Saturday, 6 June 2015

Lolly's clothing haul

Usually you'd find me doing a clothing haul post about stuff I've bought Joey but today this is mummy's clothing haul! Last week I went to Liverpool for some much needed retail therapy without Joey and bought some lovely clothes for the summer. I haven't been on a big shopping spree for myself since way before Joey was born. Since having Joey my body has changed quite a bit, I've put on weight and my tummy is a little flabby so I've had to buy clothes that hide the flab. I had a really good day out and i'm so excited to share with you some of the bits I got.

The first thing that I needed to take care of is the scaffolding (aka bras). I've always had big boobs, before Joey I was a 34F so bra shopping has always been expensive for me, I can't exactly walk into Primark or New Look and find a bra that fits properly. In the past my favourite bra shops have been La Senza and Boux Avenue.

Bravissimo has always been a favourite of mine but they are the most expensive for DD+ bras but the bras that I've had from them have also lasted me a while. So I went back to Bravisimmo to get measured and just as I thought, I'd only gone up a cup size so i'm a 34FF now. I tried on loads of different bras but at £30 a bra I had to pick designs that I can wear on a daily basis. So this is what I went for 

Idina Moulded Bra by Panache - £30
I wanted a tshirt bra but I didn't want anything plan so when I saw this one, I loved it straight away.
Petit Beau Bra by Bravissimo - £29
Aqua is a lovely summery colour and I always love a polka dot. 
Pink is one of my favourite colours and i really liked the floral pattern.If you have big boobs then you can't get away with cheepo bras and still have support, a well fitted bra is key.

Simply Be
I know that Simply Be is a plus size label but they actually have some great clothes. Last year I bought a dress from the Kelly Brook range and I loved it. So when I went to Liverpool I had a mooch in the shop and came out with a few things.
I'd seen this jumpsuit online and loved it but because I'm so short I didn't want to order it online, I needed to try it on. So I when I went into the store I tried on the smallest size which is a size 12 and it was quite big. I decided to leave it but when I got home I changed my mind and thought I could get it altered. So I ordered it online, delivery was really fast. When I tried it on, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it fitted compared to in the shop. I don't have to get it altered which is great. I need to get a denim jacket to go with it now, can't until we have some proper warm weather.

                     Butterfly Print Cami Top - £12
Unfortunately it's our of stock online. I've always loved cami tops, lovely for the summer but I always have to get a big size because of my boobs. This top is lovely and have adjustable straps which is great.

                         Multi Floral Cami Top - £12
Another cami top which is great in the warm weather. They only had the two cami tops in store, I really need to order more.

New Look
I used to work at New Look so my wardrobe has always consisted of clothes from them. Since having Joey I've never been able to find anything to suit my new bodyshape but I found a great outfit.
              Dark Blue Crochet Hem Cami - £12.99
I really liked this cami top with the Crochet detailing. Because of the boobs though I had to get it in a size 16.

Navy Plain Jeggings -£14.99
Jeggings are a godsend! I love jeggings, I've never really got on properly with jeans (apart from my maternity jeans...elasticated waist). New Look jeggings are great though because they are super soft and fit my skinny legs perfectly.

I'm really not a lover of Primark, I mainly only get stuff for Joey or Chris, don't get me wrong they have some great stuff but the amount of people in the store just makes me feel that I can't take my time and browse. I bought 2 dresses though which were really cheap and look fab.
                         Butterfly Cutout dress - £8
What a bargain this was! I must have a thing for butterflies because this is the 2nd thing I got with a butterfly design. It's lovely and light so perfect for a hot summers day.

I'm so pleased with everything I bought, I've neglected buying clothes for myself for ages so it's nice to finally have some lovely clothes to wear.

Thanks for reading

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