Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel wears an embroidered statement dress from Simply Be with her fave over the knee boots in this outfit post.
I am living my supermodel fantasy in that header image, you guys! Would you look at that SMOULDER?! As far as I’m concerned 2017 is the year of self love. For me, that means focusing on my top priorities, shaking off unhealthy relationships, and loving my body-ody-ody. I really think this photo captured that body love, ya know?
When this dress arrived in store I was IMMEDIATELY obsessed. Like zero to want-it-need-it-gotta-have-it real quick. This is my first time experimenting with the embroidery trend, and I gotta say I’m converted. Since buying this beauty I’ve had my eye on several other embroidered pieces, which I’m compiling for a trend watch post so stay tuned for more!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re sitting there looking at me going bare legged and bare armed in February and you just want to say “Amanda Kay! WHERE is your coat? Your leggings? It is freezing outside, girl!” But look, I am so stubborn! This was my outfit for the day, and I didn’t want anything getting in the way of the look I wanted to serve! So get off my case, Mum! (Sorry Mum, lol)
Are y’all sick of these black boots yet? Because let me tell you, I am NOT! Sorry bout it! I know you’ve already seen them in this post, that post, and another post, but I’m so into them. They’re comfy and they’re warm, plus I feel super sexy when I wear them bare legged like this!
My one gripe about this dress is the felt detail on the sleeve. See the black horizontal stripe before the sleeve goes to a wee bell detail? That bit has no give whatsoever. A size 24 fit great everywhere but there, and since I was afraid of busting the seam I decided to size up. Other than that, it’s total perfection. When I wash it, I turn it inside out and put it in a mesh wash bag before popping it in the washer. I want to keep the embroidery looking fresh, so that’s how I prefer to wash it!
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Dress: Simply Be, size 26
Boots: Simply Be, size 8E, extra curvy plus calf
Bag: Old Evans. Similar at River Island
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