Saturday, 30 July 2011

ootd - Back to Black

I can happily class myself as a summer grinch ! i just cannot wait for the winter and as yesterday was not that sunny i took full advantage and put on my favourite winter dress ! My dress is Beth Ditto for Evans from last winter. This is one of my favourite dresses because it has everything i love ,a nice print and a peter pan collar and shorter sleeves i hate feeling restricted in long sleeves. This dress also represents the first piece of clothing that i bought at a solely plus size store. I put it of for a long time because i felt by doing so i myself was labelling me as "fat". After finally realising that it doesn't matter if i am "fat" i am still a person and deserve to have the clothes that i want ! I was so lucky to eventually get it as when i did get the courage to go in the store it was all sold out but luckily i got the last one of my size online. Since then i have ventured into Evans many more times and although i am not completely comfortable with my body i am slowly learning to be and a lot of this is down to the wonderful body acceptance blogs that i have found online. 
My shoes are from Topshop and tights george Asda. My necklace is Topshop but a tassel fell off :( 
and my bag is from Vivienne Westwood which i bought before my birthday ! 

Thursday, 28 July 2011

ootd -chilling out, maxing and relaxing all cool

I seen this jumper in h&m a few weeks ago and i knew i had to have it straight away i love the colours and the pattern. It reminds me of something the fresh prince of bel air would own. The only problem i have with it is that its a crop jumper so i just tucked in a black vest top underneath. Im also wearing my pants i bought from new look for my birthday quite a while back. When buying them i thought i wouldn't wear them as much or that i'd fall out of love with them but i still adore them and wear them all the time. 
I also wore my new bow hair bobble from topshop which i mentioned in my last post and the shoes are from primark from a while back now, i really love them even though one bow is a little bit crooked :). 
Since finishing college for the summer i feel at a bit of a loss. I had a job interview yesterday for a kind of milkshake bar so fingers crossed i will get that and it will get me out of the house ! 
What have you all been up to lately ?  

Friday, 22 July 2011

Topshop Swap

I mentioned a few posts ago that a dungaree dress i had only recently bought from Topshop had broken on me !
Well i took it back and despite having the receipt they agreed that i could have the money put on a giftcard !
So after a little nose around i found some goodies ! 
I found this dinosaur T-shirt by tee and cake which i really love ! its been a long time since i bought a T-shirt, ( after buying this i then found myself buying another in h&m minutes later ! ) I plan on wearing this with my black maxi skirt for a casual day look or just with jeans and converse. 
Im not really into accessories such as necklaces and bracelets but i adore anything for your hair ! And thought this was lovely and a great bargain at £1.50 a price that would rival even Primark ! 
I also got this hairband which was also a bargain at only £2.50 ! just before finding this i picked up a near identical hairband (the only difference being the chain was all black not neon) which i was willing to buy for £12.50 ! but after stumbling across near the exact same hairband for a fraction of the price i picked this instead ! As you can see the neon isn't even that noticeable once you are wearing it ! 

And even after all this i still have £10 on my gift card ! 

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Recent Purchases

After scouring the internet looking for the perfect bargain in the sales i came across this black pleated maxi skirt from, i have been taken by the whole maxi skirt trend and thought at £15 and free postage i had to have it ! not only can i wear it now whilst we have one or two more summery days but it was also carry me over to the winter :D I debuted this outfit at the midnight harry potter premiere which was amazing and i recommend everyone to go the see the film ! my top is from h&m and my shoes are from topshop. 
My dress on the right believe it or not is from primark ! i couldn't believe my eyes when i spotted it there ! as a massive fan of Missoni i couldn't leave the shop without buying it ! and for only £14 it was an absolute bargain ! As most dresses on me it is quite short at the back so i will have to wear it with leggings or tights. The leggings i have on are from topshop and the sandals primark again ! I think as the winter starts i will be swapping the sandals for some black boots though :) 

have any of you bought some great bargains in the sale or any where else lately ? 

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Home Sweet Home

home from turkey. I had a really great time and met some really lovely people. Whilst there i took quite a few outfit photo's so here they are...
These are the first set of outfit pictures i took.
 *Outfit 1 the top was from primark and i really love the colour of it it goes with quite a few things and is a really nice material, think i might go back and get the black version as well. The pants i actually bought in the market in turkey i got another pair as well but the pattern is pretty much the same just different colours. the sandals are also primark but from about three years ago and the hairband is topshop.

*Outfit 2 is from a local shop in liverpool called crucial and is my boyfriends favourite of my holiday outfits, i really the pattern on this dress and its also just the right length to wear with sandals. the hairband is from topshop again .

*Outfit 3 the top is from topshop and i really love this as they had a large selection of them when i got it which was last year but every time i went in they where sold out and i remember seeing the leopard print one online but not in my size and i had a look in town just in case and they had it with one left in my size ! i no some people where this as a dress but it is far too short on me to do this so i just pared it with some black leggings also from topshop and a pair of leopard print ballet shoes from the asda and a black hair band from accessorize. 

*Outfit 4 is one of my favourite outfits i wore on holiday, the whole outfit is from primark but the skirt was in the limited collection range. i really love this skirt especially the colour. Its such a simple outfit and made me feel really good when i wore it. 

The second set of pictures
* Outfit 1 is that purple top again from primark and my shorts i have posted about before from forever 21, my sandals are from primark and my hairband from h&m. I love this outfit but saved it for near the end of my holiday so i had a bit of a tan, i really love these shorts as they are so comfortable and summery. 

* Outfit 2 my dress is from new look from about 3 years ago, it is one of favourite dress as every time i wear it people compliment on how nice it is, the best thing about this dress is that i got it in the sale for only £8 and its one of the best going out dresses i own, my sandals are from primark and feature on numerous pictures as they go with most things and are really comfortable, and the bow in my hair is a hairband from h&m again. 

*Outfit 3 is the dress i posted about that i wore to the christening and i no its the same outfit but i felt i should put this picture up as you can see how sheer the bottom on the dress is on this a posed to the other pictures i have posted of it. 

*Outfit 4 my dress is from topshop and i really loved this dress i had searched for a dungaree dress for a while and none seemed to be what i wanted till i seen this, sadly on the way home the buckle on one side of the dungaree dress snapped ! and i am taking it back to topshop tomorrow hoping to get another or a refund although i don't have my receipt :( , my top is a body from primark in the sale also :) and my leggings are topshop and shoes are converse my favourite pair ! i bought them in an outlet shop in america and have never seen anybody else with them ! they are rainbow sequins and the best part is the inside is silk so they are extra comfortable. 

Saved the best till last 
* Outfit 1 is a purple dress i got from h&m whilst i was in america it my favourite holiday dress that i own i love the colour and all the detailing around the neck. The only problem with this dress is that i find i can only wear it on holiday as it doesn't look right with heels to go out in and its never sunny enough to wear as a day dress over here :( Sandals again from primark. 

* Outfit 2 again my purple top from primark and hairband from h&m, my pants are made by a dressmaker in liverpool who i have bought a few things from including my 18th birthday dress and a beautiful red winter coat which no doubt i will post about once the weather takes a turn for the worst. These pants are one of my favourite items i have they are just so vibrant and comfortable and really well made. The dress maker is tanya maxwell and she has her own Facebook if you search thirteen by tanya maxwell you will find her i will try and find her proper url and link it here but she is really talented and makes some really wonderful clothes !