YAY! I’ve been shortlisted for the Yours Clothing “Be The Blogger” competition! I want to thank Yours Clothing for this awesome opportunity and thanks to everyone helped me get to the top 10! To those of you who didn’t know, I have for most of my adult life been working for myself and so much has changed over the last 7 years. I did not expect fashion to become a big part of my work even though it’s something I wanted to pursue since I was a teen but never knew how to get into. I’ve always told myself that I would absolutely not rely on everything I want to just fall into my lap: I needed to make things happen for myself if ANYTHING was going to happen at all. I started reaching out to brands on my own, doing all the research and to my surprise, I was getting a response from people in the fashion world out here. I did a couple of jobs, made some friends, and met some really sweet girls in the plus size community.
When it comes to my particular style, I have to feel comfortable first. That doesn’t mean that I have to wear baggy clothes to hide my goodies in order to achieve the ultimate level of comfy. For example, I could wear Spanx to make my body feel smoother under a dress or jeans, tights because I feel like some dresses are too short on me, and FLATS ALL DAY ERRY DAY because as much as I love the way heels look, nah ah chica, I can’t walk around in them all day… ok not even for 10 minutes but that’s a whole other story hahaha.
I love a simple look that you can jazz up to be a night look, or jazz… down (?) to have a more casual look. This is one of the things I really appreciate about Yours Clothing. A lot of their items are comfortable, but can be either dressed up or dressed down depending on where you’re going, what you’re doing and what your personal taste is.
One of my favorite outfits this year that screamed COMFORT and versatility was this black and white striped top and textured striped skirt from Yours. I loved wearing it because not only is it comfortable, it’s super cute and you can mix and match the top and skirt with just about a bajillion different things and the whole look didn’t take me 10 years to put together.
The second thing to know about my take on fashion is that I am passionate about what I’m wearing whether it’s something simple or flashy. I’ve always picked things out that I would feel great in and even though shopping as a woman can be stressful, I eventually find what I’m looking for and BAM! THE OUTFIT TO REPEAT AT MULTIPLE OCCASSIONS IS HERE! (As seen below ;D)
Making my way downtown…
At the pub… for dinner… don’t pay attention to the Screwdriver I had in my hand that I am definitely NOT drinking. (I drank the whole thing and I loved it.)
Last but not least, I wanted to mention how much fun it is to take something simple and have the item pull the entire look together. We went to MCM Comic Con out here in Manchester last year and I needed a top to go with my Lilo costume and found this one from Yours.
^ Me & my BFF who is totally NOT a human being dressed as a friendly neighborhood feline.
When Ali and I moved over to the UK, it was like starting over.In the US I had my favorite plus size stores that I had been shopping from for years. Coming over here I had no idea what was available to me and in all honesty it made me feel pretty worried because I didn’t think I would be able to find brands that I would love as much as the ones I was used to. I can’t remember how I came across Yours Clothing but it just happened to be one of the first places I tried and ordered a couple of items which I’m pretty sure was underwear and jeans. Jeans and I have not had a great relationship because I have short lil’ legs and have rarely found a pair I love but as soon as they arrived and I tried them on it was like “A WHOLE NEEEEWW
WORRRRLLD MEEEEE”. Since then they have been my go-to place for almost everything and what’s great is it doesn’t break mine or Ali’s bank ;).
Honorable mention: These Marie PJs are comfy AF and got them at a sale Yours were having and I bring them along whenever we’re staying somewhere overnight because they’re also cute and I want the world to see them always.