On Thursday we nipped over to Braehead to pick up a birthday present for our darling billy. The sun was beginning to go down & the Clyde looked rather pretty. So, of course we popped out for some blog photos.
Dress – H&M
Cardi – H&M
We are starting to get some brighter days in glasgow, but it’s still really cold. This jumper dress is perfect for keeping warm. I love the bright colours & how incredibly comfortable it is.
This weekend was the launch of Edinburgh’s first fashion week. My sister & I decided to jump on train and check out all the stylish going ons. We caught some catwalk shows,perused the pop ups & even discovered some lovely new boutiques.
Plus size representation was a little thin (ha! a pun) on the ground, but not entirely abscent. Hopefully fatties will have a bit more exposure later in the week.
Outfit wise, I slipped into my favourite LBD; a style classic. I went bold with red accessories & wrapped myself in faux fur for warmth. I felt rather excellent, a fact my clever sister managed to capture with her fancy camera.
Coat – Primark
Dress – Asos Curve
Scarf – Gift
Clutch – Ben De Lisi
I don’t have any fancy plans, so my Valentine’s outfit is casual, but still kind of sexy. It’s funky pattern & curve hugging are right up my street.
Dress – Monsoon
Vest – Monsoon
Cardigan – Monsoon
Shoes – M&S
Hair Flower – Bought in Australia.
What better way to add some love to a look than velvety red lipstick, very cute heart shoes & some valebtine’s nail art? All that is missing is a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I’m sure they’ll be arriving any minute.
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.
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.
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?
Dress – M&S
Cardigan – Monsoon
I haven’t had much of a chance to check out all the high street sales yet, but I did find the time peruse the Asos sale. And what a sale it was. So many adorable things for hardly any pennies. I’ve placed my first order, but I have more items saved for later, which are likely to end up in my already over stuffed wardrobe.
These are the beauties I am awaiting.
I’ve not really been a fan of the duster coat trend, but this one spoke to me (it said ‘buy me’).
I’ve been prevaricating about sheer for a while now. I’ve seen lots of folk look awesome in it, but was concerned the scars on my tum would be visible. Well, the long & the short of it is, I said ‘fuck it’. Can’t wait to rock this.
This is standard choice for me. All things red must be mine & this style of dress is uber flattering on me. It’s wool, so should help me through some cold days.
I only ordered the trousers. I don’t really have use for another floral type jacket. I desperately wanted palazzo pants all summer, but couldn’t find a plus size pair I both liked aesthetically & felt good in. I know these are out of season, but I shall save them for summer. Or with a bit of luck I’ll wear then on my next Aussie trip.
Last & most definitely best is this leather look jacket. You may remember my failed search for the perfect leatherish jacket, well failed no more! This is right in every single way, it even has some yearned for faux fur. I need this on my body ASAP.
Thanks Asos Curve I love you & your fabulous fat clothes!
I have been so on top of organising Christmas this year that there hasn’t been much call for going into town or rushing around shops. Consequently I have missed all the seasonal sparkle & Christmas tunes. In the past week I have rectified that & now feel thoroughly festive.
Having seen the delights of both Glasgow & Edinburgh’s city centre I set to work on creating my own little joyeux noël. With the tree up, presents wrapped, lights festooned & glitter candles in abundance there was only one thing left to do, Christmas manicure!
This is the first of many festive nail
designs. I’m rather pleased with these, I hope you like them too.
Edinburgh in all it’s illuminated splendour.
Glasgow is also putting on a show.
Last, but not least my xmassy home.
Painted nails have always been my thing. Growing up, I never saw my mum without immaculate nails. In fact many of my friends should to think she was very glamorous in part due to her beautifully manicured & painted nails. So, I suppose that’s where I caught the bug. Gorgeous nails are a big part of my personal brand.
Now, pretty as my hands are, my darling little sister has taken manicures to the next level. Her nail art is amazing (you can check it out here). Her creativity has inspired me & I invested in some nail brushes. I am far from skilled, it’s going to take some practise, but here are a few of my first experiments.
I was going through my clothes trying to clear a little space in my packed wardrobe when I came across a skirt I had forgotten I owned. I’m not sure how I managed to forget this skirt as on discovering it I instantly fell in back in love. So, I immediately changed outfit & wore it to see a movie with my wee sister.
The red kimono I wanted to wear with it was in the washing machine, so I decided I would experiment with some pattern clashing. I quite liked the outcome.
Skirt – Dorothy Perkins
Kimono – ASOS Curve
Leggings – M&S
Vest – H&M
Sandals – Primark
Bag – Market
I really love the fish taily detail on the back of this skirt; it makes it a bit more special. I am also infatuated with my new floral print kimono, I bought a size up as I wanted it to be loose & oversized.
I teamed my mismatched clothes with my all-time favourite sandals & tried something new with my hair, which turned out ok, but will need a little practise to perfect.
I wanted to see ‘Cold in July’, but my darling sis was very keen to see ‘Maleficent’. She won the movie debate in the end. It’s a sweet take on a fairy tale, but it’s essentially a kid’s movie, which is really not my thing. Next time I will definitely be choosing.
Bits & Pieces Dave Clark Five
Last weekend a sunny day lured me into a window shopping trip with sister. My darling sibling wanted to check out some luxury items, so we took a wander around Frasers & scoped out their designer offerings. She actually really wanted to investigate some Louboutins, but there were a complete lack of the iconic shoes. Disappointed, we moved on to a little high street sale rummaging. We both did well in sticking with the looking not buying position until we made the mistake of entering Primark.
The weather & their summer stock conspired against us, we both left with armfuls of bright, funky seasonal pieces. At Primark prices it is just too hard to resist.
Shopping done we headed to one of my favourite haunts to snap some photos. This beautiful red sandstone building is home to The Polo Lounge, Glasgow’s best gay club. I have been enjoying its architecture, atmosphere & beverages for longer than I care to admit. This shoot (ha) sparked an idea to take my blog pics at favourite spots around the city. Stay tuned.
Dress – ASOS Curve
Cardigan – M&S
Shoes – Primark
My lace skater had its debut for this outing. I loved it when I saw it on the website, but when it arrived I was uncertain. However once I got it one, I was swooning over it again. I added a belt & some contrasting red bits and felt I rocked it.
I also have some adorable new glasses (more on them soon), which finished off this look perfectly.
Glasses – Red or Dead.
Stevie Nicks Leather & Lace
Last Thursday I celebrated Fashion Revolution Day by attending my first clothes swap. The event was held at Glad Café ( next door is Glad Rags vintage shop, also worth checking out).The fashion revolution objective is to get people thinking about where their clothes come from & if the people making them are being treated ethically. They also want people to consider recycling, reusing & buying from ethical designers. All ideas I am happy to embrace.
From a plus size point of view I’d say there is probably a gap in the market in this area. Cool, ethically produced designs rarely come in larger sizes. This is a great shame, but I feel confident that we are in a period of change & this section of the fashion industry will soon catch up.
The swap itself was fun. I met some congenial bloggers & surprisingly managed to find some cute items. There were not many people of a similar size as me at the event so I didn’t have high hopes. In the end my swag included a cute casual dress & mini skirt, but the prize piece was this darling little bag. Just on the right side of cutesy & my absolute favourite colour.
So, what did I wear? I donned a bargain I picked up in a mid-season season sale that I have been dying to road test. I am all always up for a bit of leopard print especially when teemed with red. So, that is exactly what I did. I felt good in this dress, sexy & not at all self-conscious. I added my trusty pony belt to properly show off my shape & some little red flats for comfort. I think next time I wear it I’ll vamp it up with some really high red heels & a slinky red kimono. I hope to wow a certain someone.
Dress – Forever 21 Belt – Primark
Cardigan – Monsoon Shoes – Primark
I adore clothes that I can feel good in. This dress has gone straight into my top ten.
Glad Café & Glad Rags are situated on Pollokshaws Rd in Glasgow’s southside.
Revolution The Beatles