Monday, October 30, 2017

Azure Body Positive Yoga and Wellness Retreat - A Week Well Spent

If you follow my Instagram there is no way you would have missed this as I spent more than a week spamming everyone with holiday photos! But recently I went away to Turkey to an incredible body positive yoga retreat. And it was absolutely amazing!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Moving Up a Dress Size: On Acceptance and Self Love

A few weeks ago I posted this outfit on instagram, and talked about my dress size. To be honest, since embracing body positivity I've realised that the positive values we attach to some dress sizes / body shapes etc and negative values we ascribe to others are fictional. A dress size tells you very little about a person. I mean it can't tell you whether someone is actually healthy or unwell (society's apparent main issue with anyone plus size) but beyond that it can't tell you anything of any real note about a person. It can't tell you if that person is kind, if they're a good friend, if they are humourous, if they are honest. It can't tell you if they are afraid of the dark, or who their first kiss was with, or if they like their job, or what they'd do if they won the lottery. How they like their tea, if they've ever shoplifted, where they hide the good biscuits, or what they think about the new Great British Bake Off (I am in love with Noel, there I said it). It really can't tell you anything worth knowing. 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Dressed in Tess: Studio 8 London Tapework Dress

I'm never able to resist a green dress, and the Tess dress from Studio 8 is a lovely forrest green, that's perfect for this transitional season. It works just as well with bare legs and flats as it will with tights and boots. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Navy and Mustard: Autumn Fashion with Marks and Spencer

It seems I have not intentionally taken most of the summer off from blogging. New posts have been few and far between, I know. But if you follow me on social media, you'll know I have been posting regularly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I'd love to say it was because I spent the (rather short) English summer sunning myself, but it's actually because I have gone back to full time work. I am working on a couple of pan London mental health projects (which I am really enjoying) and have been learning how to balance my blog, work and life again. More recently I spent a wonderful week at a body positive yoga retreat in Turkey (which I will write about soon). But the end of my summer holiday meant I have to admit - Autumn is coming in fast. And while my African heart still longs to feel the sun on my face, I have to be honest, Autumn fashion is always my absolute fave. The colours, the fabrics, the textures. And this year the colours are delicious and there is velvet everywhere. This makes for a very happy Hayley.