Saturday, 23 April 2011


My mobile phone has been playing up the last few weeks. I actually took this photo a couple of weeks ago before it was wiped off my phone before I had the chance to upload it. It miraculously came back yesterday so here we are:
Navy Hareem Pants: Evans (UK Size 22)
White Tee: New Look (UK Size 22)
Denim Jacket: H&M (UK Size 22)
Gold Shoes: Toms (UK Size 9)

I had a great outfit on today for the boiling hot weather (31 Celsius near me in London) but alas I forgot to take a picture! (sad face)

I should be getting a new camera soon so i hope to start taking a lot more pics! Also, my new job requires me to dress smart/casual so I will have to say goodbye to my beloved jeggings and jeans till the weekends! I don't quite know how to grasp the whole smart/casual thing so ideas and inspiration is greatly welcomed!

Thursday, 21 April 2011


I just wanted to share my happiness with you all as I just found out I landed my dream job! I am so unbelievably happy right now!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


The de-lovely Laura of The Blog of Worldly Delights recently posted this where she mentioned having to dress accordingly for a new job.

I went for a job interview today and STRUGGLED to think of what to wear. I hate suits. I feel like my aura cannot shine through a boring suit but I was quite pleased with what I managed to piece together! I have to apologise for the half body shots- my mum has what I would put politely as, little photographic flair!

Black Linen Trousers: True F&F @ Tesco (UK Size 22)
Pussybow Bird Blouse: ASOS (UK Size 18)
Black Linen Jacket: Marks & Spencer (UK Size 22)
Black Shoes: Evans (UK Size 9)

It was a huge step tucking that blouse in to my trousers- I have never done it before for fear of everyone seeing just how large my backside is but I don't care anymore! I thought I looked the part, and feel I managed to merge formal and stylish relatively well. Now here's to hoping I get the job!- Pray for me/wish me luck/think of me/send good vibes please!


Thursday, 14 April 2011


I'd been looking for a denim jacket for a long time, there is definitely an art to buying denim jackets. It's hard finding a jacket the right colour, length and fit on the arms. I returned around 3 or 4 jackets before settling on this one from H&M which unfortunately is a tad too snug (damn those tiny H&M sizes!) but I am more than happy with it.

This scarf is one I copied from my sister. She came in one day wearing this and I was blown away. What a great idea, giraffe print in giraffe print?! I promptly found the same scarf online and it was mine a few days later!
Leggings: Decathlon (UK Size XXL)
White Tunic/Tee: Dorothy Perkins (UK Size 18)
Denim Jacket; H&M (UK Size 22)
Giraffe Print Scarf: Ebay
Metallic Blue Trainers: Converse
Brown Satchel: ASOS

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


I'm so happy that Primark have begun stocking size 20 in their stores, it would be even better if they went up higher but I will settle for things like this blouse/cover up thing fitting nicely.

I love the print of this top, it looks vintage and unique (even though thousands of others will no doubt also have it) and is perfect for a hot spring day to throw over a camisole. It's the perfect thing to wear on your way to and from going sunbathing in the park. This isn't why I wore it but the thought just came to me. I'm crazy like that!

Jeggings: TU @ Sainsburys (UK Size 22)
White Camisole: Primark (UK Size 18)
Blouse/Cover up: Primark (UK Size 20)
Gold Shoes: Toms (UK Size 9)
Burgundy Leather Bag: Diesel

Tuesday, 12 April 2011


I'm suffering in this unseasonal heat at the moment so my summer hat has made an appearance. Milliseconds after this picture was taken, my camera slipped out of my boyfriends hand face first into the floor. Poor poor camera. My battery won't stay in now so I am requesting donations from my family for an upgrade for my birthday- my mum has already claimed dibs on the broken camera. So Filipino!

Crop Jeans: Evans (UK Size 22)
T-Shirt: Dorothy Perkins (UK Size 22)
Belt: Dorothy Perkins
Gold Glitter Shoes: Toms
Satchel: ASOS
Hat: F&F @ Tesco

Friday, 8 April 2011


As I mentioned in my previous post...this particular outfit messed up the rhythm of outfits I had because the same day I posed for this picture, I found THE perfect dress! I will re-do this outfit at some point when the weather cools down.

I'm loving my denim at the moment, denim dresses, denim skirts, denim jackets, get the idea. So this casual look by Jessica Alba was right up my street.

Long denim Shirt/Dress/Tunic: Dorothy Perkins (UK Size 22)
Grey Leggings: Decathlon (UK Size XXL)
Black Boots: Dorothy Perkins (UK Size 9)
Navy Leather Bag: ASOS
Scarf: New Look
Sunglasses: Ebay

Thursday, 7 April 2011


"It's bin a whiiiiiile" *sings staind in country style*

So I have been laying low this week. Basically, my outfits are not going according to plan. I like to be somewhat organised in my day to day life, this means planning my outfits in advance. 

I'm in the process of putting together another CS:OOTD (Celebrity Style Outfit Of The Day) and I used one particular dress which looked fairly similar, took all the necessary pictures then went shopping the same day and found THE perfect dress so used an old giftcard to buy it. So... now I have to do the whole thing over again! Another problem I face is that it's beginning to get too hot to recreate the outfit...I don't know I may end up posting the original photo in the not-so-perfect dress, then maybe a follow up with the right dress? Yes....I think I'll do that!

Anyway, so on to this OOTD. I was reunited with an old love of my life lecturer the other night for his first stand-up comedy gig. It's been 8 years since he last taught me and 5 years since I last saw him. All my body confidence issues came flooding back as I am now 2 dress sizes bigger than I was way back then. I want to be clear that I have been with my boyfriend 4 years this year and I am blissfully happy (Hi B! -he's a lurker) but this Lecturer captivated my heart a long time ago. He was definitely my idea of Mr. Perfect and in many ways still is but I now understand that it's the smaller things that count in a relationship. 

Enough about my love life anyway, I was feeling very vulnerable getting ready so decided on the safe option of jeggings and a blazer (yes, I lied about mixing up my OOTD posts!) as it's smart, but casual, says "not trying too hard" but mature. Silly me didn't take the pictures at the beginning of the night and so I apologise for the slightly intoxicated look. My make up and hair were flawless at the beginning of the evening, I had teased my hair and it was down and looking rather luscious.

Jeggings: Dorothy Perkins (UK Size 22)
Bug Print Camisole: Dorothy Perkins (UK Size 22)
Black Blazer: New Look (UK Size 22)
Burgandy Leather Bag: Diesel
Mocassins: New Look (UK Size 9)
Black Patent and Gold Belt: Dorothy Perkins (UK Size 22)
Scissor Necklace: Evans (UK Size 22)
Gold Watch: Casio