Jubilant in Jibri

The more it snows, the brighter my wardrobe gets. I started a very cold February being really into pastels, but now we are in late March and it’s actually friggin’ snowing, I’ve upped the colour quotient and if it ain’t bright, I ain’t interested.

In steps Jibri, right on time.

JIBRI Plus Size High Waist Pencil Skirt (Tropicana)

If I was wearing this outfit I’d be shouting at the top of my lungs as well.  Jibri is a designer label after my own heart. Bright, tropical, and oodles of fun, this two piece festival of botanic madness is making me want to book a holiday right this minute. It’s  part of a collection of blazing separates in a range of colours, including black if you’re finding it hard to step out of winter just yet, and is available in US sizes 12- 24. I’ve never bought a Jibri piece myself, but every season I look forward to seeing what the label offers because they truly have their finger of the pulse of what their customers want to wear. No muted neutrals in sight, and no frowns allowed. July- we’re ready for you.

What do you think of the new Jibri range?

JIBRI Plus Size Peplum Top- Square Neckline

JIBRI Plus Size Peplum Top- Square Neckline

JIBRI Plus Size High Waist Pencil Pants (Ankle)


Changeable is an Understatement

Monday- tshirt, Tuesday- raincoat, Wednesday- flip flops, Thursday- scarf- ARRRRGH!! I’m so sick of it!!! I know its not officially summer yet but I still expect more. The other day I went out at lunchtime and experienced three different weather conditions- THREE in ONE HOUR! I’ve given up trying to figure what the weather is going to do next and no longer watch the reports on TV. I just make sure I always wear layers, sensible shoes and don’t go anywhere without an umbrella and lightweight scarf in my bag, that way I’m ready for anything.

The title below might be a bit premature as its only May but judging by recent weather and the state of the past couple of summers it might be right on point. I hope I’m proved wrong.

1. Swimsuit £25Evans (available in standard and fuller cup sizes) , 2. Smocked sun top £16 New Look, 3. Umbrella £15 John Lewis, 4. Striped bag £15 Monsoon , 5. Denim shorts £25 Evans 6. Long cardi £25 Dorothy Perkins, 7. Floral skirt £15 Dorothy Perkins, 8. Sun hat $12.90 9. Mac £45 Next


Looking Forward to Spring/ Summer

Christmas isn’t here yet but I’m kinda over it already. I think this year has had so many ups and down for me personally and globally, that I really just want to see the back of it and usher in what I hope will be a better 2009. Part of my looking forward process involves looking at a new spring/ summer wardrobe even though we’re all still in our winter gear. Anyone living in Britain will probably still be in their winter gear come July, going by what the past two summers have been like. At the end of this past summer I relegated summer in Britain to the archives because I really think its a thing of he past- much like dodos and free school milk. Still- I have a smidgen of hope that this summer I will be able to wear something that looks like one of these gorgeous dresses without having to layer it under a chunky knit.


Standout Collection of the Week

My up and down favourite of London Fashion Week has to be the Basso and Brooke collection without a doubt. I saw the collection online and gasped- no- I really did. It is FANTASTIC. I  am a sucker for bright colours and a fool for bright colours against a black background so I was all over this. I looked at the photos and cooed, ooohed and ahhed from beginning to end. B&B prints are so fabulously intricate and spectacular that they don’t even really need to design clothes to utilise them. They could print up a collection of sack dresses and I for one would be very happy to see them come down the runway- I’m quite certain I would still ooo and ahhhh. I can’t wait for this collection to hit the shops so I can just go and touch one of these fabulous pieces.

All images from nymag.com.


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