Sunday, 26 January 2014

The Kimono Of My Dreams

So, this weekend I have been crippled by a grotesque flu. But yesterday I managed to dose up and dress up to head out to Jamie's Italian for our friends birthday!

Kimono - ASOS Curve, Dress - Peacocks, Belt - ASOS Curve, Tights - Evans, Shoes - River Island.

This kimono is the stuff dreams are made of! I am well and truly obsessed with it. It can be dressed up or down, worn with plain items of patterned and it is perfect for Summer or Winter! The material is light weight so can be worn on it's own without leaving you too cold or underneath a coat/jacket without giving you the sweats! The arms are wide and flowing and the length means it sits amazingly well just underneath my bum. I sized up just in case, as I wasn't sure how generous the give in the material would be and although there is very little give, the weight of the additional material means it's the perfect size! I really can't praise it enough.

The dress is a plain, jersey skater dress with an elasticated waist and I managed to grab it for £9 (usually £10 but I snuck in my student discount haha). It's so comfortable and again, just like the kimono, can be dressed up or down. It comes in 3 other colours too and I really am tempted to pick it up in all of those because I am so impressed with it.

For good, reliable plus size black tights, no one makes them like Evans! I buy the biggest size available so I can pull them up right under my bra for perfect additional support. There is a slight Nora Batty ankle situation that occurs, but considering how comfortable they are and how long they last, I am willing to overlook this correctable occurrence haha.

Can we please talk about how beautiful these shoes are? Gold plated heels with quilting and toe capping. I literally love them. I'm rubbish at wearing heels, of any kind, but these allow me to feel I have the additional glamour that heels can provide without feeling like a giant drag queen (I'm 5'8 without heels, so any heel higher than this does not sit well with me haha). This was the first time I had worn them and they were unbelievably comfortable, no rubbing at all! Although I must remember to score the bottoms as they don't have a great deal of grip and once or twice I did do a few embarrassing slides, but I tried to style them out as best I could haha.

I have has this belt for years. It's actually furry and is a lovely belt to pop on pver a plain dress to jazz it up a little. The sizing is incredibly generous and even if I pull the belt quite tight, it's always comfortable and there are never any unsightly squeezing issues! Also as featured in a previous post, this adorable necklace from Dorothy Perkins coordinated perfectly with the gold on the belt buckle and the gold heels on my shoes! 

This nail varnish is from Urban Outfitters and is an amazing silver holographic polish! I love it! It goes on smoothly and really easily, drying quickly and with a great finish. Although it goes chip fairly easily, for a one nighter addition to an outfit, it's perfect! I wish they made a gold one too! 

Please ignore the huge flu bags under my eyes! I added a dash of colour to my all black ensemble with this MAC red lipstick in Lady Danger. There is no lipstick I love more than a matte lipstick and this is the perfect matte. It's so soft and smooth and lasts amazingly, even when eating takes place! 

Finally, here is what I ate! Crab and avocado bruschetta to start and then medium rare rump steak with skinny fries and rainbow coleslaw for main. It was incredible! I've been to Jamie's a few times and I've always had amazing food. For my man, who is vegetarian, the options weren't great but if you eat meat and fish, I would fully recommend it! 

Lots Of Love,

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