Friday, 18 August 2017

This Dress is Bananas

I have to be honest and say that this Lady Voluptuous Phoebe dress is an old(ish) one so may be out of stock. The first time I wore it was around Easter and I loved it  - unfortunately I loved Jager a lot that night and didn't get a chance to take any photos

We all know I am a big fan of Lady V London so I won't go on about it. The Phoebe is probably my favourite cut of dress. I like that it is a bit tight under the best and the netting of the skirt helps it to flair out, which makes it a great dress for my personal tastes!

Lady V have some fantastic new dresses at the moment - do you have your eye on any?

Debz xx

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Back To Basics: New Look Skater Dresses

I am really lucky with my wardrobe, I have some amazing dresses and great choices when it comes to going out outfits. However, sometimes you don't want dressy or pretty outfits - for work especially I like basic items. There are times that you just want to throw on something comfortable for the day and know that you'll be well-dressed and feeling great all day.

Since New Look Inspire relaunched as New Look Curves I have been really impressed with the number of items they offer in a size 32, which seems to often match those offered in a size 24. I hadn't yet gotten around to ordering anything from them until I saw these skater dresses.

I bought 5 of them in total, for £45 delivered. The ones pictured and two black ones. They all fit the same and feel great. I like the fact that they are plain but the different necklines give them a different look for each one.

I've worn each of these a couple of times now and I would really recommend them. They're slightly elasticated under the bust which gives a shape I really enjoy wearing and they're a generous size, with stretchy material - what more could you want?

Debz x

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Online Dating: Hints and Tips

I have been using online dating for a number of years, so while I don't pretend that it makes me an expert - you could say I am very experienced. These days, I am quite fussy when it comes to meeting people these days and don't meet anyone that I don't feel I am going to click with. In my younger days I would have been more keen to get out there and have a drink with lots of people but now a days my time is much more valuable.

Find the Right Dating Website For You

There are hundreds of different dating websites out there, so whether you're looking for Gwent dating, Grampian dating or dating someone with the same religious beliefs you'll be able to find an online platform that suits. In fact, if you want something a little more open minded there will be adult dating websites to suit you also.

Setting Up Your Profile

As a plus size woman, I am always really conscious of uploading the right type of photo. I know looks shouldn't matter and that it is about connection, but I always make sure I upload at least one full length photo. Even if you're using something such as an over 50s dating website (I'm not quite there yet don't worry) you want to make sure that someone finds you and your body attractive. We can pretend that attraction doesn't matter, but it does. I always mention being plus size on my profile and how happy I am with this, so people know where they stand when they message me.

Messaging People

As a female, I often rely on someone to message me first. However it is important to remember that if you're using something like a Gwynedd dating platform, everyone on there is looking to meet new people - don't be afraid to message! Lots of websites such as this West Midlands dating website even give you the option to send ice-breakers or express an interest in someone without actually having to send them a message.

The most important thing is make sure that you are safe when you message people and especially when you meet them. Meet in a public place and don't give out contact details until you feel ready!

Good luck and have fun!

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

The Laughable Side of Online Dating

The other day I wrote about online dating and how I have used different sites to find new people to talk to. I have to be honest and say that although I am single (woe is me) I do have some really nice, successful online dating stories, so it isn't all bad!

That said, I have had some amusing stories and so I thought I would share some of those now! You have to take the good with the bad when it comes to online dating, and these are definitley not some of the highlights!

At the moment I use mostly generic dating websites, so I havent't really thought of using something like a Berkshire dating site, but I can see how it would be handy. 

Of course, whether you're using a Wiltshire dating site or a more traditional one like Plenty of Fish, there is nothing wrong with you having a little fun of your own when replying to any sassy messages that you get - it certainly keeps me entertained! 

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One thing I would say about using any type of dating website is that you need to be open minded and thick skinned. Even if you use a tailor made website such as a Buckingham dating site, you will get a variety of messages. Don't forget that you are under no obligation to reply to anyone that is rude and most websites like this Cheshire dating site give you the option to block users. 

If you are interested in meeting new people then get online and look for something such as County Down dating, because you never know who you might meet

Be safe, have fun!

Debz xx

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

The Big Bad World of Online Dating

Good afternoon.

My name is Debz and I am an online dater. It sometimes sounds like a bit of a confession when you admit that doesn't it - but actually more people than ever are using dating websites, so why would be be ashamed?

One of the best things about online dating these days is that there are dating websites tailored towards your exact needs. For example if you want over 50s dating Nottingham or over 50s dating Jersey, there are websites out there that match your exact needs. 

This is great because online dating can mean that you are able to be messaged by so many people - which is great but do you really want to be messaged by someone that lives 500 miles away? By using a website such as a Merseyside Dating site.

I have used generic dating websites before, but it can be frustrating when you start to talk to someone, only to realise that realistically distance is going to be an issue. I know that nothing worth having comes easy, but still - I do need a partner that I will at least be able to see every now and then.

I feel that by using something exact like over 50s dating Cumbria means that you know what you are getting and that anyone you strike up conversation with is going to be someone worth talking to in sense of age and location. 

Have you used anything like over 50s dating Hampshire type websites? 

Tell me your online dating experiences!

Debz x

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Monday, 7 August 2017


You may have seen this morning that I had a little rant at Boohoo and their newest campaign #AllGirls - which as it stops as a size 16/18, is actually not for all girls at all! You can read that rant here.

I wanted to use #WeAreAllGirls to show Boohoo just who they are excluding - here are some fabulous people who let me use their photos! Don't forget to get on social media, especially Twitter and post your own photo tonight too! #WeAreAllGirls

Kirsty Leanne // Vicky // Emma Jayne

Laura // Vicky G // Grace Francesca

Leigh Wharton / Becky Louise / Kelly Fletcher

Emma // Mookie // Jo

Kellie // Shannon // Lisa 

Lolly // Joanne // Michelle

Hardeep // Claire // Sophie 

Sam // Nikki // Kitty

Tamara // Danielle //  Emma

Courtney // Jane // Katt

Curvy Girl Thin //  Curvy Wordy // Jeannette

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Katherine Henry // Emma King //  Emily Blake //  Kimberly Holke // Lady Mya Amarise

Gioia // Ly // Jo // Linzi

Thank you to everyone that has submitted photos! Missed out? Use the #WeAreAllGirls tag on Twitter and post your own photos!

* The hashtag isn't the most ideal and I realise could be more inclusive, however it was chosen to be an exact reply to Boohoo and their campaign! Please continue to use #WeAreTheThey which is for everyone!

Debz xx

Dear Boohoo

Dear Boohoo

Imagine my excitement this morning, when I saw on Twitter that a major brand had launched a range for "All Girls". With hashtags such as #inclusivity and #allgirls I was really pleased that an international brand had seemingly taken charge and launched something that EVERYONE could be excited about - after all, you wouldn't launch such a campaign based about including everyone and then exclude people... would you?

Straight from the horses mouth - "boohoo is for all girls"

I excitedly went onto the Boohoo website to see what I would be able to spend my hard-earned money on. After all, I'm a girl so you're going to want my dollar when it comes to an All Girls campaign - right?

I have never been so angry to be wrong. I actually can't believe you have the audacity to use the words "boohoo is for all girls" for a range that excludes anyone that is above average size. Your range effectively stops at a size 16/8 - so when you say it is for All Girls. You're actually lying aren't you?

I wonder if it can be a trades description offence? You're advertising something supposedly for everyone, yet you're not actually providing the clothing you promise.

It's almost like you wanted to CREATE CLICK BAIT! You create a hard hitting headline, designed to get people to click and then the actual content doesn't actually live up to what is promised.

I genuinely don't know how you can sleep at night when a campaign about being inclusive, excludes so many people

Do Better.


Look at this #WeAreAllGirls campaign - a kick back to this #AllGirls attempt by Boohoo

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