hello kitty.

I’m trying to get out of the habit of dressing like a slob for work and never making an effort, so I thought I would take my new pinafore dress for a spin on a Monday! This is the kind of item I’ve often desperately wanted and lamented the fact that plus size retailers have never bothered to make, so when I saw Alice & You had made a perfect black denim version, obviously I snapped it up. I think it works well with this slightly cropped, long-sleeved breton t-shirt from H&M’s main range and bare legs, but I’ll be wearing it with my American Apparel fisherman’s sweater in autumn, I’m sure.

T-shirt : H&M
Pinafore dress : Alice & You at ASOS
Sandals : Dr Martens

And I went to visit my pal Cathy’s kittens! Here is me with the tiniest of the two, little baby Jules <3 I’m growing out my hair into a bob because I can’t remember what it was like to have a bob (my two optimal styles are pixie cut and graduated bob, and can’t decide between them), but my hair looks so bad at the moment that I’m trialling a hair scarf situation to conceal that fact! This brilliant pheasant-print number was a gift from my darling friend Beth, who I believe acquired it from her aunt. Fashion is a flat circle.

fat femme.

Last night I DJed with my friend Christina at a bar on the South Bank, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to show you the delightful dresses we were wearing! I think I’ve been underestimating the power of femme lately, and feel so much better when I use that as the basis for my day’s look.

First up, my ginger twin Christina

Dress: ASOS
Shoes : Primark
Earrings : Black Heart Creatives
Necklace : ASOS

 And my outfit!

Dress : ASOS
Sandals : Dr Martens
Sunglasses : ASOS
Necklace : Topshop

And a better look at the sunglasses, which I rarely wear but are excellent, and my lipstick, which is a Sephora own-brand liquid lipstick in Magenta.

it’s always sunny.

Hello pals! Just thought I’d swing by to post this excellent sundress I got for £7 in Primark the other day. I haven’t been making much of an effort with my appearance recently, but I thought wearing a cute outfit and some makeup would help me get back into feeling like my usual self. I often feel self-conscious in things with very thin straps, but firstly, I love these stripy ones, and secondly, they’re detachable! Snap up this dress while they still have some lingering on sale rails…

Dress : Primark
Bag : Kate Spade
Sandals : Dr Martens
Sunglasses : Marc by Marc Jacobs
Necklace : Black Heart Creatives (similar available on their website, I made this tropical beach holiday-themed one myself with BHC’s owner, my pal Charlotte!)

On my face is my beloved No. 7 lipstick in Gay Geranium.

back home.

Hello babies! Sorry I haven’t been around much since holiday, but I’m here now. I’m loving the shirt I wore yesterday so much that I thought I should share it with you. I ordered a bunch of stuff off ASOS last week and ended up returning most of it (a green broderie anglaise dress that wasn’t as chic as I’d hoped, a blue spotted midi dress with a back zip that’s impossible to reach by yourself and a pair of oddly-fitting black trousers). This was one of the success stories, though- an oversized blue and green check shirt that I can just wear with any skinny trousers my heart desires.

Also pictured is my absolutely wonderful new back, which was my luxury bitch purchase in New York. I got it in the sale at Kate Spade and it’s turned out to be just perfect for me. Great size, shape, lovely soft textured leather, a compartment for me to keep my heart-shaped mirror and lipsticks in, a long strap and a short strap. Just excellent. And look at that colour!

Shirt : ASOS Curve
Jeans : Simply Be
Sandals : Dr Marten
Bag : Kate Spade 

Final fling.

Here is my outfit from my last evening in Brooklyn. We went for dinner at Cafe Mogador, where we enjoyed a massive thunderstorm with pouring rain from inside the conservatory, then for drinks at the Wythe Hotel bar where you could see lightning hitting the Freedom Tower every so often. Since the only other weather I’ve ever experienced like that was also in New York, 15 years ago, it felt harmonious.

 

Jacket : Primark
Jumpsuit: Dorothy Perkins
Sandals : Dr Martens

On my face is my very exciting new lipstick. I’ve never really bonded with a red lipstick (the closest I’ve come has been Illamasqua in Box), so when I came across the Bite Beauty Lip Lab in SoHo where you can have your own lipstick mixed to your specification in a consultation, I decided to try to nail it once and for all. I love the colour I’ve mixed, the extra matte formula and the rose scent I chose.