Hello my lovely fiends!
Dravulia Shoes – Hot Chocolate
Boo Cats Dress (also available in kids) – Retrolicious Brand
Cobweb Tights (also available in curve) – ASOS
Kawaii Ghost Shirt (unisex) – Em and Sprout
Chrissie V- -V
I know it takes some people a lot of confidence to really go-all-out for Hallowe’en but that doesn’t mean you can’t Vamp It Up a bit. Sorry, I couldn’t help it!
Deaths Head Moth Pin (print also available in dresses and tops) – Em and Sprout
Jezebel Tote Bag – Vivienne Of Holloway
Zombie Girl Pin – Worn To Death Apparel
Cobweb Tassel Earrings – Boohoo
Chrissie V- -V
How adorable is this tee! ‘Skeleton Lovers’ £24.99 I bought this in a Small but I’d say it’s equivalent to a 12. Nice length and curvy cut to it. The marbled finish is unusual well done too.
I must confess that I’m not a huge fan of the band Volbeat; yes, I do like some of their songs but I really love this rock n’ roll design ‘Denmark Skull’ £14.99
I bought this in a Medium (going off the EMP size guide which is usually bang on) but I should have bought a Small as it’s boyfriend fit and is more like a generous 14 on me – oops! I’ll cut off the bottom of this and wear it as a boxy oversized tee.
I need to stop buying T-shirts, it’s an obsession. I have an entire large draw stacked full. Right, no more for two years! Gulp.
It took me ages to find some cargo pants that weren’t skinny fit or cropped and then I came across these by Stradivarius £20.50 at ASOS. I thought I’d give high waisted pants one more try to define my waist and flatter my podge.
When sitting they come right up to my boobs like I’m an old lady. If I squish them down a bit I look like a horny old man! Oh. Hell. No.
So I untucked my top…
Much better. I think I look like I have bigger hips (so more shape) with this swing vest untucked anyway. So these pants are going to keep my legs cool but my back nice and toasty for Autumn/Spring then, which is quite nice actually.
If you’ve managed to sit down comfortably, and without looking ridiculous in high waisted pants/jeans with your top tucked in or a cropped top, I’d really love to know! Anyone want to help me out here?
Mixture of classic 80’s and alternative 90’s. My style often crosses over the too these days. Both elements have come back around in various ways, as fashion always does.
This is one of my favourite day-to-night outfits. For daytime when it’s been hot, I’ve left off the cardigan and worn black caged-toe sandals with it instead (I prefer the evening look though, so here it is). The blouse is from Hell Bunny (I cut of the Peter Pan collar because I didn’t want such a specific vintage look) and the boots are from Joe Browns (last season but still in stock).
I don’t always review single items of clothing, unless I’m really happy with them and want you to know about them too and I absolutely love this Lime Green, Snake Print Swing Vest £5 from George.
How Summery is this!
It’s such a bargain at £5 with adjustable straps, a soft jersey material that doesn’t feel like it will bobble, a decent length and a really flattering swing cut. Unusually for me, I got a size 10 as I knew it would fairly roomy from the reviews but they go up to size 24 (my Mum was a 20-22 and she always loved George clothing).
This is me and my podge (after having four cans of non-gluten free larger the night before) and as you can see, when the vest isn’t pulled tight it just skims over it perfectly! I also have deep stretch marks above my boobs but by raising the straps slightly the neckline covers them, while still looking sexy.
This would be a great day-to-night top if you added gold statement earrings or bracelet and heels. My only niggle is that it’s more acid yellow then a true lime green but everything else about it makes up for that.
I have two wardrobes and two sets of medium sized draws of clothes, with shoes in wheely-crates under my bed and tall boots in the corner. I also have a big draw in another room with seasonal blankets, slippers and dressing gowns. Thankfully, I sorted my extensive amount of jewellery and accessories a few weeks ago. Here are the categories I sorted everything into that got edited out of my wardrobes/draws.
Need to try these on to see if I’ve grown in or out of them
2 bikinis, 2 shorts, 1 bra, 1 top.
To give to charity
1 llama draft excluder, 2 bags, 1 pair shoes, 3 sarongs, 6 tops, 1 jacket, 1 earrings, 1 dressing gown (not shown).
Broken or worn out
1 bag, 1 tracksters, 2 tops, 2 bras, 1 bikini.
FFS, get around to adjusting these or give them away, you lazy git!
Trousers and top with annoying flappy splits up the legs/arms.
I’ve grown out of this style but keeping for the sake of nostalgia
And finally the ‘what the feck was I thinking buying shoes that would suit a Grandad playing lawn-bowls’ category.
I’ve got some sowing to do.
I’ve got some trying on to do.
I’ve got to buy a long sleeved cardigan or shrug (do they even still do those?) to get the most out of strappy dresses and tops.
Apparently, I have a gorgeous hot pink Totes bag with shiny black trim!?
I have Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter sides to my wardrobe now.
I’ve managed to eliminate 25 items! Seeing as every season I tend to give at least one thing to charity, I’m astonished there were that many things left, not earning their place.
I don’t have massive amounts of extra space but everything isn’t creased and crammed together anymore. I can find things easily without stressing. Everything is on appropriate hangers. Tall boots have rolled up magazines inside to support them. Bigger bags folded or rolled. There aren’t a mass of tangled hangers on the floor of my wardrobe with random stuff on top anymore.
I highly recommend doing this!
Note: The oddly proportioned lama mysteriously escaped the charity bag. Yay, giant lama cuddles!
These are from my fave high street shops Peacocks, budget friendly but always modern and stylish.
The earrings. I’ve added a bit of everyday sparkle to dull weather days by using the hoops in my lobes and the studs going up the sides. How cute are those little bows.
The bandeau top/bra. I’ll be wearing this as a cute modesty panel with low cut dresses or sheer tops when the evenings get milder.
The brush. The plastic paddle type are the only brushes that tame my hair and make it shine. Important as I can’t keep washing it and letting it air dry into its natural waves in the winter. My bloke saw this flat side up (looking just like a paddle) and thought Agent Provocateur or Anne Summers must have a unicorn theme running!
The shawl. I’ve wanted a warm black shawl forever and was so pleased to find this in the sale at Matalan. This is encompassing and dramatically swishy enough, as shawl go.
Clint Eastwood, the goth years.
It’s so soft and I love the length. An excuse to wear a comfort blanket that also covers your rude bits when wearing leggings.
The longline cardigan. This one from Evans actually buttons up – no ‘waterfall’ nonsense here. They start at size 14 and as I’m a 12 and wanted anough room to wear this as a cardigan -dress (I’ve started a thing) and found this to be just right. I love the neckline and the overall length, so I can wear a pretty vest underneath, tights and heeled boots if I want to dress it up. Look at that snuggly sleeve length! Oh, and it also has pockets that your phone won’t fall out of.
The boots from Lands End for Debenhams. My old brown Ugg type boots have sagged and make me look like Shazza the basic-bitch hobbit. So I replaced them with these pale grey, structured ones with sleek black soles. They keep feet warm with a short-pile fluffy lining throughout but let ankles and calves get some air with a fabric outer.
Which of my Winter – Spring basics do you like?