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

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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...

Travel For Inspiration & Pure Wonder

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Sometimes, you want to travel to experience culture and come back more knowledgeable about the world. Sometimes, you want to travel to kick off your sandals and drink a margarita on the beach with your girl-friends. Sometimes, you want to head abroad to see a landmark, or something important to you. Perhaps you wish to travel to see family or friends you haven’t seen in some time.

And sometimes, you want to travel to have your socks knocked off. You want to travel and enjoy just how absolutely amazing this world can be. There’s no shortage of this. Find me someone who is bored of the world and I’ll show you someone who hasn’t travelled far beyond what they know. This world has so many hidden mysteries in it and awe-inspiring views that they could melt even the most stone-hearted of individuals. There’s no shame in wanting your life to be affirmed just a little bit. Thankfully, with our advice, you should find it easier to do this, and to give yourself that sense of wonder and true inspiration you’re looking for:

The Wonders Of The World

We often think that seeing the wonders of the world is perhaps excellent but often too obvious. This can lead us to put off this natural inclination for years, even decades. But of course, while the wonders will likely stay where they are for some time, seeing them as soon as you can might lend you more of an appreciation for how crazy history can be, and how the wonder of anthropology has led us to extreme achievements. The word ‘humanity’ might seem a little too dramatic for some people to think they are included in it, but when seeing these achievements of bygone eras, it’s not difficult to think about humankind’s legacy and exploration of the Earth. This, in itself, can leave you feeling awestruck.

Of course, we needn’t tell you which wonders to see first, or how to arrange your vacations. Sometimes, you might head for a country for one reason and realize you are in realistic driving distance to see a wonder. But be sure you do see them. This kind of inspiration can be hard to come by, so taking any opportunity you can is a great start.

The Natural Wonders

But of course, sometimes you needn’t only be inspired by that which past cultures have managed to construct. The world has beauty within it, multiplied by many times whatever any set of human hands could draw up. The natural wonders, such as seeing the Grand Canyon from a wonderful view, heading to one of the best observatories near you, or even simply heading to a natural history museum, especially those that are celebrated can help you think more on the progression of life and nature, and take a certain sense of wonder in that.

For those willing to jump down that rabbit hole, there is an endless sense of mystery, wonder and appreciation. You may even begin to see just how mystifying it is for us humans to have had such an effect on the natural order in such a short span of time. The natural wonders of the world can help you reflect, but most importantly, can help you appreciate the beautiful world around you, even its most dangerous and awe-inspiring elements.

A Writing Journey

It can be worthwhile to try and channel this inspiration to something when you head abroad. Let’s say you’re heading to Africa to encounter a sustainable safari and remain in wonder at the beautiful progression of animals. It might be that bringing along a humble journal and noting down your thoughts can help you bring that energy back home. You might write poetry, you might simply write what you see, or even plans that you wish to embark on, such as coming back to volunteer with this preservation outfit for a year.

Travelling for inspiration is fantastic, and can leave an impression on you. But sometimes, it can be extremely healthy to bring your own distilled thoughts back. You never know who they might inspire, or how much you might find a renewed sense of purpose in your life. Who knows! Travel in this sense might spur you to open a travel blog also and to meet those who have this same appreciation for the world around you.

Considering Cultures

No small amount of research has been conducted into what happens when someone learns a new language. It turns out that languages often influence our thoughts quite dramatically, because their inflections of tone, pitch, and sense of referring to the world is in itself quite a directed system, even though, of course, we do not think in run-on sentences all the time. This means that considering cultures and taking the time to visit them can round you as a person, because more than simply ‘knowing what’s out there,’ you’re sure to absorb worldviews, understandings, historical context and consideration for social etiquette.

Consider yourself as a sponge being placed in a puddle. Slowly, the moisture begins to soak in, and that’s what happens when spending time contacting and living with certain cultures. You may not gain the accent, but living a full year in France will forever leave its mark on you. Even those who consider themselves ‘Earth Citizens’ would find it hard to argue that our environments often dictates we are just as much as our conscious daily effort to be the person we know ourselves as.

This means that finding inspiration by mixing with new people, by learning new cultures, by continually seeing just how your perspective might not be the only ‘right’ one can lend you texture as a person, and absolutely helps you look to the future with a complete sense of optimism. Considering cultures is essential, and can make a massive difference in the long term.

With these tips, you’re sure to travel for inspiration and pure wonder, through and through.

 

XOXO
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