With Flying Colours!

One thing I love, Colour! Colour to me can really impact on a persons sense of mood and it can definitely give a certain style or theme to your wardrobe! A trend that has been quite popular recently is paint! Splashed paint to be exact! It would seem that abstract swirls and patterns aren’t just limited to bright canvases that sit in art galleries, we can wear them right out there on our streets! I have seen a whole host of interesting colours splashed across women’s clothing everywhere and I have had my eye open for something of my own for quite some time!

Hanna and I went to a Boohoo press event at some time last year and they had loads of upcoming items with paint splattered patterns arriving in the upcoming collection (some of you may remember some of the pics I posted on my Instagram whilst at the event). Whilst having a browse on the website I came across a really fun and BOLD shift dress. The Taylor printed shift dress fits my frame like a bodycon but to be honest with you, that’s one of the things I love most about it! I’m wearing this is a size 24 and I have to say I really like how it looks on. I will admit when I first took this out of the packaging and tried it on I thought ‘Wow I look colourful!’ Not so long ago I would have been totally pushed out my comfort zone by this prospect but I actually love how this looks.

I should note I’m not wearing any shapewear in these pictures, the bright paint print I find actually looks quite flattering against my shape. In a viscose, elastane mix the fabric feels like a soft t-shirt on. As an item that’s really light to wear, this would be really comfortable in a bar or club atmosphere. The long sleeves are really comfortable with plenty of stretch and would be a really comfortable item to wear for ladies who don’t like to show the tops of their arms. Due to the fact that I have a large bust and big behind this dress hitches up a little on me I wear this with leggings as the length is slightly shortened because of this.


I thought I would work with the colours of the dress and so I thought my red patent ballerina pumps from Primark would work well for comfortable footwear. I think a pair of stiletto heels would work in any of the colours featured on the dress if you wanted to slightly glam this up a little. For accessories I kept it simple wearing this Feather necklace from Topshop and my classic hoop earrings.


Don’t be afraid of colour, have fun with it and enjoy being bold! We all need to have those fun items in our wardrobes that makes us want to be colourful and vibrant.

Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and wear it with a smile!
  1. Lottie L'Amour says: 8th July 2015 2:05 pm

    I absolutely LOVE you in this dress! You look incredible and it suits you down to the ground. Your personality is just as colourful as this outfit, I'd love to see more plus sized babes in more bright colours because we are all bright people! Love this, and love you xxx

  2. Mayah Thomas says: 8th July 2015 2:07 pm

    Thanks for that compliment Lottie that's so sweet of you!
    I could not agree we need to embrace colour and have fun with it! We don't always have to be in black sacks lol.

    P.S I hope to meet you soon it's been a laugh getting to know you recently xx

  3. Vicky Jones says: 8th July 2015 2:58 pm

    I love how you mix fashion up Mayah, sometimes being the quintessential retro babe and other times contemporary. I really like these colours on you, the earrings and shoes. It looks comfy and fun to wear too x

  4. Mayah Thomas says: 8th July 2015 3:03 pm

    Thanks Vicky that's really sweet. I enjoy switching things up from time to time. Sometimes you wanna go all out with the hair, dress, heels etc. other times I like to dress really casual and just have fun.

    Thanks again Hun xx

  5. Fern P says: 8th July 2015 4:17 pm

    This does look fantastic on you! I also really really love the little red shoes, they're so cute! I think the black leggings make it classy and elegant. But you also look like you'd feel comfy and effortlessly sexy in it. This is my first time reading your blog but your photo poses make me think you're a fun and sweet person and this dress really helps show that off. I think it's gorgeous.

  6. Mayah Thomas says: 8th July 2015 4:24 pm

    Hi Fern I hope you're well thanks for checking out my blog and thanks for the compliments xx I always try to being my personify through on the blog so I'm glad it translates xx