Coronavirus. It’s literally everywhere at the moment, isn’t it? The world is scared, constantly anxious and no one wants to touch each other — which to be honest, is really good when you live in London. But the fallout is being felt on the streets here at the moment. It’s a scary time for everyone, but one of the scariest things to consider is small businesses, especially those with physical stores. So today I’m going to spotlight some great small businesses from around the world, and if you can support small businesses right now, it’s literally the most important thing you could do.Continue Reading…
Well hi guys! How are we doing this week? It’s Monday and we’re back to schedule with Outfits of the Week. I didn’t post last week’s because I was mainly dealing with being off my medication for a week. Which basically meant I was high as fuck and couldn’t function properly. Hooray! But still, let’s get straight into the pinup casual outfits, right?Continue Reading…
Happy Monday, Friends!
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m absolutely exhausted after this week — I ended up working an extra day, doing some socials and generally being busy. But what that does mean is a full week’s worth of plus size fashion for you!Continue Reading…
Bloody HELLO, guys!
Hasn’t it been a hot minute since you last saw me on your feed? I got a bit sad at the end of the year, but I’ve bounced back a bit and I’m feeling ready to come back to blogging! So you’re stuck with me again, friends, haha! Getting straight back into the swing of things with some fat style through the last week.Continue Reading…
I’m not quite ready to get Christmassy, I don’t know about you! But what I AM ready forms autumn goodness. Last week I brought you my favourite plus size style for autumn, but this week it’s all Autumn Accessories!
Please note that some of these links are affiliate links. All that means is that if you buy something, I might get a couple of quid commission. And maybe I could afford all that coffee I drink…
Kicking off this Wednesday Wishlist is Vendula London! As you know, my day job is working for Vendula, so I stare at these bags all day long, and I just love them! We’ve got some amazing new lines this season, with even more bag styles. AND. The George is back!
We all know I Love Luxulite. That’s exactly why she’s featured on pretty much every Wednesday Wishlist! I just love her too much!
I’m not the only one to be utterly in love with turbans this year! I met Rubylea back at London Edge, and I really fell in love with her pieces. She also sells other hats and accessories which are great, but I’m just alllll about the turbans right now!
I’m not even going to try and choose individual items to show you from Splendette’s new range. Why not? BECAUSE I LOVE IT ALL. Seriously, check out the full range — and let me know which ones you like best! Because I bet you can’t pick favourites either!
Who said hair flowers were only for summer? Inject a little floral colour into your looks with Lady Luck’s AW18 collection of beautiful blooms!
I don’t feature shoes too often on here because I rarely find shoes that work in outfits. I really like a more 40s style when it comes to shoes, because they’re often made to be… you know, actually wearable. Royal Vintage have some gorgeous shoes! And those Aspen boots are the perfect replacements if my trusty Miss L Fire ones break one day!
Who else thinks that lipstick is the perfect accessory? Darker colours are always favoured around this time of the year — and what better brand to sport than Lola Von Rose? ‘Vintage’ was on my review list last week, but how perfect are ‘Candelabra’ and ‘Old Hollywood’ for the darker days?
What are your ideal Autumn Accessories?
Are you all about berets? Berry colours all over maybe? Or do you completely disregard the season and wear tiki hair flowers year round? Let me know in the comments!
And remember you can keep an eye out on my picks for autumn accessories on Pinterest!
I’m obsessed with Halloween at the moment. It’s been a long time since I last got THIS excited about it, actually. Today I wanted to show you some more of my favourite Halloweeny things around – this time, Halloween Accessories!
In my last pin-centric Wishlist post, I mentioned Glitter Punk, which is a new favourite! I just love their cutesy Halloween pins, and some of their regular occult-themed ones could easily work for this time of year!
Erstwilder are always known for their amazing Halloween collections each year! This year is no exception and so much is already sold out. Sadly this includes the adorable skeleton animals.
Luxulite is THE queen of themed jewellery. There’s a reason that I always feature her products in Wednesday Wants; and that’s because it’s SO GOOD. I wear Luxulite almost every day, and so I can tell you it’s amazing quality too. Plus the ghosts have the happiest faces!
Okay, we know by now that I just bloody love Punky Pins. And I don’t use this word, but I think that slaying it is the perfect thing to say about their Halloween accessories!
You probably know Stephanie Buscema from her work with Pin Up Girl Clothing over the years. She’s an extremely talented artist and designer with a memorable style. Her jewellery is gorgeous and adorable, and I’m honestly slightly obsessed with her clothing too!
You might remember me introducing you to La Vidriola back when I featured them in my Statement Jewellery post. Well, they’ve gone and done it again! How amazing are these?
Last, but never least — something that isn’t pins, haha! Pearls and Swine have special offers for their Halloween accessories, all items are under £50, which is insanely cheap for handmade items!
What are you favourite Halloween accessories this year?
Happy Saturday! I hope you’re not quite as freezing as I am today?
How are we all feeling? I had a week at my mums, which was more about decorating her house instead of relaxing – but I came home with a fresher mind than before. If I get over this head cold I’ve accumulated, of course! On Thursday we looked at what was going on around the Goodwood Revival site. But we didn’t see much style, did we? So for Style Saturday we’re going to look at some Goodwood style!
If you read the last post, or happened to be on Instagram on the 8th September, you might of known I got invited to Goodwood Revival. I was invited to be an influencer with Mastercard’s Revival Fashion, which meant I got to sit front-row to their fashion show.
The production values for this show were out of this world. It followed a “High Flyer” through the Riviera life in the heyday of Goodwood’s racing. To remind you, that’s 1948-1966.
This show was made up of higher-priced items, mainly. Goodwood’s target market isn’t exactly working class, and this show really reflected that. After the show there was a dress mentioned to be from a shop “Just across from Harrods” and I knew I wasn’t in Kansas anymore. But hey, fashion shows are for inspiration, right? At least there was some beautiful items from Revival Retro and Seamstress of Bloomsbury to see!
Revival Fashion by MasterCard
Out of the whole show, they did the 60’s best out of all the decades. I didn’t get a picture of her, but there was a singer that was amazing, wearing the most gorgeous pink lamé dress. Complete with beehive and big ol’ hoops, of course.
It was a great show of immaculately timed dancing and smug faces on the male lead, but it did come up a bit short on a few things. Mainly the men’s trousers – why does everyone think men work ankle grazers in the 50’s?!
But now let’s get on to my style!
I’ve had this Lindy Bop Marianne suit for a while, but for some reason never wore it before. I’ll never know why, because I love it! It was a sample I received a while back, which is possibly why I’d not reviewed it for fit before. I wouldn’t say the jacket is the best fit for me, but the fabric is forgiving in that respect, and the colour is great.
I’ve come to realise that royal blue is my colour. I stick out like a sore thumb amongst people who were dressed more authentically. But it just looks so right on me, don’t you agree? Even these pedal cars made an effort to match!
Happy Saturday friends! It’s so chilly at the moment, but I’m fully not ready to give up on Summer, yet.
Summer is my favourite season. Sure, I love autumn and being snuggly and crunching leaves, but I also love not wearing tights. And I love summery hair flowers. And also not wearing cardigans. So although autumn is clearly in the air, I’m clinging onto summer with some plus size pin up style!
I overdressed last week to walk the dog with this outfit last week. I had planned to go on a little adventure with my boyfriend, but neither of us could really be bothered once I’d gotten ready. So overly-glam dog walking it was!
You might remember this Lindy Bop skirt from one of my Japan trips before. It still stands as the only pink item in my wardrobe, yet is worn regularly through the year. I always think that pink and red never work, but adding black breaks it up just enough, don’t you think?
Part of the reason I’m not so ready to leave summer behind is that I just have too many hair flowers to still show off! I love wearing hair flowers, and the bigger the better! I find I wear less over the winter due to a more subdued colour palate, so I want to make sure
Here I’m wearing the Billie Orchid and Pink Lily hair flower from Lady Lucks Boutique. I’m also wearing an old single pink Paloma lily, which is now out of stock, although you can still get a double Paloma! The Billie hair flower is plenty big on its own, but I really feel like the extra bit of pink sets of the skirt well.
There’s a reason there’s so many entries in my Lady Lucks Boutique tag – her flowers are the best around! I’ve had some of my flowers for nearing on five years, and they’ve never broken or looked dull and old. And I say this from real experience, I have so many of their flowers!
Are you ready for summer to end? Or are you clinging on the last of summer too?
Let me know in the comments – and if you wear ‘summer’ hair accessories year round, I want to see them!
Happy Saturday my Darlings! How are we all doing?
The last week’s been a little weird for me. My anxiety and depression decided I was being too nice and came back with vengeance. So I’ve been apathetic towards practically everything for the last week. Maybe it’s because I had decided to be so social the week before? However, I did have a wonderful time at the Pin Up Picnic in the Park 4 before this dip – and was wearing some tiki goodness thanks to Voodoo Vixen!
I was so lucky that my dear friend GreasyChris on Instagram was so so kind to take a few photos!
I posted about Pin Up Picnic in the Park 3 last year – which was actually in a bar. This year, the British Belles pushed the date back to August – and it turned out to be the best idea! The sun was shining, we were drinking and eating to our heart’s contented enjoying each other’s company.
I love picnics in general, but this is such a fun event, because it feels very inclusive. There’s no bitching about hair or clothes, and everyone is celebrated for being themselves. It’s an event you can turn up to on your own and anxiety aside – you’ll find people! I met some amazing new friends this year.
I took my usual 2XL in the Dana Dress, but smaller busts can get away with sizing down, no problem! It was the teensiest bit too big in the waist, which a smaller size would of corrected. But does it look bad? Absolutely not! It’s the sort of dress that doesn’t desperately need the most cinched in of waists. The skirt is full, but not so much that a smaller waist and bigger petticoat is needed – and what a blessing that is!
This dress is just perfect for an occasion like the PUPITP, there’s stretch to accommodate for over-eating of picnic food, and the fabric is quite breathable. I’m wearing it dressed up for the event, however I can see the working as a casual dress easily. Some cute ballet flats and a cardigan could see this go into autumn, too.
I was also gifted a pack of bamboo bangles, because how can you go tiki without bamboo? They’re the perfect accompaniment to the dress – but also to my Luxulite Pineapple Brooch and Yellow and Green spacers!
Of course, I need to address my hat, don’t I? Believe it or not – this was made at 3am the morning before from an IKEA placemat, the monstera leaf is cut from felt and prick stitched on. Then I glued the placemat onto a headband and bent into place. It’s simple to make, but the possibilities are endless!
Would anyone be interested in a tutorial?
I wasn’t the only one with the idea of turning the exact placemat into a hat, though – the wonderful Sarah (EssBDee on Instagram) made the most GORGEOUS vintage-style hat you just have to check out! I’ll be taking a leaf out of her book pretty soon!
Towards the end of the night, me and the last surviving attendees went to get our tiki on at Trader Vic’s – what a perfect setting for my Vendula London Tiki Bar Grab Bag, don’t you think?
Ohhhhhh my. It’s been so hot and sunny in the UK recently! It’s surprising, us Brits are not used to that giant orb in the sky. And when I say pretty hot, I mean that the grass is dead, everyone is sweaty and more miserable than usual. It broke towards the end of last week, thank god, but summer is still going to stick around for a while! So my inspiration this Wishlist Wednesday is finding the perfect summer accessories!
Hats, hats and more hats! I’m kinda obsessed with hats at the moment, because I’m featuring TWO milliners in this Wednesday Wishlist. For some reason to me, hats are summery. Especially this watermelon tilt hat – woooow!
Bink makes these gorgeous pieces for both brands! She’s got such a vivid imagination and her visions are gorgeous hats! I’m crying over the hot air ballon fascinator – how amazing is that? She’s also got special offers on her flower crowns on Temptress of Waikiki! Starting from as little as £25!
Talking about Pearls and Swine brings me straight on to my next summer essential – SUNGLASSES! Bink makes the most amazingly ornate glasses! I’m so down for some gold filagree glasses.
Sunglasses. I have SO many pairs of sunglasses, but I want more! There’s a review on my favourite sunglasses from Voodoo Vixen here, which are sadly out of stock. But they have more gorgeous glasses to choose from! And the best news – some of these are on sale now!
My first love is and always will be HAIR FLOWERS, no matter how much I’m going through a hat thing. Lady Luck’s Boutique do them like no one else, too! Half my hair flowers are LLB, and they really stand the test of time. My oldest and more worn is four whole years old, and it doesn’t look like it’s worn every other day!
Birch Please make me so happy! They have the sweetest necklaces inspired by animals and nature. I feel like summer is the perfect time for themed outfits, and I’d love to see some Axolotl outfit action! The red panda is just too adorable for me to handle, too. ! spend many evenings watching Red Panda videos, though, so I might just be biased.
Now, last but certainly not least! Luxulite is by far my favourite jewellery maker. She’s amazing in general, but her stuff is a perfect mixture of vintage-inspired with modern tones. I love that her stuff is brightly coloured and the quality is amazing!
What’s your summer accessory wishlist?