Sunday, 15 January 2017

A Winter Hero - The Rollneck Jumper

Just a quick Sunday post from me to allow me to share my new found love for wearing rollneck jumpers underneath things. A public service announcement if you will.
Shift Dress* - Elvi
Roll Neck Jumper - Jette at Navabi
Tights - Primark
Ankle Boots - Primark
This particular rollneck is Jette from Navabi. Hilariously, I ordered it by accident (Yes, I am THAT stupid) but when it arrived, I thought I'd try it on... I've hardly taken it off since then. I must confess that I don't know an awful lot about Jette but Navabi have some of their office basics on their site at the moment and if they're even half as good quality as this jumper I wholeheartedly recommend them.

I had always thought that black rollnecks were for mimes or jazz musicians but actually they're an INCREDIBLY useful addition to any Winter wardrobe. I've worn this one with checked work trousers, under a plethora of pinafores and with my A-line midi skirt. I'm going to try the rollneck under some other dresses this week. in fact, it's that cold I may well be wearing a rollneck under another rollneck...

This shift dress is from Elvi, it's ideal over a jumper as it's loose fit (I'm wearing a 16 here) I do think Elvi do shift dresses well in that they're always a good length and have the attention to detail (Hems, raglan sleeves and pattern) that so many brands miss on basic items.

I've got an extremely busy week ahead of me, I assume I'll be wearing clothes but it seems unlikely that I'll be standing still at any point so it may be a quiet blog week, please accept my apologies!
Em x
* Denotes items gifted for review - All views are my own.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

You Brought Me Violets - Scantilly Peek-A-Boo

I've got something a little different for you here - A lingerie post with pictures that haven't either been taken in a dusty mirror or by a harassed man shouting "WHY DO YOU ALWAYS DO THIS WHEN WE'RE GOING OUT?"

The wonderful ladies at Scantilly recently presented me with the Peek-A-Boo in black, which I utterly adore - It's so different from anything else I own in that it's not a full cup and it's ACTUALLY sexy. Even on me; the girl who laughs at the words "three-way" during conference calls. So when I saw it had been released in violet I became the literal heart eye emoji.
Peek-A-Boo Violet Bra* and Brief* - Scantilly
One of my favourite things about Scantilly and their sister brand Curvy Kate is that the bras are made to hold your boobs not merely decorate them. Both the band and the straps are wide and supportive, the mesh cup encompasses my full breast and the satin sits beautifully under my bust. It is ACTUALLY comfortable which I think is rare with an aesthetically pleasing piece of lingerie. I've come to realise how rare this is and am so glad that I have a brand in my life who recognise the need for support, comfort AND aesthetics.

The briefs I'm wearing here are the full briefs but you can also go for a thong, suspenders and my personal favourite; the bare face cheek brief which is EXACTLY what it says on the tin and which, on the website, makes me both aroused and giggly. I have to say that the full briefs are equally as sexy though - with alternating satin and mesh panels you can show off your peach whilst still maintaining a tiny bit of modesty (YEAH RIGHT)

Disclaimer: If you're concerned about my nipples in these pictures (OF COURSE YOU ARE) I have airbrushed them away so as not to be arrested for committing the crime of "Being a woman who has nipples". I'm wearing a 34FF in the balcony bra and a L in the brief and can confirm that they are very much in line with the usual Scantilly/Curvy Kate fit (Where you see a bit of bagging in the mesh of the cups, this comes from the difference in my own personal cup sizes). 

The Peek-A-Boo is also available in chartreuse and red so if you have a partner who thinks that red satin is a religious requirement of Valentines day (SIGH) then point them in this direction so as not to be disappointed. As always, Scantilly ladies, I love you, I love what you do and I love the shapes you throw. Keep up the good work <3
Em x 

* Denotes items gifted to me by Curvy Kate - This in no way influences the words I've written - If I say I like something it means I genuinely really like it!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

A Fine Romance - The Joanie Valentina Dress

Guys, there are only 36 days until Valentines Day. This means only 36 days until Morrisons, sausages, chips, sachets of ketchup and a formica table with my beloved. As such, I'd like to take this opportunity to show you one of Joanie Clothing's romantic new frocks: The Valentina.
Valentina Dress - Joanie Clothing 
Isn't it lovely? It's giving me serious garden party vibes, despite the impending snow in my part of the world... If you look closely at the print, you'll see some lovely little chickens, because there is nothing more romantic than chickens. In all seriousness though, aren't the print and colourway stunning? Coupled with the full skirt and bow detailing to the waist, it's an incredibly sweet dress without being cutesy.

I think I'm wearing a 16 here but I can't guarantee it as my inclination is to size up x1 with fitted items at Joanie. I can, however, tell you that there is no stretch with the Valentina but there IS a zip at the back and the sleeves are proportional to the size - PRAISE BE.

I can't wait to see more of what Joanie have to come this year - What I've already seen is stunning, and with models like Sade and Harriet it's impossible not to be besotted <3

Em x
Photography by Tanzaro Creative