So it may have not escaped notice that I’ve taken the confused out of my blog’s title…which has a simple reason – I don’t actually feel confused anymore. I think I’ve cracked the secret to life – you have to actually live it. Hiding away, either literally or figuratively is what stops a person from having the life they want. Now, whilst there are certain aspects I can’t fix with a magic wand, there are many that I can. My new motto, well outlook is that I’ve got to be the best version of myself, to show the person within and be confident and that s what will make life worth living. Many people have said that to me many a-tme before, but its only the much reading of other similar blogs on the interweb that has made me see that there is nothing wrong with being plus size, as long as you are happy and healthy. Now, I need to do something about the healthy part, as I’m a size 26/28 and 5ft7in and currently do zero exercise. I’d like to be a size 16-18 so I’m still plus size, but healthy and glowy rather than how I am now. I’ve no desire whatsoever to be thin. I did when I was younger, but I’ve realised I’d probably lose my personality too, as I’ve a feeling the thin person inside is a downright bitch when she wants to be ;p But anywho, I vaguely considered putting myself through the supposed hell that is spinning, mainly because sitting on my backside is the sort of exercise that appeals, but the local leisure centre has some complicated system that requires a card or something….back in the day you rang up, and they booked you a session or induction – simples!
I’ve gotten soooo addicted/distracted by other people’s blogs….I’m a naturally nosy person, and I find reading/seeing how other people like me get their fash-on ((see what I did there, see, right? lols)) but anywhos, the big huuuuge list on the right’s just gonna keep on growing. Some of them are sl related, because I find virtual fashion as appealing as real life fashion, some are more life style but the majority are plus size fashion and I heartily recommended them all, although the list is there mainly so I don’t have to have lots of bookmarks. Whatcha know, I’m lazy sometimes!
Talking of fabulous blogs and even more fantabulous bloggers, a couple of weeks ago I had the lovely pleasure of spending a whole day with Jem of Beautiful Clutter…I’d like to stress that I’ve known her a while, and she’s the one that encourages me to keep at this blogging malarkey. But she’s one of the best people in the world for cheering me up and making me feel so darn good about myself….I’m overjoyed that it comes across so well in her own blog that she’s such a lovely person, and it’s getting a steadily increasing following, although that wont stop me plugging it and her every chance I’ve got. Anyone that does these big blogger get togethers, I’d highly recommend including Miss Cope because you’ll be very much glad to have her there. Her and I have struck a deal that when I get a proper house she’s in charge of its interior and when she gets a important and deserved because she’s great job, I’m in charge of the newly purchased wardrobe. I actually wish that some of my friends would let me make them over…just pure and simply because they’re not shopping for their various body types and there’s nothing more than not looking the most fabulous you can that makes me sad. *sad face*
So, I’m without a camera as I lent it to my lovely sister a while back, thinking I’d no use for it as the only reason I’ve ever used it is for nights out and I’ve not had one of them for aaaages, but then I’ve started to want to head down the style blog route, and I’ve come to realise that a style cum slice of my life type blog doesn’t work without actual pictures. I may have to ‘borrow’ the mother’s camera, or alternatively find the cable for my ancient yet trusty blackberry – did try to find it, but to no avail. So, instead of that, I’m going to treat/inflict you with a nicked from Facebook picture of moi, and also as I’ve recently discovered lots of new online plus size shopping, I’m going to lust over my favourite pieces…although I’ll not be featuring Yours. We’ve a branch of it here, and there’s the online shop too, but idk maybe I’m just a snob but I’ve a thing about patterns and fabrics, and their stuff just doesn’t do it for me….I’ve a big thing about buying the best you can afford, or saving until you can *coughyeahrightlikeyoueversavecoughcough* and accessorizing, accessorizing and then accessorizing some more.
It’s a pretty old picture, 2009 at my sister’s hen do ((hence the badge and whistle)) but there are not many pictures of me recently and even less where I’m not either a)pulling a weird face b)accidentally got my eyes half-shut or c) would involve me doing some cropping to not include other people in the shot. I like to think I’ve lost a little weight since this picture, as my clothes feel looser, but as they do still sort of fit, I’m guessing any weight loss is miniscule….not the most glamour of pictures as I think I’m having a bad hair/makeup day in this pic, but some of the much older ones that I found whilst looking at all the ones that are on Facebook I think my face looks fatter in them, so hence me picking this one.
So as I was saying, I’ve recently thanks to my much blog hoping found a few new clothing sites. My favourite three thus far are Forever 21, ASOS Curve and eShakti.
The reason I love eShakti is the fact that the clothing is for *everyone* all you have to do is send in your measurements when you purchase, and poof, a gorgeous girly dress or suchlike will be winging its way to you. This dress is the one that caught my eye recently, but there are sooooo many lovelies on there…in my head it seems a bit pricey, but then I’m forgetting the price is in dollars, so yeah, its cheaper than I thought. But I think that they’re so nice that I’d probably only get one either if I had a wedding to go to, or if I suddenly got an office job and thus had a need to wear smart clothing.
ASOS Curve is probably the site that’s the most me, or at least elicited the most drooling from me. In actual fact, I’ve spied something in its sale that I actually got incredibly giddy about….there’s a very high possibility that payday might mean purchasing said item. But anyway, here’s the few items out of their current stock that are most definitely on my wish list.
I’m entirely obsessed by anything ultra girly or a play of feminine against masculine….I’m totally lusting after a pair of chinos, a pair of brogues, a cape and a couple of girly dresses….that’s the aim in terms of wardrobe topping up.Probably went a bit mad on the pictures of ASOS Curve, but believe me, I most definitely could have gone madder!
Lastly there’s Forever 21. I’ve got lots of American friends, so it’s a brand that I’ve heard of many times before, but then I read that it’s opened its first store over here, so I figured its website would most definitely ship to the UK…which it does….again, sooo much choice…the one tiny gripe I have about the choice on the high street here is that either its Evans which does gorgeous, gorgeous stuff but at present it’s too pricey for me as I’m only working part-time, or there’s New Look which is cheaper, but a lot of it I’d feel a bit too old to be wearing these days, plus there’s that thing I have with fabrics and patterns coming back into the equation ((although I think it’s getting a bit better – last time I went in they had a couple of nice mannish yet feminine looking shirts that I considered buying)). So finding cheap places online which from the pictures look like they’re not too badly made is up my alley, such as Forever 21. The beauty of that site is that it lets you make a wishlist that anyone else can search for and see – I’m on there as Sara Hook, and I’d love to see what anyone else’s list would look like.
I’ve not just been distracted by shiny things, I’ve also actually accomplished something today. I’ve had this idea for a novel, or fragments of an idea for a little while now, and after reading a few interviews with authors and reading a few books that really made me want to write something too, I’ve finally written about five A5 pages of notes to work out the idea roughly but mainly to work on getting the main protagonists down pat. I’ll probably type said notes up at some point, so they’re legible and I aim to, when I’ve written the first chapter, to post it on inkpop.com to get some feedback. When I’ve started my no doubt horrid first attempt at this particular project, I’ll be more than happy to toss it out to anyone that wants to read and have a giggle over it.
So, that’s me off to be creative….I’ve been inspired for a few more posts, so hopefully I’ll be posting something again soon, all depending on me sorting out a camera!