Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Blog Series - Curves around the World - Curvy Plus size Outfits - WEEK #10 MONOCHROME

So, you may have guessed by the blog title.This week the theme this week is monochrome or black and white if you so prefer!

Now, black is a colour I wear a lot of, although I am branching out into other colours and snazzy patterns, but white isn't a colour I wear a lot of, maybe the odd summer cardigan or loose linen trousers but in general I steer well clear. White does my lady lumps and bumps no favours I'm afraid. Together though black and white is such a statement and monochrome is very on trend right now.

This week I didn't even have to think about what I would wear. There is one item in my wardrobe that is pure monochrome loveliness. This outfit is a tad similar to last week's but I couldn't not wear this skirt so please forgive me?!
Curvy / Plus size outfit -Monochrome - Primark skirt
Black shrug - Wallis
Basic black top-New Look
Black Tights- Yours Clothing 
Shoes- Leather ballet flats from New Look with bow detail 
Monochrome skirt Primark - Curvy plus size outfit
The star of the outfit is  obviously the skirt. This was from Primark. It has a black underskirt with the more sheer fabric and print over the top. It's very flowy (not so great on a windy day!) but I love the bold print. I think it was around £8 which is amazing value.
Revlon Enchanting nail polish varnish and Revlon Candy Apple Lip Butter Red lipstick

Jewelry wise I wore big stud pearl earrings and a long length necklace in a mesh leaf design. For make up I went for my MaxFactor powder foundation (I hate liquid foundation!), concealer, and my usual champagne cream eye shadow from Benefit, lots of mascara and eyeliner. I then added red lipstick to give some colour injection to the look which I think is important. This one is  Revlon Lip butter in Candy Apple which is one I highly recommend for anyone scared of red lipstick. It is mega easy to apply and wear and looks so nice on. It's on the more orange scale of red and has a lovely shine to it. I love it and wear it a lot. The nail varnish was the colour injection. This one is by Revlon in 'Enchanting' and is a lilac with a hint of pink when it catches the light. (Sorry for the hair in this photo - it was windy but I wanted to show the lipstick and nail colours!)
Curvy plus size outfit with  monochrome Primark skirt 
I love this look. It's classic but the skirt makes a statement. It's super easy to wear, very comfortable, flattering and fab value. 

Do you like the skirt? What do you think of the monochrome trend? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Don't forget to go and check out the other ladies in this blog series. They are gorgeous women and their blogs are fab!

Sabine (Germany) - http://binebutton.blogspot.de/

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  1. Hi Helen,

    you are soo cute! Great outfit! Love your Lipstick.

    ♥ Bine

  2. Gorgeous outfit Helen - that skirt is a beauty and an absolute bargain at that! I hope you wear it all the time because it really suits you. Oh and your hair and make up looks fab! :) Steph x

  3. one day id like to try wearing tights too :) this outfit is very ballerina style <3

  4. Love your skirt girl...looks like it makes wanna swirl around I can see coz your pictures are saying it all that you had a great time taking them. You always nail your makeup as well. Orange lipstick is so in right now and I think im gonna give it a try soon. So enjoy your orangy-red lipstick coz it looks fab on you


  5. I love this outfit. The skirt is a knock out! x

  6. Helen I love the print of your skirt, it really is the star of the outfit. I've been wanting that Revlon lip butter but I'm not sure it will fit my skin color, but it looks great on you! :)


  7. Thanks for all the lovely comments girls! Glad you enjoyed it. Nina, try the lipstick. I think it would suit you. I usually wait until they are on a good deal and stock up :)

    Love reading all your comments!


  8. You're such a beautiful woman. Love that outfit. ♥ xoxo

  9. Love the outfit that skirt is fab xx

  10. I looovvveee this skirt!! I wish we had a primark here!


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