My love affair with corsets started around 10 years ago when I was shopping with my sister in London to help her find a structured corset ballgown to wear to a school black tie event for the parents. All very posh I must say! I’d never really heard of corsets before, especially not ones with steel boning but while we were in the middle of a boutique shop scattered with hundreds of different styles I thought I would try one on while I was waiting to ease my boredom. My sister could shop in the Olympics! The result I got was absolutely outstanding. I was a little bigger than I am now, with a 38 inch (or bigger) waist, yet the steel boned corset that I was wearing nipped me in, in all the right places giving me the perfect hourglass figure. I was mesmerised by my reflection staring back at me!

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Okay, I’ve kind of cheated with this one as I’m not 100% sure that a size 18 in the featured dress I have chosen would actually fit me… but I’d have fun trying!   This month, I find myself looking at more pale, peachy/beige tones in clothes.  I haven’t bought myself anything new for a few weeks, but I have got a new found obsession with Ebay.  There’s a dress on there from Next which I wanted to try on when it was out last summer, so I’ve added it to my watch list and keep checking back every couple of hours… This could turn out unhealthy but when you see something for a few pounds, it seems a bit silly not to.   Other than making my February 2012 wishlist from ASOS, I have been working so hard.  My flu is gone now, but that means loads of work to catch up on and to relax I decided to start re-reading my “Shopaholic” series of books by Sophie Kinsella.  I’m on Shopaholic Ties the Knot at the moment so already a few books in.

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