I’m Leighanne – A brand new mummy, lifestyle and plus size fashion blog! My little girl was born on the 8th January and I couldn’t be more excited. You can read all about her, my life and my fashion choices over at Bump And Beyond Blog – I’d love to know what you think!

As a brand new mum, I don’t really want to be spending hundreds of pounds on clothes because my priorities are a little different now, as I am sure you can imagine. I have always been into fashion and dressing well, but now a days I just have a little less budget to do it on!

That is why I was really impressed when I discovered Everything5Pounds. I have been reading plus size fashion blogs and watching vblogs for  number of years, and when a few people started to talk about the site I had to check it out. I have yet to make my first order because I have been busy, giving birth – which I suppose is a good excuse! That said, I have had a browse of the site and have my eye on a few bits.

1. For Comfort

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As a new mum (did I mention that?) I sometimes just want easy to throw on, comfortable clothes to wear around the house. Of course I still have my getting dressed up glamour moments (or at least I plan to) but it is nice to have access to easy to wear clothes. This Open Front Rib Knit Cardigan caught my eye straight away – especially in this lovely dark purple shade, which could be dressed with almost anything. I love fashion that is interchangeable and can be dressed in all different ways and this purple cardigan (they have it in a range of colours) definitely ticks those boxes.

2. For The Shops

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If I am just nipping to the shops, I want something that is easy to wear but also looks good. I would choose something like this top because it has a bit of a pattern to it, but it’s still plain enough to wear with almost anything. I am quite tall so sometimes tops like this cut out back dip hem tunic can come up a little short, but I still think dressed with leggings and a jumper or jacket this tunic could serve me well.

3. A Bit Glamorous


I might want to spend all my money on fashion, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to look great. For me, the perfect compromise would be to jazz up my existing clothes with something new. I love loads of the jewellery on the website, but these few items really caught my eye. I can already think of a couple of outfits I could wear these with – which gives me something new to wear out for just a fiver!

4. To Carry My Stuff In

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Whether I am on a night out or going to the shops I need a decent (nice looking!) handbag to carry all my stuff in. I love a little clutch bag for a night out and these are perfect!

5. For Winter

picture 5Personally I hate being cold and I love layering up in the winter. When I am out and about the last thing I want is to be worried about being too cold and suffering all day because I didn’t grab a scarf before I left the house. This scarf is massively oversized which means it is going to keep me nice and warm, no matter what the weather is – which for me, makes it perfect!

When I make my first Everything5Pounds purchase later this month, these items are definitely going to be on my ‘must buy’ list. I can’t wait to try them out for myself – especially knowing that I won’t have to spend a fortune in order to get my hands on them.

I love blogging about being a mum, fashion choices and more. If you’ve like what you read and would like to say hey then come find me on Twitter @bumbandbeyond_  or over at my blog.

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