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Diane's plus size fashion blog - August 2015
August 28th - M&S Peplum Top with diamond shimmer available to size UK22 - Now ONLY £18
Today's Great Value Buy is this fully lined pale pink peplum style top which has been reduced to £18. The top is available in sizes UK6 - UK22. I am 5' 9" tall and I am wearing size UK18, so, as with the vast majority of M&S clothing, the size and fit is true to size.
Currently many lines are on sale at Marks & Spencer with up to 60% off
I was drawn to this top because it is the ideal number to wear with narrow/straight leg/ankle grazer style trousers (for a smart casual look) and also with pencil skirts for a neater day wear look. The shimmer to the top makes it also an ideal find for summer evenings and evening wear in general.
See below for a quick video of me talking about this top and showing off the features
Until next time.
August 20th. Everyday workwear tapered trousers, great value at £25 from NEXT
NEXT Tapered Trousers - £25 - Available in Petite (UK6 - 18), Regular (UK6 - 22), Long Leg Lengths (UK8 - 20)
I love these on trend tapered leg trousers and find them exceptional value at only £25.
This week my value for money find comes from Next. These trousers are available in 3 leg lengths (Petite (27.5"), Regular (29"), and Long (31"). I am 5' 9" tall and I am wearing size UK16L.
Spring Summer 2015 was all about the ankle in trousers cut and this trend will continue into the Autumn/Winter of 2015 as well. I was drawn to these trousers because -
These trousers are another of my easy care easy wear finds. They are machine washable and only require a minimal iron on a cool setting. It is not necessary to fuss about putting a crease into these either.
Although I love dresses and their more smart casual general appearance, I have now fully embraced the ankle skimming look and find trousers of this type perfect to wear with wedges, low block heels, loafers and laced brogues. Or, for a dressier look, with heels.
To view the matching jacket (available to size UK 22 in Petite, Regular and Tall fits) click HERE
To hear what I
have to say about these trousers play the short video below.
July. 2015 blogs, click here - July 20th - Long Tall Sally Ladies Leather Chelsea Boots to size UK13, July 13th - Mother of the Bride Dress / Wedding Guest House of Fraser - to plus size 26, July 6th - Celtic & Co. Layered Jersey Top, July 3rd SS15 Cable Boyfriend Cardigan from Celtic & Co
June. 2015 blogs, click here - June 27th. A size 18 Hooded Waxed Jacket from the SS15 Celtic & Co. Collection.
May. 2015 blogs, click here -May 27th - Curvety Fluted Hem Dress with Notch Neck for Plus Size Evening Wear, May 21st Curvety Stunning Lace Dress for formal daywear, May 18th - Designer Dress by Yuliya Rachel for IGIGI, May 15th - Curvety Special Occasion Dress, May 8th - Beach Smart, linen tunic dress to plus size 22
April. 2015 blogs, click here - April 21st - Versatile Shift Floral Dress suitable for Day and Occasion Wear
March. 2015 blogs, click here - March 8th. - Floral Jacquard Design Mock Shirt Sweat Top from Marks and Spencer
Feb. 2015 blogs, click here - Feb. 26th - Gardenia Jersey Dress from Monsoon - Feb 8th. Julien Macdonald at Debenhams
Jan. 2015 blogs, click here - Jan 23rd. Getting Fit - Affordable Fitness Clothing from the M&S Collection - Jan.14th - What to wear Skiing - Recommendations
Dec. 2014 blogs, click here - Dec 12th Half Length Black Leather Sheepskin Coat in Contemporary Design - Celtic & Co. - Dec 6th Wonderful Toscana Sheepskin Full Length Hooded Coat in Chocolate Brown - Celtic & Co.
Nov. 2014 blogs, click here - Nov 30th Down and Feather Coat. Long Tall Sally. - Nov 15th How to wear Tweed part 2.
Oct. 2014 blogs, click here - Oct 30th How to wear Tweed, part 1. - Oct 24th M&S Waist Cincher Knickers for tummy control. - Oct 16th Lipstick Boutique at House of Fraser - Oct 2nd Ann Harvey at Bonmarche
Sept. 2014 blogs, click here - Sept. 25th Curvety Special Occasion dress - 19th Dickins and Jones Day Wear - 14th Yours Blouse - 4th Debenhams Tea Dress.
Aug 2014 blogs, click here - Aug 29 Jump suit from Pink Clove, - Aug 21 Flared Skirt, Wardrobe staple. - Aug 15 Fine Knit Cardigan, Wardrobe staple. - Aug 7 David Emanuel at Bonmarche. - Aug 2 Road test of Leanne Shoes from Hotter.
July 2014 blogs, click here - July 29 Berlin Break, July 26 YOURS - Floral Maxi Dress, July 15 Woolovers Jumper around shoulders look, July 14 Woolovers City Look, July 13 Woolovers Casual Layered Look, July 12 Woolovers V-Necked Jumper - look #2, July 11 Woolovers Twin Set look, July 10 Woolovers Sleeveless Top, July 9 Woolovers V-Necked Jumper look #1
June 2014 blogs, click here - June 27 Suede Moccasin Shoes. June 20 Garden Party - Overlay Dress from Long Tall Sally. June 12 Aran Boyfriend Cardigan- Celtic & Co. June 5th Little Black Dress.
May 2014 blogs, click here - May 30th Ivory Bridal Dress (vintage 1950s style) from Monsoon. - 22nd - The Return of the Trouser Suit. - 14th Agricultural Show or County Fair - Practical Styling Advice. - 7th M&S boot cut jeans - 1st Plus Size Revolution - money counts.
April 2014 blogs, click here -Apr.27th The Plus Size Revolution - Curves take Centre Stage. - 20th Travel Clothes - 4th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Dynasty.
March 2014 blogs, click here - Mar 20th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Curvety. - 14th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Jane Watson.
Feb 2014 blogs, click here - Feb 27th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Dea. - 14th Diane Marshall Plus Size Model London Fashion Week. - 7th All weather fitness clothing
Jan. 2014 blogs, click here - Jan 30th London Fashion Week, plus size modelling opportunity. - 23rd Plus Size Acceptance vs Weight Loss. - 16th Plus Size Weight Loss - an expert approach. - 9th Plus Size, what size of fit are we describing?
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