Wedding Belle

As you can observe from my expression, twirling is serious business.

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Ever put on an outfit so great that someone would have to work really hard to mess with your vibe because you feel so good? Well on Friday I wore such an outfit.

As my nephew was getting married I decided to treat myself to a whole new look and I called on you to help plan it. If you follow me on Insta (@fatgirlclothes) you may remember me posting this pic and asking you to vote for what I should wear…

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I really liked all three and couldn’t decide. Option A won so the pretty floral dress it was. You chose well ladies! I was already liking the asymmetric ruffle feature across the front but when it arrived I loved it even more because of the attention to detail on the back…

plus size dress Asos

Asos didn’t scrimp on the frills as they continue on the back. Don’t you just hate it when a great design feature is only on the front when it could easily have been extended to the rear? The open back feature was a pleasant surprise and there are even frills at the end of the ties if you look closely. Asos Curve I love you.

My original shoes were these from New Look

New Look wide fit shoes

New look wide fit shoes

But they were a bit too narrow, even in the wide fit. Instead I opted for the silver sandals from from Simply Be which fit perfectly as they are available in an E and EEE fitting (I got the EEE fit). In any case, the weather was such a scorcher on Friday that the Sandals were definitely the better option than the closed toe shoes. The in sole padding and slight texture ensured that my feet didn’t slide around as the temperature rose.

The clutch was from Asos too, is leather and a great quality item for a bargainicious £10. It has a zip closure to keep all your goodies from falling out when you’re pirouetting across open spaces with gay abandon.

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Earrings from Topshop. Lots of asymmetry in this whole look

 

Twirl break

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Asos curve dress

Here’s a static photo for you in case all this spinning is making you dizzy

Asos Curve

Asos curve dress

I’ve just checked the Asos site and this dress is very low in stock with only a few left. I give it a big fat seal of approval and am looking forward to wearing it again. Apart from my twirl dress being great, the wedding itself was superb. The bride and groom looked gorgeous, the service was lovely, the reception venue was beautiful, most of my family were there and it was hot. Not warm which is often the best you can hope for in a British summer- HOT. If I have my shades on you know its more than just a little sunny. It was as close to perfect as any day could be and when I finally went to bed around 2am it was with a big smile on my face. As Ice Cube said- today was a good day.

Dress: Asos Curve

Shoes: Simply Be

Bag: Asos

Earrings: Topshop (not available online)

 

 

 

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The Highest Form of Flattery

Three outfit posts in one week? I must be ill.

This outfit owes its existence to the inimitable Bethany from Arched Eyebrow. I saw her posts featuring this Asos dress some weeks ago and fell for the frock instantly. It doesn’t look like much on the Asos site but Bethany’s inspired styling and cool deameanour gave it an edge that I couldn’t ignore and I ended up buying it.

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So here I am wearing the same dress to church this week

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I’ve styled it with my “go to” church bag which I bought from Radley last year, my new Simply Be shoes and my faithful M&S cardi which I have in several colours. I figured those magnificent sleeves needed to be shown off so I’ve scrunched the sleeves up to show the floral puff shape in all its ladylike glory.

Outfit success though I think next time I’ll team the dress with a brighter bag to really pick up on the intensee floral print. I’m off to trawl the fatosphere again to see who else’s look I can copy next week….

Dress: Asos

Shoes: Simply Be

Cardigan: M&S


Item of the Week 03/11/2015

£75 Asos Curve

£75 Asos Curve


Festive Spirit

I’m not usually into Christmas and don’t decorate the house at all or go crazy sending cards and gifts to everyone I can think of. I’m pretty much anti hype so would much rather remember someone’s birthday than buy them a Christmas gift just because that’s what I’m expected to do. Still, even an old scrooge like me couldn’t resist when my young cousins threw down the gauntlet and said I should dress as Mrs Claus on Christmas day for the annual family dinner.

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The dress is one I bought from Asos two years ago but for some reason, have only worn once. I stitched on some white fur trim I bought from a local market, donned my new sparkly heels from Evans and Mrs Claus I was.

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Taken halfway through the dinner hence the biscuit crumbs on the floor.

I had a grand time and even got into full festive spirit by singing “We wish you a Merry Christmas” to people down the phone. It was fun acting out of character for one day but I’m sure next year I’ll be back to my usual miserable self.

Enjoy the rest of the holidays, readers!


Checkmate?

Um…..

Check Trousers

Erm…. I’m actually speechless.

This should be further incentive to enter the Design a dress for Gabby contest….


Contest Winner!

Hey everyone,

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner. Thanks for all your entries and it was great seeing what items you would choose if you were to win. Thanks also for all the 500th post congratulatory notes.

The winner has been drawn at random from all entries, and that winner is……………..

*Trumpet*

Hannah!

Congratulations!

Everyone else stay tuned because I will be giving away loads more stuff next month when the blog turns the ripe old age of FIVE. Crikey- where did all that time go?

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Asos Competition- Wha hey!

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Update- 08/08/13

Contest now closed. Winner will be announced soon!

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Okay, so after slating an Asos item only 48 hours ago, here I am hosting an Asos giveaway. Slightly duplicitous perhaps?

Ahem.

Anyhow. Its been aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages since I did a giveaway on here so I’m shaking things up a little at FGLNCT HQ, and giving one of you lovely readers the chance to win a £50 Asos gift voucher, courtesy of my new friends at Appliances Online. Fifty squid for you to spend on anything- as long as its not those grey dungarees.

Unfortunately, the contest is only available to UK entrants (I know, I know, I know- soz).

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your current favourite Asos item is and sha-bam- you’re in the draw.

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Competition ends at 10.pm GMT, Thursday 8th August, Good Luck!

PS- This is my 500th blog post. Hurrah!