Getting Shady In Winter Warmers

a plus size woman smiling wearing an off the shoulder sweater, white leggings and black heeled ankle boots

November has well and truly arrived. It is officially cold and so that means that it’s time for us to start wrapping up and battling the elements! I was recently sent some fab clothes from Yours Clothing just in time for the colder season. I have some fun casual items that can work with a variety of outfits including warm knitwear. This is the time of year when there are 3000 things to do and not enough hours in the day. You’ll find yourself running around to work events, parties, running errands etc. When things get hectic we all like to be comfortable but I still like to look good in the process.

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Sweaters these days have really come a long way. We used to wear items like this purely for comfort and warmth. Now we are lucky enough to have some cute, fun even sexy options. I read somewhere that the sexiest part of a woman’s body is the decolletage so it’s nice to have the shoulders and collar bone exposed. A small amount of flesh revealed can be sexy in a modest way. I really love this sweater from the Limited collection. The swooping off the shoulder neckline, thick fabric and distressed element adds some edge to a simple item. This makes for a really fun basic item that will work with a variety of clothing items for many looks. I picked this up in a size 24.

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Leggings, every woman has a pair, every woman likes these for easy and comfortable fashion. I tend to gravitate towards wet look leggings and I have about 9 pairs to be honest with you lol. I had never worn a pair of white ones before but I figured as I wear white jeans why not get a pair of white leggings? I chose this pair in a size 26. I find that with leggings it’s better to up-size. When you have a large bum and a sizeable belly like I do you don’t want the fabric to stretch so much that it gets see-through. This pair is high waisted and full of stretch. And of course black or white items work with most looks.

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I like many women love wearing a cute pair of heels. This is the time of year when one might wanna slip on a pair of heels but the cold chill in the air can make that an off putting prospect. I like ankle boots as they provide that sexiness to an outfit but can be worn with thermal tights, socks etc. This pair has a nice height, are really comfortable and work with pretty much anything you wanna pair them with. There is a flexi-sole making this an easy pair to walk in too.

I’m a woman who’s always on the go so I need a bag of some kind to carry my makeup, money, phone, keys etc. I wanted something with a little splash of colour and what better way for me than to pick something blue?! This small quilted backpack is really practical and is an item I can wear with items in all seasons due to the fresh colour. It comes in one size and will work for anyone who needs to carry more than the essentials with them.

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So there are many ways to be fun and casual while the weather changes. I have several items from yours that are great to wrap up in. Check out my post featuring camouflage prints and khaki colours. If you are looking for some great knitwear basics or you want to try a monochrome look of your own check them out here!

a plus size woman smiling wearing an off the shoulder sweater
*This is a gifted outfit
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!
  1. Hayley says: 6th November 2017 7:51 pm

    You are looking truly radiant! And that sweater is awesome. Loving it!

    • Mayah says: 19th November 2017 6:16 pm

      Thanks Hayley that’s so sweet x

  2. Rachel Evans says: 6th November 2017 8:37 pm

    Lovely outfit, it really suits you. I love the boots as well – I’ve got my eye out for some at the moment but I was thinking of a lower heel.

    • Mayah says: 19th November 2017 6:20 pm

      Thank you honey, to be honest with you these are really comfortable. I find that the thicker the heel the more comfortable the shoe, there are plenty of fun options on the market at the moment. I hope you find something that you like xx

  3. Baby Isabella says: 6th November 2017 9:01 pm

    We love the neckline on this sweater. A really lovely outfit and the boots are fab x

    • Mayah says: 21st November 2017 7:27 pm

      Me too!! It’s actually was first made me want this sweater x

  4. Lilinha says: 6th November 2017 9:51 pm

    Such a lovely outfit. I can’t believe how cold it has turned lately. Your sweater is very stylish and it suits you!

    • Mayah says: 21st November 2017 7:29 pm

      Thanks hun xx

  5. Sarah Bailey says: 6th November 2017 10:05 pm

    What an awesome outfit, I have always been too scared to wear white trousers as I am bound to get them dirty, however that top is right up my street!

    • Mayah says: 9th December 2017 11:23 pm

      Thanks Sarah, I do love wearing white, I don’t do it enough to be honest but it does pop so nicely against other colours x

  6. meliss major says: 6th November 2017 11:20 pm

    Such a fabulous outfit, looks perfect for autumn! I love the boots and the jumper

    • Mayah says: 9th December 2017 11:26 pm

      Thanks hun xx

  7. Ana De- Jesus says: 7th November 2017 12:30 am

    I hear you about there being so many things to do but enough hours in one day to do them LOL and you are right in saying that it is getting cold now! On the other hand nice of Yours clothing to send you some clothes and that black knitted jumper looks gorgeous!

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 12:15 pm

      Yeah it can get a little crazy. Thanks though hun x

  8. Patrick says: 7th November 2017 1:51 am

    Okay,I thinking…..holy crow,her top is falling apart already! What the blazes is that about?
    So when you mentioned the distressed look,it made sense,never seen that on a top before.
    I’m sure you’re going to get a lot of double takes….

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 12:16 pm

      Haha yeah women’s fashion can be a little different with stuff like that. Yeah I may get the odd look from some people in this one lol

  9. Shahneela says: 7th November 2017 10:50 am

    Love this look! And that bag is super cute.

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 12:17 pm

      Thanks hun x

  10. kirsty says: 7th November 2017 3:24 pm

    I’ve never tried a knitwear jumper before (I know right!) I like the neckline as it suits you well x

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 10:31 pm

      Yeah knitwear jumpers are really nice you should try it!

  11. jade bremer says: 7th November 2017 3:54 pm

    I think the outfit is cute but I do have this to say to designers, why do you insist on making everything with either holes in or shorter so it’s flashing the lower part of my belly. Don’t get me wrong you look gawjus I just don’t understand this fashion atm x

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 10:33 pm

      Hi Jade, I understand what you’re saying. I worked in a fashion house for a while and I could see in the current trends that low cut (for some women) or cold shoulder items seemed to be everywhere! Some people want something with a little more coverage.

  12. Emily Leary says: 7th November 2017 6:05 pm

    3000 things to do and so far I’ve got about 4 off the list! Love the whole outfit – I want a pair of those ankle boots :)

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 10:47 pm

      You’ll get there hun, thanks for the compliment x

  13. Mel says: 7th November 2017 7:02 pm

    That sweater is lovely and it really suits you! Love winter when we can wear warm jumpers!

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 10:47 pm

      Aww thanks Mel xx

  14. Linda Hobbis says: 8th November 2017 8:03 am

    Love the white leggings – mine are all black and I live in them! You have a gorgeous smile!

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 10:49 pm

      Aww thanks for the compliment Linda, it’s the first white pair I’ve had to be honest with you!

  15. Bethany says: 8th November 2017 1:08 pm

    You look absolutely fab and I know this post is about your outfit, but that smile is absolutely beaut! You could pull off anything with that!

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 10:49 pm

      Aww thanks Bethany that’s such a lovely thing to say xx

  16. Ting says: 8th November 2017 1:22 pm

    What a gorgeous jumper! I love this outfit so much. Tx

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 10:50 pm

      Thanks hun x

  17. Olivia Jade (@dungareesdonuts) says: 8th November 2017 9:49 pm

    Ah you look beautiful in this outfit and so happy. I am a huge fan of the bag and the jumper looks so cozy :)

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 10:50 pm

      Aww thanks hun, it really is!!

  18. Sarah Ann says: 8th November 2017 11:30 pm

    Love this sweater! It’s co cute and flattering. I wish I had the confidence to take outfit photos for my blog.

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 10:52 pm

      Aww thanks Sarah, hun you should give it a try. If you enjoy what you’re wearing the photos will come out nice trust me xx

  19. Emily Underworld says: 9th November 2017 3:04 pm

    That backpack is so cute! I need to get myself a plain black jumper, I strangely don’t have any.

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 10:52 pm

      Thanks Emily, to be honest with you I don’t have many either which is mad. We all need some basics in the wardrobe x

  20. Katrina says: 9th November 2017 8:15 pm

    Love the neck line, with me being a plus size I hate having things that are high neck and emphasis my size

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 10:54 pm

      Hi Katrina, the neckline is what first drew me to this item. I get what you mean but I stopped caring and I wear whatever I want. At the end of the day confidence is the most important thing you can wear. If you wear clothes you feel fab in you’ll look amazing xx

  21. Elizabeth says: 12th November 2017 8:50 pm

    How interesting that the holes already come knitted into the jumper, lol! I guess my charity shop loved style is coming into fashion! That does look like one seriously cosy jumper.

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 10:56 pm

      Hey Elizabeth, yeah it is a pretty interesting feature to have with a jumper, my wearing it with white leggings emphasised the look I think lol. This one is also available in Kahki green and baby pink too and is seriously comfy!

  22. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says: 13th November 2017 7:58 am

    That is a very cosy looking sweater. I loved this time of year for all the cosy clothes.

    • Mayah says: 15th December 2017 10:57 pm

      Hi Danni, this is a really cosy one! Like you I enjoy items like that, this time of year!