MeandI Plus Size Summer Clothes & Evans Shoe Sales!

The last few days have been SO HOT you would think we were abroad!

I’ve had to get some clothes that suit this climate and managed to find some great, affordable bits and wanted to share them with you!

I came across MeandI, a Swedish clothing company that features women’s, baby and kids clothes. They’re all sustainably and ethically produced clothes and have some cool, unique designs which is what first caught my eye.

The company was created by two mums in 2004, as they wanted to produce clothes that would last for kids in particular, but that were also stylish. As well as being a great site to get clothes from, MeandI also offer mums the chance to make some money themselves (always a plus with me!).

For £100 you can start your own business with them by hosting parties and events to sell their clothes and you get 20% commission on everything you sell. You also get discounts on anything you want to buy which is always handy.

I like the quality of the fabrics and the finish of the garments. You can tell they are made well and should therefore last.

I got some boyfriend jeans in the sale which are a size smaller than usual as an incentive to shed the pounds. Thankfully I have started an exercise regime this week so it’s looking good!

I also got a lovely maxi dress which is keeping me cool during this humid weather. Considering I’m so tall it still goes down past my ankles so I’m very impressed! It fits well and the straps are adjustable which is really handy.

MeandI Clothing Review
My New Maxi Dress

Preparing for winter…

And guess who else has a sale?! House of Fraser have reduced lots of their boots and these include ones that can fit my big size 10’s!

I got these black Biker Ankle Boots which have a zip fastening and two buckles. They have a very low, wide heel which is perfect for me as I can find high heels difficult to walk in.

They are very comfortable, if a bit wide for my feet, but I will just have to double up on the socks which I’m sure I will want to do judging by our recent winters!

House of Fraser Boots by Evans
My New Biker Boots

I chose black because they will go with anything I wear and they hide the mud and dirt better, and trust me my feet always seem to find the dirtiest paths to step on.

They also have sandals on sale, so I may well be ordering some more from them as it’s so hard to find women’s shoes in my size!

I was sent these products to test for the purpose of this review. No payment was received and all opinions are honest and my own. 

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My Summer Handbag Wishlist

My addiction love of handbags has unfortunately had to take a backseat for the past four years since having a child, but it doesn’t stop me looking and wishing!

When the sun finally decides to make an appearance I want to be out on my local beach, walking along the promenade and strolling through the city’s shops with a gorgeous handbag on my arm.

So I’ve been having a little browse online and am impressed with the selection of tote bags House of Fraser have at the moment.

I am a Fiorelli ADDICT so bags from their current range are top of my wishlist. The last time I bought one of their bags was during my pregnancy as the last gift to myself before I became a broke single parent. I treasure that bag, as well as the other Fiorelli bags that these days hardly see the light of day.

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My favourite Fiorelli’s are:

Mia Multicoloured Medium Tote Bag– I love the bold, diagonal lines on this bag and it is similar to a satchel shape with the optional shoulder strap which only adds to its favour for me. It is a good size, so I could fit a lot of my everyday bits in it as well as have room for more when I’m browsing the shops.

Emme Pink Medium Grab Tote Bag– Love the baby pink colour of this bag with the hints of gold on the handles. Pastel shades are my favourite for the summer months.

Trixie Multicoloured Large Tote Bag– I really like this bag purely because it is so different from the styles and patterns I’m used to seeing from Fiorelli. I have recently started to get into the more retro, vintage floral look with the tea dresses I have been buying so this would match them nicely!

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My favourite Michael Kors are:

Selma Pink Tote Bag– I also love this one for it’s pastel pink shade.

Portia Pink Small Shoulder Bag– This is a bold pink which I would love to team up with a white maxi dress to let the colour pop out.

Carine Red Shoulder Bag– This is not my usual style but that’s why I love it. The deep red and the pattern works well when you want a handy, but pretty mini shoulder bag when out on a summer’s evening.

And last but by no means least, a DKNY bag…

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DKNY Saffiano Orange Tote Bag-I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bold orange colour and that it resembles the satchel shape which many of my bags are.

I can see myself using this for pretty much all summer outfits I own, for night and daytime use as it is just lush!

What’s your handbag wishlist for this summer?

Review: Elena Miro Top

Until recently I was completely unaware that House of Fraser have a huge plus size department on their website!

They feature many top plus-size brands including Evans, Studio 8 and Elena Miro and they even have a small selection of footwear that are UK size 10 so I shall now be browsing this section regularly.

I was sent a lovely top from Elena Miro to try as this is a brand I have never come across. It is a size 14 which I was already nervous about trying as I haven’t been that size for about five years now, but IT FITTED!

Elena Miro

I have been working out a fair bit for that last three months so this possibly helped (a lot) as the top is a silky material so there isn’t any stretching that can done to expand it.

I love the colours, the mixture of mint green, black and white work well and I really like how there are different designs on the sleeves, back and front of the top.

The cut is quite flattering with a rounded edge on the bottom of the top and it’s definitely a well-made, good quality product that compliments the plus size shape in my opinion.

This top could be combined with some leggings for a casual look or some black jeans and heels for a night out. The light, silky material felt lovely on my skin and I would wear it for nights out because it would hopefully stop me overheating!

The top was sent to me to test for the purpose of this review. No payment was made and all opinions are honest and my own.