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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Hiding a bloated Stomach.

Fake fabulous | Tartan T-shirt dress, silver sandals and red lips.

Sometimes, we can all get a little bloated (and puffy) can't we?

Sometimes, I blame hormones.
Sometimes, I blame stress.
Sometimes, I blame the weather.
Sometimes, I blame ageing.

Whatever is to blame, there is no point dwelling (and moaning) about it.
Life has to go on.

Fake fabulous | Tartan T-shirt dress, silver sandals and red lips.

When my stomach is bloated and sore (and I feel generally yuck) I need to cover up in loose fitting, comfortable clothes.
Luckily, my legs never swell up, so they can come out to rescue me in times of need.

On these 'bleugh' days, an oversized T-shirt dress is perfect.
Loose and comfortable, casual in style BUT definitely not boring or forgettable.
Comfort dressing can still be fun!

Fake fabulous | Tartan T-shirt dress, silver sandals and red lips.

This tartan dress was donated to me by my step daughter.
She knew I would love it!

The dress is completely sheer so I slipped another (tight fitting) dress underneath.
{See that dress, here layered up again}

Fake fabulous | Tartan T-shirt dress, silver sandals and red lips.

Just because I am wearing an oversized T-shirt doesn't mean I have to look like I couldn't be bothered getting dressed.

Okay, so the truth is I really couldn't be bothered getting dressed...
But, nobody needs to know that, right?

An unusual pattern and/or texture helps to elevate this dress out of the nightwear department.
Footwear is more tricky.
I need 100% comfort.
Some days, I can put up with a little discomfort for the sake of a nice shoe.
Today is not one of them!

I want to reach for a pair of birkenstocks, or my trainers, but settle for these flat sandals instead.
Silver sandals are a slightly funkier (and smarter) choice.
Making a nice change from my trusty gutties.

Fake fabulous | Tartan T-shirt dress, silver sandals and red lips.

A statement necklace distracts the eye and adds to the feeling that...
"I did get dressed today, honestly!!"
Teal sunglasses finished my look off nicely, and hid my eyebags.

And if all else fails, a slick of bright lippy and big smile will always make you look (and feel) better.

DRESS: A gift
DRESS (underneath): Baukjen...this one is similar
SHOES: American Apparel
NECKLACE: Topshop
LIP: MAC
GLASSES: Fenchurch...these are lovely

What do you wear when you feel bloated and generally yucky?
Please share your secrets in the comments, or contact me!



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17 comments

  1. This is certainly the most comfy yet stylish way to hide puffiness. And with legs like yours, that is all anybody is gonna notice - lucky you! I also love how your hair is growing out. It looks fantastic.

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    1. Thank you Karen :oD. I am growing it a little but am off to the hairdressers in a couple of days. It is uncontrollable just now. Thank you for noticing!! XXX

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  2. Girl---never let it be said you don't kill the style fairy!
    You could be wearing that dress with slippers and sure, it'd look sloppy. But no, you pair it with a great pair of silver shoes (you know I love them, since I did a post series on them) and a fab necklace. I really think that necklace makes the outfit quite intentional!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie....I guessed you might approve of these shoes! They are super comfortable and very slipper-like. And a necklace is so easy to pop on, isn't it? Instantly a bit more dressed. XXX

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  3. My goodness but you have some of the best necklaces!! I agree with Jodie about its impact on making the outfit along with the pretty shoes.
    Sometimes it really is the accessories that make a look come alive.

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  4. My goodness but you have some of the best necklaces!! I agree with Jodie about its impact on making the outfit along with the pretty shoes.
    Sometimes it really is the accessories that make a look come alive.

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    1. Thank you Judy...I got a new one in London too! I hope to share with you soon. Necklaces are such an easy way to look like you have made an effort....and take no effort at all! :oD XXX

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  5. Well you know that anything in tartan will get my vote of approval Samantha! I love this simple mini dress which showcases your long, long legs perfectly. And of course I covet these fab silver shoes and think they would fit in with my other silver shoes too. Great to see you in sunnies and bright red lippie too - it all goes to make yet another brilliant outfit x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Anna! So simple really. These shoes really are fab! And such a huge bargain too....I must share that story next time I wear them (on the blog) XXX

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  6. I love the classic tartan in these colors. And of course you can make the outfit look fabulous!

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  7. I love the classic tartan in these colors. And of course you can make the outfit look fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Nancy! It is such a simple look, but did the job well...hid my bloated belly and kept me smiling. XXX

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  8. This is a fabulous look on you - whether or not there is anything to hide! You do tartan so well. Kx

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    1. Hahaha, thank you! (I had plenty going on under this Tee :oP) XXX

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  9. lovely outfit, comfy & cool and you look absolutely gorgeous!!, love tartan print, love your necklace and love your cool shoes
    And I agree about those blah days when you don't feel ok, but everything is better if you wear comfortable and cool clothes!
    besos

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  10. Yes! I love this! I have so many dresses like these just for those days of bloat! They really are the perfect solution to feeling icky but looking fabulous! I think I need to get a fitting dress for layering though. That is super cute! Well done, Samantha, well done!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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