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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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ASOS Curve, Junarose, London Rebel, Outfit post, Plus sized, Tatty Devine, Topshop

Superb-Owl

Outfit post

For someone who hates being cold, I am terrible at ‘weather appropriate’ outfits. Maybe it’s because I’ve never found a jumper which doesn’t make me look like the Michelin (Wo)man, maybe it’s because I’m awaiting the day where it’s socially acceptable to wear an electric blanket in public, but my ‘Winter look’ tends to comprise of jeans + stupid shoes + leopard print coat (GOTTA LOOK CHIC WHILE I’M SHIVERING MY ARSE OFF) and a gigantic blanket scarf. Which, coincidentally, is what I wore for most of last week.

I wore the above outfit when attending a Superbowl party last week as I wanted something which both looked good, and had enough give to accommodate the mountain of buffalo wings, nachos and mac & cheese I intended to consume. The t-shirt is from the ace Junarose, and is one of the softest, comfiest items of clothing I own. Plus, it’s incredibly sturdy and looks awesome.

T-shirt: Junarose

Skinny jeans: ASOS Curve (Ridley)

Gold flats: London Rebel

Leopardprint coat: Vintage

Necklace: Tatty Devine

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And here’s a closer look at that Tatty Devine necklace. I’ve owned it for a while now, but absolutely adore it as it’s huge and goes with practically everything. It’s not the cheapest item of jewellery I’ve ever bought, but it’s certainly one that I get the most joy out of. The lipstick is Screen Siren by Topshop. I’ve fallen head over heels for Topshop’s make-up recently, particularly their lipsticks which are fantastic value for money. Screen Siren is the perfect shade of raspberry red, and goes perfectly with my (recently dyed) red locks. Perfect for all you financially savvy redheads out there.

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If you’re dying to see more pictures of my face, the lovely Lipstick Lori interviewed me for her blog about size, fashion and style. Give it a read if you fancy some deep and meaningful insight from me on being comfortable with your body and the joy of selfies.

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