Wednesday, 16 April 2014

La Pomme Violet

Dress - New Look (inspire), Cardigan - Monsoon, Bag - ASOS,
Shoes - Le Bunny Bleu, Tights - Marks & Spencer

I was going to entitle this post 'purple wedding' but half of you would probably think 'what wedding?' and the other half would be like 'GAME OF THRONES, YES!' (talking of GOT, I have just finished reading all the books and I just can't even begin to explain how I feel right now) Anyway, back to the matter in hand. I seem to have a thing for all-purple oufits (see here), even though purple is probably one of my least favourite colours if anyone was to ask. I never thought much of this dress when I saw it on the website but when I saw it in store I was pleasantly surprised! It's a smock dress and has a much more striking pattern in real life. And of course I am in LOVE with these Le Bunny Bleu shoes which I had to buy when I saw them (last pair in my size and 50% off) and they match perfectly with my ASOS  scallop bag. These photos were taken this week when I had a lovely catch up with my friend and fellow blogger Hanna. I love taking pictures with her as she always takes such good photos! And as a side note my hair is flick-y as I've just had it cut and blow-dried this week.
Until next time,

Saturday, 12 April 2014

If a Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood (Boohoo Plus Review)

Jacket - c/o Boohoo Plus, Shirt - H&M+, Neck Tie - ASOS, Skirt - New Look Inspire,
Bag - New Look, Shoes - Clarks, Tights - Marks & Spencer

The lovely team over at Boohoo were kind enough to send me some items from their new Boohoo Plus range (read my blog post about the launch here). I thought I would choose something a bit out of my comfort zone for a change. Ever since I saw this jacket at the launch I have been in love with it. It's made out of incredibly soft lightweight jersey and is actually more of a cardigan which is one of the reasons it appealed to me, included the amazing print. Admittedly, it is much much brighter than what I'm used to which is why I toned it down with some black and nude. The other item I chose was the matching top as I thought the two together looked amazing on the lookbook model, but when I tried it on at home it was even more daring than I thought (and not very me), which is why I decided to just wear the jacket on its own. I definitely will wear the top separately though as it's really pretty and will look good in the Summer. As much as I love this jacket I still find it really daunting but it's good to push your fashion sense every once and a while. I sized up for the jacket, which I'm glad I did, but would've been fine with my usual size. As for the top (not featured), sizing up was definitely a good idea as it came up small. Make sure to check out the rest of the Boohoo Plus line as the collection really is amazing!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Junarose VIP Blogger Event

Wearing: Top - New Look (main range), Cardigan - Dorothy Perkins,
Skirt - New Look Inspire, Shoes - Clarks, Bag - c/o Junarose
Photo courtesy of Lottie at Junarose. From left to right:

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Junarose VIP blogger event in Shoreditch to see their new Autumn/Winter 14 range, hosted by the lovely brand ambassadors Hanna and Becky. If you don't know who Junarose are, they're a plus size brand under the same umbrella as Vero Moda and Jack Jones. Their clothes haven't always been completely to my taste, but I have to say there was quite a few bits I was drawn too at the event, such as all the check garments (can you tell I like check seeing as I was wearing it too?), particularly the check fluffy cardigan which was so soft. I also thought the floral prints were so nice, and the quilted jacket is really adorable. It's great to see a company like Junarose catering to plus size women who want a Zara equivalent with classic, good quality, good fitting pieces. Their clothes are also now available on ASOS and New Look, so make sure to check them out. I had a lovely time at the event getting to see the clothes, the other bloggers, and as you can see we demolished the yummy cupcakes!

Thanks for a lovely evening Junarose,