Me having a laugh doing my makeup for Valentines date night using Clinique and Chanel products – probably in the wrong way but hey ho.
For my valentines outfit I’m wearing a velvet wrap dress from Next.
I’ve used clinques products and Oil of Olay ( used to be Ulay) actually for many years now due to having a skin condition that makes me allergic to many products.
I remember when the allergies kicked in, I was over in India with work and I unfortunately got deli belly and came back to the UK very poorly lost two stone and was unusually exhausted all the time. The doctor diagnoised diabetes and soon after I really started to get serious reactions to butter, full fat milk and cream and I also found that preservatives/additives in food also cause issues and make my skin blister. Fortunately for me my face cream Oil of Ulay continued to be okay for me but my usual makeup made my skin sting and blistering. So I moved over to Clinque and a bit of Chanel on my sister Catherines advice and I’ve used it ever since.
I bought this amazing Sequin jacket from Anna Scholz last weekend and it arrived today horrah 😁. I’m so excited to wear this jacket on stage when playing the festival season with my band Skyeladder this year. Ive paired the jacket with Evans jeans, cowboy boots and a hat looks banging hey 😍. Oh and you can still get the jacket here how fab is that – https://www.annascholz.com/sale/coats/sequin-coat-multi.html I love it and cant wait to wear it out , let me know what you think :0) .
I totally love this leather jacket from luxury brand Anna Scholz. I’ve been a great supporter of Anna’s work for quite some time and love the fact that she understands the curvy figure. Anna, is a pinnacle and important figure in the plus sized market. Being a plus sized lady herself Anna always pushes to challenge the norm and ensures that she utilises plus sized models in all of her campaigns. She takes care to create designs that enhance the figure and ensures that she creates flattering designs that her customers love. The other different thing about Anna is that she actually wears her designs.
So lets lust shall we , as soon as I saw this jacket I knew it was perfect ( queue the lusting) . In fact I’ve been eyeing it up for quite some time and have been none to drool as well lol and its actually appeared in one of my dreams. Being a 51 year old babe I know my own mind and my heart and head said buy buy buy, plus it was my birthday 24th of December so I’m allowed lol. The jacket is made of the most beautiful soft leather ,it was originally £349.00 on the site but is currently on sale at £104.00. I feel a rock star in this jacket hence why there are so many photos lol. This is such a versatile jacket that looks great with a tee and jeans or slip it over a cute dress. This jacket is perfection in fact I think I’m in love……. https://www.annascholz.com/…/leather-biker-jacket-with-plai…
Note: I am not in a paid partnership with any of these brands.
Its always interesting to see what the fashion houses are touting on their various media outlets and the methods that they use in order push/encourage us towards what they would like us to buy to wear for the upcoming seasons. Some of them do this in a positve way and are aware of things that are important to the savy customers such as brand awareness ( by this I mean that they know what their customers like and understand the different shapes) , price, wearability and also quality. Others do it in almost a shamefully blantant way in pushing their products towards elite/segregated groups creating negativity for ladies and gents like myself who are #plussized #curvy #fullerthantheaveragehighstreetsize.
Simply Be are good at pushing their brand in a positive way, they use curvy ladies, using positive images and truly seem to embrace the “I’m trying to represent all area”. In particular the recent publicity stunts for Simplybe. The “All the curves, glam bus and megaphones” – how Simply Be do #LondonFashionWeek. was great however Simply be wheres the older ladies and can we also include gents as well please via your Jacamo line.
The Simply brand has some great items in stock currently in particular the following:
Check out this amazing dress from Yumi. at £56.00 It has a really playful image of a llama on the front, its just above your knee and is just full of creativity. The length is great if you’re fed up of the maxi dress’s like moi and just want to get your legs out then this dress is perfect for you. I’m 51 5:8 and a size 18 – 20 and feel that the style and colors are appealing to me whether it appeals to others of a similar age Id hope so as we need a lot more fun in our lives and I think this Yumi dress fits the bill. The dress has a zip at the back to its easy to get into ( although I normally just put dresses over my head and pull.) Its also got a tailored approach at the back with pintucks pulling the dress into the small of your back in order to great this great view of your backwaist and also your postérieur area lol. Looking at instagram there are a lot of ladies who promote their size of their postérieurs why I dont know but I guess its up to them ( Funny how the expression does my bum look big in this , now has a different more positive meaning) #gorgeousdress #cutedress #yumidress www.janiebritton.skyeladder.net
Simply be codes – YJRY5 spend £75 space 20% or AAAL6 spend £100 save 25%