Saturday, 9 November 2013

New beginnings…




So I have decided to start afresh with a new blog,  www.christiana-gabriella.com  mainly because I wasn't 100% happy with this one and wanted to bring more to the fashion blogging table.

You can now follow me on:
twitter: @christiana_gabi,
instagram: @christiana_gabriella

I hope you enjoy the new blog and new look!

Lots of love

Christiana xx

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Magnificent 7th does animal print!



On the 7th of every month the plus size blogger ladies and I will post an outfit based on a different theme. 



The aim of the challenge is to shop our wardrobes and dig deep into the depths to create outfits we probably wouldn't have thought of before!

This month's theme is animal print! 


I recently brought this scarf from Zara. They have great scarfs which is suitable for all kinds of weather, and the animal print brings a pop to a quite plain outfit. 



Denim shirt: ASOS Curve
Skirt: ASOS
Scarf: Zara

Check out the other beauties with their take on animal print: 

Beth
Kaye
Becky
Nicola
Gail
Kirsty
Mary
Kathryn
Steph
Charley
Rebecca
Leah
Lindsey
Vicky
Nikki


Thanks for stopping by!

Christiana xx

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Welcome to 29

So Beyonce is not the only person who celebrated their birthday on the 4th September, I did to! Yes, yesterday I reached the ripe old age of 29, the last hurrah of the twenties. 

The day was very low key, I spent the day relaxing at home with my husband before going out for a turkish dinner in north London.

The dress I recently brought you've probably seen all over the blogosphere, but after uming and ahhing I decided to get it while on sale (to be honest, I don't think it was worth the original £40). 


I started off wearing it without a belt, but it felt slightly...frumpy



Adding a skinny belt definitely helps the dress and defines my figure more!

Dress: ASOS
Shoes: ASOS
Necklace (not shown): New Look
Watch: Michael Kors



We went to a gorgeous Turkish restaurant called Antepliler which is located on Green Lanes in north London. Green Lanes is well known for it's rich Turkish community and there is a multitude of Turkish and Greek restaurants. We went to this particular one on the recommendation of my bestie and it did not disappoint!

Lahmacun! Best way to describe it is Turkish version of a pizza but the bread is very thin and there isn't any cheese. YUMMY!



Mixed grill kebab all made fresh, I could not finish it but it was soooo good!
All the meat was tender and juicy...*drools* 

Thanks for reading!


PS. The next post will be from Plus North! Hope to see you there!

Cxx

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Partay

Just a recent outfit I wore to a party. I am obsessed with statement necklaces at the moment and sometimes the necklace needs to be the star of the show!

Dress: ASOS
Leggings: H&M 
Velvet flatforms: Select
Necklace: Zara

 Thanks for stopping by!
C xx

Paris!

Well hello there...

Yes, I have been an incredibly crap blogger for the past two months, I have missed style challenges, missed perfect OOTD opportunities and just generally missed connecting with all the fashion blogger lovelies.

So anyhoo, I have been meaning to do this post for over a month now, I had an opportunity to travel to Paris for work back in July and seeing as I had never been to Paris before, I thought I would use the opportunity to see the sights! Enjoy the pics x

What's a trip to Paris without checking out the original Chanel store! 




The wonderful pont des arts with the padlocks 

Of course hubs and I had to add our own mark! 

Skirt: ASOS Curve
Shirt: ASOS Curve
Necklace: H&M
Sunglasses: ASOS 


T shirt: H&M
Skirt: Primark

Why can't the London underground sign look this edgy! 

A mini orchestra in the metro, you know, just because...

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Life!

Unfortunately, life has gotten in the way and I haven't had time to update my blog in a while.

I do have some exciting news which I hope to share in a few weeks. It's a very exciting time at the moment.

Be back soon.

Love and peace,
C xx 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Sunday walk


Today hubs and I took a walk by the Thames where we live in London. We recently brought a new Nikon DSLR so decided to test that out. 

My new skirt from ASOS (where else?!) is so gorgeous, I never thought it would be possible to love an item of clothing as much as I love this skirt! 

I decided to keep the outfit simple, the skirt is definitely the star.




Skirt: ASOS
T-shirt: ASOS Curve
Shoes: Primark
Handbag: Longchamp




My photographer/love of my life
Purdy flowers! 


Thanks for stopping by!

Christiana x

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Flash the Flesh




Welcome to another instalment of Flash the Flesh!


When a group of bloggers join together for a chat you know that the final result has to be super!! And so this happened once more when, not long ago, we were talking about our preferences between mini and maxi and Becky of doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com thought that it would be great to create a challenge which goal was to show a little bit more skin and our body (but with style and no vulgarity) showing proudly our curves. And so it was born “Flash the Flesh”.


After the first successful post (which had over 1000 views - thank you!) I decided to go for a more casual outfit which I wore to run my errands today.


Jacket & Necklace: New Look
T-shirt & Shorts: ASOS Curve
Shoes: Converse


Look at my little sausage legs!

Check out the other lovely ladies, flashing the flesh!






Thanks for stopping by!
Christiana x

Friday, 7 June 2013

Magnificent 7th does Maxi!



On the 7th of every month the plus size blogger ladies and I will post an outfit based on a different theme. 

The aim of the challenge is to shop our wardrobes and dig deep into the depths to create outfits we probably wouldn't have thought of before!

This month's theme is maxi.  



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What's up with my face?

Crop top: ASOS
Maxi skirt: ASOS



Necklace: New Look



Check out the other beauties with their take on maxi: 

Beth
Kaye
Becky
Nicola
Gail
Kirsty
Mary
Kathryn
Steph
Charley
Rebecca
Leah
Lindsey
Vicky
Nikki

Thanks stopping by!

Christiana x 

Monday, 27 May 2013

Scarlett & Jo


I was recently contacted by Scarlett & Jo to ask if I would be interested trying some of their new dresses from their summer range!



The first dress is a gorgeous red dress with lace detail down the front.


When I first saw the dress, I wasn't sure if it would suit me as it is not my usual style, but after trying it on, I love the dress and how it is cut to nip in at the waist. Not to mention the colour, it's awesome!

I received a size 22. The dress is true to size and is not too clingy, there is also a sewn-in petticoat which creates a smooth silhouette. The sleeves are not too tight but I feel they could've been a little longer, although at 5'3 this may have been an issue!


The lace detail is adorable! I didn't want to add any accessories to it as I wanted the lace to be the main focus. I am wearing it with some cute mary-janes I brought from Topshop a few years back.


This dress would be perfect for parties and would also work great with tights in the colder months.

The second dress is a blue dress style tunic. This piece is very comfortable and would work great for a BBQ or wedding, or with leggings and sandals. The colour is a bright blue, the picture does not do it justice!


Again I received a size 22 which actually came out a little loose, so if you want a tight dress size down and vice versa!

The material is very light which means you won't overheat when cutting shapes on the dance-floor! The sleeves also provide great coverage without being tight.

The detail on the dress is very cute.



Both dresses will be available in June from www.evans.co.uk.

Thanks for reading!

Cxx


Saturday, 11 May 2013

Flash The Flesh!


Hello out there!

When a group of bloggers join together for a chat you know that the final result has to be super!! And so this happened once more when, not long ago, we were talking about our preferences between mini and maxi and Becky of doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com  thought that it would be great to create a challenge which goal was to show a little bit more skin and our body (but with style and no vulgarity) showing proudly our curves. And so it was born “Flash the Flesh”.

When the idea came about I instantly knew which part of my body I wanted to flash...

Top: Dress from ASOS
Maxi skirt: ASOS Curve
Gold chain: no clue!

Channelling one of my favourite bloggers, Kiah of
 http://fromthereztothecity.blogspot.co.uk


Instead of using a crop top, I decided to take a simple black dress and turn it into a crop top with some pizazz at the back. 

I love the fact that I am covered up everywhere else but the one place I constantly try to cover up.


 
Check out the other lovely ladies taking part in the challenge:



















Thanks for reading! 

C
x

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Magnificent 7 does Floral




Hello out there!

I have been very lucky to join a group of ladies for my first style challenge, the magnificent 7!

To give you a brief introduction, on the 7th of every month the ladies and I will post an outfit based on a different theme. 

The aim of the challenge is to shop our wardrobes and dig deep into the depths to create outfits we probably wouldn't have thought of before!

This month's theme is floral, and I knew exactly what I was going to wear. I brought a gorgeous skirt from ASOS maternity a year (!) ago and promised myself that when the weather picked up I would air it out and show it to the world!




The reason I brought the maternity version is because the Curve skirts had sold out and I find, if something is sold out in curve, it will most definitely be in maternity! But I would say that if you decide to buy maternity, size down. 








I teamed it with my fav denim shirt and a collar clip which I brought from Select and went with my simple converse for a comfy look. 






The ladies and I will be posting on the 7th of each month, and the aim of the challenge is to create an outfit to fit the theme, using clothes from our wardrobes, and yes that does mean digging deep into the depths and finding those long lost clothes! Hopefully one of us won’t end up in Narnia, but you never know with a bloggers wardrobe!

Check out the other beauties with their take on floral: 

Beth
Kaye
Becky
Nicola
Gail
Kirsty
Mary
Kathryn
Steph
Charley
Rebecca
Leah
Lindsey
Vicky
Nikki



Happy reading! 

Christiana xx