How it all began

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Starting over: the decision that changed my life and how my blog got started

I get a lot of people asking me how I got started in blogging, and since my blog turns five this year (has it really been that long?) I thought I’d share a little bit of my back story about how This is Meagan Kerr came about.

In 2010 I was working full time as an administrator for a non-profit, and in the weekends and after hours I was working as a photographer. I shot portraits, some really fun creative fashion and beauty editorials, and even the occasional wedding. I’m the kind of person who always wants to know more, to be better at what I do and to push myself further, Continue reading

Fashion Resolutions

New Years Resolutions for fashion

It’s the start of a new year and everyone is talking New Year’s resolutions. Screw the ones that involve crash diets though, my resolutions are more of the fashion focused kind. If your wardrobe needs a shake up, you want to feel more confident in your clothes or you’re searching for your style, here are a few fashion resolutions to help you get started. Continue reading

17 Plus Size Instagrammers You Should Follow

Plus Size Instagrammers You Should Follow

One of the things that I (and many other plus size babes) struggle with is that we don’t see our bodies represented in campaigns by brands. We see the same people who are on the smaller end of plus (or who aren’t plus at all, and are pinned into clothes), with hourglass figures over and over again. But I want people like me – people who have rolls, chunky thighs, big boobs, cellulite that doesn’t get airbrushed out. I want to know what clothes are going to look like on my body, I want to know how someone who has a similar style to me would wear them. And that’s why I love Instagram. Continue reading

How to shop the sales like a pro

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How to shop the sales, brought to you by Warehouse Money

I am the first to admit that I am a girl who loves a good bargain, and this time of year is prime time for sales, with big ones around Black Friday in November, Boxing Day in December and New Years Day in January. Christmas is in there too, which means plenty of bargains to be had where ever you turn. A lot of you mentioned feeling overwhelmed after the recent Black Friday sales, because there were so many options that you weren’t sure where to start; so I thought I’d share a few of the tips on how to shop the sales that I’ve picked up over the years. Continue reading

50 facts about me you probably didn’t know

50 facts about New Zealand plus size fashion blogger Meagan Kerr

I love sharing my life with you, from my style to my self love journey; my travel adventures and the fun things I discover every day; the good days, the bad, and the just plain strange. A while ago someone suggested that I make a video telling you random things about me, so here you go: 50 random facts about me you probably didn’t know and never knew you wanted to. Continue reading

Fat Studies Conference + Giveaway

Fat Studies: Identity, Agency and Embodiment

As a plus size woman in a culture that promotes only one kind of body and only one kind of lifestyle as acceptable, I am very aware of how fat bodies are viewed in our culture. On a daily basis I encounter anti-fat attitudes, experience or witness bullying of people based solely on their size and am well aware of the different ways in which fat people face discrimination in various settings (from education to employment to healthcare). You only have to look at the comments section on a positive article about a fat person within the mainstream media to see these anti-fat attitudes in practice. Continue reading

Taking Stock

Taking Stock

It was my birthday on Sunday (I turned 32), and every year around my birthday I like to reflect on how things are going, where I’m at in my life and where I want to be. What better time to share what’s going on in my life at the moment? If you want to know more about one of my answers, leave a comment below and I’ll happily answer any questions! Continue reading

16 Plus Size Style Bloggers To Follow in 2016

It’s undeniable – the world of blogging is becoming more and more popular, and with plus size fashion largely relegated to online stores, it should come as no surprise that the ranks of plus size style bloggers are growing. This is awesome because it means that you can find people whose style fits with your own – meaning you’ve got shopping ideas, fashion tips and style inspo right at your fingertips. Here are some of my favourite plus size style bloggers to follow at the moment, just to get you started:

Plus Size Style Bloggers To Follow in 2016 // ChloEllio Continue reading

Say goodbye to chub rub

More ways to beat chub rub

I’m going to be blunt – chub rub sucks. There is nothing glam about chafing, which can be the bane of summer. It doesn’t matter if you’re fat, thin or somewhere in between, chub rub can happen to people of any size – it’s when your thighs rub together when you walk, causing friction. It sucks so much that every year when summer rolls around I get people asking me about how to avoid chafing. I decided to take one for the team and try out some solutions to help you say goodbye to chub rub. Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions 2016

2016 New Years Resolutions

January 1st. The day when people wake up and swear they’re never drinking again, make New Year’s resolutions to drink more green smoothies and eat less sugar, or vow that they’re going to lose weight and “be healthy”, right? Nope I’m not going to pay for a gym membership I’ll only use for a month, only eat kale and quinoa, run until I spew or try yet another ridiculous diet in an attempt to starve my body and be slim. Fuck that. My goals for 2016 are all about making more time for myself and living a fabulous life. Continue reading