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!?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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: