Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Blog Awards 2013

Hey Lovelies, 
As I'm sure some of you are aware the Irish Blog Awards are currently accepting nominations. Normally I'm not too pushed about entering in things (hate competing), but being one of the few Irish Plus Size Fashion and Beauty blogs I thought I'd ask y'all for a vote. My favourite part of writing this little blog is the fact that I get to interact with my lovely readers, and I've hopefully helped some of you with your fashion and beauty dilemma's. I  really do love interacting with all you guys, and definitely wouldn't of come this far without you supporting me :)
Even after nearly 18 months I still get a happy feeling, which each new comment, and follower, and have made some fabulous friends through this blog, that I wouldn't have the pleasure of knowing if I hadn't of decided one Saturday night to write my first post. It seems like a gazillion years ago, and I can't imagine how it felt before my life revolved around it - a lot like having a baby! Anyway, enough of my Jibber Jabba... I would really be dead happy if you could vote for me. There's two Categories in which I'm eligible for:

1)Best Fashion and Beauty Blog
2)Best Personal Blog 

It's really easy to vote, all you have to do is follow the Link HERE and fill in the following information. 

Email of Blog: Foreverfabulousinbows@gmail.com
Name of Blog:Forever Fabulous in Bows 
Blog URL: www.foreverfabulousinbows.blogspot.ie 

Thank you so much if you do vote for me, I really appreciate it :)

Sian xxx

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Monday, 17 June 2013

What to Wear when..

Hey Beauties! 
What to wear when...It's hot outside. I don't know about you, but when the weather gets warmer I look at all my leggings, tights and jeans and ponder on what to wear. When it's warm the last thing you want to be wearing is tights that will make you really uncomfortable. My last day it was so nice and really warm but  I didn't know what to wear! The sun was shining, and I wanted to remain somewhat cool all day. I dug out my summer clothes, and found these two gems.
Top:New Look, Jeans:Dunnes Stores, Sunglasses/Sandals:Penney's/Primark

 Both the top and jeans were bought last Summer, and forgot about. It's the perfect outfit for when it was as hot as it was last week. An empire top is always flattering for girls who want to cover their tummies. I bought this one in the New Look Inspire sale for about a tenner! It's pure cotton, so is breathable in the heat. These 3/4 length jeans are from Dunnes Stores, that I picked up on a whim last Summer, and I'm so glad I did. They're a gorgeous coral colour, and are surprisingly versatile. I finished off the look with my circle sunnies, and sandals. When it's warm outside I tend to avoid jewellery, and keep my outfit very simple! 

What to you guys love wearing for Summer?

Sian xxx

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Sunday, 16 June 2013

City Break Away:What to Pack

Hey Lovelies, 
As y'all know I was away for just under a week in London. Had a blast yadayada.. but I found it quite hard to pack for a city break, so I decided to put together what I'd pack on a future break! For packing for a city break, you want the option of a few outfits, but with limited space. I've become a master of packing, and could easily fit these into hand luggage. Wearing the bulky outfit to and from the Airport is key to make this work :) For a few days away you want to bring versatile pieces that you can mix and match. As you can tell I'm not exactly a light packer, but with 12 pieces of clothing you can do a lot! All can be folded up rather small so you can still bring your carry on! 
Week away!
A pair of black tights, denim jeans, a pair of denim shorts and black disco pants can take you anywhere. I'd bring disco pants rather than leggings, as they're as comfortable but can be dressed up. Pair the disco pants with the kaftan, and a statement necklace with black sandals and you've a nice night time look. Or you can wear it with a T-shirt and a leather jacket for a more casual look. You could also dress the kaftan down with denim shorts, and gold sandals. Basic tank tops are great as you can layer them, wear them on their own or underneath a Kimono, leather jacket and even a hoodie, if you're travelling and you want to be comfy! Once you pack a few basics you've quite a few looks you can achieve! I also always pack a few dresses, they're easy for a weekend away, as you're pretty much dressed once you throw one one. For a city break I'd pack two dresses. One dressy one, and one more casual dress. A Floral dress can take you from day to night. You pair it with converse during the day, for a cute girly look, and Sandals and a nice clutch for the night, for a dressier look. The casual dress is perfect for travelling or sightseeing/shopping It's cotton, so it's breathable and looks so cute with Converse. Pair it with a beanie, and leather jacket if it gets cold! Whack on a pair of aviators and you'll set to go. 

These 12 pieces can be really mixed and matched, and the accessories which are mainly lightweight can instantly transform your outfit.  When I travel I don't want to waste time on bringing a million and one things, that don't go with one another (been there done that!) When you're packing for a city break it can be quite daunting thinking of what to wear on each day, with the limitations of carry on luggage. I always seem to pack too many handbags, but yet only really stick to one that's easy to carry, and isn't too heavy. So the Zara "Office bag", and a neutral envelope clutch would be all you'd need. Jewellery can also transform a look, so if you pack a few statement pieces you're covered for everything. Even wearing a basic black tank, skinny jeans and a leather jacket with a statement necklace would work for an impromptu night out! No matter where I go I always packed a little scarf, as I always seem to get cold, so packing in on a neutral colour so you won't worry about getting chilly and clashing with your outfit (Am I the only one that worries about this?) 

Overall when you're on a city break, you'll be sightseeing, shopping and dining out to your hearts content so you want to have everything covered. The best piece of advice I can give is to pack a few basic pieces with a few colourful items to make the most out of your baggage space! 

Are you guys good packers? 

Sian xxx
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