Thorntons Great British Pudding Eggs -Utterly delicious

So, I managed to provoke a lot of envy and discussion on my Facebook page last week when I disclosed that Thorntons had sent me some rather special Easter Eggs to sample. Lots of friends offered to help me to savour the delights of these chocolate delicacies,and many expressed that they already had a favourite one with their name on it earmarked for Easter. I had frankly never heard such lust for chocolate eggs. But these are no ordinary eggs…

Allow me to introduce you to Thorntons Luxury Eggs that have been based on favourite British puddings. The Eton Mess Egg, Lemon Meringue Egg and (my personal favourite) the Banoffee pie Eggs are not just a bit of chocolate with a few sweets in the middle. These are beautifully presented works of art that have real bits of fruit in them in order to give you an authentic taste of your favourite pud.

Eton Mess Easter Egg (425g) £14.99 click to visit Thorntons

The Eton mess egg is a berry lovers delight. A glorious pink concoction, this tastes of succulent strawberries and then adds a zingy touch with the pieces of meringue and raspberry that decorate the front. This is the prettiest, girliest Easter Egg you could give or receive this Easter…just add squirty cream for extra decadence!

Lemon Meringue Easter Egg (430g) £14.99 click to visit Thorntons

The Lemon Meringue Easter Egg is made with dreamy White chocolate, but due to the zesty taste of lemon, this avoids being too overpowering. What I really loved about this egg was the thickness of the chocolate, it was amazing, and also really creamy.

Banoffee Pie Easter Egg (430g) £14.99 click to visit Thorntons

Banoffee Pie Easter Egg (430g) £14.99 click to visit Thorntons

And now to my personal favourite. As someone who adores banana, chocolate and Thorntons creamy toffee, the Banoffee Pie Easter egg was a winner on all fronts. This egg is gorgeous, the front is decorated with slices of banana and pieces of Thorntons special toffee, whilst that same toffee is used to speckle the shell, giving a delicious toffee taste to the chocolate. Perfect!

I adore these eggs, they look like you have made the effort and are perfect for sharing. They would make a great Easter gift for a couple,although, if I’m being frank, they almost look too good to eat! Almost…but not quite.

 

It’s here! Swan by Clements Ribeiro for Evans

It’s the launch that us plus sized ladies have been waiting for. The first collaboration between a High Street store and a fashion forward, High End, design team. Yes, Swan by Clements Ribeiro has finally arrived at Evans after weeks of anticipation. And it is truly worth the wait.

Inspired by Clements Ribeiro fan Adele, with pieces being named Adele and 21 amongst others, there are also nods to ‘Mad Men’ with Joan and Betty dresses. There are lots of prints in the collection, ranging from ditsy tiny florals to larger floral and stripe combinations like the Adele tunic. I love how sequins and lace have also been incorporated, making this a very glamorous collaboration.

But it’s not all about dresses. There are pretty trousers printed with floral prints and matchstick prints that will be essential come summer for their loose wearability. The collection has a very vintage feel, particularly 1940s, with broad shoulders, cinched in waists and knee lengths

Commenting on the exciting collaboration Inacio Ribeiro said: “For our first range we addressed the different body shapes, with styles which are accessible but modern, with an emphasis on prints and femininity. It was our starting point, understanding different proportions and different needs behind a desire for fashion that is not different from the
high fashion consumer. Far from being apologetic or patronising, we celebrated curves and voluptuousness.”

I think the whole collection is a triumph. It addresses the different body shapes in a series of eye-catching designs, and remembers the things that can be important when dressing a fuller figure – flattering and enhancing the body rather than shrouding it, giving us sleeves and a mixture of lengths to choose from.

So, now, in its full glory, here are my favourite pieces from the Swan by Clements Ribeiro for Evans collection.

Swan by Clements Ribeiro Stripe and Flower Print Jersey ‘Adele' Tunic Price: £55.00 click to visit Evans

Swan by Clements Ribeiro Spot And Tulip Print ‘21' Dress Price: £75.00 click to visit Evans

Swan by Clements Ribeiro Mint Green/Putty Jersey Wrap ‘Frida' Dress Price: £70.00 click to visit Evans

Swan by Clements Ribeiro Red ‘Joan' Dress with Sequin Shoulder Embellishment Price: £75.00 click to visit Evans

Swan by Clements Ribeiro Green Printed ‘Nancy' Maxi Dress Price: £95.00 click to visit Evans

Swan by Clements Ribeiro Arrow Print ‘Sarah' Jersey Tunic Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payday treats!

Today should be christened a Red Letter Day. Not only is the weekend upon us, but it’s also payday for many of you. Tie in the fact that schools and colleges have broken up for the Easter break and you have numerous reasons why you should treat yourself to something special.

There are still some amazing sales on the High Street and the web, along with fabulous promotions and money off offers. To save you lots of your precious time in what might be the last day of unseasonal sunshine, Fashion-Mommy has trawled some of the best bargains on the net, so you don’t have to.

Enjoy, spend, and don’t forget to let me know what you treated yourself to.

Miss Selfridge

FLORAL SPRAY FRILL TOP Price: £32.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Animal Sleeveless Pussybow Price: £35.00

Teal Bandeau Dippy Maxi Price: £37.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Pretty Peplum Dress Price: £42.00

Love

LOVE Aqua Lurex Twist Back Dress RRP: £45.00 Your Price: £22.00 click to visit Love

LOVE Coral Two Pocket Knit Cardi RRP: £34.00 Your Price: £17.00 click to visit Love

LOVE Cream Multi Collar Blouse RRP: £28.00 Your Price: £14.00 click to visit Love

 

Dorothy Perkins

Up to 30% off everything online until Monday 2nd April.

Ink lace peplum dress Was £40.00 Now £36.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Navy/stone soft tux jacket      Was £39.00     Now £35.10 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

Orange peterpan tile dress Was £35.00 Now £24.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Yellow polka dot wedge Was £35.00 Now £24.50 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

M&Co

15% off new season ranges.

Spot prom dress Navy £55 click to visit M&Co

Brushstroke belted prom dress Petunia £39.50 click to visit M&Co

Floral prom skirt Jade £32 click to visit M&Co

Palm print dress Yellow £32 click to visit M&Co