January, don’t be cold…

If they made a movie of my life the tag line would be, One thing after another; which is an accurate summing up of this year so far. Hence, I have not been getting my blog on. Fear not, I’m back.

I finally managed to get done outfit pictures whilst having a wee sushi & cinema night. I’m chuffed with this outfit as it was pulled together from wardrobe scraps. The dress is just a simple jersey maxi that I have tucked & tweaked. Add a big underskirt & da da..

   
 
Dress – New Look

Cardi – John Lewis

Belt – Asos Curve

Underskirt – Damien & Lilith

I also trialed this amazing blanket scarf from my super sister. It is ultra warm, which this cold fish needs. Another first wear was this bracelet. It has a sentimental quote that only really means something to me. I love it. 

  
Scarf – River Island

Bracelet – MsGolightly Designs (Etsy)

Turning Japanese…

I haven’t been getting out a whole lot recently, but I have kept up sushi & cinema night. You can’t beat a blockbuster when your tum is full of avocado maki. For my latest edamame fuelled excursion I slipped on a classic.

I’m sure I don’t need to shout about the virtues of the black dress. This one  is the perfect casual, but cute example. I enjoy the way it allows my shape to show without clinging too all my wobbly bits. 

  
Dress – Primark

Cardi – Monsoon

Flatforms – Primark

Our viewing choice was Terminator, Genysis. I’ve never seen any of the Terminator movies & I was surprised at how much I liked this one. It’s a good turn your brain off action movie. You will enjoy this film much more if you don’t attempt to think about it too much, there are some major plot problems that are best ignored.

My week in pictures.

The past has week has been busy, but fun. I have been writing up a storm, hosting a birthday party for a friend, baking, puppy sitting, Facetiming my girl, painting my nails  & joining the #bootyrevolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

I have a body positive piece in The Swag Guide, I’d love it if you took a look. The Swag Guide is a scottish blogger magazine & it is fantastic. 

Twinkle, twinkle…

Today I overcame some spectacular heartburn with the aid of some sparkly boots. I’m now convinced that all manner of things may be achieved when your feet are not only warm & dry, but also just a teeny bit twinkly. I headed out with sister to engage in some party planning & ended up having a really lovely day.

So, after buying many, many balloons & a few less avocado maki we nipped out to river for some photographs. Today’s outfit was a mixture of the old & the new. I’ve gone down two sizes, so I’m now fitting into this lacy vest, which I kind of love mainly because it makes me boobs look perky. I have always been a big fan of the stretchy mini, fling in a busy pattern & I’m sold. Last, but not least is my brand new, super cosy cardigan. It’s a tiny bit starsky & hutch, but oh man is it warm.

 

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Skirt – Primark

Vest – H&M

Cardi – Primark

Sparkly Boots – Primark

 

 

Shiny happy people….

I thought since Australia was such a big influence on my new outlook that I’d do one more Brisbane outfit. I’ve had this maxi dress for a few years, but have never managed to get much wear out of it in Glasgow. It’s the sort of garment that requires sunshine, something we are sadly lacking in here. It was one of the first items in my suitcase & I was eager to wear it.

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Dress –  Gift

Vest – H&M

Sunglasses – Topshop

Satchel – Target

I’ve always been a hippie chick meaning this multi coloured tie dyesque design is right up my street. It has some cute beaded details under the bust & on the straps, which I’m fond of. The halter neck is a gift for those if us who have been blessed in the breast department. It holds them firmly in place giving a great silhouette. The halter does also mean it is a tad too booby, but that’s easily solved by popping a vest underneath.

In short this dress is very bold & funky. Just like me.

Here are some shots from Brisbane. Happy memories.

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I miss the view from my brother’s balcony.

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A big daddy kangaroo chilling out at Lone Pine sanctuary.

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Brisbane street art.

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I stayed at a hotel right in the middle of the city for a few days & I used to eat sushi in this square. You can’t get a proper idea of it from this picture, but it was a gorgeous mix of old & new architecture.

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