Living in the body positivity age

You know me, I always like to accompany each blog post with a little bit of a story, words of wisdom or an insight into my real life. This blog post is all about how we are living in the body positivity age, so I’m going to keep it real for you. We all know what’s going on these days on the internet; we wake up and are faced with a million possibilities to scroll through our phones and look at images of other people. Why do we do it? Because it’s fun, habitual or perhaps a way to compare ourselves to others? Whatever your reason, be it a mostly positive or negative experience, we just can’t escape it if we are actively using social media. Living in the body positivity age can be hard if you’ve not got that ‘body positivity’ mindset about your own self. And like the famous saying goes, if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?

I am a very positive person, but I can also be stubborn, selfish and rude to those who know me well. Also never talk to me when I’m hungry or you may lose a finger. I love having my photo taken, and I also love seeing how others are getting creative in taking their photos too. Even though I am happy in my own skin and I get a lot of positive vibes from friends, family and readers on the way I look, I do have a voice in the back of my head just like you do. It’s impossible not to judge every single detail of a photo that catches your attention. This girl has gorgeous hair, flawless skin, the longest legs. But so many of us out there take these thoughts with us longer than we ought to.

I want to try and spread the word that living in  the body positivity age is doable and you can come out the other side of that phone time without feeling crap about yourself.

These photos below represent me, my aura, my motherhood and all the things you don’t really see unless you get to know me. And this is the point… you don’t know the person in the photo, so why do you want to be jealous of them? That long-legged gazelle may have the worst breath in the world, and how could you tell from a photo?

So, here’s some of my late night musings I’d love for all my readers to take away: try and be positive (daily) about your style, your voice and most importantly your body. Don’t abuse it or be cruel to it. Love it as if you were looking into the mirror for one very last time. What would you tell yourself if you could never see yourself in a reflection again?

I’ve written down a few things that you won’t be able to judge from just these pictures, and all sporting one very cool bikini from UK Swimwear

I love swimming but hate getting my hair wet

I am one lucky lady for being able to bring my daughter up surrounded by loving family members

I will always be a sassy babe at heart, but will never be able to tan so dialling up the saturation on these images!

I am willing to lay on a cold, hard wooden floor for that perfect insta shot, a determined gal that’s for sure!

The Piha Palm Fever Bikini is available from UK Swimwear 

Be real, be you, and remember you can’t judge a person from a few photos.

Saharasplash x

Thanks for reading living in the body positivity age. If you are after more trends and style, head on over to this post featuring Femme Luxe Finery next.

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Size doesn’t matter, but style does

I have been working on a super exciting project over the Christmas period and it’s finally ready for you all. This post is focused around the winter collection from Simply Be, but it’s got a bit more to it than that. This post is one of two posts, the other coming from my blogger babe Yasmine who has been essential to the thought process of this piece. We are two female bloggers living in London. We both love to blog, we have the same Olympus pen camera when we do blog, and we share the same love for matcha tea too. Come to think of it we are very similar indeed. The one difference however is our size which is where all the fun comes in, and I shall explain why. We both have the exact same three things from Simply Be’s winter collection and we are going to show you that size doesn’t matter, but style does!

We have styled these three items up to our own specification and we want to help show all our readers that when it comes to a top, a dress, a jacket, no one should feel like it’s not made for them. It is made for those with a desire to invent a wardrobe around that piece whatever it may be. You are not too ‘old’, too ‘big’, too ‘petite’ or too ‘what the hell who cares’ for that item that catches your eye.


The Jumper

Lace up Top: Simply Be
Wetlook Trousers: H&M
Space Boots: Lacoste
Pom Pom Clutch: Boohoo


Size is not relative to style, it’s about how you go about styling to fit not only your personality but your body as well. There is a way for all of us to step out of the house feeling proud of what we are wearing and this is simply because of how we are wearing our clothes. Grab those boots you never wear, search for that item in your wardrobe with the tag still on it. Change it up, and you will change your whole day I promise.


The Jacket

Lace Shrug: Simply Be
White Cut Out Dress: Boohoo
Croc Print Gold Clutch: Kaleidoscope
Sole Diva Ankle Strap Court Shoes: Simply Be


I truly believe that it makes no difference if you are a size 6 or a size 16, we all have the same choices to make in the morning about what we will look like for the day. So look amazing every day, ignore your bad hair or your unshaved legs, it doesn’t matter if you have the confidence which comes from the magic of your wardrobe!


The Shoes

Sole Diva Ankle Strap Court Shoes: Simply Be
Metallic Zip Crop & Pleated Skirt: Primark
Faux Fur Coat: Apricot

We each fell in love with these three pieces from the Simply Be collection, and we chose to rock it! Now will you?

See how Yasmine styles up her identical items very soon, I’ll be tweeting as soon as she does!


Saharasplash x


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