Happy Thanks Giving to all my American readers i hope you have a lovely day xx
In other news ........
I am sick. I have Flu. I have never been so ill EVER its not a exaggeration honest!. I wont be able to shoot any out fits for you atm till I'm better which will be in a week or so . I am so ill that Ive had to cancel my holiday ;-( .12 of us girls were booked to go on a adult weekend to Bultins , on the Saturday night there was a peter Andre concert ;-( I am GUTTED to be missing out on this date with Peter and a child free weekend . I even had to abandon my trip to the opening of the 5th biggest Primark in the UK in my home town , i waited in the giant Que at 8.30am and within the hour i was tucked up in bed i nearly passed out! People say they know when they are truly ill as they stop eating , well i know I'm truly ill when i stop shopping !
Congratulations if you stuck with me through this moan! thanks for reading
Ive chucked a random me picture of the face in , just because i like my hair in this picture!
I'm wearing cream ..yes CREAM . I never wear cream . I'm definitely out of my comfort zone here. I'm a typical fat girl . I try to hide in darker colours , slimming colours . Today i decided to be brave and wear a light colour and you know what .. I think i frigging rocked cream . I might be brave again soon and embrace lighter colours into my life ;-)...Watch this space !
Evans have a great offer on the website , as the title suggests Evans are having a 20% off shoes event .
My fav boots atm are from Evans Ive had these about a month. The other day they popped up on the Evans website in black ! woohoo i thought ill get them and bag 20% off...FAIL they are only available in 4x and 10x , i need a 8 ;-( nevermind! .
Take a few Evans items , mix them together , chuck in a obligatory Paul's Boutique bag and whadda ya get !
heres what you get !...a headless ootd
Black Coat - Evans - £55.99 Size 26
Cream top - Evans - £16.00 - size 22/24
Black leggings - Evans - £10 size 24r
Biker Boots - Evans - £64.99 size 8
I want to talk a little about these boots. I have a lot of love for theses boots , so much love , i actually bought them in black too ;-) ( i will show you the black pair in another post ).
I wanted a pair of brogues , i could never find a pair i fell in love with , I wanted biker boots , couldn't find a pair that fit me comfortably in the width. UNTIL Evans released these bad boys! I find them a cross between brogues and biker boots I've found my happy medium ;-)
These boots are extremely well made, i also think they are a timeless fashion piece. They give my feet lots of support . I have a very painfull foot condition in my left foot that i will have to have a operation on (boohoo) and I'm counting on these boots to be my recovery boots ;-) Plenty of room for my support piece .
My favourite feature of these boots .. the side zip! i cant leave them tied up and slip them on and off!
sorry for more poor quality iphone pics its just the way i roll atm!
While we are on the subject of silly animal hats, check out this cutie below , i REALLY wanted to buy this hat. unfortunately my bank balance would not allow it , this is another moment where i hope Santa reads my blog!!
Brown Bailey Button Uggs - Ugg Australia (via Treds) £160 size 8 w10
Brown Fur Bag - River Island - £44.99
Firstly, ignore my face , i was having a make-up free day blah! .
I love this tunic its so easy to wear its really flattering for the larger busted lady!, its really loose fitting and has a tie cord underneath the bust to nip you in . There is one downside it creases like hell !! i can live with that thou!..I havent talked about the bag yet as it deserves a blog post of its own!
xxx Thanks for reading xxxx
Edit - this top is now in the sale! grab yourself a bargin ;-)
Black studded bow jumper - new look - £7 (sale bargain) size 24
Black skinny jeans - Evans - £20 - size 24
Black short classics uggs - Ugg Australia - £150 - size8 / w10
Handbag - Paul's Boutique Jenni fur bag - Bank - £ 64.99
Really sorry about the poor quality pictures they were taken on my iphone , I'm snapping my outfit pictures on the go as the lighting is really poor in my house atm ..god dam winter lighting!
This is one of my everyday outfits. I wore this today while shopping in Cardiff. Nandos , Starbucks and shopping and the best bit.... I was child free !!so ... No buggy rage! . I cant even explain why i have buggy rage! (you idiot shoppers who step out in front of buggies when browsing not looking where your going) urrghh i feel the rage all ready..anyways hope you like the outfit ;-)
I will have a small haul of items to show you soon only a few bits and bobs as im trying to save failingmiserably for my holiday next week!
I logged on the twitter this evening to be greeted by bloggers tweeting about the latest fashion store to hit our shores all the way from USA Forever 21. Being a plus sized girl i don't usually get that excited about new fashion shops as i am always sized out ;-(......but wait for it ...... Forever 21 carry plus sizes !!!
I had a quick browse on the UK site , unfortunately the site crashed on me ;-( so i had a quick gander on the USA site and the below photo is a few things i love and will buy if they become available in the uk , fingers crossed
I have only heard great things about forever 21 . What I'm hearing is that they are a cross between primark for price and topshop for style , any collaboration of that calibre has my seal of approval!. I am genuinely excited for this store , its really exciting to see more fashion stores stocking plus size lines , embrace your curves !
I cannot wait to visit the Birmingham store in a few weeks time . I hope i wont be disappointed. ;-) . If anyone has been to the Birmingham store please link me to your reviews xxxx
OK ..... I always told myself i wasn't going to post any outfits of the day on this new blog . I just wanted this blog to be all my girlie passions but having had a little pep talk with my girlie's they have convinced me that i am beautiful , have great style sense and who cares if i carry extra weight i can sometimes dress better than the skinnys !
Im a sucker for this Xmas tree i love it!!!!!! This Xmas tree resides in the St Davids Centre Cardiff. I want to take it home with me ,do u think it will fit in my pocket ? he he !! anyways on to the outfit.
Lace skater dress - Evans / style369 £35
Black leggings - Asos Curve £5 (sale)
Black boots - black short classics Ugg £150 - Asos
Skull necklace - Evans / Daisy and Eve £10
Hope you guys like the outfit .. the Xmas tree and i will return soon , I envisage a 6 week outfit relationship with this tree ;-)
Do you lust over the latest Mac collection? Have you joined the Next queue at 4am?
My hands up!
Shocked I'm not, ashamed i am!
My name is Joanna and I am a shopaholic!
So that's the first step over and done with...phew! Now the hard part begins.
How do i stop my frivolous ways? Answers on a postcard please!
So I'm not going to change over night. I know this.
I need to realise my life is not going to end if I pass on Mac’s Lady Gaga Lip Glass...(I’m not going to tempt fate here though!) .
Seriously, I need to stop wasting my money on so much crap!! Buying so many beauty products/clothes/shoes that don’t get the love and attention they deserve. My sense of style changes so frequently.
I do have a plan though....and here it comes.....Queue the fanfare “duh duh duh duh duh duh DUH”!!
EBAY! The answer to every woman’s dirty secrets.
I'm going to start selling all my unwanted, unloved items. The amount of clothes I have brought home hoping that I will slim down to fit into them is unreal.
WHO AM I KIDDING?!
I am never going to loose X amount of stones just so that I can wear THAT dress.
The plan is simple. If I want something new I have to sell something old. Use the old trusty rule, one in, one out. This isn't going to be easy and I will probably fail miserably. I do however have a back up plan...
A SPENDING DIARY
The journey to being more thrifty is a long and winding road and I fully expect to get lost along the way. I am going to keep a track of my spending habits with said diary. The idea being that I can tot up how much I am paying out on these “necessities” and shock myself into not frittering my money away so easily...