Sunday

Its been a long time since I made any sort of effort in my Sunday attire. I usually just don legging and a tshirt and call it a day but today the sun was out and I was in a good mood so I decided to dress in black  *sideeye to myself. If that’s even possible* So impressed was I with the form and function of my blue dungaree dress, that I bought a black one too. I’ve had it for about a year but this is my first time wearing it. I think I’ve found my new Sunday look.

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Outfit Deets- All old items

Shirt- Simply Be

Dungaree Dress- ASOS

Leggings- Tesco

Sandals: Dr Martens

 


SALE!

Once upon a time before the Etsy shop, I had a Big Cartel site from which I sold belts and clothing. I still have various items of stock from those days that I need to clear and I have started to list some on Ebay. Like these dresses…

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and this one too..

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I have several of the dresses in the first photo left in sizes 18- 30 but the check dress is only available in size 18 as it was a sample. I have a few other things that I will list over coming weeks so keep an eye on my Ebay page as you could bag yourself a bargain!


Purple Marmite

Well its been 24hrs since last night’s Golden Globes ceremony and the internet is abuzz with  Meryl vs Resident Chump, Hidden Fences and Tracee Ellis Ross. It seems the main chatter amongst the fatosphere though was this dress worn by Chrissy Metz.

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Images from Gettyimages.co.uk

From the posts that I read on the Garner Style Facebook page the majority of commenters hated it and felt her stylist should be fired/ run out of town. My opinion? I liked all of it apart from the shoulders. I love the colour and you probably already know that velvet is my favourite fabric so of course I like that too. I think the drape of the dress is exquisite and I love the gathers and detailing at the front but the shoulders…. man the shoulder action just let the whole thing down in my humble opinion. Are those actually shoulder pads? Are we back there again? Maybe Chrissy is single-handedly going to bring them back to the fashion fore. She could become the next Balmain muse as they love a pronounced shoulder. Maybe not as we also know high-end designers don’t dress fat people.

Still, I’m pretty much through with begging people to make clothes in my size. I’ll just take my custom to someone who is interested in bigger bodies and stop wasting my breath and bandwidth. On that note, come through Nathan Paul! I’m off to find out more about the man who designed the much talked about frock.

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Bright Start to the Year

The official new year’s eve portrait….

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I spent new year’s eve in church which is different to how I usually spend the evening. Usually I am at home curled up on the sofa in my PJ’s watching TV and flicking between various televised church services and Jools Holland’s Hootenanny. This year I figured I would do something a little more social and go and interract with some actual real life people, not digitised ones for a change. I’m glad I did. I saw some old students that I used to teach around 6 years ago and it was nice to see that they had grown into lovely young people. I would have missed that if I’d stayed in!

Dress- Beloved Endeavour

Blouse- Old Asos, similar one from Eloqui here

Shoes- Old Evans, similar from Debenhams here

Bag- Sold out in Topshop but there is a similar one here


WE ARE LIVE!

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OHMYGOODNESSME. At long last, belovedendeavour.com is now LIVE. Its mostly vintage with one brand new dress called the Marley Mesh Dress which is available now in sizes 18, 20 and 22.

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I am currently working on building our offering of brand new modern pieces but of course this will take time. As the homepage says, it’s a labour of love so I am here beavering away with a smile to bring you more great clothing. More updates coming soon. In the meanwhile, please stop by the site and let me know your thoughts!

 

 


Good things are on the way

I’ve been busy beavering away behind the scenes to bring you more great clothing, both vintage and brand new. Things are coming together nicely. Here’s a sneaky peek…

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Item of the Week 08/09/2016

I just cannot explain the joy this coat gives me. I have no words.

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£169.99, Manon Baptiste at Navabi