As I have spent 2021, learning a hell of a lot about body confidence and positivity. And I am much more happier in my body, I’ve chosen to make one of my 2022 goals to build a specific style/fashion blog. Hoping to inspire others to enjoy life and style, no matter your body. My journey has been a rollercoaster but given my most recent photo, I’ve shared below, I am so much happier. (PS, yes that’s my cardboard cutout of Jon Hamm in the background).
I will also be of course continuing to build this lifestyle blog. And hoping for a lot more regular posts and check ins, however I have no idea where 2022 is going to take me. Because the first few mo this will continue to be tough, I have not set any New Years resolutions. However I have a few goals in my head I hope to achieve this coming year. (I’ll put these in a separate post for the new year).
During the bleakness of this pandemic, we are currently in as of today. It inspired me to do a fun little venture. I stumbled across a great site called Teemill. This is a store hosting site. I explored more, and then birthed my idea, Positive Future Clothing ✨
Along with my mum, Victoria we created Positive Future Clothing. An ethical, sustainable brand with thoughtful unique designs, supporting a range of topics. Not only do we do clothing for all, but we also do prints and tote bags. I’ll include some pictures here with a few designs I’d like to showcase. You can view the full store here.
No Planet B Tee – This is available in a few colours. A simple tee with slogan on. This is available for women, men and children in a variety of sizes.
Adopt not Shop collection – This is available in clothing or as a tote bag. A cute design advocating to adopt pets instead of buying them. available in a variety of colours and sizes.
Tote bags and Prints – A variety of designs available in both sections of the store. From the ones pictured, to a few abstract ones. There’s something for everyone.
We are also looking for bloggers and brand ambassadors to work with. So let me know of interest and I can email our PR opportunity. Thank you for supporting our sustainable clothing brand.
Just my experience, Not Sponsored by Stitch Fix. All clothes here fit a size 18.
Much like many mums, I have been living in either work uniform or pjs, for the past 3 years +, I also have no idea how to style my body right, especially after feeling 100% unattractive lately. I thought I should do something about it.
I stumbled upon a site called Stitch Fix. Its no ordinary subscription service. You set up your style profile, with your size, budget and preferences. And then every fix, contains a few handpicked items from your stylist. You can set how often you receive these. I set my one to every three months. However there’s options from weekly, monthly, bimonthly and every three months.
When your fix arrives, it comes with an invoice, telling you about the picks and their prices in stores. As well as a cute little introductions from your stylist, and outfit suggestions. You simply try on, and review on your account. Any items you’d like to keep, you pay for. And then you return the rest back in the same box with a prepaid label. All free of charge. The stylist fee is automatically deducted, from what you buy, and if you choose to buy the whole box, they deduct 20% from the total.
Upon first impressions, I was impressed, though unsure about the fit. I received 2 dresses, 2 tops and a pair of jeans. Now I filled in my sizes, I don’t know what my jean size is. So was sure this pair of jeans, wasn’t going to fit. The dresses had a spotty theme, and the tops; one a burgundy wrap style top, the other one, a dark green batwing sweater. These styles are meant to compliment an hourglass figure.
I tried everything on, and I was surprised by the immediate confidence boost I felt. For a change I wasn’t in baggy clothes, and jeans that barely fit. My first big shock was that these jeans, they sent, fit me like a glove. They was a nice cut, though not tight. Similar to my usual skinny jeans. I also tried on a black and pink spots tea dress, which was very flattering. It was a great feminine take on my usual alternative style.
I tried on the second dress, a navy and white spotty wrap dress. I love the idea of a wrap dress, being able to choose my waistline. However this particular dress, didn’t fall right on my body. The jersey material felt heavy, and was shorter at the back then the front. Due to how it fell over my rear. In terms of the tops, I loved the colours. And I liked the style of the burgundy top. Both felt nice on too, in my size. However I am not a batwing style kind of girl.
Safe to say, I purchased the jeans and the tea dress, as a treat to myself. I reviewed the box online, and sent back the others easily and completely free. I’m also super excited to see what is in my next Stitch Fix Box. I recommend it and they have a section for men’s too. Suitable for all. Check out this link for more information.
First time driving in Bath and as stressful as it was, I got through (with help of a satnav). But it wasn’t for nothing. Spent family time at the Bath Cats and Dogs home, with my mum, sister and brother. My sister and I had some sister bonding time, when visiting the Bath Fashion Museum. We got loads of pictures, which I’ll share here. If you’re ever in Bath, I recommend a visit!
The fashion at the museum, started at 1800’s and went all the way up to modern day. All the dresses were just stunning, and was fantastic to see the evolution of fashion.
Above is all the dresses I just loved. They have beautiful intricate details, from the lace, to the metallic thread. I just wish I could own a replica. Though below, you’ll see that I managed to get two selfies with my top two exhibits. I also felt in my own, when I got to try on a replica dress. The dress was unbelievably heavy, but I did enjoy it, I felt like a socialite from the 18oo’s.
The exhibit also had loads of shoes and accessories. The details on the fans, and a pair of gloves was just unbelievable. Even the jewellery was pretty. There’s so much talent from designers, tailors, seamstresses and dressmakers from the past.
At the end of the exhibit, I decided to design just a modern look to add to their design wall. As fashion is ever evolving. My art skills is minimal.