Saturday, 25 June 2016

Petals and Posies with Voodoo Vixen.






Ginny Cardigan & Betsy Dress: c/o Voodoo Vixen. Sunglasses: Specspost. Hair Flower: Pin Up Curl. Shoes: Evans.

I'm back and with another beautiful dress and cardigan set from Voodoo Vixen, honestly I don't think they've ever gotten it wrong! Every single piece I've had from them I've utterly loved and this one is no exception! You may have noticed that recently I've been bringing my vintage loving side out more and more, which I hope you're enjoying seeing it as much as I'm enjoying exploring my personal style further but don't worry the leggings and swing dresses are still firmly in my wardrobe and worn on rotation! 

These are the Betsy Dress and Ginny Cardigan I'm wearing both in a 2XL and for reference I generally wear a UK dress Size 20. These both fit me really well and if you had a bigger bust than me this dress should be great as there is plenty of room for a bust much more ample than my own! What I love the most about these is the print/embroidery and attention to detail Voodoo Vixen always put into their garments. The quality is also extremely good none of the cardigans I own from them have lost their shape or have the dread baggy sleeve after rolling them up during the day. I also don't think I need a petticoat under this dress but you could add one for extra omph if you really wanted to as there is room under the skirt. If you're looking for something Vintage inspired in Plus Size that's extra special I'd definitely send you to Voodoo Vixen! 

I decided to style these pieces with my new hair flower which is the Rosalita Double Rose from Pin Up Curl. I've also picked this one up in a different colour way from her last week as I just love how it sits so well, you definitely need to check out her Etsy for all her hair flowers and her Facebook page to see the stunning hairstyles she also creates! My lips are in a Lime Crime Velvetine in Utopia (it's a fake but I love the colour anyway!) 

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Polka Dot Pretty with Lady Vintage.




Dress: c/o Lady Vintage. Shoes: Bait Footwear. Beret: old! Clutch: Primark.

Lately I've been delving a little deeper into the retro loving side of my own personal style and from my blog posts over the last few months it's been even more obvious than ever! So I was so excited when Lady Vintage asked if I'd like to review The Maria Dress from their Lady Voluptuous range which goes up to a UK32. A size range in such a scale as theirs is sadly often lacking when it comes to vintage reproduction brands. Lady Vintage have been on my radar for quite awhile but I'd never gotten chance to get my hands on a dress before! 

Here I'm wearing a UK20 which I would say is very true to size. If you've read my blog for awhile you'll know that I often mention how in vintage reproduction brands in the past I've found sizing to run small compared to high street sizing etc but I'm happy to report that in this Maria Dress that isn't the case! The dress itself is well made and the fabric is a thick stretch cotton mix meaning it hugs to the body well but also keeps it's shape! What I particularly love about this design is the flattering shape of the neckline and gathers across the chest and the 3/4 length sleeve as these aren't often on dresses and it does mean that there isn't any need for a cardigan if you were at all self conscious about your arms. I styled the dress up with a cute beret that I don't wear enough. these Bait Footwear flats which I utterly adore but they're just a little too snug to wear a lot and my go to classic red lip! The clutch bag was a recent and rather frivolous purchase from Primark but I just couldn't resist! 


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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Pastel Sunshine.





Dress: c/o Navabi. Jacket: Simply Be. Clutch: H! by Henry Holland at Debenhams. Sunglasses: Specspost. Necklace: Black Heart Creatives. 

Lately I feel like I start every blog post with an apology because I've been away too long or somethings been happening in my life which has just meant by the time I'm sitting in front of my laptop to write up my brain can't function. I'm hoping this is just a phase as I utterly adore my blog but due to lots of things happening in my life it's taken a back seat in the last few months and that is something I can only apologise for! 

I was sent this dress by the fab team at Navabi to wear for my Final Year University review which was far too long ago now but I was offered an unconditional place there and then so clearly the dress is a lucky one! I'm wearing the equivalent of a UK20 here and it fits like an absolute dream! When I get pieces from Navabi I know that I'm not only getting a high quality garment but also you get to see the total care the company take in sending the items to their customers (or bloggers in this case) and this dress did not disappoint! This is a heavy weight lined dress which isn't ideal for the current hot weather but was perfect to wear in May and will be perfect to start wearing come Autumn. 

As it is now summer and Navabi have some of the most amazing pieces on their site I'm planning on do a Currently Coveting feature on some of my favourite items! You will also shortly be able to see a video of this look over on my YouTube Channel