Saturday, 2 June 2012

Sorry for the absence

Hi, BIG apologies for not being around of late. My sister came over from Australia in April for a few weeks, then I just couldn't get back into the groove of blogging. I guess it's just one of those things that happens to most bloggers at some point or another. Anyway, nice to see that despite the time away I have aquired a couple more followers so welcome to you guys. :)
Last weekend I went to my beautiful cousin's wedding in Guildford. It truely was a MAGICAL day. It was an outdoor ceremony on a gorgeous sunny day. I wore my Frock & Frill dress from Simply Be. It was a little shorter than I'm used to but with a pair of unsexy granny pants underneath I felt fine. Also the dress is fabulous and floaty which was perfect for the warm day we had.
Anyway. here are a few snaps from the day. If you follow me on Facebook you'll probably have seen them all before but if not enjoy.

Me, Teagan & the gorgeous bride
 My little family
Yum yum

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Unleash the animal within

I'm a firm believer in that animal print is never out of fashion. I think it depends on how it is worn and what it is accessorised with as to whether you look Bet Lynch or bang-tidy! Recently I have seen some beautiful fatshionistas rocking the animal print in many different ways Laura and her lovely pumps, Charlotte and her peplum top and not forgetting Mhairi in her gorgeous Bettie Page number.

I've seen a couple of fabulous animal print plus-size pieces courtesy of New Look which are definitely on my wish list.

I think my favourite of the two is the Maxi dress and at £22.99 I think it's a real steal. So are you an animal print lover or hater? xXx

Wednesday, 18 April 2012



Hi I have a few items for sale - please let me know what you want by emailing me on I can accept payment by Paypal only and will add on £3 for postage.

Size 24 Tunic from Inspire. Only worn a couple of times. £7

Size 24 Simply Be bird print tunic. Worn a few times. £7

Size 26 (although closer to a 24) Peter Pan pearl collar tunic/dress from Simply Be. Worn twice. £8.

Cute little bag that i got in a charity shop a couple of years back but have NEVER used. It has no label which makes me think it's a one off made by somebody. Its so pretty. £6

Don't forget to let me know what you want via email at the address above and I'll send you an invoice via paypal. If nobody wants anything in a couple of days i will put the stuff on ebay. Thanks and happy shopping. x

Monday, 9 April 2012

Clements Ribeiro Tunic

There have been so many posts about the Clements Ribeiro Swan range, it seems to have divided opinions in the plus size community but I guess that's not a bad thing. Just because we might share the common experience of being plus-size it does not mean we necessarily will love the same clothes. Even in the collection I see pieces that I'm definitely not brave enough to wear - like the matchstick trousers for instance. But look how the beautiful Amy wears them...doesn't she look fabulous?
Anyway, I had my eye on the heart print Diana top as soon as I'd seen it. So the morning Swan launched online I got myself up at 7.15am to make sure I could be in on the occasion.

Tunic - Swan for Evans
Jeans - Chloe for Simply Be
Boots - Simply Be
Hairband (old) - New Look

I wore the tunic on Easter Sunday with the Chloe Jeans I just got. I have to admit the jeans are a little baggy in the legs, but its because I carry most of my weight around my middle and definitely couldn't have got away with sizing down. I think they'll look better with flats rather than boots tucked in. The tunic however is just adorable. I love it, it's a good length and the print is so cute. I'd love to purchase more from the Swan Range like the Betty or Peggy dresses or even the cardigan but right now funds do not permit. I'd love to know your take on the range and if you made any purchases.
For those of you wondering, the first 500 to buy something from the range online got a scratchcard. You could either win £50, £30 or free delivery. Yep, I got free delivery. A nice thought but I'd have much preferred a badge or a pin, something all 500 of us could have got equal enjoyment from.
One of my favourite blogs on the range has to be from Em, she actually went instore and tried on the pieces so for an honest and enjoyable read please check out her blog. x

Sunday, 8 April 2012

A Night Out

Last night was my cousin's hen night. I'd been planning on wearing my Frock & Frill top from Simply Be as soon as I heard we had to wear something pink and glam. I have loved this top ever since seeing it at Plus London 2 a few months back and had been saving it for a special occasion. It is a gorgeous top and fits beautifully.
It was a great night and although I drank ALOT and mixed my drinks - flitting between cocktails,wine and my absolute favourite Disaronno and coke, I didn't feel too bad this morning. More tired than anything else. I did manage to get to church and wear my Swan tunic but that my friends will be for another post.
Sorry I haven't posted in over a week just been busy with my sister arriving over from Melbourne and having Teagan off nursery. Anyway, I'll leave you with some photos from the evening's antics. x

Top - Frock & Frill for Simply Be
Leggings - Joe Browns for Simply Be
Boots (not seen)  Simply Be
Clutch Bag - New Look
Ring - Primark

Friday, 30 March 2012

Perfect for the occasion

I have finally found the perfect dress for my cousin's wedding in May. I have looked at a few different dresses but have gone back to a beautiful dress I first spotted a couple of months back from Frock & Frill at Simply Be.
Now, I'm not putting any photos up of me wearing the dress as I want to save those for the actual wedding when I have hair perfectly coiffed, make-up looking fab and picked the perfect accessories but I did want to share my glee. So what do you think?

Speaking of weddings. I finally sold my wedding dress from when I married my ex in 2006. It was for much less than I wanted but when the lady called me to arrange picking it up she seemed chuffed to bits so I'm just glad to be able to make someone else happy. I guess having a short-lived marriage and wearing the big, expensive dress really made me re-evaluate that if me and Matt were to ever walk down the aisle, then I'd never dream of spending that sort of money on a dress that only gets worn for one day. Ah well, you live and you learn. x

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

That dress

So as I promised you yesterday, here's me in the birdcage dress. please give me your thoughts. I like it but just not liking the slip underneath too much. Still not quite sure if I should keep it as I don't know when I'd wear it, seems a bit too 'special' for everyday.

Dress- Asos Curve

I have only added one pic because I absolutely hate my hair - so much so that after I dropped Teagan off at nursery I went and had a dry-cut, got myself some John Frieda and have gone a bit darker. So here is my new hair, hot off the press. It's meant to be dark blonde but looks brown to me. So ta-da..

Don't forget your thoughts on the dress - to keep or not to keep, that is the question! x