Nov2012 Monthly archive

Party looks: Simply Be

Hi lovelies,

Here’s my next take on party looks for Christmas parties. I was sent this lovely dress by the ladies from Simply Be as a part of their Partywear challenge.

I sized up on the dress since I didn’t want it to be clingy on my belly, and my decision was right. It is a bit big around my shoulders (there’s a little gap and you can see my bra), but I love it how it looks on me.. I think my usual size 22 would have been too much of a bodycon for my current tastes. (Yes there still are people who think of me when they think of  bodycons or whatever, but I don’t like them a lot personally.. my taste has changed, haha.) The sparkles on the dress are a statement jewellery in itself, so I didn’t want to add any other bling. Just red lippy and red heels – perfect party look, or what do you think?






Dress*: 24, Simply Be | Heels: Yours Clothing (similar at Simply Be) | Tights: We Love Colors | Glasses*: Four Eyes Fashion | Lippy: Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Crimson – available in Boots (similar by MAC)

Have you gotten your Christmas party dress yet? Do you like sparkly details?

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Did you miss my previous Party look post with Evans? Go and have a look, it also has an amazing £50/€62/$79 gift code giveaway that ends next Wednesday!

*denotes a gifted item

Fatshion Faceoff: Simply Be dress

Hello lovelies,

Once again it’s Wednesday, and I’m sure you know it’s Fatshion Faceoff time! If you’re new to the blog, please see here what Fatshion Faceoff is about :). This week is a bit different, in a really amazing way. The lovely ladies at Simply Be have sponsored our challenge this week with these amazing floral dresses. This is the first time that our challenge actually features the exact same item! Yay, I’m totally excited and can’t wait to see the other girls’ posts!

This dress has a beautiful shape and amazing vibrant colours. I love how this is a dress that fits both summer and winter seasons, and can be dressed up or down. The hole detail at the back adds a really great finishing touch to it, and makes the dress a bit sexier :). The sizing of the dress is a bit generous compared to other Simply Be items that I have tried. I got my usual UK size 22, and I think 20 would have been a bit better fit for me. This doesn’t bother me too much though, since I LOVE this dress and how I feel in it, and after adding a simple black belt the fit was much better. I wore it to the pub last Saturday, and these pics were taken there. You can see how the dress looks like in different lighting as well, but the ones taken with flash are the closest to the real, vibrant colouring of the dress.








Dress: 22, Simply Be* | Jacket: 20, Primark (similar at Simply Be) | Leggings: 20, Primark (similar at ASOS) | Heels: Evans (same at Style 369) | Clutch: Target – gift from Dani | Stud earrings: Forever 21 – gift from Dani (similar at Accessorize) | Lippy: Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Rose Bud – available in Boots (similar by MAC)

I’m so in love with this dress, and I might have to get the same one in this amazing galactic print – so pretty! What do you think of this dress? Can’t wait to see it on the other girls? Let’s go see!!!

Dani: DIY Fatshion (USA)
Mhairi: Lilybobombs Lovely Lumps (UK)
Mouna: Brussels Fatshion (Belgium)
Olivia: Wait Until The Sunset (Australia)

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* denotes a gifted item – THANK YOU again Simply Be for giving us this opportunity <3

SS13: Next

Hi my lovelies,

I was happy to be invited to the Next SS13 pressday a couple of weeks ago, and I can tell you that they have amazing stuff coming for next season. The shoes, bags and jewellery were to die for!

Looking awesome, right? Sadly there was no plus size items on show, so I emailed Next and asked to see some product images to show you all. I received them last week and was positively surprised. (The model pictures unfortunately are main range sized, but no worries, I was assured that these same items will be available in plus range!)













I seriously want that sweater in every colour, and the last dress is DIVINE. What do you all think? Will you be shopping at Next next season?

Party looks: Evans + an international giveaway

Hey my lovelies,

I will be showing you some party looks over the next few weeks, just in time for Christmas parties. First stop is Evans, and I also have an amazing giveaway from them, yay!

These are the last bits of my recent Evans haul that I haven’t shown you yet. I wanted to create a look that is nice enough for a Christmas party, but not too fancy for work. This would be my ideal outfit if I needed to hurry to a party straight from work. This high-low top is amazing sheer material with velvety floral print, and a pretty back, and the high-waisted jeans are great looking, but still very comfy. I teamed them up with the horse clutch from Matalan, mid heels and dark red lippy.







Top: 22, Evans | Jeans: 24, Evans (similar coloured jeggings) | Clutch: Matalan (same in red, similar in black at ASOS, similar in nude at ASOS) | Heels: H&M (similar at Evans) | Lippy: Maybelline Pleasure Me Red (similar by MAC)

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And then the giveaway..

So, the lovely ladies at Evans gave me £50/€62/$79 gift code to give away! Yes, the code will work at ALL Evans sites: UK, US and Germany. That means that anyone can enter :)!

What do you need to do to enter? Well, I want to see a bit of creativity, so to enter you need to create a polyvore-type of image (or something else creative – sky’s the limit) using clothing from ONLY Evans Collection range (link here), and accessories from Evans and create your favourite party outfit out of them :).

Here’s my example:

Top: Collection Navy Floral Shirt | Jacket: Collection Navy Boucle Jacket | Jeans: Collection Black Jaquard Jeans | Heels: Black Metallic Toecap Court Shoes | Necklace: Tonal Navy Bead Necklace | Clutch: Silver Christmas Clutch

So, create your image, upload it to photobucket or similar, and leave a comment to this post with a link to the image. (If you want, you can also email the image to me.) I will choose my TOP 3 favourites of them and after that I will ask my fashionable flatmate to be the judge and choose the winner out of them.

The competition will close next week’s Wednesday, 5th of December at noon UK time. COMPETITION IS CLOSED NOW. Good luck to the people who entered :)!

I’d love to win this myself, I’m already jealous of the winner :)! Hope to see some lovely entries soon! xx

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