A few little bits n' bobs that have caught my eye recently! Its all from River Island, whoops. A few years ago it would have taken a LOT of convincing to get me to shop in their stores (I hated all of those blingy-gems they had on everything!) but in recent years they have stepped up a lot. I never thought I would find somewhere I loved to shop more than Topshop, but River Island has definitely taken its place. The only thing I dislike is the high mark-up in Irish stores, we pay a ridiculous price for things compared to our British neighbours across the pond. That said, I can't stay away...and they go up to size UK 18 which means I can actually fit into their skirts and shorts!
I mentioned it on twitter already but my blog was recently featured in an article on CNN! I'm still in shock, but so proud to be a part of it. A lot of the comments were rather nasty, especially towards the girl whose picture was used... so if you are a lady who deals with body issues I would advise against reading them. I think many people missed the main point of the article, it didn't promote obesity or an "unhealthy lifestyle", but rather to just be happy in your own skin. I would never encourage anyone to be unhealthy (I probably wouldn't get involved truth be told - i'm not a medical expert and its none of my business!) but I would encourage every girl, regardless of her size, to love herself.