Saturday, 30 March 2013

The Fat Fabulous Four

Tonight I bring you the start of a new bloggers challenge!

Myself, Becky, Rosie and Mhairi will be bring you fortnightly style challenges, and to start things off we decided on lace!

When I think of lace I automatically think of fancy. So I wanted to try and find something to dress lace down.

I looked for ages for a something that I liked with lace as a feature of full on lace and ended up digging something out of my wardrobe.

I know that it's not strictly 'lace' but it is lace effect!

Monday, 25 March 2013


Do you ever get the feeling that you issued something? I honestly feel like I have slept for the entire summer and we are back in November. What I wouldn't give for a few days of nice warm weather....

And as much as I'd like to hibernate for a few more weeks, I went out to my mums for dinner.

When the new Simply Be range came out I was lucky enough to be able to choose a few items.

I loved this top as soon as I saw it! Its so cute. I got it in my normal size 22 and it fits perfectly. It fact I have worn it 3 times this week! I can't wait to wear it with a pair of cropped jeans and sandals.

Top - Simply Be
Jeggings - Dorothy Perkins
Shoes - Barratts

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Barratts shoes Review

The lovely Kieron from Barratts shoes recently asked on twitter if anyone would be interested in reviewing some shoes from Barratts. Having the love affair I do with shoes I jumped at the chance.

After choosing a pair of Chelsea boots, I eagerly waiting their delivery. As soon as they arrived I feel in love. However, my horrid fat feet didn't like them. They were too narrow. I had managed to get my feel on them but they looked stupid and felt too tight! 

I contacted Kieron and advised him that I needed to exchange them. He advised me that I could exchange in store. So after work on Friday I went for I nosy.

The Barratts in Leeds is pretty small and I didn't have much choice but I finally chose 2 pairs of flats that I love!

They are both uber comfy and will look great with jeans, trousers and dresses alike! 

The first pair are patent with larger studs. I wore them for a few hours and they rubbed slightly but not enough to put me off wearing them again.
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These are my favourite pair. They are literally like slippers. They have small studs and come in different colours. I will be going back at the end of the month!

I'll be honest, Barratts isn't somewhere I shop often, I always thought that they were over priced, but if you get Barratts own they are very reasonable.

What do you think? Do you shop at Barratts?


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Fatshionologie - Trousers

Fatshionologie is a blogger style challenge born out of a discussion on twitter in the hope that it would help us create exciting new content for our blogs as well as show that each new style 'theme' can be rocked by a variety of different body shapes!
This months theme was trousers. I practically live in black trousers during the week as I wear them to work, and I love wearing jeans too, but saying that I found this months theme really difficult. I have a love/hate relationship with black trousers. I love black trousers/I hate that I cant find the perfect ones. All I want is a cotton pair of bootcut black trousers woth pockets..... Is that so hard??? Well, apparently so!
My favourite black trousers at the moment are a pair fron New Look that I got via eBay. They have pockets and the material is so/so.
I wear them with many a different tops and jumpers.
Here I am wearing a Jumper from Simply Be (I wasnt aware that you could see my bra until after I took the picture!!!)
Do you have any recommendations for black trousers? Where do you get yours from?
You can see the other Trousers themes by clicking the link below!
Toni x

Friday, 8 March 2013

OOTD - Disaster!!

A style I had admired on a number of my favourite bloggers is Body Con.

I'm not quite at the stage where I want my rolls and belly on display so I thought I'd try the style with some layering.....


I purchased a midi body con dress from Primark, and I knew straight away it felt wrong but it was 7am in the morning and most things feel wrong at that time!

I put on my trusty black long sleeved top and black tights and felt ready to face the world!!!

But by the time I returned home I looked like this!!!

Sack of potatoes springs to mind! I loved the top half, but a loose, baggy skirt isn't supposed to be body con is it?

However, I will try again. I have purchased the black body con dress from New Look Inspire. I hope that spending a bit more will ensure the quality will be a mile better!!!!



Sunday, 3 March 2013

Club 27 & OOTD

The dreaded club 27. The world has taken so many amazing souls at the age of 27. Its a horrid number and as much as I don't want to get old, I can't wait to be 28!

This weekend was one of my best friends turn to join the club.

On a rare night out, my and my two bestest got dolled up and strolled to the local village for cocktails and shenanigans.

I was recently send this lovely cut out dress from the amazing peeps at Simply Be.

I have a love/hate relationship with this dress. One minute it felt amazing, the next I felt really over dressed and faaaaar to girly for my liking! I tried to dress it down a bit by wearing it with my black blazer and flats, and think I got away with it....

As you can see the dress was very snug over my 38G's and I would recommended you size up, esp if you have an ample chest!

I has a really fun time, however I was home and in bed by 12.30am because I just can't hack it any more!!!

Toni x