Monday, 6 May 2013

Breton and Bling.

I did it. I FINALLY plucked up the courage to go on a little adventure with my SLR camera and take some outfit shots OUTSIDE. A miracle. You'll be totally shocked to know my camera was a Christmas present and since the 25th, I have used it three times. THREE TIMES! Yes, fellow bloggers will shudder at this. Last week I figured it was about time I took some decent outfit photos, ones that didn't involve the backdrop of the showroom at work! I'd been shopping so thought I'd show off my new purchases 'properly'.

Camo Jacket: Ebay
T-shirt: Topshop
Jeans: Simply Be
Bag: Marks and Spencer
Band rings: ASOS

How beautiful is this midi initial ring? I've been looking for one for ages and found this in Topshop for £4. I also bought (yet another) gorgeous statement necklace from Topshop. I'm loving the neon gems on the perspex.

Pumps: Kurt Geiger

I was also invited along to the So Fabulous blogger event last week but unfortunately I was spending my evening with Beyonce and I couldn't let her down, could I? The event looked like it was a huge success and I'm really impressed with the range which is available through Very and Littlewoods. I often find it difficult as a plus size girl to branch out of my comfort zone when shopping online. Lets face it, shopping on the high street can be difficult which is why I tend to fill my baskets online. The So fabulous range has some really gorgeous stuff and I've purchased a few bits from them before including some pleather leggings and lace peg trousers. I'm eyeing up this beautiful Ombre Sequin Dress next that you can see the lovely Callie modelling here.

On another note - it's FIVE DAYS until my holiday. I'm off on a little road trip with three of my friends  driving from San Francisco to LA and then Las Vegas. I've been to Vegas twice before but never to San Fran or LA so if any of you have any recommendations, do share!

A big congrats to Emily Rousell who was the winner of my ASOS competition too!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

She's a Trainer Girl.

If like me you're tall, you'll do your best to avoid wearing high heels most of the time. I own around 4 pairs of heels in total and the rest of my footwear consists of brogues, ankle boots and trainers. I'm definitely a trainer girl and unless I'm off on a night out with the girls, I'll always choose to wear trainers. My converse collection currently stands at nine pairs and a while ago I invested in my very first pair of Nike Air Max. Obviously I didn't go for a standard pair, I needed floral ones of course. With trainers being such a massive trend right now it seemed a good time to put together my favourite picks from Nike. I'm also doing Race For Life in June so need to invest in some sensible trainers so now is as good a time as any, right?

Nike Blazer Mid Suede

Nike Dunk Sky Hi

Nike Roshe Run

Nike Roshe Run

Nike Air Max 1 Vintage

Nike Flyknit 1+

You can view the full collection at JD Sports.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Have A Nice Day.

I *may* have bought this Marcus Lupfer tee for my Mum as a birthday present and stolen it to wear myself this morning. Ooops! There's just something about the neon pink sequins that screamed "wear me" this morning, plus it's always nice to tell strangers to "have a nice day" right? You can shop the full Marcus Lupfer at ASOS collection here. Speaking of ASOS, the fabulous people over at Appliances Online have given me the chance to offer one of my lovely readers an £80 ASOS voucher. All you need to do is leave a comment telling me how you'd spend £80 on ASOS and you'll be entered into a draw. The winner will be chosen on Saturday at midday and announced on my blog.

If you need some inspiration, here's how I'd spend £80 on ASOS.

And here's me in my (my Mum's) Marcus Lupfer tee.

Blazer: ASOS
T-Shirt: Marcus Lupfer
Jeans: Simply Be
Pumps: New Look
Necklace: Zara

Please note the ASOS giveaway is for UK residents only. Don't forget to leave me your email address too.
Good Luck!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

NEWS: Maria Francesca Pepe at

If I was a millionaire, I'm pretty sure every penny I had would be spent on jewels. There is no greater thing in my mind than jewellery (ok, maybe Ryan Gosling but since he's committed to Eva we'll leave that there). I'm not talking dainty jewels from Tiffany and Co. (although when I was eighteen I would have spoken differently) I'm talking big, bold statement pieces that really make people stare. One of my favourite jewellery designers Maria Francesca Pepe range is now available to buy on so next time you're downloading that book for your kindle, why not shop the jewellery section which stocks other designers such as Mawi, Dinny Hall and Tatty Devine?

Inspired by British avant-garde and realised by Italian artisans, Maria gains inspiration from the thriving artistic scene, which compliments her creativity and predisposition for art and music. I've chosen my personal favourites from the designer below - I absolutely love these rose gold pieces and think a purchase of the Cubin Zircon Earrings needs to be made asap.

Lapis Lazuli Heart Stone Ring £152

 Black Agate Cuff £170
Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace £162

Triangle Charm Earrings £70
Crystal Stud and Spike Ring £85

Shop the full collection here at

Tuesday, 23 April 2013


Another day, another slogan t-shirt. Today's is this 'HERO' tee from Own The Runway. How perfect is the mint for this gorgeous weather that's made an appearance recently? Be warned though - it's back to wind and rain come Friday so another two days of getting your legs out girls (please though - not the daisy dukes with your bum cheeks hanging out).

I've never shopped on Own The Runway before and was very kindly sent this t-shirt from the lovely people at Snow PR. Although most pieces only go up to a size 14, the oversized tops work well on a larger frame so definitely give them a try. I've got my eye on this next. May have to make a purchase and add it to my holiday wardrobe (which FYI is growing everyday!).

T-shirt: Own The Runway
Jacket: Vintage
Jeans: Simply Be
Shoes: Topshop
Necklace: Primark

Friday, 19 April 2013

Project/D London for Simply Be

When I first heard Danni Minogue was collaborating on a range with Simply Be I was sceptical to what I might find. Turns out, I wasn't disappointed AT ALL. The collection of nine dresses, a shrug and two tunic tops is the brands first plus size collection. Danni's range received an incredible amount of press the first time around and it's great the designer is now branching into plus size fashion and what better way to collaborate than with Simply Be?

Myself and four other bloggers were asked to choose between the Liberty Dress and the Carnegie Strappy dress. I absolutely loved both. The Liberty dress is a gorgeous print of the New York skyline and the perfect summer evening dress, however I felt I could style the Carnegie a lot more. With my holiday coming up, this is going to be my go-to summer dress and is also perfect for the festival season. I opted for the white and added some really bright accessories and studded ankle boots.

I would suggest sizing up on this. Although there is an elasticated back the waist line is quite fitted due to the under skirt having no give at all. Although I love the dress bared legged, I do wish it was slightly longer. This falls just below my knees and I'm 5"8. I'm eager to try this as an evening dress too with wedges and blazer but to me if feels much more of a day dress and will definitely be coming on holiday with me!

Dress: Project/D London at Simply Be (gifted)
Leather Jacket: Simply Be
Ankle Boots: Topshop
Necklace: Accessorize
Rings: Accessorize and Topshop

Check out the way the other bloggers styled the dress here:

Thursday, 11 April 2013

China Print.

I'm becoming slightly obsessed with oversized sheer shirts at the moment. I purchased this beautiful china print shirt from Topshop a few weeks ago (or to use its correct name; toile). I then walked into Primark and saw an overload of toile print on dresses, skirts, tops and bought this beautiful sheer number below. I'm in love.

I realise I haven't even featured these A-MAZING Topshop cowboy boots before. I love the gold toe cap on the front and the berry tones. Beaut! They aren't online anymore but there's some similar ones here. And then there's the jeans. I'd been searching high and low for some ripped jeans and gave the New Look Inspire ones I go but they were just a bit too wide in the leg for me so ended up finding these babies on Very and a bargain at £22!

Shirt: Primark
Necklace: Tatty Devine
Boots: Topshop
Rings: ASOS