A little piece of art – Featuring Chloe Lewis Jewellery

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Hi all!

As I went to art college and then art university, I absolutely love making things and fiddling about with crafts! My best friend is currently at university in Dundee studying a jewellery course and this summer I was lucky enough to do a workshop with her and make my very own pieces!

Chloe has her own jewellery company which she operates on the side whilst going to University and I adore the pieces she makes. They’re dainty, feminine and just stunning. I was so excited to roll my sleeves up and have a go at making some of these stunning pieces myself! I never find rings to fit my fat fingers so I was super excited to finally own some.

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One thing I wasn’t excited about was using a blowtorch! These rings are made by hand by heating silver and shaping it to size. It took me a few go’s to get confident with the blowtorch…and I still happily handed it back. I made three rings in total.

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The first two rings I got to play with these awesome letter stamps which I had to really hammer into the metal!

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My first ring is a plain band with “Fat Bitch” stamped into it.

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My second ring we created these cute little ears which were soldered onto the band which I had stamped “Lois” into – my cats name! tumblr_nbbcenykac1qh7lbvo7_1280

The inside has “Lister” stamped in!

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The final ring I made is my favourite. Its made from a delicate beaded silver band, with a soldered on post and a real pearl. This one was super fiddly but so worth it!

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My three rings I made!

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The rings I made alongside one I received as a gift!

I love my rings so much! I’ve always wanted pretty rings but I never find them in plus size. Chloe’s are all made to order and can be made in any size needed which is awesome.

Thanks for letting me play with your jewellery making kit Chloe – but I’m leaving the blowtorch to you!

Hannah x

My best dress – Featuring Collectif Summer Bouquet Dolores Doll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi all.

So everybody has that one piece of clothing they absolutely love and wish they could wear more of right? Well mine is the beautiful Summer Bouquet Dolores Doll dress from the fabulous Collectif. Unfortunately this dress is out of stock now ; as it was when I first ever laid eyes on it and I waited almost a year for it to return. However, there’s tons of Dolores dresses in a whole range of styles to suit anybodies tastes. I love this dress because I love the Dolores shape.The plunging neckline, the elasticated sleeves which give you different ways to wear and the nipped in waist just do it for me! The dress is incredibly flattering and fits my large bust comfortably which is amazing! The best part of this dress though is the colours. I’m simply just in love with the beautiful yellow roses and vintage green leaves. This dress is perfection and I wear it at any opportunity.

I have recently started doing some modelling as a hobby and at my last shoot I decided I needed to wear my special dress. Here are some of the images courtesy of Peter Bradford Photography. My wig is Sweet Tea from the amazing Geisha Wigs!

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As you can see, the dress photographs beautifully and made me look like a little dolly! I cant recommend this shape dress enough, especially if you have a larger bust as I do as it is super flattering.

Do you have a dress you love that you wish you could wear more?

Let me know below!

Hannah x

Festival of thrift WIW! Featuring Vintageous Rags!

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Hi all!

Me and Adam absolutely love vintage clothing – so much so I’m in the process of opening my own vintage shop exclusively for plus sized women! A few weeks back, there was a huge vintage festival not far from ours and so with nothing to do on a boring Sunday afternoon we decided to pop along. The festival was absolutely huge!  It took me and Adam quite a while to walk around it and I still don’t think we managed it all. It was nice to walk around and get ideas for furniture for my shop, as well as gauging what is popular ATM and how people are pricing their clothing.

We went and found our friend Gracey who owns the amazing Vintageous Rags (Find them on facebook here). We’re such huge fans, we both actually wore Vintageous pieces without even realising.

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I picked this awesome houndstooth wrap up a few months back. Gracey is so good at predicting trends because houndstooth is everywhere right now! I decided to add a little belt to the wrap to make it almost kimono style. I wore this with a pretty plain but cute tassel hem top I was sent to review from New Look (I’ll be reviewing it on a later post) and a plain black tube skirt with mesh detailing I purchased from eBay for about £4! I finished this look with my Curve Clothing vanity bag and some flats – which were much needed with all that walking!

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Adam wore this lovely check print cord shirt I picked out for him from Vintageous Rags. He looks so cute in cord shirts and they look great with his huge beard! His hat is from Carhartt and not pictured is his black skinnies and brown doc marten shoes which I love.

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There was so much food on offer, but we’d baked a lovely raspberry ripple cake that morning and had steaks waiting at home for us so we split a hotdog from Diamond Dogs which was amazing!

Festival of thrift was definitely a good day out! It was so busy and packed with tons of stalls which makes me more excited than ever to get the ball rolling with my shop!

Do you like to wear vintage? Have you checked out Vintageous Rags?
Let me know below!

Hannah x

Goodbyes can be hard. Featuring AX Paris Peplum Top

Hi all!

So after having a wonderful summer of getting drunk, nights out, days lost to Netflix and generally being joint at the hip – it was finally time for my best friend Chloe to head back to university. So to mark the occasion, we decided to have one last meal (which ended up with cocktails and karaoke). Saying goodbye is always hard, more-so because Chloe goes to university in Dundee which is so annoying to get to! I headed up once which took around 7 hours, a train ride and three coaches. Terrible! It was worth it to see my best friend. I’m so lucky to have Chloe as a best friend because she’s such a wonderful person. Not only is she absolutely hilarious and gets my humour – she’s kind, considerate, easy to talk to and stunningly beautiful. She’s always there for me, so being so far away from her is incredibly hard.

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This was the perfect time to wear my new AX Paris peplum top! I managed to grab this for £4 on eBay so I was pretty pleased with myself. The top fits beautifully (if not slightly large on the waist) and looks really elegant with a plain black tune skirt. I couldn’t find this online to buy, but Simply Be have a similar AX Paris one here.

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We headed to a local restaurant to get a Parmo before Chloe left for Dundee!

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A Parmo is a Middlesbrough dish which consists of flattened chicken breast which has been bread crumbed and fried then topped with bechamel sauce and cheese then baked! It sounds disgusting, but it’s glorious smoothered in garlic at 3AM in the morning after a night in Flares.

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Chloe with her last Parmo till Christmas!

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Me and Chloe!

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I chose to wear my Black Forest wig from Geisha Wigs!

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I really love this outfit! It’s classy and comfortable and the red/black combination is a classic.

Have you got any eBay bargains lately?

Hannah x

Aint nothin’ but a houndstooth. Featuring New Look Inspire.

Hi all!

I was recently contacted and asked if I would like to try some pieces from New Look Inspires new range of products! As a big fan of New Look Inspire, I agreed and chose three pieces.

The most beautiful and my favourite piece that I chose is this amazing houndstooth dress! I get the vibe that houndstooth is going to be huge this season, and its a personal favourite print of mine.

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Here’s the dress on! The fit is gorgeous and the dress is incredibly comfortable. The dress is soft and woven style, unlike printed scuba styles I’ve seen which means the print stays perfect. I went for a size 22 which fit lovely and the dress stretched across my large chest fine without warping the pattern.

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I decided to give this dress its first outing for a family dinner at Adam’s mums! I decided to clash the print with a daisy print cardigan with a cute crochet collar, a hard vanity style bag, bright flats to add a pop of colour and a cute flower crown.

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Dress – New Look Inspire

Cardigan – Primark (Last year)

Bag – Curve Clothing (Last year)

Shoes – (Primark)

Flower Crown – Handmade

Wig – Buttons (straightened)

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This wig went beautifully with the dress!

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With my partner Adam!

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Happy and content in this dress. Adam was also looking cute in a tartan shirt from Topman, skinny fit joggers also from Topman and khaki sneakers from Size?. I love the way Adam dresses – he needs his own blog!

So yeah, I’m obsessed with this dress. It’s so comfortable and cosy and would be great for so many occasions from shopping with friends, to a romantic dinner or even a night out!

Do you love houndstooth? What do you think will be big this season?

Let me know below!

Hannah x