Striped Again

*Blowing the dust off the blog*

I’ve missed you guys. How have you been?

I’m back after an invigorating mini shopping spree in Marks & Spencer. I was shattered after work last week but was suddenly revitalised after seeing that the Marks and Spencer sale had started. M&S like many retailers is struggling on the high street and in addition to that they get a fair amount of stick about their ranges not being that great. I disagree. I actually like old Sparkys especially the Autograph range. Many of my summer tshirts over the past few years have come from there too. The only range I really don’t have much love for is Per Una though I can see the appeal for other people. Marks and Spencer will always have a special place in my heart. So will stripes. Stripes might have a slightly loftier position within my soul as I have rarely met a stripe I didn’t like. Breton stripes, candy stripes, chevron stripes- they all turn my head, even more so than polkadots but not as much as jumpsuits. Jumpsuits are my first fashion love but don’t even get me started again.

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Please ignore the mess, this is my sewing room!

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Dress and Cardi: Marks & Spencer

Necklace: Cos (old)

Bag: H by Henry Holland at Debenhams (old)

Shoes: Primark (old)

 

 

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December Wedding

How are you good readers doing? I know its been a while since I last posted but I am thankfully still alive. I hope you are having a lovely festive season and catching up on rest and recuperation as well as with family and friends.

I have definitely been doing ALL of that and one of the ways I’ve caught up with family was by attending my cousin’s wedding last week. It was a BEAUTIFUL event in gorgeous surroundings and it was wonderful to reunite with family members I haven’t seen for years.

What did I wear? Its winter and I was SO tempted to just bundle up in something with a high neck and long sleeves but I figured nah, I don’t buy winter coats for no reason so I opted for girly dress with an autumnal theme………

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Ain’t it gorgeous? Now I’m not one for off the shoulder dresses as I have yet to find a sturdy enough strapless bra to keep the girls aloft, but I loved this frock so much I thought I would buy it anyhow. I adjusted it slightly by adding rouleau loops and beads to the back so that I could have the off the shoulder bits on the shoulder. I’m wearing the size 24.

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This worked well though it did make the middle of the back collapse a bit so I needed to make a few minor adjustments.

Obligatory mirror selfie

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I found this gorgeous 1950s vintage fascinator on Etsy at His n Her Vintage that I LOVED as soon as I saw it and it was a perfect match for the dress.

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I bought a new lippie a few weeks previously and it was another precise pairing.

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Lipstick- Bare Minerals, Hustler

 

The shoes I have had for about 4 years but never worn. I bought them (from Clarks) because I loved the colour but had zippo to wear them with so they stayed pristine in their box until this day. Jewellery- Earrings by Shining Seren

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I had a great day and the only downside is that I returned home minus one earring. Handmade. Silver. I have had them for years. I could cry.

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Last man standing.


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Roll with the Punches

Its been a funny ole week. Two of the pop up events in my last post were scheduled for this week and neither of them actually happened as they were cancelled by the organisers for one reason or another. All my hard work to prepare just down the toilet. Still, it could all be a lot worse. I have a lot to be thankful for so I really can’t complain too loudly. All I can do is keep on pushing and dance with Darlene.

 

Hell Bunny at Beloved Endeavour Plus Size Dress

Dancing with Darlene

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Darlene is my trusted Kennett & Lindsell mannequin that I bought on Ebay a couple of years ago for a mere fraction of her true value and she is really serving me well. Darlene is wearing the size 2XL Hell Bunny Tutti Fruiti dress that is approx. a size UK18 and as you can see, it fits all her curves perfectly. I’m wearing the 4XL Monte Carlo dress which is officially the equivalent to a size 22 but the fabric has some stretch so I’m just about able to fit my size 24/26 body into it. It fits me very closely but evidently, that hasn’t stopped me.

Hell Bunny at Beloved Endeavour Plus Size Retro Dress

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Hell Bunny at Beloved Endeavour Plus Size Retro Dress Monte Carlo

Hands down my dress of the season. I love the low back and the fact that its got pockets. No bra peepage at the sides of my boobs either. I’ll still be wearing it in the autumn, just adding layers of tights and cardigans. Oh- it has pockets too. It’s a done deal.

Both dresses available at Belovedendeavour.com


Pop up Events

Unfortunately today’s pop- up event in Victoria has been cancelled by the organisers but tomorrow’s event at the same location will still take place. Here are some other dates for your diary…..

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Floral Dance

Outfit from 11th June. It wasn’t quite warm enough for sleeveless but did that stop me? NOPE.

Dress from belovedendeavour.com

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Dress: Beloved Endeavour

Shoes: Simply Be (sold out)

Bag: Topshop (sold out)