Wednesday, February 24, 2021

New from Hell Bunny

It's time for my first Hell Bunny shoot/review of 2021! I've been lusting after all of the new prints, classic shapes and some new stunning styles that I'm now 100% obsessed with. 



If I could wear one dress style for the rest of my days it would be this peasant mid dress. I'm so very addicted to the cut of this dress and I snap up each and every new print when released. I've got floral, vegas, cocktails and more in this very shape and it's an absolute joy to wear. 


The Mona print is a stunning mint based floral with a mixture of pinks and greens throughout. I absolutely love these shades with my darker hair and I'm rather in love with this colour. 


This peasant style can be worn off or on the shoulder but for this i wanted to show it full off so you can see just how pretty it really is. The fabric is slightly stretchy and super light weight so it's the perfect little summer frock.


I'm wearing this in a 2XL and it's as per usual the perfect fit. The sleeves can also be worn higher and tucked so you can pair this with cardigans etc. 



Now usually I'd wear this with a waist belt but I could not find the perfect shade to match! I'll be on the hunt now for something in forest green or a coral. 



The same divine shape in an absolutely stunning orange based floral and ukulele print! When my hair was dark red I always loved a burnt orange shade but there is something more magic when haired with my purple based darker locks now!

 

This print! This stunning print! I honestly can't get enough of it and how well it suits all of my accessories. For this shoot I knew I wanted to go flower and earring crazy so I've paired both of these tropical  prints with fruit slice earrings and hair flowers in orange and white dahlia's from Miz Smitten Kitten . The bright pops of color pair perfectly with each print. 




What I also love about this specific style is that even with things like weight fluctuation etc the fabric and bust-line will work with you!



A classic 50's style swing with an adorable modernly drawn print! The star catcher is a super flattering cut with thick adjustable straps, side sheering and a sweet heart neckline. 


The kind of shape the seems to suit all sizes and shapes as it's flattering on so many body types and the addition of side sheering makes this piece hug your curves perfectly. 


I'm wearing this style in a 2XL and the fit is amazing. It's so light and effortlessly chic! Paired with a classic 3/4 sleeve cardigan from Yemak Sweaters and my own patent leather skinny belt this look will be worn constantly all year round. You can easily style this piece in the cooler months with tights and warm layers. 



I'm usually not a unicorns, rainbows and roses kinda girl but when mixed in one print it's magical! 


Accessory wise I went with a Miz Smitten Kitten bright blue pair of Dolly Hoops! 



After falling in love with the unicorn print above it was clear that I needed the same cut in this bold orange based watermelon print - I'm sensing a theme there with shades of orange! 


The Melonie is bold and adorable! The perfect summer print that inspires beach trips, cocktails and more. The same amazing sheered side panels for absolute comfort and the flattering sweetheart neckline for larger busts. 


What is it about a watermelon accessory or print that makes us soon? I'm wearing this in the same 2XL and it's perfect.


Styling wise I've gone with a burnt orange Yemak cardigan, matching headband and green Dolly hoops. 


This whole look is adorable and I can't wait to wear each and every summer.



Oh how I adore a spot print! The new Frilly Sundae dress is a sweet little spotted chiffon mid dress with a v neckline, ruffled trims and a puffy elasticated sleeve.  


A classic style, plus a little glam mixed in with lurex detailing and glittery buttons. This piece is now on high rotation as it's one of those effortless frocks! You simple slip into it and feel absolutely fab! 



As this specific style was new to me I was unsure of the fabric or fit so I ordered the 3XL but I could have easily gone to my usual 2XL. The under bust seams, wide waistband do accentuate your curves but this would be even more flattering in a size down. 



I can't get enough of this dotted fabric and I'll be wearing this with lace up boots in Autumn/Winter.


As the waist is a little roomy I've paired this with my favourite Killstar belt to really cinch it in and create that hourglass shape. 



A totally new style that's so very my style but new to my comfort zone! When Hell Bunny released their A-line pinafore dresses I was obsessed! I have both spider prints and plain black versions and I still wear them!  They are so easy to pop on with a printed or plain top and instantly look amazing.


So when I saw the Clash style had been released I knew I needed to try it. Little did I know that I'd become obsessed and now want every version of this fabric and style for the rest of time! I'm wearing this dress in a 2XL and the straps are fully adjustable so you can wear it as high or low as you wish. The fit is so comfortable as the fabric has lots of stretchy it's figure hugging without being tight - if that makes sense? 


While it does not hide my tummy I'm actually not bothered by this at all! The print really makes me feel comfortable and I'm ok with showing off my curves and yest my mid section (flaws and all) in it! 



I've paired this piece with a Killstar crop top and simple red Dolly hoops. This pini also comes in grey which is called the Storm Pinafore Dress and it's next on my list. HB have also released a mini skirt in red and grey plus pants. The fabric is so comfortable so I'll be getting those asap! 


Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sarsparilly Sweetness

 If there is one brand today that always inspire me to wear colour it has to be Sarsparilly! The prints, stunning tailoring and absolutely adorable creations make me want to wear shades I've never considered me before.



So for this feature I wanted to give you a full review of 3 of my favourite pieces and help you with any fit issues. Now I'm a sucker for a bright retro print and the Cindy Skirt instantly stood out to me while hunting for some cute pieces online. 

The vintage inspired cereal bowls in different soft pastel shades really pops on the back base and I'm just loving how it bold and sweet it is. 


Now size wise I'm wearing the 2XL in this piece as the fabric has a little stretchy which makes this waistband a perfect fit. So comfy to wear without any retraction or tightness. The length hits me just below my knees and the swing shape is full and perfect.


Now for one of the sweetest knit's I've ever owned. The Dorothy is a cropped short sleeve knitted to top with ruby red sequin heart. Super stretchy, light and soft as a feather. I'm wearing this in an XL and as you'll notice in this post each piece I'm wearing is a different size. I'm always looking at fit, stretchy and tailoring to suit my shape and the size in each piece is perfect for my body shape. This kit also comes in a pale pink and crisp white. I think I'll be needing the pink next as it will pair perfectly with this skirt. 


Next we have a little ray of sunshine in dress form! I've seen lots of people on Instagram wearing the coveted Maria dress in baby pink and blue but not enough in this stunning soft shade of yellow. 


I'm usually more of a mustard fan but there is something so sweet about this piece and I needed to have it! 

The fully swing skirt, fitted short sleeves, pussy bow and matching heart buttons are so detailed and beautiful and uniquely created. The fabric is soft, light and a joy to wear with the option of wearing the neck tine in a full bow or as I've shown a more relaxed tie style. 



I'm wearing this piece in a 3XL as I'm forever needing to size up with button up garments and the size of my bust can pop a button haha! There is a little stress still on these buttons but I'll be finding a better fitting bra shortly to wear beneath. 



I just adore the colour and how it absolutely glows! Styling wise I've paired both looks with a classically sweet pair of Irregular Choice heels and some white bobby socks. I feel so freaking cute in both of these looks! 

The Only Way To Buy Glasses Online!

Last year I discovered how to measure my PD via Vision Direct so I could order lots of reading glasses throughout lock down but that's just one of the brilliant features this web store has. 

I'm still not feeling 100% confident about going to such in house appointments nor do I want to handle glasses that lots of other hands have touched. So off to shop online I go with the awesome feature of virtually trying each pair on. 

It's effortless and you can share each and every image with your friends to get feedback. It's really great to be able to try on the styles I adore and new shapes without leaving the house. This also means no makeup needed, no fuss either! 


As I need to wear my specs a lot more these days I've been looking for a new go to style for going out. I have lots of work styles but nothing a super cute for nights out. 

I'm loving the half rim styles a lot these days plus a classic cats eye. Which do you like for me?

I'm a total dork but using the try on feature really helps you see what styles you can rock. 

Miu Miu

D & G

In the end I'm thinking I'll need to order the  a pair of Miu Miu's as they are my obsession but I'm still not 100% sure as I love the look of so many pairs. 

Vision Direct also have another brilliant feature to make shopping glasses even more effortless. The the Lens Scanner you can get a scan of your current glasses and your prescription will be sorted? How does this magic work you ask? 


If you have an style recommendations please comment as I'm hunting for that perfect pair! 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

More Lace, More Brastop!

Last Friday we went back into a snap lockdown and my planned shoot for some of the most divine lingerie sets from Brastop had to be moved into our home studio. I scrambled at first wondering what to create with limited space but with each and every piece being so fab I knew they'd shine through no matter what. 

Now this review is based around all things Curvy Kate as I'm forever lusting after both both the CK label and Scantilly. Now for these sets I've opted for now corset as I want to show them all in their full glory.


Blackcraft Kimono 

Whenever I see lingerie in faux leather or PVC I'm instantly in LUST! The shine, the fit and the wow factor win me over each and every time. 

When the latest release in the ever so popular plunge category is the amazing new Lucky Star set and bodysuit. I honestly wanted both but the suit is completely new to me so I opted to try this first. IF you are interested in the plunge bra itself click here

I'm wearing this suit in a 38HH and the fit is amazing. It hugs my curves, hides my tummy line and really looks and feels phenomenal. I went up a back size for comfort recently but it seems some cups are now a little roomy so I think if I wanted the stand alone bra I'd go for a 38H for a more filled fit.  

 

Now I own the Sparks Fly and the fit is exactly the same in the bra area. The comfort level for this piece is out of this world and the high cut bottom makes for an adorable rear view. 

I've paired this stunning bodysuit with my new Killstar harness as I wanted to make this into a super strong look. I love how perfectly this piece works with the changes and faux leather straps. 



When the Fallen Angel bra was released last year in classic black I completely missed out and I've been dying to wiggle my way into it for months. Luckily a restock popped up this year and we were introduced to another colour way - red!!! 

I've honestly been wanting this set so badly as it's a dream come true. So much detail and quality construction in one piece. 


What stands out about this amazing piece are the red tipped feathers. Each beautifully frames your breast and makes such a bold effect. 


The rich ruby red statin in a half cup design gives your bust fantastic shape and support from the vertically seamed structure. Sheer mesh and tulle is adorned with wing embroidery, meeting a sultry satin sling to the outer edge of the cup. It's so stunning! 

You might have also noticed that little bit of lace popping through on my upper thigh! This little red lace wonder is the answer to all your thigh chafing prayers! I'll be doing a full feature next week on these but be sure to check out Bandelettes ASAP! 

 

I'm wearing this style in a 38H. At first I thought the fit might be way too big in the cup but once I adjusted the straps and used the bend and scoop method the fit was perfection. 


For the brief I'm wearing an XL and the fit is firm but super comfortable plus the pattern is really flattering on all body shapes. 


This set is so dreamy and I can't wait to pair it with my latest Vixen wrap dress in dark red. The detailing will show and look amazing.



Now for something a little more day to day friendly and absolutely amazing fit wise. The Moody Bloom balcony bra is an absolute stunner with a dark black and purple based floral print. The pairing of this dark blossom and sheer black panels really makes this print pop. 


The balcony bra features our Upfront Technology and has a lower laminate cup that gives a great lift and projection, while the contrasting delicate lace of the top cup is lightweight and supportive.


That attention to detail makes this piece an absolute joy to wear and the shape is perfectly round! 


Fit wise I'm wearing the 38J as I was advised to size up on this specific style and I'm so glad I did. The J cup fits in such a way that I'd never want to wear anything else.


Style wise I've paired this set with a bold polkadot robe and I love the clash of patterns! Now I'm on the hunt for any other prints/colours of this exact style and I'm smitten.