Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Snow Day

Last week the lovely Kieron asked on twitter if anyone would like to review some wellies and as we were having some pretty rubbish weather at the time i jumped at the chance.
I'll let you into a little secret i haven't owned a pair of wellies since i was about 10, I'm that girl that goes out in the rain and snow in nothing but a pair of ballet pumps, not one of my best decisions I'll admit!
Now after getting my hands on my first pair in 15 years i love them!


I decided to go for this pair, having big calves ankle wellies are the way forward. This pair are really cute and at £16 a great price for a cute fun pair of wellies. I got these is a size 5 and the fit in the foot was great, i found them a little tricky to get on but maybe that's because I'm so out of practise.


I thought these wellies went perfectly with my red dress from the fat swap and my thick black tights. As I'm sure you've noticed i got myself yet another pair of cat ears, these ones are faux fur earmuffs from Accessorize. 


These wellies are fab they are comfortable and keep you feet lovely and dry and have quite a good grip on the bottoms too so no slipping and sliding. Barratts have a great selection of wellies go and have a look if you haven't got yourself a pair for this winter, great prices and so much to choose from! 
I've found a love for wellies now how about you ?

Monday, 28 January 2013

Plus Size Outfit Day

Its that time of the month again and time for a new plus size outfit day, this moths theme is "your stylish work outfit".

I work in an office where we don't have a set uniform but have to wear business dress, which means smart wear, no jeans,sportswear, trainers etc. 
I don't usually buy work wear i tend to move my clothes around so once my dresses start to get a bit unloved and aren't being worn very often i move them to work wear so they can get the wear they deserve.


For this post I'm wearing a dress i got from the fat swap the other weekend. The dress was completely free all i did was take clothes i no longer wore or that no longer fit and swapped them for other ones. I really do love the swaps.

This dress is a size 24 and fits me great there is even a little extra room in the top. The top is stretchy then it joins the skirt part which has a black stretch under skirt then a lovely chiffon material over the top. The dress has a tie at the back to add a more defined waist. Unfortunately the tag in the dress was for a wholesalers so I'm not sure exactly where the dress came from but I'm glad i saw it at the swap as it's perfect for work.


I wore this with my Primark shoes and my Tesco cardigan as the office temperature can be a little changeable.
So that's my work wear outfit check out the other ladies 

Miss BARTOZ:                                                         


Saturday, 26 January 2013

Simply perfect for every size

So what happens when a group of lovely ladies go sales shopping?! The answer, a great dress that 5 of us end up buying!
When we went sale shopping a few weeks ago our first stop was Simply Be where they had this lovely dress for the bargain price of £10. I had already seen the dress on Kathyrn a few months ago and i loved the print and the side detail. So it was the first thing i picked up in the shop.


I got this dress in a size 24 as they didn't have any 22's left but i like the fit of the 24 on me. I wore this last night to go out for something to eat with the lovely Lolly and her Mr. As it was chilly out i added my new faux fur coat (and it was a good job as it started snowing!), which was another sale bargain from New Look at Christmas. 


The coat is a size 22 and was a bargain at £26 in the sale I'm so glad i managed to get my hands on it as i had admired it for ages. 
I wore the dress with my red tights which are from M&S which i've had quite a while and shoes from Primark.


The dress is really made from a really silky stretch material so its super comfy and i love the 3/4 sleeves. The length on me is good too it comes to just below my knee so when we finally get some warm weather it can be worn without tights and my faux fur.


I have nothing like this in my wardrobe and i think the print is great for standing out from the crowds. The best part of this dress for me was the amazing price i got it for, when we went to the store it was 3 for 2 so me,Lolly and Becky put our dresses together to pay so instead of paying £10 we each only paid £6.60!! 
I can't recommend this dress enough i love it and i felt really fab in it, so if you want a dress that makes you look and feel great this is it.
So you've seen me in the dress now check out these other lovely ladies who fell for this beauty too

I hope you all have a great weekend and the snow doesn't cause too much trouble. There is so much of it here and getting back from dinner last night was quite the task! I plan to spend the weekend inside keeping warm and reading what are you up to?

Friday, 25 January 2013

I love a playsuit

As many of you know as well as dresses i do have a soft spot for playsuits and i do own quite a few, if i see one at a bargain price i have to have it !
I got this from Very along with my floral leggings and pretty dress during their sale. I got it for a bargain price of £11.50 which is a great and it came with a belt too.
I wore this to go to do the food shop and have dinner with my hubby and i must say its really comfortable.
Not sure why but i look super miserable in these pictures!


I ordered the playsuit in a 24 and I'm so glad i did as it just fastens over the boobs. I wore it with the top 2 buttons undone and a cami underneath just in case as i didn't want to be flashing over dinner.
This playsuit unbuttons but only to above the waist and it doesn't have any zips so its really quite difficult to get in and out of, but once its on its really comfy. The playsuit is no longer available on the website, but if it does come back into stock id definitely recommend sizing up if you can.


The print is really pretty, the material is really lightweight and soft so good for the summer too and it also has pockets which is always a bonus.
Are you loving playsuits too?

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Want Want Want

There are lots of things that i want but there are a few at the top of my list at the moment.
First up is this dress from Simply Be

I feel like need more floral in my wardrobe get your here for a great price of £35.

Next up Asos

This heart print of this dress made my smile, i love it. It's available here for £50

This black midi from New Look is so simple but i love it buy it here for £14.99 bargain!!

This dress is from True at Tesco I'm really loving the True range at the moment lots of great stuff and i can try on while i do my shopping! Yours for £20.

What do you have your eye on at the moment?

Monday, 21 January 2013

Fat swap ootd

So i said I'd do a post on my outfit from the fat swap but I've only just gotten around to it. I'd bought myself some short shorts and couldn't wait to wear them so they have their fist outing at the swap.
My lovely hubby ordered me a t-shirt that i wanted to go with them but it came after I'd left for the swap so i went with this outfit.


You can just about see the bottom or the shorts, they are from New Look i got them in a size 22 and the cost £14.99. they are made from a stretch denim so get your usual size, depending on your shape you may be able to size down. They are still available online here if you fancy a pair.


I wore them with my leopard print shirt from Evans ages ago in size 22, my primark headscarf, tights in size 3 from Yours and my New Look cardigan size 22. The shorts are really comfy to wear and sit high waisted and do stay in the right place most of the time although i did have to re adjust a few times!


And here is a gratuitous bum shot just i case you wanted to see the back of them


I really love these shorts I'm sure you will be seeing much more of them in the future.
Do you wear short shorts?

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Leopard leggings

I have wanted a pair of leopard print leggings forever, i know they are a marmite item but i just love them. Lets be honest i love anything leopard print!
I finally found the perfect pair in New Look just after xmas, they were the right colour and made from typical legging material, i had seen some before in new Look but they were made from a felt like material.

The leggings were actually the only pair they had in store and are a size 24. They fit great on the legs but are a little big around the stomach, a size 22 may have been a better fit but as they only had the 24 in store i can't say for sure.


The leggings were £9.99 more than i would usually pay but as they are leopard print i made an exception. I wore them out with my eyelash knit jumper from Yours and i was cosy and comfy all day.
Here's what my husband likes to call an action shot, not sure what i was doing but i think the picture is cute.


I hope you are all having a great weekend :) 

Friday, 18 January 2013

Twice as Nice

This is the 3rd twice as nice that i have done with the lovely Lollylikes this time we bring you the Clements Ribeiro floral border dress. Twice as nice gives you the chance to see the same dress on two different body shapes and sizes.
I was lucky enough to be given the dress as a Christmas present from my lovely hubby, i had wanted it for a while but i couldn't afford it at full price which was £65. It went down into the sale just before Christmas to £30 so he bought it for me.


This dress is still available online here in a few sizes. I went for a size 20 in this which is a size down from my usual but i think it gives the dress a more fitted look which i love. If you fancy getting yourself  this dress i would suggest to size down i also think that sizing down will help the dress keep its shape as you wash and wear it more. The material is stretchy but still quite thick and the dress comes down to my knee so its a great length on me. 


This dress has the most amazing print which stops mid thigh and then changes to a plain black. I'm really glad i got this dress for Christmas and i can see it getting lots of wear over the winter and summer months.
I wore this with my 100 denier tights as its cold and frosty out, my earrings and headscarf and shoes are all from Primark. This dress is really simple but i think that's what makes it stand out and i felt really great wearing it.

So that's my take on this lovely dress head over to see Lollylikes and how she's wearing it.
Did you get any of the Clements Ribeiro items in the sale?

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


This is the second of the Fatshionologie post if you missed the first one or want to know what its all about then have a read here. Our theme this month is a bargain outfit, so something that cost under £15 or re working something from your existing wardrobe.

As you might know i went to my second fat swap on Saturday, it was amazing and i got some beautiful  clothes. So what better to choose as my bargain outfit that one that didn't cost me anything! 
This dress was brought my the lovely Mel and I'm over the moon that she did, its so beautiful! I tried it on, looked in the mirror and fell in love (there may have been a happy dance too).


The dress is so beautiful the top part is a sheer and velvet mix that feels so soft and the skirt part is beautifully pleated, unfortunately i couldn't get the camera to pick this up. Mel got the dress from Red Bows Boutique at the last Plus London, but it was too big for her so I'm the lucky lady that got to give it a new home. It will be loved and cherished and it will probably be taken out of the wardrobe just to be looked at because if you haven't guessed it already I'm in love!


I wore the dress with my Asos pearl cat ears headband and my Irregular Choice scotty dog shoes which i have had for a years or so, i also added a belt which i got with another dress. 



I love everything about this dress and I'm so thankful to Mel for bringing it so thank you again!
Now is time to see what the other lovely ladies are wearing check them out 


Monday, 14 January 2013

Fat Swap

Saturday was my second time at a fat swap and it was great, i love the idea that you take things you no longer wear and that are too big/small and in exchange you get new clothes ! Its fantastic and i would like to say a massive thank you to Rebecca and Lolly for organising the day i had a great time.
As always it was lovely to meet new people and to talk more to some of the girls i met last time. I am going to do a separate outfit post for what i wore on the day but i thought id show you what i came away with. I took 2 big bags of things to swap including a coat i had forgotten to take to the swap last time. 
I really like to see people take my stuff and try it on and then take in onto its new home, it makes me happy. 
I got so much from the swap each time i had another wander around more stuff had been added and then more got put into my bag to take home! 

Some lovely dresses

Close up on the print

2 more lovely dresses, belts,headscarf and polkadot scarf

Some super cute earings Lolly brought 
I love everything that i got but these 2 dress are the apple of my eye, the black and red one Mel brought and the green one was brought by Rebecca's lovely mum who made the dress many years ago. They are both perfect.

While we were at the swap we got vouchers to use in the tea room at Birds Yard and in Chloe's shop Life's Big Canvas where i bought myself a very cute brooch and said hello to the lovely Chloe, if your ever in Leeds you have to go to her shop its amazing!

I also bought myself 2 of Bettie's zines which i read today and loved!

Here are a few pictures from the day which were taken by the lovely Rebecca if you want to see them all pop over to her blog she also has a separate website for her photography business here.

Then we finished the day off perfectly with dinner, Rebecca managed to get a snap of us all at the table as you can see there was quite a few of us!

I had a great day and got some amazing bits, if you spot anything here that you brought with you shout up so I can say a big thank you :)
Did you go to the swap ? what did you come away with ?

Sunday, 13 January 2013

The best kind of shopping

The best kind of shopping is definitely fat shopping! I was lucky enough to get to go shopping recently with some amazing ladies. We met up and went shopping in Doncaster the lovely ladies, Lollylikes,Lisa,Rebecca,Becky,Beth,Steph and Lisa were there and we had a wonderful day.
I did manage to get one picture of my outfit before i left

I wore an old Asos playsuit size 22 with Primark tights and headscarf. The playsuit is really comfy to wear but a bit of a pain to have to keep unbuttoning to try clothes on, but i never really thought about that when i picked it out to wear.
We did a lot of shopping and seemed to take over every shop we went into it was great!
So here's what i bought on the day,

From Simply Be i bought this beautiful dress for a bargain price of £6.60 due to a 3 for 2 in the sales


I also bought this dress at full price


Then from Yours i bought this cute faux fur hat for £6


Then i had some New Look vouchers to spend from xmas and bought these cute dresses. The bird print one was £9 in the sales and the other was full price at £22.99.


I had a great time with all the ladies and i was really nice to meet Becky for the first time, we had a great laugh and some good food. Although i got a lot of funny looks from the girls when i ordered a vegetable burger with a side of yorkshire pudding!
Have you been on any good shopping trips recently?

Friday, 11 January 2013

Twice as nice but thirds a charm!

If you saw my sales post last week then you have already had a sneak peak of this dress. It was from Very in the sale for £10.50 which was a bargain! I had tweeted about it and Lisa said she was going to order it too but by the time she tried it had gone out of stock. I was having a browse on the Very site and saw it was back in stock so tweeted her to let her know being the shopping enabler that i am. Not only did Lisa order it but so did Lollylikes so today you don't just get to see it on 2 lovely ladies but 3!
So here is me in the dress 


I wore this to go out shopping with my hubby and i can honestly say it's a really comfy dress. I wore it with my furry New Look cardigan size 22, purple tights and a primark headscarf. When i bought the dress i wasn't sure on how much stretch it would have so i went for a 24 as in the past I've found i needed to size up at Very but i really didn't need to.


This dress is true to size so just buy your usual size if your going to buy it. The sleeves have plenty of room for me and there is plenty of boob room due to me sizing up. The main reason i added this to my basket on Very was the cute print which i really love and i think it looks great with the purple tights.



I'd recommend this dress, not only is its bargain price but it will see you through to summer and will be perfect for lazy summer weekends.
That how i wore mine now pop over to see how the lovely ladies Lollylikes and Lisa styled their dress.
I'm off to the fat swap tomorrow will i see any of you there?