Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Yours Clothing bumper Press round up!

Hello all, first of all, happy Friday! Don't worry, it might be April 1st but there'll be no April Fools coming from us, and our mid season sale is as strong as ever!

Do you have any plans for Mother's Day this Sunday? We've selected some great gift ideas if you really want to treat your mum - have a look here!

It's been a really busy few weeks for Yours Clothing in the press, and here's a round up of where we've been featured...

Woman's Weekly recommended our purple drape top for something flattering for larger tums.

And Woman's Weekly also loved our floaty floral tunic!

Now magazine thought our ruched buckle belt was perfect for a Louis Vuitton inspired bondage look.

My Weekly used one of our rings to set off this lucky lady's glamorous makeover!

Jewish Chronicle love so much of our new stock, featuring our animal print dip back dress, pink floral maxi (COMING SOON), white and floral maxi (COMING SOON), and three tops which are not yet on the site!

The Yorkshire Post love our animal print shirt that'll be arriving this summer!

Take A Break think our floral belt is a perfect gift for Mother's Day!

Love It magazine are also fans of our floral belts, featuring our bright option!

And finally, Best magazine used our stud detail jeggings as part of their makeover feature. We think she looks fab!

Aren't they great? Thanks guys! Keep your eyes peeled for even more press round ups in the future!

Lots of love,

Style Inspiration: March

Hello my dears, hope you're very well! Our sale is still going strong with more and more bargains added every day!

It's almost the end of March, and you know what that means - a blog post of epic proportions showcasing YOU wearing our clothes and looking fabulous! It's so positive to see beautiful plus sized women looking radiant and I'm happy that Yours can help you do this. So, who's been wearing Yours this month?

The lovely Valerie of Blog to Be Alive dresses up our stripy t-shirt with a statement skirt and red lips.

The Plus Side of Me DIY-ed her skinny jeans and looks bang on trend.

The lovely Rosie of A Rose Like This reviewed our lace peter-pan collar tunic and teams it with floral culottes for an uber-trendy vintage look.

Vanoue of Les Pitreries des Vanoue looks gorgeous in one of our multi-coloured scarves!

Nadia of My Stylish Life looks like a real rock chick in our frill skirt...

...And dressed down fabulous in our poppy tunic!

Letilor always looks stunning, whether it's in our teal military dress...

Or dressing up our pink checked shirt - complete with cat!

Debz of I Wanna Be A Princess was clearly having a lot of fun in her Yours top that night - nice friends you have there, Debz!

And here is Debz in another Yours tunic, looking lovely!

Amy looks lovely in her tunic she found in our 2 for £35 deal.

Carmen looks just fabulous in one of our tunics from last winter- totally ready to disco!

Sam looks stunning in our firework maxi!

And finally, here is Carmen again looking stunning in our floral tunic and matching red cardigan, both from Yours.

I hope that gave you some style inspiration! If you'd like to be featured in next month's round up, feel free to comment, email, tweet or upload your photos to our facebook page. Can't wait to see your outfits, ladies!

Lots of love,

Monday, 28 March 2011

Celebrity Look: Agyness Deyn

Hello everyone, did you have a great weekend, enjoying the sunshine? Our Merry Hill store took part in the centre's Faces of Fashion event, so let me know if you went down! As well as that, our online mid season sale is still going strong, with even more reductions added today - check it out!

This week's celebrity look is yet another British supermodel, this time Agyness Deyn. I really loved this crisp, slightly nautical spring look topped off with an eye-catching green bag. And guess what? The whole look can be found here at Yours! So if you fancy being a plus size supermodel, here's what you need:

I think this is a great look for spring, when you're out shopping or sightseeing. A real classic! But I'd love to know what you think. Let me know in the comments, or you can tweet me or leave a message on our facebook page. I'd love to know your thoughts, or if there's anyone's style you'd like me to steal!

As well as celebrity style, I'm compiling this month's photos of you guys wearing Yours - if you'd like to be featured on the blog, send me your photos!

Speak soon,

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Celebrity Look: Kate Moss

Hello there peeps, how are we all? Hope you're looking forward to the weekend! It's payday, and while I'm trying to save I may still treat myself to our mega mid-season sale as the prices are just too good!

It's been a while since I've done a celebrity look, and this one's a bit of a shocker - who knew you could emulate Kate Moss' look when plus size? But here's what the UK's no1 model and grown up rock chick wore to the recent W Hotel launch:

I really loved how edgy yet glamorous it was, something Kate is known for! Here's how us plus size ladies can recreate the look at Yours Clothing:

Black dip back shirt,

A little artistic licence here - I've swapped the jacket and shirt around sequin-wise, but I think this is a great look for something cool, modern and edgy - perfect for a night out!

What do you think guys? I'd love to know your thoughts! Perhaps there is a celebrity whose look you'd like me to emulate for you? You can reach me by commenting here, tweeting or leaving a comment on our facebook page. I'd love to hear from you!

Lots of love,

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Summer Brights: Accessories

As well as our bumper mid season sale with items up to 75% off, we've also reduced the prices of our bags, purses and jewellery!

As with Yours' Colour Shock trend and blog post, a simple way to add this season's brights into your wardrobe is to accessorise and now with this offer it's cheaper than ever! Here are my favourite colourful Yours Clothing accessories...

Well, I really hope you like what I've picked! If there's any trend or look you'd like me to recreate at Yours, let me know by commenting here, tweeting me or leaving a message on the Yours facebook page. Can't wait to hear from you you!

Lots of love,

T-shirt Time!

Hey everyone, hope you're well? We've gone sale mad here at Yours, adding hundreds of brand new stock to our MID SEASON SALE! There's up to 75% off, and I've spotted a few bits and bobs under a fiver!

I want to highlight some of our gorgeous graphic t-shirts, which I think are perfect to see you through from spring to summer, when the weather doesn't quite know what to do with itself. These are all perfect with a thick cardi and warm jeans, and when the sun comes out wear them with crops or even skirts! And they're all reduced in our sale, so you'll be able to afford them - with change to spare!

What do you think peeps? Make sure you check out all of our sale as there are some wonderful bargains to be had, in all kinds of styles!

Until next time,

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Sleep Stylishly - Yours' Nightwear!

Hello everyone, me again!

First of all I want to let you know about our dedicated sale site, Size Up. It features our clothes at lower prices - and today and tomorrow they're even lower, with an extra 10% off! Make sure you add Size Up on twitter and facebook as well to keep up with all the latest news.

Now we all know Yours Clothing is great for affordable fashion, but some of my fave items from them is their adorable nightwear, which gets better all the time. I thought I'd show you some of my fave outfits...

I just find these so cute and lovely to snuggle in. They're already very girly, but if you prefer something even more feminine, what about our selection of chemises? These three are my favourites:

Left to right:

The great thing with our chemises is that if you simply can't choose, they're all part of our 2 for £15 offer. Does that sounds as good to you as it does to me? I hope so! And if you're after some serious bargains, nightwear is included in Size Up too, with pyjamas for only £6.30!

I'd love to know what you think peeps - let me know here, on twitter or on our Facebook page. Can't wait to chat with you all. :)

Lots of love,

Lauren's Fashion Fixer: Tights

Hey everyone! Hope you're well and looking forward to the weekend! And to all our lovely Irish customers, hope you had a great St Patrick's Day - did you get our special offer in your inbox? Hope you did, as it's still valid today!

When I was younger and a self-proclaimed goth, I used to be absolutely in love with coloured and patterned tights - but as you can imagine, because I was plus sized I could never find any to fit. I remember going to Camden with my friends and staring longingly at the rows of patterned tights... Fast forward 10 years, and Yours have brought out a range of pattered and coloured tights! See peeps, patience definitely *is* a virtue! I'm no longer a goth, but here are some looks I've created - let me know what you think!

I am really so in love with this look. Soft grey is a beautifully delicate colour - plus size women are told they shouldn't wear light colours on their legs, but worn with high heels that elongate the leg they look chic, trendy and pretty!

Shoes, Schuh

The folky floral look is huge on the high street this summer and here's a version you can get almost exclusively at Yours with tights to make your legs really stand out. Simply add a a floppy felt hat and you're ready for a festival!

This is one for all you sexy disco divas! Inspired by the 70s trend that's absolutely huge at the moment, I've added our black leopard print tights for something a little bit different. The tunic is rather short, so if you're a little more modest pair with a black tube skirt underneath.

Well, I hope you liked these looks! Is there anything you'd like me to cover on the blog? Let me know in the comments, tweet me or leave a message on our facebook page. Can't wait to hear from you!

Have a great weekend peeps,

Catwalk Collection's Latest Look: Garden Party!

Hello everyone, hope you had a fantastic weekend!

A few weeks ago we created a new section of the site called Catwalk Collections, dedicated to putting together outfits that reflect the latest trends. Our buyers have styled full outfits to give you plenty of inspiration on how to stay on-trend!

The latest look is Garden Party - an explosion of florals and pretty, ladylike silhouettes. This type of look was all over the catwalks for Spring/Summer '11, as you can see...

Because Yours are not one to ignore a trend, the team have compiled a selection of outfits, enabling you to get the look in your size, and for a lot less! Here are three of my favourite looks:

Left to right:

Clicking on those links will take you to a page where you can shop the entire look in one go!

What do you think of these looks? Remember you can comment here, on twitter or on our facebook page. Hope to chat to you soon!

Lots of love,

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Lauren's Fashion Fixer: Working Wardrobe

Hello there everyone! Hope you've had a great week so far. Our sale is still going strong, with 100s more reductions added and prices from only £3!

Earlier this week, Becca-Jane asked me on our facebook page about ideas for office and workwear outfits. Later this season we are actually getting in tailored workwear, including full suits! But in the meantime, here are a few ideas for workwear based on what is already available at Yours Clothing.

This is a great smart yet casual look for the office, with a little bit of colour thrown in, and lots of flattering shapes.
White button up shirt, £18
Black peg leg trousers, £22

A simple white shirt and trousers is an absolute office classic. Simple yet chic. And together they'll only cost you £40!

Cream 2 in 1 pussybow blouse dress, £35
Heart seam tights, £8
Black plait detail tote bag, £20
Polka dot corsage, £4

This look is one for you more adventurous ladies - I have to say it's my personal favourite. The dress is incredibly flattering although take note that you'll need a vest underneath, as the shirt is sheer!

Hope you like these looks. I'll revisit work wear once we get our fabulous tailored pieces in, which I know you'll just love!

In the meantime, if you have any fashion questions or comments you can comment here, tweet me or leave a comment on our facebook page. Can't wait to chat to you!

Lots of love and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Inspirational Plus Size Women

Hello everyone, hope you're having a great week so far! We're seeing our sale continue to grow with more and more reductions every day - so what are you waiting for?

Today is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate the achievements of women. 2011 marks the 100th anniversary, so it's extra special! Because this is a plus size fashion blog I won't delve too much into political women; instead, I'd like to celebrate women in the public eye who are resolutely plus size, and who haven't buckled in to pressure to lose weight. These fine women prove you can be talented, successful, healthy and stylish at ANY size...

Dawn French - what a woman! For over 20 years she's been a superstar comedienne, a sexpot vicar and most recently a celebrated author. The entire time she has not bowed to pressure to lose weight, remaining beautiful, elegant and charming. A truly inspirational plus size woman.

Ella Smith is a young UK actress best known for starring in the Neil LaBute play "Fat Pig" (I know, I know - but the play was supposed to be positive!) opposite Robert Webb. She first came to my attention in a TV drama where she played a sultry sex goddess in a bizarre town. The show itself wasn't very good, but seeing a beautiful woman be portrayed as desireable is almost unheard of on TV. Go Ella!

Gabourey Sidibe was nominated for an Oscar last year for her role as Precious in the film of the same name - since then, her upbeat attitude towards life and her body has been a huge inspiration for women of all sizes over the world. "I learned to love myself, because I sleep with myself every night and I wake up with myself every morning, and if I don’t like myself, there’s no reason to even live the life."

Beth Ditto... Since the UK press took notice of her, her dress sense has completely divided opinion. But no matter what you think of her clothing choices, she has remained resolutely herself even though she's mixed with notorious fat-haters such as Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld and tackled lots of tabloid abuse, something I absolutely respect her for.

Amber Riley has been a huge success story since playing Mercedes in Glee, and she is probably the best dressed plus size star right now. Her looks at both the Golden Globes and the Grammys were absolute perfection, and her recent editorial for Essence magazine is stunning!

Amber Riley's New Directions team-mate Ashley Fink is new to Glee but has caused a huge stir as sassy Lauren - and if reports from the US are anything to go by, apparently she gets herself a very hot admirer in the future! Ashley has been accompanying Chris Colfer (Kurt) to various awards shows looking beautiful and elegant -always affirming to see genuinely plus size women looking beautiful on the red carpet.

Ruth Jones has become a little bit of a national treasure since writing and starring in Gavin & Stacey as Stacey's bolshy mate Nessa, and recently played the late, great Hattie Jacques. Ruth has always remained glamorous yet down the earth in her 15 year career, concentrating on acting, writing and producing rather than losing weight to get more parts. And it's paid off, her career is going from strength to strength!

Ah, Adele. What a superstar! She is the darling of the music industry both in the UK and US and it makes sense because she has the most beautiful voice, and writes fantastic songs. Like Beth, she's appeared in Vogue and had Anna Wintour herself fall in love with her - amazing really, when you consider this is the woman who requires most celebrities to lose weight before appearing in the magazine - and still remains true to herself, because her music is more important than her looks.

Who you consider an inspirational plus size woman? Is there anyone I've missed? Let me know who you're most inspired by! You can comment here, tweet me or leave a comment on the Yours Clothing facebook page. Can't wait to hear your feedback!

Lots of love,