Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015.

2015 was been a hell of a year. It's had ups, and more downs that I would care to remember, and there are loved ones who aren't here to see in the new year that I wish more than anything were here. I thought I'd do a little summary of some of the good bits of 2015, those moments I want to remember and celebrate.


I went to Tattoo Tea Party and got tattooed by Keely Rutherford. It was a really great event with some incredible artists, and it was fun to get tattooed in a totally different environment and see how I dealt with it. Plus, True Romance inspired moth!


I surprised Stu with a tattoo by Lawrence Canham for his 40th birthday. He was so excited, and Lawrence totally blew us both away with his work. It was so fun being able to surprise Stu!


I went to a Scarlett & Jo meet up in Sheffield hosted by Georgina Grogan. It was the first time I had met any other plus size bloggers, and it was so lovely to finally get to!


Festivals! Stu and I went to 2 fake festivals this summer, Boltfest and Feswich, and had such an awesome time. It is always good to get away from home with the one you love and adventure. These are both actually free festivals and so so good for free!


I got Botox! I vlogged and blogged about it, but the short version is this - I have had serious chronic headaches and migraines for the last 6 years that have left me in pain everyday, in and out of hospital, and generally limited in what I could do. Botox has given me my life back and allows me to live a pretty normal life which is something I truly believed was only a dream for me. I love the NHS!


I went to London and met Steph from Nerd About Town. Ever meet someone and feel like you've known them forever and just totally adore them right away? Yeah, that happened. What an absolute babe.


I got my tattoos turned into a lower leg sleeve by Keely Rutherford! I have one more session to go before it is finished, but I love my leg soooooo much. Isn't it the prettiest?!




I went to the Curve Fashion Festival and met more amazing ladies than I could ever have dreamed of! To be surrounded by so many incredible and inspiring people was just brilliant, and I met people I just know I will be friends with for the longest time. 

I did a whole ton of photoshoots but I'm going to feature my favourite photos of the year in a seperate blog post.


These are my top instagram photos of 2015! This was so fun to see. It's totally different from last year's top photos on my instagram which was all my photography of models instead.


And finally, but so so importantly, Sinbad joined our furbaby family! Every day all my fur children just totally blow me away with their love. I feel so honoured to be their Momma! Sinbad has been through such a trauma with getting shot in the eye, a new home, and losing his eye, and he is still the sweetest and loveliest little handsome man. He follows me around all the time and sleeps on my back. MY HEART <3 He makes me have all the feels. All of them!

What were your 2015 highlights? What gave you all the fuzzies?
Much love,
Kitty xxxx

I snagged myself some bargains in the Asda George sale!



Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Dreaming of the January Sale!

So the January sale has started in a major way, and there are some seriously amazing pieces on sale at all your favourite websites. Here are some of my top picks!


The print on this dress is so lush! I think it would be gorgeous to wear to a spring wedding or event. It's such an unusual pattern, I love it.


I have decided I really like gilets after many years of not, and this furry wine coloured one is adorable. I love the styling in this photos with it as a statement piece over all black.

Simply Be Lace Sleeve Swing Dress £25 reduced to £10

This is the sort of dress that is such a great transitional piece. The lace sleeves make it a little cooler to wear than full sleeves, but also mean you don't have bare skin out. And it's a real bargain for only a tenner!


The colours in this are so pretty, and the hot pink strap is such a fun touch! Perfect to glam up any outfit.

ASOS Curve Fit & Flare Dress £55 reduced to £33

This dress has such pretty motion, I'd want to twirl and twirl and twirl!

Ragged Priest Furby Faux Fur Scarf £35 reduced to £17.50

I got a Ragged Priest scarf for Christmas and it's so awesome, so I had to feature one in this! The colours are beautiful and they are really long!


This is so adorable! I think you could dress this up or down really easily, I've been looking at this for a while and it is so tempting me to order it!


PU and animal print is totally my sort of thing! This is another dress that could be really versatile for spring.


Pink Clove have quickly become a favourite company of mine this year, and this dress is so pretty. The oranges and reds are just lovely and the shift style makes it very easy to wear.

SkinnyDip London Fish Cross Body Bag £28 reduced to £14

I love super quirky hangbags and SkinnyDip have the best. So much fun!

What bargains have you picked up in the sales?

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

Find out what I got for Christmas in my newest YouTube video!












Sunday, 27 December 2015

Boxing Day OOTD

I hope you guys all had such an amazing Christmas! Stu and I spent the day at my Mum's house where most of my family joined us, and then Stu's kids came over in the evening. It was so much fun, and so wonderful to be with everyone, and everyone was spoilt rotten! Boxing Day is spent at Stu's Mum's house, so it's the perfect time to break out a brand new outfit.

Dress - ASOS Curve
Jacket - New Look
Bag - unknown
Leggings - ASOS Curve
Boots- Yours Clothing


It was so windy! My hair and jacket was blowing all over the place. I absolutely love this fringed jacket, I feel like Dolly Parton in it. It's so fabulous! I'm a massive Dolly fan so this is perfect for me. My Nanny bought me both the dress and the jacket, my Mum bought me the bag, boots and leggings. You can't see it in this photo, but the leggings have triangle mesh sections and silver studs on the side.

Makeup is all from Makeup Revolution.

I went for a bronze smokey eye and a subtle lip colour, the eyeshadow did not budge all day which is so impressive given how much I cried with laughter!


And finally, I have to show you this clutch bag. My Mum got me this for Christmas, I have no idea where from, it is so cool. I love the sparkle to the front and the faux snake skin backing. It's a really good size to fit everything you need in.

I hope you had the most amazing Christmas!

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx


Friday, 25 December 2015

Happy Christmas!

Just a quick post to wish you all an amazing Christmas! I'm spending the day with my loved ones and couldn't resist sharing some Christmas portraits I took of 2 of 4 of my furbabies.


Gorgeous Ashen <3


Handsome One-Eye aka Sinbad.


He's such a poser!



I hope you all have an amazing day filled with love!

Much love,
Kitty xxxx

Thursday, 24 December 2015

You Are Not Alone.

In my last post before Christmas, I want to share information to help those of us who might be struggling, or feeling alone this Christmas. Please remember, you are not alone, please reach out to someone, anyone, if you are alone or concerned.

NHS Emergencies

999

MIND

Website www.mind.org.uk
Tel No   0300 123 3393

Tel No      116 123 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Tel No     0800 9177650 

Narcotics Anonymous

0845 999 1212

Stonewall

Website    www.stonewall.org.uk
Info line 08000 50 20 20 

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

Tel No    0207 837 7324

SANELine

Website   www.sane.org.uk
Tel No     0300 304 7000

Papyrus, Prevention of young suicide

Website  www.papyrus-uk.org 

National self-help body for the Transgender community
Beaumont Society

Information Line 01582 412220

Childline/NSPCC

Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline 24 hour helpline
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child 24 hour helpline
Depression Alliance


Refuge

Website   www.refuge.org.uk
Tel No     0808 2000 247

Beat
Beating eating disorders.

Help Line 0345 634 1414
Youth Line 0345 634 7650

Shelter

Website  www.shelter.org.uk
Tel No    0808 800 4444

NHS Direct

1111 

No Panic

Tel No  0844 967 4848
Youth Helpline     01753 840393

Rape Crisis

0808 802 9999

OCD Action

0845 390 6232

OCD UK

0845 120 3778

Anixety UK

08444 775 774

LGBT Foundation

0345 3 30 30 30

Age UK

0800 169 2081

If you can think of any other numbers you think should be added please let me know.

Remember, you are not alone, and there is always hope.

Much love,
Kitty
xxx

Original list compiled by Big Fashionista. I removed the number for the Samaritans due to their treatment of the LGBT community, and added others.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Dee Dixon Photoshoot II

For the second time this year, I worked with the gorgeous Dee Dixon. We had great fun the first time and got on really well, so when Dee let me know she was coming down my way again I leapt at the chance to work with her again. Last time she had blonde hair and rocked it straight, this time I was super excited to see her new blue and purple hair! All of our photoshoots are for Zivity.com, so check it out for the full sets.


In the winter I can never resist shooting sets with blue tones to them. I love a glamorous icy queen. With blue eyes, blue hair, a blue bed, this was perfect for a blue toned set.


This was actually the first set we shot, I wanted it to feel really retro and eighties with the bright colours. The pink lipstick, bright yellows, it's not the sort of bright I usually shoot but I love it!


Dee wanted to shoot some floortraits. Portraits on the floor... yeah I know. I'm terrible. I was more than happy to oblige! This Transformers leotard was perfect for these casual rolling around type photos.


These are just lit with two soft boxes from above, I really love how the light worked out. Dee has the prettiest pale skin.


I always love shooting on this bed set up, and this pink harness style lingerie was perfect for it. The mixture of pinks, with the flash of blue hair is perfect.


I can never resist a bath set! I mentioned shooting in the bath, and Dee brought along this mint bikini which was ideal. Her hair turned the water a lilac colour and she looked like a gorgeous pastel mermaid.


Those eyes. What a babe!


Post-bath, a slick haired fashion set was in order. The bra top is from Malice who I love, and the shiny skirt begged for the blue tones.

I love shooting with Dee, and hopefully we will again in the new year. Keep an eye on my Patreon too, you can access full sets of mine for only a $2 a month subscription!

Much love,
Kitty

Check out our last photoshoot together here.

ps. Don't forget to check out my most recent YouTube video!


Sunday, 20 December 2015

A Christmas Dress

When my Mum rocked up to the office we work in in a swing Christmas dress, I knew I had to have one! I love a Christmas jumper, but a dress is something else. After some hunting, I found that there are a whole bunch of sellers on Ebay selling different sizes, as well as plus size shops that are selling up to a size 32. We got ours from Ebay in the end as it proved the cheapest.


Aren't we adorable? And yes... that is our actual height difference! My Mum is 5ft 4 and a bit, I'm 5ft 11. My dress was rather a lot shorter than hers, and for some reason the sleeves are different too. But for £6, who could complain?


I bought another dress from the same seller, a tartan print with santa faces on it. I'm not sharing the Ebay seller as they were quite obtuse to deal with and sent the dresses out much later than they said they had, but at least they arrived before Christmas so we could wear them.


The big thing I was impressed with was the length of the sleeves, they were actually long enough for me! Now that is a rarity. Usually I end up pulling long sleeves up to my elbows as they sit at an awkward length, but I could actually leave them be on this dress.


I paired the dress with a star tinsel headband from Crown & Glory, green eyeshadow and red lippy, for a super Christmassy look!

Have you picked up any Christmas jumpers or dresses? There is some really cute stuff out this year.

Much love,
Kitty xxxx

ps. Don't forget to check out my newest YouTube video!






Thursday, 17 December 2015

Dreaming of Sequins and Glitter

New Year's Eve is just the perfect time to really dress it up, and wear all the glitter and sequins and shiny pretties you have dreamed of. I don't think it matters where you go, NYE is for the ultra glam! Here are some pieces I'm dreaming of dressing up in!


How amazing is this jumpsuit? Perfect 70's vibes, that neckline and a gorgeous bronze colour. I immediately pictured Alysse of Ready To Stare in this. She rocks a jump suit!


Seriously, those sleeves! This is proper retro goodness right here, begging to be danced in. I love the silver and the sheer sleeves are a lush touch.



Navabi previously had this gorgeous material in a bolero and a dress that were just divine, it's perfect mermaid goodness, I wish they still had the bolero as it was just begging to be worn over a LBD, but colour is just too good not to share.



If you fancy a more subtle sparkle, these leggings would look perfect under a LBD with some high heels or boots.


You have no idea how much I wish these boots came in my size! They only go up to a size 8, but they were too fabulous not to share with you.


Now if you want full on glamour, a totally sequined maxi dress is the way to go! That naughty thigh split makes it extra sassy, this just oozes sexy.

Skinnydip London Pink Lips Clutch £26

A statement handbag is the perfect way to introduce glitter into your outfit without it taking over. It's such a quirky piece, I love the gap teeth!


I love this dress! The combination of mesh and shiny is divine. It makes the models waist look so tiny with the full skirt. This is so me, but I'd pair it with boots instead and a pleather or faux fur jacket.


I love that this has both fringing and sequins, it's so unusual. This is a seriously glam shift dress, you'd be the best dressed at any NYE party in this!



This is ideal for winter with the longer sleeves and length. It's available in gold or cobalt with black. I've seen several blogger babes in this and they all look incredible. It's the sort of dress that suits everyone!


I can never resist a statement necklace, and this is just amazing. Shiny, beautiful and striking!

What would you rock for a NYE party?

Much love,
Kitty xxxx