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Monday, 23 May 2016

River Island Plus



A few months back something very exciting happened, another great high street brand introduced a plus size line, and that was my old time favorite River Island. Growing up River Island, (or Rivers as me and my girls used to call it) was the place to shop, but sadly I just couldn't fit in most things fast forward to now and the plus size range is everything and more that a girl could want. All in keeping with the River Island style, the brand decided to just create clothes in a larger size from the straight size rather that do something completely separate - which I loved. River Island Plus starts at 18 and goes up to 24 which I hope will eventually be extended. The Lace Dress I am wearing is just so stunning and it made me feel so pretty and girly. The full range can be found here and you must check it out!








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Monday, 9 May 2016

Minimal Magic


This isn't going to be a long chatty blog post, I simply want to let you know how much I love this ASOS Minimal Jumpsuit. Comfy? Check. Oversized? Check? Cool and fashionable? Check, check CHECK. This jumpsuit was so popular that I actually wasn't able to buy it online the first time around, I was so lucky when one of the gorgeous blogger babes in our Facebook kindly sent me hers as it no longer wanted it. Thankfully for you lot it is now back in stock and available on ASOS in both curve and straight size! To check out other ways I styled this jumpsuit then check out my Instagram.






 *Photos taking By Lydia Hudgens 


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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Why I haven't enjoyed planning my Wedding.

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Can we address the fact that I get married in three months time, how did that time fly by so quickly? How have I not sent out my invites? How have I not finalised my bridesmaid dresses? These are all serious questions that need answering but for now we are going to just talk about my experience up until this point. To be honest, and I'm going to keep it real with ya'll, planning this wedding hasn't really been the greatest experience of my life, in fact it has been stressful, time consuming, expensive and emotionally draining. When I started planning I had these ideas of grandeur, of all the fun things I would do towards the lead up, all the fun I would have planning and choosing invites and decorations, when in actual fact it has been nothing like I imagined. First off Dan and I are paying for our wedding by ourselves entirely which has put some financial pressure on us thankfully I have been very lucky to have collaborated with a number of people allowing for substantial savings but still it has been an added pressure. Secondly his year is perhaps the biggest in my personal career with blogging. In January I announced I was chosen as Marie Claire's Curve Columnist writing once a month in the print magazine. as well as signing with the management agency MiLk meaning I am now represented professionally. The start of the year I  flew off to NYC for my biggest campaign yet with Evans as well as a trip to Portugal with the brand Curvy Kate amongst working on a number of projects with brands. Balancing this with a full time 9-5 job has added a fair bit of stress on me, planning  became  much more difficult when I was trying to balance everything else in my life. The guilt I have experienced for being so behind with my planning has been overwhelming, I've cried a lot, and honestly at times regretted choosing to have it in the UK. As well as this, weddings most definitely highlight close personal relationships more than ever, in both a good and bad way. There is a hell of a lot of politics involved with planning a wedding and I for sure have seen the pressure it can cause and that part has not been fun at all.


The idea of planning a wedding is so romanticised that when you feel crap about the experience you feel like you are the only one. Pinterest displays 5 million photos of perfect weddings and it kinda makes you feel like crap sometimes. Yes I know the day is about Dan and I and yes it will be incredible I'm sure but I just wanted to write something to any fellow bride-to-be's out there to say, if you aren't enjoying it its perfectly fine, its okay to struggle, its okay to be stressed. It is so hard to plan a wedding, have a busy career, see friends, have holidays, and spend time with your partner. Life is busy for all of us so don't feel like you have failed if it isn't running smoothly. It will all work out and it will be the best day of your life. Nothing puts a smile on my face more knowing I get to marry my best friend soon so that is what I am focusing on right now and so should you too. Tell me in the comments below if you felt the same way as I would love to hear your view. Oh and see below some gorge Bridal related gifts for you and your squad to enjoy! 



BRIDE TO BE GIFTS



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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

I am me

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At the end of March I sat, alone on a flight out of London Heathrow and contemplated my life. Just a few weeks earlier I received an email asking me to be involved in a major campaign for Evans one that involved the celebration of 8 women (me being one of them) and it was being shot in New York! Sitting on the crowded plane, I had to pinch myself that I was being flown out to the other side of the world by a brand, that I was about to check into an amazing hotel, with a team of really great people and have my photo taken by a renowned photographer. Not only that but I would get to connect with seven other incredibly inspiring women for the I am Me Campaign 

As women we hold so much doubt about ourselves, about our abilities, about our experiences even about our success and its a damn shame. When my final image came back from the shoot with the title 'Inspiring' at first I was taken aback, to call yourself inspiring is a pretty bold statement, it almost felt a little vain. Then I realised that a huge part of my blog and my life is to help inspire my readers to be the best version of themselves, to be happy in their skin, to love their bodies and their minds. This is something I should be proud of. Just like everyone, I am flawed and it is those very flaws that makes me into the person I am today. I am so grateful for my life, my friends my fiance and right now I couldn't be prouder than to be exactly who I am.

 I am Callie. 
I am 27
I am a blogger 
I am a columnist for Marie Claire
I am passionate about helping women feel good about themselves.
I am a fiance to a wonderful man called Dan 
I am clumsy
I am loud
I am loved
I am me

WHO ARE YOU?


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