Tag "Stripes"

New Stripes

Plus Size woman smiling wearing black side striped leggings and a black vertical stripe sweater and ankle boots

Don’t you just love being able to make a statement by keeping things simple? When you can walk into a room and make an impression without trying, you’re onto something! Stripes are something way too many are scared to wear. I’m obsessed with them and don’t care what the fashion rules are. Many say that bigger women should avoid them altogether or only wear them vertically. I have stripes of all directions in my wardrobe! They work for every season, every occasion and in every colour possible!

Plus Size woman wearing black side striped leggings and a black vertical stripe sweater and ankle bootsPlus Size woman smiling wearing a black vertical stripe sweater and ankle boots

Red and black are a combination of colours that always look good. Whenever I wear black I like to wear a deep red lipstick as it really pops. Evans clothing are seriously impressing me at the moment with the amount of fun and colourful stripes they have. As soon as I saw this vertical stripe sweater and these leggings I knew I wanted them! When you find something that you can wear to the office, out on the town, at home, casually or dressed up this is an item you need! If you can find items that can be worked into a series of looks I would advise that you pick them up!

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Does life ever feel like it’s moving faster than you can? I feel this way a lot of the time so being able to just throw on some clothes without thinking too much makes life a little easier. If you know that what you’re wearing looks good with minimal effort you really can’t go wrong! Being able to get on with your day feeling good, looking good with no stress is the best thing possible!

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I wanted to have a fun, playful look when I could showcase my musical diva side. Stripes allow you to really do it all. I wanted to look cute, playful, chic and sassy all at the same time and I think I achieved it here. I really enjoy looks that as black or white with a short shock of colour. In some cases less really can be more!

Plus Size woman smiling wearing black side striped leggings and a black vertical stripe sweater and ankle bootsPlus Size woman smiling wearing black side striped leggings and a black vertical stripe sweater and ankle boots

What are you enjoying this season? Would you say prints are your thing, block colours or stripes? I’m enjoying keeping it simple with a little something extra. Not everything this time of year is all glitz and glamour. Sometimes you need to just pace yourself.

Plus Size woman smiling wearing a black vertical stripe sweater

*Top And Leggings are gifted items
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!

Nautical Summer Style

Top And Trousers Are Gifted Items*

I love this time of year! The sun is shinning, everyone is in a playful mood and wanting to spend as much time outdoors as possible. July is a special month for me for so many reasons, for one thing it’s my birthday this month and this year I’m heading to Vegas! I cannot wait to soak up some of the desert sun, catch a fun stage show and see what the city known for millions of lights has to offer. At the moment i’m still in London and the sun is shining fierce and hot over here and, I hope it stays this way for quite some time!

I love the fun and fresh colours that are available, fun pastels, pretty florals and of course nautical stripes! Navabi sent me the most amazing pair of wide legged trousers from Manon Baptiste with a series of fun navy and white stripes. I have to say these are so comfortable and the thick elasticated waist band makes for a tailored yet floating feel. The tassels are really fun and playful (even though I tucked them in for this look), I have to say I do enjoy a good pair of statement trousers. This is the time of year where bold prints are a must so why not have fun with them?

I knew I wanted to wear a really fun summer top with these pants and seeing as I’m the queen or coordination it was always gonna be something blue or white! I was recently sent the cutest top from Lane Bryant. The belted off the shoulder top brings a little bit of girly magic to a simple piece. This one is part of the amazing Glamour X collection and, I have to say I LOVE IT!  There are thin elasticated loops to hold the belt in place and the front can be tied in a way that suits your own personal style. I wanted a large girly bow when I wore this one. The belt really helps to accentuate the waist and showcase your curves, even for such a loose item. The gathered neck detail is also really flattering in addition to the fluted sleeves.

I pulled out my old pair of blue wedges and finished off my look with my signature hoop earrings, a navy bandana, blue flower bracelet and my favourite blue cross. Now when the weather is like this an amazing pair of sunnies is very much needed! I decided that my pair of Ted Baker Belle Tortoiseshell glasses were a must! The gold mirrored lenses are really nice and the feature makes these really nice to wear when the sun is beaming bright and strong.

Enjoy this time of year, get out with friends and family, make the most of what the season has to offer. There are so many amazing events and parties to attend but if you’re more low key and you just want to kick back that can be a lot of fun too. I plan to spend the rest of the summer in a variety of ways and I definitely have to catch up with some friends. I’ll be sure to play around with some fun summer styles in the process so stay tuned!

Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!