Terrible Tumbles


I Am My Own Best Gift with Playful Promises

It's that time of year when the shops are full of pink and red things, heterosexual men are wondering whether they should start thinking about booking that reasonably priced Italian restaurant and I’m readying myself for sausage, chips and beans at Morrisons (Not a metaphor…) It's also the time of year when our favourite lingerie brands bring out the hottest of their looks - HURRAY!

Irena Harness Bra* - Playful Promises
Irena Briefs* - Playful Promises
Playful Promises are up there with their stylish, well-made, supportive and oh-so-sexy lingerie. With its rust-coloured detail, eyelash lace and harness straps, the Irena set was pretty much made for me. Longline bras and high waisted briefs are always my styles of choice and all of these elements come together in making me feel AMAZING.


I’m wearing a 36F here with 18 briefs. The bra is perfectly true to size, as are the briefs. I do think I could have sized down but with mesh I don’t like to risk it JUST IN CASE (I’m a pro at putting my big silly thumbs through things…). You know how I feel about comfort above all else and this set is an absolute joy to wear - If I was someone who dated, I have no doubt in my mind that this would be a date set (e.g. It's sexy but I wouldn't have to go to the toilet to arrange it before taking my clothes off) (Is this a thing that happens?!? I miss being young...) 


I’ve been thinking recently about how much more comfortable I am with reviewing lingerie nowadays and I think this comes down to two reasons:
1. There’s a lot more lingerie out there that I like, that fits and that makes me feel good.
2. Looking at myself in less clothes has genuinely changed how I feel about how my appearance, I’ve gone from checking myself in the mirror all the time, doubting myself and feeling just generally yuk, to liking what I see in these pictures -This frees up more time for doing useful things like working on my horrific personality…


If you WERE thinking of treating yourself to a little summin summin for Valentines Day, Playful Promises have a VERY comprehensive list for all of your sexy/sultry/sweet/hibernation Valentines needs (I'm very into these pjs...)
Em x 
* Denotes items gifted for review. All opinions are my own


Fabulous Feet with Tskenya

Stylish, affordable shoes and boots in sizes 8-13 (UK)? YES PLEASE. 
Striped Dress - Zara 
These are the Charlie sandals by fabulous new brand Tskenya - Strappy, fluffy, high-heeled AND A SIZE 10! Yes, a REAL size 10. Not an 8, not a small size 9, and actual size 10. With these sandals, my fashion life has been absolutely made.


I can honestly say that I've never worn shoes this high in my entire life (3.5 inches), mainly because I've never had the opportunity but THEY ARE SO COMFORTABLE. The ankle straps fit me on the tightest fitting (My ankles are oddly slender, hence them bending/snapping on the regular) with plenty more room for those of you who have been engineered for less feeble movement… I just love the faux fur on these sandals, I’ve seen such frivolity on many a smaller-footed friend and now I can play too. 


SO you’ll definitely have grasped that I really like these shoes but this isn’t where it ends with Tskenya. Along with being affordable (With prices from a mere £27.50 ranging to a still completely acceptable £65) and stylish (Velvet boots, ankle ties, faux fur - YUP!)- have a watch of this quick video where founder and designer of TSKENYA; Tskenya-Sarah Frazer describes her mission to make this a range which is intersectional, gender neutral (All marketing is gender free and I, for one, LOVE IT) and truly inclusive of all narratives. I don’t know anyone who couldn’t get behind this vision and checking out the brand across social media really proves just how much Tskenya-Sarah is practising what she preaches. 

Tskenya also follow a number of internal policies which ensure that they operate in an ethical and transparent manner. I am SO impressed by how up front the brand are about what they stand for - This level of environmental and social consciousness is not what I've come to associate with affordability so, frankly, I intend to support this new and exciting brand to the ends of the earth. 


Expect to see a lot more of these shoes as they're officially the sexiest footwear I own and as long as I don’t break my neck navigating stairs in them (I have some high heel skillz catching up to do) they’ll be a very important part of my wardrobe from hereon in. 
Em x
* Denotes item gifted for review - All opinions are my own. 


Faux Fur Fabulous With River Island

Friends, I Have The Lurg. 

Why am I telling you this you may wonder? 
1. Maybe you care, I like it when people care. Thank you for caring. 
2. If you follow me on social media then you'll have not seen much of me. Maybe this has been a good thing. Who knows. Anyway, live tweeting taking antibiotics or instagram grids full of duvets aren't much fun.
3. I'm very whiny. Deal with it.

Tasseled earrings* - River Island
Faux Fur Coat* - River Island
Vintage Look Jeans 
Luckily for all concerned, there was a time in the past when I wasn't ill. I'd go as far as to say I was positively well. During this time I was hashtag blessed to receive this incredible Faux Fur coat* from my lovely friends at River Island. Fluffy, warm and my favourite dove grey colour, it's hardly been off my back (When I leave the house that is...) River Island are one of my absolute favourites when it comes to all things glam - Bright colours, modern cuts and just the right level of embellishment; When I'm planning a night out, they're my go-to.

The absolute best thing about faux fur is that it lends itself equally as well to casual as it does to glam. Wear with a good pair of jeans, tee and trainers to the pub or with a LBD and some bojanglies like these tasseled babies for a special occasion. Reckon you can get faux fur pyjamas...?

I know I can't possibly be ill forever and with this in mind, I'll have more to tell you soon - In fact, I've been listening to your feedback and have been in touch with some of the brands you want to know more about and sourcing some of the items you so dearly want in your wardrobe, so watch this space!
Em x

* Denotes items gifted for review - All opinions are quite obviously my own...

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