ASOS Curve, Bbloggers, Beauty, Beauty bloggers, Charlotte Tilbury, Jewellery, Junarose, Make Up, Marks and Spencer, office wear, plus sized bloggers, plus sized blogging, Tatty Devine, what i wear to work

Grey Sunday

I’ve been in a bit of a bleak mood recently. Blame it on the achingly cold weather, the lack of natural sunlight or the fact that every time I look at the news, I want to curl up in the foetal position and wail, but I haven’t really felt like my best self. But, I’m a busy woman and I have important shit to do, so vacuum sealing myself inside a pillow fort for the foreseeable future isn’t really convenient. So, I did what I always do when I feel like the world is a flaming skip fire. I slapped on some eyeshadow, threw on a snuggly roll neck jumper and treated myself to a rather fancy brunch.

grey-sunday-side-view

ROLL NECK: Junarose 

TROUSERS: ASOS Curve (old)

BELT: ASOS Curve

SHOES: Marks and Spencer

NECKLACE: Tatty Devine

EARRINGS: Accessorize

Despite the vast amount of #dealz filled emails hitting my inbox, I managed to be quite restrained on Black Friday. Somehow, I managed to limit myself to only purchasing a sweatshirt, a belt and the Junarose roll neck you see here in the ASOS 20% off everything sale. Not that I needed much of an excuse to buy this roll neck mind you, it’s been sitting in my ‘saved’ items for longer than I care to admit.

grey-sunday-front-view

Like all Junarose items I’ve purchased, this roll neck is simple yet stylish. I love the soft, neutral grey colour (the exact shade of a freezing December sky) and it’s shaped really nicely. While I will never quite avoid the dreaded ‘shelf tit’ effect that larger boobed women such as myself are prone to, the cut and fit of it feel – forgive me here – flattering. While I love my body, I also feel remarkably self conscious about having very large breasts so any item of clothing which makes them look relatively proportional to the rest of my body is very welcome.

I’m wearing a ‘large’ here, mainly because I found it impossible to find an accurate size chart on Junarose or ASOS’s websites. I do wish retailers would realise that people appreciate being given accurate size guides, rather than just having to pick a size at random and praying for the best.

grey-sunday-selfie

My birthday gifts from my (utterly wonderful) husband were a delightfully snarky Laura Callaghan necklace from Tatty Devine and a gorgeous Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette in Legendary Muse. One of the most rewarding things I’ve done with my look this year is to experiment more with eye make-up, and I feel it’s really paid off with the look I’ve created here using Legendary Muse. The golds and green tinged yellow shades blend together to make the green-blue colour of my eyes really stand out. I’d recommend putting it on your Christmas list if you’d like Santa to stick some truly outstanding eyeshadow underneath your tree.

Love this post? Then follow me on Bloglovin!

Standard
Animal print, ASOS Curve, Neon, Plus sized, plus sized fashion, Tatty Devine, what i wear to work

Neon Neon

My day job is in food marketing, and I’ve just been given a fun new client to work with over the summer. I had my first big meeting with them last week, and so I wanted to wear something which said “I too am fun and vibrant, but professional enough to not have my tattoo of a naked lady on display in front of you (yet.)”

I bought this obnoxiously bright ASOS Curve animal print shirt in the Christmas sales after I saw Bethany and Dannielle rocking it. I love the combination of orange and blue (two of my favourite colours) and every time I wear it, it brings me so much joy. I teamed it with my trusty ASOS Curve Ridley skinny jeans and London Rebel pointed gold flats (a pair of shoes I wear so often that I’m currently on my second pair.)

Neon Neon ft. ASOS curve shirt and jeans

                                    I call this pic “I need a better blog outfit photographer.”

Shirt: ASOS Curve

Skinny jeans: ASOS Curve (Ridley)

Gold flats: London Rebel

Necklace: Tatty Devine

Me ft

I’ve also fallen head-over-heels in love with Tom Ford’s lipstick in Wild Ginger which is so good that I’ll probably be buried with it. It’s also one of the most expensive items of make-up I’ve ever purchased (when I bought it, I let out a little squeak when the assistant told me how much it cost), but worth every single penny. Not only does it have the best lasting power of any lipstick I’ve ever used (outlasting numerous cups of tea and epic Hot Cross Bun consumption), but it’s also incredibly moisturising. If I ever win the lottery, I will buy one in every shade, and then send Tom Ford a gift basket for making what might just be the perfect lippy.

Standard