My dearest beautiful neglected bloggers,
Recently I have been shit. I haven’t blogged in far too long and I need to get back on the blogging train. Rather than words to catch up on a few of my favourite memories in the last couple of months I thought I would share my favourite photographs.
Celebrating my husbands birthday in Stratford Upon AvonAnother night celebrating Scott’s birthday with giant cocktails!
BEST OF ALL
MY INCREDIBLE BEST FRIEND GAVE BIRTH TO A BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL
My thighs have always been my biggest body hang up – psychologically and physically. I have always had two great big meaty blocks at the top of my legs that I despised. The only time I really liked my thighs was when they were restrained in tights under a floaty dress that disguised what I believed to be the most unattractive grotesque part of my body. As a teenager I lusted after images of Alexa Chung’s long wispy legs with nobly knees and the elusive gap that all women are supposed to strive for, but in hindsight it’s not that great and it wasn’t what I wanted. I was surrounded by the press who spoke of Beyoncé and commended her on ‘curvy’ thighs, but those muscle toned legs she sports did not represent what I was hiding under my mass of material. Her thighs are what my dreams are made of. I would angst over other people’s legs, wanting to hide my own, doing squats and constantly dieting – then I realised that life is TOO short!
I now LIKE my thighs. There are times when I wish they weren’t so chunky – I am going to have those moments in the changing rooms when I catch a glimpse of myself and want to die but these are always going to be my thighs and life is too short to worry about the size of them. At the moment I feel pretty fatabulous about my legs.
SO instead of hiding my legs behind tights I am going out in skirts with bare legs, instead of not buying that dress I love because its short I am going to embrace the hem line and rather than worry about how big they are gonna look in a pair of jeans I am going to wear my size 22’s with pride.
Now I am a finalist of MISS PLUS SIZE INTERNATIONAL 2013 part of my role is to promote body confidence. One of the most popular links to my blog is ‘Fat Girl in Tights’…so Fat Girl in tights is what I will give you!
(Dress from ASOS Curve, Tights from Marks and Spencer, Shoes from Evans)
Remember I’d really love it if you could like my finalist page – it would make me grin and my thighs super happy!
I should really be saving my money with Christmas coming and bills due – buying a new dress shouldn’t be the top of my priorities BUT look….
It’s my perfect dress.
So dear Santa baby, if you’re out there and want to make one chubby blogger happy this Christmas you’ll get onto Asos Curve and send me this dress in a 20.
SEVENTIES KITSCH FASHION HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER.
Tomorrow is pay day so to fill in my fairly dull Thursday evening (the most exciting thing ive done so far is drink hot chocolate) I am gonna share my online shopping fantasy wish list. As a completely unexpected turn of events everything I love on-line at the moment is in the sales and is red – I’ve obviously got Christmas on my mind!
OH MY BUGSY MALONE! This play-suit from Asos Cuve makes me want to put on my brogues and Trilby and do the Charleston! I think this is the perfect colour for the winter months (mulled wine chic 😉 and teamed with a thick 100 denier pair of black tights and an oversized cardigan it is perfect for pub night. It’s in the sale at the moment for £24.50 and they only have a size 22 left – sign from above it should be mine?
Nautical fancies? I hope these seaside inspired prints don’t disappear because I love having a boat or an anchor as part of my attire. I -hate- how this top is styled in this photograph (I’d have it tucked into that skirt or with a pair of jeans) but that red is simply delicious and so versatile. Once again this is in the sale at Forever 21, £8.99 – BARGAIN!
I’m such a fan of the dipped hem, I get paranoid in my jeans that I am showing my bum so the extra length at the back hides and pants that might be on show 😉 I also love my leopard print, I would wear this with black skinny jeans, biker boots and my black sequinned blazer for a glam night out with my man. This is on Evans website at the moment for £17.00.
I wouldn’t be a Rockabilly without adding a cheeky polka dot dress to my wish list and I adore this lovely Praslin Red Polka Dot Pleat dress from the New Look Inspire Range! Perfect for Christmas parties or just a glam Christmas shopping trip. They only have a size 18 left and for £36.00 its an absolute steal for a timeless wardrobe classic!
Well those are my favourite finds online this Thursday evening. Let me know what you think of my Thursday picks!
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking, nahhh I can’t wear that I’m too fat. BULLSHIT. I’m fed up of shopping in plus size ranges of shops and having saggy fanny ugly jeans and t-shirts, because you wear above a size 16 should you be forced to wear black trousers and cartoon tees. WHOEVER DESIGNS THESE RANGES SHOULD BE FORCED TO WEAR THEIR CLOTHES. It’s now much easier to buy fashionable larger clothing, I love online shops like Asos and Forever 21 – the high street is getting better too, New Looks inspire range is getting better and Evans have really upped their game!
Mini rant over.
Today I am wearing a cute linen jumpsuit that I picked up at my local car boot-sale, it hasn’t got a make it in but I know its from America – the girl told me she’d brought it in New York. I also got a pair of Apple bottom Jeans from this lass. I’m wearing one of my favourite black cardi’s with cute multi-coloured roses, thick black tights and a feather necklace that I found in one of my drawers and forgotten I had.
PSSSST. Look at my new orange velvet curtains (a freebie from freecycle!) I love them so much!
Today I am wearing a reproduction 1950’s dress that I had made for me last year. Me and my hubby Mr Stables used to run a vintage shop in Scarborough and this is a dress made by a fabulous seamstress we used to make in.
I love the gorgeous dark blue paisley print of this fabric, I wear this dress at least once a week and always get compliments. Do you love it?