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Style | Intu Spring/Summer 17 Event

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HI! Last week I was kindly invited by intu Milton Keynes to their SS17 Staple Wardrobe event. As I'm writing this the sun is shining and daffodils are in full bloom, I'm going to try and soak as much of it in as I can until it rains again! Once we had all arrived it was time to find out what our tasks were for the evening. So, our first task was to head to Karen Millen to find our perfect white shirt. Now, unfortunately for me, they don't do plus sizes. If they did I would be poor, so maybe this isn't a bad thing! However, I did have a look at all the shirts to let you know which one I would recommend! The Boxy Shirt - £110 I chose the boxy shirt. For me it's the perfect shirt to wear with jeans, heels and a mini bag, or switch the heels out for some trainers and you have a more smart casual look. It would also be ideal for work, I would style it with a pinafore dress and statement necklace. Metallic Shoulder Bag - £145

Style | Spring, is that you?

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Hello! Whilst we were visiting Birmingham for the Style XL awards I took advantage of the lovely weather and surroundings and asked Mr C to photograph all my outfits so, expect to see a few more posts! I wore this on Sunday, we took a little wander around St Pauls Square which is where we were staying. The sun was shining and it felt like Spring so I was pleased that I took along my 'hurry up spring' outfit! I bought this skirt from Tu at the end of January, it was a bit of a last minute "I need something to wear for a party" purchase but I'm so glad I got it. I know that I'm going to get lots of wear out of it during the spring/summer months. Jumper - Old - New Look Skirt - Tu - Sainsburys (Available in store) Shoes - New Look (sale) Bag - Tory Burch Scarf - Old Primark Much Love Natalie x

Style | The Stripe Life

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Hi, I had envisaged taking a long break from blogging as I had begun to feel quite jaded with the whole thing. There is always the thought in the back of my mind, am I good enough, does anyone actually read it? I knew as soon as I started thinking like this it was time to take a break, whether that was 1 day or 1 week, I knew I had to shut the laptop for a while. The break didn't last for long, I think it's been around 2 weeks since I sat down and wrote anything but one lovely dress got me so excited I had to come back and share it all with you! I bought this dress a few weeks ago, not online but in store for a change. I always forget that my local New Look has a curves section, it's small but it's there and, as you all know, they are far and few between. I didn't even try this one on, I just had a good feeling about it when I saw so I took it straight to the tills, along with a denim shirt, neither of which I needed but I could not resist! I&#

Beauty | Clinique Fresh Pressed System

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Hi! Last week I attended a Clinique event at Debenhams in MK intu. It was to find out more about their latest launch, the Clinique Fresh Pressed system. You can read more about it here . I have also previously attended some other events which you can read about here and here . I've slowly been introducing Clinique products into my skincare regime, as I mentioned in previous posts I used to use lots of their products when I was younger, oh the days of living at home, no bills or housework, the only worry I had was where I was going to put all of my products! I arrived nice and early at the event and was greeted by Suzie, this lovely lady is to blame for my recent purchases! If you live in the Milton Keynes area I would highly recommend going to the Clinique counter in Debenham, all of the consultants are so helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. First of all Suzie introduced us to the products and explained how they worked. Now, I'm not going to write word for

Style | Style XL Outfit

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Hi! Last Sunday myself and Mr C went to Birmingham for the weekend for the Style XL awards. The lovely Leah from Leah XL organised the entire thing and it was wonderful. It really warms my heart when I see lots of plus size women together and celebrating! Things didn't go so smoothly beforehand though, I spent all morning feeling nervous and not wanting to go. Recently I've been struggling being in crowded places and talking to new (groups) people. I'm a lot better than I was but there are still times when I want to run and hide. A lot of this stems from being badly bullied by my all the girls (bar two) in my class at college, I may have forgiven but I can never forget, unfortunately the effects have been long lasting so, if I didn't come over and say hello, I wasn't being rude, just having a small confidence crisis! Anyway, I've gone completely off subject! I wanted to do a quick post about what I wore that evening. There will be a few posts from Birmin