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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

New Year Same Me.


2016 has been a wild year, one that has been full of ups and downs and now that the year is drawing to a close I am ready to end this chapter. Next week Dan and I are heading off on our Honeymoon  to Mexico and I cannot tell you how excited I am to be leaving London to spend two weeks in the sunshine with my boy. In terms of body confidence, I am really suffering right now, and I only say that because I feel comfortable enough to tell you lot. When my favs at Simply Be asked me to choose an outfit for Christmas and New Year for a post, I'll be honest I wasn't feeling myself, at all. Everything I looked at online was amazing but I just didn't feel great. I decided to express my feelings about my body image on Instagram and my gosh was I overwhelmed with the response, over 300 of you wrote kind words to me and I sat crying on the tube home at the overwhelming love from you all. The next day, I headed in store to the Simply Be on Oxford street and found this outfit, the gold skirt really caught my eye, it was so shiny and bright and when I put it on I felt like me again for the first time in a few months. Paired with the gorgeous off the shoulder velvet body and platform heels and I felt ready to take on the world. When I shot my look with my photographer, I spun around in the middle of the street with my skirt making a golden tornado around me and and I laughed for the first time properly in weeks. The lesson here is, there are times in life when you won't feel like yourself, there are times when you wont always love your body and that is okay. Your body is your home but who you are is right inside, so this Christmas, no matter how low you feel, find something that makes you feel special and wear it with pride, spend time with your loved ones and try to appreciate the blessings you have in your life. Yes I have a double chin in this photo, but I also have a huge smile and I will take the chins with the smiles any day and I urge you to to do the same.






WHAT I AM WEARING 


Gold Metallic Skirt - Simply Be (similar here)

Platform Heels - Simply Be 

Leather Jacket - Simply Be

Tortoise Clutch - Simply Be

*This post was in collaboration with Simply Be to share with you their amazing party wear, 



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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Pleated Perfection.


Let me first disclaim that I shot these photos back in October, because like hell would you catch me outside without a coat on now. Winter is finally here and it's raining a lot, but Christmas is near and it is my favorite time, for some reason my moody automatically lifts as it draws closer. Shops dress their windows, lights glisten along the streets, mulled wine and hot cider becomes acceptable to drink and the year slowly closes to an end. Urgh I just love it and everything about it, so I am willing to forgive the miserable rain for some Christmas cheer. This oufit is a mix of Elvi and River Island Plus both of which are my favorite brands, the cut and finish on all their items are worth every penny but my favorite piece of this look has to be the skirt. Pleats are just so perfect on everyone and the midi length of this skirt is perfect for winter, although I won't get too much use out of this over Christmas as Dan and I are finally heading off to our honeymoon in Mexico. Bring on the sunshine and margaritas!




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Thursday, 8 December 2016

The friendship breakup


Breaking up with a boyfriend isn't something I have ever experienced, being that Dan was my first and only real partner, but I get the idea of how ending a relationship works especially having watched my friends go through many over the years. They can be pretty rough to deal with, especially when you have been together such a long time. But breaking up with a friend is something that most of us don't talk about. Friendships are much alike relationships, some even more intense than between two partners. Your friend is a person you share every minor detail of your life with, some you let in and tell your deepest darkest secrets too, ones you might not even tell your partner. They know about your faults, your insecurities your past and your present. When something bad or good happens, you know that your BFF is one of the first to be called, you enjoy sharing in each others joy, you laugh together, cry together, share experiences together, the love runs pretty darn deep. 

So when your friendship changes or ends this can be pretty hard going for both parties. Sometimes, naturally, friends drift apart, you start to talk less to each other, perhaps you start making new friends, trying new things, just becoming different people to the ones you both were before. When this happens the very glue that made your friendship stick starts to deteriorate and before long the relationship can become something so far from what is was to begin with.

There are a few types of friendship breakups, some that end naturally, with no discussion, and what you had just fizzles out, and some where things end really, really badly. Passive aggression, arguments back and forth on text, screaming at each other, saying spiteful, hurtful things, this can and does happen. Like all relationships, disagreement is natural but sometimes there is no coming back from what was said, and sadly sometimes there is no going back to what you once were.
Then there are friendships that end with no resolve, sometimes a friend can just phase you out, or even completely cut you out of their life, ignore your texts, avoid you, delete your entire existence, those can be the worst to deal with, because there is no real resolve. Social media makes ending friendships so much harder than ever before. Seeing 'Ex friends' on mutual friends Facebook page, tagged in photos can be tough, but nothing hurts like seeing old memories pop up of you and your friend together when times were really good. We are plagued with our past and this can cause terrible anxiety, it certainly does for me.

Of all the things I am anxious about in my life, the ending of past friendships is what is most difficult to deal with. Questions about who is responsible, where did it go wrong, why did it end?  These all run through my mind continuously. As a person, I have always needed validation, I need to be needed, I care so deeply that sometimes I overstep the mark into territory that perhaps is not my place to step. 

Are there things I regret about how I handled my friendships? Absolutely.  Was I at times not the best person or friend I could have been? Most probably. Sometimes I sit down and think that I am a terrible, awful, person. Maybe I can't keep friends, maybe I am too judgmental, maybe I am too sensitive...These thoughts whizz around my mind like a merry go round and leave me with a tight knot of anxiety in my chest. The battle I have with myself is hard, and it has taken me a long time to get over lost friendships. Sometimes I find myself looking through old photos, or listening to a song that sends me right back to a place in time where things were great and the guilt washes over, all over again. 

But the truth is, in the end it doesn't matter.  In life we will go through making mistakes in our personal relationships or become victim to others making mistakes, it's the circle of life, not one of us out there is perfect and that is bloody normal. Now, more than ever I am beginning to learn that some things are just meant to be, sometimes other factors in our life change who we are, the priorities we have change and the company we keep changes. It's all part of our individual growth and whether the path you are on is the right one, it is your journey to take. Unfortunately along the way we will lose people in our life, be that from the nature of death or the journey of our lives, this may sound like a load of philosophical shit but I truly believe that every single thing that happens to us, is perfectly timed and meant to happen. 

And If I could say one thing to past friends that I am no longer friends with it would be simply to wish them well, to say sorry for any bad blood, or anger that is held. There was a reason we were drawn to each other at some point in our lives and for the times we had I am grateful. Live and let live and all that malarchy.  For me, 2017 will be a year of new personal discovery and I have no doubt that I will f**k up and make some hideously bad decisions. And although my friendship breakups have been hard my past has taught me some real important stuff about myself and the friends I still have and I will always be grateful for that.
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

My favorite Wide Fit boots for Winter



So here's the thing, I hate my feet, like, actually hate them and if I could rub a genie bottle, make a wish and swap my feet I would, in a heartbeat! There are so many shoes that I have admired over the years that I knew would never fit on my pork chop feet, and growing up with wide feet, especially was not easy.  Back in the day virtually no shops catered to the wider fit customer, unless they were ugly old lady shoes. Oh and don't even get me started trying on shoes in store which was/is an actual work out when you have wider feet, trying to fit into shoes that will only house your big toe.
The thing is having a wider foot is actually not just an issue for plus size women, but for all kinds of women and now more than ever brands are giving us choices that provide both comfort and style meaning you don't have to compromise one for the other. Today I thought I would round up my favorite wide fit boot from the specific wide fit ranges at  ASOS , Evans, River Island and New Look I every girl needs a good pair of boots to get through the winter months so treat yourself to something that actually fits. To see more use the arrows to scroll!

SHOP MY FAVOURITE WIDE FIT BOOTS 
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