One of the things about having blogger friends is that you occasionally end up with some serious lust for things you see them wear. This time it was Stephanie of Nerd About Town that is to blame. She posted an outfit post of herself in a dress that had been in my ASOS saved items list for ages, and I immediately had to go and order it. I'd been umming and aahing over it, and seeing Steph in it I just had to have it.
Dress - ASOS
Jacket - Matalan (old)
Leggings - ASOS (no longer available, similar here)
Shoes - Converse
Faux fur cuffs - ASOS (no longer available)
Bag - Skinnydip London via ASOS (no longer available)
Sunglasses - Quay Australia
Necklaces - BloodyMary Metal
I can never resist pairing anything with a faux leather jacket, so I went for a pale pink one with this dress so it matched my Andy Warhol Converses and added a bit more colour to the outfit. The faux fur cuffs are totally separate to the jacket so you can add them to anything which is so fun! It's like getting a whole new jacket without much cost.
The dress itself is sooooo good. It's comfy, it's cute, it made me feel adorable. It's an oversized smock fit, which I know is generally considered a bit of a 'no' in plus size clothing, but I love oversized and slouchy clothing! I love the fit of it, I wore it out on a lunch date with my husband and it was so good knowing I could be super comfy even after a big meal. Comfort is everything.
It sits a good length on me, I'm 5ft 11 and it's just above my knees. I'm looking forward to warmer weather and being able to wear this without leggings, it was 2 degrees when Stu took these photos for me, leggings were a must! The bag I'm holding in these photos broke immediately after we stopped clicking. Do not recommend! One of the clasps broke and it seemed to be held together with a tiny pin.
The frayed edges are possibly my favourite thing about this dress. It makes it so much cuter. I was so glad Steph posted her blog with these photos. I hadn't been sure what this dress would look like on a non-model plus size body but Steph looked so damn good I had to order it. It ended up costing me about £10 thanks to an ASOS A-List voucher too, yay!
I'm so glad to see bloggers posting themselves in clothing I've been debating over, I can't say my bank balance loves it, but I know I do! Seeing people who look like you in clothes you like is so helpful, it's why bloggers are important, especially in the plus size community. Most people don't look like models, so that's where bloggers come in. There's a blogger out there with a body like yours that can inspire you with your fashion too.