Friday, 4 September 2015

Forever Dreaming of Dresses

So at this point, it should be pretty obvious that I just can't stop with the dresses. I love them. I love them with boots and sandals and converses and creepers. I love them! And autumn brings a whole host of new dresses!

 

I have the Katrina dress in a different print, and I absolutely adore it, so when I saw it in this gorgeous monochrome grid print it shot straight to the top of my wishlist! It is also now in this gorgeous purple colour which is so so perfect for autumn.

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I love this print! Dark floral mixed with black mesh is totally up my street, and this is so glam, you could get married in it!


A skater dress style dungaree dress! Such a cute skirt, and really versatile through summer and winter.


Is a tunic technically a dress? I think it is. Pair it with some thick leggings and it's a perfect autumn outfit. I love me some tartan and the buttons are so cute.


The print on this is so lovely, and you could easily pair this with boots and tights and a good cardi and have an autumn outfit that will be perfect for those late BBQ's we all desperately try to have.


Available in a lush range of colours, this dress is the sort of dress you could wear to the office and then swap your shoes and accessories and be ready for a party.


The hem line. The pleating. So so pretty! Also available in black, what a gorgeous alternative to the LBD.


I wish it was easier to get ModCloth in the UK. They always have the cutest dress and this cat print dress is so kitsch and adorable!


I love a skater dress, I love cut out shoulders, and this also comes in oxblood which is just about my favourite autumn colour! I can just see the oxblood with a thick black belt, black tights and boots.

Where are your favourite places to shop right now? I'm always looking for new places to shop.

Much love,
Kitty xxxx








Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Tattoos and London Adventures!

Last week I travelled down to London for a night and managed to cram so much adventure into one day and an evening!


Wednesday night the first thing I did was meet up with my lovely bridesmaid Roswell Ivory for her birthday! There were brownies, mangoes and many political discussions. I bloody love this gal! So happy I got to see her for her birthday.


I then jumped on the tube and went to meet Stephanie of Nerd About Town who I was staying with. You know when you meet someone and it's like you've known them forever? That's what meeting Steph was like. Hopefully it won't be long before I get to see her again because we totally didn't get enough time together. Plus, her Mum is a bad ass!

This handsome beast is Blue. He had a belly that needed rubs!

Thursday morning I got up and had a cuppa with Steph's Mum, then ventured across London to Scarlett & Jo's headquarters. I had arranged to meet Lucia of U Can't Wear That and Leighanne of Bump and Beyong Blog. Both are total babes and I am so glad I got to meet them! As an added bonus, Mayah Thomas was also there! I'm a huge fan of hers but I managed to control my fangirling :D I didn't remember to take any selfies because I'm useless. Next time! I also got to sneak a peek at some of Scarlett & Jo's upcoming designs, and even try some on. I'm 5ft 11 and Gifi of S&J was eager to see some of the samples on a much taller than average woman, and I was more than happy to comply! And you guys, oh we are in for a treat, so much awesome is coming. Eep!

After that, I then went over to Jolie Rouge Tattoo Studio for a 6 hour session with Keely Rutherford. I'm determined to get my lower leg moth/butterfly sleeve finished for our wedding next year, so I decided to risk a long session, having only done small ones before. I like to think I was pretty tough, but I have to admit, I was hurting by the end and had to tap out. One more session of about the same length and we should be all done :D

 


Keely worked in sections, starting on the front of my leg, because it's what I see, and therefore where the space bugs me the most!


Keely wanted to add more different colours into the sleeve, and orange was the most awesome idea! She also added in more black and grey with some less detailed butterflies with I think stops it being too crazily coloured.


She also had the brill idea to do some butterflies using negative space, so did some smaller butterfly outlines in orange and purple, and then filled in the background around them. So cute!


Then we moved round to the side, and then a little on the back.




I couldn't handle that last bit of green background needed on the back/side here, but next time I will! Keely is so talented, and it's such a privilege to have her work on me. She's the only person to have tattooed me.


And some close ups! I love the touches of orange, it's like sunset explosions in the butterflies. Lush! I'll take healed photos and share them in another blog in a few weeks, currently it is well moisturised and healing.

I had such a fab time, the folks at Jolie Rouge were all lovely, special thanks to Manny the gorgeous apprentice who helped me figure out the London buses and made sure I knew where I was going!

I can't wait to meet more plus size bloggers at the Curve Fashion Festival in Manchester in September, are you going?

Much love,
Kitty xxxx




Monday, 31 August 2015

August Favourites

August has been a crazy month, lots of life changes and different things happening, so my monthly favourites are a little bit out of the ordinary!

 Two huge things happened that changed my life. I blogged about them both so I'm not going to go into too much detail, but I have to mention them because they are total faves!


I had Botox for my chronic headaches and migraines. I cannot get over how much it has improved my life. I can tie my hair up, wash it whenever I like, I'm not in pain. It's absolutely incredible and I couldn't be happier!


We welcomed the gorgeous Sinbad into our lives. Since I posted about Sinbad, he has unfortunately had to have his eye removed due to increased inter ocular pressure in it, but he is the happiest and fussiest little man, and has been such a trooper throughout everything. His vet totally fell in love with him and said that he's the best cat he's ever met. Chuffed furbaby Momma right here! I already can't remember what it was like without him. He sleeps with us, sits with us, and is generally supervises us around the house no matter what we are doing. He sits on the bathmat when I have a shower even haha! What a cutie.

So those are the two biggies, now onto the more materialist stuff!


This is one of the cutest pieces I have ever owned, and perfect for the summer-autumn transition. The way it falls is lovely, and the print is adorable.


PunkyPins shared a photo of this on their facebook as a few samples for sale and I snapped one up. I adore butterflies, and the pastel colours are just so pretty. It ended up proving so popular they put it into their shop. I can see why!


I've been eyeing this top up for ages, and I just had to order it in the end to stop tormenting myself. And boy am I glad I did. I'm not blessed in the boobie department like most plus size ladies, and this top with a plunge bra really makes the best of what I've got! 


 I snapped this up as an ex-photoshoot piece on Sugar & Vice's Depop after falling head over heels for it when it was first released. We were meant to be together. Creepy cute and glittery. Love.



I love this purple! It's totally different from anything I would usually wear, and it makes me feel like an alien princess. For a $1, it's a bargain. The staying power isn't amazing, but who cares with such a fab colour.


The purple colour in this is possibly my favourite purple I've ever had. And the staying power is brilliant! It lasts all day and doesn't shift, bloody brilliant. I seriously recommend checking out ShopMissA where I ordered the KleanColour makeup from!

I also had a totally amazing adventure to London to meet a bunch of babes and get tattooed... but that's a whole other blog post to come very soon!

I've been saving up for a large tattoo session, so that's it for this month! What were your favourites? And would you like to see more photos of the animals? Cause I can always share more!

Much love,
Kitty xxxx

*this item was gifted for review purposes, but all opinions presented about it are entirely my own.


Thursday, 27 August 2015

Flower crowns and hair bows and glitter, oh my!

I recently blogged about my having Botox for the first time, as a treatment for my chronic headaches and migraines, and one of the things I was most excited about, was the possibility that I could wear hair accessories again! And I can! When I was younger, wearing hair accessories was totally my thing. I was known for huge hair bows and cat ears, and I was kind of heart broken when as my pain got worse, I couldn't wear them anymore.

But now I can... so I had to snap up a couple of bargains I found!


I discovered Roses & Clemetines on Depop and couldn't resist! They have beautiful flower crowns and bun flowers in beautiful colours, and make custom designs too. I grabbed this pastel rainbow headband for only £5 in a cheeky sale on Depop!



Aren't the colours just beautiful? Now my hair is my dirty blonde natural colour they stand out so well against it.


And I also picked up this pink bun flower for only £5 too! The bright pinks are lovely and really pop with my hair.


I popped my hair into a high pony tail, and made very loose rolls with sections of hair and roughly gripped them in place. I didn't want anything too 'perfect', with naturally curly hair I love messy up do styles.


It was a quick 2 minute job, and then the bun flower is secured round the bun with ribbon, and I popped a couple of extra grips into that to make sure it wasn't shifting too.

I am now lusting over aaaaaall the hair accessories and wishing I had a Fairy Godmother to buy me them all! :D


Ever since I saw that Sugar & Vice had teamed up with Janine Basil I had been lusting over this. It's an adorable sort of nerdy and I love all the colours!


When you think of flower crowns, you have to think of Crown & Glory! I love the colours in this and the wildflower, it's exactly how I wish I could get my garden to look.


OK, so maybe even I have to admit this might be a little much for day to day, but I couldn't resist featuring Liv Free as she is a wonderful friend of mine, and for my wedding I am commissioning her to re-purpose my Mum's cathedral length veil for me to wear! I can't wait!


Creepy cute brilliance, and available in glow in the dark colours, I need it!


Hysteria Machine make incredible accessories, and these are one of the more suitable for regular wear... if you are like me at least! I love antlers and deers, and the pastel tones are so cute.


Like most alternative brides, you know I'm reading Rock n Roll Bride for inspiration, and these are cat ears. I mean come on, my name is Kitty, I need them!

Where are your favourite places to shop for hair accessories? I'm so out of touch with them, I need links!

Much love,
Kitty xxxx





Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Cynical Fashion Magazine : A Dash of Colour

I totally forgot to share this publication when it came out, how terrible of me! So I thought better late than never and I may as well share it now.

Alivya V Free wears flower crowns she made for her company Creations by Liv Free in Cynical Fashion Magazine.


I don't really shoot classic beauty photos, people see me as an 'alternative' photographer so don't want them of me. However Liv trusts me and we shoot very creatively together, and I just adore these.


Three different looks, for three different flower crowns!


We went for three different locations and colour tones to suit each flower crown. First, a bright set full of contrast for the red.


Then a softer, more delicate set with a purple wall for the purple crown.


And finally, a teal wall and grey makeup to bring out the tones of the grey flowers.

Liv is always a pleasure to shoot, I adore her.

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Autumn Fashion is Coming

AW 2015 fashions are finally here, and I have so much lust! Festival fashion has creeped into the next season in the form of fringing and seventies boho, and mustard seems to be the prevailing colour theme. I've never quite been a fan of mustard, but it has really grown on me lately!


So seventies, and so much fun. This would be easy to dress up or down, and is also available in black.


Side split tees are a huge trend that is growing as the year goes on. The colours of this are so autumnal, and I love how it's been styled here.


It's a cape dress. I don't think I've ever seen a dress so bad ass, it's like the most glam super hero outfit ever.


Festival fashion meets seventies boho chic in the most fabulous way in this wrap. Perfect for throwing over your shoulders at a BBQ next to a fire pit.



Rust is one of the other big colour trends that is carrying over into Autumn, and I love it. I know cold shoulders are kind of a plus size cliche, but I really love them.


The cut of this coat, is just so gorgeous and unusual, I adore skater dresses and this is such a cute way to take it into outerwear.


The neon trim on the shoulder straps is so fun, perfect for later summer parties and those lovely autumn nights. And so comfy to boot!


What a lush take on the LBD! The print is beautiful and the colours make it great for autumn.


Underwear as outerwear and for layering is so big and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. This bralet is so cute, and not the sort of thing you usually see in plus sizes, and it is a total bargain at £9.99. I can just see this under a loosely done up shirt for a casual, but sexy look, or under a LBD to hint at something saucier.


So technically, I think this is for wearing leggings under because it's not quite a dress, but I think you could totally get away with this as a dress! I love grid print so I'm happy to see it staying around for autumn and winter.

What are you lusting over right now?

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx