Monday, 17 December 2012

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star....

I finally found some tights that fit!! It's a miracle at Christmas! Ater seeing a couple of reviews, I took the plunge and ordered a pair of Lycra Xceptionelle 40 denier 3D tights from Yours Clothing. They are the answer to my prayers. These are the size 22-26 and they are actually true to size, they stay up, they're comfy and I have no baggy ankles or baggy crotches! Please Yours Clothing, more colours!

Anyway, enough of my gushing about hosiery. Onto all things bright and beautiful. This top is amazing, so ridiculously bright that it caused a bit of a stir in my office when I wore it. I saw it on ASOS in the summer, but didn't buy it, then I saw it eBay and it had to be mine. I've kept the rest of the outfit simple to really show off that pink.

There's nothing like a bit of neon to cheer up a dreary winter day.

Midi Skirt (22) - ASOS Curve
Neon pink star vest (24) - ASOS Curve via Ebay
Jersey Cardigan (18) - Matalan
Tights - Yours Clothing
Studded slippers - Matalan

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Black lace

Look, it's me actually wearing some new stuff.

Last weekend saw me and the boy spend the weekend in London. I know we only live 25 mins outside, but every Christmas we treat ourselves to a cheeky weekend in the big city instead of buying Christmas presents and generally have a lovely time going to fancy restaurants and getting in the festive spirit.

This was a little something I threw on upon arrival at our hotel on Friday.

No clue why I'm standing like a freak, but you get the gist.

Everything about this outfit is in my current festive favourites. I bought the top from Next when I was supposed to be buying new jumpers and the jeans are 'coated' which makes them look shiny. Innit.

Lace peplum top (20) - Next
Coated skinny jeans (24) - Evans
Studded Velvet slippers - Matalan

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Tell me about it, stud.

As soon as I saw this coat on ASOS Curve, I wanted it. I popped it in my shopping bag awaiting pay day, and then it was gone. So it became an obsession. I was checking the website daily, and it was never in stock. I tweeted the ASOS Curve buyer and she told me unfortunately that was the end of it. I was distraught (well not quite, but I was disappointed) so I gave up. Then on Saturday I was checking my saved items on ASOS and low and behold, it was available in my size. It was meant to be.

Now I have my usual problem with this coat, in that my massive bum means I'd need to size up to get it to fasten properly, but then it looks like I am wearing my dad's coat, so I went for the "ability to only fasten the top buttons" option. I'm ok with that. 

Studs, military and pleather... what's not to love? Well - apart from the dodgy fish like smell from the pleather which I am currently febreezing the heck out of, I think this coat was worth my obsessing. 

I wore it with a slouchy jumper and a striped pencil skirt. The quest for tights continues. I ordered a couple of pairs from Evans but they were round my knees by lunch time so I'm going to check out "We Love Colors" as recommended by the lovely Hanna. If that fails me, it's back to leggings for me.

I'm quite fond of the pencil skirt, slouchy top look at the moment. 

 Studded Coat (22) - ASOS Curve (similar at Very)
Slouchy Dip Hem Jumper (22) - Simply Be
Striped pencil skirt (20) - Dorothy Perkins
Studded flats - Steve Madden
Tights (size 3) - Evans

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Polka Dots and spending a lot....

I've not posted for a while, a combination of illness, work stress and generally looking like crap has left me feeling a little bit of a mess of late. However, I'm now feeling a bit more healthy and I've been spending money like it's going out of fashion, so I've some new stuff to show you. You lucky people.

These photo's are pretty rubbish. I keep trying to get photos taken by my dear husband, but the lighting has been really crap, or we've been too drunk to take any decent ones (ha, we sound like lushes). Anyway, nothing exciting about this outfit, but the jeans are spotted!

I managed to get them from Evans when they had a 24% off event, along with Dorothy Perkins and their 25% off extravaganza, I was shopping all over the place. I also eventually had my chest properly measured, so ended up almost bankrupting myself in Bravissimo..

Spotty jeans, what's not to love? I've toned them down with a comfy jumper, but I can very much see these being worn for a night out as well.

Black skinny spotted jeans (24) - Evans
Grey/White dipped hem jumper (XL) - Dorothy Perkins
Studded Flats - Oasis

Monday, 22 October 2012

Tight trauma

I am constantly on the look out for decent tights that don't wrinkle round the ankles or end up making me walk around like a penguin. Fine if I want plain black tights (although that has been a struggle), but in anything other than that - well it's no mean feat.

Last week I ordered (against my shopping ban, I know but I was desperate), 4 pairs of Pamela Mann plus sized tights. They aren't cheap, but given they are size 20-26, I was fairly confident I'd found the answer.

I was pretty pleased when the tights arrived, they looked like everything I hoped they'd be.

I happily pulled on the leopard print pair this morning, only to discover that they don't even cover half of my backside. Given these cost me just shy of a tenner, I am pretty pee'd off. I've had to adopt a granny style and wear a pair of pants over the top of them to stop them completely falling down. Currently the waistband is somewhere mid thigh, my dignity only spared by my extra pants. Now these are plus size tights and I am pretty much always a size 22/24 on my bottom half, so why don't these blooming well fit? The waistband is pretty rubbish - far too flimsy so even if I could fit my bum into them, I'd not be confident that they'd stay put.

They look kinda nice if you can't see what's happening under my dress...

Can anyone tell me where I can get decent, colourful tights, that won't sag or fall down? 

Friday, 19 October 2012

Tickled Pink

I need a new coat, this one is 3 years old and starting to look worn. I love it though and I've struggled to find anything that comes close. The rest of the outfit seems to be following suit with me at the moment, all a bit 'meh'. I need to stop turning to black trousers and cardigans when the weather takes a turn for the worse. 

The top was from the ASOS Sale and it's a bit risqué for work, it's a size too big and tend to slip down exposing most of my bra via the lace panel, but I can live with that. The pink in real life is a lot more vibrant than it looks on the website and not normally a colour I'd go for, but I like it. 

Military Coat (20) - Clothing at Tesco
Snood - Dorothy Perkins (similar)
Lace front camisole (22) - ASOS Curve
Ankle length Trousers (24) - Simply Be (similar)
Boyfriend Cardigan (20) - Evans (similar)
Studded Ballet Flats - Oasis

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Nelly the elephant

There is absolutely nothing exciting about this outfit, but I'd been lusting after the various animal print shirts that ASOS Curve has been producing of late, and I kept missing out. When I saw this elephant print shirt, it had to be mine. 

Me and shirts don't really get on. They either gape around the boobs or they are too tight to wear loose over my mahoosive bum. Unfortunately, this one suffers from the latter. I had planned to wear it loose over a pair of skinny jeans or trousers, but it wasn't meant to be. Hence it's tucked into a pair of slouchy trousers. I'll probably wear it with a pencil skirt next time and maybe inject a bit of colour into the outfit, it's all a bit dull.

Elephant Print Shirt (20) - ASOS Curve
Slouchy Trousers (22) - Chesca (about 6 years ago)
Jersey Cardigan (18) - Matalan
Studded Ballet Flats - Oasis

How would you wear this shirt?

Monday, 8 October 2012

Date night

I bought this dress a little while ago with Christmas in mind. There is no way on this earth I could wear it as a dress, it's more of a peplum top than anything else, it barely covers my backside. Anyway, it's pretty risqué, you can see a lot of cleavage, but I'm never shy of showing that off. I love it though, I might purchase some other colours at some point.

The shoes I ordered a few weeks ago from ASOS, I also saw that the lovely Louise has her eye on them as they are pretty special! I've had a recent (pre-October and pre spending ban) splurge on shoes and ordered a few pairs of flatforms, some boots and a pair of cat shoes which I am sure will all follow at some point. I'm rubbish in heals, so flatforms are ideal for me. I really need to stop it with the shoes, I must have around 250 pairs now....


Lace sleeve skater dress (18) - Ebay
Gold Belt - Dorothy Perkins
Tartan Flatforms - ASOS
Jersey Troursers (22) - Evans (last season)

Friday, 5 October 2012

Leopard legs

I've probably posted before about my love for printed and coloured trousers, so when I saw these jeans on the ASOS website, I made a hasty purchase at the weekend.... along with numerous other items which I'm yet to even try on. As of the 1st October, I am on a month long spending ban. No clothes, shoes, toiletries or make up. I have so much of everything and I need to reign in my spending a little. It's the 5th of October and already I'm waking up in a cold sweat at the thought of not buying stuff!

Anyway, I had planned to wear these jeans with a new jumper I purchases last week from Dorothy Perkins, but it was very see through, so this was a last minute compromise. Showing my bra at work is probably frowned upon.

In other news, I had a manicure last night (a Living Social Voucher purchased before my spending ban!). I'm loving this colour at the moment.

Grey Leopard Print Skinny Jeans (24) - ASOS Curve
Slouch T-Shirt (20) -ASOS Curve
Jersey Cardigan (18) - Matalan
Studded Ballet Flats - Oasis

Some stuff I've worn...

This is a first out for this bird print coat from the Swan collection at Evans. It doesn't really fit me, but it was in the sale for £20 so I took a chance. It's not bad for throwing over a cardigan when it's a bit cold out side (i.e. today). I wouldn't have kept it had I paid full price for it, but for the sale price, it's not bad at all. 

I'm also sporting another recent Dorothy Perkins purchase. This Peplum top caught my eye online and when it had money off recently, I had no choice but to purchase it... I've paired it with my Simply Be Ankle Grazer trousers, I'm thinking I may need to start wearing full length ones soon, it's a bit nippy for ankle flashing. 

Spotty Peplum top (18) - Dorothy Perkins
7/8 Trousers (24) - Simply Be
Cardigan (18) - Evans (old)
Shoes - Steve Madden
Coat - Swan @ Evans
Scarf - Gap

Monday, 1 October 2012

Cosy knits

My name is Linz and I have a problem. I cannot stop shopping. I cleared my wardrobe out last week and donated 2 bin liners to charity, this seems to have given me an excuse to restock. Thankfully everywhere had sales on last week and I am not one to resist a 30% off event in Dorothy Perkins. 

This is what I wore for work on Friday and then to head out for dinner with friends. The cardigan is lovely and warm and a departure from my usual black. Loving the lace t-shirt too. I'd normally wear this without the vest underneath, but for work, I thought I should opt for demure... 

This outfit is pretty much entirely Dorothy Perkins. There is more to come... like I said, I have a problem.

Cream flocked lace t-shirt (20) - Dorothy Perkins
Neutral Stithcy Aztec Cardigan (XL) - Dorothy Perkins
Glasses - Select Specs
Jeggings (22) - Dorothy Perkins 
Shoes - Steve Madden

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Lovely Lady V

Excuse my mostly miserable face. I've had a cold (man flu) for the past few days which has totally wiped me out. Today I actually got out of bed and came to work. I thought I'd inject some colour into my life to detract from the pasty face.

This dress is my second Lady Vintage dress and it's another firm favourite (my other one is here). I snapped it up in their recent sale for a bargainous £15. I love the cut and style of these midi dresses. They are very flattering with their nipped in waists, generous in the boob area and a good length for someone like me who hates their legs. I'm 5' 8" and this sits below the knee which is ideal. 

I will definitely be snapping up more of these dresses. They are such good value for money.

Obviously since it's like The Apocalypse outside, I've had to try and make this very summery dress a bit more in keeping with the weather. Tights, a woolly cardie and a scarf did the trick. I'm a fan of Autumn, but mostly when the sun still shines, the rain is not my favourite thing!

Jade green midi dress (20) - Lady V London 
Woolly Boyfriend Cardigan (18) - Dorothy Perkins (old)
Tights - ?? 
Studded Suede Ballet Pumps - Oasis

How are you all coping with the sudden drop in temperatures?