2018 has definitely been the year that I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone with my blog. I started to dip my toes into some beauty related posts all the way back in January, which have continued sporadically throughout the year because as it turns out, I actually quite enjoy it (and I’m not as clueless as I once thought I was). Fashion blogging on the other hand, has always been so far out of my comfort zone that it was just a dot on the horizon. My crippling self-esteem, lack of style and just general ‘nopeness’ at having to sift through a ton of photos of myself was so far on my ‘nope scale’ at the beginning of the year that who in the heck thought I’d be here now, working with a clothing brand. Not me that’s for sure.
But if 2018 has taught me anything, it’s that you gotta step out of your comfort zone every once in a while, take some risks and do something you’ve never done before. So when I was approached by the lovely team at ELVI*, I threw caution to the wind and said yes. ELVI have some gorgeous pieces in their new Winter collection, which I was very lucky to be able to have a browse through and pick some items from to feature.
ZADI Slim Fit Trousers in Burgundy
My face resembled the heart-eye emoji as soon as I saw these. Burgundy is one of my favourite colours – especially in fashion and especially especially in the Autumn and Winter. I’ve also become obsessed with trousers this year and I’ve spent months trying to find my perfect pair, ordering 7 different styles and sending them all back so you can imagine my utter joy when these arrived and fit me perfectly and voila, just like that, I’d found my perfect trousers.
I’m a bit of an awkward size when it comes to clothes, especially on the bottom. I can fit happily into a 12 in some places but will need a 16 in others, it’s a bit of a pain. I went with the 14 here and they fit me perfectly around the waist. On me, they don’t particularly look ‘slim fit’ but had I got a size 12, they’d have probably been a little small. But I like the way these look, they’re very smart and they’ll definitely get worn a lot during this time of year! They certainly made me feel very “girl boss”.
Sequin Asymmetric Skirt
Now this, although I absolutely love it, was a bit “out there” for me. I’m not very bold with my fashion choices and to me, this skirt is quite a statement, with it’s tight fit, sequins and asymmetric style. But like I said, I’m stepping out of that good ol’ comfort zone and I went for it. Again, another piece that fit me utterly perfectly so I can definitely say that the sizing of ELVI products are pretty true to size.
I’m quite a curvy girl, especially around the bottom half so finding bottom-half clothes which fit nicely and are flattering is a bit of a struggle. But I thought this skirt did a good job of both of those. Put it this way, I’d feel quite confident on a night out in this skirt. I’m also never usually one to choose a mid-length like this but I was really pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it and how comfortable I found it too. I just found everything about this skirt to be really flattering!
I absolutely love both of these pieces and I’m glad I chose two thing which were vastly different in how you’d style them and what you’d wear them for. Although I wore the same top and shoes with both outfits – which went well with both of them – there’s so many different ways you could style both of these pieces. As a company, ELVI have been great to work with and I was so impressed with their Winter range which consisted of some different items I haven’t seen anywhere else. I’d also like to praise them for modelling their clothes on two different body types *round of applause*.
What do you think of these pieces from ELVI? If you fancy a discount on any item, use the code ‘JENNIFER20’ at the checkout!
* Items featured in this post were sent to me in exchange for a review and feature. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
you look so amazing!!!
oh girl! you look fantastic just absolutely fantastic! i love the red trousers that you picked out. they would be a freak thing to wear to a holiday party. i also love that you are stepping out of your comfort zone, it’s absolutely amazing. xx
mich / simplymich.com
Thanks so much 😌
the skirt is so cute!
Thank you 😌
Gorgeous photos Jenny! I absolutely love both the trousers and the skirt. They’d both be lovely to wear over Christmas! xxx
Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk
Thank you 😌
Aah it’s so good to see you out of your comfort zone and doing fashion posts! It can seem so daunting at first, but it gets easier the more you do it! I also LOVE those burgundy trousers on you.
Thank you 😌😌
You look amazing Jenny! I love love love those burgundy trousers, such a gorgeous colour and so stylish! The gold skirt is really pretty too, perfect for the festive season! Well done for stepping out of your comfort zone, go girl! Thanks for sharing, fab post! <3 xxx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
Thanks so much 🥰🥰 xxx
Love the colour of the trousers!! x
Lovely aren’t they!
Love those trousers – the cut and the colour is gorgeous on you x
Thanks so much 😌
That skirt looks FANTASTIC on you! And great for the holiday season!
Imogen’s Typewriter. <3
Thanks so much! 😘😘
Those trousers are gorgeous! I love them and might have to snap up a pair for myself. I’m not a fan of the skirt personally but it looks great on you. Kudos on stepping out of your comfort, not just with the skirt, but also with taking fashion photos for your blog.
Beautiful outfits and the trousers are such a gorgeous colour! 😀
Sarah x || http://boxnip.co.uk
Thank you 😌
I absolutely love the clothes and they look fab on you.
I’m so happy to see you’ve stepped out of your comfort zone.
Thanks so much 😌
These both looks fantastic! I might be a little bit in love with those trousers though, they are gorgeous. Your whole outfit is amazing! You look great in both of these. It’s not a brand I’ve heard of before but definitely going to have to check them out now!
Thanks so much 😌
You look amazing! 😍 well done for saying yes and doing this! You should be so proud of yourself!
Thanks so much! 😌
Fantastic piece and you look like a natural in these shots. I am loving the trousers, major heart eye emojis from me too.
Thank you so much! 😌 They’re lovely aren’t they!
That first outfit though 😍😍😍. I love those trousers, you’ve styled them so well and it looks AMAZING on you. I know being in front of the camera pushes you outside of your comfort zone so a huge congratulations for saying yes. I know it’s not easy 😘
Thanks so much! I literally went and bought black heels for these photos because I didn’t have any shoes to go with it 😂😂
The burgundy pants are really pretty. I love that they could be dressed up or dressed down depending on what you’ve got planned. That colour really works for you too!
Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca
Thank you! I agree, they’re very versatile 😌 xxx
Looking fab in some awesome outfits!
Thank you 😌
Jenny you look amazing in both looks! The trousers are right up my street. The colour is nice from the traditional black or denim I’d usually wear. They seem to be of a good quality so they are definitely worth taking a look at.
Well done in being brave and doing a post that pushes you outside your comfort zone. Your post is really good and I now know ELVI as a brand to look at for clothing my curvier self.
They were really good quality, I can confirm! 😌 Thank you so much xxx
The burgundy trousers really suit you xx
Thank you very much 😌
I love both!
I think the trousers are my fave, they’re definitely Girl Boss and the colour is amazing. They look like they’ll be easy to dress up or down, the kind of thing I’d wear when I know I’m going out after work.
The skirt is so flattering, and it looks like a perfect fit 🙂
You looks gorgeous.
Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk
Thanks so much 😌 The trousers are so versatile xxx
The trousers are lovely. A nice change from the usual Black this time of year.
I completely get where your coming from, the first time I did a post that contained a lot of pictures of myself was so nervewracking and stressful! It got a little bit better everytime I made myself do it though and now it’s not so bad! You look fantastic in your photos and I love the outfits you picked, espechially those pants! The color is so stunning!
Glad you’ve gained all that confidence! Thank you 😌
I’m loving these outfits, the trousers are more me, so I’d definitely be looking into buying them. But you look amazing it the skirt x
Thanks Debbie 😌 The trousers are one of my favourite items I own now!
You look stunning in both of these Jenny! I love burgundy coloured clothes too, it’s one of my favourite colours and I am loving these trousers – as you said, such a ‘girl boss’ vibe love it. The skirt is beautiful too, good time of the year to wear it as well, so festive! You look fab, you should feel confident!
Thank you so much, this means the world xxx
Wow, if I didn’t know you (not that I know you that well, but you know what I mean) I’d never have guessed you were outside of your comfort zone from these lovely pictures, you look gorgeous! The skirt isn’t really me but I absolutely love the trousers. I haven’t heard of the brand before but I’ve just bookmarked your page and the trousers page for when I get paid – thank you! Also, massive kudos to ELVI for including different sized models to show how outfits look on real people, I so wish more brands did this xx
Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com
I wish more brands did that too, I don’t know why they don’t tbh. And thank you 🙂
These outfits are gorgeous, I love those trousers!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
Thank you Amie 😌 The trousers are so comfy!
That skirt is so cute and festive x
Thank you 😌
You look great in the new clothes.
Congrats on stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something new.
Now what new venture have you planned for 2019?
I would lobe to know.
Thank you very much, that’s very kind of you to say 😌 I have something blog-related planned for 2019, I’m quite excited about it but not revealing anything just yet because it’s not finished!