Monday, 23 May 2016

Blue-songs are like tattoos


Today I'm bringing you another outfit which was sourced at my local charity shop. Yet again the Cancer Research chazza has done me proud. Since turning to the pink side I've been looking for clothes which clash in the best possible way with my hair and this tunic dress is perfect.


Its a last season Florence and Fred number but Simply be do a similar one here I love how the bold geometric print of this dress does all the talking. The shape and design are really simple and it needs no accessories. The colours are enough.





My bag is by Asos last year and is showing as out of stock but this is fairly similar over at Banned. I'm really loving across the body bags this spring. The quirkier the better. Bags are actually surprisingly plentiful in second hand shops and if you struggle to find clothes in your size (I realise some of them still dont stock loads over a size 22) then its a great way to enjoy "new to you" fashion. 



I'm still really enjoying mixing thrifted finds with new items and its definitely changed the way I put outfits together. Rather than simply rushing to buy the latest thing new I'm actually looking to see if I can buy something similar second hand. The results are really unique and exciting. 


I was worried when I started this journey of conscious fashion that I would feel out of step, unable to enjoy trends or immerse myself in the thrill of the new outfit. Its actually the opposite and I'm loving clothes more than ever. I had grown quite jaded about certain elements of plus size fashion blogging and I definitely feel that I have turned a corner. I have realised that all fashion blogging is really about is sharing looks and inspiration. In its purest form its an exchange of ideas. Which is rather wonderful indeed.

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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Curvy Convention 2016




Every year there are  a few events in the Plus Size calender which I always really look forward to. Curvy Convention is one of them.


Nicky Rockets on the catwalk
 It only began last year and I attended with Nicky and baba as we had a Nicky Rockets stand and arranged for our tees to be featured in the fashion show. We weren't sure what to expect but it was a lovely day. 



Featuring a selection of indie and high street plus size brands it was wonderful to see so many plus size women getting together to check out the latest fashions, watch the catwalk and generally celebrate all things plus size.

Me and Baba at last years Curvy Convention

When we were asked if we would like to attend again we didn't hesitate. This year it takes place on Saturday the 28th May, 10.30-7pm at St John at Hackney, Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0PD. Tickets  are are just £5. If you are looking for a great event full of positive plus size vibes then come along. I will be doing my very best glamorous shop-girl impression on the Nicky Rockets stand so come and say hello. 


Curvy Con Ticket Giveaway
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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Ocean Mineral Facial Cleanser OZ Naturals

As a self confessed beauty product junkie I am always on the hunt for cruelty free skin care products which also deliver on performance and price. Today I have one that ticks all my beauty boxes and then some.


Now the weather has become a little warmer I've been finding that I need to take extra care when cleansing my face to remove all traces of make up as otherwise I get a few blocked pores. 
I was sent this Ocean mineral cleanser to review last month and it was perfect timing. 
Made by Oz Naturals this  product contains rosehip, Vitamin E and Borage oil all of which combined have left my skins feeling rather good indeed.
Not only that it also contains a concentrate of 92+ ocean minerals. These ocean minerals are said to help nourish and repair dry skin, blemishes, and rough, damaged skin while botanicals help to soothe and refresh. Importantly for me this is also  Cruelty Free. Vegan. Gluten Free and has no Alcohol, Parabens or Sulfates. Don't you love it when high performing products contain nothing but good stuff.
Oz Naturals-Cruelty Free skincare
The cleanser has a gel like consistency and you simply need to massage a pea size amount into your face with water. I found it removed all traces of make up and left my skin feeling very soft.What I particularly liked was that it wasn't greasy in the least so if you are someone who suffers from slightly greasy or spotty skin I could imagine this would work well. I have normal/combination skin and it was a good match.
Looks-wise as you can see the packaging feels very smart and looks rather swish on your bathroom shelf and you get a generous 118 ml (and a little goes a long way)


Good looking packaging for a very good product

My only disappointment is that it didn't smell of anything, I know, a silly thing to moan about when the product is so good but a hint of rosehip would have been nice.
Other than that this is a great everyday cleanser and at just over £16 is incredible value for what feels like a very luxurious product. 

*I never lie to you dear readers-I was gifted this item for review but my opinions are my own.


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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Plus Size Thrifted Fashion

Its been absolutely glorious here in West Kirby which has given me a great opportunity to wear my latest plus size charity shop finds


I brought this black lace trimmed blouse from Cancer Research a few weeks ago. It was £3.50 and part of a buy one, get one free offer. I love the see through sleeves and lace detailing on the neckline.


I've been after a denim skirt for a while and picked this one up from ebay which if you struggle to find second hand clothes in your size in your local charity shops is an absolute godsend. I'm finding a mix of charity shops, ethical brands and ebay are really helping feed my love of new clothes without too many sleepiness nights about the ethics of it all-its a great feeling and so far the results have been great.


My pink skull bag was from the local hospice shop in West Kirby. I spied it in the window one night but it was shut-Nicky and Baba went and brought it for me the next day as I was unable to visit. So pleased with it-only a fiver and it matches my hair.


My leggings are new, I brought these from PeopleTree and they are actually their yoga leggings.


As much as I felt a bit stressed about how I could balance my desire to be more ethically conscious with my love of putting together new looks I feel now I am in the swing of it and I'm having so much fun. Of course being plus size there will always be times when I will need to buy new but so far its not been a problem. Also when your entire outfit costs less than a single item new you feel perfectly justified treating yourself to a big book splurge and lunch.

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Sunday, 8 May 2016

Creative Thinking For Eco Cool Plus Size Fashion


Over the last few months I have been trying to find less environmentally hostile ways, to feed my love of fashion. The textile industry is one of the second biggest planet polluters next to oil and often clothes are made in sweatshops by children. Does this mean we can't still love following trends and getting our fashion fixes? I don't think so.  Instead I think we simply need to balance our new purchases out with eco friendly brands and second hand finds. Its actually surprisingly fun and often slightly cheaper. What's not to love?


This entire outfit is thrifted
This outfit, although quite simple is I hope, a good example of how with a little patience you can put together a great look without automatically hitting the high street. 
I have been wanting a black pinafore for a while but sadly none of the more eco fashion brands stocked anything like this in my size. Undeterred and because thrifted finds are a great way to ease the pressure of fast fashion, I  took to good old ebay and hit the jackpot quite quickly. This dress cost me only £20 and fits brilliantly.

My Nicky Rockets Unicorn patch s the perfect finishing touch to this dress.

I seem to want to channel a mime artist at the moment so was also after a black and white teeshirt. I picked this one up in my local charity shop for £3 and cut the sleeves off. 


I wanted to personalise my dress so sewed on one our new Nicky Rockets Unicorn patches on the front pocket. I love how this has made it totally unique to me.


I am hoping  to bring more of my fast fashion looks using planet friendly shopping moves to the blog. Let me know if this interests you. 
I realise my posts have been a bit infrequent recently-Life is busy but I promise I will start doing at least one a week from now on.

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