Romance In Moonlight By Lovehoney

Just a quick and lovely post today thanks to my fabulous friends at Lovehoney.

 Moonlight Plunge Basque Set - Lovehoney
Moonlight Plunge Basque Set - Lovehoney 
This is the Moonlight Black Plunge Basque Set - Isn't it beautiful? In wine coloured satin and black lace, it's the little bit of self-indulgence I needed right now.

I honestly feel that the quality and look of Lovehoney's plus lingerie are ramping up by the day. The lace back and strap detail of the moonlight take it into real luxury lingerie territory, the frilled waist is great for anyone with concerns around their middle region and the tie belt adds a real bit of something different 

I'm wearing the 1X / 2X here which translates to an 18/20 and fits beautifully on the tightest fastening. The matching G-String is a little small in my opinion so probably size up if you've got a big ol' butt like myself. This is such a remarkably comfortable basque despite it being fully boned (Nice)- No digging in or tugging. Perfect for a romantic evening.

If you head to the Lovehoney site today you can pick the Moonlight Basque set up for just £20 which is utterly ridiculous for such a beautiful thing so GO GO GO!
* Denotes items gifted for review - All opinions are entirely my own.

Love Your Legs In Heist Tights

Everyone who knows me, knows that I am an absolute tights fiend. When I moved earlier this year, I threw out no less that 27 pairs of cheap, holy, baggy tights. So when luxury brand Heist got in touch to say they were launching in sizes and 16-24 I was VERY interested.

The wonderful Heist team very kindly offered to send me a pair of The Fifty in Black, (also available in Fig which is a gorgeous burgundy colour.) As someone who normally won't entertain below an 80 den for fear of ripping them or that awful uneven coverage you get when your tights are stretched to the limit, I was a little dubious BUT as soon as I put these tights on I knew that the colour and fit of The Fifty were utterly spot on.

I can't go any further without commenting on the Heist packaging. Have you ever seen such beautiful presentation of tights?!? The wrapper which came through the letter box had even the Mr excited. And the box itself? This is some beautiful high-end shiz my friends;  individually packaged with their very own dustbag and guidance on how to wear and care for your tights (Including avoiding cat claws which is easier said than done in this house...) there is no way you could feel anything other than full on luxury b*tch.

These are the high waisted design, I could easily have pulled them higher BUT here's the thing: I didn't need to. In standard tights, I wear my waistband mega high for the following reasons:
1. I dont want them to fall down
2. I find tights move better when they're worn higher up.
3. I hate when my tummy rolls over the top...

The fabric of Heist tights' waistbands are a luxury sportswear design, meaning that they move with your waist in the way that...well...sportswear does. No matter what you do, they don't roll down, they don't twist and MEGA importantly for me, the seamless design mean that they provide an excellent base for anything you wear over the top, including body con dresses and lightweight fabrics. This is rarity in tights in general, never mind larger tights. 

I'm wearing the 16-18 here and they fit with plenty enough stretch to get my hands into them in order to put them onto my legs EVEN AT 6FT TALL GUYS - Brilliantly though, this stretch is stretch; NOT excess material which is what I've got used to when wearing tights which are long enough for me.

But what about the £22 price tag...? If you look after these tights (USE THE DUSTBAG) I am confident that they will last. Wearing tights that ACTUALLY fit mean that you're not having to gently coax them over your knees praying that they don't rip. The toe seam is actually under the foot lessening the chance of you poking through the end. Essentially, you will love these tights so much that you want to take care of them.

These tights look great and they FEEL really great - I could wear them aaaall day without feeling squished or otherwise bothered by them. As tights go, I would give them an easy 10/10 and I now fully intend to stop buying cheap tatty tights that I wear twice and invest in more Heist!
Em x
* - Items gifted for review. All views are completely my own.

Suit Up With Navabi

I've sung the praises of Manon Baptiste at Navabi many a time on this here blog. With beautiful fabrics, timeless designs and quality through and through, they've long since been my go-to for workwear and occasions where only the best will do.
Suit Jacket* - Manon Baptiste @ Navabi
Suit Trousers* - Manon Baptiste @ Navabi
Earrings - Zara
Shoes - ASOS 
You may have seen images from the recent Style Collective shoot with Navabi (More of that soon!) where I'm wearing the most incredible electric blue trouser suit? WELL. I fell in love. Hard. That's when I knew I needed a Manon Baptiste suit in my life AND THIS IS THE ONE. The Autumnal Print against the blue background is eye-catcing without being too OTT, I knew from experience that the trousers would sit at that perfect cropped length on me and, most importantly, I knew it would look utterly banging.

The material of the suit is a light jacquard polyester. Jacquard polyester is a fabulous fabric for many reasons; Bold patterns, long-lasting but most importantly to me; It simply does not crease. Every plus-size trouser wearing woman has been there, you sit down on a train/in a meeting/on the sofa for a prolonged amount of time. When you stand up, your trousers strongly resemble an elephant's arse. Not great. I have cavorted about into many shapes in this suit and it still fits exactly the same as when I first put it on.

Both the trousers and the jacket are an 18. I feel like I could have gone for a 16, they would have been tight but it turns out that's how I like my trousers (Seriously, on paper my measurements are very much an 18 trouser-wise but I always feel like they're too big. I obviously really like having my butt tightly cradled...) So I'm going to say that these probably fit right on a normal person who doesn't weirdly like being squeezed, making them true to size.

I'm planning to get my hands on the electric blue suit now that it's in stock (possibly after my new house-bashed finances replenish somewhat...) and pretty much live in suits from hereon in - They're just so EASY. If you have a suit that you'd like to recommend, please link to it in the comments! 
Em x 
* Denotes Items gifted for review - All views are my own.

Lux Looks with Lindybop and Maltesers Luxury Chocolates

You may have seen on instagram last week that I was sent a box of the delicious new luxury chocolates by Maltesers. To mark this launch, the fabulous team at Lindybop have designed a limited edition version of their bestselling Lily Swing Dress in a vibrant red polka dot and I was lucky enough to get my hands on one! (Queue the dancing lady emoji...)
Lily Swing Dress - Lindybop (£35) 
I had such a lovely time taking these pictures, the weather may be on the turn but isn't this dress just a beautiful pop of retro joy?

I'm a huge fan of how Lindybop dresses fit, the swing skirt moves beautifully, the fitted bodice sits perfectly across the chest and shoulder and the length shows my legs off in just the way I like (If I do say so myself!)  The white contrast lining and metallic belt of this limited edition Lily give the dress that extra bit of snazziness and an adorable nod to the chocolates themselves.

I'm wearing the 18 here and it fits like a glove - I've mentioned the quality of Lindybop zips in the past and I can now confidently say I've just been unlucky in the past - The side zip on the Lily is both convenient and strong (lucky really with the amount of spinning I've been doing in it!)

So I've told you about the dress, what about the chocolates...? You know how Maltesers are the best chocolates know to human kind? (It's a family trait to be very into Maltesers; I even posted my Dad 60 bags for his 60th birthday. He was both delighted and baffled) WELL, these are like a whole new level. I've shared them around (Much to my annoyance) and, without fail, there were Mmmmmms all round. With a wafer layer and that lush malty taste, they're a lovely bit of luxury at the end of a long day.

Look how the dress matches the wrappers - Isn’t it lush!?! The Lily Swingdress is currently online at Lindybop for £35 and Maltesers Luxury Chocolates are available at Sainsbury's for a tasty price of £7.
Em x

*This is a sponsored post, meaning that Maltesers® Luxury Chocolates have paid me to review both their chocolates and Lindybop dress.