Saturday, 15 June 2013

Out With The Old!

I know, I know, you've seen a billion of these posts already and know what I'm about to say, I'm sorry!

As of 1st July 2013 Google Reader (that little box to the right of this page with all your happy little faces on) is going. For years the way I've read other blogs and kept up to date with them has been through clicking the little 'Join this site' button and reading them from my Reading List on the Blogger homepage. Well, not anymore!

Since hearing that GFC was going down the pan I imported all the blogs I follow into Bloglovin'. That way I don't lose track of any of the blogs I read and it was a billion times easier than having to put them in another platform one by one. Once you've signed up to Bloglovin', click on the little white heart then click on settings.

how to import blogs from gfc to bloglovin

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click 'Import blogs'. Follow the instructions. You will have to allow an app to access your blogger account and voila!

how to import blogs from gfc to bloglovin

Bloglovin' can take a little getting used to but it essentially works in the same way. All new posts are listed on the home page, you click on it and it takes you directly to that post on the blog. Easy!

blog reader

So, don't be disheartened that GFC is no more, you can still keep up with your favourite blogs just as easily! If you don't want to import all your blogs you can search for this by typing 'Frivolous Mrs D' into the search bar and select the one that has www.frivolousmrsd.com under the title then click follow. 


Or, you can just click this!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

See you all on the other side!

Love,
Mrs D x



SHARE:

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Big Hair & A Row Boat

My clever, hairy husband took part in his very first rowing regatta last weekend and I went along to support him. Regattas are generally full of well-to-do folk so I thought I'd make a bit of an effort and put my hair in some big rollers! Big hair definitely makes you feel a bit posher, yes? ;)

fatshion

Despite feeling awesome with my bouncy hair, my anxiety was really, really high because I knew I'd potentially be spending the day either on my own or with people I didn't know in a place I had never been before. Fortunately Mr D is skilled in controlling my anxiety and made sure we parked close to where I would be sitting so I could use the car as a little safety net. As it turned out, none of the other rower's partners were there so it was just me (and about 200 other spectators)! Mr D and I found a good little spot for me to sit and in between doing boat-y things he came back to check on me and give me a smooch. Once I settled myself I actually rather enjoyed it. Mr D wasn't rowing until the very last race so I spent a couple of hours reading my Kindle, eating ice cream and getting caught up in the racing. I positioned myself on a little bridge so I could watch Mr D cross the finish line and somehow managed to become sandwiched between two sets of Eton parents which was...an experience! My bouncy hair definitely helped me get through that ;)

plus size bird dress

Dress from Lady V London
Cardigan from M&S
Leggings from Yours
Wide fit shoes from Tesco

I'm wearing an Illamasqua lipstick in Corrupt. It's a much paler shade of pink than I normally wear but I really love it. Even more so because I got it in their 50% off flash sale! 

Love,
Mrs D x




SHARE:

Friday, 7 June 2013

OOTD - Plus Size Pin Up!

This was a pretty lazy outfit if I'm honest but I think it worked well. It's practically the same as my last OOTD but with a different cardigan and a different sort of face! I love how you can change how an outfit looks by using different colours, hairstyles and accessories. Considering before these trousers I hadn't worn anything but dresses in years, they're certainly getting a lot of use!


High waisted trousers from Yours
Belt from ASOS Curve
Top from F+F at Tesco
Cardigan from F+F at Tesco
Wide fit shoes from Tesco
Bag from Tesco (Are you sensing a theme...?!)
Headscarf gifted to me
Glasses chain from ASOS

I really like this outfit, it makes me feel very pin-up and it's so comfortable. I've been enjoying Tesco clothes a lot lately. I tend to avoid the plus size section because in my local store they only seem to stock really unattractive, bland items which doesn't even compare to the main section. The main section stops at a size 22 so being a size 24 I normally wouldn't even bother, but I quite often find a few gems that fit perfectly. This top is definitely one of them! 

It's always worth having a look at clothes and try them on regardless of size. Numbers don't mean anything; different materials and shapes means things don't fit everyone exactly the same so give it a go! 

Love, 
Mrs D x





SHARE:

Monday, 3 June 2013

Penarth, Plaques and 50's Diners!

My husband and I go to South Wales at least once a year but unfortunately we missed going last year due to lack of funding. We were quite sad about it because as a wedding gift to eachother we bought ourselves a plaque on Penarth Pier, which is both my favourite place in the world and where Mr D proposed, to commemorate our engagement and marriage. It was placed over a year ago and we hadn't had a chance to see it yet. Until last week!

We spent a day in Penarth so we could see our plaque for the first time and generally just sit on the pier all day gazing out to sea and having a cuddle. Welsh weather is temperamental at best so I chose to wear something fairly sensible because believe me swing dresses and sea breezes are not a good combination!

Look, I'm wearing trousers again!

High waisted trousers from Yours
Top from F+F at Tesco
Belt from...I don't know where!
Cardigan from M&S

Seeing our plaque was really special. I love that a piece of us will be there for many years, possibly even after we're gone. 


Whilst we were there we made the quick drive to Swansea to have dinner at the fab 50's diner, Eddie Rockets! Milkshakes, tasty burgers and cheese fries. Come to fatty.


I chose a bit of Buddy Holly, Mr D chose Brown Eyed Girl and sang it to me...soppy bugger!
Our lives are really quite hectic at the moment with both of us coming to the end of college courses, me setting up my vintage beauty business, The Vanity Case and planning some big building work on our house so it was good to shut off from that for a couple of days. We both find being near the sea really relaxing and it was lovely to have an excuse to chill out and be a silly, young couple!
Come to me, hairy husband!
Love,
Mrs D x

ps. What are people's opinions on these lifestyle type blogs? Do you enjoy them as much as the fashion-y ones?






SHARE:
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
© Frivolous Mama. All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Made By pipdig