Somewhere beyond the sea…

I am a bad fashion blogger. I keep forgetting to take outfit pictures. What’s worse is I’ve missed some really good looks. Anyway, here’s a quickie & I’ll definitely get some more this weekend. 

I’ve wanted a pinafore dress like this for ages, but everything I tried on was wrong. I snapped this one up with my ASOS VIP points & crossed my fingers it would look cute on. Lucky me, it did. 

I wore it with my denim shirt for warmth whilst running around getting some messages done & it’s perfect. Very comfortable, very flexible &  very adorable. Even if I do say so myself. 

Pinafore – Asos Curve

Shirt – New Look

Leggings – ASOS Curve

Boots – Vegetarian Shoe Co

Badge – Gift 

The pics were taken at the cinema after seeing Deepwater Horizon. Hence, the weepy eyes. I cried buckets, but I highly recommend. Based on the true story of America’s worst oil rig disaster, it is worth seeing. The bravery of the people involved is stunning. Kurt Russell is amazing as the boss with integrity trying to look after his staff & contain the catastrophe. John Malkovich is equally great as the unscrupulous company man. It’s so easy to miss the individual stories in such a devastating event, Deepwater Horizon plugs that information gap perfectly. 

Time after time…

I had a realisation whilst internet shopping this week. I was searching for some casual summer bits & was struggling to find exactly what I was after. Along with adding some of this seasons trend to my wardrobe, I really wanted to find some timeless summer staples (all be it my version of staples). 

I scratched my head & then the obvious dawned. I almost always shop in the same small collection of stores. So, I set off on an Internet quest; find pretty things in shops that have been thus far alien to me. Being plus size I anticipated problems, but I was pleasantly surprised by the array of places who stock my size (anywhere from uk 18 to 22). So, with out further ado I present you with my finds. All of which I intend to purchase as soon as my purse permits. 

I haven’t shopped in Gap for years. I think I associate it with jeans, which I never wear. However, a quick squiz at their website revealed this clever piece. It’s a simple stretchy cotton dress that can be worn four ways (strapless maxi, midi, mini & maxi skirt) just by folding the top section. It’s ingenuity pleases me.


I tend to leave House of Fraser for cosmetics & fragrance purchase, but again it’s website had some surprises for me. Lines had a delightfully vivid shirt dress, which would work perfectly for more corporate occasions. I also discovered Desigual, a shop that I suspect was opened with me in mind. It’s design are quirky, bright & ideal for summer. 


My favourite find for absolute classics is  Esprit. This is a shop that I honestly expected to be a budget buster. How wrong I was. They have a great selection of summer classics at yummy prices. My favourites were this tie dye number & this gorgeous denim maxi. I just know I will wear these time after time.


No summer collection would be complete without a peasant dress & here is a delicious example from Phase Eight. White, linen & oh so 70’s. I’m sold.