• Body,  Fashion

    My body, My business

    I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to design my very own tee shirt with Thatgirlstore. I wanted to make this opportunity count and use it to continue spreading a message that I feel so strongly about. For more than half of my life I struggled with body issues which made me deeply unhappy and led to me resorting to some pretty unhealthy methods to try and be happy with my body. When I stopped all of the diet tablets, all of the unhealthy obsessions with my body and what it should and shouldn’t look like, and started working on who I am rather than who I thought I…

  • Fashion,  Life

    Fashion Hacks you Should Know

    Considering I am walking around the office with my panties over my stockings and I haven’t had to pull the stockings up every few seconds I feel as though I am now qualified to do a fashion hacks post. You know those little annoyances like loving a jersey but it makes you itch? Or not being able to wear your favourite pair of shoes in case you might need to take them off and you won’t be able to able to disguise the smell? These hacks will help with that. I have tried most of these, and if I haven’t, my mom told me about them and she knows everything…

  • Fashion

    Plus Size Shopping: Spree

    I have this vision of being your plus size go-to girl. I want to be the one you think of when you need a splash of body positivity, the one who you ask for suggestions on where to shop for an event or recommendations on where to buy particular clothing. I wrote a post on where I shop plus size clothes in SA but I wanted to do a more in-depth series about each store I mentioned in that post. Spree needs absolutely no introduction, in my personal opinion they are one of the leading online fashion retailers in SA because they offer a wide variety of brands, fits and…

  • Fashion

    How I’m going to do winter fashion on a budget

    I absolutely love winter fashion and I usually look so forward to shopping for the season but I am doing it differently this year because I am going all budget bad ass on my life, you can read all about it here. So I am going to be wearing what I have and will try and push through winter without buying much. I have taken stock of what I have and have browsed Pinterest for hours on end to find new ways of styling things that I already have and to get inspiration. This is how I plan on doing winter outfits on a budget; Don’t ditch the dresses I…

  • 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,…