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Gold, Frankenstein and Grrr

‘That’s a lovely dress,’ said the woman at the till. ‘Off to the office Christmas party?’

‘Nope!’ I replied. ‘I’m a freelancer. We tend not to get invited to office Christmas parties.’

‘Oh. Well, that’s a shame love. Going to wear it to any other Christmas parties?’

‘To be honest, I’m probably just going to wear it around the house while watching The Sure Thing for the 100th time and drinking pints of Baileys’

‘Are you taking the mick?’

When no one else wants you to attend their party, the best thing you can do is throw your own. Which is what I did on Friday. In fine Christina McMc tradition, I donned my gay apparel, went for a slap up lunch, got my hair done and then sat around my house wearing this dress with a mud mask on and an Aperol Spritz. It was better than 90% of the office parties I’ve ever attended, plus I didn’t need a taxi to cart myself to bed.


TOP: Marks and Spencer (old, but this is very similar)

DRESS: Primark

WATCH: Daisy Dixon (which was a very lovely gift from Yours)

EARRINGS: Accessorize

SHOES: Doc Martens

I didn’t mean to buy this dress. In fact, I’d only popped into Primark to pick up a pair of tights (‘I only meant to buy a pair of tights’ will probably be written on my grave.) But, then I caught it winking at me out of the corner of my eye, and it appealed to all my tackiest, most Magpie like instincts. I never could resist a good metallic item, particularly one with such a ridiculous split up the thigh.

As it is, this dress has turned out to be way more versatile than I initially envisaged. In the past two weeks, I’ve worn it for a wintry wander around Regent’s Park, to a friend’s birthday party and while undertaking a walk of shame through King’s Cross after the aforementioned birthday party. (NEVER drink absinthe readers. Learn from my fail.) Not bad for something which cost me a fiver.


For my make-up, I kept it simple. Red lips, gold eyes, dab of highlighter. One of my greatest achievements of 2016 was finally overcoming my fear of eyeshadow. For years, I’d veered away from it as I could never make it look ‘elegant’. Turns out that all I needed was a decent palette, proper brushes (as opposed to my former technique of mushing it all onto my face with my little finger) and roughly 100 YouTube tutorials. Who knows? Maybe at this rate, 2017 will be the year I overcome my fear of false eyelashes. Merry Christmas everyone. 

ASOS Curve, coats

Dream Coat

Winter coats. They are my weakness, they are my joy. I’ve had to put a ban on myself buying any more after I stuck too many of them on a cupboard door in my house and buggered the joint. But plus sized brands have played a blinder this year with their coat options, a birthday discount code from ASOS appeared in my inbox and well…you can guess what happened next.

Dream Coat 1


SHOES: Doc Martens

I’ve had my eye on this ASOS Curve coat for months and was thrilled when it arrived and turned out to be even better than I hoped. It’s warm, the length is perfect, it’s great to snuggle into when your train to work is delayed (a frequent occurrence in my life) and it makes a fantastic prop for selfies. Case in point.

Not only do I look smoking hot and cozy, I also look like I’m wearing a giant Tudor-esque ruff. I think we can all agree that this is a strong look.

This coat also bears a striking resemblance to one I loved and lost when I was a teenager who was obsessed with dressing like a member of Kenickie. While I may have lost the terrible fringe, the desire to coat myself in layers of glitter and hilariously serious expression I was fond of wearing back then, my love of ridiculous fake fur collars will never fade.

15 year old me2

There’s 20% off all items on ASOS until Tuesday if you use the code CYBER. If you’re looking for a Winter coat, I could think of few better ways to spend your pennies than on this beauty.

navabi Curvy Blog Award 2015


In another fun piece of news, this blog has been nominated for an award! I’m in the running for one of the navabi Curvy Blog Awards. I’d say it’s a honour just to be nominated (and I wouldn’t be lying), but it would be even nicer to win. If you love reading this blog as much as I love writing it, it would be really great to get your vote. You can vote for me over at their website where I’m number 007.