Jul2012 Monthly archive

Winner of the ghd giveaway, AND a new giveaway from Swimwear365

First of all, let me announce the winner of my ghd-giveaway: NIKKI! Congratulations, I will email you shortly :)

Then, secondly.. who wants a new giveaway??! I’ve got it for you! I was contacted by a new brand called Swimwear365. They do swim- and beachwear in sizes 8 – 32, cups A – E, so there’s something for everyone, go and have a look at their range, they have a lot of lovely stuff in there :). They offered me a giveaway prize, which is a goodie bag that includes the following items:

·  Swimwear365 towel worth £20
·  Swimwear365 bag signed by Sam Faiers (of TOWIE)
·  Guess perfume
·  Branded rock and pen

(Sadly this giveaway is also UK only, please don’t hate me my followers from abroad. The brand only ships to UK, so an international giveaway doesn’t make sense. Sorry lovelies!)

All you need to do is to check out this video below and let me know how many different swimsuits you see (so bikinis excluded) in the video. So watch it, pay attention, and then leave me a comment with your answer and your email address.

The giveaway will close 9pm on Sunday, 12th August, and after that I will choose the winner using Random.org. Get your entries in :)! Good luck!

Curvy Kate’s 3rd Birthday: Bloggers event

I was lucky to be invited to Curvy Kate‘s 3rd Birthday bloggers event last Wednesday. I was excited from the second I read the invite, since I read that we’d have a chance to be fitted. I’ve known for a while that I wear a wrong size bra, but somehow I haven’t gotten myself to go and get fitted.. so this event came in a right time. I was also happy that I was going to meet bloggers who I hadn’t met before, so I was basically waiting for it to be a fun evening.

But it was more! I met such a nice bunch of ladies that evening, Curvy Kate employees, Curvy Kate models, my fellow bloggers. I had a really great time… and I guess I should tell you more about it :)!

First of all, here’s what I wore that day..

Top: 2X, Forever 21+ (similar in black) | Skirt: 2X, Forever 21+ (similar) | Shoes: TOMS | Bag: Gap (similar) | Glasses: LensWay (similar) | Headband: George at ASDA (similar) | Lippy: Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Crimson (available in Boots)

I had made plans on Twitter to meet the lovely Callie at Harrow-on-the-Hill station and then go to the Curvy Kate office together. Long story short we got a bit lost, but thankfully cab didn’t cost too much ;). We were the first ones to arrive, and we were welcomed by the ladies from Curvy Kate, Hannah, Cheryl, Charlotte and Kim. We got drinks and saw our cute personalised goodie bags :)

We had our pictures taken and had nice chats with the other bloggers. The other bloggers in the event were Becky, Callie, Gemma, Jess, Kitty and Lilla, all of them really lovely girls who I was happy to meet :)!

Hannah and Charlotte were telling us about the company, both from marketing and design view, and it was nice to hear facts and also see how well the girls got along. It looks like a great company to work for, since everyone treated each other like family :). But of course we wanted to see some pretty lingerie in person, so that’s when the gorgeous Curvy Kate models Alice, Charlotte, Lizzie and Sophie walked out. Curvy Kate uses real women as models, and all of the ladies present were found from Curvy Kate’s Star In A Bra competition, two of them being winners from 2011 and 2012. The girls were absolutely beautiful and funny. It was great to see them joking around (I’m repeating myself, but yeah, like a family).

See these pics and you know what I mean :D.

And the lingerie? GORGEOUS. These were my favourite sets:
And here are the models with the head designer Charlotte:
After that it was the time that I had been waiting for the most: fitting! I turned out to be the most challenging blogger in this matter. We tried quite a few bras, and finally the perfect fit was found from the sample rack! That was the Daily Boost in 40GG.. and yes, my bra size was definitely wrong, since I wore 44DD before. All the ladies present were quite shocked to hear that! But now I know my real size, and can’t wait to get new bras, since the difference in support and how they felt was HUGE!

Thank you ladies of Curvy Kate for inviting me, and especially for helping me to find my real bra size :)! I had a really great time, and I hope to see all of these girls again soon!

OOTD: Relaxed Saturday drinks

I went out for a few drinks to Camden Town with a friend yesterday, and I did something shocking: I wore shorts without tights/leggings! I continue to push my own boundaries, and this wasn’t as scary as I thought. I got these shorts from the New Look sale, and they’re comfy since they’re so highwaisted that they don’t push on my belly in a wrong place, haha. Love them!

Shirt: 2, Torrid – swapped with Dani (similar) | Shorts: 24, New Look Inspire (sold out online, but stores have plenty left, similar in denim) | Belt: XL, Dorothy Perkins (similar) | Headband: Forever21 | Shoes: H&M (similar) | Bag: Gap (similar) | Earrings: Gemstone Orchid on Etsy | Glasses: LensWay | Lippy: Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Cranberry (available in Boots)

Fatshion Faceoff: Swimwear

It’s Wednesday evening, which means Fatshion Faceoff time! Fatshion Faceoff is a weekly challenge that I do with 4 other fatshion bloggers from around the world, in the challenge we choose a similar item of clothing and we all style it in our own way. This week’s challenge was chosen by Olivia, and she chose swimwear. This means that it’s fatkini time for me ;)!

I thought that I will get my outfit pics taken in the park, especially since it’s finally sunny! Me and my flatmate were going to lay in the sun anyway, so why not do it in my bikini :).

Bikini top: 24, Simply Be | Bottoms: 24, Elomi Lingerie | Sunnies: Oliver Bonas | Shoes: H&M (similar)

That was my fatkini outing, now go see where the other ladies wore theirs :)!

Dani: DIY Fatshion
Mhairi: Lilybobombs Lovely Lumps
Mouna: Brussels Fatshion
Olivia: Wait Until The Sunset

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