ASOS Curve, dresses, lipstick, Monki, office wear, ootd, Outfit post, outfits, Plus sized, plus sized bloggers, plus sized blogging, plus sized fashion, psbloggers, Topshop, Work outfit

Face Off

Yes, it’s another outfit post featuring an item from Monki. But if you follow the same people as me on Twitter, you’ll know that we’ve all been losing our shit over this amazing Jonna dress of theirs. It’s an outrageously comfy polo neck dress which features a print of some amazing babes which work there. Wearing it makes me feel like I’m wearing a hug.

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DRESS: Monki

SHOES: Dr Martens

BELT: ASOS Curve (old)

EARRINGS: Topshop

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Because I am prone to overthinking things – particularly when it comes to clothing – I almost didn’t buy this when I first tried it on. I thought it made me look like I was wearing a bin bag. However, once I’d added a belt (and listened to some words of wisdom from my excellent friends) I knew it had to be mine. And I’m so glad it is. It’s a dress which makes me feel happy every time I put it on.

Unfortunately, it’s limited edition which means that it’s currently only available in XS on their website. However, if you keep asking Monki nicely, they may make some more! I’d also recommend keeping an eye on ASOS and Ebay as they occasionally crop up there. But even if you don’t manage to get your hands on this version, Monki’s polo neck dresses are definitely a great investment. I like wearing mine to the office and get great compliments every time I do.

Topshop lipstick

I’d also like to give a shout out to Topshop’s excellent (and underrated) line of make-up. Their Fast Lane shade of lipstick has rapidly become one of my favourites. It also lasts ages, standing up to the numerous cups of coffee and slices of toast I consume during the average working day. I’m also totally in love with their Chameleon highlighter. A quick dash of it across my cheeks makes me look like I’m glowing from the inside which is quite an achievement when you think of how grim the weather has been in the North West of England recently.

 

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Galentines

I spent last weekend in London hanging out in old haunts, spending too much money in Monki and having a rather debauched time. Saturday also happened to be Galentine’s Day which I spent in the company of some amazing women. We drank tea, we ate dumplings and steak and ran around Liberty’s trying on some ridiculous sunglasses. It reminded me of just how much  I appreciate the fantastic femmes in my life, and how lucky I am to be blessed with such a remarkable group of friends.

Knowing that I was going to be spending the day running around London with a belly full of booze, I wanted to wear something comfortable yet chic and this ASOS shirt dress did the job admirably. It’s cotton which makes it super soft and snuggly – something which is very much appreciated when your arms contain both eczema and a new tattoo.

Soho McMc

COAT: ASOS Curve

SHIRT DRESS: ASOS Curve

LEGGINGS: ASOS Curve

SHOES: Dr Martens

I desperately wanted to buy this shirt dress in black, but – alas – it wasn’t to be. It’s a minor miracle that I managed to go a whole day without dumping coffee down the front of it. Knowing my (lack of) motor skills, this will probably be the only time I get to say that.

Soho McMc coat buttoned up

This was also a weekend where I really really appreciated my Dr. Martens. They are the comfiest shoes I’ve ever worn and worth every penny, particularly when you’re heading off on long walks. As much as I would love to spend my days striding around in heels, I am old and my feet get tired much sooner than I’d like them too. Therefore, I will always appreciate shoes which combine style and comfort.

Dream Phone

I have been longing for this Tatty Devine dream phone necklace for months so when I saw it was reduced in the January Sales I was in there like a shot. It is an utterly fantastic piece of jewellery – cute, clever and unique. Sadly, it’s out of stock now but I totally recommend heading over to their website and seeing all the other incredible pieces they have there!

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Monki Business

I’ve been meaning to blog this dress from Monki for over three months now. But somehow, the time’s never been right. Every picture I took of myself wearing it made me look old, tired or lumpy. (Sometimes all three.) But if there’s one thing I’ve learned in 2015, it’s that there’s no such thing as a perfect outfit photo. Sometimes, you’ve just got to run into the talking toilets at Liverpool South Parkway station* and snap some hasty outfit selfies.

Monki Business

DRESS: Monki

BELT: ASOS Curve (old)

SHOES: Dr Martens

Monki has been one of my best finds of 2015. I love their whole ‘tomboy femme’ aesthetic (and they fact that they’re not afraid of a bit of sparkle.) They’re also a high street(ish) brand which is very forgiving to us chubs, with dresses and skirts which contain a lot of fit, flare and stretch. There’s something really refreshing about being able to fit my size 20 arse into a piece of clothing which is classed as a ‘medium.’ If you’re still unsure, plus sized queen Danielle Vanier wrote a great piece for The Debrief earlier this year about why Monki should be a plus sized girl’s best friend. 

Monki Business 2

The only area Monki fall down in is their shipping costs which is an eyewatering £6. (I presume this is because, like most H&M owned brands, it’s shipped from outside the UK.) However, a lot of their stuff can be found on ASOS who provide free delivery (and free next day delivery if you’re a Premier member.) While they don’t have the full range on there yet, it’s always worth taking a look there so you can save a few pennies.

Monki Business 3

The weather in Manchester is decidedly grey today, so I decided to pep it up a bit with this Sleek lipstick in Mystic. It’s an utterly delicious shade of fuschia and just matte enough to have staying power without drying your face out. Just the thing for a bit of festive razzle dazzle.

*I feel like I should give the toilets of Liverpool South Parkway a Christmas present for services to this blog.

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