Monday, 30 July 2012

Excited by Fashion?!

The New Gok Wan range at Simply Be. WHOA.

Did you know that Simply Be is going to launch a Bridal Range? I kid you not. Can that store BE any more amazing? Also, have you seen the latest Gok Wan pieces? Phwoar!

Right now I'm getting re-excited by fashion. In a strange turn this year - like many of you, I haven't (YET) been THAT excited by fashion. There are always exceptions - but when you see some of the same products being sold from AX Paris, Evans and Yours (with the Yours mark-up being OUTRAGEOUS) - it's hard to fall in love with current fashion, when such similar items are being sold across the board. 

Simply Be has offered some gorgeous pieces, like the coveted "Car Dress" and Evans had the amazing Celments Ribiero range... Suddenly though - in the last two weeks, I've been seeing the most stunning pieces come through and I'm getting excited for Autumn and Winter. Certainly - after my Anna Scholz post last week I've seen a bunch of things that have grabbed my attention and for the first time in almost a year - I've felt compelled to purchase from Asos Curve again. All this:

I've only ever bought ONE item from New Look, but I find myself super tempted by these two items from the New Look Inspire range:

And THIS by Carmakoma...

So ladies, I'm curious... How are you feeling about fashion right now? As I say - for me, it's been a slow year and I'm FINALY getting excited by fashion 2012. There HAVE been some great moments thus far this year - BUT - I've been waiting for brands to really kick our plus size fashions into gear and it feels like it's happening. There's a lot to look forward to. 

Oh yeah. 


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Next Up From Anna Scholz.

OMG, The LATEST Anna Scholz pieces are up on her site in these sexy new brochures! As soon as I got the email - I was screen grabbing, because I knew I had to share! There isn't too much that's REALLY exciting me about fashion at the moment - but when Anna releases new pieces and Collections - I swear, my heart starts to swoon. These items launch online next week - so check them out, I've pulled my faves from the White Label Collection. And if you just can't wait - Anna has a massive sale on at her site - right now! SWOON!!


New from Anna Scholz: the Autumn Winter 2012-2013 White Label and Black Label Collections. AW12-13

New from Anna Scholz: the Autumn Winter 2012-2013 White Label and Black Label Collections. AW12-13

New from Anna Scholz: the Autumn Winter 2012-2013 White Label and Black Label Collections. AW12-13



New from Anna Scholz: the Autumn Winter 2012-2013 White Label and Black Label Collections. AW12-13


Friday, 20 July 2012

Reader Request! A jumpsuit...


Truth be told, I'm a little bit "Hello Forehead" in these photos - but this is still an outfit post - so hopefully my noggin' won't distract you too much! 

This is the Simply Be Bespoke Coco Lace Back Jumpsuit. Truth be told, I will rarely have the back lace on show, because for me, this works best with my little shrug. The material is a soft jersey fabric and the design is kind of perfect for my curves. I like the faux wrap front and the V-neck is quite sexy and alluring all on it's own.

This was a very "un-Emma" purchase, to be honest. One of you gorgeous readers asked me to try a jumpsuit, so I bought this little number from Simply Be. It's really nice. I was unsure what to expect, so bought the garment in three different sizes to check out fit... Now to be honest - all of the sizes fit but just in different ways/levels of comfort; the 24 was a little loose in the breast, while the 20 was a little familiar through the crotch (what with the fact it was connected through the torso - body length plays a massive factor...) So I'm wearing a 22. The shape of this jumpsuit is really nice with a natural nip at the waist. I've emphasized structure with my Carmakoma belt and finished the look with shiny shoes, red lips, a bolero and minimal jewelry. I did end up putting a silver clip in my hair to even out my headyness!

I do like this jumpsuit and as you can see - I'm wearing it outside and have kept it! I WILL need to get used to it though!!

With a "new" fashion piece like this, my trying a few different sizes was a good idea, as it enabled me to look at fit, length, leg room, bust: my final fit was good, as it skimmed my skin and worked well through my curve. I admit, I do have bum hugger underwear on with this outfit, as the material of the jumpsuit is soft and light and mad me feel a little conscious through the rear... I was glad I wore some Sloggis, because it was a little cool that day and the extra layer of higher, tighter underwear felt warm, but also secure. Secure is a good word here... You see, a Jumpsuit is not a natural choice for me - and it did feel very strange to wear something floating that kind of skimmed on my body. You see, in this elusive Summer of ours, I've been wearing tights almost every day - and it was weird to move to such a light pant. That being said, the secure undies offered me a little more confidence, in what was - such a different choice.


By the time I got the hairclip in, I felt great and confident for my day...

If perhaps a little 1970s "key party".

Oh, Behave!

Em. x.

Monday, 2 July 2012

A Little Denim, via OSP's Summer Style Trials!

Boombands Em wearing Ellos. Available at One Stop Plus UK.

A while back, One Stop Plus contacted a group of bloggers and said - we supply the clothes, you supply the looks and then let's play fashion in our epic Summer Style Trials! So... here's my look:

Boombands Em wearing Ellos. Available at One Stop Plus UK.

We're talking bare knees (it IS Summer after all), denim dress, black petticoat (saucy), crochet cardigan and a flash of red. Almost everything I'm wearing is by the brand Ellos which is sold through One Stop Plus

So, my choices...

The denim dress. I've wanted a denim dress for years. When I was in my early 20s, I went to a Beach Resort with some girl friends and I was the only one who didn't own a denim dress... Obviously, it was no big deal to the girls I went away with - but for me, it was weird and when we all went out "dressed the same and ready to dance" (as you do on adventurous, youthful, girlie holidays) they all wore their Denim Dresses and I wore a jean-skirt and t-shirt. I felt awkward... I wanted a denim dress and if I'm honest would often covet them - but never took the plunge - so for me, for my Summer Style Trial - I went with the one Summer Item, I've wanted for years!

Boombands Em wearing Ellos. Available at One Stop Plus UK.

Also from One Stop Plus is my crochet cardigan, saucy black petticoat and flashy red belt. Sizing on the dress sees me wearing a 20/22 which was a little tight in the bust - but after initially trying the 24/26 and finding it quite big on my frame (dual sizing! ARGH!), this was a much nicer look. I LOVE this outfit actually and will wear it a lot. With the Petticoat, it also adds a layer of warmth in our cool UK Summer. My boots are knee high and my knees are pale and chubby.

This look is so fab, that I actually make this Aston Martin look hotter...

Boombands Em, with Aston Martin in OSP's Summer Style Trials.



Boombands Em wearing Ellos. Available at One Stop Plus UK.

The other bloggers in this OSP Challenge?

My Clothes: Dress / Petticoat / Cardigan / Belt 
All clothes now live in my wardrobe permanently, courtesy of OSP's Summer Style Trial