Thursday, 14 February 2013

OOTD - Office Glam on Valentines Day

Hello my lovelies! Thought this ultra glam (for me!) outfit was perfect on a day like today. I don't really dress up a great deal, but work is the one place I do tend to go to town a little. I can fairly well wear what I want, and being a graphic designer means I also get away with being a bit oddball. So sometimes its jeans and t-shirts, sometimes crazy dresses and heels - so I'm pretty lucky.

Black off the shoulder top size 18 (newlook odd season)
Pencil skirt from the rad fat swap size 18
Red tights (gifted)
Irregular choice heels (also past season - they were my wedding shoes 4 years ago!)

I clearly think I look badass in this shot - but I've just ended up gurning. hah

I even did a weak attempt at victory rolls...

Shoes shoes shoes!

I won't be up to much tonight as hubby is working. What is everyone else up to? ;-)

Thursday, 7 February 2013

OOTD - Spikes and chain mail


You'd think all those years of obsessive America's Next Top Model watching would have helped...clearly not...

I got this jumper as an impulse buy from TK Maxx a few months ago a) because it had spike studs which is trend I really wanted to buy into and b) because it was super cheap and a bit weird.

I found a really cute pencil skirt at the same time but could only afford to get one item. Hubby was consulted and he said I should get the jumper. (Never listen to men, I'd have worn the pencil skirt loads by now!)

The jumper is a nice chunky knit wool, and the silver wool on the front has shiny thread woven into it, so it kinda looks a bit like a chain mail effect.

Really wasn't sure what to do with it. I do have a bit of a thing about my arms and much as I try and not really give a shit anymore, some shapes don't sit or look right on my shoulders in my eyes, so I chucked a long sleeve black top underneath.

I'm wearing silver tights with it and the creeper wedges again. The skirt is actually my top - as I couldn't find my black mini when I took the pics - hence why its super short, but I actually think this looks alright! If I could find some plain black shorts that look like this I'd totally wear them.

Do you guys get crazy impulse stuff and then have no idea what to do with it?

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

OOTD - brown polka dots

How about a quicky work outfit? Yep, yet another fat swap find...(look I'm going to pay it forward by putting on the Nottingham one hopefully so its all good!)

I have some very dodgy faces and poses going on in this one..try not to laugh too much :-)

Fat swap dress, basic black top from peacocks, black leggings,

Kitty photobomb!

Coat given to me by me mam. Past Peacocks season

What is this pose? lol

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

OOTD - Wet look leggings

Been a while again. Things seem to be a bit crazy at the moment, I need to get my shit together. I seemed to have picked up a a few randon little freelancy type tasks of late, coupled with work being hectic my down time at the moment is spent it should be!

Anyway. I'm still wearing and discovering all the awesome things from the fat swap (I only took as much as I brought honest! lol), these wet look leggings are yet another awesome find!

They surprisingly aren't too see through so I can wear them without some sort of arse covering skirt. To be safe I still wore black tights underneath with this outfit.

T-shirt from Asda G21 (Christmas pressie) in a size 18.
Wet look leggings from the fat swap size 18
Wedge creepers from ebay (god I love these shoes!)

You can tell from the way I'm holding my body I feel sassy in this outfit. I wore it to a gig, so was going for the rock look.

Duck face!

I'm growing my hair out at the moment, with the exception of the bangs. Its been a good few years since I've had hair this long - I normally religiously have a concave layered bob and I'm loving the length, but I tend to wear it either down and straight or a pony tail. Need to try out some funky dos, but I'm pretty rubbish at hair. Any ideas what up dos you can do with a fringe/bangs? xx

Thursday, 31 January 2013

OOTD Vintage Tea Dress

Oh man, I have been both mega busy and mega ill! I have so many pics for outfit posts in the pipeline but this is first chance I've had to post them!

So anyway..a few weeks ago three of fave plus bloggers Lolly, Rachel and Lisa posted about this tea dress from Very being reduced to £10.50.

I'm a massive sucker for a bargain so I couldn't resist, and it looked fab on all three of them.

I ordered the 18, and it fits OK apart from the top, its built for someone with alot more breasticles than me. I could probably have got away with the 16, but they didn't have it in stock when I ordered.

I'm wearing it with grey tights and black wedges.

As you can see, its very roomy up top on me, so if you're a larger cup size it would be perfect.

I decided to try it with my cute bow cardigan and this felt much more like me. Digging this pairing.

Overall for the money I think its really cute. I think it would be perfect for a summer wedding, or summer work wear.
Its still available on the Very website, but its now back up to £21.

Check out Lolly, Rachel and Lisa's blogs to see how they styled it. 

Friday, 18 January 2013

More rad fat swap goodies

Here's a few quick pics of more rad fat swap stuff.

A lovely blue primark jumper which still had tags size 20, some great basic work trousers and nice white t-shirt

This is the same t-shirt which is semi see-through and a really good fit, I'm also wearing the great primarni leggings from the swap too in a great green shade.

And lastly (can't believe I forgot these!) the awesome strawberry ear muffs! Someone put them in my hand the minute we arrived. It all happened so fast I can't remember who it was, so if it was you - thank you! Xx

Monday, 14 January 2013

OOTD Rad fat outfit #1

Here's a quicky that wore today at work. At the swap I found these awesome high wasted, thick linen, trousers (Next size 18) and this awesome red cardi too. Teamed it with my basic black top and carboot belt.

Since I sat in them all day they're a bit creased, but they're a great fit.

Rad Fat Clothes Swap

I only really have one word for Saturday. AMAZING.

At 11.30 I picked up two lovely ladies I'd never met before - Cynthia, and Sarah from Nottingham station and we road tripped all the way to Leeds. When we arrived it was already in full swing.

Basically you take items of clothes that are the wrong size, or you just dont want - along with accessories, makeup etc...put them in piles - then go at it! I was brought up on charity shops, carboots, thrift stores I was in my element, grabbing armfuls at once to try on.

The wonderful Rebecca Northcott took photos on the day and has given me permission to re-post these - you can check out her post about the day here.

Below: Here's me and Sarah having a dig through the pile of tops. (All I can think about this picture, is that arm is BEGGING for a tattoo sleeve...)

Below: Cynthia and I trying on trousers. (Looks like I've spotted something at the tops table and I'm salivating over it! - Probably one of the beautiful rad fats looking gorgeous!)

Below. We all went for dinner afterwards - which was lovely! Was great to meet so many awesome people at once. 

A few of my favourite finds were:
  • A brand new sporty swimming costume - which I've been needing for a while.
  • A brand new skater dress - (a style I've not tried before)
  • A new primark jumper
  • 3 pairs of black trousers
  • A white and navy stripy t-shirt
  • A cookie monster tee for training

And there was tonnes more awesome stuff. Outfit posts to follow shortly!

I enjoyed it so much I'm actually considering organising a midlands one. We shall see..

A big thank you to everyone involved, Laura and Rebecca for organising, Rebecca for taking photos, Cynthia and Sarah for being my car buddies and all the other lovely new people I met.

Friday, 11 January 2013

OOTD - feeling foxy!

Firstly excuse the terrible photos! We have just purchased a tripod for our DSLR, so I'm hoping pic quality will be drastically improved soon. For now iPhone it is...

I got this cute little top from Oxfam a while back, and have been meaning to do a post on it for a while. I had been coveting a few fox print pieces for a while including this blouse from Asda that Rachel from a dress is for life posted about in october - sadly I missed out on that one, so when I saw this on the rail - clearly it was fate for me to own a foxy piece.


The top is sleeveless, so I wore a plain black top underneath so I wouldn't need a cardi at work.

This is me trying to fit my head it the frame...still not mastered this yet clearly.
Teamed the tops with black leggings, spotty shorts that I got from ebay and my massive platform creepers which make me about 6ft.

Also wearing my lovely hello kitty glasses.

Here's a very un-lady like way of showing my huge shoes.
They're from this ebay shop

This top never fails to make me feel cute :-)