Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Outside My Comfort Zone #26

Oops, I missed #25! Anyhow. This challenge is 'Looking Back' and was chosen by Stephanie (of Seeing Spots) who wrote: 'My theme is looking back and I’d like us to all look back over the last 12 months since the challenge started and see how we have changed.'

12 months ago is probably when I started wearing things I wouldn't normally wear, although I certainly wasn't as confident or as comfortable as I am now. There was a lot of new and interesting things going on in my life; such as my test shoot with Models of Diversity and being an Official Blogger for the first British Plus Size Fashion Weekend. Looking back, although the physical changes are probably only minor (hello longer, bright pink hair), mentally, in terms of body positivity, I have grown a lot and mostly for the better.

Images © Big Fat Betty, L-R: [Top] One of my first nights out with bare arms (March 2013) and My first bodycon (May 2013), [Bottom] A happier and 'pinkier' me (January 2014) | It's less than 12 months ago that I wore my first bodycon dress, and only recent (thanks to OMCZ) that I wore my first pencil skirt. I still have some body confidence issues, but I'm taking things one step at a time and blog challenges like this are a big part of that.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the OMCZ crew (or search #OMCZ on Twitter):

Natalie - http://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk
Nikki - http://www.nattynikki.com

Stephanie - http://www.seeingspots.co.uk
Becky - http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com
Mary - http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt
Hollie - http://www.prettybigbutterflies.com
Erin - http://erinslittlebigcorner.blogspot.co.uk
Debz - http://www.wannabeprincess.co.uk
Becca - http://thegirlwiththeplait.blogspot.co.uk
Rebs - http://sullen-hearts.blogspot.co.uk
Katt - http://acurvycupcake.blogspot.co.uk
Leah - http://www.justmeleah.blogspot.co.uk
Mookie - http://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk
Danielle - http://www.daniellerharris.com
Beverley - http://www.thecurvyword.com
Sam - http://fattyboomtatty.blogspot.co.uk
Gillian - http://www.weegillie.com
Sarah - http://plussizeproud.wordpress.com


  1. I love your pink hair! It suits you so much. x

  2. The hair is so fun. Isnt' it funny how much a year can change us?!

  3. The aztec dress is soooo nice

    Love reading your blog so I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can check out how it works and get involved on my blog: http://misskittykaos.blogspot.co.uk/

    Kitty xxx

    1. It's an AX Paris one from Simply Be, got my eye on some of their latest ones too, such great prints! Thank you :) x