You already know how much I love jumpsuits. I don’t like rompers as much but this new item from Monif C has changed the romper game.
Definitely not for kids. This is for the grown and sexy. Love it, love it, LOVE IT. Imagine if it came in a full length trouser version? I might just keel over.
As if that wasn’t superb enough, Monif C has some other new items that make me weak at the knees.
Can you believe the same woman who a few months ago declared that, “lilac is for little girl bedrooms and tweenage pencil cases,” is now posing for the entire internet to see, in a dress that is predominantly lilac? It appears this is the week for embarrassing public U- turns.
I saw this dress a while back but while I was instantly head over heels for it, the prospect of high customs charges put me off buying it until a couple of weeks ago now that its reduced to $49. Bargainicious. I’ve not tried any Youtheary Khmer clothes before so I was interested to see what it was like in the flesh and see what the quality and fit are like.
I usually wear a UK 26 and US 24, but this dress is a US 20 and strangely enough, fits me fine. Going by the size chart I expected the bust and waist to be a little tight but I don’t think I would have wanted it any bigger. There is no care label to specify the fibre content and wash instructions, but I think its a polyester/ elastane mix and I will definitely not be putting it in the machine because if I ruin it I will be distraught. Tumble drying is certainly not an option. Its made well and while you can see some puckering in the seams I think they would disappear when you press them as you can’t see any pucker when the dress is hung up. I was too eager to wear it straight away to faff about with any ironing nonsense. Plus, I figured that by the time it stretched over my huge frame you wouldn’t notice any minor creases anyhow.
Would I recommend it? Yes. I LOVE the Rainbow Brite shades and despite the wintry conditions all day, looking down at the mad colour mix made me smile and warmed me up.
Boots and Tights- Evans
I love black tie events. They give me the opportunity to dust off the fancy dresses that hardly ever see the light of day and put on my chandelier earrings. I went to one such event this past Saturday and wore my Igigi Becca dress which is on its second airing and still looking fab even though in this photo my tights are falling down and creating a horrible line. Maybe I shouldn’t have pointed that out because now you are all scrutinising the photo even more closely….
While the event wasn’t particularly great, I did win two prizes in the raffle which is extremely lucky as I only bought two tickets in the first place. I won a bottle of Captain Morgan spiced rum, and a one month fitness pass. I’m not much of a drinker of anything, especially not rum but thank you very much. Now about the fitness pass. I actually KNEW I was going to win it. How? Because the comedian host had made a fat joke a few minutes earlier. I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be ironic if the fattest woman in the room won the fitness pass right after he’s been ripping into fat people. Lo and behold…… I’m sure the irony was lost on no-one. Was I mad? No. I think I am past the point of caring about anyones negative opinions of me now. I went and claimed my second prize and sat down, very pleased with my return on my £2 spend.
Now as though that wasn’t enough, once dessert was served he then commented that the person who won the prize is really gonna have to work hard to work off the dessert. I was mid conversation with someone at this point so I didn’t even get a chance to glare at him. Would he have said that regardless of the size of the person who won the fitness pass? Possibly. Maybe the comment wasn’t particularly “fattist”, more “dessertist” ? I don’t know. More irony ahead. The dessert was NASTY. Sticky toffee pudding made with treacle and served with ice cream. You know when cake is all hard on the outside cause its been left out too long, or sliced and put in the oven? That’s was it was like. Plus it generally just tasted bad. I have 32 sweet teeth and if I don’t eat a pudding you know it must be pretty poor. So, (probably) the fattest woman in the room wins the fitness pass and doesn’t eat the dessert because its horrid, although this may have been perceived as guilt as y’know, fat people never refuse food regardless of how it tastes and she must have felt too guilty to eat it in public because she’s so big and we all just had a laugh at the expense of fatties. It’s a shame it wasn’t delicious as I would have enjoyed wolfing it down and asking for seconds. But then, that’s probably what they would have expected. Sometimes you just can’t win. Oh hang on, I almost forgot- I did. Twice.
In spring I wrote about my love for a pair of shoes that I actually wanted to marry. Today, I’m flirting with polyamory by pledging my undying and infinite love for this Martin Margiela for H&M dress. Upon first sight in Grazia magazine last month my heart skipped. No, in actual fact I think it stopped. So overcome was I that I had to flick through the rest of the magazine first then come back to the Margiela page because if I had stopped to admire this frock for any longer I would have surely expired on the spot.
This is hands down my favourite piece from the collection which launched yesterday- I’m sure you’ve heard about the 5am queues. Were you one of the diehard fans lining up at that ridiculous hour of the morning?
This dress wouldn’t fit me but it wouldn’t need to. I just want to look at it. It’s pure inimitable Margiela genius and I would be more than happy to just hang it on my wall and gaze at it lovingly each day. I doubt there are any left anywhere in the country so I will just be content with this photo. Me and the Ladies No 5 horizontal dress. I.D.S.T.
Loving my new dress. This frock scores bonus points all over the place for being comfy, a great length, and needing minimal ironing, but its highest rated features are without a shadow of a doubt, the pockets. Dresses with pockets rock my world and this one is shaking things up for sure. I only have two other dresses with pockets and they’re in steady rotation for work as being a teacher, they’re perfect for always having a pencil sharpener/ rubber/ detention slip to hand. There are not enough dresses with pockets around and am considering adapting some of my favourite work dresses to include pockets, I value them so much.
This dress (minus belt) comes courtesy of KSY Plus which is a relatively new online retailer with a good line in youthful affordable pieces in bright colours and a variety of different fabrics. The mercy dress as worn below is one of my favourites and is also available in navy. I’m hoping they will repeat it in other colours as it truly is worth having in every colour under the sun.
The poll for the winner of the Evans Blogger Challenge has now opened on the Evans Facebook page. There are five bloggers taking part, all you have to do is vote for who you think styled the snake print skater dress the best by clicking the “like” button for that photo, and that blogger wins a £100 gift voucher. Vote now! (I’m not saying you SHOULD vote for me, just take part and be honest- its just a bit of fun. I promise I won’t hold it against you if you vote for someone else. Geez, I would make a RUBBISH politician wouldn’t I?)
Click image below to see all the styling entries on Facebook
I’m always up for a challenge so when Evans set me the task of styling this snake print dress for their blogger challenge I jumped to it. It’s only recently that I’ve made friends with animal prints as I used to avoid them. Now we have come to a mutual understanding- I’ll embrace you into my wardrobe as long as you’re not too loud and attention grabbing. So here we have snake print in monochrome tones. This I can do. I decided to err on the side of caution and not wear much jewellery apart from a pair of my favourite earrings. I think this busy print is all the accessorising I need. I really dislike wearing black or grey from head to toe so I thought I’d break it all up with burgundy tights and a vintage clutch with flashes of burgundy on it. If you ever catch me wearing head to toe black you know I definitely woke up in a bad mood and you should bring me cheesecake. Immediately. Where cheesecake is not instantly available chocolate is an acceptable alternative.
This is my second foray into animal print territory and I’m liking it more each time I try. The dress is comfy, stretchy and the snake print has the added bonus of disguising any creases so it doesn’t need much ironing- what more can a girl ask for?
Waistcoat- Very Old New Look
Tights- We Love Colours (I think)
One Stop Plus have gotten me well into the summer mood by gifting me with this bright orange dress which is perfect for marking the official start of British summertime. Clocks go forward tonight in case you forgot……
The style of the dress is nothing we’ve not seen before, but I love love LOVE the colour. It’s also available in pink, purple, black and white. I didn’t check the size chart before ordering but I usually wear a size 26, and this 26 fits perfectly. The only thing that would make this better is the addition of pockets but I’m a little biased. Dresses with pockets rock my world but even without pockets this is still causing a considerable commotion.
Other details: Jacket- Evans, Bag- H&M (both old), Shoes- thrifted, Earrings- Rachel Stewart.