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    Bring some sparkle to the festive season with Yours Clothing

    If you’re anything like me, scrolling through instagram can be an exercise in fomo when you see all your favourite international babes wearing incredible outfits you’ll never be able to get your paws on. So I was surprised and delighted to discover that one of my absolute favourite UK brands, Yours Clothing, has a number of international sites and does ship to South Africa. Beyond the ‘mother site’, they have Dutch, Russian, German, French, Spanish and Polish sites. Yours carries a variety of affordable fashion forward brands in sizes 14 to 34, and cater for everything from comfy pyjamas to  fancy formal-wear. In addition to their fabulous in-house brands (Limited Collection, Yours…

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    Work-Ready Staples

    My job allows me to work from home for much of it, which, as you can imagine, has its perks. While I can’t say that I work in my pyjamas every day (although, let’s be real, that has happened on the odd occasion), I take my shlumphy clothes pretty seriously, and am usually pretty mortified if the doorbell goes and anybody actually has to see me dressed like this. What it does mean is that when I have meetings, more often than not I like to have a bit of fun with what I wear. So when Superbalist asked me to put together a list of work-ready staples, I was…

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    Mind the Curves – Fabulous finds

    I know I’ve been a terribly bad blogger of late, but I made some time this morning to share some of my favourite finds of late. Healing Earth One always thinks of their teen years as the time that our bodies go through lots of changes, but I’ve been surprised to find out how much things change when you hit the big 3-0. It’s like overnight I needed glasses, a second shot of espresso in my coffee, and to lavish more attention on my skin. I was sent some Healing Earth products to trial and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect – these gentle, luxurious, natural products have been just…

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    Plus size fashion feature: Off-shoulder bandage dress from Queenspark

    You know when you spot something you like online, and then the ad seems to follow you everywhere you go until you finally cave in and get it? So it was with this incredible bandage dress. I probably don’t need to explain what I like about it, but suffice it to say I love the simple, classic classiness of it – I feel kind of like a plus size Jackie O in it. Despite the dress being from Queenspark’s ‘straight size’ offering (they also have a Queenspark Plus line), the cut was accommodating for my curves, and the size 20 left ample space for me. The bandage style, while figure…

  • Plus size fashion feature – Mind the Curves in Queenspark
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    Plus size fashion feature: Polkadot swing dress from Queenspark

    While I must admit I do love me a good change in seasons, it’s always a wistful goodbye when I pack my summer frocks away at the end of the warm season, so I’ve been trying to get the most wear out of them as possible before it really is too cold. I spied this classic beauty on my recent Queenspark shopping spree, and knew, even before I tried her on, how perfect she would be for me. The dress is made from a really lovely high quality fabric, and is actually pretty perfect for this inbetween season – it’s not flimsy at all, and with a cardi over my…