Wednesday, September 25, 2013

OotD: Them Bones

Mint Bone Print Dress ~ Domino Dollhouse
Lace Shorts Leggings ~ Allihalla
White Creepers ~ TUK via ebay
Ribcage Necklace ~ Black Heart Creatives
Lipstick ~ Deeply Adored by MAC (Marilyn Monroe Collection)

My first week at MMU is going well and I am taking the time to dress up because once we start making things I'll be in my scruffs!

Flashed these at my mother who was scandalised I was wearing "French knickers"... Um, no, mum, just comfort shorts to protect against chub rub!

Why have one layer of bones when you can double up with bone accessories?

Order another brooch and custom necklace from Black Heart Creatives, can't wait for it to arrive!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

OotD: Autumnal Aspirations

Stag Jumper ~ Dorothy Perkins (Tall Section)
Burgundy Skinny Jeans ~ George at Asda
Trench Coat ~ SimplyBe
White Creepers ~ TUK via ebay
Golden Apple Necklace ~ Not sure, maybe ebay
Apple Ring ~ ebay
Lipstick ~ 'Rosary' Kat von D

The majority of what I blog is either for Marvelous Mondays or when I feel like dressing up, but I've decided to blog more of my everyday outfits. Then I'll be posting more content and also showing a better representation of what this fat goth wears most of the time.

As you may know, I am starting university very soon, so my fashion will most likely be leaning towards comfort and practicality, especially as an art student. These two words tend to put the fear of God into true fashionistas, good thing I'm not one of them then! Clothes being practical and comfortable doesn't mean giving up your personal style or wearing anything you don't want to, it just means adapting things and realising what makes you most comfortable. For some people, fitted dresses and vertiginous heels are perfect because that is what makes them comfortable and they have a lifestyle that works with those items, other people find elastic waists and sensible shoes suit them to a t. There is no wrong way to do personal style that fits with your life.

This autumn I am loving dark red, deep emerald green, jersey everything, tartan, eyeliner everyday, flatforms, and jumpers as long as they are not Christmas monstrosities.This jumper is my favourite purchase for a while, the sleeves are actually long enough to reach my hands, its gorgeously soft and the stag reminds me of my favourite tv show of the moment, Hannibal. Morbid, but I love it.

I cannot believe I've never blogged this trench coat as I live in it all autumn. I won it on Kellie B's blog maybe 2 years ago (?) and its still going strong. I hate those "Every woman needs an x" pieces of fashion advice, but if its true for anything its true for the trench coat.

Lots of pictures of my face because despite the weird things my hair is doing I am very much feeling vain today.

What are you all loving for this autumn?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Marvelous Mondays: Nautical

Jumper ~ Next
Skirt ~ M&S
Leggings ~ New Look
Boat Necklace ~ Topshop
White Creepers ~ TUK via ebay 
Lipstick ~ 'Rosary' Kat von D

Late for a very important date! Sorry for the late post, but my brother was building my new computer yesterday and I was visiting friends, so it just didn't happen.

I am not sure what my mother was on when she was taking these pictures, but the only decent ones were diagonal. Sorry if this makes your eyes feel weird like it does to mine!

Nautical was difficult for me as its not a trend I have many pieces for. (Oh and yes I did suggest it, silly me!) I thought the buttons on this skirt had a nautical feel as did my sailboat necklace.

It has been chucking it down this week. I did my hair into an amazing deathhawk and the rain squashed it!

Look how sweety and semi-innocent I can look! ;P

Now check out everyone else's outfits!

Friday, September 06, 2013

My New Obsession: ASOS Pinafore Dresses Review

 Pinafore or dungaree dresses have been around in straight size fashion for over a year now, so of course they are just starting to trickle into plus sizes. The first place I saw them was ASOS who now have five different styles of pinafore. As a pinafore obsessive I have tried all of them!

I thought I'd share my observations on size as they vary and you will probably need to size up differently with some of the dresses.

The first, Curve's acid wash denim dungaree dress has already appeared on this blog and is here on sale for £24 available in sizes UK 18-28.

Generally I buy ASOS dresses in a size 24 for comfort, but as this denim has no stretch I bought the 26. I could get into the 24 but it was too tight for my taste. As you can see there is some extra room in the chest, not too much that I mind, but enough so that people with larger chests don't need to worry too much.

If you like a more body conscious style then stay with your regular size, otherwise I would advise sizing up.

This pinafore dress is no longer available in the black version, but still on the site for £25 in khaki here available in sizes UK 20-28 (18 is out of stock as I write this post).

I missed this when it first came around and it went out of stock in black without me buying it. So stalked it and grabbed it up when one became available in 24, thanks whoever returned this! 

I saw this come in as a 24 and bought it praying it would have more stretch than the denim verions..... And it did! If you have a jersey asos dress it is built just like that in lovely stretchy material.

This is a boon in the sizing department because this size fits beautifully and is so comfortable. Yet the thick material of the other dresses gives them more structure, you have to mess around with the straps on this one a bit more, nothing too strenous, but I thought worth mentioning.

It would be nice if the skirt was more flared or skater in style, but its still a lovely dress and I think sticking a petticoat underneath it will kick up the volume nicely.

I would say stick to yoru regular ASOS dress size, heck I could have sized down if I prefered the bodycon look, but be assured this dress has a lovely amount of stretch. I would say the bottom part is very much comparable to the fit of the ASOS jersey skater skirts with elastic waists.

 This dress is a leatherette dress by a new plus brand for ASOS Alice & You and can be found here for £39 in sizes UK 18-26 (the 28 in unavailable at the time I write this). In these pictures I am wearing a size 26, I also ordered the 24, but could only just squeeze into it.

I want to love this dress so badly, but for me the fit is bizarre! The top gapes, but the bottom is so tight I can only just walk. I showed my mum and brother the top and they messed around with the straps so see if tightening it made it look better and it did slightly, but the whole thing is a mess on me and not a hot one. I could fit another person in the chest with me, the shape shown online made me think the bottom would be slightly a-line, but its more like a pencil skirt.

Perhaps this dress would better suit someone with a bigger chest and smaller stomach. I'm really disapointed with this one as if it was sized and shaped better it would be a knock out dress that I would never get rid of.

I don't even know what to suggest for sizing here apart from size up and hope you're the shape this dress is designed for. Great for those who actually have boobs unlike me, ha.

This dark wash denim pinafore dress can be found here for £38 available in sizes UK 18-28. 

I am wearing the 26 in these pictures, but I also ordered the 24 just in case. The 24 did fit well, but I tend to prefer a more relaxed look as that's what I am comfortable with. The material is not stretchy, but a lovely soft denim.

I'd say order your normal ASOS size if you like the fitted look, but if you're more into the relaxed, comfy feel then size up.

I apologise for the mobile pictures and how out of it I look, I don't feel very well, so I cut a corner or two.

Hope you enjoyed my reviews, not something I normally do, but this might be changing.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Marvelous Monday: OTT Birthday Special!

Welcome to the another instalment of Marvelous Mondays, a weekly blog challenge between myself and four other fabulous fatshion bloggers.
Our philosophy: Monday is nobody’s favourite day of the week, but maybe its terrible reputation is a little undeserved. We’re on a mission to make ours (and hopefully yours) a little less awful by dressing marvelously!

Cityscape Top ~ Frankenwalder (via local boutique) 
Pleather Sleeveless Jacket ~ New Look
Pleather Pleated Skirt ~ Primark
Leggings ~ Florence & Fred (Tesco's)
Reverse Cross 'Kora' Necklace ~ Rock 'N Rose
Velvet Creepers ~ Dr Martens
Lipstick Brooch ~ Topshop
Dog Brooch ~ Cath Kidston
Giant Bow Headband ~ Claires (maybe?)
Lipstick ~ Lord & Berry 'Black Red'

I am 23 today! I totally didn't plan to have my favourite theme on my birthday, it was just a wonderful coincidence. OTT is such an amazing theme because you can turn up the volume on any part of fashion, colour, accessories, formality, volume, or just go full out into whatever fashion subculture you please.

Its going to be interesting to see what aspect everyone goes OTT on this week!

I once read in a fashion magazine that you should take off at least one accessory before leaving the house, which is not really my cup of tea, as long as you're comfortable wear as many or as few accessories as you like. This week I added about seven then put a big bow on my head for good measure!

For my birthday, my mother and I picked up sandwiches from a local deli and ate them sitting on the grass before taking the dogs on a walk. Nothing fancy, but I loved it, haven't seen my mum in a while and I do love the simplicity of good food and a nice walk.

The deli we went to is in a fancier part of town and its always funny to see reactions to how I dress. I've never seen another goth or even scene/punk person around, so proper 'grown up' types tend to look a little scandalised, but little old ladies and kids always smile so wide when they see me!

Its weird, despite this supposedly being an OTT look, I've never been so comfortable with how I look, maybe I should go over the top more often.