Posts Tagged ‘ polka dot ’

Summertime!

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Dress: Pepperberry
Shoes: Clarks
Belt: Topshop via eBay
Bag: vintage via eBay

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PZI Jeans

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Jeans – the bane of a curvy girls life. But for no longer! This is the outfit I wore on Saturday morning when I rushed myself to my local Parcelforce depot in order to collect my parcel before it shut and, unsure about the weather that morning, I threw these on without a though.

These are my PZI jeans. PZI is an American company that specifies in jeans for the curvier woman of today and I have to say, the results are pretty fabulous. These are their straight leg dark wash jeans and, though they are a little bit baggy on me (I did buy it off a friend from eBay) you can see how it skims my legs and bum – something that’s really all too hard to find for me when I shop for jeans on the high street. The best part of it? It actually goes in again at my waist! That 10 inch difference between my waist and my hips beautifully enclosed in these jeans without me needing to use a belt. It’s like pure magic and it makes me wonder why I spent so many years wearing badly fitting jeans where I had an extra 6+ inches at the waist just because otherwise I couldn’t get my ample rear into them!

Now as a general rule, I try not to wear a lot of jeans or trousers. But a great fitting pair of jeans is a must for every girl’s wardrobe and I’m thrilled that PZI can fill that niche for me.

Oh, and please excuse that awful face I’m making in this photo – DH was already at work and I was running around like a maniac trying to find some ID.

Top: Dorothy Perkins
Jeans: PZI Jeans

 

Going mad for polka dots

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Why is a dot, by itself just a dot? But when it is with other dots it suddenly becomes a polka dot?

I’ve been going a bit polka dot mad lately, must be the weather! This particular dress is from Pepperberry’s summer collection – the spotty day dress. And it has some amazing things going for it.

Firstly, and most noticeably when you put it on. It’s a great fabric. Almost chiffon like and it’s lined as well. It is a fitted dress but there’s a bit of give in the skirt which I love. The straps are also adjustable depending on how much leg vs. cleavage you want to show – as I’m quite wide set in the boobs area I opted for leg for work but I have to say, did catch some friends staring at my chest today, regardless! And theres also little bra placement holders if you don’t want to advertise what bra you’re wearing to the world!

I sized up in the “curviness” size for this dress so anyone who regularly shops with Bravissimo/Pepperberry may want to do the same. And of course, loving the polka dot print!

Dress: Spotty Day Dress from Pepperberry (12 Super Curvy)
Coat: All weather mac from Bravissimo (12 Really Curvy)
Shoes: Clarks
Necklace: Duty Free in Australia approx four years ago

eBay’d Up

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I’ve already spoken about how much I love polka dots and when I saw the lovely Georgina Horne modelling this dress on her blog Fuller Figure, Fuller Bust I had to have it! Unfortunately for me, this dress was in Bravissimo in 2007, well before I got into their clothing.

Thankfully though, readers, there is a little website known as eBay.

Now there is some folks who disapprove of eBay and prefer not to use it, that’s fine. I, however, am all about recycling and I think selling clothes off to try and recoup some money back after a few years and for the garment to go to a good home is a great way to recycle. As a consumer you can find great bargains on there and you can save searches and have eBay email you daily when new items that match your search come up (though I don’t recommend just putting in a popular brand name as there can be over 100 items added every day with that brand name in their description!).

This particular outfit is all “recycled” clothing items from eBay (except the shoes, of which, sadly I don’t remember what I was wearing and I own around 3 pairs of black ballerina pumps) and, though the dress is actually probably a half size too big for me, with the belt I think I can get away with it.

Dress: Satin Spot Dress from Bravissimo via eBay
Belt: Topshop via eBay

What do you think about recycling clothes? Do you prefer to send your unwanted garments to charity or do you try to recoup some of your losses and sell them second hand?

Polka Dot Prom Dress

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I’ve got to say, I’m a bit of a sucker for polka dots, so when this gorgeous beauty came along from newly rebranded Bravissimo’s clothing range, Pepperberry I had to snap it up! I always know when I’ve made a good choice when my boss and my boss’s boss compliments me on my outfit!

Dress: Spot Prom Dress from Pepperberry
Shoes: Clarks
Belt: Topshop via eBay