A few weeks back there was a bit of a fall out with the Plus Size Community and Taking Shape, following a PR stunt they carried out at London Fashion Week (LFW). I am not going to dwell too much on this, you can read a bit about it here and here, but this in turn affected a small event I had been planning at my local store in Peterborough.
After a while I was asked if I would go in and have a look at their new stock, as I had not managed to see if following having to cancel the event we had planned, and as I have always had a good relationship with the store and their team, I agreed to go along! I was not given any incentive for this visit by way of gifted items etc, I agreed to this in order to give the store my continued support, and I finally got around to paying them a visit yesterday.
When I arrived at the store, and took an initial peruse of the new stock, all I could see were lots of citrus and bright colours greeting me, it was lovely!
I let the lovely Sam just grab lots of items for me, and went to play dress up…. some items just didn’t work, for whatever reason, height, shape etc. but here are my faves from my visit:
Bordering on a dress on me (#shortpersonproblems), but worked! Can’t remember the size, but possibly a L(Large)
The top I am wearing is definitely a Medium (M), but again, I am unsure on the trousers (my memory is atrocious these days), but the Citrus Punch (see below) are definitely a 20 and I am sure the trousers were all the same size! Not really crop on me…. haha! but, again it all works, I love them like this, reminds me of harem pants, like with my Stevie Pant bought a while back
Tease Top as above
Palm Beach Trousers
I loved these trousers the minute I saw them on the beautiful Emily when I arrived in store, and had to try them. There is also a dress available in this amazing print!
I was really shocked at how much I liked this dress! If I could have justified the £65.00 I would have snapped it up…. I will be watching out to see if this makes a sale in the future! It is obviously, again, longer on me than the model, but it doesn’t matter, and even being quite boxy, it looked really really good! The girls even said out of everyone they had seen try it on instore, I was the first person it actually looked good on…. haha (Model here obviously excluded! ) I did think it was initially a printed patten, and when I stuck my finger through one of the holes I thought I had broken it! If you do like this, it is a good idea to go in store and try it on first, as this is an 18, some 3 sizes smaller than I would normally wear.
Again another firm fave, but couldn’t justify the price today…. I like this cut of dress, one that appears amongst many of the Taking Shape dresses, and always very flattering! I think this was a 20????
It would have been rude of me not to take them up on their weekend offer of 20% off, and came away with this combo.
Tease Top as above
Citrus Punch Trousers
I decided I would get lots of wear out of this outfit, and it was so comfy! As previously mentioned, the trousers are a 20 and the top is a medium. You can dress this up or dress it down depending on the occasion. I know this will get a debut at work this coming week, probably even tomorrow!
You too can grab 20% off full priced items today or 25% extra off sale items (valid until the end of 15th March 2015). But if you miss out, don’t panic, between 19th and 22nd March 2015 you can get 20% off full priced items again with the Taking Shape Friends & Family voucher code TAKFF20 at the checkout online!
Finally….. Having fun with my selfie stick with Emily & Sam!
Have you checked out the new in range at Taking Shape yet?
Don’t forget I am shaving my hair off for Mind on 11th April 2015, and you can donate by clicking the Just Giving link below…. Thank you! x