Thursday, 21 October 2010

Accessories and more accessories!

I think it may be time to organise my accessories. Not only do I have a huge amount of bags and shoes, but I can't resist the odd custume jewellery! My jewellery stand almost collapsed on me the other day and it forced me to look at the mounting collection of necklaces, bracelets bows etc that I kept on it. Oh dear, what a mess!

And here's what it looks like after I stripped it naked!

What Maria wore #1

My work wardrobe often depends on the mood I happen to wake up to that morning! Today, I seem to be in a 'kooky' mood. I've got on my black dress - last seasons sale item. Worn with black leggings and my oh-so-favourite boots at the moment. The credits go to Anne Harvey (dress), New Look (leggings) and Primark (boots). Oh, and that thing sticking out of my head is my black bow headband (Primark). No accessories worn with this outfit today (apart from the headband!) 

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Boots, shoes and things

Who doesn't like the cold weather? I certainly do! I have to say its another excuse to organise my ever expanding wardrobe, ready for the first signs of the winter chill. Yesterday I organised my wardrobe and forced myself to finally pack away my summer sandals. I'll miss you sandals, it was fun while it lasted (sigh). But of course out comes the winter boots ...its their turn! I recently bought two pairs of boots from a certain inexpensive high street store - starts with a 'P' and ends with a K'. Thankfully they now stock a small selection of widefit boots as I'm cursed with large calfs! 

 I love these boots and I'm sure they'll be worn to death! You can see me wearing the tan 'strappy' boots in the 'what Maria wore' posting. Shoes/boots are just one of my favourite accessories and thankfully most of the stores now have generous fit shoes. Evans of course offer standard fit shoes as well as wide-fit and even go up to size 11. I bought a pair of purple satin jewelled pumps in New Look yesterday during my lunch hour (rather expensive lunch! These were from their widefit range. I was really lucky as they were on sale - reduced from £19.99 to £9.99 and the only pair left in my size, so of course I had to have them ... who needs lunch! They are a perfect colour match for my purple Evans spot prom dress! 

Purple jewelled pumps - New Look
Evans purple spotted prom dress


Sunday, 17 October 2010

Aviator jackets vs Capes


Aviator jacket - Evans, £75
As one of the seasons 'must haves' the aviator jacket and the cape can be seen in most of the shops on the high street and even the plus size stores are in on this autumn trend. I personally am not sold on the Aviator jacket just yet, I'm not sure exactly why. It could be wearability factor, they seem a little bulky or heavy to wear or the combination of leather and wool! I don't know; maybe its just me!  Evans  as usual are in on this autumn trend . On the flipside though, I am really likeing the cape this season. 

ASOS Curve knitted cape - £40

There's a pretty smart knitted version I've seen on the ASOS Curve website, unfortunately, I just haven't been able to track down your a fashionable bog-standard cape in a plus size! If I don't see a cape I like, thats in my size, I guess I might have to consider making one myself!
Cape -£79.99, Zara

I spotted this version from Zara. Most of the capes I've seen seem to be loose fitting, so they may fit the more curvey/plus sizes! I would love it if Zara did plus size clothing. They have some nice pieces on their website at the moment.