Be the blogger you want to read

I've been having a lot of thoughts recently about my place in blogging and what modern day plus size blogging is, compared to what it was 5 years ago when I started. Somewhere along the way I've lost parts of myself, mainly down to comparisons with others. Thoughts of what I *should* be doing replaced thoughts of just being me.

Meet the advertiser - EL Feelgood's Vintage

Hi loves! I'm introducing a new feature on my blog - Meet the advertiser. Today I want to introduce you to EL Feelgood's Vintage.

E L Feelgood's Vintage Etsy store sells vintage jewellery, vintage tea sets and other vintage treasures. If you love the uniqueness of vintage, the history that comes with vintage pieces then pop along to have a look.  You are likely to come across one off items or limited finds.  Whatever the item it has been pre-loved, it has been pre-cherished, it is a key to the past with every item having its own history.
I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for jewellery and vintage crockery, so this shop is right up my alley. You can also find them on Twitter.

Thanks for reading,
Leah xoxo

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Share The Love with Curvissa

I was asked to get involved with Curvissa's Share The Love campaign I was thrilled because it's lovely to spread a bit of positivity.

Here are some of the awesome ladies who are killing it in the fashion and inspiration stakes.

CowCow Boo Halloween ghost dress

CowCow Boo plus size Halloween ghost dress 3x //
It's never to early for Halloween clothes as far as I'm concerned, so when I saw this CowCow dress on Amazon US a couple of months ago it fell into my basket in a flash.

Halloween vibes in Witch Worldwide moon and stars crop tank

Witch Worldwide moon and stars crop tank
I'm a gal with eclectic tastes but it's no secret my heart sings at all things spooky and dark, especially as we edge closer to Autumn and Winter. Gothic and witchy looks appeal as we lose daylight, and I've got a dark and witchy outfit today wearing this Witch Worldwide moon and stars crop tank. I'm wearing a 3x-4x and it's an amply cut crop top with wide armholes, plenty of drape and it's a lightweight material which offers plenty of movement.

How to make an effortlessly chic outfit with 2 things you probably own already

How to make an effortlessly chic outfit with 2 things you probably own already //
Hi loves! Amongst other things I'm talking about the New Look Curves black belted sleeveless jacket today, but if you want one don't dally as they're reduced it in the sale and it'll soon be out of stock. Read on to see how 2 items you probably own already can create a timeless look for any season. 

She Might Be - the new body positive online magazine

This week an exciting new online magazine launched. The brain child of wonder-blogger Georgina Grogan of She Might Be Loved, She Might Be is a website celebrating plus size fashion and body positivity, with posts about beauty and general life stuff all of us can identify with.

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Is it Halloween yet?

It may be 6 weeks away yet but I'm looking forward to Halloween (as I do every year) and took the opportunity to pull one of my Halloween tops out when the weather was a little colder a couple of weeks ago.

Introducing SuitsMen - quality British-made suits for gentlemen #SP

In this post I'll be introducing, the website which James Bond would shop from if he were a real person. Exclusively online and in existence since 2004, SuitsMen has an array of products for the quintessential British gentleman, or someone who wants to emulate that coveted style. Not only do they carry quality garments which will last for years, but they also cater for the plus size man with sizes to for a 60 inch chest and beyond. Whether you're buying a suit for work or for leisure, a SuitsMen purchase is an investment worth making. An employer takes about 10 seconds during an interview to decide if you're the right candidate for the job, so first impressions really do count. A classic suit is an investment in your future.
Suits Men British-made quality clothing for gentlemen up to 60" chest
Skopes Oslo Wool lycra Suit
Millerain Waxed Tweed iPhone Case
Millerain Waxed Navy Washbag
Brook Taverner Dinner Suit 

Preparing for Autumn in Simply Be open knit cardigan and Lucy high waist jeans

Simply Be open knit cardigan and Lucy plus size high waist jeans //
I've been ready for Autumn for a while now, and I bought a couple of things from Simply Be recently with Autumn in mind. Those constant discount codes always tempt me! I never buy anything full price if I can help it.

Life Lately - August/September

As ever, it's been a month of ups and downs. We all have them.

As you may have noticed, I rebranded my blog. NEVER AGAIN. Sooo many problems. I have about 20 new grey hairs and wrinkles due to the changeover. Neeeeever again.

CowCow peacock print plus size skater dress

CowCow peacock print plus size skater dress //
I've loved peacocks and peacock feathers for many years. My mum used to have some peacock feathers in a tankard over our fireplace when I was a child and that started a fascination all of my own. When I saw this CowCow peacock print dress it was a no-brainer to buy it.