Pay Day Wish List – July

I’m still not shopping (much) but if I was, I’d be all over these bad boys:

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Embellished Stripe Kimono, £70 ~ Pleated Midi Skirt in Polka Dot, £35 ~ T-shirt with Embellish Watermelon Badges, £18
This rainbow brite sequin dream coat is literally everywhere at the moment and boy is it stunning! I do feel it’s overpriced however, and in the real world I just know I’d be shedding scales all over the shop but a girl can dream and imagine herself swirling about from event to event in this fun piece, can’t she? (Ha, like I do events!).

The polka dot skirt is just dreamy and I feel like it could be dressed in several ways so would make a great wardrobe stable. Watermelons are bang on for the Summer (and always as far as I’m concerned) so this is a good buy too and with a bargainous pricetag. It would also go very well with another item I’ve included further down this post…

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Pyjama Floral Print Blouse, £34 with matching Wide Leg Trousers, £38 ~ Boohoo Plus Paisley Print Swing Dress, £16 ~ Bomber Jacket with Zip Detail, £55
The thing with the pyjama co-ords is that I would look like I’d rolled straight out of bed, it’s a gift I have and in a IRL situation there’s no way I would be able to pull it off. But I still like it and I love the idea of rocking posh PJs all day long.

This dress is super cute but I agree with the Internet Fat Community who bemoan the lack of options for us big women. Swing dresses and cold-fucking-shoulders all the way. Do better plus size brands!

As for this dusky pink bomber, I featured something very similar last month but this one looks infinitely more wearable tbh. I think it’s a great piece.

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Deckchair Striped Pyjama Set, £24 ~ Alice & You Boyfriend Jean with Floral Embroidery, £39 ~ Alice & You Floral Print Tea Dress, £30
I’ve said it before and I will say it a hundred times more: ASOS Curve do the best pyjamas, hands down. These new deckchair print ones need to be mine NOW.

These jeans are a little different for me and I’m not entirely sure the fit would work on my body shape but they’re pretty (and would be ace with the watermelon tee, above). I might try this style someday.

Annnnnd finally… Wow, another floral skater dress, Christa, how groundbreaking! I just like it, okay?

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So these are my lust objects of the month and I’m hoping some of them are still available when I’m in a position to shop again. If they’re not though, it’s cool – it just wasn’t meant to be!

What are you digging at the moment? ❤

All I Want for Christmas is Stuff

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Men in Silky Kimonos

I thought I’d aim for a more light-hearted post after the moodiness of the last. Those damn swimming pools.

One of Little Mix* (I nonchalantly pretend I don’t know which one but of course I do, it was Jade) tweeted her Christmas list and I thought it was a cool idea.

So here’s my fantasy Crimble wishlist (complete with links and imagery, just sayin’ Mystery Benefactor…):

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Dress – Bag – Faux Fur Coat, all ASOS

So that’s me. Coveting lots and lots of fabulous shit as usual. Obviously this post is somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I do know the true meaning of Christmas… food and Pixar movies, amiright?

So, what are your Christmas wishes this year?

*Bloody love Little Mix

A Little Miss Guided

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This is not me (via Unsplash)

It’s with a start that I realise I haven’t done my annual Autumn-loving post and it’s already mid-way through October. I mean, who am I anymore?

I don’t, however, think there’s much I can add to previous posts that hasn’t already been said. Pumpkin Spice Latte, chunky knit scarves, crunchy leaves – you know the drill by now.

So I thought I’d do something a little different (ish) and blog about clothes (I won’t lie, mostly inspired by Tatty’s great Layering post). I know I do this semi-regularly when I talk about my ASOS wishlist (well I’ve done it twice) but I thought I’d mix it up and talk about one of my favourite plus-size brands, Missguided.

As I type this I am posed with the question: if a clothing brand offers a plus-size range, does that make it a plus-size brand, or must it cover only plus-sizes to qualify? I guess the the answer is: who actually cares? As long as there’s enough material to go around my ample body. Which there seldom is with ‘regular’ brands but that’s another post for another day, yo.

So, to my top picks from Missguided’s new plus-size range:

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Asymmetric Shirt, £28
Printed Silk Shirt Dress, £28
Checked Shirt Dress, £30

Oh em gee, check out these over-sized shirt/dresses! I particularly yearn for the gorgeous print of the middle number, look at that wonderful autumn palette. Want.

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Skull Print Jersey Dress, £20
Suede Slit Front Midi, £28
Drop Hem Cap Sleeve Chiffon Top, £25

What office wardrobe doesn’t need a little injection of the macabre round Halloween? Plus, that skirt is to die for. TDF!

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Slinky Wrap Dress, £30
Faux Leather Skater Skirt, £20
Cape Dress, £35

Christmas Season will soon be upon us and I’m pretty sure I’ve worn the same dress (or v. similar) to our work’s do two years running. This year I think I’ll treat myself. The green and red dresses aren’t my usual style but what’s a party for if not to go against the grain? I happen to believe I would rock the shit out of both. The leather skirt is just cute, I’d dress it down with a casual tee.

So these are the items I’m most coveting right now. I actually really enjoy Missguided from a quality and design point of view. It might not be the largest range yet, in comparison to ASOS Curve (The Queen of Fat Fashion) but it’s a start.

It feels to me as though the plus garments have actually been thought about and constructed with the body in mind. I’m not actually that sure what the fuck I’m talking about, just that the few things I’ve picked up from the range in the past have been spot on. So I definitely intend to shop here more (any time you want to stand up and be acknowledged, Mystery Benefactor, I’m ready).

I will say that the website is dreadful and needs a lot of work. (Don’t worry, I’ve helpfully tweeted to tell them my thoughts). But from a value/customer service/quality/selection/sizing point of view, they’re doing okay.

Great accessories too.

Oh, and if you’re looking for a little creative inspiration, check out the new Missguided offices. Who wouldn’t feel positive taking a meeting in the Unicorn Stable?

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Anyone got a pencil? (Via Missguided)
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Swing out, sister (Via Missguided)