Boots: TK Maxx
Jewellery: Vintage and stolen from Chloe
A: I LOVE this dress. I bought it one day when I was hunting for something to wear for an evening out with friends, and actually spotted it first in the shirt version. I loved the pattern but the shape just wasn’t right on me, so when I found the same fabric in a swing dress I took it straight to the till. Swing dresses are so fun to wear, they are comfy (and super handy when you’re going out for a massive meal, somewhere to disguise the food baby), and look good on most shapes. I particularly like wearing them because although I’ve got a few lumpy bits, I don’t have a curvy figure and am I little conscious of my lack of chest. This is flattering though, in the best kind of way. And don’t worry, I do realise that it is the same colour as my hair, for some reason I am always drawn to ginger clothes. No idea why cause they don’t always look good (there is such a thing as too much ginger ya know!). This kind of works though (I think??) because of the gorgeous 60’s tile print – which goes perfectly with the swing shape. I love anything vintage, and I think this really carries the retro vibe. The pleating on the back is such a lovely detail too! And it is super wearable, dress it up with heels and a jacket for a night out, or with flats and a cosy cardi for daytime.
C: To me this dress completely sums up Annies style; comfortable, vintage and different. It perfectly suits Annies figure (this shape looks amazing on most, apart from those with all the lady lumps like me, it would look like I was wearing a bin bag) and is perfect for this time of year. You could layer this up with a knitted cardi for day time, or a leather jacket for going out. Plus… it’s ginger. Annies ginger. Perfect combo.
What do you think to Annie’s OOTD? #twolittleowlsblog
C: so I went shopping today and actually managed too only buy essentials (I got a no7 free gift so that made up for it), I hope you are all very proud! Here’s what I got:
So first of all lets talk about the trousers from H&M. I have no idea why they are so fluffy, but I needed some new trousers for work and these were only £9.99 and I liked the slimming black stripes down the sides, but I am really disappointed in their sizing – this is something I have always struggled with at H&M. I had to get a 14 in these, which wouldn’t bother me at all, but I’m a 10?! So according to H&M I am in need of slimming black stripes. A size 14. That’s 2 extra dress sizes. I was not happy. Hence the short sentences. I also tried on some jeans in H&M and the size 16 didn’t fit me so I do not know whats going on with their sizes but they should sort that shiz out. Like I said, I am usually a 10 in Topshop/New Look/everywhere (apart from the boobies, they require a 12) and these were smaller than my size 10 Dorothy Perkins jeans! Has anyone else found this? I will stop rambling and start some jogging probably.
I then went to Boots as I needed a new make up brush cleaner and my friend Helen recommended the No7 one. I also picked up their Beautiful Skin BB Cream which I use on a daily basis instead of foundation as it doesn’t seem to clog up my skin as much but gives good coverage. No7 currently have an offer on in Boots where if you buy two cosmetics worth over £20 then you get a free gift which is included in the above photo. It comes in a lovely pink box and contains miniature versions of: Exceptional Definitions mascara in black, a High Shine Lip Crayon in Delicate Pink, a Skin Illuminator and a minky coloured eye shadow (I can’t see a colour/name on the box!).
The free gift from No7 definitely cheered me up after my H&M fiasco (p.s. nothing wrong with being a size 14, there is something wrong with making sizes seem super small so people start worrying about how they’ve gained an extra two dress sizes in a matter of minutes) I absolutely love mini sized products, which I know is silly because more = better with make up, but they are just so cute! I also got Annie’s birthday presents today, but I can’t share them with you because she will see! Have you guys been shopping today? #twolittleowlsblog
A & C: We are both going out tonight so we thought we would give you a sneaky peek at our outfits – even though Annie is going to her mums (Mave) for a dinner party and Chloe is going out for a bottle of wine or two.