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Velvet Dreams

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf boots

It’s the middle of December and we’ve seen snow, ice, rain and high winds. I personally like to make the most of this time of year even though I absolutely hate the cold! Velvet is a fabric that I love wearing, it’s so comfortable on the skin, adds a little extra glitz and glamour and also helps to keep the cold at bay. Every winter we see that velvet is something that continues to stay in fashion. T-shirts, dresses, tops, leggings…. you name it there is something out there for everyone. Blazers and jackets are available for both men and women and there are many ways to incorporate it into your look.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf boots

I love going through the wardrobe and finding items that you may have had for a while but never worn. A while back I got this emerald green crushed velvet wrap dress from Pink Clove. I love a bodycon dresses as much as the next woman, especially a wrap dress. There’s something about this cut of dress that suits every woman of all sizes and shapes. I own quite a bit of velvet but there’s something about emerald green and red velvet that specifically speaks to me. At the beginning of this year I spent some time in Finland and wore a classic vintage green dress in sumptuous velvet to Mimmi’s wedding. Check out my post about my Finnish winter.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dressA plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress

I think that for this time of year velvet is such a nice fabric to wear at Christmas dinners and parties. The colour of this dress is really nice and such a gorgeous Christmasy shade that you just can’t go wrong. My plan was to wear this dress with my fishnet tights and Jilsen boots from Wide Calf Boot Store. Warmth, comfort and style are all factors that I consider when putting my outfits together. I also thought that because I wasn’t having the best hair day I would wear a black hair scarf to compliment by boots.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf boots

I love that sometimes a statement fabric can do all the talking that you want whilst keeping the other elements of an outfit rather simple. You simply can’t go wrong if you want a sassy, sexy and stylish look that is also easy to wear and works with a variety of accessories, shoes and jackets. I would probably wear this dress with my leather biker jacket if I was out and about for the day. Unfortunately this dress in particular is no longer available but there are some similar options from Pink Clove and all at fabulous prices so be sure to take a look.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf bootsA plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress, fish net tights and black leather wide calf boots

Whatever your plans are this time of year there are many ways to dress sassy and stylish whilst keeping to a budget and being comfortable. If you plan to be out in the cold watching the fireworks at new year or going to fab parties in great locations you can look fabulous in one way or another. I’ll personally be celebrating the holidays in velvet, sequins and metallic items of course not all at the same time though lol.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet dress

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

Silver Is The Way!

 A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet t-shirt

When it comes to fashion trends I tend to take on elements of what’s popular. One trend that totally captured me this season is silver fashion! Metallic clothing items really bring some fun edginess to a look, they work in all seasons and give ladies like me that little extra shine we love! Another trend that has really taken a life of it’s own this season is fun velvet. Elvi recently gave me the opportunity to review one of their items. You can only imagine my thoughts when I got the chance to combine the 2 trends not only in an outfit but a single item!

A plus size woman smiling wearing a leather mini skirt, crushed velvet t-shirt and silver high heelsA plus size woman smiling wearing a leather mini skirt, crushed velvet t-shirt and silver high heels

The nude gold coloured velvet of this t-shirt is easily worked into a variety of outfits. I like that it’s a neutral shade and compliments all skin tones. The velvet is light on the skin but has a nice amount of stretch also. I’m wearing this one in a size 24. I am currently obsessed with not just silver items but chrome silver! The different sized chrome loops are a really fun feature on the pocket of the t-shirt. They add that little something extra to the item that makes it stand out.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet t-shirtA plus size woman smiling wearing a leather mini skirt, crushed velvet t-shirt and silver high heels

When I got this top I knew that I had the perfect pair of heels to wear with it. I had been hunting for a pair of silver chrome stiletto heels since I had seen that the trend was coming several seasons ago! The challenge was finding an affordable pair that was comfortable and sexy at the same time. I found this pair at Asos several weeks ago. Unfortunately they are sold out but here is a similar pair if you want a pair of your own.

A woman wearing silver high heels and fish net tightsA plus size woman smiling, sitting, wearing a leather mini skirt, crushed velvet t-shirt and silver high heelsA woman wearing silver high heels and fish net tights

When it comes to velvet items they tend to bring out my sexy side. Feeling fun, flirty and a very fashionable makes dressing all the more enjoyable. In completing this outfit I wanted a really simple selection of colours. Black goes with everything of course so I selected a leather skirt, fish net tights and my largest silver hoop earrings. I have a range of style ideas when it comes to wearing this top. It can be worn with jeans, wet-look leggings and all kinds of skirts.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a leather mini skirt, crushed velvet t-shirt and silver high heelsA plus size woman smiling wearing a leather mini skirt, crushed velvet t-shirt and silver high heels

I think it’s important to select clothing items that make you feel confident, comfortable and fabulous. I find that even when pushing the boundaries there are ways to expand and experiment. You may have noticed I’ve been wearing a lot of skirts lately. I guess you could say I’m trying to improve my skirt game and get that bit more confident in showcasing my legs. There are many ways of playing around with fashion so get to trying I say!

A plus size woman smiling wearing a leather mini skirt, crushed velvet t-shirt and silver high heelsA plus size woman smiling wearing a leather mini skirt, crushed velvet t-shirt and silver high heels

I’m going to start as I mean to go on and will be on the hunt for more silver and velvet items. The party season is coming with Halloween, Christmas and New Years so why not?! Shiny things and glamorous velvet are perfect for the winter and will always work year in year out!

Speaking of Silver you may remember earlier in the year I wore a fabulous trench coat. This was another fab item from Elvi. Check out their current collection for some fab edgy styles this season.

A plus size woman smiling wearing a crushed velvet t-shirt

*The t-shirt is a gifted item
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!