Glad Rags

When Platform 51 got in touch with me about their newest campaign, I couldn't say no. Platform 51 are charity supporting disadvantaged women across England and Wales. On International Women's day (March 8th) they launched a month long campign called Glad Rags, to raise awareness of low level mental health issues and to empower women to come together in a positive way to share experiences, and raise self esteem and confidence.

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Dress - A-wear
Boots - Office
Necklace - Miss Selfridge

When I started this blog many years ago now, I had almost no self confidence at all. It's only through being part of this community and interacting with other women that I have finally accepted myself for who I am. I no longer try to change things or try desperately to lose weight. I know and love my real size, and get excited about dressing up now and don't spend all my time worrying about whether I should wear short skirts or shouldn't wear stripes and all that nonsense.

Outfit 8/2/10. Outfit silliness.
My first outfit post.

Platform 51 asked me to share an item of clothing or an accessory that gives me confidence. It has to be this dress. It's the first proper outfit post I ever did. I don't know what it is, I think it's the combination of florals which already always cheer me up, with the bright bright colours and the amazing cut. I've worn it on nights out, on dates, to dinner, shopping - you name it. Actually when I went to Manchester last to visit my friends, they giggled because the only photos they had of me on my many trips there, I am wearing this dress. It just makes me feel fabulous, and I love that a piece of clothing can do that. I don't care if other people think it isn't fabulous or that I don't suit it, it's my fav.

I'm putting these embarrassing photos up here for the sake of mental health, of course! Me being totally trollied with Daisy Gin. Actually, I've never had a bad night out in this dress - even when I lost my iphone.



I really encourage you all to check out this campaign, and get talking about what makes you confident! This is not a paid or sponsored post in any way, I just really believe in what Project 51 do. They are running a petition to review the use of antidepressants and I really would appreciate it if you could have a read over and think about signing it here.

And just for fun, here's a photo of me doing my favourite thing (eating), with my favourite thing (donuts) in my favourite dress.

Manchester trip.


  1. I laughed when I opened this....I have that dress!!! I only started reading your blog very recently so funny to see something I own in there! I have lost weight and my dress is now 2 sizes too big but I still wear it ALL the time (with a big belt!!) dates, dinner, nights out, everything! I think it's the cut that makes it nice, and people always comment on it when I wear it, glad to see you like yours too! Must check out that Project 51 campaign, sounds great. I have been thinking of starting a blog myself cause I have really low self-confidence and worry so much about my looks and my size and thought it was something that might help, the fact it has worked for you has made me think even more that it is something I might do too! Sorry for the rambling comment..... Mia

  2. What a lovely post, you should be proud of who you are and how you look, whatever shape size or kind! & that dress is gorgeous! x

  3. You are AMAZING. I love you, I love this dress and I love Krispy Kremes!

    Maria xxx

  4. Oh I love this post. I love the dresses that just make you feel good about yourself. I love how much confidence you have gained since the very first time we spoke on the interwebz! xxox

  5. The dress is gorgeous! I love how a piece of clothing can give you so much confidence :D

  6. Love this post! It is completely amazing when an item of clothing makes you feel great. I really need to find one of those pieces of clothing, erm excuse for a shopping trip lol!


  7. Great dress and fabulous boots. Self confidence is definitely a super huge hurdle that I think everyone has to continue to overcome through their lives, I'm 27 and still struggling with being comfortable in my own skin. I love the last three pictures, you look like you had a fabulous evening and I love the Krispy Kreme hat.


  8. I love your dress, it's so right in every way! It's great when you find an item like that. And thanks for the heads up about Project 51! xx

  9. wow this dress is great ! :) i love this colour !

  10. What a cute blog you have! I love the dresses and the bakery :) I'm definitely going to start following you!

  11. Adore this dress :) you look lovely! xx

  12. I wanted to add you on Instagram but it won't let me access your profile...

  13. u luk stuning and looks like you haveing lots of fun xxx


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