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Introducing Unique21's new plus size Hero line*

Hello lovelies,

I was recently contacted by Unique 21 to tell me about their new plus size line, and I have 3 lovely items to show you today - a brown polka dot cullotte jumpsuit, leopard print blouse and a champagne satin blouse. I'm wearing a size 26 in all three items and I found them all generous in size.

UNIQUE21 HERO Brown Polka Dot Culotte Jumpsuit

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Culotte jumpsuit, Unique 21 Hero £35
Earrings, Primark £3
Duster jacket, New Look £15
Handbag £6 Primark
Shoes, thrifted

This jumpsuit is well made from a thick fabric which is ideal for this time of year. It has a long side zip opening to help you shimmy it on and a self tie belt. It is a culotte jumpsuit so it's meant to rest above the ankles. As I'm only 5ft 5 it is a longer length on me though. This is a great colour for autumn and goes well with mustard and burnt orange shades.

UNIQUE21 HERO Leopard Print Wrap Blouse


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UNIQUE21-HERO-Leopard-Print-Wrap-Blouse // www.xloveleahx.co.uk

Leopard print wrap blouse, Unique 21 Hero £34
Earrings, Primark £3
Fat goddess necklace, £3 CB Sculpture
Skirt, past season Elvi

This blouse is a lovely weighty crepe with a side tie and one popper fastening. I find it very oversized so have to wear a camisole under it, but that's good news for people over a size 26 as it would fit a size 28, maybe even 30. Leopard print is the hottest thing this A/W so this piece would be a welcome addition to any wardrobe. Classy yet sassy!

UNIQUE21 HERO Pussybow Tie Front Shirt

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Pussybow tie front shirt, Unique 21 Hero £35
Pinafore dress, ASOS Curve £35
90 denier tights, Big Tights Company
Boots, George at Asda £12.50 

This blouse is a lovely slinky satin with a pussy bow tie. It does need ironing but holds it well - it's not a fabric that creases up the moment you move. Nor did the fabric pull so easily. I found it oversized again. This is a blouse which'll contrast well with other luxe fabrics like leather, pleather or velvet.

All in all I'm very pleased with the quality of these three items and will definitely be on the look out for more Unique21 Hero pieces in future. They also sell separate lines on ASOS, so check them out there too.

I use affiliate links on some items, which means if you click and buy from them I will earn a small commission. See my disclosure for more details. http://www.xloveleahx.co.uk/p/disclosure.html 

Thanks for reading. Leah xoxo

The only lightweight jacket you need this Autumn feat. New Look

Hello lovelies!

If you follow me on Instagram you'll have read that just lately I can't get enough of nature's colours like mustard, rust and forest green. This outfit I'm wearing today is my favourite one for a long time as it combines mustard and rust, two colours which I think compliment each other perfectly.

NEW LOOK CURVES MUSTARD CROSS HATCH DUSTER JACKET AUTUMN FASHION // WWW.XLOVELEAHX.CO.UK
It's funny, because when I was younger I absolutely hated the colours of nature and thought women who wore them had given up on life! 😄 How things change! This duster jacket is amazing and I'm going to wear it with everything. It has two pockets, a one button fastening and is a medium weight fabric just right to take the chill off Autumn evenings.
NEW LOOK CURVES MUSTARD CROSS HATCH DUSTER JACKET AUTUMN FASHION // WWW.XLOVELEAHX.CO.UK
I'm wearing the duster jacket in a size 26, the blouse in a size 24 and the jeggings in a size 28. And oh my God, are the jeggings comfortable! At £7 I'm going to buy out the shop. They are amaaaaazing! They're high waisted too and they smooth out my bumps. Go buy some if they have some left in the sale in your size!
NEW LOOK CURVES MUSTARD CROSS HATCH DUSTER JACKET AUTUMN FASHION // WWW.XLOVELEAHX.CO.UK
NEW LOOK CURVES MUSTARD CROSS HATCH DUSTER JACKET AUTUMN FASHION // WWW.XLOVELEAHX.CO.UK
NEW LOOK CURVES MUSTARD CROSS HATCH DUSTER JACKET AUTUMN FASHION // WWW.XLOVELEAHX.CO.UK
I'm wearing:
Earrings, Primark (in store only, similar in widget below)
Warm lined ankle boots, Simply Be £30

I use affiliate links on some items, which means if you click and buy from them I will earn a small commission. See my disclosure for more details. http://www.xloveleahx.co.uk/p/disclosure.html

If you have any questions about fit fire away in the comments or tweet me!

Thanks for reading. Leah xoxo

George at Asda mustard jumper

Hey loves!


Today I'm wearing an outfit which everyone went ape for on Instagram.

Unfortunately the jumper isn't online at present so you may have to pop into your local Asda. Alternatively I've linked to some similar styles at the end of the post. 
I'm wearing an XL which is a size 20-22, but it's very large fitting. It's also available in store in grey and powder blue and due to the stretch of the knit and the large arms I think it'd fit someone up to a size 32. 

I'm wearing:

Leather look pencil skirt, ASOS Curve size 26
Shoes, last year's Primark

Here are a selection of lovely mustard jumpers.

I use affiliate links on some items, which means if you click and buy from them I will earn a small commission. See my disclosure for more details. http://www.xloveleahx.co.uk/p/disclosure.html

Thanks for reading. Leah xoxo

6 months on the coil

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Hello lovelies,

I've been on the Mirena coil for almost 6 months now and I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. You can read my post about having the coil fitted here. My periods pre-coil were horrific, and even though I was taking Tranexamic acid (to reduce blood flow) and Mefenamic acid (an anti inflammatory painkiller) I would still get through a couple of boxes of additional painkillers each period, as well as 2-3 packs of max flow night time pads. I could spend up to 3 days of every 5 day period in bed as the pain was so horrific, and the bleeding was intense. I couldn't wait for menopause.

The first 4 months of being on the coil was HORRIBLE, I'm not going to lie. I was bleeding for 10-11 days out of every 21. Yes, really! The blood flow and pain were reduced from the very first period and I never needed to use Tranexamic acid and Mefenamic acid again, but being on my period so long and with such a short time in between was really annoying. I must've had about 8 periods in these 6 months, but they only started getting better from my second to last period. That time I had a 24 day cycle, and I only bled for 5 days. This was also the first month I didn't bleed through my underwear onto the bedding in the night. My last period (last week) was 5 days long and I had a 27 day cycle, so things are getting really good now. My last period was great - the flow was so light that I'm hoping in another 6 months I may not be having periods at all.

Have you got the coil? Are you thinking about having it fitted? I really wish I'd had it done years ago, even with the initial teething problems.

Thanks for reading. Leah xoxo

Asos Design Curve cross back smock dress

Hello lovelies!

I've got another fashion post for you today. I'm on a roll - I seem to have my mojo back! Today I'm wearing the Asos Design Curve cross back smock dress in slub, and it's a really comfy throw on dress made that little bit more special by the low V back. As you can see it does reveal my bra so do be aware of that. This would be the perfect dress if only it had pockets. I want pockets on EVERYTHING.

Asos Design Curve cross back plus size smock dress // www.xloveleahx.co.uk
I'm wearing it in a size 28, and as usual with ASOS items, it does come up big. I like it for those days where I don't want to feel confined - perfect for when I'm on my period.
Asos Design Curve cross back plus size smock dress // www.xloveleahx.co.uk

Asos Design Curve cross back plus size smock dress // www.xloveleahx.co.uk In the glare of the sun, and what a lovely place to be.
Asos Design Curve cross back plus size smock dress // www.xloveleahx.co.uk


I hope you're having a lovely weekend! I've had a bit of a blow out and have bought a bunch of autumn/winter appropriate clothing, so I have a few more OOTDs coming up.

I use affiliate links on some items, which means if you click and buy from them I will earn a small commission. See my disclosure for more details. http://www.xloveleahx.co.uk/p/disclosure.html

Thanks for reading. Leah xoxo

Life Lately - Oct 2018

Hello loves.


I thought I'd share a bit about why I've been gone for 4 months. Life has been really hard for me lately and I haven't really felt like doing anything except sleeping! For a few months now I've had problems with my left hip. For a couple of months it was sore but I could still get about - I could visit friends and use public transport to a certain extent but now I can barely walk around the supermarket in one go.

I woke up two weeks ago in absolute agony in my hip, unable to do anything but hobble. I went to A&E on Monday last week as I was in so much pain. They put me on some strong painkillers and I can at least walk without crying but I'm still in an awful lot of pain. My doctor thinks it's osteoarthritis.


I'm on the waiting list for physio but basically life as I knew it is pretty much over. My mobility is shot to shit. All my thoughts have been about finding a man in recent months and now they're about mobility aids. 😆😆😆 My family have been excellent throughout. My aunt is spending a terrifying amount of money having the bathroom refitted to my needs - we're getting an extra wide and deep spa bath with 14 water jets, and it's a also a bath with a door so I don't have to climb over the bath to shower. We're getting a new shower and screen as well, and the bath comes with a lift to help me get in and out. My mum and aunt did my food shopping for me last week as I was in too much pain to do it. I felt totally useless sitting in the cafe waiting for them to do it for me, but they took it in their stride. I don't know what life is going to look like for me in the future, but with my family behind me I'll be OK. I should get the results of my x rays on Friday.

I hope things are OK with all of you. I need to catch up on some blog reading!

Thanks for reading. Leah xoxo

Simply Be dark floral v neck skater dress

Hello lovelies!

It's been a while. I have a personal post planned to explain why I've been away so long but for now here's a fashion post. I bought this lovely Simply Be dress a few weeks ago and my bestie Mookie took photos of me.

WWW.XLOVELEAHX.CO.UK SIMPLY-BE-STRETCH-V-NECK-SKATER-DRESS


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I'm wearing this dress in a size 26 and it fits great. For a long time Simply Be's clothes were very undersized but it doesn't seem to be the case any more - yay! I love the ruched sleeves and the dark floral print is perfect for autumn and winter. The only drawback is the fabric is a little thin, but that means you can layer up in a cosy cardigan as well.

V neck skater dress £25

Thanks for reading. Leah xoxo

A holiday look with Debenhams

Hello lovelies,

I've teamed up with Debenhams in this post to show you a holiday look. I chose a cool and airy jersey dress from Dorothy Perkins Curve to base my look around, and accessorised it with a bang-on-trend straw bag, gold sandals and some statement earrings. I was surprised at how many plus size dresses are on the Debenhams website, with brands such as Scarlett and Jo, Studio 8 and Evans for sale.

Go buy this dress, seriously. It's so comfortable and it's under £20!
All the links are in a widget at the bottom of the page, but let's have some more pictures first, shall we?
Serving up VBO realness.
This dress is so affordable and can be dressed up for evening or down for day time. It'd look just as good with some lace up plimsolls and a denim jacket as it would strappy sandals and a sparkly clutch. One thing to point out - the dress is described as coral but is more of a tomato red. I'm wearing a size 28 and it's true to size, perhaps even a little oversized. It comes in a bunch of other colours too - black, khaki, pink, navy etc. It's effortlessly cool - the sleeves are the perfect length and the tie waist is accented with gold hardware. I'm going to buy some in other colours, I can't help myself!

Click the picture below to take you to the item.

This blog post is part of a Debenhams holiday shop campaign. Thanks for reading. Leah xoxo