Looking how I want to look

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Top – Matalan

Blazer – Old Navy (gifted from a US friend)

Jeans – Junarose via Zalando

Shoes – New Look

Tote bag – Sammy Dress

As a fat woman, I often struggle to wear the outfits I really want to wear. So today I felt really good in my outfit because I looked how I wanted to look.  Hence the camera phone shot and my messy hair and scruffy spotty face!

I also think that as a fat woman you have to be creative to get those outfits. I spend far too much time hunting for particular items that are a pound a penny in “straight” sizes. Grey jeans are a prime example of this. Everywhere you look this spring summer, pale grey skinny jeans are in every shop on the high street – but try and find them for us fatties – not a chance! I have spent months looking and have only found two in the style I want – this pair from H&M and the Junarose pair I have on.

I love the clothes on Junarose but ordering and returning from the company is fiddly and expensive but Hanna pointed me in the direction of Zalando – a site which sells European brands and offers free delivery and returns so it’s a less expensive risk. Anyway – the risk paid off and the jeans fit beautifully!

Also – can we just spend a minute talking about Matalan? Now – the Rogers&Rogers collection is tiny and full of mostly crap. However it does from time to time have a gem. My current favourite cardigan is Rogers&Rogers (via eBay). My fabulous game show host sequin jacket is from Rogers&Rogers (via eBay again!) and so is the top I’m wearing today. I also picked up a lovely cream blazer which will be perfect during the warmer months.

Lastly – my handbag. I’ve been on a hunt for a tote bag for a while and when Sammy Dress contacted me asking me if I wanted to review an item, I opted for the bag. Its dirt cheap and has a weird chemically smell but its spacious and looks more expensive than it is.

So do you spend hours looking for certain items? Have you managed to find an outfit that is exactly how you want to dress?

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10 thoughts on “Looking how I want to look

  1. Boy, do I know what you are talking about! I picture an outfit in my head usually and then have to hunt high and low for the items to re-enact it in reality for a short fat bird…. Nightmare!!! And don’t even get me onto returns…. Lol! Love your blog x

  2. Yes, when I say I have thrown an casual outfit together, it means I had find clothing for 2-3 different stores and make it work.

  3. You look terrific! Really pulled-together. I’m loving grey right now and the navy really brings out your lovely blue eyes. As a weirdly-proportioned size 32 I’ve long given up trying to dress how I’d truly like to dress, opting instead for looking ‘presentable’. Plus, a lesson I learned long ago is; if it makes the size 16/18 model look like a sack of potatoes, then it’ll make a full-fatty like me look like the side of a barn.

  4. You look terrific! Really pulled-together. I’m loving grey right now and the navy really brings out your lovely blue eyes. As a weirdly-proportioned size 32 I’ve long given up trying to dress how I’d truly like to dress, opting instead for looking ‘presentable’. Plus, a lesson I learned long ago is; if it makes the size 16/18 model look like a sack of potatoes, then it’ll make a full-fatty like me look like the side of a barn.

    • Hi Jane! thanks for your comment. When you say “weirdly proportioned” what do you mean? I bet with some helpful hints on where to get things you’d be able to dress how you want.

  5. Love this look. I think Junarose jeans are amazing, I now have about 7 pairs…. these grey ones are fab on you! Never heard of Zalando, sounds like a winner though for my jeans obsession!

    • I haven’t been able to fit in any other Junarose jeans … I tried their “slim” ones – in green – and couldn’t get them to do up! :( but I might have to get another pair of these babies.

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