Saturday, 22 December 2012


Hello out there!

Just a quick post to show you an outfit I wore recently to a Nigerian wedding.

I was stuck for what to wear as everything was too summery! Luckily I found a skirt I had custom made which I westernized!

Apologies for the poor photo quality - hubby was watching the sports!

Thanks for reading!
C xx

Shirt: H&M+, Necklace: H&M, Skirt: Custom made

Work flow

Hello out there!

December has been a busy time for me work wise so apologies for not posting as regularly as I should be!

I am quite lucky that I have a job that has a relaxed dress code, it means I can be quite creative and also, if I am having an off day, I don't need to put a suit on! Below are a couple of typical outfits I would wear to work..

Thanks for reading!
C xx

Shirt: ASOS Curve, Jeans: Dorothy Perkins, Shoes: Converse

Shirt: ASOS Curve, Leggings: H&M, Bodycon dress (worn as top): ASOS Curve, Wedges: Office

Jumper dress thing: ASOS (2009) Leggings: H&M, Wedges: Office

Saturday, 8 December 2012

New shopping find!

I love coming across new labels and places where I can clothe my big ass, so I wanted to let you in on my new find: Coco Curve, an online boutique specialising in plus- sized clothing! The boutique is owned by a gorgeous lady, Chelsea Duarte who I happened to stumble across on my Instagram (I'm addicted!). She is also the UK editor for the fabulous Skorch magazine! One of my favourite pieces is her long maxi dress which is perfect for winter, which I will definitely be purchasing!. Check it out!

C xx

Friday, 7 December 2012

LPSFW Model Casting and OOTD

Hello out there!

So following on from my previous post regarding the exciting London Plus Size Fashion Weekend that will take place in February 2013, I went down to the model casting on Saturday 1st December to strut my stuff!

Its clear to say that, I was extremely nervous! I was surrounded by a lot of extremely beautiful plus sized women some who were professionals and some who were "amateurs" like myself.

Overall it was a very quick casting, I met with Rianne Ward of Evolve magazine, Remi Ray, from Trapped in a Skinny World and the stunning Anna Shillinglaw from Milk Management who said I had a lovely shape!

They asked me a series of questions, such as, what I did for a living, my dress size and height. At 5'4 I am short to be a model, but I believe that you can do anything you put your mind to no matter what size or height you are!

If I don't get selected for the show, I won't be disappointed, I had a great time and good feedback which has boosted my confidence and I will definitely be getting tickets for the fashion weekend!

After the casting, I went out with some friends for a birthday party and chose some of my favourite ASOS pieces!

Dress: ASOS Curve (As top) Skirt: ASOS Shoes: ASOS

Thanks for reading!
C xx

Sunday, 25 November 2012

OOTD: Sunday dinner

Just thought I would do a quick outfit post today! Husband and I went for dinner with my family and this is what I wore.

Wishing you all a great week ahead! xxx

Top & skirt: asos, belt: Primark

Exciting news!

Hello out there!

After a long hiatus, I am back! (Hello to my 1 follower *wave*).

I had a few technical issues and wasn't feeling in a bloggy mood but I am back with a vengeance and plan to blog more and hopefully turn this into something more permanent.

So as my heading states, I have exciting news!

It all started when Kellie B, who I follow on Facebook,  put a post up about the LONDON PLUS SIZE FASHION WEEKEND! (caps lock on due to excitement!).

You can find out all about it here, it will take place in the middle of  2013 LFW in February (eee!)and is the brainchild of Trapped in a Skinny World and Evolve Magazine. I can't wait!

The weekend will be fun packed and will include a fashion show (duh!), styling class, a swap shop and a discussion panel with key industry professionals!

This pic has nothing to do the post, I just thought I would add something to break up the text ;-)
Jacket: H&M, Jeans: Dorothy Perkins, Top: H&M+

They are currently looking for models and the casting  will take place on Saturday 1st December starting at 11am at Living Space, 1 Coral Street, London, SE1 7BE. If you are interested, sign up online by 30 November. Please take with you a pair of heels and two pictures they can keep!

Good Luck! xx

Thursday, 1 November 2012


I am a crap blogger...I admit it...will be back soon! xoxo

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Crap summer

Hello out there!

So here's an outfit I put together earlier this week. I was in a bit of a pickle on what to wear as the weather in the UK currently is tres disappointing with all the non-stop rain, so I thought I would play it safe and wear something not too summery (is that a word?!) so I won't get caught out in the rain.

The jumper is from ASOS (again! I know! FYI - this will be a common occurrence...) which I brought a while back but never really wore it. I brought it in a 24 so that it fits loosely and because of the large knit effecty thing of the jumper, there was room for ventilation so I won't get hot and sticky on the tube home from work! The skirt is H&M and the belt is Primark (circa 2008). Oh and the shoes are Clarks (circa 2008).

Wishing you wonderful weekends!

Thanks for reading,
C xx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Leggings and Racoons...

I wasn't going to make this an outfit post because firstly the picture is crappy and looks utterly pretentious (thanks for the direction sis!) and secondly, because I am wearing leggings (couldn't find my jeans this morning...) so it's a little out of my comfort zone - I do wear leggings, usually with dresses that I feel are too short ...but leggings as trousers...or leggings with short tops are for me, I feel, are a cardinal sin, it just shouldn't happen!..But today it did..and so, I teamed it with this shirt I stole from my sister which she recently brought. Loving the cute racoons! 

You can find it here...what do you think?  C xx

Friday, 29 June 2012

Pretty in pink..

So here's an outfit pic I took recently. One of my closet friends from university got married a couple of weekends ago in Norfolk, UK. Apologies for the quality, the pics were taken with my iPhone.

Now I normally don't wear pink as a rule, purely because I find it too girly and stereotypical but when I saw the dress and jacket (both ASOS Curve) I fell in love, and the shoes were the cherry on top from New Look!

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs W! x

Dress (Asos Curve here) Jacket (Asos Curve here) Shoes (New Look)

Thanks for reading! 
C x 

Thursday, 28 June 2012

"It's 5 o'clock in the morning"...well almost!

So here I am lying awake unable to sleep so I pick up my iPad and start going through my favourite fashion blogs. Then a light blub moment came to me...why don't I start my own... I love life (doesn't everyone?) and I love fashion. Getting closer to 30, made me realise that life is waaaaay too short to be worrying about what other people think of you and it's too short to give up on dreams and passions. I am a latecomer when it comes to fashion, growing up I was a bit of a tomboy and I hated shopping! It wasn't until 5 years ago, when I finished university and got my first job (£££!) that I started taking notice in my appearance and fashion and, well it's been like a love affair ever since (just don't tell my husband...) I won't give you a huge bio and bore you about my life, you'll get to know me as this blog progresses and I suppose this blog isn't about me, well it is, but not about where I came from, more about where I'm going. I have had a lot of changes in my life recently and I am, for the first time in a long time, excited about the future. Hope you enjoy the ride...