AD | GIFTED 🌼 Don’t mind me, just pretending I’m at Coachella this weekend instead of working ✌🏻
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Festival season is well and truly underway and I’m loving all of the out there outfits already. In the past I’ve always been put off dressing up for festivals as I thought I wouldn’t find anything that’s both comfortable and fashionable in my size, but this year I’m spoilt for choice (especially on the @prettylittlething @prettylittlethingplus website 👏🏻)
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P.S. I think this is my *favourite* photo of me ever 🙌🏻
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❤️ Dress gifted from Pretty Little Thing
❤️ Shoes gifted from Pretty Little Thing ❤️ Headband bought from @primark #plussizefashion #psbloggers #plussizebloggers #plussizefestivalfashion #festivalfashion #festivallook

AD | GIFTED 🌼 Don’t...

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

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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

AD | GIFTED ⚡️ Another...

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
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❤️ Bag bought from @primark
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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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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

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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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Are You Festival Ready?

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Festival season is well and truly upon us, and if you read one of my recent blog posts you will have seen that I have NEVER been to a ‘proper’ festival before. I’ve been to lots of day festivals and outdoor gigs, but when it comes to a full blown camping-for-a-weekend-wear-all-the-glitter festival, I’ve not had the chance to experience.

I wasn’t so keen on the idea for a long time, but I’m warming up to it more and more, and have now added going to a music festival onto to my bucket list. It’s like a right of passage, right? 

As I have now got it into my head that I WILL be going to a festival as soon as I possibly can, I have been thinking. Would I be festival ready?

In short: no.

I have absolutely no idea what I am meant to take to a festival. Beer? Glitter? Tent? 

I decided to do a bit of research to find out what I need to do be festival ready, and share the tips I found out here! You’re welcome. 

Make sure you have all your Camping Gear

This is one I’ve actually learnt from my boyfriends mistake. Last year he went to Download and a few hours after he had left I got a text saying ”For god sake, I’ve forgotten a bloody sleeping bag”. He ended up having to buy a blanket while he was there and he paid an extortionate £40 for it. £40 for blanket that would cost a fiver in Primark! 

Make sure you have the essentials including a tent (obv), sleeping bag and pillow and suitable bags to carry everything in.

Plan several different outfits (and factor in a drastic weather change)

Instagram festival ready outfits aside, the main piece of advice I have found is that you really need to plan for all types of weather when it comes to a festival. With the British weather being as unpredictable as me after a few shots of tequila, having outfits that cover all eventualities is essential. This includes taking some sexy wellies and a poncho, just in case it’s a total washout.

Buy ALL THE BEER AND SNACKS beforehand

If there’ one thing ANYONE who has been to a festival will say it’s that food and drink is mega expensive. Although you can’t *really* take full blown meals with you, if you’re camping you can take snacks and drink with you into the campsite. Knowing that the walks to the campsite are long, remember everything you take with you you’re going also going to have to carry, so maybe two crates of beer is one too many…

Whatever you do, don’t forget your ticket

Again, this is another that I have learnt from my friends previous mistakes – do not forget to take your ticket with you! Although in some cases RFID chips are becoming the norm, a lot of festivals still use paper tickets, despite it not being the most common choice amongst millenials. In fact, a recent study by Data Label shows that nearly 50% of millenials are championing these RFID advancements, and would prefer if this was the way in which festival entry was granted.

Pack wet wipes, dry shampoo and a hell of a lot of deodorant

I’m not 100% whether or not there are ‘showers’ at all festivals, but I know for a fact you don’t want to use them if there are. This is where copious amounts of dry shampoo, wet wipe showers and deodorant come in handy.

What else do I need to do to be festival ready?

Kirsty Leanne

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