Saturday, March 29, 2014
HANDMADE DRESS // ASOS SHOES // H&M CARDIGAN // ASOS SHEER HEART SOCKS // DOLLY DARLING BROOCH // NEW LOOK DAISY BUN TIES
Hello again everyone! See, I said I'd try & post more often, this outfit is from the other day, when Carl & I walked back from lunch in a nearby town. We were planning to take photos in the aquadrome there, but it started to rain, so we decided to head back before we got there. The weather brightened up on the way home though, so we took some photos on the moor, & I also snapped a few images of the scenery. We met a lovely cat, who started meowing from a bush as we walked past. I thought it was a fox cub or something, but then turned around to find a cat. I got to give it a fuss before it ran through my legs, I think it was on the hunt. We also saw some farm dogs, ducks, bunnies & a squirrel, but sadly wasn't fast enough to snap a picture of the wild animals!
The dress is one of my latest creations. I've had this fabric for ages (I got it printed at Spoonflower, it features my old shop logo), & I finally got around to sewing it into a dress. I originally intended to make a Lolita dress with it, but since I don't often wear full on Lolita much anymore, I made it shorter, with less skirt volume & put a heart cut-out in the bodice. I've wanted a dress with a heart cut-out for years, so I am happy to finally have one. I had a bit of trouble figuring out how to do the heart, but I managed it, even if the heart ended up not being centred, annoyingly!
Friday, March 21, 2014
ASOS CURVE SKIRT // SOUTH CARDIGAN (HAND EMBELLISHED) // ASOS SHOES // EVANS BLOUSE // TKMAXX BAG // MAGASIN BIRD RING // DOLLY DARLING FLORAL KITTEN HEADBAND // DOLLY DARLING POM POM RING // DOLLY DARLING RAINBOW QUARTZ RING // 100% SUZI BROOCH* // TIGHTS C/O OF THE BIG TIGHTS COMPANY
Hello again everyone! Sorry it's been such a long time since I last posted, I've been pretty busy over the last few months and haven't had a chance to update the blog. After a lovely picnic in a local park, my boyfriend and I wandered down by the canal, I finally got some outfit photos for you, so I hope you enjoy.
I was sent these tights by The Big Tights Company a while back, in deep pink, to review. I am always on the lookout for new places to buy tights in my size, it's so hard to find decent ones that fit and are comfortable!
Anyway, on to my review - I got these tights in the largest size, which is a size 34-36. I'm not that size, but with tights I always try and size up, because they usually come up small, whatever the brand! They do fit well, but I'm not entirely convinced that they would fit the size advertised, but maybe a size or two larger than me. These particular tights come in 3 colours, pink, black and purple. I chose the pink, obviously. They are pretty thick and feel like they will wear well.
For comparisons sake they are thicker and feel firmer than my We Love Colors tights, they are also a bit shinier. I also didn't have a problem with them falling down, which I do tend to with my We Love Colors tights. They bunched a bit around the ankles, but the waistband stayed firmly in place. I also have a problem with tights because of my height (5'9), but these had plenty of length in the legs, so I didn't have a problem with them.
The only downsides to these tights are the price (£16.95), but I usually have to pay about £10 each + international shipping + customs fees for my We Love Colors, so they are probably a similar price overall, and obviously being based in the UK meant that they arrived quicker. Obviously there aren't as many colours, but next time I need new black tights I'm certainly going to be buying these. The company also offers other brands of plus size tights, which I would be interested to try, but I can't comment on those.
Sorry once again for my unplanned absence, I am going to try & post a lot more regularly now that things have calmed down a bit!