Plus Size Summer Style with Simply Be

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I am loving the return of some of my favourite things from the 90s, chokers and Gingham monochrome definitely are giving me the summer feels.  So when I was asked to pick an outfit from Simply Be that described my summer style I couldn’t resist this Gingham Dress.

There is a place near where I live in Derbyshire that I really wanted to take photo’s of this outfit and with it being really sunny recently I feel like it really shows off the way to wear this beautiful outfit.

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The material on the dress is nice and light and I chose a size 26 but I think I could have gone smaller as it was a nice thin material.

I have to admit, if you’re taller than me the gingham dress will be a little short. I am 5ft 2.5 (yes the half counts!) and it was just above the knee.

I wore this with a little black choker which came from a set of four, a pair of leggings (standard) and suede ankle boots.

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I went with a pop of colour with the pixie camera bag and matched it with my lips and of course I went with a little ankle boot to finish the outfit.

The bag looks small but holds so much. Perfect for holiday when all you need is your camera, phone, lipstick and your money. Definitely one for bloggers and instagram enthusiasts. I love the chrome detailing too.

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I do love colour in the summer but really wanted to try something different. I don’t ever get my legs out, not because I don’t like them but I just have worn something on my legs for so long they get cold, even in the Summer. I seem to have conditioned them somehow.

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I also love a boot, knee high in the winter and ankle in the summer. I find them so comfortable and they are perfect for a walk in the woods.

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This was my first photoshoot, I have to admit I was pretty nervous and I really enjoyed it. Admittedly this outfit did help boost my confidence. I felt good in this and I don’t often enjoy swing dresses but this felt really good.

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PHOTO CREDIT: RACHEL TAYLOR

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12 Comments

  1. June 16, 2017 / 4:59 am

    I love the final two pictures, pure moments of fun. The dress looks lovely and I love the pink bag. It’s amazing how everything comes back in fashion (apart from shell suits, lol)

  2. June 16, 2017 / 9:55 am

    You look lovely, really love the dress and the pink bag is lovely too and really complimented the dress. The photographs are really lovely too, great post darling xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  3. June 16, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Simply Be offer some really lovely items, I love that dress you look really awesome in it 🙂

  4. June 16, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    oh i love that dress – Simply Be are amazing, everything i have bought from there have been a great fit!

  5. June 16, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Love the little black choker and those suede boots are lovely 🙂 x

  6. June 16, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    This dress is gorgeous! You look lovely 🙂 it really suits you

  7. June 16, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    You look lovely and I love the dress. I feel inspired and as I read your post I thought maybe I could do some of these style posts too.

  8. June 17, 2017 / 12:35 am

    This is such a gorgeous outfit, Leah. You look fab. I especially love the dress <3

    Louise x

  9. June 18, 2017 / 5:34 am

    I love this outfit, it’s really flattering and bang on trend. Love the colour pop with the bag too1

  10. June 18, 2017 / 9:43 am

    This outfit looks amazing on you and I love the location. It was definitely a good shout.

    V ❤️

  11. June 18, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    I love the colour and style of the dress it looks great. I haven’t shopped from them before I must go take a look.

  12. June 27, 2017 / 5:27 am

    Very chic dress and i like the pop of colour from your bag

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