Monday, 31 December 2012


Listening to: Twist and Shake- the Beatles.

This time last year I was in the midst of losing weight so completely ignored the post Christmas sales (what was the point when I would have to buy new clothes again soon?) and I wish I had the same attitude this year. Good sale bargains seem not to exsist (or I'm looking in the wrong place). The vouchers I received this year have gone on essentials.

The only things I have got from the sales are a pair of leggings and this dress (both from Chris). I have nicknamed this my "Babes in Toyland" dress as I can 100% see
Kate Bjelland in this. Chris is always picking these style dresses up for me to try (he lives them) but I can never seem to get the style to fit properly- I'm very glad he spotted this :) I have already earmarked it for a London Fashion Week look . I dressed it really simply here to really show it off.

Dress: Topshop (similar still in store)
Shoes: American Eagle (from charity shop)
Headband: Topshop
Bag: River Island 
 Tights: Primark
 Oversized Denim Jacket: Charity Shop
 Lipstick: MAC- Pro Longwear Lipcream in Extended Play 

I will be honest with you- this is a maternity dress, and I have never had a better fitting dress! Having a large chest (out if proportion to my back size and waist) dresses cut awkwardly across my chest . But this is so roomy! The side seems actually cut across the sides of my body rather than across my boobs like most dresses I own. Plus it actually draws in at my waist and falls (rather than again on my boobs)'. I hope big chested girls understand me and realise how much I love the chest on this dress.

The only Drawback is I worry about the length- it's designed for maternity so is cut giving bump room and worried that makes the length seem uneven- what do you think?

If you love the shape (but aren't a little odd like me and shops in maternity sections of clothing stores- it does make some awkward questions) then I am too utilising these beauties. The lace collar and sleeves on this dress from Topshop screams Elegance to me, and this contrast collared dress from New Look (yummy), or this chic all black number from River Island.

Today being New Years Eve you must be asking what I'm up to- I am staying in with cider, homemade Chinese, Chris and Dylan. I'm really looking forward to it! In terms IF New Years resolutions I'm not usually one to make them- I think if you want to change you start straight away (I started dieting over Christmas after all last year, and when I wanted a full time job supposed to agency working in October that's exactly what I went out and got) but this year I am determined to save and stop dipping into my tattoo fund! Anyone else got a good resolution?
Jodie x


  1. Hi my shining star...
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  2. Oh, I love these 'school girl' type of dresses! Topshop one is soo gorgeous !

  3. what a cute dress! i would have never have guessed it was maternity! YOu look great and have some really cool shoes too!!

  4. This dress doesn't look like a maternity dress at all. I am big chested too so I can relate to you! It does really look good on you and accesorise your hair with a spiky hair band is a way forward. :-)


    Happy New Year!
    The Young Bridget Jones

  5. This style is so flattering, it looks great on you! I love your headband too, I want one. I just want to blog more and travel more this year haha! <3

    The Style Rawr!

  6. Cute dress and I love your headband :)

  7. looooooooooove your bag! :)

  8. I love your dress :D you look so lovely!


  9. Dont you look lovely!Happy New Year!!!!!

    Love Nyt,
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  10. you look so lovely in a that dress! Happy new year sweetie!

  11. What a lovely dress!

    Happy new year!

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