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In the Dressing Room – Best & Less

When I was younger, my Mum would have to drag me into Best and Less, these days, it’s more like the other way around. I’m a huge fan of the ‘Lily & Lou’ range, 9 times out of 10, it’s bang on trend & reasonably priced. I wanted to show off a few of the things that are in store at the moment. Please excuse the somber expression, I was feeling pretty sick the day I took the photos.

Skater dresses! I tried on the red, in a size 22 and it fit pretty perfectly. I loved the sleeve length on it, but the skirt area isn’t as full as I usually like my skater dresses. I like to have a pleat in the front/middle area, without it, it made it a lot more form fitting. The material was thick, but not as thick as the City Chic skater dresses. I LOVE the contrasting colours top, I’ve been enjoying the mint colour that is in. I tried the top on in a 24 (I wanted it oversized) and it was really oversized, I would probably go the 22 if I was to buy it. The jacket is amazing, but I find the jackets always seem too big on me, I am smaller up top and even the size 18 looked a little too oversized.

Red and blue skater dresses. Bright pink and teal skinny jeans. Mint and Blue shorts. Hello pretty colours!

I tried on a pair of jeans and I have to say, I was debating with myself over buying them. The colour is an amazing bright pink, the material is thick and rather warm, they are accented with gold fastening and zippers. I tried them on in the 22 and this is how they fit, pretty comfortably, but more on the tight side, as apposed to Big W’s 22 which was baggy. So if you may have to size up. I was really impressed with these and i’m now kind of wishing I had bought them. (I’m trying to save with having to move)

Pricing wise, I think it was great value. The jeans were $35, skater dresses $35, contrasting jacket was also $35 and the mint contrast top was $25. For those who aren’t too fond on bright colours, they also have stuff in more neutral colours and super sassy leopard print. They have a leopard print maxi skirt that kept catching my eye, oh and a polka dot shirt!

  • http://twitter.com/Illithyia illithyia

    i know where I want to go shopping next!! LOVE the leopard print skirt!!!

  • Samantha

    I’ve got the leopard print pussy bow top and love it. Now I want to go shopping!!

  • Pumba

    Wow, I love that you manage to find such amazing stuff at Big W and Best N Less.
    My local stores never seem to have the great things that you find.
    Now I’m just going to have to go shopping tomorrow to see if Best N Less have any of these things in stock.

  • Sarah White

    I like Best and Less. I was bummed out that the skater dress has sleeves that were just a bit too short for me. The jeans look really great on you though!

    Also just wanted to say that your cat is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the photos of him sitting on Frodo on your lap crack me up. The look on Frodo’s face is priceless:)

  • Naomi Dillon

    I just “popped” into big w today for a blush ive been lusting after and came out with 2 cardigans, 2 skirts, 1 top and a tunic/dress …. (and no blush may i add) … and NOW you post this and im going to have to go to Best & Less too! You’re such a bad influence! ;P

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=652877532 Bri King

    I had a look in Best and Less tonight and I got a black skater dress for $20. Can’t complain about that!

  • http://www.project-kathryn.com kathryn

    Did you say polka dot shirt? Now I have to go to Best and Less!

  • http://rachelindisguise.blogspot.com/ Rachel

    I had to go in today after this post. So much polka dot and leopard print, so I was in heaven! i had no idea best and less had good clothing, I might have to go back and grab more tops and the skater dress.

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    I find that at times I could buy out EVERYTHING, and at others it’s more ‘meh’, but I think that’s my personal style. The Lily & Lou range is usually quite on trend. Plus, there layby system is really good!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Ahah yes! You can kind of see it in the last picture behind the blazer!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Yes! I noticed the black skaters had dropped to $20 in the sales! I love skater dresses cause I think they make a great ‘blank canvas’.

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Ahahah, sooorrrrry :P

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    I quite liked the sleeve length, it was just about right for me, covered enough of my flabby arms but wouldn’t get too hot. I’m thinking I may have to buy the jeans, the colour of them are really pretty.

    THANK YOU! He is, i’m so smitten with him, he’s so loving and just amazing, I can’t believe how well he’s settled in!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    It’s frustrating how some stores get different stock to others, I hope you find a store that stocks what you’re looking for!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Haha, I want to go shopping too, alas, i’m trying to save, so i’ve been more ‘window shopping’ lately.

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    They have some great stuff!

  • http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk/ Sian Morgan

    That mint contrast shirt looks so good on you. I weirdly really like it with the pink jeans too. That skater skirt’s flat skirt is a bit disappointing.

    http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Sarah Silverman

    you look so cute! i wish they had that store in the states!!!

    xoxo
    sarah rose
    zezaftig.blogspot.com

  • http://semicosmic.com/ Nichole

    Love all of these pieces!

  • http://talkingtrashwastingtime.blogspot.com.au/ Brooke

    I really love the dress on you Nat, I think I prefer it without a pleat tbh as pleats add bulk. The colour and fit look really great on you, it does not look like its from B & L :)

    xxx

  • http://twitter.com/RockafellaSkank Debbish

    Natalie

    I’m with everyone else, that red dress looks great on you!

    Deb

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Thanks Deb! I’m thinking I may have to go back and put a couple of things on layby!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Thanks! I’m thinking a layby might be on the cards for a few of these things.

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Thanks Nichole!

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    Aw, I get like that too, but opposite “I wish we had that in Australia”. :P

  • http://extralargeaslife.com/ Natalie Mulford

    I’m thinking that skirt and those jeans may need to go on layby soon!

  • katie

    I went to best and less the next day after reading this and i bought that black and white blazer and the contrast top but in the black and ivory version. i didn’t really have time to look around much cause i had to get to an appointment but i am going out tomorrow so i will def take a longer look

  • http://www.project-kathryn.com kathryn

    I got the polka dot shirt. Thanks for posting this – I’d have never thought to go to Best and Less for work clothes if you hadn’t. Btw it was $28 including a cami if anyone else is interested.

  • XoXO

    I went to best & less there was a skirt it was beautiful and it was blue

  • http://www.facebook.com/terri.littler.1 Terri Littler

    hello,I am older (50) and think there stuff is great for young and old

  • http://www.facebook.com/terri.littler.1 Terri Littler

    Forgot to say only time ever I wished I was bigger,usually about 14,but still buy 18 tops only and jumpsuits.

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