Sunday, 28 December 2014

Shutter Day



All pictures taken in Ambleside, by Lake Windermere in the Lake District.











I would love to know what your favourite picture is


big Fashionista x x 







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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

You Are Not Alone 2014

So this is my last post for the next couple of days as it is the day before Christmas Eve

A time for joy, family and happiness.

Sadly, not everyone experiences this at christmas and for some, this time can be a dark and lonely time or a time when emotions such as depression can be heightened.


You may be one of those people. You may have come across this blog post by chance, or someone may have forwarded it to you to read. 

Consider it fate. 

 I don't want you to feel alone this Christmas.

I don't want you to feel depressed or lonely.

If you feel that you have hit rock bottom and you feel empty inside, If you can see the lights twinkling in other peoples windows, hear the laughter of your neighbours and yet you experience no joy, as if the world is a dark place in which you see no place for yourself any more. 

Or if you feel that you are ready to make a change.

I want you to pick up the phone......................


 MIND
www.mind.org.uk

0300 123 3393

Samaritans
www.samaritans.org


Alcoholics Anonymous
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/newcomers

0845 769 7555

Stonewall
www.stonewall.org.uk

Info line 08000 50 20 20


London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

0207 837 7324

SANELine

0845 767 8000

Preventing young suicide
www.papyrus-uk.org

National self-help body for the Transgender community

Beaumont Society

http://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk


For people in Northern Ireland
www.lifeline.info

0808 808 8000


Childline
www.childline.org.uk

0800 1111

Depressionalliance
www.depressionalliance.org

Refuge
www.refuge.org.uk

0808 2000 247

Eating Disorders Association
www.edauk.com

0845 634 1414

Shelter

No Panic
www.no-panic.co.uk

0808 808 0545



If you need someone, please call one of these numbers. You are NOT alone over Christmas, there are people out there that care, I care.


I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Love Always

Kellie (Big Fashionista)
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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Shutter Day











I'd love to know what your favourite picture is that I've taken this week.


Let me know,

Big Fashionista x x


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Friday, 19 December 2014

Birthday Nom or Vom



Seeing as it's my birthday, 39 if you must know, I decided to make Nom or Vom be someone who shares my birthday. 


So without further ado,

Happy Birthday Tyson Beckford, oh and me. ;D 






What do we think? Nom or Vom?

And in case Tyson isn't to your liking, here's another guy who also shares my birthday. :D 



Happy Birthday Richard Hammond. 

Nom or Vom? 


Let me know. 


Big Fashionista x x 
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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Dear Santa (Kids)



It is the time of the year when my children suddenly panic realise that they haven't bought me anything for Christmas and get round to asking me what I want.  So for my beloved children, here is my list of things that they don't have to spend money on.




Dear Crotchfruit Beloved Children, 

You asked me what I want for Christmas, and my first request is this,

Just let me go to the toilet ONCE on my own. I've heard it is peaceful, I've even heard that occasionally, people are able to read a book on the toilet, I'm sure I too used to do that BC (before children) Now, the minute my arse hits the seat, one of many things happen, suddenly there is a queue, (We have TWO toilets, how does this happen?) or you have an overwhelming desire to tell me/show me something that cannot wait even two minutes. Sometimes there is an argument, right outside the door, (That is always fun) and sometimes, (and this is my favourite) someone will stand right outside the door and ask, "What are you doing? Are you having a poo? Oooooh, ooooh, you ARE, you are.

I think I would like to pee in peace, if you can arrange that, I would be grateful.


My second request is that you put things down in a place where you can actually find them. (I may need to make this part clearer) YOU CAN FIND THEM. (Am I asking for too much here? What I would really like is to get to the time you need to leave for school and NOT then have to spend ten minutes looking for football socks/book bags/pens. And I'm not sure if I need to do this as a separate request but if I can't find the aforementioned football socks/book bags/pens, how about we DON'T blame me for it.


Can I also ask you to clean your rooms? (Hahahahahahahaha, joking, I know, I know, I'm so greedy)


Dear Beloved Children, the most important thing that I ask from you this Christmas, is that you continue to laugh, you continue to be happy, you continue to smile and you carry on being the amazing children that you are in 2015.


That is the most important thing that I want from you this Christmas.

(And if we can throw in at least one trip to the bathroom without being bothered, I'd be grateful)


Much Love,

Mum.





What would YOU ask of your children this Christmas?


Let me know


Big Fashionista x x x

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Monday, 15 December 2014

If laughter is the best medicine




I have always loved this quote, (God, I hope it's a real one and not one that the Internet has just attributed to him or I'm going to look like a complete tosser) 

But because it is Monday and we have the opportunity to start the whole week based on laughter, I want you to share with me what has made YOU laugh last week, it can be something someone said to you, or something you have seen or even something as simple as a joke. 

I took this picture yesterday and it has made me giggle ever since. 


I keep imagining the meerkat at the back apologising and the meerkat at the front not quite ready to accept his apology. 

Oh and this one too. 


Those meerkats just stared at me like they've never seen a woman with orange hair before, (either that or they are saying, "girrlllllllllll, those roots tho'") 


So share with me something that has made you laugh, it can even be saucy. ;D


I look forward to laughing with you. 


Big Fashionista x x x 


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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Shutter Day

Just a couple of shots to share with you this week. I'm experimenting a lot more lately, getting braver with my shots and not being afraid to try something different.


I hope you like today's pictures. 

Let me know in the comments below. 








As always, I love your comments.


Big Fashionista x x 
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Friday, 12 December 2014

Nom or Vom



Because I am SO excited about watching the new film about Stephen Hawking I have decided that this weeks Nom or Vom has to be actor, model and all round good guy, Eddie Redmayne. 

How he has slipped under the Nom or Vom radar all this time is beyond me but now it is his turn. 

Ladies and Gents, I bring you this weeks Nom or Vom,

EDDIE REDMAYNE 






So what do we think? And is anyone else looking forward to watching him in The Theory Of Everything? 


Nom or Vom?

Let me know


Big Fashionista x x x 



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Thursday, 11 December 2014

What Christmas Jumper are you?







Today is Christmas Jumper day for Save The Children and those funky people at Fashion Beans have created a quiz so that you can find out what sort of Christmas Jumper you are. 

Personally I come out as a Ho Ho Hipster, and you know what? I'M OK WITH THAT.

I own a T-Rex Christmas Jumper, I am TOTALLY ok with that!!!!

So go and check out the quiz,



and find out what kind of Christmas Jumper you are. 


And let me know in the comments. 



Big Fashionista x x x
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These boots were made for walking



Look at my boots,

My boots are muddy.



Now you may be wondering why I am showing you filthy boots in a review post, let me tell you.

BECAUSE THEY ARE SO AWESOME I REFUSE TO TAKE THEM OFF.



The boots are from http://www.jdwilliams.co.uk and are from the wide collection. These are an E fitting. This means they are comfortable, this means they fit on my curvy calves.

THIS MEANS I REFUSE TO TAKE THEM OFF. 


I could have shown you them all clean and polished, but does that give you a true overview of how comfortable they are?




I don't think it does. Instead I wanted to show you that I wear them, and I wear them A LOT. I walk the dog in them, I go to beautiful scenic places in them, and I go shopping in them. They are practical AND smart.

As a woman with wide calves I never expected to be able to find knee high boots that fitted me comfortably. But now I have.

Just IN CASE you wanted to see what they look like clean, I have take a picture from the JD Williams website.



and you can actually buy these boots here JD WILLIAMS BOOTS

and take a look at what else they have to offer here. JD WILLIAMS FOOTWEAR


What do you think?

Do you have wide calves and struggle to find good boots?

Let me know


Big Fashionista x x x

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The Problem With.....




Discuss. 


Is it the truth? Or by even saying that, does that make people closed-minded.

I'm starting to confuse myself here. 

Let me know what you think about the sentiment above. 


Big Faahionista x x 

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Ask Me A Question

So I'm too damn old for Ask.FM or whatever you young people call it but I always liked the idea of it so what I thought I could do today is.......



Got anything you want to ask me?

It could be my opinion on something. Just for the love of GOD don't ask me my opinion of the Kardashians. 

It could be lottery numbers. (If we win, we split it. Ok?) 

You could even ask me what my hopes and dreams are. 

Why not leave me a question in the comments below and I will answer every one as long as it doesn't cross the line. (And let's be honest here, my line is reallllllllly far away and possibly drawn in chalk, if you can cross the line, I'd almost admire you for it...almost) 



And GO.


Big Fashionista x x x 
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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Menstruation Conversation



I read an article yesterday which was talking about periods where the words, Ryan Gosling and PUPPIES were used. 

Any more cliches you want throw in there?



Oh FUCK OFF. 

You know what? Periods are not fun and games. Not one woman has ever gone, "Whooooo Hooooooo, I got my period" (Unless there were contraception issues the previous month)

So in this post there will be no puppies, no Ryan fucking Gosling and no roller skates.

1) Sanitary towels are evil, EVIL little strips of deceptive softness that can rip out pubic hair with the ferociousness of a bad waxer on a time limit.  Do not let the idea of wings fool you, you may THINK they are there to wrap snugly around your underwear. NOPE. Just when you already feel like you have been kicked in the vagina by a horse just throw in your pubic hair being torn out at the roots. Plus, never be in a rush and forget to unfold your flaps, (OF YOUR SANITARY TOWEL) This gets messy FAST.

Also, try not to pick up the wrong type of sanitary towel. Choose wisely my friend because this shit isn't cheap so if you get the wrong ones, chances are you will be sacrificing a lot of underwear rather than grab another packet the next day.

AND DO NOT GET ME STARTED ON PICKING UP THE WRONG SIZE TAMPONS. 

I have had three children, anything less that a Super plus and I'm going to be needing them to come with their own grappling hooks or a James Franco attachment to hold them in. 



OMFG!!!!!!!! CRAMPONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (It all makes sense now) 



2) STAINS are hell. I have a whole knicker drawer full of period knickers. Knickers are graded in levels of skankiness. knickers that are slightly stained, (CLEAN, but stained, you know the type i mean) knickers that your mother wouldn't let you get hit by a bus in and knickers that look as if you have been stabbed in the vagina in, (which coincidentally is how I feel right now) Oh and if you ever WANT to come on at a certain time, put on a set of matching underwear, I guarantee you will come on within 10 minutes of putting them on. FACT,  You may right about now be going Ewwwwwwwwwww, but if you don't have period knickers, there is only ONE sure fire way to avoid staining, this method is brought to you today by Eminem. 




3) Moods. Now everyone experiences different levels of moodiness whilst on the blob. I get tearful before my period and then whilst on my period experience rage like no other bitch. Seriously, don't mess with me, I can get bloodstains out of white jeans, I can make you disappear fast and without a trace. 


When I am on my period I do not want to see puppies, I want to see 2 painkillers, a cup of coffee and I want a cuddle................... NO DON'T YOU DARE CUDDLE ME. 






Do we need to talk about flooding?




Or are you understanding how I am feeling here? 



Basically what I think I am saying is, periods, what a bitch? Am I right?

What is the worst bit about periods for you? Are you nodding and agreeing with my post or is it just a bloody mess?


Let me know


Big Fashionista x x x




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Monday, 8 December 2014

Weekend Highlights.

Hang on, where did the first week of December go? I seem to have blinked and missed it completely!!! 

Which is a little awkward because I REALLY should start my Christmas shopping soon right? (Anyone else doing the "one for me, one for a gift trick this year?) 

Now I am SURE, that some of you spent the weekend HIGHLY ORGANISED and went shopping for presents this weekend with military style organisation! 

(Me? Not so much)

I have had a fantastic, relaxing weekend that has involved, digging dogs, water taxis and a relaxing stroll around Leeds. 


I have seen things, this weekend, like THIS CAR!!!!!



Oh and elves on a fairground ride. (As they do) 


(Do you think they had to inform Elf & Safety?) 


So all I'm asking today on the blog is to let me know what YOU got up to this weekend. Did you Christmas shop until you drop? Or was your weekend more of a relaxing one.

Let me know what you did this weekend. 


Big Fashionista x x x

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Shutter Day


I don't usually add words to this post but a lot of new readers have joined recently (Waves at the new readers) and maybe some people don't understand the concept of Shutter Day.

It's simple, I take pictures, on my iPhone, during the week, and then put up the best pictures on a Saturday and hope that you like them. I really would love your input on this post. It's my least interacted post of the week and yet, it's my favourite, so please, leave me a comment. Let me know which is your favourite, or if you want to know the story behind a picture, let me know. 


Big Fashionista x x x












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Friday, 5 December 2014

Nom or Vom

If you were not aware, it is currently Decembeard. Following straight after Movember, if you are a fan of the hairy faced man like I am, these months are JUST FUCKING AMAZING. 

So in honour of Decembeard which is to help raise money and awareness of Bowel cancer, may I suggest you all join me in staring at the GOD that is Ricki Hall. 

I almost feel silly asking you Nom or Vom,

Check out these shots.







But this is the name of the game so, 


Ricki Hall, 

Nom or Vom?

Let me know in the comments below. 


Big Fashionista x x x 





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