Showing posts with label Plussize. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Plussize. Show all posts

Friday, 27 September 2013

Trying New Shops is Hard!

For years I avoided ASOS Curve. I heard from a friend once that they bought something that didn't fit properly and so I avoided it too! Their bad experience was enough to put me off of even trying it! For me, I went for years of sticking with shops I knew! When you know how a shop cuts their tops and how their jeans fit on you, it can be tempting to stick with them, after all - better the devil you know!

However, I am happy to say I WAS WRONG! My wardrobe is now packed full of delightful ASOS Curve items and my shopping basket on their site full of even more. I genuinely can not get enough of their pretty clothes and sales-goodness! I am sad that I missed out on so many years of happy shopping just because I was too afraid to try.

Being afraid might seem like a big word - perhaps apprehensive is better! But when you're spending big bucks on clothes, the last thing you want is to have to send them back again. Not only is this a hassle, but you have the disappointment of holding something pretty in your hands that will never be yours!

However... I beg you - try!! If there is a dress, a top, a pair of jeans or anything else you have seen that you liked but though "oh not, that won't fit me" - try! What's the worst that could happen? Over the last 12 months I have tried so many new retailers (Topsy Curvy, AX Curve, Excite Clothing....) and I am so glad I did.



On this note, Yours Clothing have let me give you an offer! By using the voucher code "Blogger 6" at their check out you'll get £10 off of a £20 spend. You must be a new customer and sales items don't count, but it could be the perfect way for you to try something on the site for size! 

They have loads on offer on their site! I found their sizes pretty true to size, so whatever you are looking for, order in your normal size, use the code 'Blogger6' to save yourself your money and then await your exciting package of clothes to come through the post!



I'd love to know what you bought and what you thought!

Debz x



*Blogger6 gives new customers £10 off of a £20 spend. Non sale items only. Affiliate link.

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Breaking Boundaries Without Breaking The Bank

Since I discovered ASOS Curve I have developed a slight obsession with their clothes. I quite literally want to be rich enough to have each of their dresses in my wardrobe - Hopefully my Euromillions ticket will do me proud tonight!

Unfortunately, ASOS Curve aren't doing much to help my addiction by announcing 'silly' sales that make me want to sell my mother (sorry mum) to buy them!

I had a little browse on the ASOS Curve 50% sale today and was pleasantly surprised to see that they had 12 different dresses, in my size all for under £15.00 each. They had loads of dresses that were slightly more too! Very impressive.

I always think when something is that cheap you can afford to try something new and be a little adventurous  I am sure lots of us are guilty of sticking to the same styles when it comes to items that we buy - I know I am! However  for less than £15 all of these dresses are ones that I probably wouldn't immediately buy, but would love to try!

Cold Shoulder Dress In Floral



I have to admit, I don't own any cold shoulder dresses or tops which is a shame really because I really like the look of them. What I like about this dress is that the bold, floral pattern is something I am used to wearing so trying something like this would not be too much out of my comfort zone. I really would love to try and cold shoulder dress and I think for £15.00 it is the perfect time to try it! You can buy this dress here.

Sundress In Star Print



I always say I don;t mind getting my arms out, but when you look through my wardrobe you'll see most items are sleeved. This star print dress caught my eye a few weeks ago and since then it has been reduced in price (to just £15!) which makes it even more desirable. 2 of my friends have the dress and it's really pretty & wears well so I am glad to see it in the sale, which tempts me to buy it (BAD ASOS!). You can buy this dress here.

Skater Dress With Ballet Wrap And Short Sleeve


 


I bought this dress when it was originally in the sale - though I think it has been reduced even more now! I sized down on this from my usual size and found that it fit fine. I only have one quite drunk photo of me wearing the dress, but you get the idea! The material is quite heavy which I think makes it great for the cooler weather and for £13.00 I don't think you can go far wrong! You can buy this dress here.

Bodycon Dress With Panelled Print



I need more bodycon dresses in my life and who doesn't need more pretty dresses filling up their wardrobes? I love the pattern of this dress - I don't actually own anything that is panelled so I would love to try this! (and for just £12.50 why not!). You can buy this dress here.

Do sales tempt you to try new things, or would you rather stick to what you know?

Debz xx

Friday, 16 August 2013

ABC Of Pink Clove - Brand New Plus Size Clothing Website

I am always, always, always excited to find new places to buy pretty dresses from - which is quite ironic really because before I moved to London 16 months ago I didn't even own a dress, let alone contemplate wearing one!

Anyway, it will come as no surprise that I follow many other plus size bloggers on Twitter - it's important to keep your finger on the pulse!

Yesterday thanks to Naomi from Diamonds N Pearls I came across a brand new plus size clothing website called Pink Clove. From what I can gather they have only launched over the last couple of days, so it really is quite exciting! What is perhaps even better for many people is that there range goes up to a size 32.

It isn't just dresses that they do - I had a browse of their leggings and they have loads of funky patterns. Their website also lists skirts, tops and trousers. However, it is their dresses that caught my eye - I really can not wait for my bank balance to allow me to make a purchase and review them properly - and of course add a pretty new dress to my wardrobe

Absolute Bargain - Typography Midi Dress




Before I was even looking at prices on this site, this dress leapt off the page at me. I love, love, love the funky pattern of it and I think it would feel right at home in my wardrobe. I think it would be a flattering fit to most sizes because it looks nice and loose, although you could probably belt it (as I would) to bring it in and give a bit more shape. You'll be able to dress this up with lots of differnet accessories to give it a new look each time you wear it - so I think for £18.00 it is an absolute bargain! You can buy this dress here.

Best Value For Money - Tartan Skater Dress With Belt




All over twitter yesterday, people were raving about this dress. I think because it is a little different to anything else on offer at the moment it has really grabbed peoples attention. I would more than likely wear this with a bigger (chunkier) belt but I do love the pattern. As it is a skater dress it comes in at the waist to give a flattering shape. For just £30.00 I think this piece would be welcome in most wardrobes, especially if you are looking for something a little different. You can buy this dress here.  

Cash To Splash - Black Lace Skater Dress




It is hard to pick a cash to splash item for their website, as this is the most expensive dress on their website and only £35.00! However I do love the dress and it comes in a range of colours, so if you had cash to splash you could buy it in a variety of colours! It is no secret that I am a fan of the skater dress style and this lace dress is no different. I like how it is lacey but subtle, so you can dress it up or down depending on what occasion you are wearing it to. You can buy this dress here

What are your fave pieces from the website?

Debz x

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Monday, 17 June 2013

Fat Is Not A Feeling


Today I read ‘When Your Mother Says She’s Fat’ an open letter by a lady to Kasey, to her mother. If you haven’t read the letter then please take 2 minutes to read it, it’s inspiring.

The letter covers Kasey’s body image issues, how she feels they stemmed from her mother’s ever-present hatred of her own body and how Kasey does not want those to project onto her 3 year old granddaughter.

In the letter Kasey uses the words ‘fat is not a feeling’ and that is true. All too often we are taught that if we are fat then we should feel sad and uneasy with our body. Eventually this manifests itself into ‘fat  = sad’. Before we know it, if you’re overweight then you must be sad.

The truth is that fat is a body type – it is not a feeling or an emotion.

You cannot ‘feel’ fat.

You can be fat and that being fat can make you feel sad (or happy) but you cannot feel fat.


In the letter Kasey touches on wanting to have a better body image for her daughter in the future and it would be lovely if we could all strive for this. If you are someone that has ever looked in the mirror and hated what is looking back at you, why would you want someone else – the next generation even – to feel the same way that you do.


We are in a time that is lucky to have access to all sorts of media which looks at body image in a positive light, but it is not enough... All too often we read tweets about a celebrity that has gotten too thin or someone that has put on a few pounds and is now too fat. I know that we’ll always live in a world where we look other people’s body types, but I would love to live in time when it wasn’t the most important aspect of someone.

In Kaseys letter she describes hearing her mother despair that she was fat, old and ugly. From that very moment, just a young child Kasey linked them together. If you were fat you were ugly. 

It didn’t matter that you could be fat and successful, or fat and happy, or fat and healthy or fat and the queen of your very own world, all she saw was that fat was ugly – and she never wanted to be there. She was just a child who hadn’t even had time to live through the trials and tribulations of high school and she had already been taught that if she ever made the ‘mistake’ of being overweight.

Instead of talking about body hate in front of our children, or even our friends let’s try and think about what we do like about our bodies... Trust me, you can be fat and happy with your body it just sometimes takes a little practice and a nudge in the right direction.

Be-You-Tiful


Debz xx

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