I’m back… with a new frock! 

I’m back… with a new frock! 

It’s been a little while, well a long while and soon I can explain where been, but we shall save that for another day! 

Any way I simply must show you this Dress I purchased from a company via their face book page Curv’i’licious


Isn’t it fabulous?!

I paid approximately £30 with postage and could have returned it if it it was unsuitable.  I chatted to the owner and she was super helpful even with all my questions! I have a particular material I avoid, I hate pleats at the waist, and the list goes on! 

This cold shoulder dress has a beautiful bright pattern which I adore! I am wearing a size 22 and felt extremely comfortable!

I’ve teemed it with bright pink strappy sandals from New Look which were £11 in the sale and are available Here.

I also managed to find a handbag in the exact same colour at a charity shop for £3.

As you can tell, I’ve also had a tan! Well a spray tan! I had an express tan at La Mia Bella at a bargain cost of £12 and if your local to Rhonda Cynon Taff you can visit the salon Here.

Overall I felt great about my outfit and had a fabulous night out! I won’t lie- my feet are still crying from those shoes so maybe a little gel pad would help out next time! 

Check out my Instagram for some cheeky snaps of my night out! @lauramcfabulous

Lots of love

Laura 

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ASOS try on

ASOS try on

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

(Follow me on insta & Twitter for photos! @lauramcfabulous )

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

#curvyconvention 2016

#curvyconvention 2016

I DID IT!!!

I can’t actually believe sitting here now that I went through with it.

I auditioned.

I went to three rehearsals.

I took part in the cat walk show!!

It was AMAZING!!!!!! I loved every single second of it!!!!

I was lucky enough to model for five designers. I have listed them below and if you click on the titles, it will take you straight to their website or social media page! 

Koola Doola
Here I am with the gorgeous Sarah.

I am wearing a one off piece – visit the website and get it while you can!

I have to say a big thank you to the ladies from Koola Doola who were so lovely to me! I can’t wait to shop with them!


Photo credit:  PK Photography & QR Photography

Eyani Couture

Here I am with the lovely Bishamber Das.

I have the most gorgeous dress – floor length, off the shoulder with a fish tale finish- WOW!

Photo credit: Moinul Hossain

Nicky Rockets
OMG. Let me explain something to you. I have not worn a tshirt since comprehensive school, about 20 years ago. Yes.

I was always bigger then the other girls. When your the first to develop boobs, and wearing a tshirt, life was not so great. I’ve never worn a tshirt since.

But this:


I can not explain to you how good I felt. I felt cool, confident and just a bit nails in this!! 

Photo credit: PK Photography & QR Photography

I loved it so much, I went and bought it and haven’t taken it off since!! 

Lumy by Paris

French and chic all the way!! I got to wear a cat suit- another first for me! I really like the comfort and the chic look of this outfit!

Plus equals
My fave of the day! Here’s why!


Check out this cool clip:  https://instagram.com/p/BF_tn3agK7n/

So. This outfit. Other then amazing, was comfy and I felt on top of the world! It’s the jacket….

The other great thing about this brand- again the people! I had such fun with these ladies and felt comfortable and at ease with them- thank you!


Makeup and hair

I had the lovely Pavan making me beautiful for the day and we did a number of different looks:


Pavan was so chilled out in the midst of all the chaos. I felt totally at ease with her and quite serene!

Pavan’s insta: http://instagram.com/pxvn_

Pavan’s website: http://www.levitate-bypkart.com/

Overall- I BLOODY LOVED IT!

I loved the chaos, the clothes, the back stage banter with the girls and the blister comparisons at the end of the day!

Would I do it again? Watch this space ……

I just want to also say a BIG thank you to the girls from my favourite face book group who came to support me! It was so so good to see you and next time, I’m coming to the pub!! 

Laura xx

Two sleeps to go!!

Two sleeps to go!!

Two sleeps to go until the curvy convention!!

I can’t believe it’s here already! It seems like a life time ago that I had the balls do audition, and now it’s around the corner!

It’s been a huge commitment so far. Three rehearsals in London, three long journeys from the valleys- on top of a full time job where I travel all week! It’s been tough but I have loved it!

The best thing about the rehearsals are the other girls. We support and lift each other up. The atmosphere in the room is amazing. Like being surrounded by your sisters!

So I’ve began to get my beauty on, however it’s getting a little stressful…..


Also had a spray tan- first time ever… Shocked at the outcome……

Couple of washes and apparently it will be more golden and less orange. I bloody hope so!!

So far – the nails and brows are successful!!

I’ll keep you all updated on how the event goes! If you have tickets, please do come and say hello!!

Stay fabulous!!

Laura xx

#OOTD work conference 

#OOTD work conference 

depending on where you work, there may be a set dress code for a conference.

Where I work there seems to be a varied interpretation on ‘smart casual office wear.’

However, as this is a conference that I am running, I decided smart is the only way to go!

Here is my outfit for day 1:

  
Jacket and skinny fit trousers – Matalan

Top and bag – Next

Shoes – M&S

Necklace – Oasis

I love the bag because it gives that splash of colour!

What do you guys wear for a meeting at work? 

Stay fabulous

Laura x