Summer is here! There is so much relief in my words. It’s like I can now breath better. It seems a bit deep I know, but when you grow up in the tropics but adopt a winter country as the one your heart belongs to, summer has a bit more of a special meaning. And one of the meanings for me is to spread colour in from the inside out. Isn’t this outfit helping to do it?
Win £50 voucher for Missguided and 2 tickets for The Curve Fashion Festival + the cutest summer outfit with pink sandals
Here is a chance to get free clothes from one of the coolest summer collections around and free entrance for you and your bestie to the largest UK Plus Size Event – The Curve Fashion Festival. Yes! In collaboration with Missguided, I am running this giveaway and sharing my impressions of their clothes – like this dress and pink sandals I am wearing here and it can be yours for free. Come with me.
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I must confess I can get a little too excited when I see cool plus size pieces available in high street brands. It must be because for so long I have felt neglected by so many brands. For countless times I have felt like there was something wrong with me because I wanted to wear a certain piece but they did not have my size. It still happens every now and then.
But the truth is nowadays there is much more availability for large sizes in high street fashion. It is still far from the ideal – and by “ideal” I mean cool, affordable designs, sustainable fashion and opportunities for all. But I got to say I love to see Lindex, for instance, providing fashion in more sizes, for a reasonable price and quality.
When I saw the colour of this dress I was just eager to check if my size was there. Guess what? They had my XL and it went up to XX. I tried it on and voilà, it had to be mine.
After I took the pictures I realised that maybe not everybody would like the shape because it is a bit loose and it may make me look a bit bigger. But girl, come on, what makes us look big is food not clothes ahhahahahaha.
But then again, isn’t that another type of beauty standard? Why should plus size ladies only wear curves flattering clothes? I can easily say that somehow I am also affected by this type of standard. I love myself a bodycon piece that shows the would how beautiful my body is. But most of all, I am a fan of wearing what I like, how I like, when I like. And this dress I love.
Dress and jacket from Lindex. Earrings were custom made for me in Brazil. Hermes bracelet, alliances and Bjørg rings.
You know the drill. Dress up, kill it, repeat. I mean, that’s what we queens aim for whenever we want to feel gorgeous and beautifully fierce.
Lately, I have been feeling so loaded, so much to do and so little time. A mum’s life is slightly more challenging than I expected and I strive to be a good mother, to keep my word up to date and to remember being a woman, to feel sexy and like super fierce. If you got kids yourself you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, now you do.
I can tell from my own experience that it is not so easy to be so colorful when most people around wear mostly black and grey. But here I have three pretty looks that may inspire your inner colourful self to bright lighter in this spring.