This week we hand over the blog to Kasbah Clothing team member and Plus Size Blogger, Becky Barnes.
Becky has worked with some of the biggest plus size brands in the world as a model and blogger. She founded award-winning plus size fashion event – Plus North and has appeared on ITV’s This Morning and Lorraine.
How long have you been blogging and what inspired you to start? I started blogging back in 2011 when my daughter had just turned one, so close to nine years now. After becoming a mum I felt like I’d lost my way and my sense of identity. I’d always had an incredible passion for style and fashion, but being pregnant for the first time, aged 30 changed my body and my mind.
I found myself feeling quite lonely and I turned to social media. It was there I found lots of amazing women who looked just like me. All of whom were enjoying plus size fashion, unafraid and proud! I found the whole plus size fashion movement so refreshing. It felt like coming home.
What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
I love all aspects of what I do, but for me the most rewarding part is the impact it has on other women. The comments and emails I receive to say how I’ve helped women see themselves differently and that I’ve inspired them to make changes in their lives for the better just means the world to me.
Aside from that, the opportunities blogging has given me to travel and experience the most wonderful things has to get a mention. But most of all, blogging inspired me to go back to university and retrain in Professional Writing and start my freelance business. I feel incredibly blessed to work with businesses like Kasbah Clothing.
What do you love about Kasbah Clothing?
I love the relaxed feel of everything Heather designs. The range is designed in such a way that you can look incredibly smart and put together, but still feel comfortable, which I think for most busy women is absolutely crucial. There is nothing worse than feeling restricted and constantly having to adjust your clothing. Kasbah Clothing is classic but fun and as I approach 40 this year, it’s an ethos I’m on board with!