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Double Vision: Sparkle

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Hey my lovelies,

I’ve had a super busy and exhausting week. Work has been totally kicking my ass, which means that I have been a bad blogger. I like to be busy at work, that’s when I’m at my best.. but I still hope that this coming week will be a bit slower.

So yeah, it’s time for Double Vision again. In this challenge my amazing friend Dani and I are choosing a theme, item, movie character.. whatever we come up with basically, and style those our own way and post at the same time. I chose this week’s theme, and I chose ‘Sparkle’. I chose this for one reason only, which is this Torrid dress that I have had in my wardrobe since January. That’s when I did my first clothes swap with Dani, and she sent me this AMAZING sequin dress. I have been dying to wear it, and maybe this coming Christmas season I might have a chance? Now at least I’m wearing it to the blog!

I styled it with sparkly earrings and patent heels, but otherwise wanted to keep the accessories and overall look quite simple. I think the dress brings enough sparkle. I was laughing when I was getting ready and putting on make up when suddenly sun shined into my room and the sequins reflected the light. I was like a giant discoball, how awesome :D. I actually just realised that this is a fully black outfit, which is something that I haven’t worn in ages. But I guess this is still not a ‘usual fat-girl outfit’ because of all the sequins, am I right? ;)

This dress is really great shape on me in my opinion, it hugs my body in all the right places and gives me a nice silhouette. I seriously can’t wait to go shopping at Torrid one day!

Dress: 2, Torrid – swapped with Dani (different shape, but sequinned and pretty) | Heels: H&M (similar) | Purse: New Look (similar) | Earrings: Forever 21 (similar) | Glasses: LensWay (similar) | Lippy: Accessorize, Coral Crush With Love

That was the sparkly, discoball-esque me, now click yourself to DIY Fatshion to see how Dani sparkles!


Fatshion Faceoff: Hoop earrings

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Hey my lovelies,

Once again it’s Wednesday, and that means Fatshion Faceoff time! Fatshion Faceoff is a weekly challenge that I do with 4 other fatshion bloggers from around the world, in the challenge we choose a similar item of clothing or an accessory and we all style it in our own way. This week’s challenge was chosen by me, and I chose hoop earrings.

I have loads of jewellery and I never wear them, so picking this item was me trying to get myself to wear more stuff from my jewellery cabinet too, not only from my wardrobe. I chose this black/silver pair that I got from Forever 21 sale a while ago, and I chose to wear them with a semi-casual outfit. I wore the AWESOME racoon-shirt that Dani sent me last week (LOVE YOU LADY!) and the gorgeous Anna Scholz for Simply Be faux leather trousers that I found totally by accident from the Simply Be sale! I added a long belt, black clutch and red heels, and red lips of course :).

The photos are an interesting experiment this time, taken at our house’s crappy staircase that our landlord will never fix. My flatmates sister painted that cute picture though, so it makes it a bit better, haha. I was also without the proper camera again, but I hope you’ll bear with me.

Earrings: Forever 21 (similar) | Shirt: 24, ASOS Curve – via Dani (same in elephant print) | Trousers: 24, Anna Scholz for Simply Be (similar) | Heels: Yours Clothing (similar) | Belt: thrifted (similar) | Clutch: Volcom – my friend’s (similar) | Glasses: LensWay (similar) | Lippy: Maybelline Colorsensational 547, Pleasure Me Red

Now go check out what kind of hoops the other girls have on their ears, haha :). I wonder who wears the biggest ones..

Dani: DIY Fatshion (USA)
Mhairi: Lilybobombs Lovely Lumps (UK)
Mouna: Brussels Fatshion (Belgium)
Olivia: Wait Until The Sunset (Australia)


Double Vision: From Summer to Fall

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Hey my lovely readers,

So I posted a rant before (thank you to all who commented, I love you), and now it’s back to outfits ;)

My amazing friend Dani and me started the Double Vision challenge last week with leather skirt & polkadot heels, and after that I’m even more excited to continue on this challenge! We are choosing a theme, item, movie character.. whatever we come up with basically, and style those our own way and post at the same time.

So, this week Dani wanted us to choose an old OOTD from summer and style it for autumn weather. I chose to work with this outfit below. I never posted an OOTD post about it, but thankfully there’s an Instagram pic of it!

I do have tights on in this one, which is more of an autumn-thing, but the accessories are very summery. And here’s how I styled it for autumn..

Jacket: 20, Primark (similar) | Dress: L, Carmakoma | Belt: swapped with Dani (similar) | Bag: Matalan | Heels: Evans (similar-ish, but AWESOME) | Glasses: LensWay (similar) | Lippy: Accessorize, Coral Crush With Love

That’s how I brought the dress to autumn.. leather and studs basically ;). Now let’s go to DIY Fatshion to see how Dani did it!


Personal: Why are my fat legs a problem?

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Hey readers,

This will be a ranty post. Just a warning if you don’t want to read anything triggering etc. And I’m not writing this to offend anyone who feels opposite, I just want to get this out of my head and into my blog. I haven’t written personal stuff like this here before, but I feel it’s time now.

So, I have been very lucky that both Evans and Simply Be have featured me on their Facebook pages. I want to thank both companies for doing that, I feel really honoured that they want me as one of the examples on how to wear their items. I just hope that the negativity that my photos have brought in doesn’t put them off and they might want to feature me again someday. I did get lots of support too, and many people seem to like my style. THANK YOU for all of you who were nice and lovely :)!

Before I go to any detail I want to let you all know that these comments have NOT made me sad, they have NOT knocked my confidence, AND they have not made me feel less beautiful in any way. I have confidence in my style and I know what suits me and what is comfortable for me to wear. The comments have only made me laugh (some are just too damn funny), and they have made me annoyed. I will continue wearing stuff my way, because – like I said in one of the replies I wrote for the comments – I like what I see in the mirror when I dress this way, MY way. I wonder if any of those commenter ladies do themselves? They seem to think that ‘big women can’t do this and big women can’t do that’. WHY CAN’T WE?!? Who has made these rules? IS IT A CRIME?

Ok, let me show you the comments (although the rudest ones have been deleted by the Evans and Simply Be teams). Here’s me at Evans Facebook page. The FIRST comment (that has been deleted), freaking FIRST one, said something along the lines: ‘She should use fake tan!’ That honestly made me laugh. I have never been a fake tan person, I’m way too lazy to start doing stuff like that, so it has never even crossed my mind that I should. And WHY? I look tanned in the summer if it has been sunny, and pale if not. That’s how I like it. But does fake tan hide my fat legs? NO. But yeah anyway, after seeing all the comments so far, I replied: ‘Thank you ladies. And well sorry, I’m not a fake tan person. I show my pale fat legs happily :)’ To which she replied (deleted again) something like this: ‘Why do you post your pics here if you don’t want people to comment. Fool.’ I MEAN SERIOUSLY?!? Did I tell her not to comment? NO. Did I post my pic there? NO I DIDN’T, Evans did cos they wanted to feature me. And why is she calling me a fool? Was my reply rude? NO. I assume that she can’t really read, since my reply had no reasons for her to call me a fool.

Oh well, moving on.. to me at Simply Be Facebook page. This outfit is actually one of my favourites ever (see the post here if you haven’t already), and I’m kind of shocked how LOVE or HATE the response is at SB Facebook. Does that mean that I’m trendy? Fashionable? POPULAR? Usually that kind of things people either hate or love, that there’s no middle ground. Anyway, some of the negative comments are just silly.. for example someone is saying that the wall behind me needs more paint. WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE OUTFIT?!?! I seriously laughed when reading that, and for that commenters information, I rent a room in one of the three flats in this house. Believe me lady, I have NO authority to say anything when it comes to painting the house :D. But yeah, I want to do a kind of ‘Q&A’-type of thing about some of the main issues that the negative commenters seem to have with this outfit/me/my style.

‘Why do you post your pic here if you don’t want comments’
Well AGAIN, I didn’t post it, Simply Be did. They actually think that I look good in the outfit. Imagine that! *shock, horror*

‘Skirt is too short and she should wear flats, this makes her knees look fat’
You know what, my knees don’t just look fat. THEY ARE FAT. But like I said in one of my responses, I prefer to show my wobbly knees RATHER than look short and stumpy. We all have out own preferences and our own insecurities. I personally don’t hate my fat knees, but I hate looking short, since my legs are really short to begin with. And OBVIOUSLY shorter skirt and heels make legs look longer. So I choose to do the one I like more. Which is showing my knees. Sorry if that offends you people.

‘Skirt is too highwaisted, looks like her boobs are resting on the waistband, she should wear the skirt on her natural waist’ ‘the skirt makes her look like a barrel’ ‘she looks much bigger than she is’
OH BUT THAT IS MY NATURAL ‘WAIST’! I wish these people would have gone to see my actual post before commenting, YOU CAN SEE from the side that my belly is huge, and that the narrowest place of my body is just below my boobs. I wish I had an hourglass-body, don’t we all, but I don’t, and I’m trying to make the best of the body I’ve got. So I wear my skirts just under my boobs, end of story. And do these people know me in real life? DO THEY KNOW HOW BIG I REALLY AM? I actually think that I dress quite well to flatter my shape, and I look smaller in those leather-skirt pics than in real life (not that it matters, but for these people it seems to matter.) I might look like a barrel, but that’s cos I AM. If these people could see what it looks like if I’d wear this skirt where my waist would be IF I was an hourglass, and if it’s below my knees.. OH WAIT. I CAN SHOW THEM. I’ll do better, I’ll add flats too, AND a looser shirt (yes there was comments on the shirt too)!

OH MY ACTUAL GOD. If anyone actually thinks that THAT is more flattering on my body than this below.. well let’s just say that they need to go and have their eyes checked.

Yeah, case closed. These pics just TOTALLY convinced me that I know how to dress my body. Now I just need those whiners to see this..

I did have a point in this rant though. People have their own ways to dress, and bodies (ESPECIALLY plus size bodies) are all different shapes. What works for some shapes might look totally horrible in some. That’s one of the reasons why brands like to use us bloggers as ‘models’, and post our pics on their sites, for customers to see how the item might look on them and their body type. So the point is, don’t assume you know the persons preferences and what parts of their body they are confident and not confident showing. What YOU dislike about your own body might be someone else’s favourite part of theirs. So if you want to say something offensive, think about this fact first and reconsider. It’s different giving constructive criticism than thinking that someone else might have same insecurities than you. Some of us fatties don’t mind our fat knees! Aaaaaaaand rant over.

Oh by the way, like you all can see, that skirt is not ACTUALLY short, it’s just short on me, since my ‘waist’ is so high. So don’t blame Simply Be for doing short skirts (like some people did on the comments).. it’s just short on a body shape like mine. Which I prefer anyway ;)


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