Style | A Certain Shade Of Green with Simply Be

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Occasionwear is totally my bag right now. Working from home and rarely doing anything fancy means that I long for the opportunity to get all dolled up. Thank goodness once more for Simply Be my friends. 

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Style | RSVP Yes with Simply Be

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Shopping for occasionwear when you're plus size can seem HARD my friends. I can't tell you the number of times I've trawled the internet looking for a frock that's even the right length and fit, before even considering whether it's going to be chic enough for the wedding of the century. Thankfully, Simply Be are upping their game this year to make being the best dressed guest much simpler. 

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Five Minutes on Body Image

When I was a child I read EVERYTHING. Every piece of paper put in front of me was consumed by hungry eyes, by a mind desperate to understand how a girl should behave, smell, look. Which Tammy girl cargo pants will tell the other girls that I’m one of them, who should my favourite boyband be (Spoiler: None)

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Travel | A Solo YOLO in Split

I travel. I travel A LOT. Around the UK, abroad, I spend my life on public transport and have become quite adept at entertaining myself with my own thoughts. Despite all of this, I've never spent more than one night abroad as a lone female traveller and in 2019 I wanted to correct this. Queue me taking myself off for a solo YOLO to glorious Split, Croatia.

Travel | A Chub Girl's Guide To Surviving The Heat

Ok, the sun was here, then it went. And basically all it proved was that we're headed to a fiery dystopian global warming hellscape BUT in that short time I realised that year on year I come closer to NAILING Summer. So, here, for your delectation, is MY Chub Girl's Guide To Surviving The Heat; Ten handy hints that are getting me through the sweatiest of days in one only mildly damp piece.

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Style | Ahead Of The Curve Panel with Simply Be

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I was recently extremely fortunate to be invited to the Simply Be "Ahead Of The Curve" panel. An amazing event discussing body acceptance, personal style and digital health with a breathtaking panel made up of Lauren Mahon, Felicity Hayward, our host the incredible Gemma Cairney (I made a total tit of myself with Gemma because I simply cannot be normal), Annie Price, Hayley Hasselhoff and Billie Bhatia

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Beauty | IT Cosmetics

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If you follow my forever faves Danie Vanier and Callie Thorpe, you’ll have already heard about IT Cosmetics. Their CC cream is a firm brand favourite for its light yet full coverage and I’ve been dying to give it a try. 

I feel like there’s a bit of pressure on social media to only share makeup shots that are super sleek, ring lit and a bit “out there”. I bloody love these images but I think there’s also a lot to be said for “Hello I’m 35 and I don’t really know what I’m doing but this is my face”. So that’s what I’m giving you. 

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Health | Be Period Prepared With Modibodi

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If you are someone who has a period, you’ll know that, no matter how long you’ve been having them, they still take you by surprise. I’ve worked out that I’ve had around 270 periods in my life, I track them, I know when they’re due, I should be a period PRO, yet I’ve never quite mastered the art of preparation.

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Style | Danielle Vanier x Navabi

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One of the greatest things about blogging and social media-ing is that I’ve met some incredible women; Women with vision, talent and the drive to make things happen. I’m sure you’ll all agree that Danie Vanier is one of these women. We all have our own styles and “fashion” is incredibly subjective but one thing I can tell you is that for as long as I’ve known about plus size style, I’ve been a big fan of Danie.
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Style | Bring On The Self Love With Simply Be

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HOW IS IT NEARLY VALENTINES DAY AGAIN?!? The day of romance, chocolates and (in my case) sausage, chips and beans at Morrisons. Something I've learnt about love and romance and all that jazz is that there is utterly no point whatsoever in expecting to be happy in a relationship if you're not happy with yourself. 

So much of what makes me happy now is not having a reliance on other peoples' opinions of me. Of how I look or how much they value my existence. I like who I am, and even on my worst days I know that I'm doing my best. 

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Five Minutes on Validity

You all know that I have A LOT of thoughts when it comes to children and making children and growing children and having children and raising children etc etc. 

So this is a bit of an update around my thoughts on the validity of womanhood when it comes to children. The next step in my odd little journey along the road of adulthood if you will (You'd imagine I'd be getting it right by now...)

I just want to clarify in advance that anything I say is by no means someone without a child digging out those women WITH children. Quite the contrary. Mothers are INCREDIBLE. There are times when I look at my sister and think "HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS?!?" (Usually when she's covered in green stuff that could have come from literally any part of my niece) Plus, I would never judge any decision someone else has made when it comes to their body, lives and offspring - It is simply none of my business.