Top – Matalan
Blazer – Old Navy (gifted from a US friend)
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?