I’ve been a little quiet over on my main feed over the last few days as I was busy launching my latest project, the I Travel Too movement. 👏🏻💪🏻
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Imagine flicking through a brochure or scrolling through a website and seeing only straight sized people. As someone with body confidence issues, it’s hard not to feel as though you’re going stick out like a sore thumb throughout your entire holiday. You won’t want to go to the pool, you’ll feel self-conscious on excursions and a night out would feel like a nightmare. Personally I felt have felt all of these things, and more, when travelling.
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This movement is designed to change that.
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A couple of months ago I did research into the travel industry to find out just how inclusive their marketing efforts are when it comes to plus size representation.  I looked at their websites, brochures, videos and social media channels.
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The results, as expected, showed that travel appears to be strictly for slim, white, happy people.
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In fact, 95% of materials I researched include NO plus size people at all.
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I knew that as just one person I couldn’t make the waves I wanted to. and that’s where I came up with the I Travel Too movement.
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I knew there were people out there just like me, loving life, living to their full potential and travelling the world.
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Following the original post, further research showed that 35% of people travelling consider themselves to be plus-size, so I came up with the campaign  to show brands that they’re alienating a large portion of their target audience by excluding us from their marketing materials. We’re just as happy, just as fun and just as amazing as anyone else.
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Head over to IGTV to see the campaign video ❤️🎥 #plussizetraveltoo

I’ve been a little quiet...

AD | GIFTED ⚡️ Another day, another door. I think if I don’t stop finding doors to pose in front of I’m going to have to rename my account to kirstyleanneanddoors, as it’s definitely getting out of hand now 🤦🏼‍♀️
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As this has been the first travel picture I’ve posted in a while, I wanted to let you all know that I have something VERY VERY exciting coming soon. Whilst a few of you already know what it is as you’re involved,  I’m hoping it’s something that is really going kick start the conversations needed to push the plus size travel movement forward. It’s taken MONTHS of preparation, but it will finally be coming this Friday. This is your 3 day countdown klaxon! I’m so bloody excited/nervous 1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣
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❤️ Dress gifted by @hellbunnyofficial #plussizefashion #plussizetravel #plussizetraveltoo #plussize #psbloggers

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AD | GIFTED 💙 I’ve had the most productive day ever moving around three of the rooms in my house. My conservatory is now my office, my office is now a spare room and my dining room is now in the kitchen. This means I officially have a spare room so now you’re all invited over for a big sleepover 🙌🏻😂
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To reward myself for all the hard work (by hard work I mean watching my boyfriend do all of the DIY) I’m going to order pizza and spend the night watching episodes of Dexter. The perfect Sunday 👏🏻
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What are your Sunday night plans? 👇🏻 #joaniegals #joanieclothing #joaniegal #plussize #plussizefashion #psbloggers

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Do you ever get those days where all you want to do is lie by the pool in the sunshine? If only I lived in a hot country ☀️💙🌵
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I used to hate hot weather countries as I worried that as a plus size person, I would really struggle to cool myself down. No matter what I wore I’d always feel as though I was 100x hotter than everyone else, even though they were probably suffering too. Luckily, I think I’ve *finally* worked out some of the best ways to stay cool, just in time for my trip to the states next month. Good timing too, as APPARENTLY it’s going to be around 30 degrees by the time we reach Florida 😯☀️ #cactus #cactai #cactusinstagram #cactuslovers #cactusflower #instacactus #cactusporn

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AD | GIFTED ✨ Okay, okay, I know it’s not Sunday yet but after the week I’ve had I REALLY wish it was. While attempting to redo my theme I managed to break my blog TWICE - it was so bad I actually thought I’d lost my blog forever. Thankfully it’s back now and after I few more tweaks I may even have a new layout I love. Bear with me though, I’m not sure I have the patience to edit each post separately just yet 🤷🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️
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❤️ Jumper gifted from @fashionworlduk
❤️ Skirt gifted from @fashionworlduk
❤️ Vans gifted from @fashionworlduk
❤️ Bag bought from @primark
#plussize #plussizeblog #plussizebloggers #psbloggers #psfashion #plussizefashion

AD | GIFTED ✨ Okay,...

AD | GIFTED 🌸 Is anyone else loving this warm weather? Despite all of the hail we’ve had today the last few days have been glorious and I could definitely get used to it. As much as I struggle in the heat, I think I’d much rather be hot than cold (can always jump in the pool that way) ☀️
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Would you rather be hot or cold? ❄️☀️
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❤️ Sunglasses gifted from @mvmtforher use code KIRSTYLEANNE15 for 15% off
❤️ Plain White Tee from @primark #mvmt #mvmtforher #mvmtsunglasses #fashionblogger #fbloggers

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In case anyone was wondering, this jumpsuit is by far the comfiest thing I have EVER worn, and I’ll probably be wearing it for the foreseeable future. 🙌🏻❤️
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I always thought that jumpsuits were off limits as a plus size person, but honestly, I’ve realised it comes down to finding what you’re comfortable in. For me, it’s oversized jumpsuits with a little bit of colour (this one is v v oversized and would recommend sizing down potentially). Now, can @primark please make this in a million different colours and patterns? Thanks 😏👏🏻
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❤️ Jumpsuit from @primark
❤️ Plain White Tee from @primark
💙 to @violetglenton for helping add a little colour to the edit ✨ #Primark #primarkuk #primarkstyle #primarkfashion #primarkootd

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AD | GIFTED ☀️ I’m starting off British Summer Time with a very sunny photo, one that I *think* is my new favourite photo of me EVER. I’m also loving that the weather has been so gorgeous the last few days, it’s making me really excited for warmer days and NO MORE TIGHTS 🙌🏻👏🏻
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❤️ Dress gifted from @joanieclothing
❤️ Hat bought from @prettylittlething
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#joaniegal #joanieclothing #plussizefashion #psbloggers #plussize #britishsummertime

AD | GIFTED ☀️ I’m...

AD | GIFTED 🌴 I’ve been a little quiet around here lately and honestly, I’m so glad to finally be back to posting. The last week has been choc full of deadlines and I am FINALLY seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m definitely going to need a cocktail or two by the time I’m done 🍹
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One thing that will definitely be coming by the end of this week is my review of my stay at @thbhotels @thbtropicalisland - can I go back for this balcony view now please?! 🌴☀️ #gifted #thbhotels #thbtropicalisland #myfavouritespot #lanzarote #visitlanzarote

AD | GIFTED 🌴 I’ve...

AD | Have you ever wondered what you would do if you were set for life? I know I have! Although there is a long list of things I would do if I was in that position, there is one thing in particular that stands out to me ⭐
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As someone who loves travel and exploring new opportunities, it's hard to believe that there are still so many places left on my bucket list. Being set for life would allow me to travel somewhere new every month, giving me the opportunity to experience everything the world has to offer as I go. I'm thinking my first stops will involve snorkelling with sea turtles in Hawaii, completing the Inca Trail in Peru and spending the week relaxing in a floating villa in the Maldives. ☀️🍹✈
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Whilst this may seem a long way off, The National Lottery are giving you the chance to win a monthly sum of £10,000 a month for 30 years with their new game Set For Life. Launched on 15th March, this is definitely an opportunity you don't want to miss! #ad #SetForLifeTNL #AmazingStartsHere @tnluk

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10 of London’s Top Spots For Instagrammers

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If you’re heading to London soon, you might want to hit up some of the most popular places for Instagram. Below are some of the most sought after places for that viral picture, including bars, restaurants and public spaces!

Sketch – London

 

 

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Sketch is home to the famous powder pink gallery you’ve more than likely seen gracing the discover page on Instagram. It’s also famous for its wild egg-shaped toilets and 90’s pink vibe. Each bar/ area has a different feel and aesthetic, making it one of the most eclectic buildings in London.

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You may recognise this restaurant for its famous “press for champagne” button, which adorns most booths in the restaurant. It’s also one of the most top rated restaurants in London!

Liberty London, Soho

 

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Liberty is a luxury London department store located in Soho. They sell a range of items, but most days you’ll find iInstagrammersposing for photos outside. With hints of old London, the exterior features exposed beams and classic architecture, sure to impress any interiors buff!

Street Art – Shoreditch

 

 

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You’ll find street art almost everywhere in London. However, Shoreditch is home to a range of creations that you just won’t find anywhere else in the city. Perfect for fashion and lifestyle shots, this hotspot is usually quiet during the week, so make sure you book your trip accordingly!

The Boujie Houses of Chelsea

 

 

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Looking for something a little bit more upmarket? West London is the place for you. You’ll find a range of coloured houses in Notting Hill, and upmarket mansions in Chelsea, home of beautifully bespoke installations, such as those by Glow Glass, in the huge houses found there.

The British Museum

 

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A stunning place to visit itself, the British Museum (in particular the Great Court) is one of the the most popular tourist destinations in London. Featuring a stunning staircase and roof, this area is perfect for fisheye and panoramic shots.

Annabel’s, Mayfair

 

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This exclusive member’s club underwent a staggering £55m makeover in 2018, and features lavish pink bathrooms, high-end bars and just stunning interiors in general. You need to be a member to gain entry, but if you want to give a try, be my guest!

Aubaine, Selfridges

 

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You can find this hidden gem on the second floor of the Oxford Street Selfridges. Featuring French cuisine and Parisian vibes, this restaurant is perfect for classic bohemian photography.

Palm Vaults, Hackney

Looking for something less high end? Try Palm Vaults in Hackney. Think 90’s Miami and enough fauna to feast your eyes on. Serving up the most instagrammable food in the area, it’s not to be missed (and the coffee is delish!).

Tonight, Josephine, Waterloo

 

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If you’re a neon sign junkie, then Tonight, Josephine is the perfect place for you! Visit after hours for the perfect shot, and make sure you indulge in some of their popular cocktails!

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If you don’t take a photo next to a pretty wall, did you even visit LA? @sassyconfetti 🙌🏻👏🏻
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@lb_trippinagain is living her best life at Hogwarts for sure 🤓⚡️
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