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Hot Pink

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Hello lovies,

A few weeks ago I was asked if I’d like to try out the new collection from Tesco’s plus-size clothing range, F&F True. The range hasn’t been very trendy previously, so I was intrigued to see what they had to offer.

Now first let me say this; I LOVE what F&F is doing with their main range. They have trend-lead pieces for value prices, and some really stunning stuff. Their main range goes up to size 22, so I happen to own quite a few of their pieces, and alongside Primark it will continue to be one of the first places I look for trendy items on a budget.

So, what do I think of the new True-range? Well, it certainly has improved a lot. There’s colour, there’s bodycon, there’s prints. Sadly the collection is quite small, and to my taste it is still quite…mumsy. Honestly I just wish it had more of the trendiness of the main range. I did find a few pieces that I liked though, a hot pink trench coat and a pencil skirt, which you can see in the photos. The trench was a nice fit (I sized up for the boobs, as I always do in button ups, which means that shoulder area is a bit too big for me), but I do wish that it was a bit longer. I do adore the colour though! And the skirt then, well, I sized up to 28, but it was still VERY tight. So obviously there is some sizing issues with the scuba material that was used in the bodycon stuff. All in all I am very happy that F&F are putting more thought behind the True-range, and that it is getting trendier. In my opinion there’s still work to be done though, and I hope it will go more towards the main F&F range.





Coat / Takki*: 26, F&F True | Top / Paita: 28, ASOS Curve | Skirt / Hame*: 28, F&F True | Heels / Korkkarit*: Claire Richards for Fashion World | Glasses / Rillit: Select Specs | Lippy / Huulipuna: MUA shade 3

Heippa!

Multa kysyttiin pari viikkoa sitten, että kiinnostaisiko mua kokeilla F&F True:n uutta mallistoa (kyseessä on siis marketti-jätti Tescon plussa-vaatemallisto). Mallisto ei ole ollut mitenkään trendikäs aiemmin, joten olin tietysti kiinnostunut näkemään jos asia olisi muuttunut.

Ihan nyt heti pitää kuitenkin mainita, että F&F perusmallisto on aivan loistava. Trendikkäitä vaatteita muodin huipulta ihan pilkkahinnoin (muuten toimittavat Suomeenkin, kannattaa tsekata), ja siis kokoon 22 asti (EU 50). Mulla on itsellänikin F&F vaatteita, ja se on Primarkin ohella ensimmäisiä paikkoja joista etsin tämän hetken muotia halvalla.

Mitäs mieltä sitten olen tästä uudistuneesta True-mallistosta? Noh, siitä entisestä on kyllä edistytty. On värejä ja printtejä ja bodyconiakin. Valitettavasti mallisto on kyllä kovin pieni, ja mun mielestä edelleen aika tätimäinen. Toivoisin kovasti, että F&F veisi plussamallistoaan samaan suuntaan kuin heidän perusmallistoaankin, mutta kaikki askeleet parempaan suuntaan on tietysti hyvä asia. Löysin mä sieltä kuitenkin pari mieleistä vaatetta, jotka näkyy tässä asussa. Trenssi on ihanan värinen, ja istuu ihan kivasti (piti ottaa isompi koko rinnuksen takia, niinkuin aina napitettavissa vaatteissa, eli olkapäistä tämä in vähän iso) – mutta toivoisin sen olevan pidempi. Hame sitten, no otin isomman koon kuin yleensä, mutta silti se on TOSI kireä. Joten tuon scuba-materiaalin kanssa on kyllä vähän koot killissä. Eli joo, on hyvä juttu, että F&F on ottanut asiakseen parantaa True-mallistoa, mutta rehellisesti sanottuna heillä on vielä paljon parannettavaa..

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Ponies in the Wild

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Hello my lovies,

A few days ago I had my first physio-appointment for my shoulder. It was less scary than I thought, but the therapist did say that problems like mine usually tend to take quite a while to heal. Well, at least I’m getting treatment now, so that is already half a win :). She gave me little exercises to do at home, and in a few weeks I will see her again for some acupuncture – eek!

After my appointment I met my lovely friend Isha for lunch, and we snapped outfit pics on the way. I wore my new My Little Pony-sweater from Primark, that I absolutely LOVE (I apologise the pics are a bit light at the top, but it’s the same print as this). It is size 20, but fits me like 26 usually does, so it’s nice and oversized. Otherwise I kept my outfit earthy and casual, which was a good choice for a day of running around the city.





Coat*: 24, F&F True (similar at ASOS Curve) | Sweater: 20, Primark (in stores now / can be found on eBay) | Skirt: 26, ASOS Curve (similar at ASOS Curve) | Tights: 22-26, Yours Clothing | Trainers: Matalan (similar on sale at House of Fraser) | Bag*: F&F (similar at Dune) | Glasses: Select Specs | Lippy: Maybelline Color Sensational in Pleasure Me Red

Takki*: 24 UK, F&F True (saman tyylinen ASOS Curvella) | College: 20 UK, Primark (löytyy eBaystä) | Hame: 26 UK, ASOS Curve (saman tyylinen ASOS Curvella) | Sukkikset: 22-26 UK, Yours Clothing | Lenkkarit: Matalan (saman tyyliset alessa House of Fraserilla) | Laukku*: F&F (saman tyylinen Dune:lla) | Rillit: Select Specs | Huulipuna: Maybelline Color Sensational sävy Pleasure Me Red

Heissan!

Mulla oli pari päivää sitten ensimmäinen fysioterapia-aika tämän olkapääni kanssa. Se ei ollut niin pelottavaa kuin ensin kuvittelin, mutta terapeutti kyllä sanoi, että tällaisesta ongelmasta kuntoutuminen yleensä kestää aika kauan. Noh, ainakin saan vihdoin hoitoa, se on jo puoli voittoa :). Terapeutti antoi mulle pieniä jumppatehtäviä kotiin, ja parin viikon päästä hän aloittaa olkapäähäni akupunktio-hoidot – iik!

Fysioterapian jälkeen tapasin ystäväni Ishan lounaan merkeissä, ja matkalla otimme tietysti asukuvat. Mun oli pakko ottaa käyttöön uusi My Little Pony-collegeni Primarkista, oli se vaan niin ihana (valitettavasti kuvat on aika valottuneita.. mutta printti on sama kuin tämä)! College on UK-kokoa 20, joka on siis Primarkin suurin koko, mutta se on onneksi tarkoitettu liian isoksi, joten se istuu minulle samalla tavalla kuin koko 26 normaalisti ;). Muuten pidin asuni rentona ja maanläheisenä, joka oli kyllä hyvä valinta, sillä tuona päivänä tuli rampattua kaupunkia ees taas.

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Double Vision: Jeans & t-shirt

Hey lovelies,

After a few week’s break it is Double Vision time again! In this challenge my amazing friend Dani and I are choosing a theme, item, movie character.. whatever we come up with basically, and style those our own way and post at the same time, more about the challenge here. This week’s theme was chosen by me, and I chose ‘Jeans & t-shirt’. Now this is something that Dani wears a lot, but I wear basically never, so it was more of a challenge to me, haha ;).

I wish I could wear jeans more, but I feel uncomfortable sitting all day at work in them. I should start wearing them more on the weekends though, as I really like this look I came up with. (Sorry for the sick and tired looking face..)

Double Vision: Jeans & t-shirt
Double Vision: Jeans & t-shirt
Double Vision: Jeans & t-shirt
Double Vision: Jeans & t-shirt
Double Vision: Jeans & t-shirt

Jacket: 22, F&F at Tesco (tuxedo jacket at Macy’s, lace jacket at Evans) | T-shirt: 26, So Fabulous via eBay (similar at ASOS Curve: 1, 2) | Jeans: 24, F&F True at Tesco (similar at ASOS Curve) | Booties*: Luxury Rebel at Shopbop (same in burgundy at Bloomingdale’s, similar at ASOS: 1, 2) | Glasses: LensWay (similar at Select Specs) | Necklace: Primark (awesome spiked necklaces at Boohoo and New Look: 1, 2) | Lippy: MAC Viva Glam Nicki

Now let’s click to DIY Fatshion and see Dani’s outfit – I bet she looks babely!

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The Plus-size Workwear Challenge: Freestyle

Hello lovelies,

A few weeks ago the gorgeous Naomi of Diamonds n’ Pearls was asking other plus-size bloggers on Twitter if anyone would be interested in doing a five-week workwear challenge. There was a nice response and now it’s the 10 of us doing this! 2 of us will post each working day, and we have been given themes for each week. Please see this post by Naomi for more information :). First week’s challenge was a blazer, second week’s was pencil skirt or a pussy bow, third was stepping out of our comfort zones, and fourth was all about popping some colour. You can see my previous posts here, here, here and here.

This is the fifth and final week of this challenge, and the theme is Freestyle. I decided to take this as a chance to do a ‘casual Friday’-look with some of my new Primark goodies, and I will totally wear this look to work some day soon!

Workwear: Freestyle
Workwear: Freestyle
Workwear: Freestyle
Workwear: Freestyle
Workwear: Freestyle

Parka: 24, F&F True, Tesco (similarish at F&F True, Tesco, Simply Be, Forever 21+, ASOS Curve) | T-shirt: 20, Primark (similar at George at ASDA, similar at Macy’s, camouflage shirt at New Look Inspire) | Denim-look skirt: 20, Primark (similar at New Look Inspire) | Boots*: Barratts (similar at New Look: 1, 2, 3) | Tights*: 22-26, Lycra Xceptionelle 40 denier 3D tights from Yours Clothing | Glasses*: Four Eyes | Lippy: Barry M Ultra Moisturising Lip Paint 156 – Vicious Violet

That was my freestyling.. VERY casual indeed ;). I had really great time doing this challenge, thanks Naomi for organising it! ..Now click and see how the other bloggers in this challenge freestyled!

Amanda of Cruella’s Curves
Beth of Tinkerbell and the Lost Girls
Claire of A Monkey Fatshionista
Gemma of Pinkgemma Plus
Gina of Fat Fit Fine
Laura of What Laura Loves
Naomi of Diamonds n’ Pearls
Rosie of A Rose Like This
Sara of Scribblings of a Brit Girl

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