Monday, 30 September 2013

Spotty Chic

I few weeks ago I was asked by the lovely Dr. Agnès Rocamora who works for the London college of fashion if I would be interviewed as part of some work she is doing on fashion blogging. I of course said yes and a few weeks later we met in Sheffield for a lovely lunch while she interviewed me. I thought I'd show you all what I wore on the day.
I knew I wanted to wear this spotty shirt that Simply Be had kindly sent me to review.


I just wasn't sure what I wanted to wear with it, after a mini panic about not having enough clothes ( this said by the woman with 3 wardrobes I know! ) I spotted my Dorothy Perkins leopard print skirt.


I put them on and it was a match made in heaven! This shirt is beautiful, it has a lovely soft and silky feel to it and unlike other shirts on me the arms aren't dangling down past my fingers! I decided to dress the shirt up but I do plan to wear it with some denim shorts soon for a more relaxed look.


I added a bag from river island that I've had for years, some irregular choice heels and my new black heart creatives necklace. 
The shirt is a size 24 as I do have to size up in anything with buttons, if I don't my boobs are on a constant bid for freedom! This shirt is still available on here for £26.


I had a lovely few hours with Agnès and it just felt like chatting to an old friend :) I can't wait to see her completed work.

Friday, 27 September 2013

What A Girl Wants

I haven't done a wish list style post in a while and there are always so many things that i want so i thought i'd share a few with you.

As soon as i spotted this dress in the Simply Be catalogue i knew i had to have it, its perfect, i just need to decide which colour! Or i might get both!

I'm a bit in love with this blouse too, i love the pocket detail.

So this one isn't clothing but i couldn't not mention it, the girls from Topsy Curvy and some of their customers have done a calendar to support Macmillan Cancer support. 

I love this crochet and denim look dress, its super cute!

I love both of these bags but they are sadly out of my price range at the minute but you can get them here and here if any of you fancy treating me ;)

Cute leopard print for the office or a night out available here.

I think this would be my perfect work dress 

Hope you all have a great weekend 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

OMCZ- Nightwear

This is my first OMCZ challenge for a few weeks as i was busy and life got in the way a little but I'm back and ready to show you my take on nightwear.
This week we had to show what we would wear to sleep in, now i don't actually wear anything to bed but don't click away just yet I'm not going to show you my birthday suit!
I decided to show you how i style things that come from the nightwear section.


This is a playsuit that i bought in a 2 pack from Simply Be it was from the nightwear section but i wear both of them out during the day and not for bed. You can still get them online here for £22, they are really soft and made from cotton so really light, perfect for the summer.
I got mine in a size 24/26 which is actually too big for me but i fix that by adding a belt, you can't see the belt as it hides in the fold of material.
During the summer i wore the other playsuit, a purple spot print one, on its own but i plan to add thick tights and my eyelash knit cardigan to this to make it wearable for the colder months.


I wanted a leopard print playsuit for ages and was really happy when i found this, i don't mind what section of a website somethings from if i like it I'll wear it. So this was my take on nightwear, i just don't wear mine to bed!
Checkout the others below


Monday, 23 September 2013

Excite Clothing

While I was at plus north I spotted a few dresses from Excite Clothing that made my heart jump. I ordered 2 dresses on the Sunday night and they came on Tuesday now that's fast delivery!
The first was the animal print midi dress, I loved this and the £12.99 price tag made me love it even more! The dress is available in 8 prints online here.


I got both dresses in a 22/24 and I found the animal print one to be a little big after I had worn it for work all day but I hope it will re shape once I've washed it. The material of the dress is quite thin so it will work for summer and winter, as it was chilly I wore this to work with my thick cardigan. As it gets colder I will probably add my faux fur and winter boots.


Now the dress I really loved and wanted to put on as soon as I saw it was this neon animal print midi. This is the same size as the plain animal print but the fit is perfect as it has slightly thicker material and it didn't stretch after a days wear.


Out of the 2 dresses this is my favourite I love the attention grabbing print and the super bright colours! This dress certainly makes you stand out from the crowd and you all know how i like to do that.


I think everyone should own this dress it's perfect and it made me feel amazing :)
If you haven't checked out Excite Clothing before now what are you waiting for?! Get over there and get yourself a bargain.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

The Jumper of Dreams

A few months ago I went to the blogger takeover for Simply Be and I fell in love with this jumper. What was not to love?! It's eyelash knit,super soft, it has bobbles and the cutest crochet collar ever! I swear I had dreams about this jumper!

Then at plus north over at the Simply Be area i fell in love with a few pieces so of course as soon as i got home on Sunday i ordered them, and a couldn't forget about the jumper of dreams so into my basket that went too.


I ordered a size 24/26 as I wanted a looser snugly fit, your usual size will fit but if you prefer a looser look like I have I'd advise to size up. The jumper is a lovely cream/white colour so I'm hoping that i don't spill anything down it because if i do there is a chance i could cry :)


I decided to wear it with my Dorothy Perkins leopard print skirt which i got in a size 20 and it was a perfect combination. I think the red goes really well with the jumper too.


This jumper is perfect for the chillier weather and it's so cute too! I have a huge soft spot for eyelash knit and this jumper is one of the cutest I've seen. I can't wait to pair this jumper with some thick tights and a cute pair of shorts. 
Now the warmer weather finally seems to have left for the year I'm sure I will get lots of wear out of this jumper! 

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Plus North Part 3

Following on from parts 1 and 2 today is the last part of my Plus North post. It was such a great time and i wish that it happened every weekend!
So part 3 is all about the after party, I was really lucky and i was asked to model for Scarlett & Jo and it was an amazing experience. While Lisa and Laura went back to the hotel to change i went off to get my hair and make-up done for the night time fashion show. I had my hair and make up done by the loveliest girl ever she was so nice and i really loved what she did with my hair and make up!
How amazing is my hair?!
There was quite a few of us getting hair and make up done and we all had a ball, the thing i love about plus north is that your never alone, everyone is always so friendly and you end up talking to people like you have known them for years!

A few of my fellow models, gorgeous aren't they?!
I was given 2 outfits to wear by Scarlett & Jo a lovely black and white dress which mirrored the lovely Kathryn's and we opened the show walking down the catwalk together, i couldn't have asked for a nicer model partner.

Photo from @nickyrockets
My second outfit was the most gorgeous maxi dress ever, in a beautiful blue with amazing embellishments on the shoulders.
Taken by the talented @nickyrockets
I loved all the clothes that Scarlett & Jo had to show on the catwalk and i now have a list as long as my arm of pieces i need to buy!
We were given a goodie bag from the lovely Scarlett & Jo team which was so nice of them and it included a amazing "fatshion" necklace. I literally gasped when i saw it, i love it so much!

I want to say a massive thank you to Scarlett & Jo for letting my strut my stuff i had a blast!
Once the catwalk was over it was time for me to do a quick change into my night outfit and get my dancing head on, and boy was it on!

I wore my Asos bodysuit and my New Look body con mini skirt and i added flat animal print shoes as knew i'd be doing a lot of dancing. I also wore my Twisted Siren ring which i bought during the day ay Plus North.

From Lollylikes IG

Lisa,Charlie,Me and Mel from Chrlie's IG
My dancing buddies!
There was karaoke at the night and plenty of opportunity to dance your socks off! I had a great time dancing with all the ladies and shaking my thing, i can't dance but hey i like to! There was lot of ladies getting on the karaoke and belting out the tunes :) including the lovely Gemma who did an amazing bit of Kate Bush!
It was really nice to see everyone having fun and letting their hair down and there are some great videos on instagram of everyone having fun and letting loose, check out the #plusnorth hashtag.
Once the after party ended a few of us went out for an after after party where more drinks and dancing was done.
Me and Naomi

Gemma, Mary,Me and Danielle
I had the best night, i couldn't have asked to meet nicer people ! 
Another huge thank you to the whole Plus North team and everyone who helped to make the event as amazing and special as it was !
Heres to next year !

Monday, 16 September 2013

Plus North Part 2

So straight on from part 1, we got to Plus North a little earlier than we needed to but that gave me chance to chat with the lovely Chloe. She hadn't even finished setting up her stall before I'd picked these 2 beauties and decided they had to be mine!

Lisa and me spent a while chatting to everyone and generally having a giggle then it was time for me to get my model on! 
I was kindly given a bra and knicker set from Panache to wear under the outfit I would be modelling for Simply Be. Here it is,
Excuse the tape on my leg i had my tattoo
finished last week and I'm wet healing

Now lets talk about my outfit from Simply Be, it was amazing I loved it so much and I really don't think that Simply Be could have chosen an outfit that was more me! Here is a pic i took when i got home so you could see the outfit,

The top and skirt are both Anna Scholz for Simply Be and are a size 24, they are made from a thick jersey type material with some stretch. The skirt has the most amazing zip that goes all the way up the side so you can choose if you want to show a little more leg. The top is available here and the skirt is available here.
Everyone got together and waited for the catwalk to start, there was a lot of nerves and excitement as we waited to go on. Everyone looked so beautiful and it was great to see all the different shapes and sizes rocking it down the runway! I want to say a big thank you to Simply Be for giving me the chance to get my model on and being such a fab team to work with :)
Pic from the Simply Be blog

I didn't get any pictures myself but here are a few taken from some other lovelies.
Photo taken by the very talented @nickyrockets

Taken from Lollylikes instagram

Taken from Panache instagram

I loved how the top and skirt looked like a dress and when I told people they were really surprised and the fact you can wear both together or separately just makes the outfit even more perfect! 
Simply Be were very kind and let all of us keep our outfits which was amazing. I loved mine so much I kept it on for the rest of the day.
The rest of the day was spent chatting, looking at the great companies stalls and some major whooping at the other catwalk shows! Along with some time in the photo booth of course!

Me and Lisa

Me,Lisa and the lovelyCharlie

The other catwalk shows from Excite clothing,Curvissa,Yours and Evans were fab and everyone looked so amazing! Again I didn't manage to get any pics but here are some fabulous ones

Photo from Excite clothing blog

Photo from Yours blog taken by Kittie Jackson photography
I met so many amazing people far too many to list them all here! But it was great to meet new people and finally meet others who I had spoken to for so many months online.
I really did have the best time for more pics check out the #plusnorth has tag on instagram, i cannot wait to see all the picture from the event!
If you didn't go to plus north this year you missed a truly amazing day and I can't put into words how much fun you would have so make sure you come to next years.
Bring on plus north 2014! 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Plus North Part 1

So I decided to split this into 3 post so that I don't end up rambling on like my mother, she's ace but boy can she talk ! :)

Last Saturday it was finally time for Plus North and I was so excited. Last years was so much fun but this years was massive, even bigger and better than before. I would like to say a big thanks to the Plus North team for making it such a great day, they worked so hard and deserve a massive pat on the back. Becky and Toni made it such a great day and even though they were so busy they always had a smile on their faces and time to say hello.
Picture from Becky's Blog

I thought I'd start part one with my Friday night. Some of the others going to plus north had booked into their hotels on the Friday, but I hadn't so Lisa came over and we had takeout and I stripped then bleached her hair, then my hubby dyed it pink. I think I did a pretty good job to say I've never dyed hair before!

On Saturday we set off for Plus North and I decided to go for a comfy casual outfit for the day. This dress was from new look and was only £14.99!

It's a stretch material and the 22 is the perfect fit for me. The dress is quite short but I'm only 5 4" so it's long enough for me to wear without tights or leggings. I also decided to take my snugly cardigan which is a large from Primark and would probably fit up to a 26 it's very generous! Not too mention perfect for to colder weather as it keeps you real warm.
I actually only ended up wearing this dress for the journey up and a an hour or so at the event but it was still perfect for the car journey and it will be great for the colder weather with leggings and a faux fur.
Me and Lisa got to the hotel that Plus North was being held at just before 11 so in we went to start a day full of fun! Part 2 coming soon !