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What being a fat woman is really like

Hi! The lovely Claire from Monkey See Monkey Do Monkey Wear tweeted yesterday about this article from Cosmo and asked who would be interested in answering the questions on their blog! I couldn't wait to get writing ,so below are the questions and my answers: How do you feel when other woman around you complain about feeling/being fat? Nothing irks me more than when women moan about feeling fat. Oh I've eaten too much I feel fat, I look fat in this or I feel fat. Duh of course you feel fat, you feel it every time you shower and touch yourself, every time you wash your face or rub your arms, you have fat under your skin so of course you feel it. It doesn't matter what size you are does it? Has your body image changed since High School/College? Yes, 100%. At school I hated my body, I was always one of the biggest in my year. The hatred grew worse once I had got to college and spent the whole year being bullied by girls because I was 'too fat' to fit in.

OMCZ # 26

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   Hi! This is week's OMCZ is a very glamourous one!     Becky wrote:  As it is award season i would love to see some Red Carpet Glamour. Be inspired by some of the amazing outfits that have been down the red carpet and try and incorporate some of the key trends that seem to be appearing (colour blocking, bold colours, black and white) or even try and emulate your favourite stars red carpet look.   I have posted about this dress before as I wore it to my works Christmas party. It's probably the most 'glamorous' dress I own   Dress - Pinkclove Shoes - Tu - Sainsburys Bag - Primark   I love this clutch bag and it was only £1!   I have no idea what I was doing here but I thought it would be funny to add in!   You've seen me looking all glamorous so now check out the other lovely ladies taking part!   Much Love   Natalie x Name Blog Address Betty http://www.bigfatbetty.com/     Nikki http://www.nattyni

Curvy Kate

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Hi!   Last November I went to Plus London. I was so excited to go, especially as I had to miss Plus North due to a little trip to hospital!   Whilst wandering around the event I spotted the Curvy Kate stand. I had only really heard about the brand through various tweets and blog posts. I spoke to the lovely Himare and arranged to get myself measured, something I hadn't had done in a few years. After having my make up done by the lovely Lily Von Pink I went back for my bra fitting. It was pretty cool having it done underneath the railway arches!   Himare was excellent and on the 3rd attempt she got my size, literally just by looking! When she told me my size I nearly fell over in shock, I mean 2 minutes before I was a 40E and then I suddenly became a 38GG! eeek! I have been in a 40e for the past 3-4 years..... oh my poor boobs!   After my fitting I filled out a form to be in with a chance to win £100 worth of Curvy Kate Lingerie, purchased a new dress and then met u

The Jacket

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Hi! I keep promising myself that I will go into a supermarket and just buy food but well I always seem to fail to do so! Anyway whilst I was in our local Sainsburys I saw this gorgeous jacket in the sale section. I normally always go for a plain jacket but for some reason this one really caught  my eye. The print is so different to what I would normally wear so I just thought why not give it a try! What are your thoughts on prints? Do you like or loathe them?   Much Love   Natalie   x

Simpy be and Anna Scholz

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Hi! On Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited to attend a preview of the SimplyBe/Anna Scholz SS14 collections with a champagne high tea. It was held in Anna's studio in London which was really nice as it gave the evening a more personal feel. There were items from Anna's collaboration with Simpy Be as well as pieces from her own White and Black Label SS14 Collections. After a warm welcome I hung my coat up and wondered off to have a look at the clothes. I was not disappointed. I have quite a love for florals at the moment and this dress (below) totally hit the spot for me.     This dress is needs to be in my wardrobe asap! There were so many beautiful pieces that I have my eye on, I could hear my debit card (and Mr C) crying at the thought of what I could possibly be spending very soon!   This beautiful jacket is from the S/S14 Black Label. Isha from An Autumns Grace and Charlotte from Apple Charlotte  have written fantas

I Feel Good

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Hi     Time for the next I Feel Good challenge.   " You know sometimes when you spend ages getting ready for a night out, an event or even just a blog post, and the reflection in mirror isn't what you hoped?  This challenge is for those times when you look in the mirror, no pre planning involved, and think "I look good today".     We all have our good days and our bad, but this challenge is to record those good days and to remember that confidence, at any size, is beautiful.     Just a little selfie in the car on this sunny day!   Have a look at the other ladies taking part   Much Love   Natalie x   Abi  http://aisforabi.blogspot.co.uk/ Becca  http:// thegirlewiththeplait.blogspot.co.uk Becky  http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com/ Bee  http://www.thelittlestbuzz.blogspot.co.uk/ Emma  http://emmaatouchofsparkle.weebly.com/   Felicity  http://felicityhart.blogspot.co.uk/ Hallie  http://knitteddaisy.blogspot.co.u

OMCZ #26

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Hi! Time for another OMCZ challenge! First of all I just want to say thank you to Steph for organising this challenge and keeping it going, if it wasn't for her email reminders I would most definitely forget especially at the moment when all the days seem to be rolling into one! Anyway enough rambling, this week it was Steph's turn to choose the theme and here is what she wrote: Theme: Looking Back Due: 12 th  February 2014 My theme is looking back and I’d like us to all look back over the last 12 months since the challenge started and see how we have changed. It doesn’t matter if this is your first or 26 th  post in this challenge I think it’s be nice for all of us to look back and reflect on how we have changed in 12 months style wise. For those of us who did #OMCZ 1 you might like to share that post again and  re-do the theme: Challenge #1: February 27, 2013 Blazing Red - Blazer and Red as the colour to add in the *POP*.  Does not have to be a

Dressing Up

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Hi! A few weeks ago I had a quick look at the New Look sale. I had my eye on a dress for quite awhile but was unsure about wearing a full print. Anyway one evening I went online again and saw that they only had a few left, I took that as a sign that I should order it! I wore it on Saturday night on our weekend away for dinner. I'm so glad I bought it, it fits so well, there was enough room to accommodate my expanding waist whilst eating the delicious 3 course meal! It also fit really well over my ample bottom. I 've tried to get along with skater dresses but the love just isn't there sadly. I kept accessories to a minimum and just wore a simple bracelet. I'm loving wearing dresses at the moment and will be on the look for some more, especially with a print like this one!   If you have any recommendation for where else to get nice dresses let me know!   Much Love   Natalie x

Taking Shape SS14

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Hi! It's finally starting to look like spring is on its way. After a miserable wet winter I can't wait! Taking Shape will be launching their SS14 collection soon in store and online. Here is a sneak peak of some of the items that will be available Bronte Dress - £55   Hi Lo Top - £29 Cut Out Tunic - £25 Gecko Trousers - £39     Dalmation Dress - £55          Taking Shape offer free styling sessions in their stores, I'm one to stick with clothes that I know will suit me so having a styling session can be a nice way of finding new pieces that allow you to step out of your comfort zone.  Click here to find a store near you.   So to get ready for the warmer weather why not have a Spring Clean, here are Taking Shapes tips for giving your wardrobe a freshen up.   Pull out anything that you haven't worn in the last year, including shoes! Try it on and put it into an outfit. If you love it, take a photo so you can remember

Weekend Away

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Hi! On Saturday Mr C whisked me away for the weekend to a lovely hotel in Surrey as an early birthday treat. We went to Ghyll Manor Hotel in Rusper, a lovely hotel in the middle of nowhere or so it seemed! I was hoping to go shopping before we got there so we stopped in Redhill. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was ok, no major shops but enough to have a little potter around. I managed to pick up some real techniques brushes in Superdrug as a little present to myself. After wandering around and waiting for the heavy rain to pass we made our way to the hotel. This turned out to be quite an adventure as some roads were closed or flooded due to the heavy rain, thank goodness for sat navs! We had a quick afternoon nap, a delicious afternoon tea and then went down to dinner. I can honestly say that it was one of the best meals that I've ever had. My starter was crispy pork nuggets with apple compote, followed by pork cheeks with chorizo, butter beans in a tomato sauce an