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Showing posts with label Fashion World. Show all posts

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Fashion World Knitwear

I love Christmas! Actually I always have quite a quiet Christmas with just the family I already live with but I love it. It's the one thing that makes this part of winter bearable for me.. Although I am still TeamSummer all the way!

Today is my sisters birthday which always signifies the start of Christmas in our household - the decorations are never allowed to go up until after her birthday has been celebrated! So, to celebrate her birthday and get us in the mood we had a right festive day out today and it was lovely!

If you have read my blog before you'll know that I am not a big fan of winter - I hate coldness and I hate having to wear lots of layers! However, when Fashion World offered to send me a jumper from their knitwear range (It goes up to a size 38, how good is that!?) I thought I'd give it a go. I went for this fluffy texure jumper, simply because it is SO cute! I actually sized up twice just because I wanted the big, baggy oversize effect and I have to say I loved it!

I wore it over an old stock ASOS prom dress and I think it worked perfectly. The ASOS dress itself only has a vest top at the top, so I knew that wearing this massive, fluffy jumper with it wouldn't be too much! I stayed lovely and warm while I was outside, without being a hot, sweaty mess on the inside.

In the end we went to a farm to see some animals (including reindeer), a garden centre with some beautiful Christmas decorations and had a roast dinner (complete with pigs in blankets on the way home). It was perfect! This jumper is the idea compromise for winter for me and I can definitely see that I'm going to get a lot of wear out of it! 

Fashion World seem to be getting right into the Christmas spirit, with this app online that allows you to create and send an e-card to your loved ones!

I knew that Fashion World went up to a size 32, but I have to say I didn't realise that they went up to a size 38... absolutely brilliant news in my eyes!

What are your must have items for winter?

Debz xx

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Fashion World Competition

Just a short post today, to let you know about a Fashion World competition. In fact if you have been reading any blogs then you might have come across this competition before, because it's a bit of fun and getting peoples attention! In fact Natty Nikki is even featured on the main poster for the competition - bit exciting!

The competition is about recreating photos from yester-year and I personally have quite enjoyed browsing the #FWThrowback on Twitter and looking at peoples throwbacks!
I don't have any holiday photos from when I was younger (aww poor Debz) but I wanted to share with you just how much my hair (and posing skills) have changed over the years! ;)

I know.. I look SO different!! haha (If only I had a blue and white checked dress so I could recreate the photo properly!)

Have you recreated a pic yet? Send me a link if you can, I would love to have a nosey! If you haven't - you should! The competition gives you the chance to win £150 of fashion and swimwear from Fashion World... 

Could you even imagine how exciting that would be to win!?


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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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I was lucky enough to be gifted some items in this post and I am very grateful, but I am always open and honest in my reviews!

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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The New Fashion World Range

Last week as I attended the lovely Anna Scholz do, there was a Fashion World Tea Party going on, on the other side of town. Sadly I was unable to attend both - but by all accounts the Fashion World Tea Party was a roaring success. The tea party was to celebrate the new Claire Richards range - you can see the lace dress that I reviewed here.

The range for me, is lovely. I love the fact that there are some proper occasion dresses. I know not all of us want to get dressed up to the nines every single day, but as a plus size girl it is nice to have that option, should the occasion arise. That said, the range is really varied and there is something for everyone, click here to see the whole range.

The lovely ladies at Fashion World, sent me a few pictures so I could see what I missed out on (sob!)... How amazing does it look?

Have you bought anything from the Claire Richards range yet?

Debz x

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Fashion World and Claire Richards Tea Party

UPDATE!!! YAY! Congraulations to Laura Green who won my competition! Have a brill time tonight and take loads of pics!! 

Firstly I am soooooo excited to be announcing this competition! It's a quicky, sorry for the short notice - but I think you'll agree it's worth it!!

Have you ever wanted to attend a 'bloggers event'? Now is your chance! The lovely people at Fashion World have invited me to a tea party to celebrate their new collection, but sadly I can't make it! I'd love to give you the chance to attend... so get entering! 

Now you and a friend, could be at the next Fashion World bloggers event happening THIS WEEK! Whether you're a blogger or not, enter for your chance to win!!

You're invited to a tea party hosted by Fashion World and Claire Richards, with manicures, Claire’s SS14 collection and the fabulous Hilary Alexander in conversation with Claire. It takes part between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 13th, it's a 'drop-in session' so pop in whenever you are free during that time... Exciting eh?

If you win, you'll get the chance to attend the tea party on Thursday evening. Winners are chosen on Wednesday night(after midnight) and I'll email you the event address. The party is being held in Central London. This competition is just for entrance to the event, you'll have to sort out your own accommodation and travel if needed.

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Afterwards I'll feature you on my blog - so take lots of photos of the event, I am really nosey!

It's easy to enter, so what are you waiting for?


Debz xx

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Claire Richards At Fashion World *Updated*

I have lusted over the Claire Richards range at Fashion World for ages now, but never got around to trying anything. I am lucky enough to say that they contacted me last week to see if I would like to try one of the dresses from the new range. I have to say the new range is fabulous and it was hard for me to choose.

As I was allowed to review something, I thought I would go out of my comfort zone and choose something that I wouldn't usually buy - and I am so glad that I did. I choose the lace dress which Claire herself models on the front page and I am so glad that I did. See the dress here.

**Updated with some better photos**

.I love the length of the dress, which for me means that it is perfect to wear without leggings. I can't wait to dress this up properly with sparkly accessories and shoes. My wardrobe is definitely missing some proper 'occasion' wear and this dress fills the gap perfectly - well done Claire!

The dress is available up to a size 32 and will set you back £85 - but for me, it would be well worth the investment!

Have you bought anything from the Claire Richards range yet?


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I was lucky enough to be gifted some items in this post and I am very greatful, but I am always open and honest in my reviews!

Follow Up - The Fat Mermaid

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the beautiful green sequin dress that AX Paris have on offer this year - but I didn't post any full length pics because I didn't want to spoil it for my Christmas party! if you want to have a nosey at the post!

This weekend I spent the weekend with vodka, white wine and some of my beautiful friends - while wearing this amazing dress & wanted to share it with you.

I know some ladies prefer to shy away from bodycon dresses, but I really can not recommend this dress enough. Although it is is bodycon and quite tight, it is made from a nice thick material so I don't feel it clings everywhere, which is what many people don't like about body con dresses. The sequins are beautiful and I have yet to see this dress look bad on anyone - and if you follow any bloggers you'll see that it's a popular one!

Wouldn't be the same without some dodgy mirror selfie shots

If you're looking for a sparkly dress to wear this festive season I really can't recommend this dress enough! It's lovely! 

Debz xx

A Sequin Surprise - The Fat Mermaid!

You probably know by now, when it comes to clothes - I love colour, I love shape and I love sparkles. When I first saw this dress on the Fashion World website, I loved it. It is everything perfect about a dress for the Christmas season - I was well and truly smitten! 

It seemed like the rest of the fatshion world was too - as blog posts, tweets and Instagram posts came flooding in about the 'mermaid dress' and everyone was in love with it! 

A few weeks later, Fashion World contacted me and kindly offered to send me a dress of my choosing from their Christmas party dress range. I browsed through and there were some LOVELY offerings, but nothing that quite matched up to the mermaid dress that I had been lusting over! 

So.... I asked them to send me it - and I can tell you now, I was not disappointed!

Yes, the dress is bodycon, yes its covered in sequins which make a sound every time I move, yes it's green, yes it's short - but it is love!

I plan to wear the dress to a Christmas party, so I don't want to share photos of the whole dress just yet. So instead, here are some selfie photos of it - so you can see how happy I am with it! When it is styled properly, for the party in a couple of weeks I'll take some proper Outfit Of The Day posts so you can see the full thing.

They didn't have my size of dress, so I have sized down. This means it is a little shorter than on the models in the photo - but I don't mind that! It is quite tight (more than likely because of the sizing down) but it is fully lined and made from a thick material, which means it gives a nice shape rather than just clinging everywhere, which I know lots of people aren't keen on! 

If you're looking for a Christmas dress to make you stand out this Christmas, I can not recommend this dress enough!! You can buy the AX Paris dress here.

Have you have any exciting purchases for the festive season?

I was lucky enough to be gifted some items in this post and I am very grateful, but I am always open and honest in my reviews!