In which I take you on a magical shopping trip through the Disney stuff I felt compelled to purchase on my last trip.
I’m a curvy lady. I’m currently a size 18, but at at any size I am curvy – with a large difference in size between my waist and hips, and a round tum and bum. And this shape basically makes buying jeans a NIGHTMARE. I’d pretty much given up wearing them to be honest, with dresses and skirts taking over. I know that I’m not the only one with this problem, so I wanted to share these awesome Farleigh jeans from ASOS.
I’ve found that generally, jeans are either too low cut, which means they cut into the fullest part of my tummy, or roll down under it – really uncomfortable and not exactly flattering; or if they are high waisted enough then in order to get them to fit over my hips the waist ends up being massively too big, leading to either annoyingly falling down jeans throughout the day, or having to belt in excessive amounts of fabric.
Neither of these are an issue with the Farleighs – they hit me at my natural waist, are snug around the hips & bum, and best of all, stay up all day without a belt. They’re also a slightly heavier weight denim than I’ve found myself buying in recent years (most of the jeans that came anywhere near fitting me were more like jeggings in their super stretch fabric) which I love.
I wore these jeans to death on my honeymoon in Japan, and I love them rolled up with a pair of heels to dress them up a little as much as I do running about in trainers and a tee.
The Farleigh style is available in multiple washes and colours, and inclusion in the ASOS Curve range means that they run up to a size 28. I can see more pairs in my wardrobe very soon. My only hope is that some more colourful styles become available as Spring approaches – can you imagine them in a gorgeous green, grey or even pink? Oooh!
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Thanks to Ting from The Ting Thing for being my photographer!
It’s a Christmas of firsts for us this year – first one as a married couple, first one cooking our own Christmas dinner, first one in our new flat. So, on this rather special year I find myself asking… what to wear?
Some years I make my own festive frock, others I buy one, but I always like to go full on Christmas cutesy (if you’re curious here are my outfits from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011). I was impressed with last year’s tartan number from LindyBop (excellent value, brilliant range of sizes) so thought I’d check out their offerings this year. Here are 5 of my favourites…
1. Renee Green Alpine Twin Set This cute swing dress and jacket combo was actually top of my list last year but had already sold out in my size. Unfortunately the same is true this year also, but as of writing this it’s still available in sizes 8, 10, 12, 20 and 26. [Read more…]
When you think Monsoon, what comes to mind? Ball gowns? Evening dresses? Wedding outfits?
If that’s all you think of, then you’re missing out. I’ve long listed Monsoon among my high street faves – among the pretty sparkly dresses (which, let’s face it, I’m always a fan of) you’ll find colourful casual wear and quirky accessories (both in store, and next door courtesy of Accessorize), and of course very importantly – good sizing.
Last year, you may remember, I had my first bra fitting in waaaaaay too long at Bravissimo Solihull. It was a brilliant experience, relieving the actual, physical pain that I was experiencing from wearing the wrong size bra. My only feedback was that I wished that there was a store in Birmingham, and that there were more high waisted knickers on offer. Well, guys, good news – Bravissimo have opened a fabulous new store in Birmingham City Centre, and they invited me along to take a look around, and get another fitting. Double good news – when I arrived at the stylish new store front on Cannon Street, I was greeted by these high waisted beauties in the window… [Read more…]