Body Image, Body Positivity, Plus Size

I posted a swimwear photo and the world did not end

September 30, 2014
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Since I started blogging about plus size fashion and body positivity I’ve noticed something. I haven’t come across any haters. I had more haters when I was blogging about dating, people calling me a slut, an embarrassment, telling me to shove three dildos in my vagina, seriously!

I was more afraid to share a full length photo of myself than I was telling people about a recent date I’d been on, yet the haters and trolls don’t match my phobias.

It turns out after posting full length photos and almost a year ago posting swimwear photos the world did not end! I honestly thought it would. Especially posting these swimwear photos, it was one of the hardest things I’ve done, yet once it was done it was one of the easiest things.

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For all the women out there embarrassed of their bodies or who think the world will end if a full length photo is posted on Facebook, you bare your arms in public or you choose to love your body instead of hate it – the world will not end.

If you go to the beach in swimmers or even a bikini – the world will not end. It truly honestly won’t.

Instead you’ll feel the waves on your skin and the sun on your shoulders. You won’t be dying of heat exhaustion because you prefer to cover up than done a swimsuit alone.

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I really wanted to write about this as we start heading into warmer months. Years ago I dreaded spring and summer, the thought of sweltering under long sleeve shirts and jeans to hide my body was unbearable, miserably even.

The thing is if you do wear a singlet top or a pair of shorts, no one cares. The only one caring about the way your body looks is you (and the media but that’s a whole other kettle of fish).

This spring and summer I dare you not to care. To love yourself and be comfortable in your skin rather than wishing you were in someone else’s.

This year I decided to push myself further and bought a bikini – now it’s not quite warm enough yet but as soon as I bust that sucker out I’ll be sure to share photos!

Love your body, love yourself.

Creativity, Newsletter

Weekly Inspiration Newsletter

September 24, 2014
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You might not know but a few months ago I started a Weekly Inspiration Newsletter. Due to being overwhelmed with work and Big Ink it has been on the back burner and I haven’t been able to fully commit to sending out the newsletter.

Now I have more time up my Continue Reading…

Fashion, How To, Lifestyle

Preparing for a Spring/Summer Wardrobe

September 19, 2014
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Spring has sprung (are you sick of that saying yet?) and it’s time to put away those big overcoats and pull out your warmer wear! It’s still be pretty chilly that I’ve needed my big coats so I put off publishing this post until I felt pretty confident that the weather was definitely warming up.

This is a great time to take stock Continue Reading…

Fashion

Staple Footwear You Need!

September 17, 2014
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Shoes are such an easy way to complete or enhance an outfit. Over the past 12 months I’ve built up a staple set of footwear that I know I’ll be able to rely on and reuse over the next several years!

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Blogger Series, Bloggers

Blogger Series: Secret Blogger’s Business eCourse

September 16, 2014
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Earlier this year I decided it was time to take my blog learning to a new level and after being recommended this course by Smaggle I thought it was worth giving it a go!

The Secret Blogger’s Business eCourse is written and run by Kate McKibbin who has over 7 years of blogging experience under her belt. What really sold me is after doing some research into Kate is that not only has she got her own blog and business but she also employs a number of stuff. I thought if she’s gotten to the point of success where she can hire people, I want that. Continue Reading…

Body Image, Body Positivity, Fashion, Outfit, Outift, Plus Size, Street Fashion

Street Style {Plus Size Outfit}

September 15, 2014
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I’ve been adding a street edge to my personal outfits of late, lots of sneakers and shiny pants!

In particular I bought a new pair of sneakers from Wittner and I’m in LOVE! They’re white, cream and delicious. The only thing is I’m terrified of marking them so I’ve used a water protectant spray on them ever second day (call me crazy).

I also picked up some wet look jeans from City Chic and this super on trend white blazer, teamed with my ASOS tee I was feeling pretty stylish. The day I wore this I was having lunch with a photographer friend so wrangled her to take my picture, she’s done an amazing job I now feel I need to up the anti on my photography skills! Continue Reading…

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