Junarose Jeans + Blush accessories

July 5, 2015

I’m still in this phase of pushing my style boundaries, I did the whole bare arms thing and it’s my new normal but I want to do more. It’s less about fashion and more about my own body image + questioning the norm on what a plus size woman can wear. I saw this top and immediately fell in love with it, I’m really loving longline tops and I felt like the cropped middle was cute, but I wasn’t sure I would have the guts to wear it. Well, I’m wearing it!  My tummy area is another insecurity but I love the concept of visible tummy bulge (I learnt that term from the body image + plus size blogosphere), why not? Why can’t that be a normal thing since so many women, plus size and straight size, do not have flat stomachs or abs? So, this is me pushing my own boundaries. I’m not going to lie, it’s more about me getting outside my own web of insecurities than what other people think. Because, just like with my arms, once I get over that insecurity, the feeling of accomplishment and body confidence triumphs anyone else’s opinions.

That’s all I’m aiming for with my style right now, bad ass body confidence.
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Top- Forever 21 Plus / Jeans- Junarose / shoes- Forever 21 / hat- Forever 21 / bag- Baggu

By the way, these jeans were sent to me by Junarose who are now available in Vero Moda stores across Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and I’m hoping Dubai soon. With regards to sizing, I had to go up a size and they’re still a teensy bit snug around the waist. It could be because they’re a slim fit style? I would definitely recommend trying on a few different sizes to find your perfect fit, I usually struggle to find perfect jeans and always end up upsizing. For reference, I fit into a size 1x at Forever 21 and 18 uk at New Look Inspire, and I’m wearing these jeans in a size 20 uk.

They also sent me a beautiful lace blazer and this top, so they’ll be on the blog soon x

Style Inspiration

Asos 50% Sale Wish List

July 3, 2015

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, Asos announced their 50% sale a few days ago. I still haven’t placed my order because I haven’t narrowed down my wish list. Oh, the decisions.

(all images are clickable FYI)

How about you? Did you buy anything or are you hovering over 30 things at once too?

Stripes and Leopard Print Mules

June 29, 2015

I really enjoy showing you the outfits I wear on a daily basis, and in all honesty, a majority of them have been sans high heels. Flats are really having a moment this summer and my feet are so grateful. I’d choose sexy knee high gladiators over stilletos in a heartbeat.

I did wear these beautiful leopard print mules to a recent beauty launch, I had this outfit planned in my head for a while and I’m glad it looked cute in reality. It’s a pretty simple outfit but I’d like to think that the shoes add a nice punch of sass (as leopard print usually does).
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Top- New Look (old, similar) / Shorts- Forever 21 Plus / Shoes- New Look (OOS, similar) / bag- Rebecca Minkoff / sunglasses- AliExpress

P.S. Thank you to Bonnie for taking these photos :)

Summer Daze- Plus size Palazzo Pants

June 26, 2015

I did not think I would be a palazzo pant kind of girl, I mean, I hardly wear pants (lots of shorts though..). But elephants are my second favorite animal ( after tigers) and I find it hard to resist anything to do with them. So, I tried them on and holy comfort! I have definitely been missing out. I’ve been lounging around in them ever since and I’ve even picked up these white mesh palazzo pants from Asos. I even like the high waist, it’s new for me and I’m not hating it.

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Pants- Forever 21 Plus (similar here and here) / vest- Koton (similar here and here ) / jewlery- Koton / bag- Rebecca Minkoff / Sandals- F & F

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Summer Bags: Shopbop SALE Edition

June 24, 2015

I’ve recently started shopping at Shopbop because I love their speedy shipping, I receive my order in Dubai within 4 to 5 days. How amazing is that? No need for Shop & Ship and their shipping fees aren’t ridiculous. They currently have a 25% OFF promo on sale items until the 25th of June ( 11:59 PM PT), just use the code 25MORE at checkout.
I usually stalk their accessories, shoes and bags section. There are heaps of cute stuff on sale, especially bags (lots of Kate Spade and Rebecca Minkoff FYI). Here are a few of my favorites!

Kate Spade New York polka dot Devin bag / House of Holland pink embossed bag / Kate Spade New York Lady Bug Minaudiere / Rag & Bone animal print mini bag / Kate Spade New York Splash Out Sunglasses Clutch / Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Backpack / Tory Burch Kerrington Square Tote

Maya Longline Drape Top and Plus size knee high Gladiators

June 19, 2015

This top has become my go to comfort top for those not so body confident days (yep, still have those occasionally), it’s super flattering and unique and works as a nice neutral. It looks just as good with a pair of jeans, that’s how I wore it on my instagram a few months ago.  They have it in black and grey too!

Now the shoes, I’ve mentioned before how hard it is to find plus size knee high gladiators. I only consider lace up ones now because they’re usually adjustable. Buying these online were a bit of a gamble but it paid off, I love them so much. I recently realized I can tighten them up so they hug my legs perfectly, doh!

FYI, I also bought these in store here and they’re just as adjustable and comfortable.

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