Georgina Grogan

Georgina

Creator of SMB, Mother of Kittens, Make-up Magician and all round Goddess.

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Nine X Lingerie Favourites

We’re so lucky that Nine X Lingerie, a fully inclusive lingerie brand, have sponsored She Might Be and supported us since we first launched in September. They’re a brand that always takes to the catwalks at events, and works with bloggers of all shapes and sizes. We love brands like this as they truly get involved with the community and so we wanted to share our love by showing you our favourite pieces from Nine X Lingerie! I personally have SO many babydolls from Nine X Lingerie as I love to feel pretty even when I’m sleeping! The silky feeling against my sheets makes me feel so cosy and comfy. I do size up to a 5xl as I like mine to be super roomy, Nine X cater from a size 8 to a 30. Affordable and pretty lingerie for everyone!

 

Kitty – Red Mesh Babydoll With Contrast Lace, £14.49

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Lucy – Sexy Mesh and Lace Bodysuit Black, £23.99

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Carrie – Venecia Chemise with Lace trim Purple, £19.99

 

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Zoe – Luxurious venecia babydoll Dusty Rose, £19.99

 

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Jo – Ivory Venecia chemise With suspender straps, £19.99

 

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Nancy – Flirty Net Panel Babydoll Blue, £16.49

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Sophie – Flared Satin Babydoll Purple, £15.99

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Daisy – Amina’ Red Lace Cut Out Body, £19.99

 

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GG – Luxurious venecia babydoll Black, £19.99

 

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Emily – Vinyl Six Strap Garter Belt, £11.99

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Katt – Body Akara, £18.99

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Nicola –Maidie’ Hot Satin and Lace Babydoll Blue, £15.99

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How about you? Which one is your favourite?

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10 Plus Size Skirts We’re Loving This Spring

Here are 10 plus size skirts that we are absolutely loving this Spring, listed in price order for your shopping convenience and to suit every budget. Let us know what your favourite is in the comments below!

 

Over £100

Coat Tulle Maxi Skirt – £109

plus size skirts
Under £100

Elvi Premium Metallic Pleated Skirt – £79

Elvi Premium Shimmer Skirt – £79

plus size skirts

£50 or less

Bow Back Tulle Prom Skirt – £50

plus size skirts

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Under £30

Floral Print Prom Skirt with Pockets – £39

Midi Skirt in Satin with Splices – £35

Prom Skirt In Scuba With Floral Print – £35

Hanky Hem Pleated Skirt – £30

Pleated Midi Skirt – £30

plus size skirts

Under £20

Joanna Hope Glitter Skirt – £16.50

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She Might Be Spotlight: Jo Bullough

Name?
Jo Bullough – Blog page called Fifi Valentine

Age?
41

Where do you live?
In rural bliss in the Scottish Borders

What do you do for a living?
I’m a research midwife, an Avon lady and a writer

How long have you been blogging?
Just this year. I’m a novice!

What made you start blogging?
I entered Miss Pinup UK 2016 earlier this year on a whim, and got through to the regional quarterfinals based on public votes. At that stage, you need to demonstrate some kind of special talent, usually singing or dancing. I don’t do either, and so I wrote a piece on my journey to body positivity and performed it as a monologue on stage. I got through to the semifinals and was eventually crowned Runner Up in the competition. I had so much positive feedback from the judges and audience that I decided to start blogging on Facebook about body positivity, plus size fashion and mental health.

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Who do you admire in the blogging world?
Georgina Horne of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust was the first plus size blogger that I ever came across, and her blog changed my life. I loved her style but I was also inspired by her confidence, and her desire to empower plus size women everywhere.

What’s your favourite post on your blog?
This one, about mental health. I wrote it on World Mental Health Day, when it felt like still no one was talking openly about the issue. I sat at my computer and poured out my feelings about the nervous breakdown I had at the end of last year and the journey I’ve been on since then. Read it here. 

Show us a favourite outfit?
One of the two in the photos. I love pinup and vintage style and am rarely seen wearing trousers. IN FACT< I don’t even own a pair on jeans!

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A make-up artist, a teacher, a winemaker, a midwife, a writer… I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.

Do you have any pets?
A very silly but utterly adorable black lab called Bella. She has taught me a lot about unconditional love.

What does She Might Be mean to you?
It gives me an outlet for creativity, and a safe and welcoming place to share anything from outfit photos to my innermost thoughts!

Anything exciting coming up we should look out for from you?
Because I’m so new to the blogging scene, the only way is up for me! I’m determined to learn more about interacting with a wider audience via social media and make a name for myself as a plus-size blogger. After my fantastic experience this year, I will also continue to be involved with Pinup UK, promoting the concept of body confidence and size inclusivity within that setting.

Find Jo on:
Facebook 

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Marketing a Plus Size Brand

Plus size brands, mainly in the UK, act as if being diverse and finding an actual plus size model is a hard thing to do. I’m talking a size 20+ model, none of this ‘barely plus and hate being called plus size’ crap that seems to be everywhere. But there is one brand that is just quietly plodding along with their diverse models as if it’s no effort at all, and this is what I really want to see more of. Gatsbylady have only come into my life in the past few years, but since I’ve found them, I have been continually blown away by just how inclusive they actually are. The Gatsby-inspired handmade dresses come in sizes 6 – 32 and there is NO change in quality between sizes and most importantly, there’s no change in price between them. Which is actually quite surprising with the amount of effort which goes into every single dress and the pure quality of them. I mean my dresses weigh so much with all the beads, it’s unreal to feel.

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Gatsbylady provides details on their website of their plus and non plus models, the plus being a 16+ and the non plus usually being an 8. They show the models wearing the dresses from all angles, and on videos too. I think videos of garments, especially expensive garments are SO important to a plus size shopper as you don’t know how it’s going to fall on you. This way you can imagine where things will fall on you and decide which size and fit you’d prefer.

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Gatsbylady make no big song and dance about what they do on their website, but they really should about their catwalks at various plus size events across the globe. I have seen them featured on tons of Instagram pages for how diverse and fantastic their catwalks are at US events. They show models of all heights and all sizes and it truly is amazing to see. You only have to head over to their Instagram to see snippets of them on the catwalks. This brand is doing everything right, from their actual garments to the way they haven’t insulted their plus customers – because let’s face it, there’s not many plus brands who haven’t any more!

I truly believe that they are giving a great example of what plus size brands should be doing. Everyone else, take notes.

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She Might Be Spotlight: Nancy from Sugar, Darling?

Nancy Whittington-Coates

Name?
Nancy Whittington-Coates


Age?
29


Where do you live?
A tiny village in Leicestershire with just a pub, a village hall, a postbox and a phone box library!


What do you do for a living?
Lead Generation & Social Media for a Construction Manufacturer.


How long have you been blogging?
Coming up to six years now, if you count my first cookery blog of my own recipes.

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What made you start blogging? 
I first started blogging to share my recipes and vintage finds but found it a little boring after a while as I didn’t get much engagement from readers. Then I started writing about fashion because it’s something I’ve always loved and I wanted to see people my size talking about it showing that being fat shouldn’t stop you wearing whatever you want, and everything took off! I actually did my first modelling campaign for Simply Be less than 6 months after posting my first outfit so I was really lucky!


Who do you admire in the blogging world? 
Anyone who has put in the hard work and made it their full time job. I’d love to do that but I’m just not able to with my full time job as it really restricts the time I have to network and update my own channels. Megs from Wonderful You is a great example and she’s so lovely, I know personally that her online personality is her real personality and I hold honesty very highly so I love her to bits for this and the important things she writes about. Danielle Vanier and Bethany Rutter have been my long term fave plus bloggers because they both have amazing styling talent, wear whatever the hell they want and their looks are always bold and original.

What’s your favourite post on your blog? 
I wrote a post back in 2014 called ‘BUT SERIOUSLY… If you’re fat, you can still wear whatever you want’ and it kinda blew up especially on Tumblr. I just wanted to express my hatred for all those ridiculous fat girl fashion rules and so many people seemed to connect with it, it was wonderful. You can take a look here.

Show us a favourite outfit?
I’m actually going to share two as they show both sides of my personality… http://www.sugar-darling.com/2015/06/seychelles-dress-gemma-collins-review.html and http://www.sugar-darling.com/2015/04/any-colour-as-long-as-its-black.html


What did you want to be when you grew up?
I’ve wanted to be a fashion designer ever since I was a little girl and a dream of being a tattooist also developed in my teens. Now I’m nearly thirty all I really want is a job that allows me to use my creative talents and doesn’t cause me too much stress and anxiety!


Do you have any pets?
An English Bulldog called Betty and a Sphynx cat called Cleo. They’re both rescues and they’re my babies, literally as I’m not having kids!


What does She Might Be mean to you?
I think SMB is so important and I’m proud to be a part of it even if I’m not as active as the other amazing writers. There really is no online space like it that I know of, so supportive and friendly and completely body positive.

Find Nancy on:
Twitter @SugarDarling
Instagram @SugarDarlingBlog
Blog Sugar, Darling?
Youtube Nancy Whittington

 

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She Might Be Spotlight: Zoë from IKIWN

She Might Be Spotlight Zoe IKIWN

 

Name?
Zoë IKWIN

 

Age?
33

 

Where do you live?
Dundee, Scotland

 

How long have you been blogging?
I’ve run lots of different blogs over the last 10 years, covering everything from illustration to poetry to my disastrous stint of online dating, but ikiwn.com is the only blog I run just now and it’s a little over a year old.

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She Might Be Spotlight Zoe IKIWN

 

What made you start blogging?
I started I Knew I Was Next when I moved from Bristol to Dundee with my fiancé while he does his PhD at Uni up here. I found myself in a new city knowing no one; with no job and no money and I really wanted to do something productive with all this new found spare time. I hadn’t been able to blog at all in Bristol because the jobs I had there left me with no time for myself. So I went for it, just started up not knowing what it would turn into, and it turned really quickly into a plus size fashion blog.

 

Who do you admire in the blogging world?
Oh man, there are so many. I have an incredible amount of love for everyone who puts themselves out there and runs a blog, and everyone I’ve encountered so far in the UK plus size blogging scene is a total babe! I’m going to feel terrible for leaving people out but some of my favourite blogs right now are Curves Become Her, And I Get Dressed, Cattitude & Co, xLove Leahx, SarahJaneReign, Dressing Outside the Box, Big Hips Red Lips… honestly I could go on and on.

 

What’s your favourite post on your blog?
My favourite post is actually one that I found really difficult to write, it’s this one: “Chronic Pain & Guilt” which is when I finally opened up about the Fibromyalgia and CFS I’m currently learning to live with. I had been very cagey about my health on the blog and on my social media up until then, it felt too personal to talk about on a fashion blog. But this post, and the response to it, helped me realise that it’s not something that needs to be hidden. In fact, that piece of writing has been picked up by a medical school lecturer who is handing it out to her students to read in order to gain an insight into how chronic pain actually feels.

 

She Might Be Spotlight Zoe IKIWN

 

Show us a favourite outfit?
My favourite outfit from the past year has to be this one. It’s one of the simplest and most affordable things I wore all year as well.

 

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A doctor, a barrister or a teacher. Whilst I’m sorry none of those things came to be I have learned that you never know where your life is going to take you, so you may as well do what you can to enjoy the ride.

 

Do you have any pets?
No, I’m currently in serious negotiations to have a cat though… so watch this space.

 

What does She Might Be mean to you?
The ethos of She Might Be is very much in line with my personal feelings about self love and fat positivity. I love that it is written by plus size people for plus size people, but in saying that it really isn’t here for excluding people who aren’t plus size either.

 

Anything exciting coming up we should look out for from you?
All being well I’ll be travelling more in 2017, so I’m really hoping to branch out into posting more about beautiful places both in the UK and abroad. I’m also committing to writing as a full time occupation, so personally that will be a massively exciting (and scary) thing for me.

 

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Body Love Revolution January 18th

Body Love Revolution January 18th

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When body image activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photograph in 2013, it was seen by more than 100 million worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. In her forceful debut, Brumfitt continues her crusade exploring the global issue of body loathing. She travels the world to interview an impressive range of women about their attitudes to their bodies, including: Mia Freedman, the youngest ever editor of the Australian edition of Cosmopolitan; Adelaide researcher Professor Marika Tiggemann; UK talk show host/photographer Amanda de Cadenet; body image blogger Jes Baker (a.k.a. The Militant Baker); and motivational speaker Turia Pitt.

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Tracey Haynes and friends are hosting a screening on 18th January 2017 at Odeon Cinema Greenwich.
She says, ‘This film is so important as it has the power to change a person’s idea of themselves. I am not just speaking of those struggling to love their bodies, but also those people who demean and mock those who are different. It would be amazing if as many people as humanly possible could see this.’

Where: Odeon Greenwich
Bugsby Way, London, City of London, SE10 0QJ, United Kingdom
Price: £11.50
Buy tickets here.

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She Might Be Spotlight: Sophie from Busy Little Fee

Name? 
Sophie, but some may recognise me online as Busy Little Fee

Age?
26

Where do you live?
Milton Keynes, but I come from the very north of Scotland

What do you do for a living?
I’m a receptionist for the NHS and I’m a regional editor for a national parenting website.

How long have you been blogging?
Oh god, in it’s various forms it must be around 15 years now. I have had lots of silly little livejournal blogs, blogging on MySpace etc.
My current incarnation began as VintageFee about 8 years ago, and as life got more hectic I rebranded into Busy Little Fee.
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What made you start blogging?
Inspiration from other bloggers, mostly! I loved reading about other people and seeing their outfit pictures etc, and wanted to offer something up myself. What makes me CONTINUE to blog, though, is that I love looking back on my life and all of the little things I had forgotten about.

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Who do you admire in the blogging world?
100% honest answer – Georgina was the first plus size blogger I saw who really made me feel like I could have a place in the community. I also admire my friends who manage to kick arse in the blogging world while remaining genuine and amazing.
What’s your favourite post on your blog?
The two posts I look back on more than any others are my wedding day posts. I went into almost hour-by-hour details almost and they’re super image-heavy, but I absolutely love reliving those two days.
Show us a favourite outfit?
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What did you want to be when you grew up?
If I couldn’t be an actress I would be a popstar. If I couldn’t be a popstar I would be a pilot. If I couldn’t be a pilot I would tour with theatre companies as a sign language interpreter. I do none of those things.
Do you have any pets?
Yes! Two grumpy kitties called Halpert and Beesly
What does She Might Be mean to you?
She Might Be is the magazine I have needed for so long. As the biggest writer ‘on staff’ I am very familiar with fat politics, and it is so refreshing to be part of a group of badass women who want the same things that I do. It’s awesome to honestly be able to say that the magazine you write for is your current favourite website.
Anything exciting coming up we should look out for from you?
I graduate in 2017 and life is going to change entirely, so it’ll be worth sticking around to see how (if) I cope with that!
Find Sophie on:
Twitter @Busylittlefee
Instagram @Busylittlefee
Blog Busy Little Fee
Facebook Busy Little Fee
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