Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Find It In Everything: Autumn 2014


Winter is here which means it's time for another 'Find It In Everything' post. Autumn has always been my favourite time of year so I couldn't wait to start snapping away. Below is a small selection of some of my favourite pictures taken during those gorgeous Autumn months.


This will be my last post of 2014, so I want to wish you all a great festive break with lots of food and fine company.

See you on the other side!


Love and hugs,
Isha
xxx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Snug, as a Bug, in a Rug


I absolutely love the Autumn/ Winter months, but being a naturally hot person often means and that I'm walking around in cardigans way into December. Coats have always made me a sweaty mess and standard cardigans leave me feeling overly chilly, so I needed to find a healthy medium. 

I visited Next a good few months back during the slow transition between Summer and Autumn, and tried on a few coats that caught my eye. Unfortunately, I could already feel the sweats coming on so I started trudging out of the store, ruing my high body temperature, before bumping into this blanket wrap. I tried it on, loved it, and made a mental note for the Autumn/ Winter transition. Eventually, I did order this gorgeous wrap and I haven't looked back. 
Blanket Wrap: Next
The wrap is mainly made out of Polysester (56%), so is a lot lighter than a standard coat would be. I'm able to feel nice and warm without baking, and the black and white woven pattern means it goes with literally everything in my wardrobe. It's incredibly versatile and can be wrapped in three different ways, but this is my favourite - lightly wrapped with the belt to show off my waist. It's easily dressed up or down and I've done both with great success. Nope, you don't have to be unstylish to be warm. I'm as snug, as a bug, in a rug. 

'til next time!


Love and hugs,
Isha
xxx

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Flower Vixen


Being a vintage bunny means I'm always on the lookout for new exciting brands that I can indulge in my 40s/50s yearnings. Voodoo Vixen have been around for a little while but when they teamed up with Simply Be to showcase some dresses from their new plus size range, I couldn't resist. I ordered two dresses; this is the first of them and I wore it to Simply Be's Spring/Summer 2015 Preview event:
Dress: Voodoo Vixen (via Simply Be)
Cardigan: H&M
Leggings: South (via Very)
Shoes: Simply Be
One thing I was concerned about was the fit as I'm not usually a fan of dual sizing. In my experience, dual sizing has often resulted in an ill-fitting garment, particularly around the bust and waist, and as someone who wears 18-20, I was really unsure on the size I should order. In the end I went for 16/18 and held my breath as I tried it on, but I needn't have worried because it is the most perfect fit. It genuinely feels like a custom made dress and I was so incredibly pleased with the 50s inspired design and cut.

At first glance, the pattern looks polka dot (and you all know how I feel about polka dots!) but actually the pattern consists of gorgeous little flowers. The pockets are a lovely touch and the teardrop cutouts on the pockets and along the neckline, are beautiful. I teamed it with a burgundy cardigan (the burgundy is currently sold out online, but there are plenty in store), a pair of leggings and my favourite flats.
I'm now a fully-fledged Voodoo Vixen fan and I can only hope they add more plus size dresses to this already fabulous range.

'til next time!


Love and hugs,
Isha
xxx