Friday, 3 October 2014

Do You Want Curves With That?!

                  "Do you want curves with that?" tee: Nicky Rockets. Bra: Elomi Bijou c/o Bras Galore.
                        Bottoms: Elomi Bijou Shorts c/o Bras Galore. (all available in nude and pansy)

In the past few years I've began to feel comfortable with who I am, mostly thanks to finding the world of blogging and discovering an array of clothing and discovering my personal style. Of course I still have my hiccups from time to time particularly when it comes to feeling like I'm okay in swimwear or underwear but I'm now a little older and (sometimes) wiser I'm finally beginning to feel good in all aspects of my style and shape. So I'm hoping to get more posts up like this as I think well fitting foundations can completely change the shape of a garment you're wearing.

I was lucky enough to be contacted by Bras Garlore who were sweet enough to ask if I'd like to review anything from the site and of course I was completely spoilt for choice! I decided to go for something that I new I needed in my wardrobe which was a classic black bra. I choose this piece from Elomi not only because I know how fabulous there lingerie is already but also because it is functional as well as having pretty details like the bows and trim. I ordered a size 38E and a UK20 in the briefs and they all fit wonderfully!  The core sits flush against my chest in the right place and they're is no gaping on the cups but I also don't over spill them.I'd always recommend being fitted by someone prior to ordering online or having a go yourself so you can get the perfect style and shape for you. In the past I've found the ladies in Debenhems to be fabulous for fittings and listening properly to what you'd like. Ordering from Bras Galore was as easy as 1,2,3 as they're site has clear images along with it being relatively simply to navigate, they're also super helpful if you have any questions just pop them a tweet at @brasgalore and they'll be happy to help you!

I just wanted to quickly mention how FABULOUS Nicky Rockets tee's are! I now own four which I simply love to wear, this is one of the newer prints which I LOVE and thought would look awesome with this lingerie set. I finished the look with a slick of deep pink lip colour and a matching butterfly hair slide. I'd love to know what you think of the pieces and what are your favourites!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A Camping Saviour with Equip+!

A few weeks ago I attended Twinwood Festival with work and camped, now I'm not one for camping if I'm honest... I can survive but it's not something I take great joy in (waking up in a damp sleeping bag from rolling into the tent walls is a mild nightmare) and though we did have nice showers they could end up full of moths etc and I actually felt cleaner using these fab wipes than I did getting into the shower. So these Equip+ wipes were a life saver!

I tried everything bar the shampoo cap while I was there, (as I had my hair in vintage styles the whole time and it's easier to do these actually on dirtier hair!) and for when showering is impossible or a pain in the bum these are perfect, I felt clean, fresh the whole weekend and they don't have that horrible feeling babywipes leave on your skin when used! I've also got dry and rather sensitive skin and these didn't upset my skin at all which also really surprised me as I tend to find similar things such as face wipes actually dry my skin out a lot and I found out the hard way while away and by the 4th day the skin on my face was in a right state! As as Girl Guiding leader and baby sitter I've also found these really handy for keeping in my bag when we go on little trips with my rainbow unit and when I'm baby sitting as someone always ends up either muddy or spilling something down them!

The guys over at Equip+ have been good enough to offer you my lovely readers the chance to win a set of their fabulous products to try for yourselves. All you need to do is enter below!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Stepping into AW with Rogers + Rogers at Matalan.

Dress: c/o Matalan. Scarf: Vintage. Shoes: c/o Bait Footwear (from work) Belt: Matalan.

This is an outfit I wore for a day out to Manchester visiting a gallery for research and a cheeky bit of shopping with one of my girls from my degree the lovely Jess. Unfortunately I didn't snap any while we were out because we were having too much fun I forgot, bad blogger! Anyway as soon as I got home I decided to swap my comfy flats for these adorable shoes from Bait Footwear which I received from work for some upcoming events. Now they have the most adorable vintage style shoes but unfortunately for my wide feet I find there equivalent to a UK size 6 is a little snug on my flipper feet but as they say fashion is pain! 

What I really want to talk about is this lovely Animal print swing dress from the Rogers + Rogers range from Matalan which I was sent to review which is from the AW14 collection. This season they've really upped the game and there is so many pieces I long to have in my wardrobe but I finally settled on this adorable number as I knew it would be something that would work really well in my wardrobe. That and I just can't say no to a fabulous print! I have a major love for swing dresses, they're so comfortable, can be belted for a different look and just a style I really enjoy to wear and this one is no different! Here I'm wearing a UK20 and I always find the Rogers + Rogers range to be true to size. Another thing I'm loving about them is that the range goes from a UK18 to UK30 and I know a number of other plus size ranges within other stores can often stop at a UK24.

Here are a few other pieces from the range that I've got my eye on! 

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Have you seen any pieces from the latest selection you'd love to add to your wardrobe?