Wednesday, 10 February 2016

GIVEAWAY | Valentines Day Outfit with Scarlett and Jo

Scarlett and Jo Floral 2 in 1 Dress Valentines Day Plus Size Outfit Inspiration

If there's one night of the year that I want to dress up in a cute outfit and really make an effort, its Valentines Day.

I know so many people think that its just an excuse for the card shops to make money but I'm a bit of an old romantic at heart and quite honestly, I love any excuse to dress up for a date night.

I really enjoy the getting ready process; taking my time doing my hair and makeup and pulling on a beautiful dress like this one while listening to my latest iTunes playlist.  It makes me feel great and gives me an inner confidence that shines out of me.

When it came to choosing my outfit for this Valentines Day, there was one dress that immediately sprang to mind from one of my faves, Scarlett and Jo and today, I wanted to share a sneak peek with you of what I'll be wearing on date night this year.  Perhaps it'll give you some outfit inspiration.



Now taking the photos for this post wasn't easy.

Let me set the scene for you.

I had a vision.

An idea of creating a Valentines Day inspired outfit post, complete with cute heart shaped balloons and the most beautiful dress fit for the perfect date night.


I got the dress down to a T, hair and makeup on point and the balloons were filled and ready to go.

What I didn't bank on was the weather changing from a mild February day, to blowin' a hooley as we say up here in the North East.  What a carry on!

This was the best result:




Needless to say, heels, balloons and gail force winds don't mix so i'll not be doing that again.  However the saving grace was that I really put the Scarlett and Jo Floral 2 in 1 Dress through its paces.

I've worn this dress on one other occasion which was New Years Eve.  I'm not sure if it had even gone on sale at that point but the amount of compliments that I received when wearing it had me grinning from ear to ear.  Its just one of those dresses that looks so pretty and the floral design on the skirt is stunning.

I love the colour palette as it is very grown up girlie.  The dress really speaks for itself so I decided to pair simple black accessories with it; my most comfortable black peeptoe heels (similar on sale here) and my Lulu Guinness Lips Clutch.

It has a black jersey top that fits like a dream, with 3/4 length sleeves and a beautiful sweetheart neckline, a black elasticated waistband and a floral skirt attached.



The great thing about this dress is that, like their others, Scarlett and Jo have really thought about the fit and how the dress should move with the body when they designed it.  Theres more than enough material there so that if you're a bigger girl like I am, when you sit down, it doesn't ride up and leaving you battling to keep it from showing too much thigh at the dinner table, tomorrows washing or your bottom when standing up.

The skirt is lined and has a net fitted to it which not only adds flattering volume to the skirt but I also found it helped to keep the dress from blowing up too much in the wind.  The last thing you want on Valentines Day is for a gust of wind to come along and reveal everything to world and after wearing this dress on this particularly windy day, I'm confident that while it'll blow and move it the wind, you're not going to have any embarrassing mishaps!


What I love the most about this dress however, is the way that it makes me feel.  Like every other piece that I've worn from Scarlett and Jo, it makes me feel feminine and confident and I can't help but smile when I'm wearing it.  That's the difference with #curvyfashion from Scarlett and Jo and the reason why I want to give one of you the chance to win the item of your choice from there.


GIVEAWAY

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to:


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You can visit the Scarlett and Jo website here.  Their clothing sizes range from a 14 to 32 and are a fantastic fit for so many women.  If the sizing isn't for you, you could still enter the giveaway to win the gift for a friend or loved one; what a lovely treat!

More ways to enter are in the Rafflecopter form below.

Giveaway ends at 12:00AM on 24.02.2016.  Winner will be notified on this post and via one of the contact methods left on the Rafflecopter form.

Good luck!


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120 comments

  1. You look great Laura - and you're braver than me battling with balloons in a blog post! My current favourite S&J dress is the mesh layer dress :-)

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  2. Absolutely LOVE the 2 in 1 floral dress! So fingers crossed xx

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  3. http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/lace-shoulder-fit-and-flare-dress?variant=6599062980

    After a lot of decision making ... I finally chose this one ... so MANY choices !!

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  4. I am loving this http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/jersey-knot-front-dress-1?variant=13967023108 dress x

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  5. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
    I love this dress:
    http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/fishtail-velvet-maxi-dress-purple
    Cross my fingers!
    http://helenamybeauty.over-blog.com/


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  6. lace Contrast Hanky Hem Dress is my fave

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  7. Lace Panelled 40's Dress, looks amazing!

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  8. I LOVE the floral 2 n 1 dress it is stunning <3

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  9. I love this one http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/lace-sleeve-fit-and-flare-dress?variant=5993565380

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  10. the Fishtail Lace Maxi Dress is beautiful x

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  11. Crochet Collar Fit And Flare Dress

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  12. I like the Mesh Layer Dress

    Ashleigh

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  13. I would love to win the Lollidot Heart Print Dress

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  14. I would like the Mesh Layer Dress

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  15. I think i'd go for the floral 2-1in-1 dress

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  16. Love the Paisley Print Hanky Hem Dress.

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  17. Thank you for the generous giveaway Laura! I would love the black crochet collared dress you recently reviewed. It would go perfect for my partners 'guinness' themed birthday party at the end of this month! Thank you again for the chance and goodluck all xx

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  18. Ahh! So many lovely dresses. I think I would choose the Lace Sleeve Fit And Flare Dress.

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  19. I'd love to win the floral 2-in-1 dress. It's beautiful!

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  20. I would like to win the Wrap Floral 2-in-1 Dress

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  21. I love this one:
    http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/paisley-print-hanky-hem-dress?variant=6601794116

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  22. The one you are wearing happens to be my favourite.

    I love the way it fits and the colours - http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/floral-2-in-1-dress?variant=13544528644

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  23. I love the Block Colour 2-in-1 Dress

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  24. I'd love to win the Jersey Knot Front dress in either colour!

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  25. I think I'd go with the jersey knot dress, simply but really elegant xx

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  26. I like the multi colour knot front dress.

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  27. I'd like the lollidot heart print dress (already have the floral 2 in 1 dress & love it!)

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  28. I'd like the lollidot heart print dress (or the blue jersey knot print dress... Too many to choose from!) I have the floral 2 in 1 dress and love it!

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  29. I love so many of their dresses. I really want to try one of the 2 in 1 dresses but right now I am really loving the lollidots heart dress so I'll pick that one.

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  30. The one you have on is gorgeous Laura, and this one I love too http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/all/products/lace-sleeve-fit-and-flare-dress?variant=5993565380

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  31. Firstly, let me just say how absolutely incredibly you look! Such a gorgeous dress and you look so beautiful wearing it. :) The dress I would love to win is this lace panelled dress. The colour is perfect and I've been lusting after it for a while now! xx

    Ashton | Beauty, Books and Babble

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  32. I would love to win the 2 and 1 dress! I like the fact the bottom is so flattering. You look beautiful in it!

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  33. My favorite is the floral print 40's dress - beautiful colour!

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  34. I would absolutely love to win the beautiful dress that you are wearing on the above picture. It looks beautiful, comfy and would look fab on my holiday. I could team it with heels or flats and a lovely necklace. xx

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  35. Really love this dress in red: http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/gathered-waist-dress?variant=6779303876

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  36. Great post. Dress looks lovely on you. I would like this one

    http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/jersey-collar-dress

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  37. Ì love the 2 in 1 dress that you are modelling. It's beautiful :)

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  38. I absolutely love the 2 in 1 dress you are modelling, it's beautiful

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  39. Ì love the 2 in 1 dress that you are modelling. It's beautiful :)

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  40. This one! http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/wrap-floral-2-in-1-dress?variant=6423435268

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  41. I love this!! You look absolutely stunning! I love Valentines as well and believe it's not all about commercialisation. There are romantics out there.. :)

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  42. I would love the Lollidot 40's Keyhole Dress :)

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  43. The Lollidot 40s Keyhole dress is beautiful!

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  44. Lollidot Jersey Collar Dress is my favourite. Although I have spent the last 20 mins trying to decide :)

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  45. i would like jersey knot front dress please

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  46. This is my fav
    http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/joanna-velvet-maxi-dress?variant=6033221188

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  47. I love this dress and its really flattering
    http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/jersey-knot-front-dress-1?variant=13966122948

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  48. Love the jersey knot front dress in midnight blue :)

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  49. Hi Laura. May I enter your comp? I live in South Africa.

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  50. http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/keyhole-detail-tunic?variant=6048425668 Would be Amazing :)

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  51. http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/lace-shoulder-fit-and-flare-dress?variant=6599062980

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  52. I love the 'Gathered Waist Dress'. Perfect as a work staple :)

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  53. I would really love the Paisley Print Hanky Hem Dress 😍

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  54. So many pretty dresses, never heard of Scarlet and Jo before and now I might have to have a splurge. I really love the velvet purple fishtail dress but can't think when I would wear it. The purple paisley printed dress is definitely very me and I would wear it all the time !

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  55. I would love the jersey knot front dress please for my significant other.

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  56. This one, would be fab for work, or for dressing it up, on a rare night out.http://www.yoursclothing.co.uk/Deep-Red-Fit-Flare-Jersey-Midi-Dress-With-Gathered-Waist-Detail-p

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  57. the Multi-Coloured Jersey Knot Front Dress! :)

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  58. Lollidot Heart Print Dress is my fave

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  59. I love this shop. It is nice to see how real women look in the clothes. If I were lucky enough to win I'd choose the Midi Wrap 2-in-1 Dress.

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  60. The Petal Trim Fit And Flare Dress

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  61. Would be a tough decision - love http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/wrap-floral-2-in-1-dress?variant=6423435268 and http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/mesh-layer-dress?variant=6181440132

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  62. I would choose this lovely hanky hem dress :
    http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/paisley-print-hanky-hem-dress?variant=6601794116
    You look gorgeous Laura! :)

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  63. My wife would look even more beautiful in a new Paisley Print Hanky Hem Dress

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  64. Love the Floral 2 in 1 Dress :-)

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  65. I like the petal trim fit and flare dress

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  66. I love the lollidot 40's keyhole dress its stunning!

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  67. I love the Jersey Knot Front Dress it can be styled up or down for what ever you want to do

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  68. Keyhole Detail Tunic is my favourite

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  69. I like the Mesh Layer Dress

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  70. Haha - you are so adorable with (and without!) the balloons! As you know, I'm pretty much in love with all of the dresses, but I think the Lollidot Heart Print is possibly my favourite. It's so lovely! :) x

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  71. Hard decision but I love this. Thanks for the chance. :) :D

    http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/lace-sleeve-fit-and-flare-dress?variant=5993565380

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  72. I love the Sophia 2 in 1 dress

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  73. Sophia 2-in-1 Dress is my favourite

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  74. I love their Lace Contrast Hanky Hem Dress, the green is such a lovely colour and would match my eyes!

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  75. I love their Lace Hanky Hem Dress. The green would match my eyes! Thank you for the chance.

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  76. I just love this dress http://www.scarlettandjo.com/products/midi-wrap-2-in-1-dress?variant=14454651332

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  77. Oh the pink Kimono dress is beautiful

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  78. i love the block Colour 2-in-1 Dress

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  79. I love the crochet collar fit and flare dress.

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  80. Im so torn between two dresses. I think the one i would like to win, as it would push me out my comfort zone a little would be the wrap floral 2 in 1 dress. The bright skirt would be really different for me

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  81. Jersey knot front dress in black! Looks like a great staple to add to my wardrobe :)

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  82. I really like the Keyhole Detail tunic:

    http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/keyhole-detail-tunic?variant=6048425668

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  83. I can't cut and paste but all look lovely can't decide x

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  84. So many beautiful dresses but I love the
    Jersey knot front dress

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  85. So many beautiful dresses but I love the
    Jersey knot front dress

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  86. Love the mesh layer dress! So pretty!

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  87. Either Sophia or the kimono dress. They are both right up my street

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  88. Omg you look fabulous! My absolute favourite dress is the one you have on in the above post! It's so beautiful! �� I'm in need of a gorgeous new dress for my birthday on holidays so I have my fingers crossed! ��

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  89. I'd love to treat my mum to the mesh layer dress

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  90. So hard to choose, but I would have to say the floral 2 in 1 because I love that print so much, kind of reminds me of a Ted Baker print on a make up bag I have :)

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  91. I would love any of the dresses to be honest they are all so pretty

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  92. I love the mesh layer dress. Fab giveaway x

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  93. I love the Mesh Layer Dress, it is so pretty.

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  94. I would love to win this dress:
    http://www.scarlettandjo.com/collections/dresses/products/floral-print-40s-dress?variant=6178751876
    Thank you for the chance <3

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  95. I would love to win the Lollidot Jersey collar dress and it's something that I wouldn't usually go for and 2016 is my year for stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new styles. You look stunning by the way Laura xx

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  96. I would love to win the purple fishtail dress for many reasons..it'll be nice for a very overdue date night, purple is my fiancé fav colour, I want to challenge myself to wear something that I normally wouldn't wear or buy, it's beautiful !♡

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  97. I would love to win the purple fishtail dress for many reasons..it'll be nice for a very overdue date night, purple is my fiancé fav colour, I want to challenge myself to wear something that I normally wouldn't wear or buy, it's beautiful !♡

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  98. Love this one its def my favourite.

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  99. I very bold choice for me and not something I'd normally wear but I love it and it's the Scarlett and Jo 2 in 1 Floral dress. I love the colours and it's unique style. I've got some parties coming up and would love to turn up in something different from the usual black trousers I wear. X

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