Summer date nights and get togethers with my girls tend to go hand in with my essentials for an evening out; a gorgeous outfit, natural bronzed makeup that let my lashes do the talking and myiPhone 8 Plus with its light up selfie case to capture all of the moments that I want to treasure forever.
This summer has been my best one yet for outfits and new additions to my wardrobe. I’ve been really working on finding my style in recent years and I think my WhatLauraLoves Instagram shows how much that’s paying off this season.
Discovering that Quiz Clothing now have a Curve range has been a particular highlight for me. I’m sure you’ll be able to see from my face in my instagram posts just how happy their clothes have made me feel this summer.
The range starts at a size 16 and currently goes up to a 26. They’re the exact kind of clothes I would see girls who are a size 10 wearing and I would long to have them in my size. That’s what Quiz Curve have achieved with their range; it is girly and feminine, bright, colourful and sophisticated, in a range of cuts and styles, at a reasonable price point and in designs that a size 10 would love just as much as a size 24.
A great example of how Quiz use the same pattern of fabric across different styles is with this gorgeous Quiz Curve Black and White Floral Stripe Bardot Tunic Dress that’s also available as a cold shoulder top. They have lots of fabrics that are available as a dress, top, playsuit, etc which gives plus size women the choice of a gorgeous print in a shape that they feel suits them the most.
I love the bold black and white stripes of this top and the pink florals really POP against it. This colour palette really makes a statement; its eye catching for all the right reasons.
Made from a woven material with no stretch in it, I sized up one size to a 26 for the best fit for me as I’m much larger around my middle than I am across my shoulders. It stays down off my shoulders, doesn’t gape in the middle and looks great whether I tuck it into something or have it out like I’m wearing here.
I paired this tunic with my Ankle Tie Stretch Jersey Leggings from Simply Be and my classic black flatforms from Primark for an evening out with my boyfriend, doing a little bit of shopping and grabbing some dinner. I know I’ll get so much more wear out of these leggings come the autumn as its a little too warm to be wearing leggings a lot right now but on a cool, breezy night like this was, they were great. I love the deeper waistband on these leggings as it ensures they stay up and the ties at the ankle give these a little bit more interest than regular leggings, making them idea if you want to pair them with heels for an evening out.
The black flatforms are so easy to walk in its unreal. They give me the added height that I love but they don’t hurt my feet. I feel really secure in them and can walk and dance all night without feeling like I need to take them off… which I have been guilty of doing in the past which is why I no longer wear stilettos very often!
Thanks to having my gorgeous Essential Beauty lash extensions on, I kept my makeup simple with a light yet sculpted base, my brows lightly tamed with Benefit Gimmie Brow in shade 3 and my fave mauve lip combo; MAC Soar lip pencil and Faux lipstick.
I only take a small powder compact and my lipstick out with me to touch up on the go. The front camera of my iPhone 8 Plus acts as my mirror with the front lights of my LuMee case providing the perfect light for makeup touch ups. I’ve been using my case for a week now and I don’t know how I’ve ever been without it on nights out as amazing for when I’m taking photographs and capturing moments with my friends.
|Selfie taken with my iPhone 8 Plus and the front lights of my selfie case on!
The great thing about the Duo Marble Case is that it lights up on the front of the phone and the back so whether you’re snapping a selfie or taking a photo of your friends, they’re going to be well lit and looking fabulous!
It’s really easy to use, simply press the button on the back of the case once to light up the front facing light and twice for the back. Press and hold to dim the light or to make it brighter.
|My friend taking a photo of me on the back lights of the light up selfie mobile phone case
I take the majority of my photos on my iPhone 8 Plus these days so the light up feature is perfect for me and that fact that it is all contained within a case that has a sleek design is great. I used to have a clip on selfie light and it was so cumbersome that I would end up leaving it at home!
The case doesn’t add much extra bulk to my phone at all and its really durable. I have been known to drop my phone and this case is tough, strong and protects it really well. The side rails of the phone are soft too which makes it easy to take the phone out of the case if you need to. Although it comes with a micro USB cable in the box to charge the case and it just slots in the bottom of the case, the same way the iPhone charger cable fits in the phone so you wouldn’t even need to take it out of the case really!
There are so many designs available, I chose the lavender marble and love how glossy the finish on it is. If you haven’t got an Apple iPhone like I have then you can also get these light up selfie cases for the Samsung Galaxy too. I absolutely LOVE mine and when I upgrade my phone next year, I’ll definitely be upgrading my phone case to fit it too!
I hope your week has got off to a great start today. Don’t forget to check out my Instagram for daily outfit and real life, positivity inspo.
If you love my outfit then I’m sure you’ll love the Quiz Curve jumpsuit I blogged about here and the other items I put on my instagram too!
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Have you tried a light up phone case? What are your favourite date night outfits?
*This post is a collaboration with Nakturnal