Christmas and winter always make me lust after velvet. I absolutely love how it looks and feels, and I think it adds instant class to any outfit. When Sam of FattyBoomTatty posted about this velvet dress, I just had to order it for myself.
Dress - Everything5Pounds Velveteen Mini Dress
Leggings - ASOS Curve
Boots - Demonia
Necklace - Sugar & Vice
We went to a Christmas market, so I thought that was the perfect time to give this dress a run out. I bought it in both black and red as I figured it was worth the risk at £5 each. I had ordered lingerie from Everything5Pounds.com previously and was not impressed. They sent completely the wrong sizes with the labels cut out, they were absolutely tiny and clearly wrong. But this was at least 5 years ago so I wanted to give them another go and was pleasantly surprised!
I'm 5ft 11 so I was worried about the length with it being a mini dress, but it is actually perfect. It covers my butt well, and is so cute. I paired it with some bright leggings so I wasn't in all black and some of my calf length boots. Ashen wanted to get in on the mirror selfies and roll around a bit, who am I to deny him!
And have a selfie of me in front of my Mum's Christmas tree. Not the best selfie, but it's hard to selfie with a dog begging for luffs! I'm really glad I bought this dress in both colours, it was out of stock for a while but came back in recently. The thing with Everything5Pounds.com is that their stock is limited, but they get ex-stock from other big brands. I've seen the Nadia Abhoulosn Missguided pieces on it, as well as ex-ASOS Curve, so it's worth keeping an eye on!
I also wore these Sock Shop Nourishing Heel* socks. I have incredibly dry heels, when I'm walking around for a good length of time they tend to split which is just so painful, so I was intrigued to try these out! I got them in the men's size 6-11 and they fit really well. They feel unusual to wear to begin with, because the heel section of the socks has a nourishing pad built into it to help dry heels. I wasn't sure how they would work, but honestly? My feet feel amazing after one day of wearing these! Normally they would feel really tired or have split, but instead they feel soft and comfortable. I'm seriously impressed! I'd never heard of anything like these, but would really recommend them. I need to get my hands on a lot more pairs. They are £8.99 which is pricier than a normal pair of socks, but if you suffer like I did, it's well worth it.
Have you snagged any bargains from any other not so well known websites that sell plus sizes? Let me know!
*this item was gifted to me for review purposes. In no way does this affect my opinions of them, which are entirely my own.