Shop Your Stash #1


Welcome to the Shop Your Stash Challenge. This is all about finding a gem in what you already own and creating a blog post on it. This is to let go a little of the stress that comes with being a blogger – even if it is just once a month. Rummage through your beauty products and climb through those clothes draws. You might surprise yourself!

The fabulous Hollie of Pretty Big Butterflies came up with this fab challenge…. You can read a bit more about it  on her blog here, but basically, as the intro above says, it is all about digging around what we already have in our wardrobe, amongst our beauty products, reviewing something different like a book, restaurant, film, recipe…. You get the picture?

I’m sticking with what I know at the moment, good old FatFashion, although I will spice it up in future months, and although I did post this as an “Outfit of the Day” pic on Instagram, (it was raining on the day the pics were taken hence being an indoor shot) I’ve never got around to the full review this skirt from SimplyBe UK deserves.


Every time I checked out the SimplyBe UK a few months back, or saw a bloggers wish list post based around SimplyBe UK, this skirt would feature and always blew me a little kiss, or gave me a little wink (yes, I am aware that one day the men in white coats will come for me one day).  This skirt is made of a thick, shiny jersey, and although I was worried that I may need to size up due to the material and style, I stuck with my usual size, UK24, and It is spot on!  I am only 4ft10, and again, had my concerns that it was going to be long, and although it doesn’t look like it does on the model on the website, I don’t think it looks out of place, more of a maxi skirt rather than a midi, and still looks fab with my ever faithful ankle boots from Boohoo, full review on these here.  this skirt is still available here at the affordable price of £25.00…. so what you waiting for…?!?!?!

I didn’t read the reviews on the website before I bought this skirt, as it wouldn’t have affected my decision to purchase it or not, but I have read them today just to see what others thought of it, and although most of the cons raised I disagree with, poor quality, fit etc. I do have to agree that the colour is a little odd…. It clearly states black & pink, but the black is an off-black, if that makes any sense, and does give a look of navy, yet it isn’t a clear navy either!  Bizarre, but I still love it!

I am still in search of the perfect top to compliment this skirt, I am thinking a dip hem style, oversized crop or an 80’s retro batwing, but in the meantime, I teamed it with a very old Yours Clothing 2-in-1 bolero style top and my F&F Kimono cardigan, which has featured on the blog before, and is still available here in sizes 10, 12, 16 and, although low stock, 18, and now with 50% off at £7.00!  I am wearing the UK22, and if your size isn’t on he website, maybe it is in your local store.

I know that a few people have had their eye on this skirt, has it winked and blown kisses at you, have you given in to it’s advances too???  I’d like to hear about it… even if to prove I’m not the only nutter out there!

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BIG Love

S x


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