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MY GO TO PLUS SIZE SPRING FASHION EDIT

So I have been trying to create new habits with my spending lately and buying clothes that I don't wear more than once or twice has been my biggest money waster for as long as I can remember.
So I have decided to now only buy clothes when I really need them and try to build a wardrobe full of pieces that are really effortless, timeless and versatile. That way I can buy impulsive with accessories and still wear the wardrobe that I already have.
So we're quickly transitioning into Spring and I have been thinking about what kind of things I want to wear, and I just thought this was a great time to start building my timeless wardrobe.
Today's post is all about my go to plus size fashion picks for Spring 2016, enjooooy!






KHAKI IS MY LIFE RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED! THIS SIMPLE SKATER DRESS FROM NEW LOOK WOULD LOOK AMAZING WHATEVER STYLE YOU CHANNEL TOWARDS! IT COULD GO WITH EVERYTHING FROM A CAMEL TRENCH & HEELS TO A BIKER JACKET & ANKLE BOOTS.




SOZ, KHAKI AGAIN! BUT I AM LOVING THIS KHAKI TRENCH! I AM JUST DREAMING ABOUT ALL THE OUTFITS I CAN CREATE WITH THIS...



THIS DRESS IS STUNNING, AND I THINK THIS WILL BE A GREAT DRESS FOR WORK AND PLAY. I LOVE THE MIDI CUT AND THE HIGH NECK, AND I JUST KNOW YOU COULD CREATE SO MANY DIFFERENT OUTFITS WITH THIS.







I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A STRIPED SHIRT DRESS FOR AGES & THIS HAS BEEN IN MY ASOS SAVED LIST FOR SO LONG & I AM GOING TO FINALLY BUY IT THIS PAYDAY, YAAY! AGAIN. THIS CAN BE STYLED IN LOTS OF DIFFERENT WAYS!




I'M REALLY INTO LONGLINE SHIRTS AT THE MOMENT AND DOROTHY PERKINS HAS THE BEST COLLECTION BY FAR, CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY ASOS.



DOROTHY PERKINS HAVE GOT SO MANY STAPLE PIECES IN AT THE MOMENT FOR PLUS SIZE AND THESE BLACK RIPPED JEANS ARE A GREAT FOR EVERYDAY AND SO EASY TO ACCESSORIZE AND STYLE FOR A NIGHT OUT TOO.





THIS JACKET IS A LOVELY WAY TO TRANSITION INTO SPRING. IT'S LIGHTER THAN MY HEAVY TRENCH AND WILL BE EASY TO STYLE FOR WORK AND WITH TAN ANKLE BOOTS!



AS YOU WILL ALL KNOW I AM OBSESSED WITH PINAFORES. THEY ARE SO EFFORTLESS WHILST CREATING A REALLY STYLISH OUTFIT! HONESTLY, THIS PINAFORE GOES WITH EVERYTHING AND I HAVE JUST BOUGHT THIS EXACT ONE, I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY OUT LOTS OF DIFFERENT LOOKS WITH IT! 


That's all the fabulous plus size fashion I have for you and i'm sorry if I have caused a dent in your bank balance, but every single piece in this collection will 100% give you so much wear it's unbelievable! Let me know what your go to pieces are for this time of year!






















22 SIGNS YOU'RE ADDICTED TO YOUR PHONE






If you follow me on social media you will know that I recently got a rose gold iPhone 6S and I am OBSESSED with it.
I have been so obsessive that I have really started acknowledging how ridiculous I can be when it comes to my iPhone and in my household we are enforcing blackout nights and a strict no phones at the table policy now to ensure we actually communicate.
Today's post is all about the perils of being a phone addict and things that I didn't even realise I was doing until my fiance picked me up on them.
If you can relate, leave me a comment below so that I don't feel like such a crazy bitch anymore, haha.



1. You're more comfortable spending all of your money on phone accessories than you are on shoes
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2. You need to charge your phone more than twice a day and even scroll through your twitter feed whilst it's plugged in.

3. "Are you even listening to what I am saying to you?" The question asked of you at least 3 times a day when you repeatedly do not respond, both physically and mentally, when somebody is talking to you.

4. You're not getting 8 hours of sleep a night & genuinely sleep deprived because you're up until 2am on a weeknight pinning smoothie recipes to your Pinterest board.

5. You have missed your stop on public transport more than once from being heavily engrossed in a Kanye meltdown on Twitter.

6. In fact, you've missed your bus because you weren't looking as it pulled up, from being engrossed in a Kanye meltdown. 

7. Going to your friends house for a catch up and asking for their wifi password before you even take your shoes off.

8. Religiously categorising your apps is not a chore, it's actually intensely therapeutic.

9. Going to work and realising you have forgotten to take a charger with you is like being punched in the stomach - by FLOYD MAYWEATHER. 

10. You wake up in the middle of the night for a pee, and end up still sitting on the toilet 45 minutes later, 78 weeks into your ex's new girlfriend's Instagram feed.

11. You've achieved nothing in the real world but you have gained 30 new followers on Twitter, smashed out a 148 point word on Words With Friends and beaten that pesky level on candy crush so yeah, day well spent.

12. You are that person who messages their friends asking them to send you jelly crush saga lives.

13. Or worse, you're that person who PAYS for jelly crush saga lives.

14. You're in more than 3 whatsapp groups and never get a backlog of messages, because you're always there ready and waiting for a conversation. 

15. Your Instagram feed suggests you have your life together, but in reality you're a mess.

16. You have to stop whatever you're doing whether it's cooking dinner or in the middle of a meeting at work so you can watch Kylie Jenner's snapchats. 

17. You make sure that your wallpaper and lock screen are seasonally appropriate.

18. You get extreme pleasure and satisfaction out of setting up new phones.

19. You have burnt food to ash from getting sucked into Twitter dramz.

20. Dropping your phone and having heart palpitations when it lands screen down which results in either crying your eyes out cradling it like a newborn baby if the screen has smashed or doing a victory dance if you got lucky this time.

21. You're the first to take selfies with all the snapchat filters when new ones come out and always have a snapchat story of at least a minute a day.

22. When you find out about something 2 days too late and go mental at your partner because they didn't tell you, only to be reminded that they had in fact told you but you were in the middle of watching Kim Kardashian live streaming on her app.



If at least 3 of these signs apply to you, it's official, you are addicted to your phone.
Process it, accept it, own it.
I'm at peace with the fact I am a phone addict, better to be addict to your phone, than to class A drugs.


ONE PRODUCT AWAY FROM A GOOD BROW DAY, EVERYDAY...



























My brows have never been "goals" not ever, and was always okay with that, it wasn't a priority in my life.
UNTIL, my sister started really paying attention to hers. 
We would take selfies on a night out and I would just shiver at my own eyebrows and I never want to be that girl with the bad anything, let alone eyebrows. 
Sounds pretty shallow right? But having a good eyebrow day just puts me in a better mood, like getting to leave work an hour early or getting home and beating a rainstorm by a matter of seconds, it just feels good. 
Anyway, my sister bought the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade, and her brows were better than ever and I knew I had to get my hands on their eyebrow products. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to applying makeup, I needed something that I could apply fast but would still provide great results.
*ENTER ABH BROW DEFINER*


THE PRODUCT AT FACE VALUE.
The brow definer is a double ended wand with the angled cream based product on one end and at the other, a really well made eyebrow brush. The packaging is rose gold, and let's face it, who isn't a sucker for rose gold? The wand itself is glossy black with matte rose gold detailing and writing. It looks like a luxury product which I really like.

THE CREAM BASED PRODUCT
The angled cream based product is SO good and you can really create any eyebrow shape and look that you desire due to the absolute control you have over the wand, sometimes using a brush can really limit the shade and shape you can create, whereas this product allows you to hold it like a pencil staying completely in control of your eyebrow destiny. 
It has such a creamy texture which enables the product to glide on with ease and gives you a natural finish that you just can not achieve with a pencil.
The cream base also allows you to blend, which I never knew was a thing until I bought this product and it really does, again, enable to you to take full control of the shape, texture and shade.

THE BRUSH
Before now, I only ever used an eyebrow brush to shape when I was plucking my eyebrows. The ABH brow definer brush gives so much more than shape, it works as a blender too. 
Classically, you fade your brows to the middle, starting from out to the inside. I used to find this technique completely impossible, until I bought this product. 
The brush is an excellent way to blend and fade as well as to traditionally shape the brow. 

OVERALL OPINION
HONESTLY, I will be buying this product until the end of time, it has become a FIRM staple in my everyday makeup routine.
Anastasia Beverly Hills are famed for their eyebrow products and I am fully converted like so many millions of women trying to create the perfect brow.
It seems like a really trivial product for the price of £16, but I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
The brow definer has given me the ability to transform my brows from caterpillars on my forehead to enviable eyebrows, with the highly sought after effect, that I could never achieve without it.


I hope you have enjoyed this review and please leave me a comment below letting me know your thoughts on the product if you already have it. Also, if you have dip brow or brow wiz let me know if they're worth a buy in the comments below!






PRETTY IN PINAFORE

I have been dreaming of pinafore dresses for WEEKS.
For some bizarre reason I completely forgot these amazingly versatile pieces of wardrobe heaven existed. I mean, have they EVER gone out of fashion or are they simply a 2016 lust have!?
Today's post is a collection of my favourite pinafore dresses available on the high street that every single person reading this post should have at least one of. 
Whilst you continue to read this, I will continue to spend every penny of my disposable income on pinafores & roll necks to accompany them. 




PLUS SIZE PINAFORES





DRESSING FOR YOUR PINAFORE


5 WAYS TO UP YOUR BLOGGING GAME...


I have not been feeling my whole blog vibe for a while now.
I love blogging, I live for blogging, but I am never bloody happy with my blog and I always have an excuse for not writing enough or not promoting my posts.
After a morning of Instagram stalking & reading posts from Pinterest about how this or that person earnt $20,000 blogging last month, I started to think "what the fuck am I doing?".
My jealousy made me realise that I don't feel like I am not giving enough, or getting enough out of blogging and it's totally down to my neglect. I feel like I have been just expecting my blog to grow without really putting much effort in, when I know that just isn't how this business works.
So today I wanted to write a post listing the 5 ways I intend to up my blogging game and if like me you're slacking, you can too.





SCHEDULE, PROMOTE, REPEAT.
I NEEEEEEEEEEEEED to start scheduling blog posts & tweets.
I usually just post on the day I write, am I the only crazy bitch that does this? It's emotionally draining because I literally spend all day writing, editing and taking photo's which is annoying and tedious and I know there's no need for it.
The same goes for twitter I actively have to take time out of every single day to make sure I have promoted my latest blog post, Instagram feed, bloglovin and everything in between, as well as participating in Twitter chats, again UNNECESSARY.
Scheduling will make my everyday life a lot easier and will increase my following on each platform in turn, fact.
So, I have proposed, to myself, to plan my days that I have free time to utilise specific areas of my blog.
Mondays - write one blog post & take pictures for my upcoming blog & Instagram posts.
Fridays - schedule, edit, proofread blog posts & read other blogs, leave comments.
Sundays - Schedule all promotional tweets for the week & write a blog post.


INVESTMENT IN TOOLS OF THE TRADE.
I take all my photo's with my iPhone 5S and it's so embarrassing I can't even deal.
It's so obvious and as a perfectionist, it puts me off photography and makes me hate uploading new pictures with a PASSION. So I will be investing in a camera and a lighting box to really give my blog photo's and Instagram photo's the best shot.
Not only that, there are many little bi
ts and pieces I really want to invest in to make my blog more of a success and I am really starting to consider the idea of doing one of the infamous blogging courses.
I read so many blogs about how a blogging course changed their entire outlook and in turn made theirs a success, so I am definitely considering in investing in one. Any suggestions? Feel free to leave me a comment below!

REFRESH, RESTORE, RE-EVALUATE. 
One of the best ways to up your blogging game & really get in the mood to get stuck in is completely revamping your layout and whole blog look.
I originally wanted to change EVERYTHING including my blog name, but realised this is actually more hassle than it is worth, so I am more than happy to settle for just completely refreshing my blog look.
I bloody love Etsy for all of this sort of thing and it has everything you will ever need to do over your blog's look and at great value too!
There is absolutely no need to spend fists full of your money on revamping there are lots of free ways to give your blog a new look without spending a penny.
You can make your own beautiful header with the help of PicMonkey or Canva and you will be shocked at the amount of free resources available from something as simple as a google search.


BE MORE ACTIVE IN THE BLOGGING COMMUNITY.

There are twitter chats on almost every hour of the day all over the world and I probably participate in two a week.
Taking part in the twitter chats is an excellent opportunity to network with other bloggers and gain lots of valuable knowledge, advice, experience and tips from them. There's so much to be gained yet why am I not engaging? Because I am too busy oggling highlighters on beauty bay.
The same goes for reading other people's blogs and commenting on them to network and make new friends, I don't do it often enough at all, sometimes not even once a week.
My new aim is to make sure on a Sunday evening that I get fully involved by reading blogs, commenting on posts and giving feedback to those that ask for it. For twitter chats, I aiming to take part in one at least every other day and engage with my followers more every evening.


GET INVOLVED IN EVENTS!
I get invited to events probably once every two weeks, on a month when I am really active in the blogging world I may get invited to four to six invites to AMAZING events, that I would LOVE to go to.
I have serious confidence issues and anxiety when it comes to events, I don't understand why because these are great opportunities, maybe I think I am a bit of a fraud because I don't really engage or blog enough to be part of this awesome community? I don't know what it is, but I get serious stage fright when it comes to events and bottle it every time.
I don't know why, because blogger's are bloody lovely and I know this is an excellent opportunity to network and get my blog out there to the world where I am unknown!
My aim for this year is to stop being such a freak and jump in, even if I have to close my eyes whilst doing so, I need to get out there and stop being such a let down.


Are you feeling a bit sorry for yourself, like me, when it comes to lack of interest in your blog?
Do you also have all these amazing ideas & plans but just never get round to putting them into action? If so, leave me a comment below & tell me how you are going to start being the superstar blogger you know that you are!!








MY VALENTINES NIGHT IN GUIDE





































So Valentine's day is fast approaching and unlike others, it really isn't a big deal in my household. Some of my friends take it to next level and go on some extravagant romantic trips to Paris for Valentine's weekend, which is lovely, but it's just impossible with a 2 year old. 
Our Valentine's Day mostly end up both being at work, tackle the toddler until she falls asleep and then we curl up on the sofa with a takeaway and a movie.
Today I have teamed up with Panasonic, and their beautiful television range Panasonic Viera 4K, you can find your match made in TV heaven right here - http://viera.panasonic.co.uk/4ktv/  to bring you a Valentine Night In Guide, because let's face it, who wants to be knocking elbows with the next table in Nando's as you're packed in like sardines or sitting next to the couple who prefer to eat each others faces than the food.



SNUGGLE UP WITH A MOVIE...
Valentine's day or not, there is nothing I love more than to snuggle up on the sofa with Justin and watch a really good movie. These are my top movie picks to get you in the mood for love..

*Titanic is the ULTIMATE romantic movie, I absolutely love it and it definitely makes me feel all fuzzy inside, if you haven't got Titanic on DVD, firstly WHY NOT!? Secondly, buy it here.
*Valentine's Day, speaks for itself, it's a great rom-com featuring lots and lots of extremely popular actors, it's kind of like an American version of Love Actually, buy it here.
*The Ugly Truth, starring Katherine Heigl & Gerard Butler, this HILARIOUS movie will always be one of my all time favourites, it's definitely not your typical rom-com and actually is a great a watch for both women and men, buy it here.
*Legend, starring Tom Hardy, is something a little different, not everyone is into the slushy storylines of romantic comedies, and I have been saving myself this film for Valentine's day.  Not only is it a far cry from the likes of Titanic that some of your partners will deplore watching, Tom Hardy is an absolute sort, so whilst your partner enjoys this fast paced crime thriller, you can oggle Hardy for a good 2 hours. I can't wait to watch it, you can buy it here.


FOOD FANCIES...
If you really want to cook for your better half this Valentines there are some great deals for the person who could burn scrambled eggs & there's some recipes for the talented chef who wants to impress. Here are some of my favourites.

-Marks & Spencer's have a great offer for Valentine's day every single year with their 'Dine In For £10' offer which usually includes a free bottle of wine, so for all the people out there who, just like my fiance, have promised to cook on Valentine's day but need to cheat on your way a teensy bit, this is for you. (offer exclusive to in store).
-My favourite starter for Valentine's Day has to be Oysters, not only are they are a fantastic aphrodisiac, they're are so yummy! Here's a great recipe - http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/36107/fresh-oysters.aspx?o_is=LV
- My favourite main for Valentine's Day is Jamie Oliver's beef wellington fin the fantastic recipe right here - http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/beef-recipes/beef-wellington/
- My favourite dessert for Valentine's Day is salted caramel choc pots, they are absolutely delicious and are the perfect finish to a romantic meal here's the recipe - http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1912638/salted-caramel-choc-pots



SURPRISES FOR YOUR SOULMATE...
Everybody likes an excuse to receive a gift and Valentine's is NO exception. We don't go crazy like some people, but I do like a nice piece of jewellery and a bunch of roses, what girl doesn't? I also have some wonderful gift ideas for the man in your life.

FOR HER...

























4. Luxury Valentines Chocolates, Hotel Chocolat £39.00


FOR HIM...





























I hope you have enjoyed this post & have got some inspiration for whatever you're planning for Valentine's day, leave me a comment below and let me know what you're up to for the day of love!




*this post is in collaboration with Panasonic