Southern Yacht

My little take on plus size fashion, life, travel and smurfs

Sunday, 30 April 2017

A March & April round-up

Hello there,

As I mentioned in a previous post - March was a bit of a smurfy month. I did manage to do a few other things though!


I had a beautiful sunny day at Gunwharf Quays and watched the cross channel ferries while sat next to the Spinnaker Tower, I met the stone animals at Whiteley Village and travelled on the quietest tube train I've ever seen.

I didn't do many outfit posts though - maybe because they always seem to end up like this....


That was my March and April - how was yours?

Thanks for reading

Cathy
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Friday, 28 April 2017

OOTD - Bell sleeves, stripes and floral

Hello there,

Looking through my wardrobe the other day, I realised just how many striped tops I have - and just how few floral items there are. I really seem to have fallen out of love with floral, which is a shame considering how much there is around at the moment (typical, if something is on trend, I go seem to go off it).

However, this top from Marks and Spencer is a bit of an exception, lots of stripes (yay) and tiny bit of floral detailing on the arms. Plus it has bell sleeves which is something I love the look of on other people, but always wondered just how annoying it would be in real life.



 
I sized up a couple of sizes here. The embroidered band on the arms sat right on the elbow joint on the smaller sizes which felt uncomfortable - but on larger sizes, it sits nearer the wrist. I really don't mind though as I like the loose, casual fit.



Top - Marks and Spencer, size 24
Jeans - Sadie Jeans from Simply Be, size 22
Sunglasses and shoes - Primark (old)
Necklace - Swarovski (old)

The verdict? I really liked the bell sleeves, but I think they're about as large as I'd go. Anything more flouncy I think would drive me mad! Plus the embroidery...let's just say it's growing on me.

Thanks for reading

Cathy
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Friday, 31 March 2017

It's been a smurfy month...

Hello there,

Readers of my blog may have noticed I quite like smurfs. Well, more than a little, almost a bit obsessed really (in a good way I think!).

You can imagine my excitement then when a new movie was announced. It took a while coming, but finally it's here. As of Friday 31st March, Smurfs - The Lost Village will be released in cinemas around the UK.


I couldn't wait that long though! So the weekend before, I headed off to London to see one of the preview screenings (yes - we were probably the only adults in the cinema without kids, but we didn't care).




Very excited at this point! 

Was it worth the wait? Omg - yes! Now I will admit, I'm probably biased, but the artwork blew me away. The colours, the characters and the attention to detail was beautiful.



It really was quite simply, a beautiful film. There were so many new characters and sometimes when that happens it can take a while to warm to them. Not here, I loved them all straight away.

I mentioned it had been a smurfy month - well the weekend before, I travelled to Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent. Why? Well, the smurfs were on tour (yes really). In various shopping centres around the UK, the smurfs were making a guest appearance for a fun day for the kids (plus grown up kids too).






You can't beat a good bunch of smurfy friends - I love them all!




I think you'll agree - it really was a smurfy month!

Thanks for reading

Cathy
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A Primark haul - and a few shoes!

Hello there,

Question for you all - how many pairs of shoes is too many? Reason I ask is because I ambled into Primark for a quick look around - and ended up leaving with 3 pairs. And if that wasn't enough - I then popped into New Look and bought another pair.

In my defense - I really did need some new flats (but 4 pairs - seriously?) Anyway - here's a look at some of the goodies I got.





3 espadrille style shoes at £4 a pair. They seriously feel like slippers and have already been well used. They're perfect for wearing with jeans or a summer dress (did I mention they are SO comfortable?)


Primark slouchy tees are the best. At £2 each they're perfect for layering up under jumpers or cardigans during these chilly spring evenings. 


A sleeveless navy blouse for £8. I think this will work well as a blouse or worn open with a vest top during summer. Plus it's that great material that never creases (ideal if you hate ironing as much as me!).


There's a bit of a blue/navy theme with this haul. I've been looking for navy cushions for a while and these were 2 for £6. Lovely soft velour finish and very cuddly and comfy.


And finally for Primark, something I always get, a few packs of their cosmetic cotton pads for 50p a pack. I also picked up a new blending brush - I've seen these around for a while now and I'm interested to see how they feel (so far it feels a little like using a kitten's paw....).

And if that wasn't enough shoes...I'd seen these shoes from New Look online, but often things online never look as good in real life. Well, these were better. And after wearing them for a very long day of walking, I can confirm they are a winner. 


So that's my little (or not so little) shopping haul. You know it's a biggish shop in Primark when they give you two bags.... oops!

Thanks for reading

Cathy
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