Now get this work

Weekend!!!!! Aaah I'm ready for this, what a week! Well actually I still have a busy day tomorrow as I have a wedding to attend and bride and bridesmaid make up to do. Still, it's not a day in the office and I always love a good wedding so I'm quite excited!

I've not done a workwear post in a while and so I thought I'd share with you the outfit I wore to a job interview last week - I got the job so I think it was a good choice! I don't think you can get more workwear appropriate than a shirt, but I just don't like plain cotton types and I find them kind of uncomfortable. Chiffony shirts are more my thing and I love one with a good print, and this one from the new Look Magazine collection at Simply Be is just wonderful! It fits true to size and is lovely and soft and looks fab with sleeves rolled or down and with the collar fully buttoned or open. My favourite feature is the covered button placket, a detail often left out but that gives an added luxe flourish to a staple piece like a shirt. I loved quite a few of the pieces from this Look range but this is the only one I've bought so far - have you bought anything from the range?

My trusty Claire Richards black velvet pencil skirt was my chosen partner this time, something I wear at least once a week and has served me very well - I wish I had bought two as it is now not available. Accessories were what added the spark to this outfit I think, my trusty gold baroque flourish necklace which was a £4 Primark bargain last year added the needed sparkle and the lovely Ted Baker bag that Pete gave me for my birthday made a perfect partner. With it's monochrome vinyl echoing the shirt and the rose gold detailing adding even more sparkle it was the perfect choice for outfit.

And finally my beautiful shoesies, Razzel Dazzels from Irregular Choice. Sadly this colour way is now sold out but there are lots of other gorgeous variations you can choose from. This is my favourite IG style as it features a smaller and much more wearable heel and also because the split to the front makes them perfectly suited to wider feet like mine as they allow a little more room. I do wish they'd bring out a wedding version of this style as I'd love to wear some silver crystally ones for my wedding next year! Hint hint!!!

Look Printed Long Sleeve Shirt - Simply Be - £35.00
Claire Richards Black Velvet Skirt - Fashion World - Sold Out
Dazzel Razzel Low Heels - Irregular Choice - £74.99
Gold Baroque Statement Necklace - Primark - Sold Out 2013
Sophia Quilted Tote Bag - Ted Baker - £149.00

Lipstick is MAC Russian Red

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Pinup Girl Clothing - Couture for Every Body

Oh PUG, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! I didn't think I could possibly love you anymore and then today this graphic appears in my inbox. I've been loving Pinup Girl Clothing for literally years now ever since I first accidentally stumbled upon them when looking for fancy dress costumes. It was when I still lived at home so that must be ten years ago now. The company has evolved so much over the years and the success it now experiences is oh so well deserved. From following head honcho Laura Byrnes and designer Micheline Pitt on social media for some time I've seen the real passion they have for the company and the incredible work they put in to make sure PUG is head and tails above their competitors.

It might seem like I'm waxing lyrical but PUG will always hold a special place in my heart as they are the first place that I found vintage inspired pieces in a size that will fit me that weren't your typical polka dot flared halter dress. The fact that they offered fitted styles in plus sizes blew my mind and I was so thankful that someone was offering sexy, well made, beautiful pieces that would fit my ample curves. This quote from today's email perfectly sums up all that is wonderful about PUG...

"Couture For Every Body - It isn't just our slogan; it's our ethos, belief, and our guiding mantra on how we design and produce our clothing. CEO, Founder, and Supreme Overlord Laura Byrnes began Pinup Girl Clothing in 1997, designing and constructing clothing up to size 5x with the aim to provide all women with the opportunity to wear well-made clothing that fits and flatters no matter what her shape or size. She and Pinup Girl continue to embrace this belief by offering garments from XS-4X and showcasing them on women of every size and ethnicity, because for us, it isn't enough to say that the clothes exist for women. We want to show the world that every woman is indeed gorgeous and should be celebrated!

We are all unique, and we all deserve to find and wear clothing that does more than just cover us. At Pinup Girl, everything we do is done with the intention of making all women feel beautiful and confident in their own skin and the clothing surrounding it. Empowerment comes in many forms, and we are honoured to be a pioneering, body-positive company that has already changed the lives of so many women and consider it a privilege to continue on this path with all of you."

I thought I'd share with you today some of the incredible designs that PUG offer up to a size 4X...

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Do you own any PUG pieces? I'd love to see you in them if you do! I have a few PUG dresses in my wardrobe that I've not blogged about before so they'll be coming out for an outfit post or two soon!

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Baby it's cold outside - Plus Size Winter Coats

Autumn is here and the wind has come with it. It's chilly out there and the wind sure does nip at you, so girl you need to get yourself an awesome cold weather coat. I love the hunt for a good coat, for me that means something fitted at the waist and with a big and preferably fur collar. I like it to sit about knee length and for the bottom to flare like a skirt. Basically a big coaty dress. Yes. 

I've had a few email requests for help with winter coats from you lovely lot and I promised a collection post, so here it is and I hope you love it! I think a good winter coat is worth spending some money on - I usually spend between £60-100 on mine and I think for the amount you'll wear it and the amount you'll appreciate it keeping you warm it's definitely worth it! I've tried to show a good range of styles (naturally only ones that I like) and you will notice that there are no parkas involved because I just cannot allow myself to have anything to do with them - sorry parka lovers!

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Well I hope there were a few you liked in my picks, do let me know if you end up buying any of these!

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