Sunday, 23 October 2016

A Retro Autumn with Yours Clothing

You all know I love a good year round retro look and this Autumnal outfit of bell sleeved mini dress and over the knee boots is currently rocking my world.
Khaki Swing Dress* - Yours Clothing
Dogtooth Blanket Scarf* - Yours Clothing
Over the knee boots - Primark 
The ladder detailing at the front of this Yours Clothing Swing Dress give it the feel of a dress much more expensive than its £26. It may be mini but as long as I don't stand in any wind tunnels my dignity will remain in tact. I'm wearing an 18 here but could have probably sized down to a 16, I just wasn't sure about that waistline -Turns out it's less skater cut and more swing which makes it nice and loose. The sleeves are also very true to size SO I'd recommend that if you're into this frock, go for your own size or the lower if you're between.  Coupled with an extremely versatile (and delightfully big!) monochrome Dogtooth scarf I'm feeling very mod chick.

So I did it, I bought some over the knee boots. You may have noticed from this here blog that you read, I have long legs, looooooooong legs. I also have a pair of legs which are smack bang in the middle of regular and wide. This means that OTKs have always been well off my radar despite loving them deep down in my heart. Enter Primark with this utterly bloody perfect pair of size 8, block heel, pull up pair of dream boots. They fit me perfectly both in length and width, are comfortable and were only £20: WINNER!

I love, love, LOVE this look.The 60s aesthetic is everything to me and Autumn is the perfect time to showcase it. It's likely that I'll put a pair of tights on with this from this day forward because BOY IS IT COLD but with a long woolen coat and my bobble hat I can see this being a key outfit for 2016.

I'd just like to thank my wonderful sister Tomato for taking these pictures - She's got MAD skillz.
Em x
*Denotes items gifted for review - All views are my own FACT.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Gothic Glamour with Missguided

Unlike most people, I'm not that big on Halloween, I feel like it's become a big deal out of nowhere and I can't keep up with the pressure to be a sexy cat/zombie/squirrel/piece of cutlery. That said, I do quite like a good old fashioned gothic look so this weekend that's what I've done. Right here.
Tassel Earrings - H&M (Similar
Black Pointed shoes - New Look (Similar)
THIS DRESS IS SO SEXY. The length is perfect, the neckline is low but still allows you to wear a good bra and a choker neckline always looks quite saucy in my eyes. I've styled it here with simple black court shoes here and YET ANOTHER pair of tasseled earrings from H&M. These ones are my snazzy going out tassels due to them being diamant√©. Obviously. 

I'm wearing a 16, which I feel would easily fit up to a 20. It is available online up to a 24 so if you're anything up to a size 28 I would definitely give it a go. I'm also not wearing any shapewear with the dress - I'm not entirely sure I'm comfortable with it but that's my issue, not yours. I think I just like to feel tightly packed. Like a tube of Pringles. Mmmmm Pringles. I also like how my shape wear slip handles any issues around transparency - Not that this is an issue with this particular dress as the jersey is lovely and thick despite its stretchiness.

It's also the perfect time of year for donning a darker lipstick - This particular one is by Dior and unfortunately, isn't available any more. However I can totally recommend #107 from the Rimmel Kate Moss collection - Not only does it look great but it smells lovely too.

This is the first thing I've ever bought from Missguided but at £25 for something that I know I'll get tonnes of wear out of, I'll definitely be going back for more. 
Em x

Thursday, 13 October 2016

A walk on the wild side with Elvi

With their classic, easy to wear plus size capsule ranges, Elvi have been a key contributor to my wardrobe in 2016. Today brings the turn of their luscious Animal Print High Neck Dress*.
Animal Print High Neck Dress* - Elvi
Jersey Leggings - H&M
Ankle Boots - Primark
Patchwork Clutch Bag - Simply Be
 I'll be entirely honest, I cant work out what animal this is a print of - The closest I can get is a sort of leopard/snake hybrid (Can you imagine?!? TERRIFYING) with its green and grey highlights. The dress itself is a lovely light silky poly blend which, along with its simple shift cut, makes it an utter delight to wear. I'm well into a high neck at the moment (I can keep my chins warm in them) and I like how this one gives a gentle nod to the 1960s.

I'm wearing an 18 here and I would say it is very true to size in all elements except length. It's much more like a tunic on me but that's just fine because over a pair of jeans or, in this case, leggings, it is such an easy item to wear. I wore it for tea with my husband and he did an awful lot of stroking of the silky fabric so I wouldn't recommend it if you don't want to be gently manhandled.

I've seen a bit of what Elvi have to offer going into the festive period and all I can say is: If you like sequins, gird your loins!
Em x
* Denotes gifted items - All views are absolutely 100% my own as I'm not imaginative enough to make things up...