sexy saturday.

It was a hot, soupy night in London on Saturday, and I had a party to go to. I had a momentary ‘what should I wear????!?’ dilemma, before remembering this beautiful dress. It’s summery, it’s kinda sexy, it’s the perfect length on me, and has my favourite neckline. Simply Be gifted it to me a while ago and the weather and occasion has never been quite right for it- until now. I love it. I think it’s going to be my staple summer party dress for 2015.

And the shoes: I have had a world of trouble with Evans shoes recently. I’ve bought three pairs in the past three months, the first of which shredded my heel so badly there was (look away if you’re squeamish) actual blood and a gaping wound, the second of which I had to return the day after I wore them for the first time because they broke while on my feet, and the third are these. These are the shoes I’ve been waiting for all along. Something flat, comfortable and feminine, that I can wear with dresses and jeans. When you’re a size 9 extra wide / a size 10 regular, you’re super limited to where you can buy affordable, feminine shoes, so it sort of feels Evans has me in a stranglehold while not actually providing me with what I need. I do not need shoes that break after one wear. So yes, was very relieved to have found these, and I like them so much I might get them in multiple colours!

Dress : Joe Browns via Simply Be
Shoes : Evans 

Wearing my current favourite red lipstick: Nars Audacious in Rita. It felt perfect with the outfit, and I absolutely adore the Audacious lipsticks. I want literally every single shade.

holiday heaven.

Hello friends! I just got back from holiday in Porto for Primavera, my favourite music festival of all. I saw many bangin’ bands, the highlights being Patti Smith performing Horses (aka the best album of all time), and Run the Jewels (I’m biding my time ’til they’re both my boyfriends). Being in a sunny, sunny place was a good opportunity to break out some fat babe summer looks. I think this super casual one was my favourite.

Top : ASOS Curve
Shorts : ASOS Curve
Sandals : Dr Martens

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.