which Evans is sometimes known for).

Commenting on the collection Inacio Ribeiro said;
"For our first range we addressed the different body shapes, with styles which are accessible but modern, with an emphasis on prints and femininity. It was our starting point, understanding different proportions and different needs behind a desire for fashion that is not different from the high fashion consumer. Far from being apologetic or patronising, we celebrated curves and voluptuousness".

Two of my favourite pieces from the collection. The second dress is such a stunning print but the material put me off as it felt like a swimming costume and I think it would just cling in all the wrong places. But it was these that will definitely have me reaching for my debit card on Friday morning when the collection goes online...

How amazing are these match stick pyjama trousers? I seriously cannot wait to get these on. I've been looking for a pair of pyjamas trousers and my heart did stop slightly when I saw these. Plain white t-shirt and a long line blazer and I reckon I'm good to go.

I'm wearing:
T-Shirt: Topshop
Jeans: New Look
Sequin Jacket; Edie Mac
Pumps: Topshop

I love this top and trousers. I actually think I might be brave and purchase both to see if I can pull off a whole head to toe pyjama look (watch this space). The Swan collection goes live on on Friday - just in time for payday and hits stores on Monday.

One last thing I simply had to share. How AMAZING are these afro comb earrings I spotted on Deena

Monday, 12 March 2012

Marni Heaven

You're probably bored of reading lots of blog posts about the Marni collection at H'n'M but I just wanted to quickly share my own little piece of Marni goodness that I managed to nab on the day (with the help of Pearl). The Fashion Gods were truly watching over me the moment I bumped into her. To be honest, the clothes didn't interest me that much because I knew they'd be in smaller sizes but the jewellery however did excite me. We all know I'm a sucker for a huge statement piece and Marni certainly didn't disappoint.

This necklace is amazing. Probably one of the nicest pieces I own and sits nicely alongside my Tatty Devine lobster necklace (not together around my neck obviously). I especially love the huge diamante stones which are slightly hidden amongst the perspex twisted leaves. Obviously I wore this the day after I got it!

Oh and yes, here's ANOTHER new pleated Maxi skirt. The silk material on this beauty from Marks and Spencer is lovely though.

Faux leather jacket: Primark
Skirt: Marks and Spencer
Pastel foil effect t-shirt: Primark
Bag: Mulberry Alexa
Necklace: Marni for H'n'M
Rings: Disney Couture at ASOS, Accessorize, Primark