Every woman?

So recently Kelly Osbourne just announced her new clothing like Stories by KO.



I can finally reveal I am releasing my debut clothing line Stories by Kelly Osbourne next month! This has been 10 years in the making so to say I’m excited (and a little nervous) is an understatement. Stories…by Kelly Osbourne is for EVERY women, because I believe fashion should be fair! That’s why every single piece will be in a size 0-24. Yes, you heard me! This is for you ALL! I’ll be launching live on @hsn on September 25! I can’t wait to see how you all create your own stories with my pieces! XO” 

So, where to begin?

I want to preface this by saying that I understand that another plus size range is obviously a step in the right direction. I get that. But can we just stop and just take stock a minute?

“…is for EVERY women!”

Unless you’re over a 24. Which a lot of fat people are. The way this is being presented is as if this is something revolutionary. A 24?! Way to go!!
Well..can I say..no. No, actually. This isn’t inclusive at all. I can buy size 24 clothes in Asda for goodness sake. 24 is the cusp of acceptable fatness. You only have to read the comments on the Facebook photo to ascern how the general public feel about anyone bigger.
When you have companies like Asos and Domino Dollhouse putting out some pretty on trend and quirky pieces in larger sizes I have to wonder what are we getting so excited about?
I don’t think a lot of people appreciate how tough it is to be over a size 24 and to care about your apperance. Keeping up with fashion, or developing your own style, is a lot of hard work and dedication. You have to learn how to work a lot of basics. You work on accessorising because sometimes that’s the best you’ve got.
Truthfully I have maybe 5 stores I can shop at. Most of them online and overseas so there’s additional shiopping/import tax costs to factor in.

 Plus having an alternative style it can be even harder to accomodate for.

Once again I will be watching from the sidelines as smaller fats get to dip their toe in the designer pool.
 
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OOTD: Bank holiday sundae

The sun has been out! Can you believe it? It’s been a hectic few months for me. I moved house and have been up to my neck in tins of this and that, boxes, paintbrushes and all that fun stuff. But now the days are getting warmer, I’ve started planting flowers now I have a garden and I’m curious to see how this new chapter works out.

So, the boy and I took a trip out to a local animal sanctuary to sample their vegan cafe menu and this is what I wore.

I was in my local Asda recently checking out their sale racks. Typically they had nothing in my size. Then I spotted this adorable blouse, which they also had in a lovely cornflower blue. Half price at only a fiver! Size 22. Damn. But it was too cute to pass up. If I could get it over my bust I was golden. Huzzah! Success!

The blouse is really doft and light but enough to keep you comfortable if a cool breeze kicks in. Very comfortable. Its cute enough to wear out on a day out, but also comfy enough to wear while running errands.
I’ve never worn shirts like this before and I’m kicking myself for it. Shirts abandoned as I got bigger are now wardrobe contenders again. I have another two super cute shirts that I plan on giving the knot treatment so eyes peeled.

If there’s one thing I have it’s hair accessories. A fail safe gift it seems as I have an overflowing boxful. This cutie was gifted but if memory serves its from Cupcakes and Chopsticks.

Necklace comes from Pieces of the Past. A total bargain at £3, I bought it at a local fat swap. Perfect length and amazing quality. Sadly Paula has decided to close the shop so grab a bargain while you can!

Finally have an excuse to wear my Vans. I’m a sucker for tropical print. Its a close second to my first love, polkadots. These are so comfy. Wearing them without socks isn’t an issue.

Earrings are gifted.
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OOTD:Charitable soul

 

Last month I took another visit back up to the wilds of the Lake District to visit my family. 
Now if there’s one thing my home town has is charity shops and it was while I was browsing with my mum that I found this little cutie

 
Checking the label it seems to be from the TU range from Sainburys which made it even better because I’ve seen some of their knitwear going for £20.
Just a meagre £4 and it was my clutches!
 
 
£4? Are you sure?
 
 
You’ll hear many bloggers expending the virtues of trying everything on and I have to agree. This jumper dress is a 22 and I normally wear a 24/26!
 
 
The material is so soft and excellent quality. Brown is not a colour I think I’ve ever owned but I love the mix of brown and blue with an almost festive pattern. 
 
 
Lipstick is MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Laquer in Funky
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Body Confidence Week!

 

So last night I went to the long awaited first Fat Social in Northampton, an idea that came from the fat clothing swaps Elena organised. Unbeknownst to myself and the other attendees the lovely Leah of 30somethingcurvyme and In Bed With Leah fame would be video interviewing us on Body Confidence Week.
I’ll be sharing the videos from the evening. This is my contribution to the guest videos. I’m pretty nervous!
I think that considering I had no preparation for it I did o.k! (I’m totally resisting the urge to nit pick about my face and how I blabbed on and how I wish I’d said something else instead!)
Leah was a total dream boat and you should totally check out her blog!

Original post here 

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