same genes, different style

My worst kept secret

Don’t you just love it when you stumble upon a new clothing line? And to make it even better, every time you wear one of their pieces, someone asks you where you got it from. That’s what’s happening since I bought a few items from […]

Look what I found!

Do you ever buy something that sits in your wardrobe for ages then suddenly you are totally inspired and decide it goes with everything you’re wearing right now? Well that has just happened to me. I have had this cape jacket from Jameela Jamil‘s collection […]

Casual or Smart?

I fell in love with this OneOneThree skirt months ago, and finally I own it! I bought it to wear it casual with trainers and t-shirts but the day it arrived I was heading out and I just had to wear it! So, I hauled through my wardrobe to see what would match up and decided on this cold shoulder bodysuit with a cute ruffle right the way around the neckline and wrap up shoes, both from ASOS. To complete the look the other half had surprised me with a pack of ten different style chokers that were from on offer on Groupon and I decided a plain tie design went perfect with the shoes. When I get around to wearing it casually I’ll post a photo. 

Welcome Back!

We are back! After taking a break BigSisLittleSis is back with a new website and a new format. We decided to focus on the things that we really love and just blog about what we are passionate about that is naturally occurring in our daily […]

Royal Ascot Fashion

Last week I was lucky enough to go to the races. I’ve got to be honest, I was a little skeptical about the whole day, imagining thousands of people crammed under cover from the rain – a meat market! I couldn’t have been more wrong. […]

Shhh! – My new 50’s fashion secret

If you love 50’s inspired fashion, I have found the best place to get some gorgeous, well made pieces into your wardrobe without breaking the bank.

My passion for wiggle dresses came about on a trip to Vegas where I discovered the clothing range Betty Page. I bought my first wiggle dress and wore it to practically every event for a year. It was a classic piece but it set me back more than I would have liked (well more than my other half would have approved of!) but I had my use out of it. I have always tried to get more clothes in the range but you either end up having to add lots of import tax or if you do manage to find something you like on a UK website, the price it through the roof.

So I was ecstatic when a little boutique opened locally and brought the roaring 50’s to South Wales! And it led me to stumble across Lindy Bop and their UK website. They have everything from  classic swing dresses through to cute little 50’s inspired shrugs. The sizes have a huge range and it gets better, the average price of a dress is around the £30 mark!

So Christmas time I picked up a few little numbers to add to my collection.

Audrey Red Polka Dot Dress
Audrey Red Polka Dot Dress
Rose Red Jersey Wiggle Dress
Rose Red Jersey Wiggle Dress

 

Ophelia Monochrome Swing Dress
Ophelia Monochrome Swing Dress

 

If you fancy anything, you can still catch the sale! What are you waiting for!?! 🙂

Trends for 2016 – How to wear them

So, with London Fashion weekend just around the corner I thought it was a good time to have a look at the fashion trend predictions for this Spring. New York, Milan and Paris have shown us to expect plenty, from vivid colour clashes through to tiaras (yes, […]

Back to the Gym!

So I’ve been back in work a week I suppose I may as well face the dreaded return to the gym. The weigh in. The first session. Doesn’t fill me with good thoughts. Those of you that know me to look at may be surprised […]

What shall I wear……..for Autumn?

It’s September! That means two things – summer is over (what summer!?), and I get to shop for my autumn looks! If you read my last blog you’ll know I was mega impressed with the new Simply Be autumn/winter collection. I could buy one of everything! Sadly I haven’t won the lottery so I have picked out my 5 favourite key pieces that I shall be adding to my wardrobe this season.

Collarless Cape
Collarless Cape
Suede A-line Skirt
Suede A-line Skirt
Tie Neck Swing Dress
Tie Neck Swing Dress

 

 

 

 

Fringe Ankle Boots
Fringe Ankle Boots

 

Gypsy Boho Blouse
Gypsy Boho Blouse

Just one thing left now – hurry up pay day!!!

Guess what? I’m fat!

In case it’s escaped your notice, I am fat. From young I have always been fat and, due to my love of burgers and ice cream, I am resigned to the fact that I always will be. But, shock horror, I am happy! How can […]