• Body,  Fashion

    Eff the fashion rules

    The only thing that gets me more annoyed than body shaming is fashion rules. Especially when they are rules that apply to size. You know the ones I’m talking about – “don’t wear skinny jeans because girl, yo fat ass don’t belong in them”, or “stay away from stripes because they hate you”. Here is my biggest problem with the rules – I know my body like nobody else does, I also know what I am comfortable and feel good in so those “one size fits all” rules are rubbish because I actually look good in stripes and my ass looks great in a pair of jeans. By all means,…

  • Life

    February in review

    I don’t even know where to start this post because I had such a positive start to the year and I thought the tone had been set but that was ignorant wasn’t it? Because realistically life is never smooth sailing. February was by far one of the worst months I have ever had and I am glad to see the end of it, I am also hoping by some chance that I will be seeing the end of all February’s problems (still ignorant?) Anyway, let’s review February shall we – spoiler alert, out of five stars it gets minus zero. In February 2018… MY DADS HEALTH TOOK A DIVE I…

  • Fashion

    My tips for wearing sneakers with a dress

    If you follow me on Instagram you will know that my uniform is basically a dress (my new found love) and sneakers (my all-time fave) and while this combo isn’t exactly groundbreaking, it is pretty much the foundation of my personal style. I had a few requests to give you some tips on how to pair the two because it can be quite a step out of the comfort zone and I totally get that but trust me, if you step out that zone you will know the true meaning of comfort. I had to think quite hard about these tips because I honestly never gave it much thought, I…

  • Life

    Just be kind, dammit

    As I write this I have so much going on in my mind that it feels like I can’t even think straight. The last two weeks have been so tough on me mentally. At the end of each day I have felt like I just couldn’t carry on. I have been overwhelmed, sick with worry and stress and overloaded with tasks that have seemed impossible. The point of this is not to seek sympathy and it is not to tell you that my life is worse than yours, because I don’t know, I don’t know if my struggles are bigger or smaller than yours, I don’t know what you are…

  • Body

    My stretch mark story

    There are so many quotes and love letters to stretch marks out there and I used to hate all of them with such a passion. “You have earned your tiger stripes” – Firstly, I wasn’t trying to earn them and secondly, I’m an effing human woman, not a wild animal. “Stretchmarks are the finest literature you’ll ever read” – Take your fine-ass literature somewhere else cause I ain’t buying it. “You started with an almost blank canvas and your scars and stretchmarks are evidence that you’ve lived” – Doesn’t an artist get to choose what he/she creates? So why didn’t I get to choose whether or not I wanted scars…