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Styling Bermuda Shorts

Shorts and summer go hand in hand.  With the sun blessing us with a few rays, it only right we dedicate some time to shorts.

I would never pick shorts first on any given day…but if i had to…. Bermuda shorts would make the cut.  I know,  I Know!  Knee length anything are so ancient, but this classic cut provides a very chic way to hide knock knees, cellulite and what ever else you might want to keep under wraps. 

Unlike other shorts, I would feel very comfortable wearing these to the office or other corporate events. Believe it or not theses shorts are super versatile and easy to dress up or down.

I styled mine by pairing my Bermuda short with a tucked in basic cami ( this gives the illusion that it’s a one piece) and layered a lace blouse on top.  For the added touch of Chic-ness I dug out an old pair of heeled shoes, my Angolmania’s -perfect !

Soo…. have I convinced you that Bermuda shorts are a must try this summer ? 

How would you wear your?

Deets

Black Lace blouse- Zara

Orange cami- Banana Republic 

Orange bermuda shorts – Asos

Black peep toe shoes – Vienna Westwood/ melissa”s

Black fringed clutch – Zara
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New rules for layering 

Does what to wear during winter make you want to pull out your hair too? 

It kills me to think weather over fashion.. why can’t I have it all?  

Recently, I have found a new way to layer clothes to stay warm and chic. 

Despite what you might think. … this is the time to stock up on awkward midi and long dresses.. yes midi dresses. By layering them over skinny jeans or wide leg trouser, you get to make the most out of it in the winter and the summer. The joy of having a multi-seasonal wardrobe.

There are a few simple rules :

  • Opt for loose fitting and floaty dresses. Midi’s and shirt dresses will change your layering game 👌
    • Experiment with colours, prints and textures. Dresses that contrast your jeans or trousers are ideal.
    • Feel free to seal the layers together with a trench or maxi coat.

    The final rule is to have fun with layering.  This is truly effectless chic at its finest.

    Outfit details 

    -grey coat  – Newlook tall ( currently on sale)

    -grey crop top- Marks and Spencer 

    -Rust Asymmetric hemail vest dress- Marks and Spencer

    -High waist skinny jeans – Tesco 

    -Peep toes Ankle boots -Dorothy Perkins 

    -Body Bag-Zara
    Thank for your time.  See you soon. 😚

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    Travel Diaries – Slogan  Tee

    Ever had difficulty expressing yourself? slogan Tee’s are a great way to get it off your chest… literally. 

    I love the dramatic effects of slogan Tee’s. .. so eye catching and you can you get your message out in a snapshot.

    Whether shop bought or customised have fun with your slogan Tee’s.  Enjoy the words ….they are your accessories.

    Till the next post. see you soon. 

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    Travel diaries -Blue Bardot dress

    It’s so frustrating when dresses that are supposed to be knee length come up so short that you dare not wear it without tights or leggings. 

    This is even more annoying when the dress is labelled as ‘Tall’…. why wasn’t some additional length added? 

    I spotted this dress and was drawn to the cut-out detail and embroidery. The  bardot style was a added bonus and total trending.  

    I didn’t feel exposed by this length and accessorized with gold accessories. 

    I absolutely love the scolloped edges on this dress.. so pretty. 

    Let me know about dresses experiences. 

    TALL Cutout Bardot Dress- Topsham

    Black sandals- Hobbs

    Sunglasses – Matthew Williamson

    Gold chain bag – Micheal Kors


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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. 
    Thanks for stopping by and see you soon. 
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    Kimono – Zara

    White vest – Zara

    Red wide leg trousers -Zara

    Flat pointed Ghille shoes – Zara.

    #Zaraeverything 

    Wearing Skirts with trainers 

    I bet you never thought these two world would every collide. Practical meets feminine, it was bound to happen.  

    This look is perfect for all my city crawlers. The UK weather is just so unpredictable. Too many times have I been caught in the rain in sandals. I know may of you can relate to being fooled by the foreast.

    White trainers add a chic finish to this look. With tennis and Wimbledon still in the air they are perfect for all my centre court gamer.

    Peach cropped top- Asos 

    Obi belt -Asos 

    Pleated midi colour block skirt – Asos http://m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/asos-tall/asos-tall-pleated-midi-skirt-in-colour-block/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6545970&clr=Multi&SearchQuery=Tall+pleated+skirt&pgesize=5&pge=0&totalstyles=5&gridsize=2&gridrow=3&gridcolumn=1&un_jtt_application_platform=newPlp&un_jtt_redirect 

    White trainers – Jack Wills

    See you soon. 

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    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

    Check on it – Winter Coat for the Tall

    Hey Guys,

    Although the October weather has been pretty mild here in the UK, I know that the blistering COLD is on its way.  I have taken it upon myself to start my winter Coat hunt now!

    Ladies you know how difficult it is to find a good tall coat, one that is not sold out.  I did some of the leg work and will be sharing some of my fav finds here over the next few weeks.

    I start with this Charcoal Plaid Boy Friend fit Coat from Dorothy Perkins.

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    I will be the first to say that this Coat does not look very appealing on the site. Unfortunately since we do not much choice but to shop online, I had to take a chance.  Ladies do not be afraid to take a chance!

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    This boyfriend fit coat is fierce.  Totally different to anything in my wardrobe.  A great variety if your looking for something to spice up your wardrobe.

    I particularly love that I can turn up the sleeves and for the first time it is not because the sleeves are too short.

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    So there you have it.  What do you think of this Coat.  Would you wear it ?  Would you buy it ?

    In case your wondering about the rest of my outfit.  Details below.

    Charcoal check Coat- Dorothy Perkins (Tall)

    http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/clothing-203535/jackets-coats-4102031/tall-charcoal-check-coat-4731418?bi=0&ps=20

    Cami Top- Asos

    Jeans- Topshop (Tall Joni Jeans)

    Socks – New Look

    Peep toe shoe boot- Next

    Hand bag -River island

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    NEWS- Dorothy perkins goes plus size

    Three cheers for Dorothy Perkins. woop woop woop.

    I hope I am not the only one that’s excited about this new development.  I have been a HUGH fan for Dorothy Perkins. I remember being in school and never being able to get trousers to fit my long legs. Dorothy Perkins was the only shop that could save me from wearing skirts in the winter because I could not find black trousers to fit.  I remain loyal to them for that very reason.

    Check out some of my favs from the new range.

    dpYou know I love sparkly things so this top is so up my street. Looks a perfect length too.

    http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/new-in-2652762/new-in-plus-size-4856789/dp-curve-charchol-split-side-embellished-top-4858172?bi=0&ps=200

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    Am sorry, its another sparkly number. But this time with a little shoulder sexyness. hehehe

    http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/new-in-2652762/new-in-plus-size-4856789/dp-curve-gold-sparkle-coldshoulder-jumpsuit-4857412?bi=0&ps=200

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    I have chosen this dress because checks are totally trending this season.  The model wore it exceptionally well.

    http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/new-in-2652762/new-in-plus-size-4856789/dp-curve-monochrome-dog-tooth-check-tunic-dress-4863867?bi=0&ps=200

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    I have real reason for choosing this skirt as my final piece other than it just looks awesome.

    http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/new-in-2652762/new-in-plus-size-4856789/dp-curve-navy-and-silver-zig-zag-4857207?bi=0&ps=200

    A Tall and plus size thumbs up to DP for this fabulous collection.  The only down side is that I would have loved to see more colour in the range.  If you ask me they played it safe.

    Till next time xx

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    Perfect Pleats

    Skirts are essentials in every ladies wardrobe.  How much better when the skirt is a midi, pleated and printed.

    Yessss🙌🙌. That’s triple glory in my books.

    Pleated skirts have an element of “back to school” and it reminds me of my much cherished school days.  I hated my pleated kilt skirt back then. Who would have known that I would be investing in pleated skirts now. On a more serious note, this skirt is lush and it would make the perfect center piece for every outfit.

    I am obsessed with movement and this skirt has got it all and a bag of chips. Although not part of the tall range at Topshop, I just had to click buy.

    The sad part of life is that you can’t always get what you want, when you want it.

    So this is my secret.

    When I can’t find a style in the tall range, I always check out the standard range.  Generally I can get away with a midi length in the standard range.

    Ta daaa!!!

    Never let your height make you feel disadvantaged

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    This shirt works so well as a high waist number.  Can you see what I mean by the length. Perfect for my long legs

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    See you on the next post

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    Top- Primark

    Skirt- Topshop

    http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/skirts-449/daisy-print-pleated-midi-skirt-4622965?bi=60&ps=20

    Shoes- Zara

    Bag- Zara

    Necklace -River Island