Monday, 11 June 2012

Summer Lovin' with Marisota

I have just spent hours online. You know how it is - when you stumble upon a store online and you sit there, completely entraced, looking at this, discovering that - adding every other item to your wishlist? Then you look at the little clock on the bottom right hand side of your screen and you're completely *shocked* at how long you have been online shopping?

Yeah. I know you know eeexactly what I'm talking about ;)

I must thank the Marisota Plus Size Ladies Catalogue for being such a wonder these past few hours - I have literally not been able to stop browsing through this store! It's summertime, and I'm on the hunt (as ever) for some summer dresses and swimsuits to get me through the season, and I have found some amaaazing dresses and plus size swim-suits from this store already. I thought I'd share some of my favourites - and trust me when I say - there are actually too many to post! >_<

First, with my dresses this summer I'm going with the hippe/bohemian/gypsy feel. Think anything floral, flowing or anything that has a lace embellishment (lace is so hot right now!). I tend to like things that are a little indie as well, and have a bit of an edge to the design. These are a few of my favourite plus size dresses available at Marisota that fit my love for the gypsy, indie, bohemian edgy-style.

Frock & Frill Rose Garden Dress

Frock & Frill Sleeveless Lace Dress

Frock & Frill Gypsy Dress

Frock & Frill Pleat Lace Trim Dress

Joe Brown's Sexy Dress

And this store has one of my favourite features - it goes up to a size 32!  So I know that it will have something to fit the slightly curvy to the very voluptuous (like myself). Just remember also that it is UK sizing, so they tend to fit 1-2 sizes smaller than your standard US size (for my US followers - good to remember).

And for those of you ladies who, like me, are searching for a fabulous swimsuit or this season's hot FATKINI - Marisota has a great selection of those as well. You have to check the sizes - not all swimsuits go up to a size 32 (but some do). The following swimsuits are my personal favourites (and must-haves!) and are available up to a size 32.

Beach to Beach Bandeau Swimsuit

Beach to Beach Bandeau Swimsuit

And for those of who who saw and fell in love with Gabi Fresh's smoking hotttt FATKINI/bikini photos and fell in love with her swimsuit - guess where you can buy it for yourself? ;)

Beach to Beach Bikini

 SO IN LOVE ~ once again, thank you Marisota for offering beautiful, lovely dresses and swimwear (and also accessories, intimates, shoes...etc) that range from a size 12-32 that fit my style!

Oh - and for also taking up most of my day with hours of shopping bliss and adrenaline. ^_^

Happy shopping, Ladies! 

Saturday, 2 June 2012

~ Fickle Queen Fantasy ~

~ Tell me a Fable...

Once upon a time, there was a faerie princess who loved flowers, fashion...and anything quirky, nerdy, or to do with fantasy and fairy-tales...

That's how my story always begins - what can I say? I live my life as a fairytale, and I love anything that has to do with fantasy or fairy-tales...hence why I created The Glitter Thread Designs ~ flower crowns for the bohemian dreamer. For girls who love a lot of pretty in their lives (and in their hair!).

I was also incredibly excited to discover an absolutely beautiful, quirky, nerdy-fantasy-like store (who totally gets me, let's be honest here) who does these amazing, quirky and unique jewelery designs called House of The Fickle Queen by Farquharson and Firth. This lovely store is responsible for the gorgeous horse-and carriage necklace I am wearing (my absolute *favourite* piece - it's screams "Courtney!" and I've never seen anything like it before) and the darling little pink-rose ring. What I love about the ring is that it's a little bendy, so it fit my (chubby) fingers no problem, but will also fit someone with slender fingers as well. They also have so many cute items on their Etsy Store including these Rebel Alliance Red Laser Cut Earrings (for my fellow Star-Wars nerds!), Alice and the White Rabbit Necklace, Pink Octopus Hair Clip, and the Oh Unicorn Mirror Necklace ~ all of which are my current favourites ^_^

Be sure to check out The House of Fickle Queen and follow on Twitter!

Paired with a black lace dress and some black flats - I let my accessories do all of the fable-telling today! *wink*

Peace, Love and Integrity! Happy story-telling...

Horse-and-Carriage necklace ~ House of Fickle Queen on Etsy //
 Rose ring ~ House of Fickle Queen on Etsy // Flower crown ~ The Glitter Thread Designs // 
Black lace dress ~ Forever21 // Black flats ~ Lane Bryant

Fatshion Blogger of The Glitter Thread
Managing Editor for Skorch Magazine
Bohemian Accessory Creator at The Glitter Thread Designs


Friday, 1 June 2012

The Sexiest Shapewear From SimplyYours

Omgoddess - girls!

I happen to be incredibly excited right now because I have just found *the sexiest* plus size shapewear I think to date. Honestly, I was browsing around to look for some sexy, cute shapewear (to go under all my new dresses for the summer) and I found some aaamazing Body Shaper Underwear from Simply Yours.

The thing about shapewear is, most of the time it's frumpy-looking and we associate it with something our grandma's would wear. I was actually blown-away by how *gorgeous* the SimplyYours body shapewear is. Think sexy lingere meets cute swimwear. Now it has me thinking of ways and reasons to wear this shapewear as an outfit! Guh!

Allure Body with Light Control
Naturally Close Underwired Control Body

Shapely Figures Body - Standard Length

Gossard Ooh La La Corselet

Flexees by Maidenform Control Singlet
 What a love is, not only is the shapewear sexy and beautiful, but there is also a fabulous selection of different cuts and styles, depending on what kind of shape and control you are after. They have everything from body control, tummy and hip control, bust control, thigh control, to full-body shaping and control. Wherever you need it - they have it. It's perfect for the summertime fashions where we may be wearing a little less and want our outfits to "flow" a little better.

And what's more - SimplyYours has fashion guru Gok Wan on board!  Not only do I adore him, but he gives women some excellent fashion advise and has a great eye for it. I love the style and colour of his featured line of shapewear:

Gok Wan Ultimate Multiway Sculpt

Gok Wan's Curve Controller in BLUSH

Gok Wan's Curve Controller in SWEET SLATE

Gok Wan's Curve Controller in CRUSH

Seriously ladies, SimplyYours Body Shapewear is hands-down my favourite line of plus size shapewear, and I recommend it to everyone. They go from a UK size 14 up to a size UK size 32, so from the slightly curvy to the large, volutuous woman, they are going to have something to fit your needs (and body!).