Lifestyle, Home & Beauty, Lotties Loves

Dresses to make a statement at House of Fraser

All the trees have gone red round by me in the last few days and so it seems rather appropriate to be reviewing a rather gorgeous red dress from the dress selection at prom dress selection on the blog this week.

I love the colour red.  When I wear red I feel empowered and authoritative.  It is a colour that exudes confidence and sexiness at the same time.  A good red dress is just as much as wardrobe essential as a little black dress and this Jolie Moi scalloped edge dress is cute enough to wear to work in the day but can also take you to the bar with friends after work.

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House of Fraser Biba Denim Review

Jeans.  I love jeans.  I own too many pairs to count and in a variety of different styles.  From skinny, to high waisted, to bootcut and straight leg.  I have every day pairs for mucking about with Addy in and my favourite pair which is my Levi Curve ID that I bought in California and are like a second skin.

Finding jeans that are worthy enough of making it into my wardrobe is hard though as so many of the cheaper pairs don’t fit well either on the waist or are too long in the leg (the problem of being 5ft 4 and curvy).  Good fitting denim is expensive and as much as I would love to invest in a pair of MIH jeans the reality of spending £200+ on one item of clothing is just not realistic or practical.

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Marie Meili Lingerie

It used to be that if you had larger boobs then getting sexy, pretty lingerie was a no no.  I have lost track of the number of times I have seen gorgeous styles on the high street only to be thwarted that they stop at a C or a D cup.  Bras for larger boobs generally have become more common place and no longer do you have to put up with wearing something that might look more at home on your 90 year old grandma as retailers wise up to the fact that girls with big boobs want to feel pretty and sexy too.

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Beautiful winter coats from House of Fraser

Winter seems to have been here for ever.  For months we have woken up to wind, rain, cold and a little bit of snow here and there.  To be honest I have been dreaming of warmer weather.  Of wearing my flip flops again, painted toes, strappy dresses and ice cream. Well I was until the House of Fraser outreach team invited me to review one of their beautiful winter coats to keep cosy in over the last few weeks.

I am a bugger for coats.  The poor coat rack in my little under stairs cupboard groans under the weight of coats.  Colleagues at work have jokingly referred to me as ‘Charlotte and her never ending coats’ and despite none of my winter coats being tatty or out of date I find myself buying a new one every winter.

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Linea Wine Glasses from House of Fraser

As a knackered single parent there is one thing you will always find in my cupboards….wine! I like wine and most nights have a glass after Addy is in bed. It is my treat of the day and a reward for juggling multiple balls in the air single handedly and coping with the constant demands of life in general and motherhood.  I also do it because of the sign below….at least I can offset my guilt with exercise!

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And it seems my love of wine is well known on social media too because the lovely folk at House of Fraser (they do gorgeous homeware if you didn’t know) invited me to try out some of their lovely etched wine glasses from the Linea range.  A chance to have good wine in gorgeous glasses….a girl can’t refuse right?

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