So as I said River Island have a gorgeous plus size range all year round which I never knew even existed. To be honest the store was sort of an uber trendy place I dared not go for fear of being questioned as to why on earth I was in there?! However, browsing their online store I was pleasantly surprised to find some absolutely gorgeous clothes that I could not only look longingly at, but actually wear too!
Now as a bigger girl, Winter is definitely a good season for me for fashion because everything can be over-sized and drapy which makes it much easier to hide all the lumps and bumps I sure as hell want no one to see! I love doing that in big fluffy jumpers which they had loads of in their Knitwear department as well as coats and cardigans. I chose this gorgeous black and white knitted cardigan which actually I’d say is halfway between a cardigan and a coat it is so gorgeously thick. It had shorter sleeves and no fastenings but hangs beautifully down over my chest meaning that I give the illusion of having a much flatter stomach than I actually do.
Normally I avoid white at all costs as I don’t find it flattering but this slightly off white which is broken up with the gorgeous black flower design was a real surprised. I teamed it with a simple black long sleeved t-shirt underneath and it was perfect!
One of my other favourite things about it getting cold is the fact I get to wear, hide and bury myself in scarves once again. However, I am very picky about them because I like them to be quite long so that you can wrap them properly without them sticking out and looking stumpy. I also don’t like the thin, cotton ones which you might as well wear in summer for the amount of warmth they’re going to give you. However, River Island has officially provided me with my favourite scarf… ever! It’s cream and if placed just round my neck falls all the way to just above my knees, is soft and woolen and to finish it off has gorgeous pom poms dotted over it. It is literally divine!
Finally, I decided to grab myself some new shoes as I haven’t had any for ages and thought I could get some boots to see me through winter… you know sensible black ones that will go with everything. Well hell, that went out of the window when I saw these gorgeous ankle boots. In a floral style pattern, with laces that tie round the top and a trim of diamantes round the base how could I not have them! Tried them on and they fit like a glove and are some of the comfiest shoes I have ever worn. I didn’t have to size up like I sometimes do and they are just so pretty that I never want to take them off!