Boots, boots, boots! A/W 2013 picks

All plus size ladies know, how difficult it is to buy decent boots that fulfill our specific needs. I’ve always had rather slender calves, but still struggled to find long boots that I would be able to zip up – and all that even back in the days when I was wearing size 12! Now, being size 18, my legs got even more demanding, in terms of calf width, sole construction, heel height etc. I know that many of you, dear curvy ladies, will be struggling as much as I do, so to save you some time and pain, I’ll …

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Bust friendly top from Hong Kong

Today we’d like to introduce you to a shop that, as far as we know, only exists on eBay. Lady Wan is based in Hong Kong and has designed several styles that go up to size 32 and some of them are bust friendly, like this Kimono Wrap asymmetric top in size 16/18. Ula The Fit 4.5/5 It almost fits my chest; the under bust line, as you can see, is not exactly under the bust. Other than that it’s fine, and it creates an illusion that I actually have waist, which is nice. It indeed hides the tummy a bit …

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Clarks “Flake Berry” shoes review

style: Clarks “Flake Berry” colour: wine patent size: 6.5, wide fit In my previous post about shoes, I stated that I wasn’t a big fan of wedged heels and patent leather. There can be however exceptions to these rules, and Clarks “Flake Berry” shoes include both. Aesthetics I don’t know why this wedge shape appeals to me while others don’t, I’m suspecting that it’s more horizontal and less diagonal in the back than usually, I don’t know. And I also like this particular style in patent leather, although there is a regular leather version too. I liked the wine coloured version the …

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Review: Red And Black Tartan Check Print Mini Skirt by Yours

I must confess I usually don’t get along with the newest trends in fashion, but this autumn I’m quite happy with them, especially with purple skater dresses and tartan patterns. Yours has two checked beauties in store this fall: a dress a skirt I’ve decided to go for a skirt (in my usual size 20), since with someone of my height (5 ft 3″/161 cm) dresses always bring the risk of waistline falling in wrong place. Firstly, the skirt is very comfy to wear. It has elasticated waist and is made of jersey. Thanks to the fabric it’s also practical – …

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Arts and fashion

Dear readers, This week we are taking some time off from blogging. You can meet us at Splash Art Festival in The Back Loft at St. Augustine st (Dublin, Ireland), where Ula presents her drawings, jewellery and collages. As you can see, we’re as fab as usual :)

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Shoes that walk the extra mile

I’m not just unusual when it comes to body shape, I also have it rough when it comes to buying shoes. Admittedly my feet are standard length, British size 6.5 (European 39), they are however unusually wide and have a high instep. This makes about 90% of shoes that are supposedly produced for my size utterly useless. Also, my right foot has been permanently swollen for the last few years, which makes it even more difficult for it to fit into most shoes. Furthermore, if I wear regular, cheap shoes, ones that come without a comfortably profiled and padded insole, …

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Review: classic shirt and dandelion twist top by Pepperberry

This post is not intended to be a fashion rant, but I just cannot help it, I have to start with a little bit of bitching: in most of my favourite online stores collection autumn/winter 2013 sucks. Amari, BiuBiu and Pepperberry are probably the only stores where I liked anything of the new arrivals, and Pepperberry did such an excellent job that I want to buy half of their store (again). Since my wardrobe is about to explode, I have to be smart with my shopping, so I decided to buy only these two. Multistripe classic shirt – size 16 …

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Styling a T-shirt

We all have T-shirts in our wardrobes. Being such a casual and popular article of clothing, they have different set of rights and “rules” than other tops (I’m writing “rules” in quotation marks, because they’re not really important rules, just something that fashion people invented for numerous reasons). I don’t know what could be even more casual than a tee, a pyjamas maybe? Anyway, we all wear them with jeans or something similar and we usually don’t worry about style, myself included: tees are about comfort, casuality and optionally a message they convey, and it’s perfectly okay – this is …

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Biubiu – Portofino top and Noli dress review

I must admit that it took me a while to warm up to BiuBiu. I didn’t like most of their styles because of the cross-over cut, which was presented on tall women (and I really didn’t feel like wearing a v-neck reaching down to my bellybutton), or even if I liked something, my size usually was already out of stock. However, things have changed: they hired a model of my height and their style selection got somewhat more diversified. I gave it a shot and ordered some items from this year’s releases. Portofino top, black – size 44 BB/BBB Margot …

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Berry skater dress by Evans – review

Margot Apparently purple skater dresses are very much “in” this fall, because I’ve found them in four different shops that I check out regularly: Evans, Yours, New Look and M&Co. As I previously stated, Yours is quite risky with defined waistline dresses because of my height, with M&Co it’s even worse (their petite collection goes only as far as size 18, I fit in their size 20), and lace is not exactly my thing when it comes to outfits (jewellery and lingerie are a different story). I would have probably dismissed Evans’ dress as well, if it hadn’t been for the …

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