Southern Yacht

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

Sunday 29 March 2015

Yellow Vintage Fair

Hi everyone,

First day of summer seemed like a perfect time to go The Yellow Vintage Fair which was being held at The Ageas Bowl (home of Hampshire cricket). Well, the weather had something to say about that and it was a bit of a wet and windy day (blowing a hoolie as we say here).

That didn't stop loads of people turning up though - to the point where I was wondering if I would ever find where I'd parked my car. And despite some poor stallholders battling with the elements, everyone I spoke to was cheerful and happy. I have a theory that it must be the British in us where we secretly like the terrible weather!!

Lots of photos taken so here are just a few of the sights that caught my eye and some of the goodies I bought.

I have never heard of flavoured candy floss - I was very tempted and it smelt gorgeous

Jewellery made from poker chips - amazing idea

He's a bit blurry, but I loved this little chap

Sneaky view of the cricket pitch

Fantastic clothes from the Southampton shop Beatnik Emporium

Some of what I bought on the day

From Molly's Bazaar 

Curlies Vintage

I love these earrings - they made them for me there and then as I liked the pattern so much - great service!
Krafti Kiki

Thanks for reading


Saturday 14 March 2015

A couple of OOTDs and a catch-up

Hi everyone,

Well, I've tried to be good and implement schedules for my blog. But life has a funny way of interrupting the best laid plans. So back to Plan A it is for the time being until all around settles down (Plan A being update and blog when you can and when you feel like it).

So here is a little summary of the last fortnight. Some of what I wore, what caught my eye and generally a bit of everything.

I love a good rummage through charity shops, I found this little gem for 99p!

I also love a sale - and I picked this shirt up from the Marks and Spencer sale reduced to £11.50 (size 20)
(hot chocolate the size of my head - priceless)

Later in the week I went to Chichester for lunch with a dear friend. Chichester is a beautiful little town about 40 mins away from me on the south coast. It's somewhere I always head to for Christmas shopping and there always seem to be something happening. That particular day there was a brass band playing when I got there - but I was too busy watching to take any photos.

I wore this top for the lunch. It's from the Indigo range at Marks and Spencer again (size 20). It's a couple of years old now but they still have similar styles available.

And of course, a bit of shopping had to be done. I don't have a House of Fraser where I live so I always pop in whenever I see one if I'm out and about. This is a real knuckle duster and will probably catch on everything - but who cares! I love it :-)

I'm writing up a couple of posts from a short holiday so that be on the blog soon - shorts and all!

Thanks for reading


Tuesday 10 March 2015

Smile when you're blue

Hi everyone,

I really didn't need to buy anymore jumpers - but when I saw this on the Simply Be website, I fell in love.

It really does make me smile and so far, every time I've worn it, people have commented on it and smiled as well..

Standard silly pose :-)

I'm wearing the 20/22 and it's a good fit, not too tight, but casual enough for wearing with jeans. I'm very glad I decided to buy this!

Thanks for reading

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