Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Just Ordinary.

WARNING: SMALL RANT, IT'S THE THIRD PARAGRAPH DOWN IF YOU WANT TO SKIP IT.
Well hello there!

A fairly subdued outfit to start this week. I popped out by myself yesterday into Manchester to have a window browse, nosied in Afflecks Palace and have a look at charity shops. I did buy some things, very cheaply and I quite like them and I'll do a recent buys post at the end of this week to show you one or two goodies for summer I have bought. 

I'm still championing the shirts and jumpers style. I showed you this jumper recently in a buys post and I love it. The wool finish is amazing, it's cut very flatteringly, and l love simplicity in items of clothes, this definitely is that. Paired with a white shirt, and blue jeans I don't really know how simple I can get. My trusty boots, which I still love, from Dorothy Perkins also go along with the non-complex nature of the outfit. Especially for summer I don't like a lot of fuss on my outfits. I do love the masculine trend that dominated A/W 2011, a lot of clean lines and cuts. There I am waffling on about it, thinking I am a proper journo.

Unfortunately, for curvy girls including myself, awful prints and oversized, long,fussy dresses are forced upon us to take the attention away from our weight. But I like simple cuts, and plain t-shirts and slim fit pants, I feel comfortable in them, rather than being the massive frumpy doll that Evans (and other plus size lines, I'm not just picking on them) expect us to be. Don't get me wrong, I love a floral skater dress as much as the next person, but if I like a trend, I want to be able to wear it rather than be told what trend suits me. That's why I do love H&M, they're simple, and have finally!! introduced even bigger size ranges into their main lines, which is where my jumper is from.
This necklace was a steal at a pond from DP, its another headband/ necklace but looks so pretty underneath buttoned up collars like this one. I just paired it with this pearly silver ring, which I love but the pearls have all fallen out :( Do you know where I can buy little ones?

What do you think of the masculine trend? Do you like H&M's new items that go up to a size 22/24?

Jeans - Dorothy Perkins
Boots - Dorothy Perkins
Shirt - Peacocks
Jumper - H&M
Necklace - Dorothy Perkins
Rings - Pia, vintages, market.

Gem xo

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