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I Like: Lishan’s Ensemble 17 Dec 2009

Lishan carries with her awesome bags into the office everyday! And she towers over everyone in the office – standing almost 1.8m tall in her heels! She is fashion.

Shoes from a random high street store in London

Shoes from a random high street store in London

Lishan's Shoes are Chocolate Chic

Lishan's Shoes are Chocolate Chic

Lishan's Bag is Chocolate Chic

Lishan's Bag is Chocolate Chic

Lishan's sister's bag actually

Lishan's sister's bag actually


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I Like: The Curiosity Shoppe

This online shop (http://curiosityshoppeonline.com) is so full of whimsical and quirky things! I like I like! Do you?
Pencil Sharpener Desk Organiser

Pencil Sharpener Desk Organiser

Source: http://curiosityshoppeonline.com/deskorganizer.html

Cell Phone Headsets

Cell Phone Headsets

Source: http://curiosityshoppeonline.com/cephhe.html

Four Eyes USB Drive

Four Eyes USB Drive

Source: http://curiosityshoppeonline.com/foureyesusb.html

1 Inch Necklace

1 Inch Necklace

Source: http://curiosityshoppeonline.com/oneinch.html

Kisslock Coin Purse

Kisslock Coin Purse

Source: http://curiosityshoppeonline.com/kicopu.html

Sebastian's Stake Coat Rack

Sebastian's Stake Coat Rack

Source: http://curiosityshoppeonline.com/arrowcoatrack.html


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I like: Victoria’s Secret

The last round of VS purchases were courtesy of my cousin Megan who cobbled together the orders and my sister Rachel who paid for them (and some other things from ASOS) as a treat for my birthday 2 months ago. If money were no object (I’ve been quite skint lately), I have my eye on the following:

 

Black Lace Dress

Black Lace Dress

Source: http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=EF-241798&page=4&cgname=OSCLOPARDSY&rfnbr=6734

 

Breezy Cotton Banded Bottom Dress

Breezy Cotton Banded Bottom Dress

Source: http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=EF-218095&page=5&cgname=OSCLODRSDAY&rfnbr=3205

 

Ruched Squareneck Bra Top Dress

Ruched Squareneck Bra Top Dress

Source: http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=EF-195747&page=5&cgname=OSCLODRSDAY&rfnbr=3205

 

Boho Blouse

Boho Blouse

Source: http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=EF-231592&page=4&cgname=OSCLOBLOZZZ&rfnbr=6496

 

Silk lace-insert Blouse

Silk lace-insert Blouse

Source: http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=EF-244364&page=6&cgname=OSCLOBLOZZZ&rfnbr=6496

 

 

You know what? Wishing is free… So one can keep on wishing….


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I Like: Faith by Forever21

I used to hate Forever21. I think the girls who shop there are skinny bitches with no taste. But I forgive the label now that they’ve launched a me-sized friendly “Faith”. I actually do like some of the things there. SOME being the operative word but still… me likely!

Maybe you likey too?

Belted Ruffle Dress

Source: http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=faith_dresses&product_id=2068902135&Page=1

Dressy Double Knit Dress

Source: http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=faith_dresses&product_id=2068550739&Page=1

Defined Waist Satin Dress

Source: http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=faith_dresses&product_id=2066630058&Page=1


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Geek Chic: Pink Gadgets from Amazon

Pink is girl friendly but let’s not do gender stereotypes. I like a STRAIGHT man who can carry off bright electro pink and electric purples! Forget the sweet powdery pink things doodes… you can still do pink though.

And who doesn’t like Amazon.com? Ok, the high shipping fees I could do without… but these are too cute!

Solio Universal Hybrid Solar Charger (Pink)

Solio Universal Hybrid Solar Charger (Pink)

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Solio-Universal-Hybrid-Solar-Charger/dp/B000HHOD54/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1256435998&sr=8-1

Portable Solar Panel USB Battery Charger for Cell Phone MP3 PDA Color Pink

Portable Solar Panel USB Battery Charger for Cell Phone MP3 PDA Color Pink

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Solar-Panel-Battery-Charger/dp/B002I145Z0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=miscellaneous&qid=1256435998&sr=8-6

Apollo Precision Tools DT0773N1 135-Piece Household Pink Tool Kit

Apollo Precision Tools DT0773N1 135-Piece Household Pink Tool Kit

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Apollo-Precision-DT0773N1-135-Piece-Household/dp/B000GUTJRY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1256436571&sr=8-1-catcorr

Ka-Bling 14-Feet Hot Pink Cat5e Patch Cable w/ Bling and Snagless Boot

Ka-Bling 14-Feet Hot Pink Cat5e Patch Cable w/ Bling and Snagless Boot

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Ka-Bling-14-Feet-Cat5e-Patch-Snagless/dp/B001391U42/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=miscellaneous&qid=1256436594&sr=1-11

Belkin High Performance - Patch cable - RJ-45 (M) - RJ-45 (M) - 15 ft - UTP - ( CAT 6 ) - molded, snagless - pink

Belkin High Performance - Patch cable - RJ-45 (M) - RJ-45 (M) - 15 ft - UTP - ( CAT 6 ) - molded, snagless - pink

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-High-Performance-molded-snagless/dp/B0014M980G/ref=sr_1_45?ie=UTF8&s=miscellaneous&qid=1256436751&sr=1-45

PINK Power Station Battery Charger Station - Three Stations to Charge Cell Phones, Games, PDA, More - By ReSource

PINK Power Station Battery Charger Station - Three Stations to Charge Cell Phones, Games, PDA, More - By ReSource

Source: http://www.amazon.com/PINK-Power-Station-Battery-Charger/dp/B001CKRZPU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1256436939&sr=8-1-catcorr


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Etsy Finds: Pink Dresses in XL!!

God knows how girls bigger sized are often told to skip the cute and go for the “slimming” styles. I know if you’re not a size O, you tend to make more fashion faux pas than the average person. Seriously though, if you’re fat, no amount of black is going to be slimming in any way. Might as well walk around in a bright bright pink!!!

I like these, and you might too…

Harlequin Mod Shift Dress

Harlequin Mod Shift Dress

Source: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18267321

60s mod inspired shift dress with decorative buttons and back zipper. Match it with your go-go boots and hit the town.

Sizes XS-2XL are available and are handmade to order, so please allow up to 1-2 weeks until shipping.

HOT CROSSES Slip Dress- Vintage reconstructed XL 14 - 16 plus size

HOT CROSSES Slip Dress- Vintage reconstructed XL 14 - 16 plus size

Source: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29526515

Hot Crosses – Vintage reconstructed Slip Dress
Extra Large 14 – 16
(40 bust)

Whether you call yourself EGL, Lolita, or loligoth, this OOAK, reconstructed slip dress would look great on you!

MISS ALPHABET hot pink_black polka dot drop waist skirt 2X

MISS ALPHABET hot pink_black polka dot drop waist skirt 2X

Source: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14191596

Here’s a dress that’s simple, yet makes a statement! It’s a strapless tube dress with a double ruffle skirt, made of hot pink cotton fabric with black polka dots. Wide black lace runs up the front, as well as three black heart buttons! Zips in back, boned in front and back.

Bust 40″, waist 38″, hips 42″, length (neckline to hem) 30″.


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I Like: Plus Size Fix

I’ve got quite a straight barrel-type body shape at the moment (strangely I don’t think it was always like this) and I need to create the illusion of a waist and some curves. Dresses and skirts that flare out or are a bit “hip-py” are good for me. I like these from PlusSizeFix:

Cotton Adorable Stripe Tube Dress US$37

Cotton Adorable Stripe Tube Dress US$37

Source: http://www.plussizefix.com/cotton-adorable-stripe-tube-dress.aspx

Fabulous Layered Ruffled Skirt Dress US$40

Fabulous Layered Ruffled Skirt Dress US$39

Source: http://www.plussizefix.com/fabulous-layered-ruffled-skirt-dress.aspx

Cotton Trendy Adorable Stripe Dress $38

Cotton Trendy Adorable Stripe Dress US$37

Source: http://www.plussizefix.com/cotton-trendy-adorable-stripe-dress.aspx

They look quite Topshop-ish and are quite affordable. Wonder what the quality’s like though…


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Etsy Finds: Yunisacs

Yunisacs is based in the UK and she makes these lovely purses!

Oooh what gorgeous fabrics! These are just too cute!

I like this and that and this and this and this and this and that…

Echino Beehive

Echino Beehive

Source: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27337612

 

Posie in Raisin

Posie in Raisin

Source: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33057623

 

Echino Sihouette

Echino Sihouette

Source: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29041505


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I Like: IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel

It seems anyone sized 14 and up is considered Plus Sized. I have a ton of UK size 12 and 14 clothes I haven’t worn in close to 3 years! I guess I am delusional.

There are some other brands I like who make clothes just for people like me and that make me feel normal. Like IGIGI http://www.igigi.com/

These are some pieces I like:

Brigitte Mod Dress by IGIGI

Brigitte Mod Dress by IGIGI

Source: http://www.igigi.com/plus-size-dresses/brigitte-mod-dress.html

A little blast from the past comes alive in this little number of fun color blocks of black, gray and red.

  • Deep, boat neckline
  • 3/4 length sleeve
  • Knee length skirt
  • Fully lined
Color: Black/Red/Grey
Material: Poly/Viscose/Elastane Double Knit
Care: Dry Clean only
Veronique Dress in Black by IGIGI

Veronique Dress in Black by IGIGI

Source: http://www.igigi.com/plus-size-dresses/veronique-dress-in-black.html

Level up the playing field and strut this powerful & effortless dress.  Bringing feminine ambiance with a touch of masculinity into the game.  Now, it’s time to get the job done!

  • Asymmetric neckline with unique origami detail
  • Puff sleeves hit just above elbow
  • Fitted skirt is shaped by princess seams
  • Back vent and zipper
Color: Black
Material: Cotton/Elastane
Care: Dry Clean Only
Marie Color Block Dress in Purple by IGIGI

Marie Color Block Dress in Purple by IGIGI

A figure flattering look that excudes classic style with a kick of truly unique colors.  It’s time to show your classy and fashionista side!

  • Contrast boat neck, cuffs and hem
  • 3/4 length dolman sleeves
  • Pleats on the bodice
  • High waist tulip skirt
  • Contrast empire waist band
  • Fully lined
Color: Purple/Kiwi
Material: Viscose/Elastane
Care: Dry Clean Only
The Brigitte Mod Dress is by far my favourite. I love how the swirl is a little fun and flirty, yet functions to give you an illusion of shape. The wide neckline is fantastic for people like me with somewhat stubby necks and the 3/4 sleeve flatters because it would cover enough of the problem areas without looking frumpy!!


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Etsy Finds: Parsimony’s Dresses

Every few weeks I stumble onto an Etsy shop with too many things I want and I’m in love with and this is one of them. Parsimony is a mother of 2, based in Austin, Texas. She uses such gorgeous colours and fun names for her oh-so-flattering dresses; and they can all be custom-made to your size! Good news for girls like me!

Here are some that I really like:

One Fine Day Dress

One Fine Day Dress

Source: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26402590

Tea Time Tuxedo Dress

Tea Time Tuxedo Dress

Source: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=29758595

My Ruffle Can Beat Up Your Ruffle Dress

My Ruffle Can Beat Up Your Ruffle Dress

Source: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31742409