November Snapshot

November 30, 2010

Everything got a little festive this month. Awful snow aside, I decorated my room with a tiny pink tree and some Santa ornaments (dreadfully early but I wanted to get my enjoyment out of them)! The lights were turned on in Leeds with an amazing fireworks display and a performance from McFly. The German markets have also come to town which means lots of alcohol and yummy popcorn. Fabulous! I also attended my first Carnage (immense) and presented my first presentation (tragic).

Aside from my family coming to visit, the highlight of the month has to be seeing Harry Potter! ~AMAZING! If you haven't already, go and see it ;)

With a lack of funds and uni deadlines approaching, I fear December is going to be dire. Roll on Christmas!

Listening to: Adele, Willow Smith, John Mayer, Nelly, Ellie Goulding & NSYNC

Reading: far too many magazines

Watching: HARRY POTTER OMG! Dexter, Modern Family & Gossip Girl.

Buying: winter warmers, rings & coffee.

Wanting: the snow to disappear.

Trying: to love life again!

Loving: my family coming to visit ♥

Planning: to get immersed in uni work

Making: home made chips nomm

Writing: my Christmas list

Inspired by: the blogging community ♥


How did November shape up for you?

Presents In The Post

November 29, 2010


When my mum came up this weekend, she brought my post up and this little gift was included in the pile. I won this fabulous ring in Amanda's giveaway. I have an obsession with rings at the moment so this was a perfect surprise! I love the Martini sticker on the packaging too, so cute :D Thank you bb ♥

NOTW: Polka Dots & Glitter

Polka Dots & Glitter

In an effort to cheer myself up, I painted my nails my favourite colour and added some spots & sparkle! I've been sticking to nail strengthener this last month as my nails are in terrible condition but it doesn't seem to have worked :(

Any tips on how to strengthen nails?

Want Of The Week

November 24, 2010


I adore this cape! After seeing it on Nicolette I routinely checked ASOS hoping it would be added to the Curve collection and I wasn't disappointed! Now if only I had a spare £75...

What're your thoughts on the cape trend?

We Love Colours Review

November 22, 2010

Hey loves!

we Love Colors

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely people over at We Love Colors offering the chance to review a pair of tights. As I said in a previous post, I've yet to see a negative review about their tights, so I was excited to try them out for myself.

Tights 2

Like many, I find it a chore trying to find tights that fit. Not only am I plus size but I have a 36" inside leg, so most tights are either too short or too tight! We Love Colors Plus Sized Tights come in 51 different colours with a choice of 4 sizes. Clearly mistaking myself for a child, I chose white to try and live out my fantasy of being Susan from Miracle On 34th Street! Even though I should fall under the C/D sizing, I've read that it's best to size up so I went all out and got the EE. Which, considering they can pull right up over my boobs, probably wasn't the best idea! Rather too big than too small though and the extra length in the leg means that the white is more opaque.


Having tried them out for myself, I'm going to add to the list of positive reviews and recommend We Love Colors! Although at $15 a pair, they're not cheap, in comparison to Evan's tights, they fit true to size and are supersoft!

We Love Colours are currently offering free shipping to Ireland on orders over $30. Just enter WELOVEIRELAND at the checkout :)

Forever 21 UK!

November 14, 2010


Forever 21 arrived in the UK on Friday with a flagship store opening in Birmingham. For those like me who couldn't make it, the UK site has just launched! Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be too much on offer at the moment but with free shipping on orders over £50 and 10% off when you sign up to their newsletter, it's worth a look! :)

Free Shipping!

November 12, 2010

'Enjoy FREE Shipping
on orders over $30 for the next 10 days!
Just enter gift code
WELOVEUK at checkout.
Starts today and ends November 20th
at 11:59 PM EST!'

We Love Colors is an American based company specialising in hosiery and dance wear for men, women and children. With a selection of socks and tights in over 50 colours there's something for everyone! Gabi, Beth and Carla have all given glowing reviews so now would be the perfect time to shop! :)

Want Of The Week

November 10, 2010

After weeks of waiting, ASOS Curve seems to have gotten it's act together and put up new stock! With the gorgeous dresses and winter warmers currently available, I'm tempted to say it was worth the wait! These dresses are my favourite, the scalloped hem detailing and peter pan collar are perfection. I can't decide which one I need more!

What do you think of the latest additions?

& I'm Looking Like A Fool Again

Dress: ASOS Curve, Cardigan: New Look Inspire, Tights: Primark

After wrestling a bookshelf around my room, stacking up boxes, balancing on my bed, standing on the desk and getting increasingly irate, I finally managed to take some (admittedly shoddy) outfit of the day pictures.

I am so in love with this dress! It's now sold out but I got it for £8 in the ASOS sale and everything about it is perfection; the fit, the length and even the zipper detail on the back. I've been living in this and the lace trim smock dress.

I'm still having issues over things I mentioned in this post. I'm not too sure how I feel about myself or my blog these days but I love blogging too much to give it up. I reckon I should stop moping, get over myself and get on with it, ey?

I hope everyone enjoyed bonfire weekend! I loved the fireworks, unfortunately my camera didn't...

Lanvin ♥ H&M

November 06, 2010

After months of hype, leaked videos and a blogger contest, the Lanvin for H&M collection is set to drop November 23rd. Exalted as the most anticipated collaboration yet, there's talk of stampedes and outright carnage once this hits stores!

Unsurprisingly it's been rumoured that the collection won't go past a UK18 but with the recent expansion of their main range's sizing, fingers crossed! Personally I'm not enamoured with the collection. Aside from the blazer and tulle dress (both of which I can't afford!), there's nothing that jumps out at me as a must have. In fact, my favourite things about the collection are the bags it comes in! So I may join the masses after all...

What're your thoughts on the collection? Love it or loathe it?

Trip To Yours Clothing


On Monday I, along with Lauren, Devon, Georgina, Kat and Carla, took a trip to the Yours Clothing headquarters in Peterborough. As Georgina, Lauren, Kat and Carla have already written thorough posts about the events of the day, I won't go into it too much!

After meeting up at the train station, we met Leigh and were taken to Yours Clothing where we were given a yummy lunch and some background information about the company. The entire day was wonderfully informal and it was great to sit and chat about something we're all invested in. We took the time to describe our blogs and our inspiration for blogging and it was lovely hearing the different stories behind them.

After spending the majority of the day discussing everything relating to plus size fashion, Leigh showed us around the warehouse and we got to play dress up with the clothes!

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed myself! It was great to find out that Yours Clothing is as passionate about plus size fashion as we are and seem to be in agreement about what we should expect from retailers. Leigh was open to ideas about the future of Yours and was enthusiastic about working with the blogging community. There was even mentions of opening a flagship store in London, so fingers crossed!

October Snapshot

November 01, 2010

This month has been a whirlwind of shopping, partying, travelling and trying to adjust to uni life. I've finally settled in and couldn't love living away from home any more! I'm not too sure how I feel about the uni aspect of uni yet though! It's all a bit boring...

For me, October ended with a quick visit home and a series of Halloween parties. What did you dress up as? I'm sad to say, I hate fancy dress so this year I pulled out the generic (read: lame) witch costume, which I also happened to wear last year ;)

Listening to: Pop punk

Reading: So many boring uni things...

Watching: Modern Family & Gossip Girl

Buying: Train tickets, headphones, jackets, shoes...

Wanting: a job/money

Trying: not to kill my flatmate

Loving: uni life!

Planning: to get back on the blogging bandwagon

Making: Veggie sausages, mash & gravy nommm

Writing: An essay ;(

Inspired by: the blogging community ♥

How did October shape up for you?