Wednesday, 27 November 2013

My fab weekend in the city

Hello lovely ladies,
I have finally found some time to write about the fabulous weekend I had in London.
My day started very early, I took the train from Banbury to London Marylebone (after driving for 20 mins) and I got to London by 9.15am. Then I travel all the way to Hackney where I met 'big sight' with the amazing Velvet D'Amour who is also the CEO, photographer and creative mind behind the fantastic magazine Volup2 check it out if you haven't seen it before because it's pretty awesome.
I can't tell you much more right now but make sure don't miss the next Volup2 issue due in February the 14th. I am not modelling in it but my little online shop will be present.

Sunset view from the roof where we were shooting

Spending my day with Velvet was an amazing experience, I am a fan of hers so at first I was a bit intimidated but I can say now she is a lovely woman, very generous and kind and overalls very funny!
We were both attending the Miss Plus Size International and Plus size awards gala that evening so Velvet suggested I came with her in her taxi (I felt like VIP haha).
We arrived on time to the beautiful venue and start seeing some familiar faces.
There was a red carpet and I had my picture taken (I am waiting to get that) and then the champagne reception started, there I got to network with other bloggers, models, etc
Top Fabia Cerra, bottom beautiful Sarah and right Sharon from Big Fat Betty 

And of course a selfie was due...My dress by the way is from the New look Inspire range.

By the end of the dinner my shoes were off...but make up was still on.
The lovely ladies I shared the table with, on the top are Mrs Bebe and  Rivkie from Slink.
Bottom picture shoes beautiful Betty in her mermaid dress and her super cute daughter.

I had a great evening as I got to chat with some of my favourite ladies.
Regarding the event and its organisation, it was well organised even though we have to wait for ages for our meal and between courses and the results of the awards weren't the ones I expected. I think it's always positive to get together and celebrate our beautiful bodies.
I hope you enjoy the pics.
Patty xo xo

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

OOTD: black and peplum lace

It is getting colder but I am not ready yet to get out the chunky jumpers so I am going to keep with my layering technique as inside the office is still too hot.
This outfit is so comfortable, starting from the top that I got from George at Asda and it so easy to wear and versatile, the price is also very good at only £10 and the sizing I'll say is on the big side, the one I am wearing is size 20, and it is a bit baggy but I couldn't be bothered to return and exchange it. It goes till size 24 (but probably fit somebody up to size 28) and you can buy it here.
The skirt is a bargain from Dorothy Perkins I found in my local shop for £7 in size 18, it is grey with a black rose lace pattern and it's made of a jersey material so it's very comfy to wear.
I am wearing some thick tights I got from my local Tesco shop at £3.50 (size XL).
Finally, the ankle boots are from New Look, they are very comfortable and trendy, the only bad point is that the ankle strap is difficult to put on. You can buy them here at £29.99.

Could I be less photogenic?

Barbara Hulanicki Knot Front Top

Chunky Cut out boots from New Look

Friday, 1 November 2013

The one I talk about cats

To be honest, I didn't even like cats before. We have always had dogs in my family.
In 2006 I was living in Belgium, studying my degree through the Erasmus scholarship and my sister (now a fully trained Vet) and my mum rescued a couple of kittens from the street.
Because I was away I never bonded with the cat we kept and because she didn't socialise properly with the other kittens (because the mum rejected them) she is a very scared cat and won't let you touch her, only my mum and my sister can.
That fact didn't help to grow my love of cats and then in 2007 I moved to England so I hardly saw the cat anyway.
Fast forward till last September when our house was for sale and we were expecting to move out shortly that I felt the need of having a pet. Maybe it was the prospect of getting our new house (owned by us and the bank of course) and the feeling of finally settling down that make me want an animal.
I couldn't get a dog, I was working 20 miles away from my house so impossible to walk the dog enough times a day and then I thought about getting a kitten. They are pretty, they are really really cute. And I thought that maybe if the kitten grows with me, she would love me as much as the one my mum and my sister have does.
So I looked for rescue kittens in the Blue Cross and the Animal Sanctuary and I found some nearby.
I called the lady and I went to see the little baby kittens with my friend Marina and then I fall in love with the black and white cat with a beauty spot, she was so little and she sat next to me while the other kittens were running around in a very hyper way!
She is a year old now and today it's actually exactly a year since she moved with us!
Lima my beautiful kitten
she loves sleeping!

And of course back to fashion...some inspired feline pieces below:
My new handbag, leather, purple and with cats in it!

1. Dorothy Perkins B/W cat face jumper, 2. Evans Clements Ribeiro Cat jumper,
3. Yoursclothing cat pijama pants, 4. DP cat socks