Treat Yourself to Confidence This Christmas

You might have read my blog post a couple of weeks ago about finding the gift that keeps giving. I talked about buying things for other people that were a little outside the box and could spark something in them that could lead to them being the next Bill Gates or JK Rowling. But there’s one thing I missed out. What about that perfect gift for yourself? Yes, YOU! You’re allowed to treat yourself this festive season too you know. The Very #LoveGiving campaign that I’ve been working on is all about what I’ve said above. Gifts that give a…

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Why the midi dress is winning this winter

It’s all over catwalks, high streets and your wardrobe. The midi dress — long seen as a garment best left to old fashion aunts and nuns — is now the hottest style this winter. I am actually in love with the midi dress, and I’ve suddenly acquired a load of them! Here’s why it’s winning, and why you should embrace them too. Every colour, every pattern The best thing about midi dresses at the moment is that they’re available in almost every colour and pattern imaginable. This mustard floral midi is from Evans and is just absolutely gorgeous. I’d size up…

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Let’s get rid of those party wear hang-ups!

It’s almost party season. From office celebrations to family dinners – it’s the season for shimmer and sparkle! Sounds great right? Hmm I tell you’re not fully convinced. As a plus size women, I understand that this time of year can be a little bit more stressful than usual when it comes to finding the ideal outfit. It’s party season and there’s so much to think about. We don’t want to feel like we’re covered up, we want to have those sparkles too. But at the same time, we don’t want to look like a large embellished Christmas tree. Am I…

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How to stop FOMO – fear of missing out

Ah, the dreaded FOMO. Since the term popped a few years ago, FOMO (an acronym for Fear Of Missing Out) has become one of the most used pieces of text-speak in conversation — because it resonates so much with all of us. We can’t be in two places at the same time (much as we wish we could), so whether it’s work events, social occasions, faraway celebrations or simply hanging out with friends that we’re skipping, the fear (of missing out) is real. Since having my second son and moving to Nottingham from London in the summer, the FOMO has…

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7 Myths you need to know about working from home

Working from home sounds like a dream for many people — you can work from the comfort of your duvet, no-one’s looking over your shoulder (at least, not physically), and you can snuggle with your cat/child/cushion of choice as much as you like. Sounds amazing right? That’s what I thought, but it’s not all unicorns and mermaids! There are lots of things you don’t think about until you’re officially working from home. Here are a few myths I’m destroying, not to ruin your dreams, but just so people know I’m not gallivanting around my house all day in my PJs!…

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