Friday Faves: 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween, my lovelies! I’m away on a wee vacation with my love, so instead of trick or treating this Halloween I have nothing but lovely treats to share with you today. I hope you have an awesome weekend filled with candy, all kinds of pumpkin everything and spooky times!

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Swimsuit Special 2014: Bikini

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A few months ago I was contacted by a reporter to talk about the popularity of the fatkini (that’s bikinis for plus size babes, y’all). I declined for a number of reasons, one of them being that the media outlet interviewing me has a history of body shaming and I would much rather use my body positive blog to talk about why I love wearing a bikini! I love swimsuits of all different cuts, but two piece bathing suits have to be my favourite – you can mix and match patterns and choose different sizes depending on your body shape. Bikinis always make me feel brave and powerful, because for so many years I shied away from them. But no more! There are loads of different shapes, styles and prints to help you look and feel fabulous.

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Trend Tip: Midi Skirts

Hemlines have dropped this spring, with midi lengths becoming increasingly popular. Sitting just below the knee, the midi skirt (or dress) is a little more demure, a lot more grown up, and gives a nod to the styles of the 1970’s. You’ve seen me wearing midi skirts a lot on this blog, like this black one, this pink one and this printed skirt – and now here are some of my favourite midi skirts for spring.

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Matte Black French Manicure

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It’s Halloween this week, and also my anniversary, so I wanted to get something that was suitably spooky but also classy enough to wear out to a fancy dinner. I decided to go for a matte black French manicure with glossy black tips – something I’ve always wanted to try!

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Great Summer Shoes For Big Feet

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Artika Flat Sandals, $149 from Willow Shoes

For most women, shoe shopping is an exciting expedition, you can never have enough pairs of shoes. All my life people have tried to make me feel comfortable with my big feet but alas, the funny jokes have not made it any easier to find fashionable footwear. I am forever left asking, “why must big feet have to equal big problems?” Everybody needs shoes. Continue reading


Friday Faves: 24 October 2014

Well hello there, Friday! How nice to see the end of another week – and the beginning of a long weekend! I know that I’ll be spending it as I spend every Labour Weekend – sorting out my garden (which is horrendously overgrown) and getting it ready for planting things for spring and summer. Very domestic, but worth it when your flowers start to bloom and your veges are ripe for the picking! What are your plans this weekend? Make sure you take some time to relax and unwind!

Boohoo Plus Alisha Oversized Cape Sleeve Longline Dress

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Nabbing a bargain with NZSALE

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My extremely full wardrobe (and my boyfriend) will attest to the fact that I love shopping. It can get pretty expensive though, so that’s why I keep my eyes open for bargains where I can and set myself a limit on how much I spend on clothes each month.  One of the places I’ve found some amazing bargains is NZSALE. which has up to 80% on some of my favourite brands, with new sales starting all the time – including regular plus size sales!

The little voice in your head that says buy the shoes that's the one you listen to

I wanted to see how much I could get for my money, so armed with $100 I set out on a shopping expedition. Continue reading


Swimsuit Special 2014: Tankini

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Following on from my post about must-have one piece swimsuits, now I’m looking at two pieces – something that can be a big step in terms of body confidence for some people. Do you want to wear a two piece but don’t want to bare your stomach? Or do you have a long torso and find it hard to get a swimsuit that works for you? Tankinis are the perfect answer! You can mix and match them for the perfect combination for you…

Plus Size Swimsuit Simply Be Bespoke Tankini Set - Snakeskin

I’m going to make the call and say that this is the coolest tankini I’ve ever seen. Not just because of the snakeskin print (which is amazing), but because of the sizing options. Continue reading


Sexy Plus Size Lingerie

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I’ve been watching Masters of Sex on Lightbox lately – have you seen it? It’s a drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality. It got me thinking about what make me feel sexy – one of those things is beautiful lingerie, whether I’m wearing it to look nice for my boyfriend or under my clothes to make me feel extra fabulous. I know it’s something you’re thinking about too – every week I get messages from my readers about where to get sexy plus size lingerie! So here are a few ideas for you – let me know which ones are your favourite!

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WIWT: Chocolat Sofia Skirt

Dani McAllen wearing Sheryl May. Photo/supplied

Dani McAllen wearing Sheryl May at NZFW 2013
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I remember going to New Zealand Fashion Week last year and seeing Dani McAllen (now the Managing Director of We Are Anthology) wearing an amazing outfit by Sheryl May (pictured left), and falling in love with the print. Now, Dani is a tall, slim, leggy babe and the likelihood of us fitting the same clothes is absolutely zero, so I figured I’d be completely out of luck and never get to wear Sheryl May’s beautiful designs. Continue reading