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Guest Blog from Em, our #yoursneedsme Winner!


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I was recently VERY lucky, and as one of the #Yoursneedsme winners (Eek!) I took part in the photoshoot for the Yours Clothing Heritage Collection.


The shoot itself was an incredible day – Hair, Makeup, styling, lighting tests; do you know how much work goes into these things?! I didn’t. Have you ever stood with your legs facing one way, your shoulders facing another, then your face looking in a different direction all together? Well I have now, and it’s just about as easy as it sounds. If you EVER look at a model and think that they’ve got it easy you are sadly wrong. I had to have a large glass of wine and a good lie down to recover…

To the important part: THE CLOTHES

The Heritage Collection is utterly stunning. Yours have been upping their game HARD and A/W is an incredible example of this: Deep florals, tartan layering and knee boots A-Plenty. Every single outfit I wore for the shoot rocked my world but my highlights were:

The Aztec print waterfall cardigan – This was my favourite piece of the day. It could be worn over jeans and a vest just as easily as with a black dress, tights and ankle boots – It’s so versatile (Plus the colours are perfect for Autumn!)

Heritage S2

Faux Fur Gilet – I don’t usually like gilets but I will most certainly make an exception for this one! It lifted the look of a long sleeved t-shirt beyond recognition and with a floppy hat is incredibly Brigitte Bardot (Always a winner in my eyes!)

Heritage W1

Check and Floral Print Skater Dress – Poppy wore this on the day and the rest of us were green with envy. The colours are utterly stunning and you can’t beat a long sleeved dress for layering up as the weather gets nippy.

Heritage W3

Clothing aside (that’s not something you’ll often hear from me), what made the day for me was the company I was in. The Yours team are exactly as you’d imagine them to be – talented, friendly, funny and just an all-round cracking bunch of people who made us feel so comfortable and looked after.

Then the girls: Tia – Sweet, savvy, independent and ready to take on the world. Linzi – Glamorous, sensitive, an incredible Mum and just a little bit naughty around the edges, and Poppy – Talented, silly, warm and a face that could make a grown man or woman weak at the knees. All of them gorgeous, bright and truly the perfect women to be representing Yours Clothing. As a plus size woman, it is SO important to me that the brands I value, value me just as much. Watching these wonderful, diverse women in front of the camera proved to me that Yours know their clothes, they know their audience, and most importantly; they know plus sized women.

Heritage group shot

Em Smyth