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Double Vision: Mesh panel leggings

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Hey lovelies,

The giveaways (styling session at Evans & a £100 outfit here, and £100 to spend on Scarlett & Jo at Evans here) are exciting and fun, but it’s time for an outfit post – yay!

And if you are a regular reader I’m sure you know that it’s Double Vision time again! In this challenge my amazing friend Dani and I are choosing a theme, item, movie character.. whatever we come up with basically, and style those our own way and post at the same time, more about the challenge here. This week’s theme was chosen by Dani, and since we both got the amazing mesh panel leggings from Domino Dollhouse, she decided we should do a post with them.

I wore them with this super comfy Joe Browns knit from Simply Be, my monochrome bargain boots from Primark, my trusty Primark biker jacket and red lippy. The leggings are so sexy and cool, and I think they totally transform this outfit from simple to one of my total faves!

Double Vision: Mesh panel leggings
Double Vision: Mesh panel leggings
Double Vision: Mesh panel leggings
Double Vision: Mesh panel leggings
Double Vision: Mesh panel leggingsDouble Vision: Mesh panel leggings

Leggings: 2X, Domino Dollhouse (moto paneled at Forever 21+, holographic paneled at ASOS Curve) | Biker jacket: 20, Primark (similar at Simply Be, similar at ASOS Curve, similar at New Look Inspire) | Jumper*: 24/26, Joe Browns at Simply Be | Booties: Primark (similar by Aldo, similar at New Look: 1, 2) | Glasses: LensWay (similar at Select Specs) | Lippy: Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Crimson – available in Boots (similar by MAC)

I’m sure Dani will look ROCKIN’ in her outfit – let’s click to DIY Fatshion and see!


* denotes a gifted item


Fatshion Faceoff: Rockabilly scarf

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Hi lovelies,

Once again it’s Wednesday, and I’m sure you know it’s Fatshion Faceoff time! If you’re new to the blog, please see here what Fatshion Faceoff is about :). This week’s challenge item was chosen by Mhairi, and she chose a headscarf that is worn rockabilly style.

So, we have done Fatshion Faceoff every week since March, but this was the first time when I felt really out of my comfort zone. ‘But it’s just a scarf’, I hear you say.. well yes it is, but even though I love petticoats and full skirts, I have never been into the whole rockabilly look. Of course I have admired girls who do it well and look amazing (like the beautiful Diana), but I never thought it would be my thing. Somehow adding the scarf to something that I would normally wear made it too rockabilly for me, even though it’s just a scarf, haha. And also my head is shaped in a way that I can never wear something that goes round my head, they ALWAYS slip off or ride up, so there was actual comfort factor in this that took me out of my comfort zone too.

BUT I LOVE THIS LOOK. It’s as full-on rockabilly as I managed to with the stuff that I have in my wardrobe, but I love black with pops of red. (Like you have seen in few posts before.) And my new glasses go amazingly with this outfit, don’t they? I was sent them for a review from Four Eyes, and I LOVE them. They are very good quality, and my prescription is spot on. These glasses are actually listed as men’s glasses on the site, but I decided not to care, since I feel that they’re more unisex anyway ;). I also love the design and the feel of their website, with lovely big images, so you definitely see the details of the glasses. These ones have a tortoiseshell insides, which I think is a cool touch. I definitely recommend them if you are interested in quality glasses in reasonable prices. Love!

Scarf: Lindex (similar at Target – US, similar at New Look) | Dress (worn as a top): size unknown, thrifted (similar top at Curvissa) | Skirt: XL, Old Navy – altered (similar at ASOS) | Petticoat: XL, Domino Dollhouse | Tights: E, We Love Colors | Shoes: Evans (similar by Barratts) | Glasses*: Four Eyes | Nail polish*: Casino Nights, F&F at Tesco (similar by O.P.I) | Lippy: Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Crimson – available in Boots (similar by MAC)

Now let’s go see how the other Fatshion Faceoff girls did with their rockabilly style scarves… I wonder if they went with the petticoat route too?

Dani: DIY Fatshion (USA)
Mhairi: Lilybobombs Lovely Lumps (UK)
Mouna: Brussels Fatshion (Belgium)
Olivia: Wait Until The Sunset (Australia)


*denotes as gifted item


OOTD: I’m an Urban Mermaid!

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Phew, this week has been hectic! Beginning of the week was slow at work, but that gave me time to work on a new layout for this blog.. I have actually finished it already, and it’s getting coded (someone is coding me a wordpress theme according my design) now. I’m actually really proud of how it turned out, and I can’t wait for you all to see it :)! But yeah, Weds-Fri was madness at work, and the weekend was REALLY welcomed! I also went to Matalan press day on Wednesday, but more of that in its own post.. all I say is that I’m excited ;).

ANYWAY, the main point of this post is that I’m finally an Urban Mermaid! I got my aaaamaaaaazinggg dress from Domino Dollhouse a few days ago, and I couldn’t wait for a nicer weather to wear it :). Today I finally got my chance, and if the weather stays nice, the dress will be my choice tomorrow too! I absolutely adore it, the colours are great, and the sheerness is beautiful :). I also love that it’s so long (you guys know I love my LONG maxis, haha)! I wore it with a black bra and black highwaisted panties, so the sheerness didn’t matter at all. Thank you again Tracy of DD for this amazing collection, I wish I could afford to buy it all!!!

Dress: 2X, Domino Dollhouse | Belt (barely visible): from a Primark skirt | Sandals: Primark (similar) | Hair bow: New Look | Glasses: LensWay | Lippy: MAC Viva Glam Nicki Minaj | Nails: PopBeauty Nail Glam Turquoise


Plus North – part 1

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Like most of you might know, I traveled to Leeds yesterday for a day of awesome plus size fashion and friends.. PLUS NORTH! I had a long but amazing day, and can’t wait to share it with you!

I took my train to Leeds at 9am from London’s King’s Cross and got my first nice surprise less than half an hour from leaving. I saw Mhairi‘s tweet that she’s boarding her train, AND I happened to be at that station then. …My usually not so bright mind put it together that we must be on the same train, and indeed she was! I went to see her in first class (how posh, right? haha just kidding) and ended up staying there the whole way. They never asked for my ticket! ;D

Mhairi & me on the train (from my Instagram)

When we got to Leeds first we had a panic that I had lost my ticket, which Mhairi did find ;). Then we were a bit lost, and it took us a while to find the venue, stupid GPS (and it was like 2 minute walk from the station, haha). The venue was BEAUTIFUL, and immediately I could see all the hard work that Becky & Toni had done to bring this amazing event to us.

The beautiful organizers Toni & Becky (image courtesy of Janie)

Since I had volunteered to be one of the models (eeeeeeeeek!) for the Simply Be catwalk, I had to rush to meet the lovely Charlotte and try on my wardrobe. I loved the dresses I had to choose from, all of them fit perfectly, and I could have easily modeled them all (why didn’t I?!?). I also had two pieces of underwear to choose from, and the other one was sadly a bit too small for me. So I ended up modeling this dress and this slip. Before the show I chatted with some lovely ladies, like Caroline, Cynthia and Kathryn. I also got my make up done by Benefit, and well, let’s just say that I had to do some alterations after that.. (ahem, eyebrows..)

The super lovely ladies Mhairi & Caroline :)

The catwalk show itself was an amazing experience. I was SO nervous, but some other ladies did feel the nerves as well, like Rosie, so I wasn’t alone. We all did AMAZING though, and the show was a success. I really want to thank Simply Be for giving us this opportunity, it was truly wonderful :). I will write a new post about the catwalk when I get my hands on some better pictures of me ‘werking it’ ;), but this video by Sarah gives a view of how it was (although in my case the first watch of the ‘side view’ of me was a bit scary, haha).

Some of us models at the end of the catwalk show – l-r. Janie, Anita, me, Kathryn (from my Instagram, taken by Caroline – thank youuuu)

After the catwalk show I went to see the brands that were representing at the event, said Hi to the Evans ladies, eavesdropped (well I did introduce myself too, haha) a conversation between Dea London, Mhairi and Caroline, did the styling challenge with Curvissa while chatting with them, talked with Excite Clothing.. and also stole a lot of candy from them ;D. There were a few stands that I didn’t go to for some reason, I’m sorry for that. Hopefully there will be more events like this so that I will get the chance :)!

We did go to the photobooth (from The Mighty Boof), OF COURSE, and it was great fun! I will include the other set once I get them scanned :)

Caroline & me <3

After the event I had a few hours wait until my train (boo, I wish I could have stayed and partied with everyone), and I hung out with Mhairi and Nelly. Thanks for keeping me company lovely ladies :)!

Train journey went quickly, since I had tons of tweets and tumblr-posts to catch up on, haha. I got home around 11:30pm, and I was KNACKERED. I did get enough sleep, but still I felt hungoverish all day today, actually still am! AND I didn’t have alcohol at all yesterday (again, booooo)! I guess I was drunk on the catwalk-adrenaline and happy memories :). Thank you again Becky and Toni for organising such a lovely event! I was happy being a part of it, and you ladies are just AMAZING!

OH! And my outfit! How did I almost forget?!? (..these were taken after the event, so my skirt is running too high on the front for some reason.. I swear it was perfect at the start of the day, haha #badfashionblogger)

Top: 18, Primark (similar) | Skirt: 20, New Look Inspire (similar on eBay) | Petticoat: XL, Domino Dollhouse (same in burgundy) | Leggings: 20, Primark | Shoes: H&M (similar) | Glasses: LensWay | Lippy: Maybelline Colorsensational 547, Pleasure Me Red


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