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
Velvet Ruffle off the shoulder body - Simply Be
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,