It’s getting closer isn’t it? Our tree is up and the decorations are about to go on. The Christmas cake is almost ready to be iced and a small pile of presents is slowly starting to appear in my cupboard and honestly… I am so excited! I cannot help it – I love it! One of the things I love most about this time of year is often the clothes I get to wear – my colours change from the bright peaches, pinks and pastels of the summer to the deep reds and burnt oranges of Winter. I have never been one for going out a lot over the Christmas season as I much prefer to stay at home with my family, but that doesn’t mean I don’t make an effort to look nice – Oh no! We love getting a bit dressed up, even if we are staying at home and this year will be no different I can assure you…
Now, don’t get me wrong – I am not all glitz and glamour at home by any means (sometimes you’ll be lucky if I put mascara on let alone any other make-up) but you can be comfy and look good at the same time… can’t you?! Yes you can and I am managing it perfectly this season with the help of Simply Be. I have been a customer and fan of theirs for years as for plus size girls like me, you can always guarantee to find something that a)fits b) doesn’t look like a tent and c)looks bloody gorgeous too!
Imagine my glee, when Simply Be let me choose a couple of items from their current season’s fashion – heaven!! Well, of course I had to pick something from knitwear – what is Winter and Christmas without a damn good, comfy and gorgeously festive jumper?! I ended up choosing this gorgeous Fluffy Jumper from Joe Brown (FYI one of my absolute fave brands EVER EVER) because I thought the colour was absolutely stunning and not only that but I loved the details on it too – the floral arm cutouts on either side are beautiful and also they show a little bit of skin without showing too much if you know what I mean. The scoop neck is perfect as it doesn’t sit too high – which as all busty ladies know is a bloomin nightmare as we often get stuck with v-necks and nothing else. Finally, the floral theme is continued on the bottom with the trim detail – which again is just beautiful. The jumper arrived and it was so soft and warm – I am not sure I will be taking it off anytime soon!
Now, sticking with both the red theme annnnnddd Joe Browns (sorry I just had to!!) is this gorgeous Butterfly Tunic! I love a good tunic – they sit really well like a good baby doll or empire line style dress as they hit the boobs and then just drop down which is very flattering to those of us with a little bit of a tummy. Again, loving the features of this top – the butterfly pattern is just beautiful and I love how the sleeves are plain as I think if the pattern had carried on there it would have just been too much! Again, a nice scoop neck and I know it looks high but actually once you put it on it sits comfortably low on the chest line without showing too much cleavage. I also really like the pointed bottom detail on the top too as it makes my body appear longer and anything that makes me look longer and leaner gets a thumbs up over here!!
Honestly, I could have spent all day shopping and have in fact since been over to Simply Be and ordered several items for family members for Christmas – especially as they have so many items on discount at the moment…. how could I not?! I am hoping that once they have worn them a few times post Christmas, I might be able to borrow them but shhhh don’t go telling them about my ulterior motives!
Let’s hope my family have all clocked onto the hugely unsubtle hints I have been dropping about where to shop for clothes for me for Christmas – I think you can safely say anything from Simply Be or Joe Browns at Simply Be would be a safe bet as being a hit for me this Christmas. How about you – what do you like wearing during this festive season?
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This is a collaborative post – all opinions are my own