Thursday, 30 October 2014

British Plus Size Awards

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS YEARS BRITISH PLUS SIZE AWARDS!
 
 
 
I just want to say a gigantic thank you to everyone that took the time to vote for me - it really means more to me than I could ever put into words! The award ceremony is on the 22nd of November and I will find out on that night whether or not I am a winner! Even being nominated for something as incredible as this is so humbling, especially because I've only been blogging for a year! So once again thank you all so much for voting - you are amazing!
 
Lots Of Love,
KLJ

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Love's Got A Hold On My Heart

So this weekend my gorgeous man and I attended our last wedding of the year. Since July we have been to 6 weddings and they have all been beautiful and wonderful, in such different ways! This one was definitely particularly special because the groom is one of my mans closest friends, so making a big outfit effort was extra important! 


Dress - Claire Richards for Simply Be, Shoes - Newlook.

This dress, where do I start. It is absolutely glorious and made me feel so fabulous! I have never owned or even worn a dress with an underskirt before so this really was something totally different for me. The quality and design of the dress are flawless - the sheer, polka dot overlay and slightly flared capped sleeves add a great twist to a classic style of dress. 


I got a size up as I had no idea how this dress would fit and I am so glad that I did! The bust and waist are quite tight fitting - so much so that I did not need to wear a bra at all and my bust remained fantastically supported all day! This totally blew my mind because having huge boobs, going bra-less has never been a luxury that I have been able to enjoy! The supportive, structured design of the bust area are fantastic but I cannot recommend sizing up enough! 


Now let me be totally honest, retro style really isn't me. Don't get me wrong, I think it looks fantastic on other people but it has never been something I have embraced. However, I feel that this dress encompasses the perfect mixture of retro style with on point modern trends!


I found these shoes for £5 in the Newlook dale. £5!!! They are a super versatile, classic, patent black heel and I love them. I adore the block heel, aside from how cute it looks, I am terrible in heels and this design makes them a lot easier to walk to! 


I didn't want to go with a typical red lip with this outfit, so I picked something a little more unusual. My lip colour is a gorgeous matte berry from H&M called 'Landinski'. It can be applied more heavily for a darker shade or gently for a softer colour! 


We had such a fantastic time at this wedding and it was the perfect end to our wedding season! 

Lots Of Love,
KLJ x

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Purple Rain

This weekend we went to visit my mans very pregnant sister! She is due anyday now so we will become Aunty and Uncle! Whilst we were visiting them, we did a little shopping and I found a beautiful purple number!


Dress - M&S Outlet, Shoes - Tesco, Leggings - Newlook Inspire.

Before I bought this dress, I didn't own anything this colour and I have no idea why! It's delightful! This dress was a definite must have. I bought a 22 and it's super stretchy so I probably could have even gotten away with a 20! It's such a soft Jersey material and the sleeve and skirt length are beautiful. I could wear it to work or wear it out for the evening like I did here. There were several different colours and I would definitely like to invest in a couple of the other colours because it's such an easy wear!


I teamed it with a lip colour that was a slightly lighter purple so I didn't go full Violet Beauregarde! This is a mixture of H&M Matte lipstick in Landinski and Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Colour in Talk Flirty! It made a cute pinky purple moisturising lip colour that was a nice contrast to the deeper plum of the dress! 


We also went out for food whilst we were visiting and I thought I'd share our meal with you! We went to Bistro 8 in Blackwood (a little town in South Wales) and it was delicious! My man and I shared a starter of baked Camembert and then I chose Welsh ham baked in Cola for my main! 


We also had waffles for breakfast. Sunday perfection!

Lots Of Love,
KLJ x