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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


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..

* denotes a gifted item / * tuote blogin kautta saatu

Fatshion Faceoff: Peplum dress

Hello my 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’s item was chosen by Mouna, and she chose a peplum dress.

This post is bringing something new to the blog… AND I’m trying something that I have been scared about. Peplums have been on trend for ages now, probably the whole time that I have had this blog, yet I didn’t have any peplum items in my wardrobe. I’m usually always wearing what I want, whether that is ‘flattering’ or not, but somehow I thought that peplums would be the most unflattering thing that I could put on. So, while Mouna and I were shopping in NYC we spotted this classic black peplum dress, and since it was a bargain Mouna said I needed to buy it. And here you have it.. me in a peplum dress :). I actually love the top part of this dress, just wishing that the skirt would be a bit longer and bit less tight – maybe I just need to get my ass a size smaller, haha ;).

Dress: 3X, Forever 21+ (still available at US site, similar at New Look Inspire)| Bag: unknown – thrifted (zebra print bags at Very & Debenhams) | Heels: New Look (similar coloured at Evans) | Bracelets: Evans, Ashley Stewart | Glasses: Select Specs | Lippy: Maybelline Color Sensational in Pleasure Me Red

I have been waiting for a chance to show you this awesome zebra print bag! I absolutely adore it, and I picked it up unused and totally free at VoucherCodes.co.uk Most Wanted SwapShop a few months ago (ha, I’m actually in one of the pics on that link.. I didn’t even realise before). I actually think I need to start wearing more plain coloured outfits, that way I can wear this bag more too!

Anyway, I ended up liking my first attempt in wearing peplum, and you might see some in the future too. (Just when everyone’s all tired of peplums, right? Haha.) Now let’s go and see what kind of peplum dresses the other girls are rocking..

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

Fatshion Faceoff: Band t-shirt

Hi 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’s challenge item was chosen by Mouna, and she chose a slogan/band/movie/etc t-shirt.

Ok, confession time… I have a ‘dark past’ with boybands.. been a fan since 1988 or so, starting from NKOTB, then to East 17 and Take That, then to Backstreet Boys, ‘NSync and Westlife, and then back to Take That ;D. So when I saw this crop top for £3 in Primark I HAD TO buy it for this challenge (it might become only a night shirt after this though). But hey, it’s kinda cute, and Robbie is between my boobs.. which can never be a bad thing, haha ;). The boots are also a total bargain from Primark, they were reduced to £6, and I couldn’t leave the store without them!

But what about this skirt then.. SERIOUSLY?!? I ordered it when it was on sale at ASOS, only because I was so curious about it. I thought that it was totally amazing when it first came to the site, but I was SURE that it would only work for plus size girls with long legs and lower waist than me. But what a surprise I got when I put it on!!! I think it really works, or what do you think ladies? Another proof that you should always try things on cos you never know how they’ll look like and you might be positively surprised.

Top: 20, Primark (similar with a cross at New Look) | Skirt: 24, ASOS Curve | Boots: Primark (similar in black by ALDO) | Headband: New Look (similar at Forever 21) | Glasses: LensWay (similar at Select Specs)

Are you a fan of any band or movie etc? Do you wear their t-shirts? Do you think they can be fashionable?

Now let’s go see who/what the other Fatshion Faceoff girls are wearing…

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

Ways to Wear Challenge: LBD

Hi my lovelies,

This is the first post of a new challenge that I’m taking part in. The lovely Gemma of Big Girls Browse started Ways to Wear challenge, that any blogger can take part of. (Please see more in this Gemma’s post.)

The first monthly challenge is a Little Black Dress. Now, I have *counts* at least 5 dresses that fall into this category, and I have posted all of them here before, 3 of them quite recently (sequins, bodycon and lace).. so I had a bit of a dilemma. I decided to go with the dress I modeled at Plus North, since I never did a proper outfit post of it. This dress is absolutely lovely, the PU-detail is gorgeous, and I think this is a dress that would look amazing on anyone!

I decided to team it up with nude heels, minimal make-up (light pink lipstick & mascara) and effortless hair, only that I could bring some roughness to it with the spiked bracelet and clutch. So a classic look with some edgy twists, I hope ;)

Dress*: 22, Simply Be (similar without the PU panel) | Heels: Primark (similar at New Look, similar at Zappos – US) | Clutch*: Next (similar at Top Shop) | Bracelet: Forever 21 – gift from Dani (similar at Boutine, similar in silver at Oasap) | Lippy: Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Pink Mallow – available in Boots (similar by MAC)

Do you have many LBD’s in your closet? Do you wear them often? Oh, and if you are a blogger, you should take part in this challenge too, would be great to see many different looks :)!

* denotes a gifted item

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