Thursday, 11 December 2014

Winter Wedding - MissGuided

Having played it a little safe with the Winter Wedding outfit in this post, I fancied putting together an alternative look, and where better to get my inspiration from, but from MissGuided.

Now, lets take a moment to say: Missguided did GOOD with their new Plus Size range. I've yet to try any thing, but if I did, it would be this tartan two piece!

I'd love to add a fancy hair piece, and brooch to the jacket to make it a little more Wedding appropriate (which MissGuided don't seem to do!), but with these dancing shoes, no one can question it's a special occasion kinda outfit!

A winter wedding just called for feathers and this clutch has the perfect muted tones for the tartan, as has the pom pom texture necklace.

What do you think? Too understated for a wedding?

Much love my lovelies, 

K x 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Winter Weddings - Evans

I have the great pleasure to be attending a winter wedding next week, and, whilst I have had my dress since Easter, I am still open minded as to whether it will be my actual dress for the day! 

Here I opted for Scarlett & Jo Prom dress as my starting point, and as it's on the 19th December, a jacket is a MUST.

This crochet shrug has the potential to be lacklustre in real life, but the images on line give it a bit of something

Now, shoe wise, I know we'll be dancing all night, so went for these contrast loafers. Add these cute 3D Dot Design tights - for prettiness and smartness!

And finally, this snowflake look-a-like White Flower necklace to stand out against the black sheer neckline.

Cute combination, making me a little rueful that I've already made my outfit choices!! 


Much love my lovelies, 

K x

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Life Hacks

There is the click bait that you just roll your eyes at, and then there is the click bait that just have to click. 

For me, anything with the idea of #lifehack in it is BOUND to get me clicking - can I make my 'Living alone with all the house work to be done' life any easier?!

And frankly, I find them either very American, or unrealistic. I mean, who has left over coffee to freeze to make frozen coffee that doesn't get diluted? (Not me, but then I don't drink coffee anyway).

Who here has such a thing as left over wine as well?! I don't drink wine either, but if I did, no left overs here!

And so, I wanted to share with you some hacks I do - which may not be right, or ladylike but I certainly find them useful for my pocket, and my time!

  • I have been known to just add more cat litter to the tray if it needs changing - which I usually realise as I'm running out the door in the morning!
  • Buying the budget meal for a family of 4 and eating nothing else for the rest of the week (£6.50 for at least 3 portions of tea? SCORE)
  • Buying new knickers instead of putting a load of washing on - I had a fault with my washing machine - okay!!
  • Using hair straightners to iron a collar 
  • Charity bags (I swear I get 3 through the door a week) as a bin bag - I've saved a pretty penny on bin liners!
  • I clean the shower while I'm in the shower

I'd share more with you but I'm scared I may have lost any respect you may have had for me!

Much love my lovelies, 

K x

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Dare to go without?

This past year, my battle with the red hair dye shifted. 

It is no long a case of the colour had faded, or that my dirty blonde roots were coming through that had me grabbing a bottle of red. 

It was the battle with the white roots. Not the grey ones, no, I think I missed that step, but white. 

So this New Year, I'm actually have a resolution - the resolution to let the red fade, to let it grow out, and to see what shocking shades of grey / white lurk under the cherry red!

I might be 30, but that doesn't mean I can't be grey too!

My reward? 

I have a blue rinse waiting for me - not really, but I do have a box of lavender hair dye waiting for me!

Wish me luck!

Much love my lovelies, 

K x

Monday, 24 November 2014

"Lipstick on your collar

Told a tale on you...!"

No, not the 1959 hit by Connie Francis (above), but the Lip Print shirt from Simply Be:

Which was just the right amount of whimsy and bold print - perfect for the office!

Queue a dull Thursday, when the shirt made it's first outing!

I sized up to a 24, anticipating the need for bust room - I was right - I even needed to use an earring to pin the gape shut! 

What I hadn't anticipated was the material. With it being polyester, it moved - A LOT - which meant as I wore it tucked into my skirt, I was constantly adjusting it at the waist, as well as the bust. 

When I next wear this, and there will be a next time, I'll be wearing a cotton tee shirt underneath to see if that eases the sliding! 

Styling wise, I pinned my fringe back in a mini curl, in a homage to a victory roll. Bright pink lips were a must, and it was a no brainer that I would be adding my Collectif Liesel Skirt:

With brogue for a little land girl feel - and for all the draw backs of the shirt, the plus points of the print make it more than worth it!

Much love my lovelies, 

K x

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Suddenly Braless, and in need of a lift...

This time two weeks ago, I was happily minding my own business when I suddenly found both sides of my underwire had attacked me. I was covered in small red marks where the little bits of metal had escaped the centre gore, and was rubbing on my skin. 

On taking it off, it looked a little something like this:

Image taken from a Google image search

"Ah, that's okay", I thought, I can just push them back in and that'll be that. 

Work the next day, cue repeated trips to the loo to take the bra off, push the wires back in, and put it back on again. No go there then. 

And so, my one good bra (I have a white one that hurts, a comfy one that doesn't really support, and a 'going out' bra which offers added Ooomph, but doesn't fit), went to the bra haven in the sky. 

After scraping through last week wearing an assortment of the above bras, something needed to be done!

I hunted through my many bras (most worn a couple of times and given up on for one reason or another), and came up blank. Until I remembered, in some odd moment, I had purchased a baby-doll, which was languishing in a corner somewhere.

In this weather especially, this baby-doll has worked a treat, adding an extra layer (without anyone being any the wiser), as my bank balance crept closer and closer to payday. 

Why did my underwire break free in the first place though? Why was it so cruel as to leave me in the lurch like that. I machine washed it. 

I usually don't. I'm good like that - and after paying £27 a pop for a bra, I don't want to waste it to too high temperatures and vigorous spinning. But in a fit of pique, I threw it in the machine non-pulsed. And paid the price. 

Although I now have 2 new bras on their way to me (thanks to Amazon - I was doing my Christmas shopping anyway!), I mustn't forget my baby-doll - bra first, cami second!

Much love my lovelies, 

K x

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Hallowe'en Outfit Woes

I've always struggled when it comes to Hallowe'en, put off by most things, from the sexy doctors (because being a doctor isn't sexy enough) to the down right offensive outfits (anyone remember the outcry (rightly so) about the Mental Patient outfit being sold at ASDA?)

But this year, I thought I would get into the spirit of the day (geddit?) - whether down to my time in the US this autumn, where it is all about Hallowe'en, or due to the fact it's an awesome pal's Hen Weekend this weekend, I don't know, but I was ready to get my horror on!

After some changes to themes, we settled on the scarier the better - and so I hunted out a good basis for a costume, and hoped for the best:

Sadly, I received an email yesterday to say this was out of stock. Leaving me with the panic of WHAT DO I WEAR! 

I've found the same outfit on a different site, which may get to me in time (so ordered that one), and I've ordered a back up dress in black. 

I'm toying with the idea of going as a zombie Velma from Scooby Do (already got the pieces from last year):

Add blood, and we're ready to go!

And this is when Hallowe'en becomes a challenge - this is a Yours Clothing top, a New Look skirt, and my own hair and glasses - not a costume, but clothes from their standard lines. 

Yes, there are jumpers with Hallowe'en slogans on, but that isn't what you what to go DRESSED UP AS, it's what you wear before the night out!

By popping onto Amazon and typing in Plus Size Hallowe'en, it brought up the following:

Nothing really very 'Horror-ific' about these, except that number 2 is meant to be a sexy nun, and number 3 is a witch. 

Here's hoping that I can pull something together for Friday, and that soon the Fancy Dress industry will realise the untapped market for good costumes that don't take months to plan / create and that go beyond a size 22!

Much love my lovelies, 

K x