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VLOG – 2016 Anatolian Show

Oh hey! Sorry about the lack of updates this year, between my mental health and my foot (I’m back in my boot again) I’ve just been lacking in any inspiration. Sorry! I also decided this year to focus more on quality over quantity.

I did, however, decide to piece together some video footage from last years Anatolian show to share! I think you already know how much I love and adore this breed, but I thought this was a great way to show you a bit more of what they are like!

Outfit – When life gives you lemons, wear them!

If you follow me on social media, you may remember me going on about this dress aaaages ago. I found it online at Crossroads and just loved the print. I love a good lemon tree/ orange tree/ palm leaf print. By the time I finally left the house to go into a store to try it on, I was worried there wouldn’t be any left. I was lucky and they had the dress in my size, as well as a top in the matching print, so I put them on layby!

Plus Size Outfit - Crossroads Lemon Print Dress

That was over a month ago, in fact, that was last year! I finally got the layby out last week and wore the dress out yesterday when I went and saw Moana at the movies. Oh, you should totally go and see Moana, it was amazing and made me want to head back to Aitutaki.

Plus Size Outfit - Crossroads Lemon Print Dress

Dress – Crossroads (Size 22) || Shoes – Kmart

Plus Size Outfit - Crossroads Lemon Print Dress

I’m also trying to be more comfortable showing off my arms. I admit, my upper arms are an area I’m still quite insecure about. I will often throw on a light cardigan or that but not anymore. No one gave me a second look though, no one but me cared about my arms. Sometimes I think you can be your own worst enemy. So here is to me, rocking my flabby arms in public more!

Do you love a good fruit print? Any in particular?

Ashley Graham’s spy cozzy for Swimsuitsforall!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fantastic time and stayed safe. I didn’t get up to much, just stayed on the couch working on updating this layout. Which brings us to the first post of 2017! Yes! It’s another swimsuit post! We’ve started getting some really warm days and i’ve been dreaming of pools and beaches!

Ashley Graham x swimsuitsforall Spy Swimsuit

Swimsuitsforall have been on my radar for years now. I’ve loved all the collabs they’ve done with Gabi Fresh and when they reached out to me to see if i’d be interested in one of their suits, I jumped at the chance. Deciding on just one suit was the hard part. I kept being drawn back to the Ashley Graham collection.

Ashley Graham x swimsuitsforall Spy Swimsuit

The suit is a little daring, but a whole lot of sexy. I admit, I was a little worried before it arrived that i’d look too much like a trussed up ham, but once I put it on, it was love! I think one of the things that drew me to this is that I could see myself wearing it as a bodysuit with a skirt/pants. So it could be used as more than a swimsuit.

SIZING: I want to touch on sizing a little. When you order from US stores you have to remember that their sizing is different. I’m a US18 and that is the sizing I ordered. On the body, this fit is great, but would be too tight if you had much bigger boobs. I’d size up if you’re bigger than a small C-cup. The arm hole, however, is tight. I do have large flabby arms but it does dig in. Not enough that it’s uncomfortable, but it is noticeable.

Ashley Graham x swimsuitsforall Spy Swimsuit

 Ashley Graham x Swimsuitsforall Spy Swimsuit in size 18 (*gifted*)

You can also see the ever so gorgeous Kobi rocking the same suit over on her Instagram.
Ashley Graham x swimsuitsforall Spy Swimsuit

Photos by the super awesome PurpleNebula.

Do you prefer a one piece or bikini when you hit up the beach?