Top tips for buying a prom dress

So it’s time to start shopping for prom dresses and you cannot wait. You know exactly what you want but you’re open to, perhaps, a shorter dress, since they’re in right now.  But sometimes the line between appropriate and inappropriate lengths can be forgotten, particularly if you’re considering buying prom dresses online. What exactly is appropriate and what should you be opting for?  Firstly, you shouldn’t try and go for an incredibly short dress. What’s more, in most cases, you can easily look up your schools’ prom dress code to find out what type of dress length is appropriate and […]

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OOTD plus size mens fashion

At a size 18-20, I straddle ‘regular sizes’ and ‘plus size’, all depending on which store I go into.  heck, in some a size 12 is ‘plus size’.  But I am spoiled.  I embrace my curvaceous figure, and popular culture is starting to as well.  It’s an exciting time to be a voluptuous woman.  But while the plus size clothing industry is booming for women, men are getting left behind a little.  If I want to find lookbooks or communities for my large, tall handsome man, I come up empty.  Cue ‘pretty woman’ montage, as wife takes her husky husband […]

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OOTD paisley waterfall dress – plus size fashion

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to a blogger evening at the Taking Shape and Hotter store in Kingston.  After an amazing time playing ‘pretty woman’ in the spacious, wheelchair friendly changing rooms in Taking Shape, I selected this fabulous outfit. Plus size fashion has never looked so good!  It was then on to the Hotter shoes store to find a pair of shoes to compliment it.  I really was spoiled for choice!   I tried on lots of shoes in Hotter.  The great thing about their shoes it that even the ones with heels […]

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Plus size summer swimwear wishlist

We’re all feeling the heat right now, and where as comfort wise indoors naked in front of the air con is preferable, there comes a time when you just have to leave the house.  I know the small town I live in is not quite ready for me to go nude! But I don’t want to go to the post office, the bank and the mother in laws house – I want to be by the pool!!  Thank goodness for daydreams, because right now I’m rewinding to May this year when I was sat round the pool in the Costa […]

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Diarydoll: Possibly the best pants in the world

At the grand old age of 32, I have something to confess.  Amongst my other fabulous fashion fetishes I have a real thing for pants.  Not the pants of old – of my late teens and 20’s.  The knee to bust spanx that make weeing improbable and breathing impossible.  My belly tells a story and one that I’m damn proud of!  The concerns of my 30’s are much like those for the rest of my wardrobe.  I want them to cover the bits they are supposed to and look good.  Heck, when I’m doing a backstage quick change or driving […]

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My Sunday Photo 26th April 2015 – Fashion

At the risk of seeming self involved, my Sunday Photo is yet another one of me.  An occupational hazard for any blogger who covers fashion and beauty, a slew of selfies can me a little monotonous for blog readers.  Like the large majority of my posts, this pic embodies so much for me. 1.  You can be a wheelchair and still look and feel fabulous 2.  You can be plus size and still look and feel fabulous 3.  If there’s something you think you can’t do because society says you can’t, stick two fingers up to convention and do it […]

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Confidence the secret with Katie Piper

Though I feel I should start with my usual plea for leniency about not posting sooner, I won’t.  A twitter chat with a new friend has prompted me to get my butt off social media (where I can usually be found) and get over here and post.  I have so much to tell you again!  I haven’t even posted about my wedding, which was in August of last year!  Nevertheless, as my last post suggests, I am involved in some really amazing stuff at the moment so I will start there, and then start to wedge in a few things […]

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My Sunday Photo 21st March 2015: Challenging Perceptions

Yes, those are my pasty white thighs next to the gorgeous and tanned Katie Piper (who is one of the nicest people I have ever met). With a teeny size 6 waist and a cute Kylie-esque figure, Katie doesn’t need me next to her to make her look amazing.  Nevertheless here I am, owning who I am and loving who I am, just like all the other girls in todays show. We’re on again tomorrow so full post is to come but for now, here are some news stories. Reveal Cosmopolitan The Mirror Daily Express OK! Daily Mail Daily Mail – […]

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Wheelchair fashion: Curvety at the British Fashion Awards

When it comes to fashion, you can’t really get more prestigious than the British Fashion Awards. In November 2014 I was lucky enough to be mixing with the likes of Cara Delevingne and Victoria Beckham at the reception, awards ceremony and the after party of the BFA in Londons trendy Soho.   The sole wheelchair user amongst the fashionistas and influencers in attendance, I held my own with J on my arm, wearing the most gorgeous gown from Curvety. The Viviana Christina really needs to be seen to be believed.  From the exquisite neckline to the attention to detail on […]

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Wheelchair fashion: Fever London Ivy Gown

At the end of last year I attended a fundraising ball for EDS UK.  Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is a connective tissue disorder which effects pretty much everything in the suffers body.  I have EDS myself, hypermobility type, which is one of the many reasons I support the charity. When you have a disability, it is so important to focus on the nice things in life, the things that make your heart beat a little faster.  As a fashion lover, it was so great to see dozens of men and women, many of whom suffer with EDS draped in their finery […]

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