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Weekly Digest

This week I am seriously digging:

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Atlanta, Season 2

The first season of Atlanta was so good, I feel like I’ve been waiting a life time for it to return. And now Donald Glover and friends (including the amazing Lakeith Stanfield) are back and it’s just as good as ever. Not only is deeply observational, it also has a lot to say about the state of the world, from the point of view of its mainly black cast.

It’s also funny as hell with some of the most off the wall scenarios (particularly episodes 1 (“Alligator Man“) and 6 (“Teddy Perkins“)). One of my favourites so far is episode 5, “Barbershop” which is pure perfection in its simplicity but is written so well and made me cackle all the way through.

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Killing Eve

I’m two episodes into this Phoebe Waller-Bridge co-written thriller and I’m frankly OBSESSED. Starring Sandra Oh, Fiona Shaw and always-flawless Jodie Comer as super-assassin Villanelle it’s already been pretty explosive.

Currently playing on BBC America it’s one of my most favourite current shows and I can’t wait to see how Oh’s Eve Polastri fares in her mission to uncover the identity of the woman knocking off several of the world’s most prolific people. What’s more this all feels very female and while we do meet your usual bullshit male bureaucrats, it’s very much the women who shine here.

Jillian, I think you will LOVE.

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This Jumpsuit (Above)

Look at this total babe in her orange kimono sleeved jumpsuit.

I can’t imagine myself looking half as good as this in it, however I still want to swan around in this in the warmer months, a straw bag swinging from one arm and my own statement earrings embellishing my ear lobes.

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Penguin Modern Collection

There are 50 books in the Penguin Modern collection and are only £1 a pop, so you can grab yourself some classics from the greats without breaking a sweat. So far I’ve got:

Fame by Andy Warhol
New York City in 1979 by Kathy Acker
Food by Gertrude Stein
The End by Samuel Beckett
Investigations of a Dog by Franz Kafka
Three Japanese Short Stories by Akutagawa and Others
The Breakthrough by Daphne Du Maurier
The Missing Girl by Shirley Jackson
and The Custard Heart by Dorothy Parker

Not bad for under a tenner, eh? And they look amazing on the bookshelf or in my case, dotted around the flat.

What are you digging this week?

What I’m Digging: My Autumn Wish List 🍃🍂🍁

Autumn is of course the best season and I am Autumn’s child.

I was born to be swathed in rusts and greens and mustard yellows, to roll in the softest wool and twirl about in plaid. Lucky ASOS is kicking it out of the ballpark right now then, isn’t it?

I’m trying not to shop in the lead up to my birthday and Christmas but if I were to slip, I would probably drop the rent money on these absolute gems.

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ASOS Skull Stud Halloween Earrings, £5 ~ ASOS Curve Tea Dress in Leopard Print, £28 ~ ASOS Curve Wide Buckle Waist Belt, £14

Love these pieces, that belt would be a godsend for many of my outfits, adding a funky new edge. Those studs, though.

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ASOS Bead Pom Strand Earrings, £15 ~ Monki Pom Pom Roll Neck Jumper Dress, £50 ~ Junarose Textured Knitted Jumper, £38

That Pom Pom jumper! I am so tempted! Monki is such a cool brand and although they technically cater to ‘straight sizes’, a lot of their piece fit bigger bodies so I enjoy browsing both ASOS and their own website a lot.

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ASOS Pleated Metallic Midi Skirt, £40 ~ ASOS Curve Shirt Dress in Block Print, £35 ~ One Day Plus Metallic Cap Sleeve Jumpsuit, £32

These metallics are so special and would be great to take into the evening. And I really love the idea of shirt dresses but I’m concerned about how they might fit around my boob area. I guess there’s only one way to find out…

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So those are the bits I’m coveting right now, good huh?

What are you digging? ❤

Pay Day Wish List – July

I’m still not shopping (much) but if I was, I’d be all over these bad boys:

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Embellished Stripe Kimono, £70 ~ Pleated Midi Skirt in Polka Dot, £35 ~ T-shirt with Embellish Watermelon Badges, £18
This rainbow brite sequin dream coat is literally everywhere at the moment and boy is it stunning! I do feel it’s overpriced however, and in the real world I just know I’d be shedding scales all over the shop but a girl can dream and imagine herself swirling about from event to event in this fun piece, can’t she? (Ha, like I do events!).

The polka dot skirt is just dreamy and I feel like it could be dressed in several ways so would make a great wardrobe stable. Watermelons are bang on for the Summer (and always as far as I’m concerned) so this is a good buy too and with a bargainous pricetag. It would also go very well with another item I’ve included further down this post…

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Pyjama Floral Print Blouse, £34 with matching Wide Leg Trousers, £38 ~ Boohoo Plus Paisley Print Swing Dress, £16 ~ Bomber Jacket with Zip Detail, £55
The thing with the pyjama co-ords is that I would look like I’d rolled straight out of bed, it’s a gift I have and in a IRL situation there’s no way I would be able to pull it off. But I still like it and I love the idea of rocking posh PJs all day long.

This dress is super cute but I agree with the Internet Fat Community who bemoan the lack of options for us big women. Swing dresses and cold-fucking-shoulders all the way. Do better plus size brands!

As for this dusky pink bomber, I featured something very similar last month but this one looks infinitely more wearable tbh. I think it’s a great piece.

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Deckchair Striped Pyjama Set, £24 ~ Alice & You Boyfriend Jean with Floral Embroidery, £39 ~ Alice & You Floral Print Tea Dress, £30
I’ve said it before and I will say it a hundred times more: ASOS Curve do the best pyjamas, hands down. These new deckchair print ones need to be mine NOW.

These jeans are a little different for me and I’m not entirely sure the fit would work on my body shape but they’re pretty (and would be ace with the watermelon tee, above). I might try this style someday.

Annnnnd finally… Wow, another floral skater dress, Christa, how groundbreaking! I just like it, okay?

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So these are my lust objects of the month and I’m hoping some of them are still available when I’m in a position to shop again. If they’re not though, it’s cool – it just wasn’t meant to be!

What are you digging at the moment? ❤

The Cat’s Pyjamas – A Loungewear Special

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I love being comfortable.

My idea of absolute bliss is coming home, slipping into a fresh pair of pyjamas (preferably something loose and in a jersey material) and lounging. Books, baths and some form of televisual treat will obviously ensue, as would one hopes, something delicious to put in my belly.

I’m not very sexy about the house, in that I’m not a negligee kinda girl but I think my husband is impressed nonetheless. And he better be.

I ordered the best pair of pyjamas last night and NGL, I can’t wait for them to arrive. Unfortunately, my ASOS Premier account has expired and I’m trying to prove to myself that I don’t need it (I totally need it). This just means I still shop as much but I have to wait 3-5 days for my items to be delivered for free. It’s quite thrilling really.

Anywhoo. I thought I’d share what my cosy heart has it’s eye on at the moment. I like doing the odd shopping post because it is a big part of my life. I do like to dress well (ish), even when I’m only sharing my evening with my boyfriend, Netflix.

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Donut Print PJ Set, ASOS Curve £24 – These are my new pyjamas-to-be and I couldn’t be happier about starting our new life together. Will I leave the house again? Probably not.
Valentine’s Heart Sleep Tee, ASOS Curve £18 – Slightly tongue-in-cheek and cute. I recently purchased my first sleep tee* and it’s a joy to bum around in, like the big nighties we had as kids. Plus it’s sooooooo soft I could die.
T-Shirt and Spotted Trouser Pyjama Set, ASOS Curve £24 – This is a cotton set and it looks so fresh. Plus polkadots never tire, and that’s a fact.
Valentine’s Heart Printed Leggings, ASOS £18 – These are totes adorbs and that’s that. Not a full set but these would be lovely under an over-sized tee, plaid shirt or nothing else at all *shocked face*.

All these picks are from ASOS which is standard. I did go on a hunt for cute plus size PJs elsewhere but came up pretty short. The majority were boring, not in my size or weirdly slogan-y. I mean why? I have to say I wish Missguided’s nightwear range extended to their larger customers (maybe it will) and New Look was just depressing. Not all fatties love butterfly print, y’all. Be better.

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Lounge Jumpsuit in Marl, ASOS Tall £28 – I’m definitely not tall but what I wouldn’t give for this in a short-arse length! Looks so perfect for chilling out maxin’.
Giant Spot Pyjama Set, ASOS Curve £30 – What did I just say about polkadots? And these ones are mahoosive. Nobody would ever lose you round the house in these puppies.
Giant Animal Tee & Jogger Pyjama Set, ASOS Tall £26 – Another from the Tall range but how could I leave these babies behind? So good.
Fleece Onesie with Ears, ASOS Curve £28 – I want this so badly but I know if I ever get it, that’s it for me and the outside world. Forever.

So that’s me and my ultra glamorous wardrobe plans. I will try not to spend the remainder of my wages on lounge pants.

What’s your hanging out routine? Are you pyjama person or do you keep it a little more sassy?

Apologies to the lovely ASOS models whose heads I cut off in the above images.

*I sleep in the nuddy FYI. I just can’t settle if I have to wear clothing 😄😄😄

What I’m Digging: My Internet Wish List (with a Valentine’s Twist)

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Fashion illustration by Garance Doré

It’s January payday today and boy has it seemed like a lifetime away.

But now it’s here, of course my eyes are on things I can purchase to make my life infinitely better (relax, this is mainly a fantasy thing, my credit card is staying firmly in my wallet for now).

(Mostly).

The bulk of my dream items are from ASOS as is the norm but I’ve tried to branch out a little bit. While I was thinking about this post I kept stumbling across a lot of Valentine’s themed gifts so I’ve incorporated some of those for shits ‘n’ gigs, even though it’s not one of my favourite ‘holidays’.

Still, maybe a secret admirer will click on a couple of these links. You just never know. But to the goodies – what’s floating my boat during these difficult (and wet months)?

Sweet Treats (under £10)

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ASOS NO YOU DIDN’T Valentine’s Pom Slippers, ASOS £10 – Comfy and super cute!
The Smiths T-shirt, various sites (around £10) – Hilarious (my example is actually £12.50 from Etsy, but you can shop around for a better deal)
Paperchase Male Torso Cocktail Jar, ASOS £6 – A touching tribute to the male form, and handy too. Especially when you’re trying to drink more water…
Paperchase Valentine’s Lips Money Box, ASOS £6 – For saving pennies to buy all this toot

Think About It Splurges (under £25)

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Hattori Hanzo Ladies Regular Black T-shirt, Last Exit to Nowhere £20 (although I had a discount code to save 15% in January) – I can’t gush about LETN enough and buy something from them every year for my beloved. This month it’s my turn, and what better way to start the love affair than with a tribute to my favourite film? – BOUGHT IT!
Suzywan Sweet PomPom Hoop Earrings, ASOS £15 – Lush! I do love a PomPom – BOUGHT THEM!
Woven Tapered Peg Leg Trouser in Mono Stripe Print, ASOS Curve £25 – Smart and funky (like me?)
Brunch Club Sleep Tee, ASOS Curve £18 – I’ve had my eye on this lounging lovely for weeks now… lounge wear is the greatest – BOUGHT IT!

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Blair Sweatshirt, Rad £29.90 – Gossip Girl was and is one of my favourite things of all time, as is Blair Waldorf so what better way to represent? Plus: cosy
Plus Size Velvet Ribbed Midi Dress, Missguided Plus £30 – So very pretty
Adidas Originals Pharrell Williams X Todd James Superstar Trainers, ASOS £59.50 – for smashing it at the gym in style. (Honestly though, probably too nice to wear on the treadmill)
Skinnydip ‘Girls’ Heart Across Body Bag, ASOS £28 – possibly my favourite thing on this page – BOUGHT IT!

So that’s me and what’s caught my eye recently online – and yes, I lied above. I’ve already purchased a few of these beauties because I’m totally worth it obviously.

What’re you eyeing? ❤

Stuff I DEFINITELY Won’t Be Buying in the January Sales

January is a very depressing month for many. For me it’s kind of okay because I’ve had extensive Hermit Training and don’t mind not seeing anyone but my husband for extended periods of time. I also have 78 unread books in a pile next to the bed so I’ll be busy, thanks.

That said, I do have to go to work like most other people and that means being near the internet and the January Sales which are there just to cheer us up, aren’t they? Nothing like instant gratification to fight off the New Year Blues, if only for the 15 seconds it takes to tear into the packaging and unearth our new friends.

I’ve been coveting quite a few things, how unusual for me, and here they are. Some things that are already in the sale or I hope soon will be, so I CAN RESIST THEM and feel VIRTUOUS.

All items in this post available via ASOS.com (but of course).

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ASOS Curve Monochrome Jumpsuit, £22.50 (Reduced from £45) ~ ASOS Curve Twist Bardot Skater Dress, £30 ~ Adidas Originals Polka Dot Track Pants, £33 (Reduced from £55)

God I love this jumpsuit. This would be a very welcome addition to the work wardrobe, looks instantly smart and chic, and would rock with a bold, colourful statement necklace to offset the monochrome.

That dress! I’m not sure I’d feel comfortable with that much flesh on show in the office but I do feel my shoulders are one of my best features, so I could rock this in the pub feeling feminine AF. Lovely and a little bit ‘braver’ than my usual style.

These track pants are currently out of stock in my size but I want them so bad. Right now I live in gym gear after work, so these would add a much needed cool injection. Not that I care about being hot in the gym (just as well really).

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New Look Inspire Tailored Coat, £29.50 (Reduced from £39.99) ~ Adidas Originals Pastel Rose Shopper Bag, £19.50 (Reduced from £33) ~ ASOS Curve Knitted Bodycon Dress in Metallic Stripe, £19 (Reduced from £38)

I feel like I haven’t quite nailed the coat thing this Winter which isn’t such a disaster given that we haven’t had weather cold enough yet. I don’t think this tailored lovely is a very warm looking option but it is gorgeous. And I’ve got some great brooches that need showcasing, so…

Another one for the gym and isn’t it pretty?

This dress has been on my Wish List for a long time. I adore it. I like knit and basically, I just want it, okay?

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ASOS Curve Lounge Pant, £22 ~ ASOS Curve Jumpsuit with Zips, £24 (Reduced from £48) ~ ASOS Curve Plunge Wrap Bow Side Teddy, £25

I thought this was the whole set but it appears just to be the bottoms. You can get the top to match here. How cosy!

Another jumpsuit and actually, if I had to choose between this and the monochrome (above), I’d have a hard time. I mean look at it. It looks so finished. I love the zips, which add a real utility edge. Dreamy.

How hot is this? I’m not a roaming around the flat in a negligee type but if I was… I’d do it in items like this. SEXY.

And last but not least, on top of my Most Wanted List, this bad boy:

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Babyliss New Big Hair, £45

My boo, Tatty of Camelia Ophelia has this and I’m certain it would transform my life. I have big hair already but it has a tendency toward frizziness, especially in the windy weather. This could just be the thing to finally tame it. Image how chic I could finally be!

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So there you go, there’s my impossibly superficial Sales Wish List. Of course, I won’t be purchasing any of this for myself because I’ve decided to take charge of my finances in 2016 and won’t be in a position to shop until at least April.

I’ve also decided to treat myself to the ultimate #selflove tattoo (it will be small and discreet), inspired by this post. Of course I will reveal all when the time comes but any spare pennies will be going towards that (my final, yet vital extravagance).

I’m serious about clearing my debt, but a girl can still dream, right?

UPDATE: I accidentally bought the stripey dress and the monochrome jumpsuit. They were ridiculously cheap (reduced further). Tatty made me do it! Ha. (What? It’s not New Year YET).

All I Want for Christmas is Stuff

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Men in Silky Kimonos

I thought I’d aim for a more light-hearted post after the moodiness of the last. Those damn swimming pools.

One of Little Mix* (I nonchalantly pretend I don’t know which one but of course I do, it was Jade) tweeted her Christmas list and I thought it was a cool idea.

So here’s my fantasy Crimble wishlist (complete with links and imagery, just sayin’ Mystery Benefactor…):

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Dress – Bag – Faux Fur Coat, all ASOS

So that’s me. Coveting lots and lots of fabulous shit as usual. Obviously this post is somewhat tongue-in-cheek. I do know the true meaning of Christmas… food and Pixar movies, amiright?

So, what are your Christmas wishes this year?

*Bloody love Little Mix