Accessorising with Scarlett & Jo, House of Fraser and Shoe Zone!

I’m not one for coordinating accessories, mainly because I find accessories more of an essential rather than fun. However, one thing I wanted to do this year was mix my style up a little, and although I haven’t quite changed my look entirely, I’m slowly adding things. On top of my list of things to tweak was how I approach my shoes/bag. Do I just wear the same ones again and again regardless if they go with my outfit or not (like always) or do I make conscious decisions? I must sound like a terrible fashion blogger, but my way has always been to find a comfy pair of black shoes to suit everything, and change my bag every month or so.
Lately, that has changed. I’ve decided that with how many bags I actually own, and the fact that I can actually get comfortable shoes in quite a few styles, that I should probably start making more of an effort. Mainly for myself as I must admit, I’ve felt a lot more put together and ‘fancier/prettier’ for matching myself up. My latest conquest was perfectly matching the new Scarlett And Jo Black Mesh Insert Dress at £65, to a beautiful Dorothy Perkins Trapeze Satchel Bag from House of Fraser at £25.
Accessorising with Scarlett & Jo, House of Fraser, Shoe Zone, shemightbeloved, sheffield plus size blogger, georgina grogan
Accessorising with Scarlett & Jo, House of Fraser, Shoe Zone, shemightbeloved, sheffield plus size blogger, georgina grogan

 

This is probably one of my favourite Dresses in Scarlett & Jo’s new collection, I just didn’t realise until I was actually wearing it. The prom dress has a very small petitcoat underneath which makes it puff out more and accentuate a smaller waist with the elastic band. The band is probably a cm or two too big for my short torso, but it still works well and is there to help create that hourglass shape. The sleeves are quite short but very loose fitting and comfortable, I don’t usually show my arms but in this dress, I really don’t mind. There are also very soft shoulder pads to also help create the hourglass silhouette even more by broadening the shoulders.

It’s very much a low maintenance dress and is incredibly easy to wear, once it’s on you know you look good and don’t have to worry about anything or adjust it. I’m looking forward to the Summer when it’s warm enough to wear this without leggings, on my 5’3 self it’s the perfect length for me to want to bare all. I’m now a 20 in the majority of Scarlett & Jo and this is a perfect fit. There’s no need to size up or down at all.Pairing this with the blue on my Dorothy Perkins bag made me look like a professional, in my opinion anyway! The Dorothy Perkin’s bag is surprisingly a lot bigger than it looks with 4 separate compartments inside, including a front pocket. It even has a longer strap, as demonstrated below, which makes it an incredibly handy bag to be wearing when you’re out and about and need your hands free.

 

Accessorising with Scarlett & Jo, House of Fraser, Shoe Zone, shemightbeloved, sheffield plus size blogger, georgina groganAccessorising with Scarlett & Jo, House of Fraser, Shoe Zone, shemightbeloved, sheffield plus size blogger, georgina grogan

Accessorising with Scarlett & Jo, House of Fraser, Shoe Zone, shemightbeloved, sheffield plus size blogger, georgina grogan
To go along with the outfit, rather than my usual plain black Ballerina pumps from Shoe Zone, I added a little glitz. The Lilley Women’s Silver Large Bow Ballerina shoes are definitely my new favourites. They make my feet look pretty for a very welcomed change. I have such wide feet that I find Shoe Zone are one of the only retailers where I don’t have constant blisters and the shoes expand for me throughout the day when my feet may swell. Often with shoes I’m left in pain and with cuts, I never have this problem with Shoe Zone. At only £12.99 it means I can have a couple pairs for the same price as one pair at most places. It also means that when the shoes start to wear down, they’re easily and cheap to replace!
What to you think of my effort to accessorise better? My next challenge is Jewellery!
*All sent for review – Photos were taken by my very lovely boyfriend, Alfie.
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  • I am absolutely in love with this dress!! *cue hearts in eyes emoji* The style suits you so well – the colours complement your hair too 🙂 I might have to get this for myself someday soon! xx

  • Aaaah that dress is beautiful, I’m really not sure I’d pull it off as well as you did though! I love the shoes, too.

    Maxine, xo
    http://maxinewhitneyy.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Omg those shoes are so cute and such a good price, I am all over flats at the moment you will NOT see me in heels haha xxx

  • I am suuuuch a flats girl these days; I’ve totally given up on heels. It’s probably for the best.. I always fell over in them anyway! These little flats are absolutely beautiful; I could definitely see me in these 🙂
    You look as stunning as ever, I love how accessorize! Hoping you have a lovely week you little fittie! 😉
    Jemma xx

  • ZARA HAZLER

    how do you get your hair so perfectly red? what do you use or where do you go to get it done? you look fab as always and you have some really interesting blogs. i used to be 18 stone myself n then ended up at 11 n a half but now 14 stone n realised i am truely happy with what i want to be and not what eveyrone else wants me to be. i totally love ur posts.makes alot of sense (girl power!) .take care. zara 🙂 xx