Thursday, 29 January 2015

Lets Go To The Hop

I got this Modcloth skirt quite a while ago but didn't have a top to hear with it so it has been unworn until now. This top is actually the Beloved Endeavour vintage dress from my last post! The green matched the green on the skirt perfectly. 

Do you use dresses as tops? I think I need some frilly socks so I can wear this all summer! The print on the skirt is records and young people dancing. I love it! It is a vintage style so goes with the vintage style of the dress/top. I also like the clashing of polka dots with print of the skirt.





Skirt - Modcloth Bea & Dot Y'all Dolled Up Skirt size 4x $16.99 (£10.02) (sold out)
Top - Beloved Endeavour vintage dress size 30 £15
Shoes - Clarks
Earrings - Desperate Beatnik etsy
Glasses - Dead Mens Spex



Monday, 26 January 2015

Domino Valentine


Loving the monochrome items from Domino Dollhouse. These are not just for Halloween! Halloween is every day when you are a creep at heart. I would totally rock this jacket with these dresses and that clutch is to die for! So lovely to see Tess modelling for DD again.

Ouija Jacket $80 2x-4x

Optic Dress $45 xl-xxxl



Something sexy and vintage looking for the romantic in you. Love the lace down the back of this bed jacket but I would not just keep this for the bedroom. Kimono and the Gatsby look are perfection. 
Lola Bed Jacket in Burgundy $30 xl-xxxl

Gatsby Kimono $55 xxl-xxxl



Red hot and smokin! Every woman should have a red dress that makes tgem feel a million bucks!

Lana Dress in Red $55.95 14-28

Eye love this bag! 



Also my favourites from the Science/Visions Collection 

Cloak Cardigan in Onyx $140 1x-4x

Edge Top in Pewter $50 1x-4x

What Domino Dollhouse items are you lusting over? 

Use code TESSWNT to get 10% off


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Las Leopard

Monday it was my good friend Rebs aka @Sullenhearts birthday. We met at Meadowhall for drinks and food at Las Iguanas. It was my first time eating there and the food was great. The cocktails and dessert were even better! 

This is what I wore. Normally I would dress for summer when going to the mall but I was getting the train there so know I would be out in the cold and dressed warmer. 

I went with this thick knit & textured leopard print dress I got from Simply Be a while back. I love the lace collar and cuff detail and it is super cozy while still looking dressed up. It washed well too. No bobbling and lace looks just as good as before. It seems to be sold out in all but 22 & 24 on the website so grab it now if you can. 





Dress - Simply Be AX Paris dress size 26 £22.50
Leggings - Asos Curve size 22
Belt - Asos Curve size 26/28
Shoes - Clarks
Earrings - Charcoal Designs El Diablo 
Necklace - Betenoirejewellery Custom
Glasses - Vintage etsy



The Birthday Gang

Rebs & her Hubby Lee

Sarah & Rebs

Myself & Phillipa







Sunday, 18 January 2015

The Art Of Flowers

The Poppy is one of my favourite flowers, it also reminds me of my mum and my favourite dress is a poppy print! When Chloe aka Pesky Chloe, Paper Ninja and I am going to coin Badge-inator of Lifes Big Canvas (Blog & Shop) posted a picture of this large necklace on facebook I knew I had to have it. 

What makes this Poppy even more brilliant is that it is from artwork painted by her lovely husband Ian McGenn. Ian paints flowers and does a magnificent job as you can see but what makes him even more talented is the fact that he paints with his mouth! Ian broke his neck when he was 16 playing rugby and uses a wheelchair but that does not stop him from creating beautiful art that you can see on his facebook page HERE

Chloe & Ian have created three stunning sets or necklaces and brooches from his artwork. They are available HERE. My necklace is the large version but smaller ones are available. The would make a beautiful Valentines or Mothers Day gift to someone special or just treat yourself! 









These photos do not do these pieces justice! Head over to HERE to see them on the website.



Saturday, 17 January 2015

Vintage Polka

I had followed Deena and her blog on instagram for a while and met her at the Tess & Yours Meet in Birmingham. Deena makes clothes to sell and also sells plus size vintage clothes on etsy from her store Beloved Endeavour. It was here that I spotted this dress and fell in love. 

It looks like something my Gran would have worn. The size was quite large but I figured with a belt it wouldn't look too big. To my surprise it fit perfectly and I still like it with a belt. I will be posting another blog featuring this dress but worn with a skirt and used as a top so look out of that one too.

If you have never ordered from etsy please don't be worried! It is super safe and I have bought things from there for years and never had any problems.








Dress - Beloved Endeavour etsy size 30 £15
Belt - Asos Curve Pack of 3 size 26/28 £10 
Leggings - Asos Curve pack of 2 size 22 £18
Boots - Yours Cowboy Boots 
Brooch - Asos
Glasses - Derek Cardigan Coastal

Friday, 9 January 2015

Wow! Stripes & Stretchmarks

Today was pretty mild. Almost warm! I decided to show some skin for the first time in months. I couldn't have chose a better dress to do it in. This dress has been in my wardrobe for some time and it was too big and still is a little but who cares. Its cute and striped and I love it. 

I amped up the look with red and pop art inspiration with some lovely gifts I have had from friends. I think it turned out to be a fun outfit. 

Yes I do have fat arms and stretch marks all over them but so what! I am fat so it only makes sense that my arms and everywhere else on me is fat too. Stretch marks were an enemy of mine for many years in my youth but I have come to terms with the fact that they are not going anywhere so we might as well get along. So I don't hide them away. I let them out and shine in the sun and give them just as much love as my big belly and big boobs. You don't have to hate your body. You can choose to love it if you want to. 






Dress - Modcloth - In-Demand Planner dress size 4x $28.99 (sold out)
Headband - Gift available from Janine Basil
Necklace - Gift
Glasses - Moschino via ebay
Shoes - Clarks


Sunday, 4 January 2015

Jungle Fever

The sales had great promise and I ordered quite a few things but so far this swing dress, bag and a pair of trainers have been the only things I have kept. This Simply Be swing dress with pockets. Not very sturdy pockets as the material is a stretchy moleskin feel. I have a few dresses of this material and it is a great throw on item that washes well and could be described as microfiber. I loved the bold print and the greens. I ordered the tall version and like this length on me (5'3''). It would be more of a tunic on anyone tall. I wanted to wear it with a belt but I can't find any of my black belts so will be on the hunt for one to buy.

I had been looking for a big bag so carry all the crap a mum needs and saw this one in the Simply Be shop but at £45 was out of my price range at the time. I was super happy to see it in the sale for just £18 from Fashion World. It is also in the Simply Be sale and comes in black too.

I am wearing some beautiful glitter handmade earring by Desperate Beatnik from France. I had been looking for some super glam earrings and the confetti glitter ones in her etsy store are just to die for! These are not earrings for the faint of heart! These are large and in charge earrings to be rocked by babes!







Dress - Simply Be Botanical Swing dress size 26 £25
Leggings - Asos Curve
Shoes - Clarks
Earrings - Desperate Beatnik etsy Handmade in France Lucite Confetti Jewellery