Everyday Elegance With Pink Clove

Everyday Elegance With Pink Clove

I was so lucky to be asked to review this beautiful Velma duster coat from Pink Clove* a while ago and I have had the photos on my computer since forever. I've just been so poorly lately so I haven't had much energy to write. I've started this long winding road to try and find out what is wrong and why I keep fainting all the time and in addition feel like shit most of the time. I won't go into too much detail in this post, but I have a whole long list of symptoms that makes it difficult from day to day to plan much.

Everything You Need For Summer

Everything You Need For Summer

This post will be very photo heavy, but I'm showing off lots of different looks for the summer.

First up is the lovely swimsuit, hat and sarong from Yours Clothing*. I love this swimsuit so much and it's such good fit for me. It fits beautifully over my boobs and gives me a good lift and support when swimming. It's a really cute design as well as it's 50s style and that suits me perfectly. The sarong is in a beautiful ombre blue and turquoise and also comes in a bright vibrant red and orange as well so go take a look at the website here. The hat is also from Yours Clothing and is so versatile. Neutral colour that will go with all your summer favourites.

Secondly we have this stunning A-line dress* from Navabi with dipped hem. It's different tones of blue is stunning and it's a kind of a burntout material. It's from Exelle and it's really flattering and beautiful to wear. It's soft and the photos doesn't do this dress justice. It's one of these pieces that you can have for years and years and it stay in great condition. I love wearing it with cropped leggings as it's a bit short for my liking without. I'm wearing size 24 here and it's a great fit for me. I have to wear a vest top underneath, but if you're daring then wear it as it is, but it's quite revealing.

Thirdly there is this stunning tankini from Curvy Kate via Brastop and is a stunning tankini in a bright red with yellow and orange accents. This tankini is good, but have potential to be so much better. I love the fact that there is underwires in this although too small for me, but it still adds to the support. The fabric is thick which means it gives great support as well. What lets it down is the straps! I don't understand why companies can't understand that when you've got bigger boobs you need wider straps. Or if not, then a lot more support around the back, cause two hooks around the back is not enough in the biggest sizes. I wish I could find swimwear or a bra with 4,5 or 6 hooks at the back cause that would give amazing support!! But it's so pretty and the bottoms from Curvy Kate are always good. I like the drawstring at the side as you can make the fit of the bottoms different as you like it or fits your bum/hips. Brastop is a great place to shop for reduced prices lingerie and swimwear. They have a lot of bigger sizes as well and an array of different brands. So if you haven't visited their website, go take a look!!!

The final outfits contains items from one of my favourite plus size retailer Apples and Pears* clothing. It's run by the wonderful Liz and she is so friendly and helpful. They have a great selection of affordable plus size clothing.

This first item is a longline sleeveless shirt which I wore with my swimsuit for a cute lounge around the pool style. The colour is so on trend and I know I will get lots of wear out of this later in the summer and autumn as well as it will be nice to wear with a jumper and jeans as well.

This second look is this oh so me polka dot dress also from Apples and Pears clothing. It's such a cute and easy dress to wear. It's made of a lightweight polyester material so perfect for the less hotter days in the summer. It's navy blue and it can be accessorised with anything as it's so diverse. I love the midi length as well. The sizing on this dress is not great as I had to get a size 28 to be able to fit my boobs into it. There is no stretch in the material either, so even 28 is a close fit on me. It's a shame cause it means that it will be too baggy around the waist. Thankfully there is a belt around the waist to make it less baggy. I know this dress will be worn a lot of me in the months to come and also in the wintertime with leggings and tan coloured boots. I also found the perfect accessory to posy by. This cute mint green VW Beetle. :) 

Some bonus photos from when we went to the beach and going to beach and going in the water. It makes me like a little child cause I love the water. My hubby have called me a mermaid since we met and he is spot on with that description.

The last item from Apples and Pears clothing is this cardigan. It's one of those batwing cardigans and it's so comfy. Stunning colour and great material. I teamed it here with the same dress as above and they goes so well together. This cardigan is a must for those cooler summer nights and also a great item in the transition from summer to autumn. I'm wearing a size 24 and it's a great fit for me. Very true to size. 

Have you found some staple items for the summer or are you still looking for them?