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Payday Picks - Curvissa

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Hi! So it has been a while since I have done a payday picks post. I'm still in the midst of not shopping during lent but that doesn't mean that I can't window shop..right!     Monochrome Shift Dress   Curvissa have so many nice pieces at the moment. As soon as easter is here the monochrome shift will be hanging happily in my wardrobe, until then here is a peek at some of my other favourites!   Lovedrobe Colour Block Bodycon Dress     Zip Detail Pinafore Dress    Cap Sleeve Print Detail Top  Colour Contrast Detailed Shift Dress Tropical Print Harem Trousers Have a look at all the other lovely items on the Curvissa website. Much Love Natalie x   

OMCZ # 29

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Hi     This weeks theme of Pastels was chosen by the lovely Hollie over at PrettyBigButterflies. She wrote: Pastels are here for Spring & Summer but I'd love some inspiration from you lovely ladies. I want to see you flourish in fondant colours. Pinks, Mints, Sky Blues... the list goes on. I don't want to hide away this Summer so this will be good practise!     This was a tricky one for me as I don't own any items of  clothing that are pastel colours! I obviously need to rectify this situation once my shopping ban has finished at Easter!   I do have accessories that tie in with the theme so here is my outfit!      Have a look at the other ladies getting their 'pastel' on!   Much Love   Natalie x Name Blog Address Betty http://www.bigfatbetty.com/     Nikki http://www.nattynikki.com Stephanie  http://www.seeingspots.co.uk/ Becky Brown http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com Mary  http://www.marysbigcloset.blo

Body Confidence. What it means to me...

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Hi! At the Curvissa Plusport we had to fill in a quick questionnaire about Body Confidence.   Body confidence has been a issue for me for a long time. I spent most of my teenage years painfully shy, something which led me to eat and eat and gain weight. I always used to wish that I was more confident like my friends, to be able to have fun without worrying what people thought of me. I used to eat my feelings, when I was sad, I ate.   As the years went by it didn't get any better, I was bullied throughout my years at college by a group of girls in my class. Not by words but just by being left out, that hurt me more than if they had called all sorts of names.   2013 was finally a year that I began to feel more comfortable in my own skin. Yes, I am bigger than most girls, but I am me. I love fashion and starting my blog has given the confidence to wear things that I would normally have shied away from.   My role model first and foremost is my mum. She has alway

Curvissa Curve Project Event

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Hi!   A few weeks ago I was kindly invited by Curvissa to their Plusport Event which was to be held in London. I had seen a few tweets about it but it wasn't until I received another email with a model checklist that I began to get excited! On Saturday morning I started my journey to London at 7.20am! I was secretly hoping that the make up artist would have a barrel full of concealer to hide the dark circles under my eyes. After arriving at Parsons Green Tube station I made my way down to the studios. We were greeted by Sarah from Curvissa with a much needed glass of orange juice and a beautiful flower garland. Next up was a introduction to Curve Project London and the Curvissa team. Saffi, the owner and founder of CPL, made us feel comfortable straight away and gave us a brief overview of what to expect from the day. It was a chance to preview Curvissa's new spring lines and to take part in the workshop run by Curve Project London. We were spilt into two g

Shop my wardrobe for Lent - Floral Fest

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   Hi!    This was the first outing for this dress that I purchased at Christmas from Pinkclove.   I teamed it with an old favourite cardigan of mine from Forever 21. It got me a few stares at work but that's because people were probably shocked that a fat person was wearing flowers and colours! Oh well, sorry for looking so cute.                   Much Love   Natalie   x   Debz - www.wannabeprincess.co.uk Lucia - www.ucantwearthat.com Michaela - www.cardifforniagurl.blogspot. co.uk Rebecca - http://sullen-hearts.blogspot. co.uk/ Anne-Lise - http://muki7x7.co.uk Natalie - http:// awheelbarrowfullofstyle. blogspot.co.uk/ Laura - www.whatlauralovesuk.com Naomi - www.diamondsnpearls.co.uk Toni - www.theleftofperfect.blogspot. co.uk

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.   Trying on my new hat from H&M, still unsure whether I should keep it or not!?   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.uk/   Hollie  http://pr

Shop my wardrobe for Lent

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Hi! So I have made it 10 days without buying any clothes! I managed to fit in a little asos order on shrove Tuesday which I will be posting about soon! During the week I wore this outfit, you may have seen this skirt being worn by a few bloggers last year. It was my very first body con piece and for months it sat in the back of my wardrobe as I was too scared to wear it. Now I love wearing it!   Shirt - New Look Skirt - New Look Cardigan- George at Asda Leggings - Evans   Much Love   Natalie   x   Have a look and see how everyone else is doing!   Debz - www.wannabeprincess.co.uk Lucia - www.ucantwearthat.com Michaela - www.cardifforniagurl.blogspot. co.uk Rebecca - http://sullen-hearts.blogspot. co.uk/ Anne-Lise - http://muki7x7.co.uk Natalie - http:// awheelbarrowfullofstyle. blogspot.co.uk/ Laura - www.whatlauralovesuk.com Naomi - www.diamondsnpearls.co.uk Toni - www.theleftofperfect.blogspot. co.uk    

Marisota Pop Up Shop Tour & Competition!

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Hi!   Tomorrow see's the launch of Marisota's Pop Up Shops. The Shapeology Pop Up Shop tour launches in London (56 Wells Street, W1T 3PT) 13-16 March , before going on to Glasgow (Buchanan Galleries, 220 Buchanan Street, G1 2FF) 20-23 March , Bristol (23 Penn Street, Cabot Circus, BS1 3AU) 25-30 March and Manchester (Arndale Centre) 3-6 April .                                    The stores have been designed to give existing and new customers the opportunity to learn more about Marisota’s Shapeology concept and see it in action.  TV super-stylist Mark Heyes and his team of specially trained Shapeologists will be on hand at each location offering one to one ‘Shapeovers’. With ‘magic mirrors’ enabling them to capture their new look and share it instantly with their friends via Facebook, Twitter and Email.  They will also be able to print out a copy to take away with them. Each of the pop ups will feature a selection of fashions in sizes 12-32 as well as key acces

OMCZ #28

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Hi! This weeks OMCZ challenge was chosen by Mary. Here is what she wrote: Theme: Bring your high heels I know that heels make our feet hurt and sometimes is quite difficult to walk however, is there anything more stylish than a woman in high heels? You may have a simple dress and no accessories but if you put your heels on you will be the most elegant girl in the room so ladies I what to see your heels!! Hope this challenge will suit everyone! Kisses, Mary This was definitely out of my comfort zone, I rarely wear heels anymore apart from the odd night out!                                                  These black ones from Sainsburys are my favourite heels, they are not particularly high but they are comfortable enough to wear out (for a few hours!). They also make an appearance in quite a few of my blog photos! The boots below have a heel that is more 'me'! I always find wedges comfy to walk in and these ones don't make my feet hurt

Shop my wardrobe for Lent

Hi! When the lovely Debz put a tweet up with the hashtag 'Shopmywardrobeforlent' I immediately said yes! With a bulging wardrobe and set of drawers I knew that I had made the right decision. I am not quite sure when I became such a shopaholic. When I was 18  I hated shopping, the plain frumpy clothes that were available made trying to be stylish a nightmare. I didn't even own a pair of jeans and lived in black trousers 7 days a week. Fast forward 15 years and how times have changed. The fact that I literally see something I want to buy every week definitely tells me how much plus size fashion has changed. I really hope that I can make it 40 days without shopping but only for clothes, I will allow myself to purchase underwear, toiletries and jewellery because clearly they are all necessities...right?! Much Love   Natalie x   The other lovely ladies taking part:   Debz - www.wannabeprincess.co.uk Lucia - www.ucantwearthat.com Michaela - www.card

TK Maxx Goodies

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Hi! Since moving house it seems like TK Maxx/HomeSense have become second homes for me. I might just say to Mr C oh perhaps we could stop by TK Maxx on the way home for quick look. These quick looks soon turn into an hour and a lot of pounds spent! The last time we went in for some cake tins this is what I came out with minus cake tins of course, well I can't wear them can I !   This lovely make up holder. I'm still working on filling it up.   These Essie nail polishes were £12.99 for 3.   A few more lip-glosses for my collection!   This book, just because I grew up in the 90's   I saw a few beauty bloggers writing/talking about this a few months ago, I'm going to try it cleaning my brushes.     Another notebook, just to add to my collection!   TK Maxx also have lots of lovely home stuff, once we have finished decorating I will be in there looking at bits for the house.   Do you shop in TK Maxx or HomeSense?  

Magnificent 7th

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Hi! 'We will be posting on the 7th of each month, and the aim of the challenge is to create an outfit to fit the theme, using clothes from our wardrobes, and yes that does mean digging deep into the depths and finding those long lost clothes! Hopefully one of us won’t end up in Narnia, but you never know with a bloggers wardrobe!' This is my very first post for this challenge and what a theme to start on! I knew I wouldn't find this too difficult seeing as Mr C  is a lover of sports, maybe more spectating that participating though!   Sports Relief   Red Jacket - Yours (old) England Shirt - Sports Direct - Mens Jeans - New Look Thank you to Mr C for letting me wear his shirt and taking the pics! Much Love   Natalie   x