ASOS try on

ASOS try on

Sooooo I have a big night out in a few weeks!

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I am looking for a party dress so went straight to asos!

For once it was not successful. Here’s my haul, from most hated to maybe!

 click on the headers to view items on asos.


Club L skater dress with Angel Sleeves
(I am trying on the size 22)

You can see by my face that I hate this dress. 

I’m sorry asos, but it feels so cheap!! The drop waist does nothing for a big girl like me. It makes my hips stick out in a big square and I look like a table.

I do however love the pattern.

Not for me.

Yumi plus belted dress with drop hem, in blossom print
(I am trying on a size 24)

I love this dress. I love it on the model. I hate it on me. 

The pattern is beautiful, and the quality is good.  However the front is a little shorter than I would be brave enough to wear. The cut of the waist seems to be pronounced and with the belt, bunches up and gives me more saddles bags than I actually own. 

I believe that I am now between sizes. You can see that the top half of the dress is sagging, but the size down was too small.


Yumi plus skater dress with lace inserts
This is the maybe.

(This is the size 24)

I like this and went for the 24, because it looked better once I had pulled in the tie back.

I like this one- again good quality and a nice fit. But again I am worried it is a little short!

I still do not feel that I have found my party dress though! The hunt continues!!

Show me your plus size party dresses!

Laura x

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Work night out #ootd #motd

Work night out #ootd #motd

So, as always, I’ve been away all week working! It’s been a crazy few weeks and I was looking forward to curling up in front of the TV on Friday night. 

However, I had forgotten that there was a works ‘doooooo’ on Friday night, and was slightly panicked when I got to the office on Friday morning! 

Normally I need about a week to prep! Hair, nails, skin, tan, outfit…. 

I literally had time to get home, shower, make up, dress and out the door! 

I also realised that I need to get a grip on myself- I have plenty of clothes to wear, lots of make up to slap on and one day hair styles better then fresh- I can do this!

    

 

  • Eye shadow- l’oreal/urban decay/Bobbi brown
  • Eye liner- collection 2000 liquid
  • Mascara- double wear Esteè Lauder
  • Lashes- allure
  • Eyeshadow primer- two faced.
  • Foundation- always double wear Esteè Lauder
  • Bronze and high lighter- No.7
  • Lips- avon matte- mauve matters

  
 I was quite pleased I managed to get that much make up on in such a small amount of time!!

Again, I wore the Yumi plus dress from ASOS curve.

  
I’m afraid I only had time for a classy toilet shot!

The bag is £6 from Matalan- current stock.

The shoes are clarks – but I got them from the Ty Hafan charity shop in Caerphilly for £6 brand new! 

We went to tiger tiger in Cardiff which I wasn’t looking forward to as we had a disappointing Christmas party there last year. However, I must say we had a brilliant night this time round! 

  
What’s your go to look when time is limited?

Have a great weekend

Laura xx

 

#ootd birthday lunch to dinner

#ootd birthday lunch to dinner

As I haven’t been very wel for a while, I have had plenty of time to shop on the Internet to find some clothes to wear for my birthday! 

Here is my day look:

  

  • Kimono-Rogers & Rogers 
  • Vest- Evans
  • Cropped trousers- TKMaxx
  • Shoes- M&S

I felt comfortable yet glam is this outfit! I will defiantly be wearing this again!!

Evening:

   
  

  • Dress-ASOS
  • Shoes- Clarkes

I wasn’t sure about this dress until I put it on! I loved it!

Because you can tie it at the waist it gives you a great shape, and the cross over at the boobs makes the girls look fabulous!

I have a large chest so I did fee that I needed to pin myself into this so that I didn’t fall out at any time.

However, an extremely comfortable dress for a night out- highly reccomend!

What have you worn for a special occasion?

Laura x

 

Some holiday attire..

Some holiday attire..

As you all know I hate packing!

So I decided to take some old besties away with me!

Day- my play time dress from Yours. (Again miserable face- sorry!) 

Old bag

Flip flops- store 21 (very painful would recommend investing in some comfy flip flops- there is a post coming up)

Evening- my lovely ASOS dress by Alice and you.

Necklace – oasis

Shoes- newlook   
I can’t explain how lovely I feel in this dress!

 

Day- maxi dress from tesco

Little shrug – store 21- it was very windy! 

 

Evening-

Dress – savoir @ littlewoods

Shrug – debut @debenhams

Shoes- newlook

The dress is so easy to wear! I love the palm tree print- very apt for holiday!

 
This is such a great photo! It sums up my holiday – lots of laughs, great company, and plenty of relaxing!

What do you wear on holiday?

Laura x

‘Smart casual’ for work

‘Smart casual’ for work

At work I spend most of my time at meetings, standing up at the front presenting. Obviously when I dress well, I feel confident.

When I feel uncomfortable in my clothes, I feel unconfident in the messages I am trying to get across, which makes my audience lack confidence in me.  Hence, I am mostly found in a dress and high heels.

However, the travel in the dress and tights is, let’s be honest, bloody uncomfortable!

This week, my meetings have so far been local and a little more relaxed. I decided to try out a new look! I didn’t want to be wearing tights or a coat in the car – it’s too much! Then, when I get hot I have to carry the bloody coat around with me.  I say carry, I tend to drag the bloody thing on the floor behind me, picking up twigs, cats and small kids along the way.

Here is what I decided on: 

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Cardigan- John Rocha

Trousers- Matalan

Top- Evans

Scarf- gift from beloved

Shoes- Clarks

Please excuse my miserable face- it was about 7am!

I felt very comfortable in this outfit all day long! I especially liked the trousers which I bought recently for £14- bargain! I live in them!

I also found (finally) my sunglasses from ASOS, which I bought recently in the sale for a fiver- result!

 

Finding outfits for work is so hard!

My main go to retailers for work wear are Debenhams,  Matalan, M&S, Evans and sometimes ASOS.

What about you?

Laura x

Sold my soul on eBay…

Sold my soul on eBay…

As some of you may be aware, I had a little spring clean last week and sadly listed a few items on eBay.

I say sadly, because I hate parting with things but, it was time!

However, with all the pennies that I made, I went straight on line and treated myself to a few things!

Be rude not too really – especially as I now have the space!

On their way are:

   

  

Among others!

I have also treated myself to a new bra from good old bravissimo! I love the bras from here, but even though I hand wash and air dry them- they only last a matter of months before the wire comes out and stabs me- not cool. If any one can tell me what I am doing wrong please tell me!  

I tend to have a clear out about twice a year- and every time I treat myself to some new things! Why not?!

Now it’s time to relax and enjoy the rest of sunday….

Laura xxx

Waiting for pay day…

Waiting for pay day…

It has been so busy AND expensive this month! I literally can’t wait until pay day!

I have spent all my pocket money on socialising so am now planning how to spend my next pay check!

Here are some things that I NEED!

 

This pretty dress from Evans! I am practically always in a dress and this blue number with the beautiful pattern is right up my street! And it’s in the sale!   

THESE SHOES. I don’t need a reason. They just need to be mine! Gorgeous!

 

This because I need a statement necklace- perfect!

I also need some new make up! I have been on the look out for a champagne coloured eye shadow….

 

I love wearing black liquid eye liner over a neutral colour and I think this just might be the one!

What do you have your eye on this month?

Laura x