Whatever the Occasion...with Yours Clothing

Summer usually sparks the beginning of occasion season, whether it be weddings, days at the races or christenings, there is always a need to get all glam just cos you can. I am constantly on the scout for gorgeous little outfits that I can wear to my appearances.

A local playground underwent a huge refurbishment and over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending it's unveiling.  I was meeting some of the contestants for Miss British Beauty Curve for the event, so I needed to find a semi-glam dress which screamed chic summer vibes.  I happened across this pretty little thing from Yours Clothing.
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I got to rub shoulders with Labour MP for Croydon North, Steve Reed, Athlete Donna Fraser and the former Mayor of Croydon, Wayne Trakas-Lawlor,

L - R - Me (obvs!) Isha Mrs Croydon Curve, Wayne Trakas-Lawor Former Mayor of Croydon, Kerrie Miss London Curve and Angeline Ms London Curve
L - R - Isha, Angeline, Steve Reed - Labour MP for Croydon North, Me & Kerrie.
It was such an honour to attend the event and see how happy the children were with the new playground. To know that our local community pulled together to support and raise money to redevelop this playground is so refreshing. It really restores my faith in humanity. Giving the children a safe and spectacular new area to come and spend hours having fun is such an important job. Croydon often gets a bad name, but there are some real hidden gems which are worth shouting about, if you are willing to look past all the negativity.

Now...let me tell you about this fabulous 'online exclusive' dress...

I didn't overly accessorise the dress this time, only because the crown was blingy enough but if I were to wear this to wedding, perhaps I would have added a choker like this one below or if I was off the races maybe a wide brimmed sun hat.  I just teamed with my black 'barely there' heels and Yours have a really comfy pair here which I have in white.

The dress has a elasticated bardot style cut which didn't ride up on the shoulder, even when I was dancing round the huge rock!

The dress nips in at the waist and the pleated skirt flares out in a skater style cut. I am 5ft4" and the skirt falls just below my knee.

It's made from a soft jersey-like fabric, lovely and breathable on this warm summer day.

I ordered a size 20 and the fit was a a little snug on the arm but not so much that I would need to size up as the fabric has a bit of stretch to it.  The banding at the waist was not fitted at all.

Rating:  10/10
Would I recommend this? Of course I would this dress is the perfect addition to a summer wardrobe, for all occasions.

Photos by QR Photography

This item was gifted to me for review purposes.  The review above is based on my own opinions of the products and I own all creative content of this post.


Coveted Embroidery from Navabi

This dress had me at the vibrant colours. Navabi's fabulous Manon Baptiste collection has left me gagging I could literally throw every garment in my basket, if only the purse strings would stretch that far...

I couldn't miss out on this beautifully embroidered dress - it's just too...well...me!

OK so let's just get the price tag outta the way...this dress currently retails at £194.99.  Yes it's a lot - but firstly it is a Manon Baptiste dress, that name alone speaks things to me.  It says things like effortlessly chic and understated elegance.  Now when a mere designer's name speaks such wonderful things you can expect their garments to be of a certain calibre and this dress as hoped does not disappoint.

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Just look at it...doesn't it just scream pure summer vibes?

Fitting wise - this is a size 20 and it is true to size - no need to size up or down.  Navabi very kindly offer full measurements of this dress on their site.

The dress is fully lined with embroidered mesh overlay. The design detailing is intricate and full of radiant colours which really look far more vibrant in person (these photos do not do these dress justice, trust me!) It is quite a mature print despite it being a pattern full of flowers and butterflies. Be super careful with the stitching, it could snag easily so be sure to follow the washing care instructions *dry clean only*

It's has a zipper on the side inner seam. It's a full round neck and it has a fitted waist.  The flared skirt flows out from the waist.

I teamed with a simple pair of barely there heels but you could quite easily rock flats or even wedges but nothing too major you want the statement to be the dress.

Rating:  10/10

Potential improvements:   I have no recommendations for improvements on this dress. It's simply perfect.

Would I recommend this? YES if you are prepared to pay for quality then Navabi have exactly what you are looking for.  Everything from the material to the quality of the garment justifies it's price.  Do not be put off by price tags - invest in fabulous quality that will last.

Photos by QR Photography

This item was gifted to me for review purposes.  The review above is based on my own opinions of the products and I own all creative content of this post.


Let's get beach ready with Yours Clothing

Word on the street is it's Summer.  I'm still debating if that's true or not to be honest especially with the recent deluge but here in good ole' Blighty we gotta take what we can get.  We have had some beautiful weather recently and a hot day often makes my mind wander to trips abroad.

I am a proper sun baby whenever the sun comes out you will see me shredding clothing like a lizard shredding it's skin (great visual Kat) OK sorry but you get what I mean, I cannot get naked quick enough! (still TMI Kat) I have bought a fabulous Wolf & Whistle swimsuit recently which was made exclusively for Yours Clothing, it's so pretty I just have to share.  So what does one do when one has a new swimsuit and nowhere hot to wear it? Take a trip to one of UK's sandy shores of course...just to frolic in the (not-so) clear blue sea!

Just so you know....it was FREEZING! See  how much I love you guys, that I risked frostbite for the greater good, all in the name of showing you this swimsuit!

I'm not usually a lover of a halter swimsuit, I often find that the weight of my GG puppies are all too much stress for the neck tie so was a little dubious.  I adore W&W swimwear generally, I have a few pieces from their own collection, but this is by far one of my faves.

I chose a size 20 and it's a perfect fit. I am 5ft 4" not particularly long or short bodied (just pretty average) with a size 38GG chest. The back is quite high it comes up comfortably to just below the underarm which is perfect for capturing my migrated breast tissue (or backfat or under arm boob or sideboob or whatever other fancy name you wanna give it)

The neck tie is really quite supportive of the puppies, I did have a little spillage when running but with such a plunging neckline, what really does one expect!

The leg cut of the swimsuit isn't high, it's just right and it doesn't ride up on the bum (cos no one needs a wedgie at the beach!)

The pièce de résistance for me is the gorgeous floral applique on bodice, it's so simple but really is a beautifully vibrant addition the black.

This swimsuit is available in sizes 16 to 26, click on the photo above to shop this swimsuit.

I am off to Spain at the end of July and I'm hoping to sneak a short beach break in as soon as Andy comes home from Poland, so that means 1 thing as far as I am concerned....SHOPPING! There are some fabulous summer staples available at Yours and I'm gonna give you a little sneak peek into some of wardrobe essentials that will definitely be going in my summer suitcase.


This swimsuit is really on trend with the mesh panelling and it has ruching on the tummy too. The plan is to rock this with this brightly coloured kimono and these toe post sandals. 

Smaller sunnies are hot this summer so I would stray away from the oversized sunnies and go for something like these babies.

One thing that has to stay oversized is your beach bag so keep your eyes peeled for when this nautical bag is available #comingsoon

Summer staple for me is a maxi.  I like to stay dressy of a night time as well keeping cool in the hot summer evenings. I'm often found sporting dresses just like these for dinners out on holipops with a pair of gladiator sandals, I tend not to go for heels in the summer but I am partial to a pair of wedges

Day wear (for when you're not crisp & dipping by the pool in your snazzy swimsuit, that is) has gotta be a pair of comfy and cool linen shorts like these teamed with a loose top just like this one.

All this browsing is making me wish my holipops was coming sooner rather than later but for now I will just have to keep on shopping for more holiday clothes.  I definitely need more swimwear as I tend to spend the grand majority of my holidays in the water.

What summer picks are you loving from the Yours collection? 


Photos by QR Photography

The review above is based on my own opinions of the products and I own all creative content of this post.