Dress For Your Shape

Hello my lovelies,

As the title suggests, I will be advising you lovely ladies with a few tips and tricks to dress for your body shape no matter what size you are. Now I'm the type of person who gives advice, yet doesn't follow said advice. So I admit that I do tend to wear clothes that don't suit my shape or size.

Heavy Arms (Bingo Wings)
Like most people I feel quite conscious about my entire body, but my arms at the moment are quite....flappy shall we say. So I tend to cover them up when I wear shot sleeve tops. Therefore, my advice to those who have "bingo wings" to make sure you stay away from anything that is sleeveless or cap sleeved. You just wont feel comfortable, so wear clothes with bell sleeves, 3/4 length or long sleeved.

Small Bust
Not everyone is blessed with huge assests, so to save yourself from looking like a 10 year old boy avoid wearing anything with a deep plunging neckline. Instead, you should choose dresses with a scoop or bandeau neck with details such as lace, sequins etc. Also make good use of statement necklaces.

Big Bust 
Ladies with big boobies don't make the mistake that many women do by buying the tightest dresses and tops you can find in attempt to make that area look smaller. Instead, choose dresses with halter tops and deep V necks with fabrics that just skim your body. In order to balance your body pair with an A-line skirt that falls just bellow the knee. 

Full Hips and Thighs (Commonly Known As Pear-shaped)
Now I'm sort of this shape, my hips and thighs have always been big, even when I was 9 and a half stone. Trust me I never followed this next tip as I didn't even know about fashion back then, or rather I didn't care. So you want to take focus away from the largest part of your body (those thighs and hips so it's best to wear dresses that are an A-line fit. For those of you who don't speak fashion, that's something that is tight around the waist and flows like the letter A outwards. Also make sure you wear skirts and dresses that fall at least 2inches above the knee as it cuts at such a flattering length. It's also best to pay attention to your upper body, wear halter necks, necklaces, or something with more cleavage.

Thick Waist (Apple Shape)
It's funny how our bodies are compared to fruit. But if you do have this body shape, don't be alarmed or upset, all you need to do to elongate your body is to wear clothes with lower waistlines, and never wear a thick chunky belt, opt for something slimmer and dainty, that way you're still breaking the body into two different sections but it's a lot more subtle.

Plus Sized (Curvalisious) 
Most plus size ladies tend to layer themselves in baggy clothes in attempt to cover all their gorgeous lumps and bumbs. But that's where you're going wrong, instead you should choose loose fabrics that don't cling to your body, but drape nicely. Go for wrap around dresses and don't fear colour and prints, go all out ladies. I've also found that some ladies like the look of a peplum dress so be sure to try that the next time you're shopping.

Too Thin (Skinny Minies)
You lucky ladies can go all out with the layering. Go for a chunky knit dress and add cardigans and fitted jackets to help bulk you up. If you have thin legs try to avoid mini skirts, try wearing more flowy mid-mini to knee length dresses. There are also those bubble dresses (that ironically look like bubbles) as they give the appearance of a larger lower body.

The Shift Dress (All of You Beauties)
The shift is a dress, unlike most is flattering on almost everyone. A shift dress hangs straight down from the shoulder/ neck. It skims your body nicely, but doesn't cling. You can jazz these up with necklaces, but you will find that many already come with bejewelled neck lines. 

Do you have any tips for dressing for your size? Make sure you leave comments bellow to let others know and don't forget to share this post. 

This is in no way set out to offend anyone, I hope nobody feels as though this post is attacking them. This post is here to help inform women the best ways to dress to make them feel comfortable and confident. I believe all women shapes and sizes are beautiful, but by dressing a certain way you can make yourself feel 10 times more comfortable and ready to have a good time.

Why Does Wearing Make Up Offend?

Hello my lovelies,

This post is just a mini explanation of why I wear make-up and a sort of why does it matter really. The reason behind this is because the one thing that really annoys me in the world we live in is the stigma around girls wearing makeup. Quite recently I've had a student I work with ask me why do I wear make up? And that I should turn up to school/work one day without make up on (no way am I doing that!)

I'm sure we've all had a comment made towards us at some point in our lives about wearing makeup but why should we have to put up with it? 

I started wearing makeup when I was in Secondary school. I think it was around first year. I didn't do the whole "look", just concealer, maybe a bit of foundation and a clear lip gloss. My friends had perfect skin and I always felt the odd one out. When I first started my period around that time before all my other friends which as a result my skin wasn't that bad I looked like everyone else, maybe the odd spot. That made me very self conscious, even to this day I tend to hide when I have a breakout. My skin was never how my friends skin was and I always wanted it to be clear. I had a few spots that made me very self- conscious and sometimes quite nervous to come into school. I then discovered makeup and that's when my love for beauty began. Ever since then, I've been obsessed. Makeup seemed the perfect way to hide a few imperfections and it made me feel a lot more confident in myself and personally, I don't see anything wrong with that.

I absolutely love applying my makeup in the morning - it's one of the reasons that actually gets me out of bed in the mornings! I love testing different products, experimenting with different looks and as a beauty blogger, that is rightly so. I don't know one beauty blogger that doesn't feel like that. I enjoy the whole process of getting 'glammed up'' I love nothing more than doing my hair and makeup and actually making myself look decent for the day ahead and I don't see why that's made out to be something to be looked down on. For me, it's the norm, unless I'm having a slobby day where I stay indoors in my jammies, hair tied up, no make up and just sat in front of the tv. 

I'm not going to lie, when people have asked why I wear makeup, it has taken me by surprise. I know they might not realise what my skin looks like underneath, but it's still a shock. If they were to see me make up free then maybe they would understand why I wear it. However, because of my lack of confidence to go make up free, they will never know. Also they just will never understand the concept of how I actually look forward to applying it, or how I have a crazy obsession with the stuff! To other people that might sound absolutely crazy, but that's one of the reasons why I love my blog. I get to share the same crazy passion with a bunch of lovelies like yourselves who are reading this right now. 

Wearing makeup does not define you as a person and we shouldn't be made to feel like it does. I love how makeup enhances your features and can make you see yourself in a completely different light. We all wear makeup for different reasons, but in no way are we hiding our face, it's just enhancing what you've already got. Makeup isn't just a way of 'covering your face' or 'putting your face on' - it's actually a way of expressing who you are and there's so much more to it than what people see. 

I love nothing more than going into Boots and coming out with some goodies, or a list of the things I want to buy. Makeup is just how I like to spend my money as each person has their own preferences. Some people might spend their money on alcohol, smoking or on fitness things, but mine is just makeup and clothes! Everyone in my family knows I'm beauty obsessed and I love that. It's just the fact when people who barely know me judge me on what's on my face rather than who I actually am which I find quite sad. So what if I cover imperfections, other people do and we shouldn't be judged on it.

People are so quick to judge these days that it's almost frightening. Who cares if we go out with a bright lip and a contour? Your face is your face and don't let anyone make you feel like you can't. Wearing make up is not a bad thing and it shouldn't be seen like it is. It doesn't make you insecure either. I don't think some people understand that some girls enjoy the process of applying make up and find it fun and love experimenting with it, because at the end of the day, that's what it's all about. It's awful that some people think there is only one characteristic to each person. She's pushing a pram, she's a mum; she's eating a salad, she's concerned about her weight. There's so much more to a person than people think.. which is why you shouldn't judge people.

The media frequently targets girls and older woman that to be beautiful you have to have work done and to cake on the makeup, but that is wrong. You don't have to have plastic surgery to be beautiful or to have a full face of makeup. More often than not, without plastic surgery and less makeup is equally as beautiful. There's also a stigma around girls have to wear makeup. That is also wrong. Whether you wear makeup is your choice, no one else can make that choice. Your face is your face and what you choose to do with it is entirely up to you. Just because you are a girl, that doesn't mean you have to go and plaster yourself in makeup. Some of my friends wear makeup and some of them don't - but that doesn't matter to me. I don't judge them on whether they wear makeup or not. I still love them the same so in no way does that define you. I've seen quite a few people asking ''should I wear makeup?'' ''do I need to wear makeup'' - just no. You wear makeup when you want to wear it. No one else can answer that but yourself.

Recently I've started wearing less makeup on weekends or days where I don't need it. I've even been having more no-makeup makeup days. Impressive or what?! It's only now I'm started to block out some of the ignorant comments and starting to do things for myself, rather than what people judge me on. If you are reading this and you've received some nasty comments which have put you off wearing makeup or a certain clothing or anything - ignore it. It's your face, your body, you are your own person and if someone tells you differently, they really aren't worth your time. People will love you for who you actually are whether you wear a full face of makeup or not. But what is important, is to not let people define you as a person and do things for YOU. At the end of the day, making yourself happy is worth more anything.

Have any of you had the same done? If so, how have you dealt with it? 


2015 - I'm Back

Hello my lovelies, I apologise for not being on the last few months, well half a year really. My life has been a bit hectic. I started my new job in September and I'm really loving it. I applied for teacher training although I applied for secondary teaching in English rather than primary. I had a lot of co-workers, mainly English teachers, help me with advice and their experience as a teacher. However, unfortunately I didn't get a place on the course. No need to worry though I was up against some tough competition, the other candidates had two years experience in a school, whereas I only had two months. Next year I am going to reapply, but this time it will be for primary. As a result of me applying I've had to resit my GCSE maths exams as I only have a D grade, and you need at least a C to do teacher training. 

So my second term as a teaching assistant for children with special needs is going great. My co workers are really lovely and sweet. The children are just amazing, they make me laugh and smile each day. I have to admit I do have some favourites, but I don't show it to them or the other children. 

I've just been thinking about the year to come and I'm hoping to renew my resolution from last year and lose some weight. Only need to lose a stone and tone up and I will feel better, but at the moment although I have an amazing job I feel like something is missing. Perhaps it's the lack of social life, but I choose to stay in of a Friday and spend time with my parents. Now I have a job I feel like all I do is come home, eat, walk the dogs, have a bath or shower, watch a little bit of tv and go to bed. I feel as though I hardly get to see them and so Friday nights I like to sit down with them properly once the dogs have been walked, yes I forgo the bath or shower, and I sit with them catch up on TV shows we've taped or watch a film or two.

I love my parents and so spending time with them is a big thing for me, it's something my ex boyfriend didn't understand. I would be at uni away from my family and when I went home for a weekend he would get, well jealous that I was spending time with them and not him. But I only had two days at home of a weekend before I went back to uni. So that was one of the many reasons I ended things.

This year I plan on being positive, hard thing to do when you've sat exams two weeks after xmas on a subject you haven't used in well twelve years. So I had to relearn Pythagoras theorem and trigonometry and algebra lol. To make matters worse I went for the higher paper so that it is easier for me to get the C, but I'm lacking positivity when it comes to exams and so I have a feeling I will be re-sitting this exam in June.

Oh well, got plenty of time to learn everything again, plus I'm in quite a few year nine maths lessons which is good. Onwards and upwards as the saying goes. 

Hope you've all enjoyed your Christmas and New Year.


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