The fire is so delightful….

We popped over to Dad’s on xmas eve & I took the opportunity to have an ootd pic by his festive fireplace. Dad always has lovely decorations & a very tasty selection of nibbly bits at Christmas time. Obviously a pretty dress was required for the occasion.

I decided to drift away from the traditional xmassy colour palette & opted for this rose print skater dress. I am feeling strangely drawn to all things yellow at the moment, which led me to the dress with this vibrant cardigan. I love the way it brings out the yellow in the dress, whilst simultaneously makes the purple tones really pop. I suspect my Dad is often bemused by my style choices, I thought I’d give him a xmas treat by putting my spin on one of his sartorial favourites. Enter my burgundy patent brogues & the most shoe compliments I have ever received from my Father. Great minds think alike, Daddy cool !

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Dress – New Look
Cardigan – Primark
Brogues – Primark

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time….

Merry Christmas!
I hope you all had a wonderful time. It’s been a bumper yultide for me & mine, loads of food, fizz, family & friends. I love the festive season & the opportunities it provides to let those you love know how much they mean to you. By the wonder of facetime I even got to watch my niece open her presents in brisbane, nothing can beat the look on her face as she discovers she’s been given all the things she’s been hoping for.

Talking of presents, I have also been a very lucky girl. My family & friends proved once again how well they know me by buying me the perfect gifts. There are a lot of ticks on my wish list & I am one happy lady.

First from my wish list was an early xmas treat from the lovely people at Bonmarche. As you know I desperately wanted something gorgeous & velvet to adorn myself in, this dress was exactly right. The midnight blue colour is so perfect, the fabric so soft & the fit oh so flattering. I felt amazing in this dress.

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I have actually never shopped at Bonmarche before, but had heard good things, about their plus size dresses in particular. After perusing their website I suspect that some of their ranges are aimed at a slighter more mature woman. Having said that I saw several dresses that I would rock and some faux fur jackets that are to die for. Considering I not only looked super sexy in this dress, but it was also as comfortable as my birthday suit, I will definitely be adding the Bonmarche website to my bookmarks.

Bonmarche also sent me some pretty accessories, which will be featuring in another excellent post incredibly soon.

Another slightly early xmas present arrived in a suspiciously shoe box shaped package. Sure enough when I tore it open nestled inside were the most beautiful shoes ever created. Someone clearly read this blog & liked the idea of having me at their beck and call. I am madly in love with these beauties. Should they ever change the law, I may well marry them.

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Irregular Choice

Last, but not least my darling sister got me this shiny & sleek clutch that she spied on my wish list. Lauren also cooked us all a delicious Christmas dinner, including the cutest dessert ever amp; clearly my little sis has been hiding her culinary skills. Now that her secret’s out she can expect me over for dinner much more often.

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Asos

All of my people gave me marvellous pressies & I appreciate every single one. However, the finest thing in my life is undoubtedly belonging to my warm, loyal & hilarious family. The fact that I’ve been able to add to that family with my magnificent friends probably makes me more fortunate than I deserve to be. So, I’ll leave you with some snaps of our Christmas because I believe this is what it’s all about.

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* disclaimer – all the fizz impaired my ability to take photographs in focus, which some special folks don’t appear. I love you all, people!*

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I’m going where the sun keeps shining….

I put on a very cute outfit yesterday & planned to have my sister take some pictures whilst we were walking her dog. Unfortunately, Glasgow’s weather thought differently, it poured down the entire time we were out.
So, I thought I’d share an outfit I wore on my recent trip to Brisbane; where the weather can always be replied upon.
I loved the freedom I had in Australia. It was always going to be hot & I had only nice things to do. This meant I could have fun with my clothes. I went for a lot of bright, girly & floaty dresses. This is me enjoying the sun & the view on my brother’s deck. I can’t wait to get back there.

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I love everything about this dress. It’s from forever 21, (who’s plus size range I would definitely recommended ). I’ve always been a big fan of the dip hem and have been very pleased to see it pop up again. The cut & fabric of this dress means it shows your shape without clinging too much. I always feel very sexy in it. Last, but not least it’s a perfect dreamy blue, just right for bright sunny days.

Everybody’s Talkin’ Harry Nilsson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AzEY6ZqkuE

For the sake of auld lang syne…

I’ve never written about fashion (or fatshion if you prefer) before, but I have been writing for a very long time. I certainly have no problem expressing myself through my clothes, so with a little bit of luck I should be able to find my style voice too.
I’m kicking off with the outfit I wore on New Year’s Eve, mainly because I felt bloody good that night. Tartan seemed appropriate for Hogmanay with the faux (veggie safe) leather adding a smidgeon of sex appeal. I wore it with some sneaky support leggings, which look like thick tights, but do a marvellous job of smoothing your contours. The bonus with this dress & leggings are they are seriously comfortable meaning staying out all night was easy peasy.

 

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Dress – Primark

Shoes– Irregular Choice

Vest – ASOS

Leggings – Primark