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Sometimes, only a maxi dress will do

So the weather has been beyond ridiculous in recent weeks. I know I’m in the minority, but I hate the heat with a passion so have been utterly amused at the climbing temperatures. However, the good thing about weather like this is the opportunity to pull out a maxi dress. Although I rarely wear them, I love maxi dresses, and this particular day was perfect for it. This one is from Next and pure cotton, so I very much enjoyed the little breeze there was! The pictures don’t do the dress justice because the colour is a little more intense than appearances, and I love the flirty slit on the leg ;) Because it was so hot, I chose not to wear shape-wear and was a little worried because I wear it more often than not. I know people are split down the middle, but I really like shape-wear. It’s not about trying to look slimmer, but it smooth’s you out and (I think) enhances your shape. Instead I threw on some shorts and headed out the door feeling comfortable, cool and a total bab

When "love" is confused with obsession

[NB: This post has been in my drafts for months, literally before 'The Great Gatsby' movie came out. I have been umm'ing and ahhh'ing about posting this for various reasons, but I've decided to set this one free. Also, if reading the book is on your 'to-do' list, I suggest you don't read this post - spoilers everywhere!] I’ve been thinking about love a lot recently and about how much certain kinds of love have value. For example, if love is unrequited/ simply bad timing/ maybe in the future love, do those loves become invalid? Do they have the same weight as love which is at the right time and reciprocal? In truth, I don’t have the answer, nor do I necessarily think there is a right answer to this. I have never been ashamed of feeling something for someone whether it was reciprocal or not. But when does love turn into an unhealthy obsession? The Great Gatsby is a book (and now of course, a movie) which had been on my “my goodness

More Lifestyle/Commentary posts

I’ve always wanted this blog to be more than just my fashion style. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that, but there’s too much for me talk about, too much that I think about for this to be just about the clothes I wear. I read @misscharl’s blog a lot and I love it! She is so honest and open with her readers. There is no pretense, no cover-up. When she writes a personal post, that is exactly what it is. I respect anyone who chooses not to fall into the “look at my life and how perfect it is – aren’t you jealous? Yeah, you’re jealous!!” trap. It’s a trap I think we have all been guilty of falling into at some point. As a reader and as someone who genuinely adores sitting down and getting to know people, what I want is honesty, what I want is realness and that’s what I’m going to try and incorporate in this blog. I also love to write. I write ALL. THE. TIME. I love narrative, commentary, and analysis and enjoy pushing my mind to think outside the box

Summer Vintage

Hi guys, I’m going to keep this one relatively short as I have already blogged about how much I love this skirt . Elasticated, authentic vintage is the holy grail for plus size, and is pretty much the only way we plus size gals can do vintage without having to turn to “vintage style” clothing (which I’m a massive fan of by the way – not a vintage snob!). I’m always on the lookout for new places to venture and found this at Blitz London. I really wanted the skirt to pop (not that it really needed much help – look at those colours!), so kept the rest of the outfit tame. A simple cotton vest, one of my ever-reliable cardigans and my fabulous Tatty Divine necklace, makes this a really cool summer outfit. Skirt: Vintage (via Blitz London ) Necklace: Tatty Divine  (I take ZERO responsibility for the amount of money you may spend as a result of clicking this link!) Vest: Love Label (via Very ) Cardigan & Leggings: South (via Very) Sunglasses : Spitalfie