My Different Styles

My Different Styles

While I am at Plus  North I've just done it easy for myself and posted some different looks of mine.  Clothes and make up can be really powerful and change the way you look.  Hope you like the photos.

A Little Taste Of India In London*

A Little Taste Of India In London*

Mike and I were kindly invited to the lovely Clapham Tandoori and to Mike's delight I accepted. And I'm glad I did.

The food was great, the staff were so friendly and a relaxed atmosphere in this lovely little restaurant in Clapham Common, London. Very handily located right next to the underground, so if you like Indian food and are in the area or anywhere near the Northern Line, head down to Clapham Tandoori as I doubt you will be disappointed.

We were greated by very friendly staff that showed us our table towards the back of the restaurant. It was really nice and throughout the evening when people started coming in for a meal the it didn't get too noisy or cramped as the tables were nicely spaced out. So already there you are awarded one star from us.

Over to the food.

Popadums is for Mike some of the most important part of an Indian meal, I have never been very keen on them. However, I tried them, as you do, and for the first time I really liked it!!! I mean the popadums itself are like everywhere else, but the raita and the mango chutney were delicious. The best I have ever tasted. So tasty and it left me just wanting more, so that is a good sign from someone who normally doesn't eat them.

For starters I chose my favourite, vegetable samosas. I love vegetable samosas, but these I wasn't too keen on. They were lovely presented but I would have liked them better if they either came with a bit more of the sauce or that they were a bit more flavoured. A bit bland for my liking.

Mike had onion bhaji. As you can see from the photo it was very nicely presented and tasted as good as it looked. Although very tasty he felt it was a little dry. A bit of mango chutney or cucumber raita wouldn't have gone amiss. The sauces were taken away after we had finished the popadums.

Good selection of beers including Mike's favourite to have with curry, Cobra. I just had a coke.

Main course. Mike opted for the Chicken Xakuti. This dish had won the House of Commons curry of the year a few years ago and you can see why. The flavours were superb fairly spicy with a lovely taste of coconut. The chicken was cooked to perfection and it easily fell apart when cutting it. 

Mike had the lemon and cashew nut rice. Wow! The rice was amazing and really added to the flavour of the curry. They didn't hold back with the cashews either. I tried it too and I'm not exaggerating when I say I could have had a bowl of only that and been happy!! What a lovely rice! 

I had another favourite of mine, the Vegetarian Biryani, for my main course. I have had many Vegetarian Biryani, but none has ever come near this one in flavour and deliciousness. It was amazing. I was served a huge plate of it and as always I ask for Tarka dall(which was really good too) instead of the vegetable curry which was no problem.
For me that was the best Indian main course I have ever had. I will be coming back to have this dish as it was gorgeous. 

We shared a chilli cheese naan bread and bombay aloo which were also delicious.

It was generous portions that left us satisfied, but without feeling stuffed.

After the food we were served a shot each. It was a mix of two liqueurs, one of which was Baileys. Very nice end to a gorgeous meal.

The staff was really friendly and we didn't have to wait long before the food. The waiters were very attentive and made us feel very welcome.

Like I mentioned above, if ever in the area or if you just want to have a very good Indian meal, visit Clapham Tandoori, you won't be disappointed.


*This meal was courtesy of Clapham Tandoori, but all views are my own. 

The Wow Dress*

The Wow Dress*

If it's something I never grow tired of it is monochrome. It's so timeless and elegant and you can rarely go wrong. In addition it is so easy to accessorise as well.

I was kindly offered to chose something from the new collection at Yours Clothing and it was love at first sight when I saw this dress.*

Isn't it beautiful? I love it! It's not just pretty, it is so comfortable as well. I was amazed with how cleverly designed this dress is.

It's made of a very nice thick scuba kind of fabric with lots of stretch to it which makes it a great fit whatever shape you are. It shapes after your body and has magic powers of hiding all bumps and lumps as well. The length is perfect for me as it hits me right over the knee. I love this length as it means I can show off my legs which I'm very happy with.

It has got a full skirt (with beautiful wide black and white stripes-I love stripes) which is so flattering on most body shapes, especially if you carry extra weight around your middle.  My only issue with this dress as with a lot of other dresses, jackets and tops is that it is a tiny little bit snug across my boobs. Without a belt the dress would end up looking as a tent on me. For my 40 N cup boobs it is difficult to find anything that fits perfectly so I will fix this with using a wide belt that holds the dress down and gives me an amazing shape. In these photos I wore my red owl belt which held my dress nicely down.

Dress from Yours Clothing (HERE)*
Cardigan from Primark (in store now)
Shoes from Shoe Zone (HERE)
Necklace from a charity shop
Belt from ???? (Old)
Bracelets from Evans (Old)

This dress is already starting to sell out on the website, so hurry go grab one while you can as this dress will be your go to dress this autumn. You can buy it HERE.

How would you style this dress?

A few bonus photos from the lovely places I took these photos. The lovely picturesque village of Shere and Newlands Corner. Two gems hidden in the North Downs in the middle of Surrey.


*This dress is gifted to me, but all views are my own. 

A Fatshionista Gone Travelling

A Fatshionista Gone Travelling

This time I have taken you travelling. Earlier in the summer I went to Wales and Bristol with my husband and best friend, Marianne. We had such a nice time! I did this video review of my outfit and the video was recorded at the lovely Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.

I've wanted to go there and see it for as long as I can remember as I love history and architecture. It is such an amazing structure and I was taken back by the beauty of the area around the bridge too. What a lovely part of the world. If you are in the area I would recommend going there. The view is amazing.

Like I said earlier, while there I did a video review of my ootd and here it is.

As I always do with my video reviews I follow up with some photos showing my outfit too.

Sleeveless shirt from New Look via Asos (HERE)
Midi Skirt from Asos (HERE)
Shoes from George at Asda (Can't find online, I bought them in store)
Handbag from Asos (sold out)

Have you ever been to Bristol and Clifton Suspension Bridge? 

Pearls are a girls best friend....*

Pearls are a girls best friend....*

...not diamonds. At least not in my opinion. I love pearls. Pearls are natures own little magic and are possibly some of the most eco friendly gems out there.

Ever since my dad bought me a pair of natural pearl earrings when I was in my mid 20s I've loved them. They are elegant, timeless and stylish. You can wear them with most things as well. They come in so many colours, natural pearls, freshwater pearls and cultured pearls. The last few years I've seen more and more jewellery with pearls. Very often combined with silver, gold, leather and so on which I think is a lovely way of using pearls in a new way.

I was kindly sent a lovely bracelet of freshwater pearls from Goulter Bennetts *. It's a lovely little bracelet with double stranded pearls in different sizes and shapes. I'm in love with this little beauty. I hate bracelets that feels very lose on my wrist. Like bracelets with charms. I can't stand them as they dangle to much for my liking. But this bracelet is so nice and doesn't feel too lose. It's so elegant and pretty and I've worn it lots the last couple of weeks. It goes with everything from girly dresses to jeans so it's very versatile.

The bracelet has a sterling silver clasp and extender which is great as a lot of people are allergic to nickel.

Goulter-Bennetts' collections consits of more than just pearls. They have gorgeous silver jewellery mostly, but with a twist as lovely Rachel put it herself.

Xxx Mookie

*This item was gifted to me, but all views are my own.