Wednesday, 27 July 2011

BUMPER EDITION! Style Inspiration: July

Hi all! It's my favourite time again... and this one's a bumper edition thanks to all of you on facebook who have been sending me your pics! Let's have a look and see what you gorgeous ladies are wearing this month:

Doesn't Juliette look INCREDIBLE? Love all the pink and the animal print tunic from Yours!

Anne Marie shared three outfits featuring Yours' maxi dresses and our leopard print shirt - I think she looks great in all three!

Charlotte of Sugar & Spice looks so pretty in our butterfly maxi - and she's just started working at our new Watford store, too!

Here is Debbie in one of our maxis.

Jane looks great on her birthday night out - everything is from Yours!

Kimberley looks stunning at a wedding wearing one of our maxis.

Leah from Plus Size Shopaholic looks like a rock chick in her Yours t-shirt and jeggings!

Liz looks just fabulous in our purple jewel detail maxi that's still available in certain sizes!

Loll looks so elegant in both her black and purple evening dresses!

Lynn wear our colourful maxi. She says about YoursI have just lost 5 stones, here I am wearing my first ever strapless dress - gone from a size 24 to size 16 so far, always brought from Yours and love your clothes.

Yolande of Diva in Deep Thought looks fab in our crop leggings!

Raimonda look gorgeous in our amazingly popular poppy print dress - doesn't she fit right in with her surroundings?

It seems you just can't stop wearing our maxis! Here is Sally Ann looking lovely in her black and purple version.

Here is Sharon wearing one of her favourite outfits - she loves skater style, and she found an outfit from Yours that goes perfectly with her Vans!

And finally, Vanja looks absolutely stunning at a family wedding in her purple Yours dress.

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely photos - and I hope you enjoyed looking through them! If you have a photo of yourself in Yours Clothing that you'd like us to feature here, you can upload to our facebook page, tweet it to us, or email me at laurending (make sure you delete the gap before sending). I can't wait to see your styles! 

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Say hello to our new Watford store!

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. On Friday I was super excited to see our brand new store open in Watford's Harlequin Centre. It was lovely to chat to all the staff and the customers who popped in, quite a few excited ladies which is always lovely to see!

Here's a little video of the day, including a mini interview with Sam - Sam is the Deputy Manager of our Lakeside store, but helped set up the store in Watford. Hear what she has to say about working for Yours Clothing and helping to give our customers more confidence:

I really hope the plus size ladies of Watford enjoy their brand new shopping experience, and I for one hope to be back very soon!

Lauren xx

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Reveal Click to Buy Awards 2011 - PLEASE VOTE!

We have just had some great news, have been nominated for the Reveal Magazine "click to buy" awards

We have been nominated as "best plus size brand" - please vote for us! 

You can also vote for us in the other relevant categories by selecting “other” and typing Yours Clothing into the text box.

We would be ever so grateful if you could do this for us and if you tell your friends too!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Lauren's Fashion Fixer: Gym Wear

Hey guys, how are you all? It's an exciting week for us as Friday marks the grand opening of our Watford store! I'll be heading down and tweeting, taking photos - come say hello if you can!

This week's fashion fixer is all about gym wear - horrible people assume if you're plus size you don't exercise but I know that isn't necessarily true. Until now, there's never been a great selection of sports wear available to larger ladies who want to exercise but Yours now have a great range of gym-friendly items, so I had to pull together three cute looks for the treadmill:

Black Broken Heart Print Sweat Top, £22; Black Piping Joggers, £10; Accessories, JD Sports

Coral Vintage Zip Hooded Top, £22; Coral Crop Joggers, £15; Accessories, JD Sports

What do you think? I must admit, before now the gym was one place I didn't make an effort when it comes to fashion! But the great thing about this range is that it's super easy to mix and match colours and designs. Now all us plus size women can look stylish and fashionable even when working out!

Until next time...

Lauren xx

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Celebrity Look: Kate Middleton

Hey all! Hope you're all very well. Have you bought from our sale yet? You know that you can get an extra 10% off any sale items with the code BIGSAVINGS - but hurry, it ends at midnight tonight!

As for this week's celebrity look, I've returned once again to our new Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. She's emerging as a chic and impeccably dressed princess, and her recent jaunt to North America proved her classic elegance is here to stay.

I particularly loved her striking red outfit on the Canada tour - only Kate can make traffic stopping red look classy and chic! And because I feel that every plus size woman should be allowed to look and dress elegantly, here is a way of recreating the look at Yours Clothing:

The great thing about this outfit from Yours is that not only can plus size women dress like a princess with clothes that fit and flatter, the price is simply unbeatable - this entire outfit comes to £50 exactly!

Do let me know what you think of this outfit in the comments. Whose style would you like me to recreate next?

Lots of love,

Lauren xx

Friday, 15 July 2011

My Style, Yours Style ;)

Hello everyone!

It's been a hugely busy time for us at Yours. Our high summer sale has been our busiest EVER - so much so our warehouse staff have been working through the nights to ensure all orders are processed in their usual times. And because we're so thankful to you and your love for bargains, we're giving you an extra 10% off our sale items! Simply enter the code BIGSAVINGS and your sale items will be even more of a bargain!

I like to showcase my items from Yours that I buy so you can see what they look like on someone who is most definitely not a model! This outfit includes some of my favourite purchases...

This outfit includes a jersey skirt from Yours' winter collection, their popular oxblood oversized t-shirt from earlier this year (grey and black versions are in our sale, from only £3!) and their beautiful pocket watch necklace which is still available for £12. 

I love this outfit because it's still totally on trend and a little tough and edgy, but so comfortable as well. Both the top and skirt are jersey, and the top especially is so lightweight you can wear it even when the sun peeks out a bit. I know a lot of our customers were scared of the shapelessness of the top, but after trying it, it became one of our most popular items!

That's all for this week, folks - check back next week when we'll be gearing up for our Watford store launch!

Lots of love and have a great weekend,

Lauren xx

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Are you well jel of our t-shirts?

Photo courtesy of ITV.

Uh oh! TOWIE - that's The Only Way Is Essex to the uninitiated among us - fever is still going strong following their Bafta win. The third series is being filmed as we speak, but if you miss your weekly fix of Amy, Mark, Lauren & co then check out our tongue in cheek t-shirts, featuring some of the best loved catchphrases!

Both black t-shirts have an on trend and flattering dipped back hem, and I love the cool cut out shoulders on the white t-shirt. Which one will you be getting?

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Fancy working for Yours Clothing?

Hey guys, I hope you're all very well and enjoying our sale! This blog post features some exciting news: we're opening our first store in Greater London and we want YOU, our lovely customers, to come and work for us! Here's what our stores team say:

Here at YOURS we are sparkling and spirited in everything that we do! We want our Store Managers, Deputy Managers and Sales Advisors to reflect our business, which is why successful applicants will be individuals who share our passion for the plus size market and have the knowledge and drive to provide excellence. Customer service is our number one priority; we aspire to getting it right, first and every time. As such we are looking for individuals who have a ‘can do’ attitude.

In return a competitive salary, monthly bonus scheme, excellent discount allowance and generous holiday entitlement are justsome of the benefits you can expect to receive.

If this sounds like you then we would like to hear from you. For Watford Vacancies please email your CV along with a covering letter to Emma O'Neill @

What are you waiting for? Come and join the team!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Celebrity Look: Emma Watson

It's be a week of endings, hasn't it? As well as News of the World folding and Pat Butcher hanging up her earrings and leaving Eastenders, it was also the end of the much loved Harry Potter franchise, with the première of the final film taking place in Leicester Square last night.

Along with her co-stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and author JK Rowling, Emma Watson dressed up for the occasion in a stunning dress adorned with delicate ruffles. She looks like a fairytale princess!

A lot of us may feel that ruffles are not appropriate for the plus size woman, but both myself and Yours believe that's not true at all! Our range of maxi dresses includes these beautiful chiffon ruffle maxis that are as romantic and elegant as Emma Watson's gown, and available from sizes 16 to 32. 

Go on, you can look like a plus size princess - just like Emma!

Have a great weekend all,

Lauren xx

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Lauren's Fashion Fixer: Summer Weddings

Well hello there everyone! It seems you are enjoying my little fashion fixes and outfit ideas, so I'm keeping them coming!

One of the questions I get asked most of all is what to wear to a wedding as a day guest, as you may have seen from my previous blog posts on the subject. Everyone wants to be as elegant and fancy as possible, but as always the options are more limited for plus size ladies. Well, that was until we came along, anyway! We have a huge range - over 200, in fact - of stunning dresses in various lengths, so no matter your height or size, you can be the belle of the ball! Not upstaging the bride though, of course.

I've put together three options in maxi, midi and mini lengths. I hope they give you some inspiration if you're struggling to come up with a decent plus size wedding guest outfit. Here goes:

I hope you love these looks! Do let me know what you think. Speak to you soon!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Lauren's Top 5 - High Summer Sale!

Hello everyone! Hope you had a good weekend and have been enjoying the British summertime? While it's not exactly been tropical standards, I've still managed to get sunburnt quite badly... oh dear! 

Well to take my mind off things, I just had to blog about Yours' high summer sale. I can't stress enough how good these bargains are, with prices from just 3 quid! Here are my favourite picks from the sale...

1. Black Twill Hareem Trousers, £10 down from £20

A great pair of smart black trousers are a brilliant wardrobe staple, and these hareems are smart, stylish and flattering. And with the price slashed by half, what's not to love?

2. Black Suedette Zip Detail Clutch, £5 down from £12

Our evening clutches are gorgeous, and also roomy enough for all your party essentials. It's less than half the original price, so grab your lipgloss, mobile and head into town!

3. Multi Print Maxi Dress, £20 down from £35

For a stylish summer wedding guest outfit, this is a beautiful and elegant print maxi is absolutely perfect. It's also £15 cheaper than it used to be, so you can steal the show for even less!

4. Cerise Dip Back Chiffon Shirt, £9 down from £14

This summer every style fashion fan grabbed a simple chiffon shirt to wear with smart chinos for summer. This version is in one of this season's hottest colours, and looks great with black but also with contrasting brights for a bit of plus size colour blocking!

5. Leopard Print Hooded Robe, £15 down from £25

Ah, this winter - or even on colder summer days, given what our weather's like - it'll be great to snuggle up in this robe and feel a little glamorous at the same time! And with a saving of £15, you can rest easy knowing you made a killer bargain.

What are your favourite items from our sale? Let me know either here in the comments, or on twitter or facebook. Can't wait to hear from you!

Until next time,

Lauren xx

Friday, 1 July 2011

Celebrity Look: Amanda Wakeley

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! We have a little payday treat for you: simply enter PAYDAY at the checkout and you will receive £2 off your order. Just a little extra so you can treat yourself without guilt...

It was the Serpentine Gallery's Summertime Ball this week, hosted by the designer label Burberry. All of the guests were wonderfully dressed, but I particularly loved designer Amanda Wakeley's bronzed goddess look. After some digging, I decided to recreate the look here at Yours, so us plus sized ladies can also look as chic and elegant.

Clockwise from top left: Fur stole,; Mocha spring detail maxi dress, £19; Aztec stretch bracelets, £8 each; Gold statement necklace, £10; Black wedge sandals, £20; Beige pyramid clutch, £6

All you need is a golden tan (real or bottled) and you're away! I absolutely love this look, but would love to know what you think. Let me know in the comments, or via twitter or facebook. Which celeb's style do you love? Tell me and I'll see if Yours have anything similar!

Have a great weekend all,

Lauren xx