23/11/2018

Tis The Season To Sparkle with Simply Be

Every year, I start the festive period with the following vow to myself: This year, I am going to NAIL every party look that comes my way. With this in mind, I've linked up with Simply Be to help you Sparkle this season. 


So here are some of the questions that the gorgeous Simply Be customers have passed our way, have a read, it may just help you to nail this year's festive looks:

'My Body shape is weird. When I wear a body shaper, my stomach sticks out. What is the best shapewear to give me a good shape, especially when I'm wearing dresses.'

I mean, I have to start by saying NO body shape is weird. If you have a body, it's shape is a body shape. I think what you're saying is that your body doesn't look how you want it to look. So my first, very inexpensive bit of advice is to GET USED to your body. Look at it in mirrors. Take photos of it at different angles. Just get used to it, so what if your stomach/bottom/thighs/arms stick out?

My tummy has always stuck out so I'm guilty of squeezing myself into all kinds of palavas to try and change or enhance my shape over the years. Though there's nothing wrong with this IF THIS IS YOUR CHOICE, I spent years not fully enjoying Christmas meals or events because I'd lost the feeling in my bottom. And don't mention trying to go to the loo...


I'm now a big fan of wearing a slip with a built in bra under a party dress. It stops static clinging or ruching whilst still allowing you to do all of the things you need to do. Plus there's no need to layer things up or overheat because it does all the things you need in one item. This Magisculpt multiway slip is billed as being "Firm Control", and although it keeps my parts in place, I'm still comfortable and happy I'm not being squished. Plus it looks sexy as heck and I'm COMPLETELY here for this. 


"I've just started a new job and the Christmas party invites have just gone around. I'm the curviest in the office, what could I wear that would minimise this or should I just accentuate what I've got?"

Again, there is no obligation for you to do either. You would be exactly the same marvellous person whether you were wearing a parka or a string bikini. My advice is that you wear something you are comfortable with (I don't mean pyjamas) and most importantly, that fits. This is not the time to be squeezing yourself into your favourite party frock from ten years ago (The one that barely fit at the time...) I say this as someone who has done this and has spent the whole night feeling rubbish

For me, this is the time of year for sequins, sparkle and glamour and I love being able to go the whole hog without giving what anyone else is wearing a second thought. It's Christmas for crying out loud!


The simple and, dare I say, foolproof wrap style of this dress makes it a no brainer for any festive event. I don't even know where to start with the sequins but I can't imagine it looking anything less than incredible on anyone who wears it. Plus it needs no ironing so you can leave it in your bag all day, optimising your glamorous entrance. Pair it with simple, strappy sandals (Of a sensible stumble home height!) and you're good to go. 

Just remember, when you're at the party, don't let one single comparison pop into your head. Other people can look smoking hot without taking away from how incredible you look - Just make sure you tell them how lush they are and accept all the compliments that come your way!


Look guys, if I can offer you one bit of advice, it's this. Just enjoy yourself and if all else fails, grab a mince pie, a glass of bubbly, a mince pie and be your own glitter ball. 
Em x
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19/11/2018

Your New Fashion Hero - Unique 21

I'm here with a sneaky little fashion post aren't I? 
I know, I know, I'm as blown away as you are But here it is and I would like to introduce to you: Unique 21.

Plus Size Leopard Print
Leopard Blouse: Unique 21
Jeans: Second Scripts
Boots: Next 
We all love a new plus size brand don't we... Well, I *say* new, Unique 21 have actually been knocking about for a while now, albeit previously on other sites such as Simply Be (Where I bought this rather fabulous blouse) and ASOS. They've now launched their HERO range on its very own site, bringing us bright co-ords, snazzy blouses and sparkly knits. 


I think we can all agree that"Jeans and a nice top" are the most useful thing you can have in your wardrobe so being able to extend my options in this department is always very much appreciated. It seems like Unique 21 are going to be a good call for simple well made styles in different colour variations. 

This leopard print wrap shirt is ideal over a pair of skinny jeans, it's an easy to wear, throw on item that would work just as well down the pub as it would in a cocktail bar. I haven't practiced doing backwards rolls in it yet (that's what I do on nights out now, who knew?) I feel like it would be perfectly possible. 


Where the range is currently quite limited, I am told that this is set to increase with more options becoming available in the larger sizes (It currently stops at a 26...) which, as you can imagine, I am very much looking forward to seeing. 

I also ordered a purple pussybow blouse* which is absolutely perfect for work with a good pair of cigarette pants so be sure to keep your eyes on my insta for more...
Em x 
* Denotes gifted items for review - All views are my own. 
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