Back To Black

There has been a lot of changes for me recently. The past few months has seen me go through many things such as changes and new developments in my work life, enjoying spending more time with friends and taking some much need Mayah time. Things have been quite stressful on a personal front and I recently experienced a really horrible stomach illness. As a result of all this I have decided to roll with the punches and make some adjustments to all areas of my life and of course this includes my look!

As I previously mentioned I had been suffering from a really uncomfortable and difficult to detect illness called Helicobacter pylori. To cut things short I was experiencing severe stomach cramps every time I ate anything. The pain was unbearable and could leave me in pain for hours at a time. Around 1 in 10 people suffer from this and if left untreated, you can be left with stomach ulcers. After a lot of tests and doctors appointments I finally got to the bottom of the situation and began treatment. Throughout all of this I have lost quite a bit of weight and have dropped just over a dress size. Now I love my clothes and although the slight weight loss is of course good for me health wise I’ve had some minor challenges when putting my looks together.

After one of our afternoon mate dates Hanna and I decided to take some blog pictures for each other, and so Hanna as always began to put her style genius to work and pull some clothes for me to wear. I was already wearing my ripped skinny jeans from Evans (size 24) and so Hanna thought a white tank top would go to creating an edgy casual look. It’s no secret that I enjoy wearing a variety of different styles and I tend to dress according to my mood. This look gave me a fitted yet comfortable look. I have to say I love these jeans and they have fast become a staple in my wardrobe. They are also available in white, i’ll be sure to pick up a pair of those very soon!

We thought it would be fun to pair the jeans with a plan white tank top. I’m usually the girl who wears shapewear or spanx to smooth the appearance of my belly but every now and again I decide against it and just “let it all hang out” as they say. There has been a trend for the past few years for women to embrace their VBL and in my case I do so depending on the look I want to achieve. As there is still a slight chill in the air I decided to pull on my oversized stripped shirt with pull strings from Zizzi. Unfortunately this shirt is no longer available as it comes from a previous collection but be sure to check out their website to see what new looks are available.

I have developed a really strong appreciation of this brand, the quality and style of their clothes is just perfect for me. When I think casual sexy I tend to gravitate towards Scandinavian clothing brands like Zizzi, Junarose and Carmakoma. These brands have a wide selection of plus size threads to suit women with a slight edge and quirkiness to their style. You’ll see some upcoming posts featuring these brands and there have been a few previous ones if you decide to check out some of my old posts.

I say it a lot and my previous outfit posts will showcase how much I love wearing beret style hats. I have many in several colours and as I was already wearing my black one when I arrived at Hanna’s I thought it best to leave it on for this look as I was experiencing some very dodgy hat hair underneath lol. Hanna let me borrow he platform chunky heels to finish off the look and we accessorised the outfit with a really cute leather backpack, very 90s.

Needless to say I had a lot of fun with this look and enjoyed the feel I had when wearing it. I felt very Stacy Dash in Clueless with this look and thought that a sharp pop of red lipstick would just set things off. I find that a lot of people tend to dress very sophisticatedly when wearing black and white clothes. It’s really easy to keep it simple and just add slight twists to the look to get the overall look you want. Have fun with what you have in your wardrobe and try playing around with casual and dressy items, the combination can make for a really sassy look!

Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and wear it with a smile!
  1. Sara says: 9th May 2016 7:27 pm

    I think you look amazing as per usual but i do love some black and white styling xxx

    • Mayah says: 24th May 2016 7:03 pm

      Hi Sara I hope you’re well.

      Thanks, sometimes you just have to go back to basics and either wear all black or do a monochrome thing. ;) xx

  2. Jen says: 9th May 2016 7:28 pm

    You look fab. Gorgeous smile. Sorry you’ve had a tough time of it though with the nasty stomach thing. I hope things settle down for you.

    The look is great on you, you look really confident and sassy!

    • Mayah says: 24th May 2016 7:05 pm

      Hey Jen,

      Thank you, i’m getting there just trying to stay positive.
      Thanks for the compliments by the way x

  3. Ting says: 9th May 2016 7:39 pm

    I’m the same – I dress according to my mood! I think that’s part of the fun about fashion, and makeup. It’s a form of expression. It’s art that everyone can do. x

    • Mayah says: 24th May 2016 7:05 pm

      Exactly and there’s no rules or right or wrong way of doing things.

  4. Diana Thompson says: 10th May 2016 10:08 am

    Mayah, you are killing it with this outfit! I’m so glad that you’ve finally got a diagnosis, and really hope that this is the start of things getting better. Sending you a big hug! xox

    • Mayah says: 24th May 2016 7:06 pm

      Thanks honey I’m getting there.
      Glad you like this look, you know me I love my hats and hair scarves so playing around with a more 90s inspired look was fun for me x

  5. says: 11th May 2016 10:36 am

    hi madam, very nice images, i am very very i like it

    • Mayah says: 24th May 2016 7:06 pm

      Thank you :)

  6. Nay says: 12th May 2016 6:55 pm

    The classic black, you can never go wrong with that.

    • Mayah says: 24th May 2016 7:06 pm

      Thanks, couldn’t agree more!

  7. Linda Jeffries says: 13th May 2016 1:05 am

    Hope all is well with your health will keep you in prayer, enjoy your diva style.Black is so de rigueur and flattering.

    • Mayah says: 24th May 2016 7:07 pm

      Hey Linda thanks for that i’m doing a lot better.

      Haha Diva style, I like that, thanks :)

  8. Leah says: 14th May 2016 8:28 pm

    You look amazing Mayah – lit from within! xx

    • Mayah says: 24th May 2016 7:07 pm

      Thanks Leah, hope to see you soon xx

      • Leah says: 29th May 2016 4:35 pm

        I hope to see you soon too – it’s been aaaaaaaages! xx