In lots of ways, the blogging bubble has burst. But I think especially for fat women, we rely on plus size bloggers and/or friends on social media buying stuff to know how it’ll look on us. Because retailers don’t use models that will give an accurate representation of how the clothes will look on fat bodies, we often need to see an item on a fat body to understand if it’s right for us. This is even truer on the occasions when I shop at the top end of the size range in a mainstream shop. This time: M&S. I had seen this truly beautiful dress online and loved it, but the combination of only seeing it on a thin model, and words like ‘tailored fit’ made me wonder if this was designed with my body size in mind, in any way. But then my sweet angel Danie bought it, and I could feel confident that it looked amazing on someone my size. Which was all the encouragement I needed. I’m wearing it today with a very old favourite jacket that I will probably keep forever, but I feel like this is a really versatile dress. I would wear it to a wedding or generally formal event with heels, I plan to wear it in the evenings on holiday with flat gold sandals, and having incorrigibly scruffy tendencies, I love that I can wear it with trainers.
Again, I’m wearing my lowkey favourite lipstick: Stila in Bacca. It’s such a ‘me’ shade and I’m so, so happy I discovered it. I think Stila liquid lipsticks are extremely underrated, and I would probably go as far as to say they’re my favourite liquid lip formula available anywhere.