Improved vision

(Suomeksi alla)

As I mentioned in my last post, I had an eye test done and my sight had gotten worse – good times. However Glasses Direct came to my rescue and they sent me this lovely pair of Scout glasses with my new prescription. I didn’t want to go too far from my previous shape, but this pair is a bit rounder and taller than my old, so it is still different. And I don’t know, I think it makes me look more feminine somehow.. maybe it is the fact that tortoiseshell is a softer colour than plain black. Whatever it is, I really do like this pair, and I’m very happy with my choice :).

By the way, Glasses Direct offer an amazing service of Free Home Trial in the UK. You can pick 4 frames to try on and they will send them to you for free, and with a free returns label attached. You can do as many trials as you want, you just need to wait that they get your return back before you can order a new trial. I find this service really helpful, as sometimes even virtual try-on isn’t enough. (Even though Glasses Direct have an amazing one of those as well!) They also have great offers all the time, so I recommend giving them a try!

Glasses / Silmälasit*: Scout East in Dark Tortoise, Glasses Direct | Dress / Mekko: 28, Simply Be | Trainers / Tennarit: Converse | Lipstick / Huulipuna*: Maybelline Color Drama Intense Lip Paint in 520, Red-dy Or Not

Kuten mainitsin edellisessä postauksessani, kävin näöntarkastuksessa, ja näköni oli taas huonontunut – parasta. Kuitenkin Glasses Direct tuli avukseni, ja he lähettivät minulle nämä ihanat Scout silmälasit uudella reseptilläni. En halunnut ajatua liian kauas edellisten lasien tyylistä, mutta tämä pari on hiukan pyöreämpi ja korkeampi kuin edelliset lasini, eli sentään vähän erilainen. Ja siis jostain syystä mielestäni näytän jotenkin enemmän naiselliselta tämä kehys kasvoillani.. mutta ehkä se johtuu vaan siitä, että tämä kilpikonna on väriltään pehmeämpi kuin entinen musta. Noh, mikä ikinä onkaan syynä, nämä lasit ovat todella mieluiset, ja olen erittäin tyytyväinen valintaani :).

Glasses Direct muuten toimittaa myös Suomeen, postikulutkin ovat ainoastaan 7,50 puntaa. Lasit vahvuuksilla ovat hyvälaatuisia ja halpoja, ja voit ennen tilaamista kokeilla niitä kasvoillesi virtuaalisesti käyttäen Ditto-palvelua. Heillä on todella usein myös hyviä tarjouksia, kannattaa kokeilla!

** glasses have been gifted to me for a review, but opinions are my own / olen saanut lasit blogin kautta, mutta mielipiteeni ovat omiani **

Evans Shape Stylists

(Tämä postaus on yhteistyö Evansin kanssa, ja koska Evans ei tarjoa tätä palvelua EU-sivustollaan, niin päätin jättää käännöksen tekemättä. Asu-tiedot myös suomeksi kuvien alla.)

When you’re online shopping, do you wish that you’d be able to touch the fabrics, find out how the garments fit, or just to have general styling advice? Well, Evans has recently launched an online Shape Stylist-service on their site, and this gives you a chance to talk to someone and ask questions and recommendations. All the stylists are actual store staff, so they have seen and felt the clothes in real life and can give you great pointers on the fit and styling.

Evans offered me a chance to try this service and to review the outfit I ordered after the chat. As I know my style, and what kind of fit I need for different parts of my body, I thought that it would be quite problematic for me to use this service.. But I decided to have an open mind and give it a try.

When you go to the Evans website on times when stylist service is available you see a banner on the right that asks if you want style advice. If you click that, a chat-window opens and tells you the name of your stylist. My stylist was Vicky, and because of the fact that I know my style and what I actually wanted to my wardrobe, I gave her quite specific questions and tasks. I told her that I’m looking for a bright winter coat, skinny jeans that would actually be proper skinny on the legs, and a nice sweater to go with them. Vicky politely asked me to wait and said she’ll have a look and send me links soon.

First she sent me towards a pale coral collarless coat, which was lovely, but I said that I would prefer one that is possibly even brighter and has a collar. Then she sent me a link to this orange beauty, and I was sold. I asked her about the fit, and told her that I have a big belly and small shoulders, and she recommended me to go for the size for my shoulders and just wear it open. For the jeans Vicky told me about Evans’ new Ultra Stretchy Skinny Jeans, and sent me a link to the blue pair. I asked what colours it came in and decided to go with the black. Vicky also adviced me to size up one size, as the jeans come a bit small. These jeans come in short, regular and long lengths. I went with short, and the length is exactly right for me (I rolled them up for this outfit though). They also are very skinny on the leg, but personally I’d like the ankle to be a bit tighter still.. But still definitely the skinniest jeans that I have managed to find – thank you Evans! As for the sweater I mentioned to Vicky that I saw some cute ones in Cosmo, and she sent me a link to this sweater, and she also adviced me to take my usual size (but I ended up taking one size up, as I wanted a baggy look). I still had some money left in my budget and I asked Vicky for some recommendations for bracelets and rings (as we both agreed that necklace wouldn’t be needed because of the sequin detail of the sweater). She sent me several links and I decided to go with this ring stack. We both thought that this combination would be a cute outfit, and here it is for you to see. I just added orange lipstick, a pair of fringed ankle boots and a long top underneath the sweater, otherwise it is the one Vicky and I chose. What do you think?

Coat / Takki*: 24, Evans | Sweater / College*: 26/28, Evans | Jeans / Farkut*: 28s, Evans | Boots / Saappaat: Evans – past season | Rings / Sormukset*: Evans | Lipstick / Huulipuna: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Audacious


* denotes a gifted item / * tuote blogin kautta saatu

Online shopping goes to Westfield

(Tämä postaus on yhteistyö brittiläisten yritysten kanssa, joten jätin käännöksen tekemättä.)

Us plus-size girls need to do a lot of online shopping to find cute clothes, but what if you can combine this with actual shopping? Well, at Westfield London (Shepherd’s Bush) you can. You can order clothes from online retailers like ASOS and Very, and get them delivered to Westfield’s Collect+ lounge. First you can go shopping in the physical shops like Evans and New Look, and then go to the Collect+ lounge and try on the stuff that you ordered in their spacious changing rooms. If you want to keep them, you’re done, and if you want to return, you can do it with the help of the staff at the lounge. You can find all the info on how to order there in this link.

Last week myself and a few other bloggers got a chance to go and test the service ourselves. Before we went to the lounge we got lovely hand massages at Jo Malone, and the day started well with some nice pampering :).

I had ordered two dresses and a skirt from ASOS, and was excited to try them on. It was nice to have the other girls there for instant feedback as well. I loved my choices, and you will definitely see them here at the blog later (styled better than above may I add, haha). I loved using the Collect+ lounge, as it makes the whole trying on and possible returning process so much easier when it can be combined with a regular shopping trip. Really great idea indeed!

** written in association with Westfield London **

Are you a plus-size bride?

(Tämä on yhteistyö Lontoolaisen morsiuskaupan kanssa, joten jätin käännöksen tekemättä)

This is a subject that is not relevant to my own life at all. I’m a single girl, who rarely even dates to be honest.. But I know that there’s lots of plus-sized girls out there who are in long term relationships, or engaged, and looking for their perfect wedding dress. And I’m sure that some of these girls are my readers, and that’s why I’m doing this introductory post.

Bijou Bridal Wear is a family business that sells stunning plus-sized bridal wear. They have a boutique in Mitcham, London, and you can make an appointment to visit in here. The size range of their dresses is 12-34, and I love what they have to say about ‘Bijou Brides’ – “Our dresses are carefully selected based on their beautiful designs and with you in mind. Our dresses are not about what you ‘should’ wear to hide but rather what you should wear to shine.”


** written in association with Bijou Bridal Wear **

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