Wednesday, 4 March 2015

3 Years & Counting!

Three years of this! Taking photos and sharing my views and outfits with you lovely lot who keep coming back! I have cut back my posts a bit since Franklin was born but try to post once a week. This blog has been a lifeline for me through some tough times and helped me meet so many amazing people and work with some wonderful Brands to bring you the best Plus Size fashion available!

Thank you so much for taking the time to look and comment. I am a fan of blogs and know how helpful they can be and hope I have helped some of you too.

As a thank you and a celebration of the last 3 years I have 4 prizes to give away to some lucky readers! There will be 4 winners chosen at random and the first person gets to choose which prize they want then 2nd and so on.

The lovely people at Yours have donated a £30 voucher code to be used online. This is an easy spend as there are so many lovely things in just now!

You could choose one of the 3 prize packs I have compiled from various items and some great things donated by the lovely Kat from

The Orange Prize -
Sunjellies Bag, Janine Basil Hair Band, Kreepsville 666 Necklace, Eyeball Necklace, Eyeball brooch and Shea Body Spray.

The Pink Prize
Sunjellies Bag, Ladybirdlikes Necklace, Mirror & Badge, Poodle Brooch, Desperate Beatnik Earrings, Cranberry Body Spray.

The Yellow Prize
Yellow Small Jelly Bag, Janine Basil Hair Band, Domino Dollhouse Leggings size 4x (UK 26/28/30) pictured below

To enter to WIN one of these prizes you can comment below with which prize you would like and your email address. You can also enter by reposting my Giveaway photo on instagram and following me there @lollylikesfatshion & @yoursclothinguk

All winners will be chosen at random on the 31st March 2015.
Open to UK residents only. 

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Glitter, Bows & Domino

I bought this Modcloth dress a while ago and have not had a good enough reason to wear it until now. it has a slight sheen to the fabric and no stretch. the colour is like a grey/brown. I need the 4x for my bust but found the shoulders quite wide and arm holes large. Why do plus size clothes makers think fat people need masssssive arm holes?? 

The bag is Red Or Dead from Simply Be and is a gold and silver glitter vinyl with Domino stitch design. Shoe are very old Hush Puppies that go with almost everything!

Finished off with my large lilac confetti glitter lucite Desperate Beatnik earrings. I am seriously obsessed with her earrings!!!! Keep an eye out for another giveaway on my instagram soon!

Dress - Modcloth Morning Mingle Dress size 4x $28.99 (sold out) 
Shoes - Hush Puppies
Bag - Red or Dead from Simply Be
Earrings - Desperate Beatnik
Glasses - Etsy Vintage

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Green Day

Inspired by my amazing rad fat sister for life Leah of JustMeLeah and her recent green outfit post HERE. I got my green on and this is what it looked like. 

I saw this dress on Asos Curve by Pink Clove and I have had a few Pink Clove items in the past. The print I loved but the off the shoulder and for want of a better word, Flap had me not sure. Being a mega boobed lady i need sturdy bra straps and didn't like the idea of showing them but decide I would give it a go at worst could always return it. 

Thankfully the necklace has stretch elastic and it stayed covering my bra straps no problem and didn't look odd. The flap was not an issue either and so have brought you this outfit post with the dress having a new home in my wardrobe. 

Leggings - Matalan old
Shoes - Clarks Brogues £60
Belt - Asos Curve pack of 3 size 26/28 £10
Earrings - Desperate Beatnik
Necklace - Betenoirejewellery Custom "Goonie 4 Life"

Even Franklin liked this outfit and wanted in on the photo action. 
Not long until he will be blogging himself! Haha

This print is also available in a top as blogged about HERE by the lovely 
Rosie from A Rose Like This.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Lady Is Voluptuous - Cosette

The British brand Lady V London known for their beautiful dresses created a limited plus size collection with the help of the gorgeous Georgina of  Fuller Figure Fuller Bust and called it Lady Voluptuous. I was not very excited about this as I love their dresses but have never managed to get a style to fit me. The collection consists of 3 styles with various colours and bold prints with more to come soon. 

I ordered these two Cosette dresses in a size 26/28 and kept my fingers firmly crossed that they would fit. The collection comes in size 16 - 32 and is generous so no need to size up. 

The dresses arrived within 3 days and I put them on straight away to see if my dreams had come true. This rose print in just divine and the crossover style which can be a problem for larger busts as it can slide down has been solved with it being sewn into place so no flashing! There is plenty room for my massive 42jj bust which is always a problem area in other dresses. The fabric has a slight stretch to it but is thick and luxurious. The attention to detail is great with cuff and bust edging. The length is perfect on my 5'3'' frame and the skirt is very full and just screams for a petticoat or two under it.

My problems with the dress are that the sleeves are too long on me and quite baggy.  There are pockets of loose fabric beside my bust to underarm area. My pet peeve is the belt. It is a lovely belt and structured so will keep its shape but it was way too short to fasten around the dress. The two ends don't even meet. This is a common problem with plus size clothes and really is something that shouldn't happen.

This is the same dress in a different print and has the same problems. I must say that the sizing of both dresses are spot on the same! For me the waist is too low and it is just my personal preference to have it under my bust and realise this is not where most people like it. 

I really love the collection and I am so pleased there is another place for larger fats to buy pretties. The collection is a great addition to the Lady V London Brand and I look forward to seeing what comes from it. I will not be keeping these dresses are I feel they just not the right fit for me but may try some of the other styles and see how I get on. 

I would like to congratulate Georgina for doing something wonderful and including the larger fats which is not always the case in plus size. 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Hippy Shake

This is another dress that I have not really been sure what to wear it with then this week I have worn it 3 times and styled it differently! I love tge 60s print and collar. Even the sleeves are fab and length is good one me. It is another Modcloth sale purchase. It is a non stretch woven fabric with stretch lining. 

I wore tan belt and shoes And my bargain Primark sunglasses that I had reglazed for £10 and are now prescription glasses! 

Add some Desperate Beatnik earrings and a fun brooch and my hippy look is complete. I have to say I got the feel for this look from the Advanced Style Ladies! Love them all and I aspire to be as sylish in my Advanced Years. 

Dress - Modcloth 4x sold out 
Shoes - Clarks
Earrings - Desperate Beatnik
Brooch - MCM via ebay
Glasses - Primark Sunglasses reglazed with prescription by SpecksByPost 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Simply Be Likes & Dislikes

After two trips to Simply Be recently I thought I would share with you my finds and faves! 

The first three are from Meadowhall in Sheffield and as always the staff were super fiendly and helpful. More larger sizes in stock this trip too. 

The others are from the Edinburgh Fort store and I have to say I was not impressed by the staff. I was in the store for some time and not one member of staff made any effort to see if I needed help once. Even trying on these items  there was no member of staff on fitting rooms ro help. I left the store dissapointed in my experience. The changing room had one of the new interactive mirrors but was not set up to use and nobody to explain why. The store looked great and is in a great location. I have shopped in a few different Simply Be stores and this is not the normal from their staff. 

Loved this denim dress but size 26 was tight on bust but loose under bust. No 28 in store to try. 

Likes this on the website but not on me. This is a 26. Love the oriental print. Has stretch.

Joe Browns flower dress in 26 and I love, want and need it! Slight stretch to cotton like material.

Joe Browns again. Likes this. It is a stretch material and liked the shape of it. This is a size 26.

Liked this online but not on me. I seem to  not get on with V necks. This a 28 and has no stretch.

This is a small size 26 and no 28 in store to try on. Stretchy material. 

Super cute cropped jacket/bolero size 26. Didn't like the edge down the front. It is just turned over and not fixed down so pulls round as it it a stretch scuba material. 

Loved the colour of this quilted stretch jacket but looks like a house coat on me. This is a size 28.

This is my favourite from of all the jackets. It is light and a great print. This is a 28 and can't close it but would wear it open. 

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentines Day

Happy V Day you gorgeous lot! A bit of red is always good on V Day and this dress has been waiting in my wardrobe for it debut today! The heart cutout in the back is just soooo cute and there is a silver fine glitter thread in the fabric. It is a thick textured stretch material with loose skirt lining so no Marilyn Monroe vent moments. 

This dress is a statement on its own but I had just bought my wedding shoes which are also red and glitter so figured why the hell not! 

Red lips and red glasses with gold Desperate Beatnik earrings and brooch finish off my V Day look with that extra bit of sparkle! 

Now time for steak and cake with my Love x

Dress - Lovedrobe at Simply Be size 28 £49
Shoes - Hush Puppies at Schuh £60
Earrings & Brooch - Desperate Beatnik 
Glasses - Moschino via ebay

My most recent Desperate Beatnik order ❤️

Valentine's card from my Fiance

Happy Galentines Day! If you don't watch Parks & Recs or know who Leslie Knope is then Galentine's Day will be new to you. It is the Day before Valentine's Day when you should get together with your best gals to celebrate how awesome you all are!