Showing posts with label OMCZ. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OMCZ. Show all posts

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

OMCZ: Summer Loving

Last weekend I went shopping in Manchester with some bloggers (more about that later) and I bought this amazing dress from Yours Clothing! When I woke up the next day it was brilliant sunshine so it seemed the perfect excuse to put it on and go out and make the most of the weather, perfect for this weeks Outside My Comfort Zone post!

Theme - Summer Fun Day

It's getting warmer in the UK and it's nearly time for the Summer Fun Days to start. Whether it be your local village fun day, a school fayre or a party at a friend's house, I want to see your outfits for those days out soaking up the sun.

I went out and about with my mum and dad, had an ice-cream by the lake and even snuck into Primark for some more shopping - a good day all in all! 

*Sunlight in my eyes is not ideal.. but look at the pretty dress!

I saw this dress on the website a week or so ago and I loved the pattern straight away. I am usually into big and bold colours but this dress was just too pretty to resist. When I saw it in store and they had it in my size, I knew it had to be mine! 

Yours Clothing just seem to be doing so well when it comes to dresses lately, with so many cuts and patterns on there! I love browsing their new arrivals page and seeing what they have added.



I like the length of the dress as it isn't too long and I feel great wearing it without leggings. It's a nice thin material which is great for summer (if we ever get one that lasts more than a day!) and the gypsy style top makes it really flattering.

I know that this dress is going to play a big part in my summer wardrobe. 

What do you like to wear when the weather is hot?

Debz 

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Don't forget to check out the other ladies taking part

NameBlog Address
Bettyhttp://www.bigfatbetty.com/
Nataliehttp://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/
Nikkihttp://www.nattynikki.com
Stephanie http://www.seeingspots.co.uk/
Becky Brownhttp://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com
Mary http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt
HollieHttp://www.prettybigbutterflies.com
Erinhttp://erinslittlebigcorner.blogspot.co.uk/
Debzhttp://www.wannabeprincess.co.uk/
Becca http://thegirlwiththeplait.blogspot.co.uk/
Rebshttp://sullen-hearts.blogspot.co.uk/
Katthttp://acurvycupcake.blogspot.co.uk/
Leah http://www.justmeleah.co.uk
Mookiehttp://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk/
Daniellehttp://www.daniellerharris.com
Beverlyhttp://www.thecurvyword.com
Sam http://fattyboomtatty.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Gillianhttp://www.weegillie.com
Sarahhttp://plussizeproud.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

OCMZ - If Money Wasn't An Issue


This time it was my turn to choose the theme for the Outside My Comfort Zone post - how exciting! I decided to choose "Wishes - We all have places we would love to shop but can't afford to. I would love to see your wishlist of clothes you would buy if money were no object!"

I am constantly window shopping and browsing websites I wish I could afford to shop at, so I thought I would have a look and see if everyone was just as nosey as me!

Domino Dollhouse

My first choice, without a doubt has to be Domino Dollhouse. Domino Dollhouse are an American clothing website and their stuff is amazing! I could probably just about stretch to shopping with them if there wasn't a risk of being billed massive amounts for trying to get the stuff into the country... so frustrting because they are beautiful!


Silly Old Sea Dog

A few weeks ago I discovered Silly Old Sea Dog when they launched their plus size range and WOW. If you are someone that has been lacking unique, vintage dresses in your life then you need these! They do up to a size 28 at the moment but are keen to extend this if the need is there! Look how pretty these dresses are!


Syreeta Badu

I have lusted over Syreeta Badu dresses for ages now, but when I saw them at a fashion show last year I fell in love. You can see that the dresses are all well made and and they offer so much in the way of fashion-forward items. They're definitely on my 'will buy when I have lots of spare money' list!


So there you have, just a little snap shot into items I would buy if I were richer! Of course, there are loads more but these are some of my faves for sure!

What do you lust after?

Debz
xx
If you liked what you read & want to keep up to date with future posts... You can do so here:

Don't forget to check out the other ladies taking part

NameBlog Address
Bettyhttp://www.bigfatbetty.com/
Nataliehttp://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/
Nikkihttp://www.nattynikki.com
Stephanie http://www.seeingspots.co.uk/
Becky Brownhttp://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com
Mary http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt
HollieHttp://www.prettybigbutterflies.com
Erinhttp://erinslittlebigcorner.blogspot.co.uk/
Debzhttp://www.wannabeprincess.co.uk/
Becca http://thegirlwiththeplait.blogspot.co.uk/
Rebshttp://sullen-hearts.blogspot.co.uk/
Katthttp://acurvycupcake.blogspot.co.uk/
Leah http://www.justmeleah.co.uk
Mookiehttp://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk/
Daniellehttp://www.daniellerharris.com
Beverlyhttp://www.thecurvyword.com
Sam http://fattyboomtatty.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Gillianhttp://www.weegillie.com
Sarahhttp://plussizeproud.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Outside My Comfort Zone - Pastels

This weeks theme was chosen by Hollie - "Pastels are here for Spring & Summer but I'd love some inspiration from you lovely ladies. I want to see you flourish in fondant colours. Pinks, Mints, Sky Blues... the list goes on. I don't want to hide away this Summer so this will be good practise!"

I have lusted over quite a few pastel colours over the last few weeks, but as you know I am also on a clothes shopping ban for Lent, so I have resisted buying any! 


On top of that I just moved house a couple of days ago so everything is still packed away... chaos! 

I thought I would share with you a few of the pastel numbers I have been lusting over rather than skip this week altogether.


New Look Inspire




Yours Clothing


ASOS CURVE


To be honest, I could write for hours about pastels and what has caught my eye these last few weeks - it's nice to see lots of plus size options out there!

What do you have your eye on?

Debz xx

Don't forget to check out the other Outside My Comfort Zone ladies:

Betty http://www.bigfatbetty.com/
Natalie http://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/
Nikki http://www.nattynikki.com
Stephanie http://www.seeingspots.co.uk/
Becky Brown http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com
Mary http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt
Hollie Http://www.prettybigbutterflies.com
Erin http://erinslittlebigcorner.blogspot.co.uk/
Becca http://thegirlwiththeplait.blogspot.co.uk/
Rebs http://sullen-hearts.blogspot.co.uk/
Katt http://acurvycupcake.blogspot.co.uk/
Leah www.justmeleah.co.uk
Mookie http://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk/
Danielle www.daniellerharris.com
Beverly www.thecurvyword.com
Sam http://fattyboomtatty.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Gillian www.weegillie.com
Sarah http://plussizeproud.wordpress.com/
Abi http://aisforabi.blogspot.co.uk/


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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

#OMCZ 26 - Looking Back

It's that time again - Outside My Comfort Zone Blog Challenge

I have to say, I really love these posts. Being pushed to write something (in a good way) is a way of making sure I always have something new to write about.

This weeks challenge is called Looking back. Steph chose the theme, with the idea of looking back over the past year (that's how long the challenge has been going) and how we have changed. Although I have only been doing the challenging a few weeks, I had a think about the last 12 months and I don't think I have changed that much - but there is a reason for that.

I moved to London (from Lancashire) almost 2 years ago. When I moved here I didn't own a dress! I know, it's crazy to think that when you look at my blog now! Back then I was definitely a jeans and jumper/t-shirt/tunic top girl. I think I was one of those girls that assumed Evans was my only option, so I had to stick with what I knew. I was always pretty confident, but the way I dress has definitely changed. I have around 50 dresses in my wardrobe now, and I couldn't tell you the last time I wore jeans! So, maybe my change hasn't come in the past 12 months but my fashion and dress style has most definitely changed - and I love it!



I don't have many more older photos, especially not full length ones so I can't do much more of a comparison. What I will say is that now I feel more comfortable and at home in dresses than anything else. When I first started wearing them I felt 'silly' and self-conscious. It's all about stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new - the more you try it, the more in your new comfort zone you will feel.

Do you think your dress style has changed over the years?

Debz xx

If you liked what you read & want to keep up to date with future posts... You can do so here:
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Don't forget to check out the other ladies taking part

NameBlog Address
Bettyhttp://www.bigfatbetty.com/
Nataliehttp://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/
Nikkihttp://www.nattynikki.com
Stephanie http://www.seeingspots.co.uk/
Becky Brownhttp://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com
Mary http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt
HollieHttp://www.prettybigbutterflies.com
Erinhttp://erinslittlebigcorner.blogspot.co.uk/
Debzhttp://www.wannabeprincess.co.uk/
Becca http://thegirlwiththeplait.blogspot.co.uk/
Rebshttp://sullen-hearts.blogspot.co.uk/
Katthttp://acurvycupcake.blogspot.co.uk/
Leah  www.justmeleah.co.uk
Mookiehttp://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk/
Daniellewww.daniellerharris.com
Beverlywww.thecurvyword.com
Sam http://fattyboomtatty.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Gillianwww.weegillie.com
Sarahhttp://plussizeproud.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Outside My Comfort Zone - Accessories

This weeks Outside My Comfort Zone post is about accessories and I could not be happier! If I am out and about, you'll rarely see me without a massive necklace on or big hoop earrings. I think what I love about accessories is that they are so cheap, so you can afford to treat yourself to a nice little bit of sparkle, even if you can't afford a new dress.

I decided to have a look through some of my pics, to see what sort of accessories I have worn over the last year... and this is what I came up with!

Glasses

I actually don't need to wear glasses myself, but I actually love wearing them. I keep meaning to invest in some 'geek'glasses to wear for fun without an outfit, but havent yet been brave enough! All of these glasses belong to friends, who are kind enough to let me try them on what I fancy it!

Necklaces


I have far more necklaces than a girl needs - but I honestly do love them! I like to pick up bargains from Primark and eBay and getting unique pieces from places like Black Heart Creatives. All of these necklaces are different lengths, which means I always have an appropriate piece to wear with an outfit.


I also love to wear big ear-rings and the occasional scarf. I love how a little accessory can change the way an outfit looks! You'll probably all nnotice that I have a bit of a love affair with wearing belts with my dresses too!

What accessories do you like to wear?

Debz

x

If you liked what you read & want to keep up to date with future posts... You can do so here:
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Don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies taking part in this challenge!

NameBlog Address
Bettyhttp://www.bigfatbetty.com/
Nataliehttp://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/
Nikkihttp://www.nattynikki.com
Stephanie http://www.seeingspots.co.uk/
Becky Brownhttp://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com
Mary http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt
HollieHttp://www.prettybigbutterflies.com
Erinhttp://erinslittlebigcorner.blogspot.co.uk/
Debzhttp://www.wannabeprincess.co.uk/
Becca http://thegirlwiththeplait.blogspot.co.uk/
Rebshttp://sullen-hearts.blogspot.co.uk/
Katthttp://acurvycupcake.blogspot.co.uk/
Verenahttp://aplussizefashionobsession.blogspot.de/
Mookiehttp://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk/
Leah  www.justmeleah.co.uk
Daniellewww.daniellerharris.com
Beverlywww.thecurvyword.com
Sam http://fattyboomtatty.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Gillianwww.weegillie.com

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

OMCZ - Week 21 - Emulate Another Blogger's Style



There are so many bloggers style that I love, but would not usually wear. I don't think this is a bad thing, we all have our style and it is important to dress however you feel happy and comfortable - which is always the main thing! That said, when I saw this weeks Outsize My Comfort Zone post, I had to think about who I would want to dress as! My biggest fear was doing it badly and offending a blogger that I love, which obviously I don't want to do!


Challenge: "Emulate Another Blogger's Style"

Rebecca wrote:

"I know it's best sometimes to keep things simple, but I've recently been thinking about how fun it would be to emulate another blogger's style that is very much so out of our comfort zone. It could be a blogger within or outside of the the OMCZ group, but I know there are plenty of bloggers out there whose style I love but have not dared to wear."

So - Instead I choose to pick a style that a number of bloggers choose - VINTAGE! I love, love, love the like of Tess Munster and George at Fuller Figure Fuller Bust and the style that they dress in. I love the thought of tea dresses, vintage clothing and everything that comes with it! I dug deep into the bottom of wardrobe and found this dress that was given to me a few years ago, that I have never worn!




I actually love how this dress looks on me, though it may be a little long - now I just need somewhere as an excuse to wear it! Vintage tea party anyone?




Please check out the other ladies taking part in the Outside My Comfort Zone blog challenge:

Stephanie  -  http://www.seeingspots.co.uk/
Leah - http://www.justmeleah.blogspot.co.uk
Mary - http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt
Becky Brown - http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com
Rachel  - http://www.adressisforlife.com/
Natalie - http://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/
Nikki - http://www.nattynikki.blogspot.co.uk/
Rebs - http://sullen-hearts.blogspot.co.uk/
Verena - http://aplussizefashionobsession.blogspot.de/
Rebecca - http://theplussideofme.com
Hollie - Http://www.prettybigbutterflies.com
Sabina - http://www.femmefatalexsabina.blogspot.de/
Betty - http://www.bigfatbetty.com/
Katt - http://acurvycupcake.blogspot.co.uk/
Mookie - http://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk/
Erin - http://erinslittlebigcorner.blogspot.co.uk/

Debz xx

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

OMCZ #20: The Colour of Confidence

I have wanted to be involved in a 'bloggers challenge' for some time now and have struggled to find one I feel I'll be able to contribute too! This week I was reminded about the 'Outside My Comfort Zone' posts that go up every Wednesday - and so here I am!




Sadly, my first week has to be a bit of a let down - I am in Kent looking after a poorly friend and didn't really bring any 'outfitty' things with me!

Seeing as this weeks theme is 'The Colour of Confidence' I thought I would post a couple of old oufits rather than back out of the challenge completely!

The Colour of Confidence by Vicky: My theme is going to "The Colour of Confidence".  For me, red is the colour of confidence and everything I wear it, be it lipstick or clothing; I feel an extra boost. What is your confidence colour?

I tried to look through my photos to see if a colour stood out in my outfits... and I think it has to be pink (or patterned, but seeing as we're going for colour - I have gone for pink!).



I know, this isn't the greatest Outside My Comfort Zone challenge post ever - but I promise to come back fighting next week! For now, pink is definitely my confidence colour!

Of course... I do were red, the traditional colour of confidence too!




Please take a few minutes to check out the other ladies in the challenge:)


NameBlog
Stephanie http://www.seeingsp0ts.blogspot.co.uk
Leah http://www.justmeleah.blogspot.co.uk
Mary http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt
Becky Brownhttp://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com
Rachel http://www.adressisforlife.com/
Nataliehttp://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/
Nikkihttp://www.nattynikki.blogspot.co.uk/
Rebshttp://sullen-hearts.blogspot.co.uk/
Verenahttp://aplussizefashionobsession.blogspot.de/

Rebeccahttp://theplussideofme.com
HollieHttp://www.prettybigbutterflies.com
Sabinahttp://www.femmefatalexsabina.blogspot.de/
Bettyhttp://www.bigfatbetty.com/
Katthttp://acurvycupcake.blogspot.co.uk/
Mookiehttp://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk/

What colour do you like to wear?

Debz xx


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