Thank God it’s Friday. I had so much fun at the Evans denim customising event yesterday I honestly believed it was the weekend already. But no. To get me through the last day of the working week, I’m wearing my latest obsession: this amazing top from Joanie. Since Joanie started, I’ve been a fan. I liked them because they interpreted vintage styles in a way that was so far beyond the usual insipid ‘pin-up’ styles that seem to dominate the plus size market. Their stuff, in sizes 8-22, represents a more creative way of interpreting that. Joanie have sent me stuff in the past, but this month I coughed up my own cash to purchase two tops- this one, and one that I’ll post next week. I’ve been feeling really uninspired by what’s on offer at my payday go-to shop ASOS and haven’t ordered from there for a long time, and I thought maybe I just wasn’t interested in fashion right now. But as soon as I saw this top, I knew where my payday shop would come from this month.

I’ve paired the top with my excellent new jacket I got in Gap at the Grove when I was on holiday. It was 40% off everything that day, so it was a total bargain and I’m already getting loads of wear out of it- it’s so light, it’s easy to wear, it folds up small so I can keep it in my bag when I’m not wearing it. Ideal.

Jacket: Gap
Top: Joanie
Jeans: Marks & Spencer

Lipstick is my new favourite red: Urban Decay in 714. I find it really hard to find reds that suit me, and I’m still reeling from the fact that my friend Anne bought me this without me trying it and it turned out to be perfect. She must be a genius.

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