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Debbie the Dot

Sheffield

Animal Print

There is a lot of awful animal print clothing out there.

I like animal print, but only if it’s tasteful. I have been after an animal print skirt for ages but I still haven’t been able to find one. 

Most people, when they hear the phrase “leopard-print dress,” picture something skin-tight and, for lack of a better word, tarty, but it doesn’t have to be that way and I found this really cute, floaty dress from ASOS. 

This is the petite drop waist dress in animal print, size 8 and it was Β£14 (item no: 873633). I have linked this at the bottom of the page.

When I pulled this dress out of the bag I thought I had been sent the wrong size as it is quite wide for an 8. Having tried this on though I really like it and I’m quite glad it’s not skin-tight as I bought this as a dress for work. I did try and team it with a belt but it went from being nice and modest to tight and a little bit of bum …… not for work no!

I just had this view of animal print as being quite ‘Ab Fab’ and that definitely isn’t me, but having looked specifically at animal print clothes I really quite like it. 

As far as prints go, animal/leopard is quite sexy, so it’s a great way to add a little sass to a pair of jeans if worn with leopard print heels or even a simple t-shirt. I think it’s also a massive ‘feminine’ print to wear …. I can’t say I have seen many men wearing animal print around Sheffield πŸ›

Try to be curious and experiment with different prints, colours and styles. So what if it’s not quite you, at least you tried ✨

ASOS animal print dress



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Statement Prints

I’ll be honest, I hated statement prints. I thought some were tacky and some just god awful …. “bend over, I’ll drive” or “more issues than Vogue” ….. just no!!

However, I have turned a corner and purchased a statement t-shirt and a sports bra from Pretty Little Thing. I think you will like these.

One thing I will say about Pretty Little Thing is that their models are stunning! They make the clothes look amazing that’s for sure 😍

The t-shirt is the Boob Slogan Black t-shirt dress which was Β£12.00. This dress made me smile. I feel it’s a ‘bold’ and effortless dress without having to say anything. It’s quite long on me so I would probably wear this in summer with my Converse. I have linked this item at the bottom of the page.

The bra is the Pretty Little Thing Nude Sports Bra which was Β£10.00. The model for this is Kylie Jenner and I unfortunately don’t fill the bra like she does 😀 I have also linked this item at the bottom of the page.

I won’t be wearing this bra to the gym, or anything resembling sports, as it will be more of a fashion piece in the summer underneath a tight white t-shirt or vest.

I really like clothes that have an elastic waistband with the brand written on. I think they look striking but also feel really flattering because the elastic creates a snug fit. 

I noticed Pretty Little Thing also do the leggings to match my sports bra so that might appear on my shopping list as well …. keep watching πŸ‘‘

Slogan Boob Dress

Sports Bra




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#pltstyle

Floral Prints

Florals can be a bit ‘loud’ can’t they. I appear to have acquired quite a few statement floral pieces recently. 

My last blog featured my floral floaty skirt and I wanted to show you a top that I was bought at Christmas and some trousers I recently bought from Boohoo.

The top is from ASOS and having tried to look for it again, it now isn’t available – sadly. I love how different this top is and that’s what caught my eye. I love the colours and the separation of the flower pattern throughout the top. I even bought myself some skinny navy trousers to wear especially with this top πŸ’

Now, the trousers. These are from Boohoo and are the Kellie Dark Floral Skinny Stretch Trousers and were Β£10.00 (item no: dzz6381810518). I have linked them at the bottom of the page.

I was dubious and didn’t think they would fit, however they do, but they are definitely skinny. I also ordered a size bigger than I normally am as I have a big bum and thighs πŸ™‹πŸΌ I thought the print on these trousers was really smart – not too loud but still smart so that I can wear them for work.

I’m fed up of winter and being cold so I’m wearing my bright floral clothes to cheer myself up and hopefully anyone who admires my outfit.

Bring on summer 🌼🐝

Boohoo floral skinny trousers




#florals

Big Skirts

I have always admired big skirts but just couldn’t see myself in one.

I was recently at a graduation ceremony and I saw a girl, who was not much taller than me, with the most beautiful red, big, floor length skirt. It looked so good on her because she had the waistband pulled quite high up, almost just under her boobs – and it looked amazing so I thought right, I’m trying a big skirt …… or two!

So, I bought this floral skirt from Boohoo and it is the Lua Autumnal Print Box Pleat Midi Skirt (item no: dzz6988014416) which was Β£6.00 in the sale – crazy!

I also saw this skirt from Zara and it is the Shiny Pleated Skirt (item no: 7288/256/050) which was Β£5.99 – again, crazy! This is my favourite skirt ever. I feel like a hula girl 🌼

I wear my big skirts with a tight fitting, plain top. Or even a crop top. I think crop tops are perfect with a big skirt as you can show some skin and not look drowned in material. Always wear heels with a big skirt. It will give you better posture and it makes your legs look longer and thinner.

Big skirts make me feel more girly than a short, tight skirt. Bizarrely. I think it’s because I can get away with ‘tiny’ up top, but not look too exposed, and the floaty effect makes me feel really feminine and pretty.

If like me you doubted big skirts then I really would try one, if you think it won’t suit you, you just might surprise yourself πŸ‘—







#bigskirts

#boohoo

#zara

Kylie Make Up

Aaaggghhhh look at my beautiful make up set and lip kit πŸ’œπŸ’›

Now, I’m not a massive Kylie Jenner fan however, you have got to appreciate how good her make up looks and especially those lips! 

When she released her make up range I tried to get a lip kit but they sold out instantly so I just waited for the ‘storm to calm’ and thought I would treat myself with some money I got for Christmas.

I bought the Burgundy Palette Kyshadow which was $42 and the Lip Kit in shade Moon which was $29. Shipping is $14.95 but my friend was in America at the time so I saved money on postage. 

Her range isn’t cheap, I appreciate that, and if you follow my blogs you will know I don’t buy expensive things very often, but I had to try it. I caved to the pressure and hype πŸ€“

I haven’t actually used the eye palette yet as I need some practice in blending the colours and knowing where to shade and darken to enhance the eyes. The colours in the palette are absolutely beautiful though and I can’t wait to experiment.

The lip kit is quite possibly the best thing I have ever tried. It’s a lip liner that you coat the lips with and then apply the lip gloss …. which isn’t a gloss at all, it dries instantly and becomes a matte colour. I will admit, the colour is a lot darker on my lips than what it looks like on the box but I think the colour suits me and I really like it.

Check out my Instagram (debbiethedot). I will be wearing both the eyeshadows and the lip kit on nights out. I have a few coming up so you can see the make up as part of a full outfit.

Expensive make up isn’t always the best, but this lip kit is definitely worth the money πŸ‘„








#kyliejennercosmetics

#instagram

Glitter Boots

Glitter boots – genius idea ✨

I have been after these boots for ages but I was reluctant to pay Β£40. I waited for the sales to happen and Zara saved the day!

These are the Shiny Sock Ankle Boots which were Β£19.99 (item no: 7120/101/092).

Aside from these being glitter the ‘sock’ effect really caught my eye. They are well fitted, tight and very flattering because of this.

The only thing I would say is, if these boots aren’t worn with the right outfit they will go from being amazing to looking like you have raided a children’s dress up shop! I will wear my boots with a short dress and no tights or skinny black jeans and a glam top. They are so nice that I don’t wanna take away from their sparkle πŸ’«

I feel a bit like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz in mine and I’m so pleased I finally own a pair.

The Zara sale is amazing so if you’re not spent up from Christmas, get yourself there or online.

I wonder if these are acceptable work shoes ….. 😜




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#glitterboots

Velvet

When I see velvet I have to touch it. When I wear velvet I can’t help touching it. It’s just beautiful. Who can resist the allure of velvet? It oozes glam and a feeling of royalty.

This is another dress bought for me for Christmas and it’s from Zara. Unfortunately it isn’t online anymore but they have a lot of other gorgeous velvet dresses and tops. Some items are still in the sale (I think this dress was around Β£10 in the sale).

Velvet is such a glam material in itself so all this dress needs is a great pair of heels and hooped earrings. I’ll keep it quite minimal, accessories wise, because the dress doesn’t need jazzing up. It’s my friends birthday soon so I think I have my party outfit sorted 🎈

I keep finding myself drawn to velvet boots/shoes but I know that I would be too afraid to wear them in case it rained or they got scuffed so I’ll just keep admiring them from a distance….. for now! πŸ’πŸΌ

I believe velvet is an ‘all year round’ material that was perhaps once associated with winter and/or Christmas but things have now changed and I know there is a lot of velvet out there – that’s affordable. 

Your wardrobe isn’t complete unless you have some velvet in there so get shopping πŸ’Ž


#velvet 

Bomber Jacket

I have been after a nice jacket for summer for ages and when I saw this bomber in the ASOS sale I thought it was perfect!

This is the ASOS Luxe Matte Satin Bomber Jacket in Diamond Quilt Β£18 – reduced from Β£45 (item no: 873015).

Pastel colours were really popular last year, and will be again this year, and I love the chic colour of this bomber. It reminds me of candy floss 🌸

A typical bomber jacket is a short jacket that fits tightly at the waist and cuffs by elasticated bands so even a basic bomber can look really good because it clings at the waist and shows your shape!

I’ll wear my bomber with my light blue ‘Mom’ high waisted jeans from Topshop and my heeled chunky boots – gotta look super sassy to show off this coat haven’t I 😍

ASOS have got 70% off on a massive range of things so spend some time looking through the sale because I can guarantee you will find a bargain ….. enjoy.




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A Wrap Dress

I started a new job this week so I have got myself a few new dresses, tops and trousers – any excuse to buy new clothes isn’t it?

I plan to share my gorgeous new clothes with you over the coming months, but first I wanted to start with this one which was a Christmas gift from my mum

It’s the Grey Wrap Dress from H&M for Β£12.99 (item no: 0425905006). I wanted a new flattering but simple dress and this is exactly that. It’s a really lightweight material that clings in all the right places. I’m conscious about wearing clothes that are mega figure hugging for work so this dress is perfect. It’s tight along the top, floaty around my bum and not too short.

This dress could also be described as a ‘skater dress’ because of the cut and fitting – which is great as maximum twirling can be achieved in this dress πŸ’ƒπŸ»

You know some days when you wear a dress, or your favourite pair of shoes and you know you look and feel your best….. this is that dress for me.

If you follow my blog you will know I shop at H&M a lot so this is just another gorgeous item that I can add to my wardrobe. 

If you don’t shop at H&M, you should …. 🌹




#wrapdress

#skaterdress

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