Tuesday, 29 May 2018

HOW DO I DEFINE MY PERSONAL STYLE AS A PLUS SIZE INFLUENCER




So apparently, there is a difference between Style and Fashion? I kind of agree! Style is certainly a personal taste where as fashion tends to be 'what's trending or in'.
I try to do a bit of both but mainly leaning towards 'Style'.

As a Plus Sized Influencer, I am constantly on the hunt to find clothing items I like and love to share with my followers... and the truth is, I have no set of rules in particular for most content I put out there. If its nice, I'll cop it, I'll style it and I would make it look good for my taste and preference.
Style is what you make it, and we all have our own particular sense of style that is tailored to our own preference.


My main choice of style in general is 'Classy and Chic' BUT it has to be affordable! I don't know about you but I am not into breaking the bank to look cute! Take this style series for instance.. Clothing items from Pretty Little Thing, Fashion Nova, Amazon and Office- All high street or Online Boutiques and accessible. The most expensive item is this bag which is Moschino... but its not Gucci, or Chanel is it? We can all look expensive for less, and I do feel a girl is allowed at least one expensive item or two in her wardrobe.

The key is.. to look expensive but for less! 


 

 Photo credits: Agata Preyss @agatapreyssphotography
Blazer: http://bit.ly/2L4WobQ






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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

6 M O N T H S

It can take 6 months for you to learn a new skill that can change your life, 6 months to build a business, 6 months to settle in a new chapter of your life. But for me, it has been 6 months since I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, an answered prayer and a testimony of my patience... and 6 months since I have updated this blog lol! Sorry about that!

Baby Anijaye (AJ) was born 2nd November at 6lbs 3oz, and whilst this blog is late to join the party about his updates, my YouTube channels have kept most of you up to date about his birth and monthly updates. Since his birth, life has changed. I would save my deeper changes about life for another blog post, but for now- we are just about adapted to endless nappy changing and sleepless nights. We had a Christmas together as a family with our then newborn, the new year, my 30th Birthday, and of course, kicking back into the regular scheduling and work.

Our baby has changed the mood of our household, including even how we interact as a family. It feels so strange also, as I finally see his elder brother Emmanuel as a big boy now, up and till then, he honestly has been my only baby! I have laid low so to speak also, and just enjoying life with a new baby as well as being just overall thankful for such new beginnings. Having this baby has just genuinely opened my heart, mind and spirit and I have been able to fearlessly embrace so much more.

Within these 6 months, I have given myself the opportunity to re-shuffle and juggle life.  Getting into a routine has not been easy as I fully work from home now, however, I manage to meet deadlines most of the time and have gotten a virtual team on board to help out with business. We are approaching summer, and I am just super excited for fun times out with the family, parties, food and just sharing the love all round. A blog that has been running since 2009, I still hope I could just be consistent with it... well, lets see!


Photos:
I have had so much fun taken LOADS of pictures with AJ over the last 6 months, and honestly, a lot of these pictures are candid shots from my phone. Whilst my blog pics have perfectly shot photography, there are just some moments that require a simple snap shot and here are some of them! So for the sake of sharing with you our past few months, I hope you enjoy these cute moments of our little bundle of joy x















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Friday, 17 November 2017

10 PREGNANCY TRUTHS

Well, its all OVER! A full 39 weeks of carrying life and birthing our beautiful baby boy. If you have not already, do catch up with my birth vlog here:

We all hear of the usual complaints that come from women who are pregnant.. sore back, frequently using the loo, food cravings, but I thought I would put together a list of 10 of my honest pregnancy truths.

First of all, can we admire this shoot? I had absolutely no inspiration behind this theme, but the fact that I was feeling a little ugly and felt I had lost all sex appeal and wanted to look and feel sexy again- whilst pregnant.
Perhaps during your pregnancy, you may feel like you are not a 10, but a little glitz and glam could change that feeling, I felt a million dollars on this day!


Photo Credits:
Mateus Sitek: @matsitek
Makeup: @_mojomakeup
Hair: @miamor.ma

1. Not being able to lay on your stomach:
Its an obvious and logical thing to sleep on your side whilst you are asleep during pregnancy. Most doctors recommend to sleep on your left for blood to flow properly. But what happens if you are the type (like myself) who always loves a tummy slumber... well, you just got to forget about that for the duration of the pregnancy and even a little after as your tummy may feel too tender to lay on straight after giving birth. At the moment I am 2 weeks postpartum and find that I can't lay on my stomach for too long as before, hoping it will get better soon!

2. Can't get out of cars in parking bays!
Omg, is this a fat girl problem or a pregnancy problem? I have only encountered this in my pregnancy to be fair! Lol, honestly, I discovered as my bump grew, that when I parked my car in certain car parks that had small narrow bays, I literally would not be able to open the door and exit or enter my car!

3. Rings stop fitting
As a married woman, I love to wear my ring! It literally completes me. But, it gets to a point where your fingers start to swell and you have to keep it in a jewellery box for several months! At this point I am still not wearing my rings as my fingers are still swollen as well as developing Carpel Tunnel Syndrome during pregnancy.

4. Weird Dreams...
A common occurrence during pregnancy, I believe its the anxiousness and anticipation of having a newborn. In all of my pregnancies from the earliest gestation until the end, I had some sort of funky dream! The weirdest dream I had during this pregnancy was given birth to a large baby girl who looked exactly like me, bare in mind this was well after I found out the sex of my baby being a boy!

5. Confrontational
Or may be its just me? I had so many altercations during my pregnancy it was unbelievable but contrary to that also, I found myself being extremely affectionate and loving towards my loved ones! I think emotions like this are triggered by the changes in hormones, whilst I am normally an open and honest person in the first place, I felt during this pregnancy that I was brutally honest and normally that may not always be the case. Wondering if this 'symptom' would carry on for a while to come lol!

6. Not wanting to share a bed!
I of course share a bed with my spouse... but on so many occasions I just wanted to kick him out the bed! The extra person I was growing inside of me made me always feel extra hot and as if I was a house and I needed so much extra room... but what tended to happen when my husband would find a comfortable spot on the sofa is I would feel lonely and instantly call him back to bed! It has been amazing since we have had the baby to finally enjoy sharing the bed without the extra cushion in the front!

7. Relying on someone to cream your feet after a shower.
Not sure if this issue is for every pregnant woman, but the more you grow, the harder it becomes to bend down, pick things up and tend to your feet! I normally get ready in the morning whilst my husband is at work, so can you imagine coming out of the shower to no one being able to help me cream my feet! I literally had to wait until the evening everyday to get my husband to oil my feet and carried my dry feet for the entire day! It was also an excuse to get him to give me foot massage so its not a bad idea after all!

8. Washing Dishes hurts your back?
How you ask? When your stomach is in the way of the sink you literally need to crouch to reach the sink, this in turn made my lower back ache! Ouch! I often found myself washing the dishes from the side sometimes!

9. Soiling food on clothes
Again, that belly in the way again? No problem! I often just smother my food on my top because of how large my stomach was! You may just need a bib to save you the embarrasment!

10. Facial changes
Most women complain about body changes during pregnancy such as weight gain, stretch marks, body shape change, enlarged boobs. However for me, on top of these, I am one of them women who completely looks like a different woman. My face and neck gets darker, my nose gets larger, my lips swell up! All of this and I am told I have a 'beautiful glow' which I found so hard to see sometimes!


All in all, I could not be more thankful and grateful for all of these changes. Bringing fourth my joy is what I look forward to.

Please let me know, what other pregnancy truths can you share?
Would be great to know! Leave a comment and share this post!











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