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Over the last year I’ve been thinking about the aging process. Getting old I guess is a scary thing , but I ‘m not that worried, I don’t think I look bad for #notbadforfiftyone ?. Thanks mum x.
Its funny you know, but in this day and age, there is so much pressure to stay eternally youthful. Whether that’s somebody having surgery to keep that youthful look or to have fillers to smooth out lines and wrinkles. There are advertisements everywhere telling you that you have to obtain this perfect body and I’m like nah you don’t need that.
I personally have never, and will never have any procedures on my face and body that are not necessary to saving my life. I see so many people having unnecessary surgery to increase the size of their boobs or reduce their nose, remove bags under eyes or even having a face lift and they are risking death each and every time. Do you know that a simple blood clot can kill you?
People are being targeted at a young age and I find that really worrying. Everybody is obsessed with how they look, taking selfies constantly ( I’m guilty of that). Constantly comparing themselves to other people and wishing they where somebody else. This is all resulting in a culture full of people with self doubt , confidence issues and experiencing sadness on a daily basis.
So I just wanted to tell you all , you are perfect as you are. Believe in yourself you are wonderful and beautiful, Don’t let media , airbrushed images and people pushing perfection get you down.
At the end of the day these “perfect people” are trying to make a living, make a fast buck and they are basically translucent people without a care in the world for how they are making you feel.
So do yourself a favour LIKE yourself and know that YOU are worth it, you are worth knowing , you are AMAZING just the way you are. x
Note: I am not in a paid partnership with any of these brands.
Its always interesting to see what the fashion houses are touting on their various media outlets and the methods that they use in order push/encourage us towards what they would like us to buy to wear for the upcoming seasons. Some of them do this in a positve way and are aware of things that are important to the savy customers such as brand awareness ( by this I mean that they know what their customers like and understand the different shapes) , price, wearability and also quality. Others do it in almost a shamefully blantant way in pushing their products towards elite/segregated groups creating negativity for ladies and gents like myself who are #plussized #curvy #fullerthantheaveragehighstreetsize.
Simply Be are good at pushing their brand in a positive way, they use curvy ladies, using positive images and truly seem to embrace the “I’m trying to represent all area”. In particular the recent publicity stunts for Simplybe. The “All the curves, glam bus and megaphones” – how Simply Be do #LondonFashionWeek. was great however Simply be wheres the older ladies and can we also include gents as well please via your Jacamo line.
The Simply brand has some great items in stock currently in particular the following:
Check out this amazing dress from Yumi. at £56.00 It has a really playful image of a llama on the front, its just above your knee and is just full of creativity. The length is great if you’re fed up of the maxi dress’s like moi and just want to get your legs out then this dress is perfect for you. I’m 51 5:8 and a size 18 – 20 and feel that the style and colors are appealing to me whether it appeals to others of a similar age Id hope so as we need a lot more fun in our lives and I think this Yumi dress fits the bill. The dress has a zip at the back to its easy to get into ( although I normally just put dresses over my head and pull.) Its also got a tailored approach at the back with pintucks pulling the dress into the small of your back in order to great this great view of your backwaist and also your postérieur area lol. Looking at instagram there are a lot of ladies who promote their size of their postérieurs why I dont know but I guess its up to them ( Funny how the expression does my bum look big in this , now has a different more positive meaning) #gorgeousdress #cutedress #yumidress www.janiebritton.skyeladder.net
Simply be codes – YJRY5 spend £75 space 20% or AAAL6 spend £100 save 25%
Hubby came home from hospital just under a couple of weeks ago thank goodness :0 ). As you know hes got Multiple Myeloma which is a cancer of the plasma cells. ( also known as plasma cell myeloma, is a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell normally responsible for producing antibodies.)
I must admit its very hard, and life is a struggle. My hubbys just had a major procedure a Stem cell transplant due to his Multiple Myeloma ( Cancer). After the transplant he managed to contract mucositis which effects the mouth so no voice, painful to swallow and was hardly able to eat anything. He also had septis and an infection in his pic line so they have removed it and hes on antibiotics. Hes had lots of plasma and blood cells pumped into him. When he was in hospital I was driving 1 hour and 20 mins to get to see him each trip so that was 2.5 hours at least travel to the hospital each day.
Plus also working full time, maintaining the house and garden and looking after the pup. Just seeing how poorly hubby was and trying to remain upbeat and smiley for him was very difficult. The drive home from hospital was my quiet reflecting time and that time apart from driving was mostly spent crying about us both and basically feeling sad re our situation and being a complete softy.
Hes out of hospital now but its still difficult as we have the weekly hospital trips initially it was every couple of days. I’m still working full time, doing the house/garden and of course looking after my dear hubby. But I don’t begrudge the situation I’m more thankful to be honest as hes still here with me,
I still have my love my soulmate and I consider myself and us very lucky.
Hubby Pauls , recovering well though and I am seeing improvements each day. Hes loosing his hair bless him hence the funky Buff headwear, but I really hope that soon we’ll know if the SCT worked and if he is in remission or not.
We got out for a spot of lunch yesterday although it totally exhausted him and he had to go back to bed, at least we got out. Sometimes a chance of scene is as good as a rest they say and yes I think they are right. So onwards and upwards for us just moi, my gorgeous man and our super beautiful and loyal pup Suzie Q…….
Unicorns rule…. great tee from Next. This tee looks great with everything and is the perfect addition to the Spring/Summer wardrobe. Unicorns are magical , and you in turn can look magical by wearing this great tee. Pair it with a cute pair of shorts for the beach or just chill and wear a pair of relaxed jeans. What ever you wear it with you’ll look great even if its just to chill around the house with a pair of slouch pants. What ever you choose Unicorns rule……..