A month or so ago i was in the Simply Be store in Doncaster when i spotted a dress so unlike anything i would usually wear i wanted to try it on to see how it looked. I would never before have thought i would own a leather look dress! As soon as i tried it on however i fell in love with everything about it.
The pictures don't do the dress justice its so much more beautiful in real life. I got this dress is a size 22 and as usual with Simply Be the fit is great. The dress itself is made from a leather look material and is quite thin with some stretch so you can order your usual size and not worry.
The dress also has a mesh panel down the front which shows off some serious cleavage without being too much in your face.
The whole dress is embossed with this gorgeous flower pattern which hasn't picked up in the pictures but you can see it when your wearing it and it looks so pretty.
I'm totally in love with this dress the shape is great and i really love the cute cap sleeves. It comes in blue as well as the black online here for £50. I think you could easily dress this down with some ankle boots and a jacket or dress it up with heels, a faux fur stole and killer lipstick.
I really love this dress and I'm glad i gave it a go and tried it on. It just goes to show always try something on even if you don't think in a million years it would be your thing, you could be surprised like me and find a piece you fall in love with.
A few weeks ago i went to meadowhall to meet up with some other lovely blogger babes for a spot of window shopping, coffee and some lunch. I had a fabulous time with Emma, Bee, Lolly and Leah here are a few pics others took during the day. I always forget to take pictures as I'm too busy chatting away.
Pic by Emma not quite sure what my face is doing?!
I thought I'd share my outfit from the day with you, i forgot to take outfit pics on my way out so they were taken after i got home and without shoes again! I do wear shoes i promise ;)
This dress is one i have had in my wardrobe for months and months with the tags still on. Its not that i didn't like the dress i just always had something else i wanted to wear first. The dress was from New Look ages ago and is a size 22, which is if anything a little big for me but not so much that you would notice.
The dress has a really lovely floaty chiffon style top layer with cute little polkadots on and cute buttoned cuffs on the sleeves. Its a really pretty dress and comfy to wear as well. The dress has a elasticised waist but i decided to add a belt which i got from Primark with a pair of shorts and it actually fits me which is surprising!
I had a great time with these lovely ladies, one of the best things about blogging for me is how many people i have met that i now call friends, without blogging i might never have met them so I'm really thankful i have :)
I first spotted this dress back at Plus North when the lovely Betty had it on and i fell in love, especially with the cut out at the front. I loved the bright pink leopard print and the cut of the dress, i know some people are getting a bit bored of skater style dresses but i quite like them especially when they have a bit of a cheeky side like this one.
This dress is quite short which i like and is made from a pretty thick stretch material. Its so comfy to wear and the thick material is fantastic for this colder weather we are having, although as the temperature drops i think i might need to add some thick tights and my faux fur or biker jacket as i did in my previous post.
This dress has a really full skirt which is perfect for twirling in! The cut out adds a really cute detail to the dress and gives a cheeky glimpse of cleavage which is always good with me. I ordered the size 22 and the fit is perfect for me, enough room for my boobs to fit without them trying to make a bid for freedom.
This dress is still available online here for £50, i think this dress is well worth the money its pretty thick so great for winter and its really well made. The only thing you may have issues with is the length if you are taller than me as its quite a short dress.
I have admired biker style jackets for a while but i was pretty convinced i wouldn't suit one, i thought it would feel too bulky and just wouldn't go with my style but i decided to give it a go. I was in New look recently and decided to try a few on and see how i actually looked.
I tried this one on in a size 22 which was all they had left at the time, and I really loved the look and the fit. I can fasten the jacket easily and there is room if i wanted to add another layer underneath. I can't wait to wear this jackets with shorts i think it will look super cute.
If you fancy getting your hands on this jacket you can get it on the New Look website here for £29.99 in the sale. The jacket is really comfy and soft to the touch and the gold zippers look great against the black.
There is also some really nice detailing around the top of the arms and the shoulders which i tried to get a picture of but its a little blurry.
I'm really glad i decided to give the biker jacket a try as i really love this one and i can't wait to try it out with more of the dresses in my wardrobe.
This is an outfit i wore i few weeks ago to go get tattooed and to meet up with the lovely Lisa who was a very good nurse to my swollen foot and all my complaining, although my hubby had to put up with it for the rest of the week bless him !
I decided to wear something from my wardrobe that I'd had for a while but not worn in forever. The dress was from Asos Curve via Lolly last year and is a size 26 and the jacket was from Tesco several months ago in a size 22. I really love how these two pieces look together and i can't believe i haven't worn them together before now.
This dress reminds me of liquorice allsorts and i love it , its more of a summer dress as it's sleeveless but it works for winter with a few layers. Plus the bright colours really do cheer you up when its miserable outside!
This jacket is really comfy too its a jersey with some stretch and has a loose almost boyfriend style fit which i really love. I added my favourite brooch at the moment which was from the lovely Chloe from Lifes Big Canvas at Plus North for a bargain £9!
I'm going to try to delve into my wardrobe more often and add see what gems i have forgotten about, sometimes you end up forgetting about great pieces when you have as may clothes as i do. It's definitely time to tidy the wardrobes and make sure everything is getting the love it deserves :)
I was contacted recently by Just Curvy who asked if I'd like to review a piece from the website, i had been doing a bit of internet window shopping so i already knew the piece i would pick. You all know me and my love of cats by now, so as soon as i saw this jumper i knew i needed it in my life.
The jumper has the cutest cat on it and it even had the back legs and tail on the back which i love!
I decided to wear this with my Dorothy Perkins leopard skirt to work last week. The jumper was really comfy and kept me warm, i did add a thin cami underneath as it was particularly chilly on the day. I was sent a 24/26 in this jumper and it just fits me so i would say it is on the small side. The main reason for this is the stitching at the bottom which is quite tight without much give, i just tucked this bit back underneath the jumper and it was fine for me.
The jumper has small sequins stitched in all over the jumper so it shimmers when you catch the light and looks really pretty. You can buy the jumper online here for £29.99 its a must for any of you cat ladies out there!
As a major cat lady there was no way i wasn't going to choose this jumper but i also fell pretty hard for this skirt which i think would look amazing on, the print is fabulous! And for £14.99 it not going to break the bank either.
If you haven't tried Just Curvy yet give them a try they have lots of cute pieces on the site and all at really reasonable prices.