Football babe outfit Inspo: Georgina Rodriguez

Casual hourglass, Outfits, Wardrobe planning

Georgina Rodriguez is currently best known for being football player Ronaldo’s girlfriend and baby mama.  She’s a beautiful, 22 year old Spaniard who is now a mum to two baby twins.  I’m going to do a post on casual style inspo from Georgina as well as this post, but I really loved this casual outfit and think it could work well for an hourglass too.  It’s hard to tell from all the photos online if Georgina is an hourglass or not, but I think she has a pretty small waist and balanced upper and lower body proportions.

So that may give you a better idea of how well her outfits might work on you when looking at these inspiration pics.

Anyway!  Into the outfit: I just love this sporty outfit, it’s cute and summery and looks super-laid back…but there’s a lot of details she’s covered to make sure she looks incredible and laid back xD.  As is always the way with women who look amazing.

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Let’s start with the foundations laid for looking amazing wearing this outfit.  Her hair is blown-out and straightened to perfection – do you see a hair out of place (before Ronaldo’s arm messes the whole damn thing up)?  No.  No you don’t.

 

Screen Shot 2017-11-04 at 6.21.37 PMShe has no-make-up make-up on with a very natural, light brown/taupe smokey-eye, mascara/eyeliner/subtle false-lashes (or lash extensions), perfectly manicured brows, foundation and a natural lip (Side note: recently discovered the Nivea Lip Care Fruity Shine in Peachy Shine – oh my life, this is such a good ‘no-makeup’ lip colour it’s my total favourite right now.  It has the sheerest coral-pink tint, which adds colour to your lips whilst remaining translucent.  It looks like you’ve just licked your lips (plus it smells yum too!).  I’ve come to think that translucent is the way forwards for all natural lip looks – Clinique did a range of sheer lippies a while back, called Pop Glaze I think, I’ve not tried them but they could be a good place to look if you like a higher-end sheer lippy.

Anyway, back to Georgina’s look 😀

She’s got a really pretty natural looking manicure here.  Also a great tan which may be natural or a spray tan.  Also her skin looks well moisturised and in great condition (incidentally so does Ronaldo’s, but that’s a whole other post: ‘how to look more manicured than most women, featuring Ronaldo’).

Also note her cute, minimal stud earrings and necklace, plus surfy bracelets round her wrist.  I think a set of surfy armbands/bracelets are an easy outfit upgrade for a casual outfit, which make a difference to the overall look without trying too hard.
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Ok, so foundations aside, there’s several things about this outfit that I think make it really flattering.  One is the neckline and fit of her t-shirt – it follows the line of her body without being tight-fitting (but tight-fitting would also work with this outfit, especially for emphasising the waist on an hourglass figure) and if you look at the picture below, you’ll see the neckline is a scooped v-neck.

She’s chosen some very sexy mid/high waist tiny denim shorts and tucked her t-shirt in, but what I feel makes the look a bit more wearable is the black top she’s tied round her waist, which covers the back of her thighs right down to her knees.  This is a great option for anyone with less than perfect thighs/back of legs (which is about all of us over the age of 12, even including Gwyneth Paltrow *shock horror*).

She’s snuck in a really wearable low-heeled boot which looks urban and cool, is fit for walking on a football pitch to celebrate your footballer-man’s successes, doesn’t look try-hard at all, but lengthens and therefore slims her legs.  I estimate the heel is two inches or less, and there may be a little platform effect on the front of the boot, but it all looks very ‘not-heels’ and chill if you didn’t look closely (similar here and here from Milanoo).  Every little bit of height helps when you’re showing so much leg.  I feel the ankle length boots might make my legs look a bit chunky, but Georgina doesn’t exactly have sparrow legs, she’s got good shapely legs with a little bit of flesh on them, so maybe I could try and make this look work in real life, we’ll see.  But I think Georgina has deceptively slim legs, it’s just that this outfit makes them look ‘medium’ rather than ‘thin’ because it would have that effect on the very thinnest legs anyway.

Anyway, more pics below for you to enjoy, hope you like this outfit post and tips on how to look incredible wearing a ‘oh this?  I just threw this on’ type of outfit xD.

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Oversized jumper, Kim-K style

Outfit of the day, Reviews, Wardrobe planning

After seeing how adorable Kim K looked with a cute oversized sweater in the pic below (yes from my Kim K hits and misses post recently, yes listed under misses – so sue me ok? :p).  No just kidding, it’s not flattering this outfit, but it’s damn cute.  And I wanted to see if I could try it too.

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I loved the peachy pink shade of this Everlast sweater, and bought it from Kmart (I can’t find it online so it must’ve sold out).  I got a size 16 which is a few too big for me, to emulate the fit of the Kim K sweater above.  It’s that super fluffy-backed sweater fabric too so I’ve been in heavenly comfort all day in this.  I took these photos quickly on the day before house-clean day so apologies the house is not perfect, it’s just normal busy life *shrug*)

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It’s a bit of an unusual thing for me, running about feeling this comfortable as I normally have something more constricting on – something which feels a bit more girly or smart, especially heels.  Don’t know how I’d feel if I was wearing this type of thing all the time as I don’t feel my best, but I can see why dressing comfy gets addictive haha!

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I felt (and looked) like a kid again wearing this (you know the type of look where you think someone is young until they turn around and this saggy ol’ face frightens the crap out of you?  Yeah, like that haha!) (Actually I’m totally tangent-ing here, but I had that moment walking behind a beautiful slim woman with long blonde hair some years ago, head-to-toe in denim, with red shoes, she looked about 24 until she turned around and her face was SEVENTY.  No lie.  I was shocked but really that lady deserves a medal for having a figure that good in her seventies, and for cracking out the double denim and having no style constraints.  HI-FIVE that lady.  Anyway, digress-over).

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I paired my baggy sweater with my skinny jeans from this post, my rose-gold sneakers from this post.  I did wear a bra that had a minimising effect under this outfit, because I didn’t want my top-half to look too bulky, and it seemed to work as I don’t think this sweater drew any attention to the chest area, nor added too much volume (well, not any more than I deliberately wanted!).

I think this type of outfit would look adorable on girls with narrow shoulders, more of a pear-shape I suppose, because it seems to be the width of your shoulders that dictates how dainty you can look in this oversized sweater.  Mine are not especially narrow, but I also noticed Kim K’s sweater has a more draped effect on her bone structure (as if the fabric is thinner), whereas my jumper is still thick and fluffy and stood out a bit more making me look wider.  Also, notice the neckline on Kim-K’s sweater – it’s a bit looser than my tight crew-neck one, and I think the scoop neckline is a touch more flattering.  I don’t think there’s any other particular features to pay attention to in order to make this look work, maybe apart from picking a colour that suits your skin (see my post on colours if you need more info).

So if you’re in the market for a big oversized sweater, hopefully these little details will help you choose a sweater that looks amazing but effortless like Kim K’s.  Oh and last little details – notice that Kim K has her hair very feminine, and her make-up and nails done, with some very glamourous oversized sunglasses?  These details keep the look feminine despite the masculine shape of the sweater hiding your curves.  I think this balance is key to pulling off slightly un-flattering looks – make more effort to have other features look flattering so you can get away with the less flattering feature.

Have a great week! ❤

Kim Kardashian casual hourglass outfits 2017

Body, Casual hourglass, Outfit of the day

Hi there!  Thanks for popping back to join me for some hourglass inspiration.  This is a follow-up to the recent post I did on Kim Kardashian Hits and Misses; in this post is just a bunch of outfits that I really found flattering on her, whether they ought to be or not.  They worked for me anyway – see what you think xD. There are unfortunately a couple of sheer tops here but I honestly feel it adds nothing to the outfit, and the look could’ve been just as good if not better without showing off the nips.  But I’m sounding like a grandpa now.  Let’s stop ranting and look at Kim’s awesome outfits from this year!

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Khaki shorts outfit: if you showed me these jean shorts on a hanger, I’d have a seizure trying to picture how bad they would look on an hourglass shape.  So much everyones-mum-in-the-eighties imagery going on…

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But I think KK is pulling this off due to the tight top, and length/slightly A-line cut of the jean shorts, and the presence of some awesome heels.  Hmm.  I’m not sure I’d go there myself, but she’s doing ok with this….*shrug*

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Bustier and tailored trousers look above – what’s not to like?  It’s elegant, everything is tailored to perfection to her body, the fabric on the trousers looks like it drapes like nobodies business.  An hourglass always tends to suit a bustier/corset style top (although most women also do, not sure it’s an hourglass thing per se) but we stand to benefit the most due to small waists, tight fitting top plus or minus big boobs.

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I really like this simple stretchy dress – the colour is perfect against her dark hair and tan; the square neckline is flattering, and the tight fit of everything just serves to enhance her beautiful figure.  Of note, I think she has control wear under this dress, there’s a little indent on the thigh which suggests this to me, so don’t be afraid to invest  and wear control underwear even on casual days.

Joggers and white tank top; I really like this look on her – I mean, the grey marl sweatpants don’t exactly minimise the butt and hips, but the tight tank top seems to allow for the sins of the sweatpants quite easily.  I’m definitely going to try this look out – the comfiness of the joggers is calling to my soul.  These photos were taken on two different days with (I think) two different joggers and sneakers (the right hand joggers (sweatpants) have a tie-cord and the shoes are flat soled).  I think I prefer the right side look overall, which may be down to the slightly different details, or may just be the angle of the photos.

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Swimsuit and jeans look above: an easy, comfy outfit that looks great.  The square, low cut neckline is extremely flattering and I like the optical illusion the colour blocked sides of the swimsuit provide, making her waist look even smaller.  Her jeans are mid-rise which leaves plenty of room for her torso in this outfit.  Perfect proportions.

Purple outfit above: sorry about the nips in this photo, but the outfit is just amaaaaaazing!  I love the toning colours, the tight fitting high neck top is somehow working (actually, it may be working better because the sheerness adds some ‘features’ to the upper body rather than being a high-necked elongated bulky blob).  Personally I feel a half sheer sweetheart neck top would have the same effect (sheer over the neckline, opaque over the boobs).  Anyway, the high waist trousers tucked into high boots is really working – I think what’s happened is that her proportions have remained in balance, but just shifted up.  The high neckline, the high waist, the high ankle-line.  But I really like the way she’s tucked in her trousers.  The puffa jacket is meh to me, but in this picture I must admit it looks pretty damn cool.

Ok that’s all for now, hope you enjoyed analysing why Kim’s casual outfits are working so well on her figure, and that you can apply this to your own wardrobe!  Have a great week ❤

Mini wearable heels haul – updated

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After trying many different outfits with flats, I just realised I feel and probably look better wearing heels.  And not wanting to be stumbling around with super uncomfortable or high heels, my best compromise is some low-mid height heels.  So with it being springtime here in New Zealand, I picked up a couple pairs of sweet and comfortable sandals, and flatform sneakers.  The shoes look a bit more middle aged than I used to buy – it used to be all pointed stilettos, but I’m enjoying the chunky heel trend going round at the moment and am taking advantage of it!

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These sandals (similar from Kmart here) have got the benefits of having minimal-coverage style straps, being in a gorgeous navy ‘suede-look’ fabric that looks more expensive despite being cheap, and a suuuuuper cute sparkly heel and strap feature.  The heel is chunky and low and the shoes overall are so comfortable I will go back to them again and again (as opposed to some of my fancier stilettos that I reach for less often).  I’ll pop these on under jeans, pop a blazer over a navy camisole and head to work.  Or wear them with a cute summer dress I recently bought which is strappy with a frilled v-neck, plus has off-shoulder frilly sleeve things, elastic waist, knee length and beautiful gentle lemon yellow with navy flowers on it.

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Pair number 2: low nude minimal heels

IMG_5129The thought process behind these was firstly that I really like the minimal two-strap style, leaving plenty of foot on show.  The nude colour doesn’t have the dramatic cut-me-off-at-the-ankle effect because it blends in, so if you have thicker legs like me they’re quite flattering.  With the 1.5 inch heel height, these are low enough that they feel essentially flat and all-day-wear comfortable; in the summer, if I have shorts on and going to head to the beach or something, I don’t really want 4″ wedges to be honest because it can look ‘trying too hard’ or making the outfit too smart.  IMG_5130The bonus is with these sandals is, I get an extra 1.5 inches leg-lengthening effect whilst barely noticing it.  The other point with these is that I can barely imagine an outfit they wouldn’t go with (apart from sports wear maybe) – I know some of my favourite style icons like Kim Kardashian and Shirley Eniang (a Youtuber and blogger) wear nude minimal heels with practically everything and look amazing (theirs are stiletto and 4″ tall however, but mine are the summertime comfy version!).IMG_5131

Pair number 3: Rose-gold flatform sneakers

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Pair number 4: grey strappy suedette low heels

I forgot to include these shoes the first time I published this post, because I bought them a few weeks ago, and I’ve worn them at least once a week since I bought them.  You’ll have to excuse them being a bit stained as they very easily attract scuffs and dirt – I knew this when I bought them but I’m still sad as I don’t really know what to do once they’re proper dirty – ?shampoo them?  Who knows.  They were fairly cheap from Glassons so I don’t know how much they’ll withstand 😦

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These have been surprisingly comfortable and look better on than in pictures.  I tuck my skinny leather jeans into the straps at the top (or kinda bunch up the jeans above the straps) and pair with bright red nail polish.  They’re 3″ heels but I can wear them all day without discomfort due to the chunky heel.  These can glam up any average casual outfit in a subtle way, and I often find it’s details like this that make the difference.  I recently bought matte grey nail polish from Glassons too, and of course the nails have matched the shoes on more than one occasion xD

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Anyway that’s my mini shoe-haul – I’ll try create some looks with these low-heels so you can see how they work in real life, but I think I’ll be wearing these all summer.

Speak to you soon xx

 

 

 

Leather dress in chartreuse

Casual hourglass, Outfit of the day, Outfits

Ok this is another of my recent series of OOTDs which show you what I’ve been wearing lately; the outfits have been admittedly more ‘smart hourglass’ than casual.  I’ll get back to my remit soon, I promise.  Maybe I’ll try arrange some hauls of certain casual brands and see how well their clothes fit on a curvy frame.

Anyway, back to todays outfit: this was from Milanoo.com over a year ago, and I’ve gotten a few wears out of it.  Milanoo is a cheap and cheerful website, I think they ship from China, it is legit but I do find the quality is variable, usually cheap quality.  They sell everything, including clothes and shoes.  If you ever want a fancy dress outfit or dress up wig, this is absolutely the place to go!  However I saw this dress in the women’s clothing pages and wanted to try it as I loved the idea and the styling on the model, and it turned out it’s really nice quality PU leather – most people think the dress is real leather close-up and I’d be hard pressed to tell the difference myself.  I’m not sure how well that comes across in the photos however.

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So this is a size large, as it’s in super petite Asian sizing.  I’m normally a size 8 in UK/NZ sizes.  It is fully lined, and zips up at the back.  It’s extremely comfortable and warm.  You will see that the waistline is pulled upwards by the fact that it’s not designed for a full bust, but a waist tie is provided and I feel like this enables me to compensate for the altered waistline.

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I tend to pair the round neckline with a fluffy scarf as it adds to the slightly 1940’s feel of the outfit, and matches my skintone more easily than chartreuse which I find a bit hard to pull off right next to my face.  I also add thick black eyeliner, pearl earrings, a pair of black court shoes and a structured black handbag.  Normally I’d have my hair curled at the ends too (max out that retro vibe!) but I was trying to do a lot of outfit photo’s at once back in mid-October to update you all on my smart outfits.  So forgive the slightly thrown together feel of these photos xD

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this outfit post!  This shape and length of dress is great for a work outfit for an hourglass, it tends to flatter all the right parts of your figure.  I feel that a leather/leatherette dress is easier to wear in a softer colour than black, and the length and style needs to be quite conservative.  Here’s a useful article I found on GlamRadar as I was looking for good examples of leather dresses, about how to wear a leather dress.

Kim Kardashian casual style hits and misses – 2017 edition

Body, Casual hourglass, Outfits

The beautiful Kim is an absolute hourglass icon – she works hard to maintain her figure, is always immaculately put-together and the work she puts in pays off.  I also applaud her as a businesswoman, because regardless of whether one likes or dislikes her self-branding, she knows how to create and sell a product.  It’s not always apparent how much work goes into the whole Kim Kardashian brand as a whole, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find out she works some pretty long days, being a mum of two also.

Now I’m not a fan of anything close to public nudity, and I firmly believe that the most powerful people tend to wear the most clothes – think of top CEO’s, politicians, etc – whereas semi-nudity only gives pseudo-power via exploiting people’s base instincts.  I’d rather earn dignity and respect as a woman than have a limited power over people’s sexuality.

So anyway, I’ve overlooked the obviously sheer outfits of Kim’s, as they’re not my cup of tea, and I’ve stuck with the more day-to-day wearable styles that we could translate into our own wardrobes.

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HIT #1: The boss woman outfit

Worn to a recent Forbes summit, this Jean Paul Gaultier suit is an absolute win for Kim K.  There are many features which make it work but the key standout elements are the waist fit and importantly the shoulder-squaring effect of the shoulder pads.  Check out this outfit on Carli Bybel below and note how much awesomer her jacket looks due to the shoulders:

Anyway I digress: but never underestimate the value of a good shoulder line and a good waistline in the same garment.  The length of the jacket, it’s deep V neck and close fit all contribute extra fit points, and the way the trousers fit her thighs to the knee, then softly flare out, covering her heels is a great way to elongate the silhouette.

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MISS #1: The shapeless checked shirt

You probably knew I’d be against this from the start, didn’t you?  Well I am.  Where’s the waist in here?  Haha no in fact, it was a bit of a tough one because I secretly really like this laid back look, which doesn’t pay any heed to flattering the figure.  I’d probably still wear this type of thing, but I just wouldn’t expect to look great in it.  The trousers I find a bit naff – I mean she wears them well but it’s Kim.  On the plus point, the shoes are beautiful.  I also like the lip ring and long straight hair combo, it looks pretty rock and roll overall.

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HIT #2: the classic white tee and jeans

I think this is a shot from a Vogue edition, I’m not sure how recent it is.  But I love the instagrammy SoCal feel.  I absolutely adore this combination on Kim, and I know it’s nothing groundbreaking but once you get all the elements right for your figure, you’ll literally wear this a million times and look amazing each time you do so.  The white T has a great neckline to minimise the boob area; the shoulder-line is broadened by the cut of the mini-sleeve things – this balances out her hips.  The pocket on the Tee is quite low on her boob so it minimises the bust, just like low-placed butt pockets do for your butt.  The Tee follows the line of her waist without clinging to it; the length of the Tee is right on the hip which is perfect for the hourglass figure.  The jeans I can’t detect any particular features that make them look great other than they fit really well and she has great legs.  But I think the understated but significant platform heels lengthens and slims out the look – with flats she would look equally good but I feel you’d notice the width of her body more (she’s petite, and we petite ones look wider than you tall ones do dammit) :D. Lastly as always, Kim’s hair and makeup and tan are perfect, and I swear if you just did these three things every day, you could practically wear anything and look great.

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MISS #2: black oversized puffa jacket

I think overall I have to give this a MISS rating because it makes her look shorter and generally wider than she is.  Yes I also love this look like the rocky ‘miss’ above, because there’s something that resonates deeply with me about this ‘I’m not trying’ ‘I’m beyond comfortable in this’ ‘I’m impressing no-one’ type of look.  Her Keds are sweet, her hair and sunglasses together look sweet.  But she looks somewhat matronly with the high neck sweater, heavy bust, and wide hips.  Proceed with caution, and only deploy this look on ‘meh screw it’ days.

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HIT #3: hoodie and jeans look

Hmm I think I’m probably just proving to myself that I like hourglass figures better in heels than in flats in this outfit-judging exercise.  But I like this look more not only for the heels, but because the hoodie fits much more closely than the ‘miss’ looks above.  This is such a cool hoody – fluted sleeves, rounded waistband, amazing fit.  I think it’s by the brand Vetements (link to SSense site) for a hefty $600.  Her skinny jeans stick to her lower half and the heels lengthen her look.

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“MISS” #3: oversized sweater

Ok I’m just going to say it – I flaming love this look on her, look how cute and sweet she looks against it’s massive swathes of fabric.  No, technically it does absolutely nothing for her figure, but I’d enjoy wearing this at home or just on ‘meh screw it’ days.  I love that she keeps it feminine by having good hair, makeup, nails and jewellery (ring).  But I’ve labelled this a ‘miss’ because I’m slightly struggling to find misses that don’t involve visible nipples and stuff.  Shrug.

I’ll leave it there for this post, as it’s getting a bit long.  But I’ll do a part 2 with some of the hits that I haven’t been able to fit in here today.

Have a great week xx

 

That is a stunning outfit: Beyonce

Outfit of the day

Beyonce smashes it out the ball park with this gorgeous cut-out floral dress.  Paired with glossy straightened hair and peep-toe heels, this is a beautiful summer evening outfit for an hourglass figure.  The floral dress appears to have two straps and a bustier style top, and despite the cut-out, manages to not be overly revealing, whilst emphasising her tiny waist.  Peep-toe heels are meant to be an excellent heels option for hourglasses, and I like how Bey’s have a little platform for some additional leg lengthening – super flattering.  Excuse the low quality picture it was all I could find.  As an aside, JayZ looks awesome with more hair than usual, I’ve never seen him with a mini-fro before.  Speak to you again soon lovely ones ❤

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Review: Trespass COMPAC mac

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I like to go walking for hours and hours in the local hills and bush in NZ – it’s a paradise if you love getting outdoors.  Most of the time when I’m doing something outdoorsy, I have tended to submit to looking a bit stumpy and lame haha!  It doesn’t really matter what you look like when you’re hiking, but the girly girl inside me wishes I looked a bit awesomer!  Anyway, one thing I’ve done is buy a Trespass Compac Mac off eBay recently (from this seller who was fantastic, my purchase arrived so quickly, is authentic Trespass goods, perfect condition, everything was easy; it looks like they may be an official Trespass seller).

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I was looking for a waterproof mac that had a waist tie and a good hood that could be tightened when the wind and rain both decide to make a show.  I wanted the mac to have an a-line shape with a bit of butt coverage, as I find this length more flattering over leggings.

Turns out the Trespass mac was not only a bargain (29.00GBP – wow, migrant reminders that you’re living in another country: I don’t even have the pound sign on my laptop anymore!) but it fitted all my specifications.  Be aware if you’re looking for a similar coat, that this is thin and unlined, so your warmth will need to come from other layers (I chuck my Karrimor fleece underneath).  But it’s fully waterproof and breathable.

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The hood covers my whole head – I HATE those rubbish micro-hoods that come only halfway over the crown of your head.  Cue full frizzy hair from the crown forwards, which frames the face beautifully like a pom-pom.  Awesome.  But the Trespass Compac is a good hood, AND the genius who designed it put toggles either side of the hood so you can tighten the hood in the wind/rain.

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The waist-tie is simple and lightweight and I think looks pretty good actually.  There’s belt loops so you can tie it behind you if you want a more subtle waisty look.  I’ve shown below the coat without the belt, and with.  I got the XS and my measurements are bust 35 inches, waist 24.5inches, hips 34.5 inches. You’ll see there’s plenty of space for a thick jumper or fleece beneath the waterproof outer shell that this mac provides.

Overall, I’m impressed, I just need to trial it outdoors in the rain now.  And I wonder if I should’ve gotten the purple one because it’s cool (no other reason needed) but I try to keep my sports/outdoors clothing and equipment to pink and black so I can mix and match well (plus it’s flattering) so I’m glad I got the black really.

Hope this review is useful for those of you trying to find flattering outdoorsy clothing!  See you next time ❤

Simple spring outfit: floral jacket and jeans

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Just a quick look at an outfit I keep returning to lately.  It’s a really simple template for an hourglass when you just want to wear jeans, and look nice but laid-back.  I bought a couple of stretchy, comfy blazers from Boohoo (they’re polyester 95% and elastane 5%) and the fabric feels cheap and cheerful but they are as comfortable as a cardigan.  So I find myself happy to sit in them at my desk all day at work, or push the sleeves up at an evening meal or drinks with friends.  I often find a few problems with tailored, non-stretch blazers in that they rarely accommodate boobs and waist and shoulders and arms all at once, and I usually feel constricted around my shoulders and unable to comfortable roll the sleeves up.  So these cheap ones were a great discovery for me.

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You’ll see I just popped a simple white tank top beneath the blazer – it counteracts the busyness of the print easily.  The blazer sits surprisingly nicely against the outline of my shape – this is available still from Boohoo here.  You know, Boohoo is just the friend of sloppy, late bloggers like me – all the stuff that has gone out of stock months ago in every other store I talk about is always still available on Boohoo hahah!  I’m grateful.

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I think this outfit would look lovely with a chunky statement necklace that co-ordinated with one of the colours in the blazer – I’ve just got a simple silver necklace and pendant on here because I don’t have a cool chunky necklace to go with this yet.  You’ll see I still rely on heels for a lot of my casual outfits – I’ll learn to use more flats eventually.  But these heels I adore, they are from Marks and Spencer and have a 3 inch heel, and their Insolia padding under the ball of the foot.  These particular heels aren’t in stock anymore (this ain’t Boohoo yeno) but if you’re a fan of comfy, wearable heels that leave a little more room in the foot-box for your toes, then check out M&S.  They do half sizes too.

Apart from my crazy tall platforms, I try to stick to 3 inch and below for my daytime heels because I find 3 inches doesn’t alter the locomotor dynamics of walking too much unlike higher heels which take too much effort when walking.  So I tend to buy and then not wear the higher heels, whereas I wear 3 inch heels on a daily basis and keep reaching for them.  Even the platform shoes, I try to keep the height difference between platform and heel to less than 3 inches.  So there’s my tips for wearable heels.

Stripey jumpsuit = 1970’s time!

Banter, Outfit of the day, Outfits, Reviews

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I saw this on Boohoo.com and just had to give it a go – how fun yet how risky, I thought to myself.  Chance of looking like Crusty the Clown in a Wham! video?  High.  Chance of looking 1970’s in a non-ironic way?  Also high.  Chance of having fun whilst all this is going on?  Well, I don’t know, at least a medium?

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Sorry about my messy dusty mirror and, well, messy dusty whole house really.  I enjoy cleaning and living in a perfect looking house, but I enjoy reading and thinking even more dammit.  Anyway, I slipped this jumpsuit on when it arrived promptly from Boohoo, and thought to myself: actually, this is working for me…just about.

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I wore this to work a while back actually, tried to pull off the look, with a mustard blazer over the top and some heels…but it looked a bit daft for a formal setting I think.

It certainly has a slightly clown-like tendencies, this outfit, maybe a bit of this goin’ on:

I think it was meant to be channelling a bit more Cheryl Cole like this:

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Anyway, I liked how the bodice is quite fitted in this jumpsuit, and the square neckline is flattering.  I think you could fit bra-straps under the straps of the jumpsuit, but the cut of the bodice makes cramming a bra under here a bit difficult unless you don’t mind it peeking out.  I think an adhesive bra or nothing would work best – it’s quite fitted and supportive on the bust.  The bodice fits the waist beautifully, and I think that is part of the reason I think this outfit could work.  I’ve come to think it should only be worn as a stand-alone piece, and only for an  evening do, a la Cheryl Cole, maybe with just a clutch.

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Here’s me showing you the wide trouser legs.  And below, the heels I paired it with.  I’m 5’2 and the heels are 3 inches, so you can see above the trouser legs bunch up just a little on the floor on me.  That should give you an indication of how the length will be on you if you buy it.

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What do you think, is it wearable without looking too daft?!  Thanks for visiting and supporting the blog, I’ll be back again soon.  With love ❤