I told myself I would have a femme year but somewhere along the line I’ve just stuck with my trousers and slouchy stuff. I think part of it is the weather, which means I have to wear sensible shoes and they don’t lend themselves well to hyperfeminine outfits. Anyway, I really like this outfit. It’s easy and comfortable but still makes me feel good looks-wise. And look who’s back? Rob the Lobster!
Jacket : ASOS Curve
T-shirt : Topshop
Trousers : ASOS Curve
Sneakers : Nike
Necklace : Tatty Devine
Two years ago I managed to go away a lot – I went to Helsinki, Amsterdam, Malmö, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Porto and Stockholm. It was a very good year. Last year I managed as far as Paris for my darling’s 40th birthday, which was still pretty excellent. I keep getting struck with an urgent desire to get the hell out of here and see somewhere lovely. We’re heading to New York in the summer and I’ve been promised an autumnal visit to Sweden. English winter is making me dream of sunny beaches in Turkey, Mauritius, Goa… anywhere warm that would enable me to wear bitchin’ summer fashions.
Not to mention the creeping appearance of S/S collections on the high street. I’m here for prints, brights, tropical cocktail colours, bleached denim, big gold jewellery, acid-wash pastels, frivolous swimwear, sandals, tiny shorts for my fat thighs… anyway, I thought I would bring together a little post of stuff I’ve seen around that is making this fat babe look forward to lovely summer clothes, whether on a beach in Thailand or on the roof of our ex-council block that I’m styling as a summer picnic venue.
Yellow nail varnish : OPI in I Just Can’t Cope-acabana, lip-print bustier : River Island, rainbow lens sunglasses : ASOS, shirt : Cut for Evans, denim dress : Simply Be, sleeveless shirt : Cut for Evans, blue eyeliner : Nars in Rue Saint Honoré, pouch : Comme des Garçons, bikini : ASOS Curve, lipstick : Topshop in Infrared.
A wee sponsored post
Is two pink coats too many pink coats? I don’t know and I don’t care. I love my spring-appropriate pastel pink coat (even though spring seems a long way away and Saturday’s pleasant weather was just a fluke) from ASOS’ main range. When I button it up it makes a really chic cocoon shape and it’s so so excellent. And say hello to my beloved new trainers! Opening the box was like an erotic experience because they looked so deeply perfect and the smell of the suede provoked deep and sincere feelings in me. I’d been wanting some Nike Blazers for a really long time, and told myself ‘if [x] good thing happens I will buy some Nike Blazers’ but nothing good has happened so I haven’t let myself. JD Sports were kind enough to send some my way anyway. My new future incentive reward is a neon Comme des Garçons wallet, if anyone out there wants to help me out…
Coat : ASOS
T-shirt : Topshop
Jeans : Simply Be
Trainers : JD Sports
Also, I had to grow up with a tragic childhood of gift shops never having stuff with my name on. I went into Topshop the other day and they’d started doing name necklaces. Among all the expected girl names, there were lots of Morgans and lots of… Bethanys! I don’t really know how that made that decision and why they chose those names along with Emily, Olivia etc. I’m actually super fond of it already and think maybe I should upgrade to a real gold version when my birthday rolls around…
I have an ongoing thing with my pal Charlotte about how she only wears matching underwear and I never wear matching underwear. Then along came My Curves & Me to sort me out and ensure I had at least one cute, well-fitting set. I chose the Superbra Fern Balconnet bra and knickers because I just adore the print, and to be honest I have a habit of choosing truly stupid bras that are completely useless for my bust (like my mesh Agent Provocateur L’Agent bra that looks excellent but sort of doesn’t do much). So I thought a functional and aesthetically pleasing bra would be the answer. It’s seriously comfortable, looks excellent and is available up to a J cup.
The bros at Fashion World asked if I wanted to try out a dress and some shoes from them, so I thought I’d give them a go. At first I thought the odds of them carrying shoes in my size were zero, but it turns out they had a limited selection of size 9s in the shoes I was allowed to choose from, so I chose some studded ankle boots and miraculously they fit. I really love this dress, though – the length is great and I like the tie waist a lot, not to mention the ’70s-esque pattern and colour.
Jacket : ASOS Curve
Dress : Fashion World
Tights : Tabio
Boots : Fashion World
Kinda cute, right?