Friday, 19 December 2014


2014 has really flown by, and it's hard to believe that Christmas is literally only a few days away. - And the new year is around the corner as well. This year has been a funny year for me. I've learned and grown so much as a person. Blog-wise I´ve had the opportunity to collaborate with some fabulous bloggers and companies. I´m just regretful that "real life" has got in the way of me not being able to post as much as I would have liked to. I've had health issues and lost a lot of weight. I'm ending it kind of badly too, as I'm stuck in bed most days with unbearable backpain that is making me limp and take time off work. I miss work so much. As Sod's Law would have it, my Mac has also crashed on me, and isn't under guarantee anymore, so I need a brand new one. (I see no point in wasting money on fixing an old computer that is probably going to die on me soon again anyway). In any case, I lost a lot of edited photos which I was meant to post throughout the month of December, hence why I've been MIA over here. I hate that I can't go to work, blog, or do much of anything right now. I'm in the middle of undergoing medical tests and things to get the bottom of my backpain, (I already know about some of the issues I have with my back), which will run through into the new year, but I am staying positive and focusing on the good things in my life. Everything else will still be there once I get better, so at least I have things to look forward to. I also have some really exciting things lined up for my blog for 2015, (besides getting a much better camera and new editing software)! Since I won't be doing much online for the next few weeks, I will grab this opportunity to say HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all of you, and thank those of you who have stuck around. I wish you all the very best for 2015, and please stay tuned for lots of new things coming from over here in 2015. Here is a quick recap of my favourite posts from 2014 - including a link to the makeup tutorial video I made, which was more work and fun than I expected it to be. It was downloded reposted without my permission by other users twice, so I even learned new things about YouTube and copyright. There is no such thing as bad experiences. It´s all about what you learn from them, and how you handled them!!!

HAIR: Babyliss Curl Secret

And now for the personal style posts




UNICA PLUS (Dress Review)





LBD  #1




X O X 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

#CurvyHoliday - Part 2: Friends & Family

This is the second installment of #CurvyHoliday, an inspiration series brought to you by  
and myself. (Click on their names to go straight to their blogs)

The theme this time is what to wear to a holiday gathering with 
Friends & Family. 

Now, if your family is anything like mine, you want to keep it quite conservative. This means no cleavage, no bare thighs, no exposed belly buttons... You get the idea. And no, this doesn't mean you have to show up looking like a Carmelite Nun. (No offence to any Carmelite Nuns out there). Yes, it is possible to keep everything under wraps and still look cute and stylish.

This midi-skirt is one of my latest purchases from ASOS CURVE. I 'd been stalking it for the longest time, and then it went on sale. I have to say I am absolutely delighted with it and have lots of ideas for how I will wear it.  It's actually cream, not white. And they say cream and white should never been seen together. Meh

Rules were made to be broken, and fashion is no exception!

Let's not forget the importance of hair and make-up. In general I would say, keep the hair simple, and the makeup natural, but since there isn't much colour in my actual outfit, I decided to wear colour eye-shadow from my Urban Decay Electric Palette. 

Sadly the photos don't do the make-up justice. I seriously need a new camera asap. Speaking of which, here is what happened when I tried to take these photos the night before... 

 They are hideous photographs. They look like they have been taken with a mobile phone, not a camera. Fingers crossed Santa will be generous this year. Afterall, I have been a very good girl ;)

Oh! And please don't forget that I am hosting a giveaway right now. I am giving away an ASOS Curve dress. Click here to find out more! 

Until Next time

Tuesday, 9 December 2014


It might be sunny, but it's also very chilly. The cold has sprung up on us here in Madrid, although for a while there, it seemed like it was never going to happen. 

I am not a winter fan. I despise the cold and I always loose myself in the fight against the cold. I no longer dress cute. I dress for practicality. Functionality. My number one goals are warmth and comfort, and if style has to go out of the window, then so be it. 

I rarely find winter clothes which I am blown away by. Things that make me feel extra cute when I wear them, are few and far between during the winter months. Yet, every now and again, I will find something I find irresistibly gorgeous, and this super-size scarf is one of those magical pieces! 

Faux fur hat - Klasse
Super-Size Scarf - Klasse
Leather bag - Gifted
Bracelet/Bangle - Evans (old)
Boots - Clarks
Jeans - Mercadillo de Majadahonda
Black Leather Booties - Clarks

Quizás hace sol, pero hace un frio que pela. El frio nos ha llegado de modo repetino aqui en Madrid, aunque durante un tiempo parecia que el invierno no iba a llegar nunca.

No soy amante del invierno.  Detesto el frio y siempre pierdo quien soy yo en mi lucha en contra del frio. Dejo de vestirme mona. Me visto a lo practico. Lo funcional. Mis propositos numero uno son calor y comodidad, y si tengo que sacrificar estilo, pues que asi sea.

Rara vez encuentro ropa para el invierno que me deja sin aliento. Aquellas prendas que hacen a uno sentir extra guapas, extra monas, al ponernoslas. Ese tipo de prendas en los meses de invernio, son escasos. Pero, hay algunos momentos en los que encuentro algo que me parece irresistiblemente hermosas, y esta bufanda super grande, es una de esas prendas magicas!

PS: Don't forget that I am giving away a dress from ASOS Curve this Christmas.
 Click here if you are interested in that. You don't need to do anything to be eligible to 'win' it. 

PD: No os olvideis que estoy regalando un vestido de ASOS Curve esta navidad. 
Haz click aqui si te interesa. No hace falta hacer nada especial para poder 'ganartela'. 


Monday, 8 December 2014



¿Alguien quiere este nuevo vestido de Asos Curve de regalo absolutamente gratis?

I am currently obsessed with ASOS Curve. I've always loved them, but was mostly hesitant to order because the sizing can be off, and we don't have free returns here in Spain. Alas, I bought this dress, and the sizing was off, and since we don't have a free returns system, I can't be bothered to waste money on postage to get a refund. The problem is, that it's at least two sizes too big for me, and because of how the dress is made, I can't really make it work unless it fits properly. 

Actualmente estoy obsesionada con ASOS Curve. Siempre me han encantado, pero no hacia muchas compras ahi porque las tallas aveces fallan, y no es gratis hacer devoluciones aqui en España. Compré este vestido, y la talla me ha fallado. Como no es gratis hacer devoluciones, paso de gastar dinero en devolverselo a ASOS. El problema es, que me queda al menos dos tallas muy grande, y por como el vestido está hecho, no tiene arreglo ni se puede desimular. O te queda, o no te queda. 

Seeing as Christmas is coming up, I have decided to just give it away. I am sure there must be an unemployed plus size queen out there somewhere in Madrid who could do with a new dress this holiday season, so why not make it happen? If anyone is interested, or if you know anyone who might be, let me know. I ordered it in a size 50 but it's massive on me. I say Madrid, because posting it abroad might cost the recipient money - which defeats the point of giving it away - and it probably wouldn't get to them before Christmas day at this point anyway, even if I mailed it to another part of Spain. But if you have readers, friends, etc, who live in Madrid, and might need a free dress, and they just happen to like this, let me know!

Viendo que las Navidades están tan cerca, he decidido regalarlo. Estoy segura que tiene que haber alguna reina de talla grande en paro en algun rincón de Madrid que no le vendría mal un nuevo vestido para estas Navidades, asi que por qué no hacerlo realidad? Si alguien está interesado, o si sabes de alguien que lo puede estar, dejenme saber. Es una talla 50 pero me queda enorme. Os digo que lo quiero regalar a alguien en Madrid porque enviarlo al extranjero le puede costar dinero al recipiente - que va encontra de mis intenciones - y que ya para estas fechas quizas no llegaria para las navidades, aunque lo envie a otra parte de España. Pero si teneis lectores, amistades, etc, que viven en Madrid, y que puedan necesitar de un vestido gratis, y este les gusta, avisenme! 

PS: I will be going home to London this Christmas, so if anyone there is interested, then I could make that happen too!

PS: Estaré en Londres estas Navidades. Si a alguien ahi le interesa, podemos hacerlo realidad ahi tambien!


All my Love,

Friday, 5 December 2014

LBD #1

Yes, I'm excited. Very, excited. I recently got this LBD from Pink Clove via ASOS Curve and I am chuffed to bits with it. It's like a slice of magic which never fails you. 

You can dress it up, you can dress it down, and it's an instant confidence booster. It's cute enough to make you feel pretty, flirty and sexy without being vulgar, but discreet and versatile enough to be both work and play friendly. If you are new to my blog, I am a school teacher, and I have worn this dress to work many, many times, and it has never been an issue. 

Some might say that this dress should only ever be worn with a strapless-bra, but I think that bra-strap exposure is not always a faux-pas. Sometimes I wear this dress with a strapless-bra, and other times I will opt for a regular black bra with straps. In fact, when it first arrived, I preferred how it looked with a bra strap exposed, and I didn't think I'd ever wear it with a strapless bra.

All I want to do when I'm wearing this dress, is twirl.
Twirl, twirl, twirl!

Now all I need is a petticoat! I just have to find out where I can get one from in Madrid. I've been told to try wedding shops, but I'm sure those would be too pricey for me. I tried to order an affordable one on-line from the UK, but then the company instantly refunded my money because they don't ship abroad - although their website said they did. I might just re-order it from London and have it mailed to my mum's house when I'm home for Christmas. We'll see. I am just so sure that this dress with a petticoat underneath would be perfection! If I can make that happen, then I'll be on cloud nine.

This is only Look #1 for my new LBD. This is my take on making this dress smart-casual. I have a gazillion looks in mind for this dress, so please excuse me if this dress becomes a regular over here.

Dress - Pink Clove via Asos Curve
Necklace - Bijou Brigitte 
Clutch - (I can't remember; Random shop)
Real Leather Booties - Clarks (From the 90s)

 Until next time...

Stay cute. Stay stylish. Stay Healthy. Stay blessed. And above all, STAY HAPPY!