plain and simple.

I’m very fond of this simple dress that I haven’t got round to blogging yet. I picked it up in the sale a little while ago, and have worn it a few times since. It’s just easy to wear and a good shape and a length that doesn’t make me feel self-conscious. It also makes the perfect canvas for a statement necklace, like this Tatty Devine shell I got for my birthday last month. A first outing for my new leopard print flats that I picked up courtesy of the kind folks at Evans, since I realised I really don’t have any ‘ladylike’ flat shoes (I’ve been living in sneakers and brogues recently) and since I’m really enjoying ‘making an effort’ at the moment.

Dress : ASOS Curve (past season, similar here)
Shoes : Evans
Necklace : Tatty Devine 

New season faves.

Now I’ve got my hair back to a natural, chic colour that will be easy to maintain, and now that I’m having general leanings towards the more ~elegant~ and ~feminine~, I thought I’d do a little post where I put together a wishlist of items that I feel fit with these vibes. I acquired a friend’s leopard print coat recently, which I can’t wait to wear, and my general feelings for autumn and winter revolve around leopard print, strong eyebrows, opaque lipstick, skirts and dresses. The items I’ve put in my lil collage are all from ASOS Curve, or brands you can buy via there, simply because that’s the place with the highest proportion of fat girl clothes that appeals to me, and because praise be for free delivery and returns. Not gonna lie, I check the ASOS Curve new additions every day to see if anything interesting has appeared and I’m sure I’m not alone there! The two items I’ve been quietly contemplating for a long time are the bright leopard print shirt and dress. The dress in particular is absolutely amazing, and I’m hoping it’s a shape that works for me because I’m thinking of finally taking the plunge and ordering it if I have money left over at the end of the month.

Leopard print shirt // Petrol green cropped trousers // Floral-printed pencil dress

Formal playsuit // Denim-look t-shirt dress // Mesh-sleeved top

Yellow leopard print dress // Bardot-neckline body // Blue check skirt

going green.

As you can see, I decided to give up on the blonde hair. It was never going to last, what with upkeep and worries about the general condition of my hair long-term, not to mention the fact that since I’m growing it out, I don’t want roots making that process even more painful! I feel like green goes really well with my dark hair, and love the combination of pink and green, so thought I’d spend my first day back as a brunette with a green dress and pink lips…

Dress : ASOS Curve (from 2012)
Necklace : Tatty Devine
Sneakers : Superga
Earrings : Maria Francesca Pepe

wedding belle.

My friends’ wedding was looming and I hadn’t planned an outfit. Luckily, the kind folks at Simply Be helped me out with this delightful, dainty blue dress. Quite a few people have said you need to size up but I only heard this after I’d put in my request, so just wore my regular size and I felt it fitted perfectly! I had concerns over how short it was, given I have a big butt and long legs, but figured it was a wedding where I would be among pals, so the occasional knicker-flash would probably be ok.

I felt like it didn’t need much jewellery so just wore it with some small drop earrings and nothing else. The shoes are my new favourite purchase: as you’ve probably noticed, I never wear heels, and have only started wearing them since I discovered New Look’s wide fit size 9 platform / flatform heels, which are now my go-to shoe of choice for formal occasions!

Dress: Simply Be
Shoes: New Look
Bag: Primark

white light.

Here’s a sweet outfit I wore for work and then fat babe hangouts on Friday night. I’m very, very into this white snakeskin-textured blazer, which is outrageously comfortable. I’m concerned that it won’t stay brilliant white for very long, what with my propensity for drinking coffee on the bus and wearing a beat-up grimy backpack to carry my swimming kit in, but I will persevere and try to take good care of it. Part of my femme revival is coming in the form of leopard print, which I’m trying to re-incoporate into my wardrobe. I thought this Peter Pan-collared top was a sweet way to start. I feel like neither of these items are necessarily things I would expect myself to choose, which just goes to show how pleasant it can be when I deviate from my usual fare.

Shoutout to sweet darling Callie for taking my photos on the roof of her flat, and inspiring me to start using my own SLR camera again!

Blazer : Simply Be
Top : Simply Be
Jeans : Simply Be
Sneakers : Superga