As Christmas approaches many people's thoughts turn to parties, celebrations and family gatherings. At this time of year it's great fun to go shopping for new clothes as there are so many stunning dresses and separates available on the high street. I was so excited when a surprise package arrived a couple of weeks ago and inside it was the most beautiful dress from the wonderful team at Scarlett & Jo.
A few months ago I was contacted by the lovely folks at Bonmarché to ask if I'd like to review an item from their website. If you're not familiar with the brand, they are a high street retailer who also have a wider range of clothing available online. Catering towards the more mature end of the ladies fashion market, Bonmarché often have unexpected gems so in my opinion they are always worth a look. After a browse through the website, I went for the David Emanuel Madagascar Abstract Print Mock Wrap Jersey Dress in size 12 (£28.00, UK sizes 10-24):
Earlier this year, Polish lingerie manufacturer Ewa Michalak brought out the new 'S' bra: a fabulously shaped bra that is ideal for women with softer or 'difficult' breasts. This bra is designed to keep the breasts very much at the front of the body, so it seemed like a great option for me with my 'up front' boobs. I reviewed the first S bra, the S Wiśniówka, back in June this year and although I loved the shape and support it gave me, the 32K was too small and frustratingly the 32KK was a smidge too big! I also found that the cups gave almost full coverage, which is not what I was after at all. That said, it turns out that the S Wiśniówka 32KK is a bra I have ended up wearing a lot, especially under higher neckline clothing. I was recently given the opportunity to try some of Ewa Michalak's latest bra designs and today I am going to share with you my review of the S Porcelanka.
Earlier this year, online plus size retailer Simply Be worked with three bloggers to design their dream dresses. It was such a wonderful opportunity for Laura, Lauren and Em and they each came up with a unique design that was very typically 'them'.
I have known about US corset specialist retailer Orchard Corset for well over a year now. One of my friends in particular has regularly sung their praises and in the past I have contemplated placing an order...only to decide against it due to being unsure how much use I would get out of it and whether or not I really needed a decent corset in my life.
A while ago I wrote about new UK plus size fashion brand Pink Clove. They have a gorgeous selection of clothing on their website, catering for UK sizes 16-32. I had a great time looking through the rails of their clothing at the bloggers' supper I attended back in September and I knew I would have to place an order so I could try some of the pieces for myself. I actually only got around to placing my order a couple of weeks ago and was able to take advantage of a free shipping offer they had on at the time. I always love to save on postage when I can so free shipping is often a trigger for me to buy, buy, buy! The first I item I am going to share with you is the infamous Pink Clove Tartan Skater Dress.