Sunday, 27 January 2013

My quest for a sleep bra: Royce Jasmine Nursing Bra

It's been quite some time since I tried a new bra as part of my quest to find a sleep/house bra.  Essentially, I am looking for a bra that is comfortable enough to wear around the house and sleep in if I wish.  In my cup size (KK/L) this has proven almost impossible to find, particularly with the fact that a non-wired bra would be my preference as I find it terribly uncomfortable to sleep in a wired bra.

Some months ago, I visited Leia Lingerie at Bluewater with Georgina from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust.  We received excellent service from store manager Leigh and our fitter Annie and they were aware of my search for a sleep bra.  They suggested I try a nursing bra from Royce called the Jasmine.

Image courtesy of Leia Lingerie

Monday, 21 January 2013

Collectif Ashley Coat

I have been on the lookout for a winter coat for the past few years.  It's something I find incredibly difficult to get - a coat that is warm (so must have some wool content), stylish, feminine and practical.

Over the years I've had a range of different coats, from double-breasted to parkas, but I've never found anything I absolutely adore.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Freya Piper Bra and Briefs

A few months ago, I went to Leia Lingerie at Bluewater shopping centre, Kent, for a fitting.  I was met by the lovely manager, Leigh, who assigned fitter Julie to assist me with my lingerie shopping.  I don't think I've ever met a more diligent fitter - Julie was willing to let me try anything I wanted (even if it was unlikely to fit) and even tried to help me fit into a basque.  Sadly, this attempt resulted in extreme failure but Julie's commitment to her role as a fitter was never in doubt during my entire time in store.

I've already posted my reviews of the Freya Ellie and Carys, so now it's time to write about the Freya Piper.

Image courtesy of Freya

Monday, 14 January 2013

Rocket Dog 'Lift Off' Patent Lace Up Wedge Shoe Boots from Barratts

You might have noticed that I've posted several footwear reviews lately, but they have all been for flat or low heel shoes.  I tend to wear this sort of thing most of the time; partly because my job requires me to wear shoes like this, but also because I often find higher heeled shoes uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time and very difficult to walk in.

The exception to this rule are wedges.  I love wedges - they are the perfect way to get height without the discomfort.  Just before Christmas, I was given the opportunity to review some shoes for high street and online retailer Barratts so I gave them a few suggestions for shoes that I liked and they very kindly sent me these beauties:

Image courtesy of Barratts

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Simply Be Flock Baroque Print Skater Dress

Have you ever seen a dress on one of your friends and wanted desperately to own one yourself?  Well, that's exactly what happened to me when I saw this post featuring the Simply Be Flock Baroque Print Skater Dress.  

Image courtesy of Simply Be

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Freya Carys Bra

Some time ago, I visited the wonderful Leia Lingerie at Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.  I have already blogged about the Freya Ellie bra I was kindly gifted by manager Leigh but my review of the Carys somehow fell by the wayside - oops! - so it's now time for me to make amends and catch up.

When I was in Leia Lingerie, I was fitted by a lady called Julie.  Julie knew her stuff and helped me to find several bras that fitted me.  One of my missions was to get a Freya Deco that fitted me (despite the fact they only go up to GG cup) and Julie patiently helped me try various sizes but of course none fitted properly.  The cups in the Deco - especially in the strapless version - run large so I was hopeful I might get lucky but I was disappointed.  I have begged before and I will beg again now: PLEASE FREYA, MAKE THE DECO IN LARGER CUP SIZES!  There is a huge demand for this to happen and I know that you would make many, many ladies ridiculously happy if you were to make this happen.

So, on to the Freya Carys.

Carys  Balcony Bra
Image courtesy of Freya

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Simply Be Viva La Diva Pewter Shoes EEE Fit

Shoes.  I love them.  I hate them.  They give me pleasure.  They give me pain.  My troublesome feet make it very difficult for me to find shoes that are comfortable but stylish so I'm always trying different options in the hope that I'll find something that works for me.

I recently placed a reasonably large footwear order with Simply Be.  Amongst the items I ordered were the Viva La Diva Pewter Shoes EEE Fit:

Image courtesy of Simply Be

Friday, 4 January 2013

Evans Flexisoles Low Wedge Mary Jane Shoes 5EEE

I've posted a few times lately about various shoes I've tried in my attempt to expand my footwear options.

This time I am focusing on the high street and online plus size brand Evans.

I have long been a fan of Evans footwear - most styles are available in wide and extra wide fittings, meaning that those of us blessed with broad feet have a wide range of choices to cover our tootsies.

Around this time last year, Evans launched a new footwear line called Flexisoles.

Image courtesy of Evans

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