Sunday, March 29, 2015

Liebster: My first blogger award



Eeeek! The absolutely lovely Amie of The Curvaceous Vegan nominated me for The Liebster Award. It's this lovely little idea to help new and upcoming bloggers network and get to know each other. The whole idea is to aid bloggers with smaller followings. So I get to answer some questions and name some of my newbie blogger faves, and you guys get to learn a little more about me...

The Rules:
  • Thank and link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions that they have asked you.
  • Nominate bloggers who have a following of <200 on Bloglovin’
  • Ask them 11 questions.
  • Notify the nominees.

These are Amie's questions for me:

What was the reason you started your blog?
I have been reading plus size fashion blogs for years and they have been the voices I turned to for advice, confidence, sanity, and bloody fabulous style. As I got more involved in this community and what they were saying I found myself writing long comments, posting links all over my social media and wanting to add my experience, style, opinion to the wondrous ladies who were already working it.

I have always been interested in fashion (my own version of it anyway) and I love to write. The only thing that had been stopping me was confidence. But I could feel that building. A combination of age and of immersing myself in this incredibly positive community.

I decided I wanted to be a part of this movement. This positive, loving, open minded group of women. I wanted to give back and help other women celebrate their bodies and find their confidence. So here I am :)

If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Roast dinner with all the trimmings and a side of mashed potatoes.

What is your dream career?
I work in a really busy communications job at the moment, which leaves little space for work/life balance, but I love it! There is still a lot to explore in my career and I am pretty content with my path and working hard to achieve what I want. One day I would love to be a writer, however. I have a couple of novels in me and I am dying to write them.
Another part of me would love to teach. Maybe English literature, History or Communications. What I do know is I would be bereft without a job. Working suits me and gives me a lot of purpose is struggle to find currently otherwise.

Name three bands/singers that would make up your favourite festival line up?
Fleetwood Mac
Florence and the Machine
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band

What makes you smile the most?
The people I love being silly and random acts of kindness

Who is your all time hero?
Every woman who has made a silent contribution forgotten by history.

What is  your greatest memory?
Dancing to good music with good friends outdoors. All of them include that in someway.

If the sky was the limit, what would be your next move?
I'd launch my own plus size clothing label.

Best piece of advice to offer a fellow blogger. 
Plan, be disciplined about posting regularly (whatever regular means to you) and if you need a break take one. If it's not fun it's not worth it.

What is your favourite hobby?
Is shopping a hobby? I'm not really a hobby person. I like being creative and crafty though. I like it when I have a chance to do something with my hands.

Do you prefer to plan something, or are you the spontaneous type of person?
It depends on the thing. The older I get the more planned things become. I like organising what needs to be organised so that I can then just relax, have fun, and not worry about anything. But I could do with more spontaneity.


My nominations:

Kitty rambles a lot: I like Kitty's varied style her kooky collection of wishlists. Plus she's a kick ass photographer which must be one of the best jobs ever!

Murder of Goths: Kat from Murder of Goths has just started blogging about Plus Size fashion as a way to build confidence in her body which is something I can really relate to. I loved her first post so I thought this would be a good  shout out!

Gaily Gumdrops: Gail from Gaily Gumdrops took a bit of a hiatus, but she is back and looking through her past Plus Size fashion posts I hope she keeps going!

Alison M McIntyre: Alison is ace at wearing seperates, and her looks are always pretty high end. Check her out for some great PS fashion inspo!

The Questions:

  • What is your favourite plus size brand and why?
  • Why did you start your blog?
  • Have you got any advice for plus size girls wanting to start a blog of their own?
  • What's your best confidence boosting tip?
  • What's your favourite hobby / way to blow of steam? 
  • Name a guilty pleasure.
  • What's your favourite food?
  • What is your dream job / career?
  • If your blog could be an ambassador for any brand which one would you choose?
  • Favourite TV show?
  • Favourite song lyric of all time?
I look forward to seeing your answers lovely ladies. And the rest of you... Go check these great gals out!
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2 comments

  1. I'd always assumed a scene based in style and fashion would be a bit back-bitey and nasty, but the support and love I've seen in the plus size scene is just incredible. Feels good to be a part of it, and things like the Liebster really add a lot.

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    1. I know what you mean. I always think of the plus size blogging scene as a sisterhood. It's very supportive and positive which is so heartwarming. Welcome lovely!

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