Friday, 30 November 2012

First OOTD! Joules Navy Dress

Being a person that has very little 'style' and wearing my clothes until they can be used no more; 'fashion' posts seemed out of the question when it came to blogging.

However, when I was contacted by Laura & Joules, a British clothes company, I decided it would be nice to maybe just get on with it and take the plunge into this fashion world.

And here I am. Taking said plunge.
So this lovely Leila Printed Dress* (£69.95) is a size 16, which, I'm not ashamed in saying, nor should any 'curvier' lady be afraid to say. Admittedly, it is a little big around the waist and shoulders (my fault, not Joules! I'm just a bit oddly shaped) but this dress is so pretty, I really do love it!

It may not be everyone's style but I think it would look really nice for Christmas parties/meals out. The sleeves make it cosy and I love the button detail on the back! The dress does crease a little easily, but, nothing you can't handle. I added a belt for a bit of extra 'definition' as it is a tad big, and also to hide the elasticated band a little (which I failed at). Did I mention it has pockets? Gotta love a dress that has pockets.
Other bits: Coat - Topshop (last year). Snood - Joy (last year - sorry!). Earrings - Topshop. Belt - Warehouse. Lipstick - Creme in your Coffee by MAC.

I think Joules is a really great brand, with good quality clothes. If I'm being honest, I'd say it is perhaps aimed at a slightly older audience, however there are some great statement animal themed jumpers which I think would be to everyones taste!

So what do you think?

Do I pass the #fbloggers exam? :)
xo



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  1. You look beautiful! The dress is lovely and I think that you should make fashion posts a regular thing :) have a nice weekend xo

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    1. Thank you SO much Sandra :) have a great weekend too xx

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  2. Yay for you starting fashion posts! You look absolutely amazing, and is that a fox head I see on the button? LOVE!xxx

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    1. :) you're so sweet! And yes it looks like a foxy/wolf-y character! xx

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  3. Great post! I love that you included close-up photography of the clothes. The dress looks great, and you look stunning :) Would love to know where you got the scarf in your first pic from!

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    1. Thanks Emma! Oops, yes, forgot the extras (although they're all from last year, sorry!) the snood is from Joy, and coat Topshop x

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  4. That dress is lovely and you look amazing! xxx

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  5. I love it, can't wait to see more outfits <3<3

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  6. you look beautiful! its a lovely dress - defiantly worth looking at joules things now :)
    http://iamcollecting.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw, that is really kind. It's definitely worth a look, there are some really pretty things! x

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  7. You are SO stunning! Like seriously Sam, you should do these type of posts more often. I love the dress, its really up my street (just a little out of my price range :( ) but i love the sound of these animal jumpers (you should see my wardrobe, animal print galore!)

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    1. Thank you so much lovely. It is a little pricey, but I think the quality is good enough to justify it :) I think you'd love the jumpers then! xx

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  8. Ahhh, how pretty is your FACE.

    gorgeous <3

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    1. How pretty is YOUR face :)

      Thank you love xx

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  9. You seemed to have this warped idea that you're an unstylish ladydeee when it actual fact you're very beautiful and look lovely! :) xxx

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    1. Thank you Hannah! Hah, trust me, as I'm now sat here in my purple silk pj pants and odd pj top, style just doesnt like me! (although I did make an effort with this :))

      xx

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  10. Oh my gawd girl- you look bloody amazing! That dress is soooo nice, an you've got the most wonderful figure :) I so jealous of your hair, too! Lovely post with lovely pictures :) xx

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    1. Thanks Charlotte :) my hair is a pure mess at the minute (all that brown is roots!) but glad you like it! xx

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  11. You look lovely- think you should do more fashion posts like this!
    Love the dress!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Daniella, it has definitely had a positive response! Really pleased, maybe I'll include more in future xx

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  12. Seeing this post was wonderful. I've been toying with the idea of including outfit posts from time to time on my blog, but because I'm not your typical stick figure "fashion"-type blogger, I was afraid to. It's great seeing someone with a "normal" figure posting their outfits. You look amazing, hoping to see more in the future!

    xo

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    1. You should definitely do them :) I'm glad this might be encouraging to you, it's always nice to see variation and curvier girl fashion posts are always more relatable to me xx

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  13. You look gorgeous! I'd love to do fashion posts but I hate my body and never really buy many nice clothes because of that haha. I love the detailing on the dress :) xx

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    1. You shouldn't hate your body! :) (I've never seen it but I'm sure it's great (without that sounding weird)). I used to hate my body and similarly bought terrible clothes because I didn't think it was worth it, but then there comes a point when you just think 'f*ck it!' - nobodies body is perfect. Everybody has flaws and you just have to learn to love yours, as you'll have something someone else will want, without a doubt! xx

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  14. You look great! I love the animal jumpers - I might have to treat myself.

    I'm the same with clothes. I just wear things I like until they fall apart.x

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  15. I love that dress and you look stunning in it! Great post

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  16. You look rather lovely in it! Just followed Jennie's link to your blog, love it!

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  17. You look absolutely stunning, you have such a beautiful figure I'd love to see more fashion posts from you! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  18. This dress is stunning and you look gorgeous in it!
    Is that a fox button too? Lovely bit of detail.
    I have just followed your blog, I hope you can visit me :)
    FASHIONPROJECT. x
    www.clm-trash.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh you are so so beautiful! I think I say this in every comment, I'm sorry haha, but you're just perfection! :) I think you look fab in that gorgeous dress, and hey, I struggled to fit into some size 16 shorts this summer, from new look, primark, topshop, everywhere! Big butt here I am! :)

    S xx

    http://www.fridayisforeverblog.com

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  20. Gorgeous outfit! The tan belt looks amazing with the blue.

    gvadlln.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Love the dress. Whenever I have to wear Joules, I ALWAYS size up (sometimes two sizes) because they are on the narrow fit but I still love their clothes and never worry about the number on a tag. x

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