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My 2016 Plus Size Christmas Style

Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays / Seasons Greetings everyone!! I hope you’ve been having a wonderful time. I know this time of year can be hard for many people, but hopefully, you are pulling through. 2016 has been a bit of a bitch, that’s true, but in not too long 2017 will be here and it WILL be a better year.

Christmas Outfit ft flowers and dogs

Now this isn’t what I wore on Christmas day. Christmas day was way too hot to be any kind of fashionable. It was 36°c and we don’t have air con. We had a couple of friends over for lunch and had a pretty chill day. Though it was by no means cold, gosh I miss air conditioning.

Christmas Outfit ft flowers and dogs

I wore this on Boxing Day to go out to dinner in! I actually wore this skirt out shopping last week and I got stopped by 6 people. It’s certainly a skirt that draws attention. I picked it up in the after Christmas sales last year and have been waiting all year to finally wear it. Last week I paired it with a plain black top and boots, but I thought this Boohoo top gave it an even more Christmas-y feel.

Christmas Outfit ft flowers and dogs

Dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs! How cute are they all in their Christmas outfits!? I’m not sure I could pick a favourite. Sorry about the wrinkles in the outfit! I took these photos after I got back from dinner. Luckily it wasn’t as hot but it was more humid, hence the crazy hair!

Christmas Outfit ft flowers and dogs

Shirt – Boohoo || Skirt – ModCloth || Shoes – Kmart || Flowers (in hair) – Kmart

Christmas make up.

I used the background blur feature on my phone, only it blurred out the lower part of my face! I thought I’d share the pic anyway because I wanted to show off my make up!

What did you get up to for Christmas?

City Chic Bikini – Every body is a bikini body!

This post is a collaboration with Shopping links.

I don’t know if I will ever get the hang of Melbourne weather. So far it’s  been pretty cold for what I’m used to at this time of year. It’s starting to warm up though and I know soon enough I will be complaining that it’s too hot! I was gifted this City Chic bikini a few months ago and only found the weather nice enough recently to finally shoot it.

City Chic Bird Bikini Plus Size

Now first up, YAY to City Chic for releasing bikinis! They have a few different options, but I was drawn to the colours in this bird print set. The top I went for in a 20c as that is about the size I wear (I am one of those super naughty ladies who hasn’t been professionally fitted for a bra) and the fit is great around the chest but a little big in the cups. That is pretty normal for me as I have small boobs. The top has great support though as it has wire! It’s basically a bra in swimsuit material.

City Chic Bird Bikini Plus Size

The bottoms I went for a size 22 because I wanted them a bit spacious. They are super comfy and I love the way they sit. They don’t sit as high on me as they do on the model on the CC site, but I still like that they are a higher waist.

It was a little bit scary at first rocking a bikini out at the beach, but it was also a hell of a lot of fun! I’ve worn a bikini before, but not out to a beach. I’m very much of the opinion that ALL bodies are bikini bodies, and that you can wear whatever YOU want to wear.

Top – Birdie Underwire Bikini Top (Size 20c ) || Bottoms – Birdie Bikini Brief (Size 22)City Chic Bird Bikini

What is your favourite type of swimwear?

Photos by the amazing PurpleNebula Photography.

Giant horses, huge dogs & puppies, OH MY!

You’ve heard me rave on about Anatolian Shepherds a lot on the blog, it’s easy to say they are a breed I feel strongly about and absolutly adore. I’m lucky that Melbourne has a pretty amazing community surrounding these dogs and on Tuesday I went and helped out on the Takas Volkodav property. By help out I mean, play with all the animals.

Horse!

This is Geronimo, he’s HUGE! It takes a lot to make me feel small and standing next to him, well, I felt pretty small! There is a picture where his head is in front of my body and it’s pretty much the size of my torso. He was absolutely stunning and so friendly! I fed him a hay brick and then some bread from my hand! It’s true, I turn into an excited 7-year-old around animals.

Anatolian Puppies

PUPPIES! I’d never actually met any Anatolian puppies before, so it was a lot of fun getting to baby sit them! They are crazy cute little terrors who tried to eat all my clothes and hair. I’m not sure of their exact age but they were born in October.

Georgian Shepherd

This is Sunny, who nearly bowled me over with her beauty and her strength, seriously, I couldn’t walk her, she was a bit too strong for me. She is a Georgian Shepherd imported from Georgia. I stupidly asked ‘As in America?’ because I really do suck when it comes to geography. No, as in Georgia, the country in Europe. It then clicked in my head, because while I didn’t know about Georgian Shepherds, I did know about the Caucasian Shepherd/ Ovcharka.

Georgian Shepherd

She was super friendly, I am still surprised when you meet such a friendly huge dog. Not that large dogs aren’t friendly, it’s just that a lot of these dogs are guardian dogs and so much of the research i’ve read points to them being very protective and somewhat standoff-ish. Nope, not Sunny!

Horses

Central Asian Shepherd

This is Shamash, who I got to walk, she was very strong too and at one point was dragging me along the path. It was gravel and I couldn’t get a good enough grip on it. Once he got all her excitement (& pee) out he calmed down a lot and was easier to walk. This was my first time meeting a fully grown Central Asian Shepherd, I’d previously met Baby Sham Sham who is one of Shamash’s progeny. I got to meet a couple more CAS through windows as they aren’t as friendly and loving as Shamash.

Anatolian puppies

Puppies again! George, the brindle (lower left corner) will be heading off on a new adventure to Italy soon! Jicky is now protecting thousands of free range chickens on an organic chicken farm & Rajah will be a working dog on a farm in Dubbo!

It was such a wonderful day and my idea of heaven. Horses, dogs, beautiful land and a view. I learnt that hay gets everywhere, I came home with more hay in my bra than boobs! I’ve learnt that while I love huge dogs, I think Anatolians are still the right choice for me. The CAS are gorgeous, but I think too much of a strong dog for me, strength wise and personality wise.

What’s your favourite farm animal?