Saturday, 5 April 2014

Hear Me Roar: Pink Clove Sale Outfit

Hear Me Roar Bitches

Last week was a weird one. I had allowed myself to get distracted by what other bloggers were up to and was in a bit of a slump. Wondering whether my contribution to the ever growing list of fabulous plus size blogs was relevant anymore.
People can assume that plus size fashion bloggers are all confident and carefree but I know I certainly have times of self doubt. 
Putting yourself and your personal style out "there" for others to judge does take balls and its not just the classic "haters" who can chip away at your confidence.
My style is unique-I hope you like it but don't care of its not your cup of tea

My style is fairly unique. Whilst I read about fashion obsessively and always have since I was a kid (never a month goes by when I don't buy Vogue, Elle, Grazia and devour the clothes)  I'm  really comfortable taking aspects of those trends and making them my own.
I don't expect others to want to copy this style, I've always just hoped that by putting my own choices out into the world I can encourage others to take their own risks and feel unshackled by clothing "rules" or prescribed notions of what fat girls can wear.

I'm a strange hybrid, one part vintage inspired, one part eighties kid and always with a lot of glamour required. Its what I love and what I'm finally comfortable wearing after being in the wilderness in my early twenties and living in black.
Oh hello self doubt-its been a while

Sometimes I forget what self doubt feels like and then last week one single email made me wonder if I should turn off the blog lights, lock the door and hand the keys back.I felt irrelevant, out of step and yep unappreciated. I threw a great big pity party.This lasted a few days and then the postman brought me a parcel.

Pink Clove. helping me find my blogger mojo-thanks guys

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win £100 to spend at Pinkclove. I was beyond chuffed and wow, you can get an awful lot of wardrobe pretties for a hundred quid at Pinkclove. the parcel was all the clothes I had won and it was like a sign. 
fashion saved me again

As beautiful vibrant edgy clothes fell onto my kitchen table as I ripped the parcel open, I recognised that my clothing choices are fabulous. 
Blogging was always just about me sharing my thoughts, my style, my vision  and if it doesn't tickle everyone's pickle that's actually fine.
I'm just too busy being fabulous to care. As is often the way fashion saved me. 
I'm back, my mojo has returned. My best friend Lilly knowing I was feeling slightly off my game sent me this Ru-Paul quote 

'rip off the lampshade and let your mother fucking light shine'

So here I am waving my torch around like the last raver in the field.
I fell in love with this outfit

How fab is this top and skirt combo!! it was in the Pink Clove sale and the blue colbolt colour just called my name. The skirt was £5 and the top was £6 and I'm delighted to report that the quality is amazing.

Shining my light baby

So no more self doubt. My lipstick is on, head up, tits out.Hear me roar!

Limited Edition Killer Curves Tee Shirts Now On Sale
My brand new Killer Curve tee Shirts cost £12 and are available to buy from here having curves never looked so good!

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  1. Please keep roaring!!!! I love your cheeky and subversive sense of style. You are such an inspiration for me, I was stuck in a rut of black, black and a dash of black and you made step out of my comfort zone.

    1. Thanks Barbara-glad I have helped you out of black xxx

  2. Your blog and Your clothing style have been my inspiration to wear more dresses and just the things that I like and love the way I feel in them. Sooooo Please, don't let anybody make you give up. You are one of few with an Unique style that I like. (From Holland, so of my English is rubbish.......sorry ;))

    1. Bokstijn your english is fab. Thanks for the encouragement xxx

  3. Don't stop blogging, I've only just found you!!! I love reading your blog & looking at your clothing style. You are such an inspiration!! Xx

  4. I love your style, and I love the way you show it. I also suspect you rocked black. Keep up the good work Betty. You're an inspiration.

    1. Thanks cara-thats so lovely to hear xxx

  5. Shit! Sorry to hear you felt like that, I really like your blog have from the days when it was tales from Betty Bee Towers, I think you write amazingly and accessorise amazingly too! I also like were a similar age and seeing you trying new stuff encourages me to go outside my comfort zone and not feel that 40 needs to be all conservative and beige trips to Marks' or somewhere like that x

    1. Hi Vicky-thanks lovely lady. I remember you from Plus London xxx

  6. I know that feeling from a different angle, being 'too fat' for the blogging game. Retailers don't want to use much larger bloggers and that's sincerely disheartening, but I will carry on for all those girls like me who feel sidelined by their size day in day out and together we will have our own little voice.

    We've all got our barriers and I'm not ready to stop fighting mine yet and neither are you!

    Well done on the win and this outfit looks great on you!

    Diamonds n Pearls

    1. Thanks Naomi. Im so glad you dont let the narrow minded PRs or daft collections that dont actually go up to the sizes we need stop you. Your style and attitude has always inspired me. I know I need to just exist in my little bubble like I did when I first started blogging but its hard not to look at what other bloggers do because its also inspiring but it can equally be disheartning. To be fair its actually brands and PRs that have made me feel most fed up not other bloggers. xxx

  7. I have been reading your blog since last year and I love how you write and your style, please don't stop blogging as you are one of my favs! x

  8. You are amazing, your style is amazing and your blog is amazing!!! Being a newbie, I have no clue what I'm doing or talking about most of the time, I read other blogs and think how amazing they are, and see how so many are working with brands and I have yet get one to work with me, so I hear you..... I hope one day, as I've said before, to be half as good as you, so please don't stop. Big love always xxx

  9. Bloody hell, I'd have been gutted if you'd stopped blogging. I know I come across a bit gushing but you really have made a difference to me. I spent a long time dressing in black and hating how I looked, the constant toil of taking steroids and fighting the weight gain it brings made me just want to hide away (never mind you've got a pretty face' was the comfort I got from my loved ones, they meant it with love but I can't just send my face out into the world and leave my body behind) Now I love looking at clothes and trying actual colours out... and that mainly comes from reading your blog (which I have been doing for quite a while now) I try things I wouldn't dream of trying. I have a few dresses that you have blogged about which I wouldn't have even tried had you not shown me how great they could look (El always says 'you've been reading Betty Bees blog again' when I get a new dress, I'm like a mad dress stalker) so I thank you for that and I thank you for your Capturing the curve event it was lovely to meet you for real and to hear your inspirational talk. If you helped me who stumbled upon your blog by accident a few years ago, then you are bound to be helping others without you even know it. You keep on shining!

  10. Don't give up! I'm going through a similar thing with feeling like I have to step back a bit from my blog, but you are just Fabulous. Also, 40??? No way. I'm 43 and thought you were a younger fashion blogger, you're looking good on it that's for sure.

  11. I love your fashion sense and I like your blog. I just found you so don't give up and continue blogging. :))
    I recently discovered an online shop you guys might want to check it out they're on sale and pieces starts at $0.99.


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