Sunday, 15 December 2013

Partying In A Peplum

Going for gold
Christmas socialising and the clothes required can take many forms, some of it demands high glam, other invites are slightly less dressy and of course house parties (unless fancy dress) are a  total free for all.
Take tonight, I'm going to a friends birthday party which is at her home and is informal, so I don't want to go too OTT but you know it is Christmas and it is a party so there needs to be some dressy element to to it.
Which is where this outfit by Pink Clove is perfect.

A gorgeous top by Pink Clove

I've a fairly new convert to the "Peplum" style, Ive always been suspicious that a frill of fabric around my middle is the very last thing my figure requires to look its best but having seen a few of my fave plus size bloggers rocking them I decided I should give them a try and I'm so glad I did.
Taking a punt on a peplum

This gold baroque velvet top  is so perfect for this time of year.The fabric feels really luxurious and the fact that the top and sleeves are black stops it just short of being too "Christmas bauble chic" and instead makes for a rather sophisticated take on low key partywear. Smart with a splash of glitter.
This fabric is lovely
I adore a pencil skirt-very Rizzo from Grease

Ive teamed it with a rather fab pencil skirt also by Pink Clove which is a snip at only £9. In fact as I've come to expect from Pink Clove the entire outfit only comes to £33 which is insanely cheap for well made plus size clothes.
I've teamed the skirt and top with tights, wedge heels and my fave leopard print bag. I feel sophisticated but also fun. Its impossible to take yourself too seriously with nearly half your outfit is gold.I feel like a sexy ice skater if ice skaters were fat and er couldn't skate-you know what I mean?
Sexy fat skater

To compliment the gold of the top I've also worn my tiger necklace from primark.l I feel glam and festive but not too overdressed to stand in someones house and drink pink fizz. 
Glam bit not too overdressed

This outfit would also be great for Christmas day. the peplum on the top and elasticated waist on the skirt would be very forgiving after all the days eating but it feels fit for an "occasion"
The cut of this top would be very forgiving for Christmas day 

With this style of top I actually preferred it with a neat little shrug over the top, I can look ridiculously top heavy if I wear anything that's all one colour and I did prefer it with a cardigan but have shown you it worn both ways so you can get the full effect of the top.
I quite liked the top with this black shrug as I preferred the overall look more
Ready to party and drink my considerable body weight in pink fizz
Ive styled my hair into soft rolls at the front and for my make up have concentrated on giving my complexion lots of luminescence. I've just brought the Loreal universal glow beautifier and Im loving how dewy its making my skin look Something to work against the inevitable french flush I will be getting later.
Loving Pink Cloves price points

If your Christmas wardrobe budget has dwindled after you have brought your gifts and paid your bills take a quick look at Pink Cloves collection. Super affordable and very glam. 
All photos by Nicky Rockets

I'm having a cheeky little blog sale so if you are still stuck for a party dress hop on over and grab yourself a bargain.

Capturing the Curve Workshops
In other body confidence news I'm planning two plus size pin up workshops next years, one in Manchester and one in London. A day to revel in your curvy beauty, be made over myself and Lilly Von Pink and have your very own photoshoot in a safe empowering enviroment-All the details can be found here

Limited Edition Killer Curves Tee Shirts (including the brand new Curverella and the zombies design) Now On Sale

My brand new Killer Curve tee Shirts cost £13 and are available to buy from here having curves never looked so good!

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