Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Missguided+ range - my thoughts & best pieces

Missguided, Missguided+, launch, plus size, crushed velvet dress, long sleeved, red, burgundy, partywear

As a size 14-16 I'm just inside the threshold for being able to shop at straight sized stores, except that is for Missguided. I haven't been a particular fan of theirs in the past because I've found their sizes come up ludicrously small and then their ridiculous customer service and returns policy have just put me off completely. It's a shame because I think their clothes are really affordable and my style. As I've spoken about before, if you're plus sized it's extremely hard to get trend led pieces at affordable prices so I was excited that Missguided had not only decided to take notice of this audience, but gave  me the chance to size up if their straight range came up too small (which it always does).

It's great to see someone following in Boohoo's footsteps and bringing girly and glam style for everyone. My overall assessment of the range is it's a good start but it's got a way to go. There are some great autumn/winter colours and some really nice day to night pieces but what it's missing first of all is real variety. Boxy tops are everywhere. I also was hoping to see some of their glitzy party wear but that was also noticeably absent.

I've gathered together a few of my picks from the collection. I'd love to know what you think of the collection, do you think more retailers should be offering clothes in plus sizes ? You can find the full Missguided+ range here.

Thanks for reading

1. Checked Coat with Pleather Sleeves 2. Models T-Shirt & Contrast Leggings 3. Khaki Trousers 4. Leather Midi Dress

Missguided, Missguided+, launch, plus size, tartan, checked coat, red, leather sleeves, leather contrast panel leggings, models name t shirt, khaki loose fitting trousers, tapered leg, plether, leather panel, bodycon, midi dress, black

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Autumn Boho | Topshop OOTD

autumn, boho, ootd, white, cream, faux fur gilet, waistcoat, khaki, topshop
It's not often I'll go head to toe (make that ankle) in Topshop, I usually find them a bit hit or miss to me given that I am not the target demographic. After years of hearing all about their Leigh jeans I thought I'd take my chance with my Debenhams voucher to pick up a pair along with some other pieces I spotted looking foxy on the mannequin.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Kate Spade for Nails Inc in New York Noir

kate spade, nails inc, new york noir, glossy black nail polish,

Ever since the days of Smash Hits where I used to collect popstar pencil tins I have always loved a magazine freebie. As my mags got more grown up, so did the gifts and this is one of my favourites from recently. Glamour quite often give away some great polishes but often the shades can be pretty hit or miss. But this collection from Kate Spade didn't contain a single dud.