After promising I would, I finally vlogged again but this time, I vlogged with Hayley from Curves and Curls! Hayley and I were invited to a meal with French Skincare Brand, Avene but that wasn’t until the late evening. So, we thought why not spend the day making a post together? What’s funner than two fashion bloggers (award-winning fashion bloggers, just to toot Halyey’s horn a little more for winning Best New Fashion Blog at the Plus Size Awards last month! Wooo!) making a post together?
It’s not often that I get to just hang out in London, so we made the most of starting at Convent Gardens with a Shake Shack, heading for Pizza and then shopping at Evans Marble Arch or Oxford Street flagship store. Evans very kindly gifted Hayley and I far too many clothes, which meant a massive trying on session that we filmed and we wanted to show you our top picks in our posts! We were really spoilt for choice as AW15 at Evans has a lot to offer. It’s actually one of the very first times I’ve found so many things in my style, lace, skater and tailed!
First up is the beyond easy to wear black dress with a tied neck line. It’s such a comfy and casual dress that could easily be dressed up too. I got everything in a size 20 or smaller on this trip actually as I find Evans so true to size, that I can size down if I want a really tailored fit. I don’t seem to be able to find this dress online, but if you can find it in store, you’re in for a treat. It’s a long sleeved dress but I hate long sleeves on me, so I’ve rolled them up to suit me more.
Next is this beautiful Purple Zip Pocket Jacket which is now £22.80! I absolutely adore the colour and fit of this jacket and I was in desperate need for a new statement jacket too, so it’s so perfect. I teamed this with the glitzy Black And Silver Sparkle Vest at £20.80, it’s a vest that could be worn a hundred different ways. The jacket is a size 18 so it’s more fitted, I’d definitely recommend sizing down in this jacket as too much spare material would ruin the desired look. The skirt is from Scarlett & Jo and will be coming up in another post, isn’t it beautiful though?
I had to take all of these photos inside thanks to this horrible weather, but you’ll see me styling them up out and around soon enough. I’ve already worn this cute Purple Jersey Lace Swing Dress at £40, as I adore the colour. As you can see though, it’s just SO short and I’m only 5’3. I’d love this even more if it was longer. I did find the length an issue with a couple of the dresses on my trip to Evans, and usually I’m drowning in material. The other dress I found this with is the Black Pocket Dress at £22.40, which is such a shame as this is such a staple dress. Black, round neck, with pockets!? Hell yes! I obviously have my Maidenform shapewear on, as it was just too hot to take it off to show you how short the dress is, but it’s clear enough to see.
Finally, a dress that wasn’t too short and is so beautiful, is the Black Lace Panel Dress at £40. I love it! Usually I hate anything that is too high, but the bottom of this dress is just so stunning. We twirled around a lot in this dress, as I’m pretty sure we both got the same one, that definitely means it’s a hit! I wanted to team this with the purple jacket above, as I think it’ll look amazing so stay tuned for that.
And lastly in my haul, what’s AW without fur!? I actually sized down to a 16/18 in this as I didn’t want too much material again as I wanted it as just a thinner jacket, but looking back, I would have loved this to be a little bigger, mainly so Mum doesn’t complain when she tries to steal it from me haha! It’s another one that I can’t find on the website, but head into your nearest Evans store and check out what treasures you can find!
It’s vlog time! For reference, other items seen and taken home with me are…
And PJs, because PJs at Evans are SO comfy.
*Evans Gifted me all the items seen in this post*