Southern Yacht

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

Monday 23 June 2014

Birthday girl outfit

Hello all,

A couple of weeks ago it was my birthday. I had big plans to post photos of my day out, but leaving the camera at home kind of put paid to that - d'oh!!!

Anyway, regardless, I had a great day. Topped off by a fab meal at our local Chiquitos - a Mexican restaurant and bar. I love spicey food and one thing I really liked about Chiquitos was their choice of mocktails - non-alcholic cocktails. perfect for the drivers and non-drinkers amongst us. Without said camera - you'll have to imagine how it looked, but the Yucatan Breeze was gorgeous. It had fresh passion fruit, pineapple, orange and fresh lime juice and a wedge of passion fruit on the side - yum!

I tried to look suitably festive, so wore this fab dress from Asda. I bought it in the spring and sadly it's not in stock anymore (I think I even saw it in the recent sale too). I thought it was a bargain at £12 and had to size down to a 20 - so double yay! The day itself was a weather disaster so out came the leggings.

Dress - Asda, size 20
Leggings - Primark, size 20
Shoes - Tesco
I love painted nails, but never seem to be able to get past the front door without chipping them. So nail wraps are a godsend for me. These are from Avon and were on special offer for £4. I normally get to do at least 2 or 3 sets per pack depending on the pattern and length of my nails. I love the pink animal print, but these were the first set I've had that just didn't last. Normally I can get 3 or more days wear from a set, but these were peeling by the end of the evening. Hopefully it was just me and I put them on in too much of a rush!!

I'm realising that I should have edited out all the mess in the main photo - oops!

Thanks for reading


Saturday 14 June 2014

Footie OOTD - love it or loath it?

Hi everyone,

Well, it's here. Whether you like it or not, the next few weeks will be full of news of men chasing a small ball and nations crying over broken dreams. the moment - all is good here. England haven't yet played (at the time of writing) so technically, we haven't been beaten yet....

And yep, I'm afraid I love the whole event. I like football anyway. I know enough about it to follow the various leagues and know what's happening and I can even understand the off-side rule. But then I like most sports and bloke orientated activities. I guess that maybe stems from the fact that a lot of my friends and work colleagues over the years have been men.

So in the spirit of the whole's my outfit for today. And some of you may notice another theme in these pictures...Smurfs!


These t-shirts are from George at Asda and are from the mens dept. The XL fits me fine and I'm normally a 20/22. I always find I have to size up a bit in mens t-shirts to get them round my hips and butt.
But how fab are they? They makes me smile and combines 2 things I love - Smurfs and sport.
If you don't like the World Cup then I hope you get to do some fun things for you and can ignore the rest of us whittering on!
Thanks for reading


Tuesday 10 June 2014

Devon delights

Hello all!

I can't quite believe it's the second week of June already - where did May go??

I've been very lax with writing anything down. Lots of photos and ideas - just no organisation. Bad me :-( It's been a weird few months with friends in hospital, my birthday and a holiday. So let's start with something lovely and a trip we took to Devon.

The West Country is really one of my most favourite places in the world. I'm especially fond of the area around Okehampton and can see a day in the future where I'm living in a Devon cottage surrounded by animals (my other dreams feature Las Vegas - very different!!). We're lucky enough to have family with a holiday home near to Okehampton so it's a beautiful retreat from the mad world

Lots of piccies, but these sum up the holiday for me. The first day we were there the sun shone on us and we ended up very pink (serves me right I guess for leaving suntan lotion at home!). I just think this photo looks like a hot shimmery afternoon

I did start the day off by wearing a fab lace top over this vest, but that was soon discarded - too hot!! So this was my cool and collected look to start the day...

Skirt - Joe Browns @ Simply Be (old - size 20)
Top - Marks and Spencer (old- size 20)
Shoes - Clarks (old) (v.comfy!!)
Glasses - Primark

And I ended up like this...but who cares! It's a Dartmoor pony!

The next few days took a turn for the worst - so a perfect opportunity to unleash my inner geek! The Classic Air Force Museum at Newquay is a perfect place for a wet day.

It even stopped raining - briefly...

All aboard a VC10

Then finally at the end of the week the sun was back! So off we hoped to Exeter for a bit of antique hunting down on the Quay and a visit to the Cathedral. Before we went, a bit of posing :-)

 Top and Jeans - Marks and Spencer (old - size 20 )
Shoes - Sainsburys

I have no idea what I'm doing here - but I saw no ships!

Inside the Cathedral was beautiful. I'm not a very religious person to be honest but I do love a mooch around a church.

And finally, one of the views we woke up to each morning - I wish I was still there now!

Thanks for reading
Cathy xx

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