Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Principles by Ben de Lisi at Debenhams Mac

I have always struggled to find a raincoat that works for me.  Either the waist is enormous but the bust fits well, or the bust area is too small but fits on the waist.  And what about the hip area?  Just as troublesome - either the buttons pull it too tight or there is a ridiculous amount of surplus fabric.

I have tried many different brands of macs over the years but had yet to find anything that worked for me, or that I really wanted to buy.

That is, until February this year when I attended Plus London Two and met the gorgeous Lorna.  She was wearing the most breathtaking coat I had ever seen - a Principles by Ben de Lisi mac.

Image courtesy of The Ginger Peardrop

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Collectif Dolores Doll Navy Blue Polka Dot Dress

For some time now, I have been wondering if I should invest in a circle/swing dress.  I have been wearing bodycon-type dresses which follow my curves and show the shape of my figure, but I have always been drawn to the feminine and fun look of a circle/swing dress.

Back in April this year, I was lucky enough to try on some of Georgina's Pin Up Girl Clothing Heidi dresses.

Monday, 29 October 2012

George At Asda Moda Floral Jersey Wrap Dress

I've made no secret of being a huge fan of George at Asda clothing and in particular their Moda range.  It suits my tastes so well - simple, stylish, feminine and flattering.

I was over the moon when I discovered that they had brought out a new fabric design in their classic Moda Jersey Wrap Dress - this time heading in a floral direction!

Image courtesy of George at Asda

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Simply Be And Abigail Strappy Wedges E Fit

Following on from my recent review of the Simply Be Viva La Diva T-Bar Sandals EEE Fit, I also received a pair of wedge sandals from the wonderful people at Simply Be that I wanted to review.

When browsing the Simply Be website these And Abigail Strappy Wedges E Fit jumped out from the screen at me and I knew I had to give them a try for myself.

Image courtesy of Simply Be

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Simply Be Viva La Diva T-Bar Sandals EEE Fit

First of all I must apologise for not having posted for a couple of weeks.  Things got really hectic with My Blog's First Birthday Giveaway, as well as with work and my personal life, which has meant that I needed to take a break for a little while.  Thank you for bearing with me - normal service will now resume :-)

Back in the summer, I was on the lookout for a dazzling outfit to wear to a posh do I had to attend with work.  Not only did I need a frock, but also shoes to match.  It's always a bit of a quandary with an outfit - is it best to pick the shoes first or the dress?  I daresay the majority of people would say the dress, but for me it can often be best to start with the shoes.  

The reason for this is that I have VERY difficult feet.  Here are my main issues:

Sunday, 14 October 2012

My Blog's First Birthday Giveaway - The Winners!

Just two weeks ago I launched My Blog's First Birthday Giveaway.  It comprised 32 separate competitions for readers to enter, and there were multiple ways in which entrants could take part.  Entrants had the potential to enter as many competitions as they liked, and could therefore win more than one giveaway.

I have been absolutely blown away by the number of entries - almost 16,000 - and the level of support I have received from the companies and brands taking part as well as those who entered the prize draws.  Thank you so much to you all; it means so much to me.

I really hope that I have genuinely gained new readers and followers through this competition and that you'll stick with me and continue to read my blog.  It's lovely to have you here and I'd very much like you to stay!

But, on to business.  I am sure you are all eager to know the winners, so without further ado, here they are!

A Sophisticated Pair - $25 US gift voucher: Tiffany Danielle Olivarez

Affinitas - Parfait Honey Babydoll in Black: Amy Schroeder Phelps

Beautiful Bosom Bras - Free bra fitting consultation: Lucy Barbie Jones

BiuBiu - A top/shirt/blouse of your choice (3 winners): Ne-Knopka, Holly Jackson, Jessica Johnson

Brood's Big Bras - $50 AUS gift voucher and free express shipping: Ola Chromik (redrawn)

Butterfly Collection Lingerie - $50 US gift voucher: Allyce Smith

Clothing at Tesco - £50 gift voucher: Michelle Anne Gracey

Curvissa - Faux leather tote bag: Emily Anne Hutchinson

Curvy Kate - A lingerie or swimwear set of your choice: Emily Mustaine Wood

DBusted - $50 AUS gift voucher: Cairo Malet (redrawn)

Debenhams Gorgeous Lingerie - A lingerie set of your choice: Lucy Barbie Jones

Do It Momma - A personalised canvas tote bag with statement: Liz Divall

Eliza Parker - $50 US gift voucher: Brianna Headley

Elomi Lingerie - A lingerie or swimwear set of your choice: Jo Bryan

Esty Lingerie - £25 gift voucher: Hollie Thomas

Evans Clothing - £50 gift voucher: Yvonne Brownsea

Ewa Michalak - A PL (plunge) bra (3 winners): Jana Maren Valsdottir, Katie Gordon, Amy Harvey

Excite Clothing - £20 gift voucher: Mhairi Williamson

Forever Yours Lingerie - Gift package worth $100 US: Chloe B

Freya Lingerie - A lingerie or swimwear set of your choice: Izabela Rubio

IGIGI By Yuliya Raquel - $100 gift voucher: Amber Nadira

Large Cup Lingerie - £50 gift voucher: Sita Suchocka-Mohr

Leia Lingerie - £50 gift voucher: Becky Brown

Lepel - A lingerie set from the AW2012 collection: Astrid MB

Navabi - £50 off a minimum £100 spend: Camilla B Wold

Panache Lingerie - A lingerie or swimwear set of your choice: Karen Teulon

Playful Promises - £50 gift voucher: Kate Nolan

Rixie Clip Bra Band Tightener - Three pack of Rixie Clips: Laura Kelly

Rixie Clip Bra Band Tightener - Single Rixie Clip: Kati Kemppainen

Simply Be - A dress of your choice: Nicole Lyne Russell

SLiNK Magazine - A year's subscription: Adena Morgan

Urkye - 70 Polish Zlotys gift voucher: Katherine Harvey

Yours Clothing - An item of your choice: Karen Teulon

I will be emailing each of the winners in due course to let them know how to claim their prize(s).  Congratulations to all who won and a huge thanks again to everyone who entered.

Do stay tuned to my blog and Facebook page (CurvyWordy) as I hope to have more giveaways in the very near future :-)

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