Well hi there, friends! How has the last week treated you?
I’ve ended up having just a wonderful week, the heat has died down but it’s still sunny. And I’m finally feeling like I’m on a right path on the ol’ mental health, which is so freeing. This week’s style is a combination of an amazing dress, and even better hair! I mentioned in my last post that I was lucky enough to be a hair model for Miss Rockabilly Ruby. Well, I couldn’t let that go to waste, could I? I knew it would work SO well with this Boohoo Plus cape dress.
Two Sundays ago I was invited last minute to Revival Retro for Miss Ruby’s Primp and Pose tour hair class. Like, 11pm the night before last minute. But what a great class it was, Ruby is a great teacher – as well as incredibly talented with hair.
I modelled alongside Chloe and Tahra, and we had a laugh alongside Ruby and Lottie and I got to stare at beautiful people whilst getting magic applied to my hair. Ruby showed us how to create Hollywood waves on short hair, and I got to look like this afterwards.
I’ve always wanted to do these Hollywood waves on myself, but they just never work. Turns out that it’s not 100% my fault, and it’s incredibly difficult to do on yourself. Should you want to try it, use the smallest barrel of curling tong possible, plus the tiniest sections your hair allows. And a ridiculous amount of talent, apparently!
It’s just a different sort of style for me, my usual pageboy-style is voluminous and full of height and width. I was almost weirded out looking at myself with a full face and hair without a fringe swoop. But MY GOD did I love it.
So of course, I did what anyone would do. I ran home to change into this gorgeous Boohoo Plus caped dress and posed about like the fat goth queen of my dreams.
The most important part, of course, is that is has goddamn caped sleeves. The caped sleeves are large and sweeping, and unattached from the back of the dress. This means you can play around with having the draping at the front or as sleeves. Of course, I’m ALL about these sleeves. Morticia Addams would be proud. Elvira would be proud.
It’s made from a slinky polyester that breathes well, and is spot-on with being true to size. I literally have nothing negative to say about this dress, it’s an absolute wonder!
I’ve mentioned in probably all my posts featuring a pencil skirt about my issues with my belly. It’s the one thing about me I struggle the most with when it comes to my body confidence. But you know, I don’t look at these photos and notice it.
I feel like being ‘sexy’ isn’t quite my bag, but I love brands like Boohoo who bring their straight-sizing styles to their curve ranges. It lets me play with my style and also buy clothing that makes me feel – and believe – that I too can be ‘sexy’ (I really dislike that word) and glamorous. Even with my VBO (visible belly outline) and pale-ass legs. I feel fucking amazing in this dress!