Lifestyle | UKPSFW

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 | 3 comments


Hi!

Last weekend saw another year of UK Plus Size Fashion Weekend. The first event was back in 2013 and it's founder, Rianne Ward, is also the owner of Evolve magazine.




I wasn't sure whether I would be able to make it first of all but luckily Mr C reminded me that we had some coach tickets that were due to expire! Let me say that the coach journey both there and back was eventful! We made it to London quite early so we had a quick look at Trafaglar square, grabbed a quick Costa and took a few pictures!





It was almost 12.30 so I made my way to the venue and left Mr C to go exploring, he had never been to this part of  London so he was quite happy to come along and go to Buckingham Palace, Pall Mall, and lots of places, he took so many nice pictures that I will be doing a separate post on that next week!





Inside the venue - Pictures taken by Mr C!


Outside the venue I saw the lovely Mookie and Leah which instantly put me at ease. These two ladies are wonderful, funny and such a pleasure to be around, I knew that I was going to have a good day! I also saw the lovely Becky and finally met the gorgeous Caroline and Sarah.

Once we got inside there were a few brands such as Boohoo, Elvi, CurvyKate and Trendy Plus Size. Curvy Kate are my go to place for bras, they fit and last really well. I had never heard of Trendy Plus Size but they had some nice pieces from different brands, the ladies at the stand were really friendly and lovely to talk to.

                    
         

                    


After looking at so many gorgeous clothes, I need to do some online shopping at Elvi, we headed into the next room to get ready to watch Mookie and Leah strut their stuff on the catwalk!

After that was a Q&;A with various people such as Callie from Corners of the Curve, Jessica Kane, founder of Skorch magazine and Chasity Garner from Garner Style. Callie is one of my favourite bloggers, mixing her love of fashion and food together on her blog.

                    



                                       

             



After this we made our way around the rest of the stands. Unfortunately I came away empty handed, which surprised Mr C, but the fact that I had such a wonderful day made up for it. I usually have a case of the blues on a Sunday night but this time I sat and thought about how happy I am that I started my blog. Prior to starting I felt so out of place amongst my friends who were all small, shopped in places where nothing would fit me and never went into the places that I could shop in, fun hey! It is honestly refreshing and heart warming to see so many woman of different sizes, races, personalities and styles all in one. There wasn't one time that I felt awkard or uncomfortable, a bit nervous but not as much as when I went to my first event!








 
Love these random shots that Mr C got! I didn't realise he was taking them but as he said he just wanted to capture everyone looking natural and not posing for the camera!

 Picture credit Mookie
 
I'm looking forward to next year already!
 
Much Love
 
Natalie
 
x


Style | Introducing Balsamik

Monday, 28 September 2015 | 1 comment

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Chic French clothing brand Balsamik launches in the UK


Balsamik launches in the UK this September and brings with it Parisian glamour that meet the needs of fashion-conscious women of any size.
Created with several stylists and in collaboration with a trends bureau, the seasonal Balsamik collections consist of a full range of ready-to-wear clothing and coveted accessories.
The Balsamik ready-to-wear range is available from a size 10 (38) to a size 20 (48) and 85% of the collection is available up to a size 26 (54).
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What makes Balsamik special are the morpho and K collections. The fits include two different bust sizes, hip widths, push-up effect trousers and two calf sizes, which allow each woman to feel beautiful and comfortable in a garment that fits her to a T; a garment that she can choose out of taste and not out of necessity.
“Key pieces from our AW15 collection include python effect boots, faux leather skirts, Chelsea boots and slouchy knits in burgundy. Our collection is an eclectic mix of French elegance and preppy styles available for any shape and size".
The pieces are simple and chic, I've already seen quite a few pieces that I want to add to my wardrobe ready for autumn/winter!
Here are a few of my favourites pieces:
Two Tone Dress
Bib Necklace
Two Tone Sandal
 

 
House Coat





You can find all of the items on the website.

Much Love

Natalie
x


*this is not a sponsored post*
 
 
 

OMCZ - The Free Week

Thursday, 24 September 2015 | 1 comment


Hi!


For this months OMCZ challenge it's a free week! I have chosen to look back at my very first post and a few other old ones!

My first OMCZ post

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don't forget to check out the other ladies taking part!
 
Much Love
 
Natalie
 
x



Lifestyle | Mr Cs London Photo Diary

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 | 1 comment


Hi!

If you hadn't guessed from the title this is going to be a picture heavy post! Whilst I was having lots of fun at UKPSFW, Mr C had a wander around and took lots of pictures, out of the few hundred or so he took these are some of our favourites that I wanted to share! Enjoy!

 
 


















 
OOTD
 
Jacket - Regatta - TK Maxx
T-Shirt -Peacocks
Trousers - Gap
Trainers - Puma
 
Much Love
 
Natalie
 
x

Style | Hello Peggy Sue

Saturday, 19 September 2015 | 1 comment


Hello!

I recently posted about this gorgeous Lindy Bop skirt. This is the second one that I bought, its the Peggy Rock 'n' Roll Full Circle Skirt.


 
The skirt is made from 100% cotton. Compared to the Annalise, this one feels slightly heavier as it's more full. At first I was a little unsure about it, I was worried that it might be too much for day time wear but when I tried it on with different tops and shoes my mind was made up and in the wardrobe it went!

 
Headband - Primark
Top - Simply Be (Old)
Skirt - Lindy Bop
Shoes - New Look via Ebay

 
 
Much Love
 
Natalie
x