Thursday, 23 April 2015

Sugar, Darling

Bardot Top - Asda, last summer
Pleather Skirt - H & M £24.99
Hi tops - Converse
Lilith Necklace - The Serpent's Club
Eye shadow - Sugarpill
Lipstick - Barry M

Today's outfit is inspired by one of my favourite plus size fashion bloggers, Nancy Whittington of Sugar, Darling? Hence the blog title! She posted an outfit post featuring this skirt and I just had to have it! She recommended sizing up, I did, and she was so right, you need to size up for it to fit just right. The pleather is such an awesome look, I felt like I should be in Cry Baby with this outfit. It begged to be paired with a bardot top, and I picked this one up in George last summer for about £2!

I love seeing other plus size ladies wearing clothes I like. One of my most hated things on websites is just seeing clothes on a mannequin rather than a real human! I think Nancy and I have quite a similar body shape, except that having seen a recent post of hers where she wears a maxi dress I also own, that is a midi dress on me, I'm a good 6 inches taller hehe! I had no idea H & M had a plus size range, so I'm glad she featured them.

A less grumpy looking face to finish off the blog. Wearing my hair with this crimped look has become a new favourite for me. I sleep with my hair in plaits and just undo them in the morning. Because of my chronic head pain I can't wear my hair up, so anything I can do that is different and involves my hair down is awesome by me!

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

I Love My Bedroom - The Art Wall

I love my bedroom! I love having a room that is just 'ours', and that reflects our personalities. Our bedroom is the 'darkest' room in our house, with black furniture and flooring, and a black wall with skulls on, and it is so wonderfully ours. I love climbing into fresh bedding and snuggling up, watching our TV, sneaking the dog into the room for cuddles when Stu isn't looking and on weekends, getting the dog, and both the cats in the bed too for the snuggliest mornings ever!

Since we got our new wardrobes, we have redecorated our bedroom and have started the 'Art Wall'. I love the look of walls that are filled with different pieces of art in different frames and textures, so now we have the chance to fill a wall, I'm totally doing it! One of our walls is black with skulls, and the rest are white to make sure the room isn't too dark. It's monochrome, with flashes of colour thanks to the bedding and now, the Art Wall.

I am more than happy to do art trades with people for art for this wall, so if you wanted to swap prints of my photography or polaroids for your art, let me know! I particularly love moths and butterflies in art.

Sass & Belle Hanging Butterfly Ornament - no longer available

Lawrence Canham Moth Print

Anbhz 'bitchin'' Cross Stitch

Minimal Prints Pulp Fiction Print - no longer available

Minimal Prints Reservoir Dogs Print - no longer available

The Painted Skull Death Head Moth Roe Deer Skull

Fred George Cliff Burton Print

The Range Butterfly on Glass Art

Fred George James Hetfield Print

And that's it so far! The photo frames from Sass & Belle just have what they came with in them right now, but I'd like to switch them out for something, they are just so small it's hard to know what to get to put in them. I have a few pieces I have my eye on so I can't wait to see it grow!

Parachute Home - The Venice bedding in slate - $269

How classy and beautiful is this bedding? I love monochrome, and the mix of black, white and grey is wonderful. It's 100% Egyptian cotton, and I love the matte finish. With our black bed frame this would look fab!

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

Sunday, 19 April 2015


2 years ago I photographed the ever so gorgeous Twig, and I finally got the chance to again in March. Twig is so awesome. She's a proper little heavy metal chick who transforms into this glamorous and elegant creature when you point a camera at her. She specialises in lingerie modelling, and has the most amaaaaazing collection of underwear ever!

There was no way we weren't going to use these adorable kitty ears that Twig has. The cuteness!

Last time I shot with Twig the hair flip photos we shot were our favourites, so we had to go for more this time! Lingerie set is from Kiss Me Deadly. I went for something totally different with this shot, let me know what you think! This one doesn't look great on blogspot for some reason, the quality is pretty off.

Possibly my favourite shot of the day, I knew this one was going to be fab when I took it. See what I mean about Twig having the most incredible lingerie collection?! Robe and corset are from Kiss Me Deadly, the pasties, knickers and harnesses are by Karolina Laskowska, who is like, an insane lingerie genius. The Lingerie Addict liked this on instagram, made me day!

Now this is the real Twig! This is the band t-shirt she was wearing when I picked her up, She's a badass.

So I think this is Stu's favourite photo I've ever shot! I've had to link it via my tumblr as when I uploaded it directly to blogspot it haaaated the reds, so if it looks a little off, blame blogspot!

I love shooting with Twig, and I can't recommend her enough.  She's a lovely gal, and such a pleasure to work with, hopefully we'll get to shoot again later this year, no way we are letting it go 2 years this time!

Find more of Twig at the links below - 

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

Friday, 17 April 2015

Gemma Collins at Evans Dress Review

Necklace - Sugar & Vice £16

Myself and maxi dresses have a love hate relationship, I love them, they generally don't like me so much. I struggle with the length, and the fit. For a plus size gal, I'm not busty, and this often means I don't fill out dresses where I should.

This dress from Evans however, is an absolute star! It is from the Gemma Collins collection, which has a beautiful mix of figure hugging dresses and floaty tops, most with beautiful spring floral prints. For me though, this dress caught my eye and stood out. A classic black dress is a must in every girl's wardrobe, and this is a stunning piece.

I got my regular size and it fitted perfectly, I'm 5ft 11 and could wear this with flats with it almost reaching the floor, so it's a great length.

The back of the dress mirrors the 'V' in the front, which I love, and it has a tie that can be left loose as I have worn it, or tied into a bow. The back is one of my favourite parts, that shape is beautiful. The material on this dress is so soft and comfortable, I was thrilled when I opened up my parcel and felt it. It's lush!

And the front! The embellished detail under the bust is a gorgeous bronze colour, and the neck line is very flattering, it actually made me look like I had a bigger bust which is suprising, but I also think it would look amazing on a bustier gal, it'll show off cleavage so well. The shoulder coverage means you can happily wear a bra to get the support you need, or in my case, the extra padding you like.

Overall, I really love this and I cannot wait to wear it! My Auntie and Uncle are renewing their vows in September, and this is perfect for that. Yay! Also, thank you Stu for helping me with the photos for this blog <3

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

*This dress was gifted to me for review purposes. Any opinions expressed are my own and are in no way are affected by this.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Dreaming of sites outside of the UK!

Today's 'Dreaming of' post is all about those wonderful websites that I wish had a UK based site or store. Because what plus size gal hasn't spent so much time drooling over clothes they can't order, or would have to take a big risk of ordering them knowing you can't return them.

But hey, a gal can dream, and here's what I'm dreaming of!

I think for every plus size lady with a somewhat more unusual style, Modcloth is what dreams are made of. It's plus size range is absolutely huge! It has the most incredible prints and unusual dresses. If I ever won the lottery I'd place a huge Modcloth order and throw caution to the wind. One day!

Old Navy is one of those sites that is everywhere I look. It seems to be one of those go-to places for staple pieces and classic looks. Their jeans seem to be famous for their fit.

Torrid are everywhere! Tess Holliday modelled for them recently and of course, then Ihad to check them out. They have a great mix of pieces and I'd love to try them out.

Domino Dollhouse is a site I love to ogle. They make their own clothing, as well as stocking other plus size retailers. Their clothes are modelled by all sorts of different shaped plus size women which I love, and they have alternative and quirky pieces I adore.

What are the sites you wish it was easier to buy from in the UK? Leave me links!

Much love,
Kitty xxxx

Monday, 13 April 2015

My shopping secret!

I do nearly all of my shopping online at this point. So many sites have free deliveries and returns that it makes it easy, and I much prefer trying on clothes in my own home so I can pair them with other things I'd be likely to wear them with. You get a real idea of what they are like then!

One of my favourite things about shopping online, is Quidco.

Quidco is a cash back website, that features most websites, and you can get anything from a % cash back, plus discounts!

I've been using Quidco for about a year now and have earned £70! 

Asos, New Look, Evans, Simply Be, Yours Clothing, George, Matalan, Boohoo, Joe Browns and so many more retailers are on it, these all stock plus sizes which is fab! Just Eat and Domino's are on it, lots of insurers and all sorts of different stores, so everyone can earn cash back through it.

I have a referral code, so if you use it, and then earn £5 cash back, you get paid an extra £5 and so do I!

I kind of figure that well, I'm gonna shop online anyway, I may as well earn some extra pennies too, and so should you!

Let me know if you try it, even if you don't use my referral link, it's a great way to get some extra pennies if you are as shopping addicted as I am.

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

Saturday, 11 April 2015

15 Random Questions

I love tag videos on youtube, and the last blog I did on them did well, so I thought I'd do another! I'm contemplating starting youtube videos, but don't have a camera for it, what do you think?

#1. What's a nickname only your family calls you? Steffi. A play on my real name, no one but family and very close loved ones get away with it!

#2. What's a weird habit of yours? I guess it depends on what you define as weird! I twirl my hair a lot when I notice less curly parts.

#3. Do you have any weird phobias? Horses. So terrified of them!

One time I touched a horse and didn't cry. One time. Never again.

#4. What's a song you secretly LOVE to blast && belt out when you're alone? Celine Dion - It's all coming back to me now. I bloody love that song. So not sorry!

#5. What's one of your biggest pet peeves? People who don't do the thank you wave when you give way for them. I drive to work during the school run and pass a local primary school and I swear, if I ever go postal it'll be because I've let 20 cars through doing the school run and not gotten a single thank you wave.

If this dog can wave, then SO CAN YOU!!

#6. What's one of your nervous habits? I count to calm myself, I grind my teeth, I twirl my rings, and I sort of, air drum my fingers. You know how you'd drum nails on a table when you are impatient? That motion but without touching anything.

#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on? Me and Stu actually just switched when we redecorated our bedroom, I sleep on the right side now, well, the right side if you are in the bed.

#8. What was your first stuffed animal && it's name? The first one I really remember, was a dog teddy, a pale sort of tan colour, I think he came from Asda, and he was called Harry. I wonder what ever happened to him.

He looked kind of like this, except blonde and fluffy.

#9. What's the drink you ALWAYS order at starbucks? I don't drink tea or coffee, or really 'do' Starbucks, but if I was to have one, I'd order a chocolate frappacino. They did a mint chocolate one for a while, lush!

#10. What's the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice? Take off your makeup before bed... I try to always remember!

#11. Which way do you face in the shower? Away from the shower, it baffles me that people do it the other way.

#12. Do you have any 'weird' body 'skills'? I can do the splits, roll my tongue and turn it sideways and wiggle it.

#13. What's your favorite 'comfort food'/food thats 'bad' but you love to eat it anyways? Pizza. Always pizza.

Hnnnng. Poooooorn.

#14. What's a phrase or exclamation you always say? Oh my glob. I love Adventure Time and it worked it's way into my vernacular. I also say awesome way too much.

#15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing? Nothing! I have a ton of pajamas. Never wear them. Should probably just get rid.

Do you like me doing these sort of blogs? Let me know!

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx