Plus Size Promise

Inspired by A Curvy Cupcake and Wannabe Princess, I’m taking part in a brilliant blogger challenge to make 5 promises to myself over the summer and beyond. There are loads of amazing #psbloggers taking part and you can find their details at the bottom of the post… But for now, here is what I’m promising to myself:

1. Take part
I’ve never exactly been a wall flower, but for years I have worried about what people will think of me or if I will embarrass myself. And I’ve missed opportunities as a result. I’ve always agreed the idea that ‘it’s better to regret the things you have done than to regret the things you haven’t’ so now is the time to throw caution to the wind and try it. Especially when it comes to blogging and the blogging community. I feel like a fraud because I don’t blog much or go to any events. I want to change that! I want to try new things with my family, do a 5k run, try a Dancehall class. I want to use my new-found confidence to live life now!

2. Be kind to myself
I think I am probably my own worst critic. I need to practice what I preach and give myself a bloody break! Both psychologically and physically! Sometimes I find it hard to believe I’m a good person and that I deserve to feel good about myself. But deep down I know I am becoming the best me I can be. I can accept my mind and body as they are. Be proud of myself. Pamper myself. Reward myself. Maybe even love myself!

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3. Find the ultimate comfy heel
I’m a sucker for some vintage styling but I can’t find a pair of heels that I can wear all day to complement my ever increasing dress collection! In order to truly feel like I’m doing it properly I need to find that illusive heel. I used to wear heels quite a lot but a negative comment from a gobby work colleague embarrassed me so much that I’ve stuck to flats for work ever since. I don’t want the comments of others to bear that much significance on my attire. So I promise I’ll wear heels to work (but they’ve GOT to be comfy!).

4. Not to be a slave to leggings
Last year I took part in #flashtheflesh to get out of my comfort zone and unleash my most feared body part – my legs and knees! I have my grannie’s cabbage patch knees – but I got mine in my teens rather than old age. I was embarrassed by them for years. But I got them out. People didn’t recoil in horror! The world didn’t stop turning! More importantly, my legs didn’t get so sweaty and my knees caught the sun! I liked it! So this year I’m getting my knees out more often! 😄

5. Give and receive compliments graciously
My husband has told me many times that I can’t take a compliment. I used to either make a joke, play it down or point out that my hair was bad or my tights were laddered or something. I’ve been trying hard to just believe the nice comments people make rather than assuming they’re joking. I also want to have more confidence to tell someone in the street if I like their outfit or bag. Sharing the positivity and love shouldn’t be this hard! I’m going to throw caution to the wind and say nice things to people! I’m also going to get back in the habit of complimenting myself by writing  down 3 positives a day. To make me focus on the good stuff.

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Now go check out some of the other fab ladies making their own Plus Size Promise (and maybe think about making your own? :))

Katt – www.acurvycupcake.com
Debz – www.wannabeprincess.co.uk Hayley – Curvesncurlsuk.blogspot.co.uk Toni – Www.theleftofperfect.blogspot.co.uk Vicky  – http://therandomnessoftwee.blogspot.co.uk/ Kitty – http://kittyramblesalot.blogspot.co.uk
Kitty Kaos – www.Adventuresofariotgrrrl.com
Vicky – http://www.thecurvedopinion.com
Kathryn – www.misskathrynsmisstakes.co.uk  Sarah – www.plussizeproud.co.uk
Kerry-Ann – http://voluptuouschatterbox.blogspot.co.uk/
Daisy – https://iwillnotwrapmyselfinsmocksandapologies.wordpress.com/
Leah – www.justmeleah.co.uk 
Charli – http://curvygirlthin.blogspot.co.uk
Tanya – http://secretplussizegoddess.blogspot.com Filipa – http://uniquelyfilipa.blogspot.pt Kathryn – www.murderofgoths.co.uk

Sister Suffragette!

Well well well… I guess you’re wondering where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to?! To cut a long story short I’ve been job hunting for quite some time… And now I’ve finally found a new and exciting job I can turn at least some of my attention back to blogging and getting involved with some challenges and stuff.

So today, in recognition of the General Election (if you haven’t voted yet, please make sure you do!) and in celebration of the Suffragette movement and all that those incredible and courageous women did for us Kathryn from Murder of Goths is encouraging us to don #greenwhitepurple and share our outfits on social media!

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So here’s my outfit…

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The dress is one I bought from my blogger buddy Sarah of Plus Size and Proud (I love buying her hand me downs!)- it’s a Lindy Bop (Lana) and I’ve teamed it with an old Dorothy Perkins purple butterfly belt (similar one here… but not purple!) and an old white cardigan.

Forgive my un-styled hair and lack of make up… I’m not at my best at this hour…! 😄

If you want to see some of the other ladies who are taking part check out their blogs:
http://murderofgoths.co.uk

www.mookieslife.com 

www.adventuresofariotgrrrl.com

www.acurvycupcake.com 

Or search for #greenwhitepurple on Instagram and Twitter! 😄

Thanks for reading. Xxx