16 September 2014

I'm Ready To Go Anywhere, I'm Ready For To Fade

This summer has been a bit of a whirlwind. Between finishing my MA dissertation, searching for a full-time job in journalism/editing and dealing with numerous health problems (the details of which I shan't bore you with), it's been difficult to get excited about things. Other than watching The L Word or marathoning Law and Order SVU with my partner, there have been few things I've been up for these past few months. But when Plus North happened back on August 30th, I wanted to take the opportunity to break my recluse state and lend myself to some fashion-spiration. And it definitely worked (to a degree anyway).
I wrote up a piece on Bustle about the highlights of the event, and one of the brands I named was Yours Clothing. I'd seen some of their apparel via the blogosphere, but never tried them personally. When I saw Georgina Grogan of She Might Be Loved modeling this sequin wrap dress at Plus North, though, I was basically sold. She looked divine, and after checking out what she and her fellow models were wearing, I realized that Yours Clothing has come out with some remarkable, Daisy Buchanan-esque items for the A/W season.
Because the summer has been so temperamental, I thought I'd try to find a transitional ensemble into autumn that was both comforting and cutesy. So I turned to a classic but spruced up look (by spruced I just mean with the addition of wonderfully warm thigh-highs).
Back when I was a teenager, I lived in dresses like these. I adored plaid in combination with the skater silhouette. These days, my style fluctuates so much that it was kind of nice to return to the basics. The excessive and stupendous softness of this dress makes it so I'd feel happy to wear it to a full day of university (not that I'm ever going back to the education system after this Masters!) or whilst hanging out at home. But the cardigan is really the proverbial cherry on the sundae. For all those mornings where glumness pervades or the afternoons when you just need to cuddle something soft, this is definitely the item to turn to. I firmly believe that clothing can be a wonderful comfort if chosen properly, and this cozy, furry cardi proves said point. Now all I need is the aforementioned sundae.
Get the Look:
Black and Pink Check Skirt Jersey Skater Dress with Patent Belt/courtesy of YoursClothing
Nude Pink Eyelash Knitted Cardigan with Pockets/courtesy of Yours Clothing

9 comments:

  1. I've been binge watching "The L word" as well, I had never watched it until now!

    Plus North looked like it was a hoot. I feel so secluded where I am. There are so many amazing blogging events and groups in the UK, Australia, New York, LA & Toronto, but nothing on my coast of Canada.

    <3
    margot

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    1. It's one of my favorite shows. No joke hehe. So glad you have watched it as well. Do you have a favorite character?

      I'm sorry to hear you feel isolated where you are :( That's such a shame. You'll just have to use it as an excuse to travel to all those amazing places hehe.

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  2. You look adorable! Thanks for the mention too hun :)
    She Might Be Loved xx

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  3. I've seen this look featured a couple of times by Yours and love how comfy-cozy it is. The combination of textures is really interesting and fun. The hat caps it off with a healthy dose of cuteness and whimsy. And I love that you said you "spruced it up" a la thigh highs. That cracked me up.

    I'm glad you tried Yours and liked their pieces. They're currently one of my favorite brands. I love that they're not afraid of color, embellishment, and playful pieces. Plus size fashion often has such a narrow view of who the plus size woman is and how she wants to dress. I want pieces with fun, whimsy, color, and kitsch. I enjoy a bit of sparkle and shine, and I dress to be seen. Traditionally, plus size fashion was all about covering the body and dressing to blend in, and the shift away from that has been slow but steady. Yours definitely caters to my tastes, so I'm happy to have them as a shopping option!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. I love textures! I think it's so great that Yours incorporates that into their styles. And it's so seasonal appropriate too.

      I love visiting your blog for those exact reasons. You do so many fun, whimsy and colorful things, and it's always so refreshing to see. I've particularly been enjoying your pastel love as of late!

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