I regularly have followers ask me on Instagram about how I developed my personal style. I absolutely love fashion now, but I didn’t always. I used to see fashion as just another reminder of all of the things that were “wrong” with my body. I saw it as something I could never be a part of. Fashion and trends were for thin bodies and thin … Continue reading Develop Your Personal Style: 3 Steps to Being Braver With Fashion
In a recent post I talked about how I plan to buy less trend driven, fast fashion pieces and instead opt for timeless stylish pieces that I’ll wear season after season. You can read that post here! I decided to share with you guys my plans for said capsule wardrobe. I’ve put quite a lot of thought into this. I’ve written lists of key staples for … Continue reading What’s in My Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe
I think it’s fair to say that having a wardrobe full of clothes and nothing to wear isn’t an uncommon problem among Irish women today. We all know that feeling don’t we? Staring into our wardrobes with eyes glazed over by the sheer multitude of items we see, and yet totally underwhelmed by our lack of choice. So Many Clothes, Nothing To Wear In the … Continue reading Quality Over Quantity; How I’m Getting to Grips With My Shopping Habit
It’s Friday again, thank God (!), so time for us to take a look at five plus size pieces I’m loving this week. I’ve decided to concentrate on denim because I’m on the hunt for some new jeans myself. I’ve gotten bored of plain jeans that all start to look the same, so I’ve scoured plus size land for five pairs that really stand out … Continue reading Friday Five A Day
2017 was undoubtedly a year of many many firsts for me. It was a year spent discovering who I actually am, what I really care about, and what I want to do with my life. A big part of that was discovering my personal style. After years of wearing what “flattered” me as opposed to what felt like me, I finally managed to break free … Continue reading 2017… A Style Review
I’ve been experiencing a little writers block lately. I don’t want to write shite anymore. It doesn’t feel good to publish blog posts that I don’t take any pride in. I don’t want to feel obliged to post something on certain days just to keep up with other bloggers. So I’ve decided not to continue churning out blog post after blog post for the sake … Continue reading Ten Things I’d Tell My Younger Self
I recently spoke on my Instagram stories about how a cousin of mine had fat shamed a girl on TV in front of me, and how upset it had made me. To be honest, the word upset is an under statement. I was enraged. Fat shaming others in front of fat people, is like slagging off blind people in front of other blind people, or … Continue reading Responding to Fat Shamers… What’s The Point of Preaching to the Choir?
It’s that time of year again, when our social media becomes saturated by Bikini Body workouts, meal plans and ‘thinspiration’. I’m sure you’ve already guessed that it’s not something that I enjoy. Far from it. But given how pervasive the Bikini Body pressure is in society, I have to face facts and accept the reality of the world I live in. Right? Wrong. I refuse … Continue reading The Bikini Body Bullshit
I’m not one for ‘thin bashing’. In fact if I’ve learned anything at all from body positivity its that all bodies are subject to impossible beauty stanards. Buuuuut… As a fat person, I have experienced discrimination at the hands of thin people, a lot. So I’ve put together this post to highlight the top three things I wish thin people understood about fat people. 1. … Continue reading Three Things I Wish Thin People Understood
The word ‘fat’ is one of the most loaded words in the English language. Fat means ugly, lazy, irresponsible, slob, unsuccessful, unattractive, unsexy, undesirable, unhealthy, uneducated, weak willed, and about a hundred other negative things. Growing up I was always mortified when other people called me fat. And they did. To my face. All the time. They used it as an insult, so to me … Continue reading Call Me Fat. Please.