Outfit of the Day – Floral Dress & Pink Heels

Okay I maybe cheating slightly as this is actually yesterday’s outfit but it has been so cold, rainy and windy here today that I have lounged about in jeggings and a peach V-neck jumper – so not stylish! :)  This outfit includes my brand new bargain dress from Select.   I tried it on a few weeks ago in our local store but I sadly put it back on the hanger as I was being good for a change.  

Last week I ventured back in as it’s always good to browse – (but never a good sign when the shop assistants start to recognise you and ask how you are lol!) and the dress was still there.  This time, I wasn’t so virtuous and it somehow magically jumped onto the till.  Saying that, I thought £12 for a summer dress was a complete bargain and it is a dress that I will practically live in all summer if the weather holds out.

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Plus size summer 2013 dress picks from ASOS Curve

You wouldn’t really think it was nearly summer here in my part of the UK.  Our weather is very changeable; one minute we have sunshine, the next rain showers.  Normally in summer I live in dresses.  I absolutely love them and my collection is ever growing!  Most of the dresses I own are just above the knee – plenty of floral prints, summer colours and a couple of nautical styles too which I’m sure will make an appearance as “Outfits of the Day” at some point soon…

I also have a couple of maxi dresses.  I have the gorgeous Simply Be one as mentioned in my previous post.  I can honestly say I think this is probably my favourite dress that I own now and it has made me want to order a bunch more from Simply Be!  Best wait until payday though…. lol :)

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My Review of Simply Be

I have been super excited ever since I was asked to be a Simply Be reviewer, as I have never had the courage to order anything from their website before for fear of it not fitting;  I’m not very good at buying something without trying it on in the changing room first.  I must admit I have been a little worried that the items they were sending me wouldn’t fit and that I would have to ask them for a bigger size… No one likes doing that!

After waiting around for the postman like a child on Christmas Eve, my parcel arrived today. That’s only 2 days after it was dispatched, which I think is very fair considering I didn’t pay for next day delivery and their website states that standard delivery can take 3 to 5 days. Safe to say, I opened it immediately (like I really was going to wait!)

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Oh what can I spend my River Island vouchers on?

I have just realised that I still have £35 worth of River Island vouchers in my handbag from Christmas…  I must admit it isn’t easy shopping in River Island if you’re plus size and curvy like me.  Some of their items do go up to a size 18, but they aren’t very common in stores.  I have been lucky in the past with knitwear and some stretchy dresses but nothing has taken my fancy enough since January for me to spend my Christmas vouchers on.


I thought I would take a look at the River Island website and also their PR campaigns for Spring/Summer 2013 to try and get some ideas.  I’m reluctant to order online for fear of things not fitting so I am planning *fingers crossed* to head into the Cardiff branch in the beginning of June.  Another problem I have is that £35 won’t get me far in store either – not like my bargain £12 dresses from Select that I picked up over the last few weeks!

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I’m going to be a SimplyBe Reviewer! :)

Wow!  I can’t express how excited I am at this moment in time!  Simply Be have contacted me asking me to review a couple of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection!  I’m always looking on Simply Be at their clothing range but I’ve never before plucked up the courage to actually order something in case it didn’t fit…

So stay tuned as very shortly I’ll be posting a review of my items and photos too!  In fact, this is my first official review and also the first time i’ll be posting photos of myself on my blog!  Far long overdue! 

Thank you Simply Be! :)