top looks great. love the shape of the coat, but big collars make my head look really small!! yep dark denim seems to be the way to go. probably high waisted now. all my low waisted stuff makes my tum look worse.
luckily most colours suit me except pastels and bluey shades.
you are both right about the pic, but not brave enough. (i might get recognised!!!!)
i think i've lots touch with the latest fashions/trends. i think having a look at that may be a place to start.
How about a pic minus your face showing? Dark bootcut jeans woudl work for you, am very straight up and down so not sure where best to look though Gap is often a good place to start. A wide collar is ideal for balancing out hips, so sth along the lines of the coat Amandoh linked to would be good. Monsoon is a good place to look as the cuts seem to be quite womanly and feminine. Someone linked to this the other day and I thought it was gorgeous www.monsoon.co.uk/invt/31203596
Pannacotta, thanks! that is a really nice coat. maybe a bit too smart for me a the mo (sahm). also think i will need it to cover my bum a bit more. (would look great with my pre-baby work stuff, that no longr fits!!)
i'm so impressed with the stuff you guys have suggested.
i get overwhelmed and frustrated shopping that everything blurs into the same thing.
Is it worth booking in for a personal shopping appt with John Lewis/House of Fraser? JOhn lewis stocks Principles and HoF has many high st labels. I think they are esp good if you know what you need and you can always take a few of your favourite things with you to match up new clothes with.
Oasis is a great place to look for pretty t-shirt type tops which are more glam than the average. And Monsoon great for skirts. I have found which shops fit and suit me and tend to look mainly at them, for me it's H&M, Monsoon, Oasis, Principles, Phase Eight, but I dont have the same type of figure as you as am v straight up and down.