There is a rose in Spanish Harlem….

I nipped into town yesterday in a second opinion & random chat capacity. It was pleasing to get out & about in the world after a week of being mostly at home. Likewise it felt good to put done make up on & try some funky accessories.

I have been oggling flower crowns on other people’s head for ages. I finally took the plunge with this luscious red beauty. I am completely smitten, the search for my next crown has already commenced.

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I am well & truly sick of winter, so I busted out this amazing jungly print maxi to brighten up my day. I got this dress for my Australia trip & I haven’t had it on since. I’ve no idea as I love everything about it.

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I was trying out a new angle on this dress with my favourite belt. Unfortunately, it’s a little too big for me now. I shall have to fashion myself another notch before donning it again. I took a few snaps sans belt too. I’m keen on both looks. What do you think?

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Dress – M&S
Cardigan – Monsoon

You’re hot then you’re cold….

I had to take a trip into town on Thursday & was faced with my usual winter problem. Bitterly cold outside & sauna hot in all of the shops. Why can’t shops turn down their heating? They know we’ll all have coats on.
Anyway, I opted for the chunkiest,cosiest best cardigan in the world. I have been dying to try out this fluffy skirt since I bought it, but haven’t been sure what to wear with it. I tried a hard and soft thing with the leather look leggings. I also debuted my shiny patent brogues. I love the colour, but I think they make my feet look really big. What do you think?
We took the pictures at one of my favourite places in Glasgow, The Gallery of Modern Art.

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Chunky Cardi – Primark
Skirt – Primark
Top – Monsoon
Leggings – Primark
Brogues – Primark

Wishin’ and hopin’….

The festive season is almost upon us & my mind has been pondering the notion of having some fun. Along with the usual seasonal celebrations I also have some important birthdays in December including my fabulous best friend & my darling youngest sibling. My darling sister will be 30 this year & she’s having a big fabulous party. I am determined to go uber luxe for these occasions & with this in mind I have created a party wishlist. Some of these are serious contenders & others are just me dreaming.
I have had hankering for velvet for a while. I’ve always adored it, but it’s popularity has definitely waned in recent years. Wearing velevt never fails to make me feel sexy. It is so tactile & lush. This sleek navy dress screams old school glamour. I have a feeling the side gathering detail will be flattering as hell on my body. I can’t wait to try this on & hopefully strut my gorgeous stuff in it over christmas. I feel a dress this sumptious need some simple show stopping accessories, these Biba earrings certainly fit that bill. Sadly at £1750 they are likely to remain on my wish list.

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Dress – Scarlett & Jo (at Evans)

Ring – M&S

Earrings – Biba

Clutch – River Island

 

Layers do it for me especially if one or more of them are sheer. This evans dress is genuis, sparkly gold, sheer, built in cover up. Three big ticks from me. Similarly this layered Elvi top is so simple, yet striking. Elvi is actually a new find for me, so far, i am impressed.
Irregular choice are pretty much the only shoes I want on my feet & this pair are perfect in every way. They are currently sold out, but i am hoping against hope that they come back. How can anything go wrong when you have unicorns on your feet?

 

 

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Shoes – Irregular choice

Dress – Evans

Box Top – Elvi

Oil Slick Clutch – Asos

 

Faux fur seems like the obvious choice when playing the luxury bitch. Monsoon’s classic shape & colour make their take it on it a winner for me. I’ll definitely need to try before buying as coats are always a tricky fit with my boobs.
I am actually pinching myself over this Lovedrobe flapper style dress. I can’t believe it is so affordable & available in my size. A futher bonus is that this art deco type design is tailer made for a big event I have later in the year. I am snapping this one up immediatey & calling it fate.IMG_1060.JPG

Coat – Monsoon

Dress – Lovedrobe (at Evans)

 

These are my wild cards. They do not fit with my hollywood starlet theme, yet i can’t prevent myself coveting them. The shoes speak for themselves, what woman in her right mind would not want her feet adorned with these masterpieces? If anyone out there wants to have me at their beck and call those shoes are the key. The poodle clutch is so not me. I don’t go in much for cutesy or pastel. However my Mother happens to have to stunning standard poodles who would turn cruella deville into a dog person. Coco & D’artagnan have captured my heart & simultaneously opened it ip to kitch handbags.
Last but not least is another Elvi piece. Whoever thought up the ‘coatigan’ , I owe you a drink. Bright orange cosy coolness are all things i need in my wardrobe.

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Poodle Clutch – Asos

Coatigan – Elvi

Shoes – Irregular choice

 

Watch out for outfits posts as and when i get mitts on these beauties.

 

Wishing And Hoping – Dusty Springfield

 

 

 

 

Paint it black…

i am off to a fancy hotel for my friend’s wedding later today. I am looking forward to my little mini escape. Before I jump in the shower I just have time to dash off a quick blog post.

On Friday I finally got to see Cold in July. I highly recommend this film. It is impossible to describe as it starts as one thing & morphs into something else. It has a great cast & brilliant twists. Go see it.

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It was drizzly on Friday, but still really stuffy, tricky weather to dress for. I opted for this tunic dress. It’s light and comfortable with some really pretty embroidery. I stayed monochrome with my jewellery, but couldn’t resist pairing my dress with these star print leggings.

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Dress – Monsoon

Cardigan – Gift

Ring  & Earrings – Gift

Leggings – Next

 

I shall be enjoying some luxury for the next two days. I’ll be sure to blog about it when I return.

 

 

 

 

We’re the colours of the rainbow….

I’ve been ill all week & feeling pretty awful. My outfits have mostly consisted of jammies & those don’t make for a very exciting post. On Saturday I was feeling a little better & ventured out for a couple of hours with my wee sis. If you only know from this blog, it probably seems like Lauren is the only person I ever see. I do actually have friends and a social life. My sister just happens to be my go to photographer & as if take a lot of her pictures too she often features in my blog outings.
This week we just had a quick look in forever 21 as I am desperate to find the perfect biker jacket. I thought my prayers had been answered when I discovered my ideal biker on sale at ASOS. Frustratingly after I ordered it they emailed to say it was out of stock. The search continues.
As you have probably noticed I like colour. This dress is a firm favourite mainly because of its fabulous purple hue. It also happens to be very easy to wear and this week that was definitely a consideration. I never wear one colour when I can wear three, so I added some blue in the form of flats & vest. A splash of red rounded of the outfit.

 

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Scarf – gft

Dress – Autograph for M&S

Cardigan – Monsoon

Vest – H&M

Shoes – Primark

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This little guy is called Bronan & he has been taking good care of his sick mum.

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Here comes the sun…..

I don’t want to jinx it, but I think spring might finally have sprung. It was a crisp, fresh day in Glasgow, so I dug out some floral print & headed into town to do some shopping with my sister. I love this dress. The bands of floral pattern is unusual & the colours are so cheerful. It’s the kind of dress that makes me smile.

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Jacket – Monsoon                                         Dress – ASOS Curve

Brogues – Primark
I paired it with this chunky belt to make the most of my plus size hour glass. i finished the look off with my beloved brogues. They are incredibly comfortable & also pretty damn cute.

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Belt – Primark                                                   Bag – Market
I was also sporting this peace necklace, my talented little sister made this & it is so me.

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We had lovely wee day visiting a pop up shop in Prince’s sq. The designers didn’t have anything for fatties, but my sister got a stunning Rebecca Torres dress. I was super impressed with how friendly & helpful everyone was. It was a really nice shopping experience.

After puzzling over a levitating street performer we refuelled with some sushi & gab. A yummy end to a delightful day.

My sister blogs at livinginaboxx

Here comes the sun The Beatles