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I Want: To Go to Zurich!!!

I want to go to Zurich

I want to go to Zurich

At this moment, this “want” seems highly possible to materialise. 26 available Annual Leave days. 2 gal pals who live 1 hour apart who’ve offered me refuge. Reasonable air fare. First thing though, is to sort out work schedules and my class on Saturdays.

I can either

a) Leave on 17 Sept & Return on 30 Sept – 2 classes & 1 programme affected. Staying at each home for about 7 days (that’s a bit too long to be inconveniencing others right?).

b) Go the whole hog and leave on 10 Sept and return on 30 Sept – but I don’t want to out stay my welcome either. Perhaps I should travel out of Zurich?

Oh! Oh! Oh! Decisions, decisions! Where else can I go to spend my Annual Leave?


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I Want: Monki

Was reading a post by Jen about Monki (http://monkiworld.com/) when I stumbled onto a few pieces I love and would want to own. Why is it that I have to live in a place where Size 6 – 10 is the norm and anything above Size 12 is overpriced?

This cupcake dress I WANT I WANT I WANT! It’s only 25Euros!

Stupid eBay, when I searched for “Monki”, it gave me “Monk”.


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I Want: Pretty Ballerinas

Rosario - Patent Leather with Teddy Bear

Rosario - Patent Leather with Teddy Bear

Marilyn - Moon & Star

Marilyn - Moon & Star

Rosario - Rock Inspired Zebra with Red Lips & Guitar

Rosario - Rock Inspired Zebra with Red Lips & Guitar

Marilyn - Stripey Leather with Pink Trim

Marilyn - Stripey Leather with Pink Trim

With my Skullhead pumps from TRACYEINNY dying, I am hunting for new everyday shoes. I want these adorable ballerina flats! Unfortunately, I don’t live in London (Pretty Ballerinas’ can be found in South Molton Street – Mayfair) and the exchange rate does not favour us. The shoes are priced in Euros.


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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: 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