Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Style Inspiration: November

Hi everyone! Hope you've had a great weekend?

We've got a great deal on this week for our UK customers: next day delivery is half price, £3.49 instead of £6.99! There's no minimum spend and it's available up to 3pm on Thursday, so you can get your clothes in time for this weekend. What are you waiting for?

As well as that, we'd really love it if you could continue voting for us in the Best Retailer and Best Independent Retailer categories in the 100 Percent People awards. We're holding on to 1st place in Best Independent, but we're in 2nd place in Best Retailer and we want to WIN! You can vote every 12 hours, so please spread the word to your friends!

Well November is drawing to a close, and we're getting ready for Christmas, but first I have to share with you Yours' stunning plus size customers and bloggers wearing our items!

Our red and black dress has proved popular, with Miria and Nadia both rocking it! Miria has also teamed the dress with our studded belt and studded tights. Amazing!

Here is the beautifully named Jascent wearing one of our summer maxis - how fabulous? Alongside blogger Joanna, who wears our summer cropped denim jacket perfectly.

Karina looks fashionably casual in our Minnie Mouse t-shirt, and the lovely Lesley looking absolutely FABULOUS in our elegant purple jeweled maxi dress, that's still available in some sizes! 

Looking beautifully feminine and elegant is Lynne and Megan, featuring a tribal patterned skirt available from last year, and this summer's rose pink floral maxi - still available in sizes 18 and 24, at a reduced price of £19.

Miria and Nadia return! Nadia on the right wears one of our popular, colourful tunics from earlier this year, and Miria looks hot to trot in her military jacket!

Australia blogger Natalie shows off her laid back summer style with the help of our crochet top - and how cute is her dog, Miffy? As well as that, the lovely Odelia looks wonderful in our purple floral maxi and matching shrug.

Rachel looks like a curvy superstar in our animal print chiffon maxi, doesn't she? Good work, girl! And Sam from Lips, Hips and Fatshion Tips always dresses up a treat - her Yours faux leather bomber from last winter is perfect for her autumn kitsch outfit.

That's all for this month folks! Will you be wearing Yours Clothing over the Christmas party period? If you are, don't forget to tweet or facebook your photos to be featured on our blog! Can't wait to see your fabulous outfits... 

Lots of love,

Lauren xx

Friday, 25 November 2011

Yours Christmas Offers

Every week in the run up to Christmas we are offering you, our valued customers, some great discounts on some of our top selling items.

From knitwear to coats, to lingerie and shoes, there are some fantastic bargains to be had.

Our military coats are bang on trend, and are now priced at just £25 (reduced from £39), and our black zip front coat has been slashed from £60 to just £39. We also have a range of gilets available for between £12 to £18.

Shoes and boots finish off any outfit - and thanks to our amazing reductions, you can buy some top quality leather ankle boots for just £39 (a saving of £21!) and our suede knee high boots are now just £45 (a £25 saving!) We are also offering discounts on party shoes - our black heeled sandals with diamante studded straps have been reduced from £28 to £18, and our silver and black gladiator heeled sandals are now just £19.

For more offers click on our Deals of the Week and Sale panels on our homepage.

Miss it, or miss out!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Jump Into The Party Season!

When jumpsuits re-emerged a few years ago, we all wondered if the trend had legs (no pun intended).

But when stylish celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Katie Holmes and Rihanna were spotted wearing them, it became clear this look was here to stay.

The jumpsuit is one of those pieces you can never go wrong with. They're comfortable, elegant, flattering and work in all fabrics and colours.

Whether it's flowing, flared, draped or straight, picking the right one plays an important role to how you are going to wear/style it properly.

At Yours we have a great selection of jumpsuits designed specifically for the coming party season. They are a great alternative to a dress but you will still feel feminine and chic.

Check out our styles below and remember to accessorise.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Celebrity Look: Victoria Beckham

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great week so far?

We're still in dire need of your votes in the 100 Percent People awards! Please help us get back in 1st place in the Best Plus Size Ladies Retailer and keep us in front in the Best Independent Plus Size Ladies Retailer - let us know on facebook or twitter when you've voted, as there may be a treat in store for you!

It's been a while since our last celebrity look, and today I've chosen one of the most stylish women in the UK - Posh Spice herself! Here she is looking as smart and fashionable as ever - although wearing scarily high heels in which to carry her adorable daughter Harper Seven - in one of her own colour-block designs. If you want to emulate her superstar look, look no further than Yours!

Sadly the cute baby isn't included! But this is a great, smart look for the office or even a night out - and you can get it all for under £50, too. If you're not as proud of your pins as Mrs Beckham or need a bit more warmth, wear with a pair of our plus size leggings and you'll look just fabulous!

Until next time, ladies!

Lauren xx

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Layer Up with Yours' Basics

Hey everyone! Hope you enjoyed our sister site Size Up's 10% offer over the weekend. What did you buy? Let us know!

You've been doing an incredible job voting for us in the 100 Percent People's Plus Size Awards. We've got a good lead in the Best Independent Ladies Plus Size Retailer category, but we've slipped to 2nd place in the Best Retailer category. Nooo! Can you help us push the votes and take over Igigi's lead? Please vote for us and spread the word!

Here at Yours we have always included a great mix of unique, fashionable designs with lots of budget-busting basics items, and this season is no different. Alongside our extravagant party dresses and evening wear are dependable, good quality basics in a range of autumnal hues:

Stretch Skinny Jeans, £22. Available in khaki, brown, black and navy.

Our stretchy skinnies are an absolute must have for any autumn and winter wardrobe. Throw on a warm jumper and boots and you're ready for anything!

Scoop Neck T-Shirts, £8 each/2 for £15. Available in black, brown, blue and purple.

When a jumper just isn't enough - or if you need some extra coverage - these long-sleeved scoop-neck tops provide an extra layer of warmth on those cold winter evenings. 

Asymmetric Hem T-Shirts, £8 each/2 for £15. Available in teal, denim, berry, black and charcoal.

Similar to our scoop-neck t-shirts, these can help with layering up. But the 3/4 sleeves and asymmetric hem have a little more detail, meaning you can wear them for layering purposes or on their own. 

Hope you like these! How would you style them? Let me know on our facebook page, in the comments or on twitter. Can't wait to chat to you!

Lauren xx

Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Yours Clothing Competition: Win £250 worth of clothes!

Hello everyone, hope you're having a fabulous November so far?

I certainly hope you've voted for us in 100 Percent People's Plus Size Awards - we're storming ahead in both our categories, which is wonderful! But we still need your help - you can vote once per day, and voting closes on Friday 16th December at midnight so please keep them coming!

As well as asking you to help us out, though, we've got an amazing competition just for YOU. It's our most audacious giveaway yet with our biggest ever prize: £250 worth of whichever clothes you want!

So, how do you enter? Simply head to our homepage, scroll down to the bottom where you will see a link where the arrow points:

Fill out your details, click enter and voila - you'll have entered our prize draw.

Entries close on December 31st. We will be picking a winner on January 1st, 2012. Meaning that whoever wins can start a brand new year with a whole new wardrobe! What are you waiting for?

Lauren xx

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Help Yours Clothing win Best Retailer!

Hello my lovelies, how are you?

It's come to our attention that UK plus size lifestyle website, 100 Percent People, is having it's annual plus size awards - and we've been nominated in not one, but TWO categories!

We're up for Best Plus Size Ladies Retailer and Best Independent Plus Size Ladies Retailer. We're up against fierce competition in both categories so we'd love to grab as big a share of the vote as possible, and hopefully win!

All you have to do is follow the links above, select "Yours Clothing", and click vote. No signing up required! 

Please let us know if you have voted, as we might have a potential treat in store for you all - you can let us know here in the comments, on facebook or tweet us.

Thanks so much guys - we couldn't do it without you!

Lauren xx

Friday, 4 November 2011

Take it to the maxi's

Summer may be over, but the trend for floor-sweeping hems is still in full swing - thanks to the simple maxi skirt.

This versatile winter wardrobe staple can be dressed up or down, and many of your have emailed in asking for advice on how to wear it.

Below, I have put together two different outfits from our fantastic winter range - one for work, the other for play - to give you some helpful ideas.



If you have any photographs of yourself wearing our maxi-skirt, or other helpful fashion tips you want to pass on, please contact me on the email address below.


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Dressing room adventures!

Hello all, how are you? I hope you're very well! If you're based in the UK, until 4pm today we have half price next day delivery, so it'll only cost you £3.49 instead of £6.99. Don't miss out!

Earlier this week I headed to one of our stores, and tried on a few items I love from the site. I've always found it helpful to see clothes on a more ordinary body so I thought I'd do the same thing for you!

I am 5'1, a size 22-24 and a definite pear shape. Here goes!

1st item: Black & White 2in1 Dress, £28. I tried this dress in a 22 and it was a perfect fit! I think it gave me a great silhouette as the bodice is fairly short, so it nips me in and gives me the illusion of a waist. The skirt is a lovely a-line so it skims my belly and bum very nicely! I'm also very impressed with the length of the skirt, it means that even taller women can wear it as a dress with opaque black tights underneath.

2nd item: Mustard Tunic, £14.50. I tried this tunic in a 22-24. It's such a beautiful, on trend colour for the autumn/winter season and while it looked okay, I believe it's a much better cut for someone with a curvier, hourglass figure to avoid the snug fit around the belly. Such a great, comfortable look for daytime, and there are many other colours available!

3rd item: Coral Dip Back Scoop Neck Jumper, £17. I tried this on in a 22-24 and I absolutely love it. It is unbelievably soft, it simply has to be felt to be believed! This is just great for keeping warm and toasty in the winter and suits any body shape. I especially like the dip back for a sweet little detail. Great with leggings and boots, or even with a skirt (I'm wearing my own Yours velvet skirt from last year in the photos) and thick, wooly tights.

I hope you've enjoyed this post! Let me know if you do and I will happily post more! :)

Lauren xx