Saturday, 7 May 2016

I Love Weekends!

Normally I'm not bothered by slogan tees, but this one from Yours jumped out at me!  'I Love Weekends!' What more can I say, it's comfy its a great colour (I'm really into coral at the moment) and the gold foil print sets it off well. This picture does not really do the top justice but its here on the Yours website, and it's nicer in real life.

Bag - Fatface
Top - Yours
Denim Shirt - Yours (very old)
Jeggings - New Look
Shoes - Sainsbury's

Monday, 2 May 2016

Yours Clothing Hell Bunny Cherry Print Dress

Yours clothing have me pretty captive at the moment, they have opened an actual store close to where I live and I have been enjoying trying on clothes again! I was delighted to see they released a Hell Bunny line just before Christmas last year, and I spent a while stalking and plotting which dress I wanted to buy. I ended up with 2 but am reviewing the Cherry print one here- because I didn't take any photos of the other one! (Skull and Rose print)

To be honest I don't have many occasions to wear a Hell Bunny Dress nowadays except when we go up to Whitby for the Goth Weekend, which sadly we are only doing once this year. 

This is not a pure review of this dress as I paired this dress with a corset so the pictures don't depict the dress entirely as is- the dress is a similar shape without the corset though. I refer you to the Yours website for that.

I am also wearing my Hell Bunny petticoat under this dress  (sadly sold out in the larger size at Yours, however I bought mine here in a 3XL to 5XL (18-22))

The corset I bought on e-bay as a one off listing however I tracked similar down here (available in plus sizes) this corset is a 44'' which is a bit big as I prefer more of a gap in the lacing (but it did fit and hold me in well) and I paid about 17 quid for it (and it's pretty good quality).

My friends bought me a pinup style cherry hat as a birthday surprise which I was over the moon with they are so clever! (this one is from Miss Needles) My eye makeup is done with the Too Faced chocolate bar pallette (a new firm fave) and my Lips are Maybelline 24 hour superstay in 'Cherry Pie' I kid you not-more herries! My necklace is Whitby Jet bought for me a few years ago by my parents as a special birthday present- I wear it a lot! And the fringe, well that is faked of course!

So back to the dress, this dress fabric has some stretch in it making it comfortable to wear. The back closure is buttons from the waist up which is an unusual touch, I have a broad back so I was a little worried about the buttons gaping a bit (reverse blouse syndrome!) but as I planned to wear it with a corset I didn't worry too much. This dress would be perfect if the arms were a bit longer, for me I prefer if a designer goes to the trouble of designing an interesting back on a dress/top I would like to be able to show it off without being arm conscious and ultimately resorting to a cardigan (I know I shouldn't be but I cant help it!).

I had the best time in this dress, we danced the night away, something I am getting worse at as I get older, nowadays I can't wait to get back in to my PJ's! We saw a mixture of bands, Fuzzbox were amazing- talented all girl band (If you don't remember them (I didn't)  look up 'Pink Pink sunshine!' it's an ear worm!). We also saw Wayne Hussey (from the Mission) again a talented musician, technically amazing, but perhaps this was not the right venue for him. He was a bit sedate for the headline band, and he sat down so we coldn't see him!

Anyhow I'm going to wrap it up there. Needless to say I'm still here, still reading blogs and following instagram, I just find I have less to post about nowadays!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

OOTD: First Wedding Anniversary, Live Unlimited

I am quickly turning into a Live Unlimited groupie! I decided not to buy a new dress for the Christmas party this year, instead I wore the spectacular black and white Live Unlimited dress, from their first collection. I wore that dress here and have worn it numerous times since, it's a dress that frequently rescues me from 'having a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear' syndrome!

Here is a picture from the first time I wore this dress:

Our first Wedding Anniversary was on the 30th of December and since I was so good not buying a dress before Christmas I thought I would treat myself to a nice new frock.

I had been stalking the blue and green jewel tones of the latest Live Unlimited collection on the Evans website:

Anyhow Christmas was very busy and I left it a bit too late to order online (and lets face it I hate ordering clothes on line!), so I thought I'd pop to my local Evans store and see if I could try any on. My nearest store is Newbury, alas when I got there I found they were closing which I am gutted about (but I'll save you the shopping in stores rant for now). They didn't have any of the above, but they did have an older gem in the sale. It is this beautiful purple dress with a sparkly underneath and an expertly draped chiffon overlay. I am wearing the size 26/28, which seemed like it might be a bit big, but it was worth the try on as it fits pretty well.
The low back on this dress (in contrast to the high front) is also gorgeous, it felt very sexy to wear. It's one of those dresses which expertly covers and skims the body whilst still being a sexy cut.
The colour of this dress matched the heels of  my irregular choice wedding shoes so well, and it was a great opportunity to wear them again.
We went to a spa hotel in the New Forest (Careys Manor and Senspa), for an afternoon in the Spa, followed by dinner, bed and breakfast.  It was a relaxing afternoon followed by an exceptional dinner. It was an indulgent treat but our stay felt luxurious, so it was well worth it.