Saturday, 31 August 2013

Plus North Premier Sponsor Post - Curvissa

My next Plus North Premier Sponsor post is for the lovely Curvissa.

This is what Curvissa have to say about themselves.

Plus size fashion shouldn’t be about compromise, it should be about choice. offers a selection of over 3,000 quality fashion items in sizes 14 - 32, giving you a comprehensive collection of plus size clothing that includes everything from trousers and tops, to jackets and jeans.
Great Values Across a Range of Sizes
We’re also firm believers that plus size clothing shouldn’t come with a premium price, which is why every item at is available in sizes 14 - 32, with a single competitive price across all size options. Search the site for specific items, or browse by category, size, occasion or trend for inspiration across the latest looks and styles.
Be Inspired
There’s more to Curvissa than just fabulous fashion at competitive prices too. Through our regularly updated Inspire section our experts bring you the latest looks and industry trends, as well as seasonal style tips and interactive tools to help you build your look from the ground up. Check out our Shape Calculator to start shaping your individual style.
The Curvissa Community
We also love sharing in a good discussion too. Curvissa is home to a great customer community which we welcome everyone to join in - find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to talk trends and plus size fashion with like-minded ladies and fellow customers, as well as the Curvissa team, or follow our blog for behind the scenes secrets, clothing chat and much more.

I really like the vast range of clothing that Curvissa offer, and own a few of their pieces myself.

Myself and the rest of the team were all sent the Pinafore Dress, which is a really sweet little dress, it is a quite thin material with no stretch so pay close attention to the size guide, I have found I need to order at least 1-2 sizes bigger than my usual dress size with curvissa.

In this I went for a 24 and should possibly have gone for the 26 (I am usually a 20-22) but the numbers on labels have never bothered me, I wear the size that looks best on me.

So how did it look

I decided to try it with my current favourite tartan blouse and I love it, I need full length leggings with it I think but need to buy a new pair.

I think I would normally wear it with a simple long sleve top, leggings and converse. it is currently a little tight over my bust, but I am wearing it with a slightly padded bra so a non padded may work better.

Head over and check out the other gorgeous girls in their outfits.

Plus North Premier Sponsor Post - Excite Clothing

As a member of the Plus North team I have been lucky enough to be sent a fabulous skirt from Excite Clothing.

Here is what Excite have to say about themselves on there About Us page.

About Us
Welcome to  Established in the fashion industry since 1983. Hailing from Leeds we are a new young, current and fashion forward website. Our website is designed to give you the ease of shopping without the hassle of the high street.
We aim to provide you with on trend fashion at affordable prices and keep you updated with information regarding current fashion and celebrity inspired looks.  We update our fashion blog regularly to keep you bang up to date on all the fashion news, gossip and what have been up to.  Alongside our inspire your look and celebrity trends we will provide you with all the inspiration you require to bring your flare for fashion to life. 
Our fashion caters for everyone and offers up to the minute looks from sizes 8-26 as well as our children's young fashion collection.
We always cherish our customers and make ourselves available for any advice or information you require regarding ourselves or our items.  We wish to offer you the highest customer service that we possibly can.
So please feel free to browse our store and remember to excite your wardrobe!
Happy shopping

Excite offer a range of plus size clothing from a 16-26 as well as a range from an 8-14 which is really good.

I love the mix of of items that Excite offer, I have two of there dresses and they are firm favourites in my wardrobe, I also want to try out the Jeggings that the gorgeous Rosie is raving about in her post.

The skort that we were all sent was the Dogtooth Midi Skirt, it comes in three colours, Blue, Black and Whit and Coral. I received it in the Black and white and it is quite fabulous, I rarely wear skirts as I am more of a dress or jeans type of girl but this actually surprised me.

I feel really good in the skirt and think I could fairly easily dress it down, I really want to buy the blue colour too as I love it.

Check out the other gorgeous girls spotlight posts


Thursday, 15 August 2013

Pink Clove has Launched!

Today I was invited to the launch event for the fabulous new brand Pink Clove, today is my stepsons 14ht birthday so I have not been able to attend the event, so I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite pieces from the website for you to have a little drool over!

First up is my obsessive love with Tartan!
Tartan Skater Dress with Belt £30
I love skater dresses, I love sleeves and I love red tartan so this dress was an instant hit with me.

Tartan Print Skater Skirt £18
This fabulous skirt hits all the right spots too.
Floral Pleated Dress with Belt £30
 I have fallen in love with the gorgeous monochrome houndstooth teamed with the girly floral print of this dress, it stops it being too cutesy.
Lace Skater Skirt £24
 I like the simplicity of this skirt, it would be great teamed with a simple black top and tights for a relaxed night out.
Peplum Top with Contrast Upper £18
 I love the style of this top, and would love to try it with Jeans.

Wide Leg Jumpsuit with Lace Shoulder £39
Jumpsuits are my worst nightmare, they never look right and are massively too long, but I can not help but fall in love with this one!

There is such a great selection of clothing on the Pink Clove website and they cater for a size 16 to 32 which is fantastic! it is great to see something new.

Head over to the fabulous Hanna as she has a competition running to win a £100 voucher for Pink Clove and some amazing behind the scenes photos from the model shoot.


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Furniture restyle

So, my house is a disaster, we have been here 3 years and still have not managed to finish decorating, there always seems to be something in the way, be it finances, time or the energy, we still live in a disaster!

So I am starting some projects around the house and want your help on making some of the decisions.

My first project is a pine wardrobe I picked up for free from my local Freecycle.

As a side note, Freecycle is brilliant! I often check it out and post our unwanted items on there as finding something perfect for you and giving it a new home instead of it ending up on a landfill somewhere is a far better ending.

The wardrobe we have is fairly plain but it is solid and well looked after but it is a bit dull and scratched in places from its years of use.

It is very similar in style to this one.

Now, I kind of fancy painting it I am thinking maybe white or a duck egg blue or both.

I came across this image on Pinterest and I am in love!

You can see the post HERE and it links to the awesome blog!

So what do you think, play with some paint or keep the pine?

I am thinking of doing some posts about completing my projects are these something you would like to see? I have garden furniture and other bits of furniture to play with.


Tuesday, 13 August 2013

OOTD - Simply Be BESPOKEfit

For a while now I have been buying items from the Simply be Glamourosa range and they have recently rebranded it again as BESPOKEfit and they have branched out into other areas of the body not just our ample bosoms.

They now offer different fit options in the range for hips, bums, calf, waist, bust and thighs which is fabulous!

My problem are is my bust, I often have to size up one or too sizes to fit them in normal items of clothing and it can be very frustrating to have all the excess material just so my boobs aren't squashed or trying to fall out all over the place.

Simply be recently sent me the spot Print Tunic dress from the range and it is gorgeous, I have been after a cute collared item for ages but couldn't find anything that fitted just right!

The length is just fight on me so I can wear it with or without tights/leggings, but if you are taller it might only be good for wearing with leggings if you do not like your dresses too short.

The material is lovely and light and doesn't crease easily which is always a bonus for me!

The collar is very cute.

I want to try a couple of the tops from the range as I have only really tried tunics before but I am always looking for something to wear with my jeans.

Head on over and take a look, I wear the H-K fit and it is spot on!


Disclaimer: this item was gifted to me, but all opinions are my own.

Plus North Premier Sponsor Spotlight Post - Simply Be

Plus north is getting closer and closer and I am getting more and more excited!

The second Premier sponsor for the event is Simply Be, now for my regular readers you know my love affair with Simply Be is pretty epic! so I will try not to gush too much.

Simply Be are one of my favourite plus size brands mainly because they off us plus size ladies such amazing fashionable options as well as the staples that we all use.

I know when I go onto the website that I will find something I love and so will my mum and my sister as well as everyone else I can think of.

This is what Simply be have on the About us page

Simply Be is a trading style of J D Williams & Company Limited, the UK's leading direct home shopping company, operating over 20 successful catalogue brands. Our catalogues offer a huge selection of clothing and other products for all ages and sizes. All our clothes are designed to provide the best fit at the best value, and we are specialists in the area of larger size womenswear.

The company was founded in 1875 by James David Williams, who in 1882, was the first to make use of the UK's parcel post service, to send his company's products direct to his customers. The formula of providing quality, fashionable, value for money clothing direct to customers proved increasingly popular towards the latter end of the 20th Century and J D Williams enjoyed significant growth. This continuing growth has ensured J D Williams is the most successful direct home shopping company in the UK today, with over 2 million customers and 4,000 employees.

Simply Be now have 7 Retail stores in the Midlands, I am still praying for a store further south in either Cambridge or London so I can visit them myself!

Myself and the rest of the fabulous Plus North Team have been sent a fabulous dress from simply be to style our way and I instantly loved it! 

It is such a gorgeous style, I often avoid shirt dresses as I have huge boobs so buttons can be a nightmare, but this worked ok, I wore it with a vest under yesterday for comfort but I think it would be fine without.

I am wearing it with my moccasins that I won from Hanna, but I think it would be fab in the winter with tights and a pair of cute boots!

Head on over to the other ladies and check out how they have styled the fabulous little number!


Friday, 9 August 2013

Simply Be - Rocking my Summer!

Simply be have been one of my favourite retailers of plus size fashion for a couple of years now, and there summer collections have been no exception.

I wanted to show off some of the amazing dresses that were sent to me a while ago, unfortunately, life happened and my blog had to take a bit of a back seat for a little while to allow me time to get it all sorted

The stripe dress is in the sale now and available in a few sizes.

I adore both of these dresses they are basically the same dress but different patterns, they look very similar to the floral dress from last winter but I found the material not as forgiving as the floral one from last year, my boobs a squashed tightly into these dresses.

But I love them too much to care!

How amazing is this pattern!!!!

I also have a few AW13 bits to show you so keep an eye on the blog. 


Disclaimer: These dresses were given to me for review. All opinions are my own.

Plus North Premier Sponsor Spotlight - Yours Clothing

Yours Clothing

Last years Plus North was fantastic! This year looks like it is going to be even better.

As part of the plus north team we will be letting you guys know about some of our premier sponsors, as well as putting together some fabulous outfit posts for you in a series of 5 Take posts where each of us will be sent the same item and will have to style it our way.

The first Premier Sponsor I would like to introduce you to is Yours Clothing, I regularly shop in Yours as they have plenty of retail shops and an extensive online collection of clothing.

Your have such a huge selection of clothing that I always find something I love.

Head over to the Yours Clothing website to see what they have to offer or check HERE to find you local high street store.

For the 5 Take we were each sent the Dandelion Star Dress.

When I opened the package and popped the dress on, I knew it would be a staple in my wardrobe, it is lovely and light, with plenty of space to accommodate my ample chest, which is many dresses can be an issue for me.

I styled the dress with a pair of heels for a nice simple outfit for a night out to dinner with my husband, I love that in the winter I could easily pop a pair of tights on and a cardigan and this peice will last me through the Autumn and winter season easily.

Teaming it with leggings and a long sleeve top will also easily transform it into a daytime look for the changing seasons.

The best thing about this dress though is that it has POCKETS!!!!!!

What is it about them that I love, I don't even put things in them that often, but I just love a good pocket!!

The print is beautiful!

Yours Clothing are a fantastic plus size brand, they offer so many choices to women from simple basics to fabulous print dresses for bolder options and I love them.

Head over and check out the rest of the team in there gorgeous outfits!

Mhairi. xx

Monday, 5 August 2013

Gok for Simply Be

Since the first range of lingerie by Gok for Simply be was released,  I have been in love, the pieces are always sexy, fun and more exciting than the usual shape wear on the market.

When Simply be asked me if I would like to try out a couple of pieces to tie in with the National Underwear Day campaign which is today 5th August, I was so excited.

This years AW13 range is no exception, I fell madly in love with the press images and couldn't wait to get my hands on it!

I decided to try out the purple colour way in the balconette bra and high waist control briefs and I was not disappointed, they feel lovely, I would say the material is almost like swimming costume material but thinner and super soft.

The colour is rich and very sexy, I love everything about it, now the Gok range does not officially cater to my size as I am a 38H but decided to give it a try in a 40G to try to get it as near as possible and it worked out not too badly, the cup is a little small so the central gore does not quite sit against my chest, but it supports me pretty well and the band sits nicely.

 Pretty detail

 Comes with changeable straps
The straps hadn't been tightened fully in this picture but it still supported me well and gives a fairly rounded shape.

Remember to get you bra size checked regularly ladies happy boobies are always good!

Head over to Simply Be and check out the amazing Gok range