Plus Size Babes Rocking Autumn 2016 Trends – With Bustle

Recently Bustle shared a selection of 35 amazing plus-size women proving that the latest trends are not just for straight sizes but also can be rocked by larger women. I am more than flattered to say that  I happend to be one of those women selected by Bustle. This is just a great compliment to be mentioned amongst so many amazing plus-size bloggers and body positivity influencers.

These 34 influencers (plus me) share their favourite trend of the season with you and why they love these trend. If you were wondering what exactly this season’s trends are, check out this gallery.

I always love hearing more about more why and how people choose the styles they do, especially when it is from influencers like those featured here.

Reasons to choose a style can be as banal as just the love of a colour or it can be something as dear to ourselves as challenging yourself to a style that scares you, challenging yourself and your own confidence.

 

My Autumn OOTD & Why I Love It

The autumn style that I went for, is the stunning dress out of the Holly Hagan range by Want That Trend that I recently bought at the Curve Fashion Festival. Next to the beautiful maxi style the dress is sparkling with beautiful sparkly metal detailing. And if you know me I love metallics, glitter & sparkles in any way, shape or form.

 

The reason why I love metallics and metallic detailing is that you can still make them work for most occasions while sequins can easily look over the top. With metallics being one of the main trends this autumn  I will indulge this season in the metal detail trend as much as I can.

I hid myself for so long only wearing subdued colours and baggy clothes because of low self-esteem and thinking that is what I had to do being fat. This is why I now enjoy wearing some glitter even more. Ultimately I have a lot of catching  up to do on bold colours, patterns & especially sparkles.

Check Out Some Other Great Autumn/Fall 2016 Styles

Here are only a few examples of the great women and their OOTDs that were featured.

 

It’s @curvefashionfes day and I’m wearing an @asos_loves_curve @asos dress with my pants 😂💖✨

A photo posted by Lottie L’amour (@lottielamour) on

If you want to find out more what these amazing women have to say about their autumn outfits & want to see what the other ladies chose to wear, check out the bustle article here.

What Is your Favourite Autumn Trend?

Like always I would love to hear from you. What is your favourite autumn trend and why do you love it?

 

Lots of love

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Named One Of Top 50 UK Fashion Blogs

A True Honour

Wow, there are apparently an approximate 90.000 fashion bloggers in the UK, really a mind-boggling number. The more flattering and the more of a surprise it is to hear that Rebateszone have named me one of the top 50 beauty bloggers. An even bigger surprise was that even within this list Rebastezone placed me at #17 a real honour.

 

So Many People Who Deserve It Just As Much

I am more than honoured but at the same time feel at the edge of saying it is an undeserved honour as from the top of my head I could probably from the top of my head mention more than 17 amazing plus size fashion bloggers that I personally adore and that would deserve this at least as much as me.

 

Rebatezone’s Top 50 Fashion Bloggers

See the full list of all 50 bloggers here:

Top 50 Fashion Bloggers In UK

Source: rebateszone.com

 

A Personal List

And here is a personal (non exhaustive) list of blogges that deserve at least as much attention:

(In no specific order)

 

What Do You Think?

What are your favourite fashion blogs?

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Boohoo I Am Skint – Plus-Size Summer Essential Bargains

No Shopping Sprees For Me This Summer

This summer I am a little broke… So unfortunately there was no way I could have done any big summer clothes hauls. Over the whole summer I was watching with This summer I am a little broke… So unfortunately there was no way I could have done any big summer clothes hauls.

A Bit Jealous Of The Colourful New Wardrobes

Over the whole summer I was watching other fashion bloggerswith a slight sense of jealousy  how they were showing off their lovely summer dresses. I am particularly jealous my newest blogger crush and discovery Boardroom Blonde. Just look at how colourful and bright her wardrobe is:

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Woohoo – A Mini Haul Is Possible

So I was very, very happy when I once again was online window shopping when Boohoo came to the rescue. Boohoo in general offers very, very affordable clothing that even their plus size section does really deserve the label fast fashion, unlike the plus size section of some other retailers..

Bargains In The Summer Essential Section

A lot of their Summer Essentials section is currently up to 60% reduced and there are some real bargains in there.

I bought all of the below items for only £29

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Plus Nicola Printed Wide Leg Trouser – £4 (was 20)
Plus Rebecca Colour Block Skater Dress – black or blue- £5 (was £18)
Plus Natalie Side Slit T Shirt Maxi Dress – black or blue – £8 (was 16)
Plus Macy Strappy Front Bodysuit – black, grey, white – £12 (full price)

There are also lot’s of other lovely pieces in the sale  that I unfortunately had to leave behind, next to some lovely full price jumpsuits. Too many to all call them out. Just check them here. One last piece of the sale I still want to mention specifically is this dip back top (black/white/grey), as will be a central piece of an upcoming OOTD that will be live very soon. I still bought this at full price during the time I was offline you are now able to get this instead for £16 for £10.

Boohoo Dip Hem Plus Size Top

Plus Lizzy Extreme Dip Back Top

Dead Excited

The clothes might not be quite as colourful as Boardroom Blondes amazing wardrobe but I am still so, so looking forward to this little parcel arriving. There is just no better feeling than a bargain ;).

Always Worth To Have A Browse

This find is also once again proof that it  at times can be worth to have a quick browse online or instore even if you expect not to find anything in your price range and boohoo is always a good place for a bargain. Debz recently also has written an interesting post about an unexpected New Look bargain on the high street…

End Of Summer Sales Everywhere

So if you are skint like me at the moment, now is the time to have a good window shop as all the other usual retailers will right now run their end of summer sales or run a sale on their new season pieces to start to push those. So wherever you go boohoo, new look, asos, missguided or any other fast fashion low(ish) price retailer you will have a good chance to make a bargain. My asos summer sale wish list in fact is endless. If there is ever time for a bargain it is now and the boohoo sale is a great place to find one.

What Do You Think?

Have you come across a great bargain? Where and what did you get? Do you have a new blogger crush that we should not miss out on? Please drop me a comment below.

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Plus North Leeds – My First Big Plus-Size Event

My First Big Plus-Size Fashion Event

This weekend I had an absolute amazing time at one of my first big plus-size blogger events: Plus North. It was a really fun, fashion & plus-size filled weekend which involved meeting lot’s of amazing ladies.

The Plus-Size Runway Shows

One of the big highlights were definitely the fashion shows in which Ann Harvey, Yours Clothing, Topsy Curvy, Simply Be, Curvissa, So Fabulous and Evans were showing a selection of their key pieces on some very fabulous plus-north visitors and plus-size blogger babes. It was absolutely amazing to see so many confident women showing off how comfortable felt in their bodies and showing off their confidence and love for themselves, an absolutely inspiring event!

Some of the fabulous bloggers on the runway

The Exhibitors

All the brands that were showing off their newest trends in the runway shows also had little stalls at this event where we had a chance to check out their upcoming Autumn – Winter Collection up close and I have to say, I already have a by far too long wish-list.

Although some of the real gems of the stalls were actually those that had not been part of the shows.

Curvy Kate had brought some of their amazing & sexy bras with her and conducted tons of bra fittings and delivering some amazing uplifts. Chunky Cat Cuddler showed off some great and imaginative jewellery. I also finally saw Nicky Rockets T-Shirts up close.

Image Credits: Next to my own pictures, some of the above pictures have been provided by Georgina from She Might Be Loved

Here I also learned about a new and interesting way of how to buy high class beauty products: Cohorted. They are offering each week 4 different products, the kind of product you would like to treat yourself to but might be just a bit out of your budget, to bring them to you cheaper due to the power of group buying.

Keep checking back I will give you a closer look at some of the exhibitors and their products over the next weeks, especially of those I could not resist and now call my own.

Showing Off My Little Makeover

Plus-North was a great opportunity for me to show off my style, my new hair and outfit. Before coming to the event I had basically gone through a whole little makeover.

I had my beloved Bettie Page fringe re-trimmed by Nicky from “Having A Hairmare?“. The benefit brow bar had taken care of my eyebrows . I had a complete home made hair colour makeover. If you follow me on twitter of facebook you might have already seen that I recently had a relatively extreme hair colour makeover thanks to some ebay ordered peroxide and Bleach London’s Tangerine Dream. And lastly I had a completely new outfit, which I had ordered specifically for plus-north using their next day delivery.

Finally meeting all those lovely ladies

But ultimately the best thing about plus north was to finally meet so many amazing & lovely blogger ladies, that are so often on my screen, finally in real life.  Obviously there was no way around to take some of those obligatory selfies:

Top left: Georgina from She Might Be Loved
Top right: Sarah H Plus Size Model
Bottom left: Debz from The Not So Secret Diaries Of A Wannabe Princess
Bottom right: A slightly blurry Becky from Does My Blog Make Me Look Fat?

What Do You Think?

Have you been to Plus North? What was your favourite of the day? What other blogger events have you been to? Are there any other blogger events you would recommend to me and would say I should not miss? Please let me know in the comments. I would love to hear from you!

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An Amazing Day at Leeds Plus Size Pre-Party

Today I had an amazing day at the Leeds Plus Size Pre-Party, the official warm up party for  Plus North (taking place in August), as well as my  first ever blogger event.

I just wanted to send out a quick thank you out for Sarah (of “Sad Excuse of a Girl“) for organising this event. It was an absolute pleasure to meet so many fabulous ladies today!

I “stole” the picture below  from Lucy of “Lucy loves” who herself is in the far left of this picture together with some of the lovely guest of today’s party on the amazing roof terrace of The Belgrave Music Hall,

Lovely Group picture stolen from Lucy of http://www.lucyearnshaw.co.uk/
Lovely Group picture of some of the ladies, picture “stolen” from Lucy of http://www.lucyearnshaw.co.uk/
From left to right:
Lucy  – Lucy loves
Me
Laura – Lozzie Loves Lippy
Georgina – She Might Be Loved
Michelle – Satchels & Pearls
Faith – Music and Eyeliner
Ellie – misellyre

I am looking forward to seeing you & all the other bloggers I met today again at Plus North and hopefully at many more great Plus Size events.

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