I think I might have a bit of an obsession – floral dresses!  Recently I’ve tried to change things around a bit with my style and wear more suitable clothing for the weather but no matter how many times I dig my jumpers out of the wardrobe, I always seem to get back to a floral dress.  I even find ways to make them winter proof, like adding a warm cardigan or smart coat.  I purchased this floral dress a few months ago from Select as it was a style I had previously worn in a mint green colour and I knew the colours would be perfect to wear during the Autumn.

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Primark has become one of my favourite places to check out, mainly because of the products changing so quickly but also the price. You just can’t go wrong!  Primark was never a place that I could shop in easily due to the sizing being all over the place but it’s become my new guilty pleasure as you’ll have noticed on my Instagram if you follow me!

I first spotted this skirt (and statement necklace) on the Primark website when they released a Q&A session with the gorgeous Victoria from InTheFrow.com – it wasn’t available in stores but Victoria had chosen it to showcase some of the new Autumn/Winter range and I was desperate to get my hands on the floaty organza number.  I ended up visiting a couple of different Primark stores multiple times, when one evening I finally spotted it and had to get my hands on it! When I got it home I didn’t have a clue how to accessorise it.  I stumbled across a couple of looks that worked really well with clothes that I already had in my wardrobe when I suddenly had a brainwave… What about my underbust corset!?

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If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ll have noticed that a few weeks ago I helped out one of my friends who is a photographer to test out her new camera.  The whole concept of the photoshoot was “edgy” and I fretted for ages about what that actually was.  Floral dresses are definitely not on that list!

After digging deep into the depths of my wardrobe, I came up with an outfit. We decided to try out my red wig (from eBay) too, as I wanted to see how I really looked with red hair before making the ultimate decision of what colour to dye my real hair, or whether to keep the blonde.

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When it was mentioned that the next “Same Size, Different Shape” challenge was the swing dress, I must admit I had a bit of a panic.  I am not a lover of swing dresses at all – they may be comfy but they do nothing for my shape and end up making me look much bigger than I am.  At first glance, I thought I already had a swing dress in the form of a lovely purple “peacocks” jewelled sleeve number but my Mother kindly informed me that it was a shift dress.  Ooops!

I know that when Toni set up the challenge she did tell us not to go out buying new clothes just for the challenge but I really wanted to take part this month and persuade me otherwise to my negativity towards this style. The swing dress I chose also solved another blog post – my review of Boohoo.com which will be coming very soon.

After much procrastination, I finally decided on a daisy print swing dress from the Boohoo.com Plus Size range.  Although I had read that the sizing on their range was cut small, I opted for a UK size 16 which is the smallest size in the plus size collection.  I’m glad I did because when I tried it on for the first time it proved very roomy.  I’ll admit I did a little squeal when I tried this dress on and it changed my whole opinion on the swing dress as a whole.  Not only do I feel fabulous in this dress, but I also think that it doesn’t look like I just threw on a tent for once.  I think the key to my swing dress relationship might be to order patterned swing dresses instead of block colours.

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Well hasn’t the weather taken a weird turn!  From sweltering heat to downpours of rain, I’ve dug my jeans back out of my wardrobe and dressed more for the weather today!

I am wearing my stretch denim jeans from Asda that are made from some of the softest denim fabric I have ever felt and with a high waist they are extremely comfortable.  I’ve never been a fan of the hip height jeans and I don’t think I ever will be.  Along with my blue jeans I am wearing my relatively new “Selfie” tank top from New Look Inspire with my mint green cardigan to pick out the colours in the tank top.

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If I had to choose another item of clothing that I couldn’t live without apart from dresses, I would have to choose pencil skirts.  I love pencil skirts as they skim over my hips but aren’t too revealing since they generally come just to or below the knee – they look classy and can be smart or dressed down slightly for a more casual occasion.

Tonight’s Outfit of the Evening features a new pencil skirt that I picked up from Primark.  I can’t remember the exact price but I think it was around £8 – absolute bargain.  I have seen other bloggers posting similar skirts with a cartoon / comic strip print on but I could not resist the “Stained Glass Window” effect so opted for that instead.

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My “Outfit of the Day” today is a really pretty look.  I must admit I haven’t accessorised this outfit with any jewellery because i’m in a bit of a chill out mood.  This outfit features a gorgeous dress from Simply Be which is my opinion looks so much prettier in real life than in the photos on their website.  I imagined this dress to be quite dull in colour but it is vibrant and really pops out.  I absolutely love it.  It has an elasticated waist which makes it really comfy and I am wearing the size 20.  On the Simply Be website, this “Enchanted Print Dress” is still available but in very limited sizes, only size 12 and size 24 but it is an absolute bargain at £14!

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Primark is becoming one of my favourite bargain places for fashion forward trends – things that aren’t necessarily going to last that long and also trends that I’m not sure will 100% suit me.  I am quite comfortable with my style at the moment but that does mean I am normally in a dress and a cardigan which can get a bit boring from time to time.

I managed to get down to the nearest Primark store and picked up a bunch of bargains so I’m going to share these with you now…

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Today’s outfit of the day is my birthday present from my mum from Simply Be.  This paisley print split leg maxi dress is the one that I saw on a review by MrsBeBe and I loved how she wore it with a denim jacket.  When I saw it in the sale, I knew that it would be a great buy for just £20 – and would also save my mum some money too for my birthday.

This dress is still available on the Simply Be website, however I don’t think it is in the sale at the moment.  I haven’t got a denim jacket or gilet as I haven’t found one that suits me yet, plus I can’t really copy someone elses outfit of the day (as tempting as it is!) so I have combined my maxi dress with a peach floaty cardigan and bracelet from New Look, a delicate peach necklace from Primark and some comfy low wedges which are quite old and I haven’t a clue where they were from.

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Everywhere I look, Metallics are really popular for one of the hottest Winter trends, 2012… but as I gaze upon every shiny pencil skirt or glitzy dress I do wonder if this trend will suit curvier girls. I have a feeling it’s going to be one of those styles that you have to try on to see…

Although Primark is not sterotypically known for plus size clothing, I know they go up to a size 18 or 20 at times… and they seem to be bang on trend this winter with plenty of Metallics to choose from. For those of you who are daring, full mini dresses clad in metallic shiny fabric are on sale along with embellished blouses for those of us who aren’t so sure (so there’s no need to feel left out!) Check out some of the winter 2012 metallics trends from Primark below:

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