Tuesday, December 27, 2011

OotD: Careless Clashing

{Lipstick ~ Rimmel in Sugar Plum, Hairspray ~ Kevin Murphy}

{Navy and White Racer Back Vest ~ Marks and Spencers, Coral Skinny Jeans ~ Dorothy Perkins,  Brown Cardigan ~ Helen Winterson's, Creepers ~ Underground}

I'll be honest with you. In these pictures I'm wearing a strapless bra because I'm too lazy to do my washing up. At least I haven't got to Liz Lemon proportions, no swimsuits as underwear for me yet!

I love my vests and am always a bit put out when its winter. So when my mum to walk the dogs and I decided to join her she told me to wear this cardigan of hers. I thought it would look awful with my otherwise colourful outfit. Weirdly I quite like it.

I have been on a posting spree lately. I doubt I'll be able to keep this up long term, but it gives me somthing to do at home. :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Outfit of Boxing Day 2011!

Fairly stressful day today, but it is almost over.

I tend to be very liable to deep depression and high anxiety when I go home. To combat this I am trying to focus on self care. Some days that means doing a bit less, taking myself out of stressful situations or getting out of the house. Today it meant wearing my new faux leather trousers and feeling like a boss. ;)

{Fall From Grace T-Shirt ~ Topshop, Mock Leather Trousers ~ Gelco @ Gray and Osbourn, Black Nail Polish ~ MUA, Face ~ Result of talking to my grandmother too long}

These trousers are heavenly. My lovely mother bought me them for Christmas from the gray and osbourn sale. I have no hips and these do not sag or gape, they fit just perfectly. They also go up to a size 26! Though I'd suggest sizing up, so maybe just to a real life 24. Still pretty good. I love that my mum listens to me moan about clothes. I've been bemoaning the fact I couldn't find any fair quality, afforable leather (or faux leather) trousers, so what do I get for xmas? :)

Also, don't dismiss topshop because you're plus sized. I've got some of my most comfortable t-shirts from there. I fell in love with this one because of my current angels and Supernatural fixation. (coughMishaCollinscough) I am a size 20 and wear there size 16 t-shirts just fine. They never feel too small on me, but it depends if you like things oversized or snug I suppose.

I did a set on polyvore for my other presents

My Christmas Presents!

And I still haven't got my full pressies from my brothers yet, so that's something to look forward to. :)

Hope you all had wonderful holidays. xx

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope all the christmas celebrators are having a lovely day and is stuffed full of delicious food. Everyone else, I hope you're having a lovely Sunday. :)

I have ordered myself a few pressies. I am a huge fan of alternative make-up, so without doing any research I have ordered some Lime Crime products. Then I found Lillian's excellent beauty blog, which gives a rather disturbing view of Lime Crime's behaviour and bad products. This made me pretty sad as I'd just forked out some money for these products. Hopefully I'll be able to tolerate the products, but even if I love them I don't think I'll be ordering from them again.

I have also ordered a few things from Illamasqua, whose lipglosses look sumptious. There will be many pic of these when they arrive.

Anyway, enough rambling from me. Here are some pictures of dogs:

The snoopy pics are from the free Snoopy's Fair app, which is like a snoopy version of farmville. Yes, I am very sad, but I really love Snoopy

Happy Holidays, all. :) xxx

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Confessions and a gothy little ootd.

I am sorry for my more than a month of silence. I will confess that I have bipolar disorder II, which on occassion makes self care the most important and only thing I am capable of. I have spent this month trying to sleep, eat, shower and get out of bed. It sounds ridiculous, but going outside, let alone wearing something blog worthy often seemed beyond my grasp.

I am now home in Manchester and in my family home, which often worsens my condition. I love my family, but they make me crazy sometimes!

Though this does mean I can get my mother to take pictures again. Here are todays:

 {Black Top ~ TK Maxx, Black Shorts ~ Florence and Fred at Tesco's, Black Tights ~ Marks and Spencers, Creepers ~ Underground, Necklace ~ ASOS}

Today I was in a fuck you mood. So I decided to wear a top I'd always wanted to wear as a dress and well wear it as a dress! I figured with shorts underneath for modesty's sake when playing with dogs it would be fine. I mean its got long sleeves and a fairly high neckline. So I went for it. I went to Tesco's to get some groceries for my mother and a woman stopped in front of me and said "Dear God." and walked away pretty fast. May have been about something else, but I kinda hope it was about my clothes. Today I felt like stepping out of the shadows which fat bodies are shoved into. I exist and I want to dress like this. :)

 {Lipstick ~ Topshop's "On the Town", Mascara ~ Maybelline Cat Eyes}

Who knows, it might have been about my bird's nest of hair! My hair went totally frizzy when I slept on it wet, so I backcombed the hell out of it and slicked on some war paint.

Eccles and Dylan playing on the lawn.

I love seeing my dogs. The beagle is new! He's 12 weeks old and called Dylan. He is a right little monster.

I will be posting a bit more reguarly from now on hopefully even if it is a random post about whatever is on my mind at that moment. I'm also thinking about changing my URL as I think I'm going for a more personal blog than one completely devoted to fashion and the plus size world. Hmmmm......