Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Wedding Wednesday

So we have set the date.

May 14th 2016. 

Now there are two different camps, I say the date and half of the people say, "Oh, so ages then?" and then the other half say, "So soon? Wow, you are brave"




Seriously, bravery has nothing to do with it. If I was getting married over a pit of fire, whilst juggling knives and riding a unicycle, then, OK, we can bandy around the word bravery. But let us put bravery to one side for a second, whether you set a date 7 months in advance, or 3 years, you pick a date and work towards it, right?


(Please god, tell me that I can do this, and if someone even whispers the word, Bridezilla at me, I will shove this list of invites so far up their backsides they will be able to send the invites verbally on my behalf) 

(Ok, you can whisper the word Bridezilla, but behind my back, don't let me hear you) 

7 months? I don't know if it IS a long time or not? But we will get it done, and hopefully have some fun along the way. (Giggles manically)

Did I mention I already have a dress?

Small side note, what kind of joke is it for Mother Nature to bless you with your period on the day you are going to be trying on white dresses? I wore THREE pairs of knickers, including one pair that pretty much went from my knees to my boobs. I walked through the door thinking, "You bleed on it, you pay for it" (They should have that cross stitched on a sign or something, maybe I can make it as a Thank You?) 

The one thing that had panicked me, as a plus size woman, was that I would walk into a dress shop and they would look me up and down and say, "No dresses for you, Fatty" but thankfully, the bridal shop I visited was absolutely amazing. Dresses of all sizes, colours and I felt extremely comfortable trying on dresses, even ones that were too small. I was held in dresses, padded in dresses that were too big, and tried on dresses that I didn't think were suitable and yet when I put them on, I felt beautiful.

But what dress did I go for?

Want to see????????????

Well, you will have to wait 7 months, won't you? It's not long now, is it?

Big Fashionista x x x x

Shall we do this every week? Same time next week?
See you then.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Bring Me The Coffee, (And No-One Gets Hurt)

Yesterday morning, as I reached for my third cup of coffee, I read an article that was so horrifying, I thought about putting my phone in the freezer. (If you don't get that reference, we cannot be friends) (Yes, I read the papers on my phone, does ANYONE buy newspapers anymore?)

The article was about a future shortage of coffee, genuine, I was so stressed out by this, I needed another cup of coffee.

Now I don't ask for much in the mornings. Peace and quiet, TO BE LEFT ALONE UNTIL I HAVE DRUNK MY COFFEE, and did I mention, peace and quiet?

Coffee is my get up and go juice, in fact I think I am a high functioning coffeholic and I have no intention of giving this up, or even THINKING about the possibility that one day in the future, I will reach for a cup of coffee, and it won't be there.

Like a Dodo, (not that I ever reached for a Dodo, but you get what I mean, I hope.

I drink fresh coffee, instant coffee, my favourite coffee is one that someone else has made for me. I can drink it black, white, I don't care, JUST BRING ME A COFFEE.

A future world coffee shortage is not something that I want to hear about.

I sympathised when I heard that there could be a Prosecco shortage, I did, I grieved with all of you who wondered how you would cope, but let's face it. If the world runs out of Prosecco, you have choices, plenty of choices. The world runs out of coffee?

The shit will hit the fan.

What is the alternative to coffee? What can I substitute for Coffee? Tea?

There are two types of people in this world,

There are the tea people, and there are the coffee people. It is like being a werewolf or a vampire, it is very rare to find a hybrid, I'm sure they exist, but let us be honest. you like one or the other. You don't just swap easily from one to another do you?

Should I start to hoard my coffee, just in case?

Like a survivalist with tins of tuna under the stairs, or your nanna, with her cash under the floorboards? I feel like I should be doing something about this.

My initial thought is to drink MORE coffee now, but then, will THAT be why we have a coffee shortage? Will I be the cause of the coffee shortage, by thinking that there
IS a coffee shortage, did I cause it?

Fuck, it is like Terminator all over again.

How did you feel upon hearing that in the future there may be a shortage of coffee, will you survive? Is THIS how the zombie apocalypse will begin?


Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x x

Friday, 25 September 2015

Nom Or Vom

If you are over a certain age, and I'm not saying what that age is, then you will have a long-standing knowledge of who this guy is.

As a teen, I loved him, (and I really thought, for many years, that he was american) some found him arrogant and others hated him. Everyone had a strong opinion on this guy. 

I wonder if it is the same today? 

So Ladies and Gents, I bring you, 


Dexter Fletcher through the ages, right there. 

So I ask you, as I always do on a Friday,

Dexter Fletcher?

Nom or Vom? 

Let me know.

Big Fashionista X X 

Monday, 21 September 2015

Hotter Shoes, Shoes With Sole.

I love Shoes, I REALLY love shoes. Shoes are not just something that I slip on my feet, shoes begin and finish an outfit. They are the touch that, for me, make an outfit special.

I own far too many pairs of shoes, yet, I do not own enough shoes.

(All those that just nodded and agreed, YOU ARE MY PEOPLE) 

So when Hotter Shoes invited me to their brand new Leeds store to take a look at all their shoes and TRY THEM ON, I was in heaven. (I say invited me, I actually begged for an invite, I'm not proud, I love Hotter Shoes) 

Now what I didn't know is, almost everyone knows who Hotter Shoes are. Apparently, your mum and nan would have owned a pair of Hotter Shoes and they did have a reputation for being "old lady shoes)

Well, spank my bum and call me grandma because, if these are old lady shoes, then I am happy to be an old lady.

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These are the sort of shoes that I love, comfortable AND stylish. I own plenty of pretty shoes that are too uncomfortable to wear but every pair of shoes that I tried on in-store were like putting my feet into an old pair of slippers, and by the state of the store halfway through the evening, I can safely assume that the other bloggers feel the same. 

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I was gifted a pair of Hotter shoes to take away with me that evening and I narrowed it down to one of two pairs quite quickly,

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I then walked around for twenty minutes with one of each pair on my feet, wailing that it was toooooooo hard to make a decision. (I am a drama queen, I accept this)

I consoled myself with some food,

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before choosing the teal boots to be my forever friends. I have since worn them to another event and found them to be the most COMFORTABLE heels that I have ever worn. EVER.

My name is Kellie and I am now a Hotter Shoes fan forever.

You can check out Hotter Shoes here   they also have stores based across the country. The Leeds store are going to end up knowing me by name.

Have you heard of Hotter Shoes before?

Do you own a pair or six?

What is your favourite style?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x

Friday, 18 September 2015

Nom Or Vom

Remember when we all decided it was time to get serious about tying our hair up in a bun? Oh come on, you must remember, we all spent hours watching tutorials on Facebook of that man showing us how to tie the perfect bun. I watched it so many times that I am now a bun tying MASTER.

Well that man is Brock O'Hurn and to say thank you for all his help with my bun tying skills I thought I should stare at him inappropriately a little longer.

This week's Nom or Vom,

Ladies and Gentlemen, the highly talented, Brock O'Hurn. 

Thank you Brock, for all that you bring to my life.

What do we think, ladies and gents?

Nom or Vom?

Let me know. 

Big Fashionista X X 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Thighbrows, Or How The Media Wants UsTo Hate Ourselves.

I am SICK SICK SICK to the back teeth of the media thinking that we are idiots. For every article about body positivity, there are 20 out there that talk about how we SHOULD look, what we SHOULD wear and the RULES of owning our body.

The latest "craze" is the Thighbrow. The thighbrow is the crease your skin makes at the top of your thigh apparently.

Their are magazines out there that for the last few weeks have hyped up the thighbrow as if it is a new law brought in by Jeremy Corbyn. They have shared instagram pictures of the Kardashians and internet masturbated over them harder than me on Tom Hardy's Myspace page.

Then once they have body shamed everyone enough, THEN the media tell us not to worry about thighbrows.


The phenomenon that YOU CREATED to body shame and give you an excuse to post swim wear pics of teenagers, NOW you don't want people to give a flying fuck about?

Grazia UK Tweeted, "What the heck is a #Thighbrow(and why you shouldn't give a damn about it)"

(Note the hashtag, they are going to ride that bitch like Seabiscuit.)

Why in 2015 must the media be so controlling over OUR bodies? Why must the next generation of women be TOLD what kind of body they should have, only to be told a week later that they shouldn't have it, or they shouldn't worry about it. MIXED MESSAGES.

Don't hand women a shit sandwich, tell us to eat it and then lecture us on the calories in it afterwards. 

Thighbrows, Eyebrows, Toned arms, tattoos. The glossy magazines WANT us to feel bad about ourselves so that they can sell us things to make us feel better about the way THEY HAVE MADE US FEEL.

What do you think?

Share with me your thoughts.

Big Fashionista x x x

Monday, 14 September 2015

Ladies Day at St Leger with Ladbrokes

Last minute invites are aways fun, aren't they? On Tuesday evening at about 10pm I was invited to St Leger, Ladies Day at Doncaster Race Track, on THURSDAY.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, (and a free bar) I calmly took myself to the White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds on Wednesday and walked out an hour later with a new hat and dress, ready to join some other fabulous bloggers at Doncaster for #LadbrokesLadiesDay.

Once again, Simply Be did NOT let me down. I went straight to their store in the White Rose, knowing that I would find the perfect dress for me.

The dress I purchased from Simply Be is a Lovedrobe dress, which is available in black and white and is available online up to a size 32. Take a look -> Lovedrobe Crochet Lace Midi Skater Dress 

I was joined by some fabulous bloggers. Some I have worked with before, some I hadn't met before and others that I unfortunately just didn't get a chance to have a chat with, like I wanted to. (sorry, Holly. Next time, I promise) 

Everyone looked fabulous, as always. We all had a fantastic time in one of the dining areas which included table service, and also included the rather wonderful James who attended to almost our every need. (Everyone needs a James to top up their glass) 

Ladies Day is ALWAYS about the hats, the bigger the better, right? I stealthily took some pictures of my favourite hats, (although I still maintain that mine was better) 

Every time I saw a hat full of feathers, I just thought. "Those poor naked chickens, all wandering around cold now"

St Leger was a fantastic day, Thank you so much to Ladbrokes for their hospitality, and if you have never been to the racing, I HIGHLY recommend going, I even WON, on a couple of races, (It paid for the dress, at least) 

Have you ever been to the races? I enjoyed the chance to dress up, and any opportunity I get to buy a new dress is always grabbed with both hands, how about you? 

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x x