Making a case for the “Little White Dress”

Making a case for the “Little White Dress”

I know we all LOVE our little black dresses. So easy, so simple and always so cool. But there is one hundred a case to be made for the little white dress. And I don’t even mean just in summer, either. The little white dress is becoming a must have in my wardrobe, and here’s why you should consider adding on to yours. It’s fun!  I know, that’s deep, right? Haha. But seriously, the little white dress is fresh and modern, it’s youthful and fun. If you want to mix things up from your usual, give it a try. For me, every time I slip this swishy, ASOS number on (pictured) it feels like summer. And summer feels like good times,…

Are we really surprised about body shaming in pageants?

Are we really surprised about body shaming in pageants?

Miss Canada sends a message to body shamers. Miss Canada, Siera Bearchell, was everywhere last night. While scrolling the interwebs late last night, I couldn’t sleep, I’d over-napped. That headline jumped out at me from not one, but multiple locations. Shamed for her larger body. Trolled, hitting back at the condemnation of her body, is seeking to redefine the ideals of beauty. But are we surprised? I hate to tell you, but I’m not. A woman that looks like me would never make it that far. We are weeded out in much earlier stages if we choose to compete at all. Women who are remotely ordinary are not in the international arena, so what are we talking about here? Are we…

Umm, what? The Palm Print Summer Dress

Umm, what? The Palm Print Summer Dress

I know team try not to die of shock. This is easily the most colour we’ve seen outfit wise in a LONG TIME. It’s not my fault, I just don’t wear much colour. I like it that way. But when I received this dress from a friend (who happens to own the brand in question) I knew it was too special to decline. Thank you, Ms Harvest.  Welcome home, Havana Palm Print Dress.  Last week, the weather continued to be hot, hot, hot. Afternoon drinks with the husband-type-person were on the cards and I wanted to be out the door asap. So, I threw it on with some heels and I was done. That’s the upside of such a statement print,…

How to turn your summer dress into a top!

How to turn your summer dress into a top!

If an item of clothing is going to live in my wardrobe, it had better be versatile. I don’t want any one trick ponies. After wearing a dress as a top the other day, I thought I’d share more about how. So, this post is about how to take that summer dress you love, and turn it into a top you can wear all year round. No sewing and still keeping it as a dress. I’m about to double your summer dress’s potential. If only I could do so as easily with creepers on the internet. Ah well. Because we all need a bit of assistance in our lives when it comes to maximising your wardrobe. Turning a dress into a top…

My first outfit post of 2017!

My first outfit post of 2017!

Welcome back, ladies and gentleman. Here we are, and it’s already the end of January. Some fashion bloggers had their first outfit posts live on New Years Day. I envy those people; I used to be organised like them. Ahhh, the good old days. But enough of that lamenting the good old days, let’s get reacquainted. How are you!? How is 2017 treating you so far?  I’m doing well if I’m honest, coming down from this blah feeling I had in 2016 took some time. But I’ve bounced back well with some sunshine and lots of visits to the beach. I took the time to focus on what the heck I needed to let go of moving into 2017 and what it…

Because glorifying obesity, that’s why.

Because glorifying obesity, that’s why.

There’s this thing that happens when you blog about plus size fashion and combine it with confidence and body positivity. People will tell you that through doing that, you are glorifying obesity. That I am waving a flag and saying hey you, you should be fat too because look how happy I am! But here’s the thing. I’m fat and I like clothes. Thanks to the internet, people let me talk to them about personal style and finding clothes that fit. Which is actually a legitimate issue once you pass the standard clothing store sizes. I do this by taking photos of myself, there’s no one else around here I could use. I am front and centre, no ambition to…

Coffee & Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Coffee & Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Summer has been a stinker around here already. Seriously, from day one it’s like it was trying to melt me into a puddle on my patio floor. Dying. So in an effort to make breakfast something I could stomach, I decided to give smoothie bowls a try. I’m not sure exactly what the difference is between a smoothie and an acai bowl, but well. Let’s go with smoothie, shall we? I received some coffee protein powder stuff to try and figured I’d head down the coffee route. I, of course, added some espresso to that as well, I’m really into coffee. Some fruit and toppings and hey presto! A melting bowl of goodness. Later some Instagram friends told me less liquid…

Write

Write

I came home this afternoon and it occurred to me, there was nothing much to do. The Confident You emails finished today and for two weeks now it had been my routine to come home, log in and polish and schedule the email. I’m done. We did it. I’ve finished the challenge and I feel every bit like we just had a challenge. You know, tired but sort of hyped too. That sort of feeling.  Instead of the “work-work” there is to do, I decided to open a blank page here. See what showed up. Like, be a blogger or something. Part of what I’m committed to in 2017 (I know, it’s come up so fast) is to write more. To…

15 women, 1 dude and me; what body confidence means to us

15 women, 1 dude and me; what body confidence means to us

It’s been a big week so far for the Confident You Body Confidence challengers. Wow. We’ve talked about everything from our insecurities and body shaming to celebrating our body wins and those people who love us no matter what. To say I’m proud of where we are as we enter the home stretch is an understatement. As part of the challenge, I sent out a crazy number of requests for body confidence related quote, thoughts, and tips. The people you see below are those that responded (I could have done better representation-wise, I will spread the net wider again next time) and became our daily poster child. It’s funny how with a pre-planned idea of daily emails, that these quotes all…