Get yourself down to Boden for their latest new customer deal.
Boden are great for good quality basis, and also have some lovely colourful prints and a great collection of shoes.
Their styles all go up to size 22, it’s a great place to go if you are sick of the samey-ness of the high street.
Also, their kids stuff is worth a look too – it’s a bit pricey but really lovely for a treat!
The obsession with florals extends to shoes this summer and Schuh have got loads of fab floral styles. This platform peep toe by Irregular Choice is a beauty! With a 12.5cm heel and 3cm platform it gives you long luscious legs and the print is so cute and cheerful these shoes will always put a smile on your face. Perfect for summer weddings and garden parties, they are £64.99.
This pair, also from Irregular Choice, is maybe more wearable but equally pretty. The Lattice Peacock adds a contemporary spin with a strappy lattice constructed front and extended heel section. Narrow ankle strap and stump heel of 3.5cm, £49.99.
20% off Plus Size Bargains!!
Now’s the time to be grabbing some amazing offers from Evans with 20% off everything valid until midnight on Tuesday 4th May.
Evans have a great mix of staples and on-trend pieces for summer. Here are some of my favourite pieces to look out for.
These gorgeous sandals are made to fit wider feet and you can get them up to size 10. The heel is 3″ and the sole is padded for extra comfort.
This belt ticks off two summer trends – plaited leather and sorbet shades.
Have a look at George’s holiday shop for some great basic pieces for your summer wardrobe, like this floral bustier dress. It comes in sizes 8-24 and is an amazing £8! The shape of it is flattering over big hips and if you’re not ready to bare your legs yet (like me!) I think it would look good with leggings or jeans and a great pair of wedges.
Try a variety of outfits on a real model before you buy
Marisota‘s new interactive outfit builder is a really great idea.
Pick from a selection of tops, trousers and shoes to create an outfit which you can then see a normal sized model walking around in – genius!
I don’t know if Marisota are going to expand the items you can choose from – at the moment it is a bit limited – but if you liked dressing dolls when you were a kid, you’ll love this!
No need to compromise on style with these fab sandals in larger sizes!
These cuffed black denim sandals are bang on trend for this summer. They’re from Evans and come in a wide range of sizes for bigger feet, up to size 10EEE.
They’re only £27, I’m getting mine now before they sell out to work some summer festival chic.
Educational viewing or freak show?
Supersize vs Superskinny is back tonight at 8pm on Channel 4.
The first show in the series follows twenty four stone Julie and five and a half stone Jade as they swap diets in the food clinic. Obviously neither of them has a healthy diet – Julie eats all the time and Jade barely eats a thing and is addicted to caffeine. The food they eat in a week is piled into creepy Dr Jessen’s food tube and hey, guess what? The big huge girl eats more than the tiny weeny one!
Meanwhile Anna Richardson is still on the quest for the perfect body despite losing two stone in the last two years. By the way, she’s got a book out ‘The Anna Richardson Body Blitz Diet’, what a happy coincidence.
The show also follows a group of four people suffering from anorexia as they struggle with their disorder and there is a new bit called Postcards from America where some morbidly obese people (thirty seven stone this week) beg the supersize to lose weight before it’s too late.
Maybe the creators of this show started off with a good intent, to educate people about nutrition and to shock them with the extremes of over and under eating. But really now this is just another Channel 4 freak show designed to make so-called ‘normal’ size people feel smug while they sit on their backsides eating biscuits and watching TV. The Postcards from America section this series seems just a pathetic excuse to allow viewers to gape in horror at even further extremes of fatness.
I say if you care that much about losing weight, turn the TV off and go out for a run. Or if you’re that skinny, eat some pies and get a life!!
A simple dress for all sorts of occasions in sizes 6-24
This dress from M&S’s Portfolio range is new in and has just caught my eye.
It’s quite plain but the detailing on it is really clever.
The wide waistband creates a really flattering shape and it’s a good length with nice upper arm coverage and pretty pleating.
I think this dress would be great for a wedding with some heels and bling and a gorgeous bag. But equally it looks comfortable for just mooching around in with a pair of flip flops and sunglasses.
This is the kind of dress that you might not be really excited about buying but you’ll be really glad you did. You can get it in navy and black but I like this purple colour best.