• Fashion

    Where I’ve been shopping for plus size clothing

    As plus size women, we have an unspoken fashion bond, when finding something that fits like a glove we want to tell each other or when we spot a store stocking some cute items we feel like we want to spread the word because that’s hard to come by sometimes. Or is that just me? Either way, I thought I would do a “where I’m shopping” post every 2 months or so to keep you updated on where I am finding what. Pep I have been doing majority of my shopping at Pep for the last two months. I am just finding that their clothing is so suitable to my…

  • Body

    Just because you don’t like your body doesn’t mean I can’t like mine

    I have been thinking a lot about body shaming and bullying and it is a proven fact that a lot of the time we project our own insecurities onto others – so in the case of body shaming, a personal, internal struggle with one’s own body will be directed at someone else, but that someone else is not the one with the problem. It used to upset me when I was in the presence of someone who was considerably smaller than me and they would talk about how fat they are because my first thought was always “if she thinks she’s fat, what does she think of me?” but I have…

  • 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…

  • Body,  Life

    3 Books Every Bopo Babe Should Read Right Now

    We all know that body positivity and finding genuine self-love is a journey and I have found a good way to keep my journey going is to discover fellow travelers. So I follow loads of accounts on Instagram, I read tons of different articles, I re-pin affirmations on Pinterest, I try and surround myself with positivity as much as I can and I read books. I have found books to be a life line on bad days. Not only do they distract me and take me out of my own bubble but they constantly teach me something. As I have always said, it helps just a bit to know you’re…