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!

ASOS Curve
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Littlewoods
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Evans
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Debenhams
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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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Animal Instinct


What an odd weekend eh lovelies? Lots of bright sun but a real chill in the air and crazy winds which seemed to make people crazy in turn. It is odd how the weather affects your mood, the blustery winds seemed to stop me being able to keep my mind on one thing before it was blown away and replaced by another. I managed to keep myself focused long enough to photograph what I wore on Saturday when I went shopping with my dad, it's a bit of a kooky mix but I like it and it was ever so comfy.

The sweater perfectly illustrates what I was talking about in my last post, that sometimes you can find lovely pieces in unexpected stores. I bought this from Monki in London which does not do a plus size line, but I spotted this oversized sweater and knew it would be a perfect fit. This is a size large and it's lovely and warm, plus I just can't resist a candy pink jumper. The fact that it was cropped and snake print just added to its charm and I like the relaxed fit and drop sleeves too.

Now this skirt. Where to start? It's my current favourite clothing item and I'm a bit obsessed with it. I adore the midi length, the fullness and the sheer leopard print band. It has no stretch but I would say fits true to size. I like it more without tights but hey, it was chilly this weekend! It's from Littlewood's / Very's plus size range So Fabulous! which to be honest I haven't had much success with in the past, but I must say their current range is great and there are lots of pieces I'd love to get my hands on including a rainbow sequin pencil skirt!!

As comfort was key this weekend I decided to wear my lilac Visions which went well with my purple make up look that day. To finish off I grabbed my lovely metallic blue Paul's Boutique bag and crystal 'lucky eye' tassle necklace both of which I bought on holiday, plus this crazy gold spine necklace that I picked up for £3 at a bric a brac market. It's four individual pieces cast from something's spine and finished in really shiny gold - weird but I love it! (outfit links below)


Pink Lexi Sweater - Monki - £20.00
Animal Flock Sheer Panel Midi Skirt - So Fabulous! at Very - £25.00
Natasha Patent Teal Hand Bag - Paul's Boutique - £65.00


Make up details - Seventeen Eye Shadow Solo in Rose Quartz all over lid, Rimmel Glam Eyes liner for cat eye, Kiko Smart Pencil in Iris Violet on waterline and under lower lashes, finished with Benefit BADgal Mascara. Lipstick is matte shade 422 by Inglot.

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Plus Size Shopping Tips - Sometimes you need to ignore the size tag!

Hello lovely ones! So today I'm sharing with you one of my biggest shopping tips... just because the store doesn't have a plus size range doesn't mean you can't fit in their stuff!

It's true! I have some great pieces that I've found in normal size stores and even in stores that you would associate with the very thin people among us. You just need to be brave and go and have a look. What's the worst that could happen? Something won't fit you which you are already expecting? Hardly a crushing blow and hey, you might find yourself a gem of a piece.

I have the most success with tops as I have a really exaggerated bottom half and I tend to look for oversized tops and if you have a smaller bust like me you can also get some great maternity tees and skater dresses. Here are some pieces I've found online - oversized is your key word when online shopping at straight sized stores! I currently wear a size 20-22 on top and in dresses a 22-24 and I've got lots of pieces in sizes 16 or 18 and in size L recently - go on girls exploit the oversized trend!

Monki
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ASOS
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River Island
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ASOS Maternity
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H and M
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One thing I find that this really helps with is something that Bethany wrote about recently, the fact that it can be really hard to find staple items in plus sizes. Being able to buy oversized plain tees and shirts is really great for me and I really hope the oversized trend sticks around a little longer so I can add some more surprise items to my wardrobe.

Primark are also really great at the moment for oversized cropped tees and oversized sweaters and coats. I tried a lovely dusty pink oversized coat on the other day that was only £20 and had to size down three times to get a size that I liked the look of so that just shows how great a range of sizes could be able to find something when taking of advantage of this trend.

Be brave, give it a go, grab a new gem for your wardrobe!

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