Thursday, 24 June 2010
First of all I want to apologise for the lack of posts for the past month. There really is no excuse for it. I was being lazy. Yes lazy, hard to believe that now isn't it?! LOL
I have decided to put myself on a clothes ban for the rest of the summer. This is REALLY hard to do as every time I check Evans or Yours Cothing I see at least 5 things I want. But every time I look at my wardrobe I see items I haven't even worn and other items that have only been worn once. I went a little overboard on summer t shirts and tops this year so I think I am pretty stocked up for quite some time.
I do have to admit though that every morning I stand in my wardrobe and just stare at my clothes and say " why cant I find anything to wear?" How can this be possible when my wardrobe is filled to capacity? I seem to think I may not be the only person with this problem though.
So for now it's no more new clothes for Laura. I can't wait until the autumn/winter collections come out though. That's probably the only exception to the no more clothes buying rule. If it is going to be for autumn/winter time I think I might let myself get it.
I think I may have a shopping adiction.............. LOL
Thursday, 27 May 2010
So I have been splashing the cash again lately. I have to say my hobby is getting quite expensive. Anyway we only live once eh? I went out to find plants for the garden the other day and came home with a summer floral bag and flip flops instead. Totally not my fault though....couldn't find any plants! LOL The bag is really cute and was only £10. It has cute beadwork on the flowers as well. As for the flip flops I only wanted them to wear in te garden and you can't beat £1.50!
My mobile phone contract was coming to an end soon so I decided to give my Blackberry Curve 8900 to my husbdand and treat myself to a new one. I went for the HTC Desire. Its a really nice phone. Does everything I need it to so can't complain. I also got it on a 12 month contract which is fab because I hate 18 and 24 month ones with a passion. As well as the new phone in that picture I decided to give the new Boots No7 Radiance Boosting Hot Cloth Cleanser a go. I am a huge fan of Liz Earle Cleans and Polish but find it too expensive to keep up. The No7 option is under £9 for 200mL and is really good. I also decided to try Clinique Perfectly Real foundation. I have heard good things about it and got it for £12.99 at www.love-makeup.co.uk. I also got a NYX lipstick in Athena from there as well. The MAC 182 kabuki is an ebay buy. I have no idea if it's real but its soft and well made and it was under £5 so can't comlain.
And finally the lovely top from Evans. It has a super cute antique themed design. Evans had this top as well as others on offer for 20% off. I also had a discount code for another 20% off on top of that so I couldnt resist!
Friday, 14 May 2010
Purple top, Pink top and Black caridgan from Yours
Yellow MTV top and Barbie top from Very.co.uk
So lately I have been on a clothes kick. This in no way means I am not in love with makeup anymore. Far from in in fact. I just have those days when I look in the wardrobe and think "why don't I have anything to wear?!" Yes, I do actually have clothes to wear and alot of them but sometimes you just get tired of the same old thing. I also love the fact that places such as Yours have a fantastic range of plus size clothes and they are so affordable.
I have also been impressed with the latest additions to the plus size range at Very.co.uk. I now have a few things from them and I have been really pleased with the quality and the prices are not too bad. The two latest tops pictured above I had to have when I saw them. It can be hard to find trendy t's when you are my size so when I see something like these I grab them!
Handbags have to be my very first love. I remember going bag shopping with my mom as a child as she has the same love for them as I do. As much as I like designer bags they aren't really affordable for me. This gorgeous new bag by Nica is super affordable and adorable. The quality is excelent and I really like the fact that they always line thier bags with a pretty floral lining. It makes the bags look more expensive than they are not to mention makes it easier to see things inside rather than having a plain black interior.
Monday, 3 May 2010
I am so happy that i finally got to wear this sequin bow top from Evans! I fell in love with it when I saw it on the website. It was a cool and windy day today so I couldn't wear it on it's own but it looks great with this grey long cardi I got from the plus size range at Littlewoods ages ago. Of course I also teamed it up with jeans and trainers as my normal everyday look is casual. I can definitely see this becoming my favorite outfit.
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Top from Yours
Jeans from The Avenue
Bag Star by Julien Macdonald
Jeans from The Avenue
Bag Star by Julien Macdonald
I decided to go ahead and wear the top from Yours that I was unsure about. I like this top but I suppose it could look better on a different body type. I think it draws too much attention to my large hips and if you could see the back my bum as well. But having said that it's really comfortable and I love the style of it. So I think it's a keeper and I will wear it with pride and ignore the fact it makes my hips look huge LOL. I forgot to mention that I finally got a tripod for my outfit of the day pictures so excuse the obvious novice picture. I would have taken it outside but it was raining, boo :-(
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
It was payday a few days ago and I decided to do what I always do and spend some of it. I needed (honestly I really needed LOL) some new things for spring/summer so decided to have a look on Yours as they always have loads of things I want. But I was reserved and only got 2 tops this time. The first top is a grey top with a black vest attached. This isn't something I would normally go for as I am quite reserved when it comes to clothes for some reason. I guess I feel like I dont deserve to wear cool and trendy things because I am fat but I am trying to change my attitude. So I am going to proudly wear this top as well as the others and not care what other people think! Right, onto the next top from Yours which is the I heart Paris t-shirt. Its really cute and casual which is the style I go for most days. And last but not least the sequin bow stripe top from Evans. I fell in love with this on the web site and had to have it. I love this top but now that I have it in person I do think it was a bit pricey for the quality. So that is it for today. I do have some more things coming in the post so will do another post as soon as I get them. Thanks for stopping by!
Tops from lef to right:
1.Evans sequin bow stripe top £25
2.Yours 2 in 1 waistcoast top £16
3.Yours Paris t-shirt £14
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
These are just a few bits of all of my makeup/beauty collection. However these are items that I use every day with out fail! Besides the GHD hair straighteners, these items are affordable to any pocket. You do not always need to spend loads of cash to look and feel good! :-) I hope this helps on your quest to find your perfect every day beauty fixes.
1. Revlon Colour Stay foundation £11.99 (price does vary)
2. L'oreal Glam Shine Lipgloss. £6.99 colour shown is Sand Crystal
3. Gosh Velvet Touch foundation primer £13.00
4.NYX blush in Natural- price varies
5. L'Oreal Matte Morphose foundation £11.99
6. Urban Decay deluxe eyeshdow in Ruthless £13.50
7.E.L.F High Definition Powder £6.00
8. E.L.F Golden Bronzer £3.50
9. GHD Thermal Protector price varies but mine is from ebay £8
10. Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely £24-£40
11. GHD hair straighteners £90-£130
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Let me start off by saying that I am a plus size woman. I have rolls and wobbly bits and sometimes feel a litle unsure about my body as everyone does from time to time. I am here to share my feelings and experience on all things plus size so that all of us can be curvy and confident!
So let me begin with my outfit of the day. Its Sunday so it's just casual jeans and t-shirt for me. Well that's mostly what I wear on any other day as you will see but I do dress up a bit from time to time.
T-shirt £18 by So Fabulous
Jeans $35.99 (£23.43) Divine Denim by The Avenue
Converse Animal sequin trainer £50 price varies
Chloe handbag (fake) £25 ebay