You win some, you lose some…

As you may know, I recently entered a competition to become a Yours Blogger for a year and was lucky enough to be picked for the shortlisted ten finalists.

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 the competition was over.

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! My first post was talking about Yours and what I thought of the company and why it was important to the Plus Size Community. My second post was why it was important to me and why I would be a good advocate for them.

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Be The Blogger

The deadline was Wednesday 18th with the results of the competition due to be released on Friday 20th January. And I was as nervous as hell!

I sent my entry through on Sunday 15th January. Now all I had to do was wait.

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All the Babes

At approximately 3.15pm on Friday I was contacted by Rosie to say I had been unsuccessful in becoming one of the five winners.

I will be honest, I was gutted. I really felt that it was time a spokesperson for the over 40+ had a platform to speak from. But I know the successful ladies are all worthy of winning too.

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The Worthy Winners

Whilst I was unsuccessful this time around, it doesn’t mean I am a loser. Two years ago I would never have even entered something like this. So its a win-win situation as far as I am concerned.

I thoroughly enjoyed the process and even though I didn’t get chosen, I am proud of myself and what I have to say. 

Even more so, I am proud of all those plus size ladies who entered the competition, supporting the plus size community and genuinely being themselves. We Rock!!

And to those amazing women who won, Congratulations! I can’t wait to see you all over the Yours Clothing website.

Oh and finally, this doesn’t mean I am going anywhere; I love my writing, my blogging and I still have so much to say!

Until next time,


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  • Deeds11

    You’re a winner in my eyes hun! Love ya xxx

  • Jodie Whitham

    You have the right attitude! You would have been an amazing spokesperson for it, but it was an experience and must have been fab to be involved with x

    • It really was Jodie, I enjoyed every aspect of it x

  • Good for you!! Well done for getting as far as you did that is a brilliant achievement in itself!
    L x

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    You should be really proud of yourself, you may not have made the final 5, but getting to the final 10 is an achievement x

    • I am really proud of how far I got and it was great fun too x

  • The disappointment and competition is why I didn’t enter, I hate seeing fellow bloggers as competition so am not doing this anymore. You would have been a fab spokesperson, and it’s a shame the age range is so low.

    • Thank you Kitty. I did deliberate about it, but decided that I would give it a go and never really expecting to get as far as I did, so it was an experience xx

  • Sorry to hear you didn’t win, but you definitely have the right attitude about it all! x

  • Such a shame that you didn’t get through but you did so well to get as far as you did so you should be proud x

    • I am Rhian, I never thought I would get that far, so it was amazing to be honest xx

  • Joanna

    Such a shame u didn’t get through however you should be proud of how far u got.

  • You are such a brilliant, wonderful, insightful and stylish lady, I’m so glad that you’ve taken a positive approach to this and not let it dull your shine. For whatever reason it didn’t work out this time, it doesn’t mean there isn’t another fit in the future. You are so wonderful at what you do, don’t ever lose sight of that. 🙂 x

    • Oh honey, thank you SO much! I really appreciate your words of support and I am not going anywhere! xx

  • Dino’s Beauty Diary

    Such a shame you didn’t get through to being one of the winners, but congratulations on getting as far as you did, I know I certainly wouldn’t have the confidence to put myself forward for something like this! 🙂 xo

    Emma-Louise | Dino’s Beauty

    • Neither would I two years ago, so I have come a long way. And there are plenty of other opportunities out there I hope! xx

  • I am sorry to hear you didn’t win, but it is great you were one of the finalist. Well done! 🙂

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I’m sorry that you didn’t win. I would enter again next time they do this if I was you as you have a lovely blog . Laura’s blog is a popular one but I don’t know any of other other winners.

    • Thank you so very much Melanie, this means an awful lot to me xx

  • Well done on making it through to the final 10! You’re still a winner if you managed to be shortlisted at the end. Very well done 🙂

    • Thank you Laura I was really chuffed to get as far as I did xx