Cheering Myself Up

Tuesday, 15 January 2013



D'you know what's quite fun, especially when you're not feeling particularly svelte? Wearing clothes that used to be too tight but are now lovely and big. Now I'm not talking about comedy jeans , although I have kept the pair in that photo, just for posterity.  I mean those everso useful frocks and jumpers that I used to wear when I was a lot bigger and that still work now I'm a lot smaller.  Most of my old wardrobe is long gone but a few versatile things still remain.


I'm very fond of this dress. When I first bought it, many moons ago, we were both a size 18. I wore it when I was at my very fattest and a size 24. I still wear it now that I'm a size 14, with the addition of a belt and a tweak of the fabric. It's ace. And it might be about 8 years old now but I still adore it and haven't conquered the urge to shout "IT WAS ONLY A POUND. ONE ENGLISH POUND!" whenever people compliment me on it. The label may mark it out as a piece of plus size clothing but I don't care what the label says.  It looks nice and I like it and that's all that matters.

Oh and it has pockets. J'adore pockets.


No time for fancy shoes today, I've got mud to walk through!
Dress & belt - Primark
Cardi - Gap
Scarf - Dorothy Perkins
Earrings - River Island

I also accessorised with these fetching things:


We're unlikely to get snow this close to the coast but it's far from warm today!

13 comments:

  1. love the pattern! You look amazing and how cute are those earrings ahh!! xx

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  2. It looks fab and certainly not several sizes too big :) That made me laugh about telling everyone what a bargain it was - I saw a Twop Twip recently: "To find out where a woman bought an item of clothing and how much it cost, simply pay her a compliment" - SO TRUE! Also - that lipstick is totally gorgeous! xx

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  3. You look lovely in that dress, don't you just love it when you find something that not only looks good on you, feels comfortable and just lasts and lasts! Most impressed at the £1 price tag too!!

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  4. Did you say pockets? I love pockets! The dress is fab and for the price... Oh my, what a find!

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  5. Great dress and the colours are really good on you. We've had about 7 or 8 inches of snow here :-(

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  6. Did you say one whole English pound? It looks great on you. Xx

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  7. Love, I am your size. But now my jeans don't meet in the middle. I overdosed on, like, EVERYTHING at Christmas. A good stone needs to go.......you look lush. As always x x

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  8. Awesome outfit, gotta love the versatile things like pretty dresses and Converse :)

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  9. You look awesome, I am starting be able to fit back into things (yay!) and it is the best feeling!

    Maria xxx

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  10. love all these reds! I feel so much better after a week back on salads, felt so gross after Christmas after a serious lack of fresh veg x

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  11. One pound dress! This is awesome, it certainly trumps my favourite bargain £5 dress (which is also red coincidentally and I love it so).

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  12. This outfit looks amazing on you! Plus £1 dress? Brilliant!!x

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  13. Love it! We got snow, don't think we were supposed to according to the 'snow map' (we're right on the coast too), but it's reasonably deep and we got more overnight!

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