Saturday, 11 August 2012

Plus size coffee morning/ Curve Social

Hi guys :)

Today has been a really good one. The lovely Sarah organised a coffee morning for fellow plus size bloggers, and it was very productive. There are so many things in the pipe line that are super exciting, and no doubt details will start to trickle out in the coming weeks. It was very pro togetherness. Segregation is such an easy thing to fall into, but we don’t need that in the plus size world. We already have to struggle and fight against everything else, we really shouldn’t be fighting with each-other too. Who has the most followers? Who gets invited to things? Who gets free stuff? These are not the issues we should be talking about. These are not the things we should be competing with each-other for.

I started my blog because I was tired of what was being fed to me in all parts of the media. I wanted to show that you can be plus size and still be sexy, still be fashionable, and still wear clothes that make you feel good. I wanted to express the scales falling from my eyes in a positive way, and hopefully help others (particularly people of colour) that there was an alternative.

I’m still new to the blogging world, but already I can see those whom do this purely for what they can get, while forgetting what this should all really be about- creating a community that is safe, supportive and encouraging.

I don’t pretend to be the ruler of all things moral, but as a newbie, that isn’t the type of plus size world I want to be involved in; and from the conversations of this morning, it’s not one anyone whom is doing this for the right reasons wants to be involved in.

I enjoyed myself and found it very insightful- I look forward to more of the same for sure.

Okkkkkk, rant over.

After the coffee morning, myself and the gorgeous Lauren (whom you all no doubt know), went for lunch in Soho and had our own meeting in regards to our group Curve Social. We have some great ideas and we can’t wait to tell you all about them….but if I may be so bold, please keep the end of October free for the first Curve Social event- it’ll be a screamer ;p

It was also just a lovely catch up with loads of talking, giggling and musings- perfect way to spend the afternoon. I love Lauren, and can’t wait to build our group together and make it something to make you all proud to be a part of.

I also asked Lauren, to take my picture for my blog, and she did a wonderful job too! I love this outfit and felt great from head to toe. The t-shirt is a new favourite of mine, it’s just full of cameras; not all of which I can name however, but it’s a fun game!




T-Shirt: Camden Market
Skirt: New Look
Cardigan: So Fabulous (via Very)
Scarf: Dorothy Perkins
Leggings: South (via Very)
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins
Sunglasses: Dorothy Perkins
Bag (just showing): From a Vintage Market

Anyways, your eyes are probably stinging from the amount I’ve written, so I’ll leave it there- ‘til next time folks!

xx


2 comments:

  1. I love the outfit especially the tshirt :) I wish I could have gone but I live too far away :( sad face. I'm glad you had fun I'm new to blogging but I didn't start it to get free stuff or money I just wanted to show off my outfits and maybe be inspiration to someone xx

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  2. Firstly, thank you for the compliment on the t-shirt, I absolutely love it! They do quite small sizes though, but then you tend to get that at markets and such.

    I'm so glad you commented on the blogging thing, because that's exactly what I'm talking about. It's about trying to help someone feel good about themselves and maybe make someone see that they can have an alternative plus size life to the one they feel they "should" be living (i.e hiding away). I do think for the most part, that's the way it is for most bloggers, but not everyone unfortunately.

    xx

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