Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My amazing shoes

I was wearing these shoes at uni last week. I can't wear them without socks so I've decided that for the autumn and winter they will be my go-to shoes. They're really cosy. Anyway, I was going up some steps and the man behind me, when we reached the top, said "Great docs!"

I smiled, said thank you, and carried on my merry way.

I'll tell you what I didn't tell the man. These aren't Dr Martens shoes.

Oh, they're a very good fake, yes. But they're by a brand called Truffle and they cost me £15 inc postage on eBay. I only found them because I was searching for "oxblood shoes" because I wanted some.

I think they're amazing, I love how badass they make me feel!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

What I Wore October 10th

I went to work in Huddersfield today. I work in a charity two days a month. I really love it. I asked my boss to take a photo of me and although she was bemused she did it. I apologise for the files down the right hand side!

The dress is from Taillissime, which is La Redoute's plus size collection. I bought it over two years ago and used to wear it with a skirt, because I didn't have the confidence to wear dresses like this back then. Since then I haven't touched it, but decided yesterday that it would be lovely with leggings and a belt. It's a lovely colour, and a lovely soft knit. Very suitable for the autumn and winter!

Tunic dress, Taillissime (old)
Leggings, H&M,
Belt, Yours
Shoes, Dr Martens

Friday, October 25, 2013

What I Wore October 9th

I went to uni today. I have a lecture, and then a big gap, and then a masterclass in the evening where people do readings or a professional comes to speak to us or something. This week I just had the lecture, and my writing got reviewed, which was HORRIBLE!

This is what I wore. All from Asos! I got the dress in the sale in January and I hadn't actually worn it before. I got the leggings in July, also in the sale. I'm glad I did, because the knees have already gone a little baggy. I do love them, though. I like this outfit and think the colours look fab :)

Dress, Asos
Leggings, Asos

Can you say Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice???

Sunday, October 20, 2013

What I Wore October 8th

Now, the good news is that I have added another self employed job to my portfolio. I'll be working in Leeds one day a week doing bookkeeping. Today was my first day and this is what I wore.

Now, both these pieces are new. I bought them in Doncaster on our fat shopping trip. The skirt is from Yours and was £23 and the top is from New Look and was £7 in the sale. I love them both, individually. Together I'm not sure.

A few years ago, this kind of thing was what I wore for work all the time. I wouldn't wear a shorter skirt and I wouldn't wear a dress. I might sometimes wear those things otherwise, but at work I dressed like this. My old skirt like this is wrecked, so I am really glad to have a new one, and I love the details on the arms of the top, but but but ---- something. Just something felt wrong. I didn't feel like me.

I will mix this pieces with other things and see what I think - and next week for this job I'm going in a dress and leggings!

Wine top, New Look sale
Skirt, Yours Clothing

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wales Outfit #4

We took our bikes to Wales and went for a ride around a reservoir one day. There was a dam and some blackberry woods to ride through. Lee and I cycled about two miles!

Here I am on my beautiful bike. I'm wearing a Joe Browns cropped jumper from Simply Be which is absolutely gorgeous - really soft and warm but not long-sleeved, it's my ideal jumper!

We stopped for a group shot. That's my mum and stepdad in front, and Lee and I in the back. You can't see my t-shirt which is sad because I haven't blogged it before!

My mum being joyful.

And another action shot. Fat babe on a bike!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Swimming on Holiday

Where we were in Wales had a lot of amenities. There was a games room with a pool table, a table tennis table, a table football table, and other stuff. There was a snooker table in its own room. There were games and jigsaws and books to borrow. Then there was a big swimming pool which had a jet stream, and a sauna and stuff. Lee and I went swimming every day, and my mum came a few times too. My stepdad came in on the last night to take some photos of us.

So here we are swimming!

My lovely mum

My mum, Lee, and me

Lee got a piggy back

Me and my mum

We both wear our glasses when swimming because otherwise we wouldn't be able to see!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Versatile Blogger Award

Steph at Seeing Spots nominated me for the Versatile Blogger award here on her blog. Now I absolutely adore Steph, she's such a lovely person and we're style twins, we have a lot of the same clothes and seem to gravitate towards the same stuff. I wish we lived closer, even though she is just over the border into Lancashire!

The award is passed on to other bloggers who you feel have covered varied topics in a unique way and have good quality posts. It to show that bloggers who pay attention to their content and take time over their pictures etc. are appreciated!

So the rules of this thing are…
  • Display the award on your blog
  • Mention/link the lovely people who nominated you
  • Nominate another 15 blogs/bloggers who you feel should be given this award
  • Inform them you have nominated them
  • Write 7 facts about yourself

Okay here are fifteen fatshion blogs that I love:

2) Leah at Just Me, Leah
3) Gemma at Pink Gemma Plus
6) Lisa at My Big Fat Blog
7) Rachel at A Dress Is For Life
8) Becky at The Ramblings of Mrs BeBe
9) Kathryn at Miss Kathryn's MissTakes
10) Mel at Gladrags & Handbags
11) Kirsty at Fatty Unbound
12) Kath at Fat Heffalump
13) Lauren at Pocket Rocket Fashion
14) Georgina at Cupcake's Clothes
15) Wendy at 52-46-54

And here's 7 random facts about me:

1) I'm currently watching Elementary and I think it's really amazing - Lucy Liu is absolutely flawless, and Jonny Lee Miller is just beautiful. I love it!
2) I'm a queer lady - I might be married to a man but I'm not straight!
3) I feel like I've really settled into myself in my late 20s; I'm much more confident than I used to be
4) I want to be a medium famous published author
5) I collect stationery. I had bazillions. I write to a lot of penpals though.
6) I adore my cat; she calms me down and keeps me sane
7) I lost my dad when I was 24 and I miss him every single day

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Wales Outfit #3

I was very much on a capsule wardrobe in Wales, but that was good because I was forced to mix and match it up! I wasn't sure what the weather would be like, either. On the first full day we went to look at this lighthouse and Puffin Island, and then we saw dolphins in the sea and stood for ages watching them! Okay they may have been porpoises but they were still incredibly beautiful!

All photos were taken by my mum or my stepdad, and stolen off their Facebook! Haha.

You can see the lighthouse in the background, it's very pretty. Puffin Island is on the right of it, and the straits between the two is really small. 

Skirt, Simply Be
Vest top, Marks & Spencer
Pointelle top, New Look

See? Dolphin! Or porpoise!

Bonus shot of me and my mum rockpooling :) Her cargo pants are from Yours Clothing.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

What I Wore 30th September

I went to see my friend Roslyn, she's one of my oldest friends - we were at school together. She was living in Ipswich but moved back north, and has recently moved to this gorgeous little flat in Sheffield. It's a really quiet location and this is her private garden at the back which overlooks the river Don. Lovely!

This dress was from I've been checking out the website for a while and recommend you do too! Everything IS £5, and returns are really easy and simple. However, the plus size section can be hit and miss. Sometimes straight size things are mistakenly in there, and things go quickly. If you see something you like, buy it because it might be gone next time you look! But in all it's a fun place to look. I love this dress!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Wales Outfit #2

I wore this when we went to Rhyl and Betws y Coed. These jeans are the Kate style from Simply Be and they are just great. I haven't worn jeans in a VERY long time, I always wear skirts and dresses. But these were in the sale so I decided to get them and I'm glad I did.

The top is from Yours and it too was in the sale for £11, I really like it. My mum liked this outfit, too; it was the kind of thing she would have worn!

Tunic, Yours clothing
Jeans, Simply Be

Standing in the river in Betws y Coed; playing about on the rocks!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

What I Wore October 5th

So yesterday I went to Doncaster for the second Rad Fat shopping trip. (The first one I wrote about here). There were only four of us but that made it really manageable I think; a good number. We went to Simply Be, Yours, New Look, Primark, and more! I'll share what I bought later, of course.

This is what I wore:

Dress, from Lovedrobe via New Look, in the sale
Belt, Evans
Leggings, H&M

I thought I'd show you my nails and jewellery. The nail polish is Holbein Place by Nails Inc and it took two coats which impressed me! My watch is from Argos and Lee has a matching one that's green. My bracelet was from Primark a few years ago. 

Bonus photo of me cuddling the cat!