Monday, 22 June 2015

OOTD - Fathers Day

The first of everything when someone you love passes away is hard.  On days like Mothers Day and Fathers Day we always got together as a family and had a meal out. And yesterday was no different.
 
My step dad finds days like yesterday really hard. He is struggling more an any of us I think. But we all showed up and did our best. Its what my mum would have wanted.
 
After a few hours of faffing I finally decided that I would opt for my trusty DP Eden jeggings, That Day top and my ELVi cardigan. I am trying to get wear out of the clothes that I have before spending more money on clothes.
 

 
Just going to keep this post short and sweet.
 
 
 


Saturday, 13 June 2015

OOTD - Stripy Addiction

Morning campers. How are we all?
 
I am not loving the weather this morning. Come back sunshine!
 
Today I have another striped dress for you. This time from Junarose at Simply Be.  It has cute denim style turn ups on the sleeves too!
 
I can't rave about Junarose enough. I love 90% of what they sell. Love that they do slightly cheaper lines at Simply Be, Evans and ASOS Curve.
 
I ordered this dress in a XL (22/24) and it is a tad too big. I think an L (18/20) would have been easily big enough.
 
Junarose Jersey stripe Dress Simply Be
 
My only gripe about this dress is the material. Its says that its a jersey dress. But it isn't. I would say its more polyester. It doesn't really make much difference but the polyester is very easily clicked.
 
What I wore
 
Leggings - Primark
Shoes - New Look
 
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Wardrobe Wednesday #2

What a beautiful day it is. I crave the sunshine so much. I need a permanent source of natural vitamin D!!!
 
This is the second instalment of my Wardrobe Wednesday. I will get through all my unworn items in my wardrobe eventually. Or they will end up on eBay as selling on FB and blog sales just doesn't seem to work for me.
 
Today's dress is from Marks and Spencer of all places. If the weather is pants I often from the train station through Trinity to work and this just jumped out at me.
 
AND IT HAS POCKETS IN!!!!!
 
Marks and Spencer navy and white stripy dress
 
I cant see it online any more but they have some lovely stuff and I will definitely be buy a few more items before I go on holiday.
 
Sizing info - This dress is a size 20 and generous. I am not sure if the 18 would have been a bit to clingy for my liking.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Blog Every Day in June - Day 5 - Here's what I would have bought - River Island

Day 5 and I am deviating slightly. Today's theme is Blog Roll Call. My list would be never ending and I reallllly wanted to catch up on this blog challenge. So here is my Here's what I would have bought.

River Island is NOT a place that I shop in. Why? Because they don't do my size. I don't even buy bags or shoes from them any more because I got depressed that I had to trail to the back of the shop through all the pretty clothes and not be able to buy them. 

And lets be honest, the staff look at you like you are something they have stood in if you bigger than a size 10!!

As Debz puts it, the idea behind this post is to show River Island what us plus size women would have bought if they stocked our sizes.

Looking through the website, there isn't that much that took my fancy. But I did find a few things.




So River Island, When you going start stocking plus sizes???


Debz - www.wannabeprincess.co.uk
Mookie - www.mookieslife.com
Steph - www.Seeingspots.co.uk
Kitty - www.Adventuresofariotgrrrl.com
Vicky - www.thecurvedopinion.com
Sarah - www.plussizeproud.co.uk
Daisy - www.iwillnotwrapmyselfinsmocksandapologies.wordpress.com
Katt - www.acurvycupcake.com
Abi - www.aisforabi.blogspot.co.uk
Lisa Marie - www.diaryofasize22.wordpress.com
Kathryn - www.murderofgoths.co.uk

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Blog Every Day in June - Day 4 - Wish List


Day 4 and still going strong!!!

Today's theme is Wish list. I don't know about you, but during the month, I always see loads of things I want to buy, but come payday I don't like it any more!!

Saying that, I am lusting after some lovely bits and pieces at the moment.

I am lucky enough  work hard enough, that this year I can afford to go abroad twice. I have already been to Turkey and will be jet setting again in September.
 
I am in love with this tankini top from Yours Clothing. I already have a few pieces of swimwear, and will probably buy a few more swimwear bits. I am really tempted to buy a bikini but I don't know if I am brave enough but I love this one from Curvy Kate.



After seeing it on a few bloggers including Callie it would definitely be the bikini I would buy. I mean, look how fantastic she looks!!
 
 
 
When I look at this dress I automatically think of gladiator sandals. Well done New Look!
 

And this Scarlett & Jo dress from Evans. Roll on the sales!!



None fashion wish, this is the top of my list. A Kikki K planner. I have also spied a Mulberry one. We can dream can't we?
 

What's on your wish list?

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Blog Every Day in June - Day 3 - Makeup Must Haves!


Day 3 and I have managed to stick to blogging daily!! 

Last week you might have seen I started a Wardrobe Wednesday but will miss this week as I have another post for you later today.

Today's theme is Makeup Must Haves. 

As with most things I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to makeup. I buy it for the sake of having it. I only have a few pieces of have 'high end' makeup. I buy that much I simply can't afford to buy the likes of Mac and Bobby Brown every time. 

If you fancy a trip out, Cheshire Oaks has a Cosmetics Company Outlet Store. Its amazing!!! I got a MAC eye shadow and Bobby Brown Eye Cream for £22!!

I digress. My must haves are the following:


Makeup Revolution Matte Effect Foundation - I use this as my 'daily' foundation. It is a lightweight coverage and blends really really well. From what I can see in the ingredient list it doesn't contain any oil, and as such it doesn't break my skin out in horrendous spots!

Clinique Anti-blemish Solutions - Again another foundation that doesn't contain oil. This foundation is from the anti bact range and when I had a serious acne breakout, it was the only foundation I could use, Its a fuller coverage that the Makeup Rev foundation, so I tend to use it more for a night out or when I want to look like I am wearing foundation.

Baby Skin Primer - Pretty self explanatory. Gives a really nice base for my foundation and leaves my skin feeling very matte. I always have this in my bag for those days I go bare faced and need to mattify my skin during the day.

A powder foundation. I am not too fussy when I comes to powder. My current one is from No7. Its stops shine, and to be honest, thats all I want from a powder.

Makeup Revolution Amazing Curl Mascara - For £2 this is a brilliant mascara. Its not clumpy and doesn't give you that spidery lash effect. I curl my lashes before I put mascara on anyway so don't really see a curl effect. But I definitely saw a lengthening effect. 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Blog Every Day in June - Day 2 - OOTD

Day 2 of Blog Every Day in June is OOTD. Annnnnnd I am kinda cheating. I have had the day from hell so I decided to do a throw back OOTD.
Off all the OOTD picks that I have even taken. This is one of my favourites. I know we don't do diet talk, but I had lost almost 2 stone here, I felt much better, healthier in myself and liked my hair!!
You can find the original post here.
Tomorrow's theme is Makeup must have and its also Wardrobe Wednesday, so I might even do two posts in one day!!
Daisy // Charley // Sarah // Tukru // Lauren // Kathryn // Kelly // Nikki

Monday, 1 June 2015

Blog Every Day in June


When I saw that Lisa had decided to blog every day in June, and invited other bloggers to join her I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get myself really back into the swing of things.

Lisa has set a list of daily themes and barring a Wednesday,  I am going to try and stick to them. 

The first topic is 'Behind your blog name'...

The Left of Perfect is actually my second blog. My first blog was call, I actually can't remember what it was called, I think it was My Plus Sized Wardrobe, or something along those line.

I decided on the name The Left of Perfect because I don't believe that there is actually is a 'perfect' anything. Every single person's 'perfect' is unique to them. And I liked how it sounded. 

You can check out the other ladies taking part below. 

          Daisy // Charley // Sarah // Tukru // Lauren // Kathryn // Kelly // Nikki