Thursday, September 18, 2014

DIY Plus Size Cage/Harness Bra. [Inspired by Tess Munster!]

Alright! Sooo, let me give you a little backstory on this post.

I love and find Tess Munster so inspiring, she empowers women to love the skin that they're in and if that's not enough she's absolutely gorgeous and full of self confidence, which I love and find so inspiring.

If you don't know who I am talking about, I suggest you Google her, she's a plus size model from America.

Now, with that out of the way... One day I saw an Instagram pic of Tess in some lingerie from Lane Bryant, the bra had these straps that sort of hugged your boobs, but higher up. I did some research and found it on a US site but could never afford it so I pushed it to the back of my mind for a while.

Then last week I happened to see the pic again (Link!) and I googled some more and found others, including one of how it looks with a vest top on (Link!). I found out it was called a cage or harness bra and started searching online for where I might find one with no success. I did see a few on sites for non plus size girls, but nothing else.

I had a sudden thought.. Maybe I could make my own! So then I searched for a DIY to see if anyone else had already had this bright idea.. turns out they had! I found this post from the gorgeous Gwen and immediately went to eBay to buy everything I needed.

A few days later and a couple of hours sewing and measuring, I had my very own gorgeous plus sized cage / harness bra! I'm not going to go into details, Gwen explains it better than I could and I pretty much did the same thing, but with two straps. I am eager to make other designs though, the possibilities are endless.

Thank you for reading!
Love, Sophie xx
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Outfit Post - The Family Wedding!

Hey lovely people!

So a few weeks ago my brother married his lovely girlfriend and made her his wife, it was the first proper family wedding I had ever been to and it was a chance for everyone to be together, which is great as we are all scattered around the country.

Today I thought I would share what I wore and a few other snaps from the day. Yes, this is my first ever official OOTD post, like ever. Let's see how I do!

Here's what my outfit... (excuse the awkward smile, allowing someone to take full length pictures is all new to me!)

- Dress - Yours Clothing
- Pashmina - eBay
- Clutch - Deichman
- Necklace - Yours Clothing
- Shoes - New Look (Old)

I loved the dress as soon as I saw it and I like how it looked on too, it's a great length and perfect for any special occasion or event. I now need to find a chance to wear it again before it gets too big for me!

And here are just a few other snaps from the day, with my Mum and Sister, my Sister and then the happy couple.

Thank you for reading!
Love, Sophie xx
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Monday, September 15, 2014

It's only me. . .

Well hey, remember me?

Haha! :)

It's been a while, a lonnnng while. I know! I've been so busy with life in general that my blog got neglected. I think my mojo went missing for a bit there, but I feel like it may be coming back baby! yeah! (I cannot help the Austin Powers input, I loves him.)

Soooo, what's been going on? I've got a new job, that is my biggest news and what has been keeping me the most busy. I have been continuing to lose weight (6.5 stone so far!) and I have been addicted to binge watching TV Series', first Breaking Bad and now American Horror Story.. Cannot wait for Freak Show! How hot is Jessica Lange for a 60-something year old woman. I hope I look that fab at her age.

I have some reviews to come and then some makeup posts too.. ooh, and who knows - maybe some fashion posts. I feel a little more confident since losing weight, although I still have a long way to go yet. :)

Thank you for reading!
Love, Sophie xx
Where else to find me..