AD | GIFTED 🌼 Happy Easter Sunday Instagram! I’m going to be spending the day with family at a BBQ, eating ALL the cake and chocolate. I. Cannot. Bloody. Wait. 🍫❤️
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Also, can you believe this photo was taken on my phone? I’m so pleased with how all of my festival shots turned out, even if I am still washing glitter out of my hair a week later 😂✨
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I also want to point out that no flowers were harmed during the shoot, as we stuck to the tracks that had been made by the tractors for harvesting the rapeseed 🌼 .
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❤️ Dress gifted by @prettylittlething
❤️ Kimono gifted by @prettylittlething
✨ Glitter bought from @primark #festival #festivallook #festivalslooks #festivalfashion #festivalootd #festivalsideas #festivalmakeup #plussizefestivalfashion

AD | GIFTED 🌼 Happy...

AD | GIFTED 💙 So far today I have managed to try baking a cake without turning the oven on, put beef in the slow cooker without plugging it in (at least five hours ago) and have rubbed my eyes after cutting hot chilli peppers. At least bad things only come in threes right? I think it might be time to give up and relax with all of my Easter chocolate 😂🍫
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On a completely different note, how gorgeous is the dress from @joanieclothing? It’s perfect for this incredible heatwave we’re having - especially with a pair of chub rub shorts underneath. The plus size holy grail 🙌🏻 #joaniegal #joaniegals #psfashion #psblogger #psbloggers

AD | GIFTED 💙 So...

Bosnia is one of those countries that really surprised me when I visited. I knew Mostar would be beautiful, but as were driven from Croatia and through Bosnia, I couldn’t take my eyes off the road the entire time. From the stunning mountains to fascinating fruit farms, it definitely made the long drive (and multiple border control stops) worth it ❤️🇧🇦
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Although I only spent a couple of hours in Bosnia and Mostar, I definitely want to go back to explore more of this beautiful country. ✈️
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What country surprised you the most?
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#bosnia #visitbosnia #mostar #bosniaandherzegovina #visitmostar

Bosnia is one of those...

After a very late night waiting to watch Game of Thrones, I’ve definitely had a slow start this morning - I can’tbelieve there are only five episodes left! I’m really not ready for some of my favourites to die🐺⚔️❄️
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If you watch, who do you think will end up the Iron Throne? 👑 #got #gameofthrones #winteriscoming #forthewatch #allmenmustdie

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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

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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

Do you ever get those...

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

AD | GIFTED 🌸 Is...

Revealed: 9 Oscar and Blockbuster Movies Shot in Mystery Destinations

From Game of Thrones to Lord of the Rings, film and TV have put destinations like New Zealand and Croatia on the travel map. However, holidaymakers should be careful when booking a film-inspired trip, as analysis by Travelbag.co.uk of the UK’s 50 bestselling movies of 2018 shows that nearly half are shot in destinations that are not part of their own storyline. A fifth were not even filmed in the foremost destination of the movie*.

GREEN BOOK (2018)

Nominated for five Oscars this year, ‘road trip movie’ Green Book tells the story of a world-class African-American pianist and his Italian-American driver as they set out on a concert tour during a period of segregation in the 1960s. While their journey takes in several states across the Mid-West and Deep South, the film was shot almost in entirely in theatres, diners and towns in the one state of Louisiana.

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BLACK PANTHER (2018)

Set in the fictional African nation of Wakanda, movie-goers could be forgiven for assuming that the five-times Oscar-nominated Marvel film Black Panther was filmed exclusively in Africa. However, South Africa, Zambia and Uganda have only very small roles in its production. Most of the film was shot in Atlanta including the High Museum of Art, City Hall and at indoor-recording studios. Argentina’s awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls also provided the stunning backdrop to the lead character’s (T’Challa) dramatic fight for the throne.

FORREST GUMP (1994)

Although much is made of the titular character’s upbringing in Alabama, Forrest Gump was actually filmed almost entirely in South Carolina. Most of the town in which Forrest lived and the iconic scene where he recalls his past from a public bench was also shot in neighbouring Savannah, Georgia. Forrest’s time serving in the US Army in Vietnam was also filmed in Fripp Island and Hunting Island State Park, off the Beaufort coast of South Carolina.

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AVATAR (2009) & AVATAR 2 (2020)

Reminiscent of the Amazon or Hawaii, Pandora’s lush tropical forests inspired a generation of movie watchers in 2009 and helped make Avatar the bestselling film in history. The backdrop to the famous battle scene with the floating mountains is actually Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China’s Hunan Province. While the visual effects are largely computer-generated, they were heavily inspired by New Zealand’s Maori culture and landscapes. So much so that live action scenes for the sequel Avatar 2, due out next year, will be shot in New Zealand this spring.

BOND 25 (2020)

It’s been 57 years since Dr. No. In that time Bond has been all over the globe, often turning relatively undiscovered sites into “must see” destinations along the way. The island of Khao Phing Kan was rarely visited until it was used as Scaramanga’s island home in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun. Details on set locations for Bond 25, Daniel Craig’s last film (due for release in 2020), are sparse but leaks suggest that Canada will be significant in the movie. The last time Bond was seen in the ‘Great White North’ was 42 years ago in 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me.

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JURASSIC PARK (1993 – 2021)

Set in the fictional Central American Island of ‘Isle Nublar’, the original Jurassic Park movie is a classic for children of the 1990s. However, the movie sequels – including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom which was the third highest-grossing movie last year – were all shot in Hawaii. Sites across the islands of Oahu and particularly Kauai provided a spectacular backdrop to the film.

INCEPTION (2010)

Set in ever-changing dreamworlds made of seemingly anonymous land and cityscapes, viewers would be forgiven for thinking that Inception was an entirely CGI and studio-based production. That’s despite nearly every scene being shot in (or based on) a real location across four continents. In addition to stunning sites in Canada, the film takes in many unexpected destinations – such as the opening scene, which sees Leonardo DiCaprio wash up on a Japanese beach that’s actually located near Los Angeles.

THE REVENANT (2015)

Academy award-winning film The Revenant is perhaps one of the best destination movies of the last decade. A story of betrayal and survival, it is set in the brutal and wild 19th century US Frontierland. While some filming took place in Montana, most of the locations are actually in Canada including at sites of natural beauty, such as Fortress Mountain, across Alberta and British Columbia.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015)

Critically acclaimed for its genre, fans will be forgiven for assuming that Mad Max: Fury Road – with its deadly high-speed car chases in a post-apocalyptic dessert – was filmed in Australia. Although every other movie in the Mad Max franchise was shot Down Under, one of the country’s wettest rainy seasons on record altered the landscape and forced production to be moved to the Namib desert of Namibia.

Paul Hopkinson, Marketing Director at Travelbag comments: “Films are often made in unexpected locations, so fans looking to retrace the steps of their onscreen heroes should thoroughly research the destinations behind their favourite movie scenes before booking a holiday. With the buzz around the Oscars, we have created an interactive travellers’ guide that reveals the real destinations behind recent blockbusters, much-loved movie classics and Academy Award-winning films. We want to inspire holidaymakers to discover unforgettable trips packed full of movie magic.”

See Travelbag’s new ‘Bucket List Blockbusters’ interactive travellers’ guide: www.travelbag.co.uk/bucket-list-blockbusters

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