Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Sock It To Me!

 I was pretending to be a cat.... Cameow STRETCH IT Knee High.

 IT'SSSS SO FLUFFY! (couldn't resist a despicable me quote) Unicorn STRETCH IT Knee High.

 These are from the main range and deffinitely don't fit my chunky calves! Womens Glasses Knee High.

All Socks c/o Sock It To Me! Oversized Peplum Top: Asos. Black Shorts: Matalan.

When the fabulous guys over at Sock It To Me pinged into my inbox showing me their latest pieces asking if I'd like to showcase some on my blog it was a no brain-er! I'm always on the look out for comfortable and funky socks, I basically live in socks as my feet get really cold but fun ones for chubby feet can be quite difficult to find. So when they mentioned their new STRETCH IT KNEE HIGHS I thought it would be brilliant to test these out for you! They are supposed to stretch up to 21 inches in circumference without the pattern distorting and I think this is genuinely true. Now I'm not 100% sure how big my calves are but I know they are pretty stocky and these socks fitted really comfortably without cutting in at the crease of my knee (which oh so many high socks do!) and the fabric didn't feel tight against my skin and felt like there was still room in them before they'd become uncomfortable. I loved both prints and they're super fun and something I'd happily wear all day as well as being undeniably cute! (Yes I was pretending to be a cat in the top image #sorrynotsorry)

I also decided to choose a pair from the main range for comparison and man they are snug, as you can see by my grumpy face I really struggled to get them up even half way which shows that the STRETCH IT ones definitely work! However I'll still wear these cute glasses print ones as they will work fine rolled down for a slouchy look. And finally I chose the crew length black cat ones because I thought they were just adorable and could look really lovely with a summery swing dress and converse in the summer or equally fabulous with a pair of sandals (can't help but love the socks and sandals look!) 

I thought I'd have a little fun with these photos! Though I really need to get some lighting for when I take snaps in my bedroom as I feel they came out a little dark. So what do you think of Sock It To Me? and in particular their STRETCH IT range I think they're fab for the more curvier girls out there! I can't wait to see if they bring out more in the line as I love loads of their prints and patterns!

Monday, 2 March 2015

The Edna Cardigan by Voodoo Vixen.

Glasses: c/o Specspost. Cardigan: Voodoo Vixen (available at Simply Be). Circle Skirt: Made by me. Boots: Simply Be (old).

This is my second post featuring Voodoo Vixen the first can be seen here. This cardigan actually matches the fabulous Connie Dress perfectly but I thought I'd style them up separately as I was desperate to see if this cardigan would work with my lipstick circle skirt I made for myself last summer and low and behold it does! Again I utterly adore this cardigan and it fits much better than the first cardigan (which I still love) I tried from their collection here. I found with the first one that the knitted band at the bottom of the cardigan didn't stretch anything like the rest of it which meant it wouldn't button up but as you can see from my photos above this time round I didn't have a problem with it at all! I also found that overall it's a little thicker and softer and the sleeves could be rolled up with once pulled down didn't really loose the shape or stretch to much. I have to admit I can't resist the glasses print either and what better this is also available on Simply Be now as well! Here I'm wearing a 2XL but I feel I could have also gone down a size and it would have been fine.

I decided to really run with the red theme and paired it with these awesome frames Spectpost sent me just before Christmas! You will have seen them on my instagram but I was struggling what to wear them with and I just knew it when I put this look together that I'd have to, my only problem is that I probably need a petite pair of frames as my nose is quite small so these slide off alot. I genuinely love Specspost they're really helpful and I've had some frames reglazed by them and couldn't recommend them enough. In fact I have two more pairs to send off to them soon! The fabric I made the skirt with I picked up in London last February and I loved it so much than whenever I've had the chance I buy around 4 metres as I'm yet to find it anywhere up north! I'd love to make a dress out of this fabric soon but I'll just have to see if I have the time and enough print left! I finished the look with lashing of red lip gloss/stain (which is fabulous for photos but the most impractical thing ever my hair ALWAYS sticks to it when it's windy!)

Have you checked out all the Voodoo Vixen collection available at Simply Be yet? And seen some of the fabulous frames Specpost have to offer?

Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Connie Dress by Voodoo Vixen.

Dress: c/o Voodoo Vixen (now available at Simply Be) Glasses: Jeepers Peepers Via Asos (reglazed at Specspost with my own prescription in). Boots: Simply Be (old)

Before I go into detail shall can I just say

The amazing team over at Voodoo Vixen sent me this dress after I saw it in the main range and fell in love!
They were sweet enough to pop me an email to let me know they were going to bring it into the plus size range and a few months later it landed on my door step and it's everything I imagined! Voodoo Vixen have resized a little and I definitely think it's for the better, I'm wearing a 2XL and at a UK20 I find it a perfect fit on my waist/tummy without being uncomfortable in any places at all. My only issue is the skirt is a little bit long for me but I am 5'2 and can easily take it up a little without any problem (this is just my personal choice as I like my skirts a little shorter nowadays but I'll also happily wear it as this length!) I also find that I don't need a petticoat under this dress and I personally wouldn't wish to add one as I feel the skirt of the dress is a lovely shape and not at all needed. FYI it has pocket that you can actually fit your hands in, I don't know why this excites me so much but it does! 

Now lets talk about the neckline, isn't it just fabulous?! It's low cut enough to show a little cleavage if you want to but not so much that you feel like you're going to be tugging it up constantly.(which is something I'm often guilty of) There is a zip in this dress but I just pull it over my head as the fabric is rather stretch and just works really well. What  also thought was a nice touch is the belt and surprisingly it actually fits, unlike so many plus size dresses that come with belts that don't even go near! I finished the look with some Rockalily lipstick, half my hair up (though I may have preferred to wave my hair in the end, nevermind!) and my vintage reproduction frames which I picked up in the Asos sale and have reglazed at Specpost.

As you can see I've fallen head over heels with this dress and Voodoo Vixen in general! You can see the previous posts I've done on them here and here. Up next I've got another piece that matches this dress but I decided to do a separate post for it!

This dress is now available on Simply Be how great is that!?You can get it here now.