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Thursday, 22 May 2014

This Daisy Is Yours

I am a big fan of dresses by Yours Clothing and really wish my wardrobe could be packed full of them all! When I saw this dress on the website I knew I wanted it. Although its listed as a tunic it's a great length and perfect for if you want to get your pins out this summer.The jersey material is really nice and 'casual' feeling which is great for summer.




However, one of the nicest things about this dress is that it is available up to a size 36 which is something that really excites me. I love that Yours Clothing now offer clothing above a size 32 and when it is fashion items like this then it is even better. It's also a really generous size so you could easily size down if you wanted to. It has a tie at the waist so you can tie it nice and tight and bring it in if you want to give it a more fitted shape. 



As you can see it has a keyhole effect cut out at the front which I think is really fun and cheeky for summer. It's also in the sale for just under £20.00 at the moment (If you're new to Yours Clothing you can use my Blogger18 code to get £10 off of a £20 spend).

If you do head over to the Yours Clothing website then make sure you check out their coming soon section because they have some dresses coming that are well worth lusting over!

Have you bought anything from Yours Clothing recently?

Debz
xx


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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

A Look At Just Curvy

As you know, I love discovering new places I can shop - it;s so exciting! I have browsed the Just Curvy website before but as they 'only' go up to a size 26 I didn't really consider shopping there! A few weeks ago the team at Just Curvy offered to send me a dress from their site, so I thought I would give it a try, after all we all know the importance of ignoring dress size labels! 

I was amazed at the range of dresses they have, they have some really lovely items! If you're under a size 26 I would recommend them! As someone above that size I had to be careful what I bought - you have to pay attention to material etc to see what you can work with. In the end I choose this lovely blue dress and it's fab!

Turquoise Scoop Neck Floral Lace Pattern Swing Dress



It is a swing dress, although I do lose the swing effect as it is a little small and fitted on me. That said, I love the fit and I don't mind losing out on the swing affect at all! It's a really lovely vibrant colour and it fits fine.




They have this dress is a range of colours and even slightly different styles so if you're after a lace, swing dress then make sure you check them out.

Have you tried Just Curvy before? 

Debz xx


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Monday, 19 May 2014

A Dragonfly Inspired Summer Romance

Firstly, I know it has been an absolute age since I last blogged - sorry! I moved up north as you know and it has just taken me a few weeks to get settled and back on track! But here I am... I have a few exciting outfits to show you over the next few days and no doubt a rant or two will find its way in there!

The first outfit I wanted to share with you on my 'comeback' is this lovely dragonfly print dress from the fantastic team at Scarlett & Jo. It will come as no surprise that I am a bit Scarlett & Jo fan. I think when it comes to dresses they really do get it right every time. Their Spring Romance collection (with the infamous 2 for 1 prom dress) went down a complete storm and from what I have seen of the Summer Romance collection (which is slowly creeping into stores and online) this will be exactly the same - the poppy print dress they are bringing out is TO DIE FOR!



The lovely ladies at Scarlett & Jo were kind enough to send me this dragon fly print dress a few weeks ago and I love it. The print jumped out at me on the website  and although its a different style to what I would usually wear, I really love it.

The sleeves are a sheer material so they give a subtle cover up without being too warm. It's a wrap like style and the length is really nice on it too! Its a quite generous fit thanks to the stretchy material but that is perfect for summer when you really want to try and avoid anything that is too warm and clingy.



Now, I just need a party to wear it to!

Do you have any Scarlett & Jo items in your wardrobe?

Debz xx



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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Social Media - My 200th Post


HAPPY 200TH POST TO ME!!!

I thought I'd do a little catch up post on my social media pages, so you know where I can be found.




I'd love you to like, tweet, follow and generally find me online where you can!

Don't forget to send me your links too!

Debz xx

Twitter - https://twitter.com/Debzjs

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheNotSoSecretDiaryOfAWannabePrincess

Bloglovin - http://www.bloglovin.com/feed/blog/2304128

Tumblr - http://quotesfromawannabeprincess.tumblr.com/

Instagram - http://instagram.com/wannabeprincessuk

Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/debzieuk/the-not-so-secret-diary-of-a-wannabe-princess/

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Wednesday Wishlist - Another Look At New Clothes

You might have noticed that yesterday I blogged a summer wishlist of items I would buy after my spending ban is up (9 days!!)...Unfortunately I am a glutton for punishment and I can't stop online-window shopping! I thought I would do another little post on items I am lusting after, just because there is SO many nice clothes out there at the moment!! I love that there are some viable choices for fashion out their for plus-size women this season - the fact that there are fashionable clothing choices for people of all sizes!!

Pink Clove

Those cheeky beggars at Pink Clove added another new dress to their website yesterday after my blog post. This pink, lip pattern tunic dress is amazing and only £18!



Yours Clothing

Yours clothing pop up quite a lot on my blog because they're firm favourites with me. What I love about their current selection of clothes is that they have such a range of items - from casual dresses and jogging bottoms to summer dresses and prom style dresses there is everything! Some of my faves include:



ASOS Curve have always been well liked amongst the 'fatshion' community because they offer so much worth buying! This season is no exception and there are SO many nice items I am interested in getting my hands on when my ban is over!


No doubt I'll be lusting over more soon.... So much pretty stuff out there at the moment!

Do you have your eye on anything?

Debz x


Don't forget, if you haven't used Yours Clothing before then you can use the code 'blogger18' to get £10 off of a £20 spend. New customers only but what better excuse do you need to give them a try?

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Woohoo For Boohoo

I know - the title of this blog post could not have been more cheesy, but it;s the best I could come up with! 

I am sure by now you have heard the whisperings about Boohoo and their brand new plus size range. They actually first launched a few months ago, but with most of the items mirroring that of Pink Clove, most people didn't pay much attention (Sorry Boohoo!).

Anyway, over the last couple of weeks they have proved us wrong and Boohoo Plus have come back with a proper banging new range - which everyone is so excited about. If I have anything negative to say about the range it's that they only go up to a size 24... I would love for them to extend that in the future, so keep your fingers crossed!





As you would expect from a fashion range like Boohoo, they really have some fashion forward and on trend pieces. In fact some of the pieces on the site are available on both the 'normal' range section and on Boohoo Plus, which is a massive positive in my eyes.

Just before I moved, the lovely team at Boohoo offered to send me an item to try for myself. I choose jeggings as they only go up to a size 24 and I wasn't sure how I would be able to make the rest of the range work for me. That said, I have seen lots of reviews and I have my eye on more than a few items to buy in the future! The Kara Floral Jeggings are a great fit and really comfortable to wear. 



They're a tiny bit long on me but then I am really short - they're perfect to wear with boots though! I really love the pattern and vibrant colour of the jeggings and they feel a really nice thick, quality material which is always a bonus!



Have you tried anything from Boohoo yet?

Debz xx


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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Back At Home For Mothers Day

You might have seen that in the last week I have moved back to Lancashire. After 2 years in the busy, Big Smoke it's a massive change. One of the nicest things about being back is being near my family again especially for Mothers Day.

The lovely team at Fashion World sent both my mum and I a dress to wear on Mothers Day and it's such a treat! Being able to let my mum pick out a dress of her choice and give her an excuse to get all dressed up was lovely. She choose this Short Beaded Dress and I think she looks bloody lovely.




I asked mum what she thought of the dress and she loves it. She really loved the material and fit of the dress, it;s comfortable with a bit of glitz and you can't go far wrong with that! The length of the dress is perfect for her too - she really is over the moon with it! It's currently on the site, up to a size 32 for just £60.00!




When it came to choosing my dress I thought I would go for something a little different. Maxi dresses are certainly something that my wardrobe is lacking so I went for this Floral Maxi Dress by Jeffrey & Paula. 


I am a shortie but the length is great on me, especially when I belt it up as I so often do with my dresses! It's on the site up to a size 32 (I always find Jeffrey & Paula dresses to be a generous fit so you can easily size down) and is only £55.00!


What are your plans for this Mothers Day?

Debz xx


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Friday, 21 March 2014

A Meshy Night Out With Friends

A couple of weeks ago, the lovely team at New Look gave me the chance to choose a couple of items from the Inspire range. You may remember the first item I received, the pink tartan dress. The other dress I chose I saved for last Saturday, which was my leaving do for moving away from London. I chose this Inspire Teal Floral Mesh Panel Dress and I love it!


I can't believe that I managed to pick up the dress for the bargain price of £8.00! I actually picked this up at the Tottenham Court Road store and it's showing up as out of stock on the website at the moment, but please keep your eye out for it! 

Believe it or not, I am wearing a size 24 dress... The elasticated underbust is VERY stretchy, I could have gotten away with a 22 just as easily. I have to say that this dress is a little different to what I usually wear but I love it! I love that it's from Inspire, which is doing more and more items all of the time - which is only ever a positive thing!

You might notice that my hair looks a little different in the photos. I actually had a hairpiece fitted and made (it's clip in) by the very talented Campbell Wigs... a full review of that will be coming next week, but make sure you check out their page!




As you can see, it was a brilliant night!




Have you shopped at Inspire lately? What caught your eye?

Debz xx


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Thursday, 20 March 2014

WIN!! A Dress Of Your Choice From Yours Clothing!

The lovely ladies at Yours Clothing have kindly given me the chance to send one of you lucky beggars a dress! I am extremely jealous because Yours Clothing have some really lovely items and seeing as I can't buy clothes for Lent, I am a bit stuck! Can I enter my own competition!? Hmm..




Entering is easy, all you have to do is one of the following:

Like me on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheNotSoSecretDiaryOfAWannabePrincess
Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/debzjs
Like Yours Clothing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yoursclothingOFFICIAL?fref=ts
Follow Yours Clothing on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yoursclothing

and then email me to let me know which you did! (If you already do those you can enter too!) - WannabePrincessComp@Gmail.com




It really is that easy. Then on the 28th March I'll close the competition and use Random.org (to make it fair) to pick a winner from all the emails I received. You can pick any dress on the Yours Clothing website, not just the ones pictured :D

It really is that easy!

What would you choose if you won?

Debz xx


Thanks to Yours Clothing giveaway. Winner will be chosen at random after mid-day on the 28th March and announced on social media.One entry per person please. Prize is for a dress from Yours Clothing, no cash alternative etc. Good luck! By entering you agree for your details to be passed to Yours Clothing.
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Thursday, 13 March 2014

Marvellous Matalan

For quite a few years now Matalan have had the Rogers and Rogers collection, offering up to size 30 clothing. I am sure Matalan will forgive me for saying that up until now their collection hasn't really been saying much. I have bought the odd staple item from Matalan but nothing that really excites me! However, one thing that did catch my eye today was their exciting announcement on Facebook today.



Of course, I immediately hot footed it over to the website and I was really impressed! They have loads of dresses, tops, jackets and more. It's great to see fitted items, bright colours and another choice for plus size clothing - I can't wait to visit a store and see what the selection is like on the high street!



The two skater dresses immediately caught my eye and at just £16.00 each they seem like complete bargains. 



Have you tried anything from the new Rogers and Rogers collection? I want to hear all about it if you have!

Debz xx


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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Atomic Swimwear Available on Fashion World

Last week the lovely ladies at Fashion World invited me to a tiki party in Central London - how could I resist? The event was in honour of the lovely Liz McClarnon from Atomic Kitten, who has launched her own range of swimwear with Fashion World.

When I was invited to the event, I knew I wanted to go and have a nosey but I didn't expect to excited, after all I hadn't heard of Liz launching a plus size range. I headed over to the Fashion World website to have a nosey and I was pleasantly surprised. As with most of Fashion World items everything in Liz's range goes up to a size 32 - finally a 'normal' range that caters for everyone.



What's available?



When I arrived at the event I was greeted by these two lovely men... and handed a cocktail presented in a real pineapple.. Let's face it, what more could a girl want?
Pineapple not to scale - which is a shame!

Liz was lovely throughout the whole evening and is clearly very passionate about her new range, which is great to see. I am not a swimwear expert but the pieces all felt nice to the touch, stretchy and high quality when I saw them at the range so if you're looking for swimwear then I would definitely give it a try!



I attended the event with Lucia from U Can't Wear That - Fashion World kept the food coming and the drinks flowing and thoroughly looked after us all - thank you so much!



Make sure you head over to the Fashion World website and check out Liz's swimwear range!

Any summer holidays planned this summer?

Debz xx

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

You Can't Beat A Bit Of Pink

It doesn't matter whether it's wine, make up, clothes or pretty much anything else - you can't beat a bit of pink. At this time of year it is really nice to start to see colour coming through in fashion and that is something that I really enjoy and look forward to.

Last week, the kind folks at New Look Inspire offered to send me an item or two to update my summer wardrobe - how could I refuse? I chose a green dress which I am going to wear out on Saturday and this lovely pink tartan number.




I really love that New Look Inspire now have many items up to a size 32(though I would love to see this extended through to store!)  although this t shirt dress is only up to a 28, which is what I am wearing in the pictures. That said, it is the perfect size for me and has plenty of room!






When the dress arrived I was glad to see it was a nice thick material that had plenty of stretch it it. I love pushing the boundaries of tight and fitted clothing but sometimes it is nice to just have something you can throw on and be nice and comfy in - this dress is definitely going to be one of those pieces.

I wore it to meet this lovely lady - you can read why in another post later this week!


(Ignore the random stuff stored in my bra!)


The item is currently on the New Look website at just £19.99 which if you ask me is a pretty good bargain. http://www.newlook.com/shop/inspire-plus-sizes/dresses/inspire-black-check-2-in-1-t-shirt-dress_307321509

I have to say that I am quite impressed with the New Look Inspire range at the moment and there is deifnitley a few items I have my eye on for when my clothing ban for Lent has finished.

Have you ever shopped at New Look Inspire? What do you think?

Debz xx

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Monday, 10 March 2014

Life's Pretty Rosey

Yesterday, I had the second of three 'leaving parties' in London and what a night it was. I went to Reflex in Watford and had a great night with lots of my favourite people. As you know I am on a no clothing spend for Lent so I was a bit worried about what to wear. When Yours Clothing kindly offered to send me something I picked up this floral number and I love it!




The material itself is thick and stretchy which means that it gives a nice fit. I would say the size is quite generous and I could have gotten away with it being a size smaller. I wore it with leggings just because of the weather but I am pretty sure when it is warmer this will be a dress I could wear to get my legs out.




I really love the floral print of the dress and think it's really pretty and girlie. Yours Clothing seem to have loads of pretty dresses at the moment, definitely worth checking out! This one can be bought here & is currently the bargain price of £28.00!




Have you bought anything new lately? I would love to hear all about it!

Debz xx


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Friday, 7 March 2014

The 99p Dress Challenge - It's My Turn!

So... it's finally Friday which means that 1) tomorrow I can finally have a night out I have been looking forward to and 2) it's the polka dot dresses turn in the 99p dress challenge. If you're not sure what the 99p dress challenge is, have a read up here!

When the Yours Clothing 99p dresses came out, I managed to snap up this little number! I love the polka dot pattern and the fact that it was only 99p pleases me very much! I found it to be a very generous size, I bought my normal size and it's a little too big - so you can easily size down if you decide to get this dress yourself.


I know lots of people liked the longer length of this dress, but for me it was a bit of a strange length. Not knee length, but not quite midi - but that's probably because of my vertical challenge-ness. I decided to tuck the dress up into the belt, to make it a length I was much happier with.


The dress came with a red shiny belt which actually fit (yay) but I felt much better in my trusty belt, which is the one you can see in these pics. 

All in all I would say the dress is well made and I like the vibrancy of the blue in the dress. The dress is back up to full price now but it would still make a very welcome addition to a wardrobe I would say. It's for sale here.

Anyway, if you want to keep track then you can follow the #99pDressChallenge on Twitter!

Don't forget, if you haven't used Yours Clothing before then you can use the code 'blogger18' to get £10 off of a £20 spend. New customers only but what better excuse do you need to give them a try?


Debz

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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

George High Summer 2014 Offerings

Today I was lucky enough to be invited to the press day for the brand new George at Asda offerings for the summer season. Sometimes it can be hard to know what you'll get at these events which aren't specifically catering to plus size, but it was great to see what they're going to be offering this summer.


The one thing I loved about what they showed is colour. There are some amazing, vibrant prints coming out in the new George collection and that is something that really excites me. Even if the clothes don't go to my size (I keep meaning to try their skater dresses as everyone says they're very generous) their accessories were fabulous!

Of course - I took loads of pics for you all, so you can have a sneaky peak too!




And don't forget I am shopping my wardrobe - so here is a dress I don't wear nearly enough from Yours Clothing! Forgot how much I like it!




What clothes are you looking forward to wearing this summer?

Debz xx


If you haven't used Yours Clothing before then you can use the code 'blogger6' to get £10 off of a £20 spend. New customers only but what better excuse do you need to give them a try?

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Monday, 3 March 2014

Sweet Like Chocolate - Simply Be Dress Review

Last week the lovely team at Simply Be offered to send me a dress... how exciting! I spent AGGGESS going through the website trying to decide what to get. I am at stage now where I love dresses but I want something a bit different. You'll know from previous posts that most of my dresses are bright, colourful, full of pattern and eye catching, so I thought I would go for something a bit different. That said, I couldn't bring myself to get a black dress so I choose this chocolately little number instead.



As you can see, I went for the big hair again. I don't know why but I am really loving that at the moment! I really need to find a way to get it bigger, probably learning how to plait nearer to my head as I am not very good at that at the moment.

I struggled to know what accessories to wear with this because lots of my shoes and all of my belts are black... in the end I decided it didnt matter. I went for beige shoes (Primark), a black belt and my trusted Lovely necklace from Primark.



I haven't worn anything from the Jeffrey and Paula range at Simply Be before, which is where I got this from so I ordered my normal size. It's a lovely thick jersey material which is really generous size, I could easily have sized down at least one size, maybe two! I am so glad I went for this dress for a bit of a change, it's a welcome addition to my wardrobe! It's currently £40 on the Simply Be website - http://www.simplybe.co.uk/shop/jeffrey-paula-jersey-print-dress/uc829/product/details/show.action?pdBoUid=9985

I wore it to a night out where I drank too much vodka and danced all night - it was comfy to wear all night & lots of people commented on the gorgeous colours in the dress.



On a slight side note, a few weeks ago Alibi health drinks sent me a crate of their drinks to try. I am not usually into health drinks like this but they're sparkling water in either Pomegranate or citrus flavour - they taste surprisingly nice. In one can you get most of your daily allowance of vitamins and minerals which is always a bonus. 




It might not be the aim they are going for, but after a night out one of these cans in the morning really sorts me out & fixes the fuzzy head I have caused by one too many lemonades the night before ;)

Debz xx

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The 99p Yours Dress Challenge

You might have seen a few weeks ago that a few of us were lucky enough to snap up dresses from Yours Clothing at the bargain price of 99p each! The sale had 5 dresses to choose from, so inevitably lots of us ended up buying the same dress... We obviously have good taste ;)




I wanted to see how everyone styled their less than £1 bargain, so I set up the 99p Dress challenge. There were 5 dresses to choose from, so every day this week people will blog about a different one of the dresses, whichever one they managed to snap up! 

You can expect amazing posts to include:




Anyway, if you want to keep track then you can follow the #99pDressChallenge on Twitter!

If you managed to snap up a dress and have already blogged about it, or aren't a blogger just share the love on Twitter anyway, the more the merrier!!

Don't forget, if you haven't used Yours Clothing before then you can use the code 'blogger18' to get £10 off of a £20 spend. New customers only but what better excuse do you need to give them a try?

Debz

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