One One Three shirt and cross tights

Image: me (as you know by now) with my hair in pigtails, wearing a tomato-red shirt, black skirt and tights with little crosses all over them.

Shirt: One One Three
Skirt: ASOS Curve
Cross Print Tights: Pamela Mann (via Yours Clothing)
Leopard Bow Belt: ASOS Curve
Shoes: New Look
L Brooch: Tatty Devine
Ring: Domino Dollhouse

Hello my dears! Have you all been enjoying the snow? I managed to get to work every day without falling on my arse, which was great. Although on Tuesday a dog almost attacked me – I was wearing my fake fur coat, and I think it thought I was another dog. Make of that what you will…

After I’d gotten really over excited and blogged about the new label One One Three, I decided to put my money where my mouth was and buy something for myself. I went for this red shirt as it was one of those cases where I instantly knew what I wanted to wear it with and that I’d get my money’s worth. The most amazing thing happened though – I’d worked late and then met friends in the pub, and when I got home it turned out that the designer herself hand delivered it! How lovely is that?! I was so sad I missed it. The top itself is bloody gorgeous, and the cut, fabric and tailoring are second to none. It’s more expensive than my bargain-hunter-ness usually allows, but it’s worth every penny.

The outfit reminds me of the Burger Queen staff uniform, which is why I love it so much! Is anyone going this year? I can’t wait!

I’m so in love with these tights, too! I sized up and I think that was a good decision (as I like them to be hoiked up under my bosom). More patterns, please!

Tonight I’m off to hang out with some fabulous blogger babe’s at Bethany’s (My Arched Eyebrow) club night tonight. Yay!


2013 Outfit #2

Image: me (you know me by now, right?) in my usual place in front of the black wardobe with the scratch marks. I’m wearing a forest green dress with bow print tights, skinny belt and big gold necklace. Yay!

Dress: New Look Inspire
Bow print tights: Pamela Mann (via Yours Clothing)
Boots: Evans
Oui/Non belt: ASOS Curve
Necklace: Primark
Glasses: London Retro*

Hi Lovelies! How are you? It’s a SNOWPOCALYPSE here in Essex (and the rest of the UK, to be fair). I am celebrating by a) doing none of the things I had planned to do, b) not getting dressed and c) alternating between watching Community or playing Temple Run 2. Best weekend ever?

This outfit on its own isn’t advisable in the snow, but it is something I’ve been wearing a lot over Christmas. I am a sucker for a skater dress, sad as it is to say. I know they’ve become slightly too ubiquitous in plus size ranges at the moment to the annoyance of some (hi Amanda!) but, ah, I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel at home in them. This one from New Look has a high waist as well, which is perfect. And since it was a last minute sale buy in their Oxford Street branch, I’ve gotten my cost-per-wear down to mere pennies. Win/win!

I’m hoping to be a bit more prolific in my updates this year and better at photographing my outfits – but if there’s anything you think I should do or talk about, let me know. Speak soon! x


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Me (as always), stands in front of a black wardrobe with a mint green button up shirt, black skirt, heels and a mint green bag. I have one hand on my hip

Shirt: ASOS Curve
Skirt: ASOS Curve
Bag: ASOS
Necklace: Primark
Shoes: New Look
Glasses: London Retro*

I appear to be regressing fast in 2013, which is scary when I think about just how old I’m going to be in a couple of months (29! Wahhh!) – and as soon as I saw this adorable shirt emblazoned with cute little pups I had to order straight away. I was a bit sad that Klee pointed our that it’s actually a print of French Bulldogs, not pugs – naughty ASOS! – but the gorgeous colour and style is enough for me to absolutely love it anyway.

The bunny bag is another favourite of mine. I always forget to photograph my bags but I think this one is lovely. Although, it’s really bulky and so I have developed a bad habit of knocking into walls and tourists as I make my way to and from work. Oops.

A word on the fit: I’m not particularly well endowed in the bosom area, and even I have found the shirt gaping at the bust a little. It’s also a bit snug around the hips but because I’m tucking it into a skirt, this doesn’t really matter. Hope that helps!

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Me as before, in a slightly different pose and a wee smile on my face. I’ve also ditched the bag.

Just wanted to add another photo to prove that I do smile, honest guv! It’s quite funny how I’m always looking serious in my blog posts – if you meet me in real life, you know I’m anything but.

Hope you’re all well, my dears!


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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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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