Hello all, and more importantly: happy new year! My 2013 so far has been a bit sleep-deprived, but hopefully that won’t be a trend, eh?

I had an almost abnormally good year in 2012. I found a great job, caught up with old friends, took part in Burger Queen (you can see me, neck-less, talking in their funding vid!), had a long awaited holiday (even if it did rain for over half the time I was there) and met some absolutely incredible people. The best thing though? I got my blogging mojo back! And it paid off – one of my plus size fashion heroes, Velvet d’Amour, shot me for her magazine Volup2. I was interviewed in The Times, and my literal dream has come true in the form of being able to design a dress for an upcoming Simply Be collection. ACTUALSCREAM. I will talk more about it in a separate post, but I really hope you all like it.

But more importantly I was happier with my wardrobe than I’ve been in a long time. I actually think I wore some more interesting outfits in 2012 than in all the time I’ve been blogging – probably because I was leaving the house a lot more. Anyway, here are my favourites over the past year, in case you missed them first time round!

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skater dress



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lovedrobe review two

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Eddy and Bri dress

I’ve got a lot on my plate for 2013, no less than moderating a discussion panel at LPSFW next month, and helping to organise this year’s Plus London 3 in November! I just hope I can keep on enjoying running this blog. Thanks so much for sticking with me through 2012, and I hope you have a fat and fabulous 2013! x

  • http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk/ Sian Morgan

    Eeeee, your style rocks so hard. Hope you have a fantastic 2013. :)

    • http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk/ Sian Morgan

      ALSO, you’ve designed a dress for SimplyBe?! That’s so cool!

      • http://pocketrocketfashion.com Lauren

        Yes, I’m so excited about it! There will be a whole post about it, I promise! x

  • http://blarglefargle.com/ Rai

    I hope your 2013 is just as awesome! You are such an inspiration Lauren <3

  • Moon Fat

    Love to read you and hope 2013 will be an even better year for you xxx
    Dee ya in feb ;-) xxx

  • Caroline

    Well done hun, I always enjoy and look forward to your posts. Have a fantastic 2013 xx

  • http://twitter.com/bettieriot Bettie Walker

    In the one with the pink top you look like you should be in a riot grrrl band. :)

  • Louise P.

    I love each of these outfits; 2012 was definitely a fabulous outfit year for you! 2013 sounds like it’s going to be an even better one! :)

    • http://pocketrocketfashion.com Lauren

      Thanks Louise! I hope so too :D x

  • Rachel

    I love your wardrobe! I’m so glad you had such a great 2012 and I sincerely hope that it continues into 2013. I also wanted to thank you for your kind words on twitter a bit ago when I was having a rough time, you were so understanding and sweet.


    • http://pocketrocketfashion.com Lauren

      Hi Rachel, aww thank you so much. And of course, I hope things got better for you or will do soon. x

  • Elle Leah

    Congrats on a great year of great fashion! Loved seeing your style evolve and am glad great things are happening for you x
    Elle (theellecurve.com)

  • http://twitter.com/Dresswhore bloomie

    You are a beautiful, amazing, wonderous vision and you remain my all time favorite plus size blogger. Thank for continuing to blog, I know how exhausting it can be. Also WHERE did you get that magical cardi in your second photo?

    • http://pocketrocketfashion.com Lauren

      Aww, bloomie. I love you too! So sad we didn’t get to hang out when you were in London. The cardigan was part of the Versace/H&M range! x

  • milii

    I just stumbled upon your blog, and I’ll be following now.
    You’re so cute with a great sense of fashion and style, I love it! :D

  • Lillian Low

    You are just utterly amazing. I can’t wait to hear more about your Simply Be designing, I bet it’s gonna be amazing! I hope 2013 is just as great for you as 2012 was. xxx

  • http://twitter.com/sarascribblings Sara Hook

    seems like you’ve had such an awesome 2012, definitely some of my favourite looks of yours featured in this round up – but then I always love and adore your style. I quite agree that going out more and nailing what is your staple look helps in the blogging stakes…I’m hoping to have a 2013 as good as your 2012!. Here’s to a fab year all round!

  • Jenny @ PeaowlFashion.Blogspot

    Gorgeous outfits! :D xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/elli.weller Elli Weller

    Wonderful Outfits! I love them!

    kisses from Germany :-*


  • http://twitter.com/HJJewellery Hannah J Jewellery ♥

    I absolutely love your blog! You are an inspiration to all sized women! – Hannah http://www.hjjewellery.co.uk x