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32yr old Mummy to 3. Our 4yo disabled son, 2yo strong willed minx and our recent addition our little piglet Deacon born 21st June 2013. Making our way through the every day, remembering to smile, as it's the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

#FashionFridayPlusSized – Week 8

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in #fashionfridayplussized, fashion, Plus Size Fashion



Hello All my gorgeous ladies, it is Friday so it is time to share our fashion. This week I come to you with another of my most recent Forever21+ purchases, I really hope I get to go up to Westfield for my birthday in December and treat myself to some more as their items are such great value for money.


Excuse the creases we had been in the car a couple of hours. I teamed it with my one pair of jeans (oh how I must get another now Autumn is on its way) and a Kimono I bought last year to wear to Cybher.

A lady who has never worn gold costume jewellery is all of a sudden only ever wearing gold and I love the Aztec detail on my cuff and necklace both from the New Look sale.


The bag is covered in tiny little shell button, it is an old purchase but has always come out for outfits when I want something simple and pretty.

Outfit Details

* Glasses – Select Specs (Another £10 Bargain)

* Necklace – NewLook

* Top – Forever 21+

* Kimono – Indigo at M&S

* Jeans – SimpleBe

* Cuff – New Look

* Bag – Roxy

* Sandals – New Look

Don’t forget you have the next 7 days to link up, I am loving meeting more of the Plus Size blogging community.

Yours Clothing Arrives In Ashford

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in 2014, fashion, Plus Size Fashion

Whilst I love the amount of choice I now have online to buy Plus Size Fashion, there is still something so fun about going into a store and trying clothes on, even more so going in to a shop and everything in the store fits me. Up to now unless I visited London or Lakeside this was not possible, but as of last week that has all changed.

Last week Yours Clothing opened their second biggest store in Ashford, Kent, just 30 minutes from my house and as I needed to do some shopping chores last Friday I tied in their official shop opening.

I have never purchased from Yours before, so I honestly had no idea what to expect and whether I would like any of their range but how could I miss such an event.

When we arrived 10 minutes before the opening time there was already hoards of people, the first 50 through the door received goody bags and everyone else a £5 voucher, so of course I had to choose something.

Yours Clothing

I was impressed by the nice wide aisles, I struggle with so many shops to get a good look around due to the pushchair, so I loved that I would be able to look at all they have to offer, which is a lot. They sell Fashion, Shoes, Jewellery, Swimwear, Nightwear and Underwear – everything in one place.

The store was really busy and I had both the young ones so I did not get to take as many pictures as I would have liked, but thought I would share a couple of things I liked.

plus size fashion

I could not believe how many patterned leggings they had, I have a thing for them, so shall be treating myself to some for the winter months to team with my Denim Tunic. I love a Kimono (as regular readers shall know) this lovely Grey one caught my eye for the blend to winter months. I don’t usually go for dress/tunics like the purple one here, I also rarely wear purple but I thought this would be great for school run/housework days, it was a lovely light fabric.

I was impressed with the changing rooms, nice amount, good size and lovely positive messages on the walls as you walk in, clever touch, positivity is key!

Plus Size Fashion

I ended up leaving with both these tops, the top to wear with skinny jeans for everyday and the bottom I could not resist as I love polkadots, I am not sure either are fantastic fits but they were great prices and lovely and easy for busy week days. I also got a bargain handbag for £8, which has featured in my #fashionfridayplussized outfit post this week.

I was impressed with the store and it’s layout and think I will certainly find bits to purchase in the future.


Disclosure – I was not asked to attend the store opening or blog about it, I just wanted to share.

This Time 10 Years Ago….

Written by InnocentCharmer. Posted in #AandK10YearsinLove


Huge thanks to Claire for our awesome badge


I was in full prep for my wedding day, the day that should be one of the best in my life. It really was, I married the man of my dreams, my best friend and soul mate, but other than that it was very crappy. It is a very long story and I won’t dwell, it took me a few years to not get upset and since I have learnt to look at all the positives and have then focused that on our 10th Wedding Anniversary we would renew our vows.

Our Wedding

Well that 10 years is coming round super quick, in fact it is less than 9 weeks away – eek!

After Grayson having such a bad summer medically, Ashley and I had to both reduce our working week, the thought of a renewal had lost all hope, but after some talks with some truly beautiful, awesome friends, aka Kirsty, Clara, Lauren and Hayley, they convinced me life really is too short and to make it happen. No matter if it is sandwiches in a local hall my renewal will take place.

So this week I managed to find a very nice local hall, just been renovated and with lovely area inside and out it will do the job nicely. It has taken half the very small budget, so that is now where over the next 8 weeks I have to get crazy busy making everything I can to save a penny, let’s be honest I love making and it will be so much prettier anyway.

The renewal is about embracing my love for not only my very awesome Hubby but our family unit, it is a day we celebrate being us, about how we have grown in numbers and solidarity over the past 10 years. A day where we enjoy our love with the people we truly love.

We have some fab friends coming *waves* and it is going to be a family orientated event, kids just as important and involved as the adults, fun games, dancing and party food.

I have of course been pinning my ideas, as Pinterest rocks for inspiration, as the budget has fallen I have gone from glamour to now deciding on an English Cream Tea fifties feel, but let’s be honest that is so more me.

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We have decided on what we want to wear as a family, now just to source it, have you seen any awesome flowery shirts for boys on your travels ??

I shall of course be blogging the whole run up and day for the beauties that can not make it and so I can look back and remember. We shall be having a totally social media savvy event so the hashtag will see us through the day too, with many a friend or family member sharing.

I am super excited, I really hope this will be the day that takes away those memories of 10 years ago and fills with just pure happy thoughts.

I would love any input, send me your ideas, your pins, well wishes, whatever it maybe and enjoy our journey with us!

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