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Ss17 Trends -Must have Mules 

Guys Mules are still the business.  They are even more trendy today than ever so they are definitely a MUST have! 

I love the cross mules and you can find a pair just about everywhere.  Well… unless your tall and have big feet then you might need to be a little more strategic about where you get your mules from.

I have been shopping the Dorothy Perkins, Primark and New look mules range for 2 main reasons.

  • They are affordable
  • They offer wide fit and size 9 shoes.

I reviewed the cross mules from my recent purchase. I love the vibrant colours which all three retailers offer in this style. I must say the yellow mules from Primark wins hands down.

Newlook have a slightly wider range of colours. However, I was a little disappointed that they only had size 8 available in the style I wanted and unfortunately it was very pinchy on my little toes. These shoe must have just been made small because I was able to fit into Primark and Dorothy Perkins size 8.

 I was please to find that Newlook do have other styles of mules in wide fit and size 9’s.  This  clip on pompoms add some fun to my mules. You can buys yours here.

Although the Dorothy Perkins crossed Mules are a little bit more expensive, they are worth the extra £££’s. These go up to a size 9 and probably have the highest heel of them all.

The cheapest of them all was of course from Primark, it cost a jaw dropping £10. These have been my most worn pair of shoes in the last few weeks and it is holding up pretty well.

Have fun shopping for Mules this season.  The New look and Dorothy Perkins style can be found here  and here.

See you soon.

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Travel diaries -Side split Maxi dress

Summer is not over until we feature a maxi dress. I was in two minds about this dress because it’s much shorter than I would have preferred; but I couldn’t resist the colour. 

I think I was saved my side split. A little sexiness and some movement ….I love. 

My top tip for wearing ankle swinging maxi dresses is to make sure your shoe / sandal game is on fire.   Your feet are going to be showcased. Make sure they do not disappoint.

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Maxi dress- Marks and Spencer 

Sandals – Hobbs 

Handbag – Zac Posen
 

Travel diaries- Destination Birthday

My love for traveling has multipled over the years. I love getting to see different parts of the world;the foods, the people, art and culture. 

I have been privilaged to spend another birthday in a different country. In all honesty… this is by far the longest birthday celebrations. It seems as though I have been celebrating since I got here on Monday 19th of September  and I am sure the celebrations will continue long after the 23rd. 

Birthdays are not quite right without cake. I went back to the Fontanella tea garden for some delicious cake and breathtaking views.

I ended the day with dinner by the yacht marines. Had the most delicious salad. I did not know that salads could be so tasty. 

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Travel diaries -Wide leg trousers.

I have always been a fan of wide leg / Palazzo trousers. I tend to travel with at least one pair on each of my holidays.  

This cut of trousers are very flattering for us hippy, voluptuous, curvy, plus size women. Don’t ask me why but it’s something to do with the proportions and the visual illusion created with the trouser leg going straight down from the waist to the hem. 

Anyway, I really wanted to share my secret find. Buying good fitting clothing is no easy feat. When Friends and family members tell me that a shop has long length trousers, I usually do not listen. Whats long for an average height woman, may not cut it for a tall sister. 

I vaguely remember someone saying that Zara trousers are long in length.  They were on sale and had my size so I added three pairs of trousers to my basket and checked out. 

Pleasantly suprised with the fit and length would b an understatement. One pair was actyally sweeping the floor. A luxury tall ladies rarely have.

So if your ever shopping for wide leg or palazzo trousers, I would say give Zara a try. 

Do let me know what your experiences are with Zara trousers. 
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Kimono – Zara

White vest – Zara

Red wide leg trousers -Zara

Flat pointed Ghille shoes – Zara.

#Zaraeverything 

Summer 2016 must haves -Denim dresses

We are well into the summer but it’s not too late to whip out the Denim dress … if you have not done so already. 

Denim is so versatile and not to mention it goes with practically everything. 

This summer I am totally loving the romantically feminine pinafore denim dress. It compiments the t-shirt under a dress look and gracefully takes me back to my youth.

I am wearing a midi denim dress from Asos. This belted dress nips me in at the waist for the feminine look. Shop this dress here 👉

http://m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/ASOS-Tall/ASOS-TALL-Denim-Belted-Midi-Dress-in-Mid-Wash/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6234893&un_jtt_application_platform=newPlp&un_jtt_redirect

Read more on how I wear the “shirt under a dress trend” here 👉 http://wp.me/p64TYL-m1

Let’s not forget my all time favourite – denim shirt dress. They have such a summers day feel about them. Pair it with flat or high sandals for instant summer chic looks. 

Sunglasses – sheinside 

Dress – Asos Tall

Mules -Dorothy Perkins 

Handbag – Primark.
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Why you all need a Harem jumpsuit this summer.

All year we have seen comfy fashions dominating. We all want to look and feel great with as little effort as possible.

This Mc hammer 90’s trend offers just that.  Can’t explain just how comfortable and breathable this outfit was in the 30 degrees heat.

You are in luck because this Harem jumpsuit is not only on sale,but it’s available in tall and regular fits .

I can see this going from a day to night look with a quick shoe change.

Let me know what you think of this quirky outfit.  Thumbs up or not.

This is probably my first EVER a harem  pants.  I can totally see myself buying more.

 

 

Blue patchwork print harem jumpsuit -Newlook

http://m.newlook.com/shop/womens/tall/tall-blue-tile-print-drape-jumpsuit_381390549?productFind=search

Black mules – Next

Cross body bag -Zara.

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Travel Diaries- Modern day Buba

All I ever want is to be free. After a long day I want to be comfortable in whatever I wear in the evening.
Buba as it’s referred to in Nigerian culture is my outfit of choice.

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The modern day Buba can be made from finer fabric such as Silk. It drapes well and it’s very cooling.
With multiple fabrics and colours to chose from, Buba’s have become wearable for most occasions.

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Motif’s and brooches are a prefect way of adding a little ‘ooumph’ to your outfit. 

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I wore my hair in this up bun but took it down by the end of the evening.

Buba- Custom Made
Sandals – Next
Clutch bag – Zara

Travel diaries -Cold shoulders meets Wide leg trousers

This is probably summer 2016’s hottest trend . I could not get enough of it this holiday.

I pair my cold shoulder top with my printed palazzo wide leg trousers.
I was absolutely over dressed for the trek today but I sure looked good while doing it.

It was a victorious moment when I made it to the top of the acropolis.
The views made it all worth while.

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I swept my hair to the side to show off my statement earrings. I hope to write a blog post statement earring so keep an eye out for it.

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Read more on the different want ways I styled this cold shoulder top here http://wp.me/p64TYL-gA

Cold shoulder blouse – Marks and Spencer
Palazzo trousers – Dorothy Perkins

Mini City bag – Zara
http://m.zara.com/uk/en/woman/bags/mini-bags/mini-city-bag-c712008p3711682.html

Sandals – Hobb

Travel diaries – Lady in Red

The colour red is such a bold and statement colour. I think it requires lots of confidence to wear because you will most definitely get lots of stares.

I normally have my unbothered hat on while on holiday. My motto is that I will be gone in a few weeks or days so “what the heck!”

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Before I share my outfit, I just wanted to show off my makeup skills.😜.
I have literally just touched down and everything is already glowing.  This natural sun light is great for selfies but also used the Live Love make up bronze palette.

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This gorgeous off the shoulder maxi dress was take from my mother’s closet. I loved it at first sight and just had to have it. The colour is very eye catching. It’s totally on tend and the thin straps mean you don’t have to worry about the dress rolling off your shoulders.

The frills on this dress is very flattering and great for hiding my problem areas

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I decided to tie a knot on the hem of this dress because it’s not quiet the right length for my tall frame. But when I like am item, I  go for it and just make it work.
I believe am working it! Hopefully it’s not too obvious either 😆.

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Frill cold shoulder maxi – Matalan
http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/dresses/summer-dresses/s2629427/frill-cold-shoulder-crinkle-maxi-dress

Black cross mule sandals – Next

Mini ciyt Handbag – Zara

http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/dresses/summer-dresses/s2629427/frill-cold-shoulder-crinkle-maxi-dress

Spring 2016 must haves – Metallics

Yes we are talking the tin man look. … not really, Well…. sort of. Put aside your previous perceptions of metallics. They are back with a strong presence this spring.
I think they are perfect for adding a little ‘umph’ to any outfit.

I love the following metallic pieces.

A.L C gates metallic pleated skirts

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Stella McCartney Britt Metallic platform

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Chanel Vintage milk package shoulder bag.

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And check out how I wore mine today.

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Jacket – Topshop
Gray swing dress – Marks and Spencer
Metallic silver brogues Shoes – Marks and Spencer

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