Southern Yacht

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

Sunday 22 January 2017

January sales - Next and Accessorize

Hello there,

The sales are finally coming to a close so I thought it was about time I shared some of the goodies I managed to pick up.

To be honest, I didn't think I was going to get anything much. I had my eye on a rucksack in Accessorize which was reduced (don't you love it when that happens?) but other than that, it was a pretty quiet few weeks. Then I ventured into Next to see what was left, and struck lucky.

Coat - Evans (24) (old)
Jumper - Next (20)
Jeans - Simply Be, Sadie (22)
Shoes - Next

This looks blue in the photos, but sometimes it's purple and sparkly and almost gold. I love it. I wanted something lightweight and squishy that was big enough to carry folders and a jumper and this is perfect. The handy front pocket also stops the normal scrambling for door keys dance that I'm sure we've all done... I've added some pompoms that I got for Christmas (also from Accessorize) however they seem to be a temptation for my mothers dog, so they may not last long!

When I popped into Next, I wasn't expecting to find anything. I love Next, but hate the whole post-Christmas sales frenzy so normally stay clear. This time though, I was lucky.

I picked up an orange striped jumper with an oversize patch pocket and a pair of shoes that made the other half shudder! They have to be in contention for the comfiest pair of shoes ever though, leather and in a rare half size, they're a perfect fit.

As sunny as it looks in these pictures.... we were dodging the frost and trying not to slip up! I don't think this patch of grass ever defrosted.

And finally, while in Superdrug, I saw this set in the sale. It does make you smell a bit like a gingerbread man - so it's just as well I love ginger.

So that's all my sales goodies. I think I was very lucky in some of my finds. The trick is try and buy things that you really need or will actually use and this time, I think I did.

Thanks for reading


Tuesday 10 January 2017

A new look for 2017

I'm doing well - only halfway through the month and I've already achieved one of my goals to update and give my blog a new look.

(granted, the goal was from 2016, but let's not mention that...)

I'm also trying to bring together all the various tools I use. I've dipped my toe into Pinterest which is a bit like jumping down a rabbit hole, still not entirely sure how to use it, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it eventually (maybe Jan 2018?)

I also have to admit, I don't use Bloglovin as much as I could. So I'm updating my details in the hope of using it fully over the coming year (wish me luck...)

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Saturday 7 January 2017

Favourite 6 in 16

Hello there,

Happy New Year! Already we're a week into 2017 and Christmas seems like a distant memory, save for a lone chocolate orange rattling around and an empty Quality Street tin (does anyone keep them just in case they 'might' be useful??).

Now I'm not one for New Years Resolutions as a recent pic on Instagram showed

But I do like a few goals and something to aim for (see last years post '16 in 16'). This time though, I thought I'd do something a bit different and look back as my 6 favourite outfits and photos from 2016. Some of these have appeared on the blog before, others have been lurking on my list of blog posts to write up.  

So in no particular order, here we go:

Top - Evans
Jeans & shoes - M&S

Kimono top - Dorothy Perkins
T-shirt & shoes - Primark
Jeans - M&S

Dress - Lovedrobe

Jumper - Simply Be
Jeans - M&S
Trainers - Primark

Tops & Jeans - M&S
Bag - Charity Shop find

T-shirt and sunglasses - Primark
Skirt - Joe Browns at Simply Be

So there you have it, my 6 for 16. Hope you enjoyed them, it was certainly harder than I thought to pick my favourites.

Thanks for reading


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