Yours, Truly

When I entered the Yours Clothing “Be the Blogger” competition I never for one second imagined I would get through to the final shortlist. After all, I am a small fish in a huge amazing lake full of the creme de la creme of  plus size bloggers. But I am swimming hard, dedicated to my writing and the plus size community.

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Be The Blogger!

So when I found out I had made the final shortlist, I was blown away! Now the last part of the competition was to write a final blog and either send it to Yours Clothing direct, or post it on my blog.

I decided that I would send the blog directly to Yours, and then post my entry once entry was closed.

What actually happened was I wrote TWO blog posts and sent them off to Yours Clothing.

Why did I do that? Well for a few reasons. The main one being that they didn’t say you couldn’t!

So here is what I wrote…. Part one.

Why did I enter the Yours Clothing “Be The Blogger|” competition?

Well I think Yours Clothing has that same dedication to the Plus Size Community as I do. Too often companies are quick to take the plus size pound whilst offering poorly made, overpriced and limited sized clothing. They tout their ranges as plus sized, but more often than not stop at a size 22. Tent like garments designed to hide the abundance of flesh, rather than celebrate it.

That is not how Yours Clothing works. From the first time I set foot in my local branch (Kettering, sadly no longer there) I was amazed at the riotous colours and designs. No longer hiding in big baggy black garments. I could wear exactly what my regular sized friends wore. The latest look, the high fashion trends AND not be ripped off in the process.

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For those of you who have never heard or seen a Yours Clothing store, they brought to the High Street just what every plus sized girl had been begging and dreaming of. And they just kept on giving.

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Babydoll Love

Never before could I walk out of a store with bags containing jewel like colours, sexy lingerie including corsets and babydolls, comfy pyjamas and even better, wide fit shoes and boots! Actual honest to goodness over the knee boots!

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These boots are made for walking!

Since that first trip Yours Clothing has gone from strength to strength. Their range has become second to none, and their ethos of body positivity and all inclusiveness just makes my heart sing.

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Beautiful Bodycons

How many other companies do you know who would promote a competition for all their customers to become the “Face of Yours”? This was something that was truly groundbreaking. Totally unheard of.

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The Face of Yours

Yours Clothing are known for being different. Doing what no-one else does. And this is where I come in.

I am different. I am a short 42 year old mother. I am like so many other women out there. Under represented and yet wanting more.

Working as a blogger for Yours Clothing would reach that market that quite often has a disposable income. That wants to look funky and fresh and wants to see someone just like them promoting it.

What I want most is to reach out to those women who are unsure about themselves and their style. The ladies who perhaps have little body positivity, feeling old and over the hill. The ones who are ready to dip their toes into the world of fashion but don’t know where to start. I want them to see that you are never too old to dress in a way that makes you happy and gives you confidence.

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Funky yet fabulous

Women who need someone to represent them and to identify with.

Yours Clothing has the platform to make this happen. I have the passion for writing, the drive and the positivity. All I need is the chance!

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  • Deeds11

    Absolutely brilliant! I believe you already have it! #ItsYours 😘

    • If the fates are kind! I think I could do a great job, so I hope they can see it too! xxxx

  • Sam Rowswell

    Brilliant post, Tanya. Your confidence shines through like always and is straight to the point. You are the perfect candidate to be the voice of those over 40 and still wanting fresh fashion.
    Sam x

    • Thank you so much for all your support and kind words. I appreciate it more than you know xxx

  • What an absolutely fabulous post. You just ooze confidence and that comes across in abundance. I’m glad there is a brand out there willing to cater to plus sized ladies. Allowing everyone to be individuals and create stunning looks ❤wishing you all the luck in the world 😘xx

    • Thank you so much sweetheart! Fingers crossed, eh? xx

  • LaaLaa

    Another heartfelt post, one thing is you being you is the best thing, the confidence to wear what you want to wear being that of vintage clothing is a beautiful thing, you’re daily representing and owning who you are as a woman and we should all feel comfortable to do that. It’s a good look that Yours, Truly are doing this campaign, I saw another blogger entering and it’s good that brands are wanting their customers to represent a brand they love xo

  • This is a fantastic post and I truly believe you would be wonderful at representing this brand. You are such a positive and uplifting representative for loving and accepting yourself as you are and you have the writing talent to do a great job for this campaign. I wish you so much luck and huge congratulations for being one of the finalists x

    • Aww thank you so much Sarah, It would be such an honour x

  • Joanna

    Fab post good luck on the competition. I love yours clothing they always have some lovely flattering pieces for us plus sized ladies.

  • Great post Tanya xxx good luck

  • Such a great post! I absolutely love Yours clothing, they get the most amazing things in! You look absolutely stunning in both your pics and would be an amazing representative. Good luck with the competition, lovely! 😍
    Ashton xx

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    This looks great and there is a fab range of clothing too x

  • Jacqui Brough

    I love companies like this! They make you feel amazing no matter your size! And you look absolutely gorgeous in that orange/red dress!

  • This is such a positive post! Lots of good luck for the competition. I hope you win!

  • Such a great post that you sent off to them, good luck my fingers crossed for you x

    • Thank you Rhian, we will have to wait and see! xx

  • What a fab post, I’ve got my fingers crossed for you! x

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Ooh fingers crossed for you lovely – I hope you get it! x

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I love those boots. I have been looking for a new pair of black boots!

    • Aren’t they fabulous? And such a good price too!

  • Congratulations on making the shortlist! Good luck! xo

  • With this kind of post I am sure you will be chosen Hun but even if not you’ve done an amazing job writing this post and well done for being shortlisted

  • Louise O’Brien

    Ah that’s a lovely letter to them. It really comes from the heart you can tell. The fact they you have tried and tested their clothes. Good luck with everything X

  • Congratulations on making the shortlist, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you win!