Thursday, 21 November 2013

Bows, Bows, Bows

Bows are cute. I wore them as a child, as a teenager and now as an adult and I love them! This Simply Be dress is not only cute and girly but incredibly comfortable too. Being slightly taller than average I find so many dresses sit a little too high for my liking but this is perfect. I'd much rather wear tights than leggings (despite the fact that I'm wearing leggings in this photo...) but I'm always a bit weary if the dress barely covers the junk in my trunk. Fortunately though, this sits just on my knees!

Horrid grainy iPhone camera...

Dress from Simply Be
Cable knit leggings from F+F at Tesco
Tan brogues from Clarks
Fur coat from Roman Originals
Head scarf from TK Maxx
Lipstick is Ruby Woo by MAC

Mrs D x


Monday, 11 November 2013

Mama's Got A New (faux)Fur Baby!

I've wanted a fur coat for years and years but I never would have worn one before now because they tend to be big and chunky and make big bodies look even bigger. But, I am tired of trying to make my big body look smaller. It's not going to look smaller unless it is smaller and it is what it is. There have been so many things in the last few years that I've avoided because of my size and it's miserable. I am a firm believer in wearing whatever makes you feel good regardless of whether it's made for your shape or size. And every time I am near a fur coat I feel flippin' awesome. 

My lovely mum found this coat in a garden centre of all places! There's a big garden centre in my town that is like a magical village of wonder, especially now it's nearing Christmastime. They have everything in there, including a couple of clothing sections that are normally full of serious old lady stuff (even by my old lady standards) but hiding in among the slacks and gillets was this beautiful fur baby. 

Try to protect your eyes against the monstrosity of the rest of my outfit...
It makes me feel like a fat Elizabeth Taylor which is basically my goal in life. I want to flounce and swish around in it all the live long day. 

My coat would need to be a lot bigger to cover me.
It completed my outfit for meeting Gok Wan perfectly. I wore one of my favourite swing dresses with a petticoat, brushed out pin curls in my hair and my best red lippy. All it needed was my new fur coat! And perhaps a decent fringe cutting...

Coat from Roman Originals
Dress from Collectif (past season)

Mrs D x


Friday, 8 November 2013

Mrs D Meets Gok Wan!

A friend came over yesterday for a good chat about life and such and she said she thinks my blog has been the making of me. I first met her when I arrived at her bellydancing class and promptly vomited from intense anxiety. My anxiety is still incredibly prevalent but I am able to do things now that I never, ever dreamed of and I would agree that it is mostly down to my blog. My blog has given me so much confidence and provided me with so, so many incredible opportunities. If you had told me two years ago that I would be hot footing it to London to have cocktails and canapes with Gok Wan I probably would have spluttered in your face. But that is exactly what I did last Wednesday and it was marvelous!

He wasn't actually that orange...I am just incredibly white. 
The lovely folk at Simply Be put on a evening with Gok (that's right, first name basis) to showcase his gorgeous lingerie collection. Unfortunately the bras don't go up to my big titted size which was something I had a chat to Gok about and he kindly explained that he really wanted to cater for the masses which meant having a good, solid size range with a number of back sizes to cover the majority of people. Which is completely understandable but I will keep my fingers crossed because I really want the dogtooth bra to match my knickers! However, the shapewear does cater for my behind and after seeing all the items in the flesh there are at least three bits going on my Christmas list. Especially this...built in suspender straps get me every time!

Callie, me, BeckyDanie and Laura
Before we met Mr Wan a few of us went out for dinner to a Moroccan restaurant that despite not being able to count and taking an hour to make a pina colada, served us with some seriously tasty mezze. 

Gok was genuinely so down to earth and lovely. He kept his smiling face going for the hundreds of photos and went well beyond the boring polite conversation you expect from meeting a TV personality. He was more than happy to talk to us at length about various things, whether it was body confidence, his lingerie or cocks pressing into your back on the tube. The whole evening was so much fun but then it would be being surrounded by your favourite blogging babes, free cocktails, a fancy hotel and Mr Gok Wan!

Callie, Danie and me

Love my Danie a LOT. 
Lovely Betty and me
A huge, huge thank you to Simply Be for organising the evening, to Gok Wan for entertaining us and to Callie and Betty for letting me nick your photos! I get so overexcited at events I always forget!

Mrs D x
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