Southern Yacht

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

Thursday 26 November 2015

Evans haul

Hello there,

I don't know about you, but I really struggle this time of year to find good light, and if there is good light then chances are it's pretty chilly or wet outside (and I'm not a cold weather person at all). Plus working from home normally means jeans, jumpers and slippers - not the most exciting outfit! All of which adds up to not many outfit posts this time of year.

But recently, I was lucky enough to win an Evans gift voucher while at the Curve Fashion Festival, so after a lovely day in the Newbury store, I decided to brave the elements (and give the postman a good laugh while he was doing his rounds).

First up, a couple of tops that I just wasn't sure about.

I really did like this heart print, but how many heart prints do I need (no answer needed). Plus I love my jumpers baggy and cosy so I would want to size up in this (this is a 22/24). I'm still thinking about this, it may end up in my wardrobe yet.

Not the best picture - the outline of my belt doesn't help! I just didn't love this as much as I thought I would. I still don't know why as this is normally one of my favourite colours (size 22/24)

Now for the items I fell in love with. Please excuse some of the wobbly changing room shots and my serious concentrating face!

This was in the sale - a bargain at £12 (size 20). It's sheer lace with ribbed cuffs and hem details. I had a white t-shirt on in the store, but normally I'd wear something like a black vest underneath.

Now this is a top I can see me getting a lot of wear out of. I love the detailing on the sleeves and can be dressed up or down with jeans and smart boots. I added a black vest underneath as it's very sheer! (size 22)

Now these last two jumpers are a perfect example of some of the confusion I felt with the sizing. I know that there is no standard size, despite what the industry would like us to believe. I have clothes in my wardrobe ranging from a 16 to a 22. I tried the 22/24 on in jumpers as I like a loose fit and I expected the 22/24 to give me that, but this white scenic jumper I had to size up to a 26/28. Now this is my personal choice and others may prefer a more fitted style, but it's worth remembering if you're ordering online. And you know what - it doesn't matter. It's only a label. 

Size 26/28 - it's so fluffy, I feel like a cuddly polar bear!

Size 22/24

Finally, a real frivolous purchase (you got to have one of those sometimes). I'm not sure when I'll wear it, I can certainly think of lots of occasions in the past when I could have worn it! But it will keep and I fell in love it with it, so it just had to come home with me.

Glitter waterfall jacket - size 22

The Newbury store may not be the largest of the Evans stores, but the ladies there were so friendly and helpful. I was in there for so long, I'm sure they thought I was moving in! 

I didn't manage to get any Scarlett & Jo, so a trip up to London is called for very soon I think to spend the rest of my voucher.

Thanks for reading



1 comment

  1. That sparkly cardi is gorgeous! I am so glad you got it as it really suits you - love the little pink one with the hearts too!

    Lottie xx


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