Scarlet & Jo new retro stuff

So I’ve not been feeling overly well this week and have bit picked up a rather nasty bug. So it was nice to get a name mention from an interview ( link here) I’d completed with Giffi Fields early in the year in the recent Scarlet & Jo blog where they are featuring pictures of bloggers  in the new AW15 collections.

Now one thing I just need to know  – where was my invite Giffi my love, ha ha?

If you follow me on pinterest you’ll know I love gardening veggies and flowers. In fact I’ve just put a new flower bed in place and put up lots of hanging baskets I’m really turning into a gardening health freak :0) . I do have some summer items that have flowers on but  I’m really not over-ally girly flowery type person.

I’m certainly not interested in a AW15 collection that has tons of flower prints and girly elegant long ball gowns and maxis.  I’m more a rock type chick with a bit of paisley 70s mixed in :0) .  So I was very pleased to see this tunic, this is definitely one of my favorite looks from Scarlet & Jo modeled via a rather cutsie blogger Mrs Bebe

The garment is described as a keyhole tunic, in monochrome ( black & white)  , it features kimono style elbow length sleeves with a slight flare from the waist. The tunic quite happily sits on the mid thigh or if you are vertically challenged (its a  joke don’t kill me) could sit on or around the knee area.

I’m not aware of the fabric please Giffi let it be silk or a cotton mix ( pretty please)  – hate fabrics made from polyester, they can be so hot.  The tunic anyway to me, seems to  emit tones of retroism, I’d pair it with a gorgeous pair of suede boots, I’d probably add wine colored boots  ( theres some nice ones in Evans currently)  maybe a floppy hat to mix in the 70s theme.   Well I  love it just needs my body in it,  nice tunic Giffi my old chum, keep them coming x.

I also like the pattern and top half on this dress, its a maxi and has the paisley print I love, as its a maxi its not for me but if it was above knee length or just a peplum top I’d be all over it  as I really dig the neckline and sleeves.  I suppose I could cut the bottom off and work my personal magic on it for my style requirements. But then would I offend lovely Giffi and his team mmm probably !.  Instead I’ll ask pretty please for a top or shorter dress in a similar style or a tunic that I can wear with a leather jacket would be super dupa :0) .  The gorgeous girlie in the pic is of course the stunning Mayah  ( sorry darling dont know what your blog name is) .  So out of the AW15 collection I like 1.5 items not bad for me really as I can be super critical.

The stunning Mayah sure knows how to work a maxi.

Thanks for reading ( unless your not then your loss :0) kisses xxxxxxx)


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Fashion Event – The Curve Fashion Festival

Hey all , I’ve had news of a great event called “The Curve Fashion Festival” on the 26tth of September at Manchester Central convention centre.  No need to tell you how very excited I am to say its being held in Manchester ( only an hour from me yipee) .  This is what is says on the website just cant wait – see you all there xxxxx


The biggest brands in plus size retail from over the world will gather under one roof for the ultimate shopping experience.   Confirmed brands include ASOS, Boohoo, Evans and New Look amongst others! Head to the catwalk shows to watch international top models strut their stuff in the latest high street trends. If that’s not enough, why not join our celebrity panelists as they take to the stage to talk all things fashion, media and the future of plus size! Meet with your idols, inspirations and blogger gurus throughout the day with their pop up meet and greet sessions in the Fashion Hall.Tess Holliday, Hayley Hasselhoff, Style Me Curvy Blogger Louise O’Reilly and Nicolette Mason are just a few of the people you can meet at the Curve Fashion Festival! On site spa, champagne bar and afternoon tea restaurant are just some of the ways you can relax during the fun packed day of this ticket only event​​”

The Curve Fashion Festival



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Review of Taking Shape Outfit

I had the pleasure of modelling for the fashion brand Taking Shape at Southport Fashion Show in March 2015.  As part of that show I was gifted a £25.00 voucher which I used to put towards the purchase of a pair of trousers.  The trousers are a jersey material in a mad pattern of blues, blacks and whites, they are a great length I purchased them in a size 18 and I am 5:8 so great for a tallish lady like myself.

After catching the Taking Shape bug  I bought a few other tops including the one in the picture which has a diagonal hem that skims my thigh to knee together with a super chic cowl neck and short sleeves.  The fabric is a black lace semi see through so great chance to pop some colorful underwear underneath I wore green :0) or if you’re shy you could wear a cami. I paired the overall look with some cool sandals from this seasons SS15 at Evans.

I absolutely love this look I wore it recently to a wedding I was one of the photographers, it was such a smart chic and comfortable outfit.  I love it and hope you love it too xx



Taking  Shape trousers and top

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