Thursday, October 16, 2014

All About That Bass: Why I'm Not Happy Being Called a 'Skinny Bitch'


There's no doubt about it. 'All About That Bass' is a horrifically catchy song, but I'm growing more and more uncomfortable every time I hear it. Let's start from the ever present body issues in the media shall we?

MEDIA SIZE CULTURE IS DANGEROUS...
I'm increasingly concerned about the lack of diversity seen upon our catwalks and in our magazines. Young girls are scrolling through endless images of thigh gaps on Instagram and consequently developing unrealistic ideas about their body and how it should look.

... BUT DOES SHAMING SLENDER BUILDS SOLVE THE PROBLEM?
But Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass' does little to help the issue. Everyone seems to think it's some kind of breakthrough that a curvaceous lady has hit the Top 10 and therefore this is just The Best Thing Ever, but Beyonce, Niki Minaj, Beth Ditto and Adele have all found their way through our headphones, none of which are a Size 0. And Meghan while I appreciate you were reaching out to a community of curvy girls who you'd like to serve a helping of self confidence, calling me a 'skinny bitch' won't make me respect you, nor will it make me feel ashamed of going to the gym.

WE NEED TO PROMOTE HEALTH, NOT WHAT 'THE BOYS' PREFER
Quite frankly, I don't give a damn if 'the boys like a little more booty to hold at night'. I go to the gym and squat until my legs feel weak because I want a kick-ass, strong and healthy body, not because I want 'the boys' approval. I have a pretty good bum for a 'skinny bitch', but I wouldn't for a second try to glorify my own body by slamming another body type. Telling girls that being curvy is better because the boys will prefer them to skinny girls isn't doing anyone any good.
You're making us take a side, you're making it a 'skinny vs curvy' and girls shouldn't be segregated because of their weight. Scrap what 'the boys' prefer and start promoting health. Let's get girls feeling positive and healthy, not continually looking at someone else's figure, wondering if that's what boys prefer.

Ladies and younger girls, Size 0 to Size Whatever, you can look however you damn please. But don't try to look a particular way for 'the boys', and keep in mind that all women are insecure about some parts of their body - there's no need for us to point it out.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

19 Things Girls Think When Scrolling Through Instagram


How is that young Kardashian sister so hot? I looked like a goat at her age. Kinda want her lipstick though.

Oh look, Cara Devevinge is the new face of that brand.

How do I delete my searches of girls I wanted to check up on?

I don't know where that infinity pool is but I want to be there. Why am I not there? Why am I on the bus? WHY.

That abs exercise looks like it might actually hel- OH LOOK SOMEONE POSTED KRISPY KREMES

Look at the intricate detailing on the back of that dress. I'm gonna screenshot that and hope there's a similar one in Primark. Diamond encrustations are optional.

I'm sure that quote is really meaningful but I'm only going to read the first line

OH MY GOD THERE IS A VIDEO PLAYING OUT LOUD. PEOPLE ARE LOOKING. ABORT. ABORT.

I need to move somewhere where I can have a permanent tan.

I need that lipstick. Is it weird if I ask her where it's from? I don't care, I'm doing it. That lipstick is too perfect to be thinking about pride right now.

Penny boarding looks kinda fun.

That sure is a mighty pretty swirl design on that cup of coffee.

Oh the guy in Starbucks spelt your name wrong? HILARIOUS. No seriously, tell me again about how fed up you are of this happening. Make sure you include the appropriate emoticon too.

Her hair is so long and perfect! Maybe I should get extensions. And a wavy perm.

Oh man, I really want to travel - just look at that Amaro filter over the Grand Canyon

If their life gets any better I may have to unfollow them.

That make up collection is worth more than my house!

What a lovely Triangl bikini

WOAH someone I know is on the popular page?! Oh no wait it's 'based on people you follow'. Lol I thought they were famous for a second.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

LUSH HAUL: New Autumn/Winter Purchases 2014

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Lulu Guinness Giveaway


Hello ladies and secret gents. Fancy getting your hands on a piece of the wonderfully sassy Lulu Guiness label? I'm running the international giveaway on my Youtube channel so clickety click below to find out the details!


Anyone else obsessed with Lulu Guiness lately? I just want everything.
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Thursday, October 09, 2014

What I Bought In Bicester Village & Giveaway


As you may have seen in this post, I recently went on a little designer spending spree with the mother and my bank card. You guys seemed pretty keen to see what I picked up, so here's a little surprise for you....


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Monday, October 06, 2014

Bicester Village: A Peek Inside The Designer Outlet







Mouth watering designers, friendly staff and drool inducing embellishments - why wouldn't you want to take a trip to Bicester Shopping Village?
Yesterday, my mum and I hopped in the car and headed to Oxfordshire, home to the designer outlet. We returned home, many bags later (most of which were mine) and minds full of the perfectly sculpted handbags and clothing we had left behind.
When we arrived, I wasn't too surprised to learn the car park was full which lead us to overflow parking. We didn't mind as firstly, it was free and secondly, it offered a regular free coach to the shops.
The staff were welcoming and while it was busy, it was so enjoyable walking around a shopping village, rather than an enormous shopping centre.
It's a unique shopping experience, but one I could certainly get used to. There is no judgement in wandering around Prada, simply oggling at the handbags. There's no judgement in looking at the £5,000 Valentino dresses that you can in no way afford. Not only that but there are the far more affordable Jack Wills, Cath Kidston and Clarks, amongst others to actually spend your pennies.
It's designer fashion on an accessible level and quite frankly, I'm in love with the place.
Who would like to see a haul showing you what I picked up?
Kerry x
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Friday, October 03, 2014

11 Things Girls in their Twenties Say


1. Is it cliche to go as a cat for Halloween?

2. I really need to clear out my bag

3. I should probably eat something today

4. It's not that I don't like her...

5. I don't think you understand, I haven't eaten anything today. I need to eat.

6. Where's the nearest MAC?

7. Have I got lipstick on my teeth?

8. Is it weird if I ask her where her dress is from?

9. Yeah but it was half price

10. I'll just use my Boots points

11. I need to take these shoes off

Of course, for the rest of the time we are kick-ass badasses who abide by zero female stereotypes. Zero! Cause feminism and stuff.

Kerry


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Friday, October 03, 2014

What's New in Primark? AW/14 Coats

Fur chubby coat £25. image source

Grey crombie £25 image source


Dogtooth coat £35 image source

Ombre fur crop coat £30 image source

Shaggy pink coat £25 image source

Lime zip up cocoon £25 image source

This last one - the cocoon coat (what an awesome name) - is one of my favourites. I'm not usually a 'lime/yellow coat' kinda girl but how drool worthy would it look with some chunky black chelsea boots and black treggings? Yes please. Add a black bag with gold detailing and I'll have Vogue editors flocking to my feet okay probably not
I think this may have to be the year I finally give in and buy a fur coat. I might even go really wild and get the above ombre offering from Primark. Teamed with some disco pants and a creamy nude lip and I think I'd be onto a winner. Both aren't your typical winter coat but statement cover ups are big this year, and I'm always a fan of easy access fashion.

Which one takes your fancy?

Kerry x

P.S. Who would like more Primark posts? All those in favour say hella yeah I.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Grog Monster


This morning I do not feel good. After going out last night to drinks at a flat I am tired and (much to my digust) appear to be coming down with a cold. Dammit ill people, look what you've done.

Today is what I'm going to refer to as The Busiest Day That Ever Did Befall Me. It's crazy how much I have to do before heading off to London tomorrow, and packing isn't even on the list yet.

First up, I'm filming new videos for itcher (which, if you haven't signed up to yet then what are you waiting for) and then I need to restore my room back to Floor Visible mode. I'm hoping to stick on a Beyonce album and get my room organised pronto so I can crack on with work and be up to date before leaving tomorrow morning for the weekend.

Having worked quite a bit over the summer, I'd almost forgotten what it was like to take advantage of the uni lifestyle. It's made me look forward to going back to uni on Tuesday - I haven't had a lecture in six months! Longest 'summer' ever.

How is everything in your corner of the world?





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