First time for everything – Featuring Asos High Waisted Jeans

Hi all!

If you’re a frequent reader of mine, you’ll know just how much I love my pretty dresses and skirts! A few months back I went on a mission to find some great fitting trousers and succeeded. Next on my list was a pair of jeans! As I’m apple shaped with slim legs I found it incredibly hard to find a pair of skinny jeans that fit nicely in the leg, but also come up high enough that they don’t cut me in half/have my tummy hanging out. I tried tons of jeans on but they never quite fit me nicely. That was until I tried the ASOS Ridley jean! (Unfortunately the pair I have has sold out).

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I love these jeans! They hug my slim legs and sit nice and high. They’re ankle grazers which fit my tiny height perfectly. I love throwing these on with a simple tee and cardigan – perfect for running errands or popping to the shops. These jeans are true to size – I ordered a size 22 and they fit wonderfully.

I can’t recommend these jeans enough. They’re affordable, soft, wash well and are super comfortable!

Have you struggled to find jeans? What brands are your favourites?

Let me know below!

Hannah x

Beau Dame Lingerie Featuring Elomi Imogen Underwire Padded Full Cup Bra

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Hi all!

As you may know if you follow me, I’m a HUGE fan of lingerie. I have drawers and drawers full of different styles, shapes and colours – and not all of them fit. Finding bras that fit my very full bust but also my fat back can be a nightmare. It seems a lot of companies stop at a 38 back where as I am a 40!

Enter – Beau Dame Lingerie.

When I was contacted and asked if I’d like to review a piece, I jumped at the chance! Bras are very expensive in my size and again hard to come by. I logged onto the website expecting to see one or two bras in my size and was shocked to see 16 in a 40-GG!

Ultimately I chose the Imogen set. It has been on my wishlist quite a while as I fell in love with the vintage glamorous style of it. The bronze cups with embroidery flowers on-top are beautiful and the cups are lined with black looped edging.

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As soon as I slipped the bra on I knew I had chosen well. The cups fit like a glove and give me a great projected shape. The shape is almost vintage style which I love! The band was on the snug side but still very wearable. The wide and supportive straps have cute bow detailing as does the centre gore which lies flat against my chest comfortably. The wings contain my side/back fat very well and I don’t have as much overhang as I do with other bras with flimsier wings/bands.

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The pants came up nice and high, covering my belly button. I love pants like this as they tend to not roll down! The see-through segments are a lovely touch which makes the set a little sexier, and the double layer at the front is lovely.

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My wig here is my favourite wig – Sweet Tea from Geisha Wigs which I think goes so beautifully with the vintage/boudoir style of the underwear.

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Lovely high knickers!

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In all I love this set. It would be perfect for shooting in which I plan to do soon. It’s also great to wear daily and gives a great shape under clothing.

Thank you so much for allowing my to review for you Beau Dame! Your PR team are so lovely and I have enjoyed working with you!

Have you struggled to find larger lingerie? Let me know below!

Hannah x

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