Thursday, 29 January 2015

I bought stuff and you might like it

I've tried loads of stuff recently, but I've had no time to take pictures of the stuff I didn't keep (most of it - mainly from Asos & Crazy Clearance!) but I've grouped together the stuff I kept and have finally got round to taking some pics!
 The less said about my F21 order the better. Happily the only piece I liked was only £5.99! It's nice and the 3XL just fits me.
 I love these trousers - mega comfy. Size 24 soft fabric with stretch. They seem to have sold out of the 22 & 24 online, but I reckon they will have some returns because in real life they're quite an acid yellow and the stock photos are a tad misleading - obviously it doesn't faze me 'cause I love in-your-face colours!
I like these a lot.... can you tell?! If they sold these in black I would by 10 pairs!
 The other thing I got from George are these wondrous plazzo pants. George seems to sell out of it's bigger sizes within days, but again, look out for returns as I'm sure these will be too long / too wide for some peoples liking!
 I was so excited by these, because the legs are pleated at the top, then open up below the hip to make the legs MEGA wide. I'm so in love! I think I will unpick them a bit so they open up a bit higher to stop me looking so square in them, but otherwise they're so good for my upcoming holiday, and then summer (hoping we get a warm one!)
The fabric is soft with no stretch. These size 24 are ace for me. I have always loved plazzo pants - even when nobody else did. I love how bohemian they are (and how comfy!). Would totally wear these with a blazer too and they'd be AWESOME!
 More holiday trousers. This boohoo pair were exactly what I was looking for - proper loose non-jersey joggers!
 This is the size 24 and they're joyously loose and thin and perfect for beach fun! I tried another similar pair from boohoo in the same size and they were tiny! These are great though, good length too.
 They're very static, but I don't care because the cut allows them to stick to my legs without looking too odd (I'm sure they'll cling less once I've shaved my yetti legs ready for swimming!
 I hate shrugs with a burning passion, but capes I'm down with! I had my eye on this at Christmas but didn't want to cough up £18 for it. When I saw it for £8 I was like YEP! Into the basket.
 This size 24 is big and shiny and super stretch and all silky on the inside. I'll certainly chuck this on with a dress when the weather warms up a bit!
I looked silver online, but it's actually gold / bronze, which is way way better in my opinion!
 While I was browsing Boohoo I noticed this wrap and I couldn't resist it for only £10!
 Me being me I went for the gaudiest colour available (partly because I have a more subtle blue toned wrap already!) but they have some more subtle versions online!
Me, by the pool, when the evening gets a bit chilly, in a jumpsuit and this wrap to keep me warm? Yes please!
And last but not least, I got this wicked Cossack hat from boohoo too. I've wanted a cossack for EVER, but alas they always seem to be black, and with my hair that would look totally shit. Needless to say that when I found this red version in the sale for £6 I snapped it right up and kept my fingers crossed that it would fit my ladies size L head! Yey it did! It's snug but not uncomfortable. On the site this looks really red, but in reality it's more purple - sort of burgundy / ox blood colour. Still excellent!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Wardrobe Fortnight

Although I have been relatively busy, I have in the main been lazy, which is why I missed wardrobe weekly last week. Hey-ho, two for the price of one this time round!

 I met my bestie for dinner and theater (Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown - the musical - I don't recommend it even though I adore Tamsin Greig!) so I wore my pretty new dress.
 My girl was wearing the same asos dress but in a different print from the standard range!
Dress 24 - Asos Curve
Leggings 20 - South / Very
Boots - Primark

 I've had this dress for a while, but it's proper vintage and is therefore thick and synthetic so I had to wait for cold-ass weather before I could wear it!
 I like a good granny dress!
Close-up of the print. Ace.
Dress 24 - Vintage (via ebay)
Leggings 20 - Primark
Boots - Yours Clothing

 Me? In a crop top? On a Thursday?!
 I decided to layer up and I didn't want to be too boring with all this black on, so a bit of a crossword seemed like a good idea!
Black turtle neck - cut off an old dress!
Crop top - Very (customised)
Trousers 24 - Yours
Boots - Asos

 Casual Friday.....
 .... cold Friday more like!
Jumper 20 - Primark
Jeans 22 - Dorothy Perkins
Boots - Crocs

Out for a roast dinner with my beau!

Dress 24 - Lovedrobe
Leggings & Cardi 20 - Primark
Boots - Asos

Monday again
 You may not know it from my expression, but any day that I'm wearing this dress is a good day!
 This is one of the George Graduate collection pieces from when they actually went above a size 20. It's such a shame that they've gone backwards and don't do size 22 & 24 in their special collections :(
Dress 24 - George Graduate Collection
Boots - Crocs
Necklace - Primark

Tuesday again
 Ooohhh lordy there be some frost on the ground!
 Tuesday was day one of the 'I'm 33 now' celebrations, so I wore my newest dress!
 I think the pattern on this, and the stretchy jersey, and the long sleeves. It's SO comfy. I do so love a long sleeved jersey dress!
 It gave me a good excuse to wear my beloved swarovski meteor earrings that only come out on special occasions.
 Glittery crystals and minerals....
 On a jagged rock. Had them for years, still love them!
Dress 24 - So Fabulous via Very
Leggings 22 - Very / South
Boots - Simply Be

 BIRTHDAY TIME! I got a juicer and I love it! I tried smoothies for a while, but they give me terrible indigestion if I have them regularly (I guess my gut doesn't like excessive amounts of peel and pulp!) so I wanted to try juicing. So good - I can buy a shed load of fruit and veg from the market for less than the cost of a fresh juice from the shops. I made us a homemade version of Prets Green Goodness and it tasted identical.... but probably only cost us 50p each!
 It was so cold on my birthday that it gave me a good excuse to wear my snow boots.
 And I like this dress, so I wore it again - I think big chunky boots look best with short, full dresses or skinny trousers, so this was what I went for.
Cute embroidery!
Dress 24 - Asos Curve
Leggings 20 - Primark
Boots - Crocs

 It's been ages since I wore a jumper over a shirt. I think it's because it reminds me of school, but you know what, I really liked this outfit.
I love my coated jeans from Dorothy perkins - They're very comfortable and are really generous for size 22.
 I wore my bespoke Black Heart creatives earrings for the first time this week. they're ace.
 The boots are really old.
I always wanted some Ugg cardigan boots, but they were so expensive and seemed pretty impractical so I got some Bear Paw boots from TK Maxx instead - cardigan legs, suede shoes. the soles aren't as good quality-wise but they're mega snuggly and are big enough to stretch over my huge legs!
Shirt 24 - George
Jumper 20 - Primark
Jeans 22 - Dorothy Perkins
Boots - Bear Paw
Earrings - Black Heart Creatives

 You know, I can't wait for the mornings to get lighter again, then I will be able to see when two colours match!
 This was a comfy outfit that I didn't think much about. I just wanted to be warm!
Jumper 20 - Primark
Dress 24 - Lovedrobe
Leggings XL - H&M
Boots - Crocs

 So I went out with my fella on Saturday and nothing that I had planned to do quite worked out, so I forgot to get any outfit pictures! These shitty snaps will have to do! I'm wearing my old wrap that I've had for maybe 4 years?! I knew they'd come back in to fashion.... they're classic!
We went to Bird in Hoxton and wow we were full afterwards! I've always wanted to try chicken and waffles - some proper soul food! The waffles are spongy and full of flavour and the chicken was really really tasty. the coating was very thin and very crispy.... I have no idea what the coating is made of, but it's not like a normal better, and it's not breaded. It's really really nice and not dripping with grease like some fried chicken I've had in the past. The fries are tiny and addictive crunchy and chewy. the fried pickles are nice but we didn't finish them because there was SO much food! My tip is to order the chicken and waffle burger then split it between two, because as you can see, it's basically two burgers!
Jumper 24 - George / Barbara Hulanicki
Jeans 22 - Dorothy Perkins
Boots - Crocs
Coat 24 - Evans
Wrap - Primark