Sunday, 30 June 2013

Finally, the perfect Jeans dress!


One of the many things I love about being a PSBlogger is the opportunity to expand my wardrobe with some of my favourite bloggers’ swag. When the gorgeous Dani, posted all her goodies on her blog sale page, I jumped at the chance to claim as many things as possible.

One of those things was this amazing Jeans dress. Finding a Jeans dress for plus size, that doesn’t look like a sack, is like trying to find the Holy Grail! I made sure I snapped this up as soon as it was posted, and I wasn’t disappointed when it arrived. The fit is soooo good! My trouble is always my waist, being so small, I find it really difficult to find dresses to fit properly and usually, I use a belt to disguise anything ill fitted. On this occasion, I merely used a belt to give the dress a bit of an edge and to break up the denim.

I paired this fab dress with a light cardigan, my adorable heart-shaped sunglasses, and the brightest sandals, ever! The colours are great, and turn this into a real summer outfit. I love it – thank you Dani! xx

Dress: Dani Blog sale (originally Forever 21+)
Cardigan: South (via Very)
Belt: Primark
Leggings: South (via Very)
Sandals: LoveLabel
Sunglasses: Spitalfield Market 
These sunglasses deserve to be bathed in sunlight!


I've also jumped on the Bloglovin' bandwagon - you can check me out here :)

Hope you're all well and enjoying the last day of the weekend!


Love and hugs, 
Isha
xxx

Ps. Thanks to Soph, for taking my pics! x

Monday, 24 June 2013

Dinner in Covent Garden


I’m never usually in Covent Garden. Despite its beauty, it’s such a tourist trap; but I headed there a couple of weeks ago, for a goodbye dinner. We went to MEATMarket, which is an American diner that is super cool and edgy – my kind of place! In hindsight, I should have taken some actual pictures of the interior, but instead took pictures of the food!
This is what I wore. I bought this dress on eBay for pennies and the great thing I love so much about this is that it clings to my waist, which is something I have a real struggle with because my waist is so small. Anyways, I love the colour, but I’m trying to stop buying Blue dresses – I have so many polka dot and Blue dresses in my wardrobe! But this I had to buy, it’s a deep ocean Blue that goes really well with my skin tone.

The shoes were a revelation. I took a rare trip to Primark in the lookout for a belt, but saw these shoes and feel in love, even more so when I tried them on - the comfort, oh the comfort!


Dress: eBay
Cardigan: South (Via Very)
Belt: Primark
Leggings: South (via Very)
Shoes: Primark

Close-up of pattern


I've had a manic few weeks, so I'm glad everything is back to normal and I have some actual time to blog!

I hope you all had a great weekend :)


Love and hugs,
Isha 
xxx 

Friday, 21 June 2013

Simply Be Wish-list


So, summer is still deciding whether it wants to arrive in London, so I thought while we wait, it would be good to share a few ideas which I think could work for sunning ourselves on the beach.

Simply Be have released a selection of swimwear, and these are some of my favourites:

Swimdresses-

Swimdresses are a great way to not only get the coverage you may want, but they’re also a great option for during the day. It can be such a hassle having to make multiple changes from beach to street, so having something that works for both occasions is great.

This is lovely. The ruching at the front is good for anyone conscience of their tummy and the bust-line is well sculpted to give support - all the work is done for you with foam fixed cups:



MAGISCULPT Flatter Me Swimdress
Doesn’t this look like a dress you could find on the high street?! That’s what I love about this. The colours are summery but subtle and they’re magic – if you’re slightly more conscience of your mid-section, they have built in powermesh for tummy control!  Another great thing about this particular design is that it comes in a longer length if you’re slightly taller.
I am slightly obsessed with polka dots (which will come as no surprise to people who read my blog regularly), so I instantly feel in love with this when I saw it. The dots are designed on the bust area, and is a halter. Halters are great for anyone wanting that added support and works well for those with a larger bust. It’s simple but with a cute twist:



Swimsuits-

If you’re looking for something to show off your lovely legs, you won’t go wrong with the following two.

I told you I’m obsessed with polka dots, right?! (haha) This is so perfect. This swimsuit has a full coverage polka dot pattern, which is why I love the breakage over the bust with the stripes and the red stings at either side. The massive plus with this is that it’s underwired – you get fully supported like a regular bra! The straps are also detachable, so you don’t have to worry if you want to sunbathe.



Sea by Melissa Odabash Blouson Swimsuit
This is a swimsuit which could easy be a two-in-one. The top half is a wrap design, which is great for the tummy, with built in foam cups for extra support. All you’d need to do is throw on a pair of shorts or light skirt for a perfect evening outfit! The colour is amazing too- great for the summer months :D



Gossard Superboost Swimsuit
The first thing I’ll say is look at the colours! This swimsuit screams summer and I love the plunge here. There is the option to not have the superboost, but I love the sexy option more ;) This is halter and underwired too – fabulous!



So those are my favourite pieces from the new range from Simply Be – I hope you like my wish-list and I look forward to seeing you all rock your favourite pieces!

Love and hugs,
Isha
xxx


NB: All images courtesy of Simply Be :)

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Vintage Fun


Hi lovelies,

If you’re a regular to this post, you’ll already know that I love vintage – I. REALLY. LOVE. VINTAGE! So I’m always on the look-out for new places to go and explore where I can find some fab items.

I have two new favourite places: 21st Retro Vintage, recommended by the ever wonderful Kirsty; and Blitz London.

I headed to 21st Century Vintage a couple of weeks ago and I was amazed not only by how much stuff was crammed into every inch of the store, but also by the prices! The prices were incredible and there was so much I wanted to buy, but I was good and only bought two dresses. The dresses below cost a total of £8. Yes, £8 for two authentic vintage dresses! I couldn’t believe it – I think I’m still stunned:
The Blue dress is my favourite one. The colour is gorgeous and I like the cut a lot.

The next place, Blitz London is in my favourite part of London – Shoreditch, and is also a treasure chest of amazing vintage pieces. I really think it’s a good place for plus-size women too, because they have so many items with elastic – dresses, skirts, shorts, etc. Again, I was good and only bought a skirt, but I’ll be going back after payday to make a few more purchases!
Aren’t the colours amazing?!

This is what I wore on Blitz day. I ADORE this dress! It reminds me of the kind of dress a daisy-chain girl would wear – and that’s why I love it. The pattern is so fun and I love the cut at the top and around the waist. It’s longer than I would normally wear (my dresses get shorter and shorter as the year go by), but I felt fabulous in this all day. I paired it with a lightly coloured cardigan and the most comfortable sandals ever:
Dress: Soho’s Clothing
Cardigan: South (via Very)
Belt: Camden Market
Sunglasses: Dorothy Perkins
Leggings: South (via very)
Sandals: Dorothy Perkins 

Always struggling with the wind!



I hope you’re all well and are having a wonderful weekend!

Love and hugs,
Isha
xxx


Sunday, 9 June 2013

Scary Fun-day


Hi guys,

This week I had the best scare day with friends! First, we went to The London Dungeons. I haven’t been there since I was at school (a very loooooong time ago), so was really excited to see what the new and improved Westminster branch was like. It was brilliant from start to finish, with scary stories, two thrill rides and a tour visiting the most gruesome characters in history. I would absolutely recommend going – we had a great time. Here are a few pics:




We had a quick dinner at a lovely Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, before heading to the next scare stop – ‘The Woman in Black’ at the theatre. I loved the movie and wondered if I would enjoy the theatre version because obviously, the affects wouldn’t be the same. In fact, it was just as good because we were actually there, watching these wonderful actors play out a ghost story within reaching distance of the audience.

Despite having the first act a little ruined by school children talking, I was completely absorbed in the tale of Mr. Kipps – another recommendation.

So this is what I wore on the day. It’s from my old faithful Lady Vintage London, and it was the perfect combination of a smart/casual look on a summers day:


Dress: Lady Vintage London
Shrug: eBay
Belt: Camden Market
Tights: Boots
Sunglasses: Dorothy Perkins


Hope you're all well :)  

xxx