Saturday, 19 September 2015
The Shoe Girl Styles It: River Island LE Pom Pom Sandals
I really struggled with TSGSI this week and in particular, my plus size look. I was seriously stressing about it, because the more I tried, the more jumbled, confused and irritated I and it, became. For 3 days!! I suppose I was looking to a degree for something specific (which made it harder) and I was berating the lack of choice in plus size. Yes it's come a long way, but there's still heaps of room for improvement. Today though, it just fell into place (well with some serious groundwork beforehand) and I'm genuinely pleased with it. I'm only posting late because my nephews have been here all day and are staying overnight, so I've had no time (watching Minecraft on YouTube instead, serious snooze-fest but it kept them amused). Anyway, the outfit is cool and sassy, which was the exact aim. You should get to choose how you feel and be able to express that through clothing, no matter your size and this was the stumbling block, because you simply don't have the options that mainstream sizing have. Everything felt frumpy and didn't have that edge, so I was ecstatic when the mission was complete!
First up, the shoes; River Island Limited Edition pom pom sandals £75. Mixing snakeskin with black and zebra print ponyskin, finished with the most fabulous looking fluffy pom poms. These shoes need a suitably fierce outfit, so I would wear them with this pleated PU skirt from Simply Be and a simple black knit from David Emanuel at Bonmarche. There's a little detail at the neck, to stop it from becoming too plain and that's picked up by the beaded, sequin bag from ASOS. The colours in that, mirror the trim on the sandals too. So black doesn't have to be boring and plus size can be cool, but let's hope next week is easier on me! What do you think?
David Emanuel at Bonmarche jewel trim jumper £24, Simply Be PU pleated midi skirt £49 and ASOS mini sequin fringe duffle bag £35.