Sister-Style: Awards Night

Check out my little sister’s style in this first of many Sister-Style posts!

Nat attended an awards bash last night for her company, and she won an award! Her prize? A gorgeous Raymond Weil watch- clearly I work in the wrong industry!

The dress she wore flatters her tall, curvy frame, as it helps enhance her hourglass figure, whilst elegantly showing off her waist and cleavage.

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I love this dress, which is from Quiz at Debenhams (£64.99), because it would cover up my baby-weight belly, and the silver shimmer and very detailed sections would help me stand out from the crowd!

Nat teamed the dress with a cute oversized purse by Debut, also at Debenhams, which cost £18.

This is definitely a dress I am going to be begging to borrow once I’ve shed a few pounds!

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My Posh Date Outfit

This week I went on a date with a lovely guy I met from my safari dating last week, and I wanted to show you the outfit I chose for the occasion!

He took me for dinner and to the theatre, so I thought I’d better make an effort!

I wore a stunning dress by plus size designer, Verpass, which I bought from a gorgeous, Brighton plus size boutique called Emma Plus. They’re looking to start selling through their webpage nationally, and they even make alterations to the clothes to fit your individual size!

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Me Posing After The Date

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Selfie of the Dress!

I bought the dress in their January sale, and the lovely ladies even gave me a further discount: the dress was originally worth £179, and I got it for under £40! You can tell it’s designer from it’s beautiful stitching to it’s expensive fabric.

The dress is grey, white and neon pink, and to give myself more of an hour-glass shape, I added a black and pink belt I bought in the recent Yours sale for around £3.

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Belt from Yours Clothing

I painted my nails with silver and red sparkles, and teamed the whole outfit with black kitten heels and a black and silver handbag.

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My Sparkly (short) Nails!

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Me After The Date- Cat That Got The Cream!

As you can tell from the smile on my face after the date, I had a lovely time, and I seemed to turn a lot of heads so I need to start wearing dresses more often!

It just goes to show us plus size girls can look HOT- let’s hope my date agreed!

Would love to see pics of your great date outfits for inspiration, feel free to add them to the comments section below!

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Claire Tries Vintage!

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Me attempting to model for my camera whilst it balanced on my window!

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I put my Scarlett & Jo dress with some grey wedge heels from New Look

Now that I’m getting back onto the dating scene, I’ve been rummaging through my rather unflattering wardrobe and decided I need to start dressing with some style to feel more confident and attractive!

Thankfully, Scarlett & Jo have come to my rescue, by sending me this beautiful dress from their new Spring Romance collection for Evans.

The new collection celebrates Scarlett & Jo’s one year anniversary, and the range has a vintage 1940s and 50s theme, ranging from tea dresses to retro prom dresses, all of which seem to flatter my mummy curves!

This beautiful dress is their black retro wrapfront midi dress, which features a retro, swirled pattern, and I can tell it has been well made from its gorgeous, thick fabric, to it’s lovely empire seam detail. It has back ties for underneath the bust, and even small shoulder pSAM_0622ads to help create the classic hour-glass figure I crave so much!

I love this midi-length dress, as it covers the tops of my arms, and reaches my knees (two areas I prefer to hide), and it has a very flattering cut.  The only thing that would make it look better would involve me growing a decent-sized cleavage to suit the v-shaped, plunging neckline (plastic surgeons please feel free to get in touch).

Scarlett & Jo say their mission is to “inspire and express both personality and confidence” and I think they’ve achieved this with the spring romance range. I feel that confident in this dress that I intend to wear this to my first dating experience this week, and I’m already eyeing up others in this fab collection for my future dates!

To see reviews of other dresses in the range on Scarlett & Jo’s website.

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My Bargain of the Week!

I’m on a very tight budget as a single parent to my ever-growing, and ever-eating toddler, so it’s rare I ever buy things for myself these days, which is why I adore sales!

During a lunch break, I popped into Sainsbury’s with a colleague, and noticed they still had some remnants from their January sales. I avoided the sales this year, because I cannot be doing with big crowds and a screaming toddler, so this was a lovely surprise!

There was only half a clothes rail of sale items left, which is why my bargain was so easy to spot. It’s one of them items where you can’t tell from looking at it on the hanger whether it will suit you or not, but I spotted it had inbuilt tummy control, so headed straight to the changing rooms!

After much squeezing, tuggy and gasps, I managed to get it on (and then realised it’s a size lower than I currently am!) and was very pleased with the results.

1389800659640The dress is from the Gok Wan ‘Gok for Tu’ range, and I love how there is ruffling around the stomach to make

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it less obvious (but yes I know it is still evidently there!) and there are even tiny shoulder pads which help balance out my body shape.

I’m still nowhere near confident enough to wear a short dress with my chunky thighs on show, but I think it will look gorgeous with some black leggings.

So how much of a bargain did I get I hear you ask… It was reduced from £35 to £10.50, which I think is pretty impressive!

Have you found a great bargain recently? If so, contact me and let me know!

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