short and sweet.

Just a quick post to show you my new shorts! I can’t tell you the last time I owned a pair of shorts, but then I saw various trusted fat babes rave about these ASOS Curve delights that I knew I should try them out for simple summer and holiday outfits. They weren’t wrong. Super comfortable, super easy to wear, can be rolled up or down, zero chub rub. The dream.

Shirt : ASOS Curve
Shorts : ASOS Curve
Sandals : Dr Martens


happy hen.

I walked into TK Maxx several weeks ago and a bright something caught my eye. It was displayed in the main range section rather than plus, but I thought I’d check it out anyway. And, what do you know, it was a beautiful printed Boden summer dress in soft lovely cotton. And it was reduced from £99 to £29. And it was in my size. Fate, fate, I tell thee! I hadn’t worn it til this weekend, and thought George‘s hen do was the perfect opportunity to take it out into the wide world. I got so many compliments on it and felt very unlike my usual self, but very delightful.

Dress : Boden via TK Maxx
Jacket : Junarose
Shoes : New Look

Lipstick is the wonderful Sephora liquid matte lipstick in Electra, which my much-adored pal Jenny has and every time I saw it on her I would get so covetous, so decided to pick one up for myself when I was in New York!

to the maxi.

Yet again I’ve left posting my Junarose Style Insider post for the month SUPER LATE but it’s quite weather-dependent so I wanted to wait ’til the moment was right. I love a maxi dress for summer, especially a chill, casual, jersey number that’s perfect for holidays. This Junarose dress is the perfect length and shape for me, and even though I kept everything relatively low-key, it provides a great canvas for accessorising. And how perfect is this lovely white jacket? I don’t wear white much because I cannot be trusted (the other day I got burrito, udon and red wine on my green wiggle dress, praise the sweet lady two seats down from me at the theatre who rescued me with some stain remover wipes post-wine incident!) but this is too sweet and chic to pass by.

Jacket : Junarose
Dress : Junarose
Sandals : Dr Martens

And I feel like I’ve nailed my summer makeup! Lots of soft, luminous shimmer, bronzey eye makeup and MAC Please Me lipstick… until I find the orange lipstick of my dreams.

dungarees two ways.

These incredible Simply Be acid wash short dungarees swing between in and out of stock, and I’m really glad I picked them up when I did. They currently appear to be in stock in most sizes so GO GO GO. My advice would be to size up, for definite, and that’s been echoed by pals on social media. Size up at least once, depending on how big your butt and hips are, maybe twice. But honestly, they’re just great. They look adorable (I’ve put not one but two outfits using them into this post!), they’re so deeply me, and what’s more, my fat angels, they pass the chub rub test. I wore these out for a whole day with, admittedly, limited strolling but strolling none the less, and they didn’t give me any thigh rubbing grief. Ideal.

photos by Danie!

Breton top : Junarose
Dungarees : Simply Be
Sandals : Dr Marten
Bag : Kate Spade
Sunglasses : ASOS

T-shirt : ASOS Curve
Dungarees : Simply Be
Sandals : New Look (similar) 

a man walks into an advertising agency.

When I was in New York a couple of weekends ago I took a trip to the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens to see the Mad Men exhibition with my beloved friend Kristy. One part of the exhibition was, of course, the costumes, and I was reminded of one of Joan’s greatest outfits: the short-sleeved green dress she wears in the incredible episode where a guy loses his foot to a lawnmower in the office. Here is Joan and dress, complete with blood.

Since that moment I became set on the idea of a short-sleeved green dress, and lo and behold, good old ASOS Curve delivered the goods. It’s even got pockets.

Dress: ASOS Curve
Shoes: New Look 

Today is also the first outing of my new Anna Lou of London name necklace! You may notice it looks remarkably similar to the one I already have but, friends, such a little thing makes such a big difference. This necklace is rose gold rather than yellow gold, and is on a longer chain than my yellow gold necklace. I find the chain on my other name necklace is fine most of the time, but with some necklines it’s just too short, so I deliberately got this one a little longer, and it’s perfect. Lipstick is the one I made at the Bite Beauty Lip Lab!