Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
The lovely guys over at Curvissa sent me this cord shirt dress to try out, as you can see from the pics I wore a couple of weeks ago when I still had the whole blonde thing going on!
So the dress itself is a lovely soft cord in navy blue. The shirt dress style is great for casual days, but dressy enough to go for lunch with the family or maybe a shopping trip (let's get our priorities right eh? Food and shopping)
Cord Dress - Curvissa - £49.00
I teamed mine with a tan belt although it does come with a matching cord belt I felt it needed something a bit more. I wore knee high boots (also Curvissa, coming soon in Toni and I's Big Boot Challenge)
As always with Curvissa, I found it useful to size up, I went for the 24 to ensure it would fit my hips. My only problem with ts dress is that the combination of press stud fastening and no stretch in the material meant every time I sat down they popped open and my very lucky husband got an eyeful of my, well, everything.... Which is of course not great, if you really love this dress I'd advise sewing down the central seem and putting on over your head, which is what I will be doing.
Overall I liked this dress, I'm enjoying adding more casual dresses to my wardrobe after spending the past few post pregnancy years in leggings for sheer ease! The popper issue is a bit of an annoyance, but luckily I have a mum who's quite handy with a sewing machine!
Monday, 29 October 2012
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Long time blog readers will know that my "journey" has been a long and complicated one, having been on a diet of some sort from the age of 9 and then at the still tender age of 26 deciding to have, under the recommendation of my doctor, a gastric bypass, I lost 7 stone, I went from a size 32 to a size 22, and am the woman you see today, prancing around in clothes for your bloggy pleasure.
My operation was a long time ago, 5 years to be precise, long before I discovered blogging and fat acceptance and long before I really had a sense of who I am, and maybe, if I was still a size 32 and I was offered the surgery I had back then, my answer and actions might be very different, but hindsight is a wonderful thing right?
I'm still a fat woman and a very proud one at that, I'm incredibly honoured to have met such wonderful women because of my involvement in the fatosphere, I'm incredibly proud to have organised Plus North and how far my little blog has come, and I'm still like an absolute child when I get invited to posh do's, because if you'd have told me 5 years ago I'd be hob knobbing with fashion types, and wearing beautiful clothes I'd have laughed in your face.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that, we're all at different stages of acceptance, some of us still diet, some of us happily never want to see another set of scales in our lives, some of us have been to hell and back in pursuit of something we thought was "normal" and "beautiful" and some of us haven't even formed an opinion as to how we feel about our bodies, and some of us don't give a shit and just want to wear pretty clothes. All of the above is ok, we can't force people to be what we want them to be, much in the same way some people feel forced to become thin, we don't know everyone's story, we don't know what they've been through and what they are dealing with. So, before you pass judgement on someone's worthiness to be in this arena, take a second to think about them, and understand that you don't know everything about them.
Friday, 19 October 2012
|I don't know what Michael had just said to me, but I'm pulling the weirdest face...|
Thursday, 18 October 2012
|Oh my hair looks a bit scary on this one!!|
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Monday, 15 October 2012
Sunday, 14 October 2012
|The blonde is still taking some getting used to!|
Saturday, 13 October 2012
|First attempt... Tangotastic|
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
So speaking of emails, I received an email from a lovely reader.. Hi Tara! *waves* regarding the Yoga project... Yoga?! Yes Yoga!
And speaking of fashion events, the London Plus Size Fashion Weekend seems to be gathering speed, the event organised by Remi from Trapped in a Skinny World has now been partnered with Evolve Magazine.
I think you'll agree its always fantastic when there's stuff going on for us larger folk, so show your support where you can! And lastly a huge thank you again for all your support, every blogger says it, but I really didn't think one person would read my blog let alone the amount that do now, so for that I'm eternally grateful, you all ROCK!!!
Thursday, 4 October 2012
Monday, 1 October 2012
|Ha Ha accessorise your outfit with the latest stylish mop!!|