There a few trends I will be buying into, the first one leopard print (It's never out of fashion in my world!) and the second is velvet. I really didn't think I would like velvet, and SOME of it does still revoke memories of Prince, (or whatever he's called these days, I think he's reverted back to Prince?) but I think if it's done subtly, it can look really nice. (This is my opinion, of what suits me, if you wanna go out in a purple velvet catsuit, then please do)
This Velvet dress is perfect! Bang on trend and can be dressed up or down. (However, out of stock in my size, and following a chat with Stephanie, who I know was also wanting it, it hasn't been seen in store either!)If this dress comes back into stock, it will be mine! I did however, find some great pieces in Primark. If you are a smaller plus size, there are some fab velvet dresses and blazers. I found this beauty:
AND for only £5! I can squeeze my size 20 bum into this, and this is a size 18. I'm sure if you were bigger it would fit too, as it's quite stretchy. I'm about 5ft 6 and a bit, and if I wear it on my waist where I would normally wear it, it's quite short, but personally, I like the length of it.
I LOVE LEOPARD PRINT. I have honestly loved and been wearing leopard print since I was about 17/18. I guess you could say I was kind of emo/scene before a name was invented for it all! I adore it, it is by far my favourite print. I think it's a print that's never really out of style.
I bought this coat from New Look Inspire. When I saw it in the 'straight size' range, I actually did a little gasp from across the shop and tried on the 18, which unfortunately didn't fit (I knew it wouldn't, but hey, I tried, you never know) I hope and prayed this would go into the Inspire range, and when I saw it, I HAD to have it.
On the left is the hook and eye fastening of the coat, and the right is a close up of the material. Very excited about wearing this, and am going to wear it with everything in my wardrobe!
I'm not a brand snob or a labels snob AT ALL. If something fits me, and I like it, I buy it. I think supermarkets have really upped their game in the last few years in terms of fashion pieces, and I often browse Tesco and Asda (Part of the Wal Mart group for my American readers) for clothes. I find they offer a reasonably wide range of sizes too. Tesco goes up to a size 22, and has a plus size range that goes from 16-28, and Asda goes up to a size 24, with some pieces (very limited on the website, unfortunately) goes up to a size 28 as well. As well as offering some fashion pieces, you can also pick up some really good basics. I picked these leopard print flats up from Asda:
I'm really pleased these go up to a size 9. I am normally a size 8 (a 7 in Evans wider fit) but sometimes I find an 8 is slightly too small, so it's nice to have an option to buy a 9. These were only £6. They also have zebra print, and an array of patent colours as well. I think I'm going to buy the red ones next....