Thursday, 21 March 2013

A monthly round up - Instagram whoring.

February, yeh that went quick one day it was valentines then all of a sudden it was my birthday but you know what they say time flies when you're having fun. In the spirit of fun things I thought I would do a little round up of what I have been doing the last month or so, mostly from Instagram, mainly because I am addicted, who doesn't love a filter aye?


Just putting some PDA out there for you all to vom at. Love my little days out with Dan
and that for no reason at all he buys me tulips. 



Oxford Street at dusk, my love for London grows daily cannot wait for summer! Also love the fact that 
I wore a sheer top outside of the house belly and all kinda proud of myself.


  Birthday outfit and pout realness with my babe Georgina from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust.


My face because, well why not.


 Birthday celebrations, too much wine, rum, vodka jelly shots.


I made some really good memories this month, life has been a little less stressful and I have been doing a lot more things for myself, challenging myself to do new things be a little more out going. Friends and Dan make my life. Daily. <3

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

A little bit of Loving #3

It is no secret that I write this Blog from a perspective as a plus size woman. One thing that I have realised (from feedback) is that some of the issues  I have talked about on my Blog do resonate with some of my readers. Today I wanted to share you with a different perspective of being plus-size from my best friend Anthon. That's right ladies and gents I have some hot plus-size male eye candy for you. 






Anthon has been my best friend forever and he is literally like my brother. As you can imagine we have both shared some similar experiences, with being bigger than some of our other friends, we have always supported each other with issues to do with our weight and our self confidence. It was actually Anthon that encouraged me to work on being more confident. He has always taken the don't give a f**k attitude in terms of how he enjoys fashion. As you can see from the above pictures he WERKS colour and hats and accessories. Anthon is always extremely nifty with a sewing machine and he tailors all his jeans, taking boring bland plus size jeans and making them a skinny fashion statement, he inspires me constantly to step out of my comfort zone and be bolder with my fashion even better that I live with him so I have my own personal stylist in from the comfort of my home. Not only this he also writes a Blog Boy does Big where he shows tutorials of clothes tailoring for other plus size men. Overall my boy is owning it and I couldn't be happier to have a friend who is supportive of my endeavours on my Blog. I think ya'll should go and show him some love @anthonvodden <3




Tuesday, 19 March 2013

What a girl wants.

I love that I just titled a this post with a Christina Aguilera song but hey who doesn't love a 90's throwback? I seem to be buying a lot of my clothes lately on ASOS and for some reason I haven't really been looking at other sites, today I thought I would have a mooch on New Look and see if there was anything that caught my eye. As you all know there isn't a lot of variety for us plus-size babes on the high street but I managed to find a few gems that are on point with the trends that are about now.

STRIPES





BOYFRIEND JEANS 






MIDI DRESS



I can't even believe that I am posting these but... jackets. Yep I was looking at jackets because it's been fricken mental weather in London; snowing and raining and all sorts for the past few weeks. What the hell is going on? I was hoping to be ditching the jackets for some nice cardigans and loose sweaters with the hope of a little bit of sunshine, but NO instead I am looking for jackets In New Look  depressed.com. These ones below are really nice and a little lighter than a heavy duty winter coat and again are on trend.



 TRENCH COAT 


Stone (Stone ) Inspire Stone Contrast Piping Trench Coat | 267839016 | New Look



VARSITY JACKET 
Red Pattern (Red) Inspire Red and White Baseball R Jersey Jacket | 274061169 | New Look

MILITARY JACKET

Green Pattern (Green) Inspire Green Camouflage Utility Jacket  | 265878239 | New Look

I hope this post wasn't too boring I know I haven't really done anything like this in ages, just thought it would be nice to post what's out there for you babes to get your hands on. What do you think anything good up there or have you got any recommendations? 

Callie xXx





Sunday, 17 March 2013

Floral love.

Keeping this post short and sweet. I have been getting lost of questions about my floral trousers that you saw a snippet of in my last post so thought I would do a full post here. I found the beauties for £14 in ASDA and I am in love with them, was so gutted that the next day after buying them they went down to £7! I can't see them online anymore either so if you like them pop into your ASDA and have a mooch there is some really nice things in there at the moment.

ASOS Curve Grey Coat

Plus size floral print trousers

Evans Ombre denim shirt plus size


What I am wearing.

Coat- ASOS Curve. 
Denim Shirt - Evans 
Lace Blazer -Evans
Trousers - Asda 
Orange Heels - Evans
Converse - Primark 


Friday, 15 March 2013

Clements Ribeiro Press Launch & Birthday fun.

Yesterday was my Birthday, and this year was even more special than most. I was so lucky to spend the day at the Evans press launch for the S/S Clements Ribeiro Swan collection. Many of you know I modelled for this collection as part of a bloggers collaboration and this was the first time I saw the photos of the shoot. I had every faith in the designers as they are beyond talented and their creative vision paid off we all looked fabulous. I wanted to look my best for the launch and because I was the birthday girl. The sun was shining and although I was ridden with a hideous cold I put on my new floral trousers (seperate outfit post coming for that) and headed to choccywoccydoodah for the launch.

Nothing like chocolate dipped strawberries and Champagne to celebrate your birthday.

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            How amazing do my babes look?  I was in awe seeing the photos.
             There were only a select few on display but I will be sure to post more in another post when more are revealed.

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As you can see I had a pretty wonderful day filled with Champagne, chocolate and tea party madness.  I am even more excited to see the full reveal of the Clements Ribeiro campaign so far so perfect. Thank you to all of you who wished me happy birthday. Love me

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Feast London Food Festival.

I was reading a few of my favourite Blogs a few weeks back and somehow I stumbled on a site that listed interesting , different things to do in London, now this is something that is right up my street. London is so beautiful, I often take for granted how lucky I am to live here. With art galleries, museums, markets and kitsch restaurants there is just so much to explore and do. When I saw the advertisement for a food festival I was all over it, especially as the vendors were all London based restaurants with their pop up stalls. Perfect way to be introduced to some really cool places to eat in London. 

The price of the ticket was just £8 each which I thought was reasonable considering it included live music and special appearances from the selection of London's most exciting chefs. The venue was in London's old Tobacco Warehouse in Wapping and it was so beautiful, such a unique venue however when I arrived I began to think that the £8 ticket wasn't quite worth our pennies. 



Wearing: 
Jacket - New Look Inspire
Skirt - Primark (Last year) 
Shirt - Evans 
Necklaces - H&M / Primark







Lots of excellent restaurants selling some of their best dishes, we actually tasted the piccalilli and it was soooo good. 





If my friends are reading this they will know that wherever we go Dan always ALWAYS get a burger, it gets right on my nerves but hey he loves it. He was in his element eating this bad boy from Rita's Chicken shop. Rita's Dining can be found in a funky venue in Dalston more info can be found here. here we will definitely be paying a visit!


Obviously the idea at a food festival is to try the food, but to be honest I was expecting there to be more tasters on the stalls, so that people could try before they buy, a few did this but mostly it was just buy only. We opted to go in the day instead of the night and in hindsight I think we should have gone in the evening, there was a busy crowd but we saw no chefs at work, basically we paid to come and buy lunch, kind of like paying to get into Borough Market. We still had a good time and the venue was breath taking, but after eating our lunch and taking a few pictures there wasn't much else to do. Although lucky I love that boy of mine he is always good company, we ordered a drink from the Bourbon Bar, people watched then headed home for a sofa and film night. Top bloody weekend.What did Y'all get up to? 


Sunday, 10 March 2013

LACOSTE L!VE TEE PARTY

I don't know about you but I have a love hate with Wednesdays. It's the middle of the week, so I am normally so over work by this point and the weekend is in sight but not quite close enough! What a way to cheer up a otherwise gloomy Wednesday than a party at Shoreditch house launching the new Artist Series collaboration project for Lacoste. Not too shabby for Callie. Arriving in Shoreditch fairly early and with some time to kill, my girl Amy and I decided to pop into the Drunken Monkey for a few cheeky happy hour cocktails and some banging Dim Sum.  This place is actually a restaurant and I would love to do a full review of this another time, so far so good.





After a good catch up and a ridiculously good pineapple mojito we headed over to the event. I was so excited to finally meet Lauren from Girl Who Stole London and Lereese from Girl Who Stole Vintage, literally in love with both their blogs, go check them out, then thank me later. 






I loved the atmosphere at the event, good people, good music and free sweets, me likey. The new Artist Tee's from Lacoste are also on point, the L!VE collection have created five T-shirts inspired and created by five unique artists. I loved the funky art and cool patterns on all the Tee's if T-shirts are your kinda thing you can check them out here . Yep, So that was my Wednesday and the remaining days of the week weren't that bad either! What did you all get up to this week?

Callie xXx






Saturday, 2 March 2013

Portobello road. Outfit Post.

Saturdays Dan and I normally awake, and move from our bed straight down to the sofa for the rest of the weekend. I mean who doesn't love slothing on the sofa? Films, snacks and snuggles yup that will do me. Today though we decided to actually make something of the day, it was a clear, brisk day so perfect for a mooch around a market. We decided on Portobello Market in Notting Hill, purely because it is close and really quite lovely to walk around on breezy saturday. Oh here is what I wore seen as I haven't done an outfit post in a while an some pictures of the treasures of Portobello Road. 









Jacket - ASOS Curve 
Jeans ASOS Curve
Boots - Evans 
Peplum Sheer top - ASOS Curve 
Bag - Primark 







Today was lovely, good weather, good food and good company what more could a girl want.