Return of the Mac

So it's the beginning of the July and it should be the height of summer. We should all be lounging in parks, having bbq's and drowning ourselves in Pimms and Aperol but alas; it's the beginning of July and it's raining a lot, it's muggy and the sun seems to have disappeared.

Enter the need for a summer-time cover up that isn't bulky but still means you're covered and not exposed to the "elements". In the last few weeks, the launch of Phase Eight's plus size range, Studio 8 has been picking up momentum and after seeing some of the launch pieces in real life at their press day; it's great to see the site up and running and to be able to get my hands on some of their luxe pieces. Phase Eight is renowned for their sophisticated pieces, their attention to detail and great quality and they have some of the best occasion wear on the High Street - it's now time for us plus size gals to wear their premium and stylish clothing.

This beautiful Mac, is undeniably chic looking and it is such a good cross between a casual water fall jacket and a more structured, classic trench coat. With regards to the sizing, I would recommend picking your usual size or even sizing down as the coat comes up a little big. Give me brights and prints any day but I also love switching things up and sometimes I crave a neutral palette, I love the tone of this grey coat. I've got to admit, I felt kinda special in this outfit.

As much as I love my more quirky or casual outfits, I love dressing up and feeling like a slightly more sophisticated version of myself and I think this outfit is doing just that for me. The culotte jumpsuit is a totally different shape for me. I've never worn anything like it before but you know what? I love it! I like that it nips me in at the waist, shows off a little cleavage and the length is perfect for me as I like to wear things that fall just below the knee. In regards to fit, as with all New Look items, I have had to size up to a 24, even though I usually wear a size 20 so bare that in mind if you fancy buying one. The waist is elasticated so there is a lot of stretch in the jumpsuit.

What I'm wearing:

Mac - Studio 8 
Jumpsuit - New Look Inspire via ASOS
Silver Heels - old New Look similar here
Bag - old H&M similar here
Earrings - old New Look similar here

Have a peek at what Studio 8 are up to and let me know what you guys think. Anything they are missing or could improve on?

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*This post was sponsored by Studio 8 but as ever, all the opinions in this post are mine.


  1. That mac is delicious. I need!! Looking fab in the culotte jumpsuit too! X

  2. Love everything about this look! <3

  3. That mac is gorgeous and I am just in love with the colour! As for Studio 8, they need to ship to Australia!!

    1. I will have a word and see what they can do about that! It would be good if they did! xx

  4. You look gorgeous and super chic!! Considering of getting this culotte jumpsuit for myself :)

    Katrina Sophia

    1. You should! Its such a good throw on piece and it is so comfy xx


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