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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

OMCZ #37



Hello and welcome to another OMCZ challenge and this time the theme has been chosen by Danielle and she went with...

"What summer trend have you been nervous about trying? Do you avoid wearing sleeveless tops or shorts? Are you interested in trying a crop top but afraid to try it? Are you thinking about finally wearing a bikini to the beach? Show us what trend you're hoping to finally get on board with this summer! "

I have made no secret of the fact that I struggle with shorts as I just don't find them very comfortable and my legs are so pale they are blinding so to really get me out of my comfort zone I did shorts and a crop top!!






These are currently the only pair of shorts I own and I have started trying to wear them more and more but I am still struggling a bit!!

Outfit details
Crop Top Primark last year
Shorts George at Asda
Necklace Black Heart Creatives
Flip Flops Animal from about two years ago

Don't forget to check out the other ladies also taking part

Nataliehttp://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/
Nikkihttp://www.nattynikki.com
Stephanie http://www.seeingspots.co.uk/
Becky Brownhttp://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com
Mary http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt
HollieHttp://www.prettybigbutterflies.com
Erinhttp://erinslittlebigcorner.blogspot.co.uk/
Stephanie http://www.seeingspots.co.uk/
Becca http://thegirlwiththeplait.blogspot.co.uk/
Leah  www.justmeleah.co.uk
Mookiehttp://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk/
Daniellewww.daniellerharris.com
Sam http://fattyboomtatty.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Gillianwww.weegillie.com
Sarahhttp://plussizeproud.wordpress.com/
Abihttp://aisforabi.blogspot.co.uk/
Charlenechinupsandpinups.wordpress.com
Sabina http://www.femmefatalexsabina.blogspot.co.uk/



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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

Suits You #2

Hello and welcome to this months Suits You challenge where this time I am picking an outfit for the lovely Patty from What Patty Difusa Loves.

I love Patty's style and having looked through her blog I know she is quite the fan of dresses and has a fantastic style. (I have also had the pleasure of meeting her at Plus North last year and she is lovely!).


So here we go!


I decided to go with a swing dress as I think Patty would look amazing in this one from Asos Curve with its gorgeous paisley print. To go with it I have chosen accessories from New Look to create a summer outfit that is ideal for the warmer weather.

I hope Patty likes what I have chosen as I think she would totally rock this outfit and look fabulous.

Don't forget to check out her blog!
Instagram: Misspattydifusa

Also remember to check out the other ladies also taking part


Patty
Katt
Vicky
Steph
Kathryn
Felicity
Sally
Lisa
Leah
Kitty - See more at: http://www.nattynikki.com/2014/06/suits-you.html#sthash.W1TLVwTn.dpuf

Patty
Katt
Vicky
Steph
Kathryn
Felicity
Sally
Lisa
Leah
Kitty

- See more at: http://www.nattynikki.com/2014/06/suits-you.html#sthash.W0WOYWvS.dpuf
Patty
Katt
Vicky
Steph
Kathryn
Felicity
Sally
Lisa
Leah
Kitty - See more at: http://www.nattynikki.com/2014/06/suits-you.html#sthash.W0WOYWvS.dpuf



Patty
Katt
Vicky
Steph
Kathryn
Felicity
Sally
Lisa
Leah
Kitty

- See more at: http://www.nattynikki.com/2014/06/suits-you.html#sthash.W0WOYWvS.dpuf

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

June Instagram Round Up

Hello and happy Wednesday we are halfway through the week and it has been hot, hot hot!!

I thought I would do a quick round up of the best of my Instagram pictures from June, which saw me celebrate my birthday and get a long overdue haircut!





I apologise in advance if the blog is quieter at the moment, but due to working longer hours, school holidays and the hot weather I don't have as much time and my mojo has wandered off!!

I am also gearing up for Outfit August which has been organised by the lovely Leah from Just Me Leah so I am holding back a few bits which I haven't blogged yet but should be on the blog next month.

Enjoy your week and stay safe in the sunshine!!


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Monday, 21 July 2014

Money saving Monday #3

Hello and welcome to another Money Saving Monday!

At the moment I am trying not to buy anything apart from the essential things that I actually need so I thought I would share with you some of the budget buys I have come across just lately.

DermaV10 Cocoa Body Butter


I mentioned this on a recent YouTube video that I did, but I love it so much that it deserves another mention! I buy this in the pound shop but you can also find it in Home Bargains as well and it is amazing! I have had the Body Shop body butters in the past which are not cheap and I would say that this is just as good. I use it on my feet to help with dry skin, as an aftersun and on my legs after shaving them.


I do most of my food shopping in Aldi and spotted this coconut shampoo and conditioner on my last trip for less than a pound each so decided to try them. I do still keep a purple shampoo to hand but in between washes I use these and I can't fault them. They smell lovely and leave my hair clean and soft.

Another pound shop find, I have a husband who is rather fussy when it comes to shower gel (his favourite being dove) but even he loves this stuff! It smells amazing, lathers really well and leaves my skin soft and doesn't dry it out.

Finally yet another pound shop purchase as I find other high street stores charge ridiculous amounts for cotton wool pads. After buying these I then found a pack of 200 in Aldi for less than a pound so it pays to shop around and not to assume that the pound shop is always the cheapest option!

I love scouring the shelves of the Pound shop and Home Bargains for budget beauty buys and you never know what you might find!! 

If you are looking for alternatives to cotton wool pads the lovely Leah from Just Me Leah recently reviewed some eco cleansing pads click here for a look at them.

Don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies also taking part

Katherine - http://acurvycupcake.blogspot.co.uk

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Shop Your Stash #3


Hello and welcome to this months Shop Your Stash Post. I have been feeling the heat over the last few days as I am sure many of you have and at times have almost been reduced to a sweaty puddle! I find dressing for the heat hard sometimes and I have reached a point now where comfort for me is the main thing I consider when finding something to wear.

I had a spuddle through my stuff and here is what I came up with.

BHS, FAT, BBW, Size 20





With the exception of the denim jacket and I think the necklace, everything else is either from last year or even older than that!!
I picked these trousers up last summer in BHS from their swimwear/beach range and they are fab, a lovely soft jersey and they keep me really cool. I must admit these are my current favourite lounge around the house trousers as well!!!

Outfit Details
Denim Jacket Primark
Vest H&M old
Trousers BHS last year
Sandals Store 21 two years old!
Necklace Sister Vintage

Don't forget to check out the other ladies who are also shopping their stash!!

Gemma
Michelle
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Silent Sunday


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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

OMCZ #36


Hello and welcome to another OMCZ challenge and this time the theme has been chosen by Mookie and she went with.

I decided to go with two different looks. Firstly I want you to show us what you consider is your go to style. The kind of style you know you look good in and that flatters your body. The secondly I want you to go totally out of your comfort zone and choose something you've been dreading or don't really like wearing for some reason. So comfort style and then out of comfort style. 

I must admit my favourite thing to wear through the summer months is maxi dresses, I find them comfortable and have been lucky enough to find some that I feel super comfortable in. 

Now I must admit I have cheated slightly and pulled together some photos from my recent outfit posts of my current favourite dresses.


Maxi Dress size 22 BBW Simply be

There is one item of clothing that regardless of my weight has always been an issue and that is shorts!! I don't know why but I struggle with them I don't always find them very comfortable and I have convinced myself over the years that they don't suit me!! When hubby offered to buy me some bits for my birthday I decided to try shorts again to see if I could wear them!!





These shorts were a huge £8 from Asda but I have modified them as they did have turn ups but I found that the seams were rubbing my legs so I unpicked them!!

I like them but I think they need to grow on me and quite honestly it will take a lot to drag me away from my dresses!!

Don't forget to check out the other ladies.

Nataliehttp://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/
Nikkihttp://www.nattynikki.com
Stephanie http://www.seeingspots.co.uk/
Becky Brownhttp://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com
Mary http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt
HollieHttp://www.prettybigbutterflies.com
Erinhttp://erinslittlebigcorner.blogspot.co.uk/
Stephanie http://www.seeingspots.co.uk/
Debzhttp://www.wannabeprincess.co.uk/
Beccahttp://thegirlwiththeplait.blogspot.co.uk/
Katthttp://acurvycupcake.blogspot.co.uk/
Leah  www.justmeleah.co.uk
Mookiehttp://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk/
Sharonhttp://www.radfatfeminist.com/
Daniellewww.daniellerharris.com
Sam http://fattyboomtatty.blogspot.co.uk/ 


Sarahhttp://plussizeproud.wordpress.com/
Abihttp://aisforabi.blogspot.co.uk/
Shuhinahttp://hsquaredblue.blogspot.co.uk/
Charlenechinupsandpinups.wordpress.com
Sabinahttp://www.femmefatalexsabina.blogspot.co.uk/


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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

I Feel Good


Hello and welcome to this months I Feel Good post.

I am cheating slightly this month and using an instagram picture from a recent outfit post that I did. Having had some recent body confidence wobbles it has been good to feel happier in the way I look again so here is my photo for this month.


Don't forget to check out the other ladies who are also feeling good this month!

Abi http://aisforabi.blogspot.co.uk/

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Monday, 14 July 2014

Money Saving Monday #2

Hello and welcome to this weeks edition of Money Saving Monday.

Now I love a good bargain as much as the next person but sometimes I think I am guilty of indulging in a bit of false economy. I buy a lot of cheap summer shoes in Primark and most will last me just one Summer due to my wider feet wearing the sides of the shoes down- so if I get two summers out of them then I am doing well!!

I keep most of my shoes in the bottom of my wardrobe and when the seasons change I have a good spuddle through to see what forgotten treasures I may have and this year I came across some old flip flops. Ok flip flops I hear you say what is so special about them well these are 10 years old and still going strong!! They weren't cheap they are made by Reef and I bought them whilst on holiday in Torquay as I kept seeing them in all the surfwear shops and knew I had to have a pair!! I think I paid about £25 for them which yes is expensive but they are so comfortable, have been flung in the washing machine a good few times and are still going strong!!!

*Warning please excuse my manky feet which are currently peeling due to a treatment I used on them!!



Ladies and Gents behold the greatest flip flops ever!!! OK so they aren't going to grace the pages of Vogue and they are not the most stylish but for messing about in the garden or on the beach they are perfect.

I guess what I am saying is I like to buy things and when I get something cheap I get the instant gratification of something shiny and new but just occasionally I know that really it is better to buy the odd more expensive item that will stand the test of time!

Don't forget to check out the other frugal ladies!



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Vlogging Challenge

Hello and welcome to the Vlogging Challenge!!

The lovely Debz from Wannabe Princess put a shout out to see if anyone wanted to do a vlogging challenge, and as I have been trying to do more You Tube Videos I thought I would join in!

So sit back and relax whilst I waffle on!!



There are also some other ladies taking part so be sure to go and see them



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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Fat and Happy!!

I'm sure by now most people will have seen or become aware of an awful fat shaming article in the Daily Fail. (I am not linking to it but a quick look on their site and you would find it!).

A lot of people have already responded and probably in a more eloquent way than I ever could (I just want to swear) I decided instead my response would be an outfit that no doubt the writer of the original article would find offensive!!

BBW FAT GIRL SIZE 24 Crop top Primark







This is my Friday night chilling in the garden with my hubby outfit and if the sight of a fat girl in a crop top is offensive to you- well I don't care!!!


Outfit details
Trousers George at Asda
Crop top Primark - last year but I think they are selling them again this year
Sandals Primark last year
Donut Necklace Black Heart Creatives- because of course I am fat and only ever eat donuts!!


Have a fab weekend and remember no matter what you are fabulous!





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