Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Celebrity Look: Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Hello everyone! Did you have a great Christmas? Hope Santa was really good to you all this year! Of course, now we have the January sales to look forward to - but we couldn't wait, so we've launched ours already! Up to 75% off original prices and items from just £2, what are you waiting for?

A slightly different "celebrity" look for us this week - in fact, it's a fictional character! To celebrate the release of the English language version of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo this week I've come up with a look that reflects the tough cookie heroine, Lisbeth Salander, played by Rooney Mara in the film (and for you super fans, Noomi Rapace in the originals!). This one's definitely for you rock chicks...

I love this look, tough and understated! Are you going to see the film at the cinema, or are you a fan of the book series?

Lots of love,

Lauren xx

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Sale, sale, sale!

Our biggest ever sale starts today - December 21 - and we have some fantastic bargains for you.

If you are looking for an outfit for a New Year's Eve party, then we have some great dresses to choose from.

Blue Embellished Waist Midi Dress; was £35, now £22 - save £13 , Black Lace Top Midi Dress; was £45, now £29 - save £16, Black Sequinned Shoulder Mesh Dress; was £35, now £20 - save £15, Black Shoulder Mesh Dress; was £35, now £19 - save £16

As the winter weather takes hold, save pounds on our range of coats that will keep you warm and cosy during the cold snap.

Black Coat; was £39.50, now £25 - save £14.50, Black Fur Trim Coat; was £69, now £45 - save £24, Blue Checked Duffle Coat; was £49.50, now £29 - save £20.50, Black Zip Front Coat; was £39, now £25 - save £14

Tunics are incredibly versatile; worn with skinny jeans or leggings, they make a stylish every day look, or they can be dressed up with jewellery for an evening look. We have a great selection in our sale to tempt you.

Black Asymmetric Top; was £16.50, now £9 - save £7.50, Multi Tear Drop Print Tunic; was £22, now £11 - save £11, Navy Colour Block Top; was £14.50, now £8 - save £6.50, Pocket Tunic; was £16.50, now £8 - save £8.50

There are also some great savings to be had on our range of accessories, including jewellery, gloves and scarves - many items start from just £2.

Knitted Lurex Detail Snood; was £8, now £5 - save £3, Black & Silver Weave Effect Pashmina; was £7, now £4 - save £3, Coral Chunky Cable Knitted Scarf; was £8, now £4 - save £4, Pearl Flower Necklace; was £10, now £5 - save £5, Gold Pendant Pocket Watch Necklace; was £12, now £6 - save £6, Multi Flower Bead Necklace, was £10, now £6 - save £4, Silver & Black Pandora Bracelet; was £10, now £6 - save £4

Happy Shopping!

Friday, 16 December 2011

Tales from the Dressing Room

Hello everyone! I hope you're all very well - can you believe it's only 9 days until Christmas? Where has this year gone, I ask you!

Before I get into the nitty gritty of this blog post, I must plead with you to vote, vote, VOTE as it's the final day of 100% People's Plus Size Awards. We really want to win Best Independent - it would really make our Christmas!

Earlier this week I headed down to my local Yours store with a view to trying on some items that are popular among you. As I'm a 5'1", size 20-22 pear shape, I thought it'd be good for those with similar bodies to see what the clothes look like on someone who isn't model standard! Here are the photos and my thoughts...

First item I tried was this Leopard Print 2in1 Belted Dress in a size 22. A small word of warning, the top part is see-through so you may need a vest to hand! But it's beautiful and from the front does give me a bit of a waist! However, as you can probably see, the bodycon skirt shows the outline of my belly, which is a dealbreaker for a lot of plus size women. I would definitely recommend this for hourglass or busty shapes to really emphasise those womanly curves of yours!

Next up was the Winter Ditsy Tunic, in a size 20. This fit absolutely perfectly - the empire line waist means it works well on my pear shape, flowing over my belly and hips. I would also recommend it for apple shapes. The material is cotton, so I would pair it with thick tights or leggings, boots and a warm cardi for winter.

I tried this Black, Grey & Red Floral Tunic in a size 22-24, though I could easily have gone down a size. These styles are so popular with you guys, and it's easy to see why. They're so comfortable and roomy, just an absolute joy to wear, no matter your shape. The scarf is detached so you can add it to any outfit, too!

Finally, and my favourite of the bunch, is the Spotty Gaga Sleeve Dress in a size 20. If you're looking to emphasise or create curves in places you didn't know you had them, this is absolutely the dress for you! On my pear shape I felt sexy and curvy in a way I don't normally. Absolutely perfect!

What do you think, ladies? Let me know if there's anything you'd like me to try!

Lots of love,

Lauren xx

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Lauren's Christmas Wishlist!

Hello my lovelies! I hope December is proving wonderful for you all so far. As well as getting into the Christmas spirit there are all sort of exciting things afoot at Yours HQ, namely the Nicky Hambleton-Jones competition, and trying to stay in front of 100% People's Best Independent Plus Size Retailer category. Please help us stay at the top as if we win, we'll have a celebratory treat for you all! 

I can't wait for Christmas, it's my favourite time of year! Although I love to give presents, I've also made a wee list of things I'd like to find in my stocking Christmas morning...

Phew! Santa's clearly going to be a little busy this year... What Yours Clothing items would you like wrapped up under your Christmas tree? Let me know on facebook, Google+ or twitter

Lots of love,

Lauren xx

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Win a styling session with Nicky Hambleton-Jones

I have some very exciting news to share with you this week.

Yours Clothing has teamed up with top celebrity stylist Nicky Hambleton-Jones to offer one lucky customer the chance to win a makeover and £500 worth of clothes.

Nicky, famous for presenting the Channel 4 programme 10 Years' Younger has transformed hundreds of women over the years, helping them wear clothes which flatter their shape and stay a style queen whatever their age.

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic competition, all you need to do is click on the competition panel on the homepage, fill out the details and click the ENTER NOW button at the bottom.

And as if this wasn't enough, everyone that enters will be sent a voucher giving them £10 off their next spend of £50 or more.

The competition closes on January 3rd and the winner will be announced later that month.

I don't know about you, but I can't think of a better way to kick of the new year than wining a styling session with Nicky and receiving a £500 wardrobe from Yours Clothing?

So what are you waiting for? Get those entries in now.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Celebrity Look: Jessie J's Superstar Tights!

Hello there everyone! Can you believe it's December already?! Have you got your Christmas decorations up yet?

Before I talk about my favourite item this week, I really want us to have a weekend push to get back in front of both our categories in the 100 Percent People awards! Please vote for us as often as you can in Best Retailer and Best Independent Retailer as we really, really, really want to WIN!

You all know that Yours Clothing, unlike most plus size retailers, pulls absolutely no punches when it comes to bringing our customers versions of the latest and most current fashion around. So no sooner had (a rather cross-eyed) Jessie J strutted her star printed tights on the stage, than our very own plus size version appeared! Check it out:

Aren't they just brilliant? I've ordered my pair already! Now don't worry, you're not obliged to wear tiny hotpants like Jessie. I think they'd look just as great with a more demure style of dress, like our gaga sleeve dress in any block colour, and paired with our patent courts. This will give you an elegant look with a flash of star style!

What do you think? Will you be rocking these in the run up to Christmas?

Lots of love,

Lauren xx