Sunday, 20 November 2011

Howdy my lovelies, hope you have had a great week. I have been mainly sniffling and sneezing this week, although I refuse to accept the onset of winter, so whilst there are still leaves on the trees I am going to show you another autumnal outfit.

I bought this top in Evans in Hull last weekend. My mum pointed it out as she thought it has some great colours in it, I think I have to agree! It's a great bridging piece, since it has brown, burgandy and blue which means it goes well with black leggings and brown boots or with jeans too. So whatever I pull out of the ironing pile then! This picture is a bit bleached out as my camera seems to have problems with bright daylight at the moment, grr! This top is a sz 24btw, its a little big but my plan was to belt it.
 Here's me trying 'serious' I think we can all agree that it's not my look: goofy smile it is from now on!
Top @ Evans
Cardi @ H&M
Belt @ ASOS curve
Leggings @ evans
boots@ evans
necklace @ next

Whilst we are on the subject of winter, here's my new winter coat. It's from New look (here) and again is a mum pick... she is pretty good at shopping. I really wasn't in the market for a new coat but hey ho it found it's way home with me! Now then, I don't usually go anywhere near double breasted stuff but this seems to work. These photos do not do it justice, this coat is much better in the flesh- the colour is better.

New look have billed this as a military style coat, I'm not so sure, its just a well cut double breasted coat. The pockets are in just the right place, the gathered sleeves are cute and it's lovely and warm. This is a sz24 btw.
OOTD's are always better when next doors cat invades!
coat @ New look
scarf @ New Look
hat @ new look

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Something a bit different plus a gorgeous pair of Evans boots.

Hello lovelies I hope you are all well!

This weekend was great it involved shopping, lots and lots of shopping! 

I felt the need for an unscheduled trip home to Hull this weekend. Hull is a fabulous city in my humble (and completely biased!) opinion, the shopping is Excellent! As far as plus size shopping goes it's as good as it gets we have a New Look with full inspire section, two Evans, a Yours, a H&M with BiB, a Huge Monsoon, a two floor Primark and a rather big M&S. Given that I grew up there that may be why I'm spoilt when it comes to shopping! (perhaps we need a simply be too hint hint!)

Anyhow first here's an outfit I've been slowly assembling for months:
First the no longer available:
Bag @ M&S
Belt @ Evans (with Jeans)
Leggings @ Evans

Now the stuff you can still buy (just!):
Cardi @ H&M (size L 18-20)
Cami @ Asos (size24)
Boots @ Evans (see below for size help!)

I love the above photo it was an impromptu photo call in-front of the Humber Bridge because of the amazing sunset! Here are some more:
The detail on this camisole is very pleasing-for £12.50 it is a total knock out! The fabric is fairly thin (it is a summer top) and a 24 is a little big on me, but I wanted to belt it so I didn't mind more fabric.
Ooh look a side-on sitting down photo, since I've got my legs out I may as well get adventurous with the posing! I think this is my worst angle ever but in all fairness this is what I look like! 

On to these fab boots- I am in love with these boots!
I bought these in a size 5, they are the EEE wide fitting. These babies are available here

As mentioned earlier I am spoiled being able to go to Evans shops on my travels. I know some folk can't get  to a store, so here's some measuring:

From the floor to the top of the boot is 14inches (36cm) the circumference of my calf at the top of the boot(widest point) is 17inches these boots are snug on me at the top  -17 inches is the top limit for these boots. The fur unfolds if you wanted to wear more brown on show (the same measurement restriction applies, 17inches is the limit)

My ankle is 9 inches (23cm)  these boots (as with all Evans boots) are roomy on my ankles I reckon you could get away with an ankle circumference of 11 maybe 12 inches.

I have loads more reasonably priced/sensible booty to show you- I am trying to buy sensible things! Now we have the house I have to break it gently to the party dresses and accessories that they can't come home with me :-(